Career Stats

Learn about Al Oliver’s Impressive Career Stats. Hear what others have to say about them.

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LIFETIME CAREER STATISTICS — AL OLIVER

DESERVING FUTURE INDUCTEE TO THE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME!


Career Highlights

Several baseball fans got together and compiled some career stats from Al Oliver’s baseball career.

Here are some of the highlights of Al Oliver’s career from September 23, 1968, when he debuted in the Major Leagues, to 18 years later, in 1985. Unfortunately, due to baseball collusion, which bought an end to a career that was destined for the Baseball Hall of Fame, Al was forced to retire.

<<<<TOTAL HITS>>>>

During his career, HE RANKED THIRD IN HITS.

This is how his stats compared to other Hall of Famers:
# 1 Hitter – Pete Rose with 3,305 hits;
#2 Hitter – Rod Carew with 2,903 hits; and
# 3 Hitter – AL OLIVER with 2,743 hits.

<<<<DOUBLES>>>>

During his career, he was baseball’s SECOND HIGHEST DOUBLES HITTER – with 529 DOUBLES! He was second only to Pete Rose’s 595.

<<<<RBI’S>>>>

During his career, he had 1,326 RBI’s.

He ranked 4th behind baseball greats:
#1, – Reggie Jackson with 1,595;
#2, Tony Perez with 1,435; and
#3, Johnny Bench with 1,370.

A surprising note and a bit of baseball trivia:

There are SIX Major League players, over a span of 41 years — 1950 to 1991 — who were at bat more than 9,000 times, and hold THE HIGHEST LIFETIME batting average.

They are:
Rod Carew = .327
Roberto Clemente = .317
George Brett = .308
Hank Aaron = .305
AL OLIVER = .303
Pete Rose = .303

Every BALL PLAYER ABOVE THE RANK OF 5 — AL OLIVER — has been inducted into the BASEBALL HALL OF FAME.

More trivia…

Who was the Major League player who had as many HITS as AL OLIVER and was not inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame when he left the game?

Answer: Vada Pinson of the Cincinnati Reds with 2,757.

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Al Oliver Career Stats:

    Games AB H D T HR R RBI SB AVG
1968 Pittsburgh
4
8
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
.125
1969 Pittsburgh
129
463
132
19
2
17
55
70
8
.286
1970 Pittsburgh
151
561
149
38
5
12
63
83
1
.270
1971 Pittsburgh
143
529
149
31
7
14
69
64
4
.282
1972 Pittsburgh
140
565
176
27
4
12
88
89
2
.312
1973 Pittsburgh
158
654
191
38
7
20
90
99
6
.292
1974 Pittsburgh
147
617
198
38
12
11
96
85
10
.321
1975 Pittsburgh
156
628
176
39
8
18
90
84
4
.280
1976 Pittsburgh
121
443
143
22
5
12
62
61
6
.323
1977 Pittsburgh
154
568
175
29
6
19
75
82
13
.308
1978 Texas
133
525
170
36
5
14
65
89
8
.324
1979 Texas
136
492
159
28
4
12
69
76
4
.323
1980 Texas
163
565
209
43
3
19
96
117
5
.319
1981 Texas
102
421
130
29
1
4
53
55
3
.331
1982 Montreal
160
617
204
43
2
22
90
109
5
.331
1983 Montreal
157
614
184
38
3
8
70
81
1
.300
1984 S.F.& Phil
119
432
130
26
2
0
36
48
3
.303
1985 L.A.
36
79
20
5
0
0
1
8
1
.253
1985 Toronto
61
187
47
6
1
5
20
23
0
.251
  Totals
2368
9049
2743
77
219
1189
1326
84
.303

CAREER STATISTICS

MOST HITS 1968-1985
MOST DOUBLES 1968-1985
1. Pete Rose
3305
1. Pete Rose
595
2. Rod Carew
2903
2. Al Oliver
529
3. Al Oliver
2743
3. Hal McRae
467
4. Steve Garvey
2441
4. Ted Simmons
464
5. Reggie Jackson
2388
5. Tony Perez
440
HIGHEST BATTING AVG. 1950-1991 7,000 or more AB’s
HIGHEST RBI’s 1968-1985
1. Rod Carew
.3298
1. Reggie Jackson
1595
2. Pete Rose
.3069
2. Tony Perez
1434
3. Al Oliver
.3031
3. Johnny Bench
1370
4. Steve Garvey
.2976
4. Al Oliver
1326
5. Bill Buckner
.2945
5. Ted Simmons
1323
6. Mike Schmidt
1273
HIGHEST LIFETIME AVERAGE 1950-1991 9,000 or more AB’s
1. Rod Carew
.3278
2. Roberto Clemente
.3173
3. George Brett
.3084
4. Henry Aaron
.3050
5. Al Oliver
.3031