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Ron Kittle

Ronald Dale Kittle

Positions: Designated Hitter, Leftfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: January 5, 1958 in Gary, IN
Signed
by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1977. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 2, 1982 (Age 24.240)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1983 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Yankees/Indians/Orioles 1982-1991
Agents: Bob Gilhooley,Jim Bronner [*]
Final Game: August 13, 1991 (Age 33.220)
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Standard Fielding

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
1982 CHW AL 24 OF 5 5 0 29.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -41 0.93 0.60 .983 2.48 2.46
1982 CHW AL 24 RF 5 5 0 29.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -41 0.93 0.60 .980 2.27 2.26
1982 CHW AL 24 DH 3 0
1983 CHW AL 25 OF 139 137 111 1163.1 250 234 7 9 0 .964 -6 -6 1.86 1.73 .981 2.50 2.48 AS,RoY-1
1983 CHW AL 25 LF 138 137 111 1163.0 252 237 7 8 0 .968 -6 -6 1.89 1.77 .977 2.32 2.30 AS,RoY-1
1983 CHW AL 25 DH 2 1 AS,RoY-1
1983 CHW AL 25 CF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -360 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.90 AS,RoY-1
1984 CHW AL 26 LF 124 118 106 1032.1 236 216 13 7 2 .970 -6 -7 2.00 1.85 .982 2.27 2.26
1984 CHW AL 26 OF 124 118 106 1032.1 247 226 14 7 2 .972 -6 -7 2.09 1.94 .983 2.51 2.49
1984 CHW AL 26 DH 8 7
1985 CHW AL 27 DH 58 51
1985 CHW AL 27 LF 57 55 22 418.2 94 90 3 1 1 .989 -4 -10 2.00 1.63 .977 2.25 2.23
1985 CHW AL 27 OF 57 55 22 418.2 91 88 2 1 1 .989 -4 -10 1.93 1.58 .982 2.44 2.42
1986 TOT AL 28 DH 86 81
1986 TOT AL 28 LF 21 21 16 169.0 43 39 4 0 0 1.000 -3 -23 2.29 2.05 .977 2.24 2.22
1986 TOT AL 28 OF 21 21 16 169.0 42 39 3 0 0 1.000 -3 -23 2.24 2.00 .980 2.39 2.37
1986 CHW AL 28 DH 62 61
1986 CHW AL 28 LF 20 20 15 161.0 41 37 4 0 0 1.000 -3 -22 2.29 2.05 .977 2.24 2.22
1986 CHW AL 28 OF 20 20 15 161.0 40 37 3 0 0 1.000 -3 -22 2.24 2.00 .980 2.39 2.37
1986 NYY AL 28 DH 24 20
1986 NYY AL 28 LF 1 1 1 8.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -30 2.25 2.00 .975 2.25 2.20
1986 NYY AL 28 OF 1 1 1 8.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -30 2.25 2.00 .980 2.36 2.40
1987 NYY AL 29 DH 49 39
1987 NYY AL 29 LF 2 1 0 9.0 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 0 67 5.00 2.50 .974 2.10 2.10
1987 NYY AL 29 OF 2 1 0 9.0 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 0 67 5.00 2.50 .980 2.30 2.30
1988 CLE AL 30 DH 63 58
1989 CHW AL 31 1B 27 27 17 205.0 223 208 11 4 28 .982 -2 -13 9.61 8.11 .993 9.79 9.69
1989 CHW AL 31 DH 17 17
1989 CHW AL 31 LF 5 3 1 25.0 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 1 34 3.24 1.80 .977 2.16 2.14
1989 CHW AL 31 OF 5 3 1 25.0 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 1 34 3.24 1.80 .980 2.41 2.40
1990 TOT AL 32 DH 67 61
1990 TOT AL 32 1B 30 27 8 192.2 184 176 6 2 19 .989 -4 -26 8.50 6.07 .992 9.63 9.53
1990 CHW AL 32 DH 54 51
1990 CHW AL 32 1B 25 24 6 164.2 157 150 5 2 18 .987 -3 -21 8.47 6.20 .992 9.63 9.53
1990 BAL AL 32 DH 13 10
1990 BAL AL 32 1B 5 3 2 28.0 27 26 1 0 1 1.000 -1 -51 8.68 5.40 .992 9.64 9.52
1991 CHW AL 33 1B 15 14 4 99.0 109 101 6 2 8 .982 -0 -4 9.73 7.13 .992 9.75 9.74
7 Seasons OF 353 340 256 2846.1 647 602 28 17 3 .974 -18 -8 1.99 1.78 .982 2.49 2.46
6 Seasons LF 347 335 256 2817.0 639 594 29 16 3 .975 -17 -7 1.99 1.80 .979 2.28 2.27
3 Seasons 1B 72 68 29 496.2 516 485 23 8 55 .984 -7 -16 9.21 7.06 .992 9.72 9.63
1 Season RF 5 5 0 29.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -41 0.93 0.60 .980 2.27 2.26
1 Season CF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -360 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.90
10 Seasons TOT 425 408 285 3343.0 1163 1087 51 25 58 .979 -25 -9 3.06 2.68 .987 3.56 3.68
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1982 CHW AL 24 RF -1 -41 -1 -0 -0 0
1983 CHW AL 25 LF -6 -6 -4 -0 -4 -2
1983 CHW AL 25 CF -0 -360 -0 0 -0
1984 CHW AL 26 LF -6 -7 -5 -2 -2 -1
1985 CHW AL 27 LF -4 -10 -4 -2 -1 0
1986 CHW AL 28 LF -3 -22 -2 -0 -2 -1
1986 NYY AL 28 LF -0 -30 -0 0 -0 0
1987 NYY AL 29 LF 0 67 0 1 -0 0
1989 CHW AL 31 1B -2 -13 -2 -2 0 0
1989 CHW AL 31 LF 1 34 -0 -0 -0 1
1990 CHW AL 32 1B -3 -21 -3 -1 -2 0
1990 BAL AL 32 1B -1 -51 -1 -0 -1 0
1991 CHW AL 33 1B -0 -4 -0 -0 -0 0
6 Seasons LF -17 -7 -14 -5 -9 -3
3 Seasons 1B -7 -16 -7 -4 -2 0
1 Season RF -1 -41 -1 -0 -0 0
1 Season CF -0 -360 -0 0 -0
10 Seasons TOT -25 -9 -22 -9 -13 0 -3

