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Ernie Whitt

Leo Ernest Whitt

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: June 13, 1952 in Detroit, MI
School: Macomb Community College (Warren, MI)
Drafted
by the Boston Red Sox in the 15th round of the 1972 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 12, 1976 (Age 24.091, 11,419th in MLB history)   vs. CLE 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1980 season [*]
Teams (by GP): BlueJays/Braves/Orioles/RedSox 1976-1991
Agents: Himself,Richard Box [*]
Last Game: July 3, 1991 (Age 39.020)   vs. DET 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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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).

Ernie Whitt: 134 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 2 walk-off, 15 tying, 38 go ahead (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
3 Tms
TOR131
ATL2
BOS1
 
vs RHP125
vs LHP9
 
Home71
Away63
 
Leverage
High Lev23
Medium Lev44
Low Lev67
15 Opps
DET23
NYY13
CLE11
CHW11
OAK10
TEX9
BAL9
MIL9
KCR8
SEA8
MIN7
BOS7
CAL7
NYM1
STL1
98 Pitchers
Jack Morris6
Charlie Hough4
Mike Smithson4
Richard Dotson4
Glenn Abbott3
Aurelio Lopez3
Mike Boddicker3
Bret Saberhagen3
Dickie Noles2
Walt Terrell2
Don Sutton2
Mike Witt2
Tom Waddell2
Jay Pettibone2
Jim Slaton2
Milt Wilcox2
Dave Eiland2
Steve McCatty2
Melido Perez2
Pete Vuckovich2
16 Parks
Exhibit Stad62
Tiger Stad11
Kingdome8
Fenway Pk7
Comiskey Pk6
Yankee Stad6
ClevelandStd6
SkyDome6
Metrodome4
Arlington4
Memor. Stad3
O.co Coliseum3
County Stad3
Atl-Fulton2
Angel Stad2
KauffmanStad1
Where Hit
986
Unk42
82
892
72
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Pitches
Unk105
37
16
45
55
62
22
7+2
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms121
2·HR gms5
3·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
7th47
5th26
8th23
6th21
9th9
3rd5
2nd3
Outs
153
241
040
 
DefPos
C130
PH4
Bases
---78
1--22
12-12
1-38
-2-7
--34
1233
 
216 RBI
RISP34
0 on78
1 on33
2 on20
3 on3
Any on56
Inning
15
223
310
424
519
610
717
811
910
Extra5
 
1-338
4-653
7-end43
RelScore
+4..19
+39
+211
+120
Tied32
-115
-211
-37
-4..10
 
Ahead59
Tied32
Behind43
Before event,
for batter
Count
Unk105
0-06
2-14
1-14
3-23
2-23
2-03
1-22
1-02
3-12

