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Jose Cruz Jose Cruz
Full name: Jose (Dilan) Cruz
Born: August 8, 1947, Arroyo, Puerto Rico
First Game: September 19, 1970; Final Game: July 19, 1988
Bat: Left Throw: Left Height: 6' 0" Weight: 170
Father of Jose Cruz
Brother of Hector Cruz
Brother of Tommy Cruz
OF on TSN NL All-Star Team (1984)
NL Silver Slugger as OF (1983 to 1984)
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Batting RecordBatting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
1970 STL N Daily Splits    6    17    2    6   1   0   0    1    4   0    0   1   0   0   0   0   1    0   0  .353  .500  .412   0.3 1970 STL N
1971 STL N Daily Splits   83   292   46   80  13   2   9   27   49   6   35   1   1   3   0   3   6    6   3  .274  .377  .425   0.5 1971 STL N
1972 STL N Daily Splits  117   332   33   78  14   4   2   23   36   3   54   1   2   3   0   5   4    9   3  .235  .309  .319  -0.6 1972 STL N
1973 STL N Daily Splits  132   406   51   92  22   5  10   57   51   4   66   1   6   7   0   3   8   10   4  .227  .310  .379  -1.0 1973 STL N
1974 STL N Daily Splits  107   161   24   42   4   3   5   20   20   5   27   0   0   1   0   3   3    4   2  .261  .341  .416   0.2 1974 STL N
1975 HOU N Daily Splits  120   315   44   81  15   2   9   49   52   6   44   1   3   6   0   4   6    6   3  .257  .358  .403   1.2 1975 HOU N
1976 HOU N Daily Splits  133   439   49  133  21   5   4   61   53   5   46   0   2   2   0   2   6   28  11  .303  .377  .401   2.4 1976 HOU N
1977 HOU N Daily Splits  157   579   87  173  31  10  17   87   69  13   67   0   3  10   0  10   4   44  23  .299  .368  .475   2.3 1977 HOU N
1978 HOU N Daily Splits  153   565   79  178  34   9  10   83   57   9   57   0   2   3   0  10   9   37   9  .315  .376  .460   2.9 1978 HOU N
1979 HOU N Daily Splits  157   558   73  161  33   7   9   72   72  16   66   0   1   5   0   9   5   36  14  .289  .367  .421   1.7 1979 HOU N
1980 HOU N Daily Splits  160   612   79  185  29   7  11   91   60  13   66   0   0   8   0  10  11   36  11  .302  .360  .426   2.9 1980 HOU N
1981 HOU N Daily Splits  107   409   53  109  16   5  13   55   35   4   49   0   0   7   0  10   7    5   7  .267  .319  .425   0.6 1981 HOU N
1982 HOU N Daily Splits  155   570   62  157  27   2   9   68   60  12   67   1   3   6   0   8  11   21  11  .275  .342  .377   0.9 1982 HOU N
1983 HOU N Daily Splits  160   594   85  189  28   8  14   92   65  10   86   1   1   3   0   7   4   30  16  .318  .385  .463   2.9 1983 HOU N
1984 HOU N Daily Splits  160   600   96  187  28  13  12   95   73  10   68   0   2  10   0  11   8   22   8  .312  .381  .462   3.7 1984 HOU N
1985 HOU N Daily Splits  141   544   69  163  34   4   9   79   43  10   74   0   0   3   0   6  11   16   5  .300  .349  .426   1.4 1985 HOU N
1986 HOU N Daily Splits  141   479   48  133  22   4  10   72   55  12   86   0   0   2   0  10   9    3   4  .278  .351  .403   0.2 1986 HOU N
1987 HOU N Daily Splits  126   365   47   88  17   4  11   38   36   3   65   0   1   3   0   7   4    4   1  .241  .307  .400  -0.6 1987 HOU N
1988 NY  A Daily Splits   38    80    9   16   2   0   1    7    8   1    8   0   0   0   0   2   2    0   1  .200  .273  .262  -0.7 1988 NY  A
Total NL                2315  7837 1027 2235 389  94 164 1070  890 141 1023   7  27  82   0 118 117  317 135  .285  .355  .422  21.9 Total NL        
Total AL                  38    80    9   16   2   0   1    7    8   1    8   0   0   0   0   2   2    0   1  .200  .273  .262  -0.7 Total AL        
Total            Splits 2353  7917 1036 2251 391  94 165 1077  898 142 1031   7  27  82   0 120 119  317 136  .284  .354  .420  21.2 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
Division Series Batting RecordDivision Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1981 HOU N Daily Splits    5    20    0    6   1   0   0    0    1   0    3   0   0   0   0   0   0    1   0  .300  .333  .350 1981 HOU N
League Championship Series Batting RecordLeague Championship Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1980 HOU N Daily Splits    5    15    3    6   1   1   0    4    8   3    1   0   0   0   0   0   1    0   0  .400  .609  .600 1980 HOU N
1986 HOU N Daily Splits    6    26    0    5   0   0   0    2    1   0    8   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .192  .222  .192 1986 HOU N
Total            Splits   11    41    3   11   1   1   0    6    9   3    9   0   0   0   0   0   1    0   0  .268  .400  .341 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
All-Star Game Batting RecordAll-Star Game Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1985 NL    Daily Splits    1     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    2   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    1   0  .000  .667  .000 1985 NL   

