Ted Simmons

CooperstownExpert.com
Birthdate08/09/1949
Death Date
Debut Year1968
Year of Induction2020
Teams Braves, Brewers, Cardinals
Positions Catcher, Designated Hitter

When Ted Simmons retired, he held the MLB career marks for catchers with 2,472 hits and 483 doubles. Ivan Rodriguez broke both records.

Leave a comment

In the collection:

Catcher Ted Simmons started his Hall of Fame playing career at age 17

Catcher Ted Simmons started his Hall of Fame playing career at age 17

Ted Simmons was 17 years old when the Cardinals selected him with the 10th overall pick in the 1967 draft. The fresh-faced high schooler played in the minor leagues right after his graduation. After cups of coffee in the big leagues in both ’68 and ’69, Simmons was in the majors to stay
As his career neared its end, Simmons climbed the all-time leaderboards

As his career neared its end, Simmons climbed the all-time leaderboards

A productive hitter with a 21-year big league career, Ted Simmons’ name can be found littered throughout the record books. Late in his career he caught and passed some of the greatest players in the history of the game. His 1,389 career runs batted in ranked 44th at the time of his retirement.
After retiring as a player, Simmons spent parts of four decades in the front office

After retiring as a player, Simmons spent parts of four decades in the front office

Ted Simmons retired after the 1988 season. The following season he returned to St. Louis as the Cardinals director of player personnel. During most of the next three decades, Simmons served in various front-office capacities throughout the game. In 1992 he was named Vice President and General Manage

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball…"

~Jacques Barzun, 1954