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Lou Whitaker

Louis Rodman Whitaker (Sweet Lou)

Positions: Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: May 12, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York, United States
High School: Martinsville HS (Martinsville, VA)

Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 5th round of the 1975 MLB June Amateur Draft from Martinsville HS (Martinsville, VA).

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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
1975 18 -1.4 Bristol APPY Rk DET 42 141 114 17 27 6 1 1 17 1 1 25 13 .237 .369 .333 .702 38 0 0 2
1976 19 -2.1 Lakeland FLOR A DET 124 499 434 70 129 12 5 1 62 48 13 55 51 .297 .376 .355 .731 154 3 2 5
1977 20 -2.6 Montgomery SOUL AA DET 107 461 396 81 111 13 4 3 48 38 11 58 52 .280 .374 .356 .730 141 3 1 3
1977 20 -7.5 DET AL MLB DET 11 37 32 5 8 1 0 0 2 2 2 4 6 .250 .333 .281 .615 9 0 0 1 0 0
1978 21 -6.5 DET AL MLB DET 139 567 484 71 138 12 7 3 58 7 7 61 65 .285 .361 .357 .718 173 9 1 13 8 0
1979 22 -5.8 DET AL MLB DET 127 520 423 75 121 14 8 3 42 20 10 78 66 .286 .395 .378 .774 160 10 1 14 4 2
1980 23 -5.0 DET AL MLB DET 145 568 477 68 111 19 1 1 45 8 4 73 79 .233 .331 .283 .614 135 9 0 12 6 0
1981 24 -4.7 DET AL MLB DET 109 382 335 48 88 14 4 5 36 5 3 40 42 .263 .340 .373 .714 125 5 1 3 3 3
1982 25 -3.8 DET AL MLB DET 152 619 560 76 160 22 8 15 65 11 3 48 58 .286 .341 .434 .775 243 8 1 6 4 4
1983 26 -2.8 DET AL MLB DET 161 720 643 94 206 40 6 12 72 17 10 67 70 .320 .380 .457 .837 294 9 0 2 8 8
1984 27 -1.7 DET AL MLB DET 143 629 558 90 161 25 1 13 56 6 5 62 63 .289 .357 .407 .764 227 9 0 4 5 5
1985 28 -0.9 DET AL MLB DET 152 701 609 102 170 29 8 21 73 6 4 80 56 .279 .362 .456 .819 278 3 2 5 5 9
1986 29 0.2 DET AL MLB DET 144 651 584 95 157 26 6 20 73 13 8 63 70 .269 .338 .437 .775 255 20 0 0 4 5
1987 30 1.6 DET AL MLB DET 149 684 604 110 160 38 6 16 59 13 5 71 108 .265 .341 .427 .768 258 5 1 4 4 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
1988 31 2.5 DET AL MLB DET 115 477 403 54 111 18 2 12 55 2 0 66 61 .275 .376 .419 .795 169 8 0 6 2 5
1989 32 3.5 DET AL MLB DET 148 611 509 77 128 21 1 28 85 6 3 89 59 .251 .361 .462 .822 235 7 3 1 9 6
1990 33 4.4 DET AL MLB DET 132 552 472 75 112 22 2 18 60 8 2 74 71 .237 .338 .407 .744 192 10 0 1 5 7
1991 34 5.5 DET AL MLB DET 138 572 470 94 131 26 2 23 78 4 2 90 45 .279 .391 .489 .881 230 3 2 2 8 6
1992 35 6.4 DET AL MLB DET 130 544 453 77 126 26 0 19 71 6 4 81 46 .278 .386 .461 .847 209 9 1 5 4 5
1993 36 7.1 DET AL MLB DET 119 476 383 72 111 32 1 9 67 3 3 78 46 .290 .412 .449 .861 172 5 4 7 4 4
1994 37 7.9 DET AL MLB DET 92 372 322 67 97 21 2 12 43 2 0 41 47 .301 .377 .491 .867 158 8 1 3 5 4
1995 38 9.0 DET AL MLB DET 84 285 249 36 73 14 0 14 44 4 0 31 41 .293 .372 .518 .890 129 6 2 0 3 4
MLB (19 seasons) MLB 2390 9967 8570 1386 2369 420 65 244 1084 143 75 1197 1099 .276 .363 .426 .789 3651 143 20 89 91 79
Minors (3 seasons) Minors 273 1101 944 168 267 31 10 5 127 87 25 138 116 .283 .374 .353 .727 333 6 3 10
All Levels (21 Seasons) 2663 11068 9514 1554 2636 451 75 249 1211 230 100 1335 1215 .277 .364 .419 .783 3984 143 26 92 101 79
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
1975 18 Bristol APPY Rk DET 3B 35 110 34 67 9 3 .918 2.89
1975 18 Bristol APPY Rk DET SS 6 26 4 15 7 0 .731 3.17
1976 19 Lakeland FLOR A DET 3B 123 396 99 267 30 30 .924 2.98
1977 20 Montgomery SOUL AA DET 2B 107 508 208 285 15 53 .970 4.61
