Kevin Ward Stats

Kevin Ward was born on Thursday, September 28, 1961, in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Ward was 29 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 10, 1991, with the San Diego Padres. 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 Kevin Ward baseball stats page.

"God offers each one of us the free gift of Salvation, but we must each make a decision to accept the gift. The gift is Christ's payment of our sins by His death on the cross... The Bible says we must be 'doers of the Word and not hearers only.' Please accept Christ today and join God's eternal family, then dedicate every area of your life to his Lordship." - Kevin Ward (Personal Message he Included on Christian Outreach Baseball Cards)
Kevin Ward

Kevin Ward Autograph on a 1992 Leaf Baseball Card (#338)
Kevin Ward Autograph on a 1992 Leaf Baseball Card (#338)

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Birth Name:
Kevin Michael Ward
Nickname:
None
Born On:
09-28-1961  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Year of Death Data Died On:
03-09-2019 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Coronado, California
Cemetery:
Not Yet Determined
High School:
Central Bucks West High School (Doylestown, PA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
05-10-1991 (Age 29)
Last Game:
10-04-1992
Draft:
1983 : 6th Round (154th)
Kevin Ward

Kevin Ward 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
Kevin Ward

Kevin Ward Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1991 30 Padres 44 107 13 26 7 2 2 0 8 9 0 27 1 0 1 3 .243 .308 .402
1992 31 Padres 81 147 12 29 5 0 3 0 12 14 0 38 1 1 2 8 .197 .274 .293
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
2 Years 125 254 25 55 12 2 5 0 20 23 0 65 2 1 3 11 .217 .288 .339
Kevin Ward

Kevin Ward Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1991 Padres LF 31 23 633 53 1.7 52 52 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.22
1991 Padres RF 2 1 39 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.38
1992 Padres CF 9 7 183 15 1.7 14 14 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .933 2.07
1992 Padres LF 36 21 609 48 1.3 47 45 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.08
1992 Padres RF 8 3 87 11 1.4 9 9 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .818 2.79
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
LF Totals 67 44 1,242 101 1.5 99 97 2 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.15
RF Totals 10 4 126 13 1.3 11 11 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .846 2.36
CF Totals 9 7 183 15 1.7 14 14 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .933 2.07
2 Years 86 55 1,551 129 1.5 124 122 2 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .961 2.16
Kevin Ward

Kevin Ward Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1991 Padres 1 4 .200 13 1 n/a 53.5 4.0 13.4 - - -
1992 Padres 2 3 .400 43 1 n/a 49.0 3.9 12.3 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
2 Years 3 7 .300 56 2 n/a 50.8 3.9 12.7 - - -
Kevin Ward

Kevin Ward Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1991 San Diego Padres 30 $100,000.00 - -
1992 San Diego Padres 30 $114,000.00 - -


Kevin Michael Ward was a Major League Baseball player for the San Diego Padres ( 1991 & 1992 ). Ward was a star quarterback at Central Bucks High School West, leading them to the Pennsylvania State Championship his senior year, and was rewarded with a football scholarship to the University of Arizona . Kevin switched from QB to starting wide receiver with the Wildcats, a two-sport threat who simultaneously excelled on the diamond, hitting over .400 once and being named a First Team All-Pac 10 Conference player.

On June 7, 1982, Kevin Ward was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals , in the 29th round of the 1982 Baseball Draft , but did not sign. A year later, on June 6, 1983, Ward was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 6th round of the 1983 Baseball Draft , signing a contract ten days later, and reporting to the Bend Phillies (A Ball) of the Northwest League.

Kevin climbed through the Phillies farm system, reaching Triple A in 1987, but got injured a year later (shoulder), was released, then fought his way back, getting signed by the Oakland Athletics in 1989. Kevin climbed through their farm system, reached Triple A in 1990, but got injured again (wrist), was released again, then fought bacak again, getting signed by the Friars in 1991. San Diego started Kevin in Triple A ball with the Las Vegas Stars, where he excelled, leading the Pacific Coast League in hitting (.322 batting average), earning his call-up to the majors on May 10, 1991 .

Kevin Ward Baseball Card
Kevin Ward | 1992 Fleer Baseball Card (#623) | Baseball Almanac Collection
Did you know that Kevin Ward was released by the Padres after 125 games, due to his struggles at the plate (.217 average, 5 home runs, 20 RBIs)? Ward was no stranger to overcoming failure and setbacks, made his way back to Triple-A a year later, but left baseball to work with race horses, financing, and the restaurant (Greystone Steakhouse, San Diego, CA) business. On March 9, 2019, Ward died at the age of 57, after a battle with cancer.

Last-Modified: March 13, 2019 6:02 AM EST

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