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          Designated Hitter
             
Pos St All- Other Batting Statistics as Designated Hitter Win Shares Pos St
Year Rank Rank Name HOF MVP Star Rookie GG SS Team Stdg Bats Age Pos Games At Bats Hits 2B 3B HR Runs RBI BB IBB SO HP SH SF SB CS GDP BA OBA SA OPS RC B WS WS/G Adj WSQ Year Rank Rank Name
1973 7 7 Oscar Gamble CLE 6E L 23 RF   70 255 66 8 2 13 33 26 18 1 28 3 2 2 1 1 3 .259 .313 .459 .772 37   8.2 .117 9.13 1973 7 7 Oscar Gamble
1973 12 John Ellis CLE 6E R 24 C   38 116 33 5 0 6 18 19 11 0 18 0 0 1 0 0 1 .284 .344 .483 .827 20   4.0 .105 4.22 1973 12 John Ellis
1973 16 Charlie Spikes R CLE 6E R 22 LF,RF   26 94 21 1 2 2 11 18 11 0 22 1 0 3 2 0 1 .223 .303 .340 .643 11   1.9 .073 1.67 1973 16 Charlie Spikes
1973 15 Walt Williams CLE 6E R 29 LF   26 88 28 2 0 1 10 9 4 0 7 0 2 0 4 0 1 .318 .348 .375 .723 12   2.2 .085 2.08 1973 15 Walt Williams
   
1974 2 1 Oscar Gamble CLE 4E L 24   115 406 121 14 4 17 66 53 43 10 46 5 0 1 5 6 6 .298 .371 .478 .849 71   17.0 .148 20.26 1974 2 1 Oscar Gamble
1974 22 John Ellis CLE 4E R 25 C,1B   21 88 22 1 1 0 4 10 1 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 4 .250 .258 .284 .542 6   1.2 .057 0.89 1974 22 John Ellis
   
1975 4 3 Rico Carty CLE 4E R 35 1B   72 245 68 9 1 12 36 42 25 1 22 2 0 5 1 1 7 .278 .343 .469 .812 39   9.0 .125 10.26 1975 4 3 Rico Carty
1975 8 Frank Robinson BBW CLE 4E R 39   42 111 26 5 0 9 16 21 25 1 13 0 1 0 0 0 2 .234 .375 .523 .898 23   5.8 .138 6.95 1975 8 Frank Robinson
1975 26 John Lowenstein CLE 4E L 28   31 101 24 2 0 5 13 15 8 0 12 0 2 0 4 4 2 .238 .294 .406 .700 11   1.8 .058 1.40 1975 26 John Lowenstein
1975 20 Oscar Gamble CLE 4E L 25 LF   29 78 23 7 1 3 13 9 10 1 9 0 0 0 2 2 3 .295 .375 .526 .901 14   3.0 .103 3.11 1975 20 Oscar Gamble
   
1976 1 1 Rico Carty T24 CLE 4E R 36   137 508 161 31 0 13 70 78 57 7 43 0 0 9 1 1 17 .317 .380 .455 .835 87   22.2 .162 27.10 1976 1 1 Rico Carty
   
1977 6 6 Rico Carty CLE 5E R 37   123 453 127 22 1 14 53 77 53 6 51 0 0 4 1 2 17 .280 .353 .426 .779 66   11.3 .092 10.42 1977 6 6 Rico Carty
   
1978 11 8 Bernie Carbo CLE 6E L 30   49 158 47 8 0 2 19 13 17 0 27 1 1 1 1 0 5 .297 .367 .386 .753 22   4.2 .086 3.83 1978 11 8 Bernie Carbo
1978 10 Willie Horton CLE 6E R 35   46 167 42 7 0 5 16 22 14 3 24 1 1 0 3 0 7 .251 .313 .383 .696 18   3.1 .067 2.55 1978 10 Willie Horton
1978 8 Gary Alexander CLE 6E R 25 C   25 87 27 6 3 5 12 24 15 1 31 1 0 1 0 1 0 .310 .413 .621 1.034 22   3.8 .152 4.40 1978 8 Gary Alexander
1978 27 Wayne Cage R CLE 6E L 26   20 60 15 4 0 3 5 9 7 0 17 0 1 0 0 2 1 .250 .328 .467 .795 8   1.4 .070 1.19 1978 27 Wayne Cage
   
