Alfredo Griffin Stats

Alfredo Griffin was born on Sunday, October 6, 1957, in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic. Griffin was 18 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 4, 1976, with the Cleveland Indians. 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 Alfredo Griffin baseball stats page.

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"The Jays couldn't have asked for a better player or role model. He was at the leading edge of an influx of talented Dominican Republic players to the shores of Lake Ontario. 'Alfredo was a big part of the success story of the Blue Jays ,' Jerry Howarth said. 'He's the answer to a great trivia questions - who was on deck when Joe ( Carter ) hit that home run in '93? Yup, it was Alfredo Griffin and he was probably as happy as anybody that Joe cleared the deck right then and there and won that World Series.'" - Author Jim Prime in Tales from the Toronto Blue Jays Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Blue Jays Stories Ever Told (Sports Publishing, 05/06/2014, Page 117)

Alfredo Griffin

Alfredo Griffin Autograph on a 1990 Score Baseball Card (#156)

Alfredo Griffin Autograph on a 1990 Score Baseball Card (#156)

Birth Name:
Alfredo Claudino Baptist Griffin
Nickname:
Fettuccine Alfredo (Chris Berman Nickname)
Born On:
10-06-1957  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
San Esteban (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
165
First Game:
09-04-1976 (Age 18)
Last Game:
10-03-1993
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent

Alfredo Griffin

Alfredo Griffin Pitching Stats

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Alfredo Griffin

Alfredo Griffin Hitting Stats

1976 19 Indians 12 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250
1977 20 Indians 14 41 5 6 1 0 0 0 3 3 0 5 0 0 0 1 .146 .205 .171
1978 21 Indians 5 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .667 .750
1979 22 Blue Jays 153 624 81 179 22 10 2 0 31 40 0 59 16 4 5 10 .287 .333 .364
1980 23 Blue Jays 155 653 63 166 26 15 2 0 41 24 2 58 10 5 4 8 .254 .283 .349
1981 24 Blue Jays 101 388 30 81 19 6 0 0 21 17 1 38 6 2 1 6 .209 .243 .289
1982 25 Blue Jays 162 539 57 130 20 8 1 0 48 22 0 48 11 4 0 7 .241 .269 .314
1983 26 Blue Jays 162 528 62 132 22 9 4 0 47 27 0 44 11 3 3 5 .250 .289 .348
1984 27 Blue Jays 140 419 53 101 8 2 4 0 30 4 0 33 13 4 1 5 .241 .248 .298
1985 28 Athletics 162 614 75 166 18 7 2 0 64 20 1 50 5 7 0 6 .270 .290 .332
1986 29 Athletics 162 594 74 169 23 6 4 0 51 35 6 52 12 6 2 5 .285 .323 .364
1987 30 Athletics 144 494 69 130 23 5 3 0 60 28 2 41 10 3 4 9 .263 .306 .348
1988 31 Dodgers 95 316 39 63 8 3 1 0 27 24 7 30 11 1 2 3 .199 .259 .253
1989 32 Dodgers 136 506 49 125 27 2 0 0 29 29 2 57 11 1 0 5 .247 .287 .308
1990 33 Dodgers 141 461 38 97 11 3 1 0 35 29 11 65 6 4 2 5 .210 .258 .254
1991 34 Dodgers 109 350 27 85 6 2 0 0 27 22 5 49 7 5 1 5 .243 .286 .271
1992 35 Blue Jays 63 150 21 35 7 0 0 0 10 9 0 19 3 2 0 3 .233 .273 .280
1993 36 Blue Jays 46 95 15 20 3 0 0 0 3 3 0 13 4 0 0 3 .211 .235 .242
18 Years 1,962 6,780 759 1,688 245 78 24 0 527 338 37 664 136 51 25 86 .249 .285 .319

Alfredo Griffin

Alfredo Griffin Fielding Stats

1976 Indians SS 6 0 33 4 0.7 3 1 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 2.45
1977 Indians SS 13 12 312 50 3.8 47 17 30 3 6 n/a n/a n/a .940 4.07
1978 Indians SS 2 2 48 12 6.0 11 4 7 1 5 n/a n/a n/a .917 6.19
1979 Blue Jays SS 153 153 3,960 809 5.3 773 272 501 36 124 n/a n/a n/a .956 5.27
1980 Blue Jays SS 155 152 2,139 821 5.3 784 295 489 37 126 n/a n/a n/a .955 9.90
1981 Blue Jays 2B 1 0 6 2 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1981 Blue Jays 3B 4 2 57 7 1.8 7 4 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.32
1981 Blue Jays SS 97 96 2,544 492 5.1 461 186 275 31 64 n/a n/a n/a .937 4.89
1982 Blue Jays SS 162 162 438 824 5.1 798 319 479 26 92 n/a n/a n/a .968 49.19
1983 Blue Jays 2B 5 4 117 16 3.2 16 7 9 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.69
1983 Blue Jays SS 157 155 3,990 718 4.6 693 280 413 25 84 n/a n/a n/a .965 4.69
1984 Blue Jays 2B 21 16 462 95 4.5 92 41 51 3 7 n/a n/a n/a .968 5.38
1984 Blue Jays SS 115 113 2,850 476 4.1 458 189 269 18 65 n/a n/a n/a .962 4.34
1985 Athletics SS 162 162 4,023 748 4.6 718 278 440 30 87 n/a n/a n/a .960 4.82
1986 Athletics SS 162 162 24,426 728 4.5 703 282 421 25 85 n/a n/a n/a .966 0.78
1987 Athletics 2B 1 1 24 8 8.0 8 5 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1987 Athletics SS 137 136 3,549 655 4.8 631 245 386 24 72 n/a n/a n/a .963 4.80
1988 Dodgers SS 93 89 2,376 424 4.6 409 145 264 15 44 n/a n/a n/a .965 4.65
1989 Dodgers SS 131 126 3,384 555 4.2 541 208 333 14 69 n/a n/a n/a .975 4.32
1990 Dodgers SS 139 136 3,462 629 4.5 603 221 382 26 63 n/a n/a n/a .959 4.70
1991 Dodgers SS 109 107 2,799 557 5.1 535 186 349 22 45 n/a n/a n/a .961 5.16
1992 Blue Jays 2B 16 4 204 48 3.0 44 16 28 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .917 5.82
1992 Blue Jays SS 48 35 1,005 156 3.3 153 45 108 3 13 n/a n/a n/a .981 4.11
1993 Blue Jays 2B 11 5 195 46 4.2 45 22 23 1 6 n/a n/a n/a .978 6.23
1993 Blue Jays 3B 6 0 39 8 1.3 8 3 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.54
1993 Blue Jays SS 20 18 492 75 3.8 72 34 38 3 9 n/a n/a n/a .960 3.95
SS Totals 1,861 1,816 61,830 8,733 4.7 8,393 3,207 5,186 340 1,053 n/a n/a n/a .961 3.67
2B Totals 55 30 1,008 215 3.9 207 92 115 8 21 n/a n/a n/a .963 5.54
3B Totals 10 2 96 15 1.5 15 7 8 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.22
18 Years 1,926 1,848 62,934 8,963 4.7 8,615 3,306 5,309 348 1,074 n/a n/a n/a .961 3.70

