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Leo Cardenas

Leonardo Lazaro (Alfonso) Cardenas (Chico or Mr. Automatic)

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: December 17, 1938 in Matanzas, Matanzas, Cuba

Major League Stats


Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1956 17 -7.3 Tucson AZMX C 125 548 173 36 12 23 .316 .551 302
1957 18 -6.3 Savannah SALL A CIN 147 594 545 66 139 22 6 10 63 3 29 73 .255 .295 .372 .668 203 4 11 5 6
1958 19 -5.5 Savannah SALL A CIN 141 571 498 76 133 29 6 13 58 2 57 56 .267 .345 .428 .773 213 4 9 3 4
1959 20 -8.0 Havana IL AAA CIN 154 624 587 58 149 28 5 13 49 7 26 113 .254 .292 .385 .677 226 6 4 1 0
1960 21 -6.6 Havana/Jersey City IL AAA CIN 97 406 372 49 107 16 7 7 33 4 4 25 64 .288 .337 .425 .762 158 5 0 4
1960 21 -6.9 CIN NL MLB CIN 48 153 142 13 33 2 4 1 12 0 0 6 32 .232 .264 .324 .587 46 1 0 5 0 0
1961 22 -5.6 CIN NL MLB CIN 74 216 198 23 61 18 1 5 24 1 0 15 39 .308 .353 .485 .838 96 5 0 1 2 1
1962 23 -4.9 CIN NL MLB CIN 153 647 589 77 173 31 4 10 60 2 5 39 99 .294 .341 .411 .752 242 17 5 10 4 4
1963 24 -3.4 CIN NL MLB CIN 158 601 565 42 133 22 4 7 48 3 5 23 101 .235 .270 .326 .595 184 13 4 8 1 6
1964 25 -2.2 CIN NL MLB CIN 163 652 597 61 150 32 2 9 69 4 4 41 110 .251 .299 .357 .656 213 10 2 6 6 10
1965 26 -1.4 CIN NL MLB CIN 156 626 557 65 160 25 11 11 57 1 4 60 100 .287 .355 .431 .786 240 17 1 4 4 25
1966 27 -0.3 CIN NL MLB CIN 160 624 568 59 145 25 4 20 81 9 4 45 87 .255 .309 .419 .728 238 19 1 6 4 18
1967 28 0.5 CIN NL MLB CIN 108 418 379 30 97 14 3 2 21 4 5 34 77 .256 .320 .325 .644 123 8 2 2 1 16
1968 29 1.1 CIN NL MLB CIN 137 499 452 45 106 13 2 7 41 2 1 36 83 .235 .292 .319 .611 144 16 2 6 3 18
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1969 30 2.7 MIN AL MLB MIN 160 665 578 67 162 24 4 10 70 5 6 66 96 .280 .353 .388 .741 224 19 4 8 9 12
1970 31 3.4 MIN AL MLB MIN 160 649 588 67 145 34 4 11 65 2 5 42 101 .247 .300 .374 .674 220 11 4 13 2 2
1971 32 4.3 MIN AL MLB MIN 153 624 554 59 146 25 4 18 75 3 3 51 69 .264 .321 .421 .741 233 16 1 7 11 5
1972 33 5.2 CAL AL MLB CAL 150 602 551 25 123 11 2 6 42 1 2 35 73 .223 .272 .283 .555 156 15 2 13 1 4
1973 34 6.0 CLE AL MLB CLE 72 212 195 9 42 4 0 0 12 1 4 13 42 .215 .264 .236 .500 46 5 0 4 0 0
1974 35 7.3 TEX AL MLB TEX 34 95 92 5 25 3 0 0 7 1 0 2 14 .272 .287 .304 .592 28 2 0 1 0 1
1975 36 8.5 TEX AL MLB TEX 55 119 102 15 24 2 0 1 5 0 0 14 12 .235 .328 .284 .612 29 0 0 3 0 0
MLB (16 seasons) MLB 1941 7402 6707 662 1725 285 49 118 689 39 48 522 1135 .257 .311 .367 .679 2462 174 28 97 48 122
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 664 2743 2550 249 701 131 36 66 203 16 4 137 306 .275 .432 1102 19 24 13 10
All Levels (20 Seasons) 2605 10145 9257 911 2426 416 85 184 892 55 52 659 1441 .262 .385 3564 174 47 121 61 132
A (2 seasons) Minors 288 1165 1043 142 272 51 12 23 121 5 86 129 .261 .320 .399 .719 416 8 20 8 10
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 251 1030 959 107 256 44 12 20 82 11 4 51 177 .267 .310 .400 .710 384 11 4 5 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1957 18 Savannah SALL A CIN SS 147 682 271 380 31 80 .955 4.43
1958 19 Savannah SALL A CIN SS 141 719 220 463 36 87 .950 4.84
1959 20 Havana IL AAA CIN SS 154 724 252 458 14 77 .981 4.61
1960 21 Havana/Jersey City IL AAA CIN SS 97 496 162 310 24 50 .952 4.87
1960 21 CIN NL MLB CIN SS 47 372.0 213 76 128 9 32 .958 4.94 4.34
