Fred McGriff Stats

Fred McGriff was born on Thursday, October 31, 1963, in Tampa, Florida. McGriff was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 17, 1986, with the Toronto Blue Jays. 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 Fred McGriff baseball stats page.

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"The bottom line is I enjoy winning. Losing is no fun. As long as you step out on to that field and you've got a fighting chance to win, that's all you can ask for. It seems like a lot of years ago. It's all been so good. I've been blessed to play baseball and I've had a lot of fun." - Fred McGriff in Baseball Digest (August 1998)

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Fred McGriff Autograph on a 1988 Donruss Diamond Kings (#16)

Fred McGriff Autograph on a 1988 Donruss Diamond Kings (#16)

Birth Name:
Frederick Stanley McGriff
Nickname:
Crime Dog or Fred
Born On:
10-31-1963  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Tampa, Florida
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Thomas Jefferson High School (Tampa, FL)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
225
First Game:
05-17-1986 (Age 22)
Last Game:
07-15-2004
Draft:
1981 : 9th Round (232nd)

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Fred McGriff Pitching Stats

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Fred McGriff Hitting Stats

1986 23 Blue Jays 3 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200
1987 24 Blue Jays 107 295 58 73 16 0 20 0 43 60 4 104 0 0 1 3 .247 .376 .505
1988 25 Blue Jays 154 536 100 151 35 4 34 0 82 79 3 149 0 4 4 15 .282 .376 .552
1989 26 Blue Jays 161 551 98 148 27 3 36 1 92 119 12 132 1 5 4 14 .269 .399 .525
1990 27 Blue Jays 153 557 91 167 21 1 35 0 88 94 12 108 1 4 2 7 .300 .400 .530
1991 28 Padres 153 528 84 147 19 1 31 2 106 105 26 135 0 7 2 14 .278 .396 .494
1992 29 Padres 152 531 79 152 30 4 35 1 104 96 23 108 0 4 1 14 .286 .394 .556
1993 30 Padres 83 302 52 83 11 1 18 0 46 42 4 55 0 4 1 9 .275 .361 .497
1993 30 Braves 68 255 59 79 18 1 19 1 55 34 2 51 0 1 1 5 .310 .392 .612
1994 31 Braves 113 424 81 135 25 1 34 0 94 50 8 76 0 3 1 8 .318 .389 .623
1995 32 Braves 144 528 85 148 27 1 27 0 93 65 6 99 0 6 5 19 .280 .361 .489
1996 33 Braves 159 617 81 182 37 1 28 0 107 68 12 116 0 4 2 20 .295 .365 .494
1997 34 Braves 152 564 77 156 25 1 22 0 97 68 4 112 0 5 4 22 .277 .356 .441
1998 35 Devil Rays 151 564 73 160 33 0 19 0 81 79 9 118 0 4 2 14 .284 .371 .443
1999 36 Devil Rays 144 529 75 164 30 1 32 0 104 86 11 107 0 4 1 12 .310 .405 .552
2000 37 Devil Rays 158 566 82 157 18 0 27 2 106 91 10 120 0 7 0 16 .277 .373 .452
2001 38 Devil Rays 97 343 40 109 18 0 19 0 61 40 9 69 0 2 0 7 .318 .387 .536
2001 38 Cubs 49 170 27 48 7 2 12 1 41 26 4 37 0 2 3 6 .282 .383 .559
2002 39 Cubs 146 523 67 143 27 2 30 0 103 63 6 99 0 5 4 13 .273 .353 .505
2003 40 Dodgers 86 297 32 74 14 0 13 1 40 31 4 66 0 0 1 7 .249 .322 .428
2004 41 Devil Rays 27 72 7 13 3 0 2 0 7 9 2 19 0 0 0 1 .181 .272 .306
19 Years 2,460 8,757 1,349 2,490 441 24 493 9 1,550 1,305 171 1,882 2 71 39 226 .284 .377 .509

