Willie Aikens Stats

Willie Aikens was born on Thursday, October 14, 1954, in Seneca, South Carolina. Aikens was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 17, 1977, with the California Angels. 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 Willie Aikens baseball stats page.

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"No one will ever know the athlete (Willie) Aikens could've been, what was already slipping away on that mid-October night in 1980 when, after he hit his fourth homer of the World Series against the Phillies in Game 4 , he left the ballpark and celebrated by snorting a few lines of cocaine. Aikens wasn't the only one doing coke. It was, after all, the '80s. But he had had so many warnings. An FBI agent visited the Royals , cautioning them that they were being monitored for drug activity. Hal McRae , one of the most respected players in the Kansas City clubhouse, pulled Aikens aside at least twice. 'He was in total denial,' says Aikens' former agent, Ron Shapiro, who eventually had him admitted to a drug treatment program. The program didn't take. 'And I said to myself, 'Wow, he's on top of the world right now, but he's going to fall.'' Shapiro was right. Aikens tumbled -- into jail on cocaine charges in 1983, and out of the major leagues two years later. But that didn't even bother him. More free time meant more time to do coke. He blew through two bank accounts and $300,000 to satisfy his craving. The thud didn't really come until Dec. 12, 1994, when he stood before U.S. District Judge Dean Whipple on federal drug and firearms charges." - ESPN Writer Elizabeth Merrill (ESPN Outside the Lines, Gaps In The Road , Source )

Willie Aikens

Willie Aikens Autograph on a 1980 Topps (#368)

Willie Aikens Autograph on a 1980 Topps (#368)

Birth Name:
Willie Mays Aikens ( Twitter : @WAikens )
Nickname:
Ack Ack
Born On:
10-14-1954  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Seneca, South Carolina
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Seneca High School (Seneca, SC)
College:
South Carolina State University
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
220
First Game:
05-17-1977 (Age 22)
Last Game:
04-27-1985
Draft:
1975 : 1st Round (2nd)

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Willie Aikens Pitching Stats

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Willie Aikens Hitting Stats

1977 23 Angels 42 91 5 18 4 0 0 0 6 10 2 23 0 0 0 1 .198 .277 .242
1979 25 Angels 116 379 59 106 18 0 21 2 81 61 8 79 0 6 1 10 .280 .376 .493
1980 26 Royals 151 543 70 151 24 0 20 0 98 64 3 88 0 9 7 23 .278 .356 .433
1981 27 Royals 101 349 45 93 16 0 17 0 53 62 12 47 0 5 3 11 .266 .377 .458
1982 28 Royals 134 466 50 131 29 1 17 1 74 45 7 70 0 5 3 19 .281 .345 .457
1983 29 Royals 125 410 49 124 26 1 23 0 72 45 9 75 0 1 2 16 .302 .373 .539
1984 30 Blue Jays 93 234 21 48 7 0 11 0 26 29 1 56 0 0 2 6 .205 .298 .376
1985 31 Blue Jays 12 20 2 4 1 0 1 0 5 3 0 6 0 1 0 1 .200 .292 .400
8 Years 774 2,492 301 675 125 2 110 3 415 319 42 444 0 27 18 87 .271 .354 .455

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Willie Aikens Fielding Stats

1977 Angels 1B 13 12 297 105 8.1 102 94 8 3 10 n/a n/a n/a .971 9.27
1979 Angels 1B 55 55 1,478 495 9.0 493 462 31 2 49 n/a n/a n/a .996 9.01
1980 Royals 1B 138 137 3,264 1,158 8.4 1,146 1,081 65 12 95 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.48
1981 Royals 1B 99 96 2,563 907 9.2 900 844 56 7 79 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.48
1982 Royals 1B 128 122 3,173 1,130 8.8 1,123 1,048 75 7 95 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.56
1983 Royals 1B 112 109 2,595 959 8.6 948 884 64 11 101 n/a n/a n/a .989 9.86
1984 Blue Jays 1B 2 1 33 13 6.5 13 12 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.64
1B Totals 547 532 13,403 4,767 8.7 4,725 4,425 300 42 430 n/a n/a n/a .991 9.52
7 Years 547 532 13,403 4,767 8.7 4,725 4,425 300 42 430 n/a n/a n/a .991 9.52

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Willie Aikens Miscellaneous Stats

1977 Angels 1 2 .333 18 0 13 0.0 4.0 15.2 - - -
1979 Angels 1 3 .250 14 0 51 18.0 4.8 4.7 - - -
1980 Royals 1 0 1.000 0 0 13 27.2 6.2 5.5 - - -
1981 Royals 0 0 .000 4 0 0 20.5 7.4 6.6 - - -
1982 Royals 0 1 .000 12 0 0 27.4 6.7 6.3 - - -
1983 Royals 0 0 .000 10 0 6 17.8 5.5 5.7 - - -
1984 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 18 0 81 21.3 4.2 9.0 - - -
1985 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 6 0 11 20.0 3.3 4.0 - - -
8 Years 3 6 .333 82 0 175 22.7 5.6 6.0 - - -

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Willie Aikens Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1977 California Angels 22 $19,000.00 - -
1979 California Angels 22 $21,000.00 - -
1980 Kansas City Royals 24 Undetermined - Stats
1981 Kansas City Royals 24 Undetermined - -
1982 Kansas City Royals 24 Undetermined - -
1983 Kansas City Royals 24 Undetermined - -
1984 Toronto Blue Jays 24 Undetermined - -
1985 Toronto Blue Jays 24 Undetermined - -
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Did you know that Willie Aikens is the only player in baseball history to hit a home run in a World Series game ( October 14, 1980 ) on his birthday?

Willie Aikens hit two home runs in Game 1 of the 1980 World Aeries and , two home runs during Game 4 of that same Fall Classic - making him the first player in World Series history to hit two home runs in the same game twice during the same World Series . A feat not duplicated until the 2009 World Series . Who did it? [ Answer ]

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