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Lou PiniellaTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1963-1984 MLB Years: 1964-1984
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General Manager
Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

PositionsOF-1400, DH-231, 1B-3Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameLouis Victor Piniella
Height6-2Weight199BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateAugust 28,1943 [75.107]PlaceTampa,Florida
High SchoolJesuit (Tampa,FL)
CollegeUniversity of Tampa (Tampa,FL)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1962 by the Cleveland Indians.
MLB DebutSeptember 4,1964 [21.007]
OrganizationsNYA [11] KCA [5] BAL [1] CLE [1] Awards4Awards Voting19-562
TBC Player ID16644Retrosheet IDpinil001MLBAM ID120586
RelationshipsCousin of Dave Magadan
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Player Notes:   Selected by the Seattle Pilots from the Cleveland Indians in the 1968 AL expansion draft (#28 pick) ... Topps All-Star Rookie (OF) in 1969
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed42Power58Contact86XBH53RBIs70Runs41Hitting83Durability48Team.542Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1963PeninsulaCaroA+-1914354871170294167780347000000.310.351.465.81625549582.333.155.232.3625.8412.032.062.7534.2528.82
1964Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal242041000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1965ElmiraEastAA-2112649064122296116450225700000.249.281.400.68119646512.263.151.206.3034.3011.132.592.1544.5537.70
1966PortlandPCLAAA-221334574713222375260205200000.289.319.396.71518132477.314.107.164.3174.1910.902.601.4765.2924.24
1967PortlandPCLAAA-231133964612220185620234700000.308.346.424.77016829419.334.116.179.3485.4911.222.041.9149.5023.77
1968PortlandPCLAAA-248833149105153136200193100000.317.354.498.85216531350.321.181.239.3885.438.861.633.7125.4629.52
1968Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle23of2465100001000000100.000.000.000.000006.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1969Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca9of25135493431392161168243356319212.282.325.416.74120538539.294.134.197.3326.1210.391.702.0444.8227.34
1970Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca9of26144542541632451188363542225615.301.342.424.76623040586.308.123.183.3405.977.171.201.8849.2724.54
1971Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca9of2712644843125215351532143205412.279.311.368.67916529476.300.089.141.3054.419.032.050.63149.3323.20
1972Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca9of28151574651793341172723459844925.312.356.441.79725348624.331.129.197.3585.459.461.741.7652.1826.82
1973Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca9of2914451353128281969573065235722.250.291.361.65218538553.268.111.166.2915.4211.752.171.6357.0029.69
1974New York YankeesALMLBnya14of30140518711582609701832582411718.305.341.407.74821135567.323.102.151.3365.6410.231.811.5957.5622.15
1975New York YankeesALMLBnya14of317419973941022001622303313.196.262.226.488455221.217.030.111.2297.249.951.380.000.0012.82
1976New York YankeesALMLBnya14of-dh32100327369216633801183423184.281.322.394.71612925351.306.113.165.3215.139.691.890.85109.0027.17
1977New York YankeesALMLBnya14of-dh33103339471121931245222031154312.330.365.510.87517334369.333.180.239.3805.428.401.553.2528.2530.36
1978New York YankeesALMLBnya14of3413047267148345669313436241812.314.361.445.80621045513.329.131.208.3596.637.021.061.1778.6730.41
1979New York YankeesALMLBnya14of35130461491372221169321731238617.297.320.425.74519635491.295.128.167.3243.466.311.822.2441.9125.55
1980New York YankeesALMLBnya14of361163213992180227022920023517.287.343.361.70411620355.298.074.159.3168.175.630.690.56160.5021.74
1981New York YankeesALMLBnya14of-dh37601591644905180113902047.277.331.428.7596814174.269.151.226.3397.475.170.692.8731.8031.82
1982New York YankeesALMLBnya14dh-of381022613380171637011818121612.307.352.448.80011724283.311.141.207.3506.366.361.002.1243.5030.00
1983New York YankeesALMLBnya14of395314819439121611111210034.291.344.405.7496012160.306.114.189.3316.887.501.091.2574.0027.91
1984New York YankeesALMLBnya14of4029868264116007500017.302.355.407.76235693.313.105.186.3417.535.380.711.0886.0023.08
MLB Totals - 18 Season(s)Filter17475867651170530541102766324136854131356182209.291.333.409.74223984486362.303.118.179.0005.788.501.471.6057.5226.28
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter6032222277651115175531121011825700000.293.329.434.7639651872340.312.141.204.0005.0410.982.182.3540.4028.73
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter334118414235957728170806213000000.303.338.434.772514921246.323.131.190.0004.9810.432.102.2542.2925.63
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12649064122296116450225700000.249.281.400.68119646512.263.151.206.0004.3011.132.592.1544.5537.70
