Ron Cey Stats

Ron Cey was born on Sunday, February 15, 1948, in Tacoma, Washington. Cey was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 3, 1971, with the Los Angeles Dodgers. 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 Ron Cey baseball stats page.

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"I felt that the '81 team was very unique, and a team of destiny, because we had five outfielders during their career that were All-Stars. All four infielders were multiple All-Stars, one catcher that became an All-Star, plus seven pitchers that were or became All-Stars. Also, of those pitchers, there were three Rookies of the Year, and at least three were Cy Young Award winners. That's why it was such a unique thing, the '81 team. The '77 team was probably the most talented even though we won 102 games and went to the World Series in 1984, the '77 team was a stronger team. But the '81 team accomplished the ultimate goal." - Ron Cey on MLB.com (05/23/2006, 'Cey chats Dodgers, past and present', Source )

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Ron "The Penguin" Cey Autograph on a 1981 Fleer (#126)

Birth Name:
Ronald Charles Cey
Nickname:
The Penguin
Born On:
02-15-1948  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Tacoma, Washington
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Mount Tahoma High School (Tacoma, WA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
09-03-1971 (Age 23)
Last Game:
07-12-1987
Draft:
1968 : 3rd Round (53rd)

Ron Cey

Ron Cey Pitching Stats

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Ron Cey Hitting Stats

1971 23 Dodgers 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1972 24 Dodgers 11 37 3 10 1 0 1 0 3 7 0 10 0 0 1 0 .270 .400 .378
1973 25 Dodgers 152 507 60 124 18 4 15 0 80 74 7 77 4 8 2 19 .245 .338 .385
1974 26 Dodgers 159 577 88 151 20 2 18 0 97 76 13 68 3 10 7 17 .262 .349 .397
1975 27 Dodgers 158 566 72 160 29 2 25 1 101 78 15 74 3 8 7 15 .283 .372 .473
1976 28 Dodgers 145 502 69 139 18 3 23 1 80 89 13 74 2 4 3 11 .277 .386 .462
1977 29 Dodgers 153 564 77 136 22 3 30 2 110 93 6 106 3 7 2 11 .241 .347 .450
1978 30 Dodgers 159 555 84 150 32 0 23 0 84 96 9 96 2 7 7 13 .270 .380 .452
1979 31 Dodgers 150 487 77 137 20 1 28 1 81 86 8 85 0 4 2 11 .281 .389 .499
1980 32 Dodgers 157 551 81 140 25 0 28 0 77 69 5 92 4 1 5 16 .254 .342 .452
1981 33 Dodgers 85 312 42 90 15 2 13 0 50 40 3 55 1 3 3 7 .288 .372 .474
1982 34 Dodgers 150 556 62 141 23 1 24 0 79 57 6 99 2 8 4 16 .254 .323 .428
1983 35 Cubs 159 581 73 160 33 1 24 0 90 62 11 85 1 9 5 20 .275 .346 .460
1984 36 Cubs 146 505 71 121 27 0 25 1 97 61 10 108 0 8 6 10 .240 .324 .442
1985 37 Cubs 145 500 64 116 18 2 22 1 63 58 9 106 0 2 4 10 .232 .316 .408
1986 38 Cubs 97 256 42 70 21 0 13 0 36 44 1 66 1 2 3 5 .273 .384 .508
1987 39 Athletics 45 104 12 23 6 0 4 0 11 22 1 32 0 1 1 4 .221 .359 .394
17 Years 2,073 7,162 977 1,868 328 21 316 7 1,139 1,012 117 1,235 26 82 62 185 .261 .354 .445

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Ron Cey Fielding Stats

1972 Dodgers 3B 11 11 288 30 2.7 27 7 20 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .900 2.53
1973 Dodgers 3B 146 142 3,886 457 3.1 439 111 328 18 39 n/a n/a n/a .961 3.05
1974 Dodgers 3B 158 158 4,238 542 3.4 520 155 365 22 25 n/a n/a n/a .959 3.31
1975 Dodgers 3B 158 158 4,230 472 3.0 453 144 309 19 23 n/a n/a n/a .960 2.89
1976 Dodgers 3B 144 143 3,807 461 3.2 445 111 334 16 22 n/a n/a n/a .965 3.16
1977 Dodgers 3B 153 153 4,058 502 3.3 484 138 346 18 29 n/a n/a n/a .964 3.22
1978 Dodgers 3B 158 158 4,023 468 3.0 452 116 336 16 26 n/a n/a n/a .966 3.03
1979 Dodgers 3B 150 148 3,547 397 2.6 388 123 265 9 25 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.95
1980 Dodgers 3B 157 156 4,064 457 2.9 444 127 317 13 24 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.95
1981 Dodgers 3B 84 84 2,262 271 3.2 255 71 184 16 15 n/a n/a n/a .941 3.04
1982 Dodgers 3B 149 148 3,919 429 2.9 413 93 320 16 23 n/a n/a n/a .963 2.85
1983 Cubs 3B 157 157 4,025 377 2.4 360 90 270 17 12 n/a n/a n/a .955 2.41
1984 Cubs 3B 144 142 3,684 338 2.3 327 97 230 11 22 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.40
1985 Cubs 3B 140 138 3,556 369 2.6 348 75 273 21 21 n/a n/a n/a .943 2.64
1986 Cubs 3B 77 75 1,774 167 2.2 159 41 118 8 7 n/a n/a n/a .952 2.42
1987 Athletics 1B 7 5 138 57 8.1 56 55 1 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .982 10.96
1987 Athletics 3B 3 3 60 4 1.3 4 1 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
3B Totals 1,989 1,974 51,421 5,741 2.9 5,518 1,500 4,018 223 315 n/a n/a n/a .961 2.90
1B Totals 7 5 138 57 8.1 56 55 1 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .982 10.96
16 Years 1,996 1,979 51,559 5,798 2.9 5,574 1,555 4,019 224 318 n/a n/a n/a .961 2.92

