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Jeff King

Jeffrey Wayne King

Positions: Third Baseman, First Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: December 26, 1964 in Marion, IN
High School: Rampart HS (Colorado Springs, CO)
School: University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)
Drafted
by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1986 amateur draft.
Signed July 10, 1986. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 2, 1989 (Age 24.158)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1989 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Royals 1989-1999

Final Game: May 21, 1999 (Age 34.146)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 22, 2014 12:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1040. Fred Carroll… #1041. Dean Palmer… #1042. Tony Clark… #1043. JEFF KING… #1044. Elvis Andrus… #1045. Gary Pettis… #1046. Kevin Bass… 

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
1989 24 PIT NL 75 243 215 31 42 13 3 5 19 4 2 20 34 .195 .266 .353 .619 79 76 3 2 2 4 1 35/46
1990 25 PIT NL 127 402 371 46 91 17 1 14 53 3 3 21 50 .245 .283 .410 .692 92 152 12 1 2 7 1 *5/3
1991 26 PIT NL 33 125 109 16 26 1 1 4 18 3 1 14 15 .239 .328 .376 .704 99 41 3 1 0 1 3 5
1992 27 PIT NL 130 522 480 56 111 21 2 14 65 4 6 27 56 .231 .272 .371 .643 81 178 8 2 8 5 3 534/69
1993 28 PIT NL 158 683 611 82 180 35 3 9 98 8 6 59 54 .295 .356 .406 .762 105 248 17 4 1 8 4 *5/46
1994 29 PIT NL 94 378 339 36 89 23 0 5 42 3 2 30 38 .263 .316 .375 .691 79 127 7 0 2 7 1 *5/4
1995 30 PIT NL 122 509 445 61 118 27 2 18 87 7 4 55 63 .265 .342 .456 .798 108 203 10 1 0 8 5 53/46
1996 31 PIT NL 155 672 591 91 160 36 4 30 111 15 1 70 95 .271 .346 .497 .843 117 294 17 2 1 8 3 345
1997 32 KCR AL 155 647 543 84 129 30 1 28 112 16 5 89 96 .238 .341 .451 .792 104 245 9 2 1 12 4 *3/D
1998 33 KCR AL 131 540 486 83 128 17 1 24 93 10 2 42 73 .263 .319 .451 .769 97 219 10 2 0 10 1 *3D/5
1999 34 KCR AL 21 91 72 14 17 2 0 3 11 2 0 15 10 .236 .385 .389 .774 98 28 1 3 0 1 1 3/D
11 Yrs 1201 4812 4262 600 1091 222 18 154 709 75 32 442 584 .256 .324 .425 .749 99 1811 97 20 17 71 27
162 Game Avg. 162 649 575 81 147 30 2 21 96 10 4 60 79 .256 .324 .425 .749 99 244 13 3 2 10 4
PIT (8 yrs) 894 3534 3161 419 817 173 16 99 493 47 25 296 405 .258 .320 .417 .737 98 1319 77 13 16 48 21
KCR (3 yrs) 307 1278 1101 181 274 49 2 55 216 28 7 146 179 .249 .334 .447 .781 101 492 20 7 1 23 6
NL (8 yrs) 894 3534 3161 419 817 173 16 99 493 47 25 296 405 .258 .320 .417 .737 98 1319 77 13 16 48 21
AL (3 yrs) 307 1278 1101 181 274 49 2 55 216 28 7 146 179 .249 .334 .447 .781 101 492 20 7 1 23 6

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
1989 24 PIT NL 75 243 -5 0 1 5 -2 -0 -0.1 8 7 0.7 .499 .500 0.1 0.3 2 $68,000 35/46
1990 25 PIT NL 127 402 -3 -1 -2 -2 1 -7 -0.7 13 6 0.6 .494 .495 0.6 0.0 8 $112,500 *5/3
1991 26 PIT NL 33 125 -1 0 -0 -2 0 -2 -0.3 4 2 0.1 .492 .498 0.3 -0.1 3 $215,000 5
1992 27 PIT NL 130 522 -11 -1 -1 -1 0 -14 -1.6 16 2 -0.0 .488 .490 -0.0 -0.1 3 $325,000 534/69
1993 28 PIT NL 158 683 8 -3 -1 7 2 12 1.3 21 33 3.4 .508 .508 2.4 1.0 26 $675,000 *5/46
1994 29 PIT NL 94 378 -7 -2 0 0 1 -8 -0.8 12 4 0.3 .492 .495 0.3 0.1 4 $2,400,000 *5/4
1995 30 PIT NL 122 509 2 -1 1 9 -0 10 1.0 16 26 2.5 .508 .506 1.5 0.9 17 $2,160,000 53/46
1996 31 PIT NL 155 672 13 2 -2 6 -3 16 1.2 20 36 3.2 .510 .510 2.8 0.1 30 $2,500,000 345
1997 32 KCR AL 155 647 4 0 0 17 -9 13 1.4 24 37 3.7 .508 .508 2.0 0.9 20 $2,500,000 *3/D
1998 33 KCR AL 131 540 -1 2 -0 7 -8 -1 0.0 20 19 1.9 .499 .499 1.2 -0.1 12 $4,000,000 *3D/5
1999 34 KCR AL 21 91 1 1 -0 -0 -1 1 0.1 3 4 0.4 .504 .501 0.4 -0.1 5 $4,000,000 3/D
11 Seasons 1201 4812 -1 -3 -4 47 -19 20 1.5 157 177 16.7 .501 .502 11.5 2.8 130 $18,955,500
PIT (8 yrs) 894 3534 -5 -6 -3 23 -1 7 0.0 109 116 10.8 .501 .501 7.9 2.2 93 $8,455,500
KCR (3 yrs) 307 1278 4 4 -1 23 -18 13 1.5 48 61 6.0 .504 .504 3.6 0.7 37 $10,500,000

