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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Donald Eulon Kessinger
Stat Years
1964-1979  [mlb] 1964-1979
Height/Weight
6-1 / 175
Bats/Throws
Both / Right
Positions
SS (1955) ... 2B (78) ... 3B (28) ... 1B (1)
Draft Position
SS
Born Date/Place
High School
Forrest City (Forrest City,AR)
Colleges
University of Mississippi (Oxford, Mississippi)
Draft
Signed as undrafted free agent by the Chicago Cubs in 1964
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1964-09-07 - Boxscore  (Age: 22.052)
Service Time
Organizations
CHN [12] CHA [3] SLN [2]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 13709 ... retro id: kessd101 ... mlbam id: 117024
Relations
Father of Keith Kessinger
Pitch Repertoire
TBC Apps
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Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1964Fort WorthTexAA----21ss---177280286662012000000000.236.236.271.507280768.000.035.0000.000.000.000.00.0012.1
    1964Chicago CubsNLMLBchn1121ssL-S-E-P1412120000000100000.167.167.167.3341220.000.000.1820.008.330.000.00.000.0
    1965Dallas-Fort WorthTexAA----22ss---246193345563014000000000.285.285.347.632193679.000.062.0000.000.000.000.00.0016.4
    1965Chicago CubsNLMLBchn1122ssL-S-E-P210630919624301412204423215.201.252.233.485336727.094.032.2325.9513.102.200.00.0011.3
    1966Chicago CubsNLMLBchn1123ssL-S-E-P3150533501468214313726460154511.274.306.302.60857816111.088.028.2964.507.961.77533.00.177.5
    1967Chicago CubsNLMLBchn1124ssL-S-E-P414558061134107042613338047413.231.275.272.54762815817.086.041.2665.2512.742.420.00.0012.7
    1968Chicago CubsNLMLBchn1125ssL-S-E-P516065563157147132993886211117.240.283.287.57070718822.105.047.2745.3712.162.26655.00.1414.0
    1969Chicago CubsNLMLBchn1126ssL-S-E-P6158664109181386453118617016545.273.332.366.69873724348.190.093.2978.289.501.15166.00.5426.5
    1970Chicago CubsNLMLBchn1127ssL-S-E-P7154631100168211413912666592102612.266.337.349.68671122036.197.083.2919.288.300.89631.00.1421.4
    1971Chicago CubsNLMLBchn1128ssL-S-E-P81556177715918623815852543141611.258.318.316.63468719526.154.058.2797.577.861.04308.50.2916.4
    1972Chicago CubsNLMLBchn1129ssL-S-E-P9149577771582061398767442131811.274.351.334.68566019327.179.060.29510.156.670.66577.00.1517.1
    1973Chicago CubsNLMLBchn1130ssL-S-E-P10160577521512230436657440721815.262.327.310.63764317925.147.048.2828.866.840.770.00.0016.6
    1974Chicago CubsNLMLBchn1131ssL-S-E-P1115359983155207142776254471714.259.332.321.65367319228.165.062.2839.218.020.87599.00.1518.1
    1975Chicago CubsNLMLBchn1132ssL-S-E-P12154601771462610046476847114924.243.317.319.63669319236.185.076.2599.816.780.690.00.0024.7
    1976St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln1133ssL-S-E-P1314550255120226140306151194513.239.320.313.63357715729.201.074.26210.578.840.84502.00.1724.2
    1977St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln1134ss-2bL-S-E-P14591341432400700142600113.239.309.269.578149364.134.030.2949.4017.451.860.00.0012.5
    1977Chicago White SoxALMLBcha3034ss-2bL-S-E-P14391191228320112113701123.235.308.294.602134355.176.059.2489.705.220.540.00.0017.9
    1978Chicago White SoxALMLBcha1135ssL-S-E-P15131431351101811312436340121110.255.312.309.62148013320.132.054.2757.507.080.94431.00.2118.2
    1979Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2736ssL-S-E-P16561101422601710101203115.200.264.282.546124317.182.082.2148.069.681.20110.00.8131.8
    MLB Totals (17 yrs)207876518991931254801452710085684759221324069132.252.314.312.62685292387348.151.060.2778.028.901.11546.50.1618.0