1977 20 DET AL MLB DET 2B 9 74.0 35 17 18 0 2 1.000 4.26 3.89
1978 21 DET AL MLB DET 2B 136 1122.0 776 301 458 17 95 .978 6.09 5.58
1979 22 DET AL MLB DET 2B 126 1017.0 658 280 369 9 103 .986 5.74 5.15
1980 23 DET AL MLB DET 2B 143 1200.0 780 340 428 12 93 .985 5.76 5.37
1981 24 DET AL MLB DET 2B 108 918.0 590 227 354 9 77 .985 5.70 5.38
1982 25 DET AL MLB DET 2B 149 1283.0 811 331 470 10 120 .988 5.62 5.38
1983 26 DET AL MLB DET 2B 160 1358.0 759 299 447 13 92 .983 4.94 4.66
1984 27 DET AL MLB DET 2B 142 1195.0 710 290 405 15 83 .979 5.23 4.89
1985 28 DET AL MLB DET 2B 150 1308.0 739 314 414 11 101 .985 5.01 4.85
1986 29 DET AL MLB DET 2B 141 1207.0 708 276 421 11 98 .984 5.20 4.94
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
1987 30 DET AL MLB DET 2B 148 1267.0 708 275 416 17 99 .976 4.91 4.67
1988 31 DET AL MLB DET 2B 110 904.0 510 218 284 8 53 .984 5.00 4.56
1989 32 DET AL MLB DET 2B 146 1178.0 731 327 393 11 99 .985 5.50 4.93
1990 33 DET AL MLB DET 2B 130 1037.0 664 286 372 6 98 .991 5.71 5.06
1991 34 DET AL MLB DET 2B 135 1063.0 620 255 361 4 91 .994 5.22 4.56
1992 35 DET AL MLB DET 2B 119 978.0 577 256 312 9 72 .984 5.23 4.77
1993 36 DET AL MLB DET 2B 110 864.0 569 236 322 11 75 .981 5.81 5.07
1994 37 DET AL MLB DET 2B 83 642.0 394 136 246 12 44 .970 5.36 4.60
1995 38 DET AL MLB DET 2B 63 453.0 274 107 163 4 32 .985 5.36 4.29
MLB (19 seasons) MLB 2B 2308 19068.0 11613 4771 6653 189 1527 .984 5.39 4.95
Minors (2 seasons) Minors 3B 158 506 133 334 39 33 .923 2.96
All Levels (19 Seasons) 2B 2415 19068.0 12121 4979 6938 204 1580 .983 5.39 4.93
All Levels (2 Seasons) 3B 158 506 133 334 39 33 .923 2.96
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1975 18 Bristol Tigers Appalachian League Rk
1976 19 Lakeland Tigers Florida State League A
1977 20 Montgomery Rebels Southern League AA
1977 20 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1977-09-09 1977-10-02
1978 21 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1978-04-07 1978-10-01
1979 22 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1979-04-07 1979-09-29
1980 23 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1980-04-10 1980-10-04
1981 24 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1981-04-09 1981-10-04
1982 25 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1982-04-09 1982-10-02
1983 26 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1983-04-05 1983-10-02
1984 27 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1984-04-03 1984-09-28
1985 28 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1985-04-08 1985-10-06
1986 29 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1986-04-07 1986-10-05
1987 30 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1987-04-06 1987-10-04
1988 31 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1988-04-04 1988-09-03
1989 32 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1989-04-04 1989-10-01
1990 33 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1990-04-09 1990-09-23
1991 34 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1991-04-08 1991-10-06
1992 35 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1992-04-06 1992-10-03
1993 36 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1993-04-05 1993-10-03
1994 37 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1994-04-04 1994-08-11
1995 38 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1995-05-12 1995-10-01

Sabr ID: 867ee0d4

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