Paul Molitor Stats

Paul Molitor was born on Wednesday, August 22, 1956, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Molitor was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 7, 1978, with the Milwaukee Brewers. 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 Paul Molitor baseball stats page.

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"I had him (Paul Molitor) in the sixth grade at St. Luke's grade school, and he played in the eighth-grade program. I remember when Paul was in the fifth grade, our phys ed teacher (Dennis Denning) came up and said, 'Westy, I got a kid who's going to go all the way to the majors.' That was a pretty good call" - Coach Wally Wescott

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Paul Molitor Autograph on a 1985 Topps Baseball Card (#522 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1985top06' title='1985 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Paul Molitor Autograph on a 1985 Topps Baseball Card (#522 | Checklist )

Birth Name:
Paul Leo Molitor
Nickname:
Ignitor or Molly
Born On:
08-22-1956  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
St. Paul, Minnesota
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Cretin-Derham Hall High School (St. Paul, MN)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
04-07-1978 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-27-1998
Draft:
1977 : 1st Round (3rd)

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Paul Molitor Pitching Stats

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Paul Molitor Hitting Stats

1978 22 Brewers 125 521 73 142 26 4 6 0 45 19 2 54 7 5 4 6 .273 .301 .372
1979 23 Brewers 140 584 88 188 27 16 9 0 62 48 5 48 6 5 2 9 .322 .372 .469
1980 24 Brewers 111 450 81 137 29 2 9 0 37 48 4 48 6 5 3 9 .304 .372 .438
1981 25 Brewers 64 251 45 67 11 0 2 1 19 25 1 29 5 0 3 3 .267 .341 .335
1982 26 Brewers 160 666 136 201 26 8 19 0 71 69 1 93 10 5 1 9 .302 .366 .450
1983 27 Brewers 152 608 95 164 28 6 15 0 47 59 4 74 7 6 2 12 .270 .333 .410
1984 28 Brewers 13 46 3 10 1 0 0 0 6 2 0 8 0 1 0 0 .217 .245 .239
1985 29 Brewers 140 576 93 171 28 3 10 0 48 54 6 80 7 4 1 12 .297 .356 .408
1986 30 Brewers 105 437 62 123 24 6 9 0 55 40 0 81 2 3 0 9 .281 .340 .426
1987 31 Brewers 118 465 114 164 41 5 16 0 75 69 2 67 5 1 2 4 .353 .438 .566
1988 32 Brewers 154 609 115 190 34 6 13 0 60 71 8 54 5 3 2 10 .312 .384 .452
1989 33 Brewers 155 615 84 194 35 4 11 0 56 64 4 67 4 9 4 11 .315 .379 .439
1990 34 Brewers 103 418 64 119 27 6 12 0 45 37 4 51 0 2 1 7 .285 .343 .464
1991 35 Brewers 158 665 133 216 32 13 17 0 75 77 16 62 0 1 6 11 .325 .399 .489
1992 36 Brewers 158 609 89 195 36 7 12 0 89 73 12 66 4 11 3 13 .320 .389 .461
1993 37 Blue Jays 160 636 121 211 37 5 22 0 111 77 3 71 1 8 3 13 .332 .402 .509
1994 38 Blue Jays 115 454 86 155 30 4 14 1 75 55 4 48 0 5 1 13 .341 .410 .518
1995 39 Blue Jays 130 525 63 142 31 2 15 0 60 61 1 57 3 4 5 10 .270 .350 .423
1996 40 Twins 161 660 99 225 41 8 9 0 113 56 10 72 0 9 3 21 .341 .390 .468
1997 41 Twins 135 538 63 164 32 4 10 1 89 45 8 73 2 12 0 8 .305 .351 .435
1998 42 Twins 126 502 75 141 29 5 4 0 69 45 5 41 1 10 1 19 .281 .335 .382
21 Years 2,683 10,835 1,782 3,319 605 114 234 3 1,307 1,094 100 1,244 75 109 47 209 .306 .369 .448

