11. Jim Sundberg
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: May 18, 1951 in Galesburg, IL USA
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 04, 1974
  • Final Game: September 24, 1989
  • Gold Glove - 1976
  • Gold Glove - 1977
  • Gold Glove - 1978
  • TSN All-Star - 1978
  • Gold Glove - 1979
  • Gold Glove - 1980
  • Gold Glove - 1981
  • TSN All-Star - 1981
 
AB R H HR RBI SB AVG
6021 621 1493 95 624 200.248
 
Arguably the best defensive Catcher of the late 1970’s, Jim Sundberg rattled off six consecutive Gold Gloves and would lead the American League seven times for Total Zone Runs from the Catcher position.  He was not an elite hitter, but still had over 1,000 Hits for the Rangers.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Catcher
  • Acquired: Selected in the First Round of the Amateur Draft 1/10/73.
  • Departed: Traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for Daniel Scarpetta and Ned Yost 12/8/83
  • Games Played: 1512
  • Notable Statistics: 482 Runs Scored
    1,180 Hits
    200 Doubles
    60 Home Runs
    480 RBI
    18 Stolen Bases
    .252/.330/.345 Slash Line
    40.5 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All Star Game (1974 & 1978)
    Gold Glove (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980 & 1981)
    Most Putouts by a Catcher (1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 & 1980)
    Most Assists by a Catcher (1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980 & 1981)
    Most Caught Stealing (1975, 1978 & 1981)
    Most Total Zone Runs as a Catcher (1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978 & 1981)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Catcher (1977 & 1980)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Catcher (1976, 1977, 1978 & 1979)
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