Dan Driessen appeared in 82 Major League games during the 1981 regular season. The chart below is a comprehensive analysis of the games Driessen appeared in, specifically relating to his 1981 hitting statistics. Notes: The Date / Box field has a link to the box score from the game being described. If the Date is followed by an asterisk (*), Driessen started during that game at the first position listed in the Position(s) column. Cumulative monthly totals are provided where applicable.
"We had heard for three years that Dan Driessen could hit. Just about everybody in our organization said, 'Driessen could hit.' Let me just say this, Dan Driessen can hit." - Johnny Bench in Sports Illustrated (August 27, 1973, William Leggett, Reds rookie is a tough cookie , Source )
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Dan Driessen 1981 Game by Game Batting Logs
Did you know that Dan Driessen appeared in 35 games at home, had 94 at-bats, drove in 10 runs, scored 13 times, had 21 hits (9 doubles / 0 triples / 2 home runs), walked 16 times (0 intentional), struck out 13 times, was hit by a pitcher 0 times, sacrificed 3 times (1 hits & 2 flies), and finished at home with a .223 batting average, .330 on base percentage and .382 slugging average?
On the road, Dan Driessen appeared in 47 games, had 139 at-bats, drove in 23 runs, scored 22 times, had 34 hits (5 doubles / 0 triples / 5 home runs), walked 24 times (3 intentional), struck out 18 times, was hit by a pitcher 2 times, sacrificed 2 times (1 hits & 1 flies), and finished at home with a .244 batting average, .361 on base percentage and .388 slugging average?
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