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John Kruk

John Martin Kruk (Krukkie) (twitter: @JohnKruk_ESPN)

Positions: First Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: February 9, 1961 in Charleston, WV
High School: Keyser HS (Keyser, WV)
Schools: Allegany College of Maryland (Cumberland, MD), Potomac State College (Keyser, WV)
Drafted
by the San Diego Padres in the 3rd round of the 1981 amateur draft (June Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: April 7, 1986 (Age 25.057)   vs. LAD 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1986 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Padres/WhiteSox 1986-1995
Agents: Brian David [*]
Final Game: July 30, 1995 (Age 34.171)   vs. BAL 1 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).

John Kruk: 100 Career Home Runs

1 leading off, 3 walk-off, 12 tying, 38 go ahead
3 Tms
PHI62
SDP36
CHW2
 
vs RHP80
vs LHP20
 
Home53
Away47
 
Leverage
High Lev22
Medium Lev41
Low Lev37
15 Opps
CHC17
SFG11
ATL11
STL9
CIN9
NYM8
MON8
PIT6
LAD6
PHI3
FLA3
HOU3
COL2
SDP2
NYY2
84 Pitchers
Jose Rijo3
Frank Castillo3
Dwight Gooden3
Shawn Boskie2
Francisco Oliveras2
John Smiley2
Greg Hibbard2
Doyle Alexander2
John Burkett2
Don Robinson2
Ron Darling2
Bryn Smith2
Rick Sutcliffe2
Michael Jackson1
Cris Carpenter1
Roger Mason1
Brian Fisher1
Jim Bullinger1
Joe Hesketh1
Sid Fernandez1
14 Parks
VeteransStad32
Qualcomm St20
Wrigley Fld12
Atl-Fulton6
Shea Stad5
Cinergy Fld5
Candlestick4
Stade Olymp.4
Busch Stad3
MileHigh Std2
Dodger Stad2
US Cellular2
3 Rivers Std2
Dolphin Stad1
Where Hit
732
8918
816
916
7814
Unk4
General field locations when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Pitches
Unk25
219
317
115
49
58
64
7+3
Pitches in PA when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms90
2·HR gms5
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
4th38
3rd38
5th16
1st3
7th2
9th1
2nd1
6th1
Outs
238
037
125
 
DefPos
1B68
LF19
RF7
PH4
Unk2
Bases
---52
1--22
12-9
--35
1234
-2-4
-232
1-32
 
169 RBI
RISP26
0 on52
1 on31
2 on13
3 on4
Any on48
Inning
122
25
314
410
59
68
712
87
99
Extra4
 
1-341
4-627
7-end32
RelScore
+4..8
+34
+25
+113
Tied28
-114
-210
-37
-4..11
 
Ahead30
Tied28
Behind42
Before event, for batter
Count
Unk25
0-015
1-013
2-010
2-27
1-16
0-16
3-25
1-24
2-14
3-12
3-02
0-21

