Orlando Cepeda Stats

Orlando Cepeda was born on Friday, September 17, 1937, in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Cepeda was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 15, 1958, with the San Francisco Giants. 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 Orlando Cepeda baseball stats page.

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"He (Orlando Cepeda) is annoying every pitcher in the league. He is strong, he hits to all fields and he makes all the plays. He's the most relaxed first-year man I ever saw." - Teammate / Hall of Famer Willie Mays in Latino Baseball Legends: An Encyclopedia: An Encyclopedia (Lew Freedman, Greenwood Publishing, 08/11/2010, Page 88)

Orlando Cepeda

Orlando

Orlando "Baby Bull" Cepeda Autograph on a 1993 Ted Williams Baseball Card (#87)

Birth Name:
Orlando Manuel Cepeda Pennes ( Twitter : @OrlandoCepeda30 )
Nickname:
Born On:
09-17-1937  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
None Attended
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
210
First Game:
04-15-1958 (Age 20)
Last Game:
09-19-1974
Draft:
Not Applicable

Orlando Cepeda

Orlando Cepeda Pitching Stats

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Orlando Cepeda Hitting Stats

1958 21 Giants 148 603 88 188 38 4 25 0 96 29 7 84 0 9 3 18 .312 .342 .512
1959 22 Giants 151 605 92 192 35 4 27 0 105 33 10 100 0 4 5 10 .317 .355 .522
1960 23 Giants 151 569 81 169 36 3 24 0 96 34 9 91 0 4 8 11 .297 .343 .497
1961 24 Giants 152 585 105 182 28 4 46 2 142 39 11 91 0 3 9 21 .311 .362 .609
1962 25 Giants 162 625 105 191 26 1 35 0 114 37 8 97 1 7 6 16 .306 .347 .518
1963 26 Giants 156 579 100 183 33 4 34 0 97 37 11 70 0 3 10 18 .316 .366 .563
1964 27 Giants 142 529 75 161 27 2 31 1 97 43 7 83 0 7 8 13 .304 .361 .539
1965 28 Giants 33 34 1 6 1 0 1 0 5 3 1 9 0 3 0 1 .176 .225 .294
1966 29 Giants 19 49 5 14 2 0 3 1 15 4 2 11 0 0 1 0 .286 .352 .510
1966 29 Cardinals 123 452 65 137 24 0 17 0 58 34 10 68 1 9 13 12 .303 .362 .469
1967 30 Cardinals 151 563 91 183 37 0 25 0 111 62 23 75 0 7 12 16 .325 .399 .524
1968 31 Cardinals 157 600 71 149 26 2 16 0 73 43 13 96 0 4 9 13 .248 .306 .378
1969 32 Braves 154 573 74 147 28 2 22 1 88 55 10 76 0 3 5 12 .257 .325 .428
1970 33 Braves 148 567 87 173 33 0 34 2 111 47 11 75 0 4 9 15 .305 .365 .543
1971 34 Braves 71 250 31 69 10 1 14 1 44 22 7 29 0 4 0 12 .276 .330 .492
1972 35 Braves 28 84 6 25 3 0 4 0 9 7 1 17 0 0 0 1 .298 .352 .476
1972 35 Athletics 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1973 36 Red Sox 142 550 51 159 25 0 20 1 86 50 13 81 2 3 3 24 .289 .350 .444
1974 37 Royals 33 107 3 23 5 0 1 0 18 9 0 16 0 0 1 5 .215 .282 .290
17 Years 2,124 7,927 1,131 2,351 417 27 379 9 1,365 588 154 1,169 4 74 102 218 .297 .350 .499

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Orlando Cepeda Fielding Stats

