Robin Ventura Stats

Robin Ventura was born on Friday, July 14, 1967, in Santa Maria, California. Ventura was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 12, 1989, with the Chicago White Sox. 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 Robin Ventura baseball stats page.

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"But Ventura isn't a numbers man. 'Winning is Robin's No. 1 priority,' said Joe Nossek , the White Sox bench coach. 'The money and the stats, they're secondary when it comes to Robin.' Pitcher Jack McDowell , who leads the American League with 21 victories, concurs. 'He's the ideal teammate,' McDowell insisted. 'The team is absolutely No. 1 with him.' McDowell also is impressed with Ventura's competitive manner: 'He's quiet, but very determined. He's about as even keel as anyone I've ever come across.' There is no doubt Ventura is made of the right stuff. This was evident in 1990, two to three weeks into his rookie season when he went hitless in 41 consecutive at-bats. 'A slump like that would have destroyed a lot of young players,' observed Whitey Lockman , the former Giants and Cubs manager who is now an executive with the Florida Marlins. Lockman scouted Ventura when Robin was an All-American college player at Oklahoma State . 'Just looking at him, on and off the field, you knew he was special,' Lockman said." - Chicago Tribune Baseball Writer Jerome Holtzman (09/22/1993, 'Winning Comes 1st With Ventura', Source )

Robin Ventura

Robin Ventura Autograph on a 1991 Score Baseball Card (#320 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1991sco01' title='1991 Score Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Robin Ventura Autograph on a 1991 Score Baseball Card (#320 | Checklist )

Birth Name:
Robin Mark Ventura
Nickname:
Batman
Born On:
07-14-1967  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Santa Maria, 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:
Righetti High School (Santa Maria, CA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
198
First Game:
09-12-1989 (Age 22)
Last Game:
10-10-2004
Draft:
1988 : 1st Round (10th)

Robin Ventura

Robin Ventura Pitching Stats

2004 37 Dodgers 1 0 1 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 0 1.0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Year 1 0 1 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 0 1.0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Robin Ventura

Robin Ventura Hitting Stats

1989 22 White Sox 16 45 5 8 3 0 0 0 7 8 0 6 1 3 1 1 .178 .298 .244
1990 23 White Sox 150 493 48 123 17 1 5 0 54 55 2 53 13 3 1 5 .249 .324 .318
1991 24 White Sox 157 606 92 172 25 1 23 2 100 80 3 67 8 7 4 22 .284 .367 .442
1992 25 White Sox 157 592 85 167 38 1 16 0 93 93 9 71 1 8 0 14 .282 .375 .431
1993 26 White Sox 157 554 85 145 27 1 22 2 94 105 16 82 1 6 3 18 .262 .379 .433
1994 27 White Sox 109 401 57 113 15 1 18 1 78 61 15 69 2 8 2 8 .282 .373 .459
1995 28 White Sox 135 492 79 145 22 0 26 2 93 75 11 98 1 8 1 8 .295 .384 .498
1996 29 White Sox 158 586 96 168 31 2 34 2 105 78 10 81 0 8 2 18 .287 .368 .520
1997 30 White Sox 54 183 27 48 10 1 6 0 26 34 5 21 0 3 0 3 .262 .373 .426
1998 31 White Sox 161 590 84 155 31 4 21 1 91 79 15 111 1 3 1 10 .263 .349 .436
1999 32 Mets 161 588 88 177 38 0 32 3 120 74 10 109 1 5 3 14 .301 .379 .529
2000 33 Mets 141 469 61 109 23 1 24 1 84 75 12 91 1 4 2 14 .232 .338 .439
2001 34 Mets 142 456 70 108 20 0 21 1 61 88 10 101 0 4 1 13 .237 .359 .419
2002 35 Yankees 141 465 68 115 17 0 27 1 93 90 9 101 0 5 2 14 .247 .368 .458
2003 36 Yankees 89 283 31 71 13 0 9 0 42 40 2 62 3 0 0 8 .251 .344 .392
2003 36 Dodgers 49 109 11 24 5 1 5 0 13 18 2 25 0 0 0 3 .220 .331 .422
2004 37 Dodgers 102 152 19 37 3 0 5 2 28 22 1 31 0 1 0 3 .243 .337 .362
16 Years 2,079 7,064 1,006 1,885 338 14 294 18 1,182 1,075 132 1,179 33 76 23 176 .267 .362 .444

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Robin Ventura Fielding Stats

