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Paul Molitor

Paul Leo Molitor (The Ignitor)

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: August 22, 1956 in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
High Schools: Cretin HS (St. Paul, MN), Cretin-Derham Hall HS (St. Paul, MN)
School: University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)

Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 28th round of the 1974 MLB June Amateur Draft from Cretin HS (St. Paul, MN) and the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1st round (3rd) of the 1977 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN).

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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
1977 20 -1.2 Burlington MIDW A MIL 64 286 228 52 79 12 0 8 50 14 2 47 25 .346 .457 .504 .962 115 3 4 4
1978 21 -6.5 MIL AL MLB MIL 125 556 521 73 142 26 4 6 45 30 12 19 54 .273 .301 .372 .673 194 6 4 7 5 2
1979 22 -5.8 MIL AL MLB MIL 140 645 584 88 188 27 16 9 62 33 13 48 48 .322 .372 .469 .842 274 9 2 6 5 5
1980 23 -5.0 MIL AL MLB MIL 111 512 450 81 137 29 2 9 37 34 7 48 48 .304 .372 .438 .809 197 9 3 6 5 4
1981 24 -4.7 MIL AL MLB MIL 64 284 251 45 67 11 0 2 19 10 6 25 29 .267 .341 .335 .675 84 3 3 5 0 1
1982 25 -3.8 MIL AL MLB MIL 160 751 666 136 201 26 8 19 71 41 9 69 93 .302 .366 .450 .816 300 9 1 10 5 1
1983 26 -2.8 MIL AL MLB MIL 152 682 608 95 164 28 6 15 47 41 8 59 74 .270 .333 .410 .743 249 12 2 7 6 4
1984 27 -1.7 MIL AL MLB MIL 13 49 46 3 10 1 0 0 6 1 0 2 8 .217 .245 .239 .484 11 0 0 0 1 0
1985 28 -0.9 MIL AL MLB MIL 140 642 576 93 171 28 3 10 48 21 7 54 80 .297 .356 .408 .764 235 12 1 7 4 6
1986 29 0.2 MIL AL MLB MIL 105 482 437 62 123 24 6 9 55 20 5 40 81 .281 .340 .426 .765 186 9 0 2 3 0
1987 30 1.6 MIL AL MLB MIL 118 542 465 114 164 41 5 16 75 45 10 69 67 .353 .438 .566 1.003 263 4 2 5 1 2
1988 31 2.5 MIL AL MLB MIL 154 690 609 115 190 34 6 13 60 41 10 71 54 .312 .384 .452 .836 275 10 2 5 3 8
1989 32 3.5 MIL AL MLB MIL 155 696 615 84 194 35 4 11 56 27 11 64 67 .315 .379 .439 .818 270 11 4 4 9 4
1990 33 11.3 Beloit MIDW A MIL 1 4 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.250 1.750 5 0 0 0 0
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
1990 33 4.4 MIL AL MLB MIL 103 458 418 64 119 27 6 12 45 18 3 37 51 .285 .343 .464 .807 194 7 1 0 2 4
1991 34 5.5 MIL AL MLB MIL 158 749 665 133 216 32 13 17 75 19 8 77 62 .325 .399 .489 .888 325 11 6 0 1 16
1992 35 6.4 MIL AL MLB MIL 158 700 609 89 195 36 7 12 89 31 6 73 66 .320 .389 .461 .851 281 13 3 4 11 12
1993 36 7.1 TOR AL MLB TOR 160 725 636 121 211 37 5 22 111 22 4 77 71 .332 .402 .509 .911 324 13 3 1 8 3
1994 37 7.9 TOR AL MLB TOR 115 515 454 86 155 30 4 14 75 20 0 55 48 .341 .410 .518 .927 235 13 1 0 5 4
1995 38 9.0 TOR AL MLB TOR 130 598 525 63 142 31 2 15 60 12 0 61 57 .270 .350 .423 .772 222 10 5 3 4 1
1996 39 10.1 MIN AL MLB MIN 161 728 660 99 225 41 8 9 113 18 6 56 72 .341 .390 .468 .858 309 21 3 0 9 10
1997 40 10.9 MIN AL MLB MIN 135 597 538 63 164 32 4 10 89 11 4 45 73 .305 .351 .435 .786 234 8 0 2 12 8
1998 41 14.1 Salt Lake PCL AAA MIN 2 10 10 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .600 1.100 6 1 0 0 0 0
1998 41 11.7 MIN AL MLB MIN 126 559 502 75 141 29 5 4 69 9 2 45 41 .281 .335 .382 .718 192 19 1 1 10 5
MLB (21 seasons) MLB 2683 12160 10835 1782 3319 605 114 234 1307 504 131 1094 1244 .306 .369 .448 .817 4854 209 47 75 109 100
Minors (3 seasons) Minors 67 300 242 53 86 13 0 9 51 14 2 47 25 .355 .459 .521 .980 126 1 3 4 4 0
