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Lou Whitaker

Louis Rodman Whitaker (Sweet Lou)

Positions: Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: May 12, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York, US
High School: Martinsville HS (Martinsville, VA)

Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 5th round of the 1975 MLB June Amateur Draft from Martinsville HS (Martinsville, VA).

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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 18 -1.4 Bristol APPY Rk DET 42 141 114 17 27 6 1 1 17 1 1 25 13 .237 .369 .333 .702 38 0 0 2
1976 19 -2.1 Lakeland FLOR A DET 124 499 434 70 129 12 5 1 62 48 13 55 51 .297 .376 .355 .731 154 3 2 5
1977 20 -2.6 Montgomery SOUL AA DET 107 461 396 81 111 13 4 3 48 38 11 58 52 .280 .374 .356 .730 141 3 1 3
3 Seasons 273 1101 944 168 267 31 10 5 127 87 25 138 116 .283 .374 .353 .727 333 6 3 10

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
1975 18 Bristol APPY Rk DET SS 6 26 4 15 7 0 .731 3.17
1975 18 Bristol APPY Rk DET 3B 35 110 34 67 9 3 .918 2.89
1976 19 Lakeland FLOR A DET 3B 123 396 99 267 30 30 .924 2.98
1977 20 Montgomery SOUL AA DET 2B 107 508 208 285 15 53 .970 4.61
3 Seasons 271 1040 345 634 61 86 .941 3.61
3B (2 seasons) 3B 158 506 133 334 39 33 .923 2.96
2B (1 season) 2B 107 508 208 285 15 53 .970 4.61
SS (1 season) SS 6 26 4 15 7 0 .731 3.17

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1975 18 Bristol Tigers Appalachian League Rk DET
1976 19 Lakeland Tigers Florida State League A DET
1977 20 Montgomery Rebels Southern League AA DET
1977 20 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1977-09-09 1977-10-02
1978 21 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1978-04-07 1978-10-01
1979 22 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1979-04-07 1979-09-29
1980 23 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1980-04-10 1980-10-04
1981 24 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1981-04-09 1981-10-04
1982 25 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1982-04-09 1982-10-02
1983 26 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1983-04-05 1983-10-02
1984 27 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1984-04-03 1984-09-28
1985 28 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1985-04-08 1985-10-06
1986 29 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1986-04-07 1986-10-05
1987 30 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1987-04-06 1987-10-04
1988 31 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1988-04-04 1988-09-03
1989 32 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1989-04-04 1989-10-01
1990 33 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1990-04-09 1990-09-23
1991 34 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1991-04-08 1991-10-06
1992 35 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1992-04-06 1992-10-03
1993 36 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1993-04-05 1993-10-03
1994 37 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1994-04-04 1994-08-11
1995 38 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1995-05-12 1995-10-01

Sabr ID: 867ee0d4

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