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Lenn Sakata

Lenn Haruki Sakata

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: June 8, 1954 in Honolulu, Hawaii, US
High School: Kalani HS (Honolulu, HI)
Schools: Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA), Treasure Valley Community College (Ontario, OR)

Drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 14th round of the 1972 MLB June Amateur Draft from Treasure Valley Community College (Ontario, OR), the San Diego Padres in the 5th round of the 1974 MLB June Amateur Draft from Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA) and the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1st round (10th) of the 1975 MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase from Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA).

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Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1975 21 -1.9 Thetford Mines EL AA MIL 121 486 421 63 108 9 3 9 43 16 5 52 67 .257 .340 .356 .696 150 3 6 4
1976 22 -3.0 Spokane PCL AAA MIL 141 544 510 64 143 23 5 10 70 6 4 29 65 .280 .319 .404 .723 206 1 1 3
1977 23 -2.3 Spokane PCL AAA MIL 94 396 345 52 105 19 4 4 73 17 2 42 43 .304 .373 .417 .790 144 0 2 7
1978 24 -1.0 Spokane PCL AAA MIL 45 177 156 24 42 14 3 0 20 4 2 15 15 .269 .341 .397 .738 62 3 1 2
1979 25 -0.3 Vancouver PCL AAA MIL 118 492 454 59 136 21 3 6 64 16 7 30 43 .300 .344 .399 .743 181 3 1 4
1980 26 1.2 Rochester IL AAA BAL 26 104 93 19 32 6 1 3 8 5 0 7 8 .344 .396 .527 .923 49 1 3 0
1985 31 5.3 Rochester IL AAA BAL 16 60 56 7 12 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 8 .214 .267 .232 .499 13 0 0 0 0
1986 32 6.5 Tacoma PCL AAA OAK 110 458 399 66 125 27 3 2 48 11 0 52 30 .313 .392 .411 .803 164 2 1 4 1
1987 33 7.5 Columbus IL AAA NYY 8 21 16 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 .313 .400 .313 .713 5 0 1 1 0
9 Seasons 679 2738 2450 355 708 120 22 34 329 75 20 234 281 .289 .351 .398 .748 974 13 16 25 1
AA (1 season) AA 121 486 421 63 108 9 3 9 43 16 5 52 67 .257 .340 .356 .696 150 3 6 4
AAA (8 seasons) AAA 558 2252 2029 292 600 111 19 25 286 59 15 182 214 .296 .353 .406 .759 824 10 10 21 1
A 7890 value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
1975 21 Thetford Mines EL AA MIL 2B 117 563 243 304 16 77 .972 4.68
1976 22 Spokane PCL AAA MIL 2B 141 777 327 428 22 107 .972 5.35
1977 23 Spokane PCL AAA MIL 2B 94 586 221 352 13 86 .978 6.10
1978 24 Spokane PCL AAA MIL 2B 45 238 73 160 5 33 .979 5.18
1979 25 Vancouver PCL AAA MIL 3B 2 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.00
1979 25 Vancouver PCL AAA MIL 2B 117 687 266 407 14 92 .980 5.75
1980 26 Rochester IL AAA BAL 2B 26 136 45 87 4 27 .971 5.08
1985 31 Rochester IL AAA BAL 2B 15 79 28 48 3 8 .962 5.07
1986 32 Tacoma PCL AAA OAK 3B 3 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 2.67
1986 32 Tacoma PCL AAA OAK 2B 100 464 168 286 10 52 .978 4.54
1987 33 Columbus IL AAA NYY 2B 8 40 13 26 1 6 .975 4.88
9 Seasons 668 3580 1386 2106 88 488 .975 5.23
2B (9 seasons) 2B 663 3570 1384 2098 88 488 .975 5.25
3B (2 seasons) 3B 5 10 2 8 0 0 1.000 2.00

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1988 34 Southern Oregon NORW A- OAK 1 of 1 76 46 30 .605
1989 35 Modesto CALL A OAK 1 of 3 142 56 86 .394
1999 45 San Jose CALL A+ SFG 1 of 1 140 75 65 .536
2000 46 Bakersfield CALL A+ SFG 1 of 1 140 80 60 .571
2001 47 San Jose CALL A+ SFG 1 of 1 140 77 63 .550
2002 48 Fresno PCL AAA SFG 1 of 1 144 57 87 .396
2004 50 San Jose CALL A+ SFG 1 of 1 140 74 66 .529
2005 51 San Jose CALL A+ SFG 1 of 1 140 85 55 .607
2006 52 San Jose CALL A+ SFG 1 of 1 140 82 58 .586
2007 53 San Jose CALL A+ SFG 1 of 1 140 73 67 .521
2012 58 Modesto CALL A+ COL 1 of 1 140 73 67 .521
2013 59 Modesto CALL A+ COL 1 of 1 140 75 65 .536
12 Seasons 1622 853 769 .526
A+ (9 seasons) 1260 694 566 .551
A (1 season) 142 56 86 .394
A- (1 season) 76 46 30 .605
AAA (1 season) 144 57 87 .396

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1975 21 Thetford Mines Miners Eastern League AA MIL
1976 22 Spokane Indians Pacific Coast League AAA MIL
1977 23 Spokane Indians Pacific Coast League AAA MIL
1977 23 Milwaukee Brewers American League MLB MIL 1 1977-07-21 1977-09-25
1978 24 Spokane Indians Pacific Coast League AAA MIL
1978 24 Milwaukee Brewers American League MLB MIL 1 1978-04-07 1978-07-08
1979 25 Vancouver Canadians Pacific Coast League AAA MIL
1979 25 Milwaukee Brewers American League MLB MIL 1 1979-09-16 1979-09-30
1980 26 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA BAL
1980 26 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1980-05-24 1980-10-04
1981 27 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1981-04-10 1981-10-04
1982 28 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1982-04-05 1982-10-03
1983 29 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1983-04-21 1983-10-02
1984 30 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1984-04-07 1984-09-30
1985 31 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA BAL
1985 31 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1985-04-10 1985-10-06
1986 32 Tacoma Tigers Pacific Coast League AAA OAK
1986 32 Oakland Athletics American League MLB OAK 1 1986-08-22 1986-10-01
1987 33 Columbus Clippers International League AAA NYY
1987 33 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1987-04-10 1987-06-28

Sabr ID: 2f7d8220

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