Lou Piniella Stats

Lou Piniella was born on Saturday, August 28, 1943, in Tampa, Florida. Piniella was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 4, 1964, with the Baltimore Orioles. 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 Lou Piniella baseball stats page.

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Lou Piniella Autograph on a 1977 Topps Baseball Card (#96 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1977top01' title='1977 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Lou Piniella Autograph on a 1977 Topps Baseball Card (#96 | Checklist )

Birth Name:
Louis Victor Piniella
Nickname:
Lou - Sweet Lou
Born On:
08-28-1943  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Tampa, Florida
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Jesuit High School (Tampa, FL)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
198
First Game:
09-04-1964 (Age 21)
Last Game:
06-16-1984
Draft:
Not Applicable

Lou Piniella

Lou Piniella Pitching Stats

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Lou Piniella Hitting Stats

1964 21 Orioles 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1968 25 Indians 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1969 26 Royals 135 493 43 139 21 6 11 0 68 33 2 56 1 9 3 12 .282 .325 .416
1970 27 Royals 144 542 54 163 24 5 11 0 88 35 6 42 2 5 2 15 .301 .342 .424
1971 28 Royals 126 448 43 125 21 5 3 0 51 21 4 43 0 5 2 12 .279 .311 .368
1972 29 Royals 151 574 65 179 33 4 11 0 72 34 9 59 4 4 8 25 .312 .356 .441
1973 30 Royals 144 513 53 128 28 1 9 1 69 30 7 65 3 5 2 22 .250 .291 .361
1974 31 Yankees 140 518 71 158 26 0 9 0 70 32 7 58 4 11 2 18 .305 .341 .407
1975 32 Yankees 74 199 7 39 4 1 0 0 22 16 3 22 0 3 3 13 .196 .262 .226
1976 33 Yankees 100 327 36 92 16 6 3 0 38 18 8 34 3 1 2 4 .281 .322 .394
1977 34 Yankees 103 339 47 112 19 3 12 0 45 20 3 31 5 4 1 12 .330 .365 .510
1978 35 Yankees 130 472 67 148 34 5 6 0 69 34 8 36 4 1 2 12 .314 .361 .445
1979 36 Yankees 130 461 49 137 22 2 11 0 69 17 6 31 3 8 2 17 .297 .320 .425
1980 37 Yankees 116 321 39 92 18 0 2 0 27 29 5 20 2 3 0 17 .287 .343 .361
1981 38 Yankees 60 159 16 44 9 0 5 0 18 13 4 9 2 0 0 7 .277 .331 .428
1982 39 Yankees 102 261 33 80 17 1 6 0 37 18 6 18 2 1 1 12 .307 .352 .448
1983 40 Yankees 53 148 19 43 9 1 2 0 16 11 3 12 0 0 1 4 .291 .344 .405
1984 41 Yankees 29 86 8 26 4 1 1 0 6 7 1 5 0 0 0 7 .302 .355 .407
18 Years 1,747 5,867 651 1,705 305 41 102 1 766 368 82 541 35 61 31 209 .291 .333 .409

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Lou Piniella Fielding Stats

1968 Indians LF 2 1 18 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1969 Royals CF 4 3 114 7 1.8 7 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.66
1969 Royals LF 126 122 3,237 287 2.3 280 267 13 7 1 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.34
1970 Royals 1B 1 0 3 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 27.00
1970 Royals LF 139 138 3,663 255 1.8 251 244 7 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .984 1.85
1971 Royals LF 115 113 2,982 209 1.8 206 200 6 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .986 1.87
1972 Royals LF 150 150 3,861 294 2.0 287 279 8 7 2 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.01
1973 Royals LF 128 125 3,210 208 1.6 205 196 9 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .986 1.72
1974 Yankees 1B 1 0 15 5 5.0 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1974 Yankees LF 99 95 2,493 214 2.2 212 199 13 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .991 2.30
1974 Yankees RF 34 33 813 73 2.1 72 69 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.39
1975 Yankees LF 15 14 351 28 1.9 28 27 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.15
1975 Yankees RF 30 27 672 40 1.3 39 35 4 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .975 1.57
1976 Yankees LF 11 7 216 25 2.3 25 22 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.13
1976 Yankees RF 39 37 990 87 2.2 85 84 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.32
1977 Yankees 1B 1 1 27 10 10.0 10 9 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.00
1977 Yankees LF 24 22 588 32 1.3 32 31 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.47
1977 Yankees RF 27 25 645 48 1.8 46 45 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .958 1.93
1978 Yankees LF 80 75 2,004 171 2.1 165 163 2 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .965 2.22
1978 Yankees RF 26 26 630 58 2.2 57 55 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.44
1979 Yankees LF 84 75 2,028 170 2.0 166 158 8 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.21
1979 Yankees RF 29 27 738 53 1.8 53 48 5 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.94
1980 Yankees LF 102 77 2,061 170 1.7 165 157 8 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.16
1980 Yankees RF 2 0 12 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1981 Yankees LF 11 8 231 25 2.3 25 24 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.92
1981 Yankees RF 25 22 531 48 1.9 47 46 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.39
1982 Yankees LF 12 9 243 8 0.7 8 8 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.89
1982 Yankees RF 28 24 639 62 2.2 62 60 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.62
1983 Yankees LF 15 14 369 27 1.8 27 26 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.98
1983 Yankees RF 28 26 609 48 1.7 45 43 2 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .938 2.00
1984 Yankees LF 15 14 348 26 1.7 26 23 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.02
1984 Yankees RF 9 9 219 21 2.3 21 20 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.59
LF Totals 1,128 1,059 27,903 2,150 1.9 2,109 2,025 84 41 14 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.04
RF Totals 277 256 6,498 539 1.9 528 506 22 11 4 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.19
CF Totals 4 3 114 7 1.8 7 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.66
1B Totals 3 1 45 18 6.0 18 17 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.80
17 Years 1,412 1,319 34,560 2,714 1.9 2,662 2,555 107 52 18 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.08

