Kenny Lofton Stats

Kenny Lofton was born on Wednesday, May 31, 1967, in East Chicago, Indiana. Lofton was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 14, 1991, with the Houston Astros. 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 Kenny Lofton baseball stats page.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"'Controversy is a big nightmare of mine,' Lofton says between bites. 'I've always tried to watch what I say. There's enough controversy in society. I don't want to be a part of it because controversy starts rumors, and rumors start wrong perceptions. You can't tell the wrong story if there's nothing to tell.' Lofton, 27, the Cleveland Indians' multitalented centerfielder, guards his privacy like Price Waterhouse protects Oscar envelopes. And because he keeps such a low profile off the field, fans know little more than that he is the successor to Rickey Henderson as baseball's best lead-off hitter. In terms of natural athleticism, well-rounded baseball skills and the potential for greatness, he is rivaled only by Seattle Mariner outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. The difference is, Lofton probably has a lower Q-rating than Griffey's shoes." - Sportswriter Michael Silver in Sports Illustrated (May 1, 1995, 'Close to the Heart', Page 97)

Kenny Lofton

Kenny Lofton Autograph on a 1993 Leaf Baseball Card (#181)

Kenny Lofton Autograph on a 1993 Leaf Baseball Card (#181)

Birth Name:
Kenneth Lofton ( Twitter : @Kenny_Lofton7 )
Nickname:
Kenny, K-Lo
Born On:
05-31-1967  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
East Chicago, Indiana
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Washington High School (East Chicago, IN)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
09-14-1991 (Age 24)
Last Game:
10-21-2007
Draft:
1988 : 17th Round (428th)

Kenny Lofton

Kenny Lofton Pitching Stats

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Kenny Lofton Hitting Stats

1991 24 Astros 20 74 9 15 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 19 0 0 0 0 .203 .253 .216
1992 25 Indians 148 576 96 164 15 8 5 0 42 68 3 54 4 1 2 7 .285 .362 .365
1993 26 Indians 148 569 116 185 28 8 1 1 42 81 6 83 2 4 1 8 .325 .408 .408
1994 27 Indians 112 459 105 160 32 9 12 0 57 52 5 56 4 6 2 5 .349 .412 .536
1995 28 Indians 118 481 93 149 22 13 7 0 53 40 6 49 4 3 1 6 .310 .362 .453
1996 29 Indians 154 662 132 210 35 4 14 0 67 61 3 82 7 6 0 7 .317 .372 .446
1997 30 Braves 122 493 90 164 20 6 5 0 48 64 5 83 2 3 2 10 .333 .409 .428
1998 31 Indians 154 600 101 169 31 6 12 0 64 87 1 80 3 6 2 7 .282 .371 .413
1999 32 Indians 120 465 110 140 28 6 7 0 39 79 2 84 5 5 6 4 .301 .405 .432
2000 33 Indians 137 543 107 151 23 5 15 1 73 79 3 72 6 8 4 11 .278 .369 .422
2001 34 Indians 133 517 91 135 21 4 14 0 66 47 1 69 5 5 2 8 .261 .322 .398
2002 35 White Sox 93 352 68 91 20 6 8 0 42 49 0 51 4 1 0 0 .259 .348 .418
2002 35 Giants 46 180 30 48 10 3 3 0 9 23 0 22 1 0 1 1 .267 .353 .406
2003 36 Pirates 84 339 58 94 19 4 9 0 26 28 1 29 2 3 2 2 .277 .333 .437
2003 36 Cubs 56 208 39 68 13 4 3 0 20 18 2 22 5 3 2 4 .327 .381 .471
2004 37 Yankees 83 276 51 76 10 7 3 0 18 31 1 27 1 4 1 4 .275 .346 .395
2005 38 Phillies 110 367 67 123 15 5 2 0 36 32 2 41 5 0 2 3 .335 .392 .420
2006 39 Dodgers 129 469 79 141 15 12 3 0 41 45 1 42 6 2 0 16 .301 .360 .403
2007 40 Rangers 84 317 62 96 16 3 7 0 23 39 1 28 2 3 2 5 .303 .380 .438
2007 40 Indians 52 173 24 49 9 3 0 0 15 17 0 23 4 2 0 1 .283 .344 .370
17 Years 2,103 8,120 1,528 2,428 383 116 130 2 781 945 43 1,016 72 65 32 109 .299 .372 .423

