Ron LeFlore Stats

Ron LeFlore was born on Wednesday, June 16, 1948, in Detroit, Michigan. LeFlore was 26 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 1, 1974, with the Detroit Tigers. 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 LeFlore baseball stats page.

"I can handle it. You get yourself into the kind of situation I did (committing an armed robbery when he was 17) and you've got to answer some tough questions. Everybody asks about the prison thing, but next year maybe they won't." - Ron LeFlore in Baseball Digest (June 1975, Phil Elderkin)
Ron LeFlore

Ron LeFlore Autograph on a 1983 Donruss (#543)
Ron LeFlore Autograph on a 1983 Donruss (#543)

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Birth Name:
Ronald LeFlore
Nickname:
Ron or Twinkle Toes Bosco
Born On:
06-16-1948  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Detroit, Michigan
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
None Attended
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
08-01-1974 (Age 26)
Last Game:
09-03-1982
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent
Ron LeFlore

Ron LeFlore 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
Ron LeFlore

Ron LeFlore Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1974 26 Tigers 59 254 37 66 8 1 2 0 13 13 0 58 0 2 3 3 .260 .301 .323
1975 27 Tigers 136 550 66 142 13 6 8 0 37 33 1 139 4 2 2 3 .258 .302 .347
1976 28 Tigers 135 544 93 172 23 8 4 0 39 51 2 111 5 1 2 12 .316 .376 .410
1977 29 Tigers 154 652 100 212 30 10 16 0 57 37 1 121 1 4 4 11 .325 .363 .475
1978 30 Tigers 155 666 126 198 30 3 12 0 62 65 7 104 1 5 4 11 .297 .361 .405
1979 31 Tigers 148 600 110 180 22 10 9 0 57 52 2 95 0 2 0 16 .300 .355 .415
1980 32 Expos 139 521 95 134 21 11 4 0 39 62 1 99 2 1 1 4 .257 .337 .363
1981 33 White Sox 82 337 46 83 10 4 0 0 24 28 0 70 1 2 1 9 .246 .304 .300
1982 34 White Sox 91 334 58 96 15 4 4 1 25 22 1 91 0 1 0 4 .287 .331 .392
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
9 Years 1,099 4,458 731 1,283 172 57 59 1 353 363 15 888 14 20 17 73 .288 .342 .392
Ron LeFlore

Ron LeFlore Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1974 Tigers CF 59 59 1,602 168 2.8 157 151 6 11 3 n/a n/a n/a .935 2.65
1975 Tigers CF 134 133 3,462 339 2.5 330 318 12 9 3 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.57
1976 Tigers CF 132 132 3,477 407 3.1 396 381 15 11 1 n/a n/a n/a .973 3.08
1977 Tigers CF 152 150 4,029 384 2.5 373 361 12 11 0 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.50
1978 Tigers CF 155 155 453 457 2.9 446 438 8 11 4 n/a n/a n/a .976 26.58
1979 Tigers CF 113 112 2,814 302 2.7 298 292 6 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.86
1980 Expos LF 130 130 3,246 257 2.0 246 232 14 11 1 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.05
1981 White Sox CF 7 6 192 17 2.4 15 15 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .882 2.11
1981 White Sox LF 76 76 1,860 154 2.0 149 144 5 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .968 2.16
1982 White Sox CF 82 78 1,962 190 2.3 178 171 7 12 1 n/a n/a n/a .937 2.45
1982 White Sox LF 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
CF Totals 834 825 17,991 2,264 2.7 2,193 2,127 66 71 15 n/a n/a n/a .969 3.29
LF Totals 207 206 5,112 411 2.0 395 376 19 16 3 n/a n/a n/a .961 2.09
9 Years 1,041 1,031 23,103 2,675 2.6 2,588 2,503 85 87 18 n/a n/a n/a .967 3.02
Ron LeFlore

Ron LeFlore Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1974 Tigers 23 9 .719 0 0 0 127.0 4.4 19.5 - - -
1975 Tigers 28 20 .583 0 3 0 68.8 4.0 14.9 - - -
1976 Tigers 58 20 .744 1 2 1 136.0 4.9 13.9 - - -
1977 Tigers 39 19 .672 3 0 0 40.8 5.4 11.4 - - -
1978 Tigers 68 16 .810 0 0 0 55.5 6.4 10.7 - - -
1979 Tigers 78 14 .848 1 1 34 66.7 6.3 10.5 - - -
1980 Expos 97 19 .836 1 8 n/a 130.3 5.3 13.4 - - -
1981 White Sox 36 11 .766 0 0 0 0.0 4.8 14.0 - - -
1982 White Sox 28 14 .667 5 8 2 83.5 3.7 13.4 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
9 Years 455 142 .762 11 22 37 75.6 5.0 12.6 - - -
Ron LeFlore

Ron LeFlore Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1974 Detroit Tigers 42 $15,000.00 - -
1975 Detroit Tigers 8 $16,000.00 - -
1976 Detroit Tigers 8 $27,000.00 Stats -
1977 Detroit Tigers 8 $73,250.00 - -
1978 Detroit Tigers 8 Undetermined - -
1979 Detroit Tigers 8 Undetermined - -
1980 Montreal Expos 7 Undetermined - -
1981 Chicago White Sox 8 Undetermined - -
1982 Chicago White Sox 8 Undetermined - -


In 1978 , Ron LeFlore stole sixty-eight bases with the Detroit Tigers , leading all American League base thieves in swiped bags. Two years later, LeFlore stole ninety-seven bases with the Montreal Expos , leading all National League base thieves in swiped bags, making him the first player in baseball history to lead both leagues in stolen bases. [ Year by Year Leaders for Stolen Bases ]

Ron LeFlore, One in a Million Movie
Ron LeFlore | One in a Million ( IMDB ) | September 26, 1978 | Gimbel Productions
On September 26, 1978, CBS aired a movie called One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story . The story was originally an autobiography, written by Ron LeFlore himself, called Breakout: From Prison to the Big Leagues , and told about his journey from a prison in Michigan - where he was an inmate - to the Major Leagues - where he became an All-Star in 1978 .

One in a Million: The Real Life Story of a Dream Come True

Life in the Detroit ghetto is not an easy one for Ron LeFlore. The appeal of "the streets" is fast action, easy money... and trouble. One night Ron leads two friends in an armed robbery, is caught and sentenced to 5 to 15 years in the State Prison. On his way to jail, Ron warns his brother Gerald to steer clear of the "the streets."

In prison, Ron is constantly in trouble until he receives word that Gerald has become involved with drugs. Ron changes his attitude, joins the prison baseball team and works towards getting an early parole so he can help his brother. He soon becomes the star player and Billy Martin , manager of the Detroit Tigers , visits the prison and promises Ron a tryout. Ron gets an early parole and makes the Tigers minor league team. When a lucky break sends him to the major leagues, Ron's play is brilliant and he is selected to the All-Star team.

Ron has overcome his criminal past, survived the taunts of the crowds and must now try to save his brother... from the swift and destructive powers of the ghetto.

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

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