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Full Name: Ronald Alan Swoboda Primary Position: OF,RF,LF
Height/Weight: 6' 2"/195 First Game: April 12, 1965
Birthdate: June 30, 1944 Final Game: September 30, 1973
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland MLB Experience: 9 years
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Ron Swoboda (Ronald Alan Swoboda) was born on June 30, 1944 in Baltimore, Maryland. He made his Major League debut on April 12, 1965 for the New York Mets. In 1965, his rookie year, he hit .228 with 19 home runs and 50 RBI. Swoboda played for the New York Mets, New York Yankees and Montreal Expos over the course of his 9 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Ron Swoboda's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1967, when he hit for a .281 average and knocked in 53 runs. However, others believe that it was 1968, when he knocked in 59 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1965 NY N 135 399 52 91 19 50 .228 .291 .424 15 3 33 102 3 1 2 3 10
1966 NY N 112 342 34 76 8 50 .222 .296 .342 9 4 31 76 5 2 4 4 9
1967 NY N 134 449 47 126 13 53 .281 .340 .419 17 3 41 96 1 0 3 4 7
1968 NY N 132 450 46 109 11 59 .242 .325 .373 14 6 52 113 4 1 8 1 14
1969 NY N 109 327 38 77 9 52 .235 .326 .361 10 2 43 90 2 1 1 4 10
1970 NY N 115 245 29 57 9 40 .233 .340 .392 8 2 40 72 1 1 2 0 7
1971 NY A 54 138 17 36 2 20 .261 .391 .333 2 1 27 35 3 1 0 1 4
1971 MON N 39 75 7 19 0 6 .253 .364 .387 4 3 11 16 2 1 0 0 3
1971 Total 93 213 24 55 2 26 .258 .381 .352 6 4 38 51 5 2 0 1 7
1972 NY A 63 113 9 28 1 12 .248 .341 .345 8 0 17 29 0 1 0 1 1
1973 NY A 35 43 6 5 1 2 .116 .191 .186 0 0 4 18 0 0 0 0 0
Total NL 776 2287 253 555 69 310 .243 .321 .387 77 23 251 565 18 7 20 16 60
Total AL 152 294 32 69 4 34 .235 .345 .316 10 1 48 82 3 2 0 2 5
Total 928 2581 285 624 73 344 .242 .324 .379 87 24 299 647 21 9 20 18 65

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1965 NY N OF 112 104 875.2 188 9 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 .947
1965 NY N RF 15 14 116 32 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .944
1965 NY N LF 73 67 578.2 115 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .953
1965 NY N CF 26 23 181 52 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .946
1966 NY N RF 9 8 66 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1966 NY N OF 97 88 794.1 145 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1966 NY N LF 89 80 728.1 127 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1967 NY N 1B 20 17 143 143 17 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1967 NY N OF 108 105 914 190 8 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 .957
1967 NY N RF 108 105 914 188 8 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 .956
1968 NY N LF 1 0 2.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1968 NY N OF 125 117 1084.1 217 14 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1968 NY N RF 124 117 1081.2 218 14 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1969 NY N LF 23 16 162.1 32 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .971
1969 NY N OF 97 86 802 163 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1969 NY N RF 78 70 639.2 127 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .992
1970 NY N LF 1 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1970 NY N OF 100 58 592.1 117 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1970 NY N RF 100 58 584.1 117 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1971 NY A RF 39 33 289.1 65 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .971
1971 NY A LF 7 6 57 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .933
1971 NY A OF 47 40 354.1 80 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .965
1971 NY A CF 1 1 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1971 MON N LF 10 3 43 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1971 MON N OF 25 17 154 39 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .977
1971 MON N RF 2 2 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1971 MON N CF 17 12 104 28 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .968
1971 Total CF 18 13 112 29 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .969
1971 Total RF 41 35 296.1 67 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .972
1971 Total LF 17 9 100 23 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .960
1971 Total OF 72 57 508.1 119 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .969
1972 NY A OF 35 26 236 56 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1972 NY A 1B 2 0 3.2 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1972 NY A RF 30 22 199 48 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1972 NY A CF 5 4 37 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1973 NY A DH 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1973 NY A RF 12 6 58 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1973 NY A OF 20 8 93 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1973 NY A CF 8 2 35 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 1B 22 17 146.2 148 17 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 .976
Total LF 204 172 1580 299 15 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 .969
Total CF 57 42 365 102 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .964
Total OF 766 649 5900 1218 53 37 8 0 0 0 0 0 .972
Total DH 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total RF 517 435 3955 827 34 23 8 0 0 0 0 0 .974

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by New York Mets (September 5, 1963).
  • Traded by New York Mets with Rich Hacker to Montreal Expos in exchange for Don Hahn (March 31, 1971).
  • Traded by Montreal Expos to New York Yankees in exchange for Ron Woods (June 25, 1971).
  • Released by New York Yankees (December 11, 1973).
  • Signed by Atlanta Braves (January 3, 1974).
  • Released by Atlanta Braves (March 25, 1974).

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