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1976 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111976-09-21 (2)BOSMILJim Colbornbehind 0-1b 52---1920.16151%Home Run
1980 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
22111980-06-18 (2)TORCHWRichard Dotsonahead 2-0b 21---1920.07881%Home Run
33211980-07-06TOR@DETJack Morrisbehind 2-5t 7212-3920.33043%Home Run; Bonnell Scores; Garcia Scores
44311980-07-16TOR@SEAGlenn Abbottahead 3-0t 80---1920.03596%Home Run
55411980-08-07TOR@CLEWayne Garlandbehind 0-5t 52---1920.0317%Home Run
66511980-09-03TOR@TEXEd Figueroabehind 0-1t 51---1920.14747%Home Run
77611980-10-01TORDETMark Fidrychbehind 2-8b 5212-3720.10715%Home Run; Mayberry Scores; Bonnell Scores
1981 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
88111981-10-03TOR@SEAGlenn Abbottbehind 0-1t 61---1820.17247%Home Run
1982 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
99111982-04-09TORMILPete Vuckovichbehind 0-7b 421--2720.0447%Home Run; Barfield Scores
1010211982-04-11TORMILDoug Jonesbehind 4-14b 91---1720.0000%Home Run
1111311982-04-19TOR@BOSChuck Raineytied 1-1t 42---1720.12858%Home Run
1212411982-05-07TORKCRGrant Jacksonahead 5-4b 80---1720.07394%Home Run
1313511982-06-09TORCALMike Wittbehind 1-3b 50---1820.12442%Home Run
1414611982-06-23TOR@SEAMike Stantontied 2-2t 92---17PH0.41080%Home Run
1515711982-07-09TORCHWRichard Dotsonahead 3-2b 401--2620.13985%Home Run; Powell Scores
1616811982-07-21TORKCRDan Quisenberrybehind 5-9b 90---17PH0.0265%Home Run
1717911982-08-01TORDETJack Morrisbehind 1-3b 22---1820.09840%Home Run
18181011982-08-03TORMILPete Vuckovichbehind 3-7b 70---1820.05914%Home Run
19191111982-08-08 (2)TOR@DETDave Gumpertahead 1-0t 10-2-2320.11677%Home Run; Mulliniks Scores
1983 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2020111983-05-08TORKCRSteve Renkobehind 0-6b 51---1620.0276%Home Run
2121211983-05-23TORDETMilt Wilcoxahead 1-0b 41---1520.10577%Home Run
2222321983-05-23TORDETMilt Wilcoxahead 3-0b 61---1520.04494%Home Run
2323411983-06-04TOR@BALMike Boddickerbehind 0-2t 22---1620.09435%Home Run
2424511983-06-12TOR@CALMike Wittbehind 1-2t 911--2620.65282%Home Run; Johnson Scores
2525611983-06-16TOROAKSteve McCattytied 0-0b 21--32620.12973%Home Run; Orta Scores
2626711983-06-19TORCALDave Goltzbehind 0-1b 21---1620.10853%Home Run
2727811983-06-26TOR@SEABob Stoddardahead 1-0t 21---1720.09768%Home Run
2828911983-07-20TORKCRMike Armstrongbehind 4-11b 7212-38PH0.0344%Home Run; Bonnell Scores/unER; Collins Scores/unER; Whitt Scores/unER
29291011983-08-20TOR@BOSDennis Eckersleytied 0-0t 22---1620.10556%Home Run (Line Drive)
30301111983-08-26TOR@DETDan Petryahead 2-1t 50---1720.11576%Home Run
31311211983-09-01TORBALJim Palmertied 2-2b 42---1620.13265%Home Run
32321311983-09-02 (1)TORDETAurelio Lopezbehind 7-9b 100---1620.11321%Home Run
33331411983-09-04TORDETGlenn Abbotttied 2-2b 70---1620.19679%Home Run
34341521983-09-04TORDETAurelio Lopeztied 3-3b 10212-3620.385100%Walk-OffHome Run; Moseby Scores; Upshaw Scores
35351611983-09-17TOR@MINJay Pettibonetied 2-2t 611--2620.25876%Home Run; Upshaw Scores
36361711983-10-01TORMINJay Pettibonebehind 0-1b 4112-3620.28577%Home Run; Upshaw Scores; Orta Scores
