1B Steve King #21
Age: 32 | Bats: R | Throws: R | Morale: Angry    
10/16/1956
1B STEVE KING #21 - AGE: 32 - BATS: R - THROWS: R - MORALE: ANGRY
G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K AVG OBP SLG SB WAR
129 395 102 25 3 7 50 23 87 .258 .313 .390 3 0.6
BATTING RATINGS (OSA)
Overall Pot. Overall Vs Left Vs Right Pot.  
Contact 73 80 71 73
Gap 69 77 67 69
Power 64 71 62 64
Eye 36 41 34 46
Avoid K's 53 56 52 55
FIELDING RATINGS
Catcher Infield Outfield
Range: - 34 11
Errors: - 56 38
Arm: 4 53 23
Turn DP: - 25 -
Ability: 5 - -
POSITION RATINGS
Pitcher: - Shortstop: -
Catcher: - Left Field: -
1st Base: 83 Center Field: -
2nd Base: - Right Field: -
3rd Base: -
       
RUN/BUNT
Running Speed: 58
Stealing Ability: 58
Baserunning Inst.: 67
Sacrifice Bunt: 85
Bunt for Hit: 40
   
GAME LOG, LAST 10 GAMES
Date Vs. Result AB R H BI HR BB K SB
09/18/1956 TOR Win, 3-2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
09/17/1956 TOR Loss, 5-6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
09/16/1956 TOR Loss, 3-4 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
09/15/1956 OAK Loss, 1-2 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
09/14/1956 OAK Win, 4-1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
09/13/1956 OAK Loss, 4-5 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
09/12/1956 @ PHI Win, 6-4 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
09/11/1956 @ PHI Loss, 2-11 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
09/10/1956 @ PHI Win, 8-6 5 2 4 2 0 0 0 0
09/09/1956 BRO Loss, 3-5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PERSONALITY
Leader Ability:Low
Loyalty:High
Desire f. Win:Low
Greed:Low
Intelligence:Low
Work Ethic:High
Birthday:10/06/1924
Born in:Lamar, AR
Nationality:American
Height:6' 6"
Weight:165 lbs
Local Popularity:Insignificant
National Pop.:Insignificant
STATUS
Contract:Major League Contract
Salary:$48,000
Signed Through:1961 Season
Major Service:7 Years, 34 Days
Service This Yr:172 Days
40-Man Service:7 Years, 33 Days
Pro Service:9 Years
Arbitration Eligibility:Not eligible, free agent after contract expires!
Option Years:3 option years left
Contract Extension: -
Drafted:1947, 15th Pick in Round 14
POLARIS UNION BASEBALL 1956 BATTING STATS
Batting G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WOBA ISO wRC+
Overall 129 395 102 25 3 7 50 54 23 87 .258 .313 .390 .703 .300 .132 85
Batting GS PA HP IW CI GDP SH SF TB EBH SB CS SB% RC RC/27 WAR  
Overall 96 435 9 2 0 14 7 1 154 35 3 0 100.0 46.2 3.96 .6  
Batting   AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS
Versus Left   97 29 7 1 4 22 15 8 20 0 0 2 .299 .364 .515 .880
Versus Right   298 73 18 2 3 28 39 15 67 1 7 7 .245 .296 .349 .645
Batting   AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS
April   65 21 5 1 1 8 12 2 10 1 2 2 .323 .357 .477 .834
May   93 21 1 0 1 8 15 11 22 0 1 3 .226 .327 .269 .596
June   46 12 5 0 0 6 5 2 7 0 0 1 .261 .306 .370 .676
July   75 22 5 1 3 10 9 1 18 0 3 2 .293 .321 .507 .827
August   67 14 5 0 2 15 9 6 22 0 1 0 .209 .274 .373 .647
September   49 12 4 1 0 3 4 1 8 0 0 1 .245 .275 .367 .642
Spring Training   69 21 3 1 1 14 10 4 18 0 0 0 .304 .342 .420 .763
Last Year   582 173 37 2 16 69 85 38 110 2 7 10 .297 .350 .450 .800
