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Don KessingerTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1964-1979 MLB Years: 1964-1979
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PositionsSS-1955, 2B-78, 3B-28, 1B-1Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameDonald Eulon Kessinger
Height6-1Weight175BatsBothThrowsRight
Born DateJuly 17,1942 [76.066]PlaceForrest City,Arkansas
High SchoolForrest City (Forrest City,AR)
CollegeUniversity of Mississippi (Oxford,MS)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1964 by the Chicago Cubs.
MLB DebutSeptember 7,1964 [22.052]
OrganizationsCHN [12] CHA [3] SLN [2] Awards2Awards Voting2-14
TBC Player ID13709Retrosheet IDkessd101MLBAM ID117024
RelationshipsFather of Keith Kessinger
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed67Power29Contact84XBH33RBIs30Runs55Hitting60Durability72Team.482Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1964Fort WorthTexAA-2177280286662012000000000.236.236.271.507768280.236.035.036.2250.000.000.000.000.0012.12
1964Chicago CubsNLMLBchn11ss21412120000000100000.167.167.167.3342012.182.000.000.1490.008.330.000.000.000.00
1965Dallas-Fort WorthTexAA-2246193345563014000000000.285.285.347.632679193.285.062.062.2800.000.000.000.000.0016.36
1965Chicago CubsNLMLBchn11ss2210630919624301412204423215.201.252.233.485727336.232.032.094.2235.9513.102.200.000.0011.29
1966Chicago CubsNLMLBchn11ss23150533501468214313726460154511.274.306.302.60816111578.296.028.088.2704.507.961.770.17533.007.53
1967Chicago CubsNLMLBchn11ss2414558061134107042613338047413.231.275.272.54715817628.266.041.086.2515.2512.742.420.000.0012.69
1968Chicago CubsNLMLBchn11ss2516065563157147132993886211117.240.283.287.57018822707.274.047.105.2635.3712.162.260.14655.0014.01
1969Chicago CubsNLMLBchn11ss26158664109181386453118617016545.273.332.366.69824348737.297.093.190.3188.289.501.150.54166.0026.52
1970Chicago CubsNLMLBchn11ss27154631100168211413912666592102612.266.337.349.68622036711.291.083.197.3119.288.300.890.14631.0021.43
1971Chicago CubsNLMLBchn11ss281556177715918623815852543141611.258.318.316.63419526687.279.058.154.2917.577.861.040.29308.5016.35
1972Chicago CubsNLMLBchn11ss29149577771582061398767442131811.274.351.334.68519327660.295.060.179.31510.156.670.660.15577.0017.09
1973Chicago CubsNLMLBchn11ss30160577521512230436657440721815.262.327.310.63717925643.282.048.147.2868.866.840.770.000.0016.56
1974Chicago CubsNLMLBchn11ss3115359983155207142776254471714.259.332.321.65319228673.283.062.165.3039.218.020.870.15599.0018.06
1975Chicago CubsNLMLBchn11ss32154601771462610046476847114924.243.317.319.63619236693.259.076.185.2969.816.780.690.000.0024.66
1976St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln11ss3314550255120226140306151194513.239.320.313.63315729577.262.074.201.29610.578.840.840.17502.0024.17
1977St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln11ss-2b34591341432400700142600113.239.309.269.578364149.294.030.134.2679.4017.451.860.000.0012.50
1977Chicago White SoxALMLBcha30ss-2b34391191228320112113701123.235.308.294.602355134.248.059.176.2729.705.220.540.000.0017.86
1977Totals for MLB-MLB         9825326607201821273301236.237.309.281.590719283.270.044.154.2699.5411.661.220.000.0015.00
1978Chicago White SoxALMLBcha11ss35131431351101811312436340121110.255.312.309.62113320480.275.054.132.2887.507.080.940.21431.0018.18
1979Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27ss36561101422601710101203115.200.264.282.546317124.214.082.182.2488.069.681.200.81110.0031.82
MLB Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter207876518991931254801452710085684759221324069132.252.314.312.62623873488529.277.060.151.0008.028.901.110.16546.5018.02
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter12347362121125026000000000.256.256.302.55814317473.256.046.047.0000.000.000.000.000.0014.05
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter12347362121125026000000000.256.256.302.55814317473.256.046.047.0000.000.000.000.000.0014.05
Chicago Cubs Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter1648635576916192017111431928055062921107325998.255.315.314.62919952837065.280.059.148.0007.788.901.140.16577.7317.48
Chicago White Sox Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter226660611602732495559530163418.242.303.302.60519932738.260.060.148.0007.997.180.900.27330.0020.00
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter20463669152266147307577195616.239.318.303.62119333726.268.064.187.00010.3310.611.030.14636.0021.71
Average MLB - Per 162 games162596701512061418753592103510.252.314.312.62618627665.277.060.151.0008.028.901.110.16546.5018.02
Average Minor - Per 162 games16262382159167034000000000.256.256.302.55818822623.256.046.047.0000.000.000.000.000.0014.05

