Saturday, August 14, 2021

Ken Singleton


Ken Singleton is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) player who was drafted into the New York Mets organization in 1967 as their #1 pick, and third overall-all. He played three years in the minor leagues (1967-70) and was called up to the Mets on June 24, 1970. Ken played there through the end of the '71 season. He was traded to the Montreal Expos just prior to the 1972 (April 6) season and played with the Expos for three years (1972-74). Ken was traded again, this time, to the Baltimore where he played the rest of his career from 1975 to 1984. He played his last game on the 25th of September in 1984. Ken was a three time all-star (1977, 1979, 1981), was the recipient of the Roberto Clemente award in 1982 and won a World Championship ring with the Baltimore Orioles in 1983. He is currently working for the Yes Network as a NY Yankees Analyst. 

There have been over 100 Ken Singleton baseball cards issued by various companies from 1971 to 2020.

Drafted
Selected by New York Mets in the 1st round (3rd pick overall) of the free-agent draft (January 28, 1967). (From Baseball-Almanac.com) 
 
Position - Outfield
Bats - Both
Throws - Right 


1970


 YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRTBRBISBAVG.
 1970Mets69198225280575261.263


Ken was called up on June 24 and played his first game as a Met that night in the second game of a double header. The Mets beat the Cubs 6-1. He played left field and went 0-4.

https://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=197006242CHN 

 


1971
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIAVG
1971Mets1152983473501346.245
1971 O-Pee-Chee # 16
 

1971 Topps # 16 (Find this card on Ebay)
 
 


TRADED 
From Baseball-Almanac.com 
Ken Singleton was traded from the New York Mets to the Montreal Expos just prior to the start of the 1972 season. The trade involved Rusty Staub from Expos for Tim Foli, Mike Jorgensen and Ken Singleton from the Mets. (April 5, 1972). 

From Mets Trade History: “Le Grand Orange” Rusty Staub comes to the Big Apple by Tim Boyle

"A few days before the start of the 1972 season, the New York Mets made a big trade with one of their division rivals, the Montreal Expos. In exchange for Tim Foli, Mike Jorgensen, and Ken Singleton, the Mets acquired outfielder Rusty Staub. Le Grand Orange was about to join the Big Apple."


1972

YearTeamABH2B3BHRRBIAVG
1972Expos5071392321450.274

 
1972 O-Pee-Chee # 425
 


1972 O-Pee-Chee # 426 In Action (IA)
 
 
1972 Pro Stars Postcards #11 - Not available ***
 
1972 Topps # 425 
1972 Topps # 426 In Action (IA)
 

1973

YearTeamGames   At BatsRuns   Hits   Doubles   Triples   Homeruns   RBI    SBSLGBBSOAverage
1973Expos1625601001692622310320.479123910.302



1973 O-Pee-Chee # 232

 
1973 Topps # 232 

1974

YearTeamGames   At BatsRuns   Hits   Doubles   Triples   Homeruns   RBI    SBSLGBBSOAverage
1974Expos1485116814120297450.37693840.276


 
1974 Expos Weston #29
 
 
1974 Kellogg's # 48
 
1974 O-Pee-Chee # 25
 
1974 Topps # 25

1974 Topps Stamps #60
 
TRADED
Ken Singleton and Mike Torrez traded from the Montreal Expos to the Baltimore Orioles for Dave McNally, Rich Coggins, and Bill Kirkpatrick, December 4, 1974.

1975

YearTeamGames   At BatsRuns   Hits   Doubles   Triples   Homeruns   RBI    SBSLGBBSOAverage
1975Orioles15558688176374155530.454118820.300

1975 O-Pee-Chee # 125
 

1975 Topps # 125


1975 Topps # 125 Mini 
2 1/4 x 3 1/4 ish  (vs. 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 of the standard size) 
  

1976

YearTeamGames   At BatsRuns   Hits   Doubles   Triples   Homeruns   RBI    SBSLGBBSOAverage
1976Orioles15454462151252137020.40379760.278

 
 
1976 Hostess # 76

 
1976 Kellogg's # 12
 
1976 O-Pee-Chee # 175
 
1976 SSPC # 400
   
1976 Topps # 175


1977

YearTeamGames   At BatsRuns   Hits   Doubles   Triples   Homeruns   RBI    SBSLGBBSOAverage
1977Orioles15253690176240249900.5071071010.328

 
 
1977 Burger Chef Discs # 41

1977 Hostess # 107
 

1977 O-Pee-Chee # 19
 
1977 Topps # 445



1978

YearTeamGames   At BatsRuns   Hits   Doubles   Triples   Homeruns   RBI    SBSLGBBSOAverage
1978Orioles14950267147212208100.45898940.293

