Sheboygan A's Baseball

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Dave Kober #36 IF

Height 6-1
Weight 200
Bats R
Throws R
Hometown Sheboygan, WI

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.

Career Hitting Stats

Year GP PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP SO SF SH SB CS AVG OBP
1986 Season 2 7 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.167 0.286
1985 Season 9 26 26 2 7 2 0 1 4 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0.269 0.269
1984 Season 30 130 118 28 37 6 0 6 29 10 1 11 1 0 0 0 0.314 0.369
1983 Season 48 193 178 33 55 10 0 6 38 13 0 23 2 0 0 0 0.309 0.352
1982 Season 45 187 163 33 50 8 0 10 45 20 1 16 2 0 0 0 0.307 0.380
1981 Season 49 209 184 47 64 12 0 16 65 21 1 27 3 0 0 0 0.348 0.411
1980 Season 36 142 130 26 43 8 4 9 39 11 0 15 1 0 1 0 0.331 0.380
1979 Season 42 175 162 26 64 9 3 6 36 10 1 23 2 0 0 0 0.395 0.429
1978 Season 39 163 149 29 50 10 7 5 40 12 1 26 1 0 1 0 0.336 0.387
1977 Season 38 156 139 24 40 10 6 4 28 14 0 36 3 0 0 0 0.288 0.346
1976 Season 37 113 99 16 28 4 3 2 12 11 0 31 3 0 2 0 0.283 0.345
TOTALS 375 1501 1354 65 439 80 23 65 336 123 5 215 18 0 4 0 0.324 0.378