Dwight Evans Stats

Dwight Evans was born on Saturday, November 3, 1951, in Santa Monica, California. Evans was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 16, 1972, 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 Dwight Evans baseball stats page.

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"One of the most underrated and overlooked players in Red Sox history, Dwight 'Dewey' Evans spent the first half of his career being viewed essentially as a defensive standout with only average offensive ability. Although Evans won three Gold Gloves during his first nine seasons in Boston , he hit more than 20 home runs and batted over .280 just twice, and he never drove in more than 70 runs. The strong-armed right fielder spent most of that time placing a distant third in the Red Sox outfield to sluggers Jim Rice and Fred Lynn , who experienced immediate success when they arrived in Boston in 1975. However, a new batting stance and a different approach at the plate helped Evans eventually evolve into one of the American League's most potent batsmen and finest all-around players. Evans surpassed 20 home runs each year from 1981 to 1989, hitting a total of 256 homers during the decade of the '80s—more than any other player the junior circuit." - Author Robert W. Cohen in The 50 Greatest Players in Boston Red Sox History (Down East Books, 11/07/2014, "#12. Dwight Evans", Page 87)

Dwight Evans

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Dwight "Dewey" Evans Autograph on a 1988 Score Baseball Card (#65)

Birth Name:
Dwight Michael Evans
Nickname:
Dewey
Born On:
11-03-1951  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Santa Monica, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Chatsworth High School (Chatsworth, CA)
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:
09-16-1972 (Age 20)
Last Game:
10-06-1991
Draft:
1969 : 5th Round (107th)

Dwight Evans

Dwight Evans Pitching Stats

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Dwight Evans

Dwight Evans Hitting Stats

1972 21 Red Sox 18 57 2 15 3 1 1 0 6 7 0 13 0 0 0 2 .263 .344 .404
1973 22 Red Sox 119 282 46 63 13 1 10 0 32 40 2 52 3 2 1 8 .223 .320 .383
1974 23 Red Sox 133 463 60 130 19 8 10 0 70 38 2 77 6 5 2 9 .281 .335 .421
1975 24 Red Sox 128 412 61 113 24 6 13 1 56 47 3 60 5 2 4 10 .274 .353 .456
1976 25 Red Sox 146 501 61 121 34 5 17 0 62 57 4 92 3 4 6 11 .242 .324 .431
1977 26 Red Sox 73 230 39 66 9 2 14 0 36 28 0 58 6 1 0 3 .287 .363 .526
1978 27 Red Sox 147 497 75 123 24 2 24 0 63 65 2 119 6 2 2 15 .247 .336 .449
1979 28 Red Sox 152 489 69 134 24 1 21 0 58 69 7 76 3 1 1 14 .274 .364 .456
1980 29 Red Sox 148 463 72 123 37 5 18 0 60 64 6 98 6 4 5 5 .266 .358 .484
1981 30 Red Sox 108 412 84 122 19 4 22 0 71 85 1 85 3 3 1 8 .296 .415 .522
1982 31 Red Sox 162 609 122 178 37 7 32 0 98 112 1 125 3 2 1 17 .292 .402 .534
1983 32 Red Sox 126 470 74 112 19 4 22 0 58 70 5 97 0 2 2 12 .238 .338 .436
1984 33 Red Sox 162 630 121 186 37 8 32 1 104 96 2 115 1 7 4 19 .295 .388 .532
1985 34 Red Sox 159 617 110 162 29 1 29 0 78 114 4 105 1 7 5 16 .263 .378 .454
1986 35 Red Sox 152 529 86 137 33 2 26 0 97 97 4 117 2 6 6 11 .259 .376 .476
1987 36 Red Sox 154 541 109 165 37 2 34 1 123 106 6 98 0 7 3 10 .305 .417 .569
1988 37 Red Sox 149 559 96 164 31 7 21 0 111 76 3 99 2 7 1 16 .293 .375 .487
1989 38 Red Sox 146 520 82 148 27 3 20 2 100 99 1 84 1 7 3 16 .285 .397 .463
1990 39 Red Sox 123 445 66 111 18 3 13 0 63 67 5 73 0 6 4 18 .249 .349 .391
1991 40 Orioles 101 270 35 73 9 1 6 1 38 54 2 54 1 2 2 7 .270 .393 .378
20 Years 2,606 8,996 1,470 2,446 483 73 385 6 1,384 1,391 60 1,697 52 77 53 227 .272 .370 .470

