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Luis Melendez

Luis Antonio (Santana) Melendez

Positions: Outfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: August 11, 1949 in Aibonito, Puerto Rico
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1968. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 7, 1970 (Age 21.027)   vs. PHI 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1971 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Padres 1970-1977

Final Game: June 1, 1977 (Age 27.294)   vs. SFG 0 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.

Luis Melendez: 9 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 4 go ahead
1 Tm
STL9
 
vs LHP5
vs RHP4
 
Away6
Home3
 
Leverage
High Lev3
Medium Lev2
Low Lev4
6 Opps
NYM2
CIN2
PIT2
LAD1
SDP1
MON1
9 Pitchers
Al Downing1
Ray Sadecki1
Jack Billingham1
Danny Frisella1
Steve Blass1
Ken Brett1
Balor Moore1
Steve Arlin1
Don Gullett1
7 Parks
Busch Stad3
Dodger Stad1
3 Rivers Std1
Shea Stad1
Cinergy Fld1
Qualcomm St1
Parc Jarry1
Where Hit
79
General field locations when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms9
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
7th6
6th2
3rd1
Outs
25
12
02
 
DefPos
CF5
RF3
PH1
Bases
---4
1232
-231
-2-1
1--1
 
19 RBI
RISP4
0 on4
1 on2
2 on1
3 on2
Any on5
Inning
22
32
41
52
61
81
 
1-34
4-64
7-end1
RelScore
+4..1
+32
+11
Tied3
-11
-31
 
Ahead4
Tied3
Behind2
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

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1972 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1972-05-02 STL CIN Don Gullett ahead 3-0 b 4 1 --- 1 7 8 0.052 92% Home Run
2 2 2 1 1972-05-23 STL PIT Steve Blass behind 0-3 b 2 2 --- 1 7 8 0.087 27% Home Run
3 3 3 1 1972-06-24 STL @ NYM Ray Sadecki ahead 4-0 t 5 0 123 4 7 PH 0.031 99% Home Run; Torre Scores; Simmons Scores; Cruz Scores
4 4 4 1 1972-08-08 STL NYM Danny Frisella behind 4-5 b 8 2 1-- 2 7 8 0.653 86% Home Run; Alou Scores
5 5 5 1 1972-08-16 STL @ SDP Steve Arlin tied 0-0 t 2 1 -2- 2 7 8 0.190 71% Home Run; Alou Scores
1973 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
6 6 1 1 1973-06-13 STL @ CIN Jack Billingham ahead 3-0 t 3 2 123 4 7 8 0.138 97% Home Run; Torre Scores; Simmons Scores; McCarver Scores
7 7 2 1 1973-09-18 STL @ MON Balor Moore ahead 1-0 t 3 2 -23 3 6 9 0.226 85% Home Run; Sizemore Scores; Simmons Scores
1975 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
8 8 1 1 1975-04-29 STL @ PIT Ken Brett tied 0-0 t 5 0 --- 1 6 9 0.151 65% Home Run
9 9 2 1 1975-05-23 STL @ LAD Al Downing tied 1-1 t 6 2 --- 1 3 9 0.196 64% Home Run

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

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