Shane Halter #17

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Shane Halter MLB Career Stats

1899 .246 45 197 17 .688

Shane Halter Bio

  • Full Name: Shane David Halter
  • Born: 11/8/1969 in La Plata, MD
  • Draft: 1991, Kansas City Royals, 5th rd. (132nd overall)
  • College: Texas
  • Debut: 4/6/1997
  • Last Game: 10/3/2004
  • Relationship(s): father of Gunnar Halter
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MLB Career Stats 1899 201 468 45 197 17 .246 .303 .688


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Shane Halter Stats

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Shane Halter Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
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Shane Halter Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2001 .284 25th in AL


Season 3B Rank
2001 7 9th in AL
2002 6 6th in AL

Shane David Halter Bio Info

Shane David Halter...Attended University of Texas where he was named All-Southwest Conference in 1992...Batted .333 (72/213) with 43 runs, eight doubles, eight triples, two home runs, 42 RBI and nine stolen bases in 65 games...Graduated from Seminole (OK) Junior College in 1990...Lettered in baseball, basketball, football, track and golf at Hooks (TX) High, graduating in 1988. 2004 Signed in offseason as utility player and was pushed into starting duty at third base when Troy Glaus had shoulder surgery in May. ... Lost playing time after making 10 errors in 46 games. Also struggled at the plate, hitting .202. ... Hit pinch-hit grand slam against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on May 8. ... Was out from June 13-July 7 with a dislocated finger. 2003 Spent fourth full Major League season with Detroit Tigers, batting .217 (78/360) with five doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 30 RBI in 114 games...Equaled career-high in home runs and appeared in over 100 games for fourth consecutive season...Five of his 12 home runs either tied game or gave Tigers lead, including a pair of walk-off solo home runs, both in 11th inning (Sept. 3 vs. Cleveland, off Jose Santiago & Sept. 25 vs. Minnesota, off Brad Thomas)...Connected for first home run (three-run) of season, April 12 vs. White Sox...Three RBI established season-high...Collected season-high three hits, April 26 at Seattle...Equaled season-high hit total, May 11 at Tampa Bay and, June 4 at San Diego...Tallied second inside-the-park home run of career, May 6 at Baltimore...Marked just second inside-the-park home run at Camden Yards and first since 1993...Other inside-the-park home run came Aug. 10, 2001 at Kansas City...Committed first error of season, May 17 vs. Seattle...Had gone 180 innings and 98 total chances without an error to begin the season...Batted .179 (17/56) with one double, two home runs and five RBI in May...Snapped season-long 0-for-16 streak with single off Roger Clemens, June 1 vs. New York...Hit game-tying sacrifice fly later in same game to deny Clemens' bid to pick up 300th win...Hit safely in six-of-seven games, June 8-21, batting .360 (9/25) with two doubles, two triples, one home run and two RBI...Best month of season came in June, hitting .258 (17/66) with three doubles, two triples, one home runs and five RBI...Hit game-tying ninth-inning solo home run, Aug. 18 vs. Texas, sending game into extra-innings...Tigers would later lose game 4-2 in 16 innings...Hit safely in season-high five straight games, Sept. 22-28, batting .333 (6/18) with one home run and two RBI...Posted .243 average (37/152) with six home runs and 15 RBI vs. lefthanders, but hit .197 (41/208) with six home runs and 15 RBI against righthanders...Hit .365 (19/52) with three doubles, one triple and one home run when putting first pitch in play.