Dwight Evans

Dwight Evans Fielding Stats

1972 Red Sox LF 16 16 426 26 1.6 26 23 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.65
1972 Red Sox RF 1 0 9 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1973 Red Sox CF 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1973 Red Sox LF 19 3 174 17 0.9 17 17 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.64
1973 Red Sox RF 94 78 2,166 163 1.7 162 158 4 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .994 2.02
1974 Red Sox CF 3 0 27 2 0.7 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1974 Red Sox LF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1974 Red Sox RF 120 107 2,955 299 2.5 296 288 8 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.70
1975 Red Sox RF 115 103 2,796 300 2.6 296 281 15 4 8 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.86
1976 Red Sox CF 8 6 171 26 3.3 26 26 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.11
1976 Red Sox RF 141 134 3,604 318 2.3 316 301 15 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .994 2.37
1977 Red Sox CF 14 10 273 34 2.4 34 34 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.36
1977 Red Sox RF 54 49 1,248 96 1.8 95 93 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.06
1978 Red Sox CF 3 1 39 7 2.3 7 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.85
1978 Red Sox RF 140 137 3,670 320 2.3 314 300 14 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.31
1979 Red Sox CF 1 0 12 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1979 Red Sox RF 148 141 411 322 2.2 318 303 15 4 5 n/a n/a n/a .988 20.89
1980 Red Sox CF 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1980 Red Sox RF 144 132 3,654 283 2.0 278 267 11 5 7 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.05
1981 Red Sox RF 108 108 2,935 266 2.5 264 255 9 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .992 2.43
1982 Red Sox RF 161 161 453 364 2.3 353 344 9 11 2 n/a n/a n/a .970 21.04
1983 Red Sox RF 99 99 2,634 227 2.3 224 218 6 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.30
1984 Red Sox RF 161 161 441 326 2.0 324 315 9 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .994 19.84
1985 Red Sox RF 152 152 4,020 306 2.0 303 294 9 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.04
1986 Red Sox RF 149 149 6,384 293 2.0 288 279 9 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .983 1.22
1987 Red Sox 1B 79 77 2,007 672 8.5 660 619 41 12 72 n/a n/a n/a .982 8.88
1987 Red Sox RF 77 71 1,905 141 1.8 140 135 5 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .993 1.98
1988 Red Sox 1B 64 61 1,584 497 7.8 490 460 30 7 39 n/a n/a n/a .986 8.35
1988 Red Sox CF 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1988 Red Sox RF 84 78 2,013 154 1.8 152 148 4 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.04
1989 Red Sox RF 77 76 1,971 159 2.1 156 151 5 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.14
1991 Orioles RF 67 59 1,569 124 1.9 122 116 6 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.10
RF Totals 2,092 1,995 44,838 4,462 2.1 4,402 4,247 155 60 42 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.65
1B Totals 143 138 3,591 1,169 8.2 1,150 1,079 71 19 111 n/a n/a n/a .984 8.65
LF Totals 36 19 603 43 1.2 43 40 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.93
CF Totals 32 17 540 70 2.2 70 70 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.50
19 Years 2,303 2,169 49,572 5,744 2.5 5,665 5,436 229 79 153 n/a n/a n/a .986 3.09