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1986 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111986-05-10SDP@CHCDennis Eckersleytied 0-0t 101--2270.15469%Home Run; Roberts Scores
22211986-08-14SDP@ATLDavid Palmerbehind 0-2t 321--2370.20446%Home Run; Flannery Scores
33311986-08-17SDP@CINRon Robinsonahead 8-5t 81---1370.03696%Home Run
44411986-09-10SDPATLDoyle Alexandertied 0-0b 12---1370.11162%Home Run
1987 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
55111987-04-13SDPSFGRoger Masontied 2-2b 10---1370.10165%Home Run (LF-CF)
66211987-04-18SDPLADBrian Holtonahead 1-0b 40---1470.10379%Home Run
77311987-05-07SDPSTLRay Soffbehind 5-17b 9012-3570.0000%Home Run (Line Drive to LF Line); Steels Scores; Martinez Scores
88411987-05-25SDPPHIMichael Jacksonbehind 0-3b 10-233370.15355%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Jefferson Scores; Cora Scores
99511987-05-29SDPNYMRon Darlingbehind 2-3b 52--32530.28668%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Gwynn Scores
1010611987-06-07SDP@ATLRick Mahlertied 0-0t 12-2-2430.17165%Home Run; Gwynn Scores
1111711987-07-04SDP@MONNeal Heatonbehind 0-1t 501--2630.22364%Home Run; Mitchell Scores
1212811987-07-05SDP@MONJeff Parretttied 2-2t 92---1430.40980%Home Run (LF-CF)
1313911987-07-07SDP@CHCScott Sandersonbehind 2-7t 60---1430.0358%Home Run
14141011987-07-10SDP@PITDon Robinsonbehind 4-5t 92---13PH0.35940%Home Run
15151111987-07-16SDPSTLBob Forschbehind 2-3b 321--2430.23964%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Gwynn Scores
16161211987-08-04SDP@ATLCharlie Puleotied 0-0t 1112-3430.21075%Home Run; Jefferson Scores; Martinez Scores
17171321987-08-04SDP@ATLJeff Dedmonbehind 4-12t 9212-3430.0000%Home Run; Gwynn Scores; Martinez Scores
18181411987-08-05SDP@ATLDoyle Alexanderahead 6-2t 72---1430.03296%Home Run
19191511987-08-08SDPHOUNolan Ryanbehind 0-3b 70---1430.09021%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
20201611987-08-21SDP@NYMRon Darlingahead 1-0t 311--2430.17279%Home Run (LF-CF); Martinez Scores
21211711987-08-22SDP@NYMSid Fernandezahead 3-0t 61---1430.05792%Home Run
22221811987-08-26SDPMONJoe Heskethahead 4-2b 80---1430.03297%Home Run
23231911987-09-23SDP@CINJeff Montgomeryahead 5-4t 132---1330.10791%Home Run
24242011987-09-24SDP@CINGuy Hoffmanahead 1-0t 32-2-2330.17477%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to LF; Mack Scores
1988 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2525111988-04-12SDPLADBrad Havensbehind 1-3b 521232,(1-0) 4430.51181%Home Run; Hawkins Scores; Gwynn Scores; Ready Scores
2626211988-04-16SDPSFGDon Robinsontied 1-1b 90---2,(0-1) 15PH0.378100%Walk-OffHome Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
2727311988-04-29SDPPITBrian Fishertied 0-0b 12---2,(0-1) 1330.11663%Home Run
2828411988-05-22SDPPHIWally Ritchieahead 7-2b 821--5,(1-2) 2330.004100%Home Run; Show Scores/unER; Kruk Scores/unER
2929511988-06-04SDPATLPete Smithtied 2-2b 311--2,(0-1) 2530.21677%Home Run; Moreland Scores
3030611988-06-08SDPCINJose Rijobehind 0-5b 20---7,(2-2) 1530.05115%Home Run
3131711988-07-24SDP@CHCRick Sutcliffetied 0-0t 10---1,(0-0) 1170.10561%Lead-OffHome Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
3232811988-08-02SDPATLPaul Assenmacherahead 3-1b 70---5,(3-1) 1430.05095%Home Run
3333911988-08-23SDPPHIKevin Grossahead 5-1b 42---2,(1-0) 1190.03495%Home Run (LF-CF)
1989 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3434111989-04-29SDP@CHCCalvin Schiraldiahead 3-2t 801--2,(1-0) 2790.14794%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Martinez Scores
3535211989-05-02SDPSTLCris Carpenterahead 5-1b 701--2,(1-0) 2790.01599%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Santiago Scores
3636311989-05-23SDPNYMDwight Goodenbehind 0-1b 40---6,(3-2) 1170.14756%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
3737411989-07-29PHIPITBob Walkbehind 1-2b 801--2490.50388%Home Run; Hayes Scores
3838511989-07-31 (1)PHICHCRick Sutcliffetied 0-0b 20---2,(0-1) 1490.11767%Home Run (Fly Ball)
3939611989-08-10PHI@CHCJeff Picobehind 1-2t 321--2,(1-0) 2470.23058%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Hayes Scores
4040711989-09-15 (1)PHISTLKen Hilltied 0-0b 12---3,(2-0) 1370.11562%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
