Ron Hansen Stats

Ron Hansen was born on Tuesday, April 5, 1938, in Oxford, Nebraska. Hansen was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 15, 1958, with the Baltimore Orioles. 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 Ron Hansen baseball stats page.

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"Ron Hansen could have been Cal Ripken . No, he wouldn't have played in a gazillion straight games. But you want a power-hitting shortstop who plays Gold Glove defense? That could have been Ron Hansen. And for a few years it was." - Author Rob Neyer in Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Lineups: A Complete Guide to the Best, Worst, and Most Memorable Players to Ever Grace the Major Leagues (Touchstone Publishing, 06/02/2003, Page 28)

Ron Hansen

Ron Hansen Autograph on a 1970 Topps Baseball Card (#217 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1970top01' title='1970 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Ron Hansen Autograph on a 1970 Topps Baseball Card (#217 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Ronald Lavern Hansen
Nickname:
Ron
Born On:
04-05-1938  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Oxford, Nebraska
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Albany High School (Albany, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
04-15-1958 (Age 20)
Last Game:
06-20-1972
Draft:
Not Applicable

Ron Hansen

Ron Hansen Pitching Stats

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Ron Hansen

Ron Hansen Hitting Stats

1958 20 Orioles 12 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 1 1 1 0 .000 .048 .000
1959 21 Orioles 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000
1960 22 Orioles 153 530 72 135 22 5 22 0 86 69 5 94 1 2 2 18 .255 .342 .440
1961 23 Orioles 155 533 51 132 13 2 12 0 51 66 2 96 3 4 1 19 .248 .329 .347
1962 24 Orioles 71 196 12 34 7 0 3 0 17 30 3 36 1 0 2 8 .173 .289 .255
1963 25 White Sox 144 482 55 109 17 2 13 0 67 78 2 74 5 6 0 19 .226 .330 .351
1964 26 White Sox 158 575 85 150 25 3 20 0 68 73 7 73 5 6 6 15 .261 .347 .419
1965 27 White Sox 162 587 61 138 23 4 11 0 66 60 8 73 5 8 2 21 .235 .304 .344
1966 28 White Sox 23 74 3 13 1 0 0 0 4 15 3 10 5 0 1 0 .176 .322 .189
1967 29 White Sox 157 498 35 116 20 0 8 0 51 64 11 51 7 6 0 8 .233 .317 .321
1968 30 Senators 86 275 28 51 12 0 8 1 28 35 5 49 2 1 2 14 .185 .281 .316
1968 30 White Sox 40 87 7 20 3 0 1 0 4 11 0 12 1 0 0 4 .230 .316 .299
1969 31 White Sox 85 185 15 48 6 1 2 0 22 18 0 25 2 1 1 8 .259 .327 .335
1970 32 Yankees 59 91 13 27 4 0 4 0 14 19 0 9 1 1 1 1 .297 .420 .473
1971 33 Yankees 61 145 6 30 3 0 2 0 20 9 2 27 0 5 0 5 .207 .245 .269
1972 34 Royals 16 30 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 6 0 0 0 1 .133 .212 .133
15 Years 1,384 4,311 446 1,007 156 17 106 1 501 551 49 643 39 41 19 141 .234 .320 .351

