Mickey Tettleton Stats

Mickey Tettleton was born on Friday, September 16, 1960, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Tettleton was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 30, 1984, with the Oakland Athletics. 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 Tettleton baseball stats page.

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"There have been players who hold their bats precariously horizontal. There have been players who stood straight up. There have been players who unbuttoned their jerseys one button too many like a guest star on Miami Vice . There have been players with an inordinate amount of chaw in their mouths. There have been players who featured an all-business steely glare at the pitcher. There have even been players who appeared to be able to bench-press 400 points. There is only one player who put all that together and formed a company called Micky Tettleon. That company was about one thing: cool. Badass cool. You are toast cool. Check me out cool. I'm tougher than you cool." - Author Gar Ryness in Batting Stance Guy: A Love Letter to Baseball (Scribner Publishing, 05/11/2010, Page 65)

Mickey Tettleton

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Mickey "Fruit Loops" Tettleton Autograph on a 1992 Leaf Baseball Card (#285)

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Birth Name:
Mickey Lee Tettleton
Nickname:
Fruit Loops
Born On:
09-16-1960  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Southeast High School (Oklahoma City, OK)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
212
First Game:
06-30-1984 (Age 23)
Last Game:
07-02-1997
Draft:
1981 : 5th Round (117th)

Mickey Tettleton

Mickey Tettleton Pitching Stats

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Mickey Tettleton Hitting Stats

1984 24 Athletics 33 76 10 20 2 1 1 0 5 11 0 21 0 1 0 3 .263 .352 .355
1985 25 Athletics 78 211 23 53 12 0 3 0 15 28 0 59 5 0 2 6 .251 .344 .351
1986 26 Athletics 90 211 26 43 9 0 10 0 35 39 0 51 7 4 1 3 .204 .325 .389
1987 27 Athletics 82 211 19 41 3 0 8 0 26 30 0 65 5 2 0 3 .194 .292 .322
1988 28 Orioles 86 283 31 74 11 1 11 0 37 28 2 70 1 2 2 9 .261 .330 .424
1989 29 Orioles 117 411 72 106 21 2 26 0 65 73 4 117 1 3 1 8 .258 .369 .509
1990 30 Orioles 135 444 68 99 21 2 15 0 51 106 3 160 0 4 5 7 .223 .376 .381
1991 31 Tigers 154 501 85 132 17 2 31 1 89 101 9 131 0 4 2 12 .263 .387 .491
1992 32 Tigers 157 525 82 125 25 0 32 1 83 122 18 137 0 6 1 5 .238 .379 .469
1993 33 Tigers 152 522 79 128 25 4 32 2 110 109 12 139 0 6 0 5 .245 .372 .492
1994 34 Tigers 107 339 57 84 18 2 17 1 51 97 10 98 0 3 5 4 .248 .419 .463
1995 35 Rangers 134 429 76 102 19 1 32 1 78 107 5 110 1 3 7 8 .238 .396 .510
1996 36 Rangers 143 491 78 121 26 1 24 0 83 95 8 137 1 9 3 12 .246 .366 .450
1997 37 Rangers 17 44 5 4 1 0 3 0 4 3 1 12 0 0 1 1 .091 .167 .318
14 Years 1,485 4,698 711 1,132 210 16 245 6 732 949 72 1,307 21 47 30 86 .241 .369 .449

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Mickey Tettleton Fielding Stats

