Dave Kingman

Dave KingmanDave Kingman

Birthday: December 21
Debut: July 30, 1971
College: University of Southern California

Career Highlights: Dave Kingman was the number one overall pick in the 1970 MLB draft and ended his career with 442 home runs and was a 3 time all star (one with the New York Mets in 1976 and 2 with the Cubs in 1979 and 1980).

Kingman had his best season with the Cubs in 1979 hitting a career high 48 home runs and driving in 115 runs (both career highs). Kingman led the National League in home runs with the 48 in 1979 and also led the league again with 37 home runs in 1982 with the New York Mets.

May 14, 1978
Dave Kingman hits 3 HR's and drives in 8 in a 10-7 win over Dodgers in 15 innings in Los Angeles.

Cubs History-May 14

May 14, 1978 An amazing game for Dave Kingman against the Dodger's in Los Angeles. Kingman drives in 8 of the Cubs 10 runs in a 10-7 Cubs victory in extra innings. Kingman's 2nd home run ties the game in the 9th inning and his 3rd home run wins the game for the Cubs in the 15th inning.

June 6, 1978 Dave Kingman's Grand Slam helps the Cubs defeat the Astro's 9-4 at Wrigley Field.

April 20, 1979 Dave Kingman's Grand Slam helps the Cubs defeat the Expo's 8-5 win at Wrigley Field.

May 17, 1979 An amazing game at Wrigley Field has the Phillies defeating the Cubs 23-22 at Wrigley Field on a very windy day. Dave Kingman is one of many hitting heroes as he hits 3 home runs and drives in 6 runs in the game.

June 18, 1979 Dave Kingman continues a big 1979 season for the Cubs by homering in his 4th consecutive game. Dodgers defeat the Cubs 7-3 in Los Angeles.

July 27, 1979 Dave Kingman hits 2 home runs to help the Cubs defeat the Mets 4-2 in New York.

July 28, 1979 After hitting 2 home runs the day before, Dave Kingman hits 3 home runs to tied a major league record for most home runs in consecutive days with 5. All of his home runs are solo shots as the Mets still win the game 6-4 over the Cubs.

September 18, 1979 In a season where Dave Kingman hit 48 home runs, this day seems ironic as he helps the Cubs win both games of a doubleheader without hitting a home run in either game. He drives in 3 of the 4 Cubs runs they score in both games as Cubs sweep the doubleheader with 2-0 & 2-1 victories.

April 3, 1980 Dave Kingman has a locker room incident with a reporter during spring training in Mesa, AZ. He throws a bucket of ice water on a reporter.

February 28, 1981 Cubs trade Dave Kingman to the Mets for Steve Henderson and cash.