Ed Kranepool Stats

Ed Kranepool was born on Wednesday, November 8, 1944, in New York, New York. Kranepool was 17 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 22, 1962, with the New York Mets. 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 Ed Kranepool baseball stats page.

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"It was a damp night at Shea Stadium in early August 1977 ( Box Score ). The last-place Mets , toiling through extra innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers , looked done for after the would-be National League champions took a 7-6 lead in the top of the 11th. But they managed to put runners at first and second with one out in the bottom of the inning. With light-hitting shortstop Doug Flynn due up next, manager Joe Torre signaled for the pinch hitter. Fans sensed what was coming, and what started as a low buzz of speculation among the stragglers of the crowd of just above 9,000 crescendoed into an all-too-familiar chant: 'Ed-die! Ed-die! Ed-die! Ed-die!' Sure enough, the big lefty with the No. 7 on his back started taking practice cuts in the on-deck circle. Time for Steady Eddie Kranepool, pinch hitter extraordinaire, to play hero once again. And once again, he came through, rapping out an RBI single to tie the score. The Mets would eventually win the game, 8-7, in the 12th on a single by Joel Youngblood , Kranepool's clutch hitting reduced to a footnote. Business as usual in the life of a role player--and Kranepool was about as good a role player as they came." - Baseball Historian Tara Krieger (SABR Baseball Biography, Ed Kranepool , Source )

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Ed "The Krane" Kranepool Autograph on a 1980 Topps Baseball Card (#641)

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Birth Name:
Edward Emil Kranepool
Nickname:
Ed - Steady Eddie - The Krane
Born On:
11-08-1944  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
New York, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
James Monroe High School (Bronx, NY)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
215
First Game:
09-22-1962 (Age 17)
Last Game:
09-30-1979
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Ed Kranepool Pitching Stats

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Ed Kranepool Hitting Stats

1962 18 Mets 3 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .333
1963 19 Mets 86 273 22 57 12 2 2 0 14 18 0 50 1 2 0 10 .209 .256 .289
1964 20 Mets 119 420 47 108 19 4 10 0 45 32 2 50 3 4 2 9 .257 .310 .393
1965 21 Mets 153 525 44 133 24 4 10 0 53 39 7 71 1 8 2 13 .253 .303 .371
1966 22 Mets 146 464 51 118 15 2 16 0 57 41 9 66 0 4 3 5 .254 .316 .399
1967 23 Mets 141 469 37 126 17 1 10 0 54 37 15 51 5 4 1 13 .269 .321 .373
1968 24 Mets 127 373 29 86 13 1 3 0 20 19 5 39 10 1 2 6 .231 .271 .295
1969 25 Mets 112 353 36 84 9 2 11 0 49 37 7 32 2 4 0 10 .238 .307 .368
1970 26 Mets 43 47 2 8 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 .170 .250 .170
1971 27 Mets 122 421 61 118 20 4 14 0 58 38 6 33 5 2 1 7 .280 .340 .447
1972 28 Mets 122 327 28 88 15 1 8 0 34 34 13 35 2 4 1 11 .269 .336 .394
1973 29 Mets 100 284 28 68 12 2 1 0 35 30 4 28 4 2 0 7 .239 .310 .306
1974 30 Mets 94 217 20 65 11 1 4 0 24 18 0 14 0 2 0 5 .300 .350 .415
1975 31 Mets 106 325 42 105 16 0 4 0 43 27 6 21 0 5 0 12 .323 .370 .409
1976 32 Mets 123 415 47 121 17 1 10 0 49 35 4 38 2 3 0 10 .292 .344 .410
1977 33 Mets 108 281 28 79 17 0 10 0 40 23 7 20 0 5 0 10 .281 .330 .448
1978 34 Mets 66 81 7 17 2 0 3 0 19 8 2 12 0 3 1 4 .210 .280 .346
1979 35 Mets 82 155 7 36 5 0 2 0 17 13 2 18 0 5 1 6 .232 .287 .303
18 Years 1,853 5,436 536 1,418 225 25 118 0 614 454 89 581 35 58 14 138 .261 .316 .377