1979 2 4 Cliff Johnson CLE 6E R 31   63 230 64 10 0 17 37 58 22 1 34 5 0 5 2 0 5 .278 .347 .543 .890 44   9.0 .143 10.50 1979 2 4 Cliff Johnson
1979 13 Bobby Bonds CLE 6E R 33 RF   29 108 28 3 0 4 20 12 15 1 29 3 1 0 8 2 0 .259 .365 .398 .763 18   3.4 .117 3.64 1979 13 Bobby Bonds
   
1980 12 9 Joe Charboneau R-1 CLE 6E R 25 LF   57 207 57 6 1 13 34 45 20 0 29 0 0 3 1 0 15 .275 .335 .502 .837 30   6.1 .107 6.00 1980 12 9 Joe Charboneau
1980 25 Cliff Johnson CLE 6E R 32 NL-1B   45 168 38 3 1 4 21 23 23 4 30 0 0 3 0 1 7 .226 .314 .327 .641 17   2.3 .051 1.56 1980 25 Cliff Johnson
1980 36 Gary Alexander CLE 6E R 27   40 127 27 6 0 3 14 17 14 1 38 0 0 1 0 4 8 .213 .289 .331 .620 9   0.3 .008 0.08 1980 36 Gary Alexander
   
1981 16 12 Andre Thornton CLE 6E R 31   53 181 45 10 0 4 19 24 20 0 31 0 2 5 3 1 7 .249 .316 .370 .686 21   2.6 .049 1.78 1981 16 12 Andre Thornton
1981 21 Von Hayes R CLE 6E L 22   21 55 11 2 1 0 9 4 6 0 7 0 2 0 4 1 2 .200 .279 .273 .552 4   1.0 .048 0.67 1981 21 Von Hayes
   
1982 3 3 Andre Thornton T23 a(1B) CLE T6E R 32   152 556 155 24 1 31 88 109 102 16 77 2 3 4 6 7 20 .279 .390 .493 .883 100   20.3 .134 22.69 1982 3 3 Andre Thornton
   
1983 4 4 Andre Thornton CLE 7E R 33 1B   114 412 119 24 0 15 67 65 75 13 53 1 0 6 3 1 8 .289 .395 .456 .851 79   15.6 .137 17.87 1983 4 4 Andre Thornton
   
1984 3 3 Andre Thornton T19 a(1B) S CLE 6E R 34   144 544 141 25 0 29 84 89 86 11 75 2 0 9 4 5 8 .259 .357 .465 .822 94   17.9 .124 18.79 1984 3 3 Andre Thornton
   
1985 8 8 Andre Thornton CLE 7E R 35   122 459 108 13 0 21 47 87 46 1 75 0 0 6 3 2 14 .235 .301 .401 .702 54   7.0 .057 6.14 1985 8 8 Andre Thornton
   
1986 9 8 Andre Thornton CLE 5E R 36   110 389 87 12 0 16 46 60 65 0 66 1 0 8 4 1 11 .224 .330 .378 .708 52   8.4 .076 7.49 1986 9 8 Andre Thornton
1986 28 Carmelo Castillo CLE 5E R 28 RF   35 85 22 3 0 4 14 15 6 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 5 .259 .308 .435 .743 10   1.4 .040 0.90 1986 28 Carmelo Castillo
   
1987 7 6 Pat Tabler a(1B) CLE 7E R 29 1B   66 247 75 17 1 3 36 33 23 2 41 4 1 2 4 1 2 .304 .370 .417 .787 40   6.5 .098 6.20 1987 7 6 Pat Tabler
1987 21 Carmelo Castillo CLE 7E R 29 RF   43 134 33 13 0 5 17 18 10 0 33 0 1 3 1 1 0 .246 .293 .455 .748 19   2.6 .060 1.94 1987 21 Carmelo Castillo
1987 38 Andre Thornton CLE 7E R 37   21 70 8 2 0 0 7 3 9 0 17 0 0 1 1 0 1 .114 .213 .143 .356 1   - .000 - 1987 38 Andre Thornton
   
