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Bill Spiers    \spires\

William James Spiers

Positions: Shortstop, Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: June 5, 1966 in Orangeburg, SC
High School: Wade Hampton Academy (Orangeburg, SC)
School: Clemson University (Clemson, SC)
Drafted
by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 1987 amateur draft.
Signed June 10, 1987. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 7, 1989 (Age 22.306, 13,191st in MLB history)   vs. DET 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1989 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/Brewers/Mets 1989-2001

Last Game: April 8, 2001 (Age 34.307)   vs. PIT 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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Career Home Runs

Bill Spiers: 37 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 5 tying, 9 go ahead
2 Tms
HOU21
MIL16
 
vs RHP34
vs LHP3
 
Away24
Home13
 
Leverage
High Lev9
Medium Lev13
Low Lev15
19 Opps
COL3
TEX3
CIN3
PIT3
CHW3
SFG2
STL2
OAK2
CHC2
DET2
CLE2
MON2
TOR2
ARI1
CAL1
ATL1
BOS1
FLA1
MIL1
35 Pitchers
Andy Benes2
Francisco Cordova2
Dave Stewart1
Joe Slusarski1
Bobby Witt1
David Wells1
Heathcliff Slocumb1
Jeff Brantley1
Mark Portugal1
Jeff Shaw1
Tom Kramer1
Brad Arnsberg1
Mike Dyer1
Sherman Corbett1
Jamey Wright1
Dave Stieb1
Steve Woodard1
Alex Fernandez1
Kevin Ritz1
Pedro Astacio1
18 Parks
County Stad7
Astrodome5
Coors Fld3
Arlington2
Tiger Stad2
Candlestick2
Wrigley Fld2
SkyDome2
MinuteMaidPk2
Cinergy Fld2
US Cellular1
Turner Fld1
O.co Coliseum1
Stade Olymp.1
Dolphin Stad1
Fenway Pk1
Angel Stad1
3 Rivers Std1
Where Hit
924
86
893
Unk2
782
General field locations
when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Pitches
17
36
46
65
55
23
Unk3
7+2
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms33
2·HR gms2
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
9th14
2nd5
1st4
6th4
7th3
5th3
8th3
4th1
Outs
018
110
29
 
DefPos
3B17
SS15
PH3
2B2
Bases
---21
12-4
-2-4
1233
1--3
--31
1-31
 
64 RBI
RISP13
0 on21
1 on8
2 on5
3 on3
Any on16
Inning
11
25
32
45
55
62
75
86
95
Extra1
 
1-38
4-612
7-end17
RelScore
+4..4
+36
+23
+13
Tied8
-15
-22
-32
-4..4
 
Ahead16
Tied8
Behind13
Before event,
for batter
Count
0-07
3-26
1-24
Unk3
2-13
1-13
2-23
0-22
0-12
2-02
1-01
3-11

