Mickey Rivers Stats

Mickey Rivers was born on Saturday, October 30, 1948, in Miami, Florida. Rivers was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 4, 1970, with the California Angels. 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 Mickey Rivers baseball stats page.

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"(Mickey) Rivers added significantly to the lore of the 'Bronx Zoo.' During a marital dispute in the Yankee Stadium parking lot one day, Mickey's wife deliberately ran her Mercedes into the Cadillac he had driven to the ballpark. River's verbal clashes with Reggie Jackson became instant classics. When the arrogant slugger boasted he had an IQ of 160 one day, Mickey quipped, 'Out of what - a thousand?' On another occasion, Jackson told Rivers in front of reporters that he needed to read and write more often. Without missing a beat, Mickey shot back, 'You need to stop reading and writing and start hitting." - Author Jonathan Weeks in Baseball's Dynasties and the Players Who Built Them (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 07/08/2016, Page 280)

Mickey Rivers

Mickey Rivers Autograph on a 1979 Topps Baseball Card (#60)

Mickey Rivers Autograph on a 1979 Topps Baseball Card (#60)

Birth Name:
John Milton Rivers
Nickname:
Gozzlehead - Mick the Quick - Mickey
Born On:
10-30-1948  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Miami, 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:
Miami Northwestern High School (Miami, FL)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
165
First Game:
08-04-1970 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-30-1984
Draft:
1969 : 2nd Round (40th)

Mickey Rivers

Mickey Rivers Pitching Stats

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Mickey Rivers

Mickey Rivers Hitting Stats

1970 22 Angels 17 25 6 8 2 0 0 0 3 3 0 5 1 0 1 0 .320 .414 .400
1971 23 Angels 79 268 31 71 12 2 1 0 12 19 1 38 8 0 1 0 .265 .316 .336
1972 24 Angels 58 159 18 34 6 2 0 0 7 8 1 26 8 0 1 3 .214 .256 .277
1973 25 Angels 30 129 26 45 6 4 0 0 16 8 0 11 3 0 1 1 .349 .391 .457
1974 26 Angels 118 466 69 133 19 11 3 0 31 39 0 47 11 1 1 6 .285 .341 .393
1975 27 Angels 155 616 70 175 17 13 1 0 53 43 5 42 7 4 2 6 .284 .331 .359
1976 28 Yankees 137 590 95 184 31 8 8 0 67 13 0 51 2 5 3 3 .312 .327 .432
1977 29 Yankees 138 565 79 184 18 5 12 0 69 18 4 45 5 2 4 2 .326 .350 .439
1978 30 Yankees 141 559 78 148 25 8 11 0 48 29 3 51 7 6 3 8 .265 .302 .397
1979 31 Yankees 74 286 37 82 18 5 3 0 25 13 2 21 2 5 1 3 .287 .315 .416
1979 31 Rangers 58 247 35 74 9 3 6 0 25 9 0 18 3 3 1 2 .300 .323 .433
1980 32 Rangers 147 630 96 210 32 6 7 0 60 20 1 34 6 4 1 4 .333 .353 .437
1981 33 Rangers 99 399 62 114 21 2 3 0 26 24 2 31 3 1 1 3 .286 .327 .371
1982 34 Rangers 19 68 6 16 1 1 1 0 4 0 0 7 0 1 0 1 .235 .232 .324
1983 35 Rangers 96 309 37 88 17 0 1 0 20 11 0 21 5 3 1 1 .285 .309 .350
1984 36 Rangers 102 313 40 94 13 1 4 0 33 9 1 23 4 0 0 1 .300 .320 .387
15 Years 1,468 5,629 785 1,660 247 71 61 0 499 266 20 471 75 35 22 44 .295 .327 .397

