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Buck Martinez

John Albert Martinez

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: November 7, 1948 in Redding, CA
High School: Elk Grove HS (Elk Grove, CA)
Schools: California State University Sacramento (Sacramento, CA), Sacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
Drafted
by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2nd round of the 1967 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 21, 1967. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 18, 1969 (Age 20.223)   vs. OAK 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1969 season [*]
Teams (by GP): BlueJays/Royals/Brewers 1969-1986

Final Game: October 3, 1986 (Age 37.330)   vs. MIL 2 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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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.

Buck Martinez: 58 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 2 walk-off, 3 tying, 15 go ahead
3 Tms
TOR35
KCR15
MIL8
 
vs LHP37
vs RHP21
 
Away31
Home27
 
Leverage
High Lev10
Medium Lev20
Low Lev28
13 Opps
KCR7
MIN6
BOS6
SEA6
DET6
BAL5
CHW5
TEX4
MIL4
NYY3
OAK2
CLE2
CAL2
51 Pitchers
Larry Gura3
Floyd Bannister3
Vida Blue2
Aurelio Lopez2
Paul Splittorff2
Jim Kaat1
Mike Caldwell1
Bill Travers1
George Frazier1
Frank Tanana1
Tim Stoddard1
Len Whitehouse1
Don Durham1
Luis Tiant1
Randy Lerch1
Ed Vande Berg1
Pat Dobson1
Jerry Koosman1
Rick Wise1
Jim Slaton1
16 Parks
Exhibit Stad19
KauffmanStad8
Kingdome4
Tiger Stad4
County Stad4
Memor. Stad3
Fenway Pk3
Metrodome2
Comiskey Pk2
Yankee Stad2
Munic. Stad2
ClevelandStd1
Metrop. Stad1
Arlington1
O.co Coliseum1
Angel Stad1
Where Hit
741
Unk13
82
92
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms56
2·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
9th19
7th18
8th16
5th4
6th1
Outs
023
118
217
 
