5. Amos Otis
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: April 26, 1947 in Mobile, AL USA
  • Weight: 165 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 06, 1967
  • Final Game: August 05, 1984
  • Gold Glove - 1971
  • Gold Glove - 1973
  • TSN All-Star - 1973
  • Gold Glove - 1974
 
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Amos Otis appeared to be a bad fit with the New York Mets, or at least management thought so.  Kansas City certainly didn’t feel that way, as Otis would become one of their best players throughout the 1970’s.

Otis fit the small ball and speed mentality that Kansas City was preaching.  His quickness always made him a threat to steal a base.  Five times he would swipe 30 bases, and once he accrued 52, which was enough for him to lead that statistic in the American League.  A two time Doubles leader, Otis would also use his speed in the outfield which would earn him three Gold Gloves.  He would help propel the Royals to the 1980 World Series and although they did not win he went .478 with 3 Home Runs in the Fall Classic. 

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Traded from the New York Mets with Bob Johnson for Joe Foy 12/3/69.
  • Departed:

    Signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates 12/19/83.

  • Games Played: 1891
  • Notable Statistics:

    1,074 Runs Scored
    1,977 Hits
    365 Doubles
    65 Triples
    193 Home Runs
    992 RBI
    340 Stolen Bases
    .280/.347/.433 Slash Line
    44.8 bWAR

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All Star Game (1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 & 1976)

    Gold Glove (1971, 1973 & 1974)

    Most Doubles (1970 & 1976)

    Most Stolen Bases (1971)

    Highest Stolen Base Percentage (1970 & 1980)

    Highest Power-Speed Percentage (1971)

    Most Putouts by a Centerfielder (1970 & 1971)

    Most Assists by a Centerfielder (1970 & 1971)

    Most Total Zone Runs by a Centerfielder (1978)

    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Centerfielder (1976, 1978, 1979, 1981 & 1982)

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