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16. Ken Singleton

16. 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
 
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The Montreal Expos were the second team that Ken Singleton played for, which was where he established himself as a bona fide everyday baseball player.  The Expos traded him (which they would regret) to Baltimore, and he would do even better playing in the state of Maryland.

The Outfielder would go to three All-Star Games (1977, 1979 & 1981), and had four straight 20 Home Run seasons (1977-80) peaking at 35 in 1979.  That season, he finished second in MVP voting and was third for that award in 1981.  Singleton had an excellent batting eye, as he had three .300 seasons and had over .400 in On Base Percentage four times.  As an Oriole, Singleton was in the top ten in OBP eight times, in OPS six times, and was second in Walks four times.  He aided Baltimore to win the World Series in 1983, which would be his penultimate season as he retired after 1984.

With the Orioles, Singleton would have 1,455 Hits, 182 Home Runs, and a Slash Line of .284/.388/.445.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Traded from the Montreal Expos with Mike Torres for Rich Coggins, Bill Kirkpatrick, and Dave McNally 12/4/74.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1984 Season.
  • Games Played: 1446
  • Notable Statistics: 684 Runs
    1,455 Hits
    235 Doubles
    19 Triples
    182 Home Runs
    766 Runs Batted In
    8 Stolen Bases
    .284/.388/.445 Slash Line
    30.0 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (1983)
    All-Star (1977, 1979 & 1981)
    Roberto Clemente Award (1982)
    Most Plate Appearances (1975)
    Most Intentional Walks (1979 & 1983)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Rightfielder (1977 & 1981)

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