Alfredo Griffin

Alfredo Griffin Miscellaneous Stats

1976 Indians 0 1 .000 0 8 4 0.0 2.0 0.0 - - -
1977 Indians 2 2 .500 0 2 1 0.0 8.2 13.7 - - -
1978 Indians 0 0 .000 0 3 0 0.0 4.0 0.0 - - -
1979 Blue Jays 21 16 .568 0 0 0 312.0 10.6 20.1 - - -
1980 Blue Jays 18 23 .439 0 1 0 326.5 11.3 15.9 - - -
1981 Blue Jays 8 12 .400 1 2 0 0.0 10.2 18.5 - - -
1982 Blue Jays 10 8 .556 0 0 0 539.0 11.2 11.2 - - -
1983 Blue Jays 8 11 .421 0 1 1 132.0 12.0 11.2 - - -
1984 Blue Jays 11 3 .786 0 8 5 104.8 12.7 14.0 - - -
1985 Athletics 24 9 .727 0 0 0 307.0 12.3 9.6 - - -
1986 Athletics 33 16 .673 0 0 0 148.5 11.4 11.6 - - -
1987 Athletics 26 13 .667 0 6 0 164.7 12.0 8.2 - - -
1988 Dodgers 7 5 .583 0 2 n/a 316.0 10.5 11.7 - - -
1989 Dodgers 10 7 .588 5 3 n/a 0.0 8.9 17.4 - - -
1990 Dodgers 6 3 .667 2 0 n/a 461.0 7.1 13.2 - - -
1991 Dodgers 5 4 .556 0 1 n/a 0.0 7.1 13.0 - - -
1992 Blue Jays 3 1 .750 5 3 0 0.0 7.9 15.0 - - -
1993 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 2 16 0 0.0 7.3 31.7 - - -
18 Years 192 134 .589 15 56 11 282.5 10.2 12.9 - - -

Alfredo Griffin

Alfredo Griffin Miscellaneous Items of Interest

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Did you know that Alfredo Griffin was the first Toronto Blue Jay to win Rookie of the Year ? In 1979, Griffin led all the American league (AL) rookies in batting average (.287), triples (10) and runs scored (81). On his heels was Minnesota Twins third baseman John Castino , who hit .285, had 8 triples and drove in 52 runs. The baseball writers awarded each with the Rookie of the Year , the first duo to ever split the honor in the AL .

Alfredo Griffin said, "It was 1979 . I was hitting about .170 after the first month. My confidence was shot. Our hitting coach, [Hall of Famer] Bobby Doerr said, 'I'll help you, but you're about down to your last chance to stay in the majors.' So before our game in Texas that night, he worked with me on choking up on the bat, and relaxing a bit. Only trouble was, I did not speak English very well then. Or understand it. So he drew some pictures, and asked Rico Carty - one of our veteran Blue Jay players - to help out. Al Oliver , of the Rangergs , was also with us. All three of them were very encouraging. I went 2-for-4 that game and all of a sudden I had a 21-game hitting streak. I really appreciated their help. They not only improved my batting; they also built up my confidence." (Source: Rookies Of The Year , Bob Bloss, Temple University Publishing, 04/30/2005, Page 135)

Alfredo Griffin, Rookie of the Year
Alfredo Griffin (Rookie of the Year) | The Salina Journal | November 27, 1979 | Page 10

In 1985, Alfredo Griffin played in all 162 games at shortstop (an "ironman" feat he did three times), finishing third in putouts and third in assists (behind Cal Ripken, Jr. and Tony Fernandez ). Griffin was awarded the Gold Glove at Short and became the first (and to date only) shortstop from the Oakland Athletics to receive the fielding honor.

Alfredo Griffin, Toronto Blue Jays
Alfredo Griffin | 1980 Topps Baseball Card (#558) | Baseball Almanac Collection
Alfredo Griffin turned 124 double plays at shortstop in 1979, a Toronto Blue Jays team record for double plays in a season at short. In 1980, Alfredo broke his own record, turning 126 double plays that season, and through today no shortstop has eclipsed the mark.

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