Sheboygan A's Baseball

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Charlie Kometer OF

Bats R
Throws R
Hometown WI

Charlie Kometer is one of two 2005 inductees into the A`s Hall of Fame. Kometer played from 1968 through 1974 and was an instrumental performer.

Kometer posted a career batting average of .290. He led the club in home runs three times and in runs batted in three times. His best years were in 1972 when he hit .331 and in 1971 when he hit .288 with nine doubles, a triple, six home runs and 39 runs batted in.

Kometer played a key role in those early A's years that rejuvenated baseball in the city after the team took a leave of absence in 1966, reorganized in 1967 under the sponsorship of Andersen's Sport Shop, and fought the on-going struggles dealing with the antiquated Legion Park.

Chuck Zeichert, who managed Kometer, said the impact Charlie had on and off the field during the early years of the A's cannot be measured or forgotten.

Kometer is a South high grad where he was a standout football player (there was no high school baseball back in the 1960s).

Career Hitting Stats

Year GP PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP SO SF SH SB CS AVG OBP
1974 Season 31 134 119 23 39 12 0 0 24 13 0 18 2 0 0 0 0.328 0.388
1973 Season 38 154 142 12 37 8 0 0 18 10 0 36 2 0 1 0 0.261 0.305
1972 Season 36 144 121 24 40 9 2 3 24 20 0 27 3 0 0 0 0.331 0.417
1971 Season 44 191 163 34 47 9 1 6 39 20 2 28 6 0 4 0 0.288 0.361
1970 Season 37 151 125 21 38 4 0 2 22 22 2 30 2 0 2 0 0.304 0.411
1969 Season 35 143 126 23 31 8 2 2 23 15 1 28 1 0 4 0 0.246 0.329
1968 Season 29 115 104 15 29 6 4 1 20 9 0 19 2 0 7 0 0.279 0.330
TOTALS 250 1032 900 14 261 56 9 14 170 109 5 186 18 0 18 0 0.290 0.363

Career Pitching Stats

Year GP GS CG IP H HR R ER BB SO W L S ERA
1970 Season 1 0 0 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
TOTALS 1 0 0 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00