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Todd Benzinger

Todd Eric Benzinger (Mercedes)

Positions: First Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: February 11, 1963 in Dayton, KY
High School: New Richmond HS (New Richmond, OH)
Drafted
by the Boston Red Sox in the 4th round of the 1981 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 21, 1987 (Age 24.130, 12,951st in MLB history)   vs. NYY 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1987 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Giants/RedSox/Dodgers/Royals 1987-1995

Last Game: May 14, 1995 (Age 32.092)   vs. PIT 1 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Relatives: Nephew of Don Gross
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Career Home Runs

Hit location and pitches data is shown only for seasons after 1988 (completeness summary of pitch data and hit data).

Todd Benzinger: 66 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 1 walk-off, 6 tying, 20 go ahead
5 Tms
CIN23
BOS21
SFG16
LAD4
KCR2
 
vs RHP48
vs LHP18
 
Away36
Home30
 
Leverage
High Lev13
Medium Lev23
Low Lev30
24 Opps
DET7
LAD7
CHC6
PIT6
ATL4
STL3
BAL3
NYM3
FLA3
MIL3
SFG2
TEX2
SDP2
CIN2
NYY2
HOU2
CHW2
MIN1
COL1
CAL1
55 Pitchers
Walt Terrell4
Orel Hershiser3
Todd Worrell2
Bob Patterson2
Mike Morgan2
Tom Glavine2
Tim Pugh2
Sid Fernandez2
Jeff Pico1
Frank Viola1
Tom Niedenfuer1
Eric King1
Rich Rodriguez1
John Davis1
Darren Holmes1
Dennis Cook1
Pete Filson1
Larry Andersen1
Stew Cliburn1
Tom Filer1
19 Parks
Cinergy Fld13
Fenway Pk11
Candlestick6
Dodger Stad5
Tiger Stad5
Wrigley Fld5
3 Rivers Std4
Dolphin Stad3
Atl-Fulton2
KauffmanStad2
Qualcomm St2
Comiskey Pk1
Memor. Stad1
Arlington1
Stade Olymp.1
County Stad1
Shea Stad1
Kingdome1
Busch Stad1
Where Hit
724
920
8910
787
Unk3
82
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Pitches
116
311
210
59
Unk9
47
64
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms58
2·HR gms4
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
5th18
7th15
6th13
2nd8
8th4
3rd3
4th3
9th2
Outs
129
224
013
 
DefPos
1B46
RF12
PH4
LF3
CF1
Bases
---39
1--7
1236
12-5
-2-4
-232
1-32
--31
 
114 RBI
RISP20
0 on39
1 on12
2 on9
3 on6
Any on27
Inning
18
26
36
49
56
64
711
810
95
Extra1
 
1-320
4-619
7-end27
RelScore
+4..6
+34
+25
+19
Tied14
-19
-28
-36
-4..5
 
Ahead24
Tied14
Behind28
Before event,
for batter
Count
0-016
Unk9
1-09
1-16
3-24
1-24
2-14
3-14
2-04
2-23
0-22
0-11

