Ken Singleton Stats

Ken Singleton was born on Tuesday, June 10, 1947, in New York, New York. Singleton was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 24, 1970, 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 Ken Singleton baseball stats page.

"When baseball ability was handed out, Ken Singleton received just about every advantage a major-leaguer could want. The 30-year-old Oriole was blessed with a strong arm, a sure glove and a productive, sometimes powerful bat from both sides of the plate. He also was given a pleasing face, an imposing 6'4", 213-pound body and an imperturbable disposition. Unfortunately, he was granted the speed of a turtle." - Sportswriter Larry Keith in Sports Illustrated (07/25/1977, 'Beat Feet But Eyes Right', Page 38)
Ken Singleton

Ken Singleton Autograph on a 1977 Topps Baseball Card (#65 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1977top01' title='1977 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Ken Singleton Autograph on a 1977 Topps Baseball Card (#65 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Kenneth Wayne Singleton ( Twitter : @29alltime )
Nickname:
Ken
Born On:
06-10-1947  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
New York, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Mt. Vernon High School (Mt. Vernon, NY)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-04
Player Weight Chart Weight:
213
First Game:
06-24-1970 (Age 23)
Last Game:
09-25-1984
Draft:
1967 : 1st Round (3rd) / Signing Bonus = $10,000
Ken Singleton

Ken Singleton 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
Ken Singleton

Ken Singleton Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1970 23 Mets 69 198 22 52 8 0 5 0 26 30 1 48 4 1 1 5 .263 .361 .379
1971 24 Mets 115 298 34 73 5 0 13 0 46 61 9 64 2 3 2 12 .245 .374 .393
1972 25 Expos 142 507 77 139 23 2 14 0 50 70 5 99 4 2 2 12 .274 .363 .410
1973 26 Expos 162 560 100 169 26 2 23 0 103 123 13 91 1 6 2 27 .302 .425 .479
1974 27 Expos 148 511 68 141 20 2 9 1 74 93 12 84 2 4 0 18 .276 .385 .376
1975 28 Orioles 155 586 88 176 37 4 15 0 55 118 12 82 3 6 1 9 .300 .415 .454
1976 29 Orioles 154 544 62 151 25 2 13 1 70 79 6 76 2 5 0 14 .278 .366 .403
1977 30 Orioles 152 536 90 176 24 0 24 1 99 107 13 101 0 6 2 15 .328 .438 .507
1978 31 Orioles 149 502 67 147 21 2 20 0 81 98 5 94 4 2 2 14 .293 .409 .462
1979 32 Orioles 159 570 93 168 29 1 35 0 111 109 16 118 1 7 1 16 .295 .405 .533
1980 33 Orioles 156 583 85 177 28 3 24 0 104 92 1 94 0 4 1 19 .304 .397 .485
1981 34 Orioles 103 363 48 101 16 1 13 0 49 61 6 59 2 2 0 21 .278 .380 .435
1982 35 Orioles 156 561 71 141 27 2 14 0 77 86 2 93 1 7 2 24 .251 .349 .381
1983 36 Orioles 151 507 52 140 21 3 18 1 84 99 19 83 2 3 1 22 .276 .393 .436
1984 37 Orioles 111 363 28 78 7 1 6 2 36 37 5 60 1 2 0 20 .215 .286 .289
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
15 Years 2,082 7,189 985 2,029 317 25 246 6 1,065 1,263 125 1,246 29 60 17 248 .282 .388 .436
Ken Singleton

Ken Singleton Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1970 Mets LF 27 25 666 47 1.7 47 46 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.91
1970 Mets RF 26 24 597 47 1.8 44 44 0 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .936 1.99
1971 Mets CF 3 3 48 7 2.3 7 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.94
1971 Mets LF 10 3 120 12 1.2 12 11 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.70
1971 Mets RF 85 74 2,079 133 1.6 129 125 4 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .970 1.68
1972 Expos LF 112 112 2,964 208 1.9 203 196 7 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .976 1.85
1972 Expos RF 31 25 705 41 1.3 39 37 2 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .951 1.49
1973 Expos LF 1 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1973 Expos RF 161 159 465 304 1.9 299 279 20 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .984 17.36
1974 Expos RF 143 142 3,729 242 1.7 231 224 7 11 0 n/a n/a n/a .955 1.67
1975 Orioles RF 155 153 435 297 1.9 294 285 9 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .990 18.25
1976 Orioles LF 82 78 1,926 154 1.9 152 147 5 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.13
1976 Orioles RF 64 56 1,518 137 2.1 134 130 4 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.38
1977 Orioles RF 150 150 273 290 1.9 286 278 8 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .986 28.29
1978 Orioles LF 4 3 69 5 1.3 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.96
1978 Orioles RF 138 135 3,195 248 1.8 242 241 1 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.05
1979 Orioles LF 7 7 168 21 3.0 21 20 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.38
1979 Orioles RF 136 136 3,348 239 1.8 234 227 7 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .979 1.89
1980 Orioles LF 2 2 48 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.69
1980 Orioles RF 151 149 3,639 246 1.6 242 240 2 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .984 1.80
1981 Orioles RF 71 71 1,659 129 1.8 129 127 2 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.10
1982 Orioles LF 1 1 24 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.38
1982 Orioles RF 3 3 57 7 2.3 7 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.32
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
RF Totals 1,314 1,277 21,699 2,360 1.8 2,310 2,244 66 50 15 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.87
LF Totals 246 231 5,994 453 1.8 446 431 15 7 2 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.01
CF Totals 3 3 48 7 2.3 7 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.94
13 Years 1,563 1,511 27,741 2,820 1.8 2,763 2,682 81 57 17 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.69
Ken Singleton

