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Wes Covington

John Wesley Covington

Positions: Leftfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: March 27, 1932 in Laurinburg, NC
Signed
by the Boston Braves as an amateur free agent in 1952. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1956 (Age 24.023)   vs. CHC 1 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1956 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Braves/Dodgers/WhiteSox/Athletics/... 1956-1966

Final Game: October 2, 1966 (Age 34.189)   vs. PHI 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: July 4, 2011 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Cremated
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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.

Wes Covington: 131 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 2 walk-off, 8 tying, 43 go ahead
5 Tms
MLN64
PHI61
CHW4
LAD1
KCA1
 
vs RHP122
vs LHP9
 
Away70
Home61
 
Leverage
High Lev31
Medium Lev43
Low Lev57
12 Opps
NYG/SFG24
CHC20
CIN16
MLN13
STL13
LAD/BRO11
PIT10
HOU8
PHI6
NYM5
NYY4
KCA1
84 Pitchers
Don Drysdale6
Glen Hobbie4
Ray Semproch4
Jack Sanford4
Bob Buhl4
Bob Sadowski3
Bob Friend3
Bob Purkey3
Al Worthington3
Gaylord Perry3
Ed Roebuck2
Herm Wehmeier2
Bobby Bolin2
Don Nottebart2
Tony Cloninger2
Dick Drott2
Turk Farrell2
Dave Giusti2
Hal Brown2
Ruben Gomez2
17 Parks
County Stad38
Shibe Pk31
Wrigley Fld12
Crosley Fld9
Sprtsmn3/Busch7
Candlestick7
Seals Stad6
Polo Grounds4
Forbes Fld4
Shea Stad3
Comiskey Pk2
Yankee Stad2
Dodger Stad2
Ebbets Fld1
LA Coliseum1
Munic. Stad1
Astrodome1
Where Hit
989
815
713
Unk11
892
781
General field locations
when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms115
2·HR gms8
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
5th59
4th42
3rd13
6th10
9th6
7th1
Outs
048
243
140
 