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1987 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1987-07-01 BOS BAL Mike Griffin ahead 2-0 b 4 2 -2- 2 2 8 0.125 89% Home Run; Gedman Scores
2 2 2 1 1987-09-08 BOS NYY Pete Filson tied 1-1 b 4 2 12- 3 7 9 0.278 83% Home Run; Greenwell Scores/unER; Rice Scores/unER; Benzinger Scores/unER
3 3 3 1 1987-09-09 BOS NYY Charles Hudson tied 2-2 b 4 1 --- 1 7 9 0.124 66% Home Run
4 4 4 1 1987-09-11 BOS BAL John Habyan behind 2-3 b 4 0 --- 1 7 9 0.125 56% Home Run
5 5 5 1 1987-09-15 BOS @ DET Frank Tanana ahead 1-0 t 1 2 123 4 7 9 0.246 86% Home Run; Barrett Scores; Boggs Scores; Rice Scores
6 6 6 1 1987-09-20 (2) BOS @ BAL Tom Niedenfuer tied 3-3 t 9 0 1-- 2 5 7 0.339 92% Home Run; Evans Scores
7 7 7 1 1987-09-22 BOS DET Walt Terrell behind 1-4 b 4 1 1-- 2 6 9 0.174 41% Home Run; Greenwell Scores
8 8 8 1 1987-09-26 BOS @ MIL Len Barker tied 0-0 t 2 0 1-- 2 5 7 0.150 69% Home Run; Horn Scores
1988 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
9 9 1 1 1988-04-17 BOS TEX Guy Hoffman ahead 14-2 b 8 0 --- 4,(1-2)  1 7 9 0.000 100% Home Run
10 10 2 1 1988-05-05 BOS CHW John Pawlowski ahead 13-2 b 7 2 12- 2,(0-1)  3 7 9 0.000 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Evans Scores; Greenwell Scores
11 11 3 1 1988-07-03 BOS @ KCR Mark Gubicza behind 0-1 t 7 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  2 7 3 0.334 67% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Burks Scores
12 12 4 1 1988-07-09 (2) BOS @ CHW John Davis behind 1-2 t 9 1 --- 4,(2-1)  1 7 9 0.355 44% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
13 13 5 1 1988-07-20 BOS MIN Keith Atherton behind 6-7 b 10 1 -23 5,(2-2)  3 8 3 0.456 100% Walk-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Owen Scores; Reed Scores
14 14 6 1 1988-07-26 BOS @ TEX Jose Guzman behind 4-6 t 5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  1 6 9 0.108 30% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
15 15 7 1 1988-07-29 (2) BOS MIL Tom Filer behind 1-3 b 3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  2 2 9 0.201 53% Home Run (CF-RF); Owen Scores
16 16 8 1 1988-08-04 BOS @ DET Walt Terrell behind 4-5 t 6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 6 3 0.170 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
17 17 9 2 1988-08-04 BOS @ DET Walt Terrell behind 5-11 t 8 2 --- 2,(1-0)  1 6 3 0.003 1% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
18 18 10 1 1988-08-06 BOS @ DET Doyle Alexander behind 0-4 t 7 1 --3 1,(0-0)  2 6 3 0.072 14% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Greenwell Scores
19 19 11 1 1988-08-14 BOS DET Eric King behind 2-18 b 8 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  3 5 7 -0.001 0% Home Run (Fly Ball to CF-RF); Burks Scores; Parrish Scores
20 20 12 1 1988-08-23 BOS CAL Stew Cliburn ahead 9-2 b 8 2 --- 4,(2-1)  1 6 3 0.001 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
21 21 13 1 1988-08-26 BOS @ SEA Scott Bankhead tied 0-0 t 2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  1 6 3 0.108 57% Home Run (CF-RF)
1989 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
22 22 1 1 1989-05-03 CIN @ NYM Sid Fernandez ahead 1-0 t 1 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  2 4 3 0.152 78% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Larkin Scores
23 23 2 1 1989-05-09 CIN NYM Sid Fernandez behind 0-3 b 7 1 --- 3,(1-1)  1 4 3 0.076 16% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
24 24 3 1 1989-05-26 CIN @ CHC Jeff Pico behind 6-7 t 7 2 --- 2,(1-0)  1 5 3 0.210 43% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
25 25 4 1 1989-06-11 CIN @ LAD Tim Leary tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  1 2 3 0.110 59% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
26 26 5 1 1989-06-12 CIN @ LAD Mike Morgan tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  1 2 3 0.110 59% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
27 27 6 1 1989-06-13 CIN @ SDP Walt Terrell behind 3-5 t 5 1 -23 6,(3-2)  3 2 3 0.286 63% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Jackson Scores; Sabo Scores
28 28 7 1 1989-06-22 CIN @ ATL Tom Glavine ahead 3-0 t 5 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  2 2 3 0.076 95% Home Run (LF-CF); Sabo Scores
29 29 8 1 1989-06-27 CIN ATL Marty Clary ahead 3-0 b 7 1 123 3,(2-0)  4 6 3 0.029 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Larkin Scores; O'Neill Scores; Roomes Scores
30 30 9 1 1989-07-19 CIN PHI Dennis Cook behind 0-1 b 3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  1 2 3 0.132 53% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
31 31 10 1 1989-07-20 CIN @ MON Mark Langston tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 3,(2-0)  1 2 3 0.109 59% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
32 32 11 1 1989-07-29 CIN @ ATL Jim Acker ahead 3-1 t 9 1 --- 3,(2-0)  1 6 3 0.041 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
33 33 12 1 1989-08-18 (1) CIN STL Ken Hill tied 0-0 b 1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  3 5 3 0.259 80% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Winningham Scores; Davis Scores
34 34 13 1 1989-08-18 (2) CIN STL Todd Worrell ahead 4-3 b 8 1 123 5,(0-2)  4 5 3 0.071 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Quinones Scores; Davis Scores; Griffey Scores
35 35 14 1 1989-08-21 CIN @ CHC Rick Sutcliffe behind 0-3 t 5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  1 5 3 0.085 24% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
