Magglio Ordonez Stats

Magglio Ordonez was born on Monday, January 28, 1974, in Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela. Ordonez was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 29, 1997, with the Chicago White Sox. 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 Magglio Ordonez baseball stats page.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"In a country that celebrates its baseball players like royalty, Ordonez was now among the chosen ones. A couple years ago, kids on Caracas ballfields would all yell: 'I'm Andres ( Galarraga )' or 'I'm Omar ( Vizquel ).' Suddenly, 'I'm Magglio' was added to the mix. After a six-year journey that included minor league stops in Sarasota, Hickory, Prince William, Birmingham and Nashville, Ordonez realized he had arrived. 'It was exciting,' Ordonez said. 'I get to the airport and everyone is like, `Oh, it's Magglio.' It's a good feeling. When you get used to that, it makes you work even harder: That's what I have done this year -- work harder and see what happens next.'" - Sportswriter Paul Sullivan in Baseball Digest (October 2000)

Magglio Ordonez

Magglio Ordonez Autograph on a 2004 Absolute Memorabilia Tools of the Trade (#84)

Magglio Ordonez Autograph on a 2004 Absolute Memorabilia Tools of the Trade (#84)

Birth Name:
Magglio José Ordóñez Delgado ( Twitter : @MaggliOrdonez30 )
Nickname:
El Caribe Mayor (The Caribbean Mayor) or Maggs
Born On:
01-28-1974  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Coro Falcon Escuela (Coro Falcon, Venezuela)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
215
First Game:
08-29-1997 (Age 23)
Last Game:
09-27-2011
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent

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Magglio Ordonez Pitching Stats

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Magglio Ordonez Hitting Stats

1997 23 White Sox 21 69 12 22 6 0 4 0 11 2 0 8 1 0 0 1 .319 .338 .580
1998 24 White Sox 145 535 70 151 25 2 14 0 65 28 1 53 2 4 9 19 .282 .326 .415
1999 25 White Sox 157 624 100 188 34 3 30 2 117 47 4 64 0 5 1 24 .301 .349 .510
2000 26 White Sox 153 588 102 185 34 3 32 1 126 60 3 64 0 15 2 28 .315 .371 .546
2001 27 White Sox 160 593 97 181 40 1 31 1 113 70 7 70 0 3 5 14 .305 .382 .533
2002 28 White Sox 153 590 116 189 47 1 38 2 135 53 2 77 0 3 7 21 .320 .381 .597
2003 29 White Sox 160 606 95 192 46 3 29 0 99 57 1 73 0 4 7 20 .317 .380 .546
2004 30 White Sox 52 202 32 59 8 2 9 0 37 16 2 22 0 1 3 4 .292 .351 .485
2005 31 Tigers 82 305 38 92 17 0 8 0 46 30 1 35 0 7 1 8 .302 .359 .436
2006 32 Tigers 155 593 82 177 32 1 24 0 104 45 3 87 0 4 4 13 .298 .350 .477
2007 33 Tigers 157 595 117 216 54 0 28 0 139 76 8 79 0 5 2 20 .363 .434 .595
2008 34 Tigers 146 561 72 178 32 2 21 0 103 53 2 76 0 6 3 27 .317 .376 .494
2009 35 Tigers 131 465 54 144 24 2 9 1 50 51 2 65 0 2 0 19 .310 .376 .428
2010 36 Tigers 84 323 56 98 17 1 12 0 59 40 0 38 0 2 0 14 .303 .378 .474
2011 37 Tigers 92 329 33 84 10 0 5 0 32 23 0 41 0 4 1 10 .255 .303 .331
15 Years 1,848 6,978 1,076 2,156 426 21 294 7 1,236 651 36 852 3 65 45 242 .309 .369 .502

Magglio Ordonez

Magglio Ordonez Fielding Stats

1997 White Sox RF 19 17 462 44 2.3 44 43 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
1998 White Sox CF 22 20 456 50 2.3 50 47 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.96
1998 White Sox RF 136 118 3,222 288 2.1 283 276 7 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.37
1999 White Sox RF 153 153 4,024 346 2.3 343 331 12 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .991 2.30
2000 White Sox RF 152 150 3,968 297 2.0 292 280 12 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .983 1.99
2001 White Sox CF 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
2001 White Sox RF 155 151 3,985 301 1.9 296 285 11 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.01
2002 White Sox RF 150 149 3,867 295 2.0 291 283 8 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.03
2003 White Sox CF 4 3 75 5 1.3 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
2003 White Sox RF 154 154 3,974 325 2.1 323 316 7 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .994 2.19
2004 White Sox RF 43 43 1,092 97 2.3 96 95 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.37
2005 Tigers RF 81 79 2,016 145 1.8 144 139 5 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .993 1.93
2006 Tigers RF 148 147 3,804 274 1.9 267 258 9 7 1 n/a n/a n/a .974 1.90
2007 Tigers RF 143 142 3,663 266 1.9 265 261 4 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .996 1.95
2008 Tigers RF 135 134 3,432 233 1.7 228 220 8 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .979 1.79
2009 Tigers RF 104 102 2,388 157 1.5 155 149 6 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .987 1.75
2010 Tigers RF 71 71 1,827 145 2.0 142 135 7 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.10
2011 Tigers RF 69 68 1,413 92 1.3 92 85 7 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.76
RF Totals 1,713 1,678 43,137 3,305 1.9 3,261 3,156 105 44 19 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.04
CF Totals 27 23 534 56 2.1 56 53 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.83
15 Years 1,740 1,701 43,671 3,361 1.9 3,317 3,209 108 44 20 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.05