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Ed Kranepool Fielding Stats

1962 Mets 1B 3 1 39 12 4.0 12 9 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.31
1963 Mets 1B 20 15 432 163 8.2 163 150 13 0 16 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.19
1963 Mets LF 6 6 138 17 2.8 17 15 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.33
1963 Mets RF 50 45 1,185 70 1.4 66 64 2 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .943 1.50
1964 Mets 1B 104 103 2,727 1,065 10.2 1,055 975 80 10 78 n/a n/a n/a .991 10.45
1964 Mets CF 1 1 27 5 5.0 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.00
1964 Mets RF 5 4 102 6 1.2 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.59
1965 Mets 1B 147 138 3,642 1,480 10.1 1,468 1,375 93 12 116 n/a n/a n/a .992 10.88
1966 Mets 1B 132 117 3,087 1,256 9.5 1,246 1,161 85 10 100 n/a n/a n/a .992 10.90
1966 Mets LF 11 11 264 22 2.0 20 18 2 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .909 2.05
1967 Mets 1B 139 121 3,297 1,234 8.9 1,224 1,137 87 10 103 n/a n/a n/a .992 10.02
1968 Mets 1B 113 97 2,718 1,002 8.9 996 921 75 6 76 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.89
1968 Mets LF 2 1 24 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.38
1969 Mets 1B 106 97 2,574 879 8.3 873 809 64 6 76 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.16
1969 Mets LF 2 0 27 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.00
1970 Mets 1B 8 5 156 50 6.3 50 47 3 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.65
1971 Mets 1B 108 106 2,715 849 7.9 847 786 61 2 67 n/a n/a n/a .998 8.42
1971 Mets LF 6 0 54 3 0.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1971 Mets RF 5 4 96 6 1.2 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.69
1972 Mets 1B 108 83 2,370 756 7.0 753 705 48 3 65 n/a n/a n/a .996 8.58
1972 Mets RF 1 1 27 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1973 Mets 1B 51 42 1,215 423 8.3 422 395 27 1 39 n/a n/a n/a .998 9.38
1973 Mets LF 31 30 711 55 1.8 54 53 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.05
1973 Mets RF 1 1 15 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1974 Mets 1B 24 19 486 177 7.4 173 165 8 4 18 n/a n/a n/a .977 9.61
1974 Mets LF 33 30 732 42 1.3 41 40 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .976 1.51
1974 Mets RF 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1975 Mets 1B 82 78 2,055 714 8.7 712 666 46 2 51 n/a n/a n/a .997 9.35
1975 Mets LF 4 4 84 6 1.5 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.93
1976 Mets 1B 86 78 2,040 711 8.3 708 675 33 3 48 n/a n/a n/a .996 9.37
1976 Mets LF 23 21 537 29 1.3 29 29 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.46
1976 Mets RF 8 7 180 16 2.0 16 15 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.40
1977 Mets 1B 41 35 924 319 7.8 316 286 30 3 21 n/a n/a n/a .991 9.23
1977 Mets LF 10 8 192 8 0.8 8 8 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.13
1977 Mets RF 32 28 666 54 1.7 53 53 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.15
1978 Mets 1B 3 3 81 31 10.3 31 27 4 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.33
1978 Mets LF 3 3 78 5 1.7 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.73
1978 Mets RF 9 3 93 4 0.4 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.16
1979 Mets 1B 29 26 684 222 7.7 222 203 19 0 18 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.76
1979 Mets LF 2 1 39 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1979 Mets RF 6 6 129 12 2.0 12 12 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.51
1B Totals 1,304 1,164 31,242 11,343 8.7 11,271 10,492 779 72 900 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.74
LF Totals 133 115 2,880 191 1.4 187 181 6 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .979 1.75
RF Totals 118 99 2,499 169 1.4 164 161 3 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .970 1.77
CF Totals 1 1 27 5 5.0 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.00
18 Years 1,556 1,379 36,648 11,708 7.5 11,627 10,839 788 81 901 n/a n/a n/a .993 8.57

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Ed Kranepool Miscellaneous Stats

