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Mike Heath

Michael Thomas Heath

Positions: Catcher and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: February 5, 1955 in Tampa, FL
High School: Hillsborough HS (Tampa, FL)
Drafted
by the New York Yankees in the 2nd round of the 1973 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 3, 1978 (Age 23.118, 11,644th in MLB history)   vs. OAK 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1979 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Tigers/Cardinals/Braves/Yankees 1978-1991

Last Game: July 2, 1991 (Age 36.147)   vs. CIN 2 AB, 1 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).

Mike Heath: 86 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 1 walk-off, 6 tying, 23 go ahead (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
4 Tms
OAK47
DET34
STL4
ATL1
 
vs LHP46
vs RHP40
 
Home56
Away30
 
Leverage
High Lev15
Medium Lev35
Low Lev36
19 Opps
TEX10
CHW8
MIN7
OAK7
CAL7
BOS7
SEA6
BAL6
KCR6
MIL6
NYY3
DET3
TOR3
CLE2
SFG1
SDP1
CIN1
PHI1
MON1
74 Pitchers
Frank Tanana3
Curt Young3
Mark Langston3
Mike Jeffcoat2
Ken Patterson2
Eric Plunk2
Jerry Koosman2
Oil Can Boyd2
Geoff Zahn2
Jerry Reuss1
Frank Viola1
Mark Williamson1
Ken Schrom1
John Butcher1
Vern Ruhle1
Dennis Leonard1
Chris Bosio1
Bill Krueger1
Vida Blue1
Willie Hernandez1
18 Parks
O.co Coliseum33
Tiger Stad24
Fenway Pk5
Memor. Stad4
Angel Stad3
Metrodome2
Comiskey Pk2
Arlington2
County Stad2
Yankee Stad1
Metrop. Stad1
Stade Olymp.1
ClevelandStd1
Atl-Fulton1
Exhibit Stad1
Candlestick1
Busch Stad1
Cinergy Fld1
Where Hit
740
Unk27
98
786
83
892
General field locations
when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Pitches
Unk64
38
47
53
61
21
11
7+1
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms78
2·HR gms4
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
7th23
8th19
6th17
9th12
5th8
3rd5
1st1
2nd1
Outs
032
228
126
 
DefPos
C68
RF9
3B4
LF3
CF1
DH1
Bases
---53
1--16
12-6
-2-5
--33
-233
 
128 RBI
RISP17
0 on53
1 on24
2 on9
Any on33
Inning
12
213
37
413
511
610
713
810
94
Extra3
 
1-322
4-634
7-end30
RelScore
+4..8
+33
+26
+114
Tied18
-19
-212
-35
-4..11
 
Ahead31
Tied18
Behind37
Before event,
for batter
Count
Unk64
1-16
1-23
2-13
3-12
2-22
2-02
0-21
3-21
0-01
1-01

