Kings of Particular Spots in the Batting Order

The Retrosheet gamelogs contain a wealth of information, including full starting lineups for over 170,000 games in MLB history.  Using these files, the VORG has determined the top three players for most games started from each slot in the batting order.

Some highlights:

  • Rickey Henderson started 2,890 games in his Hall of Fame career, and not surprisingly 99.5% of those games saw him batting leadoff. His next highest count? He batted third eight times.
  • Charlie Grimm is the only player to finish in the top three at two different slots (6th, 7th).  These accounted for 88% of his total games started.
  • Ken Griffey, Sr. batted third a mere 239 times, roughly 1/8th Junior’s total.  Griffey Sr. batted second most often.
1ST Frequency
Rickey Henderson 2875
Pete Rose 2300
Lou Brock 1893
2ND Frequency
Nellie Fox 1711
Omar Vizquel 1570
Ozzie Smith 1529
3RD Frequency
Stan Musial 2253
Ken Griffey, Jr. 2014
Carl Yastrzemski 1978
4TH Frequency
Eddie Murray 2038
Fred McGriff 1825
Willie McCovey 1607
5TH Frequency
Harry Heilmann 1275
Ernie Banks 976
Robin Ventura 918
6TH Frequency
Charlie Grimm 892
Graig Nettles 832
Travis Jackson 789
7TH Frequency
Charlie Grimm 976
Everett Scott 894
Jimmy Dykes 768
8TH Frequency
Al Lopez 1363
Jim Hegan 1317
Ray Schalk 1207
9TH Frequency
Ozzie Guillen 1095
Gary Disarcina 853
Bucky Dent 826

Of the nearly 17,000 players in history, roughly 500 have started at least one game in each of the nine slots in the order.  Not often you can mention Bill Mazeroski and Yuniesky Betancourt in the same breath. Here are the players and their totals.

Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Kurt Abbott 33 64 24 2 12 52 190 123 8
Benny Agbayani 62 3 11 5 27 82 86 13 1
Edgardo Alfonzo 28 574 223 30 263 96 122 22 12
Hank Allen 1 65 22 18 41 32 4 5 1
Brady Anderson 1295 214 8 10 4 23 27 17 39
Marlon Anderson 58 160 7 3 31 99 255 130 21
Mike Andrews 350 251 27 2 26 93 62 20 3
Rick Ankiel 18 106 8 61 73 77 63 41 39
Tony Armas 1 1 25 575 165 195 222 114 28
Rich Aurilia 1 405 142 69 69 237 365 130 2
Erick Aybar 286 169 3 5 118 164 147 94 152
Carlos Baerga 4 52 764 19 135 153 122 27 2
Bob Bailey 290 36 119 254 236 338 235 115 10
Jeff Baker 12 56 12 30 73 94 118 19 2
Rocco Baldelli 74 108 140 81 15 18 18 7 1
Alan Bannister 250 214 23 2 70 56 63 55 6
Walter Barbare 2 194 4 8 79 77 78 1 2
Michael Barrett 1 36 49 29 82 201 216 313 11
Kevin Bass 35 123 150 76 508 198 51 11 4
Tony Batista 42 58 63 171 179 370 154 93 20
Danny Bautista 16 55 93 38 38 115 144 62 40
Jose Bautista 103 168 659 14 30 56 163 52 36
Bill Bean 15 16 17 2 8 7 6 21 4
Buddy Bell 230 337 610 328 332 169 252 70 1
David Bell 98 116 1 6 62 193 453 227 120
Jay Bell 1 1319 140 14 71 139 103 76 48
Mark Bellhorn 93 137 2 5 12 49 70 58 93
