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Chet Lemon

Chester Earl Lemon (The Jet)

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: February 12, 1955 in Jackson, MS
High School: Fremont HS (Los Angeles, CA)
School: Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
Drafted
by the Oakland Athletics in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 1972 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 9, 1975 (Age 20)   vs. CAL 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Teams (by GP): Tigers/WhiteSox 1975-1990

Final Game: October 3, 1990 (Age 35)   vs. NYY 5 AB, 3 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).

Chet Lemon: 215 Career Home Runs

1 leading off, 2 walk-off, 15 tying, 67 go ahead
2 Tms
DET142
CHW73
 
vs RHP125
vs LHP90
 
Home119
Away96
 
Leverage
High Lev39
Medium Lev68
Low Lev108
14 Opps
MIL22
SEA21
BAL20
TOR19
CAL17
NYY17
TEX16
CLE16
OAK15
MIN14
BOS13
KCR11
CHW8
DET6
162 Pitchers
Frank Tanana6
Jimmy Key5
Curt Young4
Moose Haas4
Matt Young4
Jim Palmer3
Dennis Eckersley3
Bruce Hurst3
John Henry Johnson3
Mike Flanagan2
Dennis Martinez2
Chris Bosio2
Frank Viola2
Len Barker2
Chuck Finley2
Mike Caldwell2
Don Gullett2
Paul Mitchell2
Bill Travers2
Luis Leal2
16 Parks
Tiger Stad85
Comiskey Pk40
Memor. Stad11
County Stad10
Kingdome10
Angel Stad9
NetworkAssoc8
Exhibit Stad8
Fenway Pk8
Yankee Stad5
Arlington5
ClevelandStd5
KauffmanStad4
Metrodome3
SkyDome3
Metrop. Stad1
Where Hit
7116
Unk63
918
88
788
892
General field locations when available.
 
 
Pitches
Unk186
27
16
45
55
33
7+2
61
Pitches in PA when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms183
2·HR gms16
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
7th60
6th44
5th32
8th31
3rd25
1st10
2nd7
4th6
Outs
080
169
266
 
DefPos
CF169
RF43
Unk3
Bases
---120
1--48
12-18
1-310
-2-9
-235
--34
1231
 
345 RBI
RISP47
0 on120
1 on61
2 on33
3 on1
Any on95
Inning
113
230
323
430
519
633
722
825
919
Extra1
 
1-366
4-682
7-end67
RelScore
+4..32
+320
+213
+127
Tied61
-112
-216
-312
-4..22
 
Ahead92
Tied61
Behind62
Before event, for batter
Count
Unk186
1-06
0-06
3-23
2-13
3-13
1-12
0-21
1-21
0-11
2-21
3-01
2-01