2 Years Ago   597 182 35 8 21 81 86 32 109 2 11 11 .305 .350 .496 .846
Career   3815 1068 197 25 103 461 531 258 726 24 57 78 .280 .336 .426 .762
Home   179 46 11 0 2 22 23 13 35 1 5 3 .257 .316 .352 .668
Road   216 56 14 3 5 28 31 10 52 0 2 6 .259 .310 .421 .732
Grass   372 97 22 3 7 46 53 23 82 1 7 9 .261 .319 .392 .711
Turf   23 5 3 0 0 4 1 0 5 0 0 0 .217 .217 .348 .565
Day   153 35 7 1 2 13 18 8 38 0 3 3 .229 .280 .327 .607
Night   242 67 18 2 5 37 36 15 49 1 4 6 .277 .333 .430 .763
As Starter   365 94 24 3 6 40 49 19 80 0 7 9 .258 .310 .389 .699
As Reliever / Substitution   30 8 1 0 1 10 5 4 7 1 0 0 .267 .343 .400 .743
Pinch Hitting   22 6 1 0 1 9 3 2 6 1 0 0 .273 .320 .455 .775
Close/Late   94 32 7 2 2 21 14 8 23 0 3 1 .340 .398 .521 .919
Inning 1-3   141 34 6 0 2 11 17 7 24 0 0 2 .241 .287 .326 .613
Inning 4-6   123 30 11 1 2 15 19 6 31 0 4 4 .244 .301 .398 .699
Inning 7-9   122 35 8 2 3 23 16 8 30 1 3 3 .287 .343 .459 .802
Extra Innings   9 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 .333 .455 .333 .788
0 Outs   125 39 6 2 1 8 26 8 24 0 7 0 .312 .353 .416 .769
1 Outs   153 28 11 0 2 16 19 5 37 1 0 5 .183 .232 .294 .526
2 Outs   117 35 8 1 4 26 9 10 26 0 0 4 .299 .374 .487 .861
Scoring Position   85 29 10 0 2 42 20 10 19 1 1 1 .341 .412 .529 .942
Bases Empty   230 55 13 1 5 5 27 12 49 0 0 6 .239 .294 .370 .664
Runner on 1st   80 18 2 2 0 3 7 1 19 0 6 2 .225 .253 .300 .553
Runner on 2nd   33 7 2 0 0 7 8 4 9 0 0 1 .212 .316 .273 .589
Runner on 3rd   10 5 2 0 0 6 2 0 2 0 1 0 .500 .500 .700 1.200
Runner on 1st & 2nd   24 9 4 0 1 13 5 3 3 0 0 0 .375 .444 .667 1.111
Runner on 1st & 3rd   7 3 0 0 1 6 2 2 1 1 0 0 .429 .500 .857 1.357
Runner on 2nd & 3rd   6 2 1 0 0 3 2 0 3 0 0 0 .333 .333 .500 .833
Bases Loaded   5 3 1 0 0 7 1 1 1 0 0 0 .600 .667 .800 1.467
Two Strikes   177 29 7 1 3 19 15 7 87 0 0 3 .164 .209 .266 .474
First Pitch   71 25 4 1 2 11 13 0 0 0 2 4 .352 .387 .521 .908
Count 0-1   32 9 1 0 0 3 5 0 0 1 3 0 .281 .273 .313 .585
Count 0-2   39 5 1 0 0 5 1 0 20 0 0 2 .128 .171 .154 .325
Count 1-0   37 11 4 0 1 9 7 0 0 0 2 0 .297 .297 .486 .784
Count 1-1   38 14 6 1 0 4 5 0 0 0 0 1 .368 .385 .579 .964
Count 1-2   51 5 2 0 1 4 4 0 30 0 0 1 .098 .115 .196 .311
Count 2-0   9 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .400 .444 .844
Count 2-1   25 8 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .320 .320 .400 .720
Count 2-2   55 12 2 1 2 7 6 0 23 0 0 0 .218 .218 .400 .618
Count 3-0   1 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .800 .000 .800
Count 3-1   5 3 0 0 1 2 6 12 0 0 0 0 .600 .882 1.200 2.082
Full Count   32 7 2 0 0 3 4 7 14 0 0 0 .219 .359 .281 .640
Behind in Count   122 19 4 0 1 12 10 0 50 1 3 3 .156 .175 .213 .388
Ahead in Count   77 25 7 0 2 13 16 16 0 0 2 1 .325 .447 .494 .940
Batting Leadoff   4 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Batting 2nd   231 56 14 1 2 21 27 12 50 0 7 5 .242 .294 .338 .632
Batting 3rd   5 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 .200 .429 .200 .629
Batting 5th   68 21 7 1 2 10 12 2 15 0 0 1 .309 .338 .529 .867
Batting 6th   73 20 4 1 2 12 12 6 16 0 0 3 .274 .354 .438 .792
Batting 7th   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Batting 8th   7 2 0 0 1 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 .286 .375 .714 1.089
