Dale Sveum Stats

Dale Sveum was born on Saturday, November 23, 1963, in Richmond, California. Sveum was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 12, 1986, with the Milwaukee Brewers. 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 Dale Sveum baseball stats page.

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"I was really scuffling, so the night before, my manager Gene Lamont , told Dale Sveum, 'Go get him drunk, he ain't playing tomorrow.' If you know you're not playing the next day, you relax; it's a mental break. The next day we had a day game. Dale and I stayed in the locker room until about four in the morning. We take a cab back to the hotel, grab our luggage - it was getaway day - and go back to the ballpark. It's now about eight in the morning and I'm still feeling the effects of the previous night. No big deal-I'm not playing. For some reason the Astros changed pitchers, from whoever to a top-of-the-rotation guy. Gene Lamont decided he couldn't put out other catcher in against this new pitcher. The other catcher - Keith Osik - hadn't played in a while; Lamont didn't think it would be fair. Suddenly, I'm back in the game. I walk up to the plate - Tony Pena's catching for the Astros - and he says, 'Jeez, you smell like a liquor store.' I was so worried about seeing the ball, I forget about everything else. That got me out of the slump. I got three hits - I was golden . It just goes to show you: when you're scuffling, try something different." - Jason Kendall in Throwback: A Big-League Catcher Tells How the Game Is Really Played (St. Martin's Publishing, 05/19/2015, Page 174)

Dale Sveum

Dale Sveum Autograph on a 1986 Fleer Baseball Card (#U-109)

Dale Sveum Autograph on a 1986 Fleer Baseball Card (#U-109)

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Birth Name:
Dale Curtis Sveum
Nickname:
None
Born On:
11-23-1963  (Sagittarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Richmond, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Pinole Valley High School (Pinole Valley, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
05-12-1986 (Age 22)
Last Game:
10-03-1999
Draft:
1982 : 1st Round (25th)

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Dale Sveum Pitching Stats

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Dale Sveum Hitting Stats

1986 23 Brewers 91 317 35 78 13 2 7 0 35 32 0 63 5 1 1 7 .246 .316 .366
1987 24 Brewers 153 535 86 135 27 3 25 0 95 40 4 133 5 5 1 11 .252 .303 .454
1988 25 Brewers 129 467 41 113 14 4 9 0 51 21 0 122 3 3 1 6 .242 .274 .347
1990 27 Brewers 48 117 15 23 7 0 1 0 12 12 0 30 0 2 2 2 .197 .278 .282
1991 28 Brewers 90 266 33 64 19 1 4 0 43 32 0 78 5 4 1 8 .241 .320 .365
1992 29 Phillies 54 135 13 24 4 0 2 0 16 16 4 39 0 2 0 5 .178 .261 .252
1992 29 White Sox 40 114 15 25 9 0 2 0 12 12 0 29 2 3 0 1 .219 .287 .351
1993 30 Athletics 30 79 12 14 2 1 2 0 6 16 1 21 1 0 0 2 .177 .316 .304
1994 31 Mariners 10 27 3 5 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 10 0 0 0 1 .185 .241 .296
1996 33 Pirates 12 34 9 12 5 0 1 0 5 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 .353 .450 .588
1997 34 Pirates 126 306 30 80 20 1 12 0 47 27 2 81 4 2 0 8 .261 .319 .451
1998 35 Yankees 30 58 6 9 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 16 0 2 0 2 .155 .203 .155
1999 36 Pirates 49 71 7 15 5 1 3 0 13 7 1 28 1 1 0 0 .211 .278 .437
12 Years 862 2,526 305 597 125 13 69 0 340 227 12 656 26 25 6 53 .236 .298 .378

