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Full Name: Paul Leo Molitor Primary Position: DH,3B,2B
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/185 First Game: April 7, 1978
Birthdate: August 22, 1956 Final Game: September 27, 1998
Birthplace: St. Paul, Minnesota MLB Experience: 21 years
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004


Biography

Paul Molitor (Paul Leo Molitor) was born on August 22, 1956 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He made his Major League debut on April 7, 1978 for the Milwaukee Brewers. In 1978, his rookie year, he hit .273 with 6 home runs and 45 RBI. Molitor played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays and Minnesota Twins over the course of his 21 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Paul Molitor's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1993, when he slugged 22 home runs, hit for a .332 average and knocked in 111 runs. However, others believe that it was 1982, when he slugged 19 home runs, stole 41 bases, hit for a .302 average and knocked in 71 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1978 MIL A 125 521 73 142 6 45 .273 .301 .372 26 4 19 54 4 7 30 2 6
1979 MIL A 140 584 88 188 9 62 .322 .372 .469 27 16 48 48 2 6 33 5 9
1980 MIL A 111 450 81 137 9 37 .304 .372 .438 29 2 48 48 3 6 34 4 9
1981 MIL A 64 251 45 67 2 19 .267 .341 .335 11 0 25 29 3 5 10 1 3
1982 MIL A 160 666 136 201 19 71 .302 .366 .450 26 8 69 93 1 10 41 1 9
1983 MIL A 152 608 95 164 15 47 .270 .333 .410 28 6 59 74 2 7 41 4 12
1984 MIL A 13 46 3 10 0 6 .217 .245 .239 1 0 2 8 0 0 1 0 0
1985 MIL A 140 576 93 171 10 48 .297 .356 .408 28 3 54 80 1 7 21 6 12
1986 MIL A 105 437 62 123 9 55 .281 .340 .426 24 6 40 81 0 2 20 0 9
1987 MIL A 118 465 114 164 16 75 .353 .438 .566 41 5 69 67 2 5 45 2 4
1988 MIL A 154 609 115 190 13 60 .312 .384 .452 34 6 71 54 2 5 41 8 10
1989 MIL A 155 615 84 194 11 56 .315 .379 .439 35 4 64 67 4 4 27 4 11
1990 MIL A 103 418 64 119 12 45 .285 .343 .464 27 6 37 51 1 0 18 4 7
1991 MIL A 158 665 133 216 17 75 .325 .399 .489 32 13 77 62 6 0 19 16 11
1992 MIL A 158 609 89 195 12 89 .320 .389 .461 36 7 73 66 3 4 31 12 13
1993 TOR A 160 636 121 211 22 111 .332 .402 .509 37 5 77 71 3 1 22 3 13
1994 TOR A 115 454 86 155 14 75 .341 .410 .518 30 4 55 48 1 0 20 4 13
1995 TOR A 130 525 63 142 15 60 .270 .350 .423 31 2 61 57 5 3 12 1 10
1996 MIN A 161 660 99 225 9 113 .341 .390 .468 41 8 56 72 3 0 18 10 21
1997 MIN A 135 538 63 164 10 89 .305 .351 .435 32 4 45 73 0 2 11 8 8
1998 MIN A 126 502 75 141 4 69 .281 .335 .382 29 5 45 41 1 1 9 5 19
Total 2683 10835 1782 3319 234 1307 .306 .369 .448 605 114 1094 1244 47 75 504 100 209

