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Retired Players With 200 Career HR Or Less And 15+ Games With 2+ HR

Posted by Steve Lombardi on June 28, 2011

How many retired players have 200 career HR or less, but, have 15+ games in their career where they hit more than one HR?

If I did this correctly, here is the list -

Rk Player HR From To Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos Tm
1 Don Mincher 200 1960 1972 22-34 1400 4725 4026 530 1003 176 16 643 606 76 668 27 29 37 89 24 32 .249 .348 .450 .798 *3/97 WSH-MIN-CAL-SEP-OAK-TOT
2 Preston Wilson 189 1998 2007 23-32 1108 4436 4003 573 1055 221 16 668 350 15 1085 51 5 27 129 124 55 .264 .329 .468 .797 *87/9 TOT-FLA-COL-STL
3 Bobby Higginson 187 1995 2005 24-34 1362 5660 4910 736 1336 270 33 709 649 36 796 37 12 52 83 91 53 .272 .358 .455 .813 79/D8 DET
4 Jim Gentile 179 1957 1966 23-32 936 3479 2922 434 759 113 6 549 475 54 663 45 5 32 69 3 1 .260 .368 .486 .854 *3 BRO-LAD-BAL-KCA-TOT
5 Ron Kittle 176 1982 1991 24-33 843 3013 2708 356 648 100 3 460 236 20 744 38 0 31 53 16 16 .239 .306 .473 .779 D7/398 CHW-NYY-CLE-TOT
6 Don Money 176 1968 1983 21-36 1720 6998 6215 798 1623 302 36 729 600 45 866 40 90 53 121 80 51 .261 .328 .406 .734 *54D63/7 PHI-MIL
7 Henry Rodriguez 160 1992 2002 24-34 950 3343 3031 389 784 176 9 523 276 33 803 11 2 23 53 10 14 .259 .321 .481 .802 *7/39D LAD-TOT-MON-CHC-NYY
8 Matt Nokes 136 1985 1995 21-31 902 2997 2735 310 695 96 4 422 200 32 395 26 10 26 72 8 7 .254 .308 .441 .750 *2D/3795 SFG-DET-TOT-NYY
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Generated 6/28/2011.

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That's not a very large group, is it? Any names on it, or missing, that jump out at you?

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36 Responses to “Retired Players With 200 Career HR Or Less And 15+ Games With 2+ HR”

  1. Henry Rodriguez was using steroids, I think. Maybe Wilson and Higginson as well.

  2. Preston Wilson
    Relatives: Stepson & Nephew of Mookie Wilson

    Is he his own grandpaw?

  3. John Autin Says:

    I remember Nokes as a Tiger, of course. But I'm surprised to find that 10 of his 15 multi-HR games came with the Yankees, and 9 of those in the Bronx.

    Nokes was a big fan of the ol' short porch, it seems. He hit 44 HRs in 681 career ABs in Yankee Stadium.

  4. Rick Agran Says:

    I know Jim Gentile and will share this with him.

  5. @4

    Tell him how awesome he was in '61 while you're at it.

    @2

    Does that mean Mookie married his ex-sister-in-law? I hope it wasn't his sister (or brother or ex-brother-in-law).

  6. Steve, Ron Kittle with less than 200 HR? I never would have guessed.

    After his monster ROY season in 1983 I would have pegged him for more than 200!

  7. "Does that mean Mookie married his ex-sister-in-law?"

    Technically, no.

    Mookie's brother is Preston's biological father but he and his mother were not married and he had the last name of his mother.

    When Mookie married her, he adopted Preston and gave him the name Wilson.

  8. Steve..question.

    The chart doesn't show the total multi-homer games each had.

    Can you run that, please?

  9. Gentile lost a couple of what may have been his best seasons in the minors behind Gil Hodges. And I saw Matt Nokes a few times in his years with the Tigers and then again years later at a St. Paul Saints game.

  10. "The chart doesn't show the total multi-homer games each had"

    Chuck, you can find them in here:

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/play-index/share.cgi?id=TNi9J

    It's the group that I ran and then compared against the <200 career guys.

