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Ken OberkfellTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1975-1992 MLB Years: 1977-1992
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World Series Champion

Positions3B-1095, 2B-437, 1B-49, SS-12, DH-5Position when Drafted3BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameKenneth Ray Oberkfell
Height6-0Weight210BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateMay 4,1956 [62.051]PlaceHighland,Illinois
High SchoolCollinsville (Collinsville,IL)
CollegeSouthwestern Illinois College (Granite City,IL)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1975 by the St. Louis Cardinals.
MLB DebutAugust 22,1977 [21.110]
OrganizationsSLN [10] ATL [5] HOU [2] PIT [2] CAL [1] SFN [1] Awards1
TBC Player ID16064Retrosheet IDoberk001MLBAM ID119884
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed48Power37Contact94XBH40RBIs45Runs39Hitting68Durability57Team.475Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1975Johnson CityAppRk-191754151930183015700000.352.493.463.95625469.391.111.444.44521.7410.140.471.4554.0021.05
1975St. PetersburgFSLA+-194113414476102210211200000.351.439.410.849557155.385.059.224.39713.557.740.570.000.0014.89
1975Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         5818829669113040361900000.351.455.426.8818011224.387.075.287.41216.078.480.530.45188.0016.67
1976ArkansasTexAA-201284566413119234720614500000.287.371.357.72816324517.314.070.208.34511.808.700.740.58152.0018.32
1977New Orleans PelicansAmerAAAsln-2112041867105185432195563027200.251.341.347.68814527485.262.096.263.31611.556.190.540.82104.5025.71
1977St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln242b2199010001000300000.111.111.111.222109.167.000.000.1000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
1978Springfield RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-3b-2b2264242416913463860272114300.285.355.446.80110823277.289.161.298.3619.757.580.782.1740.3333.33
1978St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln242b222450761000003101001.120.170.140.3107154.122.020.080.1515.561.850.330.000.0016.67
1979St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln242b231353695311119513541573541499.301.396.388.78414325435.326.087.249.35213.108.050.610.23369.0022.52
1980St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln242b2411642258128276346445123193811.303.377.417.79417636486.313.114.235.35410.494.730.450.62140.6728.13
1981St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln103b25102376431101262451353728034611.293.353.372.72514020420.309.079.199.3288.816.670.760.48188.0018.18
1982St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln103b26137470551362252341194031132611.289.345.370.71517429516.305.081.170.3207.756.010.780.39235.0021.32
1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln103b27151488621432653381266127143512.293.371.385.75618834557.304.092.230.34210.954.850.440.54162.6723.78
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln103b2850152174711101112161010023.309.379.395.7746012169.331.086.184.3499.475.920.630.000.0025.53
1984Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl243b285017221408111013151703314.233.289.308.5975310193.248.075.151.2717.778.811.130.52172.0025.00
1984Totals for NL-NL         100324388719212125312713337.269.331.349.68011322362.288.080.167.3088.567.460.870.28324.0025.29
1985Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl243b2913441230112194335125138612610.272.359.359.71814826472.292.087.209.32410.818.050.750.64137.3323.21
1986Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl243b3015150362136243548748340244611.270.373.360.73318132596.284.090.260.33413.936.710.480.84100.6023.53
1987Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl243b3113550859142292348334829253513.280.342.362.70418434566.290.082.177.3138.485.120.600.53169.3323.94
1988Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl243b321204224211720434045322825866.277.325.365.69015427469.286.088.161.3066.825.970.880.64140.6723.08
1988Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit142b3220547122002005601012.222.288.259.54714260.250.037.130.2498.3310.001.200.000.0016.67
1988Totals for NL-NL         1404764912922434245373426878.271.321.353.67416829529.282.082.158.3006.996.430.920.57158.6722.48
1989Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit141b331440251002002201100.125.163.150.3136144.128.025.075.1484.554.551.000.000.0020.00
1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn103b3383116173751215018821204.319.367.431.798508129.324.112.172.3606.206.201.001.5558.0021.62
1989Totals for NL-NL         9715619426121701101022304.269.316.359.675569173.272.090.147.3065.785.781.001.1678.0021.43
1990Houston AstrosNLMLBhou103b347715010316111211151711112.207.281.280.561428168.226.073.173.2608.9310.121.130.60150.0025.81
1991Houston AstrosNLMLBhou101b355370716400140014800040.229.357.286.64320484.258.057.257.28916.679.520.570.000.0025.00
1992Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAcal-3b-2b3661202335714213424321802240.282.377.386.7637817238.303.104.252.34513.457.560.560.42202.0029.82
1992California AngelsALMLBcal52b36419162410010018500222.264.317.275.592251101.273.011.088.2687.924.950.630.000.004.17
MLB Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter1602487455813542374429446624754635623434268112.278.351.362.71317663105528.292.084.200.0009.886.440.650.52168.0722.90
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter4311506234428731415181339212133313740.284.372.381.7535741021741.303.097.254.00012.187.640.630.86100.4023.83
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter24586214123145111110427911569313740.268.354.384.738331671000.279.116.270.00011.506.900.601.1078.3629.00
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1284566413119234720614500000.287.371.357.72816324517.314.070.208.00011.808.700.740.58152.0018.32
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4113414476102210211200000.351.439.410.849557155.385.059.224.00013.557.740.570.000.0014.89
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1754151930183015700000.352.493.463.95625469.391.111.444.00021.7410.140.471.4554.0021.05