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1979 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111979-06-19OAKKCRDennis Leonardbehind 2-3b 41---1520.13953%Home Run
22221979-06-19OAKKCRAl Hraboskytied 5-5b 82---1520.32185%Home Run
33311979-08-23OAK@CLERick Wisebehind 3-6t 611--26DH0.16331%Home Run; Newman Scores
1980 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
44111980-05-11OAKTORJesse Jeffersonahead 10-1b 611--2720.001100%Home Run; Armas Scores
1981 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
55111981-04-09OAK@MINJerry Koosmanahead 3-1t 80---1520.06393%Home Run
66211981-04-20OAKMINJerry Koosmanahead 1-0b 421--2520.18987%Home Run; Johnson Scores
77311981-05-23OAKTORMark Bombackahead 1-0b 20---1620.10077%Home Run
88411981-06-09 (1)OAKBALJim Palmerahead 1-0b 21---1620.10475%Home Run
99511981-08-15OAKCALMike Witttied 7-7b 131---1520.431100%Walk-OffHome Run
1010611981-08-27OAK@BOSJohn Tudorahead 3-1t 40-2-2620.09988%Home Run; Newman Scores
1111711981-08-28OAK@BOSBob Ojedabehind 1-12t 911--2170.0000%Home Run; Picciolo Scores
1212811981-08-29OAK@BOSMark Clearbehind 4-7t 82--32720.10715%Home Run; Spencer Scores
1982 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1313111982-08-21OAKBOSChuck Raineybehind 1-5b 42-2-2820.13325%Home Run; Lopes Scores
1414211982-09-20OAKTEXFrank Tananabehind 2-10b 70---1650.0041%Home Run
1515311982-09-24OAKKCRLarry Gurabehind 0-7b 70---1650.0082%Home Run
1983 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1616111983-07-30 (1)OAK@CALJohn Curtisbehind 5-7t 601--2820.23150%Home Run; Burroughs Scores
1717211983-08-15OAKCALGeoff Zahnahead 3-0b 42---1790.05691%Home Run
1818311983-08-26OAKMILMoose Haasahead 3-2b 81---1320.07794%Home Run
1919411983-08-27OAKMILChuck Porterahead 3-2b 80---1320.07094%Home Run
2020511983-09-13OAKTEXFrank Tananaahead 5-2b 51---1320.04893%Home Run
2121611983-10-01 (2)OAKKCRDanny Jacksonbehind 1-3b 60---1390.14038%Home Run
1984 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2222111984-05-06OAK@MINEd Hodgebehind 1-4t 71---1720.06815%Home Run
2323211984-05-20OAK@DETWillie Hernandezbehind 2-4t 80---1890.11825%Home Run
2424311984-05-29OAKDETMilt Wilcoxbehind 0-1b 22-233820.29073%Home Run; Kingman Scores; Lansford Scores
2525411984-06-17OAKCHWTom Seaverahead 3-2b 41---1720.11179%Home Run
2626511984-06-29OAK@TORDave Stiebbehind 0-1t 51---1820.14047%Home Run
2727611984-07-08OAK@MILRollie Fingersahead 3-1t 91---1720.04397%Home Run
2828711984-07-18OAKBOSOil Can Boydahead 3-0b 12--32720.09491%Home Run; Lansford Scores
2929811984-07-31OAKCALRon Romanickbehind 2-6b 72---1820.0357%Home Run
3030911984-08-03 (2)OAKSEADave Beardahead 10-6b 70---1570.01399%Home Run
31311011984-08-05OAKSEAEd Vande Bergahead 2-1b 32-2-2590.17284%Home Run; Kingman Scores
32321111984-08-08OAKMINJohn Butcherahead 1-0b 50---1790.10883%Home Run
33331211984-08-09OAK@CALGeoff Zahntied 0-0t 221--2720.20167%Home Run; Lopes Scores
34341311984-09-18OAKTEXFrank Tananaahead 3-2b 81---1590.07794%Home Run
1985 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3535111985-04-15OAKSEAMark Langstonbehind 2-3b 40---1620.14156%Home Run
3636211985-04-19OAKMINFrank Violabehind 1-2b 4112-3620.31178%Home Run; Kingman Scores; Baker Scores
3737311985-04-22OAK@CALJim Slatontied 0-0t 22---1620.10857%Home Run
3838411985-04-26OAK@MINKen Schrombehind 2-4t 42---1620.10133%Home Run
3939511985-05-17OAKDETAurelio Lopezbehind 1-10b 80---1690.0010%Home Run
4040611985-06-08OAKTEXCharlie Houghbehind 0-1b 511--2720.28769%Home Run; Davis Scores
4141711985-06-22OAKCLEVern Ruhlebehind 0-3b 511--2720.19037%Home Run; Baker Scores
4242811985-06-25OAKCHWGene Nelsonbehind 3-4b 130---1720.44263%Home Run
4343911985-07-22OAK@BOSTim Lollarbehind 0-2t 22---1620.09136%Home Run
44441011985-07-24OAK@BOSOil Can Boydbehind 2-4t 71---1670.11327%Home Run
45451111985-09-11OAKTEXMike Masonbehind 0-5b 30---1820.05215%Home Run
46461211985-09-15 (1)OAKKCRCharlie Leibrandttied 1-1b 42-233820.28385%Home Run; Kingman Scores/unER; Murphy Scores/unER; Heath Scores/unER
47471311985-10-02OAK@TEXGlen Cookahead 8-1t 701--2850.005100%Home Run; Davis Scores
1986 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4848111986-04-18STL@MONJoe Heskethtied 1-1t 601--2620.24179%Home Run; Landrum Scores
4949211986-05-31STL@CINTom Browningahead 4-0t 321--2620.08194%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Clark Scores
