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Gates Brown

William James Brown

Positions: Pinch Hitter and Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: May 2, 1939 in Crestline, OH
High School: Crestline HS (Crestline, OH)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1960. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 19, 1963 (Age 24.048)   vs. BOS 1 AB, 1 H, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1964 season [*]
Team: Tigers 1963-1975

Final Game: September 26, 1975 (Age 36.147)   vs. MIL 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: September 27, 2013 in Detroit, MI
Buried: Greenlawn Cemetery, Crestline, OH
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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.

Gates Brown: 84 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 4 walk-off, 13 tying, 37 go ahead
1 Tm
DET84
 
vs RHP75
vs LHP9
 
Home50
Away34
 
Leverage
High Lev20
Medium Lev32
Low Lev32
11 Opps
BOS16
CLE11
CHW11
BAL10
MIN8
KCA7
CAL/LAA7
TEX/WSA5
NYY5
KCR2
MIL2
65 Pitchers
Jim Palmer4
Lee Stange3
Luis Tiant3
John Wyatt2
Dean Chance2
Dan Osinski2
Rollie Sheldon2
Diego Segui2
Mel Stottlemyre2
Andy Messersmith2
Joe Horlen2
Jim Perry2
Pat Dobson2
Bob Heffner2
Marty Pattin2
Jim Duckworth1
Frank Baumann1
Tom Timmermann1
Steve Dunning1
Dick Bosman1
10 Parks
Tiger Stad50
Fenway Pk7
ClevelandStd6
Memor. Stad6
Munic. Stad4
Angel Stad3
RFK Stad3
Comiskey Pk2
Yankee Stad2
Metrop. Stad1
Where Hit
973
Unk5
73
893
General field locations when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms82
2·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
3rd33
4th12
9th12
2nd11
5th6
6th5
7th2
1st2
8th1
Outs
131
228
025
 
