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Vance Law

Vance Aaron Law (Long arm of the Law)

Positions: Third Baseman, Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: October 1, 1956 in Boise, ID
High School: Provo HS (Provo, UT)
School: Brigham Young University (Provo, UT)
Drafted
by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 39th round of the 1978 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 1, 1980 (Age 23)   vs. NYM 5 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Expos/Cubs/Athletics/Pirates 1980-1991
Agents: Jack Sands,Steve Freyer [*]
Final Game: October 6, 1991 (Age 35)   vs. TEX 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Relatives: Son of Vern Law
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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).

Vance Law: 71 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 3 walk-off, 4 tying, 17 go ahead
3 Tms
MON27
CHW26
CHC18
 
vs RHP38
vs LHP33
 
Away37
Home34
 
Leverage
High Lev6
Medium Lev29
Low Lev36
21 Opps
STL6
PHI6
CIN5
CHC5
SEA5
TEX4
NYM4
PIT4
BOS4
SFG3
OAK3
MON3
HOU3
MIL3
MIN2
SDP2
DET2
BAL2
ATL2
LAD2
65 Pitchers
Jose DeLeon2
Sid Fernandez2
Brian Fisher2
Curt Young2
Ed Hodge2
Ed Lynch2
Mike Moore1
Guy Hoffman1
Shane Rawley1
Jerry Don Gleaton1
Mike Smithson1
Bob Knepper1
Joe Magrane1
Eric Show1
Steve Engel1
Steve Bedrosian1
Danny Jackson1
Ted Power1
Jack Morris1
Mike Scott1
18 Parks
Comiskey Pk14
Wrigley Fld13
Stade Olymp.12
VeteransStad4
Kingdome4
Busch Stad4
Cinergy Fld4
Arlington2
Fenway Pk2
Tiger Stad2
3 Rivers Std2
Qualcomm St2
NetworkAssoc1
County Stad1
Dodger Stad1
Shea Stad1
Atl-Fulton1
Astrodome1
Where Hit
742
Unk18
785
94
81
891
General field locations when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Pitches
Unk53
25
54
13
33
42
61
Pitches in PA when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms65
2·HR gms3
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
7th27
6th19
2nd11
8th11
5th3
Outs
227
024
120
 
DefPos
3B40
2B21
1B6
SS4
Bases
---45
1--12
-2-6
12-2
-232
1-32
1231
--31
 
105 RBI
RISP14
0 on45
1 on19
2 on6
3 on1
Any on26
Inning
11
28
36
410
517
68
79
86
95
Extra1
 
1-315
4-635
7-end21
RelScore
+4..7
+32
+212
+19
Tied14
-16
-24
-37
-4..10
 
Ahead30
Tied14
Behind27
Before event, for batter
Count
Unk53
0-03
1-03
2-23
0-12
2-02
3-21
1-21
1-11
2-11
3-11

