Don Mincher Stats

Don Mincher was born on Friday, June 24, 1938, in Huntsville, Alabama. Mincher was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 18, 1960, with the Washington Senators. 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 Don Mincher baseball stats page.

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"He ( Tommy McCraw ) ended up sharing first base with Don Mincher, who had played with the old Senators in 1960. Aside from being one of the nine men to play for both Washington franchises, Mincher is the one and only player to have been a member of the original and second Senators, as well as of both the Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers." - Author Tom Deveaux in Washington Senators, 1901-1971 (McFarland and Company Publishing, 08/2005, Page 251)

Don Mincher

Don Mincher Autograph on a 1965 Topps (#108)

Don Mincher Autograph on a 1965 Topps (#108)

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Birth Name:
Donald Ray Mincher
Nickname:
Don
Born On:
06-24-1938  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Huntsville, Alabama
Year of Death Data Died On:
03-04-2012 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Huntsville, Alabama
Cemetery:
Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Alabama
High School:
Butler High School (Huntsville, AL)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
213
First Game:
04-18-1960 (Age 21)
Last Game:
10-04-1972
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Don Mincher Pitching Stats

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Don Mincher Hitting Stats

1960 22 Senators 27 79 10 19 4 1 2 0 5 11 0 11 1 1 0 5 .241 .330 .392
1961 23 Twins 35 101 18 19 5 1 5 0 11 22 0 11 0 0 0 5 .188 .333 .406
1962 24 Twins 86 121 20 29 1 1 9 2 29 34 3 24 2 0 0 4 .240 .406 .488
1963 25 Twins 82 225 41 58 8 0 17 1 42 30 0 51 3 1 3 0 .258 .351 .520
1964 26 Twins 120 287 45 68 12 4 23 1 56 27 2 51 3 3 0 8 .237 .300 .547
1965 27 Twins 128 346 43 87 17 3 22 0 65 49 15 73 2 4 2 3 .251 .344 .509
1966 28 Twins 139 431 53 108 30 0 14 1 62 58 9 68 3 3 2 13 .251 .340 .418
1967 29 Angels 147 487 81 133 23 3 25 0 76 69 9 69 2 1 4 11 .273 .367 .487
1968 30 Angels 120 399 35 94 12 1 13 0 48 43 6 65 6 6 4 8 .236 .312 .368
1969 31 Pilots 140 427 53 105 14 0 25 1 78 78 13 69 0 3 5 8 .246 .366 .454
1970 32 Athletics 140 463 62 114 18 0 27 0 74 56 11 71 4 7 3 9 .246 .327 .460
1971 33 Athletics 28 92 9 22 6 1 2 0 8 20 3 14 1 0 0 2 .239 .375 .391
1971 33 Senators 100 323 35 94 15 1 10 1 45 53 4 52 1 5 2 7 .291 .389 .437
1972 34 Rangers 61 191 23 45 10 0 6 0 39 46 1 23 1 3 2 2 .236 .384 .382
1972 34 Athletics 47 54 2 8 1 0 0 0 5 10 0 16 0 0 0 4 .148 .281 .167
13 Years 1,400 4,026 530 1,003 176 16 200 7 643 606 76 668 29 37 27 89 .249 .348 .450

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Don Mincher Fielding Stats

1960 Senators 1B 20 20 546 219 11.0 214 209 5 5 14 n/a n/a n/a .977 10.58
1961 Twins 1B 29 24 711 260 9.0 252 234 18 8 28 n/a n/a n/a .969 9.57
1962 Twins 1B 25 20 582 229 9.2 224 211 13 5 17 n/a n/a n/a .978 10.39
1963 Twins 1B 60 57 1,434 481 8.0 473 446 27 8 34 n/a n/a n/a .983 8.91
1964 Twins 1B 76 65 1,803 597 7.9 592 549 43 5 50 n/a n/a n/a .992 8.87
1965 Twins 1B 99 89 2,421 870 8.8 863 818 45 7 64 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.62
1965 Twins LF 1 1 12 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1966 Twins 1B 130 118 3,192 1,089 8.4 1,080 995 85 9 62 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.14
1967 Angels 1B 142 131 3,540 1,273 9.0 1,265 1,177 88 8 92 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.65
1967 Angels RF 1 0 12 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1968 Angels 1B 113 107 2,790 1,017 9.0 1,008 949 59 9 90 n/a n/a n/a .991 9.75
1969 Pilots 1B 122 118 3,150 1,132 9.3 1,126 1,033 93 6 98 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.65
1970 Athletics 1B 137 129 3,432 1,212 8.8 1,200 1,109 91 12 107 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.44
1971 Athletics 1B 27 26 693 226 8.4 225 202 23 1 11 n/a n/a n/a .996 8.77
1971 Senators 1B 88 86 2,175 772 8.8 764 705 59 8 80 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.48
1972 Rangers 1B 59 57 1,395 514 8.7 511 467 44 3 45 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.89
1972 Athletics 1B 11 8 204 81 7.4 80 77 3 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .988 10.59
1B Totals 1,138 1,055 28,068 9,972 8.8 9,877 9,181 696 95 796 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.50
RF Totals 1 0 12 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
LF Totals 1 1 12 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
13 Years 1,140 1,056 28,092 9,973 8.7 9,878 9,182 696 95 796 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.49

