Kenny Lofton

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 5' 11"/190

Kenny Lofton MLB Career Stats

.299 130 781 622 .794

Kenny Lofton Bio

  • Full Name: Kenneth Lofton
  • Born: 5/31/1967 in East Chicago, IN
  • Draft: 1988, Houston Astros, 17th rd. (428th overall)
  • College: Arizona
  • Debut: September 14, 1991
  • Ret., Final Game: 9/29/2007
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MLB Career Stats 8120 1528 2428 130 781 622 .299 .372 .794


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Kenny Lofton Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
1994 Cleveland AL
1995 Cleveland AL
1996 Cleveland AL
1998 Cleveland AL
1999 Cleveland AL

NL All-Star

Year Team League
1997 Atlanta NL

Rawlings AL Gold Glove

Year Team League
1993 Cleveland AL
1994 Cleveland AL
1995 Cleveland AL
1996 Cleveland AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/26/1994 Cleveland AL
09/03/2000 Cleveland AL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
04/20/1997 Atlanta NL

Indians Gordon Cobbledick Golden Tomahawk Award

Year Team League
1994 Cleveland AL

Kenny Lofton Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
1992 .285 22nd in AL
1993 .325 4th in AL
1994 .349 4th in AL
1995 .310 14th in AL
1996 .317 13th in AL
1997 .333 4th in NL
1999 .301 25th in AL
2006 .301 14th in NL
2007 .296 24th in AL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
1992 66 1st in AL
1993 70 1st in AL
1994 60 1st in AL
1995 54 1st in AL
1996 75 1st in AL
1997 27 16th in NL
1998 54 2nd in AL
1999 25 14th in AL
2000 30 5th in AL
2002 22 12th in AL
2003 30 5th in NL
2005 22 11th in NL
2006 32 11th in NL
2007 23 15th in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
1994 .948 8th in AL
1997 .837 25th in NL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
1992 .362 20th in AL
1993 .408 8th in AL
1994 .412 7th in AL
1997 .409 8th in NL
1999 .405 14th in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
1994 .536 13th in AL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
1992 96 12th in AL
1993 116 3rd in AL
1994 105 2nd in AL
1995 93 13th in AL
1996 132 3rd in AL
1997 90 18th in NL
1998 101 20th in AL
1999 110 14th in AL
2000 107 13th in AL
2003 97 19th in NL


Season BB Rank
1992 68 25th in AL
1993 81 14th in AL
1998 87 8th in AL
1999 79 22nd in AL
2000 79 19th in AL


Season H Rank
1992 164 22nd in AL
1993 185 5th in AL
1994 160 1st in AL
1995 149 22nd in AL
1996 210 3rd in AL
1997 164 18th in NL
1998 169 22nd in AL


Season 2B Rank
1994 32 5th in AL
1996 35 17th in AL


Season 3B Rank
1992 8 5th in AL
1993 8 6th in AL
1994 9 3rd in AL
1995 13 1st in AL
1996 4 25th in AL
1997 6 15th in NL
1998 6 10th in AL
1999 6 14th in AL
2000 5 12th in AL
2002 6 6th in AL
2003 8 3rd in NL
2004 7 7th in AL
2005 5 15th in NL
2006 12 4th in NL
2007 6 15th in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
1994 112 8th in AL
1996 154 20th in AL
1998 154 24th in AL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
1993 569 21st in AL
1994 459 2nd in AL
1996 662 1st in AL
1998 600 22nd in AL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
1992 651 24th in AL
1994 523 4th in AL
1996 736 2nd in AL
1998 698 10th in AL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
1994 246 4th in AL
1996 295 23rd in AL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
1992 12 11th in AL
1993 14 5th in AL
1994 12 2nd in AL
1995 15 5th in AL
1996 17 2nd in AL
1997 20 1st in NL
1998 10 15th in AL
2000 7 16th in AL
2001 8 19th in AL
2002 8 12th in AL
2003 9 8th in NL
2007 7 16th in AL