Pos St All- Other Batting Statistics as Designated Hitter Win Shares Pos St
Year Rank Rank Name HOF MVP Star Rookie GG SS Team Stdg Bats Age Pos Games At Bats Hits 2B 3B HR Runs RBI BB IBB SO HP SH SF SB CS GDP BA OBA SA OPS RC B WS WS/G Adj WSQ Year Rank Rank Name
1988 9 7 Ron Kittle CLE 6E R 30   63 212 53 8 0 15 29 39 13 1 61 8 0 4 0 0 0 .250 .312 .500 .812 35   7.3 .116 7.71 1988 9 7 Ron Kittle
1988 17 Terry Francona CLE 6E L 29   38 163 54 5 0 1 21 8 5 1 13 0 2 2 0 0 3 .331 .347 .380 .727 21   3.4 .089 3.16 1988 17 Terry Francona
1988 13 Pat Tabler CLE 6E R 30 LF   29 105 24 4 1 0 12 12 16 1 21 1 0 1 1 0 2 .229 .333 .286 .619 13   2.3 .079 2.00 1988 13 Pat Tabler
1988 31 Dave Clark CLE 6E L 25   27 74 18 1 0 1 3 10 8 2 17 0 0 0 0 0 4 .243 .317 .297 .614 6   0.8 .030 0.43 1988 31 Dave Clark
   
1989 26 14 Dave Clark CLE 6E L 26   55 161 38 6 0 4 11 19 15 3 38 0 0 1 0 2 6 .236 .299 .348 .647 15   1.3 .024 0.64 1989 26 14 Dave Clark
1989 15 Dion James CLE 6E L 26 LF/NL-LF,RF   27 106 38 6 0 3 18 17 15 1 11 0 0 0 1 1 3 .358 .438 .500 .938 23   2.9 .107 3.05 1989 15 Dion James
1989 T33 Luis Medina R CLE 6E R 26   25 71 14 1 0 3 7 6 4 0 31 0 0 0 0 1 2 .197 .240 .338 .578 4   - .000 - 1989 T33 Luis Medina
1989 28 Mark Salas CLE 6E L 28   20 65 16 4 1 2 4 7 5 1 9 1 0 0 0 0 2 .246 .310 .431 .741 7   0.5 .025 0.26 1989 28 Mark Salas
   
1990 3 3 Chris James CLE 4E R 27   124 474 141 27 4 9 55 57 30 4 67 3 2 2 4 3 10 .297 .342 .428 .770 68   13.0 .105 13.46 1990 3 3 Chris James
1990 T14 Candy Maldonado CLE 4E R 29 LF,RF   20 75 25 5 1 4 13 18 9 0 10 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .405 .587 .992 18   3.3 .165 4.29 1990 T14 Candy Maldonado
   
1991 27 14 Chris James CLE 7E R 28 LF   60 231 52 5 1 2 13 16 10 1 35 3 1 1 3 2 5 .225 .265 .281 .546 17   0.9 .015 0.31 1991 27 14 Chris James
1991 21 Carlos Martinez CLE 7E R 26 1B   41 156 44 8 0 3 11 16 6 1 19 1 0 1 3 1 8 .282 .311 .391 .702 17   2.3 .056 1.53 1991 21 Carlos Martinez
1991 18 Albert Belle CLE 7E R 24 LF   32 128 36 12 1 5 18 24 4 0 22 0 0 2 2 1 12 .281 .299 .508 .807 14   2.7 .084 2.21 1991 18 Albert Belle
   
1992 6 6 Albert Belle 23 CLE T4E R 25 LF   100 380 98 14 1 19 52 75 39 4 95 3 1 8 5 1 14 .258 .326 .450 .776 55   9.8 .098 9.16 1992 6 6 Albert Belle
1992 27 Glenallen Hill CLE T4E R 27 LF   34 132 28 4 1 5 10 12 3 0 29 2 0 0 2 1 4 .212 .241 .371 .612 10   1.2 .035 0.67 1992 27 Glenallen Hill
   
1993 15 11 Reggie Jefferson CLE 6E B 24   88 308 80 10 2 9 32 29 21 6 67 3 3 1 1 3 6 .260 .312 .393 .705 36   3.7 .042 2.34 1993 15 11 Reggie Jefferson
1993 T26 Manny Ramirez R CLE 6E R 21   20 45 8 1 0 2 4 5 2 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 .178 .213 .333 .546 1   - .000 - 1993 T26 Manny Ramirez
   
1994 12 10 Eddie Murray BBW CLE 2C B 38 1B   82 329 84 15 1 13 47 61 26 5 40 0 0 2 6 2 8 .255 .308 .426 .734 42   5.2 .063 3.79 1994 12 10 Eddie Murray
1994 18 Candy Maldonado CLE 2C R 33   25 71 15 5 1 3 11 8 14 0 27 0 0 0 1 1 0 .211 .341 .437 .778 12   1.2 .048 0.76 1994 18 Candy Maldonado
   
