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Lou Piniella Lou Piniella
Full name: Louis Victor Piniella
Born: August 28, 1943, Tampa, Florida
First Game: September 4, 1964; Final Game: June 16, 1984
Managed First Game: April 8, 1986
Bat: Right Throw: Right Height: 6' 0" Weight: 182
Cousin of Dave Magadan
AL Rookie of the Year (1969)
AL Manager of the Year (1995 and 2001)
TSN AL Manager of the Year (2001)
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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
1964 BAL A Daily Splits    4     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000   0.0 1964 BAL A
1968 CLE A Daily Splits    6     5    1    0   0   0   0    1    0   0    0   0   0   1   0   1   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  -0.2 1968 CLE A
1969 KC  A Daily Splits  135   493   43  139  21   6  11   68   33   2   56   3   1   9   0  11  12    2   4  .282  .325  .416   0.5 1969 KC  A
1970 KC  A Daily Splits  144   542   54  163  24   5  11   88   35   6   42   2   2   5   0   6  15    3   6  .301  .342  .424  -0.3 1970 KC  A
1971 KC  A Daily Splits  126   448   43  125  21   5   3   51   21   4   43   2   0   5   0   5  12    5   3  .279  .311  .368  -1.5 1971 KC  A
1972 KC  A Daily Splits  151   574   65  179  33   4  11   72   34   9   59   8   4   4   0   4  25    7   2  .312  .356  .441   1.8 1972 KC  A
1973 KC  A Daily Splits  144   513   53  128  28   1   9   69   30   7   65   2   3   5   0   8  22    5   7  .250  .291  .361  -3.2 1973 KC  A
1974 NY  A Daily Splits  140   518   71  158  26   0   9   70   32   7   58   2   4  11   0  11  18    1   8  .305  .341  .407   1.2 1974 NY  A
1975 NY  A Daily Splits   74   199    7   39   4   1   0   22   16   3   22   3   0   3   0   7  13    0   0  .196  .262  .226  -2.0 1975 NY  A
1976 NY  A Daily Splits  100   327   36   92  16   6   3   38   18   8   34   2   3   1   0   8   4    0   1  .281  .322  .394   0.1 1976 NY  A
1977 NY  A Daily Splits  103   339   47  112  19   3  12   45   20   3   31   1   5   4   0   3  12    2   2  .330  .365  .510   0.9 1977 NY  A
1978 NY  A Daily Splits  130   472   67  148  34   5   6   69   34   8   36   2   4   1   0  12  12    3   1  .314  .361  .445   1.2 1978 NY  A
1979 NY  A Daily Splits  130   461   49  137  22   2  11   69   17   6   31   2   3   8   0   6  17    3   2  .297  .320  .425  -0.4 1979 NY  A
1980 NY  A Daily Splits  116   321   39   92  18   0   2   27   29   5   20   0   2   3   0   6  17    0   2  .287  .343  .361  -0.6 1980 NY  A
1981 NY  A Daily Splits   60   159   16   44   9   0   5   18   13   4    9   0   2   0   0   2   7    0   1  .277  .331  .428   0.4 1981 NY  A
1982 NY  A Daily Splits  102   261   33   80  17   1   6   37   18   6   18   1   2   1   0   7  12    0   1  .307  .352  .448   0.4 1982 NY  A
1983 NY  A Daily Splits   53   148   19   43   9   1   2   16   11   3   12   1   0   0   0   0   4    1   1  .291  .344  .405  -0.1 1983 NY  A
1984 NY  A Daily Splits   29    86    8   26   4   1   1    6    7   1    5   0   0   0   0   0   7    0   0  .302  .355  .407   0.1 1984 NY  A
Total            Splits 1747  5867  651 1705 305  41 102  766  368  82  541  31  35  61   0  97 209   32  41  .291  .333  .409  -1.7 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 NY  A Daily Splits    3     9    1    1   0   0   1    2    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   1    0   0  .111  .111  .444 1981 NY  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
1976 NY  A Daily Splits    4    11    1    3   1   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .273  .273  .364 1976 NY  A
1977 NY  A Daily Splits    5    21    1    7   3   0   0    2    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   1   0    0   0  .333  .333  .476 1977 NY  A
1978 NY  A Daily Splits    4    17    2    4   0   0   0    0    0   0    3   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .235  .235  .235 1978 NY  A
1980 NY  A Daily Splits    2     5    1    1   0   0   1    1    2   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .200  .429  .800 1980 NY  A
1981 NY  A Daily Splits    3     5    2    3   0   0   1    3    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .600  .600 1.200 1981 NY  A
Total            Splits   18    59    7   18   4   0   2    6    2   0    6   0   0   0   0   1   0    0   0  .305  .328  .475 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
1976 NY  A Daily Splits    4     9    1    3   1   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .333  .333  .444 1976 NY  A
1977 NY  A Daily Splits    6    22    1    6   0   0   0    3    0   0    3   1   0   1   0   0   1    0   0  .273  .292  .273 1977 NY  A
1978 NY  A Daily Splits    6    25    3    7   0   0   0    4    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   1    1   0  .280  .280  .280 1978 NY  A
1981 NY  A Daily Splits    6    16    2    7   1   0   0    3    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   1   1    1   0  .438  .438  .500 1981 NY  A
Total            Splits   22    72    7   23   2   0   0   10    0   0    4   1   0   1   0   1   3    2   0  .319  .324  .347 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
1972 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 1972 AL   

