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2* FREDDIE PATEK (Franchise player #0052 - 1971-01)

All-Star

Position: SS

Freddie Patek

Frederick Joseph Patek ("The Flea")
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 5", Weight: 148 lb.

Born: October 9, 1944 in Seguin, TX
Acquired: December 2, 1970: Traded to the Kansas City Royals by the Pittsburgh Pirates with Bruce Dal Canton and Jerry May for Bob Johnson, Jackie Hernandez, and Jim Campanis

Departed: November 1, 1979: Granted Free Agency (signed by the California Angels on December 5, 1979)

MLB Debut: June 3, 1968
Final MLB Game: October 3, 1981
Royals Debut: April 6, 1971
Final Royals Game:
September 14, 1979
Member of the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame - Class of 1992

Awards & Achievements (with the Royals)
1971 AL Triples Leader
1977 AL Stolen Base Leader
All-Star: 1972, 1976, 1978
Royals Player of the Year: 1971 (with Amos Otis)
Royals Player of the Month: June 1971, August 1971, April 1976
 
Statistics with the Royals (led team in bold) (led league in red)
Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA
1971 147 591 86 158 21 11 6 36 49 14 44 80 .267
1972 136 518 59 110 25 4 0 32 33 7 47 64 .212
1973 135 501 82 117 19 5 5 45 36 14 54 63 .234
1974 149 537 72 121 18 6 3 38 33 15 77 69 .225
1975 136 483 58 110 14 5 5 45 32 7 42 65 .228
1976 144 432 58 104 19 3 1 43 51 15 50 63 .241
1977 154 497 72 130 26 6 5 60 53 13 41 84 .262
1978 138 440 54 109 23 1 2 46 38 11 42 56 .248
1979 106 306 30 77 17 0 1 37 11 12 16 42 .252
w/Royals 1245 4305 571 1036 182 41 28 382 336 108 413 586 .241
Career 1650 5530 736 1340 216 55 41 490 385 131 523 787 .242

For complete stats, go to Baseball-Reference.com's Fred Patek page

* wore #37 in 1972, 1973, & 1974.  Also wore #37 for part of 1971.

 
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