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276. Ken Singleton
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: June 10, 1947 in New York, NY USA
  • Weight: 210 lbs.
  • Height: 6'4"
  • Bats: B
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: June 24, 1970
  • Final Game: September 25, 1984
  • TSN All-Star - 1979
  • Roberto Clemente Award - 1982
  • MVP - 1973
  • MVP - 1975
  • MVP - 1977
  • MVP - 1978
  • MVP - 1979
  • MVP - 1980
  • MVP - 1981
 
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Ken Singleton began his career with the New York Mets in 1970, where he was a backup, but there was something special there.  The Montreal Expos saw it, as they traded their most popular player, Rusty Staub, for him.

Singleton was an Expo for three years, and maybe he wasn't an All-Star there, but he proved his merit as a Major Leaguer to pay attention.  His best year in Montreal was in 1973, where he hit 23 Home Runs, batted .302, and led the NL in On Base Percentage (.425).  Montreal traded him to Baltimore in 1975, and Expos fans in the 70s wish they had this one back.

The Orioles were a loaded team, and Singleton was arguably a forgotten star of this era.  Singleton belted at least 20 Home Runs each year from 1977 to 1980, and three of those years showed an OBP over .400.  Singleton was an All-Star in 1977, 1979, and 1981, with him finishing third and second respectively in the first two of those All-Star years.  Aiding Baltimore in a 1983 World Series in 1983, Singleton played one more year before retiring.

Singleton would accumulate 2,029 Hits, 246 Home Runs, 1,065 RBIs with a Slash Line of .282/.388/.436.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: New York City, New York, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Monday, 01 January 1990
  • Position: Outfield
  • Played For: Baltimore Orioles, Montreal Expos, New York Mets
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (1) (Baltimore Orioles, 1983)
    All-Star (3) (1977, 1979 & 1981)
    Roberto Clemente Award (1) (1982)
    Highest On Base Percentage (1) (NL) (1973)
    Most Plate Appearances (1) (AL) (1975)
    Most Intentional Walks (2) (AL) (1979 & 1983)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten MVP Finishes:
    (NL: 1973, 9th), (AL: 1975, 10th), (AL: 1977, 3rd) & (AL: 1979, 2nd)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Position Players)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Offensive bWAR)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    9 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Slugging Percentage)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (OPS)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (OPS+)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    1 Top Ten Finishes (Hits)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Doubles)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Home Runs)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Batted In)
    12 Top Ten Finishes (Walks)
    2 Top Ten FInishes (Extra Base Hits)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Championship Win Probability Added)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    52: Walks: 1,263
    89: Intentional Walks: 125

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame:

    1990: 0.0%

  • Should be Inducted As A: Baltimore Oriole

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