Adrian Beltre 22 143 244 877 419 360 375 68 2
Juan Beniquez 171 277 118 9 58 100 169 196 59
Dave Bergman 35 63 19 25 48 145 208 85 26
Sean Berry 5 20 4 57 177 118 117 104 6
Yuniesky Betancourt 2 65 9 5 24 127 191 265 394
Wilson Betemit 11 13 16 22 54 133 119 130 17
Kurt Bevacqua 5 23 38 23 60 88 86 87 51
Larry Bigbie 7 30 24 1 6 26 56 90 88
Casey Blake 3 221 34 106 236 226 125 122 115
Andres Blanco 3 27 1 1 13 8 3 73 92
Larvell Blanks 6 77 67 1 18 57 88 102 30
Jeff Blauser 69 557 11 3 31 187 172 169 1
Geoff Blum 9 160 3 1 144 213 231 163 40
Wade Boggs 927 638 521 6 78 128 18 2 6
Brian Bogusevic 1 5 6 9 56 43 39 13 2
Aaron Boone 2 81 17 33 215 193 196 225 57
Bret Boone 1 221 347 80 391 277 323 78 15
Thad Bosley 125 35 28 15 14 38 30 14 9
Daryl Boston 171 41 48 4 56 110 186 15 3
Lyman Bostock 153 12 149 68 45 14 21 23 2
Milton Bradley 54 56 340 211 158 98 35 14 5
Michael Brantley 212 17 270 35 144 34 49 11 8
Steve Braun 180 147 101 47 127 152 117 18 2
Rube Bressler 13 36 94 409 192 107 84 1 52
George Brett 132 143 1903 184 106 74 16 63 41
Ed Brinkman 258 80 1 1 3 48 149 942 246
Tom Brookens 60 79 19 3 14 64 123 377 333
Scott Brosius 24 63 38 1 22 90 256 338 224
Brant Brown 62 42 20 5 29 17 57 6 2
Emil Brown 12 19 32 152 190 102 43 9 1
Steve Brye 131 20 28 6 20 103 107 43 19
Travis Buck 67 5 4 6 14 17 52 37 7
Damon Buford 61 24 6 3 18 56 122 140 55
Glenn Burke 21 13 3 4 1 5 56 8 14
Sean Burroughs 138 12 6 8 47 89 64 29 1
Randy Bush 28 155 47 52 163 249 80 12 1
Marlon Byrd 138 45 122 216 420 246 54 121 27
Samuel Byrd 163 16 13 7 23 59 45 58 1
Eric Byrnes 197 184 76 61 27 59 80 62 40
Enos Cabell 41 632 170 9 249 209 60 45 4
Asdrubal Cabrera 76 422 207 30 30 105 73 25 99
Jolbert Cabrera 35 45 7 1 21 61 65 23 59
Melky Cabrera 126 418 151 42 20 52 106 183 169
Orlando Cabrera 296 637 168 98 143 215 175 182 7
Lorenzo Cain 47 20 162 2 50 85 65 33 1
Miguel Cairo 114 229 6 3 26 66 112 178 209
Kole Calhoun 158 85 2 32 9 18 8 6 3
Alberto Callaspo 20 105 30 4 182 274 199 79 24
Mike Cameron 164 338 77 53 235 489 286 111 55
Robinson Cano 2 122 414 224 325 158 246 112 62
Bernie Carbo 93 48 66 39 145 230 123 15 6
Leo Cardenas 95 111 21 2 84 203 524 742 52
Mark Carreon 21 21 25 39 150 111 58 30 8
Joe Carter 15 37 831 955 118 47 62 35 1
Sean Casey 2 57 541 231 190 118 105 35 1
John Castino 4 242 19 4 41 56 39 73 134
Starlin Castro 115 252 113 124 125 51 50 33 2
Frank Catalanotto 250 428 12 1 43 83 84 23 4
Dave Chalk 6 142 23 5 70 135 128 190 137
Ben Chapman 189 46 400 19 475 237 185 80 16
Lonnie Chisenhall 1 3 3 10 69 60 81 135 27
Jeff Cirillo 45 348 341 140 111 104 105 93 75
Brady Clark 210 31 35 1 60 33 23 57 5
Dave Clark 6 19 16 93 150 86 59 12 1
Chris Coghlan 325 43 39 9 29 44 39 22 2
Darnell Coles 9 34 78 40 186 178 141 59 25
Brooks Conrad 1 4 1 1 1 19 28 18 8
