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Don Kessinger

Donald Eulon Kessinger

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: July 17, 1942 in Forrest City, Arkansas, United States
High School: Forest City HS (Forest City, AR)
School: University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)

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
1964 21 -2.6 Fort Worth TL AA CHC 77 307 280 28 66 6 2 0 12 4 8 19 36 .236 .281 .271 .553 76 0 5 3
1964 21 -6.2 CHC NL MLB CHC 4 12 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 2 0 0 0 0 0
1965 22 -1.9 Dallas-Fort Worth TL AA CHC 46 208 193 34 55 6 3 0 14 20 1 11 18 .285 .324 .347 .671 67 0 4 0
1965 22 -5.4 CHC NL MLB CHC 106 336 309 19 62 4 3 0 14 1 2 20 44 .201 .252 .233 .485 72 5 2 3 2 1
1966 23 -4.3 CHC NL MLB CHC 150 578 533 50 146 8 2 1 43 13 7 26 46 .274 .306 .302 .608 161 11 0 15 4 5
1967 24 -3.5 CHC NL MLB CHC 145 628 580 61 134 10 7 0 42 6 13 33 80 .231 .275 .272 .548 158 3 4 7 4 1
1968 25 -2.9 CHC NL MLB CHC 160 707 655 63 157 14 7 1 32 9 9 38 86 .240 .283 .287 .570 188 7 2 11 1 1
1969 26 -1.5 CHC NL MLB CHC 158 737 664 109 181 38 6 4 53 11 8 61 70 .273 .332 .366 .698 243 5 1 6 5 4
1970 27 -0.6 CHC NL MLB CHC 154 711 631 100 168 21 14 1 39 12 6 66 59 .266 .337 .349 .685 220 12 2 10 2 6
1971 28 0.5 CHC NL MLB CHC 155 687 617 77 159 18 6 2 38 15 8 52 54 .258 .318 .316 .634 195 11 3 14 1 6
1972 29 1.8 CHC NL MLB CHC 149 660 577 77 158 20 6 1 39 8 7 67 44 .274 .351 .334 .685 193 11 2 13 1 8
1973 30 2.7 CHC NL MLB CHC 160 643 577 52 151 22 3 0 43 6 6 57 44 .262 .327 .310 .637 179 15 0 7 2 18
1974 31 3.9 CHC NL MLB CHC 153 673 599 83 155 20 7 1 42 7 7 62 54 .259 .332 .321 .652 192 14 4 7 1 7
1975 32 4.8 CHC NL MLB CHC 154 693 601 77 146 26 10 0 46 4 7 68 47 .243 .317 .319 .636 192 4 1 14 9 2
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
1976 33 5.4 STL NL MLB STL 145 577 502 55 120 22 6 1 40 3 0 61 51 .239 .320 .313 .633 157 13 1 9 4 5
1977 34 6.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB STL-CHW 98 283 253 26 60 7 2 0 18 2 1 27 33 .237 .309 .281 .589 71 6 0 1 2 3
1977 34 6.6 STL NL MLB STL 59 149 134 14 32 4 0 0 7 0 0 14 26 .239 .309 .269 .577 36 3 0 0 1 1
1977 34 6.5 CHW AL MLB CHW 39 134 119 12 28 3 2 0 11 2 1 13 7 .235 .308 .294 .602 35 3 0 1 1 2
1978 35 7.5 CHW AL MLB CHW 131 480 431 35 110 18 1 1 31 2 4 36 34 .255 .312 .309 .621 133 10 0 12 1 1
1979 36 8.2 CHW AL MLB CHW 56 124 110 14 22 6 0 1 7 1 0 10 12 .200 .264 .282 .546 31 5 0 3 1 1
MLB (16 seasons) MLB 2078 8529 7651 899 1931 254 80 14 527 100 85 684 759 .252 .314 .312 .626 2387 132 22 132 40 69
Minors (2 seasons) Minors 123 515 473 62 121 12 5 0 26 24 9 30 54 .256 .298 .302 .601 143 0 9 3
All Levels (16 Seasons) 2201 9044 8124 961 2052 266 85 14 553 124 94 714 813 .253 .313 .311 .625 2530 132 22 141 43 69
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
1964 21 Fort Worth TL AA CHC SS 77 390 130 232 28 38 .928 4.70
1964 21 CHC NL MLB CHC SS 4 19.0 10 3 7 0 1 1.000 4.74 2.50
1965 22 Dallas-Fort Worth TL AA CHC SS 46 261 96 152 13 32 .950 5.39
1965 22 CHC NL MLB CHC SS 105 865.0 542 176 338 28 69 .948 5.35 4.90
1966 23 CHC NL MLB CHC SS 148 1294.0 711 202 474 35 68 .951 4.70 4.57
1967 24 CHC NL MLB CHC SS 143 1234.0 691 215 457 19 77 .973 4.90 4.70
1968 25 CHC NL MLB CHC SS 159 1394.0 869 263 573 33 97 .962 5.40 5.26
1969 26 CHC NL MLB CHC SS 157 1398.0 828 266 542 20 101 .976 5.20 5.15
1970 27 CHC NL MLB CHC SS 154 1340.0 780 257 501 22 86 .972 5.09 4.92
1971 28 CHC NL MLB CHC SS 154 1330.0 802 263 512 27 97 .966 5.24 5.03
1972 29 CHC NL MLB CHC SS 146 1290.0 791 259 504 28 90 .965 5.32 5.23
1973 30 CHC NL MLB CHC SS 158 1378.0 830 274 526 30 109 .964 5.22 5.06
1974 31 CHC NL MLB CHC SS 150 1299.0 767 259 476 32 87 .958 5.09 4.90