1984 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3737111984-04-04TOR@SEAMike Mooretied 0-0t 31---1820.12060%Home Run
3838211984-04-10TOR@OAKLary Sorensenahead 1-0t 711--2620.19090%Home Run; Bell Scores/unER
3939311984-06-05TOR@DETDoug Bairahead 3-2t 411-33820.17987%Home Run; Bell Scores; Mulliniks Scores
4040411984-06-12TORDETAurelio Lopezahead 9-3b 8212-3820.002100%Home Run; Johnson Scores; Iorg Scores
4141511984-07-27TORTEXCharlie Houghbehind 1-4b 70---1820.09322%Home Run
4242611984-07-28TORTEXDickie Nolesbehind 2-3b 401--2820.20969%Home Run; Mulliniks Scores
4343711984-08-01TORKCRBret Saberhagenahead 2-1b 811--27PH0.10397%Home Run; Upshaw Scores
4444811984-08-08TOR@TEXDanny Darwinahead 2-1t 41---1720.11271%Home Run
4545911984-08-17TOR@CHWLaMarr Hoyttied 3-3t 92---1820.40980%Home Run
46461011984-08-19TOR@CHWTom Seaverbehind 0-1t 30---1820.11150%Home Run
47471111984-08-22TORCLEBert Blylevenbehind 1-10b 42---1720.0061%Home Run
48481211984-08-27TOR@MINMike Smithsonahead 1-0t 42--32620.18079%Home Run; Moseby Scores
49491311984-09-14TOR@DETJack Morrisahead 4-2t 60---1820.08387%Home Run
50501411984-09-16TOR@DETJuan Berenguerbehind 0-7t 42---1820.0143%Home Run
51511511984-09-26TOR@BOSOil Can Boydbehind 3-4t 321--2820.21557%Home Run; Mulliniks Scores
1985 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5252111985-04-27TOR@TEXCharlie Houghbehind 2-4t 421--2720.21245%Home Run; Matuszek Scores
5353211985-05-07TOROAKDon Suttonahead 1-0b 411--2720.16185%Home Run; Matuszek Scores
5454311985-05-08TOROAKSteve McCattytied 0-0b 21---1720.10663%Home Run
5555411985-05-24TOR@CLEJeff Barkleyahead 3-0t 3112-3720.11894%Home Run; Upshaw Scores/unER; Matuszek Scores
5656511985-05-25TOR@CLETom Waddellahead 9-7t 91---1720.04596%Home Run
5757611985-05-28TOR@CHWRichard Dotsonahead 2-1t 70---1720.12381%Home Run
5858711985-06-07TORDETWalt Terrellahead 7-0b 51---1720.00699%Home Run
5959811985-06-23TORBOSBruce Kisonahead 2-0b 611234720.08998%Home Run; Upshaw Scores; Barfield Scores; Matuszek Scores
6060911985-06-30TOR@DETJack Morrisahead 1-0t 1212-3620.22081%Home Run; Upshaw Scores; Bell Scores
61611011985-07-07TOR@OAKCurt Youngahead 5-1t 5112-3720.06298%Home Run; Bell Scores; Burroughs Scores
62621111985-07-19TOROAKDon Suttontied 0-0b 22---1720.10862%Home Run
63631211985-07-25TORCALJim Slatonahead 6-0b 81---1720.002100%Home Run
64641311985-07-29TOR@BALMike Boddickerahead 2-0t 20---1720.08178%Home Run
65651411985-08-12TOR@TEXBurt Hootonahead 1-0t 21---1720.09868%Home Run
66661511985-08-19TOR@CLETom Waddellbehind 1-4t 80---1720.06514%Home Run
67671611985-09-12TOR@NYYRon Guidrytied 0-0t 31-2-2920.17770%Home Run; Fernandez Scores
68681711985-09-29TOR@MILChuck Porterahead 11-3t 621--2720.006100%Home Run; Bell Scores/unER; Whitt Scores/unER
69691811985-10-02TOR@DETJack Morrisbehind 1-4t 70---1720.07818%Home Run
70701911985-10-05TORNYYJoe Cowleytied 0-0b 22---1720.10862%Home Run
1986 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7171111986-05-01TORCALJim Slatonbehind 0-2b 2212-3820.28162%Home Run; Bell Scores; Johnson Scores
7272211986-05-05TOROAKBill Kruegerahead 8-6b 721--2820.09396%Home Run; Johnson Scores
