Ray Lankford Stats

Ray Lankford was born on Monday, June 5, 1967, in Los Angeles, California. Lankford was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 21, 1990, with the St. Louis Cardinals. 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 Ray Lankford baseball stats page.

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"He (Ray Lankford) had a true swing, it always seemed like he was at his best with his black painted bat. He could cover the outfield with the legs of a gazelle, made simple base hits spectacular outs with his skillful dives and leaps." - Columnist Dominic Genetti in the Hannibal Courier - Post (01/30/2012, 'Diamond Dirt: Cardinals Should Consider Retiring Numbers', Source )

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Ray Lankford Autograph on a 1994 Leaf (#384)

Ray Lankford Autograph on a 1994 Leaf (#384)

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Birth Name:
Raymond Lewis Lankford
Nickname:
Sweet Baby Ray or Ray
Born On:
06-05-1967  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Los Angeles, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Davis High School (Modesto, CA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
08-21-1990 (Age 23)
Last Game:
10-03-2004
Draft:
1987 : 3rd Round (72nd)

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Ray Lankford Pitching Stats

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Ray Lankford Hitting Stats

1990 23 Cardinals 39 126 12 36 10 1 3 0 12 13 0 27 0 0 0 1 .286 .353 .452
1991 24 Cardinals 151 566 83 142 23 15 9 0 69 41 1 114 4 3 1 4 .251 .301 .392
1992 25 Cardinals 153 598 87 175 40 6 20 1 86 72 6 147 2 5 5 5 .293 .371 .480
1993 26 Cardinals 127 407 64 97 17 3 7 0 45 81 7 111 1 3 3 5 .238 .366 .346
1994 27 Cardinals 109 416 89 111 25 5 19 0 57 58 3 113 0 4 4 0 .267 .359 .488
1995 28 Cardinals 132 483 81 134 35 2 25 0 82 63 6 110 0 5 2 10 .277 .360 .513
1996 29 Cardinals 149 545 100 150 36 8 21 0 86 79 10 133 1 7 3 12 .275 .366 .486
1997 30 Cardinals 133 465 94 137 36 3 31 2 98 95 10 125 0 5 0 9 .295 .411 .585
1998 31 Cardinals 154 533 94 156 37 1 31 2 105 86 5 151 0 4 3 4 .293 .391 .540
1999 32 Cardinals 122 422 77 129 32 1 15 0 63 49 3 110 0 2 3 6 .306 .380 .493
2000 33 Cardinals 128 392 73 99 16 3 26 0 65 70 1 148 0 6 4 6 .253 .367 .508
2001 34 Cardinals 91 264 38 62 18 3 15 0 39 44 8 105 1 3 2 4 .235 .345 .496
2001 34 Padres 40 125 20 36 10 1 4 1 19 18 1 40 0 0 2 2 .288 .386 .480
2002 35 Padres 81 205 20 46 7 1 6 0 26 30 3 61 1 2 2 3 .224 .326 .356
2004 37 Cardinals 92 200 36 51 14 1 6 0 22 29 4 55 0 4 2 6 .255 .349 .425
14 Years 1,701 5,747 968 1,561 356 54 238 6 874 828 68 1,550 10 53 36 77 .272 .364 .477

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Ray Lankford Fielding Stats

1990 Cardinals CF 35 30 819 94 2.7 93 92 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .989 3.07
1991 Cardinals CF 149 135 3,651 382 2.6 376 369 7 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.78
1992 Cardinals CF 153 151 4,107 446 2.9 444 439 5 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .996 2.92
1993 Cardinals CF 121 112 3,036 329 2.7 322 316 6 7 0 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.86
1994 Cardinals CF 104 103 2,706 272 2.6 266 261 5 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.65
1995 Cardinals CF 129 128 3,348 309 2.4 306 299 7 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.47
1996 Cardinals CF 144 142 3,726 366 2.5 365 356 9 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .997 2.64
1997 Cardinals CF 132 130 3,423 305 2.3 296 292 4 9 2 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.33
1998 Cardinals CF 145 137 3,648 349 2.4 344 337 7 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.55
1999 Cardinals CF 2 0 27 4 2.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.00
1999 Cardinals LF 105 103 2,649 219 2.1 216 210 6 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.20
2000 Cardinals CF 2 1 30 2 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
2000 Cardinals LF 116 105 2,727 186 1.6 181 178 3 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .973 1.79
2001 Cardinals LF 85 76 1,991 145 1.7 140 135 5 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .966 1.90
2001 Padres CF 16 12 338 31 1.9 31 31 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.48
2001 Padres LF 21 20 488 34 1.6 33 32 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .971 1.83
2001 Padres RF 2 1 28 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2002 Padres CF 3 1 45 1 0.3 0 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2002 Padres LF 59 53 1,275 106 1.8 102 98 4 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.16
2004 Cardinals CF 4 2 63 3 0.8 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
2004 Cardinals LF 66 43 1,176 87 1.3 83 82 1 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .954 1.91
CF Totals 1,139 1,084 28,967 2,893 2.5 2,852 2,800 52 41 9 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.66
LF Totals 452 400 10,306 777 1.7 755 735 20 22 2 n/a n/a n/a .972 1.98
RF Totals 2 1 28 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
14 Years 1,593 1,485 39,301 3,670 2.3 3,607 3,535 72 63 11 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.48

