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Encyclopedia > Kenny Lofton
Kenny Lofton
Cleveland Indians — No. 7
Left Field
Born: May 31, 1967 (1967-05-31) (age 40)
Bats: Left Throws: Left 
Major League Baseball debut
September 141991 for the Houston Astros
Selected MLB statistics
(through September 20, 2007)
AVG     .299
OBP     .372
HR     130
SB     622
Teams

Kenneth Lofton (born May 31, 1967 in East Chicago, Indiana) is a Major League Baseball outfielder. He bats and throws left-handed. He currently plays left field for the Cleveland Indians, with whom he has spent 10 seasons in three separate stints. He has also played for 10 other Major League teams, though none of them for more than one year, which was later paroided in a DHL commercial in 2007.[1] Lofton has the most career stolen bases of any active player, and 15th all-time. Nicknames for Lofton include the "Mayor of Cleveland"[2] and "K-Lo".[citation needed] The position of the left fielder A left fielder, abbreviated LF, is an outfielder in the sport of baseball who plays defense in left field. ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Indians (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Other nicknames The Tribe, The Wahoos Ballpark Jacobs Field (1994–present... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... A DHL Boeing 757. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1988. ...

Contents

Youth

Lofton grew up in conditions of extreme poverty. He was born to a single teenage mother and his father, who was seriously addicted to crack cocaine and also a convicted murderer[citation needed], did not take part in his upbringing. Additionally, Lofton was born prematurely, weighing three pounds at birth - he was so small that his mother was afraid to hold him.


Still busy completing high school, Lofton's mother left him in the care of his grandmother, Rosie Person. Person was a widow and unable to work because of glaucoma. Although Social Security was the family's only source of income, Person managed to provide for Lofton and the rest of their family, and Lofton managed to avoid the perils of his rough East Chicago neighborhood. Social Security, in the United States, currently refers to the Federal Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program. ...


Lofton attended Washington High School in East Chicago, Indiana, where he was a standout basketball and baseball player for the Senators. He was particularly noted for his skills on the basketball court, for which he was aggressively recruited, having averaged 17 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 steals per game his senior year. He accepted a basketball scholarship to the University of Arizona. East Chicago is a city in Lake County, Indiana, opposite Chicago, Illinois. ... The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. ...


College

In college, he was the backup point guard (to Steve Kerr) on an Arizona Wildcats team that made it to the Final Four of the 1988 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, and he set season and career school records for steals. He was the starting point guard the following year as Arizona made it to the Sweet Sixteen. Lofton is one of only two men to play in a college basketball Final Four (1988, the first for the Arizona Wildcats) and a Major League Baseball World Series. The other is fellow East Chicago Washington High School alumnus Tim Stoddard, who was a member of the N.C. State team that won the 1974 NCAA Basketball Championship. Stoddard later pitched for the Baltimore Orioles in the 1979 World Series. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Stephen Douglas Steve Kerr (born September 27, 1965 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... The athletic teams at the University of Arizona are known as the Arizona Wildcats. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ... The 1988 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... Sweet Sixteen can mean: sweet sixteen (birthday), a party thrown in honor of a girls sixteenth birthday in USA Sweet Sixteen (album), an album by The Huntingtons Sweet Sixteen (Royal Trux album), a 1997 album by Royal Trux Sweet Sixteen (Billy Idol song) A song by Feeder, famed as... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ... Tim Stoddard (born Timothy Paul Stoddard on January 24, 1953 in East Chicago, Indiana) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher. ... North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... The 1974 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 25 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... Dates: October 10 – October 17 MVP: Willie Stargell (Pittsburgh) Television: ABC Announcers: Keith Jackson (Games 1-2; Games 6-7), Al Michaels (Games 3-5), Howard Cosell, and Don Drysdale (In 2006 a collectors edition DVD box set, featuring the complete telecasts of all seven games, was issued by...


Lofton decided to try out for the baseball team during his junior year. Although he did not see much playing time, his speed and potential were recognized by baseball scouts, and he was chosen by the Houston Astros in the 17th round of Major League Baseball's 1988 amateur draft. He played minor league baseball during the summer while completing his basketball eligibility at Arizona. Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ...


