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Paul Molitor Paul Molitor
Full name: Paul Leo Molitor
Born: August 22, 1956, St. Paul, Minnesota
First Game: April 7, 1978; Final Game: September 27, 1998
Bat: Right Throw: Right Height: 6' 0" Weight: 185
Selected to the Hall of Fame in 2004
World Series MVP (1993)
TSN AL Rookie Player of the Year (1978)
DH on TSN AL All-Star Team (1987, 1993 to 1994 and 1996)
AL Silver Slugger as DH (1987 to 1988, 1993 and 1996)
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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
1978 MIL A Daily Splits  125   521   73  142  26   4   6   45   19   2   54   4   7   5   0  12   6   30  12  .273  .301  .372   0.7 1978 MIL A
1979 MIL A Daily Splits  140   584   88  188  27  16   9   62   48   5   48   2   6   5   0  10   9   33  13  .322  .372  .469   3.5 1979 MIL A
1980 MIL A Daily Splits  111   450   81  137  29   2   9   37   48   4   48   3   6   5   0   6   9   34   7  .304  .372  .438   3.4 1980 MIL A
1981 MIL A Daily Splits   64   251   45   67  11   0   2   19   25   1   29   3   5   0   0   4   3   10   6  .267  .341  .335  -0.2 1981 MIL A
1982 MIL A Daily Splits  160   666  136  201  26   8  19   71   69   1   93   1  10   5   0  14   9   41   9  .302  .366  .450   3.0 1982 MIL A
1983 MIL A Daily Splits  152   608   95  164  28   6  15   47   59   4   74   2   7   6   0   8  12   41   8  .270  .333  .410   1.6 1983 MIL A
1984 MIL A Daily Splits   13    46    3   10   1   0   0    6    2   0    8   0   0   1   0   0   0    1   0  .217  .245  .239   0.0 1984 MIL A
1985 MIL A Daily Splits  140   576   93  171  28   3  10   48   54   6   80   1   7   4   0  10  12   21   7  .297  .356  .408   1.2 1985 MIL A
1986 MIL A Daily Splits  105   437   62  123  24   6   9   55   40   0   81   0   2   3   0   6   9   20   5  .281  .340  .426   0.3 1986 MIL A
1987 MIL A Daily Splits  118   465  114  164  41   5  16   75   69   2   67   2   5   1   0   4   4   45  10  .353  .438  .566   4.0 1987 MIL A
1988 MIL A Daily Splits  154   609  115  190  34   6  13   60   71   8   54   2   5   3   1   5  10   41  10  .312  .384  .452   2.8 1988 MIL A
1989 MIL A Daily Splits  155   615   84  194  35   4  11   56   64   4   67   4   4   9   0  14  11   27  11  .315  .379  .439   4.2 1989 MIL A
1990 MIL A Daily Splits  103   418   64  119  27   6  12   45   37   4   51   1   0   2   0   7   7   18   3  .285  .343  .464   2.2 1990 MIL A
1991 MIL A Daily Splits  158   665  133  216  32  13  17   75   77  16   62   6   0   1   3   9  11   19   8  .325  .399  .489   3.7 1991 MIL A
1992 MIL A Daily Splits  158   609   89  195  36   7  12   89   73  12   66   3   4  11   1  10  13   31   6  .320  .389  .461   3.0 1992 MIL A
1993 TOR A Daily Splits  160   636  121  211  37   5  22  111   77   3   71   3   1   8   0  11  13   22   4  .332  .402  .509   3.2 1993 TOR A
1994 TOR A Daily Splits  115   454   86  155  30   4  14   75   55   4   48   1   0   5   1   6  13   20   0  .341  .410  .518   2.3 1994 TOR A
1995 TOR A Daily Splits  130   525   63  142  31   2  15   60   61   1   57   5   3   4   0   6  10   12   0  .270  .350  .423  -0.3 1995 TOR A
1996 MIN A Daily Splits  161   660   99  225  41   8   9  113   56  10   72   3   0   9   1  14  21   18   6  .341  .390  .468   0.9 1996 MIN A
1997 MIN A Daily Splits  135   538   63  164  32   4  10   89   45   8   73   0   2  12   0   4   8   11   4  .305  .351  .435  -0.3 1997 MIN A
1998 MIN A Daily Splits  126   502   75  141  29   5   4   69   45   5   41   1   1  10   0  10  19    9   2  .281  .335  .382  -1.4 1998 MIN A
Total            Splits 2683 10835 1782 3319 605 114 234 1307 1094 100 1244  47  75 109   7 170 209  504 131  .306  .369  .448  37.8 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 MIL A Daily Splits    5    20    2    5   0   0   1    1    2   0    5   0   1   0   0   1   0    0   0  .250  .318  .400 1981 MIL A
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
1982 MIL A Daily Splits    5    19    4    6   1   0   2    5    2   0    3   0   0   0   0   1   1    1   1  .316  .381  .684 1982 MIL A
1993 TOR A Daily Splits    6    23    7    9   2   1   1    5    3   1    3   1   0   0   0   1   0    0   0  .391  .481  .696 1993 TOR A
Total            Splits   11    42   11   15   3   1   3   10    5   1    6   1   0   0   0   2   1    1   1  .357  .438  .690 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
World Series Batting RecordWorld 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
1982 MIL A Daily Splits    7    31    5   11   0   0   0    3    2   0    4   0   0   0   0   0   1    1   1  .355  .394  .355 1982 MIL A
1993 TOR A Daily Splits    6    24   10   12   2   2   2    8    3   0    0   1   0   0   0   1   0    1   0  .500  .571 1.000 1993 TOR A
Total            Splits   13    55   15   23   2   2   2   11    5   0    4   1   0   0   0   1   1    2   1  .418  .475  .636 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 AL    Daily Splits    1     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1985 AL   
1988 AL    Daily Splits    1     3    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   1    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1988 AL   
1991 AL    Daily Splits    1     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   1   1   0    0   0     -     -     - 1991 AL   
1992 AL    Daily Splits    1     2    0    1   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .500  .500  .500 1992 AL   
1993 AL    Daily Splits    1     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    1   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .500  .000 1993 AL   
1994 AL    Daily Splits    1     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1994 AL   
Total            Splits    6     8    0    1   0   0   0    0    1   0    3   0   0   0   1   1   1    0   0  .125  .222  .125 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

