Amos Otis Stats

Amos Otis was born on Saturday, April 26, 1947, in Mobile, Alabama. Otis was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 6, 1967, with the New York Mets. 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 Amos Otis baseball stats page.

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"I think this guy (Amos Otis) has great pride. He has learned how to play the game. He has matured in his approach to baseball and to life. I have great rapport with the guy. The only trouble is that people don't know him. I think he is a super individual." - Kansas City Royals Manager Jack McKeon in Baseball Digest (July 1975, Joe McGuff) [ Amos Otis Interview ]

Amos Otis

Amos Otis Autograph on a 1983 Topps Baseball Card (#75 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1983top03' title='1983 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Amos Otis Autograph on a 1983 Topps Baseball Card (#75 | Checklist )

Birth Name:
Amos Joseph Otis
Nickname:
Famous Amos
Born On:
04-26-1947  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Mobile, Alabama
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Williamson High School (Mobile, AL)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
166
First Game:
09-06-1967 (Age 20)
Last Game:
08-05-1984
Draft:
1965 : 5th Round (95th)

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Amos Otis Pitching Stats

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Amos Otis Hitting Stats

1967 20 Mets 19 59 6 13 2 0 0 0 1 5 0 13 1 0 1 0 .220 .292 .254
1969 22 Mets 48 93 6 14 3 1 0 0 4 6 1 27 3 0 0 0 .151 .202 .204
1970 23 Royals 159 620 91 176 36 9 11 0 58 68 3 67 6 5 1 8 .284 .353 .424
1971 24 Royals 147 555 80 167 26 4 15 0 79 40 2 74 2 8 2 18 .301 .345 .443
1972 25 Royals 143 540 75 158 28 2 11 0 54 50 3 59 6 6 3 6 .293 .352 .413
1973 26 Royals 148 583 89 175 21 4 26 0 93 63 5 47 1 3 1 10 .300 .368 .484
1974 27 Royals 146 552 87 157 31 9 12 0 73 58 4 67 8 12 2 16 .284 .348 .438
1975 28 Royals 132 470 87 116 26 6 9 0 46 66 1 48 4 4 4 8 .247 .342 .385
1976 29 Royals 153 592 93 165 40 2 18 0 86 55 7 100 5 8 5 13 .279 .341 .444
1977 30 Royals 142 478 85 120 20 8 17 0 78 71 5 88 3 9 0 13 .251 .342 .433
1978 31 Royals 141 486 74 145 30 7 22 1 96 66 7 54 1 10 4 10 .298 .380 .525
1979 32 Royals 151 577 100 170 28 2 18 0 90 68 8 92 7 5 3 12 .295 .369 .444
1980 33 Royals 107 394 56 99 16 3 10 0 53 39 0 70 2 10 3 9 .251 .316 .383
1981 34 Royals 99 372 49 100 22 3 9 0 57 31 1 59 3 9 2 7 .269 .321 .417
1982 35 Royals 125 475 73 136 25 3 11 1 88 37 3 65 1 9 2 17 .286 .335 .421
1983 36 Royals 98 356 35 93 16 3 4 0 41 27 3 63 0 1 0 7 .261 .313 .357
1984 37 Pirates 40 97 6 16 4 0 0 0 10 7 0 15 1 4 0 4 .165 .213 .206
17 Years 1,998 7,299 1,092 2,020 374 66 193 2 1,007 757 53 1,008 54 103 33 158 .277 .343 .425

