22. John Olerud
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: August 5, 1968 in Seattle, WA USA
  • Weight: 205 lbs.
  • Height: 6'5"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: September 03, 1989
  • Final Game: October 02, 2005
  • Hutch Award - 1993
  • Gold Glove - 2000
  • Gold Glove - 2002
  • Gold Glove - 2003
 
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John Olerud had previously won a Batting Title and two World Series Rings with the Toronto Blue Jays, and he would also have a productive run with the New York Mets.  His renaissance would, however, take place in the city of Seattle.

Olerud was with the Mariners for four seasons and change, and it began with his first of what would be three Gold Gloves with Seattle.  He had always been a strong defensive player, but Olerud finally landed those defensive accolades that he had earlier deserved.  His bat would remain solid with 2001 and 2002 seeing him bat over .300 with an On Base Percentage over .400.  In those two years, he also had at least 20 Home Runs.

The First Baseman was released during the 2004 season as his play declined, but he would finish his Mariners' career with 709 Hits, 72 Home Runs, and a Slash Line of .285/.388/.439.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: First Base
  • Acquired: Signed as a Free Agent 12/15/99.
  • Departed: Released 6/27/04.
  • Games Played: 702
  • Notable Statistics: 353 Runs
    709 Hits
    164 Doubles
    2 Triples
    72 Home Runs
    405 Runs Batted In
    3 Stolen Bases
    .285/.388/.439 Slash Line
    17.1 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (2001)
    Gold Glove (2000, 2002 & 2003)
    Most Assists by a First Baseman (2003)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a First Baseman (2002)
    Most Total Zone Runs by a First Baseman (2000)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a First Baseman (2000 & 2004*)

    *Olerud was released midway through the season and was signed by the New York Yankees as a Free Agent later that year.
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