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
1990 25 PIT NL NLCS CIN L 5 11 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .100 .182 .100 .282 1 0 0 0 0 0
1992 27 PIT NL NLCS ATL L 7 29 29 4 7 4 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 .241 .241 .379 .621 11 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 12 40 39 4 8 4 0 0 2 0 1 1 6 .205 .225 .308 .533 12 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLCS 12 40 39 4 8 4 0 0 2 0 1 1 6 .205 .225 .308 .533 12 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
1989 PIT NL 24 1B 46 40 31 361.0 408 384 22 2 32 .995 2 7 10.12 8.83 .992 9.75 9.76
1989 PIT NL 24 3B 13 10 7 88.0 34 9 23 2 2 .941 4 53 3.27 2.46 .943 2.71 2.71
1989 PIT NL 24 2B 7 5 1 39.0 24 10 14 0 2 1.000 -1 -18 5.54 3.43 .981 5.12 5.11
1989 PIT NL 24 SS 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 4.50 4.50
1990 PIT NL 25 3B 115 86 80 839.2 291 58 215 18 15 .938 -2 -3 2.93 2.37 .947 2.73 2.71
1990 PIT NL 25 1B 1 0 0 2.1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 51 11.57 3.00 .993 9.64 9.50
1991 PIT NL 26 3B 33 32 29 281.0 79 15 62 2 0 .975 -2 -7 2.47 2.33 .950 2.74 2.73
1992 PIT NL 27 3B 73 64 48 565.1 192 44 139 9 14 .953 -3 -7 2.91 2.51 .952 2.67 2.67
1992 PIT NL 27 1B 32 30 22 266.1 293 270 21 2 27 .993 1 5 9.83 9.09 .993 9.75 9.76
1992 PIT NL 27 2B 32 23 18 201.2 117 49 68 0 16 1.000 1 7 5.22 3.66 .981 5.18 5.18
1992 PIT NL 27 SS 6 3 1 35.1 11 4 6 1 1 .909 -0 -3 2.55 1.67 .969 4.58 4.60
1992 PIT NL 27 OF 1 1 0 6.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.50 1.00 .980 2.40 2.30
1992 PIT NL 27 RF 1 1 0 6.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.50 1.00 .980 2.10 2.10
1993 PIT NL 28 3B 156 155 146 1366.2 475 105 353 17 28 .964 6 5 3.02 2.94 .945 2.70 2.68
1993 PIT NL 28 2B 2 1 1 10.0 10 3 6 1 2 .900 0 36 8.10 4.50 .980 5.13 5.15
1993 PIT NL 28 SS 2 0 0 5.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 0 96 5.40 1.50 .967 4.68 4.65
1994 PIT NL 29 3B 91 89 84 772.1 264 59 193 12 27 .955 1 1 2.94 2.77 .951 2.65 2.63
1994 PIT NL 29 2B 1 1 1 9.0 8 2 5 1 2 .875 -1 -107 7.00 7.00 .981 5.30 5.20
1995 PIT NL 30 3B 84 80 68 684.0 225 48 164 13 14 .942 3 6 2.79 2.52 .946 2.77 2.76
1995 PIT NL 30 1B 35 32 29 289.2 325 296 27 2 22 .994 7 27 10.04 9.23 .993 9.70 9.66
1995 PIT NL 30 2B 8 4 3 44.2 22 8 14 0 4 1.000 0 8 4.43 2.75 .984 5.26 5.22
1995 PIT NL 30 SS 2 0 0 11.0 3 0 1 2 0 .333 -1 -120 0.82 0.50 .967 4.50 4.50
1996 PIT NL 31 1B 92 76 61 683.1 794 745 47 2 60 .997 12 22 10.43 8.61 .992 9.62 9.56
1996 PIT NL 31 2B 71 63 49 554.2 333 145 181 7 40 .979 -6 -12 5.29 4.59 .981 5.09 5.06
1996 PIT NL 31 3B 17 7 5 75.1 32 6 24 2 1 .938 -1 -11 3.58 1.76 .948 2.71 2.69
1997 KCR AL 32 1B 150 147 140 1291.0 1369 1217 147 5 135 .996 17 16 9.51 9.09 .992 9.31 9.23
1997 KCR AL 32 DH 2 2
1998 KCR AL 33 1B 112 110 99 944.1 1022 932 85 5 103 .995 8 10 9.69 9.08 .992 9.43 9.33
1998 KCR AL 33 DH 16 15
1998 KCR AL 33 3B 4 3 3 34.0 9 3 6 0 2 1.000 -1 -46 2.38 2.25 .948 2.54 2.52
1999 KCR AL 34 1B 20 20 17 173.1 205 188 15 2 21 .990 -0 -1 10.54 10.15 .992 9.50 9.35
1999 KCR AL 34 DH 1 1
9 Seasons 3B 586 526 470 4706.1 1601 347 1179 75 103 .953 6 1 2.92 2.60 .948 2.71 2.69
8 Seasons 1B 488 455 399 4011.1 4419 4035 364 20 400 .995 47 14 9.87 9.01 .992 9.50 9.44
6 Seasons 2B 121 97 73 859.0 514 217 288 9 66 .982 -5 -7 5.29 4.17 .981 5.12 5.11
3 Seasons DH 19 18
4 Seasons SS 11 3 1 52.1 17 4 10 3 1 .824 -1 -21 2.41 1.27 .968 4.57 4.58
1 Season OF 1 1 0 6.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.50 1.00 .980 2.40 2.30
1 Season RF 1 1 0 6.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.50 1.00 .980 2.10 2.10
11 Seasons TOT 1207 1082 943 9635.0 6552 4604 1841 107 570 .984 47 6 6.02 5.34 .980 5.76 5.68
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

