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Ben OglivieTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1968-1989 MLB Years: 1971-1986
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PositionsOF-1440, DH-130, 1B-44Position when DraftediF-OfPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameBenjamin Ambrosio (Palmer) Oglivie
Height6-2Weight170BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateFebruary 11,1949 [69.302]PlaceColon,Panama
High SchoolRoosevelt (Bronx,NY)

DraftedSelected by the Boston Red Sox [Team Picks] in the 11th round (248th overall) of the 1968 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutSeptember 4,1971 [22.205]
OrganizationsMIL [10] BOS [6] DET [4] Awards5Awards Voting1-27
TBC Player ID16115Retrosheet IDoglib001MLBAM ID119954
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed56Power77Contact56XBH73RBIs78Runs55Hitting72Durability53Team.502Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1968JamestownNYPLA--1916457131015000000000.289.289.378.66717245.273.089.089.3040.000.000.002.2245.0015.38
1969GreenvilleWcarA-2010636348115157862000000000.317.317.463.78016830363.301.146.146.3490.000.000.002.2045.3826.09
1969Winter HavenFSLA+-201132481005000000000.250.250.281.5319132.250.031.031.2410.000.000.000.000.0012.50
1969Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         11739552123167867000000000.311.311.448.75917731395.297.137.137.3400.000.000.002.0349.3825.20
1970PawtucketEastAA-2111539162911501051000000000.233.233.348.58113625391.213.115.115.2570.000.000.002.5639.1027.47
1971LouisvilleILAAA-22134474821442771786000000000.304.304.498.80223651474.278.194.194.3590.000.000.003.5927.8835.42
1971Boston Red SoxALMLBbos4of2214382103004000500000.263.263.342.60513338.303.079.079.2720.0013.160.000.000.0030.00
1972Boston Red SoxALMLBbos14of2394253276110283011186110124.241.293.391.6849920273.286.150.221.3116.5922.343.392.9331.6332.79
1973Boston Red SoxALMLBbos14of2458147163291291193221224.218.269.333.6024912161.261.115.177.2695.5919.883.561.2473.5037.50
1974Detroit TigersALMLBdet22of25922522868113429123343800365.270.353.385.7389718289.300.115.286.33411.7613.151.121.3863.0026.47
1975Detroit TigersALMLBdet22of2610033245951419361181662234010.286.319.416.73513824357.325.130.187.3344.4817.373.882.5236.8925.26
1976Detroit TigersALMLBdet22of2711530536871231547941144324311.285.313.492.80515030325.288.207.259.3613.3813.544.004.6220.3334.48
1977Detroit TigersALMLBdet22of28132450631182422161994080313211.262.325.464.78920947497.276.202.291.3468.0516.102.004.2321.4339.83
1978Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil24of2912846971142294187211752690331010.303.370.497.86723351527.322.194.313.3839.8713.091.333.4226.0635.92
1979Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil24of3013951488145304298112548562441211.282.343.525.86827063572.268.243.350.3738.399.791.175.0717.7243.45
1980Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil24of3115659294180262411181195471509195.304.362.563.92533369660.284.259.353.3968.1810.761.316.2114.4438.33
1981Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil24of3210740053971521472223749618109.243.310.395.70515831452.241.152.245.3148.1910.841.323.1028.5731.96
1982Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil24of331596029214722134102357081401136.244.326.453.77927357677.232.209.322.34210.3411.961.165.0217.7138.78
1983Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil24of34125411491151931366466064408129.280.371.436.80717935483.298.156.297.35312.4213.251.072.6931.6230.43
1984Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil24of35131461491211621260064456112512.262.327.384.71117730509.276.122.204.3198.6411.001.272.3638.4224.79
1985Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil24of3610134140991721061023751241038.290.354.440.79415029394.307.150.252.3489.3912.941.382.5434.1029.29
1986Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil24of-dh37103346319820155312303301767.283.334.390.72413526384.295.107.191.3177.818.591.101.3069.2026.53
1989El Paso DiablosTexAAmil-4029330013001000000.333.400.6671.0676110.250.334.444.47010.000.000.0010.009.0033.33
MLB Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter175459137841615277332359018770560852352169105122.273.336.450.78626635456598.282.177.275.0008.4912.911.523.5625.1633.75
