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Lew Ford

Jon Lewis Ford (twitter: @Captainlew20)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: August 12, 1976 in Beaumont, TX
High School: Port Neches-Groves HS (Port Neches, TX)
Schools: Dallas Baptist University (Dallas, TX), Seminole State College (Seminole, OK), Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
Drafted
by the Boston Red Sox in the 12th round of the 1999 amateur draft.
Signed June 7, 1999. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 29, 2003 (Age 26.290)   vs. SEA 1 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2004 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Orioles 2003-2012
Agents: LSW Baseball [*]
Final Game: September 29, 2012 (Age 36.048)   vs. BOS 2 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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Career Home Runs

Lew Ford: 35 Career Home Runs

1 leading off, 1 walk-off, 4 tying, 13 go ahead
2 Tms
MIN32
BAL3
 
vs LHP18
vs RHP17
 
Home20
Away15
 
Leverage
High Lev10
Medium Lev11
Low Lev14
12 Opps
KCR7
SEA6
DET6
CHW4
CLE3
TBD2
NYY2
SFG1
ATL1
PHI1
MON1
TOR1
30 Pitchers
Jimmy Gobble4
CC Sabathia2
Eddie Guardado2
Francisco Liriano1
Joel Pineiro1
Shigetoshi Hasegawa1
Odalis Perez1
Gary Knotts1
Rafael Betancourt1
Sean Lowe1
Mark Buehrle1
Kyle Farnsworth1
Chuck James1
Mike Maroth1
Esteban Loaiza1
Nate Robertson1
Kevin Millwood1
Mike Wood1
Bobby Seay1
Jason Johnson1
9 Parks
Metrodome17
KauffmanStad5
Camden Yards3
Comerica Pk3
US Cellular2
Jacobs Fld2
SkyDome1
Stade Olymp.1
Safeco Fld1
Where Hit
726
784
892
92
81
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Pitches
211
36
45
55
64
12
7+2
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms35
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
3rd8
7th7
5th7
1st6
8th4
6th2
9th1
Outs
014
213
18
 
DefPos
LF15
CF11
Unk6
PH2
RF1
Bases
---19
12-5
1--5
-2-3
-232
1-31
 
59 RBI
RISP11
0 on19
1 on8
2 on8
Any on16
Inning
11
24
35
44
54
67
73
83
92
Extra2
 
1-310
4-615
7-end10
RelScore
+4..4
+31
+23
+14
Tied8
-14
-27
-31
-4..3
 
Ahead12
Tied8
Behind15
Before event,
for batter
Count
0-17
1-25
3-24
1-04
2-14
1-14
2-23
0-02
2-02