Ron Hansen

Ron Hansen Fielding Stats

1958 Orioles SS 12 5 195 35 2.9 33 10 23 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .943 4.57
1959 Orioles SS 2 2 39 9 4.5 8 2 6 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .889 5.54
1960 Orioles SS 153 149 6,396 810 5.3 781 325 456 29 110 n/a n/a n/a .964 3.30
1961 Orioles 2B 7 5 165 40 5.7 39 16 23 1 8 n/a n/a n/a .975 6.38
1961 Orioles SS 149 145 3,867 723 4.9 693 256 437 30 110 n/a n/a n/a .959 4.84
1962 Orioles SS 64 59 1,572 283 4.4 273 114 159 10 37 n/a n/a n/a .965 4.69
1963 White Sox SS 144 140 3,804 743 5.2 730 247 483 13 95 n/a n/a n/a .983 5.18
1964 White Sox SS 158 158 4,233 827 5.2 806 292 514 21 105 n/a n/a n/a .975 5.14
1965 White Sox 2B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1965 White Sox SS 161 161 465 840 5.2 814 287 527 26 97 n/a n/a n/a .969 47.26
1966 White Sox SS 23 23 660 129 5.6 122 49 73 7 17 n/a n/a n/a .946 4.99
1967 White Sox SS 157 151 4,071 752 4.8 725 243 482 27 91 n/a n/a n/a .964 4.81
1968 Senators 3B 5 5 123 21 4.2 19 8 11 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .905 4.17
1968 Senators SS 81 77 2,010 408 5.0 393 137 256 15 45 n/a n/a n/a .963 5.28
1968 White Sox 2B 2 1 27 3 1.5 3 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1968 White Sox 3B 29 18 516 74 2.6 71 20 51 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .959 3.72
1968 White Sox SS 7 4 117 21 3.0 20 3 17 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .952 4.62
1969 White Sox 1B 21 17 393 164 7.8 162 151 11 2 14 n/a n/a n/a .988 11.13
1969 White Sox 2B 26 16 441 91 3.5 88 44 44 3 12 n/a n/a n/a .967 5.39
1969 White Sox 3B 7 4 123 23 3.3 21 7 14 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .913 4.61
1969 White Sox SS 8 5 156 29 3.6 28 14 14 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .966 4.85
1970 Yankees 2B 1 1 27 2 2.0 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1970 Yankees 3B 11 8 150 21 1.9 21 5 16 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.78
1970 Yankees SS 15 11 318 60 4.0 59 20 39 1 6 n/a n/a n/a .983 5.01
1971 Yankees 2B 9 8 186 47 5.2 45 28 17 2 7 n/a n/a n/a .957 6.53
1971 Yankees 3B 30 24 648 73 2.4 67 16 51 6 9 n/a n/a n/a .918 2.79
1971 Yankees SS 3 2 63 12 4.0 12 8 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.14
1972 Royals 2B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1972 Royals 3B 4 4 93 16 4.0 16 1 15 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.65
1972 Royals SS 6 3 81 18 3.0 17 4 13 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .944 5.67
SS Totals 1,143 1,095 28,047 5,699 5.0 5,514 2,011 3,503 185 722 n/a n/a n/a .968 5.31
3B Totals 86 63 1,653 228 2.7 215 57 158 13 20 n/a n/a n/a .943 3.51
2B Totals 47 31 852 183 3.9 177 90 87 6 27 n/a n/a n/a .967 5.61
1B Totals 21 17 393 164 7.8 162 151 11 2 14 n/a n/a n/a .988 11.13
15 Years 1,297 1,206 30,945 6,274 4.8 6,068 2,309 3,759 206 783 n/a n/a n/a .967 5.29

Ron Hansen

Ron Hansen Miscellaneous Stats

1958 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.7 19.0 - - -
1959 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 0.0 - - -
1960 Orioles 3 3 .500 1 0 n/a 24.1 5.6 6.2 - - -
1961 Orioles 1 3 .250 0 0 n/a 44.4 5.6 10.5 - - -
1962 Orioles 0 1 .000 7 1 n/a 65.3 5.4 11.5 - - -
1963 White Sox 1 1 .500 1 1 n/a 37.1 6.5 7.2 - - -
1964 White Sox 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 28.8 7.9 8.5 - - -
1965 White Sox 1 1 .500 0 1 n/a 53.4 8.0 8.9 - - -
1966 White Sox 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.4 18.5 - - -
1967 White Sox 0 3 .000 0 1 n/a 62.3 9.8 9.8 - - -
1968 Senators 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 34.4 5.6 9.8 - - -
1968 White Sox 0 0 .000 4 0 n/a 87.0 7.3 21.8 - - -
1969 White Sox 2 0 1.000 32 1 n/a 92.5 7.4 8.4 - - -
1970 Yankees 0 1 .000 37 0 n/a 22.8 10.1 6.5 - - -
1971 Yankees 0 0 .000 24 1 n/a 72.5 5.4 7.3 - - -
1972 Royals 0 0 .000 7 1 n/a 0.0 5.0 15.0 - - -
15 Years 9 14 .391 116 7 n/a 40.7 6.7 8.6 - - -

