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Rafael Palmeiro    \pahl-MARE-oh\

Rafael (Corrales) Palmeiro

Positions: Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: September 24, 1964 in La Habana, La Habana, CU
High School: Jackson HS (Miami, FL)
School: Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)

Drafted by the New York Mets in the 8th round of the 1982 MLB June Amateur Draft from Jackson HS (Miami, FL) and the Chicago Cubs in the 1st round (22nd) of the 1985 MLB June Amateur Draft from Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, 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
1985 20 -1.9 Peoria MIDW A CHC 73 315 279 34 83 22 4 5 51 9 3 31 34 .297 .369 .459 .828 128 2 1 2 2
1986 21 -2.3 Pittsfield EL AA CHC 140 579 509 66 156 29 2 12 95 15 7 54 32 .306 .367 .442 .809 225 2 1 13 13
1986 21 -7.5 Chicago NL MLB CHC 22 78 73 9 18 4 0 3 12 1 1 4 6 .247 .295 .425 .720 31 4 1 0 0 0
1987 22 -3.9 Iowa AA AAA CHC 57 244 214 36 64 14 3 11 41 4 3 22 22 .299 .366 .547 .913 117 3 1 4 1
1987 22 -6.2 Chicago NL MLB CHC 84 244 221 32 61 15 1 14 30 2 2 20 26 .276 .336 .543 .879 120 4 1 0 2 1
1988 23 -5.1 Chicago NL MLB CHC 152 629 580 75 178 41 5 8 53 12 2 38 34 .307 .349 .436 .785 253 11 3 2 6 6
1989 24 -4.5 Texas AL MLB TEX 156 632 559 76 154 23 4 8 64 4 3 63 48 .275 .354 .374 .728 209 18 6 2 2 3
1990 25 -3.6 Texas AL MLB TEX 154 651 598 72 191 35 6 14 89 3 3 40 59 .319 .361 .468 .829 280 24 3 2 8 6
1991 26 -2.5 Texas AL MLB TEX 159 714 631 115 203 49 3 26 88 4 3 68 72 .322 .389 .532 .922 336 17 6 2 7 10
1992 27 -1.6 Texas AL MLB TEX 159 701 608 84 163 27 4 22 85 2 3 72 83 .268 .352 .434 .786 264 10 10 5 6 8
1993 28 -0.9 Texas AL MLB TEX 160 686 597 124 176 40 2 37 105 22 3 73 85 .295 .371 .554 .926 331 8 5 2 9 22
1994 29 -0.1 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 111 498 436 82 139 32 0 23 76 7 3 54 63 .319 .392 .550 .942 240 11 2 0 6 1
1995 30 1.0 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 143 624 554 89 172 30 2 39 104 3 1 62 65 .310 .380 .583 .963 323 12 3 0 5 5
1996 31 2.1 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 162 732 626 110 181 40 2 39 142 8 0 95 96 .289 .381 .546 .927 342 9 3 0 8 12
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
1997 32 2.9 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 158 692 614 95 156 24 2 38 110 5 2 67 109 .254 .329 .485 .815 298 14 5 0 6 7
1998 33 3.7 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 162 709 619 98 183 36 1 43 121 11 7 79 91 .296 .379 .565 .945 350 14 7 0 4 8
1999 34 5.1 Texas AL MLB TEX 158 674 565 96 183 30 1 47 148 2 4 97 69 .324 .420 .630 1.050 356 13 3 0 9 14
2000 35 5.9 Texas AL MLB TEX 158 678 565 102 163 29 3 39 120 2 1 103 77 .288 .397 .558 .954 315 14 3 0 7 17
2001 36 7.0 Texas AL MLB TEX 160 714 600 98 164 33 0 47 123 1 1 101 90 .273 .381 .563 .944 338 8 7 0 6 8
2002 37 8.2 Texas AL MLB TEX 155 663 546 99 149 34 0 43 105 2 0 104 94 .273 .391 .571 .962 312 10 6 0 7 16
2003 38 9.3 Texas AL MLB TEX 154 654 561 92 146 21 2 38 112 2 0 84 77 .260 .359 .508 .867 285 7 5 0 4 9
2004 39 9.8 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 154 651 550 68 142 29 0 23 88 2 1 86 61 .258 .359 .436 .796 240 15 6 0 9 15
2005 40 10.9 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 110 422 369 47 98 13 0 18 60 2 0 43 43 .266 .339 .447 .786 165 9 2 0 8 4
MLB (20 seasons) MLB 2831 12046 10472 1663 3020 585 38 569 1835 97 40 1353 1348 .288 .371 .515 .885 5388 232 87 15 119 172
Minors (3 seasons) Minors 270 1138 1002 136 303 65 9 28 187 28 13 107 88 .302 .367 .469 .836 470 7 3 19 16
All Levels (21 Seasons) 3101 13184 11474 1799 3323 650 47 597 2022 125 53 1460 1436 .290 .370 .511 .881 5858 232 94 18 138 188
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
1985 20 Peoria MIDW A CHC OF 70 121 113 7 1 1 .992 1.71
1986 21 Pittsfield EL AA CHC OF 130 260 248 9 3 2 .988 1.98
1986 21 Chicago NL MLB CHC LF 19
1986 21 Chicago NL MLB CHC OF 20 151.0 40 34 2 4 1 .900 2.15 1.80
1986 21 Chicago NL MLB CHC RF 3
1987 22 Iowa AA AAA CHC 1B 9 71 62 9 0 7 1.000 7.89
1987 22 Iowa AA AAA CHC OF 47 94 88 4 2 0 .979 1.96
1987 22 Chicago NL MLB CHC 1B 18 120.0 121 112 8 1 15 .992 9.00 6.67