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 1982-06-26 CHW @ SEA Gaylord Perry ahead 1-0 t 2 2 1-- 2 8 5 0.176 75% Home Run; Squires Scores
2 2 2 1 1982-07-19 CHW @ DET Dave Rucker ahead 4-0 t 3 2 --- 1 8 6 0.052 90% Home Run
3 3 3 1 1982-07-29 CHW BOS Tom Burgmeier behind 2-5 b 7 0 --- 1 8 6 0.092 22% Home Run
4 4 4 1 1982-09-05 CHW TEX Jon Matlack behind 6-9 b 5 2 --- 1 8 6 0.087 23% Home Run
5 5 5 1 1982-09-23 CHW @ SEA Jerry Don Gleaton ahead 10-4 t 9 1 1-- 2 7 6 0.002 100% Home Run; Hill Scores
1983 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 1983-05-29 CHW TEX Mike Smithson ahead 2-0 b 2 0 --- 1 8 5 0.074 82% Home Run
7 7 2 1 1983-06-01 CHW @ BOS John Tudor ahead 4-3 t 8 2 12- 3 8 5 0.225 95% Home Run; Paciorek Scores; Nyman Scores
8 8 3 1 1983-06-28 CHW @ SEA Glenn Abbott tied 1-1 t 5 2 --- 1 7 5 0.147 59% Home Run
9 9 4 1 1983-08-08 (2) CHW @ DET Jack Morris behind 0-7 t 5 1 --- 1 7 5 0.012 3% Home Run
1984 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
10 10 1 1 1984-04-17 CHW @ MIL Moose Haas behind 0-1 t 2 2 --- 1 7 5 0.111 46% Home Run
11 11 2 1 1984-04-24 CHW BAL Scott McGregor tied 0-0 b 2 2 --- 1 7 5 0.110 62% Home Run
12 12 3 1 1984-05-06 CHW @ BOS Bruce Hurst behind 0-3 t 8 0 --- 1 7 5 0.066 14% Home Run
13 13 4 1 1984-05-07 CHW MIL Jaime Cocanower behind 2-5 b 7 1 --- 1 7 5 0.081 18% Home Run
14 14 5 1 1984-05-26 CHW @ TEX Mike Mason tied 1-1 t 4 2 1-- 2 7 5 0.232 70% Home Run; Baines Scores
15 15 6 1 1984-05-27 CHW @ TEX Danny Darwin behind 0-7 t 6 1 --- 1 2 5 0.009 2% Home Run
16 16 7 1 1984-06-01 CHW OAK Lary Sorensen behind 2-3 b 3 0 1-- 2 2 5 0.188 67% Home Run; Law Scores
17 17 8 1 1984-06-10 CHW MIN Ed Hodge behind 0-10 b 5 1 --- 1 8 5 0.003 1% Home Run
18 18 9 2 1984-06-10 CHW MIN Ed Hodge behind 2-10 b 7 1 1-- 2 8 5 0.009 1% Home Run; Stegman Scores
19 19 10 1 1984-06-18 CHW @ SEA Matt Young ahead 5-4 t 5 0 --- 1 2 5 0.116 76% Home Run
20 20 11 1 1984-06-30 CHW BAL Sammy Stewart tied 4-4 b 11 1 --- 1 8 5 0.418 100% Walk-Off Home Run
21 21 12 1 1984-07-08 CHW CLE Bert Blyleven behind 1-4 b 4 1 1-- 2 7 5 0.179 40% Home Run; Luzinski Scores
22 22 13 1 1984-07-30 CHW BOS Al Nipper ahead 3-0 b 1 2 -23 3 8 4 0.120 93% Home Run; Walker Scores; Smalley Scores
23 23 14 1 1984-08-11 CHW MIL Rick Waits behind 4-10 b 9 0 --- 1 8 4 0.005 1% Home Run
24 24 15 1 1984-09-06 CHW OAK Curt Young ahead 5-3 b 5 2 -2- 2 6 5 0.119 92% Home Run; Kittle Scores
25 25 16 1 1984-09-11 CHW @ OAK Curt Young behind 0-1 t 2 2 --- 1 7 5 0.114 46% Home Run
26 26 17 1 1984-09-23 CHW SEA Mike Moore ahead 1-0 b 5 0 --- 1 6 5 0.104 81% Home Run
1985 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
27 27 1 1 1985-06-01 MON @ LAD Jerry Reuss tied 0-0 t 2 2 --- 1 6 3 0.121 58% Home Run
28 28 2 1 1985-06-14 MON NYM Dwight Gooden tied 0-0 b 4 0 --- 1 2 4 0.142 70% Home Run
29 29 3 1 1985-06-15 MON NYM Sid Fernandez behind 0-2 b 4 1 --- 1 2 4 0.124 38% Home Run
30 30 4 1 1985-06-23 MON @ NYM Ed Lynch ahead 3-1 t 5 1 1-- 2 2 4 0.134 91% Home Run; Raines Scores
31 31 5 1 1985-07-19 MON HOU Bob Knepper ahead 2-0 b 7 0 --- 1 2 4 0.050 95% Home Run
32 32 6 1 1985-07-24 MON ATL Steve Bedrosian ahead 2-1 b 5 0 --- 1 2 4 0.109 83% IPHR Home Run
33 33 7 1 1985-08-15 MON @ CHC Steve Engel ahead 3-1 t 3 2 1-- 2 6 3 0.151 85% Home Run; Brooks Scores
34 34 8 1 1985-08-31 MON @ SDP Eric Show ahead 1-0 t 3 2 1-- 2 2 4 0.195 79% Home Run; Raines Scores
35 35 9 1 1985-09-16 MON CHC Derek Botelho tied 4-4 b 5 0 --- 1 2 4 0.160 72% Home Run
36 36 10 1 1985-09-23 MON @ CHC George Frazier ahead 4-3 t 7 0 -2- 2 2 4 0.133 90% Home Run; Webster Scores
1986 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
37 37 1 1 1986-04-27 MON @ CHC Steve Trout behind 4-5 t 6 2 1-- 2 7 4 0.327 62% Home Run; Galarraga Scores
38 38 2 1 1986-05-02 MON HOU Jeff Calhoun behind 2-6 b 9 1 --- 1 7 4 0.009 2% Home Run (LF-CF)
39 39 3 1 1986-05-06 MON @ PHI Steve Carlton ahead 2-0 t 4 2 -2- 2 7 4 0.144 87% Home Run (Fly Ball); Wallach Scores/unER; Law Scores/unER
40 40 4 1 1986-08-10 MON NYM Sid Fernandez tied 1-1 b 4 2 --- 1 6 4 0.146 66% Home Run
41 41 5 1 1986-09-02 MON LAD Bob Welch tied 0-0 b 9 2 --- 1 7 4 0.467 100% Walk-Off Home Run
1987 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
