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Joe Orsulak

Joseph Michael Orsulak

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: May 31, 1962 in Glen Ridge, NJ
High School: Parsippany Hills HS (Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ)
Drafted
by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 6th round of the 1980 amateur draft.
Signed August 20, 1980. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 1, 1983 (Age 21)   vs. HOU 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Mets/Pirates/Marlins/Expos 1983-1997
Agents: Michael Maas,Ron Shapiro [*]
Final Game: September 25, 1997 (Age 35)   vs. FLA 2 AB, 0 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).

Joe Orsulak: 57 Career Home Runs

2 leading off, 0 walk-off, 5 tying, 23 go ahead
5 Tms
BAL35
NYM17
PIT2
FLA2
MON1
 
vs RHP57
 
Home29
Away28
 
Leverage
High Lev13
Medium Lev21
Low Lev23
24 Opps
LAD5
FLA5
CHW5
TEX4
NYY4
CAL3
SEA3
DET3
KCR3
MIL3
MIN2
COL2
OAK2
HOU2
TOR2
SFG1
STL1
SDP1
CHC1
NYM1
48 Pitchers
Scott Sanderson3
Jack McDowell2
Walt Terrell2
Michael Jackson2
Charlie Hough2
Mike Moore2
Eric King2
Tom Gordon2
Kurt Miller1
Curt Schilling1
Gary Mielke1
Terry Mathews1
Jaime Navarro1
Cal Eldred1
Pedro Astacio1
Bill Wegman1
Eric Hetzel1
Doyle Alexander1
Xavier Hernandez1
Kevin Brown1
21 Parks
Memor. Stad15
Shea Stad11
County Stad3
Dodger Stad3
Dolphin Stad3
Yankee Stad2
Arlington2
Kingdome2
Tiger Stad2
Camden Yards2
Angel Stad2
Comiskey Pk1
US Cellular1
Stade Olymp.1
Fenway Pk1
Astrodome1
Wrigley Fld1
SkyDome1
Busch Stad1
KauffmanStad1
Where Hit
948
895
Unk3
71
General field locations when available.
 
 
Pitches
316
212
58
47
17
7+3
62
Unk2
Pitches in PA when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms53
2·HR gms2
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
2nd14
6th13
1st12
5th5
4th5
3rd4
7th2
8th2
Outs
023
220
114
 
DefPos
RF26
LF16
CF9
PH4
1B2
Bases
---34
1--8
12-5
-2-3
1-33
1232
--31
-231
 
93 RBI
RISP15
0 on34
1 on12
2 on9
3 on2
Any on23
Inning
19
26
34
49
58
64
77
88
91
Extra1
 
1-319
4-621
7-end17
RelScore
+4..3
+31
+24
+19
Tied21
-15
-24
-33
-4..7
 
Ahead17
Tied21
Behind19
Before event, for batter
Count
1-09
1-19
0-07
3-25
3-15
2-05
1-24
0-13
0-22
Unk2
2-12
2-22
3-02

