Al Cowens Stats

Al Cowens was born on Thursday, October 25, 1951, in Los Angeles, California. Cowens was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 6, 1974, with the Kansas City Royals. 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 Al Cowens baseball stats page.

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"The #26 Royals player in our countdown is outfielder Al Cowens. Al Cowens was one of a number of blazing fast, athletic outfielders the Royals produced in the 1970s that included Amos Otis and Willie Wilson. 'A.C.' was known as a tremendous defensive player with a strong enough arm to play all three outfield positions. Although he wasn't known for being a big base-stealer, he could fly around the bases. He was a quiet person, and that was sometimes misinterpreted for aloofness. 'Some people are concerned about my personality. I'm not loud and I'm not colorful with the press. I know I can do it on the field - and that's what counts.'" - Kansas City Royals Historian Max Rieper (02/03/2012, The 100 Greatest Royals of All-Time - #26 Al Cowens , Source )

Al Cowens

Al Cowens Autograph on a 1982 Fleer Baseball Card (#266)

Al Cowens Autograph on a 1982 Fleer Baseball Card (#266)

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Birth Name:
Alfred Edward Cowens, Jr.
Nickname:
A.C.
Born On:
10-25-1951  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Los Angeles, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
03-11-2002 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Downey, California
Cemetery:
Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California
High School:
Centennial High School (Compton, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
04-06-1974 (Age 22)
Last Game:
06-08-1986
Draft:
1969 : 75th Round (1,026th)

Al Cowens

Al Cowens Pitching Stats

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Al Cowens

Al Cowens Hitting Stats

1974 23 Royals 110 269 28 65 7 1 1 0 25 23 0 38 2 1 1 10 .242 .303 .286
1975 24 Royals 120 328 44 91 13 8 4 0 42 28 1 36 5 2 4 9 .277 .340 .402
1976 25 Royals 152 581 71 154 23 6 3 0 59 26 0 50 2 4 3 9 .265 .298 .341
1977 26 Royals 162 606 98 189 32 14 23 0 112 41 4 64 1 5 8 14 .312 .361 .525
1978 27 Royals 132 485 63 133 24 8 5 1 63 31 3 54 1 11 6 7 .274 .319 .388
1979 28 Royals 136 516 69 152 18 7 9 0 73 40 4 44 2 7 3 12 .295 .345 .409
1980 29 Angels 34 119 11 27 5 0 1 0 17 12 1 21 0 0 1 2 .227 .303 .294
1980 29 Tigers 108 403 58 113 15 3 5 0 42 37 4 40 7 4 1 6 .280 .339 .370
1981 30 Tigers 85 253 27 66 11 4 1 0 18 22 3 36 5 3 1 3 .261 .319 .348
1982 31 Mariners 146 560 72 151 39 8 20 0 78 46 3 81 1 3 1 12 .270 .325 .475
1983 32 Mariners 110 356 39 73 19 2 7 0 35 23 0 38 0 3 2 13 .205 .255 .329
1984 33 Mariners 139 524 60 145 34 2 15 0 78 27 2 83 1 5 2 18 .277 .312 .435
1985 34 Mariners 122 452 59 120 32 5 14 0 69 30 3 56 0 4 1 23 .265 .310 .451
1986 35 Mariners 28 82 5 15 4 0 0 0 6 3 0 18 1 1 0 3 .183 .209 .232
13 Years 1,584 5,534 704 1,494 276 68 108 1 717 389 28 659 28 53 34 141 .270 .319 .403