42 42 1 1 1987-04-11 MON @ HOU Mike Scott behind 0-1 t 5 2 --- 1 7 4 0.147 45% Home Run
43 43 2 1 1987-04-16 MON @ STL Bob Forsch behind 0-2 t 5 0 --- 1 7 4 0.113 36% Home Run
44 44 3 1 1987-04-23 MON PHI Shane Rawley behind 2-5 b 4 1 --- 1 6 5 0.091 28% Home Run
45 45 4 1 1987-04-28 MON @ PHI Tom Hume ahead 6-1 t 5 1 --- 1 6 5 0.028 96% Home Run
46 46 5 1 1987-05-06 MON @ ATL Randy O'Neal ahead 3-2 t 7 0 --- 1 7 3 0.123 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF Line)
47 47 6 1 1987-06-24 MON @ PIT Barry Jones behind 3-9 t 8 0 --- 1 7 4 0.009 2% Home Run
48 48 7 1 1987-07-09 MON @ CIN Bill Gullickson behind 1-5 t 7 1 --- 1 7 3 0.039 8% Home Run
49 49 8 1 1987-07-11 MON @ CIN Ted Power ahead 4-2 t 6 2 -2- 2 7 4 0.139 90% Home Run; Galarraga Scores
50 50 9 1 1987-07-12 MON @ CIN Guy Hoffman tied 0-0 t 3 0 --- 1 7 4 0.111 61% Home Run
51 51 10 1 1987-07-29 MON @ CHC Ed Lynch ahead 6-0 t 5 1 --- 1 6 3 0.017 98% Home Run
52 52 11 1 1987-08-15 MON PIT Brian Fisher behind 2-3 b 9 1 123 4 6 3 0.459 100% Walk-Off Home Run; Brooks Scores; Wallach Scores; Foley Scores
53 53 12 1 1987-09-09 MON STL Joe Magrane tied 2-2 b 4 1 1-- 2 7 4 0.206 77% Home Run; Nichols Scores
1988 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
54 54 1 1 1988-04-12 CHC @ STL Jose DeLeon behind 0-2 t 2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  2 7 5 0.205 46% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Durham Scores
55 55 2 1 1988-04-21 CHC MON Bryn Smith ahead 4-2 b 6 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  2 7 5 0.085 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Davis Scores
56 56 3 1 1988-05-08 CHC SFG Terry Mulholland ahead 10-6 b 7 2 -23 3,(1-1)  3 6 5 0.021 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Dawson Scores; Palmeiro Scores
57 57 4 1 1988-05-21 CHC @ CIN Danny Jackson ahead 3-1 t 3 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  2 6 5 0.144 86% Home Run; Davis Scores
58 58 5 1 1988-06-07 CHC @ PIT Brian Fisher ahead 4-0 t 6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 7 5 0.029 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
59 59 6 1 1988-07-29 CHC @ PHI Kevin Gross behind 0-2 t 5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  1 6 5 0.120 34% Home Run (Fly Ball)
60 60 7 2 1988-07-29 CHC @ PHI Bruce Ruffin ahead 5-2 t 7 2 12- 1,(0-0)  3 6 5 0.076 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to CF-RF); Dawson Scores; Grace Scores
61 61 8 1 1988-08-05 CHC PHI Don Carman behind 1-8 b 4 0 --3 5,(2-2)  2 5 5 0.031 8% Home Run; Dawson Scores
62 62 9 1 1988-09-21 CHC MON John Dopson ahead 2-1 b 6 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  3 5 5 0.140 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Sandberg Scores; Grace Scores
63 63 10 1 1988-09-29 CHC @ MON Joe Hesketh behind 2-5 t 8 2 --- 2,(0-1)  1 5 5 0.037 7% Home Run
64 64 11 1 1988-10-01 CHC PIT Randy Kramer tied 1-1 b 4 0 1-3 5,(3-1)  3 6 5 0.160 87% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Dawson Scores; Palmeiro Scores
1989 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
65 65 1 1 1989-05-03 CHC @ SDP Dennis Rasmussen tied 0-0 t 2 2 --- 3,(2-0)  1 6 5 0.119 58% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
66 66 2 1 1989-06-04 CHC @ STL Matt Kinzer ahead 8-3 t 8 0 --- 2,(1-0)  1 7 5 0.007 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
67 67 3 1 1989-06-11 CHC STL Ken Hill tied 1-1 b 5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  1 7 5 0.150 71% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
68 68 4 1 1989-07-22 CHC SFG Atlee Hammaker ahead 3-1 b 6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  1 6 5 0.065 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
69 69 5 2 1989-07-22 CHC SFG Jeff Brantley ahead 4-2 b 8 1 --- 5,(2-2)  1 6 5 0.035 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
70 70 6 1 1989-08-22 CHC CIN Tom Browning behind 1-6 b 5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  1 6 5 0.044 11% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
71 71 7 1 1989-09-30 CHC @ STL Jose DeLeon ahead 2-0 t 6 2 --- 3,(2-0)  1 6 5 0.092 86% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

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