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Fred McGriff Fielding Stats

1986 Blue Jays 1B 1 0 2 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 40.50
1987 Blue Jays 1B 14 12 312 117 8.4 115 108 7 2 5 n/a n/a n/a .983 9.95
1988 Blue Jays 1B 153 146 3,945 1,442 9.4 1,437 1,344 93 5 143 n/a n/a n/a .997 9.83
1989 Blue Jays 1B 159 157 4,236 1,592 10.0 1,575 1,460 115 17 148 n/a n/a n/a .989 10.04
1990 Blue Jays 1B 147 147 3,897 1,378 9.4 1,372 1,246 126 6 119 n/a n/a n/a .996 9.51
1991 Padres 1B 153 153 4,041 1,471 9.6 1,457 1,370 87 14 111 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.73
1992 Padres 1B 151 151 4,002 1,339 8.9 1,327 1,219 108 12 95 n/a n/a n/a .991 8.95
1993 Padres 1B 83 83 2,124 699 8.4 687 640 47 12 50 n/a n/a n/a .983 8.73
1993 Braves 1B 66 66 1,719 613 9.3 608 563 45 5 52 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.55
1994 Braves 1B 112 112 2,988 1,077 9.6 1,070 1,004 66 7 74 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.67
1995 Braves 1B 144 144 3,720 1,386 9.6 1,381 1,285 96 5 103 n/a n/a n/a .996 10.02
1996 Braves 1B 158 158 4,203 1,552 9.8 1,540 1,416 124 12 118 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.89
1997 Braves 1B 149 148 3,789 1,300 8.7 1,287 1,191 96 13 111 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.17
1998 Devil Rays 1B 135 134 3,558 1,237 9.2 1,231 1,150 81 6 140 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.34
1999 Devil Rays 1B 125 124 3,197 1,142 9.1 1,129 1,042 87 13 131 n/a n/a n/a .989 9.53
2000 Devil Rays 1B 144 144 3,766 1,388 9.6 1,378 1,295 83 10 137 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.88
2001 Devil Rays 1B 74 74 1,886 626 8.5 617 558 59 9 53 n/a n/a n/a .986 8.83
2001 Cubs 1B 49 49 1,180 393 8.0 389 366 23 4 29 n/a n/a n/a .990 8.90
2002 Cubs 1B 137 136 3,448 1,072 7.8 1,065 1,005 60 7 84 n/a n/a n/a .993 8.34
2003 Dodgers 1B 79 79 2,016 716 9.1 708 667 41 8 66 n/a n/a n/a .989 9.48
2004 Devil Rays 1B 6 6 156 56 9.3 56 53 3 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.69
1B Totals 2,239 2,223 58,185 20,599 9.2 20,432 18,985 1,447 167 1,774 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.48
19 Years 2,239 2,223 58,185 20,599 9.2 20,432 18,985 1,447 167 1,774 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.48

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Fred McGriff Miscellaneous Stats

1986 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 0 2 0.0 2.5 0.0 - - -
1987 Blue Jays 3 2 .600 18 0 90 14.8 2.8 6.9 - - -
1988 Blue Jays 6 1 .857 7 0 0 15.8 3.6 6.5 - - -
1989 Blue Jays 7 4 .636 1 0 2 15.3 4.2 6.0 - - -
1990 Blue Jays 5 3 .625 0 0 6 15.9 5.2 6.3 - - -
1991 Padres 4 1 .800 0 0 n/a 17.0 3.9 5.0 - - -
1992 Padres 8 6 .571 1 0 n/a 15.2 4.9 5.1 - - -
1993 Padres 4 3 .571 0 0 n/a 16.8 5.5 6.6 - - -
1993 Braves 1 0 1.000 2 0 n/a 13.4 5.0 4.6 - - -
1994 Braves 7 3 .700 1 0 n/a 12.5 5.6 4.5 - - -
1995 Braves 3 6 .333 0 0 n/a 19.6 5.3 5.7 - - -
1996 Braves 7 3 .700 1 0 n/a 22.0 5.3 5.8 - - -
1997 Braves 5 0 1.000 3 0 0 25.6 5.0 5.8 - - -
1998 Devil Rays 7 2 .778 3 0 14 29.7 4.8 7.0 - - -
1999 Devil Rays 1 0 1.000 2 0 18 16.5 4.9 5.1 - - -
2000 Devil Rays 2 0 1.000 4 0 10 21.0 4.7 5.3 - - -
2001 Devil Rays 1 1 .500 6 0 17 18.1 5.0 5.6 - - -
2001 Cubs 0 1 .000 0 0 0 14.2 4.6 4.1 - - -
2002 Cubs 1 2 .333 8 0 2 17.4 5.3 5.1 - - -
2003 Dodgers 0 0 .000 7 0 0 22.8 4.5 7.4 - - -
2004 Devil Rays 0 0 .000 9 0 14 36.0 3.8 10.3 - - -
19 Years 72 38 .655 73 0 175 17.8 4.7 5.6 - - -