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Amos Otis Fielding Stats

1967 Mets 3B 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1967 Mets CF 14 14 348 17 1.2 17 15 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.32
1967 Mets LF 2 1 30 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.70
1967 Mets RF 3 1 39 2 0.7 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.38
1969 Mets 3B 3 3 66 7 2.3 6 3 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .857 2.45
1969 Mets CF 19 12 360 33 1.7 33 32 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.48
1969 Mets LF 16 5 207 14 0.9 14 14 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.83
1970 Royals CF 159 158 4,241 407 2.6 403 387 16 4 6 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.57
1971 Royals CF 144 142 3,724 415 2.9 411 401 10 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.98
1972 Royals CF 137 137 3,570 362 2.6 359 352 7 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .992 2.72
1973 Royals CF 134 133 3,481 345 2.6 340 330 10 5 4 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.64
1974 Royals CF 143 140 3,773 436 3.0 430 422 8 6 3 n/a n/a n/a .986 3.08
1975 Royals CF 130 121 3,294 324 2.5 320 311 9 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.62
1976 Royals CF 152 151 3,978 382 2.5 379 374 5 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .992 2.57
1977 Royals CF 140 129 3,544 337 2.4 334 324 10 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .991 2.54
1978 Royals CF 136 133 3,455 394 2.9 392 383 9 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .995 3.06
1979 Royals CF 146 143 3,799 397 2.7 394 383 11 3 5 n/a n/a n/a .992 2.80
1980 Royals CF 105 104 2,738 317 3.0 313 307 6 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .987 3.09
1981 Royals CF 86 84 2,275 261 3.0 261 257 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.10
1981 Royals LF 12 12 312 38 3.2 36 34 2 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .947 3.12
1981 Royals RF 1 1 24 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.38
1982 Royals CF 125 124 3,167 318 2.5 317 311 6 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .997 2.70
1983 Royals CF 55 55 1,395 158 2.9 158 154 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.06
1983 Royals RF 41 41 1,033 86 2.1 85 83 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.22
1984 Pirates LF 32 24 667 55 1.7 53 48 5 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.15
CF Totals 1,825 1,780 47,142 4,903 2.7 4,861 4,743 118 42 35 n/a n/a n/a .991 2.78
LF Totals 62 42 1,216 110 1.8 106 99 7 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.35
RF Totals 45 43 1,096 91 2.0 90 88 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.22
3B Totals 4 3 72 8 2.0 7 4 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .875 2.63
17 Years 1,936 1,868 49,526 5,112 2.6 5,064 4,934 130 48 36 n/a n/a n/a .991 2.76

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Amos Otis Miscellaneous Stats

1967 Mets 0 4 .000 0 2 n/a 0.0 4.5 59.0 - - -
1969 Mets 1 0 1.000 11 6 n/a 0.0 3.4 23.3 - - -
1970 Royals 33 2 .943 1 0 n/a 56.4 9.3 10.7 - - -
1971 Royals 52 8 .867 5 0 n/a 37.0 7.5 7.0 - - -
1972 Royals 28 12 .700 6 0 n/a 49.1 9.2 10.0 - - -
1973 Royals 13 9 .591 0 0 14 22.4 12.4 6.3 - - -
1974 Royals 18 5 .783 3 0 2 46.0 8.2 7.6 - - -
1975 Royals 39 11 .780 4 1 0 52.2 9.8 10.2 - - -
1976 Royals 26 7 .788 0 1 0 32.9 5.9 6.9 - - -
1977 Royals 23 7 .767 5 3 0 28.1 5.4 6.1 - - -
1978 Royals 32 8 .800 5 1 1 22.1 9.0 5.1 - - -
1979 Royals 30 5 .857 2 0 4 32.1 6.3 6.4 - - -
1980 Royals 16 1 .941 2 0 0 39.4 5.6 7.4 - - -
1981 Royals 16 7 .696 2 0 1 41.3 6.3 6.5 - - -
1982 Royals 9 5 .643 1 0 0 43.2 7.3 5.4 - - -
1983 Royals 5 2 .714 2 0 1 89.0 5.7 8.7 - - -
1984 Pirates 0 0 .000 8 2 n/a 0.0 6.5 9.7 - - -
17 Years 341 93 .786 57 16 23 37.8 7.2 7.2 - - -

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Amos Otis Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1967 New York Mets 25 Undetermined - -
1969 New York Mets 25 Undetermined - -
1970 Kansas City Royals 26 Undetermined Stats -
1971 Kansas City Royals 26 Undetermined Stats -
1972 Kansas City Royals 26 Undetermined Stats -
1973 Kansas City Royals 26 Undetermined Stats -
1974 Kansas City Royals 26 Undetermined - -
1975 Kansas City Royals 26 Undetermined - -
1976 Kansas City Royals 26 $155,000.00 Stats -
1977 Kansas City Royals 26 $170,000.00 - -
1978 Kansas City Royals 26 Undetermined - -
1979 Kansas City Royals 26 Undetermined - -
1980 Kansas City Royals 26 Undetermined - Stats
1981 Kansas City Royals 26 Undetermined - -
1982 Kansas City Royals 26 Undetermined - -
1983 Kansas City Royals 26 Undetermined - -
1984 Pittsburgh Pirates 26 Undetermined - -
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On September 7, 1971 , Amos Otis stole five bases in the same game, the first Royals base thief to ever steal five bags in a game, and a baserunning feat that hasn't ever been duplicated in Kansas City since. Prior to Otis, only one player in American League history had ever stolen five bases, Johnny Neun , on July 9, 1927 . [ Every Player With 5-or-more Stolen Bases in a Game ]
Amos Otis Steals Five Bases in a Game
Amos Otis Steals 5 Bases ( Box Score ) | The Danville Register | September 8, 1971

Did you know that when Amos Otis led the American League in games played (144), putouts (401), assists (10), and double plays (4), by a center fielder, in 1971, he was awarded his first of three Gold Glove Awards - the first Kansas City Royals outfielder to receive the honor?

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