Kent Hrbek Stats

Kent Hrbek was born on Saturday, May 21, 1960, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Hrbek was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 24, 1981, with the Minnesota Twins. 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 Kent Hrbek baseball stats page.

"The most human baseball player ever, he went to the postseason galas because the beer was free. He was big, funny and marvelous. Upon first meeting the White Sox's diminutive Craig Grebeck, who wore No. 14 as did Hrbek, Hrbek told him 'you should put a slash between the 1 and 4 and you'd be 1/4th.' In retirement, and while sitting around the fire during a camping trip, Van Slyke said Hrbek played a tape recording of his best farts." - Tim Kurkjian in ESPN The Magazine (The Crazy & The Wacky, May 2004)
Kent Hrbek

Kent Hrbek Autograph on a 1984 Topps (#345)
Kent Hrbek Autograph on a 1984 Topps (#345)

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Birth Name:
Kent Allen Hrbek ( Twitter : @Hrbie14 )
Nickname:
Herbie
Born On:
05-21-1960  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Kennedy High School (Bloomington, MN)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-04
Player Weight Chart Weight:
235
First Game:
08-24-1981 (Age 21)
Last Game:
08-10-1994
Draft:
1978 : 17th Round (432nd)
Kent Hrbek

Kent Hrbek Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Kent Hrbek

Kent Hrbek Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1981 21 Twins 24 67 5 16 5 0 1 0 7 5 1 9 0 0 1 0 .239 .301 .358
1982 22 Twins 140 532 82 160 21 4 23 1 92 54 12 80 1 4 0 17 .301 .363 .485
1983 23 Twins 141 515 75 153 41 5 16 0 84 57 5 71 0 7 3 12 .297 .366 .489
1984 24 Twins 149 559 80 174 31 3 27 1 107 65 15 87 1 6 4 17 .311 .383 .522
1985 25 Twins 158 593 78 165 31 2 21 3 93 67 12 87 0 4 2 12 .278 .351 .444
1986 26 Twins 149 550 85 147 27 1 29 0 91 71 9 81 0 7 6 15 .267 .353 .478
1987 27 Twins 143 477 85 136 20 1 34 0 90 84 12 60 0 5 0 13 .285 .389 .545
1988 28 Twins 143 510 75 159 31 0 25 0 76 67 7 54 2 7 0 9 .312 .387 .520
1989 29 Twins 109 375 59 102 17 0 25 1 84 53 4 35 1 4 1 6 .272 .360 .517
1990 30 Twins 143 492 61 141 26 0 22 0 79 69 8 45 2 8 7 17 .287 .377 .474
1991 31 Twins 132 462 72 131 20 1 20 1 89 67 4 48 3 2 0 15 .284 .373 .461
1992 32 Twins 112 394 52 96 20 0 15 0 58 71 9 56 2 3 0 12 .244 .357 .409
1993 33 Twins 123 392 60 95 11 1 25 1 83 71 6 57 3 4 1 12 .242 .357 .467
1994 34 Twins 81 274 34 74 11 0 10 0 53 37 6 28 0 5 1 8 .270 .353 .420
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
14 Years 1,747 6,192 903 1,749 312 18 293 8 1,086 838 110 798 15 66 26 165 .282 .367 .481
Kent Hrbek

Kent Hrbek Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1981 Twins 1B 13 12 306 128 9.8 128 124 4 0 14 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.29
1982 Twins 1B 138 138 3,627 1,271 9.2 1,262 1,174 88 9 125 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.39
1983 Twins 1B 137 136 3,522 1,253 9.1 1,240 1,151 89 13 125 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.51
1984 Twins 1B 148 147 3,879 1,433 9.7 1,419 1,320 99 14 113 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.88
1985 Twins 1B 156 147 3,924 1,461 9.4 1,453 1,339 114 8 114 n/a n/a n/a .995 10.00
1986 Twins 1B 147 143 3,762 1,332 9.1 1,322 1,218 104 10 137 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.49
1987 Twins 1B 137 135 3,483 1,252 9.1 1,247 1,179 68 5 112 n/a n/a n/a .996 9.67
1988 Twins 1B 105 103 2,676 902 8.6 899 842 57 3 92 n/a n/a n/a .997 9.07
1989 Twins 1B 89 86 2,202 787 8.8 783 723 60 4 66 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.60
1990 Twins 1B 120 117 3,063 1,141 9.5 1,138 1,057 81 3 100 n/a n/a n/a .997 10.03
1990 Twins 3B 1 0 3 2 2.0 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
1991 Twins 1B 128 126 3,246 1,241 9.7 1,233 1,138 95 8 110 n/a n/a n/a .994 10.26
1992 Twins 1B 104 102 2,709 1,025 9.9 1,022 954 68 3 75 n/a n/a n/a .997 10.19
1993 Twins 1B 115 109 2,829 1,026 8.9 1,021 940 81 5 98 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.74
1994 Twins 1B 72 66 1,734 609 8.5 607 566 41 2 50 n/a n/a n/a .997 9.45
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1B Totals 1,609 1,567 40,962 14,861 9.2 14,774 13,725 1,049 87 1,331 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.74
3B Totals 1 0 3 2 2.0 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
14 Years 1,610 1,567 40,965 14,863 9.2 14,776 13,725 1,051 87 1,331 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.74
Kent Hrbek