Play By Play

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1976 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 1976-05-17 CHW CAL Frank Tanana behind 0-10 b 8 1 1-- 2 8 8 0.001 0% Home Run; Stein Scores/unER
2 2 2 1 1976-07-15 CHW MIL Jim Slaton tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 1 1 8 0.107 65% Lead-Off Home Run
3 3 3 1 1976-08-23 CHW @ DET Ray Bare behind 2-5 t 9 1 1-- 2 8 8 0.051 8% Home Run; Hairston Scores
4 4 4 1 1976-09-30 CHW @ CAL Sid Monge behind 0-4 t 7 1 1-- 2 7 8 0.079 13% Home Run; Dent 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 1977-04-24 (1) CHW @ OAK Doug Bair ahead 9-4 t 6 2 12- 3 8 8 0.037 99% Home Run; Spencer Scores; Stillman Scores
6 6 2 1 1977-04-27 CHW @ DET Jim Crawford behind 7-8 t 6 0 --- 1 8 8 0.156 50% Home Run
7 7 3 1 1977-05-01 CHW TEX Paul Lindblad ahead 9-1 b 2 0 1-3 3 8 8 0.006 99% Home Run (LF-CF); Soderholm Scores; Gamble Scores
8 8 4 1 1977-05-04 CHW @ KCR Jim Colborn tied 2-2 t 8 1 1-- 2 7 8 0.347 85% Home Run; Gamble Scores
9 9 5 1 1977-05-11 CHW @ TEX Doyle Alexander behind 1-3 t 4 1 --- 1 7 8 0.104 35% Home Run
10 10 6 1 1977-05-19 CHW KCR Tom Hall ahead 7-2 b 6 0 --- 1 7 8 0.012 99% Home Run
11 11 7 1 1977-06-04 CHW NYY Don Gullett behind 2-7 b 4 0 1-- 2 6 8 0.097 21% Home Run; Johnson Scores
12 12 8 2 1977-06-04 CHW NYY Don Gullett behind 4-8 b 6 2 --- 1 6 8 0.050 12% Home Run
13 13 9 1 1977-06-12 CHW @ BAL Ross Grimsley behind 2-4 t 6 1 1-- 2 2 8 0.252 47% Home Run; Bannister Scores
14 14 10 1 1977-06-26 CHW @ MIN Tom Johnson behind 9-15 t 5 1 --- 1 2 8 0.021 5% Home Run
15 15 11 1 1977-07-26 CHW DET Dave Roberts ahead 4-2 b 4 0 1-- 2 7 8 0.102 91% Home Run; Spencer Scores
16 16 12 1 1977-07-29 CHW KCR Steve Mingori ahead 4-3 b 3 2 1-- 2 7 8 0.176 82% Home Run; Johnson Scores
17 17 13 1 1977-07-31 (1) CHW KCR Marty Pattin behind 0-1 b 6 0 --- 1 7 8 0.181 58% Home Run
18 18 14 2 1977-07-31 (1) CHW KCR Doug Bird behind 2-4 b 10 0 1-- 2 7 8 0.454 64% Home Run; Spencer Scores
19 19 15 1 1977-08-03 CHW TEX Dock Ellis behind 1-3 b 2 0 --- 1 7 8 0.103 44% Home Run
20 20 16 1 1977-08-09 CHW SEA Gary Wheelock tied 2-2 b 1 1 1-3 3 6 8 0.182 80% Home Run; Johnson Scores; Gamble Scores
21 21 17 1 1977-08-21 (1) CHW @ MIL Moose Haas behind 0-7 t 8 1 --- 1 7 8 0.002 0% Home Run
22 22 18 1 1977-08-27 CHW MIL Eduardo Rodriguez behind 4-6 b 8 1 12- 3 2 8 0.601 85% Home Run; Downing Scores; Garr Scores
23 23 19 1 1977-09-22 CHW @ SEA Paul Mitchell tied 0-0 t 3 1 --- 1 2 8 0.117 59% Home Run
1978 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
24 24 1 1 1978-04-21 CHW @ TOR Tom Underwood tied 0-0 t 1 1 --3 2 3 8 0.132 68% Home Run; Moore Scores
25 25 2 1 1978-05-14 CHW MIL Mike Caldwell behind 2-3 b 4 2 --- 1 6 8 0.145 51% Home Run
26 26 3 1 1978-05-29 CHW CAL Chris Knapp ahead 3-0 b 4 0 --- 1 5 DH 0.051 92% Home Run (Deep LF)
27 27 4 1 1978-05-30 CHW CAL Frank Tanana ahead 1-0 b 3 2 --- 1 3 8 0.108 75% Home Run (Deep LF)
28 28 5 1 1978-05-31 CHW CAL Tom Griffin ahead 12-2 b 6 0 --- 1 5 8 0.000 100% Home Run (Deep LF)
29 29 6 1 1978-06-18 (2) CHW KCR Marty Pattin ahead 6-0 b 7 0 1-- 2 3 8 0.004 100% Home Run; Washington Scores
30 30 7 1 1978-06-26 CHW @ SEA Paul Mitchell behind 2-5 t 6 0 --- 1 5 8 0.082 21% Home Run (Deep LF)
31 31 8 1 1978-06-27 CHW @ SEA Tom House ahead 7-1 t 7 1 --- 1 5 8 0.007 99% Home Run
32 32 9 2 1978-06-27 CHW @ SEA Enrique Romo ahead 9-1 t 9 1 --- 1 5 8 0.000 100% Home Run
33 33 10 1 1978-07-03 CHW TEX Len Barker behind 4-6 b 9 0 --- 1 2 8 0.106 19% Home Run (Deep LF)