  11. John Autin Says:

    Just to mix it up a little, here are the players with multiple 3-HR games and the lowest career HR total:

    2 games of 3+ HRs:
    -- 54 HRs, Dusty Rhodes
    -- 75 HRs, Darnell Coles
    -- 86 HRs, Pat Seerey
    -- 94 HRs, Erubiel Durazo
    -- 101 HRs, Geronimo Berroa

    3 games of 3+ HRs:
    -- 235 HRs, Ben Oglivie
    -- 248 HRs, Goose Goslin
    -- 298 HRs, Mark Teixeira

    4 games of 3+ HRs:
    -- 256 HRs, Larry Parrish
    -- 297 HRs, Aramis Ramirez

    BTW, both Aaron Boone (126 HRs) and Bret Boone (252 HRs) had a pair of 3-HR games. Neither their father nor their grandfather ever did it.

    Gus Bell had a pair of 3-HR games, but neither his son nor his grandsons ever did it.

    And finally ... Ken Griffey, Jr. (630 HRs) had two 3-HR games; his dad (152 HRs) had one. And Henry Aaron (755) had just one.

  12. Thanks, Steve.

  13. @ 4: it would be interesting if he remembers the circumstances of his 3 stolen bases in the nine seasons he played!

  14. Rick Agran Says:

    @Larry R. (#5)
    -- Absolutely ! As SABR member,with help from Baseball-Reference.com,Elias Sports Bureau,MLB,O's helped changed 1961 A.L. RBI title to reflect tie with Roger Maris based on long ago error found by another but not reflected accurately in the record books. For the record,Gentile's 1961 RBI/AB ratio is 16th all-time in A.L.having slighty over 100 less at bats than Maris.Gentile's 1960 RBI/AB total also ranks #61 all-time(AL),as well.Way to go,"Diamond Jim".

  15. Frank Clingenpeel Says:

    I was sort of surprised not to see Art Shamsky making any of these lists.

  16. As a White Sox fan, I was also surprised that Kittle had less than 200 homers--would've guessed 250.

  17. Shocked Bo Jackson wasn't on this list, looked it up he hit 141 career HR but only had 7 multi HR games.

  18. OT No pinch hitting leaders or am I missing it?

  19. Don Mincher and Don Money surprise me. In my memory, I never thought of them (especially Money) as power guys.

    But, Mincher definitely had some pop - five 20+ HR seasons in 7 years.

    Money is more what I remember - basically around 15 HR every year, except one season that sticks out at 25 HR. Stars must have been aligned that year. Evidently, he got his knocks in bunches.

  20. Jose Reyes is on fire!

  21. Erik Smith Says:

    Statistically, 15 triples in 79th game puts him on pace to obliterate any modern day accumulation of 3-baggers in one season.

  22. He just got a double also!

  23. mccombe35 Says:

    Kittle! Woohoo!

  24. Charlie Furbush is pitching for Detroit!

  25. mccombe35 Says:

    For the other Kittle comments.

    He did hit 67 HRs in his 1st 2 seasons but injuries kept him to just 2,708 ABs

    It probably seems like he hit more HRs because he's 23rd all time in HR / AB ratio.

    Ahead of numerous HOFers including guys like Aaron, Gehrig, & Mays

  26. Dukeofflatbush Says:

    Chuck,

    was the Mookie marriage to his bro's babies momma inside-ned-to-know 1978 clubhouse stuff?

    Preston Wilson had six 2 HR games in under 2 seasons for the Rockies (284 games)

  27. @20-@22
    Timmy Patrick and Erik Smith, I am drinking the Jose Reyes Kool-Aid. I am now a true believer.

    I hope John Autin posts about Jose Reyes later tonight.

    Chant it with me ..... Jose Reyes for MVP, Jose Reyes for MVP! :-)

  28. @27 They pulled Jose in the 7th which is too bad, he had a chance to hit for the cycle with a HR.

  29. 28 When I saw they put in Tejada as a pinch runner I almost had a heart attack thinking Jose got hurt.

  30. @29
    Steve, no worries. Managers don't care about statistics for individuals.

  31. Dukeofflatbush Says:

    @ neil,
    they coulda at least let him steal second and third. that's how they did it in '78

  32. Duke @ #26,

    Nope, public knowledge.

  33. drew weaver Says:

    Money jumps out -- All those other guys had pretty good HR per at bat totals -- I know this from playing Cadaco's All-Star Baseball. Money had a small homer zone 2-3% as I recall.

  34. Mincher - Currently reading Ball Four for my first time. His name is sprinkled throughout.

  35. Wish they would make a movie of Ball Four.
    And without Brad Pitt.

  36. Frank Clingenpeel Says:

    Voomo:

    They tried to make a television series out of Ball Four. It died a quick, ignominious -- and, I thought, deserved -- death.