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César Tovar    \SAY-zar toe-VAR\

Cesar Leonardo Tovar (Pepito)

Positions: Outfielder, Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 155 lb.

Born: July 3, 1940 in Caracas, Distrito Federal, Venezuela
High School: Roosevelt (Roosevelt, VE)
Signed
by the Cincinnati Redlegs as an amateur free agent in 1959. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 12, 1965 (Age 24.283, 9,932nd in MLB history)   vs. NYY 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1966 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Rangers/Phillies/Athletics/Yankees 1965-1976

Last Game: September 29, 1976 (Age 36.088)   vs. BOS 2 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: July 14, 1994 in Caracas, Distrito Federal, Venezuela
Buried: Cementerio General del Sur, Caracas, Distrito Federal, Venezuela
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Cesar Tovar: 46 Career Home Runs

8 leading off, 1 walk-off, 3 tying, 17 go ahead
3 Tms
MIN38
TEX7
PHI1
 
vs RHP31
vs LHP15
 
Home26
Away20
 
Leverage
High Lev10
Medium Lev19
Low Lev17
13 Opps
CAL7
BOS6
MIL/SEP6
KCR4
TEX/WSA4
CHW4
MIN3
NYY3
DET3
OAK2
CLE2
MON1
BAL1
43 Pitchers
George Lauzerique2
Dick Ellsworth2
Rickey Clark2
Vern Geishert1
Bill Butler1
Jerry Bell1
Mike Kilkenny1
Bert Blyleven1
Joe Verbanic1
Chuck Hartenstein1
Bucky Brandon1
Mike Nagy1
Gerry Janeski1
Mickey Scott1
Steve Hamilton1
Jim Hannan1
Paul Lindblad1
Andy Messersmith1
Phil Ortega1
John Gelnar1
13 Parks
Metrop. Stad22
Arlington5
Angel Stad5
Fenway Pk4
O.co Coliseum2
Comiskey Pk1
ClevelandStd1
Memor. Stad1
Tiger Stad1
Parc Jarry1
County Stad1
RFK Stad1
Sick's Stad1
Where Hit
743
Unk3
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms42
2·HR gms2
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
1st34
2nd7
6th3
8th2
Outs
019
214
113
 