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Dale Sveum Fielding Stats

1986 Brewers 2B 13 12 315 53 4.1 52 29 23 1 6 n/a n/a n/a .981 4.46
1986 Brewers 3B 65 64 1,710 193 3.0 167 45 122 26 8 n/a n/a n/a .865 2.64
1986 Brewers SS 13 12 318 55 4.2 52 18 34 3 5 n/a n/a n/a .945 4.42
1987 Brewers 2B 13 11 318 58 4.5 56 21 35 2 7 n/a n/a n/a .966 4.75
1987 Brewers SS 142 139 3,684 603 4.2 582 221 361 21 82 n/a n/a n/a .965 4.27
1988 Brewers 2B 1 1 27 6 6.0 6 1 5 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.00
1988 Brewers SS 127 126 3,327 605 4.8 578 208 370 27 93 n/a n/a n/a .955 4.69
1990 Brewers 1B 5 2 60 17 3.4 17 17 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.65
1990 Brewers 2B 16 10 285 53 3.3 52 22 30 1 6 n/a n/a n/a .981 4.93
1990 Brewers 3B 22 17 483 49 2.2 45 17 28 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .918 2.52
1990 Brewers SS 5 1 45 9 1.8 8 3 5 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .889 4.80
1991 Brewers 2B 2 1 27 5 2.5 5 3 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.00
1991 Brewers 3B 38 34 921 92 2.4 88 26 62 4 9 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.58
1991 Brewers SS 51 37 1,077 187 3.7 181 56 125 6 24 n/a n/a n/a .968 4.54
1992 Phillies 1B 4 4 87 25 6.3 25 20 5 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.76
1992 Phillies 3B 5 2 63 6 1.2 6 2 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
1992 Phillies SS 34 26 756 155 4.6 147 56 91 8 17 n/a n/a n/a .948 5.25
1992 White Sox 1B 2 0 9 4 2.0 4 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 12.00
1992 White Sox 3B 2 0 12 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1992 White Sox SS 37 33 876 144 3.9 136 39 97 8 19 n/a n/a n/a .944 4.19
1993 Athletics 1B 14 11 327 124 8.9 121 116 5 3 11 n/a n/a n/a .976 9.99
1993 Athletics 2B 4 3 78 11 2.8 11 4 7 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.81
1993 Athletics 3B 7 3 93 9 1.3 9 5 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.61
1993 Athletics LF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1993 Athletics SS 1 1 24 4 4.0 4 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1994 Mariners 3B 3 2 57 11 3.7 10 2 8 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .909 4.74
1996 Pirates 3B 10 8 213 23 2.3 21 4 17 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .913 2.66
1997 Pirates 1B 21 10 321 110 5.2 110 105 5 0 10 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.25
1997 Pirates 2B 2 2 51 9 4.5 8 3 5 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .889 4.24
1997 Pirates 3B 47 39 996 101 2.1 95 17 78 6 4 n/a n/a n/a .941 2.58
1997 Pirates SS 28 13 438 84 3.0 83 29 54 1 14 n/a n/a n/a .988 5.12
1998 Yankees 1B 21 8 291 120 5.7 117 108 9 3 9 n/a n/a n/a .975 10.86
1998 Yankees 3B 6 5 135 11 1.8 10 4 6 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .909 2.00
1999 Pirates 1B 4 2 57 25 6.3 25 23 2 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.84
1999 Pirates 2B 2 1 21 3 1.5 3 1 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.86
1999 Pirates 3B 12 7 192 18 1.5 17 2 15 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.39
1999 Pirates LF 1 0 9 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.00
1999 Pirates SS 4 1 39 6 1.5 6 1 5 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.15
SS Totals 442 389 10,584 1,852 4.2 1,777 634 1,143 75 256 n/a n/a n/a .960 4.53
3B Totals 217 181 4,875 514 2.4 469 125 344 45 26 n/a n/a n/a .912 2.60
1B Totals 71 37 1,152 425 6.0 419 392 27 6 37 n/a n/a n/a .986 9.82
2B Totals 53 41 1,122 198 3.7 193 84 109 5 23 n/a n/a n/a .975 4.64
LF Totals 2 0 12 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
12 Years 785 648 17,745 2,991 3.8 2,860 1,237 1,623 131 342 n/a n/a n/a .956 4.35

