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Kelly Gruber

Kelly Wayne Gruber

Positions: Third Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: February 26, 1962 in Houston, TX
High School: Westlake HS (Austin, TX)
Drafted
by the Cleveland Indians in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1980 amateur draft.
Signed June 8, 1980. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1984 (Age 22.054)   vs. CAL 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1986 season [*]
Teams (by GP): BlueJays/Angels 1984-1993
Agents: Randy Hendricks,Alan Hendricks [*]
Final Game: June 29, 1993 (Age 31.123)   vs. OAK 2 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).

Kelly Gruber: 117 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 2 walk-off, 9 tying, 31 go ahead
2 Tms
TOR114
CAL3
 
vs RHP83
vs LHP34
 
Home61
Away56
 
Leverage
High Lev18
Medium Lev32
Low Lev67
14 Opps
CLE14
BAL13
TEX12
BOS11
DET11
OAK9
SEA9
CHW9
MIN8
MIL7
NYY6
KCR5
CAL2
TOR1
94 Pitchers
Cecilio Guante3
Greg Swindell3
Curt Young2
Mark Williamson2
Alex Fernandez2
Jack McDowell2
Urbano Lugo2
Kenny Rogers2
Floyd Bannister2
Bob Stanley2
Gene Nelson2
Tom Niedenfuer2
Jack Morris2
Mark Guthrie2
Walt Terrell2
Dave Stewart2
Jeff Russell2
Doyle Alexander2
Dan Plesac2
Charles Nagy2
16 Parks
SkyDome45
Exhibit Stad16
Fenway Pk8
Memor. Stad7
Arlington7
Tiger Stad6
Kingdome6
ClevelandStd4
NetworkAssoc3
Comiskey Pk3
Yankee Stad3
Angel Stad3
County Stad3
Metrodome1
US Cellular1
KauffmanStad1
Where Hit
777
7817
Unk7
97
85
894
General field locations when available.
 
2 Inside the Park
 
Pitches
224
Unk22
122
319
516
47
65
7+2
Pitches in PA when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms103
2·HR gms7
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
3rd47
5th20
6th15
7th12
4th8
8th6
2nd5
9th3
1st1
Outs
144
244
029
 
DefPos
3B110
SS2
2B2
Unk1
PH1
RF1
Bases
---67
1--20
-2-9
12-8
--35
1-34
1232
-232
 
185 RBI
RISP30
0 on67
1 on34
2 on14
3 on2
Any on50
Inning
117
210
38
413
57
611
721
815
915
 
1-335
4-631
7-end51
RelScore
+4..17
+38
+210
+116
Tied22
-116
-26
-37
-4..15
 
Ahead51
Tied22
Behind44
Before event, for batter
Count
Unk22
0-022
0-115
3-110
1-09
1-19
0-27
1-27
2-25
2-05
3-24
2-12

