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Jim Gantner

James Elmer Gantner (Gumby)

Positions: Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: January 5, 1953 in Fond du Lac, WI
School: University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh (Oshkosh, WI)
Drafted
by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 12th round of the 1974 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 3, 1976 (Age 23.242, 11,394th in MLB history)   vs. DET 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1978 season [*]
Team: Brewers 1976-1992
Agents: Ron Simon [*]
Last Game: October 3, 1992 (Age 39.272)   vs. OAK 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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Career Home Runs

Hit location and pitches data is shown only for seasons after 1988 (completeness summary of pitch data and hit data).

Jim Gantner: 47 Career Home Runs

2 leading off, 1 walk-off, 6 tying, 12 go ahead (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
1 Tm
MIL47
 
vs RHP45
vs LHP2
 
Away29
Home18
 
Leverage
High Lev4
Medium Lev28
Low Lev15
13 Opps
MIN9
SEA6
CLE5
NYY5
CAL4
BAL4
BOS3
OAK3
TOR3
TEX2
KCR1
DET1
CHW1
42 Pitchers
Tom Waddell2
Bert Blyleven2
Fernando Arroyo2
Don Schulze2
Doug Drabek2
Ken Dixon1
Joey McLaughlin1
Jim Palmer1
Albert Williams1
Dave Stewart1
Phil Niekro1
Brian Kingman1
Jim Beattie1
Pete Redfern1
Steve Crawford1
Ron Schueler1
Roy Branch1
Don Aase1
Dave Stieb1
Rick Sutcliffe1
14 Parks
County Stad18
Metrodome4
Memor. Stad4
Kingdome4
Angel Stad4
ClevelandStd2
Yankee Stad2
Metrop. Stad2
O.co Coliseum2
Comiskey Pk1
Exhibit Stad1
Fenway Pk1
Tiger Stad1
Arlington1
Where Hit
928
Unk16
72
891
General field locations
when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Pitches
Unk44
12
41
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms47
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
8th19
2nd10
1st7
9th7
7th4
Outs
019
114
214
 