Cecil Cooper 68 87 1165 229 93 102 18 29 9
Tim Corcoran 3 4 13 10 71 47 85 15 1
Henry Cotto 156 180 23 2 9 43 47 19 15
Al Cowens 57 34 116 259 391 321 183 29 8
Willie Crawford 84 57 53 62 387 135 83 22 1
Felipe Crespo 10 12 7 3 8 18 10 8 3
Bobby Crosby 3 53 91 20 80 145 144 107 30
Jacob Cruz 12 8 8 1 3 30 55 21 2
Jose Cruz 112 175 119 46 261 142 189 162 35
Mike Cubbage 66 29 6 49 84 91 91 83 13
Midre Cummings 61 11 29 10 18 40 56 6 9
Chad Curtis 282 329 21 7 51 95 131 94 14
Paul Dade 131 58 63 7 5 8 29 11 1
Johnny Damon 1575 359 148 11 38 61 79 35 40
Mike Davis 29 223 53 17 87 130 160 46 4
Willie Davis 146 276 1548 33 5 26 110 75 5
Doug DeCinces 2 11 86 372 284 310 397 97 7
David DeJesus 890 109 141 20 39 65 41 15 3
David Dellucci 114 114 31 18 116 136 123 33 14
Mark DeRosa 30 130 3 15 151 254 169 134 34
Ian Desmond 89 142 11 11 202 254 107 65 14
Mike Devereaux 189 209 121 25 74 88 109 33 46
Matt Diaz 16 29 20 16 69 115 104 60 3
Josh Donaldson 7 169 148 37 63 75 32 21 1
John Donaldson 20 126 13 2 10 25 78 37 3
Brian Downing 594 27 232 156 338 333 181 70 224
Brian Dozier 245 159 21 8 2 8 38 50 3
J. D. Drew 77 244 380 116 208 201 128 37 2
Stephen Drew 219 182 41 84 51 98 156 190 56
Elijah Dukes 17 44 8 6 60 46 21 9 3
Tom Dunbar 16 7 1 1 3 6 17 4 1
Shawon Dunston 193 153 43 1 110 222 356 395 24
Ray Durham 975 218 133 37 223 57 145 61 1
Jim Dwyer 58 233 33 17 32 126 105 40 17
Damion Easley 103 407 48 12 133 255 267 165 37
Jim Eisenreich 84 28 99 49 326 274 65 9 4
Mark Ellis 270 272 31 1 81 155 201 174 145
Juan Encarnacion 32 117 102 102 275 279 220 58 19
Dave Engle 1 45 70 48 69 54 42 54 18
Morgan Ensberg 2 86 33 139 93 112 87 11 1
Darin Erstad 586 503 132 1 61 94 43 7 1
Yunel Escobar 242 293 52 39 104 172 97 70 95
Cecil Espy 161 15 9 1 4 22 25 6 22
Dwight Evans 139 547 201 126 302 415 313 277 110
Carl Everett 88 31 294 115 305 314 53 5 3
Junior Felix 119 65 107 8 12 49 70 24 97
Tony Fernandez 649 460 72 4 148 273 103 115 183
Robert Fick 1 88 46 40 148 134 97 36 4
Steve Finley 388 858 205 64 381 244 119 43 6
Dan Ford 43 233 277 107 101 116 60 85 3
Lew Ford 64 28 89 1 60 37 76 33 1
Logan Forsythe 21 60 7 56 79 66 68 25 10
Ben Francisco 10 28 79 6 79 78 43 34 22
Julio Franco 180 666 347 243 373 125 121 63 27
Terry Francona 8 119 19 1 43 41 103 27 8
Jim Fregosi 41 483 757 58 102 117 67 93 2
Greg Gagne 35 159 24 4 12 47 184 564 621
Dave Gallagher 186 106 8 12 23 37 73 29 22
Oscar Gamble 18 130 202 109 382 221 117 25 3
Ron Gant 177 251 471 233 320 94 47 55 5
Barbaro Garbey 3 13 50 7 9 36 17 10 4
Avisail Garcia 1 4 4 57 111 52 11 10 13
Carlos Garcia 222 46 11 1 14 32 50 119 49
Damaso Garcia 542 137 19 2 17 47 48 67 60
Nomar Garciaparra 191 36 612 326 107 53 20 9 2
Phil Garner 28 225 146 170 59 272 230 365 158
Brent Gates 5 240 100 3 47 50 53 47 26