1987 22 Chicago NL MLB CHC LF 44
1987 22 Chicago NL MLB CHC OF 45 312.0 65 64 1 0 1 1.000 1.88 1.44
1987 22 Chicago NL MLB CHC RF 2
1988 23 Chicago NL MLB CHC 1B 5 35.0 35 30 5 0 1 1.000 9.00 7.00
1988 23 Chicago NL MLB CHC CF 2
1988 23 Chicago NL MLB CHC LF 145
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
1988 23 Chicago NL MLB CHC OF 147 1254.0 303 292 6 5 1 .983 2.14 2.03
1988 23 Chicago NL MLB CHC RF 3
1989 24 Texas AL MLB TEX 1B 147 1237.0 1298 1167 119 12 106 .991 9.36 8.75
1990 25 Texas AL MLB TEX 1B 146 1255.0 1313 1215 91 7 123 .995 9.37 8.95
1991 26 Texas AL MLB TEX 1B 157 1365.0 1413 1305 96 12 119 .992 9.24 8.92
1992 27 Texas AL MLB TEX 1B 156 1382.0 1401 1251 143 7 131 .995 9.08 8.94
1993 28 Texas AL MLB TEX 1B 160 1395.0 1540 1388 147 5 133 .997 9.90 9.59
1994 29 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 1B 111 977.0 1029 959 66 4 87 .996 9.44 9.23
1995 30 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 1B 142 1238.0 1304 1181 119 4 120 .997 9.45 9.15
1996 31 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 1B 159 1419.0 1510 1383 119 8 157 .995 9.53 9.45
1997 32 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 1B 155 1356.0 1426 1304 112 10 124 .993 9.40 9.14
1998 33 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 1B 159 1378.0 1568 1435 124 9 127 .994 10.18 9.81
1999 34 Texas AL MLB TEX 1B 28 246.0 275 261 13 1 23 .996 10.02 9.79
2000 35 Texas AL MLB TEX 1B 108 919.0 880 820 56 4 86 .995 8.58 8.11
2001 36 Texas AL MLB TEX 1B 113 996.0 997 906 83 8 112 .992 8.94 8.75
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
2002 37 Texas AL MLB TEX 1B 97 836.0 828 739 84 5 83 .994 8.86 8.48
2003 38 Texas AL MLB TEX 1B 55 463.0 496 445 49 2 53 .996 9.60 8.98
2004 39 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 1B 130 1138.0 1193 1090 95 8 114 .993 9.37 9.12
2005 40 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 1B 93 748.0 809 747 58 4 68 .995 9.69 8.66
MLB (19 seasons) MLB 1B 2139 18503.0 19436 17738 1587 111 1782 .994 9.40 9.03
MLB (3 seasons) MLB LF 208
MLB (3 seasons) MLB OF 212 1717.0 408 390 9 9 3 .978 2.09 1.88
MLB (3 seasons) MLB RF 8
Minors (3 seasons) Minors OF 247 475 449 20 6 3 .987 1.90
All Levels (19 Seasons) 1B 2148 18503.0 19507 17800 1596 111 1789 .994 9.40 9.03
All Levels (3 Seasons) LF 208
All Levels (4 Seasons) OF 459 1717.0 883 839 29 15 6 .983 2.09 1.89
All Levels (3 Seasons) RF 8
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1985 20 Peoria Chiefs Midwest League A
1986 21 Pittsfield Cubs Eastern League AA
1986 21 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1986-09-08 1986-10-05
1987 22 Iowa Cubs American Association AAA
1987 22 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1987-06-16 1987-10-04
1988 23 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1988-04-05 1988-10-02
1989 24 Texas Rangers American League MLB 1 1989-04-04 1989-09-30
1990 25 Texas Rangers American League MLB 1 1990-04-09 1990-10-03
1991 26 Texas Rangers American League MLB 1 1991-04-08 1991-10-06
1992 27 Texas Rangers American League MLB 1 1992-04-06 1992-10-04
1993 28 Texas Rangers American League MLB 1 1993-04-05 1993-10-03
1994 29 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1994-04-04 1994-08-10
1995 30 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1995-04-26 1995-10-01
1996 31 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1996-04-02 1996-09-29
1997 32 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1997-04-02 1997-09-27
1998 33 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1998-03-31 1998-09-27
1999 34 Texas Rangers American League MLB 1 1999-04-05 1999-10-03
2000 35 Texas Rangers American League MLB 1 2000-04-03 2000-10-01
2001 36 Texas Rangers American League MLB 1 2001-04-01 2001-10-07
2002 37 Texas Rangers American League MLB 1 2002-04-01 2002-09-29
2003 38 Texas Rangers American League MLB 1 2003-03-30 2003-09-28
2004 39 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 2004-04-04 2004-10-03
2005 40 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 2005-04-04 2005-08-30

Sabr ID: 10479696

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