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Al Cowens

Alfred Edward Cowens (A. C.)

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 197 lb.

Born: October 25, 1951 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: Centennial HS (Compton, CA)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 75th round of the 1969 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 6, 1974 (Age 22.163)   vs. MIN 2 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1974 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Mariners/Tigers/Angels 1974-1986

Final Game: June 8, 1986 (Age 34.226)   vs. TEX 5 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: March 11, 2002 in Downey, CA
Buried: Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, CA
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Career Home Runs

Al Cowens: 108 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 2 walk-off, 12 tying, 33 go ahead
4 Tms
SEA56
KCR45
DET6
CAL1
 
vs RHP68
vs LHP40
 
Away55
Home53
 
Leverage
High Lev22
Medium Lev44
Low Lev42
14 Opps
TEX14
BOS12
NYY11
BAL11
OAK10
MIL10
DET9
TOR8
MIN6
CLE5
SEA4
CAL3
CHW3
KCR2
90 Pitchers
Dennis Martinez3
Lary Sorensen3
Mike Caldwell3
Pete Vuckovich2
Keith Atherton2
Mike Flanagan2
Sparky Lyle2
Jim Palmer2
Fergie Jenkins2
Bert Blyleven2
Mike Smithson2
Fernando Arroyo2
Catfish Hunter2
Geoff Zahn2
Rick Honeycutt2
Tom Underwood1
Doyle Alexander1
Tim Birtsas1
Dock Ellis1
Moose Haas1
15 Parks
Kingdome33
KauffmanStad21
Tiger Stad10
Fenway Pk7
Yankee Stad7
Exhibit Stad6
Arlington6
Memor. Stad5
O.co Coliseum3
County Stad3
Metrodome2
Comiskey Pk2
ClevelandStd1
Metrop. Stad1
Angel Stad1
Where Hit
771
Unk31
83
92
781
General field locations
when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms104
2·HR gms2
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
5th42
4th29
6th13
7th12
3rd7
8th2
1st1
9th1
2nd1
Outs
037
136
235
 