DefPos
LF55
PH16
Unk12
RF1
Bases
---52
1--14
12-10
-2-3
-232
1-32
1231
 
132 RBI
RISP18
0 on52
1 on17
2 on14
3 on1
Any on32
Inning
116
29
37
47
58
68
77
86
913
Extra3
 
1-332
4-623
7-end29
RelScore
+4..4
+32
+25
+16
Tied32
-19
-211
-310
-4..5
 
Ahead17
Tied32
Behind35
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

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1963 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1963-06-19 DET @ BOS Bob Heffner behind 1-4 t 5 0 --- 1 9 PH 0.085 24% Home Run
2 2 2 1 1963-09-29 DET @ BAL Wally Bunker ahead 2-1 t 5 0 -2- 2 4 7 0.138 86% Home Run; Cash Scores
1964 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
3 3 1 1 1964-05-03 DET @ BOS Jack Lamabe behind 2-5 t 4 2 12- 3 9 PH 0.283 45% Home Run; Freehan Scores; McAuliffe Scores
4 4 2 1 1964-05-21 DET @ WSA Bennie Daniels tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 1 2 7 0.107 59% Home Run
5 5 3 1 1964-06-14 (1) DET LAA Dan Osinski behind 4-5 b 7 1 --- 1 2 7 0.249 55% Home Run
6 6 4 1 1964-06-24 DET @ KCA Diego Segui ahead 3-0 t 2 2 --- 1 2 7 0.070 84% Home Run
7 7 5 2 1964-06-24 DET @ KCA John Wyatt ahead 6-5 t 6 0 1-- 2 2 7 0.168 87% Home Run; Lumpe Scores
8 8 6 1 1964-06-28 (2) DET @ NYY Rollie Sheldon tied 5-5 t 7 1 --- 1 2 7 0.221 68% Home Run
9 9 7 1 1964-07-02 DET CLE Lee Stange ahead 3-1 b 2 0 12- 3 2 7 0.112 93% Home Run; Lolich Scores/unER; Bruton Scores
10 10 8 1 1964-07-09 DET BOS Bill Monbouquette ahead 2-0 b 3 1 --- 1 3 7 0.080 84% Home Run
11 11 9 1 1964-07-10 (1) DET BOS Earl Wilson behind 2-4 b 6 0 --- 1 3 7 0.140 38% Home Run
12 12 10 1 1964-07-28 DET CHW Joe Horlen behind 1-3 b 6 1 1-- 2 4 7 0.294 54% Home Run; Kaline Scores
13 13 11 1 1964-07-29 DET CHW Frank Baumann behind 1-2 b 8 1 1-- 2 4 7 0.566 86% Home Run; Kaline Scores
14 14 12 1 1964-07-31 (2) DET @ CLE Pedro Ramos behind 1-4 t 8 2 --- 1 4 7 0.037 7% Home Run
15 15 13 1 1964-08-07 DET KCA Ted Bowsfield tied 0-0 b 2 1 --- 1 5 7 0.116 64% Home Run
16 16 14 1 1964-08-21 DET MIN Dick Stigman ahead 1-0 b 2 0 --- 1 6 7 0.096 76% Home Run
17 17 15 1 1964-08-23 (2) DET MIN Mudcat Grant tied 0-0 b 1 2 1-- 2 4 7 0.196 72% Home Run; Lumpe Scores
1965 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
18 18 1 1 1965-04-24 DET MIN Al Worthington tied 4-4 b 9 2 12- 3 2 PH 0.395 100% Walk-Off Home Run; McAuliffe Scores; Lumpe Scores
19 19 2 1 1965-06-19 DET KCA Diego Segui tied 0-0 b 1 2 --- 1 3 9 0.113 62% Home Run
20 20 3 1 1965-07-11 DET @ KCA Wes Stock tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 7 0.112 58% Home Run
21 21 4 1 1965-08-15 (2) DET CAL Bob Lee ahead 7-4 b 6 2 --- 1 3 7 0.041 95% Home Run
22 22 5 1 1965-08-21 DET @ BOS Bob Duliba behind 7-13 t 9 2 1-3 3 3 7 0.002 0% Home Run; Thomas Scores; Lumpe Scores
23 23 6 1 1965-08-23 DET @ KCA Rollie Sheldon behind 0-3 t 3 2 -23 3 3 7 0.265 46% Home Run; Wert Scores; Lumpe Scores
24 24 7 1 1965-09-11 DET @ CLE Luis Tiant tied 0-0 t 3 2 12- 3 3 7 0.301 80% Home Run; Sparma Scores; Lumpe Scores
25 25 8 1 1965-09-21 DET CHW Joe Horlen tied 1-1 b 3 2 123 4 4 7 0.318 90% Home Run; Oyler Scores/unER; Lumpe Scores/unER; Cash Scores/unER; Brown Scores/unER
26 26 9 1 1965-09-26 (1) DET CLE Ralph Terry tied 0-0 b 2 0 --- 1 4 7 0.116 66% Home Run
