Kevin Mitchell Stats

Kevin Mitchell was born on Saturday, January 13, 1962, in San Diego, California. Mitchell was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 4, 1984, with the New York Mets. 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 Kevin Mitchell baseball stats page.

"He was an MVP . He has also been shot three times. He once showed up to spring training 30 pounds heavier - not from working out or using steroids, but from eating too much that off-season. Some say he once killed a cat on purpose; others say he punched a minor-league owner in the mouth during a brawl. He played in Japan, he's a former gang member, he's got a World Series ring, and he even managed a team after his playing days were over. It's been said about a select few that they 'did it all,' but when you look at this guy's resume, it might be the truth. Who is he? Kevin Mitchell." - Author Steve "Psycho" Lyons in The Psycho 100: Baseball's Most Outrageous Moments (Triumph Books, "No Use For This Glove," April 1, 2009)
Kevin Mitchell

Kevin Mitchell Autograph on a 1988 Leaf (#87)
Kevin Mitchell Autograph on a 1988 Leaf (#87)

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Birth Name:
Kevin Darnell Mitchell
Nickname:
World
Born On:
01-13-1962  (Capricorn)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
San Diego, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Clairemont High School (San Diego, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
210
First Game:
09-04-1984 (Age 22)
Last Game:
08-03-1998
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent
Kevin Mitchell

Kevin Mitchell 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
Kevin Mitchell

Kevin Mitchell Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1984 22 Mets 7 14 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .214 .214 .214
1986 24 Mets 108 328 51 91 22 2 12 0 43 33 0 61 1 1 1 6 .277 .344 .466
1987 25 Padres 62 196 19 48 7 1 7 0 26 20 3 38 0 1 0 5 .245 .313 .398
1987 25 Giants 69 268 49 82 13 1 15 0 44 28 1 50 0 0 2 5 .306 .376 .530
1988 26 Giants 148 505 60 127 25 7 19 0 80 48 7 85 1 7 5 9 .251 .319 .442
1989 27 Giants 154 543 100 158 34 6 47 0 125 87 32 115 0 7 3 6 .291 .388 .635
1990 28 Giants 140 524 90 152 24 2 35 0 93 58 9 87 0 5 2 8 .290 .360 .544
1991 29 Giants 113 371 52 95 13 1 27 0 69 43 8 57 0 4 5 6 .256 .338 .515
1992 30 Mariners 99 360 48 103 24 0 9 1 67 35 4 46 0 4 3 4 .286 .351 .428
1993 31 Reds 93 323 56 110 21 3 19 0 64 25 4 48 0 4 1 14 .341 .385 .601
1994 32 Reds 95 310 57 101 18 1 30 0 77 59 15 62 0 8 3 12 .326 .429 .681
1996 34 Red Sox 27 92 9 28 4 0 2 0 13 11 0 14 0 0 1 3 .304 .385 .413
1996 34 Reds 37 114 18 37 11 0 6 0 26 26 2 16 0 1 0 5 .325 .447 .579
1997 35 Indians 20 59 7 9 1 0 4 0 11 9 2 11 0 0 1 2 .153 .275 .373
1998 36 Athletics 51 127 14 29 7 1 2 0 21 9 0 26 0 0 0 4 .228 .279 .346
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
13 Years 1,223 4,134 630 1,173 224 25 234 1 760 491 87 719 2 42 27 89 .284 .360 .520
Kevin Mitchell

Kevin Mitchell Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1984 Mets 3B 5 2 69 6 1.2 5 1 4 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .833 1.96
1986 Mets 1B 2 1 21 8 4.0 7 6 1 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .875 9.00
1986 Mets 3B 7 3 96 17 2.4 16 7 9 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .941 4.50
1986 Mets CF 6 6 132 13 2.2 13 13 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.66
1986 Mets LF 40 26 744 55 1.4 55 53 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1986 Mets RF 29 21 615 49 1.7 47 45 2 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .959 2.06
1986 Mets SS 24 20 450 93 3.9 87 31 56 6 7 n/a n/a n/a .935 5.22
1987 Padres 3B 51 50 1,290 145 2.8 137 29 108 8 9 n/a n/a n/a .945 2.87
1987 Padres LF 3 3 39 3 1.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.08
1987 Giants LF 2 1 24 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1987 Giants RF 1 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1987 Giants 3B 68 65 1,719 182 2.7 175 44 131 7 10 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.75
1987 Giants SS 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1988 Giants 3B 102 97 2,529 280 2.7 264 61 203 16 18 n/a n/a n/a .943 2.82
1988 Giants LF 40 38 849 65 1.6 59 57 2 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .908 1.88
1989 Giants 3B 2 1 39 2 1.0 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.38
1989 Giants LF 147 147 27,384 321 2.2 314 306 8 7 0 n/a n/a n/a .978 0.31
1990 Giants LF 138 138 3,540 311 2.3 302 293 9 9 3 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.30
1991 Giants 1B 1 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1991 Giants LF 100 99 2,472 200 2.0 194 188 6 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.12
1992 Mariners LF 69 67 1,710 134 1.9 134 130 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.12
1993 Reds LF 85 84 1,926 156 1.8 149 143 6 7 2 n/a n/a n/a .955 2.09
1993 Reds RF 2 2 54 8 4.0 8 7 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.00
1994 Reds 1B 1 1 24 8 8.0 8 7 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1994 Reds LF 89 89 2,118 145 1.6 141 132 9 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .972 1.80
1996 Red Sox LF 1 1 24 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.13
1996 Red Sox RF 21 19 477 30 1.4 28 28 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .933 1.58
1996 Reds 1B 3 3 87 31 10.3 30 28 2 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .968 9.31
1996 Reds LF 31 30 657 45 1.5 44 44 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .978 1.81
1997 Indians LF 1 0 3 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1998 Athletics 1B 2 1 21 5 2.5 5 5 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.43
1998 Athletics LF 10 6 147 10 1.0 10 10 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.84
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
LF Totals 756 729 41,637 1,447 1.9 1,406 1,360 46 41 9 n/a n/a n/a .972 0.91
3B Totals 235 218 5,742 632 2.7 599 142 457 33 39 n/a n/a n/a .948 2.82
RF Totals 53 42 1,155 87 1.6 83 80 3 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .954 1.94
SS Totals 25 20 453 94 3.8 88 31 57 6 7 n/a n/a n/a .936 5.25
1B Totals 9 6 162 52 5.8 50 46 4 2 7 n/a n/a n/a .962 8.33
CF Totals 6 6 132 13 2.2 13 13 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.66
13 Years 1,084 1,021 49,281 2,325 2.1 2,239 1,672 567 86 62 n/a n/a n/a .963 1.23
Kevin Mitchell

