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Tommy John

Thomas Edward John (twitter: @TommyJohn288)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: May 22, 1943 in Terre Haute, IN
High School: Gerstmeyer HS (Terre Haute, IN)
School: Indiana State University (Terre Haute, IN)
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1961. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 6, 1963 (Age 20.107, 9,760th in MLB history)   vs. WSA 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1964 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Yankees/Dodgers/Angels/Indians/... 1963-1989
Agents: Bob Cohen [*]
Last Game: May 25, 1989 (Age 46.003)
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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. Hit location and pitches data is shown only for seasons after 1988 (completeness summary of pitch data and hit data).

Tommy John: 5 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 4 go ahead
2 Tms
CHW4
LAD1
 
vs RHP5
 
Away3
Home2
 
Leverage
High Lev1
Medium Lev2
Low Lev2
5 Opps
WSA1
CIN1
CLE1
NYY1
OAK1
5 Pitchers
Catfish Hunter1
Gary Bell1
Bill Stafford1
Paul Moskau1
Phil Ortega1
5 Parks
Dodger Stad1
Comiskey Pk1
ClevelandStd1
RFK Stad1
Yankee Stad1
Where Hit
73
Unk2
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms5
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
9th5
Outs
12
22
01
 
DefPos
P5
Bases
---4
12-1
 
7 RBI
RISP1
0 on4
2 on1
Any on1
Inning
32
41
61
71
 
1-32
4-62
7-end1
RelScore
+21
Tied3
-11
 
Ahead1
Tied3
Behind1
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1965 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 1965-09-25 (1) CHW @ NYY Bill Stafford tied 1-1 t 6 0 --- 1 9 1 0.179 68% Home Run
1966 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
2 2 1 1 1966-04-25 CHW @ WSA Phil Ortega tied 0-0 t 3 2 --- 1 9 1 0.133 59% Home Run
3 3 2 1 1966-08-20 CHW @ CLE Gary Bell ahead 3-1 t 7 1 --- 1 9 1 0.079 91% Home Run
1968 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 1968-05-19 (1) CHW OAK Catfish Hunter behind 1-2 b 4 2 12- 3 9 1 0.398 79% Home Run; Priddy Scores; Cullen Scores
1977 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 1977-08-08 LAD CIN Paul Moskau tied 0-0 b 3 1 --- 1 9 1 0.123 65% Home Run

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.

For years from 1914 to 2014, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.