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter724233629568211828112104527265158821163658.292.364.381.7458891572646.307.089.210.00010.025.970.600.42212.3623.02
Atlanta Braves Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter5902017214547100141518116172291521218202444.271.346.357.7037201292296.284.086.199.0009.976.620.660.65134.4723.58
Houston Astros Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter130220174710112611292511152.214.307.282.5896212252.236.068.200.00011.519.920.860.40220.0025.53
San Francisco Giants Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter83116173751215018821204.319.367.431.798508129.324.112.172.0006.206.201.001.5558.0021.62
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter34949173004007802112.181.235.213.448203104.195.032.106.0006.737.691.140.000.0017.65
California Angels Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter419162410010018500222.264.317.275.592251101.273.011.088.0007.924.950.630.000.004.17
Average MLB - Per 162 games16249356137244345655536244711.278.351.362.71317931559.292.084.200.0009.886.440.650.52168.0722.90
Average Minor - Per 162 games16256688161275668123805015320.284.372.381.75321638654.303.097.254.00012.187.640.630.86100.4023.83

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1977St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln212B6--34-1771.0001.17------966.73.7
1978Springfield Redbirds AmerAAAsln223B36--3156569287.9462.42------6456.326.5
1978Springfield Redbirds AmerAAAsln222B24--4255-497971.0004.04------6437.517.6
1978Springfield Redbirds AmerAAAsln22SS4--421-76.8571.50------646.32.9
1978St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln222B17--3048187978.9874.59------2470.810.5
1978St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln223B4---------------2416.72.5
1979St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln232B117--213323865544536.9854.58------13586.772.2
1979St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln233B17--1019123029.9671.71------13512.610.5
1979St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln23SS2---1--111.0000.50------1351.51.2
1980St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln242B101--223310662539533.9895.28------11687.162.3
1980St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln243B16--430123534.9712.13------11613.89.9
1981St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln253B102--772461523338323.9563.17------102100.0100.0
1981St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln25SS1---1--111.0001.00------1021.01.0
1982St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln263B135--783041123393382.9722.83------13798.583.3
1982St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln262B1--21--331.0003.00------1370.70.6
1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln273B127--792311327323310.9602.44------15184.178.4
1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln272B32--5169516125120.9603.75------15121.219.8
1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln27SS1--23-1551.0005.00------1510.70.6
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln283B46--299047123119.9672.59------5092.028.4
1984Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl283B45--317748112108.9642.40------5090.027.8
1984Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl282B4--35--881.0002.00------508.02.5
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln282B2--11--221.0001.00------504.01.2
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln28SS1---------------502.00.6
1985Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl293B117--702201119301290.9632.48------13487.372.2
1985Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl292B16--1837175655.9823.44------13411.99.9
1986Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl303B130--65258824331323.9762.48------15186.180.7
1986Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl302B41--5177315131128.9773.12------15127.225.5
1987Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl313B126--76248720331324.9792.57------13593.378.3
1987Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl312B11--1317-330301.0002.73------1358.16.8
1988Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl323B113--832071521305290.9512.57------12094.270.6
1988Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit322B11--1524-339391.0003.55------2055.06.9
1988Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit32SS3---1--111.0000.33------2015.01.9
1988Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit323B2--15--661.0003.00------2010.01.3
1988Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl322B1--1---111.0001.00------1200.80.6
1988Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit321B1--7---771.0007.00------205.00.6
1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn333B38--825113433.9710.87------8345.823.5
1989Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit331B9--755148180.9888.89------1464.35.6
1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn331B7--352-437371.0005.29------838.44.3
1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn332B7--810212018.9002.57------838.44.3
1989Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit332B3--55-110101.0003.33------1421.41.9
1990Houston AstrosNLMLBhou343B24--1231334643.9351.79------7731.214.8
1990Houston AstrosNLMLBhou341B11--697177776.9876.91------7714.36.8
1990Houston AstrosNLMLBhou342B11--1214-626261.0002.36------7714.36.8
1991Houston AstrosNLMLBhou351B13--668-674741.0005.69------5324.58.0
1991Houston AstrosNLMLBhou353B4--452-119.8182.25------537.52.5
1992Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcal363B13--726113433.9712.54------6121.39.1
1992Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcal362B11--1926-745451.0004.09------6118.07.7
1992Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcal361B6--171121918.9473.00------619.84.2
1992California AngelsALMLBcal362B21--3434146968.9863.24------4151.213.0
1992California AngelsALMLBcal36DH5---------------4112.23.1
1992California AngelsALMLBcal361B2--9---991.0004.50------414.91.2