Minor leagues

Lofton struggled initially in his professional baseball career. He hit .214 in 48 games for Auburn in the New York - Penn League, although he did steal 26 bases in 30 attempts and was solid in the outfield. The New York - Penn League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the northeastern United States. ...


Lofton returned to Auburn in 1989, hitting .263 with 26 steals in 34 games. He then hit .329 with 14 steals in 22 games for Asheville in the South Atlantic League. As his college basketball career came to an end, Lofton was able to concentrate fully on baseball and he improved rapidly, finishing second in the league in hitting at .331 while adding 62 steals for Osceola in the Florida State League. He also drew 61 walks, demonstrating patience and intelligence as a hitter, while improving defensively. The South Atlantic League is a minor league baseball league which operates mostly in the southeastern United States, although it now has teams in New Jersey and Ohio. ... The Florida State League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the state of Florida. ...


After a great spring training in 1991, he jumped directly to Tucson of the Pacific Coast League, skipping Double-A. He hit .308 with 30 steals and 52 walks for Tucson, with 19 doubles and 17 triples. At Tucson, he led his team to the PCL championship and made the league's All-Star squad. In September of 1991, the Astros promoted Lofton to the majors. In his major league debut, he had three hits and scored three runs against the Cincinnati Reds. The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine...


Major Leagues

Stellar debut aside, Lofton struggled during his brief stint in Houston, batting only .203. With future all-star Steve Finley already firmly entrenched in Houston's center field, Lofton was traded to the Cleveland Indians for top prospect Eddie Taubensee and right handed pitcher Willie Blair. Steven Allen Finley (born March 12, 1965, in Union City, Tennessee) is a Major League Baseball center fielder who bats and throws left-handed. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Indians (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Other nicknames The Tribe, The Wahoos Ballpark Jacobs Field (1994–present... Edward Kenneth Taubensee (Born October 31, 1968) in Beeville, Texas, is a retired Major League Baseball catcher. ... William Allen Blair (born December 18, 1965 in Paintsville, Kentucky) was a Major League Baseball journeyman right-handed pitcher who played from 1990-2001. ...


During his rookie season Lofton hit .285, his 66 stolen bases establishing an all-time record for an American League rookie. He finished second in AL Rookie of the Year balloting. His career blossomed from that point on, as Lofton proved to be one of the consistently excellent players (and perhaps the premier leadoff hitter) of the 1990s. He appeared in six consecutive all-star games and won four straight Gold Gloves for the Indians and the Atlanta Braves. Through the 2006 season, Lofton had tallied a .299 career batting average with 123 home runs, 120 triples (2nd among active players), and 1,442 runs (6th among active players) in 1,967 games. In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award given annually to the major league player judged to have the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... This article is about the baseball concept. ...


His 620 stolen bases as of July 10, 2007 rank him 1st among active players and 15th all-time. He holds the Cleveland Indians record for stolen bases with 450 steals. The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1985 In baseball statistics, stolen bases (denoted by SB) is a count of the number of bases successfully stolen by a player. ... is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


He played with the Indians until 1996. He was traded to the Atlanta Braves along with Alan Embree for Marquis Grissom and slugger David Justice. Lofton rejoined the Indians in 1998 when he signed as a free agent, forcing the Indians to trade Grissom. He played in Cleveland for three more years. From 2001 to 2007 Lofton played for eight teams. On July 27, 2007, Lofton was traded by the Texas Rangers back to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for minor league catcher Max Ramírez, marking the beginning of his third tour of duty with the Indians.[3] A surprised Jacobs Field crowd greeted Lofton with a standing ovation during his first at bat for this tour of duty with the Indians. Lofton noted, "I missed being in Cleveland... I enjoy Cleveland. It's the city that got me going."[4] Alan Duane Embree (born January 23, 1970 in The Dalles, Oregon) is a middle relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Marquis Deon Grissom, nicknamed Grip (born 17 April 1967) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... David Justice (born April 14, 1966 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Atlanta Braves (1989-96), Cleveland Indians (1997-2000), New York Yankees (2000-01), and Oakland Athletics (2002). ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Maximiliano R. Max Ramirez (born October 11, 1984 in Barquisimeto, Venezuela) is a minor league baseball catcher who plays for the Bakersfield Blaze in the California League, an affiliate of the Texas Rangers. ...


