Jerry Grote Stats

Jerry Grote was born on Tuesday, October 6, 1942, in San Antonio, Texas. Grote was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 21, 1963, with the Houston Colt .45s. 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 Jerry Grote baseball stats page.

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"The ( 1970 All-Star ) game allowed ( Tom ) Seaver to get to know ( Johnny ) Bench better. There was a sense of rivalry between the two men, fellow superstars, but Bench heard whispers that Tom though Jerry Grote was his defensive equal. 'Talk to Seaver , ( Jerry ) Koosman , ( Tug ) McGraw , talk to them,' Ron Swoboda said of Grote. 'They will wave his flag. They will burnish his apple. And rightfully so.'" - Author Steven Travers in The Last Icon: Tom Seaver and His Times (Taylor Trade Publishing, 11/15/2011, 'The Downfall: 1969-1970', Page 135)

Jerry Grote

Jerry Grote Autograph on a 1973 Topps (#113)

Jerry Grote Autograph on a 1973 Topps (#113)

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Birth Name:
Gerald Wayne Grote
Nickname:
Jerry
Born On:
10-06-1942  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
San Antonio, Texas
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
McArthur High School (San Antonio, TX)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
09-21-1963 (Age 20)
Last Game:
10-03-1981
Draft:
Not Applicable

Jerry Grote

Jerry Grote Pitching Stats

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Jerry Grote

Jerry Grote Hitting Stats

1963 21 Colt .45s 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 .200 .286 .200
1964 22 Colt .45s 100 298 26 54 9 3 3 0 24 20 5 75 0 3 4 6 .181 .240 .262
1966 24 Mets 120 317 26 75 12 2 3 0 31 40 8 81 3 1 3 9 .237 .327 .315
1967 25 Mets 120 344 25 67 8 0 4 0 23 14 8 65 4 4 1 5 .195 .226 .253
1968 26 Mets 124 404 29 114 18 0 3 0 31 44 11 81 3 0 3 6 .282 .357 .349
1969 27 Mets 113 365 38 92 12 3 6 0 40 32 5 59 6 2 1 10 .252 .313 .351
1970 28 Mets 126 415 38 106 14 1 2 0 34 36 8 39 6 5 1 14 .255 .313 .308
1971 29 Mets 125 403 35 109 25 0 2 0 35 40 4 47 4 1 2 19 .270 .339 .347
1972 30 Mets 64 205 15 43 5 1 3 0 21 26 8 27 4 3 3 5 .210 .304 .288
1973 31 Mets 84 285 17 73 10 2 1 1 32 13 1 23 5 1 1 11 .256 .290 .316
1974 32 Mets 97 319 25 82 8 1 5 0 36 33 4 33 4 5 2 11 .257 .326 .335
1975 33 Mets 119 386 28 114 14 5 2 0 39 38 8 23 0 3 1 11 .295 .357 .373
1976 34 Mets 101 323 30 88 14 2 4 0 28 38 4 19 3 1 1 15 .272 .350 .365
1977 35 Mets 42 115 8 31 3 1 0 0 7 9 1 12 2 0 2 5 .270 .333 .313
1977 35 Dodgers 18 27 3 7 0 0 0 0 4 2 1 5 1 0 0 2 .259 .310 .259
1978 36 Dodgers 41 70 5 19 5 0 0 0 9 10 1 5 1 2 0 0 .271 .354 .343
1981 39 Royals 22 56 4 17 3 1 1 1 9 3 0 2 1 1 1 1 .304 .344 .446
1981 39 Dodgers 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
16 Years 1,421 4,339 352 1,092 160 22 39 2 404 399 77 600 47 33 26 131 .252 .316 .326

Jerry Grote

Jerry Grote Fielding Stats

1963 Colt .45s C 3 2 57 10 3.3 10 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 4.74
1964 Colt .45s C 98 88 2,380 583 5.9 574 522 52 9 5 11 51 27 .985 6.51
1966 Mets 3B 2 1 27 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1966 Mets C 115 101 2,571 582 5.1 571 516 55 11 7 8 38 25 .981 6.00
1967 Mets C 119 111 2,702 678 5.7 671 609 62 7 8 12 38 37 .990 6.71
1968 Mets C 115 109 3,017 819 7.1 814 754 60 5 8 1 39 30 .994 7.28
1969 Mets C 112 100 2,756 788 7.0 781 718 63 7 11 4 31 40 .991 7.65
1970 Mets C 125 121 3,192 909 7.3 901 855 46 8 12 6 40 26 .991 7.62
1971 Mets C 122 118 3,128 942 7.7 933 892 41 9 4 10 51 18 .990 8.05
1972 Mets 3B 3 1 45 2 0.7 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.20
1972 Mets C 59 58 1,590 448 7.6 447 405 42 1 5 2 18 20 .998 7.59
1972 Mets RF 1 1 27 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.00
1973 Mets 3B 2 0 15 5 2.5 4 1 3 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .800 7.20
1973 Mets C 81 76 2,052 582 7.2 579 545 34 3 0 3 31 17 .995 7.62
1974 Mets C 94 92 2,379 592 6.3 585 549 36 7 1 3 51 28 .988 6.64
1975 Mets C 111 108 2,835 765 6.9 761 706 55 4 8 6 67 35 .995 7.25
1976 Mets C 95 88 2,359 671 7.1 666 617 49 5 6 3 61 30 .993 7.62
1976 Mets LF 1 0 21 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
1976 Mets RF 1 1 24 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.38
1977 Mets 3B 11 8 222 23 2.1 21 7 14 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .913 2.55
1977 Mets C 28 23 580 139 5.0 139 124 15 0 0 1 20 8 1.000 6.47
1977 Dodgers 3B 2 0 21 6 3.0 6 2 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.71
1977 Dodgers C 16 4 193 54 3.4 54 47 7 0 1 1 9 3 1.000 7.55
1978 Dodgers 3B 7 0 75 12 1.7 11 2 9 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .917 3.96
1978 Dodgers C 32 15 516 137 4.3 135 123 12 2 0 4 19 2 .985 7.06
1981 Royals C 22 20 513 93 4.2 93 87 6 0 0 0 14 5 1.000 4.89
1981 Dodgers C 1 0 6 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 9.00
C Totals 1,348 1,234 32,826 8,794 6.5 8,716 8,081 635 78 76 75 579 351 .991 7.17
3B Totals 27 10 405 51 1.9 47 16 31 4 5 n/a n/a n/a .922 3.13
RF Totals 2 2 51 4 2.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.12
LF Totals 1 0 21 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
16 Years 1,378 1,246 33,303 8,851 6.4 8,769 8,103 666 82 81 75 579 351 .991 7.11

