Ted Cox Stats

Ted Cox was born on Monday, January 24, 1955, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Cox was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 18, 1977, with the Boston Red Sox. 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 Ted Cox baseball stats page.

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"You know how they put your photo and stats up on the scoreboard - well, for me it was awesome. I looked up there and my average was 1.000 with five at-bats." - Ted Cox on Baseball Almanac (Darl DeVault, A Major League Record Holder , 2002, Full Article )

Ted Cox

Ted Cox Autograph on a 1979 Topps Baseball Card (#79 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1979top01' title='1979 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Ted Cox Autograph on a 1979 Topps Baseball Card (#79 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
William Ted Cox
Nickname:
None
Born On:
01-24-1955  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Year of Death Data Died On:
03-11-2020 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Midwest City, Oklahoma
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Midwest City High School (Midwest City, OK)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
09-18-1977 (Age 22)
Last Game:
10-04-1981
Draft:
1973 : 1st Round (17th)

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Ted Cox Pitching Stats

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Ted Cox Hitting Stats

1977 22 Red Sox 13 58 11 21 3 1 1 0 6 3 0 6 1 0 0 0 .362 .393 .500
1978 23 Indians 82 227 14 53 7 0 1 0 19 16 1 30 8 1 1 4 .233 .286 .278
1979 24 Indians 78 189 17 40 6 0 4 0 22 14 1 27 2 1 2 7 .212 .272 .307
1980 25 Mariners 83 247 17 60 9 0 2 0 23 19 3 25 1 2 0 8 .243 .295 .304
1981 26 Blue Jays 16 50 6 15 4 0 2 0 9 5 0 10 0 0 0 0 .300 .364 .500
5 Years 272 771 65 189 29 1 10 0 79 57 5 98 12 4 3 19 .245 .298 .324

Ted Cox

Ted Cox Fielding Stats

1978 Indians 1B 7 3 111 42 6.0 42 40 2 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.22
1978 Indians 3B 20 18 513 54 2.7 51 15 36 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.68
1978 Indians LF 33 28 627 38 1.2 37 34 3 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .974 1.59
1978 Indians RF 5 5 117 11 2.2 11 11 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.54
1978 Indians SS 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1979 Indians 2B 4 0 15 3 0.8 3 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.40
1979 Indians 3B 52 32 1,005 111 2.1 107 29 78 4 11 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.87
1979 Indians LF 16 16 384 31 1.9 29 27 2 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .935 2.04
1980 Mariners 3B 80 69 1,815 200 2.5 189 47 142 11 20 n/a n/a n/a .945 2.81
1981 Blue Jays 1B 1 1 24 10 10.0 10 10 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.25
1981 Blue Jays 3B 14 14 345 29 2.1 26 7 19 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .897 2.03
3B Totals 166 133 3,678 394 2.4 373 98 275 21 35 n/a n/a n/a .947 2.74
LF Totals 49 44 1,011 69 1.4 66 61 5 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .957 1.76
1B Totals 8 4 135 52 6.5 52 50 2 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.40
RF Totals 5 5 117 11 2.2 11 11 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.54
2B Totals 4 0 15 3 0.8 3 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.40
SS Totals 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
4 Years 233 186 4,959 530 2.3 506 222 284 24 39 n/a n/a n/a .955 2.75

Ted Cox

Ted Cox Miscellaneous Stats

1977 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 13 58.0 9.7 9.7 - - -
1978 Indians 0 1 .000 12 0 12 227.0 7.6 11.9 - - -
1979 Indians 3 4 .429 10 0 1 47.3 7.0 8.6 - - -
1980 Mariners 0 0 .000 4 0 0 123.5 9.9 10.7 - - -
1981 Blue Jays 0 1 .000 1 0 1 25.0 5.0 5.6 - - -
5 Years 3 6 .333 27 0 27 77.1 7.9 9.8 - - -

Ted Cox

Ted Cox Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1977 Boston Red Sox 18 $19,250.00 - -
1978 Cleveland Indians 22 $22,000.00 - -
1979 Cleveland Indians 22 $24,300.00 - -
1980 Seattle Mariners 10 $32,000.00 - -
1981 Toronto Blue Jays 34 $33,100.00 - -
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William Ted Cox was a Major League Baseball player with the Boston Red Sox ( 1977 ), Cleveland Indians ( 1978 - 1979 ), Seattle Mariners ( 1980 ) and Toronto Blue Jays ( 1981 ). In 1977, Ted hit .334 in the minors, including 14 home runs and 81 RBI, helping the Pawtucket Red Sox clinch the regular season championship. Cox won the International League Most Valuable Player Award , the second player from Pawtucket to receive the honor, the first became a hall of famer! Do you know who it was? [ Answer ]
Ted Cox Rookie Baseball Card
Ted Cox Rookie Card | 1978 Topps Baseball Card (#706 | Checklist )
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Did you know that Ted Cox went 4-for-4 in his Major League debut ( September 18, 1977 ), tying the Record for Most Hits in a First Game . Cox went on to get hits in his first six plate appearances, being featured in a Baseball Almanac research article ( A Major League Record Holder ), and prompting Don Zimmer ( Zim: A Baseball Life . Don Zimmer and Bill Madden. McGraw-Hill Publishing. 01/29/2002) to say:

" Ted Williams had made a statement that (Ted) Cox was one of the best hitting prospects he'd ever seen, and all of a sudden it was as if we had given away the next Rogers Hornsby . It turned out Cox, who was 6-foot-4, 210 pounds, hit only ground balls between first and second. In barely five years in the majors, he hit .245, while ( Dennis ) Eckersley was my best pitcher in '78, winning 20 games. A few years later, Eckersley re-invented himself as a relief pitcher with the Oakland A's and became one of the greatest closers in baseball history. When Eckersley goes to the Hall of Fame, Ted Cox can at least tell his grandchildren he was once the indispensable player traded for him."

Did you know that when Ted Cox took the field for the Blue Jays on September 9, 1981 , he was the first non-pitcher to wear #34 in Toronto ?

The game-winning RBI statistic was used in Major League Baseball from 1980 through 1988. It was an official stat credited to the batter whose plate appearance was responsible for bringing his team ahead for the final time in the game. On the first day of the 1980 season, April 9, 1980 , two games were played, and Ted Cox recorded the first game-winning RBI in Major League history.

Ted Cox Major League 4-for-4 Debut
Ted Cox | 4-for-4 Record Setting Debut | Tyrone Daily Herald | September 19, 1977 | Page 7
Ted Cox was the first ( and only ) Red Sox player to go 4-for-4 during his big league debut ( September 18, 1977 ). The other American League players to match his feat (4-or-more hits during their Major League debut) for their respective teams are: J.P. Arencibia (Toronto Blue Jays, August 7, 2010 ), Bill Bean (Detroit Tigers, April 25, 1987 ), Spook Jacobs (Philadelphia Athletics, April 13, 1954 ), Ray Jansen (St. Louis Browns, September 30, 1910), Kirby Puckett (Minnesota Twins, May 8, 1984 ), Wilson Ramos (Minnesota Twins, May 2, 2010 ), Art Shires (Chicago White Sox, August 20, 1928 ), Cecil Travis (Washington Senators, May 16, 1933 ) and Russ Van Atta (New York Yankees, April 25, 1933 ). The remaining American League teams have not yet had a player go 4-for-4 during the big league debut!

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