MLB Totals for 3B - 14 season(s)-   3B1046--62719969618027192623.9652.51------10460.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 14 season(s)-   2B402--6839792719216891662.9844.13------4020.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 5 season(s)-   1B43--26122221285283.9936.58------430.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 5 season(s)-   SS8--26-1881.0001.00------80.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH5---------------50.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B49--388267126120.9522.45------490.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 2 season(s)-   2B35--6181-111421421.0004.06------350.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B6--171121918.9473.00------60.00.0
AAA Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS4--421-76.8571.50------40.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1977St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln21---6-------
1978Springfield Redbirds AmerAAAsln22---24436-----
1978St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln22---17-4-----
1979St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln23---117217-----
1980St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln24---101-16-----
1981St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln25----1102-----
1982St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln26---1-135-----
1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln27---321127-----
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln28---2146-----
1984Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl28---4-45-----
1985Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl29---16-117-----
1986Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl30---41-130-----
1987Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl31---11-126-----
1988Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl32---1-113-----
1988Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit32--11132-----
1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn33--77-38-----
1989Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit33--93-------
1990Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34--1111-24-----
1991Houston AstrosNLMLBhou35--13--4-----
1992Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcal36--611-13-----
1992California AngelsALMLBcal36--221------5

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1982St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB26315130002000000000.200.200.200.4003015.200.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1982St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB26724471001202100000.292.346.333.6798126.304.041.2087.693.850.500.000.0014.29
1989San Francisco GiantsChamp. SeriesMLB3334000000000000000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1989San Francisco GiantsWorld SeriesMLB3346120000003000000.333.556.333.889209.333.000.50033.330.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs619130002000000000.158.158.158.3163019.158.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs1130591001205100000.300.400.333.73310135.310.033.26714.292.860.200.000.0011.11

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1997Piedmont Boll WeevilsSALAMinorphi41Manager1427072.4938.04 
1998Piedmont Boll WeevilsSALAMinorphi42Manager1417665.53914.03 Lost in 1st Round
1999Piedmont Boll WeevilsSALAMinorphi43Manager1406971.49313.54 
2000Clearwater PhilliesFSLA+Minorphi44Manager1356471.47418.50 
2001Columbia BombersSALAMinornyn45Manager1356273.45914.57 
2002St. Lucie MetsFSLA+Minornyn46Manager1407169.50711.03 
2003St. Lucie MetsFSLA+Minornyn47Manager1397762.554--1 League Champions
2004Binghamton MetsEastAAMinornyn48Manager1427666.5358.52 Lost in Semi-Finals
2005Norfolk TidesILAAAMinornyn49Manager1447965.549--1 Lost in Semi-Finals
2006Norfolk TidesILAAAMinornyn50Manager1415784.40422.03 -
2007New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAMinornyn51Manager1447569.521--1 Lost in Finals
2008New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn52Bench Coach1628973.5493.02Willie Randolph,Jerry Manuel
2008New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAMinornyn52Manager1416675.4688.53 
2009Buffalo BisonsILAAAMinornyn53Manager1435687.39226.06 
2010Buffalo BisonsILAAAMinornyn54Manager1447668.52811.52 
2011New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn55Bench Coach1627785.47525.04Terry Collins
2012Newark BearsCanAmIndIndy-56Manager1003565.35031.04 
2013Lincoln SaltdogsAmerAssocIndIndy-57Manager1004951.49019.03 
2014Lincoln SaltdogsAmerAssocIndIndy-58Manager1005446.540--1 Lost in Finals
2015Lincoln SaltdogsAmerAssocIndIndy-59Manager1003466.34041.04 
2017Gateway GrizzliesFrontierIndIndy-61Hitting Coach963264.33329.06Phil Warren
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2005Minor League Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1992-11-30Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1992-02-02ContractSigned as Free Agent by Angels. 
1991-07-27Released by Astros. 
1989-12-06ContractSigned as Free Agent by Astros. 
1989-11-13Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1989-05-10TradeTraded by Pirates to Giants for Roger Samuels. 
1988-08-28TradeTraded by Braves with Cash to Pirates for Tommy Gregg. 
1984-06-15TradeTraded by Cardinals to Braves for Ken Dayley and Mike Jorgensen. 
1975-05-04ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll29616,667-1561175++370,78060,000616,667
1986Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll30825,000-106585++386,34760,0001,441,667
1987Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll31725,000-139481++344,90660,0002,166,667
1988Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll32725,000-153379++392,10762,5002,891,667
1988Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll32725,000-153579++392,10762,5002,891,667
1989Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll33725,000-182678++429,80262,5003,616,667
1989San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll33725,000-1821278++429,80262,5003,616,667
1990Houston AstrosTeam Payroll34625,000-2591464++515,727100,0004,241,667
1991Houston AstrosTeam Payroll35675,000-281660742,231100,0004,916,667
1992California AngelsTeam Payroll36109,000-68040-962,245109,0005,025,667
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red