5050311986-06-28STLPHIBruce Ruffinbehind 0-3b 42---1720.08825%Home Run
5151411986-07-05STL@SFGVida Bluetied 1-1t 6112-3620.31787%Home Run; Knicely Scores; Landrum Scores
5252511986-08-12DETCHWSteve Carltontied 0-0b 11-2-2320.15172%Home Run; Trammell Scores
5353611986-08-26DETOAKDoug Bairbehind 6-7b 62---1920.19052%Home Run
5454711986-09-10DETMILChris Bosioahead 6-5b 40---1920.10079%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to CF (CF-RF)
5555811986-10-04DET@BALEric Bellbehind 0-2t 22-233920.25757%Home Run; Lemon Scores; Brookens Scores
1987 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5656111987-04-08DETNYYTommy Johnahead 4-0b 40---1890.03594%Home Run
5757211987-05-08DETOAKCurt Youngbehind 1-5b 70---1720.05713%Home Run
5858311987-05-09DETOAKEric Plunktied 2-2b 6012-3720.20991%Home Run; Nokes Scores; Evans Scores
5959411987-05-12DETCALGary Lucasahead 12-2b 50---1220.001100%Home Run
6060511987-05-26DETTEXBob Malloybehind 1-2b 211--2820.18763%Home Run; Grubb Scores
6161611987-07-19DETSEAScott Bankheadtied 2-2b 501--2890.19781%Home Run; Sheridan Scores
6262711987-07-20DETOAKCurt Youngtied 0-0b 22---1680.10962%Home Run
6363811987-08-06DETNYYAl Hollandahead 10-1b 621--2820.002100%Home Run; Lemon Scores
1988 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
6464111988-06-06DET@BALJeff Ballardbehind 1-3t 52---3,(2-0) 1920.10930%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF)
6565211988-07-06DETSEAMark Langstonbehind 0-2b 30---1,(0-0) 1720.11443%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
6666321988-07-06DETSEAMark Langstonbehind 1-3b 71---3,(1-1) 1720.13430%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
6767411988-07-07DETOAKCurt Youngahead 2-0b 22---4,(2-1) 1820.08281%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
6868511988-08-17DETMINAllan Andersontied 0-0b 52---6,(3-2) 1820.16668%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
1989 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
6969111989-05-17DETCHWJerry Reusstied 1-1b 20---3,(2-0) 1720.11166%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
7070221989-05-17DETCHWKen Pattersonahead 5-4b 70-2-4,(0-2) 2720.09895%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Lynn Scores
7171311989-06-04DETBALMark Williamsonbehind 1-5b 8212-2,(1-0) 3850.15019%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Bergman Scores; Lemon Scores
7272411989-06-21DET@OAKMike Moorebehind 0-2t 22---4,(1-2) 1720.09735%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
7373511989-06-30DET@BALBob Milackibehind 1-5t 52---4,(2-1) 1920.04711%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
7474621989-06-30DET@BALMark Thurmondahead 6-5t 70---4,(2-1) 1920.12483%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
7575711989-08-02DETTEXMike Jeffcoatahead 4-2b 711--3,(1-1) 2920.07697%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Schu Scores
7676811989-08-04DET@CHWShawn Hillegastied 3-3t 90---3,(1-1) 1820.34585%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
7777911989-08-08DETMILBill Kruegerahead 3-1b 3212-4,(1-2) 3820.16293%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Ward Scores; Lemon Scores
78781011989-08-12DET@TEXCecilio Guantebehind 3-5t 80---8,(2-2) 1720.11825%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
1990 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7979111990-05-27DETCHWMelido Pereztied 0-0b 31---5,(3-1) 1920.12365%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
8080211990-06-27DET@OAKTodd Burnstied 4-4t 90---4,(1-2) 1920.34785%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
8181311990-07-04DET@CHWKen Pattersontied 7-7t 12112-3920.38597%Home Run; Lusader Scores; Ward Scores
8282411990-07-08DETKCRSteve Farrahead 4-3b 60---5,(3-1) 1820.10685%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
8383511990-07-15DETTEXMike Jeffcoatahead 1-0b 21--33,(1-1) 2920.11382%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Coles Scores
8484611990-08-01DET@NYYEric Plunkahead 8-1t 521--3,(1-1) 2920.01499%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Lemon Scores
8585711990-09-07DET@MILTeddy Higuerabehind 2-6t 71---3,(1-1) 1720.0368%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
1991 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8686111991-05-21ATLSDPRich Rodrigueztied 0-0b 30---5,(2-2) 1720.11867%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Heath Scores

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