36 36 15 1 1989-09-01 CIN @ PIT Bob Patterson ahead 2-0 t 3 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  2 4 3 0.124 88% Home Run (Fly Ball); Quinones Scores
37 37 16 1 1989-09-04 CIN SFG Bob Knepper ahead 6-0 b 5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  1 5 3 0.009 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
38 38 17 1 1989-09-25 CIN @ SDP Ed Whitson behind 1-3 t 4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 5 3 0.113 36% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
1990 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
39 39 1 1 1990-04-22 CIN ATL Tom Glavine behind 0-3 b 7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  1 5 3 0.071 15% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
40 40 2 1 1990-06-16 CIN HOU Larry Andersen ahead 5-2 b 8 1 --- 1,(0-0)  1 5 3 0.016 99% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
41 41 3 1 1990-06-22 CIN LAD Jay Howell behind 4-6 b 8 1 --- 1,(0-0)  1 5 3 0.121 24% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
42 42 4 1 1990-06-25 CIN SFG John Burkett tied 0-0 b 1 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  3 5 3 0.242 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Sabo Scores; Davis Scores
43 43 5 1 1990-08-23 CIN @ PIT Zane Smith tied 0-0 t 2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  1 8 3 0.116 59% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
1991 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
44 44 1 1 1991-06-06 CIN NYM Frank Viola ahead 4-3 b 8 2 --- 1,(0-0)  1 7 3 0.083 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Benzinger Scores
45 45 2 1 1991-07-14 KCR @ DET Bill Gullickson ahead 2-1 t 2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  1 7 3 0.099 68% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Benzinger Scores
46 46 3 1 1991-07-23 KCR MIL Julio Machado ahead 4-1 b 6 1 123 1,(0-0)  4 5 3 0.049 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Gibson Scores; Brett Scores; Tartabull Scores; Benzinger Scores
1992 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
47 47 1 1 1992-05-24 LAD PIT Doug Drabek behind 1-2 b 4 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  2 5 9 0.293 67% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Daniels Scores; Benzinger Scores
48 48 2 1 1992-05-27 LAD @ STL Jose DeLeon behind 0-1 t 3 2 123 6,(3-2)  4 5 9 0.398 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Butler Scores; Harris Scores; Karros Scores; Benzinger Scores
49 49 3 1 1992-09-02 LAD @ CHC Mike Morgan behind 0-5 t 6 1 --- 6,(3-2)  1 9 PH 0.025 5% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Benzinger Scores
50 50 4 1 1992-09-04 LAD @ PIT Bob Patterson behind 1-3 t 9 2 123 1,(0-0)  4 8 PH 0.790 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Goodwin Scores; Harris Scores; Strawberry Scores; Benzinger Scores
1993 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
51 51 1 1 1993-08-19 SFG @ PIT Paul Wagner ahead 5-0 t 5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  1 5 3 0.028 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
52 52 2 1 1993-08-29 SFG @ FLA Chris Hammond ahead 1-0 t 3 2 12- 5,(1-2)  3 6 3 0.235 84% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Williams Scores; Bonds Scores
53 53 3 1 1993-08-30 SFG @ FLA Jack Armstrong ahead 1-0 t 4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  1 6 3 0.111 71% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
54 54 4 2 1993-08-30 SFG @ FLA Rich Rodriguez ahead 3-1 t 8 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  2 6 3 0.083 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Bonds Scores
55 55 5 1 1993-09-18 SFG @ CIN Tim Pugh ahead 1-0 t 3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 3 3 0.101 71% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
56 56 6 2 1993-09-18 SFG @ CIN Tim Pugh ahead 2-0 t 4 2 12- 1,(0-0)  3 3 3 0.186 91% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Lewis Scores; Thompson Scores
1994 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
57 57 1 1 1994-05-08 SFG LAD Orel Hershiser behind 2-4 b 7 0 --- 4,(2-1)  1 7 3 0.145 35% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
58 58 2 1 1994-05-09 SFG COL Darren Holmes ahead 10-5 b 7 2 --- 3,(1-1)  1 7 3 0.008 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
59 59 3 1 1994-05-22 SFG @ CHC Anthony Young behind 3-5 t 7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  1 9 3 0.105 23% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
60 60 4 1 1994-06-13 SFG HOU Shane Reynolds tied 0-0 b 1 2 --- 1 3 3 0.106 62% Home Run
61 61 5 1 1994-06-19 SFG CHC Kevin Foster behind 0-3 b 2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  1 5 3 0.087 31% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
62 62 6 1 1994-06-28 SFG @ LAD Orel Hershiser tied 0-0 t 2 2 --- 3,(2-0)  1 7 3 0.112 57% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
63 63 7 2 1994-06-28 SFG @ LAD Orel Hershiser behind 3-6 t 7 1 --- 2,(1-0)  1 7 3 0.066 14% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
64 64 8 1 1994-07-25 SFG LAD Todd Worrell behind 4-10 b 9 2 --- 5,(3-1)  1 8 PH 0.000 0% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
65 65 9 1 1994-08-08 SFG @ CHC Dan Plesac tied 4-4 t 8 1 --- 2,(1-0)  1 6 PH 0.269 72% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
1995 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
66 66 1 1 1995-05-13 SFG PIT Jason Christiansen ahead 5-4 b 6 0 --- 5,(3-1)  1 7 3 0.106 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)

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