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Don Mincher Miscellaneous Stats

1960 Senators 0 1 .000 7 0 n/a 39.5 7.2 15.8 - - -
1961 Twins 0 1 .000 11 0 n/a 20.2 9.2 9.2 - - -
1962 Twins 0 0 .000 63 0 n/a 13.4 5.0 4.2 - - -
1963 Twins 0 0 .000 23 0 n/a 13.2 4.4 5.4 - - -
1964 Twins 0 0 .000 47 0 n/a 12.5 5.6 5.1 - - -
1965 Twins 1 3 .250 33 0 n/a 15.7 4.7 5.3 - - -
1966 Twins 3 2 .600 10 0 n/a 30.8 6.3 7.0 - - -
1967 Angels 0 3 .000 10 0 n/a 19.5 7.1 6.4 - - -
1968 Angels 0 2 .000 11 0 n/a 30.7 6.1 8.3 - - -
1969 Pilots 10 11 .476 19 0 n/a 17.1 6.2 5.5 - - -
1970 Athletics 5 4 .556 4 0 n/a 17.1 6.5 6.3 - - -
1971 Athletics 1 1 .500 1 0 n/a 46.0 6.6 11.5 - - -
1971 Senators 2 1 .667 14 0 n/a 32.3 6.2 7.2 - - -
1972 Rangers 2 1 .667 3 0 n/a 31.8 8.3 4.9 - - -
1972 Athletics 0 2 .000 37 0 n/a 0.0 3.4 10.8 - - -
13 Years 24 32 .429 293 0 n/a 20.1 6.0 6.3 - - -

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Don Mincher Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1960 Washington Senators 32 , 28 Undetermined - -
1961 Minnesota Twins 28 Undetermined - -
1962 Minnesota Twins 5 Undetermined - -
1963 Minnesota Twins 5 Undetermined - -
1964 Minnesota Twins 5 $17,500.00 - -
1965 Minnesota Twins 5 $19,000.00 - Stats
1966 Minnesota Twins 5 $21,000.00 - -
1967 California Angels 5 $22,500.00 Stats -
1968 California Angels 5 $35,000.00 - -
1969 Seattle Pilots 5 $36,500.00 Stats -
1970 Oakland Athletics 30 , 5 $40,000.00 - -
1971 Oakland Athletics 5 $42,500.00 - -
1971 Washington Senators 6 "     " - -
1972 Texas Rangers 5 $47,000.00 - -
1972 Oakland Athletics 4 "     " - Stats
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Did you know that Don Mincher is the only player to ever take the field in an All-Star Game as a Seattle Pilot? Mike Hegan was selected to attend the 1969 All-Star Game on behalf of the 1969 Seattle Pilots , withdrew due to a hamstring injury, and Mincher replaced him and eventually took the field in the fourth inning, pinch hitting for Denny McLain .

Don Mincher 1969 Seattle Pilots
Don Mincher | 1969 Seattle Pilots | Newspaper Insert
On June 9, 1966 , in the seventh inning of a game against the Kansas City Athletics, Don Mincher was one of five Minnesota Twins players to hit a home run during that one inning! The others were Harmon Killebrew , Tony Oliva , Rich Rollins and Zoilo Versalles . These five home runs during the same inning still stand as the first and only instance in American League history where that has happened ( Home Runs in an Inning Records ).
1966 Minnesota Twins
1966 Minnesota Twins | 1966 Topps (#526)

Don Mincher played for the original Washington Senators (1901-1960) and the expansion Washington Senators (1961-1971). The original Senators became the Minnesota Twins (1961-today) and the expansion Senators became the Texas Rangers (1972-today). Don Mincher played for both the Twins and Rangers as well making him the only player in Major League history to have that uniquely intertwined set of teams-played-for on his stat sheet.

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