Jerry Grote

Jerry Grote Miscellaneous Stats

1963 Colt .45s 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.7 5.0 - - -
1964 Colt .45s 0 2 .000 2 1 n/a 99.3 4.0 12.4 - - -
1966 Mets 4 3 .571 5 0 n/a 105.7 3.9 10.2 - - -
1967 Mets 2 2 .500 2 2 n/a 86.0 5.3 15.0 - - -
1968 Mets 1 5 .167 14 0 n/a 134.7 5.0 13.0 - - -
1969 Mets 2 1 .667 6 0 n/a 60.8 6.2 9.1 - - -
1970 Mets 2 1 .667 1 0 n/a 207.5 10.6 12.2 - - -
1971 Mets 1 4 .200 4 0 n/a 201.5 8.6 11.5 - - -
1972 Mets 1 0 1.000 2 0 n/a 68.3 7.6 9.8 - - -
1973 Mets 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 285.0 12.4 8.9 - - -
1974 Mets 0 1 .000 4 0 n/a 63.8 9.7 8.9 - - -
1975 Mets 0 1 .000 10 0 n/a 193.0 16.8 9.9 - - -
1976 Mets 1 2 .333 11 0 n/a 80.8 17.0 11.5 - - -
1977 Mets 0 0 .000 11 0 n/a 0.0 9.6 16.4 - - -
1977 Dodgers 0 1 .000 2 0 n/a 0.0 5.4 6.8 - - -
1978 Dodgers 0 0 .000 3 1 n/a 0.0 14.0 7.8 - - -
1981 Royals 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 56.0 28.0 6.2 - - -
1981 Dodgers 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 - - -
16 Years 15 23 .395 80 4 0 111.3 7.2 10.7 - - -

Jerry Grote

Jerry Grote Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1963 Houston Colt .45s 6 Undetermined - -
1964 Houston Colt .45s 8 Undetermined - -
1966 New York Mets 15 Undetermined - -
1967 New York Mets 15 Undetermined - -
1968 New York Mets 15 Undetermined Stats -
1969 New York Mets 15 Undetermined - Stats
1970 New York Mets 15 Undetermined - -
1971 New York Mets 15 Undetermined - -
1972 New York Mets 15 Undetermined - -
1973 New York Mets 15 Undetermined - Stats
1974 New York Mets 15 Undetermined Stats -
1975 New York Mets 15 Undetermined - -
1976 New York Mets 15 $95,000.00 - -
1977 New York Mets 15 $125,000.00 - Stats
1977 Los Angeles Dodgers 9 "     " - Stats
1978 Los Angeles Dodgers 9 $135,000.00 - Stats
1981 Kansas City Royals 15 Undetermined - -
1981 Los Angeles Dodgers 9 Undetermined - -
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In 1963, Jerry Grote appeared in three Major League games for the newest expansion team, the 1963 Houston Colt .45s . On September 27, 1963 , Grote was behind the plate when the first pitch was thrown and every starter in the lineup was a rookie! Grote wore #6 that year making him the first franchise player in Astros history to utilize the number.

1969 New York Mets
1969 New York Mets | Opening Day Litho by Ron Lewis | 25th Anniversary (1994)
The 1969 New York Mets won the 1969 World Series , Jerry Grote was an integral part of that group of Miracle Mets . Before the season had started, in Spring Training, Grote was quoted ( source

JERRY'S STATEMENT

I have experienced the thrills and excitement of playing professional baseball and I fulfilled my childhood dreams of reaching the big leagues.

As a member of three National League Champions, two World Series championship teams and being selected to play in two All Star games were great chapters in my career. But there was nothing any more exciting than squatting behind the plate and giving the fastball sign to legendary Nolan Ryan or calling for Tom Seaver to put one low and outside.

For 16 years my knees proved to be my best friends as they allowed me to bend, kneel, squat and run as I became the man in the mask for the New York Mets. Little did I realize when I first put on the chest protector and shin guards as a little leaguer that someday I would be playing in the same city where baseball was as big as King Kong and the Boys of Summer were more popular in Brooklyn than the Beach Boys at a California rock concert.

For almost two decades I lived with excitement, energy and electricity of playing in the Big Apple. It was a script to compare with Robert Redford's "The Natural" and it didn't take Hollywood special effects to light up Shea Stadium.

Jerry Grote ( Catcher)

1969 World Champion New York Mets

Did you know that Jerry Grote, a 2-time National League All-Star ( 1968 & 1974 ), was the first catcher from the Mets to be appear in a Midsummer Classic ? Too easy? Did you know that when Grote drove in seven runs on June 3, 1981 , as a member of the Kansas City Royals , he set a new team record for RBIs in a game that has been tied several times, but never surpassed?

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