Fielding RecordFielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1968 CLE A Daily  OF    2    1    0     6       1    0    0    0   0 1.000     2    0    0 
1968 CLE A        LF    2    1    0     6       1    0    0    0   0 1.000
1969 KC  A Daily  OF  129  125  115  1117     278   13    7    1   0  .977   125    4    1 
1969 KC  A        LF  125  121  111  1070     266   13    7    1   0  .976
1969 KC  A        CF    4    3    3    38       7    0    0    0   0 1.000
1969 KC  A        RF    1    1    1     9       1    0    0    0   0 1.000
1970 KC  A Daily  OF  139  138  134  1221     247    6    4    2   0  .984   139    0    0 
1970 KC  A        LF  139  138  134  1221     244    7    4    2   0  .984
1970 KC  A        1B    1    0    0     1       3    0    0    0   0 1.000
1971 KC  A Daily  OF  115  113  112   994     201    6    3    2   0  .986   115    0    0 
1971 KC  A        LF  115  113  112   994     200    6    3    2   0  .986
1972 KC  A Daily  OF  149  149  137  1287.1   275    8    7    2   0  .976   149    0    0 
1972 KC  A        LF  149  149  137  1287.1   279    8    7    2   0  .976
1973 KC  A Daily  OF  128  125  109  1070.2   196    9    3    3   0  .986   128    0    0 
1973 KC  A        LF  128  125  109  1070.2   196    9    3    3   0  .986
1973 KC  A        DH    9    8    8                                      -
1974 NY  A Daily  OF  130  128  104  1103     265   16    3    0   0  .989    99    0   34 
1974 NY  A        LF   99   95   86   831.1   199   13    2    1   0  .991
1974 NY  A        RF   34   33   18   271.2    69    3    1    0   0  .986
1974 NY  A        DH    6    6    5                                      -
1974 NY  A        1B    1    0    0     5       5    0    0    0   0 1.000
1975 NY  A Daily  OF   45   41   29   341      65    5    1    0   0  .986    15    0   30 
1975 NY  A        RF   30   27   16   224      35    4    1    0   0  .975
1975 NY  A        LF   15   14   13   117      27    1    0    0   0 1.000
1975 NY  A        DH   12    8    6                                      -
1976 NY  A Daily  OF   49   44   36   402.2   106    4    2    0   0  .982    11    0   39 
1976 NY  A        RF   39   37   30   330.2    84    1    2    0   0  .977
1976 NY  A        DH   38   35   33                                      -
1976 NY  A        LF   11    7    6    72      22    3    0    0   0 1.000
1977 NY  A Daily  OF   51   47   41   411.1    77    2    2    0   0  .975    24    0   27 
1977 NY  A        DH   43   38   34                                      -
1977 NY  A        RF   27   25   20   215.1    45    1    2    0   0  .958
1977 NY  A        LF   24   22   21   196      31    1    0    0   0 1.000
1977 NY  A        1B    1    1    1     9       9    1    0    0   0 1.000
1978 NY  A Daily  OF  103  101   87   878.1   213    4    7    0   0  .969    80    0   26 
1978 NY  A        LF   80   75   67   668     163    2    6    0   0  .965
1978 NY  A        RF   26   26   20   210.1    55    2    1    0   0  .983
1978 NY  A        DH   23   19   19                                      -
1979 NY  A Daily  OF  112  102   94   922     204   13    4    1   0  .982    84    0   29 
1979 NY  A        LF   84   75   69   676     158    8    4    0   0  .976
1979 NY  A        RF   29   27   25   246      48    5    0    1   0 1.000
1979 NY  A        DH   16    9    7                                      -
1980 NY  A Daily  OF  103   77   42   691.2   157    8    5    1   0  .971   102    0    2 
1980 NY  A        LF  102   77   42   687.2   157    8    5    1   0  .971
1980 NY  A        DH    6    3    2                                      -
1980 NY  A        RF    2    0    0     4       1    0    0    0   0 1.000
1981 NY  A Daily  OF   36   30   18   254.2    69    2    1    1   0  .986    11    0   25 
1981 NY  A        RF   25   22   11   177      46    1    1    1   0  .979
1981 NY  A        DH   19   15    9                                      -
1981 NY  A        LF   11    8    7    77.2    24    1    0    0   0 1.000
1982 NY  A Daily  DH   55   33   24                                      -