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter14354871170294167780347000000.310.351.465.81625549582.333.155.232.0005.8412.032.062.7534.2528.82
New York Yankees Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter103732913929711782057417101921527614253254123.295.338.413.75113602553577.306.118.181.0006.017.721.281.5957.7426.26
Kansas City Royals Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter7002570258734127214534822221532651710282886.286.327.404.73110381932778.301.118.178.0005.519.541.731.6257.1126.29
Cleveland Indians Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter65100001000000100.000.000.000.000006.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter41000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16254460158284971343450336819.291.333.409.74222242590.303.118.179.0005.788.501.471.6057.5226.28
Average Minor - Per 162 games16259774175315158460326900000.293.329.434.76325950629.312.141.204.0005.0410.982.182.3540.4028.73

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1968Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24OF2--1---111.0000.50------633.31.2
1969Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25OF129--2781371298291.9772.26------13595.679.6
1970Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26OF139--247642257253.9841.82------14496.585.8
1970Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca261B1--3---331.0003.00------1440.70.6
1971Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27OF115--201632210207.9861.80------12691.371.4
1972Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28OF149-1287275872290283.9761.900.22-----15198.796.8
1973Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29OF128-1070196933208205.9861.600.19-----14488.979.0
1973Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29DH9---------------1446.35.6
1974New York YankeesALMLBnya30OF130--265163-284281.9892.16------14092.980.2
1974New York YankeesALMLBnya30DH6---------------1404.33.7
1974New York YankeesALMLBnya301B1--5---551.0005.00------1400.70.6
1975New York YankeesALMLBnya31OF46--6551-7170.9861.52------7462.228.8
1975New York YankeesALMLBnya31DH12---------------7416.27.5
1976New York YankeesALMLBnya32OF49--10642-112110.9822.24------10049.030.8
1976New York YankeesALMLBnya32DH38---------------10038.023.9
1977New York YankeesALMLBnya33OF51--7722-8179.9751.55------10349.531.5
1977New York YankeesALMLBnya33DH43---------------10341.726.5
1977New York YankeesALMLBnya331B1--91--10101.00010.00------1031.00.6
1978New York YankeesALMLBnya34OF103--21347-224217.9692.11------13079.263.2
1978New York YankeesALMLBnya34DH23---------------13017.714.1
1979New York YankeesALMLBnya35OF112--2041341221217.9821.94------13086.270.0
1979New York YankeesALMLBnya35DH16---------------13012.310.0
1980New York YankeesALMLBnya36OF104--157851170165.9711.59------11689.764.2
1980New York YankeesALMLBnya36DH7---------------1166.04.3
1981New York YankeesALMLBnya37OF36--692117271.9861.97------6060.033.6
1981New York YankeesALMLBnya37DH19---------------6031.717.8
1982New York YankeesALMLBnya38DH55---------------10253.934.0
1982New York YankeesALMLBnya38OF40--682-170701.0001.75------10239.224.7
1983New York YankeesALMLBnya39OF43--674327471.9591.65------5381.126.5
1983New York YankeesALMLBnya39DH1---------------531.90.6
1984New York YankeesALMLBnya40OF24--403--43431.0001.79------2982.814.8
1984New York YankeesALMLBnya40DH2---------------296.91.2
MLB Totals for OF - 17 season(s)-   OF1400-23572529105521626862634.9811.881.12-----14000.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 12 season(s)-   DH231---------------2310.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 3 season(s)-   1B3--171--18181.0006.00------30.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1968Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24---------2-
1969Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25---------129-
1970Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26--1------139-
1971Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27---------115-
1972Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28---------149-
1973Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29---------1289
1974New York YankeesALMLBnya30--1------1306
1975New York YankeesALMLBnya31---------4612
1976New York YankeesALMLBnya32---------4938
1977New York YankeesALMLBnya33--1------5143
1978New York YankeesALMLBnya34---------10323
1979New York YankeesALMLBnya35---------11216
1980New York YankeesALMLBnya36---------1047
1981New York YankeesALMLBnya37---------3619
1982New York YankeesALMLBnya38---------4055
1983New York YankeesALMLBnya39---------431
1984New York YankeesALMLBnya40---------242

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1976New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB32411131000000100000.273.273.364.6374111.300.091.0910.009.090.000.000.0033.33
1976New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB3249131000000000000.333.333.444.777419.333.111.1110.000.000.000.000.0033.33
