18. Robin Ventura
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: July 14, 1967 in Santa Maria, CA USA
  • Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 12, 1989
  • Final Game: October 02, 2004
  • Gold Glove - 1991
  • Gold Glove - 1992
  • Gold Glove - 1993
  • Gold Glove - 1996
  • Gold Glove - 1998
  • Gold Glove - 1999
 
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Forget about Robin Ventura’s face meeting Nolan Ryan’s fist.  This was a very good Major League baseball player who was a former first round pick and was a two-time All-Star, the first one being with Chicago.

Ventura debuted for the Chi-Sox in 1989 and was the full-time Third Baseman the following year.  By 1991, his power game blossomed, and he would have four 20 Home Run seasons with two of those years seeing him eclipse 100 Runs Batted In.

He was also a very good defensive player.  The Third Baseman won five Gold Gloves with the White Sox and finish first at his league position in Total Zone Runs. 

Ventura signed with the New York Mets as a Free Agent, and with Chicago, he accumulated 1,244 Hits with 171 Home Runs.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: First Base
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 10th Overall in the Amateur Draft 6/1/88.
  • Departed: Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets 12/1/98.
  • Games Played: 1254
  • Notable Statistics: 658 Runs
    1,244 Hits
    219 Doubles
    12 Triples
    171 Home Runs
    741 Runs Batted In
    15 Stolen Bases
    .274/.365/.440 Slash Line
    39.4 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1992)
    Gold Glove (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996 & 1998)
    Highest Defensive bWAR (1998)
    Most Intentional Walks (1998)
    Most Total Zone Runs (1998)
    Most Putouts by a Third Baseman (1991, 1992 & 1996)
    Most Assists by a Third Baseman (1992 & 1998)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Third Baseman (1992, 1994, 1996 & 1998)
    Most Total Zone Runs by a Third Baseman (1992, 1993 & 1998)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Third Baseman (1992)

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