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Steve Blass

Stephen Robert Blass

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: April 18, 1942 in Canaan, CT
High School: Housatonic HS (Housatonic, CT)
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1960. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 10, 1964 (Age 22.022)   vs. MLN 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 SO, 2 BB, 0 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1964 season [*]
Team: Pirates 1964-1974

Final Game: April 17, 1974 (Age 31.364)   vs. CHC 2 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Steve Blass: 1 Career Home Run

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 0 go ahead
1 Tm
PIT1
 
vs LHP1
 
Away1
 
Leverage
High Lev1
1 Opp
CHC1
1 Pitcher
Ken Holtzman1
1 Park
Wrigley Fld1
Where Hit
71
General field locations when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
9th1
Outs
21
 
DefPos
P1
Bases
12-1
 
3 RBI
RISP1
2 on1
Any on1
Inning
21
 
1-31
RelScore
+11
 
Ahead1
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1969 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1969-09-05 PIT @ CHC Ken Holtzman ahead 1-0 t 2 2 12- 3 9 1 0.228 83% Home Run; Pagan Scores; Patek Scores

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

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