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Dale Sveum Miscellaneous Stats

1986 Brewers 4 3 .571 3 0 0 45.3 5.0 9.1 - - -
1987 Brewers 2 6 .250 1 0 0 21.4 4.0 5.6 - - -
1988 Brewers 1 0 1.000 1 0 1 51.9 3.8 9.2 - - -
1990 Brewers 0 1 .000 6 2 0 117.0 3.9 9.8 - - -
1991 Brewers 2 4 .333 7 1 3 66.5 3.4 6.2 - - -
1992 Phillies 0 0 .000 15 1 n/a 67.5 3.5 8.4 - - -
1992 White Sox 1 1 .500 4 0 0 57.0 3.9 9.5 - - -
1993 Athletics 0 0 .000 7 1 2 39.5 3.8 13.2 - - -
1994 Mariners 0 0 .000 4 0 4 27.0 2.7 13.5 - - -
1996 Pirates 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 34.0 5.7 6.8 - - -
1997 Pirates 0 3 .000 48 0 0 25.5 3.8 6.5 - - -
1998 Yankees 0 0 .000 6 0 3 0.0 3.6 19.3 - - -
1999 Pirates 0 0 .000 32 0 0 23.7 2.5 5.5 - - -
12 Years 10 18 .357 136 5 13 36.6 3.9 7.4 - - -

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Dale Sveum Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1986 Milwaukee Brewers 27 $60,000.00 - -
1987 Milwaukee Brewers 7 $92,500.00 - -
1988 Milwaukee Brewers 7 $185,000.00 - -
1990 Milwaukee Brewers 7 $225,000.00 - -
1991 Milwaukee Brewers 7 $335,000.00 - -
1992 Philadelphia Phillies 8 $375,000.00 - -
1992 Chicago White Sox 42 "     " - -
1993 Oakland Athletics 6 $425,000.00 - -
1994 Seattle Mariners 36 $475,000.00 - n/a
1996 Pittsburgh Pirates 17 $400,000.00 - -
1997 Pittsburgh Pirates 17 $400,000.00 - -
1998 New York Yankees 17 $800,000.00 - -
1999 Pittsburgh Pirates 11 $200,000.00 - -

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On July 8, 1979 , Ben Oglivie hit three home runs in the same game, the first Milwaukee Brewer with a 3-homer game. Oglivie, who did it twice more ( June 20, 1982 & May 14, 1983 ) with the Brew Crew , had company in the "club" when fellow lefty Cecil Cooper went deep thrice on July 27, 1979 . Next to join, Paul Molitor , on May 12, 1982 , the first right-handed Brewer to go deep three times in the same game. When Dale Sveum hit three on July 17, 1987 , he became the first switch-hitting Brewer with a 3-homer game.

Dale Sveum, Three Home Run Game
Dale Sveum Hits 3-HRs ( Box Score ) | The San Bernardino County Sun | July 18, 1987
Did you know that Dale Sveum was the first Brewer to hit a home run from each side of the plate in the same game more than once during his career in Milwaukee ? Sveum hit a home run from the left side of the plate and the right side of the plate on July 17, 1987 , and again on June 12, 1988 , passing the record set by Ted Simmons , who did it once in Milwaukee , on May 2, 1982 . Did you know that Sveum still holds the team-record for switch-hit homers in the same game through today?

Not one switch hitter in baseball history had ever struck out 130-or-more times in single season through the 1970s. Mickey Mantle held the record for strikeouts in a season by a switch hitter when he whiffed 126 times in 1959. In 1986, Gary Pettis broke the record, striking out 132 times, then it was broken a year later, by Dale Sveum (133 SO) and Devon White (135 SO). It has since been broken many times by many switch hitters, but Sveum held the Brewers record though 1996, the year Jose Valentin set the current mark with 145.

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