DefPos
CF26
3B6
LF5
2B5
RF3
Unk1
Bases
---26
1--7
12-4
-2-4
--32
-232
1231
 
74 RBI
RISP13
0 on26
1 on13
2 on6
3 on1
Any on20
Inning
19
22
35
44
58
63
72
87
94
Extra2
 
1-316
4-615
7-end15
RelScore
+4..5
+33
+25
+16
Tied15
-13
-22
-32
-4..5
 
Ahead19
Tied15
Behind12
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1966 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1966-05-06 MIN BOS Dick Stigman tied 0-0 b 1 0 --3 2 2 8 0.102 74% Home Run; Versalles Scores
2 2 2 1 1966-07-24 MIN @ BOS Bucky Brandon ahead 1-0 t 4 1 1-- 2 8 4 0.180 81% Home Run; Battey Scores
1967 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
3 3 1 1 1967-05-21 MIN @ CAL Rickey Clark ahead 1-0 t 3 0 1-- 2 1 8 0.164 83% Home Run; Boswell Scores/unER
4 4 2 2 1967-05-21 MIN @ CAL Lew Burdette ahead 4-1 t 5 0 --- 1 1 8 0.053 93% Home Run
5 5 3 1 1967-05-23 MIN CHW John Buzhardt tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 1 1 8 0.107 65% Lead-Off Home Run
6 6 4 1 1967-08-22 (1) MIN @ DET Earl Wilson behind 0-3 t 4 1 --- 1 2 4 0.080 22% Home Run
7 7 5 1 1967-09-22 MIN NYY Mel Stottlemyre ahead 2-0 b 5 1 --- 1 2 5 0.076 89% Home Run
8 8 6 2 1967-09-22 MIN NYY Joe Verbanic ahead 7-2 b 8 2 --- 1 2 5 0.003 100% Home Run
1968 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
9 9 1 1 1968-04-17 MIN WSA Dick Bosman ahead 2-0 b 3 1 --- 1 1 5 0.081 86% Home Run
10 10 2 1 1968-06-16 MIN WSA Jim Hannan ahead 2-0 b 2 1 --3 2 1 5 0.088 90% Home Run; Quilici Scores
11 11 3 1 1968-07-05 MIN @ BOS Dick Ellsworth behind 1-4 t 6 0 --- 1 1 5 0.080 19% Home Run
12 12 4 1 1968-07-11 MIN DET Mickey Lolich tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 1 1 7 0.114 66% Lead-Off Home Run
13 13 5 1 1968-08-27 (2) MIN @ WSA Phil Ortega ahead 4-1 t 5 0 --- 1 1 8 0.051 93% Home Run
14 14 6 1 1968-09-01 MIN CHW Jerry Nyman behind 1-5 b 5 0 1-- 2 1 8 0.126 25% Home Run; Renick Scores
1969 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
15 15 1 1 1969-07-08 MIN KCR Moe Drabowsky tied 2-2 b 8 1 -2- 2 8 8 0.288 94% Home Run (Deep LF); Cardenas Scores
16 16 2 1 1969-07-13 (1) MIN SEP Garry Roggenburk ahead 2-0 b 4 2 --- 1 1 8 0.083 85% Home Run
17 17 3 1 1969-07-20 MIN @ SEP John Gelnar ahead 1-0 t 8 0 --- 1 6 9 0.116 88% Home Run
18 18 4 1 1969-07-26 MIN @ CLE Dick Ellsworth behind 0-2 t 5 2 -23 3 1 8 0.356 61% Home Run; Renick Scores/unER; Kaat Scores/unER; Tovar Scores/unER
19 19 5 1 1969-07-31 MIN DET Mike Kilkenny tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 1 1 8 0.103 65% Lead-Off Home Run
20 20 6 1 1969-08-20 MIN @ BOS Bill Lee behind 4-6 t 8 2 1-- 2 1 4 0.328 42% Home Run; Allison Scores
21 21 7 1 1969-08-30 MIN BOS Mike Nagy behind 3-7 b 7 2 -2- 2 2 4 0.094 14% Home Run; Uhlaender Scores
22 22 8 1 1969-09-04 MIN @ OAK Lew Krausse tied 5-5 t 10 0 123 4 6 8 0.144 99% Home Run; Oliva Scores; Killebrew Scores; Holt Scores
23 23 9 1 1969-09-06 MIN @ OAK George Lauzerique tied 6-6 t 18 1 1-- 2 2 4 0.428 93% Home Run; Uhlaender Scores
24 24 10 1 1969-09-12 MIN KCR Jim Rooker tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 1 1 8 0.103 65% Lead-Off Home Run
25 25 11 1 1969-09-18 MIN CAL Vern Geishert behind 1-5 b 9 2 --- 1 6 8 0.003 0% Home Run
1970 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
26 26 1 1 1970-04-15 MIN @ CAL Andy Messersmith behind 0-1 t 6 0 --- 1 1 8 0.176 50% Home Run
27 27 2 1 1970-04-22 MIN CHW Joe Horlen tied 1-1 b 5 2 -2- 2 1 8 0.250 80% Home Run; Cardenas Scores
28 28 3 1 1970-05-01 MIN @ BAL Dave McNally ahead 1-0 t 3 1 --- 1 1 8 0.109 71% Home Run
29 29 4 1 1970-05-26 MIN MIL Bobby Bolin tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 1 1 8 0.102 65% Lead-Off Home Run
30 30 5 1 1970-05-28 MIN MIL George Lauzerique ahead 4-0 b 3 2 12- 3 1 8 0.075 97% Home Run; Cardenas Scores; Tiant Scores
31 31 6 1 1970-05-30 MIN NYY Steve Hamilton behind 5-6 b 7 0 --- 1 1 8 0.234 59% Home Run
32 32 7 1 1970-06-27 MIN @ CHW Gerry Janeski ahead 4-0 t 4 1 --- 1 1 8 0.045 93% Home Run
33 33 8 1 1970-07-02 MIN KCR Al Fitzmorris ahead 4-0 b 5 2 --- 1 1 8 0.031 96% Home Run
34 34 9 1 1970-08-16 MIN @ BOS Chuck Hartenstein ahead 6-5 t 8 2 12- 3 1 7 0.219 96% Home Run; Reese Scores; Manuel Scores
35 35 10 1 1970-09-06 MIN @ CAL Clyde Wright tied 0-0 t 3 2 -2- 2 1 8 0.219 70% Home Run; Reese Scores
1971 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
36 36 1 1 1971-08-07 MIN @ CAL Rickey Clark ahead 4-1 t 9 1 -23 3 1 9 0.013 100% Home Run; Mitterwald Scores; Braun Scores
1972 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
37 37 1 1 1972-06-29 (1) MIN KCR Dick Drago behind 1-5 b 8 1 --- 1 1 9 0.024 4% Home Run
38 38 2 1 1972-09-19 MIN TEX Paul Lindblad tied 3-3 b 9 2 1-- 2 1 7 0.445 100% Walk-Off Home Run; Mitterwald Scores
1973 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
39 39 1 1 1973-06-24 PHI @ MON Mickey Scott ahead 4-0 t 6 1 --- 1 1 5 0.035 95% Home Run
1974 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
40 40 1 1 1974-04-30 TEX @ MIL Jerry Bell ahead 9-7 t 8 2 12- 3 2 8 0.109 98% Home Run (Deep LF); Sundberg Scores; Nelson Scores
41 41 2 1 1974-06-21 (1) TEX CAL Bill Stoneman behind 1-2 b 2 1 12- 3 1 8 0.273 75% Home Run; Randle Scores; Harrah Scores
42 42 3 1 1974-06-24 TEX MIN Bill Hands behind 3-8 b 9 2 --- 1 1 7 0.001 0% Home Run
43 43 4 1 1974-07-03 TEX @ MIN Bill Butler ahead 2-1 t 5 0 1-- 2 1 8 0.165 85% Home Run (Deep LF); Sundberg Scores
1975 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
44 44 1 1 1975-05-13 TEX MIL Jim Slaton tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 1 1 7 0.103 65% Lead-Off Home Run
45 45 2 1 1975-06-14 TEX CLE Roric Harrison tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 1 1 DH 0.103 65% Lead-Off Home Run
46 46 3 1 1975-06-27 (1) TEX MIN Bert Blyleven tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 1 1 8 0.103 65% Lead-Off Home Run

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1914 to 2014, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.