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Full Name: Willie Larry Randolph Primary Position: 2B
Height/Weight: 5' 11"/165 First Game: July 29, 1975
Birthdate: July 6, 1954 Final Game: October 4, 1992
Birthplace: Holly Hill, South Carolina MLB Experience: 18 years
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Willie Randolph (Willie Larry Randolph) was born on July 6, 1954 in Holly Hill, South Carolina. He made his Major League debut on July 29, 1975 for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1976, his rookie year, he hit .267 with 1 home run and 40 RBI. Randolph played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers and New York Mets over the course of his 18 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Willie Randolph's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1980, when he stole 30 bases and hit for a .294 average. However, others believe that it was 1979, when he stole 33 bases and knocked in 61 runs.

He was the manager of the Mets from 2005–08, compiling a career managerial record of 302-253. He was 6-4 in the postseason as the Mets' skipper.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1975 PIT N 30 61 9 10 0 3 .164 .246 .180 1 0 7 6 0 1 1 1 3
1976 NY A 125 430 59 115 1 40 .267 .356 .328 15 4 58 39 3 6 37 5 10
1977 NY A 147 551 91 151 4 40 .274 .347 .387 28 11 64 53 1 2 13 1 11
1978 NY A 134 499 87 139 3 42 .279 .381 .357 18 6 82 51 4 6 36 1 12
1979 NY A 153 574 98 155 5 61 .270 .374 .368 15 13 95 39 3 5 33 5 23
1980 NY A 138 513 99 151 7 46 .294 .427 .407 23 7 119 45 2 5 30 4 6
1981 NY A 93 357 59 83 2 24 .232 .336 .305 14 3 57 24 0 5 14 0 10
1982 NY A 144 553 85 155 3 36 .280 .368 .349 21 4 75 35 3 10 16 3 13
1983 NY A 104 420 73 117 2 38 .279 .361 .348 21 1 53 32 1 3 12 0 11
1984 NY A 142 564 86 162 2 31 .287 .377 .348 24 2 86 42 0 7 10 4 15
1985 NY A 143 497 75 137 5 40 .276 .382 .356 21 2 85 39 4 5 16 3 24
1986 NY A 141 492 76 136 5 50 .276 .393 .346 15 2 94 49 3 8 15 0 11
1987 NY A 120 449 96 137 7 67 .305 .411 .414 24 2 82 25 2 5 11 1 15
1988 NY A 110 404 43 93 2 34 .230 .322 .300 20 1 55 39 2 8 8 2 10
1989 LA N 145 549 62 155 2 36 .282 .366 .326 18 0 71 51 4 4 7 2 10
1990 OAK A 93 292 37 75 1 21 .257 .331 .318 9 3 32 25 1 7 6 1 11
1990 LA N 26 96 15 26 1 9 .271 .364 .344 4 0 13 9 1 3 1 0 3
1990 Total 119 388 52 101 2 30 .260 .339 .325 13 3 45 34 2 10 7 1 14
1991 MIL A 124 431 60 141 0 54 .327 .424 .374 14 3 75 38 0 3 4 3 14
1992 NY N 90 286 29 72 2 15 .252 .352 .318 11 1 40 34 4 6 1 1 6
Total NL 291 992 115 263 5 63 .265 .354 .317 34 1 131 100 9 14 10 4 22
Total AL 1911 7026 1124 1947 49 624 .277 .375 .356 282 64 1112 575 29 85 261 33 196
Total 2202 8018 1239 2210 54 687 .276 .373 .351 316 65 1243 675 38 99 271 37 218

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1975 PIT N 3B 1 1 8 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
1975 PIT N 2B 14 12 114.1 34 42 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1976 NY A 2B 124 122 1122.1 307 415 19 87 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1977 NY A 2B 147 145 1271 350 454 16 108 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1978 NY A 2B 134 132 1144.2 296 400 16 80 0 0 0 0 0 .978
1979 NY A 2B 153 152 1336 355 478 13 128 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1980 NY A 2B 138 137 1215.1 361 401 19 97 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1981 NY A 2B 93 93 816.2 205 268 11 74 0 0 0 0 0 .977
1982 NY A 2B 143 140 1235 352 380 14 100 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1983 NY A 2B 104 103 902 265 298 12 77 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1984 NY A 2B 142 141 1248.2 334 419 13 112 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1985 NY A 2B 143 141 1256 303 425 11 104 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1986 NY A DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1986 NY A 2B 139 137 1203 313 381 20 94 0 0 0 0 0 .972
1987 NY A 2B 119 119 1039.2 286 338 12 89 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1987 NY A DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1988 NY A 2B 110 107 961.2 254 339 7 83 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1989 LA N 2B 140 139 1240.2 260 412 9 85 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1990 OAK A 2B 84 80 695 148 240 7 62 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1990 OAK A DH 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1990 LA N 2B 26 26 224 50 73 4 10 0 0 0 0 0 .969
1990 Total 2B 110 106 919 198 313 11 72 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1991 MIL A 2B 121 108 997.1 237 378 20 96 0 0 0 0 0 .969
1991 MIL A DH 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1992 NY N 2B 79 74 651.2 149 195 8 53 0 0 0 0 0 .977
Total 2B 2153 2108 18675 4859 6336 234 1547 0 0 0 0 0 .980
Total 3B 1 1 8 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Total DH 10 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Transactions

  • Selected by Pittsburgh Pirates in the 7th round of the free-agent draft (June 6, 1972).
  • Traded by Pittsburgh Pirates with Ken Brett and Dock Ellis to New York Yankees in exchange for Doc Medich (December 11, 1975).
  • Granted free agency (November 12, 1986).
  • Signed by New York Yankees (January 8, 1987).
  • Granted free agency (October 24, 1988).
  • Signed by Los Angeles Dodgers (December 10, 1988).
  • Traded by Los Angeles Dodgers to Oakland Athletics in exchange for Stan Javier (May 13, 1990).
  • Granted free agency (November 5, 1990).
  • Signed by Milwaukee Brewers (April 2, 1991).
  • Granted free agency (October 31, 1991).
  • Signed by New York Mets (December 20, 1991).
  • Granted free agency (October 30, 1992).

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