DefPos
LF116
RF8
PH7
Bases
---72
1--22
12-14
-2-10
--35
1-34
1232
-232
 
214 RBI
RISP37
0 on72
1 on37
2 on20
3 on2
Any on59
Inning
113
211
311
421
517
616
713
816
910
Extra3
 
1-335
4-654
7-end42
RelScore
+4..9
+38
+212
+114
Tied28
-118
-212
-315
-4..15
 
Ahead43
Tied28
Behind60
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

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1956 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111956-04-20MLN@STLTom Poholskybehind 2-3t 72-2-29PH0.39566%Home Run; Bruton Scores
22211956-06-30MLN@CHCSam Jonesbehind 1-2t 611-33570.33378%Home Run; Torre Scores; Aaron Scores
1957 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
33111957-06-19MLNNYGJim Davisahead 3-0b 521-33570.08298%Home Run (Deep CF); Schoendienst Scores; Mathews Scores
44211957-06-26MLNBRODon Newcombebehind 6-9b 51---1470.09023%Home Run
55311957-07-01MLN@STLHerm Wehmeierbehind 2-5t 521--2470.17130%Home Run (Deep CF); Mathews Scores
66411957-07-03MLN@CINHal Jeffcoatbehind 4-7t 90---1570.0418%Home Run (Deep CF)
77511957-07-13MLN@PITRon Klinetied 0-0t 21---1570.11359%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to CF (Deep CF)
88611957-07-15MLN@BROEd Roebuckbehind 3-11t 80---1570.0020%Home Run
99711957-07-20MLN@NYGAl Worthingtonahead 4-0t 72---1470.02997%Home Run (Deep RF)
1010821957-07-20MLN@NYGMarv Grissomtied 5-5t 921--2470.48792%Home Run (Deep RF); Mathews Scores
1111911957-07-24MLNPHIJack Sanfordbehind 0-2b 70---1570.14534%Home Run (Deep RF Line)
12121011957-07-29MLNNYGStu Millerbehind 1-2b 411--2570.25867%Home Run (Deep LF); Aaron Scores
13131111957-08-07MLNCINHersh Freemanahead 5-1b 501--2570.03498%Home Run (Deep RF); Aaron Scores
14141221957-08-07MLNCINJohnny Klippsteinahead 11-2b 80---1570.000100%Home Run (Deep RF)
15151311957-08-09MLN@STLLloyd Merrittahead 12-1t 81---1570.000100%Home Run (Deep RF)
16161411957-08-14MLN@CINTom Ackerahead 6-3t 921234570.030100%Home Run (Deep CF); Torre Scores; Mathews Scores; Aaron Scores
17171511957-08-30MLN@CINRaul Sanchezahead 6-3t 80---1570.03596%Home Run (Deep CF)
18181611957-08-31MLN@CINJoe Nuxhallahead 2-0t 1212-3770.18486%Home Run (Deep RF); Pafko Scores; Mantilla Scores
19191711957-09-02 (1)MLN@CHCBob Andersonahead 10-3t 3212-3570.02699%Home Run (Deep LF); Mathews Scores; Aaron Scores
20201811957-09-07MLNCHCDave Hillmantied 0-0b 321-33570.28384%Home Run (Deep RF); Schoendienst Scores; Aaron Scores
21211911957-09-08MLNCHCMoe Drabowskybehind 0-3b 40---1570.09629%Home Run (Deep RF)
22222011957-09-20MLN@CHCBob Rushahead 1-0t 40---1570.11074%Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
23232111957-09-22MLN@CHCDick Drottbehind 4-7t 60---1570.08321%Home Run (Deep RF)
1958 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2424111958-05-02MLN@CHCDick Drottahead 2-0t 42--32670.14087%Home Run; Aaron Scores
2525211958-05-07MLN@STLHerm Wehmeierahead 3-0t 11-2-2670.09587%Home Run; Torre Scores
2626311958-05-09MLNCINBob Purkeybehind 2-3b 8112-3670.55394%Home Run; Aaron Scores; Torre Scores
2727411958-05-11MLNCINJohnny Klippsteinahead 1-0b 21---1670.10175%Home Run
2828511958-05-25 (2)MLNCHCGene Fodgeahead 2-0b 401--2670.10292%Home Run; Torre Scores
