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Chris James

Donald Chris James

Positions: Outfielder and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: October 4, 1962 in Rusk, TX
School: Blinn College (Brenham, TX)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1981. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 23, 1986 (Age 23.201, 12,755th in MLB history)   vs. MON 3 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1987 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Indians/Giants/Padres/Astros/... 1986-1995
Agents: Randy Hendricks,Alan Hendricks [*]
Last Game: October 1, 1995 (Age 32.362)   vs. MIL 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).

Chris James: 90 Career Home Runs

1 leading off, 1 walk-off, 14 tying, 22 go ahead (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
7 Tms
PHI39
CLE17
SDP11
TEX10
HOU6
SFG5
KCR2
 
vs LHP46
vs RHP44
 
Home46
Away44
 
Leverage
High Lev12
Medium Lev38
Low Lev40
24 Opps
CHC10
NYM7
ATL7
MON7
SDP6
PIT6
STL5
CIN5
DET5
SFG4
SEA3
KCR3
TOR3
CHW3
OAK2
CAL2
NYY2
BOS2
LAD2
HOU2
74 Pitchers
Randy Johnson3
Sid Fernandez3
Les Lancaster2
David Wells2
Rick Reuschel2
Pascual Perez2
Kirk Dressendorfer2
Neal Heaton2
Randy Myers2
Tom Glavine2
Paul Kilgus2
Zane Smith2
Jamie Moyer2
Mark Langston2
Tim Belcher1
Jack Morris1
Brian Bohanon1
Ron Robinson1
Rick Aguilera1
Ricky Horton1
27 Parks
VeteransStad20
Qualcomm St9
ClevelandStd7
Astrodome6
Candlestick6
Stade Olymp.5
Wrigley Fld5
Rangers Bpk4
Shea Stad3
Yankee Stad2
O.co Coliseum2
Atl-Fulton2
Tiger Stad2
Angel Stad2
SkyDome2
3 Rivers Std2
Metrodome1
Comiskey Pk1
US Cellular1
Arlington1
Where Hit
755
7819
87
94
893
Unk2
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Pitches
220
Unk19
115
313
412
66
7+3
52
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms84
2·HR gms3
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
5th31
6th17
7th10
3rd7
1st7
4th6
9th5
2nd4
8th3
Outs
234
128
028
 
DefPos
RF32
LF28
Unk12
PH7
CF6
3B3
1B2
Bases
---57
1--11
-2-9
1-34
12-3
1233
-232
--31
 
138 RBI
RISP22
0 on57
1 on21
2 on9
3 on3
Any on33
Inning
17
213
37
412
511
614
712
86
97
Extra1
 
1-327
4-637
7-end26
RelScore
+4..9
+35
+25
+18
Tied18
-114
-210
-37
-4..14
 
Ahead27
Tied18
Behind45
Before event,
for batter
Count
Unk19
1-016
0-015
2-110
1-18
2-26
3-25
0-14
2-03
0-22
1-22

