Don Kessinger Stats

Don Kessinger was born on Friday, July 17, 1942, in Forrest City, Arkansas. Kessinger was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 7, 1964, with the Chicago Cubs. 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 Don Kessinger baseball stats page.

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"It was the kind of game you dream about, but never think will happen to you. I was 6-for-6 (on June 17, 1971), with five singles and a double, and I scored the winning run before a big crowd in our home ballpark. You can't hope to have a much more satisfying day than that." - Don Kessinger in The Game I'll Never Forget (Baseball Digest, September 1975)

Don Kessinger

Don Kessinger Autograph on a 1994 Ted Williams (#17)

Don Kessinger Autograph on a 1994 Ted Williams (#17)

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Birth Name:
Donald Eulon Kessinger
Nickname:
Don
Born On:
07-17-1942  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Forrest City, Arkansas
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Forest City High School (Forest City, AR)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
175
First Game:
09-07-1964 (Age 22)
Last Game:
07-31-1979
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Don Kessinger Pitching Stats

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Don Kessinger Hitting Stats

1964 22 Cubs 4 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167
1965 23 Cubs 106 309 19 62 4 3 0 0 14 20 1 44 3 2 2 5 .201 .252 .233
1966 24 Cubs 150 533 50 146 8 2 1 0 43 26 5 46 15 4 0 11 .274 .306 .302
1967 25 Cubs 145 580 61 134 10 7 0 0 42 33 1 80 7 4 4 3 .231 .275 .272
1968 26 Cubs 160 655 63 157 14 7 1 0 32 38 1 86 11 1 2 7 .240 .283 .287
1969 27 Cubs 158 664 109 181 38 6 4 0 53 61 4 70 6 5 1 5 .273 .332 .366
1970 28 Cubs 154 631 100 168 21 14 1 0 39 66 6 59 10 2 2 12 .266 .337 .349
1971 29 Cubs 155 617 77 159 18 6 2 0 38 52 6 54 14 1 3 11 .258 .318 .316
1972 30 Cubs 149 577 77 158 20 6 1 0 39 67 8 44 13 1 2 11 .274 .351 .334
1973 31 Cubs 160 577 52 151 22 3 0 0 43 57 18 44 7 2 0 15 .262 .327 .310
1974 32 Cubs 153 599 83 155 20 7 1 0 42 62 7 54 7 1 4 14 .259 .332 .321
1975 33 Cubs 154 601 77 146 26 10 0 0 46 68 2 47 14 9 1 4 .243 .317 .319
1976 34 Cardinals 145 502 55 120 22 6 1 0 40 61 5 51 9 4 1 13 .239 .320 .313
1977 35 Cardinals 59 134 14 32 4 0 0 0 7 14 1 26 0 1 0 3 .239 .309 .269
1977 35 White Sox 39 119 12 28 3 2 0 0 11 13 2 7 1 1 0 3 .235 .308 .294
1978 36 White Sox 131 431 35 110 18 1 1 0 31 36 1 34 12 1 0 10 .255 .312 .309
1979 37 White Sox 56 110 14 22 6 0 1 0 7 10 1 12 3 1 0 5 .200 .264 .282
16 Years 2,078 7,651 899 1,931 254 80 14 0 527 684 69 759 132 40 22 132 .252 .314 .312

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Don Kessinger Fielding Stats

