Andre Thornton Stats

Andre Thornton was born on Saturday, August 13, 1949, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Thornton was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 28, 1973, with the Chicago Cubs. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Andre Thornton baseball stats page.

"(Andre) Thornton's proved he can play first base exceptionally well defensively and the consistency of his hitting has been impressive." - Chicago Cubs Manager Jim Marshall in Baseball Digest (November 1974)
Andre Thornton

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Andre "Thunder" Thornton Autograph on a 1984 Donruss Baseball Card (#94)

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Birth Name:
Andre Thornton
Nickname:
Thunder
Born On:
08-13-1949  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Tuskegee, Alabama
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Phoenixville High School (Phoenixville, PA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
205
First Game:
07-28-1973 (Age 23)
Last Game:
08-31-1987
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent
Andre Thornton

Andre Thornton Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Andre Thornton

Andre Thornton Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1973 24 Cubs 17 35 3 7 3 0 0 0 2 7 0 9 0 0 0 1 .200 .333 .286
1974 25 Cubs 107 303 41 79 16 4 10 0 46 48 4 50 1 1 4 6 .261 .368 .439
1975 26 Cubs 120 372 70 109 21 4 18 0 60 88 12 63 3 6 4 6 .293 .428 .516
1976 27 Cubs 27 85 8 17 6 0 2 0 14 20 1 14 0 1 2 0 .200 .361 .341
1976 27 Expos 69 183 20 35 5 2 9 0 24 28 0 32 1 3 3 1 .191 .304 .388
1977 28 Indians 131 433 77 114 20 5 28 0 70 70 1 82 1 2 11 9 .263 .378 .527
1978 29 Indians 145 508 97 133 22 4 33 0 105 93 4 72 2 8 6 17 .262 .377 .516
1979 30 Indians 143 515 89 120 31 1 26 3 93 90 2 93 1 7 4 8 .233 .347 .449
1981 32 Indians 69 226 22 54 12 0 6 0 30 23 1 37 2 5 0 15 .239 .303 .372
1982 33 Indians 161 589 90 161 26 1 32 1 116 109 18 81 3 5 2 21 .273 .386 .484
1983 34 Indians 141 508 78 143 27 1 17 0 77 87 14 72 0 8 2 10 .281 .383 .439
1984 35 Indians 155 587 91 159 26 0 33 1 99 91 11 79 0 9 2 9 .271 .366 .484
1985 36 Indians 124 461 49 109 13 0 22 0 88 47 1 75 0 6 0 14 .236 .304 .408
1986 37 Indians 120 401 49 92 14 0 17 1 66 65 0 67 0 8 1 11 .229 .333 .392
1987 38 Indians 36 85 8 10 2 0 0 0 5 10 0 25 0 2 0 1 .118 .206 .141
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
14 Years 1,565 5,291 792 1,342 244 22 253 6 895 876 69 851 14 71 41 129 .254 .360 .452
Andre Thornton

Andre Thornton Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1973 Cubs 1B 9 8 216 92 10.2 91 81 10 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .989 11.38
1974 Cubs 1B 90 76 2,118 837 9.3 830 760 70 7 61 n/a n/a n/a .992 10.58
1974 Cubs 3B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1975 Cubs 1B 113 107 2,865 1,072 9.5 1,059 982 77 13 88 n/a n/a n/a .988 9.98
1975 Cubs 3B 2 0 18 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1976 Cubs 1B 25 22 609 224 9.0 221 202 19 3 17 n/a n/a n/a .987 9.80
1976 Expos 1B 43 38 987 354 8.2 352 326 26 2 43 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.63
1976 Expos RF 11 9 246 15 1.4 14 13 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .933 1.54
1977 Indians 1B 117 114 3,063 1,103 9.4 1,097 1,026 71 6 97 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.67
1978 Indians 1B 145 144 3,744 1,440 9.9 1,433 1,327 106 7 106 n/a n/a n/a .995 10.33
1979 Indians 1B 130 130 3,441 1,178 9.1 1,171 1,089 82 7 100 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.19
1981 Indians 1B 11 8 252 73 6.6 72 67 5 1 7 n/a n/a n/a .986 7.71
1982 Indians 1B 8 8 240 81 10.1 81 76 5 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.11
1983 Indians 1B 27 26 675 224 8.3 222 201 21 2 20 n/a n/a n/a .991 8.88
1984 Indians 1B 11 11 288 97 8.8 95 86 9 2 11 n/a n/a n/a .979 8.91
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1B Totals 729 692 18,498 6,775 9.3 6,724 6,223 501 51 558 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.81
RF Totals 11 9 246 15 1.4 14 13 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .933 1.54
3B Totals 3 0 21 2 0.7 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
11 Years 743 701 18,765 6,792 9.1 6,740 6,238 502 52 558 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.70
Andre Thornton