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Kenny Lofton Fielding Stats

1991 Astros CF 20 18 453 43 2.2 42 41 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.50
1992 Indians CF 143 140 3,768 442 3.1 434 420 14 8 3 n/a n/a n/a .982 3.11
1993 Indians CF 146 143 3,735 422 2.9 413 402 11 9 3 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.99
1994 Indians CF 112 111 2,922 289 2.6 287 274 13 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .993 2.65
1995 Indians CF 114 113 2,922 263 2.3 255 244 11 8 3 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.36
1996 Indians CF 153 153 4,002 398 2.6 388 375 13 10 3 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.62
1997 Braves CF 122 121 3,141 299 2.5 294 289 5 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.53
1998 Indians CF 154 150 3,963 366 2.4 358 340 18 8 4 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.44
1999 Indians CF 119 115 2,977 269 2.3 266 255 11 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.41
2000 Indians CF 135 133 3,456 356 2.6 352 348 4 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.75
2001 Indians CF 130 123 3,230 319 2.5 313 310 3 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.62
2002 White Sox CF 92 86 2,233 233 2.5 233 230 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.82
2002 Giants CF 44 44 1,111 119 2.7 119 116 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.89
2003 Pirates CF 81 80 2,142 208 2.6 208 203 5 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.62
2003 Cubs CF 55 52 1,368 117 2.1 114 111 3 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.25
2004 Yankees CF 65 62 1,618 166 2.6 165 162 3 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .994 2.75
2004 Yankees RF 10 5 156 20 2.0 19 18 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .950 3.29
2005 Phillies CF 97 88 2,223 212 2.2 208 201 7 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.53
2006 Dodgers CF 120 115 2,883 248 2.1 245 241 4 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.29
2007 Rangers CF 80 79 2,007 194 2.4 191 186 5 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.57
2007 Indians CF 3 3 63 2 0.7 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.86
2007 Indians LF 50 42 1,164 85 1.7 85 82 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.97
CF Totals 1,985 1,929 50,217 4,965 2.5 4,887 4,750 137 78 33 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.63
LF Totals 50 42 1,164 85 1.7 85 82 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.97
RF Totals 10 5 156 20 2.0 19 18 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .950 3.29
17 Years 2,045 1,976 51,537 5,070 2.5 4,991 4,850 141 79 35 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.61

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Kenny Lofton Miscellaneous Stats

1991 Astros 2 1 .667 1 0 n/a 0.0 3.9 0.0 - - -
1992 Indians 66 12 .846 3 2 0 115.2 10.7 13.7 - - -
1993 Indians 70 14 .833 2 2 0 569.0 6.9 13.5 - - -
1994 Indians 60 12 .833 0 1 0 38.3 8.2 8.1 - - -
1995 Indians 54 15 .783 1 2 2 68.7 9.8 9.1 - - -
1996 Indians 75 17 .815 1 0 0 47.3 8.1 9.9 - - -
1997 Braves 27 20 .574 0 0 0 98.6 5.9 10.3 - - -
1998 Indians 54 10 .844 0 0 0 50.0 7.5 9.4 - - -
1999 Indians 25 6 .806 2 0 1 66.4 5.5 11.9 - - -
2000 Indians 30 7 .811 1 0 1 36.2 7.5 7.4 - - -
2001 Indians 16 8 .667 5 1 0 36.9 7.5 7.8 - - -
2002 White Sox 22 8 .733 4 0 0 44.0 6.9 8.4 - - -
2002 Giants 7 3 .700 2 0 0 60.0 8.2 20.0 - - -
2003 Pirates 18 5 .783 3 0 0 37.7 11.7 13.0 - - -
2003 Cubs 12 4 .750 4 0 0 69.3 9.5 10.4 - - -
2004 Yankees 7 3 .700 17 1 4 92.0 10.2 15.3 - - -
2005 Phillies 22 3 .880 15 3 0 183.5 9.0 10.2 - - -
2006 Dodgers 32 5 .865 3 6 0 156.3 11.2 11.4 - - -
2007 Rangers 21 4 .840 4 1 0 45.3 11.3 13.8 - - -
2007 Indians 2 3 .400 7 0 0 0.0 7.5 11.5 - - -
17 Years 622 160 .795 75 19 8 62.5 8.0 10.4 - - -

