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Paul Molitor
Paul Leo Molitor (The Ignitor)

Bats Right, Throws Right
Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.
School Minnesota

MLB Debut April 7, 1978
Final Game September 27, 1998
Born August 22, 1956 in St. Paul, MN

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 Year Ag Tm  Lg   G   AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS  BB   SO    BA   OBP   SLG   OPS   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 1978 21 MLA AL  135  443   45   98  24   4   3   31  13   4   21   55  .221  .261  .314  .574  139  10   4   9   4   4  
 1979 22 MLA AL  154  609  120  205  27  13  15   86  27  10   56   51  .337  .391  .498  .888  303  14   3   3   0   7  MVP-9
 1980 23 MLA AL  129  453   68  135  34   1   8   48  15   6   36   61  .298  .351  .430  .781  195  20   2   1   2   6  
 1981 24 MLA AL  105  361   47   85  15   1   3   21  18  14   41   42  .235  .323  .307  .630  111   2   1   0   6   9  
 1982 25 MLA AL  162  672  124  192  25   4  22   72  48  11   70   98  .286  .351  .433  .784  291  10   4   1   0  13  MVP-17
 1983 26 MLA AL  154  633  110  164  30   5  11   57  22  16   67   89  .259  .330  .374  .704  237  10   7   1   3  11  MVP-22
 1984 27 MLA AL   13   37    4    7   3   0   0    2   1   0    3    7  .189  .250  .270  .520   10   0   0   0   0   0  
 1985 28 MLA AL  144  588   89  185  29   6  14   51  17   5   41   67  .315  .358  .456  .813  268   9   3   0   0  13  
 1986 29 MLA AL  126  456   61  123  33   7   7   27  19  18   42   83  .270  .330  .419  .749  191   6   2   5   0  10  
 1987 30 MLA AL  132  470   89  153  50   2   9   69  47  15   74   66  .326  .415  .498  .913  234   7   3   6   0   2  
 1988 31 MLA AL  151  635  105  207  36   5  11   60  73  17   55   71  .326  .384  .450  .834  286   4   2   5   6   8  MVP-15
 1989 32 MLA AL  157  640  130  201  36   1  19   58  27  15   62   66  .314  .377  .462  .839  296  11   3   7   4   7  MVP-13
 1990 33 MLA AL  118  439   65  110  20   6  14   56  13   7   38   50  .251  .308  .419  .727  184   6   4   1   0  14  
 1991 34 MLA AL  158  619   99  204  31  13  19   93  22   7   66   65  .330  .396  .514  .910  318   5   4   4   5  10  MVP-12
 1992 35 MLA AL  162  655   99  209  41   5  16   98  45  13   67   78  .319  .380  .470  .851  308   1   7  10   2  13  MVP-4
 1993 36 TOA AL  158  623  109  202  31   5  15   86  12   2   74   76  .324  .394  .462  .856  288   1   7   6   2  14  MVP-18
 1994 37 TOA AL  150  623  111  197  42   6  17   78  12   3   52   65  .316  .366  .485  .851  302   7   5   3   0  22  MVP-22
 1995 38 TOA AL  142  538   85  147  28   6  16   56   3   0   67   61  .273  .354  .437  .791  235   5   3   6   2  14  
 1996 39 MNA AL  162  670  102  230  41   7   8  112  21   5   52   74  .343  .387  .461  .848  309   1   7   7   0  22  MVP-23
 1997 40 MNA AL  154  547   82  163  26   5  18   81  11   3   59   76  .298  .363  .463  .826  253  13   5  18   0  13  
 1998 41 MNA AL  132  487   63  133  19   5   3   42   8   1   43   58  .273  .331  .351  .682  171   5   2   4   0  19  
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 21 Seasons    2898 11198 1807 3350 621 107 248 1284 474 172 1086 1359  .299  .361  .440  .801 4929 147  78  97  36 231
 Per 162 games        626  101  187  35   6  14   72  26  10   61   76                          276   8   4   5   2  13
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 Categories in which this player led his league are indicated in red.