1995 4 4 Eddie Murray BBW CLE 1C B 39   95 362 124 18 0 17 61 75 36 4 50 0 0 4 5 1 10 .343 .398 .533 .931 76   14.8 .156 16.28 1995 4 4 Eddie Murray
1995 T27 Dave Winfield BBW CLE 1C R 43   39 105 20 5 0 2 10 4 11 1 24 1 0 0 1 0 4 .190 .274 .295 .569 5   - .000 - 1995 T27 Dave Winfield
   
1996 16 11 Eddie Murray BBW CLE 1C B 40   87 330 85 9 1 11 32 42 34 2 45 0 0 4 3 0 12 .258 .323 .391 .714 41   3.7 .043 2.28 1996 16 11 Eddie Murray
1996 15 Brian Giles R CLE 1C L 25   21 77 27 10 1 4 16 17 10 2 6 0 0 2 2 0 5 .351 .416 .662 1.078 20   3.8 .181 4.82 1996 15 Brian Giles
   
1997 4 3 David Justice 5 a(OF) S(OF) CLE 1C L 31 LF   61 230 77 10 0 14 34 41 25 3 41 0 0 1 2 2 4 .335 .398 .561 .959 51   10.9 .179 13.44 1997 4 3 David Justice
1997 14 Julio Franco CLE 1C R 38 2B   42 166 49 9 1 3 28 14 15 0 36 0 0 0 3 2 4 .295 .354 .416 .770 25   3.3 .079 2.69 1997 14 Julio Franco
1997 26 Kevin Seitzer CLE 1C R 35   24 91 25 6 0 0 10 13 7 0 12 0 1 2 0 0 5 .275 .320 .341 .661 9   0.9 .038 0.51 1997 26 Kevin Seitzer
   
1998 7 6 David Justice CLE 1C L 32   123 454 130 37 1 17 82 72 65 6 79 0 0 7 8 3 8 .286 .371 .485 .856 85   11.2 .091 9.88 1998 7 6 David Justice
   
1999 8 8 Jim Thome A(1B) CLE 1C L 28 1B   36 114 34 5 0 9 20 30 34 2 31 0 0 0 0 0 1 .298 .459 .579 1.038 34   7.1 .197 8.91 1999 8 8 Jim Thome
1999 15 David Justice CLE 1C L 33 LF   36 121 29 6 0 7 21 25 21 3 25 0 0 1 1 1 7 .240 .350 .463 .813 18   3.0 .083 2.45 1999 15 David Justice
1999 23 Richie Sexson CLE 1C R 24 1B,LF   25 85 18 5 1 3 10 16 6 0 24 0 0 3 1 0 3 .212 .255 .400 .655 8   0.8 .032 0.40 1999 23 Richie Sexson
1999 4 Harold Baines CLE 1C L 40   25 81 21 2 0 1 2 20 11 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 2 .259 .348 .321 .669 9   1.6 .064 1.12 1999 4 Harold Baines
1999 18 Wil Cordero CLE 1C R 27 LF   26 77 23 4 0 3 14 12 7 0 14 3 0 0 1 0 4 .299 .379 .468 .847 13   1.8 .069 1.34 1999 18 Wil Cordero
   
Pos St All- Other Batting Statistics as Designated Hitter Win Shares Pos St
Year Rank Rank Name HOF MVP Star Rookie GG SS Team Stdg Bats Age Pos Games At Bats Hits 2B 3B HR Runs RBI BB IBB SO HP SH SF SB CS GDP BA OBA SA OPS RC B WS WS/G Adj WSQ Year Rank Rank Name
2000 15 7 Jim Thome CLE 2C L 29 1B   48 181 42 8 0 8 25 29 34 1 51 1 0 1 0 0 2 .232 .355 .409 .764 29   4.2 .088 3.47 2000 15 7 Jim Thome
2000 5 Manny Ramirez T6 A-INJ(OF) CLE 2C R 28 RF   25 89 29 4 0 11 23 28 19 2 25 0 0 1 0 0 0 .326 .440 .742 1.182 31   5.7 .228 7.60 2000 5 Manny Ramirez
2000 23 Russ Branyan R CLE 2C L 24   23 77 19 3 0 10 16 20 9 0 31 3 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .348 .675 1.023 19   2.3 .100 2.03 2000 23 Russ Branyan
2000 10 David Justice T13 CLE 2C L 34 LF,RF   20 76 21 8 0 8 15 20 12 1 13 0 0 0 0 0 4 .276 .375 .697 1.072 19   3.0 .150 3.20 2000 10 David Justice
   
