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Steve Sax

Stephen Louis Sax

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: January 29, 1960 in Sacramento, CA
High School: Marshall HS (West Sacramento, CA)
Drafted
by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 9th round of the 1978 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 18, 1981 (Age 21.201)   vs. CHC 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1982 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Yankees/WhiteSox/Athletics 1981-1994
Agents: Tom Reich, previously: Jerry Kapstein [*]
Final Game: May 8, 1994 (Age 34.099)   vs. CAL 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Relatives: Brother of Dave Sax
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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).

Steve Sax: 54 Career Home Runs

12 leading off, 1 walk-off, 5 tying, 26 go ahead
3 Tms
LAD30
NYY19
CHW5
 
vs RHP35
vs LHP19
 
Away29
Home25
 
Leverage
High Lev10
Medium Lev24
Low Lev20
21 Opps
SFG4
TEX4
CIN4
CHC4
BOS4
STL3
SEA3
BAL3
PHI3
HOU3
OAK2
SDP2
KCR2
NYM2
PIT2
ATL2
CLE2
TOR2
CAL1
DET1
51 Pitchers
Shane Rawley2
Ed Whitson2
Mike Flanagan2
Jay Baller1
Bert Blyleven1
Tim Leary1
Bob Shirley1
Doug Drabek1
Don Sutton1
Joe Cowley1
Doug Bair1
Ron Darling1
Dwight Gooden1
Dave Dravecky1
John Franco1
Mario Soto1
Tom Niedenfuer1
Wally Ritchie1
Kevin Brown1
Joe Bitker1
21 Parks
Dodger Stad12
Yankee Stad11
Arlington3
Wrigley Fld3
Cinergy Fld3
US Cellular2
VeteransStad2
Atl-Fulton2
Fenway Pk2
Kingdome2
Busch Stad2
O.co Coliseum1
Stade Olymp.1
Shea Stad1
Camden Yards1
Astrodome1
Tiger Stad1
Candlestick1
SkyDome1
3 Rivers Std1
Where Hit
740
Unk5
95
784
General field locations
when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Pitches
Unk24
28
17
36
43
53
7+2
61
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms52
2·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
1st38
2nd12
7th2
8th2
Outs
027
217
110
 
DefPos
2B53
LF1
Bases
---38
1--5
--33
1232
12-2
1-32
-2-1
-231
 
79 RBI
RISP11
0 on38
1 on9
2 on5
3 on2
Any on16
Inning
115
22
36
43
56
64
78
87
93
 
1-323
4-613
7-end18
RelScore
+4..4
+33
+22
+16
Tied23
-17
-24
-31
-4..4
 
Ahead15
Tied23
Behind16
Before event,
for batter
Count
Unk24
0-07
1-05
0-13
2-23
2-03
2-12
1-12
3-12
0-21
3-21
1-21