1958 Giants 1B 147 147 3,956 1,435 9.8 1,419 1,322 97 16 131 n/a n/a n/a .989 9.68
1959 Giants 1B 122 102 2,831 1,015 8.3 999 929 70 16 74 n/a n/a n/a .984 9.53
1959 Giants 3B 4 4 99 8 2.0 5 2 3 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .625 1.36
1959 Giants LF 44 43 1,040 70 1.6 67 65 2 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .957 1.74
1960 Giants 1B 63 61 1,626 555 8.8 545 518 27 10 37 n/a n/a n/a .982 9.05
1960 Giants LF 91 86 2,238 175 1.9 172 162 10 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.08
1961 Giants 1B 81 75 1,994 693 8.6 691 644 47 2 50 n/a n/a n/a .997 9.36
1961 Giants LF 63 59 1,536 107 1.7 106 104 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .991 1.86
1961 Giants RF 18 17 435 26 1.4 24 23 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .923 1.49
1962 Giants 1B 160 154 4,103 1,454 9.1 1,441 1,353 88 13 125 n/a n/a n/a .991 9.48
1962 Giants LF 1 1 18 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1962 Giants RF 1 1 24 4 4.0 3 3 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 3.38
1963 Giants 1B 150 147 3,902 1,366 9.1 1,345 1,262 83 21 91 n/a n/a n/a .985 9.31
1963 Giants LF 3 0 27 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1964 Giants 1B 139 139 3,698 1,309 9.4 1,291 1,211 80 18 89 n/a n/a n/a .986 9.43
1964 Giants LF 1 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1965 Giants 1B 4 3 56 29 7.3 29 27 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 13.98
1965 Giants LF 2 2 18 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1966 Giants 1B 6 5 126 56 9.3 56 55 1 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 12.00
1966 Giants LF 8 8 159 9 1.1 7 7 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .778 1.19
1966 Cardinals 1B 120 120 3,214 1,184 9.9 1,171 1,109 62 13 111 n/a n/a n/a .989 9.84
1967 Cardinals 1B 151 150 4,014 1,404 9.3 1,394 1,304 90 10 103 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.38
1968 Cardinals 1B 154 154 4,165 1,469 9.5 1,452 1,362 90 17 109 n/a n/a n/a .988 9.41
1969 Braves 1B 153 152 3,941 1,428 9.3 1,419 1,318 101 9 91 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.72
1970 Braves 1B 148 147 3,828 1,412 9.5 1,400 1,288 112 12 100 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.87
1971 Braves 1B 63 63 1,689 640 10.2 635 586 49 5 60 n/a n/a n/a .992 10.15
1972 Braves 1B 22 21 528 184 8.4 184 171 13 0 15 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.41
1B Totals 1,683 1,640 43,671 15,633 9.3 15,471 14,459 1,012 162 1,192 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.57
LF Totals 213 199 5,037 363 1.7 354 340 14 9 3 n/a n/a n/a .975 1.90
RF Totals 19 18 459 30 1.6 27 26 1 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .900 1.59
3B Totals 4 4 99 8 2.0 5 2 3 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .625 1.36
15 Years 1,919 1,861 49,266 16,034 8.4 15,857 14,827 1,030 177 1,195 n/a n/a n/a .989 8.69

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Orlando Cepeda Miscellaneous Stats

1958 Giants 15 11 .577 1 0 n/a 24.1 7.2 6.3 - - -
1959 Giants 23 9 .719 0 1 n/a 22.4 6.1 5.8 - - -
1960 Giants 15 6 .714 4 0 n/a 23.7 6.3 5.9 - - -
1961 Giants 12 8 .600 1 0 n/a 12.7 6.4 4.1 - - -
1962 Giants 10 4 .714 4 0 n/a 17.9 6.4 5.5 - - -
1963 Giants 8 3 .727 9 0 n/a 17.0 8.3 6.0 - - -
1964 Giants 9 4 .692 3 0 n/a 17.1 6.4 5.5 - - -
1965 Giants 0 0 .000 27 0 n/a 34.0 3.8 6.8 - - -
1966 Giants 0 1 .000 5 0 n/a 16.3 4.5 3.3 - - -
1966 Cardinals 9 8 .529 3 0 n/a 26.6 6.6 7.8 - - -
1967 Cardinals 11 2 .846 1 0 n/a 22.5 7.5 5.1 - - -
1968 Cardinals 8 6 .571 3 0 n/a 37.5 6.3 8.2 - - -
1969 Braves 12 5 .706 2 0 n/a 26.0 7.5 6.5 - - -
1970 Braves 6 5 .545 1 0 n/a 16.7 7.6 5.1 - - -
1971 Braves 3 6 .333 8 0 n/a 17.9 8.6 5.7 - - -
1972 Braves 0 0 .000 6 0 n/a 21.0 4.9 9.3 - - -
1972 Athletics 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1973 Red Sox 0 2 .000 0 0 142 27.5 6.8 6.4 - - -
1974 Royals 1 0 1.000 8 0 26 107.0 6.7 5.9 - - -
17 Years 142 80 .640 89 1 168 20.9 6.8 5.8 - - -

