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Jim Essian

James Sarkis Essian

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: January 2, 1951 in Detroit, MI
High School: Troy HS (Troy, IL)
School: Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1969. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 15, 1973 (Age 22.256, 11,057th in MLB history)   vs. MON 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1976 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/WhiteSox/Mariners/Indians/Phillies 1973-1984
Agents: Jim Andary [*]
Last Game: September 30, 1984 (Age 33.272)   vs. KCR 0 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.

Jim Essian: 33 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 1 walk-off, 4 tying, 5 go ahead
4 Tms
OAK18
CHW10
SEA3
CLE2
 
vs LHP17
vs RHP16
 
Home22
Away11
 
Leverage
High Lev4
Medium Lev10
Low Lev19
11 Opps
MIN7
BOS3
CLE3
CAL3
SEA3
NYY3
BAL3
DET3
TOR3
TEX1
CHW1
31 Pitchers
Paul Thormodsgard3
Curt Kaufman1
Mike Witt1
Ed Vande Berg1
Tom Underwood1
Scott McGregor1
Steve Trout1
Don Hood1
Jeff Holly1
Dan Spillner1
Ken Brett1
Paul Mirabella1
John Montague1
Mike Flanagan1
Jack Billingham1
Tom Johnson1
Ron Guidry1
Mike Torrez1
Tom House1
Mike Willis1
10 Parks
O.co Coliseum13
Comiskey Pk6
Metrop. Stad4
Exhibit Stad2
Kingdome2
Angel Stad2
Metrodome1
ClevelandStd1
Fenway Pk1
Yankee Stad1
Where Hit
724
Unk9
General field locations
when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms33
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
9th11
8th8
3rd4
6th4
7th3
5th3
Outs
218
09
16
 