Cesar Geronimo 36 43 8 1 17 176 288 361 14
Jody Gerut 80 20 128 15 43 40 42 35 14
Jeremy Giambi 40 49 18 1 68 65 68 73 5
Brian Giles 160 91 988 303 39 86 55 29 3
Ross Gload 3 20 29 18 83 42 97 51 7
Carlos Gomez 254 119 39 76 77 55 95 102 68
Jonny Gomes 6 52 55 115 266 225 153 38 9
Alex Gonzalez 1 301 9 1 38 135 409 489 156
Alex Gordon 307 27 211 65 172 213 83 36 1
Curtis Granderson 749 248 25 54 64 69 87 49 48
Dick Green 42 67 26 13 72 206 191 394 152
Khalil Greene 26 13 4 5 147 176 163 133 11
Mike Greenwell 4 50 235 312 424 104 41 9 1
Shawn Green 2 159 579 300 208 284 254 45 2
Bobby Grich 76 386 251 53 203 358 377 207 24
Ken Griffey 98 873 239 77 209 143 67 51 1
Marquis Grissom 739 300 335 12 105 259 143 44 48
Johnny Grubb 207 183 135 84 220 148 109 7 2
Kelly Gruber 2 54 256 53 122 108 97 78 29
Mark Grudzielanek 401 724 87 2 57 164 201 96 1
Mario Guerrero 20 48 47 16 52 97 57 165 98
Carlos Guillen 16 215 140 13 400 154 179 45 77
Franklin Gutierrez 26 156 89 26 119 51 69 119 54
Ricky Gutierrez 34 286 4 1 28 131 234 211 12
Brandon Guyer 58 12 14 1 6 22 19 17 4
Jerry Hairston 46 54 75 18 46 55 51 11 1
Jerry Hairston 333 217 6 5 31 61 112 131 252
Scott Hairston 101 18 59 102 86 87 100 13 1
Chip Hale 5 27 4 1 2 25 19 10 6
Bill Hall 1 97 20 81 127 235 176 93 19
Dick Hall 1 1 5 2 6 11 13 76 72
Shane Halter 10 56 2 8 60 77 106 108 75
Jeffrey Hammonds 35 119 126 41 104 148 81 38 82
Mike Hargrove 298 37 731 85 182 96 35 5 6
Toby Harrah 128 635 96 159 309 307 212 151 43
Billy Hatcher 397 424 37 1 14 58 46 63 2
Mickey Hatcher 26 213 160 14 113 139 88 47 1
Scott Hatteberg 39 253 56 70 195 174 185 107 27
Mike Heath 1 46 61 1 79 198 306 264 167
Mike Hegan 16 175 25 44 73 80 67 44 6
Dave Henderson 6 287 95 98 216 279 280 60 4
Ken Henderson 65 39 142 88 550 183 58 28 1
Jose Hernandez 24 66 2 12 58 365 418 184 40
Phil Hiatt 1 3 5 3 3 8 55 33 1
Bobby Higginson 65 172 713 45 115 96 52 30 7
Aaron Hill 12 475 40 42 222 210 160 125 34
Glenallen Hill 26 27 71 106 238 271 113 32 39
Eric Hinske 1 152 17 45 134 330 157 116 10
Larry Hisle 135 76 174 240 113 182 111 56 8
Butch Hobson 4 5 7 2 25 75 209 190 197
Damon Hollins 11 9 4 1 20 44 38 21 34
Todd Hollandsworth 116 81 13 8 66 219 187 60 1
Jim Holt 5 15 6 15 59 117 80 21 47
Thomas Howard 164 137 5 33 50 54 35 30 1
Jack Howell 1 51 9 33 78 139 148 168 70
Rex Hudler 105 60 11 6 20 51 72 74 11
Orlando Hudson 24 418 241 1 48 65 158 206 108
Torii Hunter 15 390 240 468 669 307 93 67 53
Raul Ibanez 2 19 388 487 418 411 128 35 1
Omar Infante 183 350 11 10 63 67 155 233 222
Maicer Izturis 146 192 37 1 23 68 150 105 43
Darrin Jackson 35 25 34 8 94 205 111 105 2
Ron Jackson 14 12 59 132 96 155 167 93 35
Ryan Jackson 1 4 14 1 16 26 22 8 14
Chris James 19 51 103 73 247 146 101 18 1
John Jaso 120 81 4 53 16 39 40 50 18