27 27 10 1 1965-10-02 (1) DET @ WSA Jim Duckworth tied 0-0 t 4 0 --- 1 4 7 0.139 64% Home Run
1966 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
28 28 1 1 1966-05-25 DET CLE Tom Kelley behind 0-13 b 8 0 1-- 2 4 7 -0.000 0% Home Run; Cash Scores
29 29 2 1 1966-06-12 (1) DET NYY Mel Stottlemyre tied 0-0 b 2 1 12- 3 7 7 0.237 83% Home Run; Northrup Scores; Freehan Scores
30 30 3 1 1966-06-16 DET @ BOS Dan Osinski ahead 15-4 t 9 1 --- 1 4 7 0.000 100% Home Run
31 31 4 1 1966-07-03 (2) DET KCA Jim Nash behind 2-7 b 7 1 -2- 2 9 PH 0.049 8% Home Run; Freehan Scores
32 32 5 1 1966-08-02 DET CHW Juan Pizarro ahead 4-0 b 8 1 --- 1 2 7 0.006 100% Home Run
33 33 6 1 1966-08-31 (1) DET @ CHW Dennis Higgins behind 0-1 t 5 0 --- 1 6 7 0.163 50% Home Run
34 34 7 1 1966-09-02 (2) DET @ CLE Bob Heffner behind 4-5 t 6 0 --- 1 9 PH 0.179 50% Home Run
1967 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
35 35 1 1 1967-04-11 DET @ CAL George Brunet behind 0-4 t 9 2 1-- 2 6 7 0.005 1% Home Run; Kaline Scores
36 36 2 1 1967-04-12 DET @ CAL Nick Willhite ahead 2-0 t 5 1 --- 1 3 7 0.088 86% Home Run
1968 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
37 37 1 1 1968-04-11 DET BOS John Wyatt tied 3-3 b 9 0 --- 1 9 PH 0.386 100% Walk-Off Home Run
38 38 2 1 1968-08-09 DET BOS Lee Stange behind 2-5 b 8 1 --- 1 9 PH 0.050 9% Home Run
39 39 3 1 1968-08-11 (1) DET BOS Lee Stange tied 4-4 b 14 2 --- 1 9 PH 0.472 100% Walk-Off Home Run
40 40 4 1 1968-08-20 (1) DET CHW Jack Fisher tied 0-0 b 2 0 --- 1 4 7 0.125 67% Home Run
41 41 5 1 1968-09-08 DET MIN Dean Chance tied 0-0 b 5 0 --- 1 5 7 0.170 73% Home Run
42 42 6 1 1968-09-25 DET @ BAL Tom Phoebus behind 1-3 t 9 1 12- 3 6 7 0.716 86% Home Run (CF-RF); Northrup Scores; Cash Scores/unER
1969 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
43 43 1 1 1969-08-05 DET MIN Dean Chance behind 1-3 b 6 0 --- 1 3 7 0.139 38% Home Run
1970 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
44 44 1 1 1970-06-03 DET @ CAL Andy Messersmith behind 0-3 t 9 1 --- 1 2 PH 0.019 3% Home Run
45 45 2 1 1970-07-25 DET CHW Jerry Crider ahead 4-0 b 2 2 --- 1 4 7 0.044 92% Home Run
46 46 3 1 1970-09-01 DET @ BOS Vicente Romo ahead 9-8 t 7 2 --- 1 3 7 0.140 79% Home Run (CF-RF)
1971 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
47 47 1 1 1971-06-20 (1) DET @ CLE Rick Austin behind 5-6 t 9 2 --- 1 9 PH 0.366 40% Home Run
48 48 2 1 1971-06-23 DET @ NYY Jack Aker behind 2-5 t 9 1 12- 3 1 PH 0.378 45% Home Run; Brinkman Scores; Gutierrez Scores
49 49 3 1 1971-07-28 DET KCR Ted Abernathy behind 4-7 b 9 1 1-- 2 1 7 0.062 10% Home Run; McAuliffe Scores
50 50 4 1 1971-07-30 DET CAL Andy Messersmith behind 0-3 b 4 2 --- 1 3 7 0.088 24% Home Run
51 51 5 1 1971-08-07 DET @ BOS Sonny Siebert ahead 1-0 t 3 1 --- 1 2 7 0.109 71% Home Run
52 52 6 1 1971-08-15 DET @ MIN Jim Perry ahead 3-1 t 6 2 1-3 3 7 7 0.157 96% Home Run; Horton Scores; Northrup Scores
53 53 7 1 1971-08-22 DET MIL Marty Pattin behind 0-1 b 4 0 --- 1 5 7 0.144 56% Home Run
54 54 8 1 1971-09-08 DET @ WSA Pete Broberg tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 7 0.118 58% Home Run
55 55 9 1 1971-09-11 DET BOS Ray Culp tied 0-0 b 4 0 --- 1 3 7 0.137 69% Home Run