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter3841314206374591437212001000000.285.285.435.7205721101315.264.150.151.0000.080.000.002.8135.5129.41
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter134474821442771786000000000.304.304.498.80223651474.278.194.194.0000.000.000.003.5927.8835.42
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter11740065941501154001000000.235.237.355.59214226401.213.120.123.0000.250.000.002.7436.3627.66
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1132481005000000000.250.250.281.5319132.250.031.031.0000.000.000.000.000.0012.50
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter10636348115157862000000000.317.317.463.78016830363.301.146.146.0000.000.000.002.2045.3826.09
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter16457131015000000000.289.289.378.66717245.273.089.089.0000.000.000.002.2245.0015.38
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter1149413656711441942117668544444325302414529077.277.345.461.80619083914658.278.184.289.0009.2711.381.233.7823.5034.18
Detroit Tigers Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter439133917236861949173412410122486141137.275.326.444.7705941191468.295.169.257.0006.8815.262.223.3427.3332.34
Boston Red Sox Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter16643845103223104322279831348.235.282.368.65016135472.279.133.194.0005.7220.763.632.1243.8033.98
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625467214926322838652793261011.273.336.450.78624650609.282.177.275.0008.4912.911.523.5625.1633.75
Average Minor - Per 162 games162554871582561689000000000.285.285.435.72024146555.264.150.151.0000.080.000.002.8135.5129.41

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1971Boston Red SoxALMLBbos22OF11--221112423.9582.09------1478.66.8
1972Boston Red SoxALMLBbos23OF65-53098522105103.9811.580.19-----9469.141.9
1973Boston Red SoxALMLBbos24OF33-2615621-5958.9831.760.22-----5856.920.4
1973Boston Red SoxALMLBbos24DH16---------------5827.69.9
1974Detroit TigersALMLBdet25OF63--8735-9590.9471.43------9268.538.9
1974Detroit TigersALMLBdet251B10--758-1383831.0008.30------9210.96.2
1974Detroit TigersALMLBdet25DH4---------------924.32.5
1975Detroit TigersALMLBdet26OF86--192451201196.9752.28------10086.054.1
1975Detroit TigersALMLBdet261B5--404-444441.0008.80------1005.03.1
1975Detroit TigersALMLBdet26DH2---------------1002.01.3
1976Detroit TigersALMLBdet27OF64--13672-145143.9862.23------11555.739.8
1976Detroit TigersALMLBdet271B9--98111310099.99011.00------1157.85.6
1976Detroit TigersALMLBdet27DH1---------------1150.90.6
1977Detroit TigersALMLBdet28OF118--2361063252246.9762.08------13289.472.8
1977Detroit TigersALMLBdet28DH2---------------1321.51.2
1978Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil29OF89--18754-196192.9802.16------12869.554.9
1978Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil29DH27---------------12821.116.7
1978Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil291B11--883249391.9788.27------1288.66.8
1979Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil30OF120--25274-263259.9852.16------13986.374.5
1979Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil30DH13---------------1399.48.1
1979Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil301B9--683137271.9867.89------1396.55.6
1980Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil31OF152--3841893411402.9782.64------15697.493.8
1980Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil31DH4---------------1562.62.5
1981Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil32OF101--211341218214.9822.12------10794.492.7
1981Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil32DH6---------------1075.65.5
1982Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil33OF159--3591573381374.9822.35------159100.098.1
1983Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil34OF113--259841271267.9852.36------12590.469.8
1983Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil34DH8---------------1256.44.9
1984Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil35OF125--256681270262.9702.10------13195.477.6
1984Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil35DH1---------------1310.80.6
1985Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil36OF91--19047-201194.9652.13------10190.156.5
