Rafael Palmeiro Stats

Rafael Palmeiro was born on Thursday, September 24, 1964, in Havana, Cuba. Palmeiro was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 8, 1986, with the Chicago Cubs. 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 Rafael Palmeiro baseball stats page.

"My dad was the force behind me early on. He was just infatuated with baseball. He was the one that basically taught me how to play the game. He gave a lot of his time working out with me, practicing and taking me to a lot of different games. It was hard work between both of us." - Rafael Palmeiro in The Miami Herald (May 2, 2003) [ Rafael Palmeiro Quotes ]
Rafael Palmeiro

Rafael Palmeiro Autograph on a 1996 Leaf Signature Series
Rafael Palmeiro Autograph on a 1996 Leaf Signature Series

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Birth Name:
Rafael Palmeiro Corrales ( Twitter : @Rafael_Palmeiro )
Nickname:
None
Born On:
09-24-1964  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Havana, Cuba
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Miami Jackson High School (Miami, FL)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
215
First Game:
09-08-1986 (Age 21)
Last Game:
08-30-2005
Draft:
1985 : 1st Round (22nd)
Rafael Palmeiro

Rafael Palmeiro Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
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Rafael Palmeiro Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1986 22 Cubs 22 73 9 18 4 0 3 0 12 4 0 6 0 0 1 4 .247 .295 .425
1987 23 Cubs 84 221 32 61 15 1 14 0 30 20 1 26 0 2 1 4 .276 .336 .543
1988 24 Cubs 152 580 75 178 41 5 8 1 53 38 6 34 2 6 3 11 .307 .349 .436
1989 25 Rangers 156 559 76 154 23 4 8 0 64 63 3 48 2 2 6 18 .275 .354 .374
1990 26 Rangers 154 598 72 191 35 6 14 0 89 40 6 59 2 8 3 24 .319 .361 .468
1991 27 Rangers 159 631 115 203 49 3 26 0 88 68 10 72 2 7 6 17 .322 .389 .532
1992 28 Rangers 159 608 84 163 27 4 22 1 85 72 8 83 5 6 10 10 .268 .352 .434
1993 29 Rangers 160 597 124 176 40 2 37 0 105 73 22 85 2 9 5 8 .295 .371 .554
1994 30 Orioles 111 436 82 139 32 0 23 0 76 54 1 63 0 6 2 11 .319 .392 .550
1995 31 Orioles 143 554 89 172 30 2 39 0 104 62 5 65 0 5 3 12 .310 .380 .583
1996 32 Orioles 162 626 110 181 40 2 39 1 142 95 12 96 0 8 3 9 .289 .381 .546
1997 33 Orioles 158 614 95 156 24 2 38 1 110 67 7 109 0 6 5 14 .254 .329 .485
1998 34 Orioles 162 619 98 183 36 1 43 1 121 79 8 91 0 4 7 14 .296 .379 .565
1999 35 Rangers 158 565 96 183 30 1 47 3 148 97 14 69 0 9 3 12 .324 .420 .630
2000 36 Rangers 158 565 102 163 29 3 39 0 120 103 17 77 0 7 3 14 .288 .397 .558
2001 37 Rangers 160 600 98 164 33 0 47 1 123 101 8 90 0 6 7 8 .273 .381 .563
2002 38 Rangers 155 546 99 149 34 0 43 1 105 104 16 94 0 7 6 10 .273 .391 .571
2003 39 Rangers 154 561 92 146 21 2 38 1 112 84 9 77 0 4 5 7 .260 .359 .508
2004 40 Orioles 154 550 68 142 29 0 23 0 88 86 15 61 0 9 6 15 .258 .359 .436
2005 41 Orioles 110 369 47 98 13 0 18 1 60 43 4 43 0 8 2 9 .266 .339 .447
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
20 Years 2,831 10,472 1,663 3,020 585 38 569 12 1,835 1,353 172 1,348 15 119 87 231 .288 .371 .515
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Rafael Palmeiro Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1986 Cubs LF 19 15 395 38 2.0 35 33 2 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .921 2.39
1986 Cubs RF 3 3 57 6 2.0 5 4 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 2.37
1987 Cubs 1B 18 13 360 121 6.7 120 112 8 1 15 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.00
1987 Cubs LF 44 33 924 68 1.5 68 67 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.99
1987 Cubs RF 2 1 12 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1988 Cubs 1B 5 3 102 35 7.0 35 30 5 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.26
1988 Cubs CF 2 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1988 Cubs LF 145 141 3,711 297 2.0 292 287 5 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.12
1988 Cubs RF 3 2 45 3 1.0 3 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1989 Rangers 1B 147 142 3,708 1,298 8.8 1,286 1,167 119 12 106 n/a n/a n/a .991 9.36
1989 Rangers LF 1 1 27 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1990 Rangers 1B 146 145 3,765 1,313 9.0 1,306 1,215 91 7 123 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.37
1991 Rangers 1B 157 152 4,098 1,413 9.0 1,401 1,305 96 12 119 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.23
1992 Rangers 1B 156 154 4,146 1,401 9.0 1,394 1,251 143 7 131 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.08
1993 Rangers 1B 160 158 4,185 1,540 9.6 1,535 1,388 147 5 133 n/a n/a n/a .997 9.90
1994 Orioles 1B 111 110 2,928 1,029 9.3 1,025 959 66 4 87 n/a n/a n/a .996 9.45
1995 Orioles 1B 142 142 3,714 1,304 9.2 1,300 1,181 119 4 120 n/a n/a n/a .997 9.45
1996 Orioles 1B 159 159 4,254 1,510 9.5 1,502 1,383 119 8 157 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.53
1997 Orioles 1B 155 151 4,068 1,426 9.2 1,416 1,304 112 10 124 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.40
1998 Orioles 1B 159 158 4,134 1,568 9.9 1,559 1,435 124 9 127 n/a n/a n/a .994 10.18
1999 Rangers 1B 30 30 749 275 9.2 274 261 13 1 23 n/a n/a n/a .996 9.88
2000 Rangers 1B 108 107 2,757 880 8.1 876 820 56 4 86 n/a n/a n/a .995 8.58
2001 Rangers 1B 113 113 2,989 996 8.8 988 905 83 8 112 n/a n/a n/a .992 8.92
2002 Rangers 1B 97 95 2,509 828 8.5 823 739 84 5 83 n/a n/a n/a .994 8.86
2003 Rangers 1B 55 55 1,388 496 9.0 494 445 49 2 53 n/a n/a n/a .996 9.61
2004 Orioles 1B 130 128 3,413 1,193 9.2 1,185 1,090 95 8 114 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.37
2005 Orioles 1B 93 82 2,244 809 8.7 805 747 58 4 68 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.69
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1B Totals 2,141 2,097 55,511 19,435 9.1 19,324 17,737 1,587 111 1,782 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.40
LF Totals 209 190 5,057 403 1.9 395 387 8 8 4 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.11
RF Totals 8 6 114 10 1.3 9 7 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .900 2.13
CF Totals 2 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
20 Years 2,360 2,293 60,688 19,848 8.4 19,728 18,131 1,597 120 1,786 n/a n/a n/a .994 8.78
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Rafael Palmeiro Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1986 Cubs 1 1 .500 2 1 n/a 24.3 12.2 6.1 - - -
1987 Cubs 2 2 .500 31 0 n/a 15.8 8.5 7.4 - - -
1988 Cubs 12 2 .857 5 0 n/a 72.5 17.1 10.9 - - -
1989 Rangers 4 3 .571 7 0 5 69.9 11.6 8.7 - - -
1990 Rangers 3 3 .500 4 0 6 42.7 10.1 6.7 - - -
1991 Rangers 4 3 .571 4 0 2 24.3 8.8 7.2 - - -
1992 Rangers 2 3 .400 4 0 2 27.6 7.3 7.2 - - -
1993 Rangers 22 3 .880 2 0 0 16.1 7.0 5.7 - - -
1994 Orioles 7 3 .700 0 0 0 19.0 6.9 5.7 - - -
1995 Orioles 3 1 .750 1 0 0 14.2 8.5 5.3 - - -
1996 Orioles 8 0 1.000 0 0 3 16.1 6.5 4.4 - - -
1997 Orioles 5 2 .714 3 0 3 16.2 5.6 5.6 - - -
1998 Orioles 11 7 .611 1 0 3 14.4 6.8 5.1 - - -
1999 Rangers 2 4 .333 2 0 128 12.0 8.2 3.8 - - -
2000 Rangers 2 1 .667 4 1 46 14.5 7.3 4.7 - - -
2001 Rangers 1 1 .500 1 0 46 12.8 6.7 4.9 - - -
2002 Rangers 1 0 1.000 5 0 55 12.7 5.8 5.2 - - -
2003 Rangers 2 0 1.000 4 0 97 14.8 7.3 5.0 - - -
2004 Orioles 2 1 .667 7 0 20 23.9 9.0 6.3 - - -
2005 Orioles 2 0 1.000 3 0 15 20.5 8.6 6.2 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
20 Years 96 40 .706 90 2 431 18.4 7.8 5.7 - - -
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Rafael Palmeiro Miscellaneous Items of Interest

