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Spike Owen

Spike Dee Owen

Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: April 19, 1961 in Cleburne, TX
High School: Cleburne HS (Cleburne, TX)
School: University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
Drafted
by the Seattle Mariners in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1982 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 25, 1983 (Age 22.067, 12,363rd in MLB history)   vs. TOR 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1983 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Expos/Mariners/RedSox/Angels/Yankees 1983-1995

Last Game: October 2, 1995 (Age 34.166)   vs. SEA 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Relatives: Brother of Dave Owen
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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).

Spike Owen: 46 Career Home Runs

3 leading off, 2 walk-off, 5 tying, 15 go ahead
5 Tms
MON21
SEA11
BOS8
CAL4
NYY2
 
vs LHP24
vs RHP22
 
Home24
Away22
 
Leverage
High Lev7
Medium Lev15
Low Lev24
23 Opps
DET5
HOU4
MIN3
TEX3
SDP3
NYM3
CHW3
SFG2
NYY2
PIT2
ATL2
BOS2
TOR2
STL1
OAK1
CIN1
CHC1
SEA1
KCR1
PHI1
43 Pitchers
Jim Deshaies2
Terry Mulholland2
Ed Whitson2
David Wells1
Tim Stoddard1
Alejandro Pena1
Britt Burns1
Dan Spillner1
Bud Black1
Dwight Gooden1
Teddy Higuera1
Gene Nelson1
Ron Musselman1
Al Nipper1
Jose Melendez1
Rick Reed1
Frank Viola1
Mike Flanagan1
Jack Morris1
Derek Lilliquist1
19 Parks
Stade Olymp.11
Kingdome7
Fenway Pk5
Tiger Stad3
Qualcomm St3
Yankee Stad2
Angel Stad2
3 Rivers Std2
Metrodome1
Comiskey Pk1
Arlington1
ClevelandStd1
Shea Stad1
Exhibit Stad1
Atl-Fulton1
Wrigley Fld1
KauffmanStad1
Busch Stad1
Cinergy Fld1
Where Hit
718
914
Unk11
782
891
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Pitches
Unk17
28
45
14
34
7+4
53
61
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms46
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
8th21
9th11
2nd6
1st5
7th2
6th1
Outs
017
116
213
 
DefPos
SS42
3B3
2B1
Bases
---31
1--9
-2-3
12-2
-231
 
64 RBI
RISP6
0 on31
1 on12
2 on3
Any on15
Inning
15
25
36
44
54
63
79
84
94
Extra2
 
1-316
4-611
7-end19
RelScore
+4..10
+24
+15
Tied13
-15
-25
-31
-4..3
 
Ahead19
Tied13
Behind14
Before event,
for batter
Count
Unk17
1-05
0-04
2-14
3-23
1-13
0-13
2-23
3-12
1-21
2-01