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Ray Lankford Miscellaneous Stats

1990 Cardinals 8 2 .800 7 0 n/a 42.0 4.7 10.5 - - -
1991 Cardinals 44 20 .688 7 7 n/a 62.9 5.0 8.2 - - -
1992 Cardinals 42 24 .636 1 1 n/a 29.9 4.1 7.0 - - -
1993 Cardinals 14 14 .500 8 4 n/a 58.1 3.7 9.0 - - -
1994 Cardinals 11 10 .524 5 0 n/a 21.9 3.7 7.3 - - -
1995 Cardinals 24 8 .750 4 0 n/a 19.3 4.4 5.9 - - -
1996 Cardinals 35 7 .833 7 0 n/a 26.0 4.1 6.3 - - -
1997 Cardinals 21 11 .656 2 0 0 15.0 3.7 4.7 - - -
1998 Cardinals 26 5 .839 16 0 1 17.2 3.5 5.1 - - -
1999 Cardinals 14 4 .778 15 0 1 28.1 3.8 6.7 - - -
2000 Cardinals 5 6 .455 14 0 1 15.1 2.6 6.0 - - -
2001 Cardinals 4 2 .667 9 0 0 17.6 2.5 6.8 - - -
2001 Padres 6 0 1.000 5 0 0 31.3 3.1 6.6 - - -
2002 Padres 2 2 .500 23 0 1 34.2 3.4 7.9 - - -
2004 Cardinals 2 2 .500 60 7 0 33.3 3.6 9.1 - - -
14 Years 258 117 .688 183 19 4 24.1 3.7 6.6 - - -

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Ray Lankford Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1990 St. Louis Cardinals 16 $100,000.00 - -
1991 St. Louis Cardinals 16 $125,000.00 - -
1992 St. Louis Cardinals 16 $230,000.00 - -
1993 St. Louis Cardinals 16 $290,000.00 - -
1994 St. Louis Cardinals 16 $1,650,000.00 - n/a
1995 St. Louis Cardinals 16 $2,800,000.00 - -
1996 St. Louis Cardinals 16 $2,416,667.00 - -
1997 St. Louis Cardinals 16 $4,466,667.00 Stats -
1998 St. Louis Cardinals 16 $4,666,667.00 - -
1999 St. Louis Cardinals 16 $6,600,000.00 - -
2000 St. Louis Cardinals 16 $7,600,000.00 - -
2001 St. Louis Cardinals 16 $8,100,000.00 - -
2001 San Diego Padres 16 "     " - -
2002 San Diego Padres 16 $8,100,000.00 - -
2004 St. Louis Cardinals 12 $650,000.00 - -
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Did you know that Ray Lankford hit for the cycle on September 15, 1991 , the eighteenth cycle in franchise history for the St. Louis Cardinals , the first for a Cardinal rookie .

Did you know that Ken Boyer (255 HRs / 97 SBs), Stan Musial (475 HRs / 78 SBs), and Albert Pujols (445 HRs / 84 SBs) are three of only four players in Cardinals history to hit at least 200 home runs and steal more than 75 bases? The fourth, Ray Lankford, had 228 home runs and is the only one to eclipse a hundred steals, finishing in a class by himself - two-hundred fifty stolen bases.

Ray Lankford Hit for the Cycle
Ray Lankford Cycle ( Box Score ) | The Des Moines Register | September 16, 1991 | Page 2S
In 1994, a total of 3,306 home runs were hit during the regular season across the Major Leagues. Ray Lankford, on April 3, 1994 , hit a home run as the first batter of the 1994 season, it was Opening Day, and it was the only game scheduled.

On October 3, 2004 , Ray Lankford was playing in his final Major League game, and in his final at-bat, Lankford hit a home run off Jeff Bennett of the Milwaukee Brewers . [ Home Run In Final National League At-Bat ] Lankford was the twentieth National League player to "exit in style" and the second Cardinal ( Del Gainer , September 30, 1922 ).

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

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