7373311986-05-18TORCLEJim Kernahead 8-2b 511--2820.01699%Home Run; Johnson Scores
7474411986-05-22TOR@CHWRichard Dotsonahead 1-0t 411234820.19591%Home Run; Johnson Scores; Leach Scores; Mulliniks Scores
7575511986-06-16TOR@MILBill Wegmantied 0-0t 30---1820.10961%Home Run
7676611986-06-20TORNYYDoug Drabektied 0-0b 22---1820.10862%Home Run
7777711986-06-22TORNYYBob Shirleyahead 8-1b 711--2820.003100%Home Run; Barfield Scores
7878811986-06-29TOR@NYYBob Tewksburybehind 2-3t 51---1820.14147%Home Run
7979911986-07-25TOR@OAKJose Rijoahead 3-1t 40---1920.08583%Home Run
80801011986-07-30TOR@KCRDennis Leonardtied 1-1t 501--2720.20375%Home Run; Upshaw Scores
81811111986-08-17TORTEXJeff Russelltied 7-7b 110---1920.356100%Walk-OffHome Run
82821211986-08-27 (1)TOR@CLEBryan Oelkerstied 2-2t 120---1720.33684%Home Run
83831311986-08-27 (2)TOR@CLEDickie Nolestied 2-2t 61---1620.17064%Home Run
84841411986-09-16TORDETWalt Terrellahead 4-1b 61---1720.04494%Home Run
85851511986-09-22TOR@DETJack Morrisbehind 0-2t 21---1620.09337%Home Run
86861611986-09-30TOR@NYYScott Nielsenbehind 1-4t 70---1720.07818%Home Run
1987 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8787111987-04-29TORMINMike Smithsonahead 3-0b 70-2-2720.03198%Home Run; Upshaw Scores
8888211987-05-18TOR@CALMike Cooktied 0-0t 211-33720.19276%Home Run; Barfield Scores; Upshaw Scores
8989311987-05-23TOR@SEAMike Mooretied 0-0t 221--2720.18165%Home Run; Moseby Scores
9090411987-06-07TORBALMike Boddickertied 0-0b 21-2-2720.15272%Home Run; Upshaw Scores
9191511987-06-08TOR@NYYTim Stoddardahead 8-0t 801--2720.001100%Home Run; Upshaw Scores
9292611987-07-06TORTEXCharlie Houghahead 5-1b 31---1520.04392%Home Run
9393711987-07-18TOR@MINJoe Niekrobehind 1-3t 411--2720.18747%Home Run; McGriff Scores
9494811987-07-19TOR@MINMike Smithsontied 4-4t 30---1520.10561%Home Run (CF-RF)
9595911987-08-02TORCLEDarrel Akerfeldsahead 1-0b 11---1320.08671%Home Run
96961011987-08-24TOR@SEAMike Morganahead 3-0t 511--2320.09892%Home Run; Mulliniks Scores
97971111987-08-30TOROAKJose Rijoahead 7-3b 70---1520.01798%Home Run
98981211987-09-08TOR@MILJay Aldrichbehind 3-6t 81---1520.05411%Home Run
99991311987-09-12TORNYYRick Rhodenahead 2-0b 40--32520.06190%Home Run; Bell Scores
1001001421987-09-12TORNYYBill Fultonahead 8-1b 821-33520.001100%Home Run; Lee Scores; Bell Scores
1011011511987-09-14TORBALKen Dixontied 0-0b 20---1520.09965%Home Run
1021021621987-09-14TORBALMike Griffinahead 8-1b 50---1520.00799%Home Run
1031031731987-09-14TORBALTony Arnoldahead 14-2b 721-33520.000100%Home Run; Lee Scores; Thornton Scores
1041041811987-09-15TORBALJose Mesaahead 5-0b 50---1520.01997%Home Run
1051051911987-09-23TOR@BALJohn Habyantied 0-0t 21---1520.10458%Home Run
1988 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
106106111988-05-03TOR@SEABill Wilkinsonahead 5-2t 9212-1,(0-0) 3320.032100%Home Run; Fernandez Scores; Moseby Scores
107107211988-06-14TORCLETom Candiottibehind 0-2b 70---5,(1-2) 1720.14536%Home Run
108108311988-06-16TOR@DETMike Trujilloahead 11-0t 92--34,(1-2) 2720.000100%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Gruber Scores
109109411988-07-06TORCALWillie Fraserbehind 0-2b 62-2-3,(1-1) 2520.29452%Home Run; Gruber Scores