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1982 CHW AL 24 20 5 20 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 3 14 1
1983 CHW AL 25 145 138 145 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 138 1 0 139 2 6 1
1984 CHW AL 26 139 125 139 124 0 0 0 0 0 0 124 0 0 124 8 13 1
1985 CHW AL 27 116 106 116 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 57 0 0 57 58 9 1
1986 CHW AL 28 86 81 86 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 20 62 5 0
1986 NYY AL 28 30 21 30 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 24 9 0
1987 NYY AL 29 59 40 59 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 49 18 0
1988 CLE AL 30 75 58 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 63 17 0
1989 CHW AL 31 51 47 51 31 0 0 27 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 17 4 0
1990 CHW AL 32 83 75 83 25 0 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 8 0
1990 BAL AL 32 22 12 22 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 7 0
1991 CHW AL 33 17 14 17 15 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
10 Seasons 843 722 843 424 0 0 72 0 0 0 347 1 5 353 353 112 5
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1983 CHW AL 25 8 0 8 0 2 7 0 2 1 2 71 57 1 43 8 3 19 9 0 11 3 0 27 24 0 171 101 59.1% 66 4 2.3% 3 4837 66% 81% 25% 560 44%
1984 CHW AL 26 7 0 7 0 2 13 0 4 2 7 6 5 0 7 2 1 6 1 1 8 1 2 18 14 0 45 23 51.1% 18 4 8.9% 9 4358 56% 81% 28% 263 83%
1985 CHW AL 27 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 7 1 0 8 8 1 18 10 55.6% 8 1 5.6% 2 1817 57% 78% 24% 101 89%
1986 CHW AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 1 11 5 1 4 1 0 4 1 1 7 2 0 7 5 0 33 14 42.4% 17 2 6.1% 2 710 53% 81% 26% 81 51%
1986 NYY AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 40 90% 85% 40% 5 40%
1987 NYY AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 36 72% 86% 47% 7 71%
1989 CHW AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 5 4 80.0% 1 0 0.0% 1 120 57% 82% 49% 15 60%
6 Seasons 16 0 16 0 4 29 0 10 4 12 93 72 2 54 11 4 31 11 2 34 7 2 61 52 1 273 153 56.0% 110 11 4.0% 18 11918 60% 81% 26% 1032 59%
MLB Averages 60.5% 2.8% 59% 81% 33% 55%

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1989 CHW AL 31 936 62% 84% 34% 40 78% 1 208 11 195 3 11 10 7 2 0 0 4 1 3 0 3 28 1 0 0 28 1 0 0 0 3 33%
1990 CHW AL 32 709 66% 79% 32% 25 96% 0 151 7 142 2 13 5 4 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 18 0 0 0 17 0 1 0 1 1 0%
1990 BAL AL 32 123 63% 85% 30% 3 100% 0 26 0 26 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1991 CHW AL 33 413 48% 78% 31% 23 91% 0 101 6 90 5 10 6 5 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 8 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0
3 Seasons 2181 61% 82% 32% 91 87% 1 486 24 453 10 36 23 17 2 0 0 8 1 6 1 5 55 1 0 0 54 1 1 0 1 4 25%
MLB Averages 59% 81% 30% 94% 88%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1982 CHW AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 117 70% 81% 19% 8 38%
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 117 70% 81% 19% 8 38%
MLB Averages 42.4% 2.9% 59% 81% 33% 58%

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1983 CHW AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 60% 80% 0% 0
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 60% 80% 0% 0
MLB Averages 43.2% 2.1% 59% 81% 33% 63%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1989 May AL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1984 Apr 29th AL Player of the Week
1985 Sep 15th AL Player of the Week
1989 May 14th AL Player of the Week

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1983 AL  138 (4th)
1984 AL  124 (4th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1984 AL  13 (1st)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1983 AL  8 (4th)
1984 AL  7 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1984 AL  2 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1984 AL  14 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1983 AL  9 (3rd)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1984 AL  .970 (5th)

             

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