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1984 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111984-09-25TOR@BOSAl Nipperbehind 4-14t 90-2-27PH0.0000%Home Run; Leach Scores
1986 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
22111986-04-19TORKCRAlan Hargesheimerahead 4-2b 71-2-2650.07297%Home Run; Barfield Scores
33211986-04-23TORTEXMike Masonbehind 4-5b 61---1750.18254%Home Run
44311986-06-12TORDETBill Scherrerahead 6-0b 72-233740.006100%Walk-Off,IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to CF; Johnson Scores; Upshaw Scores
55411986-08-10TOR@TEXJeff Russellahead 5-4t 62---1950.13275%Home Run
66511986-09-17TORDETJack Morrisbehind 4-8b 921--2160.0102%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF Line); Leach Scores
1987 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
77111987-05-22TOR@SEAScott Bankheadbehind 3-4t 70---1850.17850%Home Run
88221987-05-22TOR@SEAJerry Reedahead 6-5t 82---1850.13982%Home Run
99311987-05-23TOR@SEAStan Clarkeahead 5-2t 91---1850.02498%Home Run
1010411987-06-11TOR@BALMark Williamsonahead 7-6t 91---1250.10091%Home Run
1111511987-06-13TOR@BALTony Arnoldahead 7-2t 91---1650.004100%Home Run
1212611987-06-18TORMILJuan Nievesbehind 1-5b 70---1550.06014%Home Run
1313711987-07-25TORMINKeith Athertonbehind 8-11b 72---1350.07517%Home Run
1414811987-07-27TORBOSBob Stanleybehind 6-8b 70---1750.14438%Home Run
1515911987-08-03TOR@CHWFloyd Bannisterahead 2-1t 411--2650.17079%Home Run; Fielder Scores
16161011987-08-11TOR@BOSTom Boltonahead 4-3t 70---1960.12280%Home Run
17171111987-08-29TOROAKGene Nelsonbehind 1-5b 501--2950.13430%Home Run; Leach Scores
18181211987-09-12TORNYYBill Fultonahead 12-1b 82---1750.000100%Home Run
1988 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1919111988-04-11TORNYYCecilio Guanteahead 12-7b 70---2,(0-1) 1650.00799%Home Run
2020221988-04-11TORNYYCharles Hudsonahead 14-9b 811-31,(0-0) 3650.003100%Home Run; Bell Scores; Whitt Scores
2121311988-04-24TOR@NYYRichard Dotsontied 1-1t 30---2,(1-0) 1850.11762%Home Run (Fly Ball)
2222411988-05-11TORSEAMike Mooreahead 6-0b 51---7,(3-2) 1740.01099%Home Run
2323511988-05-16TOR@CHWJeff Bittigerahead 4-1t 82---6,(1-2) 1650.03996%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
2424611988-06-04TOR@BOSLee Smithahead 3-2t 9112-1,(0-0) 3650.12398%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF Line); Bell Scores/unER; McGriff Scores
2525711988-06-06TOR@CLEJohn Farrellbehind 0-1t 20---1,(0-0) 1550.10550%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
2626811988-06-13TORCLEBuddy Blackbehind 1-6b 421--3,(1-1) 2650.09517%Home Run; McGriff Scores
2727911988-06-19TOR@DETDoyle Alexanderahead 3-2t 71---6,(3-2) 1650.13381%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
28281011988-06-25TORDETDoyle Alexanderbehind 0-4b 21---2,(0-1) 1650.06822%Home Run
29291111988-06-27TOR@BALTom Niedenfuerbehind 1-6t 82---2,(1-0) 1550.0081%Home Run (Line Drive to CF-RF)
30301211988-07-18TOR@CALStew Cliburnahead 11-0t 62---1,(0-0) 1450.000100%Home Run
31311311988-07-22TOR@SEAMike Schoolerbehind 7-9t 90---4,(1-2) 1450.08916%Home Run (Line Drive)
32321411988-08-28TOR@TEXDale Mohorcicbehind 1-5t 711-36,(2-2) 3850.16226%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Whitt Scores; Barfield Scores
33331511988-09-10TOR@BALTom Niedenfuerbehind 3-7t 90---9,(3-2) 1850.0173%Home Run (Line Drive)
34341611988-09-27TOR@BOSBob Stanleyahead 13-7t 821--1,(0-0) 2250.007100%Home Run; Fernandez Scores/unER; Gruber Scores/unER
1989 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3535111989-04-07TOR@TEXCecilio Guantetied 9-9t 80---2,(0-1) 1250.25075%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
3636211989-04-12TOR@NYYJohn Candelariabehind 0-1t 3212-2,(1-0) 3250.31669%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Lee Scores; Moseby Scores
3737311989-04-16TORKCRFloyd Bannisterbehind 0-6b 11---5,(3-1) 1250.03711%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
3838411989-05-19TOR@CHWTom McCarthyahead 7-3t 71---3,(2-0) 1350.02797%Home Run
3939511989-05-26TORCHWShawn Hillegasahead 2-1b 50---4,(0-2) 1350.10882%Home Run
4040611989-06-13TOR@MILDan Plesactied 3-3t 92---5,(3-1) 17DH0.41682%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
4141711989-06-22TOR@OAKMatt Youngtied 0-0t 12---2,(0-1) 1390.10657%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
4242811989-06-27TOR@BALJay Tibbsbehind 3-16t 911--3,(0-2) 2350.0000%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Fernandez Scores
4343911989-06-29TOR@BALJose Bautistaahead 8-1t 52--35,(2-2) 2350.01299%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Felix Scores
44441011989-07-13TOROAKTodd Burnsbehind 6-9b 62---1,(0-0) 1350.08018%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
45451111989-07-14TOROAKBob Welchahead 3-1b 70---1,(0-0) 1350.05295%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
