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36 Dave Kober

  • Position:
    Infield
  • Height:
    6-1
  • Weight:
    200
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Hometown:
    Sheboygan, WI

Batting

SeasonTeamGPPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBHBPSOSFSHSBCSAVGOBP
1976Sheboygan A’s37113991628432121103130200.2830.345
1977Sheboygan A’s3815613924401064281403630000.2880.346
1978Sheboygan A’s3916314929501075401212610100.3360.387
1979Sheboygan A’s421751622664936361012320000.3950.429
1980Sheboygan A’s361421302643849391101510100.3310.380
1981Sheboygan A’s49209184476412016652112730000.3480.411
1982Sheboygan A’s4518716333508010452011620000.3070.382
1983Sheboygan A’s4819317833551006381302320000.3090.352
1984Sheboygan A’s301301182837606291011110000.3140.369
1985Sheboygan A’s9262627201400500000.2690.269
1986Sheboygan A’s27621100010200000.1670.286
Total-375150113542664398023653361235215180400.3240.378

Pitching

SeasonTeamGPGSCGIPHHRRERBBSOWLSERAIP for Calculation
1976Sheboygan A’s000000000000000
1977Sheboygan A’s000000000000000
1978Sheboygan A’s000000000000000
1979Sheboygan A’s000000000000000
1980Sheboygan A’s000000000000000
1981Sheboygan A’s000000000000000
1982Sheboygan A’s000000000000000
1983Sheboygan A’s000000000000000
1984Sheboygan A’s000000000000000
1985Sheboygan A’s000000000000000
1986Sheboygan A’s000000000000000
Total-000000000000000

If ever a player personified the term “he’s our horse,” it was Dave Kober. The Sheboygan A’s hitched themselves to Kober for 11 seasons — 1976 through 1986. He played regularly in nine of those seasons and never hit less than .283, finishing his career with a .324 average in an even 1,500 plate appearances.

His best year was in 1979 when he hit .395. His biggest year in terms of long ball production was the first year the A’s moved from Legion Memorial Park to Wildwood Park in 1981. Kober crushed 16 home runs that year, hitting .348 and coming in with a .674 slugging percentage.

Strong as an ox, stories about Kober’s loyalty to his teammates are legendary. He was a catcher and third baseman. He holds two club records and was the team’s MVP in 1978 and 1979.