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Steve Whitaker

Stephen Edward Whitaker

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: May 7, 1943 in Tacoma, WA
High School: Lincoln HS (Tacoma, WA)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1962. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 23, 1966 (Age 23)   vs. CAL 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Pilots/Giants 1966-1970

Final Game: May 9, 1970 (Age 27)   vs. NYM 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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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.

Steve Whitaker: 24 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 4 tying, 9 go ahead
2 Tms
NYY18
SEP6
 
vs RHP16
vs LHP8
 
Home19
Away5
 
Leverage
High Lev6
Medium Lev7
Low Lev11
10 Opps
DET6
KCA/OAK4
BOS3
MIN2
WSA2
CLE2
BAL2
CAL1
NYY1
CHW1
22 Pitchers
Earl Wilson3
Jim Roland1
Camilo Pascual1
Johnny Podres1
Mudcat Grant1
Mike Paul1
Ed Connolly1
Phil Ortega1
Bill Short1
Diego Segui1
Jim McGlothlin1
Sparky Lyle1
Mickey Lolich1
John Miller1
Dave Boswell1
Rollie Fingers1
Bill Burbach1
Denny McLain1
Hank Fischer1
Dick Hall1
6 Parks
Yankee Stad13
Sick's Stad6
Memor. Stad2
RFK Stad1
Fenway Pk1
Tiger Stad1
Where Hit
917
Unk3
82
892
General field locations when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms24
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
5th11
6th8
2nd3
4th2
Outs
211
17
06
 
DefPos
RF13
LF7
CF4
Bases
---15
1--6
12-1
1231
-2-1
 
36 RBI
RISP3
0 on15
1 on7
2 on1
3 on1
Any on9
Inning
13
25
32
41
52
63
71
84
92
Extra1
 
1-310
4-66
7-end8
RelScore
+4..2
+31
+21
+11
Tied8
-14
-22
-34
-4..1
 
Ahead5
Tied8
Behind11
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 1966-08-26 NYY DET Earl Wilson behind 2-3 b 6 2 --- 1 6 8 0.219 52% Home Run
2 2 2 1 1966-08-27 NYY DET Johnny Podres tied 0-0 b 2 2 --- 1 6 9 0.128 64% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to CF
3 3 3 1 1966-08-28 NYY DET Mickey Lolich ahead 2-0 b 5 2 123 4 6 8 0.135 98% Home Run (Deep CF-RF); Clarke Scores; Richardson Scores; Tresh Scores
4 4 4 1 1966-09-05 (1) NYY @ BAL John Miller behind 3-4 t 8 0 --- 1 6 8 0.269 50% Home Run
5 5 5 1 1966-09-05 (2) NYY @ BAL Dick Hall behind 3-7 t 6 2 --- 1 6 8 0.038 8% Home Run
6 6 6 1 1966-09-10 NYY @ BOS Bill Short ahead 3-0 t 8 2 1-- 2 6 7 0.055 98% Home Run; Maris Scores
7 7 7 1 1966-09-25 NYY BOS Hank Fischer tied 0-0 b 2 0 --- 1 6 9 0.121 67% Home Run (CF-RF)
1967 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
8 8 1 1 1967-04-28 NYY CAL Jim McGlothlin behind 1-4 b 4 0 --- 1 5 9 0.095 26% Home Run
9 9 2 1 1967-05-30 (1) NYY MIN Dave Boswell tied 0-0 b 2 0 1-- 2 5 9 0.189 77% Home Run; Pepitone Scores
10 10 3 1 1967-05-31 NYY KCA Diego Segui ahead 1-0 b 3 2 1-- 2 5 9 0.189 86% Home Run; Amaro Scores/unER; Whitaker Scores/unER
11 11 4 1 1967-06-06 NYY WSA Camilo Pascual tied 0-0 b 1 2 12- 3 5 9 0.280 82% Home Run; Mantle Scores; Pepitone Scores
12 12 5 1 1967-06-14 (2) NYY @ WSA Phil Ortega behind 0-3 t 9 1 1-- 2 4 9 0.045 7% Home Run; Pepitone Scores
13 13 6 1 1967-06-23 NYY DET Denny McLain tied 0-0 b 2 1 --- 1 5 9 0.130 65% Home Run
14 14 7 1 1967-07-15 NYY CLE Ed Connolly tied 0-0 b 2 0 --- 1 6 7 0.125 67% Home Run
15 15 8 1 1967-07-22 NYY @ DET Earl Wilson behind 2-4 t 6 2 --- 1 5 9 0.112 26% Home Run
16 16 9 1 1967-07-26 (1) NYY MIN Mudcat Grant ahead 5-1 b 8 2 --- 1 5 7 0.006 100% Home Run
17 17 10 1 1967-07-31 NYY KCA Paul Lindblad behind 3-6 b 8 2 1-- 2 5 7 0.122 16% Home Run; Robinson Scores
18 18 11 1 1967-08-29 (2) NYY BOS Sparky Lyle behind 2-3 b 11 1 --- 1 4 9 0.477 56% Home Run
1969 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
19 19 1 1 1969-05-14 SEP NYY Bill Burbach tied 0-0 b 1 1 --- 1 2 9 0.111 64% Home Run
20 20 2 1 1969-06-01 SEP DET Earl Wilson behind 4-5 b 5 2 1-- 2 5 7 0.329 69% Home Run; Comer Scores
21 21 3 1 1969-06-02 SEP CLE Mike Paul ahead 5-0 b 3 1 --- 1 5 7 0.024 97% Home Run
22 22 4 1 1969-09-08 (1) SEP CHW Bart Johnson tied 0-0 b 1 1 --- 1 2 9 0.111 64% Home Run (Pop Fly)
23 23 5 1 1969-10-01 SEP OAK Rollie Fingers behind 0-2 b 7 0 -2- 2 5 9 0.291 58% Home Run; Goossen Scores
24 24 6 1 1969-10-02 SEP OAK Jim Roland behind 0-3 b 9 1 --- 1 2 7 0.023 4% 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.