DefPos
C30
1B2
LF1
Bases
---19
1--7
-2-4
1231
--31
-231
 
50 RBI
RISP7
0 on19
1 on12
2 on1
3 on1
Any on14
Inning
11
25
35
44
57
65
73
81
92
 
1-311
4-616
7-end6
RelScore
+4..5
+33
+22
+16
Tied4
-14
-22
-34
-4..3
 
Ahead16
Tied4
Behind13
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

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1977 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1977-04-13 CHW BOS Fergie Jenkins tied 0-0 b 3 1 --- 1 9 2 0.119 65% Home Run
2 2 2 1 1977-05-01 CHW TEX Mike Bacsik ahead 6-1 b 1 1 -2- 2 9 2 0.044 96% Home Run; Lemon Scores
3 3 3 1 1977-06-24 CHW @ MIN Paul Thormodsgard behind 2-5 t 5 1 --- 1 9 2 0.079 22% Home Run
4 4 4 1 1977-06-25 CHW @ MIN Ron Schueler ahead 5-1 t 6 1 --- 1 9 2 0.036 95% Home Run
5 5 5 1 1977-06-26 CHW @ MIN Tom Johnson behind 8-15 t 5 0 --- 1 9 2 0.015 4% Home Run
6 6 6 1 1977-06-27 CHW SEA Tom House ahead 9-3 b 7 2 --- 1 9 2 0.004 100% Home Run
7 7 7 1 1977-07-03 (2) CHW MIN Jeff Holly ahead 5-2 b 4 2 1-- 2 9 2 0.091 94% Home Run; Brohamer Scores
8 8 8 1 1977-08-09 CHW SEA John Montague ahead 8-2 b 3 2 --- 1 9 2 0.018 97% Home Run
9 9 9 1 1977-09-09 CHW @ CAL Ken Brett ahead 1-0 t 2 2 --- 1 9 2 0.103 68% Home Run
10 10 10 1 1977-09-13 CHW MIN Paul Thormodsgard ahead 1-0 b 2 1 1-- 2 9 2 0.153 81% Home Run; Bannister Scores
1978 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
11 11 1 1 1978-04-17 OAK @ MIN Paul Thormodsgard ahead 4-2 t 3 2 1-- 2 6 2 0.152 85% Home Run; Revering Scores
12 12 2 1 1978-05-05 OAK DET Jack Billingham ahead 1-0 b 4 2 1-- 2 8 2 0.188 86% Home Run (Deep LF); Revering Scores
13 13 3 1 1978-09-01 OAK @ BOS Bill Lee ahead 4-1 t 8 0 --- 1 5 2 0.036 96% Home Run
1979 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
14 14 1 1 1979-05-02 OAK BOS Mike Torrez behind 0-1 b 7 0 --- 1 8 2 0.230 59% Home Run
15 15 2 1 1979-06-02 OAK DET Jack Morris behind 0-2 b 5 2 --- 1 8 2 0.123 35% Home Run
16 16 3 1 1979-06-10 OAK TOR Mike Willis ahead 4-0 b 5 2 123 4 6 2 0.054 99% IPHR Home Run; Murphy Scores; Murray Scores; Bryant Scores
17 17 4 1 1979-07-07 OAK NYY Don Hood behind 2-5 b 5 2 --- 1 3 3 0.087 23% Home Run
18 18 5 1 1979-07-09 OAK BAL Mike Flanagan behind 0-6 b 6 2 --- 1 6 2 0.016 3% Home Run
19 19 6 1 1979-07-10 OAK BAL Steve Stone ahead 2-0 b 3 2 --- 1 5 3 0.083 83% Home Run
20 20 7 1 1979-07-21 OAK @ NYY Ron Guidry behind 1-10 t 6 2 -2- 2 5 2 0.005 1% Home Run; Heath Scores
21 21 8 1 1979-08-28 OAK @ TOR Dave Stieb behind 0-1 t 5 2 -23 3 3 7 0.339 72% Home Run; Picciolo Scores; Henderson Scores
1980 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
22 22 1 1 1980-06-13 (2) OAK NYY Tom Underwood behind 0-1 b 2 2 --- 1 7 2 0.120 51% Home Run
23 23 2 1 1980-07-18 OAK CLE Dan Spillner tied 0-0 b 2 2 1-- 2 7 2 0.209 73% Home Run; Gross Scores
24 24 3 1 1980-07-20 OAK CLE Ross Grimsley ahead 1-0 b 4 0 --- 1 3 2 0.105 80% Home Run
25 25 4 1 1980-07-28 OAK @ TOR Paul Mirabella behind 1-2 t 4 0 --- 1 3 2 0.121 50% Home Run
26 26 5 1 1980-09-24 OAK CHW Steve Trout ahead 1-0 b 2 2 -2- 2 8 2 0.166 82% Home Run; Newman Scores
1982 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
27 27 1 1 1982-04-08 SEA @ MIN Brad Havens behind 0-3 t 7 0 --- 1 7 2 0.078 18% Home Run
28 28 2 1 1982-05-10 SEA CLE John Bohnet behind 0-3 b 5 1 1-- 2 8 2 0.186 38% Home Run; Cowens Scores
29 29 3 1 1982-08-28 SEA DET Pat Underwood behind 1-3 b 9 0 --3 2 6 2 0.410 64% Home Run; Gray Scores
1983 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
30 30 1 1 1983-08-04 CLE BAL Scott McGregor tied 0-0 b 3 0 -2- 2 9 2 0.141 76% Home Run; Franco Scores
31 31 2 1 1983-08-29 CLE @ CAL Mike Witt ahead 3-0 t 6 2 1-- 2 8 2 0.094 95% Home Run; Vukovich Scores
1984 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
32 32 1 1 1984-04-14 OAK CAL Curt Kaufman tied 3-3 b 9 0 --- 1 8 2 0.372 100% Walk-Off Home Run
33 33 2 1 1984-08-05 OAK SEA Ed Vande Berg ahead 4-3 b 6 2 --- 1 8 2 0.121 84% Home Run

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