 
 
1978 Hostess # 75
 
1978 Kellogg's # 55
 
1978 O-Pee-Chee # 80

1978 Topps # 65

1979

YearTeamGames   At BatsRuns   Hits   Doubles   Triples   Homeruns   RBI    SBSLGBBSOAverage
1979Orioles159570931682913511130.5331091180.295


1979 Orioles Season - Game by Game info from the Baseball-Almanac   
 
1979 Hostess # 135

1979 O-Pee-Chee # 324
 

1979 Replay Games
 
1979 Topps # 615



1980

YearTeamGames   At BatsRuns   Hits   Doubles   Triples   Homeruns   RBI    SBSLGBBSOAverage
1980Orioles156583851772832410400.48592940.304

 
 
1980 Kellogg's # 30
 
1980 O-Pee-Chee # 178
 

1980 Topps # 340


1980 Topps Super # 11 (of 60) - Gray Back
 
1980 Topps Super # 11 (of 60) - White Back

 
 
1981

YearTeamGames   At BatsRuns   Hits   Doubles   Triples   Homeruns   RBI    SBSLGBBSOAverage
1981Orioles10336348101161134900.43961590.278

 
 
1981 All-Star Game Program Inserts # 68
 

 
1981 Donruss # 115


 
1981 Drakes # 12
 
1981 Fleer # 188


 
1981 Fleer Sticker # 103
 
1981 Kellogg's # 39
 
1981 O-Pee-Chee # 281


 
1981 Perma-Grahpics All Stars # 29




1981 Topps # 570



1981 Topps Scratch-Off # 17


 

1981 Topps Sticker # 33
 

 
1982

YearTeamGames   At BatsRuns   Hits   Doubles   Triples   Homeruns   RBI    SBSLGBBSOAverage
1982Orioles15656171141272147700.38186930.251

 
 
1982 Donruss Diamond Kings # 24
 


1982 Donruss # 105
 

1982 Drakes # 30


 

1982 FBI Discs # 22 - Not available ***
 
1982 Fleer # 179
 

1982 Fleer Stamps # 150



1982 Kellogg's # 58
 

1982 O-Pee-Chee All Star (AS) # 2
 
 
 
1982 O-Pee-Chee # 290

1982 O-Pee-Chee Sticker # 136 
 


  
1982 Topps # 290

 

1982 Topps All Star (AS) # 552
 
1982 Topps Sticker # 136
 
 

1982 Topps Sticker # 144
 


1983

YearTeamGames   At BatsRuns   Hits   Doubles   Triples   Homeruns   RBI    SBSLGBBSOAverage
1983Orioles15150752140213188400.43699830.276

1983 Orioles Season - Game by Game info from the Baseball-Almanac   
1983 All-Star Game Program Inserts # 68
 
 
1983 Donruss # 257


 
1983 Drakes # 26
 



1983 Fleer # 73


 

1983 Fleer Stamps # 177


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1983 Fleer Sticker # 195
 
1983 O-Pee-Chee # 85


1983 Topps # 85


1983 Topps Sticker # 28


1984

YearTeamGames   At BatsRuns   Hits   Doubles   Triples   Homeruns   RBI    SBSLGBBSOAverage
1984Orioles11136328787163600.28937600.215



1984 Fleer # 21

 

1984 Fleer Sticker # 46


 
1984 Fleer Sticker # 55


 
1984 Nestle # 165


 
1984 O-Pee-Chee # 165

1984 Orioles English Discs # 13 - Not available ***
1984 Orioles Team Issue # 27 - Not available ***
1984 Topps # 165
1984 Topps Rub-Down # 29
 



1984 Topps Sticker # 206
 



1984 Topps Sticker Box # 8


 
1984 Topps Tiffany # 165




1985
1985 Fleer # 191


 

1985 O-Pee-Chee # 326
 



1985 Topps # 755


1985 Topps Miniature # 755 - Not available
 
1985 Topps Sticker # 201
 
 

1985 Topps Tiffany # 755
 

 
1986
1986 Expos Greats TCMA # 5-EXP
 

1986 Orioles Greats TCMA # 8BA
 
1989
1989 Swell Baseball Greats #26

 
1991
1991 Mets WIZ # 366
 

1991 Oriole Crown # 421

 
1992
1992 Nabisco # 3
 
 
1993
1993 Expos Donruss McDonald's # 29

1993 Orioles Crown Action Stand Up # 12
 
2003
2003 Upper Deck Signature Series #52/PN-KS


2005
2005 Topps Retired Gold #66 

2012

Topps Archive/Reprint Card Back #204 (1980 Style)
 
 
 

2019

Topps Archive - MTL KS

 



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