DefPos
RF90
CF8
Unk7
PH2
LF1
Bases
---61
1--23
-2-11
12-6
1-34
-232
1231
 
169 RBI
RISP24
0 on61
1 on34
2 on12
3 on1
Any on47
Inning
17
217
36
416
59
615
714
815
96
Extra3
 
1-330
4-640
7-end38
RelScore
+4..2
+310
+210
+19
Tied24
-116
-213
-38
-4..16
 
Ahead31
Tied24
Behind53
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

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1974 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111974-07-17KCRBOSRoger Moretbehind 2-6b 92---1880.0030%Home Run (LF-CF)
1975 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
22111975-04-15KCROAKPaul Lindbladbehind 1-3b 801--29PH0.36861%Home Run; Pinson Scores/unER
33211975-06-25KCR@CALFrank Tananabehind 0-2t 701--2780.27750%Home Run; Healy Scores
44311975-07-19KCR@DETJoe Colemantied 0-0t 211-33780.20177%Home Run; Killebrew Scores; Rojas Scores
55411975-07-25 (2)KCRTEXSteve Harganahead 3-1b 81-2-2870.04199%Home Run; Brett Scores
1976 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
66111976-07-19KCRBALJim Palmertied 0-0b 21---1690.11864%Home Run
77211976-08-10KCRNYYDock Ellisbehind 0-1b 72---1690.25852%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to RF
88311976-08-29KCR@BOSRick Wisebehind 3-14t 50---1290.0020%Home Run
1977 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
99111977-04-10KCR@DETVern Ruhletied 0-0t 22---1690.10556%Home Run
1010211977-04-24 (1)KCR@SEAGary Wheelockahead 2-0t 6212-3790.17095%Home Run; Poquette Scores; Mayberry Scores
1111311977-05-05KCRCHWKen Brettbehind 2-3b 40---1590.13256%Home Run
1212411977-05-06KCR@TEXDoyle Alexanderbehind 1-5t 72---1790.0327%Home Run
1313511977-05-07KCR@TEXGaylord Perryahead 4-2t 62---1790.09484%Home Run
1414611977-05-15KCRTEXAdrian Devinebehind 1-6b 621--2480.07512%Home Run; Poquette Scores
1515711977-05-28KCR@BOSBill Campbellbehind 11-17t 81---1590.0071%Home Run
1616811977-06-03KCRBALDyar Millerbehind 4-7b 70---1590.09322%Home Run
1717911977-06-04 (2)KCRBALRudy Maybehind 0-1b 111-33490.20172%Home Run; Brett Scores; Otis Scores
18181011977-06-07KCRBOSFergie Jenkinsbehind 0-1b 50---1590.15157%Home Run
19191111977-06-21KCRSEAGlenn Abbottbehind 0-3b 201--2590.15344%Home Run; Mayberry Scores
20201211977-07-05KCR@TEXBert Blylevenbehind 1-2t 411--2580.22160%Home Run; Mayberry Scores
21211311977-07-06KCRMILMoose Haasbehind 3-7b 61-2-2580.11522%Home Run; Mayberry Scores
22221411977-07-13KCRDETFernando Arroyotied 0-0b 20---1490.10466%Home Run
23231511977-07-21KCR@DETDave Robertsahead 3-0t 32-2-2490.10989%Home Run; McRae Scores
24241611977-07-22KCR@DETJohn Hillertied 4-4t 122---1490.40780%Home Run
25251711977-08-01KCR@MINGeoff Zahntied 0-0t 12-2-2490.17666%Home Run; Otis Scores
26261811977-08-22KCRBALJim Palmerbehind 2-6b 70---1480.05613%Home Run (Fly Ball)
27271911977-08-29KCR@NYYCatfish Hunterbehind 1-2t 611--2490.29664%Home Run; Brett Scores
28282011977-09-06KCR@SEARick Honeycuttahead 1-0t 11-2-2490.13975%Home Run; Brett Scores
29292121977-09-06KCR@SEARick Honeycuttahead 3-0t 311--2490.10390%Home Run; Brett Scores
30302211977-09-14 (1)KCROAKRick Langfordtied 0-0b 121--2490.18371%Home Run; Brett Scores
31312311977-09-15 (2)KCROAKDoug Bairtied 4-4b 100---1490.359100%Walk-OffHome Run
1978 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3232111978-04-22KCR@BALMike Flanaganahead 2-1t 70---1490.12584%Home Run
