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Kevin Elster

Kevin Daniel Elster

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: August 3, 1964 in San Pedro, CA
High School: Marina HS (Huntington Beach, CA)
School: Golden West College (Huntington Beach, CA)
Drafted
by the New York Mets in the 2nd round of the 1984 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 21, 1984. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 2, 1986 (Age 22.030, 12,831st in MLB history)   vs. SFG 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1988 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mets/Rangers/Dodgers/Pirates/Phillies/... 1986-2000
Agents: Patrick Elster, previously: Dennis Gilbert [*]
Last Game: October 1, 2000 (Age 36.059)   vs. SDP 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).

Kevin Elster: 88 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 4 walk-off, 4 tying, 25 go ahead
5 Tms
NYM34
TEX32
LAD14
PIT7
PHI1
 
vs RHP66
vs LHP22
 
Away49
Home39
 
Leverage
High Lev12
Medium Lev33
Low Lev43
26 Opps
SFG8
MON8
PIT6
BOS5
STL4
SDP4
CIN4
BAL4
ATL4
LAD4
CLE4
CHW4
COL3
CHC3
DET3
KCR3
PHI3
ARI2
MIN2
OAK2
82 Pitchers
Tim Leary2
John Smiley2
Barry Jones2
Doug Drabek2
Alan Embree2
Kirk Rueter2
Brian Anderson1
Oil Can Boyd1
Livan Hernandez1
Dave Burba1
Juan Eichelberger1
Paul Quantrill1
Norm Charlton1
Mike Sirotka1
Omar Olivares1
Alejandro Pena1
Greg Gohr1
Chris Hook1
Chris Brock1
Derek Lilliquist1
25 Parks
Shea Stad16
Rangers Bpk12
Dodger Stad8
3 Rivers Std6
Stade Olymp.4
Fenway Pk4
AT&T Pk3
Jacobs Fld3
Camden Yards3
Tiger Stad3
Cinergy Fld3
Qualcomm St3
Metrodome2
Coors Fld2
Atl-Fulton2
Kingdome2
Wrigley Fld2
KauffmanStad2
Busch Stad2
Turner Fld1
Where Hit
758
811
7810
95
894
General field locations
when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Pitches
219
117
416
314
510
66
7+5
Unk1
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms77
2·HR gms4
3·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
8th44
9th23
7th7
5th7
2nd5
6th2
Outs
038
127
223
 
DefPos
SS85
PH2
3B1
Bases
---52
1--19
-2-7
1233
1-33
12-2
-232
 
137 RBI
RISP17
0 on52
1 on26
2 on7
3 on3
Any on36
Inning
12
214
312
413
59
66
710
813
98
Extra1
 
1-328
4-628
7-end32
RelScore
+4..15
+37
+29
+17
Tied17
-111
-27
-35
-4..10
 
Ahead38
Tied17
Behind33
Before event,
for batter
Count
0-016
1-011
1-29
1-19
0-19
2-18
2-28
3-27
2-04
0-23
3-13
Unk1