1989 White Sox 3B 16 15 405 52 3.3 50 17 33 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .962 3.33
1990 White Sox 1B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1990 White Sox 3B 147 135 3,630 409 2.8 384 116 268 25 32 n/a n/a n/a .939 2.86
1991 White Sox 1B 31 7 288 95 3.1 95 91 4 0 8 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.91
1991 White Sox 3B 151 146 3,825 439 2.9 421 134 287 18 29 n/a n/a n/a .959 2.97
1992 White Sox 1B 2 0 15 3 1.5 3 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.40
1992 White Sox 3B 157 157 4,185 536 3.4 513 141 372 23 29 n/a n/a n/a .957 3.31
1993 White Sox 1B 4 0 12 7 1.8 7 7 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 15.75
1993 White Sox 3B 155 155 4,101 404 2.6 390 112 278 14 26 n/a n/a n/a .965 2.57
1994 White Sox 1B 3 0 24 6 2.0 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.75
1994 White Sox 3B 108 107 2,790 275 2.5 257 81 176 18 22 n/a n/a n/a .935 2.49
1994 White Sox SS 1 0 21 8 8.0 6 2 4 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .750 7.71
1995 White Sox 1B 18 10 321 107 5.9 105 95 10 2 12 n/a n/a n/a .981 8.83
1995 White Sox 3B 121 118 3,048 329 2.7 312 106 206 17 15 n/a n/a n/a .948 2.76
1996 White Sox 1B 14 6 189 65 4.6 64 56 8 1 7 n/a n/a n/a .985 9.14
1996 White Sox 3B 150 141 3,822 382 2.5 372 133 239 10 34 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.63
1997 White Sox 3B 54 54 1,380 159 2.9 152 53 99 7 11 n/a n/a n/a .956 2.97
1998 White Sox 3B 161 158 4,140 447 2.8 432 102 330 15 38 n/a n/a n/a .966 2.82
1999 Mets 1B 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1999 Mets 3B 160 157 4,068 452 2.8 443 123 320 9 33 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.94
2000 Mets 1B 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
2000 Mets 3B 137 131 3,332 373 2.7 356 95 261 17 27 n/a n/a n/a .954 2.88
2001 Mets 3B 139 130 3,424 368 2.6 352 89 263 16 22 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.78
2002 Yankees 1B 5 0 62 21 4.2 21 19 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.15
2002 Yankees 3B 137 130 3,388 393 2.9 370 109 261 23 22 n/a n/a n/a .941 2.95
2003 Yankees 2B 1 0 21 2 2.0 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
2003 Yankees 3B 80 76 2,000 195 2.4 190 44 146 5 9 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.57
2003 Dodgers 1B 42 25 767 271 6.5 269 252 17 2 26 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.47
2003 Dodgers 3B 3 2 48 3 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 1.13
2004 Dodgers 1B 40 20 630 228 5.7 228 214 14 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.77
2004 Dodgers 3B 11 5 186 24 2.2 24 13 11 0 6 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.48
2004 Dodgers P 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
3B Totals 1,887 1,817 47,772 5,240 2.8 5,020 1,469 3,551 220 357 n/a n/a n/a .958 2.84
1B Totals 162 68 2,317 805 5.0 800 742 58 5 60 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.32
P Totals 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
SS Totals 1 0 21 8 8.0 6 2 4 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .750 7.71
2B Totals 1 0 21 2 2.0 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
16 Years 2,052 1,885 50,134 6,055 3.0 5,828 2,213 3,615 227 418 n/a n/a n/a .963 3.14

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Robin Ventura Miscellaneous Stats

1989 White Sox 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0.0 7.5 6.4 - - -
1990 White Sox 1 4 .200 11 0 0 98.6 9.3 9.1 - - -
1991 White Sox 2 4 .333 3 0 0 26.3 9.0 6.1 - - -
1992 White Sox 2 4 .333 0 0 0 37.0 8.3 6.4 - - -
1993 White Sox 1 6 .143 2 0 0 25.2 6.8 5.9 - - -
1994 White Sox 3 1 .750 1 0 0 22.3 5.8 5.1 - - -
1995 White Sox 4 3 .571 6 0 1 18.9 5.0 5.3 - - -
1996 White Sox 1 3 .250 11 0 0 17.2 7.2 5.6 - - -
1997 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 30.5 8.7 7.0 - - -
1998 White Sox 1 1 .500 0 0 0 28.1 5.3 6.5 - - -
1999 Mets 1 1 .500 2 0 0 18.4 5.4 4.9 - - -
2000 Mets 3 5 .375 5 0 0 19.5 5.2 5.6 - - -
2001 Mets 2 5 .286 6 0 0 21.7 4.5 7.5 - - -
2002 Yankees 3 1 .750 10 0 0 17.2 4.6 5.0 - - -
2003 Yankees 0 0 .000 12 0 0 31.4 4.6 6.7 - - -
2003 Dodgers 0 0 .000 8 0 0 21.8 4.4 8.4 - - -
2004 Dodgers 0 0 .000 122 0 0 30.4 4.9 5.4 0.00 0.00 0.00
16 Years 24 38 .387 200 0 1 24.0 6.0 6.0 0.00 0.00 0.00

