John Olerud Stats

John Olerud was born on Monday, August 5, 1968, in Seattle, Washington. Olerud was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 3, 1989, 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 John Olerud baseball stats page.

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John Olerud

John Olerud Autograph on a 1991 Leaf (#125)

John Olerud Autograph on a 1991 Leaf (#125)

Birth Name:
John Garrett Olerud
Nickname:
Big Rude - Johnny O
Born On:
08-05-1968  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Seattle, Washington
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Interlake High School (Bellevue, WA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-05
Player Weight Chart Weight:
220
First Game:
09-03-1989 (Age 21)
Last Game:
10-07-2005
Draft:
1989 : 3rd Round (79th) / Signing Bonus = $575,000

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John Olerud Pitching Stats

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John Olerud Hitting Stats

1989 21 Blue Jays 6 8 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .375 .375 .375
1990 22 Blue Jays 111 358 43 95 15 1 14 0 48 57 6 75 1 4 1 5 .265 .364 .430
1991 23 Blue Jays 139 454 64 116 30 1 17 0 68 68 9 84 3 10 6 12 .256 .353 .438
1992 24 Blue Jays 138 458 68 130 28 0 16 0 66 70 11 61 1 7 1 15 .284 .375 .450
1993 25 Blue Jays 158 551 109 200 54 2 24 0 107 114 33 65 0 7 7 12 .363 .473 .599
1994 26 Blue Jays 108 384 47 114 29 2 12 0 67 61 12 53 0 5 3 11 .297 .393 .477
1995 27 Blue Jays 135 492 72 143 32 0 8 1 54 84 10 54 0 1 4 17 .291 .398 .404
1996 28 Blue Jays 125 398 59 109 25 0 18 1 61 60 6 37 0 1 10 10 .274 .382 .472
1997 29 Mets 154 524 90 154 34 1 22 1 102 85 5 67 0 8 13 19 .294 .400 .489
1998 30 Mets 160 557 91 197 36 4 22 0 93 96 11 73 1 7 4 15 .354 .447 .551
1999 31 Mets 162 581 107 173 39 0 19 2 96 125 5 66 0 6 11 22 .298 .427 .463
2000 32 Mariners 159 565 84 161 45 0 14 0 103 102 11 96 2 10 4 17 .285 .392 .439
2001 33 Mariners 159 572 91 173 32 1 21 1 95 94 19 70 1 7 5 21 .302 .401 .472
2002 34 Mariners 154 553 85 166 39 0 22 0 102 98 6 66 0 12 5 19 .300 .403 .490
2003 35 Mariners 152 539 64 145 35 0 10 1 83 84 7 67 2 3 6 20 .269 .372 .390
2004 36 Mariners 78 261 29 64 13 1 5 0 22 40 3 41 1 4 6 6 .245 .354 .360
2004 36 Yankees 49 164 16 46 7 0 4 0 26 21 1 20 0 1 2 5 .280 .367 .396
2005 37 Red Sox 87 173 18 50 7 0 7 1 37 16 2 20 0 3 0 6 .289 .344 .451
17 Years 2,234 7,592 1,139 2,239 500 13 255 8 1,230 1,275 157 1,016 12 96 88 232 .295 .398 .465

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John Olerud Fielding Stats

1989 Blue Jays 1B 5 1 51 21 4.2 21 19 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.12
1990 Blue Jays 1B 18 15 432 145 8.1 143 133 10 2 10 n/a n/a n/a .986 8.94
1991 Blue Jays 1B 135 124 3,378 1,203 8.9 1,198 1,120 78 5 77 n/a n/a n/a .996 9.58
1992 Blue Jays 1B 133 125 3,285 1,145 8.6 1,138 1,057 81 7 72 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.35
1993 Blue Jays 1B 137 137 3,615 1,267 9.2 1,257 1,160 97 10 107 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.39
1994 Blue Jays 1B 104 101 2,700 898 8.6 892 824 68 6 83 n/a n/a n/a .993 8.92
1995 Blue Jays 1B 133 132 3,519 1,192 9.0 1,188 1,099 89 4 103 n/a n/a n/a .997 9.12
1996 Blue Jays 1B 101 92 2,469 839 8.3 837 781 56 2 107 n/a n/a n/a .998 9.15
1997 Mets 1B 146 141 3,708 1,419 9.7 1,412 1,292 120 7 125 n/a n/a n/a .995 10.28
1998 Mets 1B 157 149 4,011 1,379 8.8 1,374 1,258 116 5 119 n/a n/a n/a .996 9.25
1999 Mets 1B 160 159 4,160 1,458 9.1 1,449 1,344 105 9 127 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.40
2000 Mariners 1B 158 155 4,076 1,409 8.9 1,404 1,271 133 5 154 n/a n/a n/a .996 9.30
2001 Mariners 1B 158 149 4,043 1,340 8.5 1,331 1,210 121 9 116 n/a n/a n/a .993 8.89
2002 Mariners 1B 152 150 3,953 1,275 8.4 1,270 1,169 101 5 122 n/a n/a n/a .996 8.67
2003 Mariners 1B 152 143 3,861 1,224 8.1 1,221 1,096 125 3 126 n/a n/a n/a .998 8.54
2004 Mariners 1B 77 71 1,936 601 7.8 600 548 52 1 58 n/a n/a n/a .998 8.37
2004 Yankees 1B 47 47 1,200 394 8.4 393 368 25 1 35 n/a n/a n/a .997 8.84
2005 Red Sox 1B 80 38 1,293 457 5.7 456 416 40 1 41 n/a n/a n/a .998 9.52
1B Totals 2,053 1,929 51,690 17,666 8.6 17,584 16,165 1,419 82 1,582 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.18
17 Years 2,053 1,929 51,690 17,666 8.6 17,584 16,165 1,419 82 1,582 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.18