1961 22 CIN NL MLB CIN SS 63 449.0 222 83 133 6 21 .973 4.33 3.43
1962 23 CIN NL MLB CIN SS 149 1332.0 737 273 443 21 84 .972 4.84 4.81
1963 24 CIN NL MLB CIN SS 157 1349.0 710 270 420 20 84 .972 4.60 4.39
1964 25 CIN NL MLB CIN SS 163 1456.0 804 336 436 32 87 .960 4.77 4.74
1965 26 CIN NL MLB CIN SS 155 1384.0 751 292 440 19 92 .975 4.76 4.72
1966 27 CIN NL MLB CIN SS 160 1426.0 740 279 446 15 87 .980 4.58 4.53
1967 28 CIN NL MLB CIN SS 108 989.0 521 190 316 15 57 .971 4.60 4.69
1968 29 CIN NL MLB CIN SS 136 1176.0 638 221 388 29 66 .955 4.66 4.48
1969 30 MIN AL MLB MIN SS 160 1455.0 912 310 570 32 126 .965 5.44 5.50
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1970 31 MIN AL MLB MIN SS 160 1400.0 784 280 487 17 91 .978 4.93 4.79
1971 32 MIN AL MLB MIN SS 153 1333.0 722 266 445 11 89 .985 4.80 4.65
1972 33 CAL AL MLB CAL SS 150 1315.0 734 241 471 22 82 .970 4.87 4.75
1973 34 CLE AL MLB CLE 3B 5 37.0 18 3 13 2 4 .889 3.89 3.20
1973 34 CLE AL MLB CLE SS 67 497.0 250 87 154 9 33 .964 4.36 3.60
1974 35 TEX AL MLB TEX 3B 21 143.0 52 17 35 0 1 1.000 3.27 2.48
1974 35 TEX AL MLB TEX SS 10 51.0 30 9 19 2 2 .933 4.94 2.80
1975 36 TEX AL MLB TEX 2B 3 4.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 6.75 1.00
1975 36 TEX AL MLB TEX 3B 43 257.0 113 32 76 5 9 .956 3.78 2.51
1975 36 TEX AL MLB TEX SS 5 20.0 12 5 7 0 3 1.000 5.40 2.40
MLB (3 seasons) MLB 3B 69 437.0 183 52 124 7 14 .962 3.62 2.55
MLB (16 seasons) MLB SS 1843 16004.0 8780 3218 5303 259 1036 .971 4.79 4.62
Minors (4 seasons) Minors SS 539 2621 905 1611 105 294 .960 4.67
All Levels (3 Seasons) 3B 69 437.0 183 52 124 7 14 .962 3.62 2.55
All Levels (19 Seasons) SS 2382 16004.0 11401 4123 6914 364 1330 .968 4.79 4.63
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1956 17 Tucson Cowboys Arizona-Mexico League C
1957 18 Savannah Redlegs South Atlantic League A
1958 19 Savannah Redlegs South Atlantic League A
1959 20 Havana Sugar Kings International League AAA
1960 21 Havana Sugar Kings/Jersey City Jerseys International League AAA
1960 21 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB 1 1960-07-25 1960-10-01
1961 22 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB 1 1961-04-14 1961-10-01
1962 23 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB 1 1962-04-09 1962-09-30
1963 24 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB 1 1963-04-08 1963-09-29
1964 25 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB 1 1964-04-13 1964-10-04
1965 26 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB 1 1965-04-12 1965-10-03
1966 27 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB 1 1966-04-15 1966-10-02
1967 28 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB 1 1967-04-10 1967-10-01
1968 29 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB 1 1968-04-10 1968-09-29
1969 30 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1969-04-08 1969-10-02
1970 31 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1970-04-07 1970-10-01
1971 32 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1971-04-06 1971-09-30
1972 33 California Angels American League MLB 1 1972-04-15 1972-10-04
1973 34 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1973-04-07 1973-09-29
1974 35 Texas Rangers American League MLB 1 1974-04-28 1974-09-14
1975 36 Texas Rangers American League MLB 1 1975-04-12 1975-09-26

Sabr ID: 00f3d9cf

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