Dave Kingman

First Base

1971—1986

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
NR
First Base RANK
NR

Player Detail

David Arthur
GIVEN NAME
Kingman
SURNAME
December 21, 1948, in Pendleton, OR
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1971—1986
Playing Career
Played from 22-37
PLAYING AGE
San Francisco Giants
New York Mets
Chicago Cubs
Oakland A's
Teams Played For
First Base
PRIMARY POSITION
New York Mets
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
Kong, Sky King
NICKNAME
NA
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-6 / 210
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
July 30, 1971
Major League Debut
October 5, 1986
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Dave Kingman?

You think Donald Trump hates the media? Dave Kingman once sent a dead rat to a reporter. Just the type of guy you want to share a clubhouse with. Well, not really, which is why Kingman played for seven teams in a 13-year career that saw the surly giant win two home run crowns. Despite his high, towering home runs, Kingman was seen as more of a cartoon character than a good ballplayer. He was such a clubhouse cancer that he was traded three teams during one season and played for one team from each of baseball’s four divisions in the 1977 season.

40

HITTING

70

POWER

30

RUNNING

20

FIELDING

40

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1941
1575
442
1210
.236
3 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1979 Cubs

30 Years Old

.288
AVG
48
HR
115
RBI
97
RUNS
.343
OBP
153
HITS
19
2B
5
3B
.613
SLG
45
BB
4
SB
4.1
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.236
.302
.478

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.780
.769
101.8

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
16.7
52.3

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Dave Kingman Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Kingman
539
127
73
19
2
36
98
49
147
7
258
181
.236
.302
.478
780
AVG 1B
532
144
69
25
3
17
87
58
78
7
227
205
.271
.343
.426
.769

Dave Kingman Rankings

AT First Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
NR
159 (LF)
NR
NR
NR
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT First Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
NR
NR
NR
NR
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Dave Kingman PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
17.3
16.2
10.3
9.2
1.44
62.1
42.4
30.7
21.0
5.09
BLUE = Dave Kingman
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
193.0
121.4
81.4
61.9
16.1
348.1
202.5
145.2
97.0
26.5
BLUE = Dave Kingman
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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