Stan Javier 250 335 43 4 74 182 151 103 43
Hal Jeffcoat 74 123 91 3 6 30 57 51 51
Geoff Jenkins 1 2 439 179 235 221 91 44 3
Desmond Jennings 329 40 1 3 20 34 34 2 4
D’Angelo Jimenez 229 84 51 1 52 26 26 60 13
Dan Johnson 1 3 9 40 96 81 90 38 16
Howard Johnson 53 106 236 87 192 184 345 62 52
Kelly Johnson 257 260 82 31 63 125 139 73 46
Reed Johnson 427 93 29 5 32 55 59 74 8
Andruw Jones 10 223 112 481 455 374 247 108 1
Adam Jones 21 137 391 346 65 95 63 47 23
Bob Jones 1 13 4 4 31 39 33 3 2
Jacque Jones 320 61 19 46 161 248 164 114 25
Tracy Jones 64 47 32 19 46 41 35 8 5
Mike Jorgensen 30 95 175 123 177 108 80 25 3
Felix Jose 85 7 68 111 199 95 61 4 2
Matthew Joyce 32 40 137 78 111 123 110 22 8
Joe Judge 644 55 219 265 639 214 20 1 1
Gabe Kapler 19 43 17 14 68 140 180 186 104
Roberto Kelly 220 192 185 30 157 112 141 62 115
Don Kelly 16 34 7 1 23 47 41 43 39
Matt Kemp 53 97 359 316 122 108 79 34 3
Howie Kendrick 25 222 65 87 208 263 196 73 22
Adam Kennedy 127 192 30 9 46 103 261 243 431
Jeff Keppinger 20 365 26 21 84 85 71 45 2
Bobby Kielty 7 49 26 14 94 132 86 44 11
Mark Koenig 125 436 124 2 25 125 79 78 1
Brad Komminsk 28 8 48 2 24 53 51 34 5
Jason Kubel 7 29 95 168 229 239 111 20 2
Lee Lacy 255 407 39 2 56 152 111 19 2
Junior Lake 16 53 1 3 15 23 20 11 1
Bill Lamar 24 206 191 21 13 5 9 1 3
Mike Lamb 14 108 34 20 87 113 119 134 5
Ken Landreaux 44 431 294 63 68 30 43 12 1
Tito Landrum 6 19 9 5 70 52 31 14 1
Jason Lane 3 1 2 12 97 129 46 3 2
Ryan Langerhans 8 7 13 1 6 42 93 133 22
Andy LaRoche 1 41 2 10 37 82 104 35 5
Brett Lawrie 70 14 44 5 56 135 134 15 19
Matt Lawton 363 144 383 53 101 92 43 43 18
Rick Leach 2 42 10 3 15 88 135 136 10
Ricky Ledee 51 20 14 12 56 113 135 69 8
DJ LeMahieu 15 136 1 1 15 29 22 218 23
Chet Lemon 126 81 221 29 272 432 426 285 9
Joe Leonard 53 38 17 1 9 47 34 9 1
Adam Lind 5 23 168 387 266 45 57 43 15
Keith Lockhart 24 152 103 12 30 32 58 81 11
Terrence Long 130 54 19 40 103 139 146 117 6
Carlos Lopez 7 5 26 4 4 11 34 32 6
Felipe Lopez 485 270 8 15 12 46 125 76 26
Mark Loretta 127 865 101 5 75 66 111 54 12
John Lowenstein 172 48 79 9 392 141 65 16 1
Jed Lowrie 9 154 117 46 70 119 84 30 15
Jonathan Lucroy 2 116 131 54 89 62 60 126 4
Ryan Ludwick 5 91 50 319 202 165 41 29 2
Julio Lugo 426 290 27 4 14 78 58 124 183
Hector Luna 4 13 1 1 3 29 57 70 4
Fred Lynn 6 207 670 241 420 232 40 1 1
John Mabry 2 17 25 6 206 339 175 49 5
Pete Mackanin 6 13 12 13 43 89 117 78 31
Rob Mackowiak 7 38 52 49 158 76 99 95 4
Shane Mack 176 85 43 34 71 115 108 70 25
Elliott Maddox 126 286 15 1 15 47 182 38 22
Wendell Magee 16 13 9 6 29 73 94 28 4
Angel Mangual 10 34 3 3 16 79 110 31 5
Rick Manning 270 242 151 4 27 67 321 182 89
Nick Markakis 297 301 693 82 20 8 15 19 63
Al Martin 260 295 176 4 61 186 61 4 1
Dave Martinez 285 551 134 6 85 175 90 90 3
