16. Ted Simmons
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: August 9, 1949 in Highland Park, MI USA
  • Weight: 193 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: B
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 21, 1968
  • Final Game: October 02, 1988
  • TSN All-Star - 1977
  • TSN All-Star - 1978
  • TSN All-Star - 1979
  • Silver Slugger - 1980
  • MVP - 1971
  • MVP - 1972
  • MVP - 1973
  • MVP - 1974
  • MVP - 1975
  • MVP - 1977
  • MVP - 1983
 
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The sabremetricians were right to love Ted Simmons who while he played many knew was a good player, have now been elevated in some eyes to a Hall of Fame snub.

Ted Simmons was a great hitting Catcher who would bat .300 six times as a Cardinal, all of which were good enough to put him in the top ten in those respective years, which included a second-place finish with a .332 Batting Average in 1975.  Simmons would also finish in the top ten in On Base Percentage and Slugging Percentage four times, which remember for the 1970s and for a Catcher was an incredible feat.  He would also have seven seasons where he was in the top ten in Doubles and he would show good power numbers for St. Louis with five 20 Home Run Seasons.

The eight-time All-Star (six with St. Louis) would have 1,704 Hits for a .298 Batting Average as a St. Louis Cardinal.  He was chosen for the Cardinals Hall of Fame in 2015 and the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veteran's Committee in 2020.  Following his induction to Cooperstown, Simmons' #23 was retired by the team.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Catcher
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 10th Overall of the Amateur Draft 6/6/1967.
  • Departed: Traded to the Milwaukee Brewers with Rollie Fingers and Pete Vukovich for David Green, Dave LaPoint, Sixt Lezcano and Lary Sorensen 12/12/80.
  • Games Played: 1564
  • Notable Statistics: 736 Runs Scored
    1,704 Hits
    332 Doubles
    37 Triples
    172 Home Runs
    929 RBI
    11 Stolen Bases
    .298/.366/.459 Slash Line
    45.0 bWAR

    No Playoff Games


  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1978 & 1979)
    Silver Slugger (1980)
    Most Intentional Walks (1976 & 1977)
    Most Putouts by a Catcher (1972 & 1973)
    Most Assists by a Catcher (1972 & 1978)
    Most Runners Caught Stealing (1976 & 1978)

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