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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)   vs. OAK 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Tigers/Cardinals/Braves/Yankees 1978-1991

Final Game: July 2, 1991 (Age 36)   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
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
NetworkAssoc33
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.
 
2 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
Unk1
CF1
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

Play By Play

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1979 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 1979-06-19 OAK KCR Dennis Leonard behind 2-3 b 4 1 --- 1 5 2 0.139 53% Home Run
2 2 2 2 1979-06-19 OAK KCR Al Hrabosky tied 5-5 b 8 2 --- 1 5 2 0.321 85% Home Run
3 3 3 1 1979-08-23 OAK @ CLE Rick Wise behind 3-6 t 6 1 1-- 2 6 DH 0.163 31% Home Run; Newman Scores
1980 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 1980-05-11 OAK TOR Jesse Jefferson ahead 10-1 b 6 1 1-- 2 7 2 0.001 100% Home Run; Armas Scores
1981 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
5 5 1 1 1981-04-09 OAK @ MIN Jerry Koosman ahead 3-1 t 8 0 --- 1 5 2 0.063 93% Home Run
6 6 2 1 1981-04-20 OAK MIN Jerry Koosman ahead 1-0 b 4 2 1-- 2 5 2 0.189 87% Home Run; Johnson Scores
7 7 3 1 1981-05-23 OAK TOR Mark Bomback ahead 1-0 b 2 0 --- 1 6 2 0.100 77% Home Run
8 8 4 1 1981-06-09 (1) OAK BAL Jim Palmer ahead 1-0 b 2 1 --- 1 6 2 0.104 75% Home Run
9 9 5 1 1981-08-15 OAK CAL Mike Witt tied 7-7 b 13 1 --- 1 5 2 0.431 100% Walk-Off Home Run
10 10 6 1 1981-08-27 OAK @ BOS John Tudor ahead 3-1 t 4 0 -2- 2 6 2 0.099 88% Home Run; Newman Scores
11 11 7 1 1981-08-28 OAK @ BOS Bob Ojeda behind 1-12 t 9 1 1-- 2 1 7 0.000 0% Home Run; Picciolo Scores
12 12 8 1 1981-08-29 OAK @ BOS Mark Clear behind 4-7 t 8 2 --3 2 7 2 0.107 15% Home Run; Spencer Scores
1982 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
13 13 1 1 1982-08-21 OAK BOS Chuck Rainey behind 1-5 b 4 2 -2- 2 8 2 0.133 25% Home Run; Lopes Scores
14 14 2 1 1982-09-20 OAK TEX Frank Tanana behind 2-10 b 7 0 --- 1 6 5 0.004 1% Home Run
15 15 3 1 1982-09-24 OAK KCR Larry Gura behind 0-7 b 7 0 --- 1 6 5 0.008 2% Home Run
1983 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
16 16 1 1 1983-07-30 (1) OAK @ CAL John Curtis behind 5-7 t 6 0 1-- 2 8 2 0.231 50% Home Run; Burroughs Scores
17 17 2 1 1983-08-15 OAK CAL Geoff Zahn ahead 3-0 b 4 2 --- 1 7 9 0.056 91% Home Run
18 18 3 1 1983-08-26 OAK MIL Moose Haas ahead 3-2 b 8 1 --- 1 3 2 0.077 94% Home Run
19 19 4 1 1983-08-27 OAK MIL Chuck Porter ahead 3-2 b 8 0 --- 1 3 2 0.070 94% Home Run
20 20 5 1 1983-09-13 OAK TEX Frank Tanana ahead 5-2 b 5 1 --- 1 3 2 0.048 93% Home Run
21 21 6 1 1983-10-01 (2) OAK KCR Danny Jackson behind 1-3 b 6 0 --- 1 3 9 0.140 38% Home Run
1984 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
22 22 1 1 1984-05-06 OAK @ MIN Ed Hodge behind 1-4 t 7 1 --- 1 7 2 0.068 15% Home Run
23 23 2 1 1984-05-20 OAK @ DET Willie Hernandez behind 2-4 t 8 0 --- 1 8 9 0.118 25% Home Run
24 24 3 1 1984-05-29 OAK DET Milt Wilcox behind 0-1 b 2 2 -23 3 8 2 0.290 73% Home Run; Kingman Scores; Lansford Scores
25 25 4 1 1984-06-17 OAK CHW Tom Seaver ahead 3-2 b 4 1 --- 1 7 2 0.111 79% Home Run
26 26 5 1 1984-06-29 OAK @ TOR Dave Stieb behind 0-1 t 5 1 --- 1 8 2 0.140 47% Home Run
27 27 6 1 1984-07-08 OAK @ MIL Rollie Fingers ahead 3-1 t 9 1 --- 1 7 2 0.043 97% Home Run
28 28 7 1 1984-07-18 OAK BOS Oil Can Boyd ahead 3-0 b 1 2 --3 2 7 2 0.094 91% Home Run; Lansford Scores
29 29 8 1 1984-07-31 OAK CAL Ron Romanick behind 2-6 b 7 2 --- 1 8 2 0.035 7% Home Run
30 30 9 1 1984-08-03 (2) OAK SEA Dave Beard ahead 10-6 b 7 0 --- 1 5 7 0.013 99% Home Run
