Greg Luzinski Stats

Greg Luzinski was born on Wednesday, November 22, 1950, in Chicago, Illinois. Luzinski was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 9, 1970, with the Philadelphia Phillies. 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 Greg Luzinski baseball stats page.

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"At 225 pounds he (Greg Luzinski) is a doorway and a half. They could hold the Winter Olympics on his shoulders, balance Rhode Island on his knees, and plug up leaky dams with his feet." - Phil Elderkin of The Christian Science Monitor (1979. New York Daily News. Fat Letes . Source )

Greg Luzinski

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Greg "The Bull" Luzinski Autograph on a 1981 Fleer Baseball Card (#10)

Birth Name:
Gregory Michael Luzinski
Nickname:
Greg - The Bull
Born On:
11-22-1950  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Chicago, Illinois
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Notre Dame High School (Niles, IL)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
225
First Game:
09-09-1970 (Age 19)
Last Game:
09-24-1984
Draft:
1968 : 1st Round (11th)

Greg Luzinski

Greg Luzinski Pitching Stats

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Greg Luzinski

Greg Luzinski Hitting Stats

1970 20 Phillies 8 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 1 .167 .333 .167
1971 21 Phillies 28 100 13 30 8 0 3 0 15 12 0 32 1 0 2 3 .300 .386 .470
1972 22 Phillies 150 563 66 158 33 5 18 0 68 42 4 114 0 3 3 14 .281 .332 .453
1973 23 Phillies 161 610 76 174 26 4 29 0 97 51 9 135 0 3 7 11 .285 .346 .484
1974 24 Phillies 85 302 29 82 14 1 7 0 48 29 3 76 0 5 0 8 .272 .330 .394
1975 25 Phillies 161 596 85 179 35 3 34 0 120 89 17 151 0 8 8 12 .300 .394 .540
1976 26 Phillies 149 533 74 162 28 1 21 2 95 50 2 107 0 11 11 11 .304 .369 .478
1977 27 Phillies 149 554 99 171 35 3 39 2 130 80 14 140 0 8 3 11 .309 .394 .594
1978 28 Phillies 155 540 85 143 32 2 35 0 101 100 15 135 0 4 11 10 .265 .388 .526
1979 29 Phillies 137 452 47 114 23 1 18 1 81 56 5 103 0 7 10 10 .252 .343 .427
1980 30 Phillies 106 368 44 84 19 1 19 0 56 60 5 100 0 4 6 6 .228 .342 .440
1981 31 White Sox 104 378 55 100 15 1 21 0 62 58 1 80 0 2 3 10 .265 .365 .476
1982 32 White Sox 159 583 87 170 37 1 18 0 102 89 11 120 0 8 6 19 .292 .386 .451
1983 33 White Sox 144 502 73 128 26 1 32 0 95 70 6 117 0 10 11 10 .255 .352 .502
1984 34 White Sox 125 412 47 98 13 0 13 2 58 56 3 80 0 6 3 11 .238 .329 .364
15 Years 1,821 6,505 880 1,795 344 24 307 7 1,128 845 95 1,495 1 79 84 147 .276 .363 .478

Greg Luzinski

Greg Luzinski Fielding Stats

1970 Phillies 1B 3 3 68 23 7.7 23 20 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.13
1971 Phillies 1B 28 27 720 282 10.1 281 247 34 1 16 n/a n/a n/a .996 10.54
1972 Phillies 1B 2 0 18 3 1.5 2 2 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 3.00
1972 Phillies LF 145 145 3,781 271 1.9 260 251 9 11 2 n/a n/a n/a .959 1.86
1972 Phillies RF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1973 Phillies LF 159 157 4,045 267 1.7 265 258 7 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .993 1.77
1974 Phillies LF 82 81 1,992 157 1.9 154 144 10 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.09
1975 Phillies LF 159 159 4,110 269 1.7 260 250 10 9 0 n/a n/a n/a .967 1.71
1976 Phillies LF 144 144 3,386 223 1.5 215 207 8 8 0 n/a n/a n/a .964 1.71
1977 Phillies LF 148 148 3,721 214 1.4 206 195 11 8 2 n/a n/a n/a .963 1.49
1978 Phillies LF 154 154 3,768 247 1.6 243 236 7 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .984 1.74
1979 Phillies LF 125 124 2,919 169 1.4 160 158 2 9 1 n/a n/a n/a .947 1.48
1980 Phillies LF 105 105 2,552 143 1.4 142 140 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .993 1.50
1983 White Sox 1B 2 2 33 7 3.5 7 6 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.73
LF Totals 1,221 1,217 30,274 1,960 1.6 1,905 1,839 66 55 8 n/a n/a n/a .972 1.70
1B Totals 35 32 839 315 9.0 313 275 38 2 18 n/a n/a n/a .994 10.07
RF Totals 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
12 Years 1,257 1,249 31,116 2,275 1.8 2,218 2,114 104 57 26 n/a n/a n/a .975 1.92

