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Rick Honeycutt
Frederick Wayne Honeycutt
Born: 6/29/1954 in Chattanooga, TN USA
Weight: 185 lb.      Height: 6'1"
Bats: L                 Throws: L
College: Tennessee
Batting Pitching Fielding Salaries Achievements HoF Manager
YearAgeTeamLgGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOIBBHBPSHSFDPBAOBPSLGOPS
197723SEAAL10.000.000.000.000
197824SEAAL26.000.000.000.000
197925SEAAL33.000.000.000.000
198026SEAAL30.000.000.000.000
198127TEXAL20.000.000.000.000
198228TEXAL30.000.000.000.000
198329TEXAL25.000.000.000.000
198329LANNL912110001000000200.083.083.083.167
198430LANNL29561800011031700901.143.186.143.329
198531LANNL3238551001003600801.132.195.158.353
198632LANNL32433310030081100600.070.216.093.309
198733LANNL2730371002002800300.233.281.267.548
198733OAKAL7.000.000.000.000
198834OAKAL55.000.000.000.000
198935OAKAL64.000.000.000.000
199036OAKAL662000000000100000.000.000.000.000
199137OAKAL430000000000000000.000.000.000.000
199238OAKAL54.000.000.000.000
199339OAKAL52.000.000.000.000
199440TEXAL420000000000000000.000.000.000.000
199541OAKAL490000000000000000.000.000.000.000
199541NYAAL3.000.000.000.000
199642SLNNL611000001002100000.000.667.000.667
199743SLNNL20000000000000000.000.000.000.000
21 Seasons 80118213243009101844002802.132.210.148.358

Post Season

YearAgeTeamRoundGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOIBBHBPSHSFDPBAOBPSLGOPS
198329LANNLCS200000000000000000.000.000.000
198531LANNLCS200000000000000000.000.000.000
198834OAKWS100000000000000000.000.000.000
198935OAKWS200000000000000000.000.000.000
199036OAKWS100000000000000000.000.000.000
199642SLNNLDS2310000000001000000.000.000.000
199642SLNNLCS500000000000000000.000.000.000
6 Post Seasons 161000000000100000.000.000.000.000
YearAgeTeamLgWLGGSCGSHOSVIPHERHRBBSOERAIBBWPHBPBKBFPGFR
197723SEAAL01103000292614711174.342231125316
197824SEAAL5112624410134.1150731249504.895330594081
197925SEAAL11123328810194201872267834.0475618392103
198026SEAAL10173030910203.1221892260793.947430871099
198127TEXAL1162020820127.2120471217403.311100509049
198228TEXAL5173026410164201962054645.2743317283103
198329TEXAL1482525520174.216847937562.422162693059
198329LANNL2397100394625613185.774021172026
198430LANNL1092928620183.2180581151752.8411122762072
198531LANNL812312510114214154949673.427210600271
198632LANNL1193228000171164639451003.324431713271
198733LANNL2122720110115.2133591045924.594420525074
198733OAKAL147400023.2251439105.320121106117
198834OAKAL3255000779.27431625473.5023383301736
198935OAKAL22640001276.25620526522.3536113052426
199036OAKAL2263000763.14619222382.7021112561323
199137OAKAL2443000037.23715320263.583020167716
199238OAKAL14540003394116210323.693230169719
199339OAKAL1452000141.23013220212.816010174718
199440TEXAL1242000125372049187.201020122921
199541OAKAL5149000244.2371259212.420010174613
199541NYAAL003000012311027.000000603
199642SLNNL2161000447.1421537302.8531021901315
199743SLNNL002000025301213.5001011123
21 Seasons 1091437972684711382160218389318565710383.728145502391411181034

Post Season

YearAgeTeamRoundWLGGSCGSHOSVIPHERHRBBSOERAIBBWPHBPBKBFPGFR
198329LANNLCS00200001.24410221.600000904
198531LANNLCS00200001.14202113.5010001002
198834OAKWS10300003.1000050.0000001020
198834OAKALCS10300002000200.000000700
198935OAKWS00300002.2420026.7500001102
198935OAKALCS00300001.26605132.4001001606
199036OAKWS00100001.2200100.001000800
199036OAKALCS00300011.2000000.000000410
199238OAKALCS00200002000010.000000600
199642SLNNLDS210300002.2311123.3810001201
199642SLNNLCS00500004542339.0000002214
7 Post Seasons 3030000124.22819414176.933100115419
YearAgeTeamLgPosGGSInnPOAEDPPBFP
197723SEAALP1032902001.000
197824SEAALP2624134.1928210.949
197925SEAALP3328194628520.872
198026SEAALP3030203.1932210.953
198127TEXALP2020127.2330310.917
198228TEXALP3026164335200.950
198329LANNLP9739216001.000
198329TEXALP2525174.21139150.980
198430LANNLP2928183.21042320.945
198531LANNLP3125142937210.958
198632LANNLP3228171935120.978
198733OAKALP7423.213001.000
198733LANNLP2720115.2417200.913
198834OAKALP55079.2318230.913
198935OAKALP64076.2416110.952
199036OAKALDH10
199036OAKALP63063.1015100.938
199137OAKALP43037.244011.000
199238OAKALP5403932100.833
199339OAKALP52041.225110.875
199440TEXALP4202527100.900
199541OAKALP49044.235100.889
199541NYAALP3010000
199642SLNNLP61047.1212100.933
199743SLNNLP2020000
21 Seasons 79826821609942832210.943