1982 NY  A        OF   40   33   23   294.2    68    2    0    1   0 1.000    12    0   28 
1982 NY  A        RF   28   24   17   213.2    60    2    0    1   0 1.000
1982 NY  A        LF   12    9    6    81       8    0    0    0   0 1.000
1983 NY  A Daily  OF   43   40   19   326.2    67    4    3    2   0  .959    15    0   28 
1983 NY  A        RF   28   26   10   203      43    2    3    1   0  .938
1983 NY  A        LF   15   14    9   123.2    26    1    0    1   0 1.000
1983 NY  A        DH    1    1    0                                      -
1984 NY  A Daily  OF   24   23   12   189.2    40    3    0    0   0 1.000    15    0    9 
1984 NY  A        LF   15   14    8   116.2    23    3    0    1   0 1.000
1984 NY  A        RF    9    9    4    73      20    1    0    0   0 1.000
1984 NY  A        DH    2    0    0                                      -
Total             OF 1398 1317 1112 11511.2  2529  105   52   16   0  .981  1126    4  278 
Total             LF 1126 1057  937  9296    2024   84   41   14   0  .981
Total             RF  278  257  172  2177.2   507   22   11    4   0  .980
Total             DH  230  175  147                                      -
Total             CF    4    3    3    38       7    0    0    0   0 1.000
Total             1B    3    1    1    15      17    1    0    0   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
1981 NY  A Daily  DH    3    2    1                                      -
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
1976 NY  A Daily  DH    3    3    2                                      -
1977 NY  A Daily  OF    4    4    4    36       0    0    0    0   0     -     4    0    0 
1977 NY  A        LF    4    4    4    36       9    1    0    0   0 1.000
1977 NY  A        DH    1    1    1                                      -
1978 NY  A Daily  OF    4    4    4    35       0    0    0    0   0     -     1    0    3 
1978 NY  A        RF    3    3    3    27      10    0    0    0   0 1.000
1978 NY  A        LF    1    1    1     8       3    0    0    0   0 1.000
1980 NY  A Daily  OF    2    2    1    16       0    0    0    0   0     -     2    0    0 
1980 NY  A        LF    2    2    1    16       5    0    0    0   0 1.000
1981 NY  A Daily  DH    2    0    0                                      -
1981 NY  A        RF    1    0    0     4       0    0    0    0   0     -
1981 NY  A        OF    1    0    0     4       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    0    1 
Total             OF   11   10    9    91       0    0    0    0   0     -     7    0    4 
Total             LF    7    7    6    60      17    1    0    0   0 1.000
Total             DH    6    4    3                                      -
Total             RF    4    3    3    31      10    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
World Series Fielding RecordWorld Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1976 NY  A Daily  OF    2    1    1     9.2     0    0    0    0   0     -     0    0    2 
1976 NY  A        RF    2    1    1     9.2     0    0    0    0   0     -
1976 NY  A        DH    2    1    0                                      -
1977 NY  A Daily  OF    6    6    6    56       0    0    0    0   0     -     6    0    0 
1977 NY  A        LF    6    6    6    56      16    1    1    0   0  .944
1978 NY  A Daily  OF    6    6    4    50       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    0    6 
1978 NY  A        RF    6    6    4    50      14    1    0    1   0 1.000
1981 NY  A Daily  OF    4    3    2    26       0    0    0    0   0     -     2    0    3 
1981 NY  A        RF    3    2    2    18       5    0    0    0   0 1.000
1981 NY  A        LF    2    1    0     8       2    0    0    0   0 1.000
Total             OF   18   16   13   141.2     0    0    0    0   0     -     8    0   11 
Total             RF   11    9    7    77.2    19    1    0    1   0 1.000
Total             LF    8    7    6    64      18    1    1    0   0  .950
Total             DH    2    1    0                                      -
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