1985Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil36DH4---------------1014.02.5
1986Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil37OF50--105411110109.9912.18------10348.531.1
1986Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil37DH42---------------10340.826.1
MLB Totals for OF - 16 season(s)-   OF1440-7913030102701732023132.9782.183.96-----14400.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 13 season(s)-   DH130---------------1300.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 5 season(s)-   1B44--36919437392388.9908.82------440.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1971Boston Red SoxALMLBbos22---------11-
1972Boston Red SoxALMLBbos23---------65-
1973Boston Red SoxALMLBbos24---------3316
1974Detroit TigersALMLBdet25--10------634
1975Detroit TigersALMLBdet26--5------862
1976Detroit TigersALMLBdet27--9------641
1977Detroit TigersALMLBdet28---------1182
1978Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil29--11------8927
1979Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil30--9------12013
1980Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil31---------1524
1981Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil32---------1016
1982Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil33---------159-
1983Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil34---------1138
1984Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil35---------1251
1985Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil36---------914
1986Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil37---------5042

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1981Milwaukee BrewersDiv SeriesMLB32518031001000700000.167.167.222.3894118.273.055.0560.0038.890.000.000.0033.33
1982Milwaukee BrewersChamp. SeriesMLB33415120011000300000.133.133.333.4665115.091.200.2000.0020.000.006.6715.0050.00
1982Milwaukee BrewersWorld SeriesMLB33727460111002400000.222.276.407.68311229.227.185.2596.9013.792.003.4527.0033.33
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs518031001000700000.167.167.222.3894118.273.055.0560.0038.890.000.000.0033.33
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs415120011000300000.133.133.333.4665115.091.200.2000.0020.000.006.6715.0050.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs727460111002400000.222.276.407.68311229.227.185.2596.9013.792.003.4527.0033.33

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1995Calgary CannonsPCLAAAMinorpit46Hitting Coach1415883.41123.05Bob Meacham
1999Hickory CrawdadsSALAMinorpit50Hitting Coach1407070.50012.53Tracy WoodsonLost in Semi-Finals
2000San Diego PadresNLMLBMLBsdn51Hitting Coach1627686.46921.05Bruce Bochy
2001Idaho Falls PadresPioRkMinorsdn52Hitting Coach752154.28031.54Jake Molina
2002Idaho Falls PadresPioRkMinorsdn53Hitting Coach763244.4218.54Donald Werner
2003Eugene EmeraldsNwstA-Minorsdn54Hitting Coach763937.5134.02Roy Howell
2004Eugene EmeraldsNwstA-Minorsdn55Hitting Coach762650.34216.04Roy Howell
2005Eugene EmeraldsNwstA-Minorsdn56Hitting Coach763442.44712.04Roy Howell
2007Vero Beach Devil RaysFSLA+Minortba58Hitting Coach1385979.42816.05Joe Szekely
2008Montgomery BiscuitsSouAAMinortba59Hitting Coach1396970.4966.03Billy Gardner
2009Gulf Coast Rays -GCLRkMinortba60Hitting Coach551936.34515.05Joe Alvarez
2011West Michigan WhitecapsMidwAMinordet62Hitting Coach1397069.50412.55Ernie Young
* 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 [5]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1976American League Player of the Week (May 31-June 6)1
1979American League Player of the Week (September 17-September 23)1
1980AL Player of the Month (May) ... AL Silver Slugger Award (OF)2
1983American League Player of the Week (April 25-May 1)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1986-11-12Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1977-12-09TradeTraded by Tigers to Brewers for Rich Folkers and Jim Slaton. 
1973-10-23TradeTraded by Red Sox to Tigers for Dick McAuliffe. 
* 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
1985Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll36560,000-1821070++370,78060,000560,000
1986Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll37766,593-126483++386,34760,0001,326,593
* 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