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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 17 12 Hal McRae KC 2W R 27 RF   37 118 28 9 0 2 12 14 12 1 11 3 0 0 1 0 4 .237 .323 .364 .687 14   2.1 .057 1.63 1973
1973 18 Gail Hopkins KC 2W L 30   36 97 20 3 1 1 10 4 20 1 10 0 0 1 0 2 6 .206 .339 .289 .628 9   1.4 .039 0.90 1973
1973 20 Rick Reichardt KC 2W R 30 LF   31 105 23 4 1 2 9 15 8 1 23 0 4 2 0 1 4 .219 .270 .333 .603 8   1.0 .032 0.58 1973
   
1974 5 5 Hal McRae T30 KC 5W R 28 LF,RF   90 320 98 19 2 9 44 52 39 4 50 2 3 2 6 7 7 .306 .383 .463 .846 56   11.3 .126 12.41 1974
1974 27 Orlando Cepeda Vet KC 5W R 36   26 99 21 5 0 1 3 17 9 0 16 1 0 0 1 0 4 .212 .284 .293 .577 8   0.2 .008 0.05 1974
   
1975 15 8 Harmon Killebrew BBW KC 2W R 39   92 281 56 12 0 12 21 39 49 3 64 1 0 2 1 1 5 .199 .318 .370 .688 35   5.0 .054 3.76 1975
1975 11 Tony Solaita KC 2W L 28 1B   37 112 29 5 0 4 10 15 18 1 33 0 1 1 0 0 1 .259 .359 .411 .770 18   5.0 .135 5.92 1975
1975 5 John Mayberry 2 KC 2W L 26 1B   27 93 22 4 0 7 14 25 25 3 17 0 0 1 3 0 1 .237 .395 .505 .900 21   5.3 .196 7.57 1975
1975 T29 Rodney Scott R KC 2W B 21   22 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0   - .000 - 1975
   
1976 2 2 Hal McRae 4 a(OF) KC 1W R 30 LF   117 416 136 29 5 7 70 61 50 3 37 8 2 6 15 8 11 .327 .404 .471 .875 81   20.5 .175 26.02 1976
1976 30 Dave Nelson KC 1W R 32 2B   22 16 4 0 1 1 3 3 2 0 4 0 0 0 3 2 0 .250 .333 .563 .896 2   0.3 .014 0.11 1976
   
1977 2 2 Hal McRae T24 KC 1W R 31 LF   115 475 144 40 7 16 80 70 41 4 32 9 1 2 10 10 10 .303 .368 .518 .886 87   18.5 .161 22.58 1977
1977 12 Pete LaCock KC 1W L 25 1B   26 92 33 4 0 3 14 15 6 0 10 1 0 2 2 0 0 .359 .396 .500 .896 20   3.5 .135 3.90 1977
   
1978 2 2 Hal McRae T31 KC 1W R 32   153 612 166 39 5 16 90 71 49 6 62 6 1 11 16 8 14 .271 .326 .430 .756 85   15.4 .101 15.63 1978
   
1979 3 2 Hal McRae KC 2W R 33   100 391 112 32 4 10 55 74 38 0 46 4 1 7 5 4 6 .286 .350 .465 .815 65   11.5 .115 12.19 1979
   
1980 2 2 Hal McRae KC 1W R 34   110 450 132 35 3 14 64 75 26 3 50 6 0 6 9 2 13 .293 .336 .478 .814 70   14.0 .127 15.02 1980
1980 19 Darrell Porter a(C) KC 1W L 28 C   34 131 36 5 1 3 14 28 21 3 11 0 0 3 0 1 2 .275 .368 .397 .765 20   3.1 .091 2.81 1980
   
1981 6 6 Hal McRae KC 4W R 35   97 374 101 23 2 6 35 33 33 3 31 2 3 4 3 4 10 .270 .329 .390 .719 45   7.4 .076 6.32 1981
   
1982 1 1 Hal McRae 4 a(OF) S KC 2W R 36   158 609 189 46 8 27 92 133 55 7 61 5 1 2 4 4 8 .310 .371 .545 .916 115   26.1 .165 32.45 1982
   
1983 2 2 Hal McRae KC 2W R 37   156 588 183 41 6 12 86 81 50 7 68 10 0 4 2 3 18 .311 .373 .463 .836 94   19.6 .126 21.51 1983
   
1984 10 8 Hal McRae KC 1W R 38   94 297 91 13 4 3 29 40 29 1 43 1 0 9 0 3 9 .306 .360 .407 .767 43   7.9 .084 6.82 1984
1984 7 Jorge Orta KC 1W L 33   83 290 85 18 5 6 40 32 21 7 23 1 0 2 0 0 5 .293 .341 .452 .793 44   8.7 .105 8.39 1984
   