Post-season play

In 84 postseason games he has hit .244 with 6 home runs and 28 RBIs.


In the 1995 ALCS against Seattle, he came around to score from second on a passed ball. The 1995 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 1995 American League playoffs, matched the Central Division champion Cleveland Indians against the Western Division champion Seattle Mariners. ... In baseball, a catcher shall be charged with a passed ball when he fails to hold or to control a legally pitched ball which should have been held or controlled with ordinary effort, thereby permitting a runner or runners to advance. ...


In the 2002 NLCS, he hit the NLCS game winning single for the San Francisco Giants, driving in David Bell from second. The 2002 National League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played from October 9 to October 14 to determine the champion of the National League, between the Central Division champion St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... David Michael Bell (born September 14, 1972 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a Major League Baseball third baseman who is presently a free agent. ...


He flew out to right center to end the 2002 World Series. Dates October 19, 2002–October 27, 2002 MVP Troy Glaus (Anaheim) Television network FOX Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires Jerry Crawford, Mike Reilly, Tim McClelland, Tim Tschida, Mike Winters, Angel Hernandez The 2002 World Series featured the Anaheim Angels (American League) and the San Francisco Giants (National League...


In game one of the 2007 ALDS against New York, he went 3-4 with 4 RBIs and 1 stolen base, tying him with Ricky Henderson for Major League Baseball's all-time post-season stolen bases record (33). In game two, he went 2 for 3 with two walks and scored the winning run in the 11th inning. The 2007 American League Division Series (ALDS), the opening round of the 2007 American League playoffs, began on Wednesday, October 3 and ended on Monday, October 8. ...


In game three of the 2007 ALCS, he hit a a 2-run homer to right-center field against the Boston Red Sox. The 2007 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 2007 American League playoffs, began on October 12 and will potentially run until October 21. ...


In game four of the 2007 ALCS, Lofton earned his 34th career post-season stolen base, setting a new MLB record for playoff steals.


Career Statistics

Stats
Season Team League G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG
1991 Houston MLB 20 74 9 15 1 0 0 0 5 19 2 1 .253 .216 .203
1992 Cleveland MLB 148 576 96 164 15 8 5 42 68 54 66 12 .362 .365 .285
1993 Cleveland MLB 148 569 116 185 28 8 1 42 81 83 70 14 .408 .408 .325
1994 Cleveland MLB 112 459 105 160 32 9 12 57 52 56 60 12 .412 .536 .349
1995 Cleveland MLB 118 481 93 149 22 13 7 53 40 49 54 15 .362 .453 .310
1996 Cleveland MLB 154 662 132 210 35 4 14 67 61 82 75 17 .372 .446 .317
1997 Atlanta MLB 122 493 90 164 20 6 5 48 64 83 27 20 .409 .428 .333
1998 Cleveland MLB 154 600 101 169 31 6 12 64 87 80 54 10 .371 .413 .282
1999 Cleveland MLB 120 465 110 140 28 6 7 39 79 84 25 6 .405 .432 .301
2000 Cleveland MLB 137 543 107 151 23 5 15 73 79 72 30 7 .369 .422 .278
2001 Cleveland MLB 133 517 91 135 21 4 14 66 47 69 16 8 .322 .398 .261
2002 Chicago(AL) MLB 93 352 68 91 20 6 8 42 49 51 22 8 .348 .418 .259
2002 San Francisco MLB 46 180 30 48 10 3 3 9 23 22 7 3 .353 .406 .267
2002 Total 139 532 98 139 30 9 11 51 72 73 29 11 .350 .414 .261
2003 Chicago(NL) MLB 56 208 39 68 13 4 3 20 18 22 12 4 .381 .471 .327
2003 Pittsburgh MLB 84 339 58 94 19 4 9 26 28 29 18 5 .333 .437 .277
2003 Total 140 547 97 162 32 8 12 46 46 51 30 9 .352 .450 .296
2004 New York(AL) MLB 83 276 51 76 10 7 3 18 31 27 7 3 .346 .395 .275
2005 Philadelphia MLB 110 367 67 123 15 5 2 36 32 41 22 3 .392 .420 .335
2006 Los Angeles(NL) MLB 129 469 79 141 15 12 3 41 45 42 32 5 .360 .403 .301
2007 Texas MLB 84 317 62 96 16 3 7 23 39 28 21 4 .380 .438 .303
2007 Cleveland MLB 52 173 24 49 9 3 0 15 17 23 2 3 .344 .370 .283
2007 Total 136 490 86 145 25 6 7 38 56 51 23 7 .367 .414 .296
Major League Totals 2103 8120 1528 2428 383 116 130 781 945 1016 622 160 .372 .423 .299