Ron Hansen

Ron Hansen Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1958 Baltimore Orioles 3 Undetermined - -
1959 Baltimore Orioles 3 Undetermined - -
1960 Baltimore Orioles 3 Undetermined Stats -
1961 Baltimore Orioles 3 Undetermined - -
1962 Baltimore Orioles 3 Undetermined - -
1963 Chicago White Sox 4 Undetermined - -
1964 Chicago White Sox 4 Undetermined - -
1965 Chicago White Sox 4 Undetermined - -
1966 Chicago White Sox 4 Undetermined - -
1967 Chicago White Sox 4 $30,500.00 - -
1968 Washington Senators 6 $33,000.00 - -
1968 Chicago White Sox 4 $33,000.00 - -
1969 Chicago White Sox 4 $30,500.00 - -
1970 New York Yankees 28 $30,500.00 - -
1971 New York Yankees 28 $30,500.00 - -
1972 Kansas City Royals 2 $29,500.00 - -
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Did you know that Ron Hansen turned an unassisted triple play on July 30, 1968 ? One of the rarest fabulous feats in Major League Baseball, the unassisted triple play had not occurred in big league history in 41-years ( Johnny Neun , May 31, 1927 ) before Hansen became only the fifth American League player and seventh Major League player overall in baseball history with the fielding feat. A closer look at the play by play of that first inning:

Cleveland Stadium, bottom of the first inning, leadoff hitter Dave Nelson singled to center field. Right fielder Russ Snyder walked sending Nelson to second base. Catcher Joe Azcue worked starting pitcher Bruce Howard to a full count (both base runners would now be on the move with each following pitch).

Azcue roped a hard line drive a little to the left of Hansen who took a couple steps towards second, easily caught the ball in the air (out #1), then stepped on second to double up Nelson who had taken off to third (out #2), then ran towards Snyder who was running full steam towards second and tagged him on the torso (out #3).

The seventh unassisted triple play in Major League history was officially recorded and the glove used was donated to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

Ron Hansen Unassisted Triple Play
Ron Hansen Unassisted Triple Play ( Box Score ) | Mt. Vernon Register | July 31, 1968
Ron Hansen's career was hampered, and eventually cut short, by chronic back ailments and other injuries, but not during his first full big league season (1960): Hansen appeared in 153 games at shortstop, finished with 22 home runs (10th in AL), 86 RBI, 22 doubles, five triples, a .255 batting average and a .342 on-base percentage, all batting from the eight spot. Defensively he played more games at short that year than any other American League shortstop, had the second most assists, the most putouts, and the fourth best fielding percentage. Hansen was a smooth fielding shortstop, one of the first big men to play at the position, and combined with his ability to handle the bat, Ron got selected for the All-Star Game mid-season and the Rookie of the Year / Sporting News Rookie of the Year at the completion of his 1960 campaign.

The first instance in Major League history where the same two players were traded for each other twice in the same season involved Ron Hansen and Tim Cullen : On February 13, 1968, the Chicago White Sox traded Hansen to the Washington Senators for Cullen . On August 2, 1968, the Chicago White Sox traded Cullen to the Washington Senators for Hansen. Perhaps one of the teams wanted (or wanted to get rid of) some of the other players involved in these unique set of trades & transactions , but the Hansen / Cullen switch was a big league first.

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