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Rick Sweet

Ricky Joe Sweet

Positions: Catcher, First Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: September 7, 1952 in Longview, Washington, US
High School: Mark Morris HS (Longview, WA)
Schools: Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA), Lower Columbia College (Longview, WA)

Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 31st round of the 1974 MLB June Amateur Draft from Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA) and the San Diego Padres in the 3rd round of the 1975 MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase from Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA).

Major League Stats

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 22 1.1 Walla Walla NORW A- SDP 75 311 260 48 91 21 2 11 66 8 2 44 18 .350 .444 .573 1.017 149 3 0 4
1976 23 -0.1 Amarillo TL AA SDP 117 482 412 63 116 22 5 4 67 3 5 58 41 .282 .374 .388 .762 160 4 6 2
1977 24 -1.3 Hawaii PCL AAA SDP 128 538 452 87 146 35 4 11 67 6 4 69 35 .323 .413 .491 .904 222 4 8 5
1979 26 0.7 Hawaii PCL AAA SDP 135 537 452 59 116 17 4 5 52 4 4 76 31 .257 .361 .345 .706 156 0 5 4
1980 27 1.7 Hawaii PCL AAA SDP 99 386 337 42 88 11 3 1 35 4 1 42 18 .261 .341 .320 .662 108 1 2 4
1981 28 3.0 Tidewater IL AAA NYM 128 530 462 58 128 30 1 4 55 14 9 55 36 .277 .354 .372 .727 172 2 8 3 3
6 Seasons 682 2784 2375 357 685 136 19 36 342 39 25 344 179 .288 .379 .407 .786 967 14 29 22 3
A- (1 season) A- 75 311 260 48 91 21 2 11 66 8 2 44 18 .350 .444 .573 1.017 149 3 0 4
AA (1 season) AA 117 482 412 63 116 22 5 4 67 3 5 58 41 .282 .374 .388 .762 160 4 6 2
AAA (4 seasons) AAA 490 1991 1703 246 478 93 12 21 209 28 18 242 120 .281 .369 .386 .756 658 7 23 16 3
A 7890 (underlined) 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 PB lgCS% PO
1975 22 Walla Walla NORW A- SDP 1B 31 258 228 24 6 28 .977 8.13
1975 22 Walla Walla NORW A- SDP C 43 277 243 29 5 1 .982 6.33 6
1976 23 Amarillo TL AA SDP 3B 3 9 4 5 0 1 1.000 3.00
1976 23 Amarillo TL AA SDP 1B 23 216 203 9 4 16 .981 9.22
1976 23 Amarillo TL AA SDP C 84 470 420 35 15 13 .968 5.42 7
1977 24 Hawaii PCL AAA SDP 3B 4 12 2 10 0 0 1.000 3.00
1977 24 Hawaii PCL AAA SDP 2B 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00
1977 24 Hawaii PCL AAA SDP 1B 3 22 19 2 1 0 .955 7.00
1977 24 Hawaii PCL AAA SDP C 88 505 437 59 9 11 .982 5.64 8
1979 26 Hawaii PCL AAA SDP 1B 42 385 351 31 3 33 .992 9.10
1979 26 Hawaii PCL AAA SDP C 85 461 412 41 8 8 .983 5.33 7
1980 27 Hawaii PCL AAA SDP 3B 25 79 23 50 6 4 .924 2.92
1980 27 Hawaii PCL AAA SDP 1B 4 33 30 3 0 2 1.000 8.25
1980 27 Hawaii PCL AAA SDP C 70 380 323 47 10 3 .974 5.29 4
1981 28 Tidewater IL AAA NYM 3B 29 60 16 39 5 4 .917 1.90
1981 28 Tidewater IL AAA NYM 1B 1 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 8.00
1981 28 Tidewater IL AAA NYM C 70 448 399 41 8 9 .982 6.29 8
6 Seasons 606 3625 3118 427 80 133 .978 5.85 40
1B (6 seasons) 1B 104 922 838 70 14 79 .985 8.73
C (6 seasons) C 440 2541 2234 252 55 45 .978 5.65 40
3B (4 seasons) 3B 61 160 45 104 11 9 .931 2.44
2B (1 season) 2B 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1987 34 Bellingham NORW A- SEA 1 of 1 76 30 46 .395
1988 35 Wausau MIDW A SEA 1 of 1 140 52 88 .371
1989 36 Osceola FLOR A HOU 1 of 1 137 72 65 .526
1990 37 Columbus SOUL AA HOU 1 of 1 144 67 77 .465
1991 38 Jackson TL AA HOU 1 of 1 137 70 66 .515
1992 39 Jackson TL AA HOU 1 of 1 135 61 74 .452
1993 40 Tucson PCL AAA HOU 1 of 1 143 83 60 .580
1994 41 Tucson PCL AAA HOU 1 of 1 144 81 63 .563
1995 42 Tucson PCL AAA HOU 1 of 1 143 87 56 .608
1997 44 Binghamton EL AA NYM 1 of 1 142 66 76 .465
1998 45 Harrisburg EL AA MON 1 of 1 142 73 69 .514
1999 46 Harrisburg EL AA MON 1 of 2 142 76 66 .535
2000 47 Ottawa IL AAA MON 1 of 2 141 53 88 .376
2001 48 Portland PCL AAA SDP 1 of 1 144 71 73 .493
2002 49 Portland PCL AAA SDP 1 of 1 143 72 71 .503
2003 50 Portland PCL AAA SDP 1 of 1 144 69 75 .479
2004 51 Erie EL AA DET 1 of 1 142 80 62 .563
2005 52 Louisville IL AAA CIN 1 of 1 144 66 78 .458
2006 53 Louisville IL AAA CIN 1 of 1 143 75 68 .524
2007 54 Louisville IL AAA CIN 1 of 1 144 74 70 .514
2008 55 Louisville IL AAA CIN 1 of 1 144 88 56 .611
2009 56 Louisville IL AAA CIN 1 of 1 142 84 58 .592
2010 57 Louisville IL AAA CIN 1 of 1 143 79 64 .552
2011 58 Louisville IL AAA CIN 1 of 1 144 73 71 .507
2014 61 Nashville PCL AAA MIL 1 of 1 144 77 67 .535
25 Seasons 3487 1779 1707 .510
AAA (15 seasons) 2150 1132 1018 .527
AA (7 seasons) 984 493 490 .502
A (2 seasons) 277 124 153 .448
A- (1 season) 76 30 46 .395

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 22 Walla Walla Padres Northwest League A- SDP
1976 23 Amarillo Gold Sox Texas League AA SDP
1977 24 Hawaii Islanders Pacific Coast League AAA SDP
1978 25 San Diego Padres National League MLB SDP 1 1978-04-08 1978-09-15
1979 26 Hawaii Islanders Pacific Coast League AAA SDP
1980 27 Hawaii Islanders Pacific Coast League AAA SDP
1981 28 Tidewater Tides International League AAA NYM
1982 29 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 1982-04-09 1982-04-29
1982 29 Seattle Mariners American League MLB SEA 2 1982-05-23 1982-10-03
1983 30 Seattle Mariners American League MLB SEA 1 1983-04-15 1983-10-02

Sabr ID: 2a870bed

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