31 31 10 1 1984-08-05 OAK SEA Ed Vande Berg ahead 2-1 b 3 2 -2- 2 5 9 0.172 84% Home Run; Kingman Scores
32 32 11 1 1984-08-08 OAK MIN John Butcher ahead 1-0 b 5 0 --- 1 7 9 0.108 83% Home Run
33 33 12 1 1984-08-09 OAK @ CAL Geoff Zahn tied 0-0 t 2 2 1-- 2 7 2 0.201 67% Home Run; Lopes Scores
34 34 13 1 1984-09-18 OAK TEX Frank Tanana ahead 3-2 b 8 1 --- 1 5 9 0.077 94% Home Run
1985 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
35 35 1 1 1985-04-15 OAK SEA Mark Langston behind 2-3 b 4 0 --- 1 6 2 0.141 56% IPHR Home Run
36 36 2 1 1985-04-19 OAK MIN Frank Viola behind 1-2 b 4 1 12- 3 6 2 0.311 78% Home Run; Kingman Scores; Baker Scores
37 37 3 1 1985-04-22 OAK @ CAL Jim Slaton tied 0-0 t 2 2 --- 1 6 2 0.108 57% Home Run
38 38 4 1 1985-04-26 OAK @ MIN Ken Schrom behind 2-4 t 4 2 --- 1 6 2 0.101 33% Home Run
39 39 5 1 1985-05-17 OAK DET Aurelio Lopez behind 1-10 b 8 0 --- 1 6 9 0.001 0% Home Run
40 40 6 1 1985-06-08 OAK TEX Charlie Hough behind 0-1 b 5 1 1-- 2 7 2 0.287 69% Home Run; Davis Scores
41 41 7 1 1985-06-22 OAK CLE Vern Ruhle behind 0-3 b 5 1 1-- 2 7 2 0.190 37% Home Run; Baker Scores
42 42 8 1 1985-06-25 OAK CHW Gene Nelson behind 3-4 b 13 0 --- 1 7 2 0.442 63% Home Run
43 43 9 1 1985-07-22 OAK @ BOS Tim Lollar behind 0-2 t 2 2 --- 1 6 2 0.091 36% Home Run
44 44 10 1 1985-07-24 OAK @ BOS Oil Can Boyd behind 2-4 t 7 1 --- 1 6 7 0.113 27% Home Run
45 45 11 1 1985-09-11 OAK TEX Mike Mason behind 0-5 b 3 0 --- 1 8 2 0.052 15% Home Run
46 46 12 1 1985-09-15 (1) OAK KCR Charlie Leibrandt tied 1-1 b 4 2 -23 3 8 2 0.283 85% Home Run; Kingman Scores/unER; Murphy Scores/unER; Heath Scores/unER
47 47 13 1 1985-10-02 OAK @ TEX Glen Cook ahead 8-1 t 7 0 1-- 2 8 5 0.005 100% Home Run; Davis Scores
1986 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
48 48 1 1 1986-04-18 STL @ MON Joe Hesketh tied 1-1 t 6 0 1-- 2 6 2 0.241 79% Home Run; Landrum Scores
49 49 2 1 1986-05-31 STL @ CIN Tom Browning ahead 4-0 t 3 2 1-- 2 6 2 0.081 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Clark Scores
50 50 3 1 1986-06-28 STL PHI Bruce Ruffin behind 0-3 b 4 2 --- 1 7 2 0.088 25% Home Run
51 51 4 1 1986-07-05 STL @ SFG Vida Blue tied 1-1 t 6 1 12- 3 6 2 0.317 87% Home Run; Knicely Scores; Landrum Scores
52 52 5 1 1986-08-12 DET CHW Steve Carlton tied 0-0 b 1 1 -2- 2 3 2 0.151 72% Home Run; Trammell Scores
53 53 6 1 1986-08-26 DET OAK Doug Bair behind 6-7 b 6 2 --- 1 9 2 0.190 52% Home Run
54 54 7 1 1986-09-10 DET MIL Chris Bosio ahead 6-5 b 4 0 --- 1 9 2 0.100 79% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to CF (CF-RF)
55 55 8 1 1986-10-04 DET @ BAL Eric Bell behind 0-2 t 2 2 -23 3 9 2 0.257 57% Home Run; Lemon Scores; Brookens Scores
1987 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
56 56 1 1 1987-04-08 DET NYY Tommy John ahead 4-0 b 4 0 --- 1 8 9 0.035 94% Home Run
57 57 2 1 1987-05-08 DET OAK Curt Young behind 1-5 b 7 0 --- 1 7 2 0.057 13% Home Run
58 58 3 1 1987-05-09 DET OAK Eric Plunk tied 2-2 b 6 0 12- 3 7 2 0.209 91% Home Run; Nokes Scores; Evans Scores
59 59 4 1 1987-05-12 DET CAL Gary Lucas ahead 12-2 b 5 0 --- 1 2 2 0.001 100% Home Run
60 60 5 1 1987-05-26 DET TEX Bob Malloy behind 1-2 b 2 1 1-- 2 8 2 0.187 63% Home Run; Grubb Scores
61 61 6 1 1987-07-19 DET SEA Scott Bankhead tied 2-2 b 5 0 1-- 2 8 9 0.197 81% Home Run; Sheridan Scores
62 62 7 1 1987-07-20 DET OAK Curt Young tied 0-0 b 2 2 --- 1 6 8 0.109 62% Home Run
63 63 8 1 1987-08-06 DET NYY Al Holland ahead 10-1 b 6 2 1-- 2 8 2 0.002 100% Home Run; Lemon Scores
1988 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
64 64 1 1 1988-06-06 DET @ BAL Jeff Ballard behind 1-3 t 5 2 --- 3,(2-0)  1 9 2 0.109 30% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF)