4141811989-09-17 (1)PHISTLMatt Kinzertied 5-5b 1221232,(1-0) 4530.349100%Walk-OffHome Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Cook Scores; Herr Scores; Hayes Scores
1990 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4242111990-04-24PHICINJose Rijoahead 2-1b 32--32,(1-0) 2570.16783%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Herr Scores
4343211990-05-01PHI@CINTim Birtsasahead 3-2t 72---7,(3-2) 1570.14080%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
4444311990-08-21PHI@LADTim Crewsbehind 8-11t 91-233,(2-0) 35PH0.34344%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Hayes Scores/unER; Murphy Scores/Team unER; Kruk Scores/Team unER
4545411990-08-26PHI@SFGFrancisco Oliverasahead 3-0t 601--1,(0-0) 2530.06796%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Martinez Scores
4646511990-09-11PHIPITRandy Tomlintied 0-0b 20---3,(2-0) 1530.11266%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
4747611990-09-18PHI@STLBob Tewksburyahead 2-0t 3112-1,(0-0) 3530.15991%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Hayes Scores; Murphy Scores
4848711990-09-28PHI@MONOil Can Boydahead 4-0t 51---2,(1-0) 1390.03994%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
1991 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4949111991-04-08PHI@NYMDwight Goodenbehind 0-2t 50---4,(1-2) 1530.11835%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Kruk Scores
5050211991-04-14PHISTLBryn Smithbehind 1-3b 12-2-1,(0-0) 2530.19151%Home Run (Fly Ball); Daulton Scores; Kruk Scores
5151311991-04-20 (2)PHI@STLBryn Smithtied 0-0t 111--1,(0-0) 2370.18068%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Dykstra Scores; Kruk Scores
5252411991-04-30PHISFGFrancisco Oliverasbehind 5-9b 6212-3,(2-0) 3370.23131%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Morris Scores; Dykstra Scores; Kruk Scores
5353511991-05-13PHI@SFGRod Becktied 2-2t 111---4,(2-1) 1370.39384%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Kruk Scores
5454611991-06-01PHIPITJohn Smileybehind 0-1b 401--3,(1-1) 2370.23169%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Ready Scores; Kruk Scores
5555711991-06-05PHI@ATLJohn Smoltzbehind 3-4t 5212-4,(1-2) 3370.38273%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Backman Scores; Morandini Scores; Kruk Scores
5656811991-06-10PHI@CINJose Rijobehind 2-8t 61---1,(0-0) 1330.0153%Home Run (Fly Ball); Kruk Scores
5757911991-06-17PHIATLSteve Averytied 0-0b 121--2,(1-0) 2430.19872%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Chamberlain Scores; Kruk Scores
58581011991-06-25PHI@STLJose DeLeonahead 1-0t 101-35,(2-2) 3430.12684%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Morandini Scores; Chamberlain Scores; Kruk Scores/unER
59591111991-07-11PHISFGJeff Brantleyahead 2-0b 81---4,(2-1) 1430.03497%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Kruk Scores
60601211991-07-20PHI@SDPGreg Harristied 0-0t 20---1,(0-0) 1430.11061%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Kruk Scores
61611311991-07-26PHI@SFGKelly Downsbehind 1-3t 40---4,(1-2) 1430.11336%Home Run (Fly Ball); Kruk Scores
62621411991-08-07PHICHCMike Bieleckibehind 2-3b 40---3,(2-0) 1430.14456%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Kruk Scores
63631511991-08-14PHI@PITJohn Smileyahead 1-0t 12---6,(3-2) 1430.10167%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Kruk Scores
64641611991-08-28PHIHOURyan Bowentied 5-5b 31---1,(0-0) 1430.12966%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Kruk Scores
65651711991-09-19PHIMONBrian Barnesbehind 1-4b 611--2,(1-0) 2430.19134%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Chamberlain Scores; Kruk Scores
66661811991-09-23PHI@CHCGreg Madduxbehind 0-6t 321--3,(2-0) 2430.06010%Home Run (Fly Ball); Chamberlain Scores; Kruk Scores
67671911991-09-25PHI@CHCShawn Boskietied 0-0t 32---3,(2-0) 1430.12458%Home Run (Fly Ball); Kruk Scores
68682021991-09-25PHI@CHCShawn Boskieahead 1-0t 421231,(0-0) 4430.26792%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Greene Scores; Morandini Scores; Chamberlain Scores; Kruk Scores
69692111991-09-28PHI@NYMWally Whitehurstahead 5-0t 72---3,(1-1) 1430.01499%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Kruk Scores
1992 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7070111992-05-11PHISFGJohn Burkettbehind 0-1b 20---3,(2-0) 1430.12355%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Kruk Scores