Miscellaneous Stats
 Year Ag Tm  Lg  %L  RC  RC/27  AB  PH PHR  PAvg  E   XTC  XTO  XPct  OSB  OCS SBPct  Pos  Defense  Diff Star
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+---------+----+----+
 1978 21 MLA AL  39   37   2.8   5   0   0  .000  16   62   32  .516    0    0  .000  3B   4e37      -99   
 1979 22 MLA AL  38  121   7.5   2   1   0  .500  12  144  114  .792    0    0  .000  2B   2e20       47   
 1980 23 MLA AL  30   70   5.4  10   4   1  .400  20  117   87  .744    0    0  .000  2B   2e29      -28   
 1981 24 MLA AL  32   35   3.2   7   1   0  .143   8   38   22  .579    0    0  .000  OF   3(+1)e10  -45   
 1982 25 MLA AL  29  107   5.6   0   0   0  .000  34  101   43  .426    0    0  .000  3B   4e32      -32   
 1983 26 MLA AL  34   79   4.2   0   0   0  .000  21   97   70  .722    0    0  .000  3B   2e18      -39   
 1984 27 MLA AL  38    2   2.5   0   0   0  .000   1    6    4  .667    0    0  .000  3B   3e32       36   
 1985 28 MLA AL  35   95   5.9   5   2   0  .400  20   71   45  .634    0    0  .000  3B   2e23       49   
 1986 29 MLA AL  49   58   4.3  10   4   0  .400  15   56   33  .589    0    0  .000  3B   3e27      -16   
 1987 30 MLA AL  40  106   8.4  14   6   0  .429  14   69   36  .522    0    0  .000  3B   4e22      -90   
 1988 31 MLA AL  31  118   7.0   1   1   0 1.000  21   66   37  .561    0    0  .000  3B   3e27       -1   
 1989 32 MLA AL  36  113   6.4   3   0   0  .000  21   80   36  .450    0    0  .000  3B   3e25       21   
 1990 33 MLA AL  38   53   4.0   5   1   0  .200  12  109   63  .578    0    0  .000  2B   4e11      -80   
 1991 34 MLA AL  33  129   7.9   0   0   0  .000  17   41   14  .341    0    0  .000  1B   4e22       22   
 1992 35 MLA AL  32  120   6.8   0   0   0  .000   4   22   13  .591    0    0  .000  1B   3e7         0   
 1993 36 TOA AL  32  117   7.1   1   0   0  .000   1    5    3  .600    0    0  .000  DH             -55   
 1994 37 TOA AL  24  106   6.2   0   0   0  .000   0    0    0  .000    0    0  .000  DH             -76   
 1995 38 TOA AL  38   84   5.5   2   1   0  .500   0    0    0  .000    0    0  .000  DH              18   
 1996 39 MNA AL  27  117   6.7   0   0   0  .000   8   66   41  .621    0    0  .000  1B   3e10      -10   
 1997 40 MNA AL  27   92   5.9   5   1   0  .200   4   22   10  .455    0    0  .000  1B   4e15       40   
 1998 41 MNA AL  28   54   3.9   7   1   0  .143   7   42   20  .476    0    0  .000  1B   4e8       -36   
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+---------+----+----+
 21 Seasons         1822   5.8  77  23   1  .299 256 1214  723  .596    0    0  .000                 -17   6
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+---------+----+----+

HOF Standards: Batting - 60.6 (Average HOFer ~ 50)


Traditional Fielding   (completed seasons only)