Fielding RecordFielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1978 MIL A Daily  2B   91   87   86   784.1   197  283   12   57   0  .976
1978 MIL A        SS   31   31   30   271      54  118   10   17   0  .945
1978 MIL A        DH    2    1    1                                      -
1978 MIL A        3B    1    1    0     7       2    0    0    0   0 1.000
1979 MIL A Daily  2B  122  121  119  1075.2   289  413   15   81   1  .979
1979 MIL A        SS   10    9    9    89      20   27    1    3   0  .979
1979 MIL A        DH    8    8    8                                      -
1980 MIL A Daily  2B   91   90   86   798.1   240  294   16   80   0  .971
1980 MIL A        SS   12   11   11    99      19   41    4   10   0  .938
1980 MIL A        DH    7    7    7                                      -
1980 MIL A        3B    1    1    1     9       1    1    0    0   0 1.000
1981 MIL A Daily  OF   47   47   45   421.2   119    4    3    1   0  .976     0   43    4 
1981 MIL A        CF   43   43   41   385.2   113    4    2    1   0  .983
1981 MIL A        DH   15   15   15                                      -
1981 MIL A        RF    4    4    4    36       8    0    1    0   0  .889
1982 MIL A Daily  3B  151  150  145  1338.1   128  340   29   48   0  .942
1982 MIL A        DH    6    6    6                                      -
1982 MIL A        SS    4    3    3    27       6   10    3    0   0  .842
1983 MIL A Daily  3B  146  145  144  1297.1   105  343   16   37   0  .966
1983 MIL A        DH    2    0    0                                      -
1984 MIL A Daily  3B    7    7    7    63       7   21    2    3   0  .933
1984 MIL A        DH    4    3    3                                      -
1985 MIL A Daily  3B  135  133  129  1168     126  263   19   30   0  .953
1985 MIL A        DH    4    4    4                                      -
1986 MIL A Daily  3B   91   91   89   804      82  170   15   25   0  .944
1986 MIL A        DH   10   10   10                                      -
1986 MIL A        OF    4    4    3    34       4    1    0    0   0 1.000     4    0    0 
1986 MIL A        LF    4    4    3    34       4    1    0    0   0 1.000
1987 MIL A Daily  DH   58   58   57                                      -
1987 MIL A        3B   41   40   30   329      25   64    5    8   0  .947
1987 MIL A        2B   19   18   16   165      35   49    0   16   0 1.000
1988 MIL A Daily  3B  105  104   88   896      86  187   17   15   0  .941
1988 MIL A        DH   49   49   48                                      -
1988 MIL A        2B    1    1    0     8       1    1    0    0   0 1.000
1989 MIL A Daily  3B  112  112   98   968.1    78  243   17   18   0  .950
1989 MIL A        DH   28   28   28                                      -
1989 MIL A        2B   16   15   12   123      28   44    1    9   0  .986
1990 MIL A Daily  2B   60   60   49   503.1   136  190    4   36   0  .988
1990 MIL A        1B   37   36   32   311     325   25    5   28   0  .986
1990 MIL A        DH    4    4    4                                      -
1990 MIL A        3B    2    2    2    18       2    7    1    1   0  .900
1991 MIL A Daily  DH  112  112  111                                      -
1991 MIL A        1B   46   46   40   406.2   389   32    6   52   0  .986
1992 MIL A Daily  DH  108  108  106                                      -
1992 MIL A        1B   48   48   44   425.2   461   26    2   44   0  .996
1993 TOR A Daily  DH  137  137  135                                      -
1993 TOR A        1B   23   23   22   206     178   14    3   16   0  .985
1994 TOR A Daily  DH  110  110  109                                      -
1994 TOR A        1B    5    5    5    44      47    3    0    6   0 1.000
1995 TOR A Daily  DH  129  129  127                                      -
1996 MIN A Daily  DH  143  143  138                                      -
1996 MIN A        1B   17   17   16   145.2   138   13    1   13   0  .993
1997 MIN A Daily  DH  122  121  118                                      -
1997 MIN A        1B   12   12    9    97.1    99    7    1    6   0  .991