110110511988-07-29TORNYYNeil Allenahead 6-1b 70---8,(3-2) 1520.00799%Home Run
111111611988-08-08TORKCRBret Saberhagenahead 2-0b 50---3,(2-0) 1220.07289%Home Run
112112711988-08-11TOR@NYYDave Eilandtied 0-0t 11---5,(2-2) 1220.10358%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
113113821988-08-11TOR@NYYDave Eilandahead 2-1t 22---5,(2-2) 1220.10468%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
114114911988-08-19TORMILTom Filertied 2-2b 52-2-1,(0-0) 2520.24879%Home Run; Bell Scores
1151151011988-08-23TORCHWMelido Perezahead 2-1b 41---7,(2-2) 1520.10878%Home Run
1161161111988-09-01TORTEXCharlie Houghbehind 0-1b 41---3,(2-0) 1320.14153%Home Run
1171171211988-09-05TOR@DETWillie Hernandeztied 4-4t 100---5,(3-1) 1520.34585%Home Run (Fly Ball)
1181181311988-09-13TORDETTed Powertied 1-1b 311--1,(0-0) 2520.19875%Home Run; Bell Scores
1191191411988-09-18TORCLERod Nicholsahead 3-0b 82---1,(0-0) 1520.01799%Home Run
1201201511988-09-27TOR@BOSMike Smithsonahead 1-0t 111-32,(1-0) 3520.16382%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Mulliniks Scores; Bell Scores
1211211621988-09-27TOR@BOSDennis Lampahead 7-0t 22-2-3,(2-0) 2520.02798%Home Run (Fly Ball to CF-RF); Mulliniks Scores
1989 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
122122111989-05-20TOR@CHWKen Pattersonahead 8-1t 8212-2,(1-0) 3720.003100%Home Run; Bell Scores; Moseby Scores
123123211989-05-21TOR@CHWJose Seguraahead 7-3t 921--3,(1-1) 2720.012100%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); McGriff Scores
124124311989-05-26TORCHWShawn Hillegasahead 4-1b 501-31,(0-0) 3720.03998%Home Run (Line Drive); McGriff Scores; Moseby Scores
125125411989-05-27TORCHWMelido Perezbehind 2-3b 40---4,(2-1) 1720.14456%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
126126511989-06-04TOR@BOSLee Smithbehind 7-10t 911234,(2-1) 4720.65082%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Gruber Scores; Bell Scores; Moseby Scores
127127611989-07-13TOROAKStorm Davisbehind 3-5b 41---4,(2-1) 1620.12138%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
128128711989-08-01TORKCRBret Saberhagenbehind 0-1b 71---3,(1-1) 1520.25055%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
129129811989-08-05TORNYYAndy Hawkinsbehind 0-1b 22---6,(3-2) 1620.12151%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
130130911989-08-23TORDETJeff Robinsontied 4-4b 501-31,(0-0) 3520.16290%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Bell Scores; McGriff Scores
1311311011989-08-25TORMILJeff Peterektied 0-0b 321-34,(2-1) 3520.28084%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Bell Scores; McGriff Scores
1321321111989-09-02TORMINRoy Smithahead 2-0b 401--3,(1-1) 2520.10292%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); McGriff Scores
1990 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
133133111990-05-01ATLNYMRon Darlingahead 2-0b 41---6,(3-2) 1620.07985%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
134134211990-05-21ATLSTLBryn Smithbehind 3-4b 61---5,(3-1) 1720.19154%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)

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