1964 Cubs SS 4 1 57 10 2.5 10 3 7 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.74
1965 Cubs SS 105 104 2,592 542 5.2 514 176 338 28 69 n/a n/a n/a .948 5.35
1966 Cubs SS 148 144 3,882 711 4.8 676 202 474 35 68 n/a n/a n/a .951 4.70
1967 Cubs SS 143 136 3,699 691 4.8 672 215 457 19 77 n/a n/a n/a .973 4.91
1968 Cubs SS 159 158 459 869 5.5 836 263 573 33 97 n/a n/a n/a .962 49.18
1969 Cubs SS 157 157 468 828 5.3 808 266 542 20 101 n/a n/a n/a .976 46.62
1970 Cubs SS 154 152 402 780 5.1 758 257 501 22 86 n/a n/a n/a .972 50.91
1971 Cubs SS 154 151 3,987 802 5.2 775 263 512 27 97 n/a n/a n/a .966 5.25
1972 Cubs SS 146 145 3,870 791 5.4 763 259 504 28 90 n/a n/a n/a .965 5.32
1973 Cubs SS 158 156 4,134 830 5.3 800 274 526 30 109 n/a n/a n/a .964 5.22
1974 Cubs SS 150 147 3,897 767 5.1 735 259 476 32 87 n/a n/a n/a .958 5.09
1975 Cubs 3B 13 12 300 35 2.7 33 5 28 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .943 2.97
1975 Cubs SS 140 132 3,576 663 4.7 641 205 436 22 100 n/a n/a n/a .967 4.84
1976 Cardinals 2B 31 29 768 144 4.6 138 53 85 6 21 n/a n/a n/a .958 4.85
1976 Cardinals 3B 2 0 24 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.13
1976 Cardinals SS 113 105 2,865 580 5.1 562 212 350 18 84 n/a n/a n/a .969 5.30
1977 Cardinals 2B 24 16 453 100 4.2 95 32 63 5 9 n/a n/a n/a .950 5.66
1977 Cardinals 3B 4 1 30 3 0.8 2 0 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 1.80
1977 Cardinals SS 26 13 453 93 3.6 91 37 54 2 15 n/a n/a n/a .978 5.42
1977 White Sox 2B 13 11 285 54 4.2 54 27 27 0 10 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.12
1977 White Sox 3B 9 6 171 25 2.8 23 7 16 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .920 3.63
1977 White Sox SS 21 18 483 73 3.5 70 32 38 3 12 n/a n/a n/a .959 3.91
1978 White Sox 2B 9 7 189 26 2.9 26 12 14 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.71
1978 White Sox SS 123 117 2,988 505 4.1 492 171 321 13 60 n/a n/a n/a .974 4.45
1979 White Sox 1B 1 0 3 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
1979 White Sox 2B 1 1 21 8 8.0 8 2 6 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.29
1979 White Sox SS 54 36 972 162 3.0 160 57 103 2 17 n/a n/a n/a .988 4.44
SS Totals 1,955 1,872 38,784 9,697 5.0 9,363 3,151 6,212 334 1,170 n/a n/a n/a .966 6.52
2B Totals 78 64 1,716 332 4.3 321 126 195 11 42 n/a n/a n/a .967 5.05
3B Totals 28 19 525 64 2.3 59 13 46 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .922 3.03
1B Totals 1 0 3 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
16 Years 2,062 1,955 41,028 10,095 4.9 9,745 3,292 6,453 350 1,215 n/a n/a n/a .965 6.41

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Don Kessinger Miscellaneous Stats

1964 Cubs 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 0.0 12.0 0.0 - - -
1965 Cubs 1 2 .333 0 1 n/a 0.0 7.0 22.1 - - -
1966 Cubs 13 7 .650 0 2 n/a 533.0 11.6 12.4 - - -
1967 Cubs 6 13 .316 2 3 n/a 0.0 7.3 13.8 - - -
1968 Cubs 9 9 .500 2 0 n/a 655.0 7.6 20.5 - - -
1969 Cubs 11 8 .579 1 0 n/a 166.0 9.5 12.5 - - -
1970 Cubs 12 6 .667 1 0 n/a 631.0 10.7 16.2 - - -
1971 Cubs 15 8 .652 2 2 n/a 308.5 11.4 16.2 - - -
1972 Cubs 8 7 .533 3 0 n/a 577.0 13.1 14.8 - - -
1973 Cubs 6 6 .500 2 0 n/a 0.0 13.1 13.4 - - -
1974 Cubs 7 7 .500 3 0 n/a 599.0 11.1 14.3 - - -
1975 Cubs 4 7 .364 2 0 n/a 0.0 12.8 13.1 - - -
1976 Cardinals 3 0 1.000 1 1 n/a 502.0 9.8 12.6 - - -
1977 Cardinals 0 0 .000 18 1 n/a 0.0 5.2 19.1 - - -
1977 White Sox 2 1 .667 0 2 0 0.0 17.0 10.8 - - -
1978 White Sox 2 4 .333 1 1 0 431.0 12.7 13.9 - - -
1979 White Sox 1 0 1.000 0 1 0 110.0 9.2 15.7 - - -
16 Years 100 85 .541 41 14 0 546.5 10.1 14.5 - - -

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Don Kessinger Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1964 Chicago Cubs 11 Undetermined - -
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1976 St. Louis Cardinals 11 Undetermined - -
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1977 Chicago White Sox 30 $100,000.00 - -
1978 Chicago White Sox 11 Undetermined - -
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