Kenneth Lofton Bio Info

Kenneth Lofton...single...1985 graduate of Washington High School (East Chicago, IN)...donated money to refurbish the Indiana Harbor Little League baseball field in his hometown of East Chicago, IN...participated in the 2006 Dodger the part-owner of a post-production company in Hollywood. 2007 Returned to the Indians for the 3rd time in his career as he has now spent all or parts of 10 seasons in the Indians organizations... Ranks among franchise leaders in stolen bases (1st, 452), hits (9th, 1512) and runs scored (3rd, 975)... Is the active career leader in stolen bases among Major League players with 622, which ranks 15th all-time in the history of MLB...Was acquired from the Rangers on July 27 for minor league CA Max Ramirez ... Started in the lead-off spot in every game for the Rangers, hitting .303 (96-317) in 84 games mainly against RHP... Hit .388 (33-85) in June and had a season-high 4 hits on June 29 at Boston ...On June 29 he stole 4 bases (4t career game with 4 or more SB)...w/CLE- Cleveland debut on July 27 vs. MIN (3-5, RBI) was his first career regular season game in left field ... Overall made 42 starts in LF and 3 starts in CF for the Indians (made 37 GS in CF in 2007 for Indians/Rangers)... Hit mainly lead-off, 2nd and r" for Eric Wedge...The season really took off when he moved to the 7th spot on August 25... Hit .296 (29-98) from 8/25 thru the end of the season ... Did not HR with Cleveland (last HR came on July 25 vs. Seattle, 178AB)... Overall his .296 season batting average ranked 21st in the American League ... Also ranked T14th in the league in steals (23) & 14th in batting average vs. RHP (.313) ...Was 23 for 30 for the season in steals but stole just 3 bases from June so" run (79 games) ... Collected career hit #2400 on August 25 at KC (10th among active players in career hits) 2006 Signed as a free agent on December 20, 2005, the 10th team for which he has one of just nine...players to play for 10 teams in MLB history...had a very productive 16th season in the Major Leagues as the Dodgers' primary center fielder...Hit .301, scored 79 runs and stole 32 bases, which was second on the team and 11th in the NL...was caught stealing just five times and ranked sixth in the NL in stolen base percentage (86.5)...Finished the season with 599 stolen bases, the most among active Major Leaguers and 16th place all-time...during the year, he surpassed Hugh Duffy, Ozzie Smith, George Van Haltren, Maury Wills and Dummy Hoy...Also finished 2006 with 1,442 career runs scored, which is 68th place on the all-time runs list...Appeared in 129 games, which is the most he had played in since the 2003 season with Pittsburgh and Chicago (NL) marked the most he has played in with one team since he appeared in 133 with Cleveland in 2001...Hit 12 triples, which was tied for fourth in the NL, were the second most ever by a Los Angeles Dodger, behind Willie Davis' 16 in 1962...the 12 triples are the second-highest total of his career and the most he has stroked since establishing his career-high in 1995 with 13... he and Steve Finley were the first players to register 12 or more triples at the age of 39 or older since Joe Kuhel had 13 in 1945...Hit .319 against right-handed pitching, along with 13 doubles, 12 triples, two home runs and 35 RBI...also hit .322 (76-for-236) away from Dodger Stadium...batted .357 (41-for-115) in day games...Hit .317 (33-for-104) with six doubles and 36 RBI with runners in scoring position and .295 (18-for-61) in close and late situations...Hit .296 and stole 15 bases in 63 games before the All-Star break and batted .306 with 16steals in 65 games after the Midsummer Classic...Had four outfield assists and made just three errors, good for a .988 fielding percentage...Began the season on the DL with a strained left calf and was activated April 14, missing the first 10 contests...Hit his 100th career-triple on April 22 vs. Arizona...his 110 triples are second to Steve Finley (124) among active Major Leaguers...Had a season-high four hits in just his 11th game as a Dodger, going 4-for-6 with a double, RBI, run and stolen base at Houston on April 25...Had two nine-game hitting streaks from April 18-30 and from Sept. 21 through the end of the season...Hit .326 (29-for-89) with a .378 on-base percentage in the month of May...Cracked his first homer as a Dodger and the 121st of his career on July 25 vs. the Padres...Had a torrid August, batting .348 (32-for-92) with 14 runs scored, seven stolen bases and an on-base percentage of .417...had 10 multi-hit games and three of his nine three-hit games during that month...cracked the NL batting leaders on Aug. 21...stole two bases in a game four times, with the most recent coming on Sept. 17 vs. San Diego...Scored a run in nine consecutive games from April 21-May 2, a Dodger season high...Was successful in his first 11 stolen base attempts and 19 consecutive dating back to 2005...On June 2, hosted a clinic at the Urban Youth Academy in Compton, CA...Took part in the Dodger caravan on February 8...Has appeared in the postseason nine times (17 series) entering 2006, including the World Series in 1995 and 2002. 