All Levels (22 Seasons) 2750 12460 11077 1835 3405 618 114 243 1358 518 133 1141 1269 .307 .371 .450 .821 4980 210 50 79 113 100
A (2 seasons) Minors 65 290 232 53 81 12 0 9 51 14 2 47 25 .349 .458 .517 .975 120 3 4 4 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
1977 20 Burlington MIDW A MIL SS 63 318 83 207 28 29 .912 4.60
1978 21 MIL AL MLB MIL 2B 91 784.0 492 197 283 12 57 .976 5.51 5.27
1978 21 MIL AL MLB MIL 3B 1 7.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.57 2.00
1978 21 MIL AL MLB MIL SS 31 271.0 182 54 118 10 17 .945 5.71 5.55
1979 22 MIL AL MLB MIL 2B 122 1076.0 717 289 413 15 81 .979 5.87 5.75
1979 22 MIL AL MLB MIL SS 10 89.0 48 20 27 1 3 .979 4.75 4.70
1980 23 MIL AL MLB MIL 2B 91 798.0 550 240 294 16 80 .971 6.02 5.87
1980 23 MIL AL MLB MIL 3B 1 9.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 2.00
1980 23 MIL AL MLB MIL SS 12 99.0 64 19 41 4 10 .938 5.45 5.00
1981 24 MIL AL MLB MIL CF 43
1981 24 MIL AL MLB MIL OF 46 422.0 126 119 4 3 1 .976 2.62 2.67
1981 24 MIL AL MLB MIL RF 4
1982 25 MIL AL MLB MIL 3B 150 1338.0 497 128 340 29 48 .942 3.15 3.12
1982 25 MIL AL MLB MIL SS 4 27.0 19 6 10 3 0 .842 5.33 4.00
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
1983 26 MIL AL MLB MIL 3B 146 1297.0 464 105 343 16 37 .966 3.11 3.07
1984 27 MIL AL MLB MIL 3B 7 63.0 30 7 21 2 3 .933 4.00 4.00
1985 28 MIL AL MLB MIL 3B 135 1168.0 408 126 263 19 30 .953 3.00 2.88
1986 29 MIL AL MLB MIL 3B 91 804.0 267 82 170 15 25 .944 2.82 2.77
1986 29 MIL AL MLB MIL LF 4
1986 29 MIL AL MLB MIL OF 4 34.0 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 1.32 1.25
1987 30 MIL AL MLB MIL 2B 19 165.0 84 35 49 0 16 1.000 4.58 4.42
1987 30 MIL AL MLB MIL 3B 41 329.0 94 25 64 5 8 .947 2.43 2.17
1988 31 MIL AL MLB MIL 2B 1 8.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.25 2.00
1988 31 MIL AL MLB MIL 3B 105 896.0 290 86 187 17 15 .941 2.74 2.60
1989 32 MIL AL MLB MIL 2B 16 123.0 73 28 44 1 9 .986 5.27 4.50
1989 32 MIL AL MLB MIL 3B 112 968.0 338 78 243 17 18 .950 2.98 2.87
1990 33 MIL AL MLB MIL 1B 37 311.0 355 325 25 5 28 .986 10.13 9.46
1990 33 MIL AL MLB MIL 2B 60 503.0 330 136 190 4 36 .988 5.83 5.43
1990 33 MIL AL MLB MIL 3B 2 18.0 10 2 7 1 1 .900 4.50 4.50
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
1991 34 MIL AL MLB MIL 1B 46 407.0 427 389 32 6 52 .986 9.31 9.15
1992 35 MIL AL MLB MIL 1B 48 435.0 489 461 26 2 44 .996 10.08 10.15
1993 36 TOR AL MLB TOR 1B 23 206.0 195 178 14 3 16 .985 8.39 8.35
1994 37 TOR AL MLB TOR 1B 5 44.0 50 47 3 0 6 1.000 10.23 10.00
1996 39 MIN AL MLB MIN 1B 17 146.0 152 138 13 1 13 .993 9.31 8.88
1997 40 MIN AL MLB MIN 1B 12 97.0 107 99 7 1 6 .991 9.84 8.83
1998 41 MIN AL MLB MIN 1B 9 74.0 86 79 7 0 4 1.000 10.46 9.56
MLB (8 seasons) MLB 1B 197 1720.0 1861 1716 127 18 169 .990 9.64 9.36
MLB (7 seasons) MLB 2B 400 3457.0 2248 926 1274 48 279 .979 5.73 5.50
MLB (11 seasons) MLB 3B 791 6897.0 2402 642 1639 121 185 .950 2.98 2.88
MLB (2 seasons) MLB OF 50 456.0 131 123 5 3 1 .977 2.53 2.56
MLB (4 seasons) MLB SS 57 486.0 313 99 196 18 30 .942 5.46 5.18
All Levels (8 Seasons) 1B 197 1720.0 1861 1716 127 18 169 .990 9.64 9.36
All Levels (7 Seasons) 2B 400 3457.0 2248 926 1274 48 279 .979 5.73 5.50
All Levels (11 Seasons) 3B 791 6897.0 2402 642 1639 121 185 .950 2.98 2.88
All Levels (2 Seasons) OF 50 456.0 131 123 5 3 1 .977 2.53 2.56
All Levels (5 Seasons) SS 120 486.0 631 182 403 46 59 .927 5.46 4.88
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
2015 58 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 1 of 1 162 72 90 .444
1 Season 162 72 90 .444