1962 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.0 0.0 - - -
1963 Mets 4 2 .667 15 1 n/a 136.5 5.5 19.5 - - -
1964 Mets 0 1 .000 10 0 n/a 42.0 8.4 9.3 - - -
1965 Mets 1 4 .200 12 0 n/a 52.5 7.4 9.9 - - -
1966 Mets 1 1 .500 10 1 n/a 29.0 7.0 8.1 - - -
1967 Mets 0 4 .000 10 0 n/a 46.9 9.2 8.7 - - -
1968 Mets 0 3 .000 16 0 n/a 124.3 9.6 18.7 - - -
1969 Mets 3 2 .600 8 0 n/a 32.1 11.0 7.2 - - -
1970 Mets 0 0 .000 36 0 n/a 0.0 23.5 15.7 - - -
1971 Mets 0 4 .000 11 0 n/a 30.1 12.8 7.3 - - -
1972 Mets 1 0 1.000 18 0 n/a 40.9 9.3 9.6 - - -
1973 Mets 1 0 1.000 21 1 n/a 284.0 10.1 8.1 - - -
1974 Mets 1 0 1.000 41 0 n/a 54.3 15.5 9.0 - - -
1975 Mets 1 1 .500 22 0 n/a 81.3 15.5 7.6 - - -
1976 Mets 1 0 1.000 13 0 n/a 41.5 10.9 8.5 - - -
1977 Mets 1 4 .200 37 0 n/a 28.1 14.1 7.0 - - -
1978 Mets 0 0 .000 57 0 n/a 27.0 6.8 4.3 - - -
1979 Mets 0 1 .000 49 0 n/a 77.5 8.6 9.1 - - -
18 Years 15 27 .357 386 3 n/a 46.1 9.4 8.9 - - -

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Ed Kranepool Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1962 New York Mets 21 $5,500.00 - -
1963 New York Mets 21 $7,500.00 - -
1964 New York Mets 21 $9,500.00 - -
1965 New York Mets 7 $11,000.00 Stats -
1966 New York Mets 7 $16,000.00 - -
1967 New York Mets 7 $20,000.00 - -
1968 New York Mets 7 $25,000.00 - -
1969 New York Mets 7 Undetermined - Stats
1970 New York Mets 7 Undetermined - -
1971 New York Mets 7 Undetermined - -
1972 New York Mets 7 Undetermined - -
1973 New York Mets 7 Undetermined - Stats
1974 New York Mets 7 Undetermined - -
1975 New York Mets 7 Undetermined - -
1976 New York Mets 7 $75,000.00 - -
1977 New York Mets 7 $90,000.00 - -
1978 New York Mets 7 Undetermined - -
1979 New York Mets 7 Undetermined - -
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When Ed Kranepool replaced Gil Hodges at first base, in the top of the seventh inning, on September 22, 1962 , The Krane became the first teenaged New York Mets player. The seventeen-year-old had just barely walked off the field at James Monroe High School (Bronx, NY), before stepping onto the field in the Polo Grounds !

No younger player has ever appeared in a New York Mets uniform since The Krane, who has been joined since by the following (slightly older) teenagers; Jerry Hinsley (1964 / 19), Jim Bethke (1965 / 18), Kevin Collins (1965 / 18), Greg Goossen (1965 / 19), Nolan Ryan (1966 / 19), Mike Jorgensen (1968 / 19), Tim Foli (1970 / 19), Jose Oquendo (1983 / 19), Dwight Gooden (1984 / 19), Gregg Jefferies (1987 / 19), and Jose Reyes (2003 / 19).

Ed Kranepool, during his career, collected 90-hits, 16-doubles, 1-triple, 6 home runs, drove in 55 baserunners, walked to first 36 times, and got plunked once - as a pinch hitter! Steady Eddie hit .396 pinch hitting during the 1970s, including a Major League record .486 batting average in 1974, the highest by any pinch hitter in baseball history. [ Pinch Hitting Records ]

Ed Kranepool Mets Hall of Fame Plaque
Ed Kranepool | New York Mets Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1990 ( HOF )
Did you know that the New York Mets inducted Ed Kranepool into their Hall of Fame in 1990, where he joined the previously inducted alumni: Joan Payson (1981), Casey Stengel (1981), Gil Hodges (1982), George Weiss (1982), Johnny Murphy (1983), Bill Shea (1983), Ralph Kiner (1984), Bob Murphy (1984), Lindsey Nelson (1984), Bud Harrelson (1986), Rusty Staub (1986), Tom Seaver (1988), and Jerry Koosman (1989)?

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