34 34 11 1 1978-09-14 CHW @ SEA Rick Honeycutt ahead 3-0 t 5 0 1-- 2 3 8 0.078 95% Home Run (Deep LF); Torres Scores
35 35 12 1 1978-09-22 CHW CAL Frank Tanana tied 0-0 b 1 1 1-- 2 3 8 0.176 73% Home Run (Deep LF); Chappas Scores
36 36 13 1 1978-09-25 CHW OAK John Henry Johnson tied 0-0 b 1 2 --- 1 3 8 0.108 62% Home Run
1979 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 1979-04-13 CHW NYY Luis Tiant tied 2-2 b 3 0 -2- 2 3 8 0.141 76% Home Run; Washington Scores/unER
38 38 2 1 1979-04-27 CHW TEX Doc Medich ahead 7-0 b 6 1 1-- 2 3 8 0.005 100% Home Run (Deep CF); Washington Scores; Lemon Scores
39 39 3 1 1979-05-04 (1) CHW @ TEX Doyle Alexander tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 8 0.100 56% Home Run
40 40 4 1 1979-05-23 CHW OAK John Henry Johnson tied 1-1 b 5 1 12- 3 3 8 0.258 87% Home Run; Moore Scores; Washington Scores; Lemon Scores
41 41 5 1 1979-06-02 CHW @ NYY Jim Beattie ahead 3-0 t 3 2 1-- 2 6 8 0.115 89% Home Run; Johnson Scores; Lemon Scores
42 42 6 1 1979-06-09 CHW @ MIL Mike Caldwell ahead 3-2 t 9 0 1-- 2 3 8 0.108 96% Home Run (Deep LF); Pryor Scores; Lemon Scores
43 43 7 1 1979-06-10 CHW @ MIL Reggie Cleveland ahead 8-1 t 5 2 -2- 2 3 8 0.016 99% Home Run (Deep RF Line); Washington Scores/unER; Lemon Scores/Team unER
44 44 8 1 1979-06-13 CHW BAL Steve Stone ahead 3-0 b 3 0 1-- 2 3 8 0.076 93% Home Run; Washington Scores/unER
45 45 9 1 1979-07-04 CHW @ CLE Rick Waits ahead 4-0 t 3 0 --- 1 3 8 0.047 90% Home Run
46 46 10 1 1979-07-19 (2) CHW @ TEX Fergie Jenkins tied 3-3 t 6 2 --- 1 6 8 0.175 62% Home Run (Deep RF); Lemon Scores
47 47 11 1 1979-07-20 CHW @ TEX John Henry Johnson tied 1-1 t 6 2 --- 1 3 8 0.175 62% Home Run (Deep LF); Lemon Scores
48 48 12 1 1979-08-05 CHW @ TOR Balor Moore ahead 2-0 t 1 1 1-- 2 5 8 0.129 81% Home Run (Deep RF); Johnson Scores; Lemon Scores
49 49 13 1 1979-08-07 CHW @ NYY Ron Davis tied 3-3 t 6 0 -2- 2 5 8 0.187 78% Home Run (Deep LF); Johnson Scores; Lemon Scores
50 50 14 1 1979-08-26 (1) CHW BAL Mike Flanagan behind 6-12 b 8 1 --- 1 5 8 0.007 1% Home Run
51 51 15 1 1979-08-31 CHW MIL Bill Travers tied 0-0 b 1 2 12- 3 5 8 0.240 78% Home Run; Pryor Scores; Johnson Scores
52 52 16 2 1979-08-31 CHW MIL Bill Travers ahead 4-0 b 3 1 --- 1 5 8 0.041 93% Home Run
53 53 17 1 1979-09-04 CHW @ CAL Dave LaRoche ahead 8-7 t 9 0 1-- 2 5 8 0.105 97% Home Run (Deep LF); Squires Scores
1980 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 1980-04-18 CHW @ BAL Dave Ford behind 1-5 t 7 1 --- 1 5 8 0.038 8% Home Run
55 55 2 1 1980-05-14 CHW @ MIL Moose Haas behind 0-2 t 6 0 --- 1 3 8 0.121 33% Home Run
56 56 3 1 1980-05-15 CHW @ MIL Lary Sorensen tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 8 0.104 57% Home Run
57 57 4 1 1980-05-20 CHW MIN Doug Corbett ahead 3-2 b 8 1 --- 1 3 8 0.079 93% Home Run
58 58 5 1 1980-06-20 CHW DET Dan Petry behind 1-3 b 9 1 1-- 2 6 8 0.474 58% Home Run; Morrison Scores
59 59 6 1 1980-06-25 CHW @ CAL Dave Lemanczyk tied 0-0 t 2 0 1-- 2 6 8 0.167 70% Home Run (Deep LF); Nordhagen Scores
60 60 7 1 1980-07-29 CHW MIL Moose Haas tied 0-0 b 2 1 --- 1 5 8 0.111 64% Home Run
61 61 8 1 1980-08-31 (1) CHW @ CLE Victor Cruz behind 4-5 t 8 1 1-3 3 1 8 0.439 85% Home Run; Kimm Scores; Molinaro Scores
62 62 9 1 1980-09-09 CHW SEA Rick Honeycutt behind 0-3 b 5 1 --- 1 1 DH 0.091 25% Home Run (Deep LF)
63 63 10 1 1980-09-13 CHW MIN Geoff Zahn behind 0-5 b 3 2 --- 1 1 8 0.045 13% Home Run (Deep CF)
64 64 11 1 1980-09-16 CHW @ SEA Glenn Abbott tied 0-0 t 3 2 --- 1 1 8 0.119 58% Home Run (Deep LF)