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1983 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 1983-07-13 SEA @ BOS Doug Bird ahead 5-4 t 9 0 --- 1 1 6 0.091 92% Home Run
2 2 2 1 1983-08-02 SEA OAK Bill Krueger behind 0-1 b 1 0 --- 1 1 6 0.100 55% Lead-Off Home Run
1984 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 1984-05-15 SEA @ DET Jack Morris behind 1-6 t 7 1 12- 3 9 6 0.097 14% Home Run; Henderson Scores; Kearney Scores
4 4 2 1 1984-06-19 SEA CHW Britt Burns tied 2-2 b 6 1 -2- 2 9 6 0.234 84% Home Run; Kearney Scores
5 5 3 1 1984-07-15 SEA BOS Al Nipper tied 0-0 b 3 2 --- 1 2 6 0.126 64% Home Run
1985 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 1985-05-04 SEA TOR Ron Musselman ahead 6-0 b 8 2 -2- 2 9 6 0.002 100% Home Run; Kearney Scores
7 7 2 1 1985-06-23 SEA @ KCR Mike Jones ahead 5-1 t 6 0 --- 1 9 6 0.034 95% Home Run
8 8 3 1 1985-06-26 SEA TEX Bob Sebra tied 0-0 b 3 0 --- 1 9 6 0.114 67% Home Run
9 9 4 1 1985-09-13 SEA CHW Dan Spillner behind 0-1 b 3 2 --- 1 9 6 0.123 51% Home Run
10 10 5 1 1985-09-23 SEA @ TEX Dave Schmidt behind 2-4 t 5 1 --- 1 9 6 0.110 33% Home Run
11 11 6 1 1985-10-03 SEA @ CHW Gene Nelson tied 0-0 t 3 1 1-- 2 9 6 0.188 69% Home Run; Scott Scores
1986 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
12 12 1 1 1986-08-21 BOS @ CLE Bryan Oelkers ahead 18-1 t 7 1 --- 1 9 6 0.000 100% Home Run
1987 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
13 13 1 1 1987-08-16 BOS TEX Mitch Williams ahead 7-1 b 7 1 1-- 2 8 6 0.006 100% Home Run; Horn Scores
14 14 2 1 1987-10-02 BOS MIL Teddy Higuera tied 2-2 b 12 1 --- 1 8 6 0.412 100% Walk-Off Home Run
1988 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
15 15 1 1 1988-04-07 BOS DET Frank Tanana tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 8,(3-2)  1 1 6 0.098 65% Lead-Off Home Run (Deep LF)
16 16 2 1 1988-04-21 BOS @ DET Paul Gibson ahead 9-3 t 9 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  2 8 6 0.002 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Cerone Scores
17 17 3 1 1988-05-25 BOS @ SEA Mark Langston tied 0-0 t 7 1 --- 7,(2-2)  1 8 6 0.208 67% Home Run (Deep LF Line)
18 18 4 1 1988-06-11 BOS @ TOR Mike Flanagan ahead 2-1 t 2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  1 9 6 0.101 69% Home Run
19 19 5 1 1988-06-15 BOS NYY Tim Stoddard ahead 5-0 b 4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  1 9 6 0.022 97% Home Run (RF Line)
1989 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
20 20 1 1 1989-04-30 MON ATL Derek Lilliquist ahead 5-3 b 3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  2 8 6 0.135 90% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Santovenia Scores/unER; Owen Scores/unER
21 21 2 1 1989-05-03 MON HOU Juan Agosto behind 4-5 b 11 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  2 8 6 0.808 100% Walk-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Perez Scores
22 22 3 1 1989-05-13 MON SFG Don Robinson behind 2-4 b 7 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  2 8 6 0.364 52% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Fitzgerald Scores
23 23 4 1 1989-06-26 MON NYM Dwight Gooden ahead 2-1 b 4 2 12- 1,(0-0)  3 8 6 0.225 92% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Brooks Scores; Wallach Scores
24 24 5 1 1989-08-02 MON @ PIT Rick Reed ahead 1-0 t 7 1 -2- 8,(2-2)  2 8 6 0.167 91% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Wallach Scores
25 25 6 1 1989-08-21 MON LAD Tim Belcher behind 0-4 b 2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  1 8 6 0.067 21% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
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 1990-04-16 MON PHI Terry Mulholland behind 2-4 b 7 1 --- 1,(0-0)  1 8 6 0.134 29% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
27 27 2 1 1990-05-11 MON @ SDP Ed Whitson behind 2-3 t 4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  1 8 6 0.132 45% Home Run
28 28 3 1 1990-06-17 MON @ STL Jose DeLeon tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 1 2 6 0.105 58% Home Run
29 29 4 1 1990-06-28 MON @ CHC Paul Assenmacher behind 1-2 t 8 2 --- 1 2 6 0.259 42% Home Run
30 30 5 1 1990-07-07 MON HOU Jim Deshaies tied 1-1 b 7 0 --- 7,(3-2)  1 8 6 0.217 80% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
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 1991-05-10 MON @ SDP Ed Whitson tied 0-0 t 2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  1 7 6 0.112 59% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Owen Scores
32 32 2 1 1991-07-01 MON NYM Frank Viola behind 0-3 b 7 0 --- 6,(3-2)  1 8 6 0.088 20% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Owen Scores
33 33 3 1 1991-10-04 MON @ PIT Roger Mason tied 1-1 t 9 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  2 2 6 0.490 92% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Fitzgerald Scores; Owen 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 1992-04-30 MON @ SDP Jose Melendez ahead 7-3 t 8 2 --- 2,(0-1)  1 8 6 0.017 98% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Owen Scores
35 35 2 1 1992-05-09 MON SFG Bud Black ahead 4-2 b 5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 8 6 0.071 90% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Owen Scores
36 36 3 1 1992-05-16 MON @ ATL Alejandro Pena ahead 5-1 t 8 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  2 8 6 0.026 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Wallach Scores; Owen Scores
37 37 4 1 1992-05-27 MON HOU Mark Portugal ahead 5-1 b 4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  1 8 6 0.030 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Owen Scores
38 38 5 1 1992-05-30 MON @ CIN Tom Browning behind 0-5 t 3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  1 8 6 0.040 11% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Owen Scores
39 39 6 1 1992-06-17 MON @ NYM Sid Fernandez ahead 1-0 t 2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  1 7 6 0.110 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Owen Scores
40 40 7 1 1992-09-06 MON HOU Butch Henry behind 0-2 b 2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  1 6 6 0.109 38% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Owen Scores
1993 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
41 41 1 1 1993-05-09 NYY @ DET John Doherty behind 0-2 t 5 0 -23 5,(2-2)  3 8 6 0.203 64% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Nokes Scores; Maas Scores
42 42 2 1 1993-06-19 NYY MIN George Tsamis ahead 6-4 b 6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  1 8 6 0.066 91% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
1994 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
43 43 1 1 1994-06-08 CAL MIN Jim Deshaies tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  1 1 5 0.090 64% Lead-Off Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
44 44 2 1 1994-06-12 CAL DET David Wells ahead 4-2 b 5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  1 1 5 0.072 87% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
45 45 3 1 1994-07-10 CAL @ NYY Terry Mulholland tied 0-0 t 1 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  2 2 5 0.142 68% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Curtis Scores
1995 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 1995-05-18 CAL @ MIN Mo Sanford ahead 14-8 t 9 0 --- 1 2 4 0.002 100% Home Run

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