Play By Play

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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 1986-04-19 PIT @ CHC Scott Sanderson ahead 6-2 t 4 2 --- 1 2 8 0.049 91% Home Run
2 2 2 1 1986-07-09 PIT @ SDP Lance McCullers tied 3-3 t 5 0 --- 1 1 8 0.150 65% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
1988 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
3 3 1 1 1988-07-03 BAL @ TEX Jose Guzman behind 0-13 t 8 1 --- 3,(2-0)  1 1 7 0.000 0% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
4 4 2 1 1988-08-13 BAL @ MIL Bill Wegman ahead 2-0 t 7 2 12- 3,(1-1)  3 1 7 0.149 97% Home Run; Kennedy Scores; Ripken Scores
5 5 3 1 1988-08-21 BAL CAL Willie Fraser behind 0-2 b 6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  1 1 9 0.139 38% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
6 6 4 1 1988-08-24 (2) BAL SEA Mike Moore behind 1-2 b 5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  1 1 9 0.168 51% Home Run
7 7 5 1 1988-08-30 BAL @ CAL Jack Lazorko ahead 4-2 t 4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  1 1 9 0.085 83% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
8 8 6 1 1988-09-02 BAL @ SEA Mike Moore tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  1 1 9 0.097 60% Lead-Off Home Run
9 9 7 1 1988-09-04 BAL @ SEA Michael Jackson ahead 4-3 t 7 2 --3 3,(1-1)  2 1 9 0.196 88% Home Run; Kennedy Scores
10 10 8 1 1988-09-09 BAL TOR Jim Clancy behind 0-2 b 1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 1 9 0.100 44% Lead-Off Home Run
1989 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
11 11 1 1 1989-04-11 BAL @ KCR Tom Gordon behind 3-6 t 8 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  2 3 PH 0.123 19% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Bradley Scores
12 12 2 1 1989-06-25 BAL @ CAL Kirk McCaskill behind 0-2 t 2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  1 5 9 0.097 37% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
13 13 3 1 1989-07-31 BAL @ BOS Eric Hetzel tied 0-0 t 2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  1 6 9 0.103 60% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
14 14 4 1 1989-08-15 BAL @ DET Doyle Alexander tied 0-0 t 4 2 --- 3,(2-0)  1 5 9 0.139 59% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
15 15 5 1 1989-08-26 BAL @ NYY Walt Terrell ahead 3-2 t 5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  1 4 9 0.116 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
16 16 6 2 1989-08-26 BAL @ NYY Walt Terrell ahead 4-2 t 7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  1 4 9 0.076 90% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
17 17 7 1 1989-09-26 BAL @ MIL Jaime Navarro behind 1-7 t 8 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  2 2 9 0.010 1% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Hulett Scores
1990 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
18 18 1 1 1990-04-22 BAL DET Jack Morris behind 0-2 b 7 0 --- 4,(2-1)  1 7 9 0.145 35% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
19 19 2 1 1990-05-18 BAL TEX Gary Mielke ahead 9-0 b 6 2 --- 2,(0-1)  1 4 9 0.001 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
20 20 3 1 1990-05-22 BAL MIN Kevin Tapani tied 1-1 b 2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 6 9 0.111 66% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
21 21 4 2 1990-05-22 BAL MIN Juan Berenguer ahead 6-2 b 5 2 12- 1,(0-0)  3 6 9 0.051 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Ripken Scores; Tettleton Scores
22 22 5 1 1990-05-23 BAL CHW Eric King behind 0-3 b 4 1 12- 3,(1-1)  3 6 9 0.286 53% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Ripken Scores; Tettleton Scores
23 23 6 1 1990-05-24 BAL CHW Jack McDowell behind 1-5 b 4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  1 6 9 0.064 18% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
24 24 7 1 1990-07-03 BAL @ TEX Bobby Witt tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 9,(3-2)  1 2 7 0.103 58% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
25 25 8 1 1990-07-08 BAL @ CHW Eric King tied 2-2 t 5 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  2 2 7 0.269 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Devereaux Scores
26 26 9 1 1990-07-17 BAL TEX Kevin Brown tied 1-1 b 4 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  3 2 9 0.294 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Worthington Scores; Bradley Scores
27 27 10 1 1990-08-03 BAL KCR Tom Gordon ahead 3-0 b 2 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  2 2 7 0.094 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Finley Scores
28 28 11 1 1990-08-19 BAL OAK Scott Sanderson ahead 1-0 b 5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  2 2 7 0.168 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Anderson Scores
1991 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
29 29 1 1 1991-04-23 BAL @ CHW Jack McDowell behind 1-10 t 8 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  2 2 7 0.002 0% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Devereaux Scores; Orsulak Scores
30 30 2 1 1991-05-14 BAL OAK Joe Slusarski ahead 1-0 b 1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  1 4 9 0.096 71% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Orsulak Scores