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Al Cowens Fielding Stats

1974 Royals 3B 2 0 9 2 1.0 1 0 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .500 3.00
1974 Royals CF 24 17 513 46 1.9 46 46 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.42
1974 Royals LF 7 0 42 5 0.7 5 4 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.21
1974 Royals RF 75 47 1,407 116 1.5 114 104 10 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.19
1975 Royals CF 36 29 777 84 2.3 84 82 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.92
1975 Royals LF 22 3 183 19 0.9 19 19 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.80
1975 Royals RF 64 51 1,446 118 1.8 113 111 2 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .958 2.11
1976 Royals CF 12 6 252 23 1.9 21 20 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .913 2.25
1976 Royals RF 142 139 3,678 322 2.3 319 307 12 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .991 2.34
1977 Royals CF 27 26 588 53 2.0 53 53 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.43
1977 Royals RF 142 124 3,468 274 1.9 268 254 14 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.09
1978 Royals 3B 5 3 90 16 3.2 15 5 10 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .938 4.50
1978 Royals CF 16 13 327 38 2.4 38 37 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.14
1978 Royals RF 119 110 2,904 250 2.1 247 238 9 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.30
1979 Royals CF 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1979 Royals RF 134 132 3,504 295 2.2 290 287 3 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.23
1980 Angels CF 10 10 216 18 1.8 18 18 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1980 Angels LF 3 3 81 6 2.0 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1980 Angels RF 22 17 498 42 1.9 42 39 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.28
1980 Tigers RF 107 106 2,829 209 2.0 206 198 8 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .986 1.97
1981 Tigers CF 65 53 1,479 148 2.3 148 146 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.70
1981 Tigers RF 19 11 342 20 1.1 19 18 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .950 1.50
1982 Mariners RF 145 143 3,903 295 2.0 291 277 14 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.01
1983 Mariners CF 4 4 93 13 3.3 13 13 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.77
1983 Mariners LF 2 1 30 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1983 Mariners RF 64 56 1,509 116 1.8 114 108 6 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.04
1984 Mariners CF 2 1 30 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.70
1984 Mariners RF 130 122 3,237 235 1.8 232 222 10 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .987 1.94
1985 Mariners RF 110 109 2,799 215 2.0 208 198 10 7 2 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.01
1986 Mariners LF 1 1 27 3 3.0 3 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1986 Mariners RF 18 16 447 30 1.7 29 28 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .967 1.75
RF Totals 1,291 1,183 31,971 2,537 2.0 2,492 2,389 103 45 16 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.10
CF Totals 197 159 4,281 427 2.2 425 419 6 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .995 2.68
LF Totals 35 8 363 35 1.0 35 33 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.60
3B Totals 7 3 99 18 2.6 16 5 11 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .889 4.36
13 Years 1,530 1,353 36,714 3,017 2.0 2,968 2,846 122 49 19 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.18

Al Cowens

Al Cowens Miscellaneous Stats

1974 Royals 5 0 1.000 9 8 4 269.0 7.1 10.8 - - -
1975 Royals 12 7 .632 11 8 2 82.0 9.1 7.8 - - -
1976 Royals 23 16 .590 5 2 1 193.7 11.6 9.8 - - -
1977 Royals 16 12 .571 6 0 1 26.3 9.5 5.4 - - -
1978 Royals 14 6 .700 3 1 2 97.0 9.0 7.7 - - -
1979 Royals 10 8 .556 3 0 1 57.3 11.7 7.1 - - -
1980 Angels 1 2 .333 4 0 1 119.0 5.7 7.0 - - -
1980 Tigers 5 6 .455 2 0 1 80.6 10.1 9.6 - - -
1981 Tigers 3 3 .500 12 0 0 253.0 7.0 14.1 - - -
1982 Mariners 11 7 .611 0 1 1 28.0 6.9 7.2 - - -
1983 Mariners 10 2 .833 7 4 34 50.9 9.4 10.2 - - -
1984 Mariners 9 5 .643 9 0 7 34.9 6.3 6.7 - - -
1985 Mariners 0 0 .000 9 0 5 32.3 8.1 6.6 - - -
1986 Mariners 1 0 1.000 8 1 1 0.0 4.6 13.7 - - -
13 Years 120 74 .619 88 25 61 51.2 8.4 7.7 - - -

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Al Cowens Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1974 Kansas City Royals 18 $15,000.00 - -
1975 Kansas City Royals 18 $16,000.00 - -
1976 Kansas City Royals 18 $33,500.00 - -
1977 Kansas City Royals 18 $40,000.00 - -
1978 Kansas City Royals 18 $70,000.00 - -
1979 Kansas City Royals 18 Undetermined - -
1980 California Angels 18 Undetermined - -
1980 Detroit Tigers 10 Undetermined - -
1981 Detroit Tigers 10 Undetermined - -
1982 Seattle Mariners 16 Undetermined - -
1983 Seattle Mariners 16 $400,000.00 - -
1984 Seattle Mariners 16 $400,000.00 - -
1985 Seattle Mariners 16 $400,000.00 - -
1986 Seattle Mariners 16 $360,000.00 - -
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