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John Olerud Miscellaneous Stats

1989 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 1 0 1 0.0 8.0 0.0 - - -
1990 Blue Jays 0 2 .000 8 0 90 25.6 4.8 7.5 - - -
1991 Blue Jays 0 2 .000 13 0 1 26.7 5.4 6.7 - - -
1992 Blue Jays 1 0 1.000 10 0 1 28.6 7.5 6.9 - - -
1993 Blue Jays 0 2 .000 1 0 20 23.0 8.5 5.1 - - -
1994 Blue Jays 1 2 .333 4 0 3 32.0 7.2 5.7 - - -
1995 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 3 0 0 61.5 9.1 9.1 - - -
1996 Blue Jays 1 0 1.000 15 1 15 22.1 10.8 6.5 - - -
1997 Mets 0 0 .000 10 0 0 23.8 7.8 5.1 - - -
1998 Mets 2 2 .500 6 0 0 25.3 7.6 6.0 - - -
1999 Mets 3 0 1.000 2 0 0 30.6 8.8 6.1 - - -
2000 Mariners 0 2 .000 2 0 0 40.4 5.9 5.5 - - -
2001 Mariners 3 1 .750 5 0 0 27.2 8.2 6.0 - - -
2002 Mariners 0 0 .000 1 0 2 25.1 8.4 5.4 - - -
2003 Mariners 0 1 .000 4 0 0 53.9 8.0 6.5 - - -
2004 Mariners 0 0 .000 6 0 0 52.2 6.4 11.9 - - -
2004 Yankees 0 0 .000 4 0 0 41.0 8.2 6.3 - - -
2005 Red Sox 0 0 .000 14 0 0 24.7 8.7 4.7 - - -
17 Years 11 14 .440 109 1 133 29.8 7.5 6.2 - - -

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John Olerud Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1989 Toronto Blue Jays 9 $68,000.00 - -
1990 Toronto Blue Jays 9 $100,000.00 - -
1991 Toronto Blue Jays 9 $293,667.00 - -
1992 Toronto Blue Jays 9 $387,500.00 - Stats
1993 Toronto Blue Jays 9 $1,562,500.00 Stats Stats
1994 Toronto Blue Jays 9 $3,750,000.00 - n/a
1995 Toronto Blue Jays 9 $5,750,000.00 - -
1996 Toronto Blue Jays 9 $6,500,000.00 - -
1997 New York Mets 5 $6,500,000.00 - -
1998 New York Mets 5 $3,750,000.00 - -
1999 New York Mets 5 $4,250,000.00 - -
2000 Seattle Mariners 5 $6,350,000.00 - -
2001 Seattle Mariners 5 $6,700,000.00 Stats -
2002 Seattle Mariners 5 $6,950,000.00 - -
2003 Seattle Mariners 5 $7,700,000.00 - -
2004 Seattle Mariners 5 $7,700,000.00 - -
2004 New York Yankees 18 "     " - -
2005 Boston Red Sox 19 $7,500,000.00 - -
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In 1993 , John Olerud led the American League in batting average (.363), intentional walks (33), times on base (321), on-base percentage (.473), on-base plus slugging (1.072), and doubles (54). His league leading batting average ( Top 25 ) that year earned him the batting championship , the first Toronto Blue Jays player to ever capture a batting title !

John Olerud, Sports Illustrated
John Olerud | Sports Illustrated | September 6, 1999 | Baseball Almanac Collection
Did you know that Sports Illustrated once pictured the following New York Mets on their cover: John Olerud (1B), Edgardo Alfonzo (2B), Rey Ordonez (SS), and Robin Ventura (3B), and asked readers if it was "The Best Infield Ever?" Share your opinion with us on Baseball Fever .

A batting title in Toronto , a Sports Illustrated cover in New York , what did he did in Seattle ? He won a Gold Glove in 2000, 2002, and 2003, the first Mariner to win a Gold Glove at first base !

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