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Magglio Ordonez Miscellaneous Stats

1997 White Sox 1 2 .333 3 0 0 17.3 8.6 6.3 - - -
1998 White Sox 9 7 .563 0 0 0 38.2 10.1 8.2 - - -
1999 White Sox 13 6 .684 2 0 2 20.8 9.8 5.3 - - -
2000 White Sox 18 4 .818 1 0 0 18.4 9.2 4.7 - - -
2001 White Sox 25 7 .781 4 0 3 19.1 8.5 5.2 - - -
2002 White Sox 7 5 .583 3 0 1 15.5 7.7 4.4 - - -
2003 White Sox 9 5 .643 2 0 2 20.9 8.3 6.1 - - -
2004 White Sox 0 2 .000 2 0 7 22.4 9.2 5.5 - - -
2005 Tigers 0 0 .000 2 0 1 38.1 8.7 6.6 - - -
2006 Tigers 1 4 .200 3 0 6 24.7 6.8 5.7 - - -
2007 Tigers 4 1 .800 1 0 14 21.3 7.5 4.3 - - -
2008 Tigers 1 5 .167 2 0 10 26.7 7.4 5.4 - - -
2009 Tigers 3 1 .750 8 0 24 51.7 7.2 9.3 - - -
2010 Tigers 1 0 1.000 0 0 13 26.9 8.5 5.5 - - -
2011 Tigers 2 1 .667 3 0 21 65.8 8.0 10.3 - - -
15 Years 94 50 .653 36 0 104 23.7 8.2 5.6 - - -

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baseball almanac fast facts

Did you know that on October 14, 2006 , Magglio Ordonez completed the Detroit Tigers sweep of the ALCS with a three-run homer against Huston Street of the Oakland Athletics , with two outs on a 1–0 count in the bottom of the 9th inning, the eighth time in Major League history that a post-season series has ended with a home run?

Did you know that Magglio Ordonez was the first Chicago White Sox outfielder to win two Silver Slugger Awards ? Albert Belle was their first outfielder to capture a Silver Slugger Award (1998), but didn't win another with Chicago . Ordonez won his first in 2000 (.315 batting average), then his second in 2002 (.320 batting average) - the first two time recipient in White Sox history.

Did you know that Magglio Ordonez, as a White Sox player, had three seasons (1999, 2000, 2002) with 100+ runs scored and 100+ runs batted in (he also had one additional, in 2007, with the Detroit Tigers )? The only White Sox player with more, Hall of Famer Frank Thomas , who had nine.

Did you know that Magglio Ordonez two home runs in the same inning on August 12, 2007 , becoming the second batter in Tigers' history to achieve this feat; Al Kaline had done so on April 17, 1955 .

Did you know that that only two players from Venezuela have ever hit more career home runs than Magglio Ordonez? Maggs finished his career with 294 home runs, third most amongst Venezuelan ballplayers , behind Andres Galarraga and Miguel Cabrera .

Did you know that Magglio Ordonez was named to a list of all-time players from Venezuela ( link ) in 2013? Baseball expert Scott Kendrick ranked them as follows: 1. Miguel Cabrera , 2. Johan Santana , 3. Omar Vizquel , 4. Luis Aparicio , 5. Dave Concepcion , 6. Magglio Ordonez, 7. Bobby Abreu , 8. Felix Hernandez , 9. Andres Galarraga . Share your opinion with us on Baseball Fever .

Magglio Ordonez, Detroit Tigers
Magglio Ordonez | 2008 Upper Deck Franchise History (#20) | Baseball Almanac Collection
Magglio Ordonez had one of his best seasons in 2007, and it was truly historical in Detroit Tigers ' history: his .363 batting average was the highest in Major League Baseball that year, he won the American League batting title , and he was the first Tigers player to accomplish the feat since Norm Cash won a batting title in 1961. Maggs 54 doubles were also the most in Major League Baseball that year and it was the most by a Tiger since George Kell hit 56 in 1950. His 139 RBIs was the highest by a Tiger since Rocky Colavito had 140 in 1961. Maggs on base percentage was .434 and only two other Tiger batters in the past 60 years have hit for a higher on base percentage: Tony Phillips in 1993 (.443) and Norm Cash in 1961 (.487).

Mayor Magglio Ordonez
Mayor Magglio Ordonez | Crane Press | December 9, 2013
Magglio Ordonez was a teammate (2006 - 2007) with Sean Casey , aka The Mayor , towards the end of his career, and after leaving the field, Ordonez actually became a mayor himself! Maggs, in December 2013, was named the Mayor of Sotillo, a municipality in eastern Venezuela.

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