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John Orton

John Andrew Orton

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: December 8, 1965 in Santa Cruz, CA
High School: Soquel HS (Soquel, CA)
School: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
Drafted
by the California Angels in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 1987 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 20, 1989 (Age 23.255, 13,279th in MLB history)   vs. CLE 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1991 season [*]
Team: Angels 1989-1993

Last Game: July 4, 1993 (Age 27.208)   vs. CLE 5 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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Career Home Runs

John Orton: 4 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 2 go ahead
1 Tm
CAL4
 
vs RHP3
vs LHP1
 
Away3
Home1
 
Leverage
High Lev1
Medium Lev1
Low Lev2
4 Opps
NYY1
MIL1
CHW1
OAK1
4 Pitchers
Shawn Hillegas1
Tim Leary1
Jaime Navarro1
Wilson Alvarez1
4 Parks
Angel Stad1
County Stad1
US Cellular1
Yankee Stad1
Where Hit
73
91
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Pitches
11
41
31
21
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms4
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
9th3
8th1
Outs
12
02
 
DefPos
C4
Bases
---3
1-31
 
6 RBI
RISP1
0 on3
2 on1
Any on1
Inning
21
31
51
81
 
1-32
4-61
7-end1
RelScore
Tied2
-31
-4..1
 
Tied2
Behind2
Before event,
for batter
Count
0-01
1-11
2-11
0-11

Play By Play

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1990 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 1990-04-27 CAL @ NYY Tim Leary behind 0-3 t 5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  1 8 2 0.079 21% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
1992 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
2 2 1 1 1992-09-08 CAL OAK Shawn Hillegas behind 0-10 b 8 0 --- 4,(2-1)  1 9 2 0.001 0% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Orton Scores
3 3 2 1 1992-09-25 CAL @ CHW Wilson Alvarez tied 0-0 t 2 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  3 9 2 0.204 78% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Sojo Scores; Disarcina Scores; Orton Scores
1993 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
4 4 1 1 1993-04-14 CAL @ MIL Jaime Navarro tied 0-0 t 3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 9 2 0.111 61% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)

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