Frank Taveras Stats

Frank Taveras was born on Saturday, December 24, 1949, in Las Matas de Santa Cruz, Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic. Taveras was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 25, 1971, with the Pittsburgh Pirates. 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 Frank Taveras baseball stats page.

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"Frank Taveras played a significant role in the Pirates becoming 1979 world champions. From 1974-1978, the volatile Taveras was the Bucs' regular shortstop. On the base paths, he was no slouch as he broke Max Carey's Pirate record by stealing an National League-leading 70 bases in 1977. His 206 steals place him sixth in Pirate history. That was one of the reasons he earned himself the nickname 'The Pittsburgh Stealer.'" - Author John McCollister in Tales from the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates Dugout: Remembering The Fam-A-Lee (Sports Publishing, The Pittsburgh Stealer , February 4, 2014)

Frank Taveras

Frank Taveras Autograph on a 1980 Topps Baseball Card (#456)

Frank Taveras Autograph on a 1980 Topps Baseball Card (#456)

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Birth Name:
Franklin Crisostomo Taveras Fabian
Nickname:
Frank - The Pittsburgh Stealer
Born On:
12-24-1949  (Capricorn)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Las Matas de Santa Cruz, Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
None Attended
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
168
First Game:
09-25-1971 (Age 21)
Last Game:
07-25-1982
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent

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Frank Taveras Pitching Stats

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Frank Taveras Hitting Stats

1971 22 Pirates 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1972 23 Pirates 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .250 .000
1974 25 Pirates 126 333 33 82 4 2 0 0 26 25 2 41 4 3 2 7 .246 .300 .270
1975 26 Pirates 134 378 44 80 9 4 0 0 23 37 0 42 8 2 2 2 .212 .284 .257
1976 27 Pirates 144 519 76 134 8 6 0 0 24 44 1 79 6 0 4 11 .258 .321 .297
1977 28 Pirates 147 544 72 137 20 10 1 1 29 38 2 71 9 3 6 7 .252 .306 .331
1978 29 Pirates 157 654 81 182 31 9 0 0 38 29 3 60 12 2 5 4 .278 .313 .353
1979 30 Pirates 11 45 4 11 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 .244 .244 .311
1979 30 Mets 153 635 89 167 26 9 1 0 33 33 1 72 10 0 2 11 .263 .301 .337
1980 31 Mets 141 562 65 157 27 0 0 0 25 23 0 64 10 2 1 15 .279 .308 .327
1981 32 Mets 84 283 30 65 11 3 0 0 11 12 0 36 5 3 2 3 .230 .263 .290
1982 33 Expos 48 87 9 14 5 1 0 0 4 7 0 6 3 1 0 2 .161 .221 .241
11 Years 1,150 4,043 503 1,029 144 44 2 1 214 249 9 474 67 16 24 65 .255 .301 .313

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Frank Taveras Fielding Stats

1972 Pirates SS 4 0 30 4 1.0 4 2 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.60
1974 Pirates SS 124 107 2,745 522 4.2 491 170 321 31 60 n/a n/a n/a .941 4.83
1975 Pirates SS 132 122 3,066 597 4.5 569 200 369 28 74 n/a n/a n/a .953 5.01
1976 Pirates SS 141 136 3,540 726 5.1 691 210 481 35 74 n/a n/a n/a .952 5.27
1977 Pirates SS 146 143 3,675 652 4.5 627 178 449 25 62 n/a n/a n/a .962 4.61
1978 Pirates SS 157 157 4,104 702 4.5 664 216 448 38 80 n/a n/a n/a .946 4.37
1979 Pirates SS 11 11 270 46 4.2 43 17 26 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .935 4.30
1979 Mets SS 153 150 3,966 733 4.8 708 270 438 25 88 n/a n/a n/a .966 4.82
1980 Mets SS 140 131 3,486 609 4.4 584 237 347 25 63 n/a n/a n/a .959 4.52
1981 Mets SS 79 73 1,881 346 4.4 322 120 202 24 44 n/a n/a n/a .931 4.62
1982 Expos 2B 19 17 441 96 5.1 92 38 54 4 13 n/a n/a n/a .958 5.63
1982 Expos SS 26 6 240 38 1.5 36 20 16 2 5 n/a n/a n/a .947 4.05
SS Totals 1,113 1,036 27,003 4,975 4.5 4,739 1,640 3,099 236 555 n/a n/a n/a .953 4.74
2B Totals 19 17 441 96 5.1 92 38 54 4 13 n/a n/a n/a .958 5.63
10 Years 1,132 1,053 27,444 5,071 4.5 4,831 1,678 3,153 240 568 n/a n/a n/a .953 4.75

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Frank Taveras Miscellaneous Stats

1971 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1972 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 - - -
1974 Pirates 13 4 .765 0 7 n/a 0.0 8.1 12.8 - - -
1975 Pirates 17 6 .739 0 7 n/a 0.0 9.0 16.4 - - -
1976 Pirates 58 11 .841 1 3 n/a 0.0 6.6 21.6 - - -
1977 Pirates 70 18 .795 0 1 n/a 544.0 7.7 18.8 - - -
1978 Pirates 46 25 .648 0 0 n/a 0.0 10.9 17.2 - - -
1979 Pirates 2 1 .667 0 0 n/a 0.0 22.5 45.0 - - -
1979 Mets 42 19 .689 1 0 n/a 635.0 8.8 19.2 - - -
1980 Mets 32 18 .640 5 1 n/a 0.0 8.8 22.5 - - -
1981 Mets 16 4 .800 4 4 n/a 0.0 7.9 25.7 - - -
1982 Expos 4 0 1.000 2 6 n/a 0.0 14.5 21.8 - - -
11 Years 300 106 .739 13 30 n/a 2,021.5 8.5 18.9 - - -

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Frank Taveras Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1971 Pittsburgh Pirates 10 $12,750.00 - -
1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 10 $13,500.00 - -
1974 Pittsburgh Pirates 10 Undetermined - -
1975 Pittsburgh Pirates 10 Undetermined - -
1976 Pittsburgh Pirates 10 $32,000.00 - -
1977 Pittsburgh Pirates 10 $75,000.00 - -
1978 Pittsburgh Pirates 10 Undetermined - -
1979 Pittsburgh Pirates 10 Undetermined - -
1979 New York Mets 11 Undetermined - -
1980 New York Mets 11 $195,000.00 - -
1981 New York Mets 11 $195,000.00 - -
1982 Montreal Expos 11 $195,000.00 - -
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Frank Taveras was not the first Pittsburgh Pirates base thief to steal 50-or-more bases in back-to-back seasons - matching Jake Stenzel (61 SB in 1894, 53 SB in 1895, 57 SB in 1896), Honus Wagner (53 SB in 1904, 57 SB in 1905, 53 SB in 1906, 61 SB in 1907, 53 SB in 1908), and Max Carey (51 SB in 1922, 51 SB in 1923) - but his 70-swipes in 1977 was the most in franchise history since 1888, one shy of the team record. Do you know who set that mark? [ Answer ]

Did you know that Frank Taveras had a record setting 1,594 at-bats before hitting his first Major League home run? Did you know that when he did finally connect, on August 5, 1977 , it was an inside the park grand slam?

Frank Taveras Inside The Park Grand Slam
Frank Taveras Grand Slam | The Cumberland News | August 6, 1977 | Page 10
In 1979, Frank Taveras played in a Major League leading 164 games, no National League player since has appeared in that many games during a single season , and one game shy of having his name in the Games Played Record Book !

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