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18 AL COWENS (Franchise player #0091 - 1974-05)

Position: OF

Al Cowens

Alfred Edward Cowens, Jr. ("A.C.")
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: October 25, 1951 in Los Angeles, CA
Died: March 11, 2002 in Downey, CA
Acquired: June 5, 1969: Drafted by the Royals in the 75th Round of the 1969 Amateur Draft

Departed: December 6, 1979: Traded by the Royals with a player to be named later (Craig Eaton) and Todd Cruz to the Angels for Rance Mulliniks and Willie Aikens

MLB Debut: April 6, 1974
Final MLB Game: September 30, 1979
Royals Debut: April 6, 1974
Final Royals Game:
September 30, 1979
 

Awards & Achievements
American League Player of the Week: September 19, 1977
Finished 2nd in 1977 AL MVP voting (behind Rod Carew)
Royals Player of the Month: May 1977, June 1977
Royals Player of the Year: 1977
 
Statistics with the Royals (led team in bold)
Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA
1974 110 269 28 65 7 1 1 25 5 0 23 38 .242
1975 120 328 44 91 13 8 4 42 12 7 28 36 .277
1976 152 581 71 154 23 6 3 59 23 16 26 50 .265
1977 162 606 98 189 32 14 23 112 16 12 41 64 .312
1978 132 485 63 133 24 8 5 63 14 6 31 54 .274
1979 136 516 69 152 18 7 9 73 10 8 40 44 .295
w/Royals 812 2785 373 784 117 44 45 374 80 49 189 286 .282
Career 1584 5534 704 1494 276 68 108 717 120 74 389 659 .270

For complete stats, go to Baseball-Reference.com's Al Cowens page

 

 
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