DefPos
C56
PH2
Bases
---39
1--7
-2-6
12-3
1231
--31
1-31
 
83 RBI
RISP12
0 on39
1 on14
2 on4
3 on1
Any on19
Inning
12
27
34
410
511
68
77
84
94
Extra1
 
1-313
4-629
7-end16
RelScore
+4..6
+36
+27
+110
Tied13
-15
-21
-31
-4..9
 
Ahead29
Tied13
Behind16
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

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1969 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1969-06-28 KCR MIN Dave Boswell ahead 1-0 b 4 0 --- 1 5 2 0.105 80% Home Run
2 2 2 1 1969-07-27 KCR @ DET Pat Dobson tied 0-0 t 1 2 12- 3 5 2 0.257 75% Home Run; Hernandez Scores; Foy Scores
3 3 3 1 1969-08-05 KCR @ BAL Eddie Watt tied 4-4 t 8 0 --- 1 5 2 0.260 76% Home Run
4 4 4 1 1969-08-16 (2) KCR BOS Sparky Lyle ahead 6-2 b 7 2 --- 1 7 2 0.015 99% Home Run
1973 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
5 5 1 1 1973-09-22 KCR TEX Don Durham tied 0-0 b 6 0 --- 1 9 2 0.166 74% Home Run
1974 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
6 6 1 1 1974-09-14 (2) KCR @ MIN Jim Hughes ahead 2-1 t 2 1 1-3 3 9 2 0.172 84% Home Run; Bevacqua Scores; White Scores/unER
1975 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
7 7 1 1 1975-04-27 KCR CHW Jim Kaat behind 4-8 b 7 2 -2- 2 9 2 0.097 15% Home Run; Patek Scores
8 8 2 1 1975-07-22 (1) KCR @ MIL Jim Slaton ahead 2-0 t 5 1 --- 1 8 2 0.091 84% Home Run
9 9 3 1 1975-07-23 KCR @ MIL Bill Travers ahead 1-0 t 2 2 --- 1 8 2 0.104 68% Home Run
1976 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
10 10 1 1 1976-04-16 KCR CLE Fritz Peterson ahead 1-0 b 5 0 --- 1 7 2 0.108 83% Home Run
11 11 2 1 1976-04-23 KCR @ NYY Catfish Hunter tied 1-1 t 6 0 --- 1 9 2 0.177 68% Home Run
12 12 3 1 1976-06-13 KCR BAL Mike Flanagan ahead 2-0 b 2 1 -2- 2 9 2 0.111 88% Home Run; Wohlford Scores
13 13 4 1 1976-08-28 KCR @ BOS Tom Murphy ahead 5-3 t 9 2 --- 1 9 2 0.048 96% Home Run
14 14 5 1 1976-09-16 KCR @ CAL Frank Tanana tied 0-0 t 7 2 -2- 2 9 2 0.344 82% Home Run; Patek Scores
1977 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
15 15 1 1 1977-06-04 (2) KCR BAL Tony Chevez ahead 10-6 b 5 0 --- 1 9 2 0.029 96% Home Run
1978 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
16 16 1 1 1978-08-29 MIL @ CLE Rick Wise tied 0-0 t 3 2 --- 1 9 2 0.126 58% Home Run (Deep LF)
1979 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
17 17 1 1 1979-06-01 MIL @ KCR Larry Gura behind 2-3 t 5 1 --- 1 9 2 0.137 47% Home Run
18 18 2 1 1979-07-04 MIL @ NYY Luis Tiant behind 0-4 t 6 0 --- 1 9 2 0.055 14% Home Run
19 19 3 1 1979-07-24 MIL @ DET Pat Underwood ahead 4-2 t 7 1 --- 1 9 2 0.086 88% Home Run
20 20 4 1 1979-09-19 MIL @ SEA Floyd Bannister ahead 4-1 t 4 0 --- 1 9 2 0.063 87% Home Run
1980 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
21 21 1 1 1980-06-25 MIL @ OAK Steve McCatty ahead 3-2 t 9 1 --- 1 9 2 0.094 93% Home Run (Deep LF)
22 22 2 1 1980-08-25 MIL KCR Larry Gura behind 0-4 b 3 0 --- 1 9 2 0.072 23% Home Run
23 23 3 1 1980-08-30 MIL @ DET Aurelio Lopez behind 0-3 t 3 0 --- 1 9 2 0.083 29% Home Run
1981 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
24 24 1 1 1981-06-11 TOR KCR Paul Splittorff behind 1-2 b 3 1 --- 1 9 2 0.127 53% Home Run
25 25 2 1 1981-08-11 TOR @ DET Dan Schatzeder ahead 3-0 t 1 2 12- 3 8 2 0.145 92% Home Run; Woods Scores; Garcia Scores
26 26 3 1 1981-08-21 TOR CHW Ross Baumgarten behind 0-4 b 5 2 1-- 2 9 2 0.133 22% Home Run; Bell Scores