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Ron Cey Miscellaneous Stats

1971 Dodgers 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 - - -
1972 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 37.0 3.7 12.3 - - -
1973 Dodgers 1 1 .500 8 0 n/a 33.8 6.6 6.3 - - -
1974 Dodgers 1 1 .500 1 0 n/a 32.1 8.5 5.9 - - -
1975 Dodgers 5 2 .714 0 0 n/a 22.6 7.6 5.6 - - -
1976 Dodgers 0 4 .000 1 0 n/a 21.8 6.8 6.3 - - -
1977 Dodgers 3 4 .429 0 0 n/a 18.8 5.3 5.1 - - -
1978 Dodgers 2 5 .286 1 0 n/a 24.1 5.8 6.6 - - -
1979 Dodgers 3 3 .500 1 0 n/a 17.4 5.7 6.0 - - -
1980 Dodgers 2 2 .500 0 0 n/a 19.7 6.0 7.2 - - -
1981 Dodgers 0 2 .000 1 0 n/a 24.0 5.7 6.2 - - -
1982 Dodgers 3 2 .600 2 0 n/a 23.2 5.6 7.0 - - -
1983 Cubs 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 24.2 6.8 6.5 - - -
1984 Cubs 3 2 .600 2 0 n/a 20.2 4.7 5.2 - - -
1985 Cubs 1 1 .500 7 0 n/a 22.7 4.7 7.9 - - -
1986 Cubs 0 0 .000 20 0 n/a 19.7 3.9 7.1 - - -
1987 Athletics 0 0 .000 11 0 30 26.0 3.3 9.5 - - -
17 Years 24 29 .453 59 0 30 22.7 5.8 6.3 - - -

Ron Cey

Ron Cey Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1971 Los Angeles Dodgers 10 $12,750.00 - -
1972 Los Angeles Dodgers 10 $13,500.00 - -
1973 Los Angeles Dodgers 10 $15,000.00 - -
1974 Los Angeles Dodgers 10 $27,000.00 Stats Stats
1975 Los Angeles Dodgers 10 $56,000.00 Stats -
1976 Los Angeles Dodgers 10 $100,000.00 Stats -
1977 Los Angeles Dodgers 10 $120,000.00 Stats Stats
1978 Los Angeles Dodgers 10 $160,000.00 Stats Stats
1979 Los Angeles Dodgers 10 $185,000.00 Stats -
1980 Los Angeles Dodgers 10 $720,000.00 - -
1981 Los Angeles Dodgers 10 $850,000.00 - Stats
1982 Los Angeles Dodgers 10 $900,000.00 - -
1983 Chicago Cubs 11 $1,450,000.00 - -
1984 Chicago Cubs 11 $1,450,000.00 - -
1985 Chicago Cubs 11 $1,450,000.00 - -
1986 Chicago Cubs 11 $1,450,000.00 - -
1987 Oakland Athletics 11 $1,050,000.00 - -
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Did you know Ron Cey (six time All-Star at third base) was part of an All-Star quartet with the Los Angeles Dodgers that was one of the most enduring and defensively superior infields in baseball history? The four infielders stayed together for nearly eight and a half years and included Steve Garvey (ten-time All Star) at first base, Davey Lopes (four time All Star) at second base, and Bill Russell (three-time All Star) at shortstop.

In 1982, Washington State University inducted Ron Cey into the Cougars Hall of Fame. His bio on their site ( Source ) reads:

RON CEY (1982)

Ron Cey, the famous "Penguin" of the Los Angeles Dodgers , began his climb to the Major Leagues as a third baseman for Washington State in 1967-68. Cey has played more games at third base for the Dodgers than any other Athlete in the club's history and has set Major League records for runs batted in and home runs. He also tied a National League record for fewest errors by a third baseman and was named to the NL All-Star team six times in his first eight years with the Dodgers .

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Ron "The Penguin" Cey | Publicity Poster | Baseball Almanac Collection
Ron Cey, who is better known as The Penguin, earned the moniker due to his squat build and waddle-esque gait. One of the more timeless nicknames, it was often credited to Tommy Lasorda , but Cey told Cougfan Editor Barry Bolton (03/24/2010, 'Ron Cey sets record straight on The Penguin', Source ), "He ( Lasorda ) gets the credit for it, but the honor actually goes to Bobo (Brayton, College Coach at Washington State University )."

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