Family

Lofton is the uncle of actor Cirroc Lofton, who played Jake Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Space station Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (ST:DS9 or STDS9 or DS9 for short) is a science fiction television series produced by Paramount and set in the Star Trek universe. ...


Highlights

  • 6-time All-Star (1994-99)
  • 4-time Gold Glove Award (1993-96)
  • Top 10 MVP, (4th) in 1994
  • 5-time league leader in stolen bases (1992-96)
  • Led league in hits (1994)
  • Led league in triples (1995)
  • Led league in at-bats (1996)
  • Led league center fielders in assists, (14) in 1992
  • Holds the MLB record (tie) for runs scored in the first inning in a season, (18) in 2000
  • Holds the MLB record for stolen bases by a rookie, (66) in 1992
  • Holds the MLB record for post-season stolen bases (34)
  • Holds the MLB record for most different teams played on in the playoffs (6)
  • Drove in the NLCS winning run in 2002
  • Baseball Weekly Top 10 Outfielders of the 90's

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World... In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... In baseball statistics, a hit (denoted by H), sometimes called a base hit, is credited to a batter when he safely reaches first base after batting the ball into fair territory, without the benefit of an error or a fielders choice. ... In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base by striking the ball and getting to third before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In baseball statistics, an at bat (AB) is used to calculate other data such as batting average. ... See also: Assist (sports) ASSIST (the Assembler System for Student Instruction and Systems Teaching) is an IBM System/370-compatible assembler and interpreter developed in the 1970s at Penn State University by John Mashey. ... The 2002 National League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played from October 9 to October 14 to determine the champion of the National League, between the Central Division champion St. ...

See also

Below is the list of Major League Baseball players who have reached the 500 stolen base milestone as of 2004. ... Below is the list of Major League Baseball players who have reached the 2,000 hit milestone. ... At the end of each Major League Baseball season, the league leaders of various statistical categories are announced. ... In the sport of baseball, a home run is the act of hitting the ball in such a manner, whether out of the park or in (see inside the park home run), that allows the batter to safely reach home and score in one play. ... At the end of each Major League Baseball season, the league leaders of various statistical categories are announced. ... This is a list of Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners in the outfield in American League baseball. ... In 1934, the breakfast cereal Wheaties began the practice of including pictures of athletes on its packaging to coincide with its slogan, The Breakfast of Champions. ... Below is the list of 158 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 100 triple milestone. ... Below is the list of 295 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 Runs milestone. ... Below is the list of 36 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 500 stolen base milestone. ... This is a list of Major League Baseball leaders in career stolen bases. ... Major League Baseball recognizes stolen base champions in the American League and National League each season. ... Below is the list of 65 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 400 stolen base milestone. ... The following is a list of players and managers (* ), both past and current, who appeared at least in one game for the Chicago White Sox franchise as listed on MLB.com. ...   The following is a list of players, both past and current, who appeared at least in one game for the Cleveland American League franchise known as the Blues (1901), Bronchos (1902-04), Naps (1905-14) and Indians (1915-present). ...

References

  1. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs2007/columns/story?columnist=crasnick_jerry&id=3049840
  2. ^ Smith, Ben. Reason to have faith in Tribe. The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette, October 19, 2007. Retrieved November 3, 2007
  3. ^ http://blog.cleveland.com/sports/2007/07/cleveland_indians_on_the_verge.html
  4. ^ http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070727&content_id=2112607&vkey=trade2007&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

The Journal Gazette is one of two major newspapers based out of Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube
  • Baseball Library - biography and accomplishments
  • minor league biography
Preceded by
Rickey Henderson
American League Stolen Base Champion
1992-1996
Succeeded by
Brian Hunter

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