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Ken Reitz

Kenneth John Reitz (Zamboni)

Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: June 24, 1951 in San Francisco, CA
High School: Jefferson HS (Daly City, CA)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 31st round of the 1969 amateur draft.
Signed July 14, 1969. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 5, 1972 (Age 21.073)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1973 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Giants/Cubs/Pirates 1972-1982
Agents: LaRue Harcourt [*]
Final Game: June 3, 1982 (Age 30.344)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 17, 2014 3:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1798. Frank O'Rourke… #1799. Yorvit Torrealba… #1800. Bob Kennedy… #1801. KEN REITZ… #1802. Harry Bemis… #1803. Frank Duffy… #1804. Lee Handley… 

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
1972 21 STL NL 21 81 78 5 28 4 0 0 10 0 1 2 4 .359 .370 .410 .781 123 32 4 0 0 1 0 5
1973 22 STL NL 147 446 426 40 100 20 2 6 42 0 1 9 25 .235 .256 .333 .589 63 142 18 4 4 3 2 *5/6
1974 23 STL NL 154 612 579 48 157 28 2 7 54 0 0 23 63 .271 .299 .363 .662 85 210 25 2 3 5 7 *5/64
1975 24 STL NL 161 627 592 43 159 25 1 5 63 1 1 22 54 .269 .298 .340 .637 74 201 18 5 2 6 9 *5 GG
1976 25 SFG NL 155 614 577 40 154 21 1 5 66 5 4 24 48 .267 .293 .333 .626 76 192 24 1 3 9 5 *5/6
1977 26 STL NL 157 620 587 58 153 36 1 17 79 2 6 19 74 .261 .291 .412 .703 88 242 17 7 5 2 4 *5
1978 27 STL NL 150 578 540 41 133 26 2 10 75 1 0 23 61 .246 .280 .357 .637 78 193 13 5 3 7 5 *5
1979 28 STL NL 159 643 605 42 162 41 2 8 73 1 0 25 85 .268 .299 .382 .681 84 231 13 4 4 5 7 *5
1980 ★ 29 STL NL 151 561 523 39 141 33 0 8 58 0 1 22 44 .270 .300 .379 .679 86 198 16 3 8 5 5 *5 AS
1981 30 CHC NL 82 286 260 10 56 9 1 2 28 0 0 15 56 .215 .261 .281 .541 52 73 9 3 2 6 3 *5
1982 31 PIT NL 7 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .091 .000 .091 -73 0 0 1 0 0 0 /5
11 Yrs 1344 5079 4777 366 1243 243 12 68 548 10 14 184 518 .260 .290 .359 .649 79 1714 157 35 34 49 47
162 Game Avg. 162 612 576 44 150 29 1 8 66 1 2 22 62 .260 .290 .359 .649 79 207 19 4 4 6 6
STL (8 yrs) 1100 4168 3930 316 1033 213 10 61 454 5 10 145 410 .263 .292 .369 .661 81 1449 124 30 29 34 39
PIT (1 yr) 7 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .091 .000 .091 -73 0 0 1 0 0 0
SFG (1 yr) 155 614 577 40 154 21 1 5 66 5 4 24 48 .267 .293 .333 .626 76 192 24 1 3 9 5
CHC (1 yr) 82 286 260 10 56 9 1 2 28 0 0 15 56 .215 .261 .281 .541 52 73 9 3 2 6 3

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
1972 21 STL NL 21 81 2 -1 -1 -0 0 0 0.1 3 3 0.3 .502 .500 0.3 0.0 3 5
1973 22 STL NL 147 446 -18 -0 -2 6 3 -12 -1.4 14 3 0.0 .491 .492 -0.6 0.9 -3 *5/6
1974 23 STL NL 154 612 -15 -2 -3 -5 4 -20 -2.3 20 -0 -0.4 .485 .486 0.0 -0.1 4 *5/64
1975 24 STL NL 161 627 -23 -3 -2 -16 4 -41 -4.6 20 -20 -2.6 .472 .472 -0.9 -1.4 -4 *5 GG
1976 25 SFG NL 155 614 -18 -3 -3 0 4 -19 -2.3 20 1 -0.3 .486 .486 -0.5 0.4 0 *5/6
1977 26 STL NL 157 620 -11 -4 -1 -0 4 -12 -1.4 20 8 0.6 .492 .492 0.5 0.4 8 $85,000 *5
1978 27 STL NL 150 578 -16 -1 -1 9 4 -6 -0.6 19 13 1.2 .496 .496 0.0 1.5 4 *5
1979 28 STL NL 159 643 -15 -3 -1 -7 4 -22 -2.4 21 -1 -0.3 .485 .485 0.3 -0.4 6 *5
1980 ★ 29 STL NL 151 561 -13 -2 -2 -8 3 -22 -2.6 19 -3 -0.7 .483 .484 0.2 -0.7 5 *5 AS
1981 30 CHC NL 82 286 -18 -1 -1 3 1 -16 -1.8 10 -6 -0.8 .477 .489 -1.3 0.6 -9 *5
1982 31 PIT NL 7 11 -2 -0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .468 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 /5
11 Seasons 1344 5079 -146 -21 -17 -18 31 -171 -19.6 166 -5 -3.2 .486 .487 -2.0 1.3 13 $85,000
STL (8 yrs) 1100 4168 -108 -17 -14 -21 25 -134 -15.3 136 2 -1.9 .486 .487 -0.0 0.2 23 $85,000
PIT (1 yr) 7 11 -2 -0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .468 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2
SFG (1 yr) 155 614 -18 -3 -3 0 4 -19 -2.3 20 1 -0.3 .486 .486 -0.5 0.4 0
CHC (1 yr) 82 286 -18 -1 -1 3 1 -16 -1.8 10 -6 -0.8 .477 .489 -1.3 0.6 -9