Fielding RecordFielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1970 STL N Daily  OF    4    4    4    37      16    0    0    0   0 1.000     0    0    4 
1970 STL N        RF    4    4    4    37      16    0    0    0   0 1.000
1971 STL N Daily  OF   83   80   77   730.1   197    2    5    1   0  .975     1   82    0 
1971 STL N        CF   82   80   77   729.1   196    2    5    1   0  .975
1971 STL N        LF    1    0    0     1       0    0    0    0   0     -
1972 STL N Daily  OF  102   89   75   805.2   220    9    5    5   0  .979    10   87    8 
1972 STL N        CF   87   79   66   694.2   204    7    5    4   0  .977
1972 STL N        LF   10    5    4    53       8    0    0    0   0 1.000
1972 STL N        RF    8    5    5    58       8    1    0    1   0 1.000
1973 STL N Daily  OF  118  110   97   986     276    2    6    1   0  .979     2   77   46 
1973 STL N        CF   77   69   59   616.1   199    1    4    0   0  .980
1973 STL N        RF   46   41   38   366.2    72    1    2    1   0  .973
1973 STL N        LF    2    0    0     3       0    0    0    0   0     -
1974 STL N Daily  OF   53   25   22   290.1    76    2    2    1   0  .975    20    8   27 
1974 STL N        RF   27   16   13   171.2    52    0    2    0   0  .963
1974 STL N        LF   20    5    5    76      16    0    0    0   0 1.000
1974 STL N        CF    8    4    4    42.2    11    1    0    1   0 1.000
1974 STL N        1B    1    1    0     7       5    0    0    2   0 1.000
1975 HOU N Daily  OF   94   80   71   732     187    6    4    0   0  .980    26    2   68 
1975 HOU N        RF   68   59   55   533.2   146    2    4    0   0  .974
1975 HOU N        LF   26   21   16   195.1    39    4    0    0   0 1.000
1975 HOU N        CF    2    0    0     3       1    0    0    0   0 1.000
1976 HOU N Daily  OF  125  114  105  1025     265   10    8    4   0  .972    84   14   32 
1976 HOU N        LF   84   78   70   692.1   176    5    6    2   0  .968
1976 HOU N        RF   32   24   24   227.2    54    2    2    1   0  .966
1976 HOU N        CF   14   12   11   105      36    1    0    1   0 1.000
1977 HOU N Daily  OF  154  150  142  1358.1   311   11    9    1   0  .973     0    6  154 
1977 HOU N        RF  154  147  142  1336.1   303   11    9    1   0  .972
1977 HOU N        CF    6    3    0    22       5    0    0    0   0 1.000
1978 HOU N Daily  OF  152  149  146  1323.2   311    4    8    0   0  .975     0    0  152 
1978 HOU N        RF  152  149  146  1323.2   313    4    8    0   0  .975
1978 HOU N        1B    2    2    0    13.1    17    1    0    1   0 1.000
1979 HOU N Daily  OF  156  156  138  1355.2   320    7   14    0   0  .959   156    0    0 
1979 HOU N        LF  156  156  138  1355.2   320   10   14    0   0  .959
1980 HOU N Daily  OF  158  158  149  1405.1   323   16   11    1   0  .969   158    0    0 
1980 HOU N        LF  158  158  149  1405.1   329   16   11    1   0  .969
1981 HOU N Daily  OF  104  104  101   929     237    5    4    2   0  .984   104    0    0 
1981 HOU N        LF  104  104  101   929     233    5    4    2   0  .983
1982 HOU N Daily  OF  155  153  145  1357.1   340    9   13    3   0  .964   155    0    0 
1982 HOU N        LF  155  153  145  1357.1   336    8   13    3   0  .964