3333211978-05-03KCR@NYYEd Figueroabehind 4-5t 81---1490.26845%Home Run
3434311978-08-06KCRTORBalor Moorebehind 0-1b 111234590.25480%Home Run; Zdeb Scores; McRae Scores; Otis Scores
3535411978-08-13KCR@TORTom Underwoodbehind 0-1t 60---1490.16950%Home Run
3636511978-08-22KCR@CHWRoss Baumgartenahead 4-0t 411--2490.06695%Home Run; McRae Scores
1979 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3737111979-04-14KCR@TORMark Lemongellotied 0-0t 22---1790.10657%Home Run
3838211979-04-28KCRCLERick Waitsbehind 0-2b 40-2-2490.17056%Home Run; Otis Scores
3939311979-04-30KCRTEXFergie Jenkinsbehind 4-6b 52---1590.12136%Home Run
4040411979-05-07KCR@TEXSparky Lyleahead 8-6t 821--2590.11196%Home Run; Porter Scores
4141511979-06-07KCR@BALSammy Stewarttied 0-0t 50---16DH0.13964%Home Run
4242611979-08-09KCR@TORJesse Jeffersonahead 9-3t 80---1790.005100%Home Run
4343711979-08-12KCRDETMilt Wilcoxahead 2-0b 42-2-2790.12590%Home Run; Otis Scores
4444811979-09-01KCR@NYYJim Kaatbehind 4-5t 401--2790.20062%Home Run; Otis Scores
4545911979-09-02KCR@NYYCatfish Hunterahead 1-0t 40---1790.10673%Home Run
1980 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4646111980-05-21CAL@TEXSparky Lylebehind 6-7t 7212-37DH0.51080%Home Run; Rudi Scores/unER; Grich Scores/unER; Cowens Scores/Team unER
4747211980-06-28DET@TORJerry Garvinahead 3-1t 72---1590.09087%Home Run
4848311980-07-14DET@BOSMike Torreztied 0-0t 21-2-2690.15868%Home Run; Hebner Scores
4949411980-08-28DETMILLary Sorensenbehind 2-6b 61---1690.05613%Home Run
5050511980-09-08 (2)DETBALMike Flanaganbehind 0-8b 50---1590.0113%Home Run
5151611980-09-30DET@TORJackson Toddahead 3-2t 42---1790.11469%Home Run
1981 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5252111981-08-15DETNYYDave LaRochebehind 0-2b 301--2180.19755%Home Run; Whitaker Scores
1982 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5353111982-04-06SEA@MINFernando Arroyoahead 10-7t 91---1590.02198%Home Run
5454211982-04-16SEAOAKMike Norrisahead 1-0b 4212-3690.22190%Home Run; Castillo Scores; Bochte Scores
5555311982-04-21SEACALBruce Kisontied 0-0b 201--2690.15975%Home Run; Maler Scores
5656411982-04-25SEAMINBobby Castillobehind 2-4b 90---1690.11120%Home Run
5757511982-05-19SEA@BOSChuck Raineybehind 2-3t 32-2-2490.20257%Home Run; Castillo Scores
5858611982-05-23SEA@MILMike Caldwelltied 0-0t 20---1490.11061%Home Run
5959711982-05-31SEAMILBob McClurebehind 0-2b 21---1590.10142%Home Run
6060811982-06-04SEA@DETJack Morrisahead 1-0t 821--2590.19992%Home Run; Zisk Scores
6161911982-06-14SEATEXDanny Darwinahead 3-0b 82---1590.01899%Home Run
62621011982-06-15SEATEXSteve Comerbehind 1-3b 72---1590.12628%Home Run
63631111982-06-21SEATORLuis Lealahead 1-0b 40---1490.10079%Home Run
64641211982-07-06SEANYYRich Gossagebehind 5-7b 721--2490.34552%Home Run; Bochte Scores
65651311982-07-25SEA@CLELary Sorensenbehind 1-4t 70---1590.07818%Home Run
66661411982-07-28SEAMINTerry Feltonahead 5-2b 80---1590.01599%Home Run
67671511982-08-02SEA@OAKMatt Keoughahead 3-0t 611--2590.08096%Home Run; Bochte Scores
68681611982-08-22SEAMILJim Slatonbehind 4-5b 82---1390.32953%Home Run
69691711982-08-23SEABOSMark Clearbehind 1-2b 72-2-2390.42575%Home Run; Simpson Scores/unER; Cowens Scores/Team unER
70701811982-09-03SEA@BOSTom Burgmeierbehind 4-9t 6112-3390.12219%Home Run; Cruz Scores; Edler Scores