Post Season

YearAgeTeamRoundPosGGSInnPOAEDPPBFP
198329LANNLCSP201.210001.000
198531LANNLCSP201.101001.000
198834OAKALCSP3020000
198834OAKWSP303.10000
198935OAKALCSP301.20000
198935OAKWSP302.20000
199036OAKALCSP301.201001.000
199036OAKWSP101.20000
199238OAKALCSP2020000
199642SLNNLCSP5040000
199642SLNNLDS2P302.201001.000
7 Post Seasons 30024.213001.000
YearAgeTeamLeagueSalary
198531LANNL$705,000
198632LANNL$755,000
198733LANNL$805,000
198834OAKAL$855,000
198935OAKAL$650,000
199036OAKAL$750,000
199137OAKAL$1,350,000
199238OAKAL$1,400,000
199339OAKAL$725,000
199440TEXAL$900,000
199541OAKAL$200,000
199642SLNNL$600,000
199743SLNNL$500,000
Total for 13 Records $10,195,000
Average for 13 Records $784,231
YearAgeLeagueAward
No Awards Found
YearAgeVotersBallotsRequiredVotesPct.InductedCategory
200349BBWAA4963722.00.00403NPlayer
YearAgeTeamLgDiv#GWLPct.Div RankPly/Mgr
No Managerial Records Found

Player Discussion

[Rick Honeycutt Topics] Rick Honeycutt took time to encourage sick boy: Tribe memories
tomhamilton : April 6, 2011 09:14 PM

From Cleveland.com:

This spring, we asked readers to tell us their best memory at an Indians game. More than 600 of you responded. All season, The Plain Dealer will publish fan memories -- one each day the Indians are scheduled to play. Here is Sunday's essay by Jeff Taylor of Seattle.

1987... June, perhaps July.

Obviously, enough of the season had passed to place the Indians out of contention. Therefore, a group of 12-year-olds' attention was focused more toward such topics as if Kenny Schrom could be better than Steve Carlton or who else was on Chris Bando's rookie card. These were always very heated and important arguments.

The A's were in town and, as always, a group of four or five of us took the rapid shuttle from University Heights to the Terminal [Tower]. Amazing now when I think our folks used to let us do this unaccompanied. We'd plan to arrive at the park as the gates opened, buy a $3 junior general admission seat and rush through the turnstiles to the bleachers to be in a position to shag a few bombs from the visiting team's batting practice session.

A few souvenirs later, we'd plop ourselves in the front row, first section inside the left-field foul pole. I'm not sure if these were technically in the GA section or just close enough to where no one seemed to care. Regardless, we'd love to run our 12-year-old mouths to the opposing bullpen, outdoing each other by calling Rick Honeycutt "Honey-Butt" and Eric Plunk ... Well, I'm sure you can imagine how much fun we had with that name.

On this day, my friend Steven was with us. It was actually the first game he could join us that year, having recently completed a round of chemotherapy. I actually don't remember what kind of cancer he was diagnosed with about a year prior. At that age, I'm not sure such details were important. I just knew that he was sick and we went on with our business, having fun and creating trouble as if nothing was different.

Around the eighth inning though, after several chants of "Honey-Butt" to try to get a rise out of him, Rick Honeycutt acknowledged us and walked up the railing. I remember feeling apprehensive as I thought we were about to get an earful if not more. Then, to my surprise, Rick smiled at us, called Steven closer, shook his hand, offered some encouraging words and gave him a ball.

Thinking back now, I can't tell you anything about the game itself, although I think Mark McGwire hit a home run.

Steven passed away later that year. I'm 35 today and, despite my hundreds of memories of that old park and of the all the mischief that my friend Steven used to try to pull, the image of him smiling after talking with Rick Honeycutt is always the first that pops in my head when I think of my friend or my childhood of rooting on the Tribe.

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