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Dave Kingman
1981 - New York Mets


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Batting Statistics
TEAM G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB K BA OBP SLG SAC IBB HBP DP
Mets
100
353
40
78
11
3
22
59
6
0
55
105
.221
.326
.456
3
7
1
9

Fielding Statistics
TEAM POSITION GAMES PUT OUTS ASSISTS ERRORS FIELD PCT LF GAMES RF GAMES
Mets

1B
OF
56
48
462
86
31
3
13
7
.974
.927
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48
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0

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1982 Trading Cards
1982 Topps Card #690
1982 Topps
#690

1982 Fleer Card #530
1982 Fleer
#530

1982 Donruss Card #182
1982 Donruss
#182

1982 Drake's Big Hitters Card #21
1982 Drake's Big Hitters
#21

1982 Donruss Diamond Kings Card #17
1982 Donruss Diamond Kings
#17

1982 Kellogg's 3-D Superstars #19
1982 Kellogg's 3-D Superstars
#19


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1981 Season Notes & Press Clippings
- On February 28, 1981, the Chicago Cubs traded Kingman back to the New York Mets for Steve Henderson where he had spent two of his most productive seasons in 1975 and 1976.
- In his first season in his second go-around with the Mets, Dave batted .221 in 100 games, but he also was good for 22 home runs and 59 RBI's. It was the 6th time in the last 8 seasons that Kingman had hit at least 20 homers, upping his career total to 292 round-trippers in 11 seasons. He also has averaged just over 70 RBI's a season during his nomadic career.
- For sheer brute, majestic power, there is no one in baseball who quite compares with Dave Kingman. He has built his reputation as the man who hits prodigious home runs. It is for this reason the Mets reclaimed him from the Cubs. The Mets had two needs: power in the middle of their order and a drawing card. Kingman provided both. It has long been felt that if Kingman could play a complete season he would be the best bet to eclipse Roger Maris' record of 61 homers.
- In an exhibition game against AA Jackson, MS; Dave crushed a batting practice pitch out of the park--knocking a limb off a tree past the outfield wall.
- Belted a Home Run in 4 consecutive games in 1981.
- Finished 3rd overall in N.L. Home Run race.

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Other 1981 Photos & Clippings


Kingman's Landing Menu


















Kingman's Landing

Bad attitude toward fans




Dave and Bruce Sutter



(Courtesy
Bob Koppel)


(Courtesy
Bob Koppel)


(Courtesy
Bob Koppel)


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