2929611958-05-30 (2)MLN@PITCurt Raydonbehind 0-1t 20---1470.10850%Home Run
3030711958-05-31MLN@PITRon Klineahead 2-0t 11---1470.08376%Home Run
3131811958-06-03MLN@SFGRuben Gomezbehind 0-2t 41---1470.10734%Home Run
3232921958-06-03MLN@SFGRuben Gomezbehind 4-5t 801--2470.41975%Home Run; Mathews Scores
33331011958-06-04MLN@SFGPete Burnsidebehind 4-7t 92-233570.35940%Home Run; Aaron Scores; Adcock Scores
34341111958-07-05MLNPITBob Friendbehind 0-1b 201--2570.19166%Home Run; Aaron Scores
35351211958-07-06MLNPITCurt Raydonahead 1-0b 70---1570.09890%Home Run
36361311958-07-14MLN@SFGAl Worthingtonahead 2-1t 32---1570.11169%Home Run
37371411958-07-15MLN@STLSal Maglieahead 2-0t 40---1570.08481%Home Run
38381511958-07-17MLN@STLLindy McDanielbehind 3-5t 5012-3570.26564%Home Run; Hanebrink Scores; Aaron Scores
39391611958-07-25 (1)MLNCHCGlen Hobbiebehind 0-1b 40---1570.14556%Home Run
40401721958-07-25 (1)MLNCHCGlen Hobbiebehind 1-4b 61---1570.08620%Home Run (CF-RF)
41411811958-07-29MLNLADDon Drysdalebehind 0-4b 90---1570.0204%Home Run (Fly Ball)
42421911958-08-02MLNSFGRamon Monzantahead 9-0b 70---1570.000100%Home Run
43432011958-08-03 (2)MLNSFGAl Worthingtonahead 2-0b 521--2570.12293%Home Run; Schoendienst Scores
44442111958-08-08MLN@PHIRay Semprochahead 3-2t 60---1570.12179%Home Run
45452211958-08-17 (2)MLNPHIRay Semprochtied 0-0b 20---1570.11466%Home Run
46462311958-08-26MLN@SFGMarv Grissomahead 6-3t 91---1570.02099%Home Run
47472411958-09-04MLN@PHIRay Semprochahead 2-1t 5112-3570.21390%Home Run; Mathews Scores; Aaron Scores
1959 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4848111959-04-29MLNSTLLarry Jacksonahead 3-1b 301--2470.10691%Home Run (Deep RF); Aaron Scores
4949211959-05-19MLN@SFGJack Sanfordtied 0-0t 1112-3470.22276%Home Run; Mathews Scores/unER; Aaron Scores
5050311959-05-31 (2)MLNPHIRay Semprochtied 0-0b 121--2470.19972%Home Run (Deep CF); Aaron Scores
5151411959-06-04MLNSFGMike McCormickahead 3-1b 311--2570.12190%Home Run; Adcock Scores
5252511959-06-23MLNSTLHal Jeffcoatahead 5-3b 51---1670.07689%Home Run (Deep CF)
5353611959-08-13MLN@CINJim Brosnanbehind 0-8t 52-233470.0304%Home Run (Deep CF); Avila Scores; Mathews Scores
5454711959-08-18MLNLADDon Drysdalebehind 2-5b 62---1470.07918%Home Run (Fly Ball)
1960 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5555111960-05-11MLNSTLLindy McDanielbehind 0-1b 21---1670.12453%Home Run (Deep RF)
5656211960-05-14MLNPITVern Lawbehind 1-4b 72---1670.06613%Home Run (Deep RF)
5757311960-06-01MLN@PHIRobin Robertsahead 3-2t 62---1670.13677%Home Run (Deep RF)
5858411960-06-05 (1)MLNCINBob Purkeybehind 1-2b 40---1670.14956%Home Run (Deep RF)
5959511960-06-15 (2)MLNCHCBob Andersontied 0-0b 20---1570.11767%Home Run (Deep LF)
6060611960-06-28MLN@CHCGlen Hobbietied 3-3t 60---1570.17167%Home Run
6161711960-07-10MLNCINJim O'Tooleahead 4-1b 7212-3570.04499%Home Run (Deep RF); Crandall Scores/unER; Aaron Scores/unER; Covington Scores/unER
6262811960-07-31MLN@LADDon Drysdalebehind 3-7t 80---19PH0.0347%Home Run (Fly Ball)
6363911960-08-08MLNLADEd Roebuckbehind 4-6b 8212-39PH0.71986%Home Run (Line Drive); Cottier Scores; Logan Scores