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Robin Ventura Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1989 Chicago White Sox 21 $68,000.00 - -
1990 Chicago White Sox 23 $100,000.00 - -
1991 Chicago White Sox 23 $150,000.00 - -
1992 Chicago White Sox 23 $640,000.00 Stats -
1993 Chicago White Sox 23 $1,845,000.00 - -
1994 Chicago White Sox 23 $3,500,000.00 - n/a
1995 Chicago White Sox 23 $5,100,000.00 - -
1996 Chicago White Sox 23 $6,000,000.00 - -
1997 Chicago White Sox 23 $6,000,000.00 - -
1998 Chicago White Sox 23 $6,100,000.00 - -
1999 New York Mets 4 $7,000,000.00 - -
2000 New York Mets 4 $8,000,000.00 - Stats
2001 New York Mets 4 $8,000,000.00 - -
2002 New York Yankees 19 $8,500,000.00 Stats -
2003 New York Yankees 19 $5,000,000.00 - -
2003 Los Angeles Dodgers 23 "     " - -
2004 Los Angeles Dodgers 23 $1,200,000.00 - -
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On May 20, 1999, Robin Ventura, hit a grand slam in Game 1 of a double header off Jim Abbott . On May 20, 1999, Robin Ventura, hit a grand slam in Game 2 of a double header off Horacio Estrada . On that historic day, Robin Venture became the first player in Major League history to hit one grand slam during each end of a double header !

On September 4, 1995 , Robin Ventura hit two grand slams in the same game , one in the fourth inning (off Dennis Cook ) and one in the fifth inning (off Danny Darwin ). It ( 2 Slams in 1 Game ) was only eighth time in baseball history, the first since Frank Robinson did it on June 26, 1960 , and Ventura was the first ever player from the Chicago White Sox with a 2-slam game .

The prestigious College Baseball Hall of Fame ( Link ) first ever induction class included legendary coaches Bobby Winkles of Arizona State, Skip Bertman of LSU, Ron Fraser of Miami, Cliff Gustafson of Texas and Rod Dedeaux of USC, in addition to standout former players Bob Horner of Arizona State, Robin Ventura of Oklahoma State, Dave Winfield of Minnesota, Will Clark of Mississippi State and Brooks Kieschnick of Texas.

Robin Ventura / Oklahoma State University / 1985-88

Ventura proved that there would be no sophomore slump as the left-handed hitter was named Baseball America's Player of the Year in 1987. On the season, he batted .428 with 21 homers and 110 RBIs. It was in this season that he set the record of 58 consecutive games with a hit, establishing himself as one of the best hitters to ever play the college game. He once again claimed All-America and All-Big Eight honors and also claimed the Big Eight Tournament MVP award after going an astounding 11-for-12. Ventura led the Cowboys into postseason play, where he was named to the Mideast All-Tournament team when he hit .417 and led the Cowboys to the College World Series. The Cowboys set a school record with a 61-8 mark in 1988, and once again Ventura was named an All-American. He batted .391 at the plate with a career-high 26 homers and 96 RBIs. He was named to the All-Big Eight team while leading the Cowboys to another NCAA appearance. He also received the Golden Spikes Award as the best player in college baseball for the 1988 season. To cap off his collegiate career he was named the Player of the Decade by Baseball America as well as the starting third baseman on the all-time team. After the 1988 season, Ventura played in the Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea, and was drafted by the Chicago White Sox with the 10th pick in the first round.

In December of 2001, Baseball America named him The College Baseball Player of The Last Twenty Years at the magazine's 20th Anniversary celebration in Boston. Ventura retired in 2004 after 16 seasons in the major leagues.

Source: College Baseball Hall of Fame ( Link ) .

Robin Ventura won six Gold Glove Awards at Third Base including five in the American League and one in the National League. He was not the first multi-league recipient, that honor went to Matt Williams (NL in 1991, 1993, 1994 and AL in 1997), but he was the first third baseman from the Chicago White Sox (AL) to win and the first third baseman from the New York Mets (NL) to win.

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