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1997 June AL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1996 May 5th NL Player of the Week
1997 Sep 28th AL Player of the Week

Games Played s c a p y
1993 NL  158 (7th)

At Bats s c a p y
1993 NL  611 (5th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1993 NL  683 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1993 NL  180 (9th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1997 AL  112 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1997 AL  89 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1993 NL  133 (8th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1993 NL  8 (10th)
1994 NL  7 (6th)
1995 NL  8 (2nd)
1996 NL  8 (8th)
1997 AL  12 (2nd)
1998 AL  10 (6th)
Career  71 (133rd)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1993 NL  17 (8th)

SB % s c a p y
1996 NL  93.75 (1st)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1997 AL  20.4 (6th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1993 NL  11.3 (8th)

Putoutss c a p y
1997 AL  1,217 (5th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1997 AL  17 (5th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1997 AL  150 (3rd)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1997 AL  1,217 (5th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1997 AL  147 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1997 AL  135 (1st)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1993 NL  156 (2nd)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1993 NL  353 (1st)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1994 NL  12 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1993 NL  28 (3rd)
1994 NL  27 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1989 NL  2 (5th)
1995 NL  7 (4th)
1996 NL  13 (1st)
1997 AL  17 (1st)
1998 AL  8 (3rd)
Career  47 (18th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1996 NL  10.43 (2nd)
1998 AL  9.69 (4th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1997 AL  .996 (1st)
1998 AL  .995 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1993 NL  6 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1990 NL  2.93 (5th)
1993 NL  3.02 (2nd)
1994 NL  2.94 (1st)
Career  2.92 (21st)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1993 NL  2.94 (1st)
1994 NL  2.77 (2nd)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1993 NL  .964 (4th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 11 (1379), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 11 (1139), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 13 (1292), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (136th), 16.8 career WAR/15.9 7yr-peak WAR/16.3 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1989 24 Pittsburgh Pirates $68,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 25 Pittsburgh Pirates $112,500 ? USA Today
1991 26 Pittsburgh Pirates $215,000 ? USA Today survey
1992 27 Pittsburgh Pirates $325,000 ? 11/4/92 Toronto Sun Includes $100,000 incentives
1993 28 Pittsburgh Pirates $675,000 ? USA Today Arbitration loss; $1,075,000 request
1994 29 Pittsburgh Pirates $2,400,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1995 30 Pittsburgh Pirates $2,160,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1996 31 Pittsburgh Pirates $2,500,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1997 32 Kansas City Royals $2,500,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
1998 33 Kansas City Royals $4,000,000 ? 4/3/98 USA Today
1999 34 Kansas City Royals $4,000,000 ? 4/6/99 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$18,955,500
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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