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
1977 20 Burlington Bees Midwest League A
1978 21 Milwaukee Brewers American League MLB 1 1978-04-07 1978-10-01
1979 22 Milwaukee Brewers American League MLB 1 1979-04-05 1979-09-29
1980 23 Milwaukee Brewers American League MLB 1 1980-04-10 1980-10-05
1981 24 Milwaukee Brewers American League MLB 1 1981-04-11 1981-10-04
1982 25 Milwaukee Brewers American League MLB 1 1982-04-09 1982-10-03
1983 26 Milwaukee Brewers American League MLB 1 1983-04-05 1983-09-30
1984 27 Milwaukee Brewers American League MLB 1 1984-04-04 1984-05-01
1985 28 Milwaukee Brewers American League MLB 1 1985-04-09 1985-10-06
1986 29 Milwaukee Brewers American League MLB 1 1986-04-07 1986-10-05
1987 30 Milwaukee Brewers American League MLB 1 1987-04-06 1987-10-04
1988 31 Milwaukee Brewers American League MLB 1 1988-04-04 1988-10-02
1989 32 Milwaukee Brewers American League MLB 1 1989-04-14 1989-10-01
1990 33 Beloit Brewers Midwest League A
1990 33 Milwaukee Brewers American League MLB 1 1990-04-27 1990-09-26
1991 34 Milwaukee Brewers American League MLB 1 1991-04-08 1991-10-06
1992 35 Milwaukee Brewers American League MLB 1 1992-04-06 1992-10-04
1993 36 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB 1 1993-04-06 1993-10-03
1994 37 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB 1 1994-04-04 1994-08-11
1995 38 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB 1 1995-04-26 1995-10-01
1996 39 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1996-04-01 1996-09-29
1997 40 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1997-04-01 1997-09-28
1998 41 Salt Lake Buzz Pacific Coast League AAA
1998 41 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1998-04-01 1998-09-27

Sabr ID: f9d60ca6

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