Jerry Martin 57 8 3 36 136 222 138 34 5
Russell Martin 38 82 94 44 248 270 165 217 58
Don Mattingly 13 242 1182 47 95 96 24 13 1
Gary Matthews 275 117 67 37 82 84 172 158 25
Justin Maxwell 15 13 10 33 33 52 59 50 1
Dave May 59 124 335 70 140 56 86 25 10
Bill Mazeroski 42 38 1 71 207 585 513 598 12
Dick McAuliffe 725 270 42 2 41 209 189 146 4
Dave McCarty 1 15 3 2 26 71 149 72 12
Oddibe McDowell 534 44 7 3 2 10 62 15 11
Casey McGehee 4 12 19 160 384 48 29 17 4
Nate McLouth 413 70 118 1 1 24 50 109 5
Brian McRae 629 292 38 3 57 90 62 71 21
Hal McRae 3 393 140 571 459 167 89 13 2
Kevin Mench 15 27 2 17 92 240 150 54 7
Frank Menechino 35 152 1 1 8 16 20 30 76
Jason Michaels 6 191 9 6 61 93 75 37 6
Doug Mientkiewicz 3 60 313 5 84 197 121 72 39
Lastings Milledge 10 42 50 47 73 60 36 61 5
Bobby Mitchell 6 13 20 4 27 42 29 14 2
Dustan Mohr 12 15 3 2 17 74 148 70 7
Raul Mondesi 5 18 441 144 507 139 160 66 7
Charlie Moore 42 130 4 1 20 55 115 272 477
Melvin Mora 156 441 312 17 125 149 141 36 6
Hal Morris 4 221 309 35 215 113 73 7 3
Jim Morrison 33 52 37 83 120 199 174 152 17
Warren Morris 56 107 1 1 23 140 23 22 2
Darryl Motley 18 19 17 7 83 68 72 52 1
Rance Mulliniks 16 299 191 6 38 96 182 109 54
Jerry Mumphrey 150 286 181 57 280 104 112 41 2
Pedro Munoz 10 8 6 87 96 116 110 26 2
Dwayne Murphy 53 599 143 41 133 120 66 25 19
David Murphy 7 43 64 39 183 187 245 90 44
Tim Naehring 6 38 29 26 121 124 71 41 48
Laynce Nix 2 8 9 47 58 119 122 75 14
Trot Nixon 86 140 75 7 190 88 148 136 102
Wayne Nordhagen 3 1 24 87 107 63 47 14 5
Willie Norwood 58 5 4 2 11 24 32 73 8
Alex Ochoa 39 20 20 27 138 155 76 19 14
Jose Offerman 561 445 92 8 21 49 36 213 12
Ben Oglivie 8 31 121 267 648 339 68 21 7
Troy O’Leary 35 18 9 48 445 234 128 84 11
Joe Orsulak 212 237 57 76 152 144 69 30 18
Jorge Orta 17 434 357 293 116 89 73 72 10
Eric Owens 142 218 14 1 25 31 70 19 20
Craig Paquette 3 16 33 37 76 217 150 86 21
Jimmy Paredes 7 64 13 2 17 36 42 10 5
Jay Payton 36 115 10 23 133 320 280 83 32
Carlos Pena 13 53 136 367 358 243 140 32 44
Eduardo Perez 1 16 11 95 127 129 53 11 2
Geno Petralli 1 29 3 3 43 129 165 101 18
Brandon Phillips 214 220 194 657 29 45 75 35 89
Placido Polanco 126 1258 71 9 38 44 81 51 20
A. J. Pollock 118 90 23 11 5 16 39 26 2
Hosken Powell 225 3 9 1 37 45 61 67 16
Martin Prado 136 470 106 68 88 69 41 24 4
Carlos Quentin 1 10 245 156 125 94 107 21 1
Ryan Raburn 27 32 49 46 67 96 93 82 59
Tim Raines 1397 258 374 74 26 53 22 2 1
Alexei Ramirez 12 381 43 1 90 185 226 207 59
Colby Rasmus 5 241 8 29 190 164 107 65 7
Johnny Ray 36 538 438 14 53 92 63 33 1
Randy Ready 80 148 45 9 87 70 51 27 4
Josh Reddick 1 14 217 13 44 85 121 78 11
Nolan Reimold 39 18 9 9 46 35 59 65 35
Anthony Rendon 36 195 17 5 5 9 28 25 2
Edgar Renteria 73 1110 65 7 70 306 333 83 8
Chris Richard 1 3 66 27 40 58 34 3 1