1981 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 1981-04-25 CHW @ DET Dave Rozema ahead 2-0 t 9 1 1-- 2 6 8 0.054 99% Home Run; Squires Scores
66 66 2 1 1981-06-03 CHW OAK Brian Kingman behind 0-3 b 2 1 1-- 2 6 8 0.174 40% Home Run; Baines Scores
67 67 3 1 1981-06-08 CHW TOR Mike Willis ahead 4-0 b 5 2 --- 1 6 8 0.029 96% Home Run; Lemon Scores
68 68 4 1 1981-08-22 CHW @ TOR Jim Clancy ahead 1-0 t 7 0 --- 1 6 8 0.124 82% Home Run
69 69 5 1 1981-09-02 CHW DET Jerry Ujdur behind 0-3 b 5 0 1-- 2 6 8 0.187 39% Home Run; Baines Scores
70 70 6 1 1981-09-25 CHW @ OAK Mike Norris ahead 3-2 t 8 2 12- 3 6 8 0.204 97% Home Run; Sutherland Scores; Fisk Scores
71 71 7 1 1981-09-27 (1) CHW @ OAK Rick Langford behind 3-5 t 6 0 1-- 2 6 8 0.252 50% Home Run; Nordhagen Scores
72 72 8 1 1981-09-27 (2) CHW @ OAK Ed Figueroa ahead 6-1 t 5 2 --- 1 6 8 0.023 97% Home Run
73 73 9 1 1981-10-02 CHW MIN Pete Redfern behind 1-3 b 6 1 --- 1 3 8 0.135 33% Home Run
1982 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
74 74 1 1 1982-04-22 DET @ NYY Tommy John behind 0-1 t 3 0 1-- 2 1 9 0.188 62% Home Run; Whitaker Scores/unER
75 75 2 1 1982-05-16 DET MIN Brad Havens tied 5-5 b 4 2 --- 1 1 9 0.138 65% Home Run
76 76 3 1 1982-06-08 DET CLE Rick Sutcliffe behind 1-2 b 3 0 --- 1 1 9 0.121 55% Home Run
77 77 4 2 1982-06-08 DET CLE Ed Glynn ahead 7-3 b 8 2 --- 1 1 9 0.008 99% Home Run
78 78 5 1 1982-07-10 (2) DET @ TEX Paul Mirabella ahead 3-0 t 4 0 --- 1 6 8 0.062 89% Home Run
79 79 6 1 1982-07-25 (1) DET TEX Dan Boitano ahead 6-2 b 8 2 --- 1 7 8 0.008 99% Home Run
80 80 7 1 1982-08-03 DET @ KCR Derek Botelho tied 2-2 t 4 2 --- 1 7 9 0.133 59% Home Run
81 81 8 1 1982-08-04 DET @ KCR Larry Gura ahead 4-0 t 9 2 12- 3 7 9 0.014 100% Home Run; Herndon Scores; Ivie Scores
82 82 9 1 1982-08-06 DET TOR Dave Stieb ahead 3-0 b 7 0 --- 1 7 9 0.028 97% Home Run
83 83 10 1 1982-08-16 DET SEA Floyd Bannister ahead 1-0 b 4 0 --- 1 7 9 0.101 79% Home Run
84 84 11 1 1982-08-17 (2) DET SEA Bob Stoddard behind 0-2 b 2 0 -2- 2 5 9 0.149 55% Home Run; Turner Scores
85 85 12 2 1982-08-17 (2) DET SEA Bob Stoddard tied 2-2 b 7 0 --- 1 5 9 0.203 79% Home Run
86 86 13 1 1982-09-10 DET @ BOS Dennis Eckersley ahead 3-0 t 6 0 --- 1 5 9 0.056 91% Home Run
87 87 14 1 1982-09-12 DET @ BOS Brian Denman tied 0-0 t 1 2 12- 3 5 9 0.242 74% Home Run (LF-CF); Wilson Scores; Herndon Scores
88 88 15 1 1982-09-17 DET BOS Brian Denman ahead 3-0 b 6 2 1-- 2 5 9 0.066 97% Home Run; Herndon Scores
89 89 16 1 1982-09-21 DET @ BAL Don Stanhouse ahead 8-1 t 4 2 --3 2 6 8 0.018 99% Home Run; Herndon Scores
90 90 17 1 1982-09-24 DET CLE Dan Spillner behind 1-6 b 9 1 --- 1 5 8 0.004 1% Home Run
91 91 18 1 1982-09-29 DET BAL Jim Palmer tied 1-1 b 4 0 --- 1 5 9 0.128 69% Home Run
92 92 19 1 1982-09-30 DET BAL John Flinn ahead 4-1 b 6 0 --- 1 1 9 0.039 95% Home Run (LF-CF)
1983 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
93 93 1 1 1983-04-10 DET CHW LaMarr Hoyt behind 4-7 b 9 1 --- 1 6 8 0.026 4% Home Run
94 94 2 1 1983-05-07 DET CAL Geoff Zahn behind 2-4 b 5 1 --- 1 2 8 0.127 37% Home Run
95 95 3 1 1983-05-22 DET TEX John Butcher tied 3-3 b 4 0 --- 1 7 8 0.130 69% Home Run
96 96 4 1 1983-05-28 DET MIN Albert Williams tied 1-1 b 6 1 --- 1 5 8 0.184 72% Home Run
97 97 5 1 1983-06-10 DET CLE Bud Anderson ahead 5-1 b 6 0 --- 1 7 8 0.022 98% Home Run
98 98 6 1 1983-06-12 (2) DET CLE Len Barker tied 0-0 b 2 1 --- 1 7 8 0.112 64% Home Run
99 99 7 1 1983-06-15 DET BOS Dennis Eckersley tied 2-2 b 6 2 --- 1 7 8 0.193 71% Home Run