46461211989-07-15TOROAKDave Stewartahead 2-1b 301--3,(1-1) 2350.14585%Home Run (Fly Ball); Fernandez Scores
47471311989-07-24TOR@TEXWilson Alvarezahead 2-0t 10---6,(2-2) 1350.07977%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
48481411989-07-29TOR@NYYChuck Carytied 0-0t 11-2-3,(1-1) 2350.15968%Home Run; Fernandez Scores
49491511989-09-01TORMINMark Guthrietied 0-0b 21---3,(1-1) 1550.11764%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
50501611989-09-02TORMINRoy Smithtied 0-0b 221--3,(1-1) 2750.21173%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Whitt Scores
51511711989-09-19TORBOSOil Can Boydbehind 0-1b 21---4,(2-1) 1750.12053%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
52521811989-09-27TOR@DETFrank Williamsahead 5-1t 911-31,(0-0) 3750.008100%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Fernandez Scores; Whitt Scores
1990 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5353111990-04-12TORTEXKenny Rogersahead 3-1b 7212-1,(0-0) 3350.10098%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Lee Scores; Fernandez Scores
5454211990-04-17TORBALJeff Ballardahead 1-0b 41---2,(1-0) 1350.10677%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
5555311990-04-20TORKCRLuis Aquinoahead 10-0b 521--2,(0-1) 2350.001100%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Felix Scores
5656411990-04-23TORCLECecilio Guanteahead 10-9b 70---2,(1-0) 1350.09889%Home Run (Line Drive)
5757511990-04-24TORCLEGreg Swindellbehind 0-1b 1012-5,(3-1) 3350.19073%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Fernandez Scores; Wilson Scores
5858621990-04-24TORCLEGreg Swindellahead 3-1b 51---2,(0-1) 1350.07788%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
5959711990-04-25TORCLEKevin Bearsebehind 0-1b 111--3,(0-2) 2350.17763%Home Run (Fly Ball); Wilson Scores
6060811990-05-06TORDETUrbano Lugoahead 7-3b 42-2-5,(3-1) 2350.05696%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Wilson Scores
6161921990-05-06TORDETUrbano Lugoahead 9-6b 70---2,(0-1) 1350.02997%Home Run (Fly Ball)
62621011990-05-07TORCHWJack McDowelltied 1-1b 52--36,(3-2) 2350.23579%Home Run (Line Drive); Fernandez Scores
63631111990-05-22TOROAKCurt Youngbehind 0-1b 42---1,(0-0) 1350.13851%Home Run
64641221990-05-22TOROAKGene Nelsonbehind 3-5b 62---1,(0-0) 1350.12833%Home Run
65651311990-05-26TOR@SEAMichael Jacksonahead 6-4t 8212-4,(1-2) 3350.11598%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Liriano Scores; Felix Scores
66661411990-06-02TORMILBill Wegmantied 0-0b 11-2-2,(1-0) 2350.15272%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Fernandez Scores
67671511990-06-06TORMINMark Guthriebehind 2-4b 301--2,(1-0) 2350.18556%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Fernandez Scores
68681611990-06-07TORMINKevin Tapanitied 0-0b 11-2-3,(2-0) 2350.15272%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Fernandez Scores
69691711990-06-08TOR@MILMark Knudsontied 2-2t 62---2,(0-1) 1350.18463%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
70701811990-06-20TORBOSWes Gardnerahead 2-0b 61---3,(2-0) 1350.07290%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
71711911990-06-25TOR@BOSJeff Reardonbehind 7-10t 92---3,(0-2) 1350.0081%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
72722011990-06-27TOR@BOSMike Boddickerbehind 0-1t 32--31,(0-0) 2350.20558%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Fernandez Scores
73732111990-07-20TOR@OAKCurt Youngtied 0-0t 1012-5,(2-2) 3350.18778%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Sojo Scores; Fernandez Scores
74742211990-07-30TOR@BALMark Williamsonahead 7-1t 61--32,(1-0) 2350.01099%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Wilson Scores
75752311990-08-11TORMINTerry Leachbehind 3-4b 72--31,(0-0) 2350.41676%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Fernandez Scores
76762411990-09-01TOR@CLETom Candiottiahead 3-0t 72---1350.05194%Home Run
77772511990-09-08TORCHWAlex Fernandeztied 0-0b 12---1350.10261%Home Run
78782621990-09-08TORCHWAlex Fernandezahead 2-0b 81---1350.03797%Home Run
79792711990-09-15TORBALCurt Schillingbehind 1-3b 901-33,(2-0) 3350.634100%Walk-OffHome Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Wilson Scores; Fernandez Scores
80802811990-09-16TORBALDave Johnsonbehind 0-1b 12---5,(3-1) 1350.10351%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
81812911990-09-22TORCLEJeff Shawbehind 0-3b 40---2,(0-1) 1350.09531%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
82823011990-09-23TORCLECharles Nagybehind 0-1b 311--3,(1-1) 2350.20965%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Fernandez Scores
83833111990-09-29TOR@BOSDennis Lampbehind 1-7t 921234350.0071%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Felix Scores; Wilson Scores; Fernandez Scores
1991 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8484111991-04-14TORMILDon Augusttied 0-0b 12---5,(3-1) 1350.10261%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Gruber Scores