Andre Thornton Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1973 Cubs 0 0 .000 9 0 n/a 0.0 3.9 17.5 - - -
1974 Cubs 2 1 .667 21 1 n/a 30.3 6.1 6.6 - - -
1975 Cubs 3 2 .600 11 0 n/a 20.7 5.9 6.2 - - -
1976 Cubs 2 0 1.000 5 0 n/a 42.5 6.1 6.1 - - -
1976 Expos 2 1 .667 19 0 n/a 20.3 5.7 7.6 - - -
1977 Indians 3 4 .429 7 1 9 15.5 5.3 6.2 - - -
1978 Indians 4 7 .364 1 0 0 15.4 7.1 4.8 - - -
1979 Indians 5 4 .556 0 0 13 19.8 5.5 5.5 - - -
1981 Indians 3 1 .750 8 0 53 37.7 6.1 7.5 - - -
1982 Indians 6 7 .462 1 0 152 18.4 7.3 5.1 - - -
1983 Indians 4 2 .667 2 0 114 29.9 7.1 6.6 - - -
1984 Indians 6 5 .545 0 0 144 17.8 7.4 5.9 - - -
1985 Indians 3 2 .600 3 0 122 21.0 6.1 5.2 - - -
1986 Indians 4 1 .800 12 0 110 23.6 6.0 6.1 - - -
1987 Indians 1 0 1.000 17 0 21 0.0 3.4 17.0 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
14 Years 48 37 .565 116 2 738 20.9 6.2 5.9 - - -
Andre Thornton

Andre Thornton Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1973 Chicago Cubs 12 $15,000.00 - -
1974 Chicago Cubs 12 $15,750.00 - -
1975 Chicago Cubs 12 $18,000.00 - -
1976 Chicago Cubs 12 $25,000.00 - -
1976 Montreal Expos 17 $30,000.00 - -
1977 Cleveland Indians 29 $35,000.00 - -
1978 Cleveland Indians 29 $60,000.00 - -
1979 Cleveland Indians 29 Undetermined - -
1981 Cleveland Indians 29 Undetermined - -
1982 Cleveland Indians 29 Undetermined Stats -
1983 Cleveland Indians 29 Undetermined - -
1984 Cleveland Indians 29 Undetermined Stats -
1985 Cleveland Indians 29 $1,100,000.00 - -
1986 Cleveland Indians 29 $1,100,000.00 - -
1987 Cleveland Indians 29 $1,100,000.00 - -


Did you know that Andre Thornton was named one of the 100 Greatest Cleveland Indians Players Top 100 Greatest Indians and Thornton was named one of the nine first basemen.

In 1984, Andre Thornton played eleven games at first base, hitting four homers during those games, and one-hundred forty-four games as the designated hitter, blasting twenty-nine homers during those games, earning Thunder a Silver Slugger Award , the first - and through today only - Cleveland Indians designated hitter to receive the honor!

Andre Thornton Hits for the Cycle
Andre Thornton Hits for the Cycle ( Box Score ) | The Decatur Herald | April 23, 1978 | Page 18
Andre Thornton hit twenty-or-more home runs across six different seasons with The Tribe , second most in franchise history (at that time) behind what Hall of Famer? [ Answer ] [Note: Both of those team records for most 20-homer seasons have since been broken by Jim Thome ]

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