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Ken Boswell

Kenneth George Boswell

Positions: Second Baseman, Pinch Hitter and Third Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: February 23, 1946 in Austin, TX
High School: W. B. Travis HS (Austin, TX)
School: Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX)
Drafted
by the New York Mets in the 4th round of the 1965 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 18, 1967 (Age 21.207)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1968 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mets/Astros 1967-1977

Final Game: October 1, 1977 (Age 31.220)
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1967 21 NYM NL 11 43 40 2 9 3 0 1 4 0 0 1 5 .225 .233 .375 .608 73 15 3 0 0 2 0 /45
1968 22 NYM NL 75 306 284 37 74 7 2 4 11 7 2 16 27 .261 .300 .342 .642 93 97 6 1 3 2 0 4
1969 23 NYM NL 102 405 362 48 101 14 7 3 32 7 3 36 47 .279 .347 .381 .728 103 138 13 2 4 1 3 4
1970 24 NYM NL 105 402 351 32 89 13 2 5 44 5 4 41 32 .254 .331 .345 .676 82 121 13 2 3 5 8 4
1971 25 NYM NL 116 436 392 46 107 20 1 5 40 5 2 36 31 .273 .334 .367 .701 101 144 11 2 2 4 4 *4
1972 26 NYM NL 100 400 355 35 75 9 1 9 33 2 2 32 35 .211 .274 .318 .592 70 113 15 0 9 4 1 4
1973 27 NYM NL 76 123 110 12 25 2 1 2 14 0 0 12 11 .227 .303 .318 .621 74 35 1 0 1 0 2 5/4
1974 28 NYM NL 96 244 222 19 48 6 1 2 15 0 1 18 19 .216 .277 .279 .556 57 62 8 1 2 1 1 45/97
1975 29 HOU NL 86 212 178 16 43 8 2 0 21 0 3 30 12 .242 .349 .309 .658 91 55 7 1 0 3 7 45
1976 30 HOU NL 91 137 126 12 33 8 1 0 18 1 0 8 8 .262 .301 .341 .643 90 43 8 0 1 2 2 5/47
1977 31 HOU NL 72 108 97 7 21 1 1 0 12 0 0 10 12 .216 .287 .247 .534 51 24 5 0 0 1 1 4/5
11 Yrs 930 2816 2517 266 625 91 19 31 244 27 17 240 239 .248 .313 .337 .650 85 847 90 9 25 25 29
162 Game Avg. 162 491 438 46 109 16 3 5 43 5 3 42 42 .248 .313 .337 .650 85 148 16 2 4 4 5
NYM (8 yrs) 681 2359 2116 231 528 74 15 31 193 26 14 192 207 .250 .312 .343 .654 85 725 70 8 24 19 19
HOU (3 yrs) 249 457 401 35 97 17 4 0 51 1 3 48 32 .242 .320 .304 .624 81 122 20 1 1 6 10

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1967 21 NYM NL 11 43 -1 -0 -0 4 0 2 0.3 2 4 0.4 .525 .502 0.0 0.5 0 /45
1968 22 NYM NL 75 306 -1 1 1 3 2 5 0.8 10 16 1.9 .509 .504 1.4 0.7 13 4
1969 23 NYM NL 102 405 -0 -0 -1 -4 2 -3 -0.2 14 11 1.2 .497 .498 1.5 -0.1 15 4
1970 24 NYM NL 105 402 -9 -3 -2 5 3 -6 -0.6 14 7 0.8 .494 .496 0.2 0.8 3 4
1971 25 NYM NL 116 436 -1 3 0 -4 3 1 0.2 15 16 1.7 .501 .501 2.1 -0.1 20 *4
1972 26 NYM NL 100 400 -14 1 -2 -4 2 -16 -1.8 13 -3 -0.5 .482 .489 -0.2 -0.0 1 4
1973 27 NYM NL 76 123 -3 0 1 2 1 0 0.0 4 4 0.4 .501 .500 0.2 0.2 3 5/4
1974 28 NYM NL 96 244 -11 -1 -0 1 1 -10 -1.1 8 -2 -0.4 .488 .493 -0.6 0.2 -3 45/97
1975 29 HOU NL 86 212 -1 -0 -1 -4 2 -4 -0.5 7 2 0.2 .494 .497 0.6 -0.2 6 45
1976 30 HOU NL 91 137 -2 1 -1 -2 1 -4 -0.5 4 0 -0.1 .494 .497 0.2 -0.2 2 5/47
1977 31 HOU NL 72 108 -6 0 -0 2 1 -3 -0.4 3 0 -0.0 .495 .498 -0.2 0.3 -2 4/5
11 Seasons 930 2816 -50 2 -5 -3 18 -38 -3.8 94 56 5.5 .496 .497 5.2 2.0 59
NYM (8 yrs) 681 2359 -41 2 -3 2 15 -26 -2.4 79 53 5.5 .496 .497 4.7 2.2 52
HOU (3 yrs) 249 457 -9 0 -2 -4 3 -12 -1.4 15 3 0.0 .495 .497 0.5 -0.2 7

