Cesar Cedeno Stats

Cesar Cedeno was born on Sunday, February 25, 1951, in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic. Cedeno was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 20, 1970, with the Houston Astros. 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 Cesar Cedeno baseball stats page.

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"The best young center fielders (career value up to age 25): 1. Ty Cobb , 2. Mickey Mantle , 3. Tris Speaker , 4. Cesar Cedeno, 5. Willie Mays , 6. Joe DiMaggio , 7. Ken Griffey, Jr. , 8. Richie Ashburn , 9. Lloyd Waner , 10. Pete Reiser ." - Author / Historian Bill James in The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract (Free Press Publishing, 2001, 'Top 100 Center Field Players Ever. #21. Cesar Cedeno,' Page 737)

Cesar Cedeno

Cesar Cedeno Autograph on a 1980 Topps (#370)

Cesar Cedeno Autograph on a 1980 Topps (#370)

Birth Name:
César Eugenio Cedeño
Nickname:
None
Born On:
02-25-1951  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Undetermined
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
06-20-1970 (Age 19)
Last Game:
06-02-1986
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent

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Cesar Cedeno Pitching Stats

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Cesar Cedeno Hitting Stats

1970 19 Astros 90 355 46 110 21 4 7 0 42 15 2 57 3 2 2 8 .310 .340 .451
1971 20 Astros 161 611 85 161 40 6 10 1 81 25 5 102 3 7 3 9 .264 .293 .398
1972 21 Astros 139 559 103 179 39 8 22 0 82 56 5 62 1 4 5 11 .320 .385 .537
1973 22 Astros 139 525 86 168 35 2 25 1 70 41 7 79 1 2 7 19 .320 .376 .537
1974 23 Astros 160 610 95 164 29 5 26 1 102 64 6 103 2 8 4 9 .269 .338 .461
1975 24 Astros 131 500 93 144 31 3 13 0 63 62 9 52 2 5 7 12 .288 .371 .440
1976 25 Astros 150 575 89 171 26 5 18 0 83 55 9 51 0 4 1 16 .297 .357 .454
1977 26 Astros 141 530 92 148 36 8 14 0 71 47 7 50 2 8 11 10 .279 .346 .457
1978 27 Astros 50 192 31 54 8 2 7 0 23 15 1 24 2 0 0 4 .281 .333 .453
1979 28 Astros 132 470 57 123 27 4 6 0 54 64 8 52 3 9 3 15 .262 .348 .374
1980 29 Astros 137 499 71 154 32 8 10 1 73 66 11 72 1 2 1 13 .309 .389 .465
1981 30 Astros 82 306 42 83 19 0 5 0 34 24 2 31 2 5 1 6 .271 .321 .382
1982 31 Reds 138 492 52 142 35 1 8 0 57 41 2 41 2 4 4 15 .289 .346 .413
1983 32 Reds 98 332 40 77 16 0 9 0 39 33 2 53 1 6 3 2 .232 .302 .361
1984 33 Reds 110 380 59 105 24 2 10 0 47 25 4 54 4 2 1 11 .276 .321 .429
1985 34 Reds 83 220 24 53 12 0 3 0 30 19 1 35 1 2 3 5 .241 .307 .336
1985 34 Cardinals 28 76 14 33 4 1 6 1 19 5 2 7 0 1 0 2 .434 .463 .750
1986 35 Dodgers 37 78 5 18 2 1 0 0 6 7 0 13 2 0 0 0 .231 .294 .282
17 Years 2,006 7,310 1,084 2,087 436 60 199 5 976 664 83 938 32 71 56 167 .285 .347 .443

