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Bob Melvin

Robert Paul Melvin

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: October 28, 1961 in Palo Alto, CA
High Schools: Menlo Atherton HS (Menlo Park, CA), Menlo HS (Atherton, CA)
Schools: Canada College (Redwood City, CA), University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1981 amateur draft (January Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: May 25, 1985 (Age 23.209, 12,632nd in MLB history)   vs. SEA 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1986 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Orioles/RedSox/Tigers/Royals/... 1985-1994

Last Game: August 6, 1994 (Age 32.282)   vs. CAL 1 AB, 1 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).

Bob Melvin: 35 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 2 tying, 12 go ahead
4 Tms
SFG24
BAL7
BOS3
NYY1
 
vs RHP18
vs LHP17
 
Away18
Home17
 
Leverage
High Lev6
Medium Lev16
Low Lev13
19 Opps
SDP7
LAD5
CIN3
MON3
CHC2
KCR2
STL1
OAK1
TEX1
CAL1
NYY1
BAL1
DET1
NYM1
PIT1
ATL1
CLE1
TOR1
CHW1
32 Pitchers
Fernando Valenzuela3
Ed Whitson2
Floyd Youmans1
Ed Wojna1
Balvino Galvez1
Charlie Puleo1
Tim Belcher1
Bob McClure1
Orel Hershiser1
Neal Heaton1
Urbano Lugo1
Rick Sutcliffe1
Lance McCullers1
Bob Ojeda1
Pete Filson1
Mario Soto1
Chuck Finley1
Steve Peters1
Andy Hawkins1
Arthur Rhodes1
14 Parks
Candlestick12
Qualcomm St4
Memor. Stad3
Cinergy Fld3
Dodger Stad2
Yankee Stad2
Stade Olymp.2
ClevelandStd1
Fenway Pk1
US Cellular1
Tiger Stad1
Arlington1
Wrigley Fld1
SkyDome1
Where Hit
716
95
Unk4
784
83
893
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Pitches
Unk13
29
56
43
13
31
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms31
2·HR gms2
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
7th16
8th8
6th8
5th2
9th1
Outs
015
211
19
 
DefPos
C34
Unk1
Bases
---20
1--8
12-2
--32
-231
-2-1
1-31
 
54 RBI
RISP7
0 on20
1 on11
2 on4
Any on15
Inning
11
212
32
46
54
63
72
82
93
 
1-315
4-613
7-end7
RelScore
+4..3
+35
+22
+16
Tied9
-15
-22
-31
-4..2
 
Ahead16
Tied9
Behind10
Before event,
for batter
Count
Unk13
0-15
1-04
3-14
0-03
2-13
2-22
1-11

