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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
18 6362 .291 .333 .409 .273 20.8
Birth Date8-28-1943
Height6' 0"
Weight182 lbs
Age74 years, 5 months, 23 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1964 BAL 20 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.027 -0.0 0.0 -0.0
1968 CLE 24 6 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.5 -0.0 0.1
1969 KCA 25 135 539 493 43 139 21 6 11 205 33 56 3 9 1 68 2 4 .282 .325 .416 .282 21.7 12.7 3.8
1970 KCA 26 144 586 542 54 163 24 5 11 230 35 42 2 5 2 88 3 6 .301 .342 .424 .275 19.5 0.4 2.1
1971 KCA 27 126 476 448 43 125 21 5 3 165 21 43 2 5 0 51 5 3 .279 .311 .368 .259 9.2 -4.3 0.6
1972 KCA 28 151 624 574 65 179 33 4 11 253 34 59 8 4 4 72 7 2 .312 .356 .441 .291 20.9 3.3 2.9
1973 KCA 29 144 553 513 53 128 28 1 9 185 30 65 2 5 3 69 5 7 .250 .291 .361 .230 -4.5 -13.5 -1.9
1974 NYA 30 140 567 518 71 158 26 0 9 211 32 58 2 11 4 70 1 8 .305 .341 .407 .285 27.1 17.3 4.9
1975 NYA 31 74 221 199 7 39 4 1 0 45 16 22 3 3 0 22 0 0 .196 .262 .226 .196 -12.9 -3.6 -1.8
1976 NYA 32 100 351 327 36 92 16 6 3 129 18 34 2 1 3 38 0 1 .281 .322 .394 .279 4.6 2.6 0.8
1977 NYA 33 103 369 339 47 112 19 3 12 173 20 31 1 4 5 45 2 2 .330 .365 .510 .299 21.2 -5.7 1.6
1978 NYA 34 130 513 472 67 148 34 5 6 210 34 36 2 1 4 69 3 1 .314 .361 .445 .304 31.8 -0.9 3.4
1979 NYA 35 130 491 461 49 137 22 2 11 196 17 31 2 8 3 69 3 2 .297 .320 .425 .268 11.4 0.4 1.2
1980 NYA 36 116 355 321 39 92 18 0 2 116 29 20 0 3 2 27 0 2 .287 .343 .361 .257 6.4 -1.3 0.5
1981 NYA 37 60 174 159 16 44 9 0 5 68 13 9 0 0 2 18 0 1 .277 .331 .428 .278 4.6 2.5 0.8
1982 NYA 38 102 283 261 33 80 17 1 6 117 18 18 1 1 2 37 0 1 .307 .352 .448 .293 12.9 -1.2 1.2
1983 NYA 39 53 160 148 19 43 9 1 2 60 11 12 1 0 0 16 1 1 .291 .344 .405 .260 3.6 -1.1 0.3
1984 NYA 40 29 93 86 8 26 4 1 1 35 7 5 0 0 0 6 0 0 .302 .355 .407 .249 0.8 2.8 0.4
Career17476362586765117053054110223983685413161357663241.291.333.409.273178.610.420.8

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1964 BAL MLB 4 1 -.027 .246 .286 .322 .240 .000 83 -0.3 0.0 0 0.0 0.2 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
1968 CLE MLB 6 6 .280 .222 .267 .339 .246 .000 95 0.1 0.1 0 -0.0 0.4 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
1969 KCA MLB 135 539 .282 .244 .313 .364 .256 .294 96 11.5 13.8 -3.1 12.7 -0.5 21.7 3.8 21.7 3.8
1970 KCA MLB 144 586 .275 .248 .317 .375 .254 .308 98 8.6 15.9 -3.7 0.4 -1.3 19.5 2.1 19.5 2.1
1971 KCA MLB 126 476 .259 .247 .316 .363 .261 .300 97 -0.5 11.8 -2.7 -4.3 0.7 9.2 0.6 9.2 0.6
1972 KCA MLB 151 624 .291 .237 .300 .342 .251 .331 98 16.7 14.7 -3.5 3.3 -7.0 20.9 2.9 20.9 2.9
1973 KCA MLB 144 553 .230 .256 .323 .375 .261 .268 102 -16.6 14.6 -3.8 -13.5 1.3 -4.5 -1.9 -4.5 -1.9
1974 NYA MLB 140 567 .285 .260 .320 .377 .262 .323 99 13.9 14.7 -4.2 17.3 2.7 27.1 4.9 27.1 4.9
1975 NYA MLB 74 221 .196 .258 .323 .381 .260 .217 98 -13.9 5.8 -2 -3.6 -2.7 -12.9 -1.8 -12.9 -1.8
1976 NYA MLB 100 351 .279 .259 .321 .366 .264 .306 95 6.1 8.8 -4 2.6 -6.4 4.6 0.8 4.6 0.8
1977 NYA MLB 103 369 .299 .271 .333 .408 .266 .333 98 14.7 10.3 -4.7 -5.7 0.9 21.2 1.6 21.2 1.6
1978 NYA MLB 130 513 .304 .262 .323 .385 .264 .329 95 21.9 13.3 -4.4 -0.9 1.0 31.8 3.4 31.8 3.4
1979 NYA MLB 130 491 .268 .270 .332 .408 .267 .295 95 3.8 13.8 -4.2 0.4 -2.0 11.4 1.2 11.4 1.2
1980 NYA MLB 116 355 .257 .266 .324 .393 .263 .298 97 -1.1 9.5 -2.3 -1.3 0.2 6.4 0.5 6.4 0.5
1981 NYA MLB 60 174 .278 .262 .321 .385 .267 .269 93 2.9 4.4 -1.8 2.5 -0.9 4.6 0.8 4.6 0.8
1982 NYA MLB 102 283 .293 .266 .327 .408 .267 .311 97 9.3 7.6 -3.6 -1.2 -0.4 12.9 1.2 12.9 1.2
1983 NYA MLB 53 160 .260 .270 .329 .412 .270 .306 96 0 4.3 -1.3 -1.1 0.5 3.6 0.3 3.6 0.3
1984 NYA MLB 29 93 .249 .270 .330 .407 .271 .312 95 -1 2.5 -0.7 2.8 0.1 0.8 0.4 0.8 0.4