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1978 MIL A DH 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1978 MIL A 2B 91 87 784.1 197 283 12 57 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1978 MIL A 3B 1 1 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1978 MIL A SS 31 31 271 54 118 10 17 0 0 0 0 0 .945
1979 MIL A SS 10 9 89 20 27 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1979 MIL A DH 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1979 MIL A 2B 122 121 1075.2 289 413 15 81 1 0 0 0 0 .979
1980 MIL A 3B 1 1 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1980 MIL A SS 12 11 99 19 41 4 10 0 0 0 0 0 .938
1980 MIL A DH 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1980 MIL A 2B 91 90 798.1 240 294 16 80 0 0 0 0 0 .971
1981 MIL A DH 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1981 MIL A OF 47 47 421.2 119 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1981 MIL A RF 4 4 36 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .889
1981 MIL A CF 43 43 385.2 113 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1982 MIL A DH 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1982 MIL A SS 4 3 27 6 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .842
1982 MIL A 3B 151 150 1338.1 128 340 29 48 0 0 0 0 0 .942
1983 MIL A DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1983 MIL A 3B 146 145 1297.1 105 343 16 37 0 0 0 0 0 .966
1984 MIL A 3B 7 7 63 7 21 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 .933
1984 MIL A DH 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1985 MIL A 3B 135 133 1168 126 263 19 30 0 0 0 0 0 .953
1985 MIL A DH 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1986 MIL A DH 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1986 MIL A OF 4 4 34 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1986 MIL A 3B 91 91 804 82 170 15 25 0 0 0 0 0 .944
1986 MIL A LF 4 4 34 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1987 MIL A DH 58 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1987 MIL A 3B 41 40 329 25 64 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 .947
1987 MIL A 2B 19 18 165 35 49 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1988 MIL A 3B 105 104 896 86 187 17 15 0 0 0 0 0 .941
1988 MIL A DH 49 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1988 MIL A 2B 1 1 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1989 MIL A 3B 112 112 968.1 78 243 17 18 0 0 0 0 0 .950
1989 MIL A DH 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1989 MIL A 2B 16 15 123 28 44 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1990 MIL A 2B 60 60 503.1 136 190 4 36 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1990 MIL A 3B 2 2 18 2 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .900
1990 MIL A 1B 37 36 311 325 25 5 28 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1990 MIL A DH 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1991 MIL A 1B 46 46 406.2 389 32 6 52 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1991 MIL A DH 112 112 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1992 MIL A DH 108 108 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1992 MIL A 1B 48 48 425.2 461 26 2 44 0 0 0 0 0 .996
1993 TOR A DH 137 137 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1993 TOR A 1B 23 23 206 178 14 3 16 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1994 TOR A 1B 5 5 44 47 3 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1994 TOR A DH 110 110 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1995 TOR A DH 129 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1996 MIN A 1B 17 17 145.2 138 13 1 13 0 0 0 0 0 .993
1996 MIN A DH 143 143 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1997 MIN A DH 122 121 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1997 MIN A 1B 12 12 97.1 99 7 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 .991
1998 MIN A DH 115 115 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1998 MIN A 1B 9 9 74 79 7 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 2B 400 392 3457.2 926 1274 48 279 1 0 0 0 0 .979
Total DH 1173 1168 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total RF 4 4 36 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .889
Total 3B 792 786 6898 642 1639 121 185 0 0 0 0 0 .950
Total LF 4 4 34 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total SS 57 54 486 99 196 18 30 0 0 0 0 0 .942
Total 1B 197 196 1710.1 1716 127 18 169 0 0 0 0 0 .990
Total CF 43 43 385.2 113 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .983
Total OF 51 51 455.2 123 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .977

Transactions

  • Selected by St. Louis Cardinals in the 28th round of the free-agent draft - did not sign (June 5, 1974).
  • Selected by Milwaukee Brewers in the 1st round (3rd pick overall) of the free-agent draft (June 7, 1977 - signed June 24, 1977).
  • Granted free agency (November 9, 1987).
  • Signed by Milwaukee Brewers (January 5, 1988).
  • Granted free agency (October 30, 1992).
  • Signed by Toronto Blue Jays (December 7, 1992).
  • Granted free agency (November 3, 1995).
  • Signed by Minnesota Twins (December 5, 1995).
  • Granted free agency (October 28, 1997).
  • Signed by Minnesota Twins (December 6, 1997).
  • Granted free agency (October 26, 1998).

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