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Ruppert Jones

Ruppert Sanderson Jones (Rupe)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: March 12, 1955 in Dallas, Texas, United States
High School: Berkeley HS (Berkeley, CA)

Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 3rd round of the 1973 MLB June Amateur Draft from Berkeley HS (Berkeley, CA).

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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
1973 18 -1.6 Billings PION Rk KCR 61 230 193 45 58 10 4 4 31 13 4 35 58 .301 .404 .456 .860 88 0 0 2
1974 19 -2.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs A KCR 121 513 440 73 141 22 3 21 88 24 10 65 84 .320 .404 .527 .931 232 2 1 0 7 11
1974 19 -1.8 Waterloo MIDW A KCR 68 288 249 44 88 15 0 13 43 18 6 35 42 .353 .431 .570 1.001 142 1 1 0 3 8
1974 19 -2.5 San Jose CALL A KCR 53 225 191 29 53 7 3 8 45 6 4 30 42 .277 .369 .471 .840 90 1 0 0 4 3
1975 20 -4.7 Omaha AA AAA KCR 119 467 403 62 98 25 5 13 54 12 1 56 86 .243 .338 .427 .764 172 3 2 3
1976 21 -3.9 Omaha AA AAA KCR 102 427 359 65 94 15 9 19 73 16 5 59 90 .262 .366 .513 .879 184 3 1 5
1976 21 -6.5 KCR AL MLB KCR 28 54 51 9 11 1 1 1 7 0 2 3 16 .216 .259 .333 .593 17 0 0 0 0 0
1977 22 -5.5 SEA AL MLB SEA 160 663 597 85 157 26 8 24 76 13 9 55 120 .263 .324 .454 .778 271 7 2 3 6 3
1978 23 -4.5 SEA AL MLB SEA 129 540 472 48 111 24 3 6 46 22 6 55 85 .235 .312 .337 .649 159 15 0 8 5 2
1979 24 -3.8 SEA AL MLB SEA 162 716 622 109 166 29 9 21 78 33 12 85 78 .267 .356 .444 .799 276 19 3 2 4 4
1980 25 -3.0 NYY AL MLB NYY 83 373 328 38 73 11 3 9 42 18 8 34 50 .223 .299 .357 .656 117 5 3 5 3 3
1981 26 -2.4 SDP NL MLB SDP 105 451 397 53 99 34 1 4 39 7 9 43 66 .249 .318 .370 .688 147 7 0 4 7 2
1982 27 -1.5 SDP NL MLB SDP 116 493 424 69 120 20 2 12 61 18 15 62 90 .283 .373 .425 .798 180 4 1 3 3 11
1983 28 -0.5 SDP NL MLB SDP 133 372 335 42 78 12 3 12 49 11 11 35 58 .233 .305 .394 .699 132 8 0 2 0 4
1984 29 3.5 Evansville AA AAA DET 48 190 160 30 50 9 3 9 45 8 3 27 33 .313 .411 .575 .986 92 1 0 2 1
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
1984 29 0.3 DET AL MLB DET 79 237 215 26 61 12 1 12 37 2 4 21 47 .284 .346 .516 .862 111 5 0 0 1 0
1985 30 1.1 CAL AL MLB CAL 125 456 389 66 90 17 2 21 67 7 4 57 82 .231 .328 .447 .775 174 5 0 8 2 2
1986 31 2.2 CAL AL MLB CAL 126 470 393 73 90 21 3 17 49 10 3 64 87 .229 .339 .427 .767 168 8 3 7 3 5
1987 32 3.6 CAL AL MLB CAL 85 213 192 25 47 8 2 8 28 2 1 20 38 .245 .316 .432 .748 83 4 0 1 0 2
1988 33 6.6 Oklahoma City AA AAA TEX 50 179 154 23 39 8 1 7 30 8 1 17 23 .253 .331 .455 .786 70 3 1 4 2
1988 33 4.6 Hanshin JPCL Fgn 52 180 169 19 43 9 1 8 27 4 2 9 51 .254 .294 .462 .756 78 3 1 0 1 0
1989 34 7.7 Oklahoma City AA AAA TEX 27 90 80 7 16 6 0 1 12 1 1 7 25 .200 .256 .313 .568 25 0 0 3 0
MLB (12 seasons) MLB 1331 5038 4415 643 1103 215 38 147 579 143 84 534 817 .250 .330 .416 .746 1835 87 12 43 34 38
Minors (7 seasons) Minors 528 2096 1789 305 496 95 25 74 333 82 25 266 399 .277 .370 .482 .852 863 2 11 4 26 14
All Levels (17 Seasons) 1911 7314 6373 967 1642 319 64 229 939 229 111 809 1267 .258 .341 .436 .776 2776 92 24 47 61 52
A (1 season) Minors 121 513 440 73 141 22 3 21 88 24 10 65 84 .320 .404 .527 .931 232 2 1 0 7 11
AAA (5 seasons) Minors 346 1353 1156 187 297 63 18 49 214 45 11 166 257 .257 .351 .470 .820 543 10 4 17 3
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
1973 18 Billings PION Rk KCR OF 60 65 55 5 5 1 .923 1.00
1974 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs A KCR OF 120 211 195 9 7 1 .967 1.70
1974 19 Waterloo MIDW A KCR OF 67 104 94 7 3 1 .971 1.51
1974 19 San Jose CALL A KCR OF 53 107 101 2 4 0 .963 1.94
1975 20 Omaha AA AAA KCR OF 119 199 171 15 13 5 .935 1.56