Career Highlights
Best season as major leaguer came in 2001, establishing career-best numbers in batting average (.284), games (136), hits (128), doubles (32), triples (7), home runs (12) and RBI (65)...Led Tigers in doubles and tied for second in AL in triples...On Oct. 1, 2000, became fourth player in Major League history to play all nine positions in a single game...Became first position player to pitch for Tigers since Mark Koenig on Sept. 22, 1931...Has made two appearances as pitcher; July 17, 1998 vs. Seattle (1 IP, 1 H) while with Kansas City and Oct. 1, 2000 vs. Minnesota (0 IP, 1 BB) with Detroit. 2002 Opened season as starting shortstop and made his first Opening Day start for Tigers...Batted .239 with 10 home runs and 39 RBI after posting career-best numbers in those categories in 2001...Ranked third on team with 122 games played....Started Tigers first 38 games, all at shortstop, prior to sitting May 17-18 versus Texas...Drilled first home run of season, a three-run shot, May 1 off Kansas City's Dan Reichert...Was first home run since October 4, 2001...Hit in 16-of-18 games from April 16-May 5, raising his batting average from .143 to season-high .267...Had eight-game hitting streak from April 27-May 5, batting .407 (11/27) with eight runs, two doubles, two home runs and four RBI in that span...Had two starts at second base -- May 19 versus Texas and May 24 at Chicago...Started in left field on May 30 at Cleveland...Was only second start in left field as a Tiger and first there since May 19, 2000 at Boston...Made five more starts there in 2002, with last coming June 21 at Florida...Drove in game-winning run, June 3 versus Boston, with double in 10th inning...Entered game in eighth as pinch-runner for Randall Simon...Made first start of season at third base, June 4 versus Boston...Matched season-high eight-game hitting streak, going 10-for-23 (.435) from June 23-July 11...Reached base in all five plate appearances, July 4 at Chicago, with two hits and career-high three walks...Was 5-for-45 (.111) with runners in scoring position after All-Star break, after posting .342 mark (13/38) in first half...July was best month, as he batted .298 (25/84) with seven multi-hit efforts in 25 games...Had eight doubles, three triples, two home runs and eight RBI...Fanned four times in four at-bats on July 26 at Cleveland, matching team season-high...Ranked third on team with 92 strikeouts...Tripled on August 10 versus Baltimore in 500th game of career... Started 69 of last 92 games (23-3B, 38-SS, 6-LF, 2-DH)...Had seven hits in his final 58 at-bats of the season (.121)...Accumulated team-high 21 errors -- 15 at shortstop, four at third base and two at second base...His 15 errors at shortstop were fifth-most in league...Tied for sixth in AL with six triples...Of his 10 home runs, six were solo shots...Batted .264 (52/197) at Comerica Park; .216 (46/213) on road...Posted .424 batting average (25/59) when putting first pitch in play -- eighth-best among AL players...Batted .206 (28/136) from seventh inning on, tied for fifth-worst in AL. 2001 Established career-best numbers in batting average (.284), games (136), hits (128), doubles (32), triples (7), home runs (12) and RBI (65) with Detroit...Led team with 32 doubles and tied for second with seven triples...Opened season with eight starts at third base, hitting safely in six of eight starts...Recorded his first multi-hit and multi-RBI game, April 26 versus Baltimore...Doubled in three straight games May 26-June 1...Totaled seven doubles over a 10-game span, May 26-June 13... Earned Tigers Player of the Month honors for June, batting .338 (27/80) with six doubles, three triples, three home runs and 12 RBI...Posted career-high 10-game hitting streak, June 17-27, going .459 (17/37) with one double, two triples, three home runs and eight RBI...Homered in three-of-four games, June 24-27...Posted three-hit efforts in four-of-seven games, July 1-8...Had two doubles and six RBI while batting .519 (14/27) in that seven-game span...Held his batting average over the .300 mark for 30-straight days, July 1- August 3...Entered All-Star break with .330 batting average...Hit safely in eight-of-12 games, July 5-17, posting multi-hit efforts in all eight games (three three-hit games, five two-hit games)...Batted .396 (19/48) in that 12-game span...Made his first major league start as designated hitter, July 20 at Cleveland, going 0-for-5 with a run scored...Drilled first career grand slam, August 8 at Texas, off Brandon Villafuerte...Drove in career-high five runs that game, all five coming in ninth inning as he first notched an RBI double and followed with grand slam in next at-bat that inning...Legged out inside-the-park home run, August 10 at Kansas City...Posted five-game hitting streak, August 26-31...Named Tigers Player of the Month for his efforts in September and October...Hit .296 (29/98) with three home runs and 17 RBI...Drove in four runs, September 30 versus Boston...Posted nine three-hit games in 2001...Tied for team lead with 16 multi-RBI games...Hit .314 (37/118) with 10 doubles, four home runs and 51 RBI with runners in scoring position and AL-best .714 (5/7) in bases-loaded situations...Led AL and tied for second in majors with 26 errors...Posted .967 fielding percentage at shortstop and .924 mark at third base. 2000 Established