100 100 8 1 1983-06-21 DET MIL Moose Haas behind 0-6 b 8 0 --- 1 7 8 0.010 2% Home Run
101 101 9 1 1983-06-24 DET @ BAL Dennis Martinez ahead 3-0 t 4 0 1-- 2 7 8 0.086 93% Home Run; Wilson Scores
102 102 10 1 1983-06-25 DET @ BAL Jim Palmer ahead 1-0 t 2 1 1-- 2 7 8 0.162 77% Home Run; Herndon Scores
103 103 11 2 1983-06-25 DET @ BAL Jim Palmer ahead 4-3 t 8 1 1-3 3 7 8 0.144 96% Home Run; Parrish Scores; Wilson Scores
104 104 12 1 1983-07-18 DET @ OAK Tim Conroy tied 0-0 t 2 1 --- 1 7 8 0.113 59% Home Run
105 105 13 1 1983-07-26 DET SEA Matt Young tied 3-3 b 4 0 1-- 2 7 8 0.190 79% Home Run; Wockenfuss Scores
106 106 14 1 1983-07-27 DET SEA Mike Moore behind 2-5 b 7 2 --- 1 7 8 0.070 15% Home Run
107 107 15 1 1983-07-29 DET KCR Keith Creel ahead 5-0 b 3 1 12- 3 7 8 0.041 99% Home Run; Wockenfuss Scores; Wilson Scores
108 108 16 1 1983-08-16 DET @ KCR Buddy Black behind 0-2 t 2 1 1-- 2 8 8 0.174 48% Home Run; Wockenfuss Scores
109 109 17 1 1983-08-19 DET @ MIN Bobby Castillo ahead 1-0 t 2 0 -23 3 7 8 0.112 84% Home Run; Wockenfuss Scores; Leach Scores
110 110 18 1 1983-08-25 DET CHW Britt Burns ahead 4-0 b 4 0 --- 1 7 8 0.033 95% Home Run
111 111 19 1 1983-08-28 DET TOR Joey McLaughlin behind 1-2 b 9 2 1-3 3 7 8 0.803 100% Walk-Off Home Run; Parrish Scores; Leach Scores
112 112 20 1 1983-09-01 DET TEX Frank Tanana ahead 2-0 b 6 0 --- 1 7 8 0.065 92% Home Run
113 113 21 1 1983-09-02 (2) DET @ TOR Jim Acker behind 3-8 t 6 2 --- 1 7 8 0.026 6% Home Run
114 114 22 1 1983-09-03 DET @ TOR Jim Clancy ahead 3-0 t 4 2 --3 2 7 8 0.104 91% Home Run; Cabell Scores
115 115 23 1 1983-09-10 DET @ MIL Tom Candiotti tied 0-0 t 2 1 --- 1 7 8 0.113 59% Home Run
116 116 24 1 1983-09-17 DET @ BOS Dennis Eckersley tied 0-0 t 7 0 --- 1 7 8 0.187 69% Home Run
1984 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
117 117 1 1 1984-04-07 DET @ CHW Floyd Bannister tied 0-0 t 2 2 1-- 2 7 8 0.194 67% Home Run; Parrish Scores
118 118 2 1 1984-04-12 DET TEX Frank Tanana ahead 4-1 b 6 2 1-3 3 6 8 0.070 99% Home Run; Garbey Scores/unER; Herndon Scores/unER; Lemon Scores/unER
119 119 3 1 1984-04-24 (1) DET MIN Albert Williams tied 0-0 b 3 0 --- 1 8 8 0.117 67% Home Run
120 120 4 1 1984-04-28 DET CLE Rick Behenna ahead 3-2 b 4 1 --- 1 8 8 0.108 78% Home Run
121 121 5 1 1984-05-01 DET BOS Oil Can Boyd ahead 6-2 b 7 1 --- 1 6 8 0.016 99% Home Run
122 122 6 2 1984-05-01 DET BOS Oil Can Boyd ahead 8-2 b 8 2 1-3 3 6 8 0.002 100% Home Run; Garbey Scores; Herndon Scores
123 123 7 1 1984-05-05 DET @ CLE Tom Waddell ahead 5-4 t 8 0 --- 1 6 8 0.118 87% Home Run
124 124 8 1 1984-05-27 DET @ SEA Matt Young tied 0-0 t 2 1 --- 1 6 8 0.110 59% Home Run
125 125 9 1 1984-05-29 DET @ OAK Bill Krueger behind 3-8 t 7 0 --- 1 7 8 0.024 5% Home Run
126 126 10 1 1984-06-01 DET BAL Bill Swaggerty ahead 6-0 b 3 1 12- 3 7 8 0.025 99% Home Run; Parrish Scores/unER; Evans Scores
127 127 11 1 1984-06-20 DET NYY Clay Christiansen tied 5-5 b 8 0 --- 1 5 8 0.265 87% Home Run
128 128 12 1 1984-06-29 (2) DET MIN Mike Smithson ahead 2-0 b 2 0 --- 1 6 8 0.075 83% Home Run
129 129 13 1 1984-07-20 DET TEX Frank Tanana ahead 2-1 b 4 0 --- 1 5 8 0.102 79% Home Run
130 130 14 1 1984-07-27 (1) DET BOS Bruce Hurst tied 0-0 b 1 2 --- 1 3 8 0.105 62% Home Run
131 131 15 1 1984-08-06 (1) DET @ BOS Bob Ojeda ahead 3-2 t 5 1 -23 3 3 8 0.159 89% Home Run; Brookens Scores; Whitaker Scores
132 132 16 1 1984-08-20 DET OAK Curt Young ahead 4-1 b 3 0 --3 2 6 8 0.044 94% Home Run; Herndon Scores
133 133 17 1 1984-08-24 DET @ CAL Mike Witt behind 0-4 t 2 2 --- 1 7 8 0.058 18% Home Run