2001 3 3 Ellis Burks CLE 1C R 36   102 371 103 25 1 23 72 60 55 2 67 3 0 7 3 1 13 .278 .369 .536 .905 74   12.1 .119 11.95 2001 3 3 Ellis Burks
2001 7 Juan Gonzalez 5 A(OF) S(OF) CLE 1C R 31 RF   21 79 31 4 0 8 21 33 8 2 15 1 0 3 0 0 0 .392 .440 .747 1.187 27   5.0 .238 6.99 2001 7 Juan Gonzalez
   
2002 1 1 Ellis Burks CLE 3C R 37   127 495 150 25 0 32 89 89 39 3 103 6 1 1 2 3 13 .303 .360 .547 .907 94   19.5 .154 22.26 2002 1 1 Ellis Burks
   
2003 14 12 Ellis Burks CLE 4C R 38   51 190 50 11 1 6 26 27 26 2 45 2 0 0 1 1 2 .263 .358 .426 .784 29   4.6 .090 4.14 2003 14 12 Ellis Burks
2003 18 Travis Hafner R CLE 4C L 26 1B   43 149 40 11 3 7 21 22 14 2 45 3 0 1 1 0 2 .268 .341 .523 .864 27   3.5 .081 2.99 2003 18 Travis Hafner
2003 23 Matt Lawton CLE 4C L 31 LF   21 84 21 3 0 3 14 13 11 0 7 1 0 0 5 1 3 .250 .344 .393 .737 12   1.8 .086 1.58 2003 23 Matt Lawton
   
2004 2 2 Travis Hafner T24 CLE 3C L 27   126 441 140 38 3 28 91 104 62 5 104 15 0 5 2 2 11 .317 .415 .608 1.023 111   19.9 .158 23.05 2004 2 2 Travis Hafner
   
2005 2 2 Travis Hafner 5 CLE 2C L 28   129 478 146 42 0 32 91 106 76 5 120 9 0 4 0 0 9 .305 .407 .594 1.001 116   23.2 .180 27.24 2005 2 2 Travis Hafner
   
2006 3 3 Travis Hafner 8 CLE 4C L 29   122 439 135 31 1 39 97 110 94 16 107 7 0 2 0 0 10 .308 .435 .649 1.084 128   21.7 .178 24.50 2006 3 3 Travis Hafner
   
2007 3 3 Travis Hafner CLE 1C L 30   137 501 137 25 2 24 76 97 96 17 105 7 0 5 0 1 14 .273 .394 .475 .869 97   15.1 .110 14.04 2007 3 3 Travis Hafner
   
2008 24 14 Travis Hafner CLE 3C L 31   54 196 38 10 0 4 20 23 26 6 55 5 0 3 1 1 3 .194 .300 .306 .606 19   1.4 .026 0.68 2008 24 14 Travis Hafner
2008 19 David Dellucci CLE 3C L 34 LF   46 166 43 11 0 6 25 25 10 0 41 6 0 2 1 2 6 .259 .321 .434 .755 22   2.5 .054 1.76 2008 19 David Dellucci
   
2009 8 8 Travis Hafner CLE 4C L 32   88 333 89 19 0 16 45 48 40 6 66 3 0 1 0 0 7 .267 .350 .468 .818 55   7.5 .085 7.02 2009 8 8 Travis Hafner
   
2010 6 6 Travis Hafner CLE 4C L 33   109 389 109 28 0 13 48 49 49 10 93 11 0 3 2 1 2 .280 .374 .452 .826 70   11.0 .101 10.55 2010 6 6 Travis Hafner
2010 15 Russell Branyan CLE 4C L 34 1B   53 191 41 10 0 15 24 30 29 2 76 1 0 1 1 0 4 .215 .320 .503 .823 31   3.8 .072 3.08 2010 15 Russell Branyan
Copyright 2009-11 by Andre Lower
Sources:
All-Time Major League Handbook
Win Shares Digital Update
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