2005 Had the highest batting average (.335) among NL hitters with at least 350 at-bats ... After the first five games of the season, his average never dipped below .307 ... Hit .330 (32-for-97) with runners in scoring position ... Stole at least 20 bases for the 12th time in his career and finished the season with 567, 23rd on the all-time MLB list ... His 88.0 SB % (22-for-25) was second-best in the National League ... Had 20 stolen bases in his last 21 attempts (95%) and eight straight to end the season ... Had seven outfield assists, which tied for third among NL center fielders and brought his career total to 130, the fifth-most among active players ... Had surgery on his left knee on Oct. 21 in procedure performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum. 2004 In his first season with New York Yankees, made 62 starts in center field, five in right field and three as designated hitter ... Went 67 consecutive plate appearances without striking out from May 16 - July 7, the longest streak of his career (previous long was 65 plate appearances in 1996) ... Also went 35 consecutive plate appearances without a strikeout from July 19 - Aug. 15 ... Made his first career appearance in right field on July 31 vs. Baltimore, and his first career start in right field on Aug. 9. vs. Toronto ... Collected the 2,000th hit of his career with a fourth inning single on Aug. 25 at Cleveland. 2003 Began the season with Pittsburgh and reached base safely in each of his first 22 road games ... Batted .406 (43-for-106) with 15 multi-hit games during his 26-game hitting streak from April 29-May 30, which fell one game shy of the club record held by Jimmy Williams (1899) ... Set the club record for consecutive games with a hit by a left-handed batter (previously held by Charlie Grimm in 1923 - 25 games) ... Was traded to Chicago on July 22 ... Had his 265-game errorless streak in center field snapped on Aug. 23 at Arizona...the streak, which began on Oct. 3, 2001, had been the longest streak among big league outfielders ... Batted .308 (16-for-52) with 11 runs in 12 postseason games. 2002 Began the season with the White Sox and ended with San Francisco, helping the Giants reach the World Series ... Stole his 500th career base on June 7 vs. Montreal ... Hit his 100th career homer on July 19 at Baltimore off Rodrigo Lopez ... Traded to San Francisco on July 28...homered in his first plate appearance as a Giant on July 30 at Philadelphia (Brett Myers) ... Hit .317 in his final 25 games of the season ... All of his 11 home runs were solo shots ... Hit the NLCS-winning single in the ninth inning vs. St. Louis ... Had consecutive three-hit games in Games 4 & 5 of the World Series vs. Anaheim. 2001 Named to Cleveland's All-Century Team prior to his ninth season with the Indians ... Ranked seventh in the AL with 30 infield hits ... Cleveland went 31-8 (.795) in his 39 multi-hit games ... Homered in consecutive games for the first time from June 26-27 at the Yankees...repeated the feat from July 16-17 at Houston and Aug. 26 and Aug. 28 at Seattle and vs. Boston. 2000 Reached career highs in homers (15) and RBI (73) ... Scored 100 runs for the sixth time in his career and third straight season ... Played on Opening Day, April 3 at Baltimore despite offseason surgery to repair his right rotator cuff, an injury that originally was scheduled to sideline him through the All-Star break ... Tied a Major League record after scoring a run in 18 straight games from Aug. 15-Sept. 3...the original record was set by the Yankees' Red Rolfe in 1939. 1999 Was hampered by an injured right hamstring for nearly half the season, yet posted his fifth 100-run season ... Named to his sixth straight All-Star game (fourth election)...collected an infield hit and scored a run in the game ... Suffered a dislocated left shoulder in Game 5 of the ALDS vs. Boston while sliding into first base...initial X-rays were negative but an MRI in November revealed a torn rotator cuff, which required offseason surgery. 