134 134 18 1 1984-08-26 DET @ CAL Curt Kaufman ahead 2-0 t 3 2 123 4 7 8 0.201 94% Home Run; Gibson Scores; Parrish Scores; Herndon Scores
135 135 19 1 1984-09-22 DET NYY Dale Murray ahead 3-0 b 8 2 12- 3 8 8 0.025 100% Home Run; Herndon Scores; Simmons Scores
136 136 20 1 1984-09-24 DET @ MIL Rick Waits ahead 4-3 t 8 2 --- 1 6 8 0.134 85% Home Run
1985 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
137 137 1 1 1985-05-25 DET @ SEA Karl Best tied 1-1 t 7 2 1-- 2 5 8 0.336 79% Home Run; Parrish Scores
138 138 2 1 1985-06-08 DET @ TOR Luis Leal ahead 5-0 t 3 2 -23 3 7 8 0.066 97% Home Run; Evans Scores; Simmons Scores
139 139 3 1 1985-06-23 DET NYY Bob Shirley tied 0-0 b 5 0 1-- 2 8 8 0.202 81% Home Run; Evans Scores
140 140 4 1 1985-06-29 DET TOR Luis Leal ahead 1-0 b 2 1 --- 1 8 8 0.096 73% Home Run
141 141 5 1 1985-08-02 DET MIL Pete Vuckovich tied 1-1 b 5 0 --- 1 8 8 0.143 71% Home Run
142 142 6 1 1985-08-12 DET @ MIL Rollie Fingers behind 2-4 t 9 0 --- 1 8 8 0.089 16% Home Run
143 143 7 1 1985-08-18 DET CLE Ramon Romero ahead 1-0 b 2 1 --- 1 6 8 0.096 73% Home Run
144 144 8 1 1985-08-24 DET @ CAL Kirk McCaskill ahead 4-2 t 6 2 12- 3 8 8 0.172 95% Home Run; Evans Scores; Herndon Scores
145 145 9 1 1985-08-27 DET @ SEA Matt Young tied 0-0 t 5 1 --- 1 7 8 0.145 61% Home Run
146 146 10 1 1985-09-01 DET OAK Chris Codiroli tied 0-0 b 3 1 --- 1 8 8 0.119 65% Home Run
147 147 11 2 1985-09-01 DET OAK Curt Young ahead 4-0 b 7 1 --- 1 8 8 0.016 98% Home Run
148 148 12 1 1985-09-03 DET CAL Dave Smith ahead 7-3 b 4 2 12- 3 6 8 0.068 98% Home Run; Parrish Scores; Simmons Scores
149 149 13 1 1985-09-07 DET SEA Matt Young behind 2-8 b 5 2 12- 3 3 8 0.104 15% Home Run; Sanchez Scores; Trammell Scores
150 150 14 1 1985-09-09 DET @ TOR Jimmy Key behind 1-5 t 9 1 1-- 2 5 8 0.022 4% Home Run; Parrish Scores
151 151 15 1 1985-09-14 (2) DET BAL Mike Flanagan ahead 1-0 b 4 0 1-- 2 5 8 0.143 86% Home Run; Parrish Scores
152 152 16 1 1985-09-20 DET @ BOS Bruce Hurst tied 1-1 t 4 0 --- 1 3 8 0.121 62% Home Run
153 153 17 1 1985-10-06 DET @ BAL Dennis Martinez tied 0-0 t 2 2 1-- 2 7 8 0.200 67% Home Run; Simmons Scores
154 154 18 2 1985-10-06 DET @ BAL Sammy Stewart ahead 6-3 t 6 0 --- 1 7 8 0.054 92% Home Run
1986 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
155 155 1 1 1986-04-19 DET CLE Neal Heaton behind 0-3 b 2 1 -2- 2 6 8 0.149 42% Home Run; Parrish Scores
156 156 2 2 1986-04-19 DET CLE Scott Bailes behind 5-8 b 8 0 --- 1 6 8 0.080 17% Home Run
157 157 3 1 1986-05-14 DET TEX Bobby Witt tied 0-0 b 2 2 1-- 2 8 8 0.195 72% Home Run; Bergman Scores
158 158 4 1 1986-08-12 DET CHW Steve Carlton ahead 3-0 b 3 2 1-3 3 7 8 0.113 95% Home Run; Heath Scores; Evans Scores
159 159 5 1 1986-08-13 DET CHW Joe Cowley tied 0-0 b 2 1 --- 1 8 8 0.108 64% Home Run
160 160 6 1 1986-08-17 DET @ BOS Bruce Hurst behind 0-1 t 2 0 --- 1 7 8 0.103 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
161 161 7 1 1986-08-29 DET @ CAL Vern Ruhle ahead 8-3 t 7 1 -23 3 8 8 0.016 100% Home Run; Evans Scores; Coles Scores/unER
162 162 8 1 1986-09-05 DET @ OAK Jose Rijo behind 0-3 t 2 2 1-- 2 8 8 0.162 35% Home Run; Coles Scores
163 163 9 1 1986-09-07 DET @ OAK Curt Young behind 2-7 t 7 0 1-- 2 7 8 0.054 10% Home Run; Evans Scores
164 164 10 1 1986-09-10 DET MIL Chris Bosio tied 5-5 b 4 0 --- 1 8 8 0.125 69% Home Run
165 165 11 1 1986-09-19 DET NYY Dennis Rasmussen ahead 3-1 b 4 2 --- 1 6 8 0.083 84% Home Run
166 166 12 1 1986-09-26 DET @ NYY Ron Guidry ahead 2-1 t 9 1 --- 1 6 8 0.098 92% Home Run