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1981 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 1981-08-23 LAD @ STL Bob Shirley behind 3-5 t 4 1 --- 1 8 4 0.110 34% Home Run
2 2 2 1 1981-09-27 LAD @ HOU Don Sutton behind 0-4 t 9 2 --- 1 1 4 0.002 0% Home Run
1982 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 1982-07-30 (2) LAD @ ATL Joe Cowley ahead 2-0 t 5 2 --3 2 1 4 0.138 89% Home Run; Russell Scores
4 4 2 1 1982-08-13 LAD SFG Alan Fowlkes ahead 5-0 b 7 2 --- 1 1 4 0.007 99% Home Run
5 5 3 1 1982-09-08 LAD @ ATL Phil Niekro behind 1-3 t 2 2 12- 3 1 4 0.288 58% Home Run; Russell Scores; Welch Scores
6 6 4 1 1982-09-28 LAD CIN Frank Pastore tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 1 1 4 0.107 65% Lead-Off Home Run
1983 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
7 7 1 1 1983-04-22 LAD @ PIT Rick Rhoden ahead 3-2 t 7 2 --- 1 1 4 0.140 80% Home Run
8 8 2 1 1983-05-07 LAD STL Doug Bair tied 3-3 b 8 0 --- 1 1 4 0.275 88% Home Run
9 9 3 1 1983-06-24 LAD HOU Frank LaCorte ahead 4-1 b 7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 1 4 0.026 98% Home Run
10 10 4 1 1983-06-25 LAD HOU Bob Knepper tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 1 1 4 0.106 65% Lead-Off Home Run
11 11 5 1 1983-08-09 LAD @ CIN Mario Soto behind 1-2 t 5 0 --- 1 1 4 0.147 50% Home Run
1984 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 1984-04-19 LAD SDP Ed Whitson ahead 1-0 b 5 2 --- 1 1 4 0.120 81% Home Run
1985 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 1985-07-30 LAD SFG Mark Davis tied 2-2 b 9 2 1-- 2 8 4 0.442 100% Walk-Off Home Run; Brock Scores
1986 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
14 14 1 1 1986-04-30 LAD CHC George Frazier ahead 3-0 b 8 0 --- 1 1 4 0.013 99% Home Run
15 15 2 1 1986-05-06 LAD @ CHC Guy Hoffman tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 1 2 4 0.101 58% Home Run
16 16 3 1 1986-05-07 LAD @ CHC Jay Baller tied 4-4 t 7 0 123 4 2 4 0.189 94% Home Run; Anderson Scores; Scioscia Scores; Duncan Scores
17 17 4 1 1986-05-28 LAD @ NYM Dwight Gooden behind 1-4 t 8 2 --- 1 1 4 0.037 7% Home Run
18 18 5 1 1986-07-20 LAD @ STL Tim Conroy tied 1-1 t 3 0 --- 1 2 4 0.120 62% Home Run
19 19 6 1 1986-09-19 LAD @ CIN John Franco behind 6-7 t 9 1 1-- 2 1 4 0.659 83% Home Run; Marshall Scores
1987 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 1987-05-17 LAD @ MON Ubaldo Heredia tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 4 0.096 60% Lead-Off Home Run
21 21 2 1 1987-05-29 LAD PHI Wally Ritchie ahead 4-0 b 4 0 --- 1 1 4 0.033 95% Home Run
22 22 3 1 1987-06-05 LAD @ CIN Bill Gullickson ahead 2-0 t 3 0 1-- 2 1 4 0.119 86% Home Run; Honeycutt Scores
23 23 4 1 1987-09-05 LAD NYM Ron Darling behind 2-4 b 8 2 --- 1 1 4 0.104 19% Home Run
24 24 5 1 1987-09-22 LAD @ SFG Joe Price ahead 3-2 t 8 0 --- 1 1 4 0.117 87% Home Run
25 25 6 1 1987-10-04 LAD @ SDP Ed Whitson tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 4 0.100 60% Lead-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
26 26 1 1 1988-04-04 LAD SFG Dave Dravecky tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 1 4 0.111 66% Lead-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to LF Line)
27 27 2 1 1988-05-02 LAD PIT Doug Drabek ahead 2-1 b 4 2 12- 1,(0-0)  3 1 4 0.225 92% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Heep Scores; Sutton Scores
28 28 3 1 1988-05-10 LAD @ CHC Rick Sutcliffe tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  1 1 4 0.105 61% Lead-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
29 29 4 1 1988-05-26 LAD @ PHI Shane Rawley tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 1 4 0.108 61% Lead-Off Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
30 30 5 2 1988-05-26 LAD @ PHI Shane Rawley tied 1-1 t 5 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  2 1 4 0.282 75% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Hamilton Scores
1989 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 1989-04-08 NYY CLE Greg Swindell behind 0-7 b 6 1 --- 4,(2-1)  1 2 4 0.010 2% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
