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Mike Laga

Michael Russell Laga

Positions: First Baseman and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: June 14, 1960 in Ridgewood, NJ
Schools: Bergen Community College (Paramus, NJ), Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus (Teaneck, NJ)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 1st round (17th pick) of the 1980 amateur draft (January). (All Transactions)
Debut: September 1, 1982 (Age 22.079)   vs. CAL 2 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1985 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Tigers/Giants 1982-1990

Final Game: October 3, 1990 (Age 30.111)   vs. ATL 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 1 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 Laga: 16 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 1 tying, 3 go ahead
3 Tms
DET8
STL5
SFG3
 
vs RHP14
vs LHP2
 
Home8
Away8
 
Leverage
High Lev1
Medium Lev6
Low Lev9
14 Opps
ATL2
BOS2
KCR1
MIN1
PIT1
PHI1
OAK1
SDP1
CIN1
CHC1
CAL1
MON1
BAL1
CHW1
16 Pitchers
Dennis Leonard1
Brian Denman1
Bob Sebra1
Tim Leary1
Rick Langford1
Rick Reuschel1
Steve Bedrosian1
Bob Stanley1
Ed Whitson1
Tony Castillo1
Richard Dotson1
John Smoltz1
Jim Palmer1
Ron Romanick1
Ken Schrom1
Frank DiPino1
11 Parks
Tiger Stad5
Busch Stad2
Metrodome1
Atl-Fulton1
Fenway Pk1
Candlestick1
VeteransStad1
Wrigley Fld1
Angel Stad1
3 Rivers Std1
Cinergy Fld1
Where Hit
911
Unk4
891
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Pitches
Unk13
11
21
51
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms16
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
4th4
6th4
7th3
3rd2
5th1
9th1
8th1
Outs
18
25
03
 
DefPos
1B13
Unk2
PH1
Bases
---9
1--6
--31
 
23 RBI
RISP1
0 on9
1 on7
Any on7
Inning
11
22
41
63
74
83
92
 
1-33
4-64
7-end9
RelScore
+32
+21
+11
Tied2
-12
-22
-33
-4..3
 
Ahead4
Tied2
Behind10
Before event,
for batter
Count
Unk13
0-01
0-11
2-21

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1982 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 1982-09-03 DET OAK Rick Langford behind 0-1 b 2 2 --3 2 7 3 0.197 62% Home Run; Parrish Scores
2 2 2 1 1982-09-17 DET BOS Brian Denman ahead 2-0 b 4 2 --- 1 6 3 0.083 85% Home Run (Line Drive)
3 3 3 1 1982-09-29 DET BAL Jim Palmer behind 0-1 b 2 1 --- 1 7 DH 0.112 53% Home Run
1985 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 1985-05-16 DET @ MIN Ken Schrom behind 1-7 t 9 0 1-- 2 4 3 0.010 2% Home Run; Gibson Scores
5 5 2 1 1985-05-20 DET @ CAL Ron Romanick behind 0-7 t 7 2 1-- 2 7 DH 0.012 2% Home Run; Evans Scores
1986 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
6 6 1 1 1986-04-22 DET @ BOS Bob Stanley behind 3-6 t 9 1 --- 1 8 3 0.022 4% Home Run
7 7 2 1 1986-04-25 DET CHW Richard Dotson ahead 5-2 b 6 1 1-- 2 6 3 0.060 97% Home Run; Parrish Scores
8 8 3 1 1986-04-29 DET KCR Dennis Leonard tied 1-1 b 7 2 --- 1 6 3 0.233 75% Home Run
9 9 4 1 1986-09-14 STL MON Bob Sebra ahead 1-0 b 1 1 1-- 2 4 3 0.153 81% Home Run; McGee Scores/unER
10 10 5 1 1986-09-18 STL @ PHI Steve Bedrosian behind 2-4 t 8 1 --- 1 4 3 0.099 19% Home Run (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
11 11 6 1 1986-10-04 STL @ CHC Frank DiPino behind 5-8 t 7 1 --- 1 6 3 0.067 15% Home Run
1987 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
12 12 1 1 1987-04-10 STL @ PIT Rick Reuschel behind 0-3 t 6 1 --- 1 4 3 0.076 19% Home Run
1988 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 1988-07-16 STL SDP Ed Whitson behind 0-2 b 7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 5 3 0.144 33% 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
14 14 1 1 1989-09-04 SFG @ CIN Tim Leary behind 2-8 t 8 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  2 3 3 0.009 1% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Riles Scores
1990 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
15 15 1 1 1990-09-12 SFG ATL Tony Castillo ahead 6-3 b 8 0 --- 1 3 3 0.014 99% Home Run
16 16 2 1 1990-09-20 SFG @ ATL John Smoltz tied 2-2 t 6 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  2 9 PH 0.265 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Uribe Scores

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