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1989 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 1989-04-17 MIL @ TEX Brad Arnsberg ahead 4-1 t 9 2 123 2,(0-1)  4 8 6 0.029 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Yount Scores; Braggs Scores; Francona Scores
2 2 2 1 1989-09-06 MIL @ CAL Sherman Corbett ahead 6-1 t 8 2 --- 1 2 6 0.009 99% Home Run
3 3 3 1 1989-09-17 MIL TEX Bobby Witt tied 1-1 b 5 1 --- 1 2 6 0.158 69% Home Run
4 4 4 1 1989-09-30 MIL @ BOS Roger Clemens ahead 2-0 t 8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 2 6 0.066 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
1990 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
5 5 1 1 1990-06-24 MIL CLE Sergio Valdez behind 1-9 b 8 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  2 1 6 0.005 1% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Diaz Scores
6 6 2 1 1990-07-04 MIL OAK Dave Stewart ahead 3-0 b 2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  1 9 6 0.056 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
1991 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 1991-04-10 MIL @ TEX Kevin Brown ahead 4-0 t 4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  1 9 6 0.048 92% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Spiers Scores
8 8 2 1 1991-04-11 MIL @ TOR David Wells behind 0-7 t 8 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  2 9 6 0.010 2% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Randolph Scores; Spiers Scores
9 9 3 1 1991-04-13 MIL @ TOR Dave Stieb ahead 2-0 t 2 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  2 9 6 0.139 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Gantner Scores; Spiers Scores
10 10 4 1 1991-07-12 MIL CHW Bobby Thigpen behind 5-8 b 9 2 --- 4,(2-1)  1 9 6 0.010 1% Home Run (Fly Ball); Spiers Scores
11 11 5 1 1991-07-20 MIL @ CHW Ramon Garcia ahead 1-0 t 4 1 12- 3,(0-2)  3 9 6 0.210 87% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Maldonado Scores; Gantner Scores; Spiers Scores
12 12 6 1 1991-08-24 MIL @ OAK Joe Slusarski ahead 3-0 t 4 1 12- 1,(0-0)  3 9 6 0.108 95% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Stubbs Scores; Gantner Scores; Spiers Scores
13 13 7 1 1991-09-20 MIL @ DET Mark Leiter behind 0-1 t 3 1 --- 7,(3-2)  1 9 6 0.114 47% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Spiers Scores
14 14 8 2 1991-09-20 MIL @ DET Jeff Kaiser ahead 4-3 t 7 2 123 3,(1-1)  4 9 6 0.250 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Vaughn Scores/unER; Gantner Scores/Team unER; Olander Scores/Team unER; Spiers Scores/Team unER
1993 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 1993-07-15 MIL CHW Alex Fernandez tied 2-2 b 5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  1 9 4 0.140 71% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
16 16 2 1 1993-08-11 MIL CLE Tom Kramer ahead 2-0 b 5 0 --- 3,(2-0)  1 9 4 0.072 88% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
1996 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 1996-06-11 HOU @ COL Kevin Ritz behind 2-5 t 7 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  2 9 PH 0.158 33% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Wilkins Scores
18 18 2 1 1996-06-16 HOU @ SFG Rich DeLucia behind 6-7 t 8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 9 5 0.249 50% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
19 19 3 1 1996-06-18 HOU CIN Jeff Brantley behind 3-4 b 9 0 --- 6,(3-2)  1 6 5 0.440 63% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
20 20 4 1 1996-07-29 HOU @ CIN Mark Portugal behind 0-1 t 8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 8 PH 0.242 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
21 21 5 1 1996-08-08 HOU MON Mike Dyer ahead 5-0 b 6 0 --- 1 7 5 0.012 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
22 22 6 1 1996-08-22 HOU PIT Francisco Cordova tied 4-4 b 7 2 --- 5,(1-2)  1 5 5 0.243 76% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Spiers Scores
1997 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
23 23 1 1 1997-04-10 HOU @ ATL John Smoltz tied 0-0 t 2 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  2 7 5 0.183 67% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Abreu Scores
24 24 2 1 1997-07-15 HOU @ CHC Mel Rojas behind 2-3 t 9 1 12- 4,(0-2)  3 9 PH 0.630 91% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Mouton Scores; Biggio Scores
25 25 3 1 1997-09-09 HOU @ COL Jamey Wright tied 0-0 t 1 2 12- 5,(1-2)  3 5 5 0.220 71% Home Run (Fly Ball); Bagwell Scores; Bell Scores
26 26 4 1 1997-09-18 HOU @ PIT Francisco Cordova behind 0-4 t 5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  1 5 5 0.054 14% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
1998 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
27 27 1 1 1998-05-29 HOU @ COL Pedro Astacio ahead 4-0 t 3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  1 4 5 0.050 88% Home Run (Fly Ball)
28 28 2 1 1998-06-14 HOU @ CIN Jeff Shaw ahead 4-3 t 10 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  2 2 5 0.112 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Biggio Scores
29 29 3 1 1998-08-22 HOU @ CHC Terry Adams ahead 4-1 t 6 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  3 7 5 0.052 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Alou Scores; Everett Scores
30 30 4 1 1998-08-29 HOU PIT Jason Schmidt behind 0-2 b 5 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  2 2 5 0.200 57% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to CF (Fly Ball); Biggio Scores
1999 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 1999-04-15 HOU @ SFG Chris Brock behind 1-3 t 7 1 --- 5,(2-2)  1 6 5 0.114 26% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
32 32 2 1 1999-04-28 HOU ARI Andy Benes tied 3-3 b 4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  1 6 5 0.120 68% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
33 33 3 1 1999-06-03 HOU @ MIL Steve Woodard tied 0-0 t 2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 6 5 0.100 60% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
34 34 4 1 1999-08-21 HOU @ FLA Dennis Springer tied 0-0 t 4 0 --- 3,(2-0)  1 1 5 0.123 62% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
2000 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 2000-05-20 HOU @ MON Guillermo Mota behind 4-8 t 9 0 --- 7,(3-2)  1 8 6 0.022 4% Home Run (Fly Ball)
36 36 2 1 2000-07-23 HOU STL Andy Benes ahead 3-0 b 2 1 --3 1,(0-0)  2 1 5 0.066 90% Home Run (Fly Ball); Lugo Scores
37 37 3 2 2000-07-23 HOU STL Heathcliff Slocumb ahead 9-6 b 7 1 123 5,(2-2)  4 1 5 0.039 100% Home Run (Fly Ball); Meluskey Scores; Lugo Scores; Ward Scores

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