32 32 2 1 1989-06-27 NYY @ DET Mike Henneman tied 4-4 t 8 2 --- 2,(0-1)  1 1 4 0.298 72% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
33 33 3 1 1989-07-07 NYY @ BOS Roger Clemens tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  1 1 4 0.096 60% Lead-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
34 34 4 1 1989-07-31 NYY TOR Mike Flanagan tied 1-1 b 2 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  3 1 4 0.260 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Velarde Scores; Kelly Scores
35 35 5 1 1989-09-05 NYY @ SEA Tom Niedenfuer ahead 9-2 t 7 1 -23 3,(2-0)  3 1 4 0.004 100% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Kelly Scores; Sanders Scores
1990 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
36 36 1 1 1990-04-27 NYY CAL Bert Blyleven tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 1 4 0.102 65% Lead-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
37 37 2 1 1990-07-17 NYY KCR Storm Davis behind 1-8 b 5 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  3 2 4 0.055 11% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Kelly Scores; Sanders Scores
38 38 3 1 1990-07-23 NYY @ TEX Kevin Brown tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  1 1 4 0.101 60% Lead-Off Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
39 39 4 1 1990-09-23 NYY BOS Wes Gardner ahead 4-3 b 7 1 --- 5,(2-2)  1 2 4 0.107 88% Home Run (Line Drive 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
40 40 1 1 1991-04-30 NYY @ OAK Bob Welch tied 0-0 t 1 0 -2- 7,(2-2)  2 2 4 0.136 70% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Kelly Scores; Sax Scores
41 41 2 1 1991-05-29 NYY BOS Dennis Lamp ahead 5-0 b 7 2 --3 1,(0-0)  2 2 4 0.010 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Kelly Scores; Sax Scores
42 42 3 1 1991-06-08 NYY TEX Joe Bitker ahead 7-4 b 6 1 --- 3,(2-0)  1 2 4 0.042 95% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Sax Scores
43 43 4 1 1991-07-03 NYY CLE Denis Boucher tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 1 4 0.099 65% Lead-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Sax Scores
44 44 5 1 1991-07-04 NYY BAL Roy Smith tied 1-1 b 6 0 --- 5,(3-1)  1 1 4 0.168 74% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Sax Scores
45 45 6 1 1991-07-30 NYY OAK Andy Hawkins tied 0-0 b 1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  1 2 4 0.102 63% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Sax Scores
46 46 7 1 1991-09-02 NYY @ TEX Mike Jeffcoat behind 0-7 t 7 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  2 2 4 0.011 2% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Espinoza Scores; Sax Scores
47 47 8 1 1991-09-04 NYY @ TEX Brian Bohanon behind 0-1 t 3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  1 2 4 0.116 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Sax Scores
48 48 9 1 1991-09-21 NYY @ BOS Joe Hesketh behind 0-1 t 3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  1 1 4 0.112 46% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Sax Scores
49 49 10 1 1991-10-02 NYY BAL Mike Flanagan tied 3-3 b 8 0 --- 2,(1-0)  1 1 4 0.262 87% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Sax Scores
1992 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
50 50 1 1 1992-06-16 CHW @ SEA Mike Walker ahead 1-0 t 6 1 123 4,(2-1)  4 7 4 0.187 95% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Bell Scores; Newson Scores; Johnson Scores; Sax Scores/unER
51 51 2 1 1992-07-06 CHW @ BAL Ben McDonald behind 0-1 t 3 0 --- 3,(2-0)  1 7 4 0.116 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Sax Scores
52 52 3 1 1992-08-22 CHW KCR Hipolito Pichardo behind 0-1 b 5 1 --3 1,(0-0)  2 1 4 0.213 69% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Sveum Scores; Sax Scores
53 53 4 1 1992-09-02 CHW @ TOR Jimmy Key behind 0-1 t 3 2 --- 8,(2-2)  1 1 4 0.116 46% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Sax Scores
1993 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 1993-06-25 CHW SEA Tim Leary behind 0-2 b 1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  1 1 7 0.095 45% Lead-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)

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