1983 HOU N Daily  OF  160  158  150  1417.1   322    9    7    1   0  .979   160    0    0 
1983 HOU N        LF  160  158  150  1417.1   322    9    7    0   0  .979
1984 HOU N Daily  OF  160  159  148  1397.2   310   11    8    1   0  .976   160    0    0 
1984 HOU N        LF  160  159  148  1397.2   312   12    8    1   0  .976
1985 HOU N Daily  OF  137  137  126  1202     257   12    8    3   0  .971   136    1    0 
1985 HOU N        LF  136  136  125  1193     263   11    8    3   0  .972
1985 HOU N        CF    1    1    1     9       4    0    0    0   0 1.000
1986 HOU N Daily  OF  134  131   89  1106.2   237    5    4    1   0  .984   134    0    0 
1986 HOU N        LF  134  131   89  1106.2   237    3    4    1   0  .984
1987 HOU N Daily  OF   97   89   73   783.2   178    5    3    3   0  .984    97    0    0 
1987 HOU N        LF   97   89   73   783.2   178    6    3    3   0  .984
1988 NY  A Daily  DH   12   11   11                                      -
1988 NY  A        OF    8    6    2    44       8    0    1    0   0  .889     4    0    4 
1988 NY  A        RF    4    3    1    21       4    0    1    0   0  .800
1988 NY  A        LF    4    3    1    23       4    0    0    0   0 1.000
Total             OF 2154 2052 1860 18287    4391  125  120   28   0  .974  1407  277  495 
Total             LF 1407 1356 1214 11989.1  2773   89   78   16   0  .973
Total             RF  495  448  428  4075.2   968   21   28    4   0  .972
Total             CF  277  248  218  2222     656   12   14    7   0  .979
Total             DH   12   11   11                                      -
Total             1B    3    3    0    20.1    22    1    0    3   0 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
Division Series Fielding RecordDivision Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1981 HOU N Daily  OF    5    5    5    44       0    0    0    0   0     -     5    0    0 
1981 HOU N        LF    5    5    5    44      15    0    1    0   0  .938
League Championship Series Fielding RecordLeague Championship Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1980 HOU N Daily  OF    5    5    5    49       0    0    0    0   0     -     5    0    0 
1980 HOU N        LF    5    5    5    49      19    0    0    0   0 1.000
1986 HOU N Daily  OF    6    6    6    62.2     0    0    0    0   0     -     6    0    0 
1986 HOU N        LF    6    6    6    62.2    11    0    0    0   0 1.000
Total             OF   11   11   11   111.2     0    0    0    0   0     -    11    0    0 
Total             LF   11   11   11   111.2    30    0    0    0   0 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
All-Star Game Fielding RecordAll-Star Game Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1985 NL    Daily  OF    1    0    0     7       0    0    0    0   0     -     1    0    0 
1985 NL           LF    1    0    0     7       2    0    0    0   0 1.000

TransactionsTransactions
Signed as a non-drafted free agent by St. Louis Cardinals (October 27, 1966).

Sold by St. Louis Cardinals to Houston Astros (October 24, 1974).

Granted free agency (November 9, 1987).

Signed by New York Yankees (February 25, 1988).

Released by New York Yankees (July 22, 1988).


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