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Did you know that Rafael Palmeiro is one of only five ballplayers ( Jimmie Foxx , Mark McGwire , Ken Griffey, Jr. & Manny Ramirez are the other four) in Major League history to hit at least two-hundred career home runs with two different ball clubs?

Did you know that Rafael Palmeiro once held the record for most games played (2,831) by a player born outside of the United States until 2010, when it was broken by Omar Vizquel ?

Did you know that Rafael Palmeiro holds the Major League record for most games played (2,831) without ever appearing in a World Series (#2. 2,671 by Ken Griffey, Jr. , #3. 2,627 by Andre Dawson )?

Did you know that Rafael Palmeiro won three consecutive Gold Glove Awards at first base , 1997 through 1999, but in his final year he played only twenty-eight games at the position?

Did you know that Rafael Palmeiro was inducted into the Mississippi State University Hall of Fame on October 11, 2008, and the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009? As a Bulldog , Palmeiro became the first player from the SEC to win the Triple Crown.

Rafael Palmeiro is a member of both the 500 Home Runs Club and the 3,000 Hits Club - only the fourth player in history to be a member of both. The other three - Hank Aaron , Willie Mays and Eddie Murray - are all in the Hall of Fame. Palmeiro, who had his 3,000th hit on July 15, 2005 , was suspended for violating Major League Baseball's drug program on August 1, 2005, less than three weeks after he joined the "club" and upon returning from his 10-day suspension he retired later that same month. Palmeiro's Hall of Fame hopes ended in 2014, after he was removed from the ballot. His totals: 2011 11.0%, 2012 12.6%, 2013 8.8% and 2014 4.4%.

A press release issued by Rafael Palmeiro said, "I have never intentionally used steroids. Never. Ever. Period. Ultimately, although I never intentionally put a banned substance into my body, the independent arbitrator ruled that I had to be suspended under the terms of the program." To this day, Palmeiro stands by his story that he took a vitamin B-12 shot given to him by Miguel Tejada that was tainted. Share your thoughts about this with fellow baseball fans on Baseball Fever .

Last-Modified: August 21, 2018 10:52 AM EST

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