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Fred McGriff Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1986 Toronto Blue Jays 19 $60,000.00 - -
1987 Toronto Blue Jays 19 $62,500.00 - -
1988 Toronto Blue Jays 19 $127,500.00 - -
1989 Toronto Blue Jays 19 $300,000.00 - -
1990 Toronto Blue Jays 19 $1,450,000.00 - -
1991 San Diego Padres 29 $2,750,000.00 - -
1992 San Diego Padres 29 $4,075,000.00 Stats -
1993 San Diego Padres 29 $4,300,000.00 - -
1993 Atlanta Braves 27 "     " - -
1994 Atlanta Braves 27 $3,775,000.00 Stats n/a
1995 Atlanta Braves 27 $4,275,000.00 Stats Stats
1996 Atlanta Braves 27 $5,050,000.00 Stats Stats
1997 Atlanta Braves 27 $5,500,000.00 - -
1998 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 29 $5,500,000.00 - -
1999 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 29 $5,250,000.00 - -
2000 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 29 $5,945,818.00 Stats -
2001 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 29 $6,500,000.00 - -
2001 Chicago Cubs 29 "     " - -
2002 Chicago Cubs 29 $7,250,000.00 - -
2003 Los Angeles Dodgers 28 $3,750,000.00 - -
2004 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 29 $1,500,000.00 - -
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Switch-hitting Eddie Murray won a Silver Slugger Award in the American League with the Baltimore Orioles , in 1983 and 1984, and a Silver Slugger Award in the National League with the Los Angeles Dodgers , in 1990, the first slugger to receive the honor from a team in each league at first base. Fred McGriff matched the Hall of Famer , winning with Toronto Blue Jays (AL) in 1989, then with the San Diego Padres (NL) in 1992, and the Atlanta Braves (NL) in 1993, the first left-handed hitting first baseman to win a Silver Slugger Award ( SS-AL & SS-NL ) in each league .

Did you know that Fred McGriff was only the second player in baseball history to lead each league in home runs ? The Crime Dog led the American League first in 1989, with the Toronto Blue Jays , then the National League in 1992, with the San Diego Padres . The slugger who came before McGriff was hall of famer Sam Crawford , who led the National League in 1901, with the Cincinnati Reds , then the American League in 1908, with the Detroit Tigers .

Did you know when Fred McGriff was the Home Run Champion with the San Diego Padres in 1992, he was their first player to ever lead the league in home runs ?

Did you know that Fred McGriff was the first Tampa Bay Devil Rays player to drive in 100-or-more runs in a single season? In 1999, McGriff finished the year with 104 runs batted in, a franchise first, and a year later he did it again, finishing with 106 RBI, their first two-time 100-RBI player. The same year (1999) McGriff made Rays history, he also hit 32 home runs, their first player to reach the 30-homer plateau, along with Jose Canseco , who led the club with 34 homers.

Did you know that Fred McGriff hit 493 home runs - tied on Top 1,000 with Lou Gehrig - in 43 different ballparks? A breakdown: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (58), Qualcomm Stadium (53), Tropicana Field (52), The SkyDome (32), Exhibition Stadium (29), Wrigley Field (24), Synergy Field (21), The Kingdome (14), Turner Field (13), Yankee Stadium (13), Dodger Stadium (12), Astrodome (11), Dolphin Stadium (11), Metrodome (10), Shea Stadium (10), Stade Olympique (10), Busch Stadium (8), Veterans Stadium (8), Angel Stadium (7), and Candlestick Park (7). The only two players who have homered in more stadiums are Ken Griffey Jr. (44 ballparks) and Sammy Sosa (45 ballparks).

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Fred McGriff | 1993 Upper Deck Home Run Champion (#396) | Baseball Almanac Collection
Fred McGriff hit at least twenty home runs across fifteen seasons, tying him with Ken Griffey Jr. , Mel Ott , Willie Stargell , and Dave Winfield . Ten hitters have had more than fifteen twenty-homer seasons; Reggie Jackson , Eddie Murray , Alex Rodriguez , Babe Ruth , Jim Thome , and Ted Williams , each had sixteen. Willie Mays and Frank Robinson had seventeen, Barry Bonds had nineteen, and the all time leader is Hank Aaron , who finished alone at the top with twenty!

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