7171221992-05-11PHISFGJohn Burketttied 1-1b 41---5,(2-2) 1430.14868%Home Run (Fly Ball); Kruk Scores
7272311992-05-22PHICINTim Belcherahead 3-2b 51-2-1,(0-0) 2430.15289%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Hollins Scores; Kruk Scores
7373411992-05-24PHICINNorm Charltonbehind 2-8b 90---3,(1-1) 1430.0041%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Kruk Scores
7474511992-06-28PHI@CHCFrank Castillobehind 1-5t 71---5,(3-1) 1430.0347%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Kruk Scores
7575611992-07-01PHIMONDennis Martinezbehind 0-3b 61---5,(2-2) 1330.08420%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Kruk Scores
7676711992-07-04PHI@LADTom Candiottibehind 0-1t 42--35,(2-2) 2430.25760%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Duncan Scores; Kruk Scores
7777811992-07-07 (1)PHI@SFGBill Swifttied 0-0t 1112-3,(1-1) 3430.24378%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Javier Scores; Hollins Scores; Kruk Scores
7878911992-08-23PHIHOUJimmy Jonesbehind 0-2b 12---3,(1-1) 1390.10439%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Kruk Scores
79791011992-09-23PHICHCJim Bullingertied 0-0b 1012-2,(0-1) 3330.18883%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Javier Scores; Morandini Scores; Kruk Scores
1993 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8080111993-04-09PHICHCFrank Castillobehind 3-6b 32---3,(0-2) 1330.08728%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
8181211993-04-10PHICHCMike Morganbehind 0-2b 11--33,(2-0) 2330.13653%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Dykstra Scores
8282311993-04-18PHI@CHCGreg Hibbardtied 0-0t 111--2,(0-1) 2330.17368%Home Run (Fly Ball); Duncan Scores
8383421993-04-18PHI@CHCGreg Hibbardahead 3-0t 601--2,(1-0) 2330.07196%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Duncan Scores
8484511993-04-20PHISDPJeremy Hernandeztied 3-3b 142---4,(3-0) 1330.465100%Walk-OffHome Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
8585611993-06-14PHI@MONJeff Shawahead 3-1t 51---3,(2-0) 1330.09182%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
8686711993-06-20PHIFLATrevor Hoffmanbehind 1-3b 7212-1,(0-0) 3330.55476%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Dykstra Scores/unER; Duncan Scores/Team unER; Kruk Scores/Team unER
8787811993-07-07PHILADRamon Martinezahead 2-1b 421--1,(0-0) 2330.18485%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Dykstra Scores
8888911993-07-11PHISFGBryan Hickersonbehind 1-6b 50---2,(1-0) 1330.04512%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
89891011993-08-15PHINYMEric Hillmanbehind 1-4b 811--1,(0-0) 2330.15124%Home Run (Fly Ball); Dykstra Scores
90901111993-08-18PHI@COLMo Sanfordbehind 1-3t 30---4,(2-1) 1330.09440%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
91911221993-08-18PHI@COLBruce Ruffinbehind 5-6t 70---6,(3-2) 1330.17750%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
92921311993-08-30PHI@CHCFrank Castillotied 3-3t 30--32,(1-0) 2330.11472%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Duncan Scores
93931411993-09-20PHIFLAJohn Johnstoneahead 6-1b 70---4,(2-1) 1330.00799%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
1994 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
9494111994-05-06PHI@FLARichie Lewisbehind 4-9t 92---5,(2-2) 1330.0010%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
9595211994-06-14PHI@NYMDwight Goodenbehind 0-1t 70---1,(0-0) 1330.19350%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
9696311994-06-24PHIATLTom Glavinetied 0-0b 12---4,(3-0) 1330.10161%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
9797411994-07-17PHILADRudy Seanezahead 6-0b 71---6,(2-2) 1430.004100%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
9898511994-08-06PHIMONJohn Wettelandbehind 1-3b 911--1,(0-0) 29PH0.47258%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Stocker Scores
1995 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
9999111995-07-03CHWNYYJack McDowelltied 0-0b 121-33,(1-1) 35DH0.22878%Home Run (Fly Ball); Johnson Scores; Thomas Scores
100100211995-07-05CHWNYYBrian Boehringerahead 1-0b 101238,(3-2) 45DH0.12590%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Raines Scores; Thomas Scores; Ventura Scores

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