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Old 08-12-2006, 10:15 PM   #327
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C Ted Simmons

Ted Lyle Simmons (Simba)



Bats Both, Throws Right
Height 6' 0", Weight 200 lb.

Debut September 21, 1968
Final Game October 2, 1988
Born August 9, 1949 in Highland Park, MI
  • No athlete in any sport has been so unfairly shunned by their Hall of Fame. Incredibly, Simmons fell off the ballot and must rely upon the Veterans' Committee for enshrinement.

  • Fourth all time in games caught with 1771, Simba also played 195 games at 1B, 40 games in the OF and 29 games at 3B.

  • Simmons ranks in the top 5 among catchers in 15 categories and in the top 10 in 17 categories.

  • Simmons is fourth all time among catchers with 248 home runs.

  • Has more hits (2472) and doubles (483) than any catcher in history.

  • His 1389 RBI are the second most by any catcher ever.

  • Eight time All Star.

  • Finished top ten in MVP balloting three times.

  • Batted over .300 seven times.

  • Maligned by some for his defense, Simmons is sixth all time among catchers with a .987 fielding percentage.

Ignorance is Not Bliss: Why Ted Simmons Belongs in Cooperstown by Jeff Mordock



Code:
Year Ag Tm  Lg  G   AB    R    H   2B 3B  HR  RBI  SB CS  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 1968 18 STL NL   2    3    0    1   0  0   0    0   0  0   1   1  .333  .500  .333    1   0   0   0   0   0
 1969 19 STL NL   5   14    0    3   0  1   0    3   0  0   1   1  .214  .250  .357    5   0   1   0   0   0
 1970 20 STL NL  82  284   29   69   8  2   3   24   2  2  37  37  .243  .333  .317   90   0   1   5   2   5
 1971 21 STL NL 133  510   64  155  32  4   7   77   1  3  36  50  .304  .347  .424  216   4  10   3   3  20
 1972 22 STL NL 152  594   70  180  36  6  16   96   1  3  29  57  .303  .336  .465  276   1   3   8   2  18
 1973 23 STL NL 161  619   62  192  36  2  13   91   2  2  61  47  .310  .370  .438  271   1   7  15   2  29
 1974 24 STL NL 152  599   66  163  33  6  20  103   0  0  47  35  .272  .327  .447  268   1   9   8   6  22
 1975 25 STL NL 157  581   80  193  32  3  18  100   1  3  63  35  .332  .396  .491  285   0   4  16   1  20
 1976 26 STL NL 150  546   60  159  35  3   5   75   0  7  73  35  .291  .371  .394  215   0   6  19   0   9
 1977 27 STL NL 150  516   82  164  25  3  21   95   2  6  79  37  .318  .408  .500  258   0   4  25   2  20
 1978 28 STL NL 152  516   71  148  40  5  22   80   1  1  77  39  .287  .377  .512  264   0   8  17   3  19
 1979 29 STL NL 123  448   68  127  22  0  26   87   0  1  61  34  .283  .369  .507  227   0   8  22   4  10
 1980 30 STL NL 145  495   84  150  33  2  21   98   1  0  59  45  .303  .375  .505  250   0   6  13   2  13
 1981 31 MIL AL 100  380   45   82  13  3  14   61   0  1  23  32  .216  .262  .376  143   1   6   2   3  10
 1982 32 MIL AL 137  539   73  145  29  0  23   97   0  0  32  40  .269  .309  .451  243   1   7   5   2  20
 1983 33 MIL AL 153  600   76  185  39  3  13  108   4  2  41  51  .308  .351  .448  269   0   7   6   2  23
 1984 34 MIL AL 132  497   44  110  23  2   4   52   3  0  30  40  .221  .269  .300  149   1   1   3   3  23
 1985 35 MIL AL 143  528   60  144  28  2  12   76   1  1  57  32  .273  .342  .402  212   1   5   9   1  17
 1986 36 ATL NL  76  127   14   32   5  0   4   25   1  0  12  14  .252  .312  .386   49   0   4   5   1   1
 1987 37 ATL NL  73  177   20   49   8  0   4   30   1  1  21  23  .277  .350  .390   69   0   2   5   0   4
 1988 38 ATL NL  78  107    6   21   6  0   2   11   0  0  15   9  .196  .293  .308   33   0   1   2   0   4
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 21 Seasons         8680      2472     47     1389     33     694  .285  .348  .437       11 100 188  39 287
               2456      1074      483    248       21    855                       3793
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+

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