DefPos
2B35
3B12
Bases
---29
1--8
-2-5
12-2
-232
1231
 
71 RBI
RISP10
0 on29
1 on13
2 on4
3 on1
Any on18
Inning
13
27
35
43
54
610
75
85
94
Extra1
 
1-315
4-617
7-end15
RelScore
+4..4
+33
+27
+17
Tied11
-14
-25
-33
-4..3
 
Ahead21
Tied11
Behind15
Before event,
for batter
Count
Unk44
0-02
2-11

Play By Play

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1977 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111977-09-25 (2)MIL@MINRon Schuelerbehind 3-5t 61---1750.11530%Home Run
1978 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
22111978-05-13MIL@CHWSteve Stoneahead 2-0t 61-2-2840.11592%Home Run; Lezcano Scores
1979 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
33111979-09-08MIL@CALJim Barrahead 1-0t 60---1140.12078%Home Run
44211979-09-18MIL@SEARoy Branchbehind 0-1t 221--2850.19456%Home Run; Lezcano Scores
1980 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
55111980-06-23MIL@OAKBrian Kingmanahead 3-0t 611234840.07099%Home Run (Deep RF); Oglivie Scores; Lezcano Scores; Brouhard Scores
66211980-06-29MIL@CALDon Aaseahead 3-2t 60---1840.12179%Home Run (Deep RF)
77311980-08-12 (1)MILTORJim Clancybehind 0-1b 40---1250.13856%Home Run
88411980-09-13MIL@SEARick Andersonahead 5-0t 8212-3850.016100%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to CF; Poff Scores; Romero Scores
1981 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
99111981-05-31MIL@BOSSteve Crawfordtied 0-0t 10---1140.10160%Lead-OffHome Run
1010211981-09-04MIL@MINFernando Arroyoahead 2-0t 22---1940.08877%Home Run; Gantner Scores/unER
1982 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1111111982-04-25MIL@TEXDanny Darwinahead 10-6t 90---1840.00899%Home Run
1212211982-05-09MILMINPete Redfernahead 4-2b 61---1940.07091%Home Run
1313311982-06-06MIL@OAKFernando Arroyoahead 5-2t 60---1940.05393%Home Run
1414411982-08-09MILTEXSteve Comerahead 7-1b 80---1840.001100%Home Run
1983 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1515111983-04-14MIL@TORJoey McLaughlintied 4-4t 92---1940.40780%Home Run (CF-RF)
1616211983-04-17MILKCRSteve Renkoahead 2-1b 411--2940.16786%Home Run; Yost Scores
1717311983-05-22MIL@SEAEd Vande Bergahead 5-0t 92---1140.005100%Home Run
1818411983-05-27MILSEAGaylord Perrytied 0-0b 10---1140.10465%Lead-OffHome Run
1919511983-05-30MILSEAJim Beattietied 0-0b 321--2140.22475%Home Run; Moore Scores
2020611983-06-09MIL@BALMike Boddickerbehind 0-7t 2212-3840.08112%Home Run; Oglivie Scores/unER; Moore Scores/unER; Gantner Scores/unER
2121711983-07-03MIL@CLERick Sutcliffetied 0-0t 11---1240.09858%Home Run
2222811983-07-16MILMINFrank Violaahead 2-0b 71---1940.05794%Home Run
2323911983-07-17MILMINKen Schrombehind 1-3b 301--2240.19755%Home Run; Molitor Scores
24241011983-07-27MIL@MINAlbert Williamsbehind 2-4t 30-2-2240.14750%Home Run; Molitor Scores
25251111983-09-18MIL@BALJim Palmerahead 3-0t 21-233240.09193%Home Run; Moore Scores; Molitor Scores
1984 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2626111984-05-27MIL@MINMike Smithsonbehind 0-1t 51---1740.14047%Home Run
2727211984-06-22MIL@DETDave Rozemabehind 0-5t 301--2240.08820%Home Run; James Scores
2828311984-09-07MIL@BALJohn Pacellabehind 4-6t 501--2240.21350%Home Run; James Scores
1985 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2929111985-05-29MILCLEDon Schulzeahead 3-2b 41-2-2840.14785%Home Run; Riles Scores
3030211985-06-09MILNYYPhil Niekrotied 1-1b 221--2840.19872%Home Run; Oglivie Scores
3131311985-06-17MILTORDave Stiebahead 1-0b 61---1250.11383%Home Run
3232411985-08-25 (1)MIL@CLETom Waddelltied 0-0t 22---1850.10957%Home Run
3333511985-08-30MILCLETom Waddelltied 3-3b 71---1850.22177%Home Run
1986 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3434111986-04-20MILNYYJoe Niekrobehind 0-3b 61---1840.09023%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
3535211986-05-23MIL@MINBert Blylevenbehind 0-2t 30---1140.09939%Home Run
3636311986-06-07MILBOSOil Can Boydahead 2-0b 72---1840.06493%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
3737411986-07-23MIL@CALKirk McCaskillbehind 1-2t 72---1840.20043%Home Run
3838511986-07-30MILNYYDoug Drabekahead 2-0b 50---1840.07288%Home Run (Fly Ball to RF Line)
3939611986-08-04MIL@NYYDoug Drabektied 2-2t 80---1240.24575%Home Run
4040711986-09-06MILCLEDon Schulzebehind 4-16b 62-233840.0010%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Deer Scores; Oglivie Scores
1987 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4141111987-04-14MIL@BALKen Dixonahead 2-0t 20---1840.07977%Home Run
4242211987-05-01MIL@SEAJerry Reedahead 8-7t 81-2-2950.16191%Home Run; Castillo Scores
4343311987-05-26MIL@MINBert Blylevenbehind 0-3t 52-2-2140.15931%Home Run; Surhoff Scores
4444411987-06-14MIL@NYYTim Stoddardahead 1-0t 801--2850.15292%Home Run; Schroeder Scores
1991 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4545111991-09-03MILOAKDave Stewartbehind 0-3b 70---1,(0-0) 1750.09121%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Gantner Scores
4646211991-09-06MIL@CALJoe Grahetied 0-0t 92---4,(2-1) 1750.41481%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Gantner Scores
1992 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4747111992-08-14 (1)MILBOSJeff Reardontied 7-7b 130---1,(0-0) 1250.368100%Walk-OffHome Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Gantner 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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