Greg Luzinski

Greg Luzinski Miscellaneous Stats

1970 Phillies 0 1 .000 5 0 n/a 0.0 2.4 0.0 - - -
1971 Phillies 2 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 33.3 3.1 6.7 - - -
1972 Phillies 0 4 .000 4 0 n/a 31.3 4.9 8.3 - - -
1973 Phillies 3 3 .500 4 0 n/a 21.0 4.5 6.3 - - -
1974 Phillies 3 0 1.000 4 0 n/a 43.1 4.0 6.3 - - -
1975 Phillies 3 6 .333 2 0 n/a 17.5 3.9 5.0 - - -
1976 Phillies 1 2 .333 5 0 n/a 25.4 5.0 5.6 - - -
1977 Phillies 3 2 .600 1 0 n/a 14.2 4.0 4.3 - - -
1978 Phillies 8 7 .533 1 0 n/a 15.4 4.0 5.3 - - -
1979 Phillies 3 3 .500 13 0 n/a 25.1 4.4 5.6 - - -
1980 Phillies 3 0 1.000 1 0 n/a 19.4 3.7 6.6 - - -
1981 White Sox 0 0 .000 1 0 103 18.0 4.7 6.1 - - -
1982 White Sox 1 1 .500 3 0 156 32.4 4.9 5.7 - - -
1983 White Sox 2 1 .667 4 0 139 15.7 4.3 5.3 - - -
1984 White Sox 5 1 .833 13 0 114 31.7 5.2 7.1 - - -
15 Years 37 31 .544 61 0 512 21.2 4.4 5.8 - - -

Greg Luzinski

Greg Luzinski Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1970 Philadelphia Phillies 42 $12,000.00 - -
1971 Philadelphia Phillies 19 $12,750.00 - -
1972 Philadelphia Phillies 19 $13,500.00 - -
1973 Philadelphia Phillies 19 $45,000.00 - -
1974 Philadelphia Phillies 19 $55,000.00 - -
1975 Philadelphia Phillies 19 $60,000.00 Stats -
1976 Philadelphia Phillies 19 $125,000.00 Stats -
1977 Philadelphia Phillies 19 $125,000.00 Stats -
1978 Philadelphia Phillies 19 $300,000.00 Stats -
1979 Philadelphia Phillies 19 $300,000.00 - -
1980 Philadelphia Phillies 19 $550,000.00 - Stats
1981 Chicago White Sox 19 $550,000.00 - -
1982 Chicago White Sox 19 $750,000.00 - -
1983 Chicago White Sox 19 $750,000.00 - -
1984 Chicago White Sox 19 $750,000.00 - -
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During the 1970s, Greg Luzinski, "whose large bat appeared toothpick-like in the burly slugger's enormous hands, terrorized opposing batteries with some of the most prodigious blows in either league." ( Source ) Prodigious and frequent - only six National League sluggers during the 70s (1970-1979) had more home runs than The Bull (204 HRs); Willie Stargell (296 HRs), Johnny Bench (290 HRs), Dave Kingman (246 HRs), Mike Schmidt (235 HRs), Tony Perez (226 HRs) and Willie McCovey (207 HRs). [Bold=HOF]

On June 8, 1984 , Greg Luzinski hit a grand slam (bottom of first inning, off Frank Viola ). The following day, June 9, 1984 , Greg Luzinkski hit another grand slam (bottom of seventh inning, off Mike Walters ). The Bull tied the Major League record for most grand slams in two consecutive games , and , Luzinski was the first Chicago White Sox player to enter the record set.

Greg Luzinski hit both record tying grand slams as a designated hitter (DH), his primary "position" with Chicago (532 games / 2 games at first base). The Bull clearly had no problem moving from left field to DH, winning the Outstanding Designated Hitter Award in 1981, and 1983, the first player from the White Sox to receive the honor.

Did you know that Greg Luzinski once held the Major League record for most home runs in a single season by a designated hitter ? Rico Carty (1978), Jim Rice (1977) and Andre Thornton (1982) each held the record before Greg, with thirty-one homers a piece, one less than The Bull hit in 1983. [ Home Runs in a Single Season Record Book ]

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