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1964 BAL MLB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.027 -0.0 0.0 -0.0
1968 CLE MLB 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.5 -0.0 0.1
1969 KCA MLB 539 43 139 21 6 11 68 33 56 2 4 .282 .325 .416 .134 .282 21.7 12.7 3.8
1970 KCA MLB 586 54 163 24 5 11 88 35 42 3 6 .301 .342 .424 .124 .275 19.5 0.4 2.1
1971 KCA MLB 476 43 125 21 5 3 51 21 43 5 3 .279 .311 .368 .089 .259 9.2 -4.3 0.6
1972 KCA MLB 624 65 179 33 4 11 72 34 59 7 2 .312 .356 .441 .129 .291 20.9 3.3 2.9
1973 KCA MLB 553 53 128 28 1 9 69 30 65 5 7 .250 .291 .361 .111 .230 -4.5 -13.5 -1.9
1974 NYA MLB 567 71 158 26 0 9 70 32 58 1 8 .305 .341 .407 .102 .285 27.1 17.3 4.9
1975 NYA MLB 221 7 39 4 1 0 22 16 22 0 0 .196 .262 .226 .030 .196 -12.9 -3.6 -1.8
1976 NYA MLB 351 36 92 16 6 3 38 18 34 0 1 .281 .322 .394 .113 .279 4.6 2.6 0.8
1977 NYA MLB 369 47 112 19 3 12 45 20 31 2 2 .330 .365 .510 .180 .299 21.2 -5.7 1.6
1978 NYA MLB 513 67 148 34 5 6 69 34 36 3 1 .314 .361 .445 .131 .304 31.8 -0.9 3.4
1979 NYA MLB 491 49 137 22 2 11 69 17 31 3 2 .297 .320 .425 .128 .268 11.4 0.4 1.2
1980 NYA MLB 355 39 92 18 0 2 27 29 20 0 2 .287 .343 .361 .075 .257 6.4 -1.3 0.5
1981 NYA MLB 174 16 44 9 0 5 18 13 9 0 1 .277 .331 .428 .151 .278 4.6 2.5 0.8
1982 NYA MLB 283 33 80 17 1 6 37 18 18 0 1 .307 .352 .448 .142 .293 12.9 -1.2 1.2
1983 NYA MLB 160 19 43 9 1 2 16 11 12 1 1 .291 .344 .405 .115 .260 3.6 -1.1 0.3
1984 NYA MLB 93 8 26 4 1 1 6 7 5 0 0 .302 .355 .407 .105 .249 0.8 2.8 0.4

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Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-11-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Really M's? What does a brother have to do to get a pink slip these days?
(Chone from Seattle(maybe))
If Figgins is around tomorrow, we have to believe one of two things is true; 1) they have a trade in the works to dump him and at least a fraction of his salary or, 2) He's to Eric Wedge as Bobby Ayala was to Lou Piniella. (Jason A. Churchill)
2010-10-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)As the Cubs took 3 of 4 from the Padres, I couldn't help but wonder if it made Lou Piniella happy to give Bobby Cox a little help getting to the postseason one last time.
(The Flying Bernard from Acton, MA)
I doubt he cares - Lou Piniella was a very competitive person. He's probably happy the Cubs are winning more (I don't know how much attention he's paying - he left the team to attend to some more important things, after all). (Colin Wyers)
2010-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will Buck Showalter be: a) A key to an O's turnaround b) Lou Piniella in Tampa c) Employed by another team after the O's fiddle while Rome burns.
(Drungo from SoMd)
You know, I don't spend a lot of time worrying about manager hirings because it's so hard to predict the impact that a manager will have on a team. I am not saying I don't think managers can have a big influence on a team, I'm just saying it has to be the right combination of factors between the personalities, and that's not something you can really know in advance without very detailed knowledge about the situation. If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say the Orioles will slowly continue to improve over at least the next two years. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)When Lou Piniella leaves the managing ranks, how will history treat him? Didn't he kind of "quit" on the Devil Rays?
(dianagramr from NYC)
But he dyed his hair, too! C'mon! That's gotta count for something!