Managerial RecordManagerial Record
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING
1986 NY  A  162   90   72  .556   797   738                  2
1987 NY  A  162   89   73  .549   788   758                  4
1988 NY  A   93   45   48  .484   409   466   6-23           2  5
1990 CIN N  162   91   71  .562   693   597                  1
1991 CIN N  162   74   88  .457   689   691                  5
1992 CIN N  162   90   72  .556   660   609                  2
1993 SEA A  162   82   80  .506   734   731                  4
1994 SEA A  112   49   63  .438   569   616                  3
1995 SEA A  145   79   66  .545   796   708                  1
1996 SEA A  161   85   76  .528   993   895                  2
1997 SEA A  162   90   72  .556   925   833                  1
1998 SEA A  161   76   85  .472   859   855                  3
1999 SEA A  162   79   83  .488   859   905                  3
2000 SEA A  162   91   71  .562   907   780                  2
2001 SEA A   54   42   12  .778   325   223          6- 2    1  1
2001 SEA A  104   70   34  .673   571   387   6- 8           1  1
2002 SEA A  162   93   69  .574   814   699                  3
2003 TB  A  162   63   99  .389   715   852                  5
2004 TB  A  161   70   91  .435   714   842                  4
Total      2773 1448 1325  .522 13817 13185
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING
Division Series Managerial RecordDivision Series Managerial Record
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING
1995 SEA A    5    3    2  .600    35    33
1997 SEA A    4    1    3  .250    11    23
2000 SEA A    3    3    0 1.000    14     7
2001 SEA A    5    3    2  .600    16    26
Total        17   10    7  .588    76    89
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING
League Championship Series Managerial RecordLeague Championship Series Managerial Record
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING
1990 CIN N    6    4    2  .667    20    15
1995 SEA A    6    2    4  .333    12    23
2000 SEA A    6    2    4  .333    18    31
2001 SEA A    5    1    4  .200    22    25
Total        23    9   14  .391    72    94
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING
World Series Managerial RecordWorld Series Managerial Record
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING
1990 CIN N    4    4    0 1.000    22     8
All-Star Game Managerial RecordAll-Star Game Managerial Record
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING
1991 NL       1    0    1  .000     2     4

TransactionsTransactions
Signed as an amateur free agent by Cleveland Indians (June 9, 1962).

Selected by Washington Senators from Cleveland Indians in the first-year minor league draft (November 26, 1962).

Traded by Washington Senators to Baltimore Orioles (August 4, 1964) completing trade
in which Baltimore Orioles traded Buster Narum to Washington Senators in exchange
for a player to be named later (March 31, 1964).

Traded by Baltimore Orioles to Cleveland Indians in exchange for Cam Carreon (March
10, 1966).

Selected by Seattle Pilots from Cleveland Indians (28th pick overall) in the
expansion draft (October 15, 1968).

Traded by Seattle Pilots to Kansas City Royals in exchange for Steve Whitaker and
John Gelnar (April 1, 1969).

Traded by Kansas City Royals with Ken Wright to New York Yankees in exchange for
Lindy McDaniel (December 7, 1973).


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