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1969 23 NYM NL NLCS ATL W 3 13 12 3 4 0 0 2 5 0 0 1 2 .333 .385 .833 1.218 10 0 0 0 0 0
1969 ❍ 23 NYM NL WS BAL W 1 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0 0
1973 27 NYM NL NLCS CIN W 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 27 NYM NL WS OAK L 3 3 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 3 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (4 Series) 8 20 19 5 8 0 0 2 5 0 0 1 2 .421 .450 .737 1.187 14 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLCS 4 14 13 3 4 0 0 2 5 0 0 1 2 .308 .357 .769 1.126 10 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 4 6 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333 4 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1967 NYM NL 21 2B 6 6 5 51.2 35 10 24 1 3 .971 3 65 5.92 5.67 .976 5.26 5.27
1967 NYM NL 21 3B 4 4 4 36.0 12 2 10 0 2 1.000 1 23 3.00 3.00 .950 2.95 2.95
1968 NYM NL 22 2B 69 67 65 623.2 370 154 203 13 37 .965 3 5 5.15 5.17 .977 5.21 5.22
1969 NYM NL 23 2B 96 91 73 793.0 437 190 229 18 51 .959 -4 -7 4.76 4.36 .974 5.19 5.15
1970 NYM NL 24 2B 101 93 80 842.2 450 204 244 2 49 .996 5 7 4.78 4.44 .979 5.32 5.30
1971 NYM NL 25 2B 109 101 88 895.0 437 191 234 12 56 .973 -4 -5 4.27 3.90 .978 5.47 5.46
1972 NYM NL 26 2B 94 89 78 804.0 395 208 183 4 53 .990 -4 -5 4.38 4.16 .978 5.36 5.38
1973 NYM NL 27 3B 17 14 11 127.0 37 7 29 1 3 .973 2 18 2.55 2.12 .946 2.88 2.88
1973 NYM NL 27 2B 3 0 0 9.0 13 8 4 1 0 .923 -0 -27 12.00 4.00 .980 5.50 5.53
1974 NYM NL 28 2B 28 25 15 222.0 132 69 63 0 11 1.000 2 11 5.35 4.71 .973 5.47 5.47
1974 NYM NL 28 3B 20 15 11 140.0 64 11 48 5 6 .922 -2 -18 3.79 2.95 .948 3.04 3.04
1974 NYM NL 28 OF 7 6 3 48.2 17 14 2 1 1 .941 1 27 2.96 2.29 .979 2.27 2.27
1974 NYM NL 28 RF 5 5 2 38.2 13 11 1 1 1 .923 1 28 2.79 2.40 .975 2.02 2.02
1974 NYM NL 28 LF 2 1 1 10.0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 0 24 3.60 2.00 .975 1.98 2.00
1975 HOU NL 29 2B 31 18 9 184.1 106 40 65 1 11 .991 -2 -14 5.13 3.39 .975 5.54 5.54
1975 HOU NL 29 3B 23 20 18 188.0 57 14 38 5 2 .912 -2 -11 2.49 2.26 .945 2.98 2.97
1976 HOU NL 30 3B 16 15 9 120.0 30 7 21 2 4 .933 -2 -18 2.10 1.75 .952 2.93 2.92
1976 HOU NL 30 2B 3 0 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -96 1.80 0.33 .980 5.40 5.47
1976 HOU NL 30 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
1976 HOU NL 30 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
1977 HOU NL 31 2B 26 9 9 114.0 64 33 31 0 9 1.000 2 16 5.05 2.46 .977 5.24 5.24
1977 HOU NL 31 3B 2 1 1 11.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 0 33 3.27 2.00 .955 2.95 3.00
11 Seasons 2B 566 499 422 4544.1 2440 1108 1280 52 280 .979 -1 -0 4.73 4.22 .977 5.33 5.33
6 Seasons 3B 82 69 54 622.0 204 41 150 13 17 .936 -3 -5 2.76 2.33 .948 2.96 2.96
2 Seasons OF 8 6 3 49.2 17 14 2 1 1 .941 1 24 2.90 2.00 .979 2.28 2.28
1 Season RF 5 5 2 38.2 13 11 1 1 1 .923 1 28 2.79 2.40 .975 2.02 2.02
2 Seasons LF 3 1 1 11.0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 0 11 3.27 1.33 .975 1.96 2.00
11 Seasons TOT 656 574 479 5216.0 2661 1163 1432 66 298 .975 -3 -1 4.48 3.96 .975 5.02 5.00
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Triples s c a p y
1969 NL  7 (9th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1969 NL  18 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1968 NL  3 (5th)
1970 NL  5 (2nd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2438), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 5 (1578), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2808), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (257th), 5.5 career WAR/6.5 7yr-peak WAR/6.0 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Kenneth George Ken kenny keny king Boswell

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