Nate Colbert Stats

Nate Colbert was born on Tuesday, April 9, 1946, in St. Louis, Missouri. Colbert was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 14, 1966, 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 Nate Colbert baseball stats page.

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"When I was with the Astros , we had a lot of talent in the Minor Leagues, John Mayberry , Bob Watson ... a lot of guys at the positions I played. When the expansion draft [in 1968] came around, I knew right away I wanted to go to San Diego more than anything. I had played in the other expansion cities [Kansas City and Seattle], but I hadn't played in Montreal. I had played in San Diego before and thought it was a wonderful city." - Nate Colbert on MLB.com (Corey Brock, 04/04/2012, 'Padres legend Colbert recalls Jackie moment', Source )

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Nate Colbert Autograph on a 1975 Topps Baseball Card (#599 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1975top01' title='1975 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Nate Colbert Autograph on a 1975 Topps Baseball Card (#599 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Nathan Colbert
Nickname:
Nate
Born On:
04-09-1946  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
St. Louis, Missouri
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Charles H. Sumner High School (St. Louis, MO)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
205
First Game:
04-14-1966 (Age 20)
Last Game:
10-01-1976
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Nate Colbert Pitching Stats

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Nate Colbert Hitting Stats

1966 20 Astros 19 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1968 22 Astros 20 53 5 8 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 23 1 1 0 2 .151 .164 .170
1969 23 Padres 139 483 64 123 20 9 24 1 66 45 7 123 1 0 3 13 .255 .322 .482
1970 24 Padres 156 572 84 148 17 6 38 0 86 56 8 150 1 3 4 11 .259 .328 .509
1971 25 Padres 156 565 81 149 25 3 27 1 84 63 6 119 2 5 4 17 .264 .339 .462
1972 26 Padres 151 563 87 141 27 2 38 2 111 70 14 127 3 5 2 12 .250 .333 .508
1973 27 Padres 145 529 73 143 25 2 22 0 80 54 9 146 1 6 8 12 .270 .343 .450
1974 28 Padres 119 368 53 76 16 0 14 1 54 62 6 108 1 5 1 10 .207 .319 .364
1975 29 Tigers 45 156 16 23 4 2 4 1 18 17 0 52 0 0 0 4 .147 .231 .276
1975 29 Expos 38 81 10 14 4 1 4 0 11 5 3 31 0 0 1 1 .173 .230 .395
1976 30 Expos 14 40 5 8 2 0 2 0 6 9 1 16 0 0 0 0 .200 .347 .400
1976 30 Athletics 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000
10 Years 1,004 3,422 481 833 141 25 173 6 520 383 55 902 10 25 23 82 .243 .322 .451

Nate Colbert

Nate Colbert Fielding Stats

1968 Astros 1B 5 5 135 44 8.8 43 43 0 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .977 8.60
1968 Astros CF 5 4 111 12 2.4 12 12 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.92
1968 Astros LF 3 2 54 2 0.7 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.00
1968 Astros RF 3 3 81 6 2.0 5 4 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 1.67
1969 Padres 1B 134 128 3,385 1,317 9.8 1,304 1,217 87 13 96 n/a n/a n/a .990 10.40
1970 Padres 1B 153 151 3,997 1,510 9.9 1,496 1,406 90 14 126 n/a n/a n/a .991 10.11
1970 Padres 3B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1971 Padres 1B 153 153 4,088 1,488 9.7 1,478 1,372 106 10 125 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.76
1972 Padres 1B 150 149 4,088 1,399 9.3 1,393 1,290 103 6 119 n/a n/a n/a .996 9.20
1973 Padres 1B 144 144 3,728 1,409 9.8 1,398 1,300 98 11 124 n/a n/a n/a .992 10.13
1974 Padres 1B 79 49 1,509 566 7.2 559 510 49 7 43 n/a n/a n/a .988 10.00
1974 Padres LF 48 48 1,080 98 2.0 96 93 3 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.40
1975 Tigers 1B 44 44 1,147 437 9.9 429 407 22 8 31 n/a n/a n/a .982 10.10
1975 Expos 1B 22 15 442 162 7.4 160 151 9 2 18 n/a n/a n/a .988 9.77
1976 Expos 1B 6 5 153 64 10.7 62 58 4 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .969 10.94
1976 Expos LF 7 6 117 10 1.4 10 8 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.31
1B Totals 890 843 22,672 8,396 9.4 8,322 7,754 568 74 686 n/a n/a n/a .991 9.91
LF Totals 58 56 1,251 110 1.9 108 103 5 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.33
CF Totals 5 4 111 12 2.4 12 12 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.92
RF Totals 3 3 81 6 2.0 5 4 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 1.67
3B Totals 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
9 Years 957 906 24,118 8,524 8.9 8,447 7,873 574 77 687 n/a n/a n/a .991 9.46