8585211991-04-15TOR@DETWalt Terrellahead 2-1t 30---3,(1-1) 1350.10171%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Gruber Scores
8686311991-04-17TOR@DETSteve Searcytied 0-0t 12---5,(3-1) 1350.10156%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Gruber Scores
8787411991-06-14TORBALJeff Robinsontied 0-0b 111--1,(0-0) 2350.16672%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Alomar Scores; Gruber Scores
8888511991-06-25TOR@MINJack Morrisbehind 0-4t 40---1,(0-0) 1450.06319%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Gruber Scores
8989611991-06-28TORSEABill Kruegerbehind 0-3b 71---2,(1-0) 1450.08118%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Gruber Scores
9090711991-07-13TORTEXJeff Russellbehind 1-2b 821--1,(0-0) 2650.60584%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Bell Scores; Gruber Scores
9191811991-07-14TORTEXRich Gossagebehind 4-8b 811--2,(0-1) 2550.07712%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Tabler Scores; Gruber Scores
9292911991-07-18TOR@TEXMike Jeffcoatahead 3-0t 90---4,(1-2) 1650.01899%Home Run (Fly Ball); Gruber Scores
93931011991-07-20TOR@TEXKenny Rogersbehind 4-6t 72---1,(0-0) 1550.10523%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Gruber Scores
94941111991-08-01TORCLECharles Nagytied 1-1b 12-2-4,(0-2) 2550.17370%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Olerud Scores; Gruber Scores
95951211991-08-02TOR@BOSRoger Clemenstied 0-0t 21---5,(1-2) 1550.10558%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Gruber Scores
96961311991-08-15TOR@MILDan Plesacahead 1-0t 401--1,(0-0) 2550.15882%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Maldonado Scores; Gruber Scores
97971411991-08-16TOR@DETJohn Ceruttibehind 0-1t 21---1,(0-0) 1550.10548%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Gruber Scores
98981511991-09-02TORBALTodd Frohwirthbehind 3-4b 81---1,(0-0) 1650.31656%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Gruber Scores
99991611991-09-03TORBALBen McDonaldtied 0-0b 211--3,(2-0) 2650.17773%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Maldonado Scores; Gruber Scores
1001001711991-09-07TOR@CLEGreg Swindellahead 3-0t 61---1,(0-0) 1450.05991%Home Run (Fly Ball); Gruber Scores
1011011811991-09-08TOR@CLERudy Seanezahead 8-0t 8112-3,(0-2) 3450.001100%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Alomar Scores; Ducey Scores; Gruber Scores/unER
1021021911991-09-18TOR@SEARandy Johnsontied 0-0t 42---2,(0-1) 1450.13359%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Gruber Scores
1031032011991-09-23TOR@CALScott Lewisbehind 6-9t 42-2-5,(3-1) 2450.16232%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Carter Scores; Gruber Scores
1992 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
104104111992-04-09TOR@DETWalt Terrelltied 0-0t 12---5,(2-2) 1350.10457%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Gruber Scores
105105211992-04-23TORCLEDave Ottobehind 0-3b 201--4,(2-1) 2550.15544%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Winfield Scores; Gruber Scores
106106321992-04-23TORCLEBrad Arnsbergahead 7-4b 421--3,(0-2) 2550.09094%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Winfield Scores; Gruber Scores
107107411992-05-05TOR@OAKRich Gossageahead 2-1t 8112-5,(3-1) 3550.17397%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Carter Scores; Winfield Scores; Gruber Scores
108108511992-05-14TORSEARuss Swantied 1-1b 611--3,(1-1) 2550.25884%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Winfield Scores; Gruber Scores
109109611992-05-20TORMINScott Ericksonbehind 2-6b 41---5,(1-2) 1550.06619%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Gruber Scores
110110711992-05-22TOR@CHWJack McDowellahead 2-0t 41---5,(1-2) 1550.09081%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Gruber Scores
111111811992-05-26TORMILRicky Bonesahead 2-0b 12---2,(0-1) 1550.07979%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Gruber Scores
112112911992-07-28TORKCRDennis Moellerahead 2-1b 20---2,(0-1) 1650.09275%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Gruber Scores
1131131011992-09-01TORCHWDonn Pallahead 5-0b 711232,(0-1) 4750.008100%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Winfield Scores; Olerud Scores; Maldonado Scores; Gruber Scores/unER
1141141111992-09-11 (1)TOR@TEXScott Chiamparinobehind 2-3t 61-2-5,(3-1) 2750.28565%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Maldonado Scores; Gruber Scores
1993 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
115115111993-06-09CAL@TORDave Stewartahead 4-3t 82---2,(0-1) 1550.13783%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
116116211993-06-14CALTEXMatt Whitesideahead 5-2b 72---1,(0-0) 1550.03596%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
117117311993-06-23CAL@KCRChris Haneyahead 4-0t 31-233,(1-1) 3550.06595%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Curtis Scores; Salmon Scores

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