1984 Athletics C 32 22 606 123 3.8 122 112 10 1 1 1 8 7 .992 5.44
1985 Athletics C 76 66 1,759 372 4.9 368 344 24 4 9 10 58 22 .989 5.65
1986 Athletics C 89 77 2,025 503 5.7 495 463 32 8 6 11 60 28 .984 6.60
1987 Athletics 1B 1 0 6 3 3.0 3 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 13.50
1987 Athletics C 80 66 1,768 467 5.8 461 433 28 6 1 4 53 16 .987 7.04
1988 Orioles C 80 75 1,997 395 4.9 392 361 31 3 1 9 64 23 .992 5.30
1989 Orioles C 75 72 1,946 341 4.5 339 297 42 2 1 3 56 22 .994 4.70
1990 Orioles 1B 5 4 105 35 7.0 34 32 2 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .971 8.74
1990 Orioles C 90 85 2,261 466 5.2 462 425 37 4 3 4 55 21 .991 5.52
1990 Orioles RF 1 1 12 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1991 Tigers 1B 1 0 3 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
1991 Tigers C 125 116 3,041 619 5.0 613 558 55 6 2 9 64 40 .990 5.44
1991 Tigers LF 2 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1991 Tigers RF 1 0 9 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.00
1992 Tigers 1B 3 0 15 3 1.0 3 3 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.40
1992 Tigers C 113 110 2,829 524 4.6 522 475 47 2 10 4 74 39 .996 4.98
1992 Tigers LF 1 0 21 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
1992 Tigers RF 1 1 24 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.13
1993 Tigers 1B 59 35 1,089 391 6.6 388 364 24 3 41 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.62
1993 Tigers C 56 51 1,290 288 5.1 287 268 19 1 1 4 36 9 .997 6.01
1993 Tigers LF 18 16 405 26 1.4 26 24 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.73
1993 Tigers RF 39 38 939 71 1.8 69 68 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .972 1.98
1994 Tigers 1B 24 12 369 118 4.9 115 104 11 3 7 n/a n/a n/a .975 8.41
1994 Tigers C 53 51 1,296 259 4.9 257 237 20 2 1 5 53 11 .992 5.35
1994 Tigers LF 1 1 24 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.38
1994 Tigers RF 17 17 402 24 1.4 24 24 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.61
1995 Rangers 1B 9 9 249 86 9.6 86 80 6 0 7 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.33
1995 Rangers C 3 1 36 6 2.0 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 4.50
1995 Rangers LF 2 2 48 4 2.0 4 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1995 Rangers RF 61 61 1,383 104 1.7 101 99 2 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .971 1.97
1996 Rangers 1B 23 23 546 176 7.7 172 161 11 4 14 n/a n/a n/a .977 8.51
C Totals 872 792 20,854 4,363 5.0 4,324 3,978 346 39 36 64 581 238 .991 5.60
1B Totals 125 83 2,382 814 6.5 803 748 55 11 71 n/a n/a n/a .986 9.10
RF Totals 120 118 2,769 203 1.7 198 195 3 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .975 1.93
LF Totals 24 19 504 35 1.5 35 32 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.88
13 Years 1,141 1,012 26,509 5,415 4.7 5,360 4,953 407 55 109 64 581 238 .990 5.46

Mickey Tettleton

Mickey Tettleton Miscellaneous Stats

1984 Athletics 0 0 .000 4 0 0 76.0 3.6 15.2 - - -
1985 Athletics 2 2 .500 3 1 1 70.3 3.6 14.1 - - -
1986 Athletics 7 1 .875 4 0 0 21.1 4.1 6.0 - - -
1987 Athletics 1 1 .500 2 0 1 26.4 3.2 8.1 - - -
1988 Orioles 0 1 .000 10 0 0 25.7 4.0 7.6 - - -
1989 Orioles 3 2 .600 4 0 43 15.8 3.5 6.3 - - -
1990 Orioles 2 4 .333 5 0 40 29.6 2.8 8.7 - - -
1991 Tigers 3 3 .500 14 0 24 16.2 3.8 5.6 - - -
1992 Tigers 0 6 .000 5 0 40 16.4 3.8 6.3 - - -
1993 Tigers 3 7 .300 6 0 4 16.3 3.8 4.7 - - -
1994 Tigers 0 1 .000 4 0 22 19.9 3.5 6.6 - - -
1995 Rangers 0 0 .000 3 0 58 13.4 3.9 5.5 - - -
1996 Rangers 2 1 .667 5 0 115 20.5 3.6 5.9 - - -
1997 Rangers 0 0 .000 6 0 13 14.7 3.7 11.0 - - -
14 Years 23 29 .442 75 1 361 19.2 3.6 6.4 - - -

Mickey Tettleton

Mickey Tettleton Miscellaneous Items of Interest

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baseball almanac fast facts

When Mickey Tettelton hit .258 in 1989, he had the highest batting average amongst American League catchers, earning him the first-of-three Silver Slugger Awards - the first backstop to receive the honor in a Baltimore Orioles uniform.

Did you know that Mickey Tettleton was ranked by baseball historian Bill James ( The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract , Free Press Publishers, 06/05/2003) as the thirty-seventh best catcher in baseball history? An excerpt from this must buy book:

37. Mickey Tettleton

Gene Tenace -type player, started with Oakland but never played very much there. He was a .240 hitter, and he wasn't much of a defensive catcher, but his .369 on-base percentage is 11th-best among the top 100 catchers (because he walked a hundred times a year) and his .449 slugging percentage is fifteenth best (because he could hit 30 homers a year).

Tettleton was a regular for three teams - Baltimore , 1989-1990, Detroit , 1991-1994, and Texas , 1995-1996. All three teams improved substantially when they put him in the lineup, and declined substantially when they replaced him .

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