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1964Chicago CubsNLMLBchn21SS4--37-110101.0002.50------4100.02.5
1965Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22SS105--1763382869542514.9484.90------10699.164.8
1966Chicago CubsNLMLBchn23SS148--2024743568711676.9514.57------15098.791.4
1967Chicago CubsNLMLBchn24SS143--2154571977691672.9734.70------14598.688.8
1968Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25SS159--2635733397869836.9625.26------16099.498.1
1969Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26SS157--26654220101828808.9765.15------15899.496.9
1970Chicago CubsNLMLBchn27SS154--2575012286780758.9724.92------154100.095.1
1971Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28SS154--2635122797802775.9665.03------15599.495.1
1972Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29SS146-12902595042890791763.9655.230.59-----14998.094.2
1973Chicago CubsNLMLBchn30SS158-137827452630109830800.9645.060.58-----16098.898.1
1974Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31SS150--2594763287767735.9584.90------15398.092.6
1975Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32SS140--20543622100663641.9674.58------15490.986.4
1975Chicago CubsNLMLBchn323B13--528233533.9432.54------1548.48.0
1976St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln33SS113--2123501884580562.9694.97------14577.969.8
1976St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln332B31--5385621144138.9584.45------14521.419.1
1976St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln333B2--1---111.0000.50------1451.41.2
1977St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34SS26--37542159391.9783.50------5944.116.0
1977St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln342B24--32635910095.9503.96------5940.714.8
1977Chicago White SoxALMLBcha34SS21--32383127370.9593.33------3953.813.0
1977Chicago White SoxALMLBcha342B13--2727-1054541.0004.15------3933.38.0
1977Chicago White SoxALMLBcha343B9--7162-2523.9202.56------3923.15.6
1977St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln343B4---21-32.6670.50------596.82.5
1978Chicago White SoxALMLBcha35SS123--1713211360505492.9744.00------13193.976.4
1978Chicago White SoxALMLBcha352B9--1214-226261.0002.89------1316.95.6
1979Chicago White SoxALMLBcha36SS54--57103217162160.9882.96------5696.433.8
1979Chicago White SoxALMLBcha362B1--26--881.0008.00------561.80.6
1979Chicago White SoxALMLBcha361B1--2---221.0002.00------561.80.6
MLB Totals for SS - 16 season(s)-   SS1955-266831516212334117096979363.9664.793.51-----19550.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 4 season(s)-   2B78--1261951142332321.9674.12------780.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 3 season(s)-   3B28--1346536459.9222.11------280.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1--2---221.0002.00------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1964Chicago CubsNLMLBchn21----4------
1965Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22----105------
1966Chicago CubsNLMLBchn23----148------
1967Chicago CubsNLMLBchn24----143------
1968Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25----159------
1969Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26----157------
1970Chicago CubsNLMLBchn27----154------
1971Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28----154------
1972Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29----146------
1973Chicago CubsNLMLBchn30----158------
1974Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31----150------
1975Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32----14013-----
1976St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln33---311132-----
1977St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34---24264-----
1977Chicago White SoxALMLBcha34---13219-----
1978Chicago White SoxALMLBcha35---9123------
1979Chicago White SoxALMLBcha36--1154------

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1979Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha36Manager1607387.45614.05 
* 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.
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* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1969National League Gold Glove (Shortstop)1
1970National League Gold Glove (Shortstop)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1979-11-01Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1977-08-20TradeTraded by Cardinals to White Sox for Steve Staniland. 
1975-10-28TradeTraded by Cubs to Cardinals for Bobby Hrapmann and Mike Garman. 
1964-06-19ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cubs. 
* 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.