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Kenny Lofton Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1991 Houston Astros 28 $100,000.00 - -
1992 Cleveland Indians 7 $110,000.00 - -
1993 Cleveland Indians 7 $450,000.00 - -
1994 Cleveland Indians 7 $925,000.00 Stats n/a
1995 Cleveland Indians 7 $1,925,000.00 Stats Stats
1996 Cleveland Indians 7 $3,575,000.00 Stats -
1997 Atlanta Braves 7 $4,825,000.00 Stats -
1998 Cleveland Indians 7 $7,550,000.00 Stats -
1999 Cleveland Indians 7 $7,550,000.00 Stats -
2000 Cleveland Indians 7 $7,500,000.00 - -
2001 Cleveland Indians 7 $8,000,000.00 - -
2002 Chicago White Sox 1 $1,025,000.00 - Stats
2002 San Francisco Giants 1 "     " - Stats
2003 Pittsburgh Pirates 7 $1,025,000.00 - -
2003 Chicago Cubs 7 "     " - -
2004 New York Yankees 12 $2,985,551.00 - -
2005 Philadelphia Phillies 7 $2,915,908.00 - -
2006 Los Angeles Dodgers 6 $3,826,421.00 - -
2007 Texas Rangers 7 $6,000,000.00 - -
2007 Cleveland Indians 7 "     " - -
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Kenneth Lofton was a Major League Baseball player with the Houston Astros (1991), Cleveland Indians (1992-1996, 1998-2001, 2007), Atlanta Braves (1997), Chicago White Sox (2002), San Francisco Giants (2002), Pittsburgh Pirates (2003), Chicago Cubs (2003), New York Yankees (2004), Philadelphia Phillies (2005), Los Angeles Dodgers (2006), and Texas Rangers (2007).

Did you know that when Kenny Lofton stole sixty-six bases in 1992 , he set a new (still standing) American League single season record for most stolen bases by a rookie ? Not only was it a new AL rookie record, but it was also the most stolen bases in a season by a Cleveland Indian , breaking the mark of sixty-one steals set by Miguel Dilone in 1980 . A year after Lofton set the franchise record, he broke his own record by stealing seventy bags, then he broke it yet again in 1996 , stealing seventy-five bags. No Indian since Loften has ever reached the 60-steals plateau.

Did you know that Kenny Lofton was named one of the 100 Greatest Cleveland Indians Players Top 100 Greatest Indians and Lofton was named one of the twenty-three outfielders.

Kenny Lofton Rookie Baseball Card

Kenny Lofton Rookie Card | 1991 Upper Deck Final Edition Baseball Card (#24F) | Baseball Almanac Collection

Kenny Lofton was a six-time consecutive All-Star (1994 through 1999), a four-time consecutive Gold Glove Award winner (1993 through 1996), and when he hung up his cleats on October 21, 2007 , the speedster was ranked fifteenth on the Top 1,000 Stolen Base Career Leaderboard with six-hundred twenty-two. Historian / Author Bill James ( The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract , Simon and Shuster, 2003) wrote that the five time consecutive stolen base champion (1992 through 1996) was not only the fastest player in the entire decade (The 1990s, Page 313), but also the best bunter of the decade, and an outfielder on the All-Decade Gold Glove Team:

All-Decade (1990s) Gold Glove Team

C - Ivan Rodriguez

1B - Mark Grace

2B - Mark Lemke

3B - Terry Pendleton

SS - Omar Vizquel

OF - Marquis Grissom

OF - Kenny Lofton

OF - Devon White

Kenny Loften, a former Wildcat (pictured below), attended the University of Arizona on a basketball scholarship and in 1988, was part of the team which made it to the Final Four! The following season, Lofton was the starting point guard and the Wildcats made it into the Sweet Sixteen. Lofton selected baseball as his career and when he made it to the 1995 World Series , he became only the second ballplayer ( Tim Stoddard was the first) to play in a college basketball Final Four and a World Series. Lofton picked well as he would eventually break Rickey Henderson's record of 33 career post-season stolen bases during the 2007 LCS (Lofton finished with 34).

Kenny Lofton Basketball Photo

Kenny Lofton | University of Arizona | Sports Illustrated, May 1, 1995, Page 98

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