64641011960-08-15 (1)MLN@CINJim Maloneybehind 2-4t 60---1570.12133%Home Run (Deep RF)
1961 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
6565111961-05-14 (1)CHWKCARay Herbertahead 2-0b 711--2370.07997%Home Run (Deep RF); Fox Scores
6666211961-05-28 (1)CHW@NYYBob Turleyahead 1-0t 311234370.19791%Home Run (Deep RF); Carreon Scores; Aparicio Scores/unER; Fox Scores
6767311961-05-28 (2)CHW@NYYArt Ditmarbehind 0-1t 32--32370.21158%Home Run (Deep RF); Aparicio Scores
6868411961-06-04CHWNYYBill Staffordbehind 0-9b 80---1390.0010%Home Run (Deep RF)
6969511961-06-19KCANYYLuis Arroyotied 3-3b 91---15PH0.419100%Walk-OffHome Run (Deep RF)
7070611961-07-28 (1)PHISFGBobby Bolintied 0-0b 1012-3390.17481%Home Run (Deep RF); Malkmus Scores; Callison Scores
7171721961-07-28 (1)PHISFGBobby Bolintied 3-3b 30---1390.11767%Home Run (Deep RF)
7272811961-08-20 (2)PHI@MLNCarl Willeybehind 0-1t 41---1590.13347%Home Run (Deep RF)
7373911961-09-05PHI@MLNBob Buhlahead 1-0t 12-2-2590.16676%Home Run (Deep RF); Gonzalez Scores
74741011961-09-14PHI@SFGBilly Loesahead 2-0t 11---1490.08376%Home Run (Deep RF)
75751121961-09-14PHI@SFGDick LeMaytied 3-3t 102---1490.41581%Home Run (Deep LF)
76761211961-09-23PHIPITRoy Facetied 4-4b 161---1590.421100%Walk-OffHome Run (Deep RF)
1962 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7777111962-04-29 (2)PHI@NYMKen MacKenzieahead 7-2t 62-2-2470.03298%Home Run; Gonzalez Scores
7878211962-05-09PHI@CINBob Purkeybehind 0-2t 20---1470.09440%Home Run (Deep RF)
7979311962-06-01 (1)PHILADStan Williamsbehind 1-5b 41---1470.06518%Home Run (Fly Ball)
8080411962-06-10 (1)PHI@CINJoey Jaybehind 0-3t 20---1470.08030%Home Run (Deep RF)
8181521962-06-10 (1)PHI@CINJoey Jaybehind 1-4t 41-2-2470.14635%Home Run (Deep RF); Callison Scores
8282611962-07-22 (1)PHIMLNDon Nottebartbehind 9-11b 82---1570.10319%Home Run (Deep RF)
8383711962-07-25PHI@CHCBob Buhlbehind 0-3t 511--2470.16233%Home Run (Deep RF); Gonzalez Scores
8484811962-08-20PHIHOUTurk Farrellahead 4-1b 52---1570.05293%Home Run (Deep RF)
8585911962-09-26PHI@CHCBob Buhlbehind 3-5t 8012-3570.43074%Home Run (Deep RF); Callison Scores; Green Scores
1963 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8686111963-04-17PHI@MLNLew Burdettebehind 0-3t 50---1570.08422%Home Run
8787211963-04-24PHIPITBob Friendbehind 2-4b 52-2-2470.28151%Home Run; Gonzalez Scores
8888311963-04-26PHI@CHCGlen Hobbietied 0-0t 4012-3470.22183%Home Run; Callison Scores; Gonzalez Scores
8989411963-05-02PHILADDon Drysdalebehind 0-1b 61-2-2470.33674%Home Run (Line Drive); Gonzalez Scores
9090511963-05-05 (1)PHIHOUHal Brownbehind 0-5b 411--2470.08816%Home Run; Gonzalez Scores
9191611963-05-08PHI@NYMJay Hooktied 0-0t 401--2470.21076%Home Run; Gonzalez Scores
9292711963-05-12 (1)PHIMLNLew Burdettebehind 1-2b 52-2-2470.32469%Home Run; Hoak Scores
9393811963-05-14PHI@LADDon Drysdaletied 0-0t 12---1370.12059%Home Run
9494911963-05-30 (2)PHI@PITTommie Sisktied 3-3t 51--325PH0.18776%Home Run (CF-RF); Sievers Scores
95951011963-06-11PHIMLNFrank Funkbehind 4-6b 80---19PH0.13527%Home Run
96961111963-07-17PHIHOUBob Brucebehind 2-9b 4112-3970.06310%Home Run; Dalrymple Scores; Amaro Scores