Mickey Rivers

Mickey Rivers Fielding Stats

1970 Angels CF 1 1 27 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1970 Angels RF 5 3 96 6 1.2 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.69
1971 Angels CF 60 57 1,506 137 2.3 135 130 5 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.42
1971 Angels LF 5 0 21 3 0.6 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.86
1971 Angels RF 20 10 288 24 1.2 22 22 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .917 2.06
1972 Angels CF 38 33 876 92 2.4 90 90 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.77
1972 Angels LF 7 1 75 7 1.0 7 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.52
1972 Angels RF 7 4 105 8 1.1 8 8 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.06
1973 Angels CF 29 29 798 69 2.4 63 63 0 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .913 2.13
1974 Angels CF 116 114 2,997 319 2.8 317 308 9 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .994 2.86
1975 Angels CF 125 123 3,288 341 2.7 335 324 11 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.75
1975 Angels LF 27 27 723 58 2.1 55 52 3 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .948 2.05
1975 Angels RF 1 0 9 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1976 Yankees CF 136 131 3,534 415 3.1 409 403 6 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .986 3.12
1977 Yankees CF 136 129 3,372 403 3.0 396 385 11 7 1 n/a n/a n/a .983 3.17
1978 Yankees CF 138 135 3,402 395 2.9 387 380 7 8 2 n/a n/a n/a .980 3.07
1979 Yankees CF 69 68 1,689 157 2.3 153 148 5 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.45
1979 Rangers CF 57 55 1,452 162 2.8 159 155 4 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.96
1980 Rangers CF 141 138 3,600 373 2.6 365 347 18 8 4 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.74
1981 Rangers CF 97 94 2,496 240 2.5 239 227 12 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .996 2.59
1983 Rangers LF 16 13 348 35 2.2 34 33 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.64
1983 Rangers RF 8 7 180 15 1.9 15 15 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1984 Rangers CF 2 2 42 4 2.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
1984 Rangers LF 26 22 579 48 1.8 48 45 3 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.24
1984 Rangers RF 2 0 12 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
CF Totals 1,145 1,109 29,079 3,110 2.7 3,055 2,967 88 55 18 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.84
LF Totals 81 63 1,746 151 1.9 147 140 7 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.27
RF Totals 43 24 690 54 1.3 52 52 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .963 2.03
14 Years 1,269 1,196 31,515 3,315 2.6 3,254 3,159 95 61 21 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.79

Mickey Rivers

Mickey Rivers Miscellaneous Stats

1970 Angels 1 0 1.000 10 3 n/a 0.0 5.0 8.3 - - -
1971 Angels 13 1 .929 8 1 n/a 268.0 7.1 22.3 - - -
1972 Angels 4 3 .571 7 7 n/a 0.0 6.1 22.7 - - -
1973 Angels 8 3 .727 0 1 0 0.0 11.7 8.1 - - -
1974 Angels 30 13 .698 1 2 0 155.3 9.9 15.0 - - -
1975 Angels 70 14 .833 2 2 1 616.0 14.7 11.6 - - -
1976 Yankees 43 7 .860 0 3 0 73.8 11.6 8.8 - - -
1977 Yankees 22 14 .611 4 2 1 47.1 12.6 8.2 - - -
1978 Yankees 25 5 .833 4 1 0 50.8 11.0 11.6 - - -
1979 Yankees 3 7 .300 4 1 1 95.3 13.6 11.4 - - -
1979 Rangers 7 2 .778 3 0 0 41.2 13.7 9.9 - - -
1980 Rangers 18 7 .720 4 1 4 90.0 18.5 10.5 - - -
1981 Rangers 9 5 .643 5 0 0 133.0 12.9 15.3 - - -
1982 Rangers 0 0 .000 3 0 16 68.0 9.7 17.0 - - -
1983 Rangers 9 4 .692 22 3 53 309.0 14.7 15.5 - - -
1984 Rangers 5 5 .500 32 3 48 78.3 13.6 9.5 - - -
15 Years 267 90 .748 109 30 124 92.3 12.0 11.3 - - -

Mickey Rivers

Mickey Rivers Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1970 California Angels 3 $12,000.00 - -
1971 California Angels 5 $12,750.00 - -
1972 California Angels 5 $13,500.00 - -
1973 California Angels 5 , 17 $25,200.00 - -
1974 California Angels 17 $35,200.00 - -
1975 California Angels 17 $55,000.00 - -
1976 New York Yankees 17 $100,000.00 Stats Stats
1977 New York Yankees 17 $133,333.00 - Stats
1978 New York Yankees 17 $133,333.00 - Stats
1979 New York Yankees 17 $133,333.00 - -
1979 Texas Rangers 17 Undetermined - -
1980 Texas Rangers 17 Undetermined - -
1981 Texas Rangers 17 Undetermined - -
1982 Texas Rangers 17 Undetermined - -
1983 Texas Rangers 17 Undetermined - -
1984 Texas Rangers 17 Undetermined - -
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Did you know Mickey Rivers led the American League in triples in 1974 ( Top 25 ) and 1975 ( Top 25 ), the first Angels player in franchise history with two league leading triples seasons?

In 1965 , Jose Cardenal stole thirty-seven bases, the first Angels player to steal thirty-or-more bases during a single season, establishing a new franchise record. In 1971 , Sandy Alomar swiped thirty-nine bags, breaking the mark set six years earlier. Four years later, Mickey Rivers crushed the record, stealing seventy bases in ' 75 - an Angels franchise record that remains in place through today! [ MLB.com Sortable Angels' Stats ]

Mickey Rivers (210 hits in 1980) was the second Texas Rangers player to reach the 200-hit plateau, joining Buddy Bell (200 hits in 1979). Two lefties have put together a 200-hit season since Mick The Quick, Al Oliver (209 hits, also in 1980) & Rafael Palmeiro (203 hits in 1990), but no lefty has ever had more hits in Texas . Do you know what Rangers righty set the franchise record for hits in a season? [ Answer ]

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