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Orlando Cepeda Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1958 San Francisco Giants 30 $9,500.00 - -
1959 San Francisco Giants 30 $17,000.00 Stats -
1960 San Francisco Giants 30 $27,000.00 Stats -
1961 San Francisco Giants 30 $30,000.00 Stats -
1962 San Francisco Giants 30 $47,000.00 Stats Stats
1963 San Francisco Giants 30 $48,000.00 Stats -
1964 San Francisco Giants 30 $53,000.00 Stats -
1965 San Francisco Giants 30 $53,000.00 - -
1966 San Francisco Giants 30 $45,000.00 - -
1966 St. Louis Cardinals 28 "     " - -
1967 St. Louis Cardinals 30 $83,000.00 Stats Stats
1968 St. Louis Cardinals 30 $83,000.00 - Stats
1969 Atlanta Braves 20 , 30 $80,000.00 - -
1970 Atlanta Braves 30 $80,000.00 - -
1971 Atlanta Braves 30 $80,000.00 - -
1972 Atlanta Braves 30 $90,000.00 - -
1972 Oakland Athletics 12 "     " - -
1973 Boston Red Sox 25 $85,000.00 - -
1974 Kansas City Royals 30 $75,000.00 - -
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Did you know that when Orlando Cepeda won the 1958 Rookie of the Year , it was the first by a SAN FRANCISCO Giants player? Willie Mays won ROY in 1951, when the Giants franchise was still playing in New York . Cepeda was the second National League recipient to win the honor unanimously, following Frank Robinson (1956). When Willie McCovey won unanimously a year later, the Giants became the first baseball team with two unanimous Rookie of the Year winners.

Did you know that Orlando Cepeda was the first player to capture both a unanimous Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player Award , each with a National League (NL) team? Cepeda was ROY with the Giants in 1958, and an MVP with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1967. Frank Robinson , the first player in Major League history to capture each unanimously, won ROY with the Cincinnati Reds in 1956, and an MVP with the Baltimore Orioles in 1966. Only one player since was matched this feat, Albert Pujols , winning both unanimously, and the first to capture each with the same team ( ROY with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2001, and an MVP with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2009).

Did you know that Orlando Cepeda was the First Designated Hitter (DH) for the Boston Red Sox ? On April 6, 1973 , the Red Sox faced off against the New York Yankees in Fenway Park, the first year the American League had adopted the DH rule, and Cepeda, along with Ron Blomberg , appeared in their respective line-up cards in the DH position.

Orlando Cepeda, First Designated Hitter for Boston Red Sox
Orlando Cepeda (Designated Hitter Article | The Nevada State Journal | April 7, 1973 | Page 15
On August 8, 1973 , Orlando Cepeda hit four doubles in the same game , tying the American League (AL) record. Baby Bull was was twelfth AL player to tie the mark, the third Boston Red Sox player (1st: Billy Werber on July 17, 1935 & 2nd: Al Zarilla on June 8, 1950 ), and the first ever designated hitter with four doubles in the same game .

Orlando Cepeda Hall of Fame Plaque
Orlando Cepeda | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1999 ( HOF )
Orlando Cepeda was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999, by the Veterans Committee. Peruchín, the second Puerto Rican player ( Roberto Clemente , Class of 1973) in Cooperstown, appeared on the writer's ballots from 1980 through 1994, receiving as few as 10.1% of the votes (in 1982) and as much as 73.5% of the votes (in 1994), but was removed from the ballot in 1995, due to the fifteen-year maximum appearance rule.

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