Play By Play

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1988 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111988-04-04NYM@MONDennis Martinezahead 2-1t 401--1,(0-0) 2860.16383%Home Run; Johnson Scores
22211988-04-20NYMPHIShane Rawleyahead 1-0b 211--1,(0-0) 2860.16684%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF Line); Johnson Scores
33311988-05-03NYMATLJuan Eichelbergerahead 3-0b 52-2-2,(1-0) 2860.06697%Home Run (Deep LF-CF); Mazzilli Scores
44411988-05-31NYMLADAlejandro Penatied 4-4b 112---1,(0-0) 1860.471100%Walk-OffHome Run
55511988-06-28NYM@PITBob Kipperahead 3-1t 611--1,(0-0) 2860.12393%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Magadan Scores
66611988-06-29NYM@PITBob Walkbehind 0-1t 301--8,(3-2) 2860.21163%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Magadan Scores
77711988-07-29NYMPITJohn Smileytied 0-0b 81---1,(0-0) 1860.32087%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
88811988-09-02NYMLADTim Learytied 0-0b 30---5,(2-2) 1860.13368%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
99921988-09-02NYMLADTim Learyahead 2-0b 501--3,(1-1) 2860.09295%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Carter Scores
1989 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1010111989-06-04NYMPITDoug Drabekbehind 1-2b 20-2-1,(0-0) 2860.17267%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Sasser Scores
1111211989-06-26NYM@MONPascual Pereztied 0-0t 30---4,(1-2) 1860.12462%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
1212311989-07-26NYMPITJohn Smileybehind 0-2b 60---5,(2-2) 1860.14236%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
1313411989-07-29NYM@CHCGreg Madduxtied 0-0t 22---2,(0-1) 1860.11457%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
1414511989-08-03NYM@STLKen Hilltied 1-1t 211-34,(1-2) 3860.21178%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Carreon Scores; Carter Scores/unER
1515611989-08-04NYMMONSteve Freyahead 6-3b 40---4,(1-2) 1860.04893%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
1616711989-08-27NYM@SDPDon Schulzeahead 2-0t 20-2-2,(0-1) 2860.10186%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Carter Scores
1717811989-09-02NYM@SFGRick Reuschelbehind 0-2t 52---3,(2-0) 1860.11229%Home Run (Fly Ball)
1818911989-09-24NYMMONMark Gardnerbehind 0-1b 70---3,(1-1) 1860.25458%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
19191011989-09-27NYMPHIKen Howellbehind 0-3b 421--4,(2-1) 2860.19835%Home Run (Fly Ball); Carreon Scores
1990 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2020111990-04-21NYMMONOil Can Boydahead 3-1b 711--2,(1-0) 2860.07697%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Lyons Scores
2121211990-05-01NYM@ATLDerek Lilliquistbehind 0-4t 60---3,(1-1) 1860.05413%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
2222311990-05-09NYMSFGBob Knepperbehind 1-4b 32---7,(2-2) 1260.08727%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
2323411990-05-19NYM@SDPAndy Benesbehind 0-1t 3112-2,(1-0) 3260.27771%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Cone Scores; Jefferies Scores/unER
2424511990-05-22NYM@LADJohn Wettelandahead 7-3t 90---4,(1-2) 1760.00799%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
2525611990-06-26NYM@STLBryn Smithbehind 3-4t 42---3,(0-2) 1860.13345%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
2626711990-07-05NYM@ATLCharlie Kerfeldahead 8-7t 80---2,(1-0) 1760.11887%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
2727811990-07-12 (1)NYM@CINTim Layanaahead 8-3t 92-2-5,(3-1) 2760.005100%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Boston Scores
2828911990-07-17NYM@HOUJim Clancyahead 5-2t 80---3,(2-0) 1860.03297%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
1991 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2929111991-04-14NYMMONBarry Jonesahead 6-1b 80---2,(1-0) 1860.002100%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Elster Scores
3030211991-04-21NYM@MONBarry Jonesahead 4-2t 8212-1,(0-0) 3860.10998%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Herr Scores; Cerone Scores; Elster Scores
3131311991-05-26NYMSTLOmar Olivaresahead 3-1b 41---1,(0-0) 1760.07986%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Elster Scores
3232411991-07-04NYM@MONBrian Barnestied 0-0t 11---1,(0-0) 1260.10759%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Elster Scores
3333511991-08-18NYM@PITDoug Drabektied 0-0t 11---8,(3-2) 1260.10759%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Elster Scores
3434611991-08-21 (2)NYMSTLWillie Fraserahead 4-0b 72-232,(1-0) 3260.021100%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Magadan Scores; Miller Scores; Elster Scores
1995 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3535111995-08-18PHISFGChris Hooktied 6-6b 60---4,(1-2) 1960.16574%Home Run (Fly Ball)
1996 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3636111996-04-07 (1)TEXNYYDwight Goodenahead 1-0b 22---1,(0-0) 1960.08970%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
3737211996-04-19TEXBALManny Alexanderahead 22-7b 821231,(0-0) 4960.000100%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Tettleton Scores; Stillwell Scores; McLemore Scores
3838311996-04-24TEX@BOSTom Gordontied 0-0t 201-33,(2-0) 3960.13876%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Greer Scores; McLemore Scores
3939421996-04-24TEX@BOSMike Madduxahead 7-4t 301--5,(1-2) 2960.09289%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); McLemore Scores
4040511996-04-28TEX@BALMike Mussinabehind 0-1t 30---5,(0-2) 1960.10150%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
4141611996-05-04TEX@DETGreg Gohrahead 2-0t 41---2,(0-1) 1960.08778%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
4242711996-05-05TEX@DETJose Limabehind 1-2t 501--2,(1-0) 2960.19962%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); McLemore Scores
