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Ken Rudolph

Kenneth Victor Rudolph

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: December 29, 1946 in Rockford, IL
High School: Cathedral HS (Los Angeles, CA)
Schools: Los Angeles City College (Los Angeles, CA), University of Nebraska at Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
Drafted
by the Chicago Cubs in the 2nd round of the 1965 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1969 (Age 22.112)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1971 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Cardinals/Giants/Orioles 1969-1977

Final Game: September 7, 1977 (Age 30.252)
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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
1969 22 CHC NL 27 40 34 7 7 1 0 1 6 0 0 6 11 .206 .325 .324 .649 74 11 1 0 0 0 0 2/7
1970 23 CHC NL 20 43 40 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 12 .100 .122 .125 .247 -36 5 1 0 2 0 1 2
1971 24 CHC NL 25 86 76 5 15 3 0 0 7 0 0 6 20 .197 .265 .237 .502 36 18 3 1 3 0 0 2
1972 25 CHC NL 42 116 106 10 25 1 1 2 9 1 2 6 14 .236 .283 .321 .604 65 34 4 1 3 0 0 2
1973 26 CHC NL 64 182 170 12 35 8 1 2 17 1 4 7 25 .206 .239 .300 .539 45 51 6 1 2 2 0 2
1974 27 SFG NL 57 181 158 11 41 3 0 0 10 0 0 21 15 .259 .350 .278 .628 75 44 6 1 1 0 5 2
1975 28 STL NL 44 83 80 5 16 2 0 1 6 0 0 3 10 .200 .229 .263 .491 34 21 4 0 0 0 0 2
1976 29 STL NL 27 51 50 1 8 3 0 0 5 0 0 1 7 .160 .176 .220 .396 12 11 2 0 0 0 0 2
1977 30 TOT MLB 22 30 29 3 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 7 .241 .267 .276 .543 50 8 0 0 0 0 1 2
1977 30 SFG NL 11 16 15 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .200 .250 .200 .450 23 3 0 0 0 0 1 2
1977 30 BAL AL 11 14 14 2 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 .286 .286 .357 .643 79 5 0 0 0 0 0 2
9 Yrs 328 812 743 55 158 23 2 6 64 2 6 52 121 .213 .267 .273 .540 47 203 27 4 11 2 7
162 Game Avg. 162 401 367 27 78 11 1 3 32 1 3 26 60 .213 .267 .273 .540 47 100 13 2 5 1 3
CHC (5 yrs) 178 467 426 35 86 14 2 5 41 2 6 26 82 .202 .252 .279 .531 43 119 15 3 10 2 1
SFG (2 yrs) 68 197 173 12 44 3 0 0 10 0 0 22 18 .254 .342 .272 .614 70 47 6 1 1 0 6
STL (2 yrs) 71 134 130 6 24 5 0 1 11 0 0 4 17 .185 .209 .246 .455 26 32 6 0 0 0 0
BAL (1 yr) 11 14 14 2 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 .286 .286 .357 .643 79 5 0 0 0 0 0
NL (9 yrs) 317 798 729 53 154 22 2 6 62 2 6 52 117 .211 .267 .272 .538 47 198 27 4 11 2 7
AL (1 yr) 11 14 14 2 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 .286 .286 .357 .643 79 5 0 0 0 0 0