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
2003 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 2003-06-01 MIN SEA Shigetoshi Hasegawa behind 4-9 b 9 2 --- 2,(0-1)  1 9 PH 0.001 0% Home Run (Fly Ball)
2 2 2 1 2003-06-16 MIN @ KCR Sean Lowe behind 2-8 t 8 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  3 5 8 0.035 6% Home Run (Fly Ball); Guzman Scores/unER; Koskie Scores
3 3 3 1 2003-09-24 MIN CLE CC Sabathia behind 0-1 b 6 1 --- 2,(0-1)  1 1 8 0.178 54% Home Run (Fly Ball)
2004 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
4 4 1 1 2004-04-10 MIN @ DET Gary Knotts ahead 7-5 t 5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  1 7 8 0.091 82% Home Run (Fly Ball)
5 5 2 1 2004-04-16 MIN KCR Jimmy Gobble behind 0-1 b 2 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  2 7 8 0.161 63% Home Run (Fly Ball); Cuddyer Scores/unER
6 6 3 1 2004-04-22 MIN DET Mike Maroth behind 0-2 b 4 0 12- 5,(2-2)  3 5 8 0.235 68% Home Run (Fly Ball); Mientkiewicz Scores; Offerman Scores
7 7 4 1 2004-05-17 MIN @ TOR Ted Lilly tied 1-1 t 4 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  2 7 DH 0.213 68% Home Run (Fly Ball); LeCroy Scores
8 8 5 1 2004-05-30 MIN @ KCR Jimmy Gobble tied 0-0 t 3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  1 1 7 0.105 61% Home Run (Fly Ball)
9 9 6 1 2004-06-03 MIN TBD Mark Hendrickson tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  1 1 8 0.091 64% Lead-Off Home Run (Fly Ball)
10 10 7 1 2004-06-06 MIN DET Nate Robertson behind 0-2 b 6 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  2 3 7 0.242 58% Home Run (Fly Ball); Guzman Scores
11 11 8 1 2004-06-11 MIN PHI Brett Myers behind 4-6 b 7 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  2 3 7 0.318 52% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Mientkiewicz Scores
12 12 9 1 2004-06-15 MIN @ MON Jeremy Fikac ahead 6-0 t 7 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  2 3 7 0.015 99% Home Run (Line Drive); Mientkiewicz Scores
13 13 10 1 2004-07-17 MIN @ KCR Jimmy Gobble ahead 1-0 t 6 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  2 3 7 0.168 84% Home Run (Fly Ball); Jones Scores
14 14 11 1 2004-07-18 MIN @ KCR Mike Wood tied 0-0 t 4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 3 7 0.115 62% Home Run (Fly Ball)
15 15 12 1 2004-07-21 MIN TBD Bobby Seay ahead 9-2 b 6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  1 3 7 0.004 100% Home Run (Fly Ball)
16 16 13 1 2004-07-28 MIN @ CHW Esteban Loaiza ahead 1-0 t 3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  1 3 7 0.099 68% Home Run (Fly Ball)
17 17 14 1 2004-08-10 MIN @ SEA Gil Meche behind 1-4 t 8 0 --- 4,(2-1)  1 8 PH 0.068 14% Home Run (Fly Ball)
18 18 15 1 2004-09-13 MIN @ DET Jason Johnson ahead 1-0 t 4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  1 5 DH 0.110 71% Home Run (Fly Ball)
2005 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
19 19 1 1 2005-04-14 MIN DET Kyle Farnsworth ahead 7-3 b 6 2 12- 3,(2-0)  3 5 8 0.044 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Stewart Scores; LeCroy Scores
20 20 2 1 2005-04-16 MIN @ CLE Kevin Millwood behind 0-2 t 6 2 -23 2,(0-1)  3 7 7 0.382 62% Home Run (Fly Ball); Hunter Scores; Jones Scores
21 21 3 1 2005-06-03 MIN NYY Mike Mussina behind 2-3 b 5 2 12- 2,(1-0)  3 3 DH 0.371 78% Home Run (Fly Ball); Stewart Scores; Abernathy Scores
22 22 4 1 2005-06-16 MIN SFG Brett Tomko behind 4-6 b 5 2 -23 6,(3-2)  3 6 DH 0.355 67% Home Run (Fly Ball); Rodriguez Scores; Hunter Scores
23 23 5 1 2005-08-19 MIN SEA Jeff Nelson tied 4-4 b 7 2 12- 2,(1-0)  3 7 8 0.353 93% Home Run (Fly Ball); Morneau Scores; Bartlett Scores
24 24 6 1 2005-08-20 MIN SEA Eddie Guardado behind 2-8 b 10 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 7 8 0.005 1% Home Run (Fly Ball)
25 25 7 1 2005-08-21 MIN SEA Joel Pineiro ahead 4-3 b 5 2 12- 1,(0-0)  3 5 8 0.219 92% Home Run (Fly Ball); Mauer Scores; LeCroy Scores
2006 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
26 26 1 1 2006-04-21 MIN @ CHW Mark Buehrle behind 0-2 t 8 2 --- 3,(2-0)  1 1 9 0.088 17% Home Run (Fly Ball)
27 27 2 1 2006-05-28 MIN SEA Eddie Guardado tied 3-3 b 10 0 --- 8,(1-2)  1 1 7 0.355 100% Walk-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
28 28 3 1 2006-07-04 MIN @ KCR Jimmy Gobble tied 0-0 t 3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  2 1 8 0.163 70% Home Run (Line Drive); Bartlett Scores
29 29 4 1 2006-09-26 MIN KCR Odalis Perez behind 0-2 b 3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  1 8 7 0.106 44% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
2007 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
30 30 1 1 2007-06-13 MIN ATL Chuck James ahead 2-0 b 2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  1 7 7 0.074 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
31 31 2 1 2007-06-30 MIN @ DET Jason Grilli ahead 6-2 t 6 0 1-- 6,(1-2)  2 8 7 0.049 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Cirillo Scores
32 32 3 1 2007-07-29 MIN @ CLE Rafael Betancourt ahead 3-1 t 9 2 --- 5,(1-2)  1 8 7 0.053 95% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
2012 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
33 33 1 1 2012-08-27 BAL CHW Francisco Liriano tied 0-0 b 2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  1 5 DH 0.106 66% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
34 34 2 1 2012-08-28 BAL CHW Chris Sale ahead 3-0 b 3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  1 5 DH 0.061 88% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
35 35 3 1 2012-09-08 BAL NYY CC Sabathia behind 1-2 b 2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  1 6 7 0.112 53% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)

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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