Jim Dwyer Award winners: 49 to 106 games in a season

by Bill Chuck on February 27, 2013

The Jim Dwyer Award goes to players who appeared in at least 49 games (30% of a season) but less than 106 games (65% of a season).

The lists excludes pitchers.

49-106 Games Every Season 2008-2012

Top 10 Most Recent Leaders

Rk Yrs From To
1 Jose Molina 10 2003 2012
2 John McDonald 10 2002 2012
3 Henry Blanco 10 1999 2010
4 Willie Bloomquist 9 2003 2012
5 David Ross 8 2004 2012
6 Miguel Cairo 8 2001 2012
7 Rod Barajas 8 2001 2012
8 Jerry Hairston 8 1999 2012
9 Jason Giambi 7 1995 2012
10 Omar Vizquel 7 1990 2012
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Generated 2/27/2013.

All-time leaders 49-106 games in a season

(a lot of catchers in there)

Rk Yrs From To
1 Jim Dwyer 14 1974 1989
2 Rollie Hemsley 13 1928 1946
3 Bob O’Farrell 13 1918 1934
4 Jeff Reed 12 1986 2000
5 Dick Schofield 12 1957 1971
6 Juan Castro 11 1996 2010
7 Dave Hansen 11 1991 2005
8 Alex Trevino 11 1979 1990
9 Dave Bergman 11 1978 1992
10 John Lowenstein 11 1971 1984
11 Terry Crowley 11 1970 1983
12 Smoky Burgess 11 1951 1966
13 Gus Mancuso 11 1930 1945
14 Glenn Myatt 11 1920 1932
15 Otto Miller 11 1912 1922
16 Jose Molina 10 2003 2012
17 John McDonald 10 2002 2012
18 Henry Blanco 10 1999 2010
19 Paul Bako 10 1998 2008
20 Sandy Alomar 10 1991 2004
21 Don Slaught 10 1983 1996
22 Tom Foley 10 1983 1994
23 Rick Cerone 10 1978 1991
24 Tom Paciorek 10 1973 1986
25 Kurt Bevacqua 10 1971 1985
26 Buck Martinez 10 1969 1986
27 Gates Brown 10 1963 1974
28 Russ Nixon 10 1957 1967
29 Ken O’Dea 10 1935 1945
30 Spud Davis 10 1928 1944
31 Val Picinich 10 1919 1929
32 Bill Bergen 10 1901 1911
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Generated 2/27/2013.

Nine to Know About Jim Dwyer

  1. Jim Dwyer played the outfield, first base, and was a pinch-hitter for 18 big league seasons, from 1973 to 1990.
  2. He appeared in a total of 1328 games and was a lifetime .260 hitter for the Orioles, Cardinals, Red Sox, Twins, Expos, Mets, and Giants.
  3. The lefty hit 77 homers, drove home 349 runs and stole 26 bases.
  4. He walked 402 times and struck out 402 times.
  5. Remarkably, Dwyer played parts of every season from 1973 to 1990, never exceeding 107 games and never fewer than 13 games.
  6. The season that he played in 107 games was 1978 when he played 34 games for the Cardinals and 73 games for the Giants.
  7. In 1989, he played 101 games: 88 for the Twins, 12 for the Expos.
  8. In 1983, he played 100 games and in 1985, he played 101 games, both for the Orioles, the only times he reached the century mark for one team in one season.
  9. In his career, Dwyer entered 523 games as a pinch-hitter, ending up with 12o hits.

Dwyer is beginning his eighth season as coach for the Ft. Myers Miracle in the Twins organization, presumably teaching players how to have long careers and about life on the bench.

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