31 31 3 1 1991-06-16 BAL @ TOR Duane Ward ahead 9-8 t 7 0 123 3,(0-2)  4 6 PH 0.117 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Ripken Scores; Milligan Scores; Gomez Scores; Orsulak Scores
32 32 4 1 1991-09-06 BAL KCR Bret Saberhagen behind 0-1 b 3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  1 2 7 0.127 53% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Orsulak Scores
33 33 5 1 1991-09-11 BAL NYY Wade Taylor tied 0-0 b 2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  2 6 7 0.187 74% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Davis Scores; Orsulak Scores
1992 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
34 34 1 1 1992-06-11 BAL @ DET Bill Gullickson ahead 1-0 t 1 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  3 6 9 0.219 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Horn Scores; Milligan Scores; Orsulak Scores
35 35 2 1 1992-07-08 BAL CHW Charlie Hough tied 3-3 b 8 1 --- 5,(2-2)  1 6 9 0.298 86% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Orsulak Scores
36 36 3 1 1992-09-08 BAL NYY Scott Sanderson behind 1-5 b 3 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  2 1 7 0.116 32% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); McLemore Scores; Orsulak Scores
37 37 4 1 1992-09-18 BAL @ MIL Cal Eldred behind 0-7 t 5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 6 9 0.014 3% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Orsulak Scores
1993 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
38 38 1 1 1993-05-07 NYM FLA Charlie Hough ahead 1-0 b 3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  1 2 8 0.106 74% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
39 39 2 1 1993-05-12 NYM @ STL Omar Olivares tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  1 2 8 0.102 58% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
40 40 3 1 1993-06-06 NYM @ HOU Doug Drabek tied 0-0 t 2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  1 5 8 0.109 61% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
41 41 4 1 1993-06-11 NYM PHI Curt Schilling ahead 1-0 b 4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  1 5 8 0.108 78% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
42 42 5 1 1993-07-25 NYM @ LAD Ramon Martinez tied 0-0 t 6 0 --- 5,(3-1)  1 2 8 0.169 67% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
43 43 6 1 1993-07-28 NYM FLA Jack Armstrong tied 0-0 b 1 1 --- 3,(2-0)  1 2 7 0.103 63% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
44 44 7 1 1993-08-28 NYM COL Armando Reynoso tied 0-0 b 3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  1 1 7 0.125 64% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
45 45 8 1 1993-08-30 NYM HOU Xavier Hernandez tied 4-4 b 8 0 --- 3,(2-0)  1 1 7 0.264 87% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
1994 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
46 46 1 1 1994-04-20 NYM @ LAD Kevin Gross behind 0-1 t 4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 3 7 0.128 50% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
47 47 2 1 1994-05-01 NYM LAD Pedro Astacio behind 1-2 b 5 0 12- 2,(1-0)  3 3 3 0.262 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Vizcaino Scores; Burnitz Scores
48 48 3 1 1994-05-03 NYM SFG Michael Jackson behind 1-4 b 7 1 123 4,(1-2)  4 8 PH 0.497 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Bonilla Scores; Burnitz Scores; Segui Scores
49 49 4 1 1994-05-10 NYM @ MON John Wetteland tied 2-2 t 10 2 --- 3,(0-2)  1 6 7 0.409 80% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
50 50 5 1 1994-05-17 NYM FLA Pat Rapp behind 1-2 b 6 0 --- 7,(3-2)  1 3 9 0.180 58% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
51 51 6 1 1994-06-16 NYM @ FLA Kurt Miller tied 0-0 t 1 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  2 4 9 0.180 65% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Stinnett Scores
52 52 7 1 1994-06-24 NYM PIT Mark Dewey behind 1-9 b 9 0 12- 1,(0-0)  3 6 9 0.004 1% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Bonilla Scores; Kent Scores
53 53 8 1 1994-07-10 NYM @ LAD Ismael Valdez ahead 3-1 t 8 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  2 5 8 0.106 96% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); McReynolds Scores
1995 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 1995-08-07 NYM FLA Terry Mathews tied 2-2 b 7 2 1-3 4,(3-0)  3 7 PH 0.347 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Everett Scores; Vizcaino Scores
1996 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
55 55 1 1 1996-04-20 FLA LAD Hideo Nomo tied 0-0 b 1 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  2 2 8 0.127 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Veras Scores; Orsulak Scores
56 56 2 1 1996-08-14 FLA COL Curt Leskanic tied 1-1 b 8 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 6 7 0.260 87% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
1997 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
57 57 1 1 1997-06-02 MON @ NYM Mark Clark ahead 1-0 t 4 2 -23 7,(3-2)  3 8 3 0.230 87% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Fletcher Scores/unER; Santangelo Scores/unER; Orsulak Scores/unER

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