Batting 9th   6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
CAREER BATTING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB HP SF K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ wRC+ WAR
1949 Barry's Bay - PUB 24 18 33 7 0 1 1 7 4 7 1 1 7 0 1 .212 .357 .364 .721 94 93 -0.1
1950 Harlem - PUB 25 146 526 149 25 4 14 69 73 50 16 4 88 19 18 .283 .361 .426 .787 121 128 2.3
1951 Harlem - PUB 26 127 425 106 22 2 6 37 50 36 7 5 77 12 8 .249 .315 .353 .668 81 84 0.1
1952 Harlem - PUB 27 158 627 171 17 3 16 71 81 34 9 3 119 18 5 .273 .318 .386 .704 85 90 1.1
1953 Harlem - PUB 28 161 630 178 36 2 22 77 98 38 15 6 129 23 14 .283 .335 .451 .786 103 108 2.6
1954 Harlem - PUB 29 161 597 182 35 8 21 81 86 32 11 2 109 17 18 .305 .350 .496 .846 115 120 3.3
1955 Harlem - PUB 30 151 582 173 37 2 16 69 85 38 10 2 110 11 10 .297 .350 .450 .800 108 114 2.7
1956 Harlem - PUB 31 129 395 102 25 3 7 50 54 23 9 1 87 3 0 .258 .313 .390 .703 82 85 0.6
Total PUB 1051 3815 1068 197 25 103 461 531 258 78 24 726 103 74 .280 .336 .426 .762 101 106 12.6
CAREER MINOR LEAGUE BATTING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB HP SF K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ wRC+ WAR
1945 Harriman College - COL 20 29 63 16 4 0 2 10 11 10 2 0 12 4 0 .254 .373 .413 .786 111 123 0.0
1946 Harriman College - COL 21 46 170 50 6 1 8 41 31 26 3 2 35 7 4 .294 .393 .482 .875 130 134 0.0
1947 Harriman College - COL 22 50 192 74 14 0 14 43 45 37 1 0 44 16 4 .385 .487 .677 1.164 210 209 0.0
1947 Garden City South - A 22 42 138 45 13 2 5 19 25 24 6 1 35 6 3 .326 .444 .558 1.002 193 188 0.0
1947 Monroe - AA 22 45 184 41 7 0 2 18 25 16 4 3 50 9 4 .223 .295 .293 .588 57 49 0.0
1948 Monroe - AA 23 63 236 72 9 1 13 51 43 41 7 1 45 11 6 .305 .421 .517 .938 140 142 0.0
1948 Carthage - AAA 23 81 325 99 20 1 17 60 51 37 5 3 70 9 13 .305 .381 .529 .910 134 130 0.0
1949 Carthage - AAA 24 125 508 158 39 7 20 94 77 55 13 8 123 13 11 .311 .387 .533 .920 138 135 0.0
Total PUBAAA 206 833 257 59 8 37 154 128 92 18 11 193 22 24 .309 .385 .532 .917 136 133
Total PUBAA 108 420 113 16 1 15 69 68 57 11 4 95 20 10 .269 .368 .419 .787 105 103
Total PUBA 42 138 45 13 2 5 19 25 24 6 1 35 6 3 .326 .444 .558 1.002 193 188
Total PUBCOL 125 425 140 24 1 24 94 87 73 6 2 91 27 8 .329 .433 .560 .993 164 166
CAREER FIELDING STATS
Year/Team/League POS G GS PO A DP TC E PCT INN RNG ZR EFF PB RSTA RTO RTO%
1949 Barry's Bay - ML 1B 9 7 69 1 9 72 2 .972 66.0 9.55 -0.6 .826
1950 Harlem - ML 1B 142 141 1450 96 106 1558 12 .992 1251.0 11.12 +0.4 1.001
1950 Harlem - ML 3B 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1.000 1.0 9.00 +0.0 1.027
1951 Harlem - ML 1B 108 107 1022 84 64 1114 8 .993 948.0 10.50 +3.2 1.028
1952 Harlem - ML 1B 156 156 1609 149 158 1762 4 .998 1366.2 11.58 +6.8 1.047
1953 Harlem - ML 1B 157 156 1617 139 150 1762 6 .997 1348.1 11.72 +8.5 1.056
1954 Harlem - ML 1B 161 161 1632 164 135 1804 8 .996 1384.0 11.68 +11.4 1.074
1955 Harlem - ML 1B 144 143 1572 135 166 1714 7 .996 1260.0 12.19 +7.7 1.052
1956 Harlem - ML 1B 110 96 1028 85 89 1119 6 .995 846.2 11.83 +6.1 1.069
TOTAL 1B 987 967 9999 853 877 10905 53 .995 8470.2 11.53 +43.5 1.046
TOTAL 3B 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1.000 1.0 9.00 +0.0 1.027
PLAYER HISTORY
06/01/1944 Joined the Harriman College Moguls.
