Ron Kline
Ronald Lee Kline
 
 
Born: March 9, 1932 in Callery, PA
Died: June 22, 2002 - 70 years old
Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6'3" Wt: 205
(legend)
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Notes:
- Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an Amateur Free Agent in 1950
- High School: Callery (Callery, PA)

Comparison

Comparison
Swingmen
 
All Positions
 
#
Player
 
1 Turk Farrell
1956 - 1969
SW
27.1
 
-0.6
0.3
27.7
0.2
2 Moe Drabowsky
1956 - 1972
SW
19.8
 
0.0
-0.2
19.9
-0.1
3 Jerry Staley
1947 - 1961
SW
19.3
WW2
 
-2.5
-0.2
21.9
-0.1
4 Ron Kline
1952 - 1970
SW
16.4
 
-3.8
-0.4
20.4
-0.3
5 Pete Richert
1962 - 1974
SW
13.7
 
0.6
-0.1
13.3
-0.0
6 Orlando Pena
1958 - 1975
SW
12.8
 
-0.3
-0.1
13.1
-0.1
7 Diego Segui
1962 - 1977
SW
12.8
 
0.8
-0.2
12.1
-0.1
8 Art Fowler
1954 - 1964
SW
10.9
 
-0.0
-0.3
11.1
-0.2
9 Johnny Klippstein
1950 - 1967
SW
10.7
 
-2.5
-0.3
13.3
-0.2
10 Don Nottebart
1960 - 1969
SW
9.4
 
-0.1
0.2
9.4
0.2
11 Bob Miller
1949 - 1958
SW
9.1
WW2
 
-0.2
-0.2
9.4
-0.2
12 Satchel Paige
1948 - 1965
SW
9.1
Pl
Y
 
-1.2
0.0
10.3
0.0
13 Hal Jeffcoat
1948 - 1959
SW
7.9
 
1.7
-1.2
6.6
-0.8
14 Leo Kiely
1951 - 1960
SW
7.6
 
-0.2
-0.0
7.8
-0.1
15 Ray Moore
1952 - 1963
SW
7.4
 
0.5
-0.2
6.9
-0.1
16 Mike Fornieles
1952 - 1963
SW
7.3
 
-0.7
-0.2
8.1
-0.1
17 Bob Grim
1954 - 1962
SW
5.7
KOR
 
-0.5
-0.1
6.1
-0.1
18 Steve Ridzik
1950 - 1966
SW
4.7
 
0.3
-0.2
4.4
-0.2
19 Tom Acker
1956 - 1959
SW
4.4
 
-0.4
-0.1
4.7
-0.1
20 Jackie Collum
1951 - 1962
SW
4.1
 
0.7
-0.2
3.4
-0.1
21 Don Gross
1955 - 1960
SW
3.9
KOR
 
-0.6
-0.1
4.6
-0.0
22 Dave Sisler
1956 - 1962
SW
3.0
 
0.0
-0.1
3.0
-0.1
23 Billy Muffett
1957 - 1962
SW
2.9
 
0.5
-0.1
2.5
-0.1
24 Gordon Jones
1954 - 1965
SW
1.4
 
-0.5
-0.0
1.9
-0.0
25 Bobby Locke
1959 - 1968
SW
1.2
 
1.0
-0.1
0.3
-0.1
26 Jim Donohue
1961 - 1962
SW
1.2
 
-0.2
-0.1
1.4
-0.1
27 Jim Constable
1956 - 1963
SW
0.9
 
0.2
-0.0
0.6
-0.0
28 Arnold Umbach
1964 - 1966
SW
0.7
 
0.1
0.0
0.6
0.0
29 Dave DeBusschere
1962 - 1963
SW
0.6
 
-0.1
-0.0
0.8
-0.0
30 Grover Powell
1963 - 1963
SW
0.6
 
0.1
0.0
0.5
0.0
31 Dick LeMay
1961 - 1963
SW
0.6
 
-0.1
-0.0
0.7
-0.0
32 Bob Moorhead
1962 - 1965
SW
0.5
 
-0.1
0.0
0.6
0.0
33 Fred Kipp
1957 - 1960
SW
0.5
 
0.2
-0.0
0.3
-0.0
34 Gary Kroll
1964 - 1969
SW
0.4
 
-0.2
0.0
0.6
0.0
35 Dwight Siebler
1963 - 1967
SW
0.3
 
-0.1
-0.1
0.4
-0.0
36 Gordon Seyfried
1963 - 1964
SW
0.3
 
-0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
37 Mike Lee
1960 - 1963
SW
0.2
 
-0.1
-0.0
0.3
-0.0
38 Bob Trowbridge
1956 - 1960
SW
0.2
 
-0.7
-0.1
0.9
-0.1
39 John Romonosky
1953 - 1959
SW
0.2
 
0.2
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
40 Bill Harris
1957 - 1959
SW
0.1
 
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
41 John Boozer
1962 - 1969
SW
0.1
 
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.2
42 Dave Thies
1963 - 1963
SW
0.1
 
0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
43 Hector Maestri
1960 - 1961
SW
0.1
 
-0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
44 Cecil Butler
1962 - 1964
SW
0.1
 
-0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
45 Gene Fodge
1958 - 1958
SW
0.1
KOR
 
-0.1
-0.0
0.1
-0.0
46 Jack Jenkins
1962 - 1969
SW
0.0
 
-0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
47 Fred Bruckbauer
1961 - 1961
SW
0.0
 
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
48 John Purdin
1964 - 1969
SW
-0.1
 
0.1
0.1
-0.2
0.1
49 Pete Charton
1964 - 1964
SW
-0.1
VN
 
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
50 Rupe Toppin
1962 - 1962
SW
-0.1
 
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
 
  Ron Kline
1952 - 1970
SW
16.4
 
-3.8
-0.4
20.4
-0.3
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