1987 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
167 167 1 1 1987-04-09 DET NYY Bob Tewksbury tied 1-1 b 2 2 --- 1 8 8 0.109 62% Home Run
168 168 2 1 1987-04-10 DET @ CHW Joel McKeon ahead 6-0 t 4 1 --- 1 8 8 0.023 96% Home Run
169 169 3 1 1987-05-16 DET CLE Ed Vande Berg ahead 4-2 b 6 2 --- 1 7 8 0.076 90% Home Run
170 170 4 1 1987-05-31 (2) DET MIN Allan Anderson behind 0-3 b 2 2 1-- 2 8 8 0.171 40% Home Run; Herndon Scores
171 171 5 1 1987-06-03 DET @ CLE Mike Armstrong ahead 12-3 t 8 2 -23 3 8 8 0.001 100% Home Run; Nokes Scores; Heath Scores
172 172 6 1 1987-06-07 DET @ BOS Joe Sambito ahead 9-5 t 7 0 -2- 2 8 8 0.030 98% Home Run; Evans Scores
173 173 7 1 1987-06-11 DET MIL Bill Wegman ahead 3-2 b 4 2 --- 1 8 8 0.109 76% Home Run
174 174 8 1 1987-06-21 DET @ BAL Ken Dixon ahead 4-1 t 4 0 --- 1 8 8 0.063 87% Home Run
175 175 9 2 1987-06-21 DET @ BAL John Habyan ahead 5-2 t 8 0 --- 1 8 8 0.036 96% Home Run
176 176 10 1 1987-07-05 DET @ SEA Mark Langston ahead 5-2 t 5 1 --- 1 3 8 0.067 87% Home Run
177 177 11 1 1987-07-10 DET @ CAL Chuck Finley ahead 5-3 t 4 1 1-- 2 8 8 0.136 86% Home Run; Evans Scores
178 178 12 1 1987-07-18 DET SEA Jerry Reed behind 3-6 b 3 1 12- 3 6 8 0.248 53% Home Run; Trammell Scores; Herndon Scores
179 179 13 1 1987-07-24 DET CAL Don Sutton ahead 1-0 b 5 0 -2- 2 7 8 0.116 88% Home Run (CF-RF); Bergman Scores
180 180 14 1 1987-08-01 DET @ NYY Charles Hudson ahead 9-1 t 7 0 --- 1 7 8 0.002 100% Home Run
181 181 15 1 1987-08-26 DET @ MIN Frank Viola behind 3-5 t 6 0 --- 1 6 8 0.116 35% Home Run
182 182 16 2 1987-08-26 DET @ MIN Jeff Reardon ahead 7-6 t 9 2 1-3 3 6 8 0.157 98% Home Run (LF-CF); Trammell Scores; Nokes Scores
183 183 17 1 1987-08-29 DET TEX Bobby Witt ahead 2-1 b 6 0 --- 1 6 8 0.105 84% Home Run
184 184 18 1 1987-09-19 DET MIL Chris Bosio ahead 1-0 b 4 1 --- 1 7 8 0.105 77% Home Run
185 185 19 1 1987-09-29 DET BAL Eric Bell ahead 2-0 b 4 0 12- 3 7 8 0.102 94% Home Run; Herndon Scores; Evans Scores
186 186 20 1 1987-09-30 DET BAL Jose Mesa behind 2-7 b 9 2 --- 1 7 8 0.001 0% Home Run
1988 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
187 187 1 1 1988-05-17 DET @ MIL Odell Jones ahead 6-3 t 7 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  2 5 9 0.078 97% Home Run; Salazar Scores
188 188 2 1 1988-05-21 DET @ CHW Jeff Bittiger ahead 1-0 t 5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 6 9 0.115 76% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
189 189 3 1 1988-06-10 DET @ CLE Greg Swindell tied 0-0 t 5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  1 5 9 0.141 64% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
190 190 4 1 1988-06-17 DET TOR David Wells tied 5-5 b 7 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  2 5 9 0.199 90% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Trammell Scores
191 191 5 1 1988-07-04 DET SEA Mike Moore tied 2-2 b 7 2 --- 5,(3-1)  1 7 9 0.247 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
192 192 6 1 1988-07-06 DET SEA Michael Jackson tied 3-3 b 8 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  2 4 9 0.334 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Salazar Scores
193 193 7 1 1988-07-07 DET OAK Curt Young tied 0-0 b 2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  1 4 9 0.112 66% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
194 194 8 1 1988-07-26 DET KCR Charlie Leibrandt behind 0-1 b 9 1 --- 3,(1-1)  1 5 9 0.471 58% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
