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Jim SundbergHigh Level: MLB Stat Years: 1973-1989 MLB Years: 1974-1989
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World Series Champion

PositionsC-1927, OF-3, DH-2Position when DraftedCPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJames Howard Sundberg
Height6-0Weight195BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMay 18,1951 [66.280]PlaceGalesburg,Illinois
High SchoolGalesburg (Galesburg,IL)
CollegeUniversity of Iowa (Iowa City,IA)

DraftedSelected by the Texas Rangers in the 1st round (2nd overall) of the 1973 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Texas Rangers in the 8th round (172nd overall) of the 1972 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 6th round (129th overall) of the 1969 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing ScoutsJoe Marchese
MLB DebutApril 4,1974 [22.322]
OrganizationsTEX [13] CHN [2] KCA [2] MIL [1] Awards7Awards Voting3-55
TBC Player ID18619Retrosheet IDsundj001MLBAM ID122983
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed33Power52Contact47XBH47RBIs49Runs30Hitting52Durability73Team.489Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1973PittsfieldNYPLA---22912423972140540000000000.298.298.417.71510119242.283.119.120.3210.000.000.002.0748.4026.39
1974Texas RangersALMLBtex10c2313236845911333362462610172016.247.354.323.67711919449.288.076.239.32313.8113.590.980.67122.6720.88
1975Texas RangersALMLBtex10c241554724594906363151774130016.199.283.256.53912115540.226.057.169.2619.4414.261.511.1178.6715.96
1976Texas RangersALMLBtex10c2514044833102242334003761092015.228.285.310.59513929496.256.082.165.2807.4612.301.650.60149.3328.43
1977Texas RangersALMLBtex10c2614945361132203665235377220508.291.365.389.75417629533.336.098.212.3419.9414.451.451.1375.5021.97
1978Texas RangersALMLBtex10c2714951854144236658256470334618.278.358.380.73819735592.309.102.220.33610.8111.821.091.0186.3324.31
1979Texas RangersALMLBtex12c2815049550136234564335151555517.275.345.368.71318232561.295.093.196.3229.099.091.000.8999.0023.53
1980Texas RangersALMLBtex10c29151505591382411063226467165315.273.353.384.73719435581.296.111.238.33511.0211.531.051.7250.5025.36
1981Texas RangersALMLBtex10c30102339429417232825504813365.277.369.366.73512422396.313.089.227.33712.6312.120.960.76113.0023.40
1982Texas RangersALMLBtex10c31139470371182251047264957191211.251.322.383.70518037530.267.132.228.3189.2510.751.161.8947.0031.36
1983Texas RangersALMLBtex10c32131378307614022804356427108.201.272.254.5269616423.236.053.135.2478.2715.131.830.47189.0021.05
1984Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil8c33110348439119474311386306325.261.332.399.73113930395.299.138.247.3289.6215.951.661.7749.7132.97
1985Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca8c341153673890124103502336714239.245.308.381.68914026407.274.136.221.3068.1116.462.032.4636.7028.89
1986Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca8c35140429419191124211579102317.212.303.322.62513822491.240.110.242.28711.6118.531.602.4435.7524.18
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn11c36611399282041500194021033.201.306.302.608426161.253.101.237.27411.8024.842.112.4834.7521.43
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn11c37245481310290081503101.241.333.370.70320366.289.129.278.32212.1222.731.883.0327.0023.08
1988Texas RangersALMLBtex10c3738911326404130051703002.286.323.462.78542899.314.176.231.3505.0517.173.404.0422.7530.77
1988Totals for MLB-MLB         6214521395062200133206103.269.327.428.7556211165.306.159.248.3397.8819.392.463.6424.1728.21
1989Texas RangersALMLBtex10c38761471329712800233707103.197.304.299.6034410178.248.102.259.28512.9220.791.611.1273.5034.48
MLB Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter19626021621149324336956242037699963221183831159.248.327.348.67520933746898.280.100.213.00010.1313.961.381.3863.3825.05
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter912423972140540000000000.298.298.417.71510119242.283.119.120.0000.000.000.002.0748.4026.39
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter912423972140540000000000.298.298.417.71510119242.283.119.120.0000.000.000.002.0748.4026.39
Texas Rangers Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter15124684482118020027604801833544687191022922134.252.330.345.67516142875378.282.093.206.00010.1212.771.261.1278.0724.32
Kansas City Royals Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2557967918121522771390158165416.227.305.349.65427848898.256.122.232.00010.0217.591.762.4536.1826.52
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter110348439119474311386306325.261.332.399.73113930395.299.138.247.0009.6215.951.661.7749.7132.97
Chicago Cubs Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter8519317413062400275524134.212.314.321.635629227.263.109.249.00011.8924.232.042.6432.1721.95
Average MLB - Per 162 games162497511232038522358802103313.248.327.348.67517331570.280.100.213.00010.1313.961.381.3863.3825.05
Average Minor - Per 162 games16243169128250971000000000.298.298.417.71518034431.283.119.120.0000.000.000.002.0748.4026.39