Managers aren't remembered for their mediocre years (Joe Torre in St. Louis, anyone?), so I think Sweet Lou will be remembered fondly. (Tommy Bennett)
2009-04-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any sense that if Derrek Lee's neck / health problems persist we may see Jake Fox in Chicago soon?
(go-dills! from Chicago)
Possibly but Lou Piniella like Hoffpauir's bat and I think he would get first crack at first. (John Perrotto)
2008-09-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Let's talk about the Cubs... not books or these dead, old-time players.
(Quentin from Chicago)
Best team in baseball, I think, though I worry about Kerry Wood biting them in the butt in some tight postseason situation. I give a lot of credit to Lou Piniella for following through on his threat to deemphasize Fukudome a bit if he continued to struggle. Maybe I'm too used to years of Joe Torre's "It will all work out" approach to slumps, but I get impressed when a manager actually does something even vaguely assertive/proactive. (Steven Goldman)
2008-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Lou Piniella: Man of destiny or medieval griffin?
(Gordon from Dallas)
Can't he be like Jack McKeon, and both at the same time? (Christina Kahrl)
2008-06-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Hi John, have you heard if any other teams are interested in Rich Hill? I am curious if his trade value is higher or lower than Sean Marshall's. Thanks.
(Guancous from Silver Spring, MD)
I think a small-market club would be perfect for Hill. He's got an awful lot of talent but it's clear that he has lost the faith of Lou Piniella. Put him in a low-pressure environment and he could easily put his career back together. Yes, I think Hill has more value than Marshall simply because he has a higher ceiling, though I also think Marshall has a chance to be a good major-league starter. (John Perrotto)
2008-06-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)How strange is the saga of Rich Hill this season? While perhaps not unprecedented, this whole situation just seems like one of the more bizarre collapses I can ever recall a successful starting pitcher experiencing.
(Brent from Raleigh)
It's very strange. Again, Lou Piniella is a demanding manager and some guys get psyched out by him. I think Rich Hill is still a very good bet to have a good career. He just needs to get in a differet environment. (John Perrotto)
2008-06-20 13:30:00 (link to chat)Let's go worst-case scenario and say Big Z is out for the year. Should the Cubs trade for A.J. Burnett (or whoever) or give Hill and/or Marshall another shot?
(Stephen from Louisville)
Rich Hill is something like the 25th-best starter in the National League. I have no idea what he did to Lou Piniella, but he can take Zambrano's place with minimal loss in value. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-06-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Lou Piniella has expressed a plan to rotate rest for his regulars. Has he said the same for Marmol and Wood who have eached pitched a lot in the last month?
(Tom from Arkadelphia)
Hi Tom, Lou would like to give Marmol more rest in particular. He's a guy who has been used a lot lately with all the close games the Cubs have played. Ideally, Carlos could pitch in about 130 games, but we all know that won't work! (Len Kasper)
2008-05-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Center field for the Cubs has been a big blank all season. Who should fill it?
(Stephen from Louisville)
Felix Pie, whose handling is a black mark on the stellar career of Lou Piniella. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-03-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is going to end up closing for the Cubs? The BP depth charts seem as clueless as I am...Wood? Marmol? Howry? Dempster?
(mikeduin from Seattle)
I go to the depth charts for advice at this time of year, so the real answer is only in Lou Piniella's head. At least that's not as scary of a thought as what's going on inside Dusty's noggin. You might want to get your closer elsewhere if there is no clear-cut choice, and then use the Cubs situation as your midseason closer acquisition. (Marc Normandin)
2008-02-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Lou Piniella's lineup(as reported on cubs.com), soriano, theriot, lee, ramirez, fukudome, derosa, soto, pie. PECOTA's two lowest obps in the group= soriano and theriot. Why sign a left handed hitting guy to play RF and get on base if you are going to waste it this way?
(Mike from Chicago)
See earlier answer about "the engine of baseball" and whether managers really understand it.

Lineups supposedly don't matter than much, but I just can't see how the above doesn't just kill. If that's what Piniella is doing, it increases the Cubs' need for Roberts. (Joe Sheehan)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-07-13 16:30:00All-Star GameTommy, one of the most famous Steinbrenner anecdotes, related by Lou Piniella, was that Steinbrenner was willing to make an exception for Jesus. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesSource at ballpark say: "Lou Piniella is planning on Zambrano going 120." (Will Carroll)