65 65 2 1 1988-07-06 DET SEA Mark Langston behind 0-2 b 3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 7 2 0.114 43% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
66 66 3 2 1988-07-06 DET SEA Mark Langston behind 1-3 b 7 1 --- 3,(1-1)  1 7 2 0.134 30% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
67 67 4 1 1988-07-07 DET OAK Curt Young ahead 2-0 b 2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  1 8 2 0.082 81% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
68 68 5 1 1988-08-17 DET MIN Allan Anderson tied 0-0 b 5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  1 8 2 0.166 68% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
1989 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
69 69 1 1 1989-05-17 DET CHW Jerry Reuss tied 1-1 b 2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  1 7 2 0.111 66% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
70 70 2 2 1989-05-17 DET CHW Ken Patterson ahead 5-4 b 7 0 -2- 4,(0-2)  2 7 2 0.098 95% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Lynn Scores
71 71 3 1 1989-06-04 DET BAL Mark Williamson behind 1-5 b 8 2 12- 2,(1-0)  3 8 5 0.150 19% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Bergman Scores; Lemon Scores
72 72 4 1 1989-06-21 DET @ OAK Mike Moore behind 0-2 t 2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  1 7 2 0.097 35% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
73 73 5 1 1989-06-30 DET @ BAL Bob Milacki behind 1-5 t 5 2 --- 4,(2-1)  1 9 2 0.047 11% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
74 74 6 2 1989-06-30 DET @ BAL Mark Thurmond ahead 6-5 t 7 0 --- 4,(2-1)  1 9 2 0.124 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
75 75 7 1 1989-08-02 DET TEX Mike Jeffcoat ahead 4-2 b 7 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  2 9 2 0.076 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Schu Scores
76 76 8 1 1989-08-04 DET @ CHW Shawn Hillegas tied 3-3 t 9 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 8 2 0.345 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
77 77 9 1 1989-08-08 DET MIL Bill Krueger ahead 3-1 b 3 2 12- 4,(1-2)  3 8 2 0.162 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Ward Scores; Lemon Scores
78 78 10 1 1989-08-12 DET @ TEX Cecilio Guante behind 3-5 t 8 0 --- 8,(2-2)  1 7 2 0.118 25% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
1990 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
79 79 1 1 1990-05-27 DET CHW Melido Perez tied 0-0 b 3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  1 9 2 0.123 65% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
80 80 2 1 1990-06-27 DET @ OAK Todd Burns tied 4-4 t 9 0 --- 4,(1-2)  1 9 2 0.347 85% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
81 81 3 1 1990-07-04 DET @ CHW Ken Patterson tied 7-7 t 12 1 12- 3 9 2 0.385 97% Home Run; Lusader Scores; Ward Scores
82 82 4 1 1990-07-08 DET KCR Steve Farr ahead 4-3 b 6 0 --- 5,(3-1)  1 8 2 0.106 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
83 83 5 1 1990-07-15 DET TEX Mike Jeffcoat ahead 1-0 b 2 1 --3 3,(1-1)  2 9 2 0.113 82% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Coles Scores
84 84 6 1 1990-08-01 DET @ NYY Eric Plunk ahead 8-1 t 5 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  2 9 2 0.014 99% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Lemon Scores
85 85 7 1 1990-09-07 DET @ MIL Teddy Higuera behind 2-6 t 7 1 --- 3,(1-1)  1 7 2 0.036 8% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
1991 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
86 86 1 1 1991-05-21 ATL SDP Rich Rodriguez tied 0-0 b 3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  1 7 2 0.118 67% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Heath Scores

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