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Cesar Cedeno Fielding Stats

1970 Astros CF 75 75 1,968 166 2.2 160 158 2 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.20
1970 Astros RF 17 14 390 31 1.8 30 29 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .968 2.08
1971 Astros 1B 2 0 9 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1971 Astros CF 124 119 3,231 290 2.3 290 285 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.42
1971 Astros LF 12 8 237 20 1.7 19 19 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .950 2.16
1971 Astros RF 29 19 579 43 1.5 40 39 1 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .930 1.87
1972 Astros CF 137 136 3,652 360 2.6 353 344 9 7 1 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.61
1973 Astros CF 136 135 3,527 368 2.7 361 351 10 7 2 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.76
1974 Astros CF 157 157 4,157 450 2.9 447 436 11 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .993 2.90
1975 Astros CF 131 131 3,469 334 2.5 328 320 8 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.55
1976 Astros CF 146 145 3,829 396 2.7 388 379 9 8 5 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.74
1977 Astros CF 137 136 3,554 351 2.6 350 336 14 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .997 2.66
1978 Astros CF 50 50 1,301 153 3.1 151 149 2 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .987 3.13
1979 Astros 1B 91 89 2,342 882 9.7 865 832 33 17 79 n/a n/a n/a .981 9.97
1979 Astros CF 40 39 1,011 118 3.0 118 116 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.15
1980 Astros CF 136 136 3,563 360 2.6 353 345 8 7 3 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.67
1981 Astros 1B 46 45 1,152 459 10.0 455 428 27 4 27 n/a n/a n/a .991 10.66
1981 Astros CF 34 34 898 83 2.4 82 81 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.47
1982 Reds 1B 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1982 Reds CF 131 129 3,454 311 2.4 308 303 5 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.41
1983 Reds 1B 17 14 411 125 7.4 125 120 5 0 7 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.21
1983 Reds CF 2 1 24 5 2.5 5 4 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.63
1983 Reds RF 72 70 1,782 144 2.0 143 137 6 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .993 2.17
1984 Reds 1B 44 26 711 233 5.3 229 215 14 4 16 n/a n/a n/a .983 8.70
1984 Reds CF 14 6 195 21 1.5 20 20 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .952 2.77
1984 Reds LF 52 48 1,215 108 2.1 107 101 6 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .991 2.38
1984 Reds RF 19 9 297 22 1.2 21 20 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .955 1.91
1985 Reds 1B 34 5 308 119 3.5 118 110 8 1 11 n/a n/a n/a .992 10.34
1985 Reds CF 4 3 78 5 1.3 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.73
1985 Reds LF 46 43 1,032 85 1.8 84 83 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.20
1985 Cardinals LF 1 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1985 Reds RF 4 2 45 6 1.5 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.60
1985 Cardinals RF 1 1 21 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1985 Cardinals 1B 23 16 416 151 6.6 150 145 5 1 16 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.74
1986 Dodgers CF 3 3 78 5 1.7 4 4 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 1.38
1986 Dodgers LF 28 17 453 32 1.1 31 29 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .969 1.85
CF Totals 1,457 1,435 37,989 3,776 2.6 3,723 3,636 87 53 22 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.65
1B Totals 258 195 5,352 1,973 7.6 1,946 1,853 93 27 156 n/a n/a n/a .986 9.82
RF Totals 142 115 3,114 246 1.7 240 231 9 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.08
LF Totals 139 116 2,946 245 1.8 241 232 9 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.21
17 Years 1,996 1,861 49,401 6,240 3.1 6,150 5,952 198 90 179 n/a n/a n/a .986 3.36

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Cesar Cedeno Miscellaneous Stats

1970 Astros 17 4 .810 1 0 n/a 50.7 6.2 8.5 - - -
1971 Astros 20 9 .690 5 2 n/a 61.1 6.0 7.5 - - -
1972 Astros 55 21 .724 3 0 n/a 25.4 9.0 6.8 - - -
1973 Astros 56 15 .789 4 0 n/a 21.0 6.6 7.5 - - -
1974 Astros 57 17 .770 3 0 n/a 23.5 5.9 6.0 - - -
1975 Astros 50 17 .746 0 0 n/a 38.5 9.6 7.9 - - -
1976 Astros 58 15 .795 5 0 n/a 31.9 11.3 6.9 - - -
1977 Astros 61 14 .813 3 2 n/a 37.9 10.6 7.5 - - -
1978 Astros 23 2 .920 0 0 n/a 27.4 8.0 8.3 - - -
1979 Astros 30 13 .698 3 0 n/a 78.3 9.0 8.7 - - -
1980 Astros 48 15 .762 1 0 n/a 49.9 6.9 6.8 - - -
1981 Astros 12 7 .632 2 0 n/a 61.2 9.9 9.0 - - -
1982 Reds 16 11 .593 7 0 n/a 61.5 12.0 8.6 - - -
1983 Reds 13 9 .591 11 0 n/a 36.9 6.3 8.5 - - -
1984 Reds 19 3 .864 15 2 n/a 38.0 7.0 8.1 - - -
1985 Reds 9 5 .643 21 4 n/a 73.3 6.3 7.3 - - -
1985 Cardinals 5 1 .833 7 1 n/a 12.7 10.9 4.0 - - -
1986 Dodgers 1 1 .500 13 0 n/a 0.0 6.0 13.0 - - -
17 Years 550 179 .754 104 11 n/a 36.7 7.8 7.5 - - -