71711911982-09-08SEAKCRVida Bluebehind 0-3b 41-2-2590.16540%Home Run; Zisk Scores
72722011982-09-17SEATEXMike Smithsonahead 2-0b 52---1490.08187%Home Run
1983 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7373111983-05-10SEA@BALDennis Martinezbehind 1-8t 80---1390.0041%Home Run
7474211983-06-05SEA@NYYShane Rawleyahead 2-0t 311--2590.13786%Home Run; Zisk Scores
7575311983-08-23SEA@MILMike Caldwelltied 0-0t 411--25DH0.22373%Home Run; Henderson Scores
7676421983-08-23SEA@MILMike Caldwellahead 3-0t 91---15DH0.01999%Home Run
7777511983-08-24SEA@NYYRon Guidrytied 0-0t 20---14DH0.10861%Home Run
7878611983-08-28SEACLELary Sorensenbehind 0-5b 921--26DH0.0030%Home Run; Putnam Scores
7979711983-09-09SEATEXMike Smithsonbehind 0-2b 20---15DH0.10144%Home Run
1984 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8080111984-04-11SEABOSDennis Eckersleyahead 3-0b 62---1590.04495%Home Run
8181211984-04-14SEA@MINPete Filsontied 2-2t 100---1690.33583%Home Run
8282311984-05-01SEAMINRon Davisahead 9-8b 81---1590.07894%Home Run
8383411984-05-14SEA@DETDan Petrybehind 0-3t 411--2590.16234%Home Run; Putnam Scores
8484511984-05-19SEA@BALScott McGregorbehind 2-3t 601-33490.24779%Home Run; Bonnell Scores; Davis Scores
8585611984-06-17SEATEXOdell Jonestied 2-2b 9112-3490.295100%Walk-OffHome Run; Perconte Scores; Davis Scores
8686711984-06-28SEA@BOSBruce Hurstbehind 0-1t 20---1490.10350%Home Run
8787811984-06-29SEA@BOSBob Ojedabehind 0-2t 62---1490.10928%Home Run
8888911984-07-07SEA@TORJim Clancytied 0-0t 12-233590.23074%Home Run; Perconte Scores; Owen Scores
89891011984-07-14SEABOSRoger Clemenstied 0-0b 20---1590.10966%Home Run
90901111984-07-17SEAMILJaime Cocanowertied 0-0b 21---1590.11364%Home Run
91911211984-07-27SEAOAKBill Kruegertied 0-0b 20---1490.10966%Home Run
92921311984-08-20SEA@BALDennis Martinezbehind 0-3t 41---1590.08124%Home Run
93931411984-08-26SEANYYPhil Niekrobehind 0-5b 621--2590.07111%Home Run; Davis Scores
94941511984-09-07SEA@KCRBud Blacktied 1-1t 40---1490.12663%Home Run
1985 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
9595111985-04-11SEAOAKCurt Youngahead 1-0b 12-233690.19485%Home Run; Thomas Scores; Henderson Scores
9696211985-04-15SEA@OAKKeith Athertonbehind 3-5t 80---1690.11724%Home Run
9797311985-04-16SEA@OAKKeith Athertonbehind 6-9t 80---1590.06313%Home Run
9898411985-04-29SEAMILPete Vuckovichbehind 4-7b 60---1590.09726%Home Run
9999511985-06-02SEA@NYYRich Bordiahead 6-4t 71---13PH0.08489%Home Run
100100611985-06-20SEA@TEXBurt Hootonahead 2-0t 311-33590.13590%Home Run; Bradley Scores; Thomas Scores
101101711985-06-29SEACLEBert Blylevenbehind 0-2b 21---1590.10242%Home Run
102102811985-07-01SEA@CHWFloyd Bannistertied 0-0t 8112-3590.35092%Home Run; Calderon Scores; Thomas Scores
103103911985-07-06SEAMILPete Vuckovichtied 0-0b 411--2590.20977%Home Run; Thomas Scores
1041041011985-08-10SEAOAKTim Birtsasbehind 3-10b 72---1390.0051%Home Run
1051051111985-08-14 (2)SEACALGeoff Zahnahead 3-0b 511--2390.07296%Home Run; Bradley Scores
1061061211985-08-21SEABALDennis Martinezbehind 3-10b 62---1590.0092%Home Run
1071071311985-09-06SEA@DETWalt Terrellahead 4-1t 51---1590.06489%Home Run
1081081411985-09-10SEACLEJamie Easterlybehind 3-7b 51---1590.06316%Home Run

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

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