1977New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB33521173002000100000.333.333.476.80910321.350.143.1430.004.760.000.000.0042.86
1977New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB33622160003000300000.273.273.273.5466022.316.000.0000.0013.640.000.000.000.00
1978New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB34417240000000300000.235.235.235.4704017.286.000.0000.0017.650.000.000.000.00
1978New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB34625370004100000000.280.280.280.5607025.280.000.0400.000.000.000.000.000.00
1980New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB3625110011002100000.200.429.8001.229417.000.6001.00028.5714.290.5014.295.00100.00
1981New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB37410121013000000000.200.200.600.8006210.111.400.4000.000.000.0010.0010.00100.00
1981New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB3735230013000000000.600.6001.2001.800615.500.600.6000.000.000.0020.005.0033.33
1981New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB37616271003100100000.438.438.500.9388116.467.062.1250.006.250.000.000.0014.29
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs410121013000000000.200.200.600.8006210.111.400.4000.000.000.0010.0010.00100.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 5 yrs18597184026002600000.305.328.475.80328661.314.170.2033.289.843.003.2829.5033.33
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 4 yrs227272320010200400000.319.319.347.66625272.338.028.0560.005.560.000.000.008.70

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1984New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya40Hitting Coach1628775.53717.04Yogi Berra
1985New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya41Hitting Coach1619764.6022.02Billy Martin,Yogi Berra
1986New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya42Manager1629072.5565.52 
1987New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya43Manager1628973.5499.04 
1988New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya44Manager1618576.5283.55 
1988New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya44General Manager1618576.5283.55Lou Piniella,Billy Martin
1989New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya45Broadcaster1617487.46014.55Dallas Green,Bucky Dent
1990Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin46Manager1629171.562--1 Won World Series (Athletics)
1991Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin47Manager1627488.45720.05 
1992Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin48Manager1629072.5568.02 
1993Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea49Manager1628280.50612.04 
1994Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea50Manager1124963.4382.03 
1995Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea51Manager1457966.545--1 Lost ALCS (Indians)
1996Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea52Manager1618576.5284.52 
1997Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea53Manager1629072.556--1 Lost in 1st Round (Orioles)
1998Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea54Manager1617685.47211.53 
1999Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea55Manager1627983.48816.02 
2000Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea56Manager1629171.5620.52 Lost ALCS (Yankees)
2001Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea57Manager16211646.716--1 Lost ALCS (Yankees)
2002Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea58Manager1629369.57410.03 -
2003Tampa Bay RaysALMLBMLBtba59Manager1626399.38938.05 -
2004Tampa Bay RaysALMLBMLBtba60Manager1617091.43530.54 -
2005Tampa Bay RaysALMLBMLBtba61Manager1626795.41428.05 -
2007Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn63Manager1628577.525--1 Lost in NLDS (Arizona)
2008Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn64Manager1619764.602--1 Lost in NLDS (Los Angeles)
2009Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn65Manager1618378.5167.54 
2010Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn66Manager1627587.46316.05 
* 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.
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* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [4]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1969American League Rookie of the Year1
1995American League Manager of the Year1
2001American League Manager of the Year1
2008National League Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1973-12-07TradeTraded by Royals with Ken Wright to Yankees for Lindy McDaniel. 
1969-04-01TradeTraded by Pilots to Royals for John Gelnar and Steve Whitaker. 
1968-10-15Selected by Pilots from Indians in expansion draft (Pick #28). 
1966-03-10TradeTraded by Orioles to Indians for Cam Carreon. 
1964-08-04TradeTraded by Senators to Orioles for Buster Narum. 
1962-11-26Selected by Senators from Indians in first year minor league draft. 
1962-06-09ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
* 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.