195 195 9 1 1988-08-14 DET @ BOS Roger Clemens ahead 1-0 t 1 2 1-3 4,(3-0)  3 6 9 0.214 81% Home Run; Trammell Scores; Nokes Scores
196 196 10 1 1988-09-06 DET TOR Jimmy Key behind 0-5 b 4 2 --- 7,(3-2)  1 4 9 0.040 10% Home Run
197 197 11 2 1988-09-06 DET TOR Jimmy Key behind 1-5 b 7 0 --- 2,(1-0)  1 4 9 0.052 11% Home Run
198 198 12 1 1988-09-12 DET @ TOR Jimmy Key tied 1-1 t 6 2 12- 5,(2-2)  3 4 9 0.361 85% Home Run; Salazar Scores; Trammell Scores
199 199 13 1 1988-09-17 DET BAL Doug Sisk ahead 4-2 b 8 1 12- 4,(2-1)  3 7 9 0.043 100% Home Run; Lynn Scores; Lusader Scores
200 200 14 1 1988-09-20 DET CLE Scott Bailes tied 1-1 b 9 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  2 7 9 0.371 100% Walk-Off Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Lusader Scores
201 201 15 1 1988-09-30 DET NYY Rick Rhoden tied 2-2 b 6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  1 6 9 0.188 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
202 202 16 2 1988-09-30 DET NYY Hipolito Pena ahead 4-2 b 7 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  2 6 9 0.080 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Evans Scores
203 203 17 1 1988-10-01 DET NYY Neil Allen tied 5-5 b 8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 4 9 0.271 87% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
1989 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
204 204 1 1 1989-05-15 DET CHW Bill Long tied 1-1 b 3 2 1-- 5,(0-2)  2 2 9 0.223 75% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Pettis Scores
205 205 2 1 1989-06-30 DET @ BAL Bob Milacki behind 3-5 t 6 2 12- 2,(0-1)  3 7 9 0.430 63% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Moreland Scores; Lynn Scores
206 206 3 1 1989-07-08 DET TOR John Cerutti behind 0-1 b 2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  1 6 9 0.118 51% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
207 207 4 1 1989-07-20 DET @ CAL Chuck Finley behind 0-1 t 2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  2 6 9 0.179 61% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Jones Scores
208 208 5 1 1989-07-28 (1) DET MIN Frank Viola tied 2-2 b 3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  2 5 9 0.223 75% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Moreland Scores
209 209 6 1 1989-08-18 DET NYY Chuck Cary tied 0-0 b 1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  2 3 DH 0.177 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Trammell Scores
210 210 7 1 1989-08-24 DET @ TOR David Wells behind 2-11 t 9 0 --- 5,(3-1)  1 6 9 0.000 0% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
1990 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
211 211 1 1 1990-04-28 DET MIL Tony Fossas ahead 11-5 b 8 1 --- 6,(3-2)  1 7 9 0.001 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
212 212 2 1 1990-05-06 DET @ TOR Jimmy Key tied 0-0 t 2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  1 7 9 0.106 58% Home Run (Fly Ball)
213 213 3 2 1990-05-06 DET @ TOR Tom Henke behind 6-11 t 8 0 --- 3,(2-0)  1 7 9 0.019 4% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
214 214 4 1 1990-05-07 DET @ MIL Mark Knudson behind 1-2 t 5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  1 8 9 0.145 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
215 215 5 1 1990-09-28 DET MIN Allan Anderson tied 1-1 b 6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  1 5 9 0.183 72% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)

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.

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