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Paul Molitor Fielding Stats

1978 Brewers 2B 91 87 2,352 492 5.4 480 197 283 12 57 n/a n/a n/a .976 5.51
1978 Brewers 3B 1 1 21 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
1978 Brewers SS 31 31 813 182 5.9 172 54 118 10 17 n/a n/a n/a .945 5.71
1979 Brewers 2B 122 121 3,225 717 5.9 702 289 413 15 81 n/a n/a n/a .979 5.88
1979 Brewers SS 10 9 267 48 4.8 47 20 27 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .979 4.75
1980 Brewers 2B 91 90 2,394 550 6.0 534 240 294 16 80 n/a n/a n/a .971 6.02
1980 Brewers 3B 1 1 27 2 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1980 Brewers SS 12 11 297 64 5.3 60 19 41 4 10 n/a n/a n/a .938 5.45
1981 Brewers CF 43 43 1,155 119 2.8 117 113 4 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.74
1981 Brewers RF 4 4 108 9 2.3 8 8 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 2.00
1982 Brewers 3B 150 150 399 497 3.3 468 128 340 29 48 n/a n/a n/a .942 31.67
1982 Brewers SS 4 3 81 19 4.8 16 6 10 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .842 5.33
1983 Brewers 3B 146 145 3,891 464 3.2 448 105 343 16 37 n/a n/a n/a .966 3.11
1984 Brewers 3B 7 7 189 30 4.3 28 7 21 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .933 4.00
1985 Brewers 3B 135 133 3,504 408 3.0 389 126 263 19 30 n/a n/a n/a .953 3.00
1986 Brewers 3B 91 91 2,412 267 2.9 252 82 170 15 25 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.82
1986 Brewers LF 4 4 102 5 1.3 5 4 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.32
1987 Brewers 2B 19 18 495 84 4.4 84 35 49 0 16 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.58
1987 Brewers 3B 41 40 987 94 2.3 89 25 64 5 8 n/a n/a n/a .947 2.43
1988 Brewers 2B 1 1 24 2 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1988 Brewers 3B 105 104 2,688 290 2.8 273 86 187 17 15 n/a n/a n/a .941 2.74
1989 Brewers 2B 16 15 369 73 4.6 72 28 44 1 9 n/a n/a n/a .986 5.27
1989 Brewers 3B 112 112 2,904 338 3.0 321 78 243 17 18 n/a n/a n/a .950 2.98
1990 Brewers 1B 37 36 933 355 9.6 350 325 25 5 28 n/a n/a n/a .986 10.13
1990 Brewers 2B 60 60 1,509 330 5.5 326 136 190 4 36 n/a n/a n/a .988 5.83
1990 Brewers 3B 2 2 54 10 5.0 9 2 7 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .900 4.50
1991 Brewers 1B 46 46 1,218 427 9.3 421 389 32 6 52 n/a n/a n/a .986 9.33
1992 Brewers 1B 48 48 1,275 489 10.2 487 461 26 2 44 n/a n/a n/a .996 10.31
1993 Blue Jays 1B 23 23 618 195 8.5 192 178 14 3 16 n/a n/a n/a .985 8.39
1994 Blue Jays 1B 5 5 132 50 10.0 50 47 3 0 6 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.23
1996 Twins 1B 17 17 435 152 8.9 151 138 13 1 13 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.37
1997 Twins 1B 12 12 291 107 8.9 106 99 7 1 6 n/a n/a n/a .991 9.84
1998 Twins 1B 9 9 222 86 9.6 86 79 7 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.46
3B Totals 791 786 17,076 2,402 3.0 2,281 642 1,639 121 185 n/a n/a n/a .950 3.61
2B Totals 400 392 10,368 2,248 5.6 2,200 926 1,274 48 279 n/a n/a n/a .979 5.73
1B Totals 197 196 5,124 1,861 9.4 1,843 1,716 127 18 169 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.71
SS Totals 57 54 1,458 313 5.5 295 99 196 18 30 n/a n/a n/a .942 5.46
CF Totals 43 43 1,155 119 2.8 117 113 4 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.74
RF Totals 4 4 108 9 2.3 8 8 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 2.00
LF Totals 4 4 102 5 1.3 5 4 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.32
20 Years 1,496 1,479 35,391 6,957 4.7 6,749 3,508 3,241 208 664 n/a n/a n/a .970 5.15

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Paul Molitor Miscellaneous Stats