    National League Totals (14 yrs)18526991838177122777124789580625706221163765114.253.315.313.62877912188316.151.060.2798.029.061.13582.60.1517.8
    American League Totals (3 yrs)226660611602732495559530163418.242.303.302.60573819932.148.060.2607.997.180.90330.00.2720.0
    Minor League Totals12347362121125026000000000.256.256.302.55847314317.047.046.2560.000.000.000.00.0014.1
    Minor: AA Totals12347362121125026000000000.256.256.302.55847314317.047.046.2560.000.000.000.00.0014.1
    Chicago Cubs Totals (12 yrs)1648635576916192017111431928055062921107325998.255.315.314.62970651995283.148.059.2807.788.901.14577.70.1617.5
    Chicago White Sox Totals (3 yrs)226660611602732495559530163418.242.303.302.60573819932.148.060.2607.997.180.90330.00.2720.0
    St. Louis Cardinals Totals (2 yrs)20463669152266147307577195616.239.318.303.62172619333.187.064.26810.3310.611.03636.00.1421.7
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1964Chicago CubsNLMLB21SS400.0370110101.0002.500.002.5100.03
    1965Chicago CubsNLMLB22SS10500.01763382869542514.9484.900.0064.899.11
    1966Chicago CubsNLMLB23SS14800.02024743568711676.9514.600.0091.498.71
    1967Chicago CubsNLMLB24SS14300.02154571977691672.9734.700.0088.898.61
    1968Chicago CubsNLMLB25SS15900.02635733397869836.9625.300.0098.199.41
    1969Chicago CubsNLMLB26SS15700.026654220101828808.9765.100.0096.999.41
    1970Chicago CubsNLMLB27SS15400.02575012286780758.9724.900.0095.1100.01
    1971Chicago CubsNLMLB28SS15400.02635122797802775.9665.000.0095.199.41
    1972Chicago CubsNLMLB29SS14601,290.02595042890791763.9655.200.5994.298.01
    1973Chicago CubsNLMLB30SS15801,378.127452630109830800.9645.100.5898.198.81
    1974Chicago CubsNLMLB31SS15000.02594763287767735.9584.900.0092.698.01
    1975Chicago CubsNLMLB323B1300.0528233533.9432.500.008.08.43
    1975Chicago CubsNLMLB32SS14000.020543622100663641.9674.600.0086.490.91
    1976St. Louis CardinalsNLMLB332B3100.05385621144138.9584.500.0019.121.43
    1976St. Louis CardinalsNLMLB333B200.01000111.0000.500.001.21.44
    1976St. Louis CardinalsNLMLB33SS11300.02123501884580562.9695.000.0069.877.91
    1977St. Louis CardinalsNLMLB342B2400.032635910095.9504.000.0014.840.73
    1977Chicago White SoxALMLB342B1300.0272701054541.0004.200.008.033.33
    1977Chicago White SoxALMLB343B900.0716202523.9202.600.005.623.13
    1977St. Louis CardinalsNLMLB343B400.0021032.6670.500.002.56.85
    1977St. Louis CardinalsNLMLB34SS2600.037542159391.9783.500.0016.044.12
    1977Chicago White SoxALMLB34SS2100.032383127370.9593.300.0013.053.82
    1978Chicago White SoxALMLB352B900.012140226261.0002.900.005.66.93
    1978Chicago White SoxALMLB35SS12300.01713211360505492.9744.000.0076.493.91
    1979Chicago White SoxALMLB361B100.02000221.0002.000.000.61.83
    1979Chicago White SoxALMLB362B100.02600881.0008.000.000.61.87
    1979Chicago White SoxALMLB36SS5400.057103217162160.9883.000.0033.896.42
    MLB Totals - (1B)1002000221.0002.000.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (2B)78001261951142332321.9674.100.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (3B)28001346536459.9222.100.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (SS)195502,66831516212334117096979363.9664.803.510.00.00
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1964MLB-----4-----
    1965MLB-----105-----
    1966MLB-----148-----
    1967MLB-----143-----
    1968MLB-----159-----
    1969MLB-----157-----
    1970MLB-----154-----
    1971MLB-----154-----
    1972MLB-----146-----
    1973MLB-----158-----
    1974MLB-----150-----
    1975MLB----13140-----
    1976MLB---312113-----
    1977MLB---371347-----
    1978MLB---9-123-----
    1979MLB--11-54-----
    Totals--178281955-----