1975 32 CHC NL MLB CHC 3B 13 101.0 35 5 28 2 3 .943 2.94 2.54
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
1975 32 CHC NL MLB CHC SS 140 1193.0 663 205 436 22 100 .967 4.84 4.58
1976 33 STL NL MLB STL 2B 31 257.0 144 53 85 6 21 .958 4.83 4.45
1976 33 STL NL MLB STL 3B 2 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.12 0.50
1976 33 STL NL MLB STL SS 113 955.0 580 212 350 18 84 .969 5.30 4.97
1977 34 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB STL-CHW 2B 37 246.0 154 59 90 5 19 .968 5.45 4.03
1977 34 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB CHW-STL 3B 13 67.0 28 7 18 3 0 .893 3.36 1.92
1977 34 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB STL-CHW SS 47 312.0 166 69 92 5 27 .970 4.64 3.43
1977 34 STL NL MLB STL 2B 24 151.0 100 32 63 5 9 .950 5.66 3.96
1977 34 STL NL MLB STL 3B 4 10.0 3 0 2 1 0 .667 1.80 0.50
1977 34 STL NL MLB STL SS 26 151.0 93 37 54 2 15 .978 5.42 3.50
1977 34 CHW AL MLB CHW 2B 13 95.0 54 27 27 0 10 1.000 5.12 4.15
1977 34 CHW AL MLB CHW 3B 9 57.0 25 7 16 2 0 .920 3.63 2.56
1977 34 CHW AL MLB CHW SS 21 161.0 73 32 38 3 12 .959 3.91 3.33
1978 35 CHW AL MLB CHW 2B 9 63.0 26 12 14 0 2 1.000 3.71 2.89
1978 35 CHW AL MLB CHW SS 123 996.0 505 171 321 13 60 .974 4.45 4.00
1979 36 CHW AL MLB CHW 1B 1 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 18.00 2.00
1979 36 CHW AL MLB CHW 2B 1 7.0 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 10.29 8.00
1979 36 CHW AL MLB CHW SS 54 324.0 162 57 103 2 17 .988 4.44 2.96
MLB (4 seasons) MLB 2B 78 573.0 332 126 195 11 42 .967 5.04 4.12
MLB (3 seasons) MLB 3B 28 176.0 64 13 46 5 3 .922 3.02 2.11
MLB (16 seasons) MLB SS 1955 16621.0 9697 3151 6212 334 1170 .966 5.07 4.79
Minors (2 seasons) Minors SS 123 651 226 384 41 70 .937 4.96
All Levels (4 Seasons) 2B 78 573.0 332 126 195 11 42 .967 5.04 4.12
All Levels (3 Seasons) 3B 28 176.0 64 13 46 5 3 .922 3.02 2.11
All Levels (16 Seasons) SS 2078 16621.0 10348 3377 6596 375 1240 .964 5.07 4.80
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1979 36 Chicago AL MLB CHW 1 of 2 160 73 87 .456
1 Season 160 73 87 .456

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1964 21 Fort Worth Cats Texas League AA
1964 21 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1964-09-07 1964-09-24
1965 22 Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs Texas League AA
1965 22 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1965-06-11 1965-10-03
1966 23 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1966-04-12 1966-10-02
1967 24 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1967-04-11 1967-10-01
1968 25 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1968-04-10 1968-09-29
1969 26 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1969-04-08 1969-10-02
1970 27 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1970-04-07 1970-10-01
1971 28 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1971-04-06 1971-09-30
1972 29 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1972-04-15 1972-10-04
1973 30 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1973-04-06 1973-10-01
1974 31 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1974-04-09 1974-10-02
1975 32 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1975-04-10 1975-09-28
1976 33 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1976-04-09 1976-10-03
1977 34 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1977-04-07 1977-08-16
1977 34 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 2 1977-08-21 1977-10-02
1978 35 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 1978-04-07 1978-09-28
1979 36 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 1979-04-10 1979-07-31

Sabr ID: 690efc75

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