Kevin Mitchell Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1984 Mets 0 1 .000 4 0 n/a 0.0 4.7 14.0 - - -
1986 Mets 3 3 .500 23 1 n/a 27.3 5.4 7.6 - - -
1987 Padres 0 0 .000 9 0 n/a 28.0 5.2 7.5 - - -
1987 Giants 9 6 .600 1 0 n/a 17.9 5.4 6.1 - - -
1988 Giants 5 5 .500 13 0 n/a 26.6 5.9 6.3 - - -
1989 Giants 3 4 .429 6 0 n/a 11.6 4.7 4.3 - - -
1990 Giants 4 7 .364 2 0 n/a 15.0 6.0 5.6 - - -
1991 Giants 2 3 .400 14 0 n/a 13.7 6.5 5.4 - - -
1992 Mariners 0 2 .000 5 0 26 40.0 7.8 5.4 - - -
1993 Reds 1 0 1.000 6 0 n/a 17.0 6.7 5.0 - - -
1994 Reds 2 0 1.000 5 0 n/a 10.3 5.0 4.0 - - -
1996 Red Sox 0 0 .000 4 0 4 46.0 6.6 7.1 - - -
1996 Reds 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 19.0 7.1 4.4 - - -
1997 Indians 1 0 1.000 4 0 16 14.8 5.4 5.4 - - -
1998 Athletics 0 0 .000 23 0 23 63.5 4.9 6.0 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
13 Years 30 31 .492 122 1 69 17.7 5.7 5.4 - - -
Kevin Mitchell

Kevin Mitchell Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1984 New York Mets 32 $40,000.00 - -
1986 New York Mets 7 $60,000.00 - Stats
1987 San Diego Padres 7 $125,000.00 - -
1987 San Francisco Giants 9 "     " - -
1988 San Francisco Giants 7 $237,500.00 - -
1989 San Francisco Giants 7 $610,000.00 Stats Stats
1990 San Francisco Giants 7 $2,083,000.00 Stats -
1991 San Francisco Giants 7 $3,750,000.00 - -
1992 Seattle Mariners 17 , 7 $3,750,000.00 - -
1993 Cincinnati Reds 7 $3,750,000.00 - -
1994 Cincinnati Reds 7 $3,750,000.00 - n/a
1996 Boston Red Sox 24 $1,135,000.00 - -
1996 Cincinnati Reds 7 "     " - -
1997 Cleveland Indians 44 $500,000.00 - -
1998 Oakland Athletics 31 , 7 $225,000.00 - -


What do Joe Morgan , Will Clark , Kevin Mitchell and Don Robinson each have in common? Each one of them won a Silver Slugger Award - the first by a San Francisco Giants at their respective position. Morgan was their first second-baseman (1982), then in 1989, Clark (first base), Mitchell (outfield) and Robinson (pitcher) were added to the list.

In 1989 , Kevin Mitchell led the National League (NL) in home runs and runs batted in, capturing two legs of the Triple Crown . He was the only slugger, from either league, with more than forty home runs that season (AL Top 25 / NL Top 25 ).

Kevin Mitchell was the sixth player in Giants franchise history to reach the 40+ home run plateau, joining Mel Ott , Johnny Mize , Willie Mays , Orlando Cepeda , and Willie McCovey (all hall of famers).

Kevin Mitchell, New York Mets
Kevin Mitchell | Cooperstown Collection Photograph | Photoshopped by Baseball Almanac
Did you know that during Game 6 of the 1986 World Series , in the tenth inning, with two outs, and his Mets facing elimination, Mitchell (once again) continued to cement his reputation as a clubhouse toxin? Author Jonathan Weeks ( Baseball's Most Notorious Personalities: A Gallery of Rogues , Page 78) described what happened, "Instead of watching from the edge of his dugout seat with teammates, he snuck off to the clubhouse to make travel arrangements. Meanwhile, back on the field, teammate Gary Carter singled to keep the game alive. Summoned to pinch-hit for pitcher Rick Aguilera , Mitchell pulled his uniform back on in a hurry and rushed to the plate to deliver a single without the benefit of his protective cup. The Mets would eventually win the game and the Series. Years later, Mitchell would attempt to refute the story in a radio interview, claiming he never wore a cup because he could not find one big enough to accomodate him."

Last-Modified: November 28, 2018 3:52 AM EST

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