Ken Singleton Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1970 Mets 1 1 .500 20 0 n/a 39.6 4.1 7.6 - - -
1971 Mets 0 1 .000 27 0 n/a 22.9 4.7 6.5 - - -
1972 Expos 5 10 .333 5 0 n/a 36.2 5.1 10.1 - - -
1973 Expos 2 8 .200 3 0 n/a 24.3 6.2 5.4 - - -
1974 Expos 5 2 .714 6 0 n/a 56.8 6.1 6.9 - - -
1975 Orioles 3 5 .375 1 0 0 39.1 7.1 10.7 - - -
1976 Orioles 2 2 .500 2 0 19 41.8 7.2 7.8 - - -
1977 Orioles 0 1 .000 1 0 1 22.3 5.3 5.4 - - -
1978 Orioles 0 0 .000 5 0 5 25.1 5.3 6.2 - - -
1979 Orioles 3 1 .750 0 0 16 16.3 4.8 5.1 - - -
1980 Orioles 0 2 .000 0 0 5 24.3 6.2 5.6 - - -
1981 Orioles 0 0 .000 1 0 30 27.9 6.2 7.4 - - -
1982 Orioles 0 1 .000 6 0 148 40.1 6.0 7.3 - - -
1983 Orioles 0 2 .000 7 0 150 28.2 6.1 6.0 - - -
1984 Orioles 0 0 .000 19 0 103 60.5 6.1 10.1 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
15 Years 21 36 .368 103 0 477 29.2 5.8 6.8 - - -
Ken Singleton

Ken Singleton Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1970 New York Mets 29 $12,000.00 - -
1971 New York Mets 29 $12,750.00 - -
1972 Montreal Expos 29 $13,500.00 - -
1973 Montreal Expos 29 $55,000.00 - -
1974 Montreal Expos 29 $62,000.00 - -
1975 Baltimore Orioles 29 $67,000.00 - -
1976 Baltimore Orioles 29 $86,000.00 - -
1977 Baltimore Orioles 29 $150,000.00 Stats -
1978 Baltimore Orioles 29 $150,000.00 - -
1979 Baltimore Orioles 29 $150,000.00 Stats Stats
1980 Baltimore Orioles 29 $150,000.00 - -
1981 Baltimore Orioles 29 $150,000.00 Stats -
1982 Baltimore Orioles 29 $235,000.00 - -
1983 Baltimore Orioles 29 $235,000.00 - Stats
1984 Baltimore Orioles 29 $235,000.00 - -


Did you know that Ken Singleton was the second switch-hitter in American League history to hit at least thirty-five home runs during a single season (he had 35 in 1979)? The first? Mickey Mantle , who had six (1955, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1964) such seasons.

Ken Singleton was a three time All-Star (1977, 1979, 1981) who was the first New York Mets player taken in the January Draft to make it to the big leagues. The year after he hung up his cleats, he began a second career in broadcasting:

Ken Singleton Broadcasting Career

After retiring as a baseball player in 1985, Singleton began his broadcasting career as a sportscaster for WJZ-TV in Baltimore in 1986, and for The Sports Network (TSN) as a television color commentator, and as a radio color commentator on Montreal Expos broadcasts (until 1996), and as a color commentator for Fox Sports.

Singleton began as a commentator for the New York Yankees on the YES Network in 1997, serving as both a color commentator and play-by-play announcer (when Michael Kay is unavailable). He also worked as an announcer for Yankee games on the MSG Network, before the inception of YES and joined the Yankees broadcasting team in 1997.

Singleton's famous calls include "This one is gone" for a home run and "Lookout!" for a hard hit foul ball into the crowd or dugout. He will also occasionally call a pitch a "chuck and duck" for a ball hit right back toward the pitcher.

Ken Singleton described himself (Sports Illustrated, July 1977, Page 38) quite accurately with, "Pitchers have to be careful with me, because I have the size and strength to hit the ball out, but I also have such a good eye that they can't just nibble around the plate. My job is mainly to get on base and if they don't put the ball over, even if it's just barely inside or outside, I usually won't swing." How good was his eye? Twelve times in his career he placed in the top ten in bases on balls and five times he was top ten in intentional bases on balls. His "job is mainly to get on base" and nine times he appeared in the top ten in on base percentage, twice in the National League and seven times in the American League.

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