1985 4 4 Hal McRae KC 1W R 39   106 295 79 19 0 13 40 67 40 2 39 1 2 1 0 1 11 .268 .356 .464 .820 47   8.0 .075 8.05 1985
1985 18 Jorge Orta KC 1W L 34   85 271 72 19 1 4 28 40 18 3 25 2 2 4 2 1 7 .266 .312 .387 .699 32   4.0 .047 3.17 1985
   
1986 15 12 Jorge Orta KC T3W L 35   87 315 89 13 1 9 33 42 22 3 32 0 0 2 0 3 9 .283 .327 .416 .743 40   5.0 .057 3.87 1986
1986 27 Hal McRae KC T3W R 40   75 231 55 12 0 6 21 31 12 1 34 0 0 2 0 0 7 .238 .273 .368 .641 22   2.0 .027 1.05 1986
   
1987 31 14 Steve Balboni KC 2W R 30 1B,CF   52 179 34 5 1 11 24 25 19 1 55 0 0 2 0 0 4 .190 .265 .413 .678 20   1.6 .031 0.85 1987
1987 34 Jim Eisenreich KC 2W L 28   26 89 19 4 2 3 8 16 4 1 11 0 0 3 1 1 2 .213 .240 .404 .644 8   0.9 .035 0.51 1987
1987 17 George Brett BBW KC 2W L 34 1B   21 80 23 8 1 5 17 14 11 2 12 0 0 1 0 0 1 .288 .370 .600 .970 18   3.1 .148 3.62 1987
   
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 24 14 Bill Buckner KC 3W L 38 1B   42 148 35 8 0 2 14 21 7 3 11 0 4 2 2 0 4 .236 .268 .331 .599 12   1.4 .033 0.78 1988
1988 13 Pat Tabler KC 3W R 30 LF   40 152 49 9 1 1 23 24 15 0 13 0 0 0 2 0 4 .322 .383 .414 .797 22   3.9 .098 3.77 1988
1988 8 George Brett BBW 12 a(3B) S(1B) KC 3W L 35 1B   33 123 41 9 1 4 20 20 22 5 8 1 0 1 1 2 3 .333 .435 .520 .955 28   6.0 .182 7.94 1988
   
1989 5 5 Danny Tartabull KC 2W R 26 RF   55 184 48 9 0 9 25 25 29 0 52 0 0 1 0 0 3 .261 .360 .457 .817 32   6.4 .116 7.01 1989
1989 24 Pat Tabler KC 2W R 31 1B,LF,RF   39 158 40 6 0 1 11 14 9 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 6 .253 .293 .310 .603 13   1.4 .036 0.85 1989
1989 10 Bo Jackson 10 A(OF) KC 2W R 26 LF   24 93 27 2 0 8 20 27 7 1 34 2 0 3 2 1 0 .290 .343 .570 .913 19   4.1 .171 5.45 1989
   
1990 20 12 Gerald Perry KC 6W L 29 1B   68 263 69 12 0 4 34 35 22 2 30 2 0 2 10 2 8 .262 .322 .354 .676 30   3.8 .056 2.88 1990
1990 18 Danny Tartabull KC 6W R 27 RF   32 118 32 9 0 4 12 19 15 0 30 0 0 2 0 0 4 .271 .348 .449 .797 18   3.5 .109 3.70 1990
1990 12 George Brett BBW 7 KC 6W L 37 1B   32 119 35 14 1 3 18 16 9 2 18 0 0 3 2 0 3 .294 .336 .504 .840 20   4.5 .141 5.39 1990
   
1991 11 10 George Brett BBW KC 6W L 38   118 463 121 40 2 10 73 60 56 10 66 0 1 8 2 0 20 .261 .336 .421 .757 60   8.0 .068 5.86 1991
1991 20 Kirk Gibson KC 6W L 34 LF   30 107 21 0 1 7 16 13 13 1 20 0 0 0 3 0 2 .196 .283 .411 .694 13   2.2 .073 1.67 1991
   
1992 10 7 George Brett BBW KC T5W L 39   132 521 147 26 4 7 54 53 30 5 62 6 0 4 8 5 12 .282 .326 .388 .714 64   9.6 .073 7.73 1992
   
1993 12 9 George Brett BBW KC 3W L 40   140 555 147 29 3 19 67 74 39 9 66 3 0 10 7 5 20 .265 .311 .431 .742 60   5.7 .041 3.55 1993
   
1994 6 6 Bob Hamelin R-1 KC 3C L 26 1B   70 214 57 15 0 17 47 48 47 3 45 1 0 4 4 2 3 .266 .395 .575 .970 52   8.8 .126 9.04 1994
   