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1974Texas RangersALMLBtex23C132--72269815799791.9905.99-674360.96132100.082.5
1975Texas RangersALMLBtex24C155--7911011711909892.9815.75-776554.29155100.095.7
1976Texas RangersALMLBtex25C140--71996711822815.9915.82-956957.96140100.086.4
1977Texas RangersALMLBtex26C149--801103512909904.9946.07-435543.95149100.092.0
1978Texas RangersALMLBtex27DH1---------------1490.70.6
1978Texas RangersALMLBtex27C148--76991314863860.9975.81-757051.7814999.391.4
1979Texas RangersALMLBtex28C150--75475414833829.9955.53-765358.98150100.092.6
1980Texas RangersALMLBtex29C151--8537677936929.9936.15-1025266.217151100.093.8
1981Texas RangersALMLBtex30OF2--1---111.0000.50------1022.01.9
1981Texas RangersALMLBtex30C98--4645229518516.9965.27-413851.9810296.193.3
1982Texas RangersALMLBtex31C132--60769615682676.9915.12-775160.21613995.081.5
1982Texas RangersALMLBtex31OF1--5---551.0005.00------1390.70.6
1983Texas RangersALMLBtex32C131--6185652679674.9935.15-795160.810131100.080.9
1984Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil33C109--5565536614611.9955.61-424250.0211099.167.7
1985Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca34C112--57241510618613.9925.47-602570.6611597.469.1
1986Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca35C134--68646411736732.9955.46-684361.31314095.782.7
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36C57--2733422309307.9945.39-431771.716193.435.4
1988Texas RangersALMLBtex37C36--1419-21501501.0004.17-18675.033894.722.4
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn37C20--887-195951.0004.75-15768.222483.312.3
1989Texas RangersALMLBtex38C73--3532733383380.9925.21-342161.8107696.145.1
1989Texas RangersALMLBtex38DH1---------------761.30.6
MLB Totals for C - 16 season(s)-   C1927--97671007811451085510774.9935.59-101270858.813019270.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF3--6---661.0002.00------30.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 2 season(s)-   DH2---------------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1974Texas RangersALMLBtex23-132---------
1975Texas RangersALMLBtex24-155---------
1976Texas RangersALMLBtex25-140---------
1977Texas RangersALMLBtex26-149---------
1978Texas RangersALMLBtex27-148--------1
1979Texas RangersALMLBtex28-150---------
1980Texas RangersALMLBtex29-151---------
1981Texas RangersALMLBtex30-98-------2-
1982Texas RangersALMLBtex31-132-------1-
1983Texas RangersALMLBtex32-131---------
1984Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil33-109---------
1985Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca34-112---------
1986Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca35-134---------
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36-57---------
1988Texas RangersALMLBtex37-36---------
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn37-20---------
1989Texas RangersALMLBtex38-73--------1

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1985Kansas City RoyalsChamp. SeriesMLB34724341116001700000.167.200.417.61710325.188.250.2924.0028.007.004.0024.0075.00
1985Kansas City RoyalsWorld SeriesMLB34724662001006400000.250.400.333.7338230.300.083.33320.0013.330.670.000.0033.33
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs724341116001700000.167.200.417.61710325.188.250.2924.0028.007.004.0024.0075.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs724662001006400000.250.400.333.7338230.300.083.33320.0013.330.670.000.0033.33

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1990Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex39Broadcaster1628379.51220.03Bobby Valentine
1991Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex40Broadcaster1628577.52510.03Bobby Valentine
1992Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex41Broadcaster1627785.47519.04Toby Harrah,Bobby Valentine
1993Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex42Broadcaster1628676.5318.02Kevin Kennedy
1994Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex43Broadcaster1145262.456--1Kevin Kennedy
1995Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex44Broadcaster1447470.5144.53Johnny Oates
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [7]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1976American League Gold Glove (Catcher)1
1977American League Gold Glove (Catcher)1
1978American League Gold Glove (Catcher) ... American League Player of the Week (May 15-May 21)2
1979American League Gold Glove (Catcher)1
1980American League Gold Glove (Catcher)1
1981American League Gold Glove (Catcher)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
1989-01-06ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rangers. 
1988-11-04Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1988-07-21ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rangers. 
1988-07-15Released by Cubs. 
1987-03-30TradeTraded by Royals to Cubs for Dave Gumpert and Thad Bosley. 
1985-01-18TradeTraded by Brewers to Royals for Bill Nance, Danny Darwin and Tim Leary. 
1983-12-08TradeTraded by Rangers to Brewers for Dan Scarpetta and Ned Yost. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll34608,333-159874++370,78060,000608,333
1986Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll35653,128-177875++386,34760,0001,261,461
1987Chicago CubsTeam Payroll36791,667-110885++344,90660,0002,053,128
1988Chicago CubsTeam Payroll3762,500-60436-392,10762,5002,115,628
1988Texas RangersTeam Payroll3762,500-60438-392,10762,5002,115,628
1989Texas RangersTeam Payroll38475,000-257868++429,80262,5002,590,628
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red