Ernie Riles 22 137 9 3 123 151 111 36 29
Alex Rios 131 66 598 27 280 231 171 90 25
Bombo Rivera 35 54 2 8 15 16 17 36 23
Ruben Rivera 6 22 2 4 38 100 140 48 49
Leon Roberts 12 1 47 139 155 176 136 51 1
Alex Rodriguez 7 512 919 1028 131 8 9 1 62
Aurelio Rodriguez 73 193 1 9 127 288 391 561 148
Ivan Rodriguez 24 491 483 56 246 587 284 189 49
Sean Rodriguez 15 29 3 2 50 89 85 83 133
Cookie Rojas 273 648 23 6 93 206 247 53 1
Kevin Romine 3 4 17 1 5 14 18 59 30
Cody Ross 29 5 8 79 193 264 265 44 1
Aaron Rowand 193 101 65 19 277 180 172 99 2
Justin Ruggiano 28 54 11 27 88 53 15 16 10
Mark Ryal 1 1 2 2 12 6 13 3 1
Luis Salazar 58 54 58 24 92 297 309 113 22
Billy Sample 269 105 10 2 31 81 95 33 3
Juan Samuel 507 309 274 12 78 126 146 19 11
Nate Schierholtz 8 23 29 57 144 95 72 42 2
Skip Schumaker 356 65 2 1 10 79 133 68 32
David Segui 3 78 188 253 322 161 158 103 5
Gary Sheffield 10 76 1722 485 93 80 19 10 12
John Shelby 142 119 20 24 117 83 112 88 19
Tsuyoshi Shinjo 21 4 9 15 17 36 72 43 6
Terry Shumpert 23 70 1 2 12 53 61 93 183
Ruben Sierra 2 20 594 788 226 219 94 41 3
Grady Sizemore 732 92 20 6 45 50 22 29 23
Terrmel Sledge 3 21 2 21 30 34 37 20 5
Roy Smalley 68 435 162 95 129 222 215 154 11
Seth Smith 78 148 94 45 152 132 47 23 4
Travis Snider 27 103 5 3 19 43 96 61 86
Rick Sofield 4 27 3 4 14 22 41 31 23
Yangervis Solarte 68 66 12 2 33 25 18 11 14
Alfonso Soriano 769 12 160 281 227 222 92 60 85
Chris Speier 94 322 121 12 86 314 351 634 4
Bill Spiers 68 244 9 20 39 62 48 56 299
Scott Spiezio 3 122 26 41 157 272 297 63 6
Junior Spivey 12 163 112 2 15 41 43 3 1
Mike Squires 48 139 25 5 7 43 74 20 2
Matt Stairs 7 51 56 511 428 167 110 7 1
Leroy Stanton 1 4 68 154 120 191 113 24 1
Mike Stanley 1 3 12 144 307 257 315 109 6
Bill Stein 13 63 27 3 99 197 181 99 14
John Stephenson 6 1 1 23 20 52 56 57 11
Kurt Suzuki 25 66 99 64 135 133 164 273 76
Ryan Sweeney 55 47 111 6 62 90 82 53 25
Nick Swisher 34 407 101 98 138 311 198 153 23
So Taguchi 43 92 4 1 11 34 66 32 2
Tony Tarasco 46 19 17 1 12 34 65 27 5
Fernando Tatis 1 10 32 71 229 251 92 42 79
Mark Teahen 2 4 197 41 126 188 103 70 27
Miguel Tejada 6 288 633 463 180 164 196 151 53
Tim Teufel 9 252 28 4 54 121 169 170 4
Clete Thomas 35 6 39 1 6 12 29 48 2
Gorman Thomas 1 18 17 490 154 235 148 189 38
Gary Thomasson 89 25 69 41 53 137 116 23 23
Ryan Thompson 64 9 2 1 14 57 74 99 2
Dickie Thon 194 108 165 1 18 102 217 313 20
Chad Tracy 17 64 115 105 123 125 81 14 1
Alan Trammell 44 878 254 308 45 48 60 108 435
Manny Trillo 3 416 13 4 144 365 435 153 11
Michael Tucker 122 292 23 11 118 215 188 41 2
Troy Tulowitzki 26 137 180 456 53 51 115 38 4
Jim Tyrone 6 7 7 10 20 8 15 18 3
Willie Upshaw 27 113 98 295 65 294 127 65 18
Melvin Upton 232 255 143 80 70 157 124 120 51
Juan Uribe 50 161 3 45 151 199 396 332 238