97971211963-08-04 (2)PHI@STLBob Gibsontied 0-0t 12---1370.10757%Home Run
98981311963-08-11PHISFGJack Sanfordbehind 0-5b 70---1370.0265%Home Run
99991411963-08-23PHIPITDon Schwalltied 0-0b 311--2370.21777%Home Run; Callison Scores
1001001511963-08-28PHI@CHCPaul Tothtied 0-0t 12---1370.10957%Home Run
1011011611963-08-31PHISTLErnie Brogliobehind 2-4b 40---1470.12740%Home Run
1021021711963-09-01PHISTLCurt Simmonsbehind 1-7b 62---1470.0133%Home Run
1964 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
103103111964-05-02PHI@MLNBob Sadowskibehind 1-11t 92---1570.0000%Home Run
104104211964-05-06PHIMLNBobby Tiefenauerbehind 5-6b 82--32570.59986%Home Run; Allen Scores
105105311964-05-08PHICINJohn Tsitourisahead 3-2b 421-33570.21992%Home Run; Allen Scores; Callison Scores
106106411964-05-20PHI@SFGJuan Marichaltied 1-1t 521--2470.27474%Home Run; Callison Scores
107107511964-05-23PHI@LADPhil Ortegabehind 1-2t 60---1470.18450%Home Run (Line Drive)
108108611964-05-30PHIHOUDon Nottebartahead 4-1b 81---1470.01599%Home Run
109109711964-06-23 (2)PHICHCWayne Schurrahead 5-0b 50-2-2570.01599%Home Run; Allen Scores
110110811964-07-04PHI@SFGGaylord Perryahead 3-2t 111--32570.07897%Home Run; Allen Scores
111111911964-08-12PHI@CHCLarry Jacksonbehind 1-2t 8212-3470.62585%Home Run; Briggs Scores; Allen Scores
1121121011964-08-24PHI@MLNBob Sadowskitied 0-0t 1112-3470.23077%Home Run; Allen Scores; Callison Scores
1131131121964-08-24PHI@MLNBob Sadowskibehind 7-12t 921--2470.0020%Home Run; Allen Scores
1141141211964-08-25PHI@MLNTony Cloningerbehind 1-7t 71---1470.0092%Home Run
1151151311964-09-01PHIHOUHal Brownahead 1-0b 70---1470.09890%Home Run
1965 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
116116111965-04-14PHISFGGaylord Perrybehind 0-3b 621--2470.19531%Home Run; Callison Scores
117117211965-04-17PHILADDon Drysdaletied 0-0b 42---1470.15166%Home Run
118118311965-04-21PHIHOUDave Giustibehind 3-6b 81---1470.05510%Home Run
119119411965-04-27PHI@SFGGaylord Perrytied 3-3t 32---1470.12758%Home Run
120120511965-04-28PHI@SFGJack Sanfordbehind 1-2t 411--2570.24061%Home Run; Allen Scores
121121611965-05-02 (2)PHI@MLNDan Osinskitied 4-4t 30---1470.12362%Home Run
122122711965-05-28PHICHCBob Buhlahead 2-1b 62---1570.12184%Home Run
123123811965-06-04PHI@CHCTed Abernathyahead 4-0t 601--2570.04098%Home Run; Allen Scores
124124911965-06-11PHIHOUDave Giustiahead 4-3b 70---1570.09890%Home Run
1251251011965-06-21PHI@HOUTurk Farrellbehind 1-6t 90---1570.0061%Home Run
1261261111965-06-25PHI@SFGBob Shawbehind 0-2t 21---1570.09836%Home Run
1271271211965-07-24PHI@NYMTom Parsonsahead 2-0t 40---1570.08684%Home Run
1281281311965-07-25 (1)PHI@NYMGalen Ciscotied 0-0t 20---1570.11762%Home Run
1291291411965-09-11PHISTLTracy Stallardtied 1-1b 61-2-2370.24685%Home Run; Callison Scores
1301301511965-09-15PHIMLNTony Cloningertied 0-0b 12---1370.11362%Home Run
1966 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
131131111966-08-30LAD@NYMBob Friendbehind 2-8t 711--29PH0.0223%Home Run; Roseboro Scores/unER

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

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