Dwight Evans

Dwight Evans Miscellaneous Stats

1972 Red Sox 0 0 .000 1 1 n/a 57.0 4.4 9.5 - - -
1973 Red Sox 5 0 1.000 4 10 2 28.2 5.4 8.8 - - -
1974 Red Sox 4 4 .500 16 1 7 46.3 6.0 6.6 - - -
1975 Red Sox 3 4 .429 13 0 7 31.7 6.9 7.4 - - -
1976 Red Sox 6 7 .462 2 1 1 29.5 5.4 8.1 - - -
1977 Red Sox 4 2 .667 8 0 6 16.4 4.0 6.4 - - -
1978 Red Sox 8 5 .615 5 1 4 20.7 4.2 7.9 - - -
1979 Red Sox 6 9 .400 5 1 0 23.3 6.4 8.4 - - -
1980 Red Sox 3 1 .750 7 2 2 25.7 4.7 7.7 - - -
1981 Red Sox 3 2 .600 0 0 0 18.7 4.8 5.8 - - -
1982 Red Sox 3 2 .600 0 0 1 19.0 4.9 6.2 - - -
1983 Red Sox 3 0 1.000 7 1 21 21.4 4.8 8.1 - - -
1984 Red Sox 3 1 .750 0 0 1 19.7 5.5 6.1 - - -
1985 Red Sox 7 2 .778 0 0 7 21.3 5.9 7.9 - - -
1986 Red Sox 3 3 .500 2 0 1 20.3 4.5 5.5 - - -
1987 Red Sox 4 6 .400 2 0 4 15.9 5.5 4.4 - - -
1988 Red Sox 5 1 .833 3 0 6 26.6 5.6 5.0 - - -
1989 Red Sox 3 3 .500 0 0 69 26.0 6.2 5.2 - - -
1990 Red Sox 3 4 .429 2 0 122 34.2 6.1 7.1 - - -
1991 Orioles 2 3 .400 32 0 21 45.0 5.0 7.1 - - -
20 Years 78 59 .569 109 18 282 23.4 5.3 6.5 - - -

Dwight Evans

Dwight Evans Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1972 Boston Red Sox 40 $13,500.00 - -
1973 Boston Red Sox 40 , 24 $15,750.00 - -
1974 Boston Red Sox 24 $18,000.00 - -
1975 Boston Red Sox 24 $60,000.00 - Stats
1976 Boston Red Sox 24 $70,000.00 - -
1977 Boston Red Sox 24 $110,000.00 - -
1978 Boston Red Sox 24 $125,000.00 Stats -
1979 Boston Red Sox 24 $150,000.00 - -
1980 Boston Red Sox 24 $250,000.00 - -
1981 Boston Red Sox 24 $500,000.00 Stats -
1982 Boston Red Sox 24 $750,000.00 - -
1983 Boston Red Sox 24 $750,000.00 - -
1984 Boston Red Sox 24 $800,000.00 - -
1985 Boston Red Sox 24 $800,000.00 - -
1986 Boston Red Sox 24 $1,017,757.00 - Stats
1987 Boston Red Sox 24 $1,070,000.00 Stats -
1988 Boston Red Sox 24 $1,600,000.00 - -
1989 Boston Red Sox 24 $1,100,000.00 - -
1990 Boston Red Sox 24 $1,500,000.00 - -
1991 Baltimore Orioles 24 $800,000.00 - -
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When Dwight Evans hung up his playing cleats in 1991, he had eight Gold Glove Awards in his trophy case, behind only one American League outfielder, Al Kaline (10). In the senior circuit (NL), only Roberto Clemente (12) and Willie Mays (12) had won more Gold Gloves than Dewey.

Dwight Evans won all eight Gold Glove Awards in the outfield with the Boston Red Sox , the most in team history, not just in the outfield, but amongst every player at every position . Red Sox outfielders who are next in line are Carl Yastrzemski (7), Fred Lynn (4), Dustin Pedroia (4), then several more who have won less than four.

Did you know that Dwight Evans struck out 1,643 times in a Boston Red Sox uniform, the most in team history ( Jim Rice is second all-time with 1,423, MLB.com Stats )?

Did you know that only four players in BoSox history have taken the field in 2,000+ games (in a Red Sox uniform)? They are: 4) Jim Rice (2,089 Games), 3) Ted Williams (2,292 Games), 3) Dwight Evans (2,505 Games), and 1) Carl Yastrzemski (3,308 Games).

Dwight Evans, Hit for the Cycle
Dwight Evans Hits for the Cycle ( Box Score ) | Tyrone Daily Herald | June 29, 1984 | Page 5
Dwight Evans took his place in right field in 2,092 games. Only five players in baseball history have stood in right field more often, Tony Gwynn (2,144), Mel Ott (2,161), Hank Aaron (2,174), Paul Waner (2,251) and Roberto Clemente (2,306). [All five are Hall of Fame Right Fielders ]

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