Luis Valbuena 31 72 24 30 90 78 120 129 35
John Valentin 4 555 83 7 23 93 74 99 73
Jose Valentin 47 388 41 7 99 260 263 175 194
Jason Varitek 1 9 21 5 152 316 453 293 129
Randy Velarde 131 504 4 1 4 77 110 164 102
Max Venable 61 108 18 2 19 23 26 17 1
Will Venable 242 116 5 1 74 126 90 33 2
Chico Walker 114 22 24 2 20 23 24 8 4
Todd Walker 280 255 142 32 72 175 125 42 16
Joe Wallis 59 55 17 2 14 12 25 25 2
Gary Ward 62 169 192 100 369 135 94 10 2
Turner Ward 12 63 78 1 34 46 72 28 27
Claudell Washington 405 366 428 42 105 92 149 38 12
Mitch Webster 82 411 80 6 29 68 63 11 17
Casper Wells 3 35 16 1 19 18 34 35 11
Vernon Wells 51 34 681 452 202 112 82 25 17
Jayson Werth 95 145 284 93 359 167 74 14 9
Devon White 960 208 222 42 144 129 50 9 20
Frank White 78 125 65 65 348 279 262 445 488
Rondell White 122 9 333 206 331 152 152 53 15
Ty Wigginton 5 46 81 182 251 319 222 42 3
Brad Wilkerson 366 23 10 29 88 81 149 110 6
Bernie Williams 293 218 280 616 99 202 164 94 39
Ken Williams 36 22 10 1 5 28 68 98 44
Enrique Wilson 11 60 1 1 12 15 30 74 123
Jim Wohlford 150 132 28 7 30 109 137 104 10
Al Woods 1 123 83 12 48 137 91 18 8
Chris Woodward 10 19 14 1 9 56 91 119 122
George Wright 102 17 84 13 61 127 87 40 3
Butch Wynegar 49 70 18 121 176 258 241 178 74
Kevin Youkilis 97 176 102 365 113 84 23 25 14
Chris Young 255 107 26 96 163 220 158 38 5
Michael Young 265 854 336 101 136 57 5 46 130
Robin Yount 265 1069 560 299 152 72 174 138 86
Ben Zobrist 129 316 250 147 140 53 16 21 63

3 thoughts on “Kings of Particular Spots in the Batting Order

  1. Is that the same Jolly Cholly Grimm who was the Milwaukee Braves’ first skipper? (I just read Bob Buege’s book about the team. I knew the knowledge would come in handy!)

    –coal ( aka Fireblossom. WP won’t let me sign in as Fireblossom anymore, so I’m coal black on WP)

  2. Very interesting stuff! I got to wondering who held the record for the 9th spot before the DH. Here are the leaders from 1913-1972:

    Warren Spahn 665
    Early Wynn 610
    Robin Roberts 609

    If I figured right, Bucky Dent tied Spahn’s record of 665 on 8-13-81, and broke it the next day.

  3. At first I thought Mazeroski’s 12 games in the #9 spot must have come in pinch-hitting appearances (career NL guy, pre-DH), but no, they’re legit. Eleven of those appearances were in his rookie season of 1956, the first on July 26 and ten more in late August and early September; he also batted ninth in his second start in April 1957. We have manager Bobby Bragan to thank for that particular bit of strategy.

    Maz was 8 for 38 (.211) in those 11 1956 games, with one XBH, no RBI, and no walks. The Pirates scored 39 runs but went 7-3-1. They lost to Brooklyn in Maz’s only 1957 ninth-spot appearance.

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