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John Costello

John Reilly Costello

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: December 24, 1960 in Bronx, NY
School: Mercyhurst College (Erie, PA)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 24th round of the 1983 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 2, 1988 (Age 27.161)   vs. PHI 1.2 IP, 0 H, 3 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER, W
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1989 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Padres/Expos 1988-1991

Final Game: October 5, 1991 (Age 30.285)   vs. CIN 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER
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Career Home Runs Allowed

John Costello: 13 Career Home Runs Allowed

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 2 tying, 3 go ahead
3 Tms
STL9
SDP2
MON2
 
vs RHB8
vs LHB5
 
Away8
Home5
 
Leverage
High Lev4
Medium Lev1
Low Lev8
7 Opps
CHC3
PHI3
NYM2
CIN2
SDP1
PIT1
HOU1
13 Batters
Andy Van Slyke1
Garry Templeton1
Tom Herr1
Eric Davis1
Shawon Dunston1
Ryne Sandberg1
Chris Sabo1
Craig Reynolds1
Lance Parrish1
Howard Johnson1
Ricky Jordan1
Kevin McReynolds1
Darrin Jackson1
7 Parks
Busch Stad3
Wrigley Fld2
VeteransStad2
Shea Stad2
Qualcomm St2
Stade Olymp.1
Cinergy Fld1
Where Hit
74
94
784
Unk1
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Pitches
25
13
42
61
31
7+1
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms13
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
5th3
1st2
2nd2
8th2
3rd2
4th1
9th1
Outs
06
25
12
 
DefPos
2B2
CF2
SS2
3B2
1B1
PH1
C1
RF1
LF1
Bases
---7
1--2
-2-2
12-1
--31
 
20 Runs
RISP4
0 on7
1 on5
2 on1
Any on6
Inning
42
63
75
81
92
 
4-65
7-end8
RelScore
+4..3
+32
+22
+11
Tied2
-11
-21
-31
 
Ahead8
Tied2
Behind3
Before event,
for batter
Count
1-04
0-03
1-11
2-11
3-21
0-11
2-21
1-21

Play By Play

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1988 HRs #car #yr #gm Date Batter @Bat   Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) R BOP Pos bWPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1988-07-02 Garry Templeton SDP STL behind 3-5 b 7 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  2 8 6 30% 58% Home Run; Santiago Scores
2 2 2 1 1988-09-14 Lance Parrish PHI STL ahead 6-0 b 4 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  2 5 2 2% 99% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Jordan Scores
3 3 3 1 1988-09-17 Darrin Jackson CHC STL ahead 5-4 b 6 2 --- 2,(1-0)  1 3 9 12% 84% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
1989 HRs #car #yr #gm Date Batter @Bat   Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) R BOP Pos bWPA bWE Notes Play Description
4 4 1 1 1989-07-25 Shawon Dunston CHC @ STL ahead 3-1 t 9 2 --- 4,(2-1)  1 8 6 4% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
5 5 2 1 1989-08-10 (2) Kevin McReynolds NYM STL behind 0-3 b 6 0 12- 6,(2-2)  3 4 7 32% 57% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Samuel Scores; Hernandez Scores
6 6 3 1 1989-08-18 (2) Eric Davis CIN STL tied 2-2 b 6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  1 3 8 19% 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
7 7 4 1 1989-09-01 Craig Reynolds HOU @ STL tied 2-2 t 7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 9 PH 21% 71% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
8 8 5 1 1989-09-08 Ryne Sandberg CHC STL ahead 5-1 b 4 0 1-- 8,(3-2)  2 2 4 4% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Walton Scores
1990 HRs #car #yr #gm Date Batter @Bat   Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) R BOP Pos bWPA bWE Notes Play Description
9 9 1 1 1990-04-19 Andy Van Slyke PIT @ STL ahead 4-1 t 9 2 --- 2,(1-0)  1 1 8 2% 98% Home Run
10 10 2 1 1990-05-26 Chris Sabo CIN @ MON behind 1-2 t 7 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  2 1 5 35% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Morris Scores
11 11 3 1 1990-06-12 Tom Herr PHI MON ahead 5-2 b 7 2 --3 2,(1-0)  2 2 4 4% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Howell Scores
1991 HRs #car #yr #gm Date Batter @Bat   Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) R BOP Pos bWPA bWE Notes Play Description
12 12 1 1 1991-05-09 Ricky Jordan PHI @ SDP ahead 7-3 t 7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 5 3 2% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Jordan Scores
13 13 2 1 1991-07-12 Howard Johnson NYM SDP ahead 5-3 b 8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 5 5 3% 98% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Johnson Scores

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