27 27 4 1 1981-09-11 TOR SEA Glenn Abbott behind 0-6 b 5 1 --- 1 8 2 0.024 5% Home Run
1982 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
28 28 1 1 1982-04-29 TOR @ KCR Paul Splittorff ahead 1-0 t 4 2 12- 3 7 2 0.246 86% Home Run; Nordhagen Scores; Bonnell Scores
29 29 2 1 1982-07-04 TOR @ MIN Frank Viola tied 2-2 t 7 2 --- 1 5 2 0.217 65% Home Run
30 30 3 1 1982-07-15 TOR TEX Dan Boitano ahead 4-0 b 6 1 --- 1 7 2 0.026 97% Home Run
31 31 4 1 1982-07-21 TOR KCR Vida Blue behind 3-7 b 7 0 1-- 2 7 2 0.120 23% Home Run; Upshaw Scores
32 32 5 1 1982-08-02 TOR MIL Randy Lerch ahead 7-1 b 5 0 --- 1 7 2 0.011 99% Home Run
33 33 6 1 1982-08-27 TOR NYY George Frazier ahead 9-3 b 7 0 --- 1 7 2 0.004 100% Home Run
34 34 7 1 1982-09-17 TOR CAL Dave Goltz ahead 3-1 b 4 1 --- 1 7 2 0.079 84% Home Run
35 35 8 1 1982-09-22 TOR @ MIN Brad Havens behind 1-2 t 8 1 --- 1 8 2 0.252 45% Home Run
36 36 9 1 1982-09-26 TOR @ SEA Floyd Bannister ahead 4-2 t 6 1 --- 1 8 2 0.090 85% Home Run
37 37 10 1 1982-09-30 TOR MIN Jack O'Connor ahead 5-4 b 8 1 --- 1 7 2 0.081 93% Home Run
1983 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
38 38 1 1 1983-05-17 TOR @ MIL Mike Caldwell tied 0-0 t 2 1 --- 1 7 2 0.113 59% Home Run
39 39 2 1 1983-06-05 TOR @ BAL Tim Stoddard tied 1-1 t 6 2 123 4 8 2 0.379 91% Home Run; Orta Scores; Moseby Scores; Powell Scores
40 40 3 1 1983-06-14 TOR OAK Tom Underwood ahead 4-1 b 2 0 --- 1 8 2 0.057 87% Home Run
41 41 4 1 1983-06-25 TOR @ SEA Ed Vande Berg behind 1-5 t 9 0 --- 1 7 PH 0.020 3% Home Run
42 42 5 1 1983-07-10 TOR TEX Rick Honeycutt behind 0-1 b 2 1 -2- 2 8 2 0.169 63% Home Run; Upshaw Scores
43 43 6 1 1983-07-12 TOR @ KCR Vida Blue ahead 3-0 t 4 0 1-- 2 7 2 0.086 92% Home Run; Barfield Scores
44 44 7 1 1983-07-14 TOR @ CHW Jerry Koosman ahead 1-0 t 2 2 1-- 2 8 2 0.174 75% Home Run; Upshaw Scores
45 45 8 1 1983-07-18 TOR KCR Larry Gura ahead 3-1 b 4 0 1-- 2 8 2 0.102 91% Home Run; Upshaw Scores
46 46 9 1 1983-08-29 (1) TOR BOS John Tudor ahead 1-0 b 5 0 --- 1 6 2 0.103 81% Home Run
47 47 10 1 1983-09-19 TOR SEA Matt Young tied 4-4 b 4 0 --- 1 8 2 0.123 68% Home Run
1984 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
48 48 1 1 1984-06-16 TOR BOS Bruce Hurst ahead 1-0 b 4 2 -2- 2 8 2 0.171 84% Home Run; Barfield Scores
49 49 2 1 1984-06-23 TOR @ BOS Rich Gale ahead 4-1 t 4 0 --- 1 8 2 0.063 88% Home Run
50 50 3 2 1984-06-23 TOR @ BOS Mike Brown ahead 6-1 t 5 1 -2- 2 8 2 0.035 98% Home Run; Mulliniks Scores
51 51 4 1 1984-08-03 TOR @ BAL Scott McGregor behind 0-1 t 4 2 --3 2 7 2 0.235 59% Home Run; Johnson Scores
52 52 5 1 1984-08-29 TOR CHW Floyd Bannister behind 1-6 b 5 0 --- 1 7 2 0.047 12% Home Run
1985 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
53 53 1 1 1985-04-28 TOR @ TEX Mike Mason tied 0-0 t 5 1 --- 1 7 2 0.144 61% Home Run
54 54 2 1 1985-05-29 TOR @ CHW Britt Burns behind 2-6 t 6 2 1-- 2 7 2 0.106 17% Home Run; Burroughs Scores
55 55 3 1 1985-06-04 TOR MIN Len Whitehouse ahead 5-2 b 8 0 --- 1 7 2 0.016 99% Home Run
56 56 4 1 1985-06-06 TOR DET Aurelio Lopez tied 0-0 b 12 1 1-- 2 7 2 0.361 100% Walk-Off Home Run; Bell Scores
1986 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
57 57 1 1 1986-06-14 TOR DET Willie Hernandez tied 5-5 b 9 0 --- 1 8 PH 0.356 100% Walk-Off Home Run
58 58 2 1 1986-07-22 TOR @ SEA Mark Langston behind 5-7 t 6 2 --- 1 9 2 0.109 28% Home Run

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

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