 Year Ag Tm  Lg Pos   G    PO    A    E   DP    FP   GS   Inn     RF  
+--------------+---+----+-----+----+----+----+-----+----+------+-----+
 1978 21 MLA AL  3B   69    69  120   10    9  .950   58  522.0  3.26
                 SS   33    79   63    5   11  .966   28  240.0  5.32
                 2B    9     8    7    1    2  .938    0   20.1  6.64
 1979 22 MLA AL  2B  151   484  380   12  103  .986  146 1287.1  6.04
                 SS    9     5    5    0    0 1.000    0   16.2  5.40
 1980 23 MLA AL  2B  122   330  316   20   78  .970  106  981.0  5.93
                 3B    2     0    0    0    0  .000    0    6.0  0.00
                 SS    1     1    0    0    0 1.000    0    1.0  9.00
 1981 24 MLA AL  RF   92   176   12    8    3  .959   89  794.2  2.13
                 CF    4     8    0    0    0 1.000    4   35.0  2.06
 1982 25 MLA AL  3B  161   118  259   34   33  .917  161 1376.0  2.47
                 SS    2     0    0    0    0  .000    0    2.0  0.00
 1983 26 MLA AL  3B  153   156  275   21   31  .954  153 1362.1  2.85
 1984 27 MLA AL  3B   13    11   23    1    2  .971   13  107.0  2.86
 1985 28 MLA AL  3B  136   134  252   20   25  .951  133 1191.0  2.92
                 SS    1     0    1    0    0 1.000    0    1.0  9.00
 1986 29 MLA AL  3B  116   106  185   15   17  .951  104  980.2  2.67
                 CF    1     1    0    0    0 1.000    1    8.0  1.12
                 LF    3     2    0    0    0 1.000    0    8.0  2.25
 1987 30 MLA AL  3B  102    77  167   12   19  .953   97  890.0  2.47
                 2B   23    36   27    2    8  .969   14  122.1  4.63
 1988 31 MLA AL  3B  151   109  253   21   31  .945  148 1360.0  2.40
 1989 32 MLA AL  3B  154   122  249   21   33  .946  151 1347.0  2.48
                 2B    3     4    6    0    1 1.000    1   15.0  6.00
 1990 33 MLA AL  2B   97   246  229    6   48  .988   93  820.2  5.21
                 3B   19    15   34    6    2  .891   15  146.1  3.01
                 1B    1     1    0    0    0 1.000    0    2.0  4.50
                 SS    1     0    0    0    0  .000    0    1.0  0.00
 1991 34 MLA AL  1B   91   764   68   17   66  .980   90  783.1  9.56
 1992 35 MLA AL  1B   54   461   56    4   41  .992   54  477.2  9.74
 1993 36 TOA AL  1B   11    99   12    1   13  .991   11  100.1  9.96
 1994 37 TOA AL  1B    1    13    0    0    0 1.000    1    8.0 14.62
 1995 38 TOA AL  LF    1     0    0    0    0  .000    0    1.0  0.00
                 CF    1     0    0    0    0  .000    0    1.0  0.00
 1996 39 MNA AL  1B  145  1201  109    8  160  .994  145 1220.2  9.66
 1997 40 MNA AL  1B   67   504   34    4   47  .993   66  516.1  9.38
 1998 41 MNA AL  1B  115   935   77    7  120  .993  106  939.0  9.70
+--------------+---+----+-----+----+----+----+-----+----+------+-----+

Postseason Stats   Postseason Register
 Year Round Tm  Opp  W/L   G  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO   BA   OBP   SLG  SB 
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+
 1983 ALCS  MLA CHA   W    4  20  0  2  0  0  0   1  0  0  .100  .100  .100  0
      WS    MLA ATN   L    7  33  3  9  0  2  1   2  0  4  .273  .273  .485  2
 1997 ALDS  MNA NYA   L    4  15  0  3  0  0  0   1  1  5  .200  .250  .200  0
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+


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Managers

 Year  Tm    Record  Manager(s)
+----+-----+--------+------------------------------------------------------------+
 1978  MLA   91-71   Paul Weinberg
 1979  MLA   90-72   Paul Weinberg
 1980  MLA   94-68   Mark Simons
 1981  MLA   65-97   Mark Simons
 1982  MLA   83-79   Mark Simons
 1983  MLA   94-68   Mark Simons
 1984  MLA   68-94   Mark Simons
 1985  MLA   57-105  Mark Simons
 1986  MLA   57-105  Mark Simons
 1987  MLA   88-74   Mark Simons
 1988  MLA   95-67   Mark Simons
 1989  MLA   82-80   Mark Simons
 1990  MLA   63-99   Mark Simons
 1991  MLA   72-90   Mark Simons
 1992  MLA   85-77   Mark Simons
 1993  TOA   95-67   Alan Boodman
 1994  TOA   68-94   Alan Boodman, Rob Rife
 1995  TOA   67-95   Rob Rife
 1996  MNA   76-86   Darren Dawson
 1997  MNA   86-76   Darren Dawson
 1998  MNA   59-103  Darren Dawson

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