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Cesar Cedeno Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1970 Houston Astros 28 $12,000.00 - -
1971 Houston Astros 28 $12,750.00 - -
1972 Houston Astros 28 $13,500.00 Stats -
1973 Houston Astros 28 Undetermined Stats -
1974 Houston Astros 28 Undetermined Stats -
1975 Houston Astros 28 $105,000.00 - -
1976 Houston Astros 28 $140,000.00 Stats -
1977 Houston Astros 28 $185,000.00 - -
1978 Houston Astros 28 Undetermined - -
1979 Houston Astros 28 Undetermined - -
1980 Houston Astros 28 Undetermined - -
1981 Houston Astros 28 Undetermined - -
1982 Cincinnati Reds 28 Undetermined - -
1983 Cincinnati Reds 28 Undetermined - -
1984 Cincinnati Reds 28 Undetermined - -
1985 Cincinnati Reds 28 Undetermined - Stats
1985 St. Louis Cardinals 7 $562,500.00 - Stats
1986 Los Angeles Dodgers 7 $200,000.00 - -
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Did you know that Cesar Cedeno won five consecutive Gold Glove Awards in the outfield, 1972 through 1976? Only three other National League outfielders had five-or-more at that point: Willie Mays (12-straight), Roberto Clemente (12 straight) and Curt Flood (7-straight).

Did you know that Cesar Cedeno was the first Houston Astros outfielder to ever win a Gold Glove Award ? Did you know after he won his last Gold Glove in 1976, it would take thirty-three years before another Astros ' outfielder put a Gold Glove on his shelf? Do you know who that outfielder was? [ Answer ]

Cesar Cedeno Cycle
Cesar Cedeno Hits for the Cycle ( Box Score ) | The Vernon Daily Record | August 3, 1972 | Page 8
On August 2, 1972 , Cesar Cedeno started a Houston Astros hit parade (sixteen hits, by eight Astros , across nine-innings) with a double in the first inning. Two innings later, the hard hitting center fielder hit a two-run homer, starting the scoring parade (10 runs). In the bottom of the fifth, ahead 3-1, with opposing pitcher Gary Nolan still on the mound, Cedeno hit a single to right field, enable Roger Metzger - who led off the inning with a triple - to trot home from third. In the eighth, Metzger had the single, Cedeno had the triple, and history was made - Cesar completed the first cycle in Houston Astros history .

On August 9, 1976 , Cesar Cedeno hit a triple in the first inning, with a little help from a Cardinals' righty Bob Forsch . Five innings later, not one of the 12,395 fans at Busch Stadium was thinking cycle, but Cedeno led off the sixth with a homer, doubled in the seventh, then singled in the eighth, completing his second cycle - which was also the second cycle by a Houston Astros ' player, and through today, Cedeno remains the only player with two cycles in Houston history .

Cesar Cedeno Cycle #2
Cesar Cedeno Hits Second Cycle ( Box Score ) | The Valley Morning Star | August 10, 1976 | Page B2
What do Cesar Cedeno, Rickey Henderson and Joe Morgan have in common? They are the only three players in baseball history to steal fifty-or-more bases and hit twenty-or-more home runs in three (or more) different seasons. Cedeno was the first, 1972-1973-1974, Morgan joined him next, 1973-1974-1976, and Henderson had his third in 1990, after back-to-back years in 1985-86, but surpassed them both with his fourth in 1993. No player since, has ever done it twice.

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