Kent Hrbek Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1981 Twins 0 0 .000 5 0 8 67.0 7.4 9.6 - - -
1982 Twins 3 1 .750 1 0 2 23.1 6.7 5.8 - - -
1983 Twins 4 6 .400 3 0 2 32.2 7.3 6.1 - - -
1984 Twins 1 1 .500 1 0 1 20.7 6.4 5.2 - - -
1985 Twins 1 1 .500 5 0 2 28.2 6.8 6.4 - - -
1986 Twins 2 2 .500 3 0 1 19.0 6.8 6.0 - - -
1987 Twins 5 2 .714 7 0 1 14.0 8.0 5.3 - - -
1988 Twins 0 3 .000 3 1 37 20.4 9.4 6.7 - - -
1989 Twins 3 0 1.000 5 0 18 15.0 10.7 4.5 - - -
1990 Twins 5 2 .714 7 0 20 22.4 10.9 6.2 - - -
1991 Twins 4 4 .500 4 1 0 23.1 9.6 5.2 - - -
1992 Twins 5 2 .714 2 0 8 26.3 7.0 6.8 - - -
1993 Twins 4 2 .667 11 0 2 15.7 6.9 4.7 - - -
1994 Twins 0 0 .000 11 0 4 27.4 9.8 5.2 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
14 Years 37 26 .587 68 2 106 21.1 7.8 5.7 - - -
Kent Hrbek

Kent Hrbek Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1981 Minnesota Twins 26 $32,500.00 - -
1982 Minnesota Twins 14 $33,500.00 Stats -
1983 Minnesota Twins 14 $110,000.00 - -
1984 Minnesota Twins 14 $375,000.00 - -
1985 Minnesota Twins 14 $560,000.00 - -
1986 Minnesota Twins 14 $1,060,000.00 - -
1987 Minnesota Twins 14 $1,310,000.00 - Stats
1988 Minnesota Twins 14 $1,410,000.00 - -
1989 Minnesota Twins 14 $1,560,000.00 - -
1990 Minnesota Twins 14 $2,100,000.00 - -
1991 Minnesota Twins 14 $2,600,000.00 - Stats
1992 Minnesota Twins 14 $3,100,000.00 - -
1993 Minnesota Twins 14 $3,100,000.00 - -
1994 Minnesota Twins 14 $3,100,000.00 - n/a


Did you know that Kent Hrbek, who finished his career with ten 20-home run seasons, was the first player from the Minnesota Twins to be awarded a $1 million dollar contract?

Did you know that when the Minnesota Twins established the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame in 2000, Herbie was one of six former Twins inducted in the inaugural class? Those inducted alongside Hrbek that year were Rod Carew , Calvin Griffith, Harmon Killebrew , Tony Oliva and Kirby Puckett .

Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame: Kent Hrbek

Kent Hrbek grew up in the shadows of old Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington and was destined to become a Minnesota Twin . The big kid who played the game as hard as hard as anyone and had more fun than most treated Twins fans to much excitement from the day he donned a Twins uniform and homered in the 12th inning at Yankee Stadium to give the Twins a win on August 24, 1981 , until the last game of his career, August 10, 1994 , when he came up with the bases loaded three times against Boston as the fans were on their feet every at-bat.

Hrbek, who was the runner-up to Cal Ripken for American League Rookie of the Year in 1982, made his only All-Star appearance that season. He was most appreciated by his teammates and Twins ' fans for his upper-deck power and agility for being one of the best to ever play first base in the majors. He is among club leaders in nearly every offensive category, but may be best-remembered for his Game Six grand slam in the 1987 World Series or for his tag of Ron Gant in Game Two of the 1991 World Series . Hrbek had his number 14 formally retired on August 13, 1995.

Herbie was born in Minnesota , went to high school in Minnesota (in Minneapolis), was drafted by the Minnesota Twins (in 1978 ), spent his entire 14-year career with Minnesota and was part of the 1987 Minnesota Twins - the first Twins team to win the World Series ( 1987 World Series ).

Was Kent Hrbek really somehow connected to Casey at the Bat ? Read this exclusive online poem, Hrbek at the Bat , and learn more about the player who hit a home run during the extra innings of his Major League debut on August 24, 1981 .

Last-Modified: August 21, 2018 10:52 AM EST

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