01/01/1945 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 31 (100); Power: 24 (83); Eye: 33 (78).
01/01/1946 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 49 (96); Power: 36 (77); Eye: 27 (54).
05/12/1946 Suspended 5 games after ejection following a brawl.
01/01/1947 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 38 (57); Power: 31 (50); Eye: 29 (42).
04/24/1947 Was selected to the 1947 PUB College All-Star Game.
05/05/1947 Wins the PUBCOL SL2 Player of the Week Award.
06/01/1947 Released by the Harriman College Moguls.
06/01/1947 Drafted in the 1947 first-year player draft (Round 2, Pick 19, 48th overall pick) by the Barry's Bay Jacks.
01/01/1948 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 57 (65); Power: 23 (33); Eye: 31 (36).
06/21/1948 Was selected to the 1948 PUB Double A All-Star Game.
06/28/1948 Wins the PUBAA SL2 Player of the Week Award.
07/01/1948 Wins the PUBAA SL2 Batter of the Month Award.
09/01/1948 Wins the PUBAAA SL1 Batter of the Month Award.
01/01/1949 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 61 (65); Power: 32 (39); Eye: 38 (42).
04/04/1949 Named the #96 prospect in the PUB
07/18/1949 Wins the PUBAAA SL1 Player of the Week Award.
08/01/1949 Wins the PUBAAA SL1 Batter of the Month Award.
10/30/1949 Was traded by the Barry's Bay Jacks to the Oakland Oaks in exchange for 1B Robbie Webb.
11/14/1949 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $7,900 through automatic renewal.
01/01/1950 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 54 (56); Power: 52 (55); Eye: 36 (39).
02/02/1950 Drafted in the 1950 inaugural draft (Round 14, Pick 10, 322nd overall pick) by the Harlem Hellions.
02/02/1950 Named the #88 prospect in the PUB
04/03/1950 Named the #93 prospect in the PUB
06/01/1950 Wins the PUB CL Rookie of the Month Award.
11/14/1950 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $8,000 through automatic renewal.
01/01/1951 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 56 (58); Power: 53 (54); Eye: 39 (41).
11/04/1951 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $8,000 through automatic renewal.
01/01/1952 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 73 (76); Power: 63 (67); Eye: 34 (36).
11/18/1952 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $12,000 through arbitration.
01/01/1953 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 71 (75); Power: 65 (70); Eye: 36 (37).
07/27/1953 Wins the PUB CL Player of the Week Award.
11/19/1953 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $12,000 through arbitration.
01/01/1954 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 73 (73); Power: 63 (66); Eye: 37 (38).
08/29/1954 Injured (bruised foot), day-to-day for 3 days.
11/03/1954 Wins the 1954 PUB CL Ball Chaser Award at 1B.
11/16/1954 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $14,000 through arbitration.
01/01/1955 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 74 (74); Power: 64 (64); Eye: 37 (40).
11/04/1955 Wins the 1955 PUB CL Ball Chaser Award at 1B.
11/20/1955 Became a free agent.
01/01/1956 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 73 (73); Power: 66 (66); Eye: 36 (41).
01/05/1956 Signed a 6-year contract worth a total of $309,000 with the Harlem Hellions organization.
LEADERBOARD APPEARANCES
Year GS Rank
1954 161 6
Year 3B Rank
1954 8 7
Year HP Rank
1950 16 1
1951 7 9
1952 9 10
1953 15 2
1954 11 4
1955 10 8
1956 9 3
Year SF Rank
1953 6 8
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