1995 T27 14 Bob Hamelin KC 2C L 27   56 172 27 5 0 6 18 19 21 1 45 6 0 0 0 1 5 .157 .271 .291 .562 14   - .000 - 1995
1995 23 Joe Vitiello R KC 2C R 25   38 101 24 2 0 4 10 12 5 0 20 1 0 0 0 0 4 .238 .280 .376 .656 10   1.3 .034 0.67 1995
1995 22 Michael Tucker R KC 2C L 24 LF   22 59 17 3 0 3 10 7 10 0 26 0 1 0 0 1 1 .288 .391 .492 .883 11   1.2 .055 0.78 1995
   
1996 21 12 Joe Vitiello R KC 5C R 26   70 225 55 14 1 7 27 34 33 2 65 3 0 2 2 0 9 .244 .346 .409 .755 32   3.2 .046 2.04 1996
1996 19 Bob Hamelin KC 5C L 28 1B   47 136 33 8 0 4 12 18 28 2 38 1 0 2 3 2 1 .243 .371 .390 .761 22   3.2 .068 2.49 1996
1996 25 Mike Sweeney R KC 5C R 22 C   22 75 20 3 0 2 8 10 7 0 9 3 0 1 0 2 2 .267 .349 .387 .736 10   1.1 .050 0.73 1996
   
1997 2 2 Chili Davis KC 5C B 37   133 471 132 20 0 30 70 89 83 16 92 1 0 3 6 3 15 .280 .387 .514 .901 92   14.9 .112 14.55 1997
   
1998 29 13 Hal Morris KC 3C L 33 1B,LF   39 161 48 8 0 1 18 16 11 2 17 0 2 1 0 0 7 .298 .341 .366 .707 19   1.2 .031 0.61 1998
1998 28 Terry Pendleton KC 3C B 37 3B   40 147 37 7 0 2 11 19 11 1 31 0 0 1 0 0 2 .252 .302 .340 .642 15   1.3 .033 0.69 1998
1998 18 Dean Palmer a(3B) S(3B) KC 3C R 29 3B   22 82 21 3 0 8 21 22 13 1 25 0 0 1 1 0 3 .256 .354 .585 .939 17   2.0 .091 1.77 1998
1998 21 Shane Mack KC 3C R 34 LF   21 78 20 5 1 1 11 10 6 0 13 1 0 0 3 0 1 .256 .318 .385 .703 10   1.7 .081 1.41 1998
   
1999 10 10 Mike Sweeney KC 4C R 25 1B   75 271 91 17 0 13 50 53 28 0 28 7 0 1 2 0 11 .336 .410 .542 .952 59   8.2 .109 7.66 1999
1999 16 Jeremy Giambi R KC 4C L 24 1B   52 173 49 9 1 1 21 22 22 2 37 2 1 3 0 0 5 .283 .365 .364 .729 24   2.5 .048 1.55 1999
1999 26 Scott Pose R KC 4C L 32   20 48 14 0 0 0 11 6 8 1 8 0 0 1 4 2 1 .292 .386 .292 .678 6   0.6 .030 0.29 1999
   
2000 25 10 Mark Quinn R-3 KC 4C R 26 LF   48 177 43 7 0 6 24 21 17 1 32 0 2 2 0 0 3 .243 .306 .384 .690 21   2.8 .058 1.89 2000
2000 4 Mike Sweeney 11 a(1B) KC 4C R 26 1B   45 183 55 11 0 9 38 41 18 0 25 6 0 2 3 0 4 .301 .378 .508 .886 37   7.0 .156 7.70 2000
2000 17 Johnny Damon KC 4C L 26 LF,CF   25 106 35 11 0 0 20 10 7 0 15 0 1 2 8 2 2 .330 .365 .434 .799 18   3.2 .128 3.19 2000
   
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
2001 21 12 Mike Sweeney T21 a(1B) KC 5C R 27 1B   38 142 32 9 0 5 16 21 17 1 15 0 1 3 4 0 6 .225 .302 .394 .696 17   2.5 .066 1.84 2001
2001 15 Raul Ibanez KC 5C L 29 RF   33 118 34 6 3 3 19 22 14 0 20 1 0 0 0 0 1 .288 .368 .466 .834 21   3.5 .106 3.27 2001
2001 26 Luis Alicea KC 5C B 35 2B   22 71 21 2 1 1 9 9 5 0 12 1 0 0 2 0 2 .296 .351 .394 .745 10   0.7 .032 0.36 2001
2001 29 Dee Brown R KC 5C L 23 LF   20 75 20 3 0 3 11 14 3 1 9 0 0 0 0 2 3 .267 .295 .427 .722 8   0.5 .025 0.23 2001
   
