Mulliniks spent 16 years playing in the majors. In 1,325 games he hit .272 with 73 home runs while playing primarily third base for the California Angels, Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays. He spent the majority of his career with the Jays. Kansas City dealt him to Toronto in 1982 and he stayed with the team until his retirement in 1992. As such, Mulliniks best years came with Toronto. He hit .324 for the Blue Jays in 1984, .310 in 1987 and .300 in 1988. His most productive year, however, was 1985 when he hit .295 with 10 home runs, 57 RBIs and 55 runs scored.
Mulliniks reached the postseason three times with Toronto. The Blue Jays played in the American League Championship Series in 1985, 1989 and 1991, but never made it to the World Series.
Mulliniks remains Toronto’s career leader in pinch hits with 59.
Rance Mulliniks – career stats