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
1972 STL NL 21 3B 20 20 19 174.0 45 17 26 2 3 .956 -0 -2 2.22 2.15 .945 2.87 2.88
1973 STL NL 22 3B 135 107 92 996.1 304 85 211 8 19 .974 6 7 2.67 2.19 .946 2.88 2.88
1973 STL NL 22 SS 1 1 1 8.0 5 3 2 0 1 1.000 -0 -60 5.62 5.00 .960 4.95 4.90
1974 STL NL 23 3B 151 148 135 1335.0 420 131 278 11 29 .974 -5 -4 2.76 2.71 .948 3.04 3.04
1974 STL NL 23 SS 2 0 0 6.0 4 0 3 1 0 .750 0 80 4.50 1.50 .960 4.95 4.95
1974 STL NL 23 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.50
1975 STL NL 24 3B 160 157 144 1376.2 426 124 279 23 21 .946 -16 -14 2.63 2.52 .945 2.98 2.97 GG
1976 SFG NL 25 3B 155 151 140 1346.2 462 140 303 19 32 .959 0 0 2.96 2.86 .952 2.93 2.92
1976 SFG NL 25 SS 1 2 1 1 0 1 1.000 2.00 .965 5.00
1977 STL NL 26 3B 157 156 141 1359.1 450 121 320 9 35 .980 -0 -0 2.92 2.81 .956 2.98 2.98
1978 STL NL 27 3B 150 144 139 1294.2 437 111 314 12 18 .973 9 9 2.95 2.83 .952 3.00 2.97
1979 STL NL 28 3B 158 156 145 1400.1 426 124 290 12 26 .972 -7 -6 2.66 2.62 .951 2.89 2.88
1980 STL NL 29 3B 150 143 124 1246.0 387 86 293 8 25 .979 -8 -8 2.74 2.53 .948 2.87 2.88 AS
1981 CHC NL 30 3B 81 75 63 667.1 219 57 157 5 11 .977 3 6 2.89 2.64 .948 2.84 2.85
1982 PIT NL 31 3B 4 2 1 20.0 6 0 6 0 0 1.000 0 18 2.70 1.50 .952 2.79 2.78
11 Seasons 3B 1321 1259 1143 11216.1 3582 996 2477 109 219 .970 -18 -2 2.79 2.63 .950 2.94 2.93
3 Seasons SS 4 1 1 14.0 11 4 6 1 2 .909 0 0 5.14 2.50 .961 4.95 4.95
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.50
11 Seasons TOT 1326 1260 1144 11231.1 3593 1000 2483 110 221 .969 -18 -2 2.79 2.63 .950 2.94 2.94
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

Gold Gloves
1975 NL (3B)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1977 May NL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1974 Apr 28th NL Player of the Week
1975 Apr 20th NL Player of the Week

Games Played s c a p y
1975 NL  161 (4th)
1977 NL  157 (7th)
1979 NL  159 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1977 NL  36 (7th)
1979 NL  41 (4th)
1980 NL  33 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1976 NL  127 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1977 NL  7 (4th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1976 NL  9 (3rd)
1981 NL  6 (6th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1973 NL  18 (10th)
1974 NL  25 (1st)
1975 NL  18 (7th)
1976 NL  24 (2nd)
1977 NL  17 (8th)
1980 NL  16 (8th)
Career  157 (249th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1980 NL  11.9 (7th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1976 NL  463 (9th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1974 NL  151 (5th)
1975 NL  160 (1st)
1976 NL  155 (3rd)
1977 NL  157 (2nd)
1978 NL  150 (5th)
1979 NL  158 (2nd)
1980 NL  150 (3rd)
Career  1,321 (62nd)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1974 NL  131 (4th)
1975 NL  124 (4th)
1976 NL  140 (2nd)
1977 NL  121 (3rd)
1979 NL  124 (2nd)
Career  996 (91st)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1975 NL  279 (5th)
1977 NL  320 (4th)
1978 NL  314 (4th)
1979 NL  290 (3rd)
1980 NL  293 (4th)
Career  2,477 (66th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1975 NL  23 (4th)
1976 NL  19 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1974 NL  29 (5th)
1976 NL  32 (3rd)
1977 NL  35 (1st)
1979 NL  26 (4th)
1980 NL  25 (3rd)
Career  219 (63rd)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1973 NL  6 (4th)
1978 NL  9 (2nd)
1981 NL  3 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
Career  2.81 (38th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1976 NL  2.86 (5th)
1979 NL  2.62 (4th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1973 NL  .974 (1st)
1974 NL  .974 (1st)
1975 NL  .946 (5th)
1977 NL  .980 (1st)
1978 NL  .973 (1st)
1979 NL  .972 (2nd)
1980 NL  .979 (1st)
1981 NL  .977 (1st)
Career  .970 (7th)

Youngest s c a p y
1972 NL  born 1951-06-24 (9th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 9 (1505), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1453), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1729), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (1010th), -3.2 career WAR/1.3 7yr-peak WAR/-1.0 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 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
1977 26 St. Louis Cardinals $85,000 ? TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
Career to date (may be incomplete)$85,000
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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