1976 21 Omaha AA AAA KCR OF 99 253 243 2 8 0 .968 2.47
1976 21 KCR AL MLB KCR CF 7
1976 21 KCR AL MLB KCR LF 2
1976 21 KCR AL MLB KCR OF 17 87.0 21 21 0 0 0 1.000 2.17 1.24
1976 21 KCR AL MLB KCR RF 9
1977 22 SEA AL MLB SEA CF 155
1977 22 SEA AL MLB SEA OF 155 1358.0 485 465 11 9 3 .981 3.15 3.07
1978 23 SEA AL MLB SEA CF 128
1978 23 SEA AL MLB SEA OF 128 1131.0 409 393 10 6 2 .985 3.21 3.15
1979 24 SEA AL MLB SEA CF 161
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
1979 24 SEA AL MLB SEA OF 161 1408.0 471 453 13 5 4 .989 2.98 2.89
1980 25 NYY AL MLB NYY CF 82
1980 25 NYY AL MLB NYY OF 82 733.0 253 246 4 3 1 .988 3.07 3.05
1981 26 SDP NL MLB SDP CF 104
1981 26 SDP NL MLB SDP OF 104 927.0 306 295 9 2 3 .993 2.95 2.92
1982 27 SDP NL MLB SDP CF 114
1982 27 SDP NL MLB SDP OF 114 1016.0 322 314 3 5 1 .984 2.81 2.78
1983 28 SDP NL MLB SDP 1B 5 26.0 23 19 3 1 1 .957 7.62 4.40
1983 28 SDP NL MLB SDP CF 111
1983 28 SDP NL MLB SDP OF 111 777.0 257 249 3 5 2 .981 2.92 2.27
1984 29 Evansville AA AAA DET OF 48 102 97 1 4 0 .961 2.04
1984 29 DET AL MLB DET CF 24
1984 29 DET AL MLB DET LF 61
1984 29 DET AL MLB DET OF 73 485.0 154 150 4 0 1 1.000 2.86 2.11
1985 30 CAL AL MLB CAL CF 18
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
1985 30 CAL AL MLB CAL LF 31
1985 30 CAL AL MLB CAL OF 73 602.0 192 179 12 1 5 .995 2.86 2.62
1985 30 CAL AL MLB CAL RF 31
1986 31 CAL AL MLB CAL CF 10
1986 31 CAL AL MLB CAL LF 28
1986 31 CAL AL MLB CAL OF 121 946.0 214 205 5 4 0 .981 2.00 1.74
1986 31 CAL AL MLB CAL RF 96
1987 32 CAL AL MLB CAL CF 3
1987 32 CAL AL MLB CAL LF 52
1987 32 CAL AL MLB CAL OF 66 377.0 85 81 1 3 0 .965 1.96 1.24
1987 32 CAL AL MLB CAL RF 21
1988 33 Oklahoma City AA AAA TEX OF 12 19 19 0 0 0 1.000 1.58
1988 33 Hanshin JPCL Fgn 1B 27
1988 33 Hanshin JPCL Fgn OF 19
1989 34 Oklahoma City AA AAA TEX OF 11 11 10 1 0 0 1.000 1.00
MLB (12 seasons) MLB CF 917
MLB (5 seasons) MLB LF 174
MLB (12 seasons) MLB OF 1205 9847.0 3169 3051 75 43 22 .986 2.86 2.59
MLB (4 seasons) MLB RF 157
Minors (7 seasons) Minors OF 469 860 790 33 37 7 .957 1.75
All Levels (2 Seasons) 1B 32 26.0 23 19 3 1 1
All Levels (12 Seasons) CF 917
All Levels (5 Seasons) LF 174
All Levels (17 Seasons) OF 1693 9847.0 4029 3841 108 80 29
All Levels (4 Seasons) RF 157
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1973 18 Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Rk
1974 19 San Jose Bees California League A
1974 19 Waterloo Royals Midwest League A
1975 20 Omaha Royals American Association AAA
1976 21 Omaha Royals American Association AAA
1976 21 Kansas City Royals American League MLB 1 1976-08-01 1976-10-02
1977 22 Seattle Mariners American League MLB 1 1977-04-06 1977-10-02
1978 23 Seattle Mariners American League MLB 1 1978-04-05 1978-10-01
1979 24 Seattle Mariners American League MLB 1 1979-04-04 1979-09-30
1980 25 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1980-04-10 1980-08-25
1981 26 San Diego Padres National League MLB 1 1981-04-09 1981-10-04
1982 27 San Diego Padres National League MLB 1 1982-04-06 1982-10-02
1983 28 San Diego Padres National League MLB 1 1983-04-05 1983-10-02
1984 29 Evansville Triplets American Association AAA
1984 29 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1984-06-06 1984-09-28
1985 30 California Angels American League MLB 1 1985-04-09 1985-10-05
1986 31 California Angels American League MLB 1 1986-04-08 1986-10-05
1987 32 California Angels American League MLB 1 1987-04-14 1987-10-04
1988 33 Hanshin Tigers Japan Central League Fgn
1988 33 Oklahoma City 89ers American Association AAA
1989 34 Oklahoma City 89ers American Association AAA

Sabr ID: 12b9ab8b

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