1998 MIN A Daily  DH  115  115  112                                      -
1998 MIN A        1B    9    9    8    74      79    7    0    4   0 1.000
Total             DH 1173 1168 1147                                      -
Total             3B  792  786  733  6898     642 1639  121  185   0  .950
Total             2B  400  392  368  3457.2   926 1274   48  279   1  .979
Total             1B  197  196  176  1710.1  1716  127   18  169   0  .990
Total             SS   57   54   53   486      99  196   18   30   0  .942
Total             OF   51   51   48   455.2   123    5    3    1   0  .977     4   43    4 
Total             CF   43   43   41   385.2   113    4    2    1   0  .983
Total             LF    4    4    3    34       4    1    0    0   0 1.000
Total             RF    4    4    4    36       8    0    1    0   0  .889
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 MIL A Daily  OF    5    5    5    44       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    2    3 
1981 MIL A        RF    3    3    3    27       6    0    0    0   0 1.000
1981 MIL A        CF    2    2    2    17       5    0    0    0   0 1.000
League Championship Series Fielding RecordLeague Championship Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
1982 MIL A Daily  3B    5    5    5    43       4   11    2    2   0  .882
1993 TOR A Daily  DH    6    6    6                                      -
Total             DH    6    6    6                                      -
Total             3B    5    5    5    43       4   11    2    2   0  .882
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
World Series Fielding RecordWorld Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
1982 MIL A Daily  3B    7    7    7    60       4    9    0    1   0 1.000
1993 TOR A Daily  DH    3    3    3                                      -
1993 TOR A        3B    2    2    1    16       0    2    0    0   0 1.000
1993 TOR A        1B    1    1    1     9       7    1    0    2   0 1.000
Total             3B    9    9    8    76       4   11    0    1   0 1.000
Total             DH    3    3    3                                      -
Total             1B    1    1    1     9       7    1    0    2   0 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
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 AL    Daily  OF    1    0    0     1       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    1    0 
1985 AL           3B    1    0    0     2       0    0    0    0   0     -
1985 AL           CF    1    0    0     1       0    0    0    0   0     -
1988 AL    Daily  2B    1    1    0     4       1    2    0    0   0 1.000
1991 AL    Daily  3B    1    0    0     2       0    0    0    0   0     -
1992 AL    Daily  1B    1    0    0     4       5    0    1    0   0  .833
1993 AL    Daily  DH    1    1    0                                      -
Total             3B    2    0    0     4       0    0    0    0   0     -
Total             2B    1    1    0     4       1    2    0    0   0 1.000
Total             CF    1    0    0     1       0    0    0    0   0     -
Total             1B    1    0    0     4       5    0    1    0   0  .833
Total             DH    1    1    0                                      -
Total             OF    1    0    0     1       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    1    0 
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G

TransactionsTransactions
Selected by St. Louis Cardinals in the 28th round of the free-agent draft - did not
sign (June 5, 1974).

Selected by Milwaukee Brewers in the 1st round (3rd pick overall) of the free-agent
draft (June 7, 1977).

Granted free agency (November 9, 1987).

Signed by Milwaukee Brewers (January 5, 1988).

Granted free agency (October 30, 1992).

Signed by Toronto Blue Jays (December 7, 1992).

Granted free agency (November 3, 1995).

Signed by Minnesota Twins (December 5, 1995).

Granted free agency (October 28, 1997).

Signed by Minnesota Twins (December 6, 1997).

Granted free agency (October 26, 1998).


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