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
1969 22 CHC NL 27 40 -1 -0 -0 -1 0 -1 -0.2 1 0 -0.0 .494 .499 0.1 -0.0 1 2/7
1970 23 CHC NL 20 43 -8 -0 -0 2 1 -6 -0.6 1 -5 -0.5 .467 .496 -0.7 0.3 -7 2
1971 24 CHC NL 25 86 -5 -0 -0 8 1 4 0.4 3 6 0.7 .517 .503 -0.2 1.1 -1 2
1972 25 CHC NL 42 116 -4 -1 0 2 2 -1 -0.1 4 3 0.3 .498 .500 0.1 0.5 1 2
1973 26 CHC NL 64 182 -12 -2 -0 3 3 -8 -0.9 6 -2 -0.4 .486 .494 -0.7 0.6 -5 2
1974 27 SFG NL 57 181 -6 -0 -1 0 3 -4 -0.4 6 2 0.2 .493 .498 0.1 0.3 2 2
1975 28 STL NL 44 83 -7 -0 -0 -2 1 -8 -0.9 3 -5 -0.6 .480 .495 -0.4 -0.1 -3 2
1976 29 STL NL 27 51 -5 -0 0 -1 1 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.5 .476 .496 -0.4 -0.0 -3 2
1977 30 SFG NL 11 16 -2 0 0 1 0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .494 .500 -0.1 0.2 -1 2
1977 30 BAL AL 11 14 -1 -0 0 1 0 1 0.1 0 2 0.2 .510 .501 0.1 0.2 0 2
9 Seasons 328 812 -50 -4 -2 13 14 -29 -3.2 27 -2 -0.6 .490 .497 -2.3 3.1 -16
CHC (5 yrs) 178 467 -30 -3 -1 14 8 -13 -1.4 15 3 0.2 .492 .498 -1.5 2.5 -11
SFG (2 yrs) 68 197 -8 -0 -1 1 4 -4 -0.5 6 2 0.1 .493 .498 0.0 0.5 1
STL (2 yrs) 71 134 -12 -0 -0 -3 2 -13 -1.5 4 -9 -1.1 .479 .495 -0.8 -0.1 -6
BAL (1 yr) 11 14 -1 -0 0 1 0 1 0.1 0 2 0.2 .510 .501 0.1 0.2 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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1969 CHC NL 22 C 11 6 3 60.0 43 39 3 1 0 .977 -1 -20 6.30 3.82 .989 7.06 7.01 0 2 3 0 0% 40% 0
1969 CHC NL 22 LF 3 1 0 9.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 27 2.00 0.67 .965 1.70 1.67
1969 CHC NL 22 OF 3 1 0 9.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 27 2.00 0.67 .975 2.00 2.00
1970 CHC NL 23 C 16 9 6 93.0 73 67 6 0 1 1.000 2 26 7.06 4.56 .987 6.85 6.82 1 4 2 5 71% 33% 1
1971 CHC NL 24 C 25 24 22 214.0 169 153 16 0 1 1.000 8 45 7.11 6.76 .988 6.34 6.33 1 0 3 13 81% 35% 1
1972 CHC NL 25 C 41 32 21 283.2 208 178 23 7 2 .966 2 8 6.38 4.90 .987 6.61 6.63 4 7 13 15 54% 37% 0
1973 CHC NL 26 C 64 52 34 443.0 296 259 28 9 4 .970 3 8 5.83 4.48 .987 6.34 6.34 2 11 28 20 42% 36% 1
1974 SFG NL 27 C 56 53 35 443.2 279 253 25 1 4 .996 0 0 5.64 4.96 .985 6.12 6.11 4 7 35 11 24% 33% 0
1975 STL NL 28 C 31 15 9 162.2 107 93 11 3 1 .972 -2 -15 5.75 3.35 .985 6.03 6.02 3 7 14 6 30% 32% 0
1976 STL NL 29 C 14 8 6 93.0 67 61 2 4 1 .940 -1 -13 6.10 4.50 .986 5.96 5.94 0 7 7 4 36% 33% 0
1977 TOT MLB 30 C 22 9 3 92.2 78 66 10 2 4 .974 2 26 7.38 3.45 .986 6.25 6.23 1 0 7 6 46% 38% 1
1977 SFG NL 30 C 11 5 0 47.0 37 30 5 2 3 .946 1 26 6.70 3.18 .985 6.49 6.49 0 0 2 3 60% 35% 0
1977 BAL AL 30 C 11 4 3 45.2 41 36 5 0 1 1.000 1 26 8.08 3.73 .986 6.01 5.97 1 0 5 3 38% 39% 1
9 Seasons C 280 208 139 1885.2 1320 1169 124 27 18 .980 13 8 6.17 4.62 .986 6.33 6.33 16 45 112 80 42% 35% 4
1 Season LF 3 1 0 9.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 27 2.00 0.67 .965 1.70 1.67
1 Season OF 3 1 0 9.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 27 2.00 0.67 .975 2.00 2.00
9 Seasons TOT 283 209 139 1894.2 1322 1171 124 27 18 .980 13 8 6.15 4.58 .986 6.31 6.28 16 45 112 80 42% 35% 4
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

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1973 NL  41.7 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1971 NL  8 (3rd)
Career  13 (90th)

                           

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