1978 Brewers 30 12 .714 3 1 2 86.8 9.6 11.6 - - -
1979 Brewers 33 13 .717 2 0 8 64.9 12.2 9.4 - - -
1980 Brewers 34 7 .829 2 0 7 50.0 9.4 12.2 - - -
1981 Brewers 10 6 .625 1 0 16 125.5 8.7 13.2 - - -
1982 Brewers 41 9 .820 1 0 6 35.1 7.2 9.4 - - -
1983 Brewers 41 8 .837 3 2 2 40.5 8.2 12.9 - - -
1984 Brewers 1 0 1.000 2 1 4 0.0 5.8 7.7 - - -
1985 Brewers 21 7 .750 3 0 4 57.6 7.2 12.0 - - -
1986 Brewers 20 5 .800 0 0 10 48.6 5.4 7.9 - - -
1987 Brewers 45 10 .818 2 0 58 29.1 6.9 6.2 - - -
1988 Brewers 41 10 .804 0 0 49 46.8 11.3 10.2 - - -
1989 Brewers 27 11 .711 0 0 28 55.9 9.2 11.0 - - -
1990 Brewers 18 3 .857 1 0 4 34.8 8.2 9.3 - - -
1991 Brewers 19 8 .704 0 0 112 39.1 10.7 8.9 - - -
1992 Brewers 31 6 .838 2 0 108 50.8 9.2 6.8 - - -
1993 Blue Jays 22 4 .846 0 0 137 28.9 9.0 5.7 - - -
1994 Blue Jays 20 0 1.000 0 0 110 32.4 9.5 6.1 - - -
1995 Blue Jays 12 0 1.000 1 0 129 35.0 9.2 8.8 - - -
1996 Twins 18 6 .750 1 0 143 73.3 9.2 5.8 - - -
1997 Twins 11 4 .733 2 0 122 53.8 7.4 6.0 - - -
1998 Twins 9 2 .818 2 0 115 125.5 12.2 7.3 - - -
21 Years 504 131 .794 28 4 1,174 46.3 8.7 8.3 - - -

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Paul Molitor Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1978 Milwaukee Brewers 4 $21,000.00 - -
1979 Milwaukee Brewers 4 $65,000.00 - -
1980 Milwaukee Brewers 4 $210,000.00 Stats -
1981 Milwaukee Brewers 4 $320,000.00 - -
1982 Milwaukee Brewers 4 $435,000.00 - Stats
1983 Milwaukee Brewers 4 $640,000.00 - -
1984 Milwaukee Brewers 4 $895,000.00 - -
1985 Milwaukee Brewers 4 $950,000.00 Stats -
1986 Milwaukee Brewers 4 $1,160,000.00 - -
1987 Milwaukee Brewers 4 $1,260,000.00 - -
1988 Milwaukee Brewers 4 $1,400,000.00 Stats -
1989 Milwaukee Brewers 4 $2,100,000.00 - -
1990 Milwaukee Brewers 4 $2,600,000.00 - -
1991 Milwaukee Brewers 4 $3,243,333.00 Stats -
1992 Milwaukee Brewers 4 $3,453,333.00 Stats -
1993 Toronto Blue Jays 19 $3,650,000.00 Stats Stats
1994 Toronto Blue Jays 19 $4,025,000.00 Stats n/a
1995 Toronto Blue Jays 19 $4,500,000.00 - -
1996 Minnesota Twins 4 $2,025,000.00 - -
1997 Minnesota Twins 4 $3,500,000.00 - -
1998 Minnesota Twins 4 $4,250,000.00 - -
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On October 12, 1982 , Paul Molitor had five hits during Game 1 of the 1982 World Series - the first player in World Series history with five hits during the same game , a record tied only once since, during the 2011 World Series . Do you know who it was that tied The Ignitor's record? Answer

Did you know that when Paul Molitor stroked his historic three-thousandth career hit on September 16, 1996 , he reached the plateau with a triple off Jose Rosado , becoming the first player to enter the 3,000 Hits Club with a triple? [Since matched by Ichiro Suzuki in 2016.]
Paul Molitor Hall of Fame Plaque
Paul Molitor | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 2004 ( HOF )

The Paul Molitor plaque (above) at the National Baseball Hall of Fame includes the following feat, "ONE OF THREE PLAYERS WITH MORE THAN 3,000 HITS, 600 DOUBLES and 500 STEALS," the other two (not included) are Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner !

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