56 56 10 1 1971-09-13 (2) DET @ BAL Pat Dobson tied 0-0 t 1 1 1-- 2 3 7 0.189 69% Home Run; Rodriguez Scores
57 57 11 1 1971-09-28 DET @ CLE Steve Hargan tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 7 0.106 57% Home Run
1972 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
58 58 1 1 1972-05-07 DET TEX Dick Bosman tied 0-0 b 1 2 --- 1 3 7 0.121 63% Home Run
59 59 2 1 1972-05-15 DET BAL Jim Palmer tied 0-0 b 1 2 --- 1 3 7 0.121 63% Home Run
60 60 3 1 1972-06-03 DET MIN Jim Perry behind 0-2 b 1 1 1-- 2 3 7 0.203 52% Home Run; Rodriguez Scores
61 61 4 1 1972-06-25 DET @ BAL Jim Palmer tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 7 0.118 58% Home Run
62 62 5 1 1972-07-03 DET BAL Jim Palmer behind 2-6 b 6 0 --- 1 3 7 0.054 12% Home Run
63 63 6 1 1972-07-30 (1) DET BOS Lynn McGlothen tied 0-0 b 1 2 --- 1 3 7 0.121 63% Home Run
64 64 7 1 1972-07-30 (2) DET BOS Luis Tiant tied 2-2 b 5 1 --- 1 3 7 0.178 71% Home Run
65 65 8 1 1972-08-05 DET @ CLE Gaylord Perry behind 1-3 t 9 0 --- 1 3 7 0.080 14% Home Run
66 66 9 1 1972-08-15 DET MIN Dave LaRoche behind 5-7 b 13 1 --- 1 9 PH 0.056 9% Home Run
67 67 10 1 1972-09-08 DET @ BAL Pat Dobson tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 7 0.118 58% Home Run (CF-RF)
1973 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
68 68 1 1 1973-04-20 DET @ BAL Doyle Alexander behind 0-2 t 3 2 12- 3 5 DH 0.310 58% Home Run; Horton Scores; Cash Scores
69 69 2 1 1973-05-13 DET MIL Jim Colborn behind 3-4 b 5 0 --- 1 3 DH 0.153 57% Home Run
70 70 3 1 1973-05-16 DET BOS Luis Tiant tied 0-0 b 1 1 1-- 2 3 7 0.168 72% Home Run; Northrup Scores
71 71 4 1 1973-05-30 DET @ CHW Rich Gossage ahead 6-2 t 7 1 --- 1 3 DH 0.029 97% Home Run
72 72 5 1 1973-07-01 (1) DET BAL Jim Palmer tied 0-0 b 1 1 --- 1 2 DH 0.101 63% Home Run
73 73 6 1 1973-07-05 DET CLE Tom Timmermann tied 5-5 b 11 0 1-- 2 6 DH 0.288 100% Walk-Off Home Run; Freehan Scores
74 74 7 1 1973-07-09 DET TEX Steve Dunning behind 3-4 b 5 1 12- 3 3 DH 0.328 80% Home Run; Brinkman Scores; Stanley Scores
75 75 8 1 1973-07-18 DET KCR Steve Busby ahead 2-1 b 4 2 12- 3 3 DH 0.222 90% Home Run; Brinkman Scores; Stanley Scores
76 76 9 1 1973-08-06 DET NYY Mel Stottlemyre tied 0-0 b 4 1 --- 1 3 DH 0.133 67% Home Run
77 77 10 1 1973-08-10 DET CHW Steve Stone behind 1-3 b 3 0 -23 3 3 DH 0.177 67% Home Run; Northrup Scores; Stanley Scores
78 78 11 1 1973-08-12 DET CHW Stan Bahnsen tied 0-0 b 1 1 1-- 2 3 DH 0.168 72% Home Run; Stanley Scores
79 79 12 1 1973-09-07 DET @ BOS Marty Pattin tied 0-0 t 2 0 --- 1 5 DH 0.104 60% Home Run
1974 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
80 80 1 1 1974-07-01 DET NYY Doc Medich behind 2-3 b 7 0 --- 1 8 PH 0.238 58% Home Run
81 81 2 1 1974-07-05 (2) DET CHW Bill Moran ahead 5-3 b 7 1 -2- 2 5 DH 0.067 97% Home Run (Deep RF); Oglivie Scores
82 82 3 1 1974-08-27 DET CAL Ed Figueroa behind 3-6 b 9 1 1-- 2 9 PH 0.064 10% Home Run; Rodriguez Scores
83 83 4 1 1974-09-03 (2) DET CLE Tom Hilgendorf behind 2-4 b 8 1 1-- 2 9 PH 0.397 56% Home Run; Rodriguez Scores/unER
1975 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
84 84 1 1 1975-08-07 DET BAL Wayne Garland behind 4-6 b 9 0 --- 1 9 PH 0.108 20% Home Run

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