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Lou Piniella Miscellaneous Stats

1964 Orioles 0 0 .000 1 3 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1968 Indians 0 0 .000 3 2 n/a 0.0 0.0 5.0 - - -
1969 Royals 2 4 .333 9 0 n/a 44.8 8.8 7.3 - - -
1970 Royals 3 6 .333 6 0 n/a 49.3 12.9 6.2 - - -
1971 Royals 5 3 .625 13 0 n/a 149.3 10.4 8.8 - - -
1972 Royals 7 2 .778 1 0 n/a 52.2 9.7 8.0 - - -
1973 Royals 5 7 .417 11 0 9 57.0 7.9 7.4 - - -
1974 Yankees 1 8 .111 4 0 6 57.6 8.9 7.4 - - -
1975 Yankees 0 0 .000 24 0 12 0.0 9.0 9.0 - - -
1976 Yankees 0 1 .000 17 0 38 109.0 9.6 8.6 - - -
1977 Yankees 2 2 .500 13 1 43 28.3 10.9 7.5 - - -
1978 Yankees 3 1 .750 10 0 23 78.7 13.1 6.8 - - -
1979 Yankees 3 2 .600 15 0 16 41.9 14.9 6.7 - - -
1980 Yankees 0 2 .000 34 0 7 160.5 16.1 11.9 - - -
1981 Yankees 0 1 .000 13 0 19 31.8 17.7 8.8 - - -
1982 Yankees 0 1 .000 34 1 55 43.5 14.5 7.1 - - -
1983 Yankees 1 1 .500 11 0 1 74.0 12.3 9.3 - - -
1984 Yankees 0 0 .000 5 0 2 86.0 17.2 14.3 - - -
18 Years 32 41 .438 224 7 231 57.5 10.8 7.7 - - -

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Lou Piniella Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1964 Baltimore Orioles 24 $4,500.00 - -
1968 Cleveland Indians 23 $6,500.00 - -
1969 Kansas City Royals 9 $10,000.00 - -
1970 Kansas City Royals 9 Undetermined - -
1971 Kansas City Royals 9 Undetermined - -
1972 Kansas City Royals 9 Undetermined Stats -
1973 Kansas City Royals 9 $50,000.00 - -
1974 New York Yankees 14 $57,000.00 - -
1975 New York Yankees 14 $62,300.00 - -
1976 New York Yankees 14 $72,500.00 - Stats
1977 New York Yankees 14 $76,500.00 - Stats
1978 New York Yankees 14 Undetermined - Stats
1979 New York Yankees 14 Undetermined - -
1980 New York Yankees 14 Undetermined - -
1981 New York Yankees 14 Undetermined - Stats
1982 New York Yankees 14 Undetermined - -
1983 New York Yankees 14 Undetermined - -
1984 New York Yankees 14 Undetermined - -
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Did you know that Lou Piniella finished his career with 102 home runs, and all one-hundred two of them were hit in different games (not one multi-homer game)?

Lou Piniella is the only player in Major League history with 100+ career home runs and no multi-homer games in his resume. The next closest player is hall of famer outfielder Sam Crawford , who finished his career with 97 home runs hit in 97 different games.

On April 8, 1969 , the Kansas City Royals played their first regular season game in history, defeating the Minnesota Twins 4-3, in twelve innings, at Municipal Stadium. On that historic day, Sweet Lou Piniella became the first batter in Royals history, hitting a double (the first Royals hit) off Tom Hall in the first inning. The very next batter, Jerry Adair , singled to left field and Piniella scored easily - the first Royals run.

Lou Piniella finished the inaugural Royals season as their starting left fielder, leading all other American League left fielders in putouts (and errors). His strong offensive numbers enabled him to edge out (9 to 6) Boston Red Sox rookie twirler Mike Nagy for Rookie of the Year - the first player from Kansas City to win the award.

Kansas City Royals First Game
Kansas City Royals First Game | The Hazleton Standard-Speaker | April 9, 1969 | Page 24
After hanging up his playing cleats, Lou Piniella managed the New York Yankees (1986-1988), Cincinnati Reds (1990-1992), Seattle Mariners (1993-2002), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2003-2005), and Chicago Cubs (2007-2010), winning 1,835 games while at the helm, 14th most in baseball history (12 of the 13 ahead of Piniella are in the Hall of Fame). [ 1,000 Wins Club ]

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