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Full Name: John Garrett Olerud Primary Position: 1B
Height/Weight: 6' 5"/205 First Game: September 3, 1989
Birthdate: August 5, 1968 Final Game: October 2, 2005
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington MLB Experience: 17 years
Bat/Throw: Left/Left


Biography

John Olerud (John Garrett Olerud) was born on August 5, 1968 in Seattle, Washington. He made his Major League debut on September 3, 1989 for the Toronto Blue Jays. In 1990, his rookie year, he hit .265 with 14 home runs and 48 RBI. Olerud played for the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Mets, Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox over the course of his 17 year career.

Most people believe that John Olerud's best season was 1993, when he slugged 24 home runs, hit for a .363 average and knocked in 107 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1989 TOR A 6 8 2 3 0 0 .375 .375 .375 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1990 TOR A 111 358 43 95 14 48 .265 .364 .430 15 1 57 75 1 1 0 6 5
1991 TOR A 139 454 64 116 17 68 .256 .353 .438 30 1 68 84 6 3 0 9 12
1992 TOR A 138 458 68 130 16 66 .284 .375 .450 28 0 70 61 1 1 1 11 15
1993 TOR A 158 551 109 200 24 107 .363 .473 .599 54 2 114 65 7 0 0 33 12
1994 TOR A 108 384 47 114 12 67 .297 .393 .477 29 2 61 53 3 0 1 12 11
1995 TOR A 135 492 72 143 8 54 .291 .398 .404 32 0 84 54 4 0 0 10 17
1996 TOR A 125 398 59 109 18 61 .274 .382 .472 25 0 60 37 10 0 1 6 10
1997 NY N 154 524 90 154 22 102 .294 .400 .489 34 1 85 67 13 0 0 5 19
1998 NY N 160 557 91 197 22 93 .354 .447 .551 36 4 96 73 4 1 2 11 15
1999 NY N 162 581 107 173 19 96 .298 .427 .463 39 0 125 66 11 0 3 5 22
2000 SEA A 159 565 84 161 14 103 .285 .392 .439 45 0 102 96 4 2 0 11 17
2001 SEA A 159 572 91 173 21 95 .302 .401 .472 32 1 94 70 5 1 3 19 21
2002 SEA A 154 553 85 166 22 102 .300 .403 .490 39 0 98 66 5 0 0 6 19
2003 SEA A 152 539 64 145 10 83 .269 .372 .390 35 0 84 67 6 2 0 7 20
2004 SEA A 78 261 29 64 5 22 .245 .354 .360 13 1 40 41 6 1 0 3 6
2004 NY A 49 164 16 46 4 26 .280 .367 .396 7 0 21 20 2 0 0 1 5
2004 TOT A 127 425 45 110 9 48 .259 .359 .374 20 1 61 61 8 1 0 4 11
2005 BOS A 87 173 18 50 7 37 .289 .344 .451 7 0 16 20 0 0 0 2 6
Total NL 476 1662 288 524 63 291 .315 .425 .501 109 5 306 206 28 1 5 21 56
Total AL 1758 5930 851 1715 192 939 .289 .390 .455 391 8 969 810 60 11 6 136 176
Total 2234 7592 1139 2239 255 1230 .295 .398 .465 500 13 1275 1016 88 12 11 157 232

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1989 TOR A DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1989 TOR A 1B 5 1 16 19 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1990 TOR A DH 90 86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1990 TOR A 1B 18 15 144 133 10 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1991 TOR A 1B 135 124 1126.1 1120 78 5 77 0 0 0 0 0 .996
1991 TOR A DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1992 TOR A DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1992 TOR A 1B 133 125 1096.1 1057 81 7 72 0 0 0 0 0 .994
1993 TOR A 1B 137 137 1205.1 1160 97 10 107 0 0 0 0 0 .992
1993 TOR A DH 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1994 TOR A 1B 104 101 900 824 68 6 83 0 0 0 0 0 .993
1994 TOR A DH 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1995 TOR A 1B 133 132 1173 1099 89 4 103 0 0 0 0 0 .997
1996 TOR A 1B 101 92 823 781 56 2 107 0 0 0 0 0 .998
1996 TOR A DH 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1997 NY N 1B 146 141 1236.1 1292 120 7 125 0 0 0 0 0 .995
1998 NY N 1B 157 149 1336.2 1258 116 5 119 1 0 0 0 0 .996
1999 NY N 1B 160 159 1385.2 1344 105 9 127 0 0 0 0 0 .994
2000 SEA A 1B 158 155 1358.2 1271 133 5 154 0 0 0 0 0 .996
2001 SEA A 1B 158 149 1347.2 1210 121 9 116 0 0 0 0 0 .993
2002 SEA A DH 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2002 SEA A 1B 152 150 1317.2 1169 101 5 122 0 0 0 0 0 .996
2003 SEA A 1B 152 143 1287 1096 125 3 126 0 0 0 0 0 .998
2004 SEA A 1B 77 71 645.1 549 52 1 58 0 0 0 0 0 .998
2004 NY A 1B 47 47 400 368 25 1 34 0 0 0 0 0 .997
2004 TOT A 1B 124 118 1045.1 917 77 2 92 0 0 0 0 0 .998
2005 BOS A 1B 80 38 431 416 40 1 41 0 0 0 0 0 .998
Total DH 133 126 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total 1B 2053 1929 17230 16166 1419 82 1581 1 0 0 0 0 .995

Transactions

  • Selected by New York Mets in the 27th round of the free-agent draft - did not sign (June 2, 1986).
  • Selected by Toronto Blue Jays in the 3rd round of the free-agent draft (June 5, 1989 - signed August 26, 1989).
  • Traded by Toronto Blue Jays with cash to New York Mets in exchange for Robert Person (December 20, 1996).
  • Granted free agency (October 27, 1997).
  • Signed by New York Mets (November 24, 1997).
  • Granted free agency (October 29, 1999).
  • Signed by Seattle Mariners (December 15, 1999).
  • Granted free agency (October 29, 2002).
  • Signed by Seattle Mariners (December 6, 2002).
  • Released by Seattle Mariners (July 27, 2004).
  • Signed by New York Yankees (August 3, 2004).
  • Granted free agency (October 29, 2004).
  • Signed by Boston Red Sox (May 2, 2005).
  • Granted free agency (November 10, 2005).

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