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1986 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 1986-06-18 SFG @ SDP Mark Thurmond ahead 1-0 t 2 0 1-- 2 7 2 0.150 80% Home Run; Brenly Scores
2 2 2 1 1986-08-11 SFG @ CIN Tom Browning behind 2-4 t 5 0 --- 1 7 2 0.116 36% Home Run
3 3 3 1 1986-09-14 SFG ATL Charlie Puleo behind 1-4 b 5 0 --- 1 7 2 0.096 26% Home Run
4 4 4 1 1986-09-27 SFG LAD Fernando Valenzuela tied 2-2 b 2 0 --- 1 7 2 0.116 66% Home Run
5 5 5 1 1986-10-05 SFG @ LAD Balvino Galvez ahead 7-2 t 8 1 1-- 2 8 2 0.010 100% Home Run; Kutcher Scores
1987 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 1987-04-07 SFG SDP Ed Whitson behind 2-3 b 4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  1 6 2 0.141 53% Home Run (Deep RF)
7 7 2 2 1987-04-07 SFG SDP Ed Whitson tied 3-3 b 7 0 --- 2,(1-0)  1 6 2 0.208 79% Home Run (Deep LF)
8 8 3 1 1987-04-13 SFG @ SDP Andy Hawkins behind 3-4 t 4 1 --- 1 6 2 0.130 47% Home Run (LF Line)
9 9 4 1 1987-04-14 SFG @ SDP Ed Wojna ahead 1-0 t 2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  1 6 2 0.101 69% Home Run (Deep RF)
10 10 5 1 1987-05-06 SFG CHC Scott Sanderson behind 2-6 b 6 1 --- 1 6 2 0.054 13% Home Run
11 11 6 1 1987-05-18 SFG @ MON Neal Heaton behind 0-1 t 2 0 1-- 2 5 2 0.166 60% Home Run (LF-CF); Maldonado Scores
12 12 7 1 1987-05-19 SFG @ MON Floyd Youmans ahead 3-1 t 4 1 --- 1 6 2 0.089 80% Home Run
13 13 8 1 1987-06-10 SFG @ CIN Bill Scherrer ahead 7-4 t 9 1 --- 1 9 2 0.022 98% Home Run
14 14 9 1 1987-09-15 SFG SDP Eric Nolte tied 0-0 b 2 0 12- 3 7 2 0.184 83% Home Run; Davis Scores; Clark Scores
15 15 10 1 1987-09-22 SFG LAD Fernando Valenzuela ahead 1-0 b 4 2 --- 1 7 2 0.113 77% Home Run
16 16 11 2 1987-09-22 SFG LAD Fernando Valenzuela behind 2-4 b 8 0 --- 1 7 2 0.140 30% Home Run
1988 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
17 17 1 1 1988-04-17 SFG @ SDP Lance McCullers ahead 5-4 t 9 0 --- 2,(1-0)  1 8 2 0.082 94% Home Run (Fly Ball)
18 18 2 1 1988-04-21 SFG @ CIN Mario Soto behind 0-1 t 2 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  2 8 2 0.209 58% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Thompson Scores
19 19 3 1 1988-04-27 SFG PIT Doug Drabek ahead 4-2 b 6 2 --- 2,(0-1)  1 6 2 0.070 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
20 20 4 1 1988-05-13 SFG NYM Bob Ojeda tied 0-0 b 3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  1 7 2 0.132 68% Home Run (Deep RF)
21 21 5 1 1988-05-20 SFG MON Bob McClure ahead 9-2 b 7 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  2 7 2 0.002 100% Home Run; Maldonado Scores
22 22 6 1 1988-07-09 SFG STL Steve Peters ahead 12-2 b 6 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  2 7 2 0.000 100% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Mitchell Scores
23 23 7 1 1988-07-19 SFG @ CHC Rick Sutcliffe tied 0-0 t 3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  1 7 2 0.122 62% Home Run
24 24 8 1 1988-08-14 SFG @ LAD Orel Hershiser ahead 5-2 t 2 2 12- 2,(1-0)  3 6 2 0.136 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Mitchell Scores; Aldrete Scores
1989 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
25 25 1 1 1989-08-27 BAL @ NYY Greg Cadaret ahead 1-0 t 2 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  3 7 2 0.127 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Milligan Scores; Devereaux Scores
1990 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
26 26 1 1 1990-04-14 BAL @ DET Urbano Lugo ahead 5-4 t 9 2 --3 2,(0-1)  2 8 2 0.127 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Milligan Scores
27 27 2 1 1990-05-25 BAL @ TEX Kevin Brown ahead 4-1 t 5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  2 5 2 0.079 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Orsulak Scores
28 28 3 1 1990-08-02 BAL KCR Pete Filson ahead 4-1 b 4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  1 8 2 0.054 91% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
29 29 4 1 1990-08-18 BAL OAK Curt Young tied 0-0 b 2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  1 7 2 0.118 63% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
30 30 5 1 1990-09-08 BAL CAL Chuck Finley tied 0-0 b 2 2 --3 4,(2-1)  2 7 2 0.192 73% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Worthington Scores
1991 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
31 31 1 1 1991-06-15 BAL @ TOR Juan Guzman ahead 4-1 t 4 2 --- 4,(2-1)  1 8 2 0.070 86% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Melvin Scores
1993 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
32 32 1 1 1993-06-01 BOS KCR Chris Haney behind 0-4 b 5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  1 8 2 0.072 21% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
33 33 2 1 1993-09-07 BOS @ CHW Tim Belcher tied 0-0 t 2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  2 7 2 0.194 67% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Deer Scores
34 34 3 1 1993-09-12 BOS @ CLE Jason Grimsley behind 0-1 t 2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  2 8 2 0.164 60% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Valentin Scores
1994 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
35 35 1 1 1994-05-21 NYY BAL Arthur Rhodes tied 2-2 b 1 2 -23 4,(2-1)  3 7 DH 0.215 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Leyritz Scores; Williams Scores

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