1998 Named to his fifth straight All-Star team (third election) ... Ranked second in the AL with 54 stolen bases but led the league with a 84.4% success rate (54-for-64) ... Led the league with 19 outfield assists and 16 steals of third base ... Ranked eighth in the AL with a career-best 87 walks ... Stole 18 straight bases without getting caught from July 10-Sept. 1 ... Registered his 400th career stolen base on Aug. 31 vs. Oakland Led off Game 5 of the ALCS vs. the Yankees with a homer off David Wells. 1997 Traded to Atlanta with Alan Embree for Marquis Grissom and David Justice on March 25 ... Named to his fourth straight All-Star Game, but did not play due to a groin injury ... Ranked fourth in the NL in hitting and tied for eighth with a .409 on-base percentage ... His .333 average was the second-highest of his career and the highest by a Braves' center fielder since Ralph Garr in 1974 (.353) ... Hit his first career inside-the-park home run on May 27 at San Diego ... Collected his 1,000th career hit on Aug. 10 vs. Florida. 1996 Reached career highs in hits (210) and runs (132), both of which ranked third in the AL ... Received his fourth consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove Award and was named to his third straight All-Star team (first election) ... His 132 runs and 210 hits were the most by a Cleveland player since Earl Averill in 1936 and his 662 at-bats led the league and were the most by a left-hander in franchise history ... Had the most hits by a left-handed Indian since Dale Mitchell in 1949 Led the AL for the fifth straight season in steals and broke his own club record of 70 set in 1993 ... Became the third player in Major League history to lead his league in steals in each of his first five seasons, joining Luis Aparicio (1956-64) and Vince Coleman (1985-90) ... Stole his 255th career base with Cleveland on April 7 vs. Toronto, breaking the club record held by Terry Turner...set the record in 531 games compared to 1,619 for Turner. 1995 Won his third straight Rawlings Gold Glove Award while being named to his second consecutive All-Star squad ... Led the AL in steals for the fourth straight season and also led the league with a career-high 13 triples ... Started the All-Star Game in center field due to an injury to Ken Griffey Jr. (broken wrist). 1994 Batted a career-high .349 and finished fourth in the AL MVP voting behind Frank Thomas, Ken Griffey Jr. and teammate Albert Belle ... Won his second consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove Award, the first Cleveland player to accomplish the feat since Ray Fosse in 1970-71 ... Led the AL in steals for the third straight season, the first player in Cleveland history to accomplish that feat...his .349 average ranked fourth in the American League and his 459 at-bats ranked second ... Earned his first All-Star selection ... Led the league in hits, becoming the first Indian to accomplish that feat since Dale Mitchell in 1949. 1993 Led the Major Leagues with 70 steals and won his first Rawlings Gold Glove Award ... Joined Ty Cobb (three times), Willie Wilson and Tim Raines as the only players to hit .325 and steal 70 bases in the same season ... Ranked fourth in the AL with a .325 average ... Became the third player in club history to lead the AL in steals in back-to-back seasons, joining Elmer Flick & Harry Bay. 1992 Finished second in the AL Rookie of the Year balloting behind Milwaukee's Pat Listach ... Became the first rookie to lead the AL in steals (66) since George Case in 1946 ... Broke John Cangelosi's 1986 AL rookie record for steals (50) Hit his first Major League homer on May 7 at Texas off Mike Campbell ... Played most of the second half with a broken hamate bone in left hand. 1991 Started the season at Triple-A Tucson after spending the entire 1990 season at the Class-A level...was promoted to Houston in September, reaching the Majors in just his second full season of professional baseball...helped lead the Tucson Toros to the Pacific Coast League Championship...led the PCL with 168 hits...his 17 triples were the most in all of professional baseball...was named to the PCL All-Star Team and was crowned by Baseball America as the league's top prospect...was recalled by the Astros on 9/14 and made his Major-League debut that day at Cincinnati...went 3-for-4 with 3 runs in his Major-League debut...his first Major-League hit was a single off Randy Myers. 1990 Spent the entire season with Single-A Osceola Finished second in the Florida State League batting race in his first full season of pro ball ... Had been limited to just 117 games in his first two seasons while completing his career as a guard for the University of Arizona basketball team. 1989 Started the season at Single-A Auburn after completing his basketball career ... Stole 26 bases in 34 games before being promoted to Single-A Asheville. 1988 Spent his first pro season with Auburn.