Nate Colbert

Nate Colbert Miscellaneous Stats

1966 Astros 0 0 .000 7 12 n/a 0.0 1.8 0.0 - - -
1968 Astros 1 1 .500 2 4 n/a 0.0 2.3 13.3 - - -
1969 Padres 6 4 .600 5 3 n/a 20.1 3.9 7.3 - - -
1970 Padres 3 5 .375 5 0 n/a 15.1 3.8 6.7 - - -
1971 Padres 5 2 .714 3 0 n/a 20.9 4.7 6.7 - - -
1972 Padres 15 6 .714 2 0 n/a 14.8 4.4 5.1 - - -
1973 Padres 9 8 .529 1 0 n/a 24.0 3.6 6.6 - - -
1974 Padres 10 2 .833 14 0 n/a 26.3 3.4 6.8 - - -
1975 Tigers 0 2 .000 1 0 1 39.0 3.0 8.7 - - -
1975 Expos 0 0 .000 21 0 n/a 20.3 2.6 7.4 - - -
1976 Expos 3 1 .750 3 0 n/a 20.0 2.5 6.7 - - -
1976 Athletics 0 0 .000 1 0 2 0.0 1.7 0.0 - - -
10 Years 52 31 .627 65 19 3 19.8 3.8 6.6 - - -

Nate Colbert

Nate Colbert Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1966 Houston Astros 12 $9,500.00 - -
1968 Houston Astros 27 $10,100.00 - -
1969 San Diego Padres 17 $11,000.00 - -
1970 San Diego Padres 17 $19,000.00 - -
1971 San Diego Padres 17 $50,000.00 Stats -
1972 San Diego Padres 17 $85,000.00 Stats -
1973 San Diego Padres 17 $70,000.00 Stats -
1974 San Diego Padres 17 $80,000.00 - -
1975 Detroit Tigers 9 $125,000.00 - -
1975 Montreal Expos 24 "     " - -
1976 Montreal Expos 24 $165,000.00 - -
1976 Oakland Athletics 23 "     " - -
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Did you know that Nate Colbert had one of the single greatest hitting performances in Major League history during a doubleheader played on August 1, 1972? In that doubleheader ( Game 1 | Game 2 ), Colbert hit five home runs and tied the Major League record for most home runs hit in a doubleheader set by Stan Musial on May 2, 1954 ( Game 1 | Game 2 ) and was only the fifth player in National League history to have five home runs hit during two consecutive games . Colbert also drove in thirteen runs and set a new National League record for most RBI in a doubleheader , tied by Hard-Hittin' Whiten on September 7, 1993 ( Game 1 | Game 2 ). Nate finished the day off with twenty-two total bases, a new Major League record that also stands to this day for most total bases in a doubleheader .

Nate Colbert 5 Home Runs
Bob Skinner & Nate Colbert | 5 Home Runs Day | Photo by Whitey Wietelmann
Nate Colbert led the Friars in home runs hit in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1973. The 1972 season was of special note, not because he also led the Padres in doubles, hits, runs, at-bats, games played, bases on balls, strikeouts, and slugging percentage, but because he led his team in runs batted in with one-hundred eleven and became the answer to a trivia question, "Which player has driven in the highest percentage of his entire team's runs?"

Players Who Have Driven In
More Than 20% of Their Teams Runs

Player Team

Team Runs

Plyr RBIs

Plyr %

Nate Colbert 1972 San Diego Padres

488

111

22.75%

Wally Berger 1935 Boston Braves

575

130

22.61%

Ernie Banks 1959 Chicago Cubs

673

143

21.25%

Nate Colbert is the all-time San Diego Padres home run leader with 163 long balls. The top five in franchise history are #2. Adrian Gonzalez (161 homers), #3. Phil Nevin (156 homers), #4. Dave Winfield (154 homers) and #5. Tony Gwynn (135 homers).

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