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Jim SundbergTrack this Player High 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 [67.035]PlaceGalesburg,Illinois
High SchoolGalesburg (Galesburg,IL)
CollegeUniversity of Iowa (Iowa City,IA)

DraftedSelected by the Texas Rangers [Team Picks] in the 1st round (2nd overall) of the 1973 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Texas Rangers [Team Picks] in the 8th round (172nd overall) of the 1972 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Oakland Athletics [Team Picks] 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 RangersALMLBtex27C148--76991314863860.9975.81-757051.7814999.391.4
1978Texas RangersALMLBtex27DH1---------------1490.70.6
1979Texas RangersALMLBtex28C150--75475414833829.9955.53-765358.98150100.092.6
1980Texas RangersALMLBtex29C151--8537677936929.9936.15-1025266.217151100.093.8
1981Texas RangersALMLBtex30C98--4645229518516.9965.27-413851.9810296.193.3
1981Texas RangersALMLBtex30OF2--1---111.0000.50------1022.01.9
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 DescriptionAgeRoster 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
1988Texas RangersTeam Payroll3762,500-60438-392,10762,5002,115,628
1988Chicago CubsTeam Payroll3762,500-60436-392,10762,5002,115,628
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