4343811996-05-17TEX@CLEOrel Hershiserbehind 0-2t 30---2,(0-1) 1960.09340%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
4444921996-05-17TEX@CLEAlan Embreeahead 9-5t 72---6,(1-2) 1960.03795%Home Run (Line Drive)
45451011996-05-19TEX@CLECharles Nagybehind 2-7t 50---1,(0-0) 1960.04412%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
46461111996-05-28TEXCLEAlan Embreeahead 6-0b 31---4,(2-1) 1960.02296%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Elster Scores
47471211996-06-18TEX@BALKent Merckerahead 3-0t 22---4,(2-1) 1960.07080%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
48481311996-06-29TEX@SEAMichael Jacksonahead 8-5t 82---4,(2-1) 1960.04795%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
49491411996-07-13TEX@OAKDon Wengertahead 4-0t 70---2,(0-1) 1960.03296%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
50501511996-07-21TEXOAKBobby Chouinardbehind 3-6b 42-2-2960.16940%Home Run (LF-CF); Stevens Scores
51511611996-08-03TEXCHWLuis Andujarbehind 2-8b 70---2,(1-0) 1760.0245%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
52521711996-08-04TEXCHWJames Baldwinahead 1-0b 221--2,(0-1) 2960.15477%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Newson Scores
53531811996-08-05TEXCHWWilson Alvarezbehind 0-8b 411236,(2-2) 4960.09115%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Tettleton Scores; McLemore Scores; Buford Scores
54541911996-08-06TEX@DETRichie Lewisahead 3-1t 90---4,(1-2) 1860.04796%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
55552011996-08-18TEXKCRKevin Appierahead 4-0b 201--3,(1-1) 2960.06093%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); McLemore Scores
56562111996-08-23TEX@MINRick Aguilerabehind 0-6t 501--6,(3-2) 2960.05812%Home Run (Fly Ball); McLemore Scores; Elster Scores
57572211996-08-25TEX@MINDave Stevensahead 12-2t 91---5,(2-2) 1860.000100%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Elster Scores
58582311996-08-28TEX@KCRTim Belchertied 0-0t 52---9,(3-2) 1960.13458%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
59592411996-09-29TEXCALDennis Springerbehind 2-3b 611--4,(2-1) 2960.27270%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Brown Scores
1997 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
6060111997-04-09PIT@SDPTim Worrelltied 0-0t 21---4,(1-2) 1560.11159%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Elster Scores
6161211997-04-16PITSDPDario Verasbehind 3-6b 811--7,(3-2) 2560.15525%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Young Scores; Elster Scores
6262311997-04-18PITCINDave Burbabehind 0-3b 41---3,(2-0) 1560.09129%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Elster Scores
6363411997-04-27PIT@CHCAmaury Telemacotied 0-0t 41---3,(1-1) 1560.12660%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Elster Scores
6464511997-05-07PIT@COLJohn Burkeahead 5-0t 501--5,(3-1) 2560.04197%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Johnson Scores
6565611997-05-08PIT@COLJamey Wrightbehind 1-5t 40---6,(2-2) 1560.06421%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
6666711997-05-15PITCOLRoger Baileybehind 2-3b 60-2-2,(1-0) 2560.23274%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Johnson Scores
1998 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
6767111998-04-02TEXCHWMike Sirotkabehind 0-2b 30---1,(0-1) 1860.10245%Home Run (Fly Ball)
6868211998-04-12TEXTORPaul Quantrilltied 1-1b 921--5,(2-2) 2860.429100%Walk-OffHome Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Alicea Scores
6969311998-05-02TEX@BOSBrian Rosebehind 0-2t 221-33,(1-1) 3860.24556%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Clark Scores; Stevens Scores
7070421998-05-02TEX@BOSDennis Eckersleyahead 5-3t 70---1,(0-0) 1860.08188%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
7171511998-05-11TEXBOSJohn Wasdintied 2-2b 20-2-4,(0-2) 2860.12374%Home Run (Fly Ball); Stevens Scores
7272611998-05-31TEX@BALAlan Millsahead 7-3t 80---5,(3-1) 1760.02098%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
7373711998-07-14TEX@SEAJeff Fasserobehind 0-4t 72-234,(2-1) 3860.16924%Home Run (Fly Ball); Rodriguez Scores; Clark Scores
7474811998-07-21TEX@KCRJim Pittsleyahead 10-3t 30---2,(0-1) 1860.01797%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
2000 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7575112000-04-11LAD@SFGKirk Rueterbehind 0-1t 31---6,(3-2) 1860.11247%Home Run (Fly Ball)
7676222000-04-11LAD@SFGKirk Rueterbehind 1-2t 501--4,(2-1) 2860.22264%Home Run (Fly Ball); Hundley Scores
7777332000-04-11LAD@SFGFelix Rodriguezahead 5-4t 81---6,(3-2) 1860.12985%Home Run (Fly Ball)
7878412000-04-21LAD@CINNorm Charltonahead 5-2t 911231,(0-0) 4860.022100%Home Run (Fly Ball); Karros Scores; Hundley Scores; Beltre Scores
7979512000-04-22LAD@CINPete Harnischahead 2-1t 201--2,(1-0) 2860.13576%Home Run (Fly Ball); Kreuter Scores
8080612000-04-27LAD@ATLTerry Mulhollandbehind 0-6t 71---2,(1-0) 1860.0133%Home Run (Fly Ball)
8181712000-05-26LADPHIChris Brockahead 10-4b 72---5,(2-2) 1860.004100%Home Run (Fly Ball)
8282812000-05-31LADNYMTurk Wendelltied 3-3b 91---1,(0-0) 1660.417100%Walk-OffHome Run (Fly Ball)
8383912000-06-02LAD@ANAEric Weaverbehind 4-11t 81---4,(2-1) 1750.0041%Home Run (Fly Ball)
84841012000-06-12LADARIBrian Andersonbehind 1-3b 41---1,(0-0) 1660.11540%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
85851112000-07-22LADSFGLivan Hernandezbehind 0-5b 811--3,(1-1) 2860.0386%Home Run (Fly Ball); Beltre Scores
86861212000-08-08LADCHCPhil Nortonbehind 1-3b 40---2,(0-1) 1860.11643%Home Run (Fly Ball)
87871312000-09-18LADARIGreg Swindelltied 1-1b 92---3,(1-1) 18PH0.463100%Walk-OffHome Run (Fly Ball)
88881412000-09-26LADSFGChad Zerbeahead 8-0b 81---3,(1-1) 19PH0.000100%Home Run (Fly Ball)

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

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