Kenneth Wayne Singleton
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 6' 4", Weight 213 lb.
- School Hofstra University
- High School Mount Vernon (NY) High School
- Debut June 24, 1970
- Final Game September 25, 1984
- Born June 10, 1947 in New York, NY USA
Ken Singleton, who played 15 seasons in the major leagues, was in the top three in Adjusted OPS+ in the American League each year from 1977 to 1979. His career Adjusted OPS+ ties him with Rocky Colavito, Tony Gwynn, Jackie Robinson and Mo Vaughn.
He holds the record for hits in consecutive at bats, with 10. Over the course of three games, Singleton went 4 for 4 twice (on August 26 and 27, 1981) and then hit in his first two at bats in a third game (on August 28) before finally hitting into a double play in his third at bat against Richard Dotson.
Singleton finished second in MVP voting in 1979 American League Most Valuable Player Award|1979 and third in 1977. He led the National League in OBP in 1973 and the AL in times on base in 1975. He never led the league in bases on balls, but was second six times (NL 1973, AL 1975, 1977-1979, 1983).
Singleton's uncle, Harvey Singleton, played in the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts. Singleton is a cousin of former NBA player and Boston Celtics head coach Glenn "Doc" Rivers, and the father of minor league outfielder Justin Singleton.
- 3-time AL All-Star (1977, 1979 & 1981)
- NL On-Base Percentage Leader (1973)
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 5 (1973 1977-1980)
- 30-Home Run Seasons: 1 (1979)
- 100 RBI Seasons: 3 (1973, 1979 & 1980)
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (1973)
- Won a World Series with the Baltimore Orioles in 1983
- Ken Singleton (as told to George Vass): "The Game I'll Never Forget", Baseball Digest, January 1989, pp. 29-30.