2002 25 14 Raul Ibanez KC 4C L 30 1B,LF   36 125 30 12 0 3 14 16 9 1 22 0 1 3 1 0 2 .240 .285 .408 .693 15   2.0 .056 1.38 2002
2002 20 Mike Sweeney T20 KC 4C R 28 1B   24 91 28 3 0 1 11 10 14 3 12 0 0 2 2 2 2 .308 .393 .374 .767 14   2.3 .096 2.07 2002
2002 30 Michael Tucker KC 4C L 31 LF,RF   23 78 21 4 2 2 11 10 7 0 24 0 0 0 4 3 1 .269 .329 .449 .778 11   1.0 .043 0.60 2002
   
2003 9 9 Mike Sweeney KC 3C R 29 1B   62 239 65 7 1 6 32 41 27 3 37 1 0 3 2 0 8 .272 .344 .385 .729 32   6.6 .106 6.45 2003
2003 29 Ken Harvey R KC 3C R 25 1B   32 123 28 11 0 2 14 15 7 1 31 2 0 0 0 0 4 .228 .280 .366 .646 12   1.0 .031 0.53 2003
   
2004 7 7 Mike Sweeney KC 5C R 30 1B   47 192 61 14 0 10 29 41 15 2 19 2 0 1 2 2 5 .318 .371 .547 .918 37   5.1 .109 4.89 2004
2004 23 Ken Harvey a(1B) KC 5C R 27 1B   41 154 47 11 1 5 17 22 12 1 31 2 0 2 0 1 1 .305 .359 .487 .846 28   2.2 .054 1.49 2004
2004 18 Calvin Pickering KC 5C L 27   27 92 23 4 1 6 17 24 18 1 32 0 0 2 0 0 6 .250 .366 .511 .877 16   2.6 .096 2.35 2004
2004 27 Matt Stairs KC 5C L 36 1B,RF   22 84 24 5 0 2 9 12 9 1 23 0 0 0 0 0 4 .286 .355 .417 .772 12   1.2 .055 0.82 2004
   
2005 3 3 Mike Sweeney a(1B) KC 5C R 31 1B   73 275 84 21 0 13 40 47 22 6 38 3 0 4 1 0 11 .305 .359 .524 .883 49   10.1 .138 10.41 2005
2005 10 Matt Stairs KC 5C L 37 1B   40 122 28 7 0 6 20 21 31 1 23 1 0 1 1 1 0 .230 .387 .434 .821 24   5.4 .135 5.49 2005
   
2006 7 7 Mike Sweeney KC 5C R 32   59 216 56 15 0 8 23 33 28 5 48 4 0 3 2 0 5 .259 .351 .440 .791 33   5.8 .098 4.87 2006
2006 8 Matt Stairs KC 5C L 38   49 173 44 11 0 7 25 26 22 1 37 1 0 1 0 0 5 .254 .340 .439 .779 26   4.4 .090 3.44 2006
2006 17 Esteban German R KC 5C R 28 2B,3B   22 52 16 3 1 0 6 7 8 0 11 0 1 0 3 0 1 .308 .400 .404 .804 9   2.0 .091 1.62 2006
   
2007 13 10 Billy Butler R KC 5C R 21   69 265 76 16 2 8 32 45 20 5 49 2 0 2 0 0 6 .287 .339 .453 .792 40   5.0 .072 3.78 2007
2007 11 Mike Sweeney KC 5C R 33   64 241 62 13 1 5 23 34 16 4 28 5 0 2 0 0 8 .257 .314 .382 .696 28   5.3 .083 4.27 2007
   
2008 14 10 Billy Butler KC 4C R 22 1B   82 316 84 14 0 9 30 41 21 0 37 0 0 1 0 0 18 .266 .311 .396 .707 34   5.0 .061 3.73 2008
2008 17 Jose Guillen KC 4C R 32 LF,RF   43 172 47 11 0 10 21 33 7 0 28 3 0 1 0 0 5 .273 .311 .512 .823 26   3.1 .072 2.51 2008
2008 21 Miguel Olivo KC 4C R 29 C   21 83 21 3 0 6 10 10 2 0 24 1 0 0 0 0 3 .253 .279 .506 .785 10   1.3 .062 0.98 2008
   
2009 16 13 Mike Jacobs KC 5C L 28   102 376 85 14 1 15 41 52 37 2 114 1 0 1 0 0 8 .226 .296 .388 .684 43   4.4 .043 2.93 2009
   
2010 8 8 Jose Guillen KC 5C R 34 RF/NL-RF   84 315 79 16 2 14 46 49 24 1 68 9 0 4 1 0 8 .251 .318 .448 .766 45   8.4 .100 8.02 2010
2010 12 Billy Butler KC 5C R 24 1B   31 121 36 7 0 3 15 13 17 2 22 1 0 1 0 0 6 .298 .386 .430 .816 19   3.6 .116 3.70 2010
Copyright 2009-11 by Andre Lower
Sources:
All-Time Major League Handbook
Win Shares Digital Update
baseball-reference.com
ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia