Wednesday, January 30, 2013
#161 Dave Kingman - Super Veteran
Then and Now: In '71 Kingman was coming off a partial minor league season in which he hit 26 HR in 392 at bats. He added six more in two months with the Giants. A short time after the pic on the right was taken Kingman hit his 300 home run off Rich Gale on 4/30/82.
Career Span: 7/30/71 - 10/5/86. As a rookie he played with WIllie Mays. In 1986 he played with Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire.
All Star: Three time NL All-Star in '76, '79, and '80. Hitless in three at bats.
League Leaders: Led the NL in HR in '79 and '82, slugging percentage in '79, and strikeouts in '79, '81, and '82.
Gold Glove / Silver Slugger: Nope
All Time: As of 4/22/12 Kingman ranks 38th with 442 career home runs.
Post Season: Kingman's only postseason action came as a rookie in the '71 NLCS against the Pirates. He had one hit in ten at bats in a losing effort.
MVP: Finished as high as 11th in 1979. Also received votes in '84, '77, '76, and '72.
Hall of Fame: Received 0.7% of the vote in '92 and was removed from the ballot.
Comeback Player of the Year in 1984