new career-highs in games played (105), runs (26), hits (62) and RBI (27)...Made 60 starts for Tigers, including 18 at first base, 28 at third base, one at second base, eight at shortstop, one in left, three in center and one in right...Appeared in eight of Tigers first 15 games and six of first nine at Comerica Park...Earned first start of season, April 22 at Chicago, playing shortstop...Compiled season-high six-game hitting streak, April 22-May 3, matching career-high set May 8-16, 1998...Also had two five-game streaks...Went 2-for-5 with a double and drove in game-winning run on bunt single in Tigers 3-2, 12-inning victory over Cubs on June 4...Went 4-for-5, June 13 versus Toronto...Was second career four-hit game and first since August 30, 1997 at St. Louis while with Royals...Hit safely in five-straight games, July 28-August 1, including three consecutive multi-hit games...Started in 24-of-26 games, July 24-August 29, including 14 at third base...Became only fourth player in Major League history to play all nine positions in single game, October 1 against Minnesota...Texas' Scott Sheldon also accomplished feat, September 6, 2000, in addition to Cesar Tovar of the Twins on September 22, 1968 and Bert Campaneris of the A's on September 8, 1965...Started at first base before moving to third in second inning...Went to right field in third, center in fourth, left field in fifth, played at short in sixth, caught in seventh, and took mound to pitch in eighth, becoming first position player to pitch for Tigers since Mark Koenig did so, September 22, 1931...After walking Matt LeCroy (only batter he faced), moved to second base to complete nine-position feat...In addition to defensive display, also matched career-high at plate going 4-for-5 with one double and three RBI...Also scored game-winning run to cap Tigers 12-11 victory, wrapping up three-game sweep of Twins. 1999 Was acquired by New York Mets from Kansas City Royals, March 22, 1999 in exchange for minor league outfielder Jonathan Guzman...Had 36 multiple-hit games -- 28 two-hit contests and eight three-hit games with Triple A Norfolk of International League...Led International League with 17 sacrifices and 17 caught stealings...Tied for second among all minor leaguers with 17 sacrifices...Tied for sixth among all triple-A shortstops with .274 batting average...Had season-high nine-game hit streak April 14-21...Played every position except pitcher and first base with Norfolk...Had contract purchased from Norfolk, September 3...Appeared in seven games for Mets (five as a pinch-runner) with no plate appearances. 1998 Appeared in 86 games with Kansas City while batting .221 (45/204)...Played 66 games (45 starts) at shortstop, nine games (six starts) in outfield, eight games (one start) at third base, six games (one start) at second base and one game at first base...Also made his pitching debut...Compiled career-high six-game hitting streak May 8-16, going 10/27 (.370) to raise average to .301...Became Royals everyday shortstop on May 12 and held spot through June 9...Had season-high three RBI May 14 at Tampa Bay...Became sixth position player in Kansas City's history to make pitching appearance, July 17 at Seattle...Worked one scoreless inning in 18-5 loss, surrendering one hit...Optioned to triple-A Omaha of American Association on July 21...Hit .309 in 22 games for Omaha with six doubles and 13 RBI. 1997 Made major league debut with Kansas City Royals...Served as utility player for Royals in first experience at big league level...Appeared at second base, shortstop, third base and all three outfield positions...Had contract purchased on April 6 when Jose Offerman went on disabled list...Made major league debut that night at Minnesota...Entered game April 9 versus Baltimore as a pinch-runner in seventh inning...Remained in game and singled off Randy Myers in bottom of 11th for his first major league hit...Made first start at Seattle on April 21 against Randy Johnson...Went 1-for-3 with a single versus Johnson...Was 4-for-13 (.308) in 11 games when he was optioned back to Omaha on May 3...Was recalled from Omaha on May 18...Started again against Randy Johnson in Seattle on July 18 and responded with first-inning home run, his first in majors...Collected four hits, including a double and a home run (off Tony Fossas), and drove in four runs versus St. Louis on August 30. 1996 Was loaned to Florida Marlins triple-A afo, liate in Charlotte, April 11-May 7, 1996...Batted .293 (12x41) with four RBI in 16 games...Returned to Omaha in May for remainder of season, hitting .258 in 93 games. 1995 Spent first full season at triple-A level with Omaha and appeared in 124 games, batting .230 with career-high eight home runs...Led all minor leagues with 19 sacrio, ce bunts...Named American Association's Player of the Week for July 10-16. 1994 Played in career-high 129 games at double-A Memphis...Had career-high 23 doubles. 1993 Split season between single-A Wilmington and Memphis...Voted Carolina League's best defensive shortstop by league managers in Baseball America's "Tools of the Trade" survey...Scored an organization-high 94 runs. 1992 Saw action at single-A Baseball City and single-A Appleton...Led all Midwest League shortstops with 64 double plays... Played in Midwest League's All-Star game. 1991 Began pro career at single-A Eugene.