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1986 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111986-04-26PHI@PITLarry McWilliamstied 1-1t 71-2-2170.27681%Home Run; Jeltz Scores
1987 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
22111987-06-02PHI@SFGMark Davistied 0-0t 32-2-2180.20869%Home Run; Jeltz Scores
33211987-06-08PHISTLRicky Hortonbehind 6-12b 82---1180.0051%Home Run
44311987-06-13PHI@MONNeal Heatonbehind 1-7t 80-233180.0387%Home Run; Jeltz Scores; Schu Scores
55411987-06-21PHI@NYMSid Fernandezbehind 1-6t 62---1680.0235%Home Run
66511987-06-27PHINYMJesse Oroscobehind 2-5b 90---12PH0.05210%Home Run
77611987-06-29 (1)PHIPITBrian Fisherbehind 0-2b 21---1670.10142%Home Run
88711987-07-09PHI@ATLZane Smithbehind 4-5t 60-2-2770.21966%Home Run; Wilson Scores
99811987-07-20PHICINRon Robinsonahead 5-0b 61---1770.01498%Home Run
1010911987-07-31PHI@CHCScott Sandersonbehind 4-5t 72---1670.19843%Home Run
11111021987-07-31PHI@CHCEd Lynchahead 7-5t 90---1670.04297%Home Run
12121111987-08-01PHI@CHCLes Lancasterbehind 0-3t 421--2670.16633%Home Run; Wilson Scores
13131211987-08-06PHISTLJohn Tudorbehind 0-5b 52---1770.0379%Home Run
14141311987-08-07PHISTLJoe Magraneahead 1-0b 121-33670.20185%Home Run; Schu Scores; Wilson Scores
15151411987-08-11PHICHCLes Lancasterbehind 3-6b 50-233670.20557%Home Run; Schmidt Scores; Wilson Scores
16161511987-08-19PHISDPMark Grantahead 4-0b 51-2-2370.04098%Home Run; Samuel Scores
17171611987-08-20PHISDPEric Showbehind 0-1b 21---1690.11053%Home Run
18181711987-08-29PHI@SDPEric Noltebehind 0-1t 61---1370.16947%Home Run
1988 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1919111988-04-18PHI@NYMRick Aguileratied 2-2t 40--36,(2-2) 2790.13476%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Parrish Scores
2020211988-05-01PHIATLTom Glavinebehind 0-1b 221--1,(0-0) 2790.23563%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Hayes Scores
2121311988-05-08PHI@ATLPete Smithtied 1-1t 62-2-6,(3-2) 2590.29377%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Hayes Scores
2222411988-05-11PHICINDennis Rasmussenbehind 1-3b 701--4,(2-1) 2690.32558%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Hayes Scores
2323511988-05-16PHI@SFGRick Reuschelahead 2-0t 62---1,(0-0) 1790.08988%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
2424611988-05-26PHILADDon Suttonbehind 1-4b 611--2,(1-0) 2590.19133%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Schmidt Scores
2525711988-05-29PHISFGMike Krukowahead 2-1b 42---1,(0-0) 1590.11778%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
2626811988-06-01PHISDPLance McCullersbehind 4-5b 81---2,(0-1) 1690.33856%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
2727911988-06-06PHI@MONFloyd Youmanstied 0-0t 21---1590.11659%Home Run
28281011988-06-13PHIMONNeal Heatonbehind 0-1b 20---1,(0-0) 1580.12255%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
29291111988-06-25PHI@STLJose DeLeonbehind 0-4t 40---6,(2-2) 1590.06016%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
30301211988-07-16PHIHOUDave Smithahead 6-5b 821234,(2-1) 4590.107100%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Samuel Scores; Thompson Scores; Schmidt Scores
31311311988-07-19PHIATLZane Smithahead 1-0b 11-2-6,(2-2) 2480.14281%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Schmidt Scores
32321411988-07-26PHINYMTerry Leachbehind 4-5b 50---2,(0-1) 1490.17056%Home Run (LF-CF)
33331511988-08-07PHI@CHCJamie Moyertied 0-0t 211--2,(1-0) 2690.19470%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Schmidt Scores
34341611988-08-23PHI@SDPEd Whitsontied 0-0t 12---4,(2-1) 1390.11358%Home Run
35351711988-09-26PHINYMSid Fernandeztied 0-0b 221--5,(2-2) 2750.21774%Home Run; Jones Scores
36361811988-09-30PHI@MONPascual Pereztied 0-0t 30---3,(1-1) 1750.12362%Home Run
37371911988-10-01PHI@MONRandy Johnsonbehind 1-3t 62---3,(0-2) 1550.11226%Home Run
1989 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3838111989-04-06PHI@CHCPaul Kilgusahead 5-1t 71-2-2,(0-1) 2570.03398%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Schmidt Scores
3939211989-04-29PHICINDanny Jacksonahead 4-0b 421232,(1-0) 4570.05999%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Herr Scores; Samuel Scores; Schmidt Scores
4040311989-07-08SDP@PITBob Kipperahead 1-0t 62---4,(2-1) 1670.13878%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
4141411989-07-15SDPCHCPaul Kilgusbehind 0-2b 20---3,(1-1) 1570.11043%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
4242511989-07-16SDPCHCRick Sutcliffetied 0-0b 20---2,(1-0) 1570.11666%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
4343611989-07-18SDPPITBob Walkbehind 3-4b 501232,(1-0) 4570.24590%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Templeton Scores; Gwynn Scores; Clark Scores
4444711989-07-19SDPPITDoug Drabekahead 6-1b 7212-1,(0-0) 3570.010100%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Templeton Scores; Clark Scores
4545811989-08-05SDP@LADTim Belcherahead 1-0t 621--3,(1-1) 2470.21687%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Gwynn Scores
4646911989-08-12SDPATLTom Glavinebehind 0-5b 71---6,(3-2) 1590.0214%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
47471011989-08-15SDP@NYMSid Fernandeztied 1-1t 71---3,(2-0) 1590.23570%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
48481111989-08-18SDP@MONPascual Pereztied 0-0t 20---3,(1-1) 1590.11461%Home Run
49491211989-08-25SDPNYMRandy Myerstied 3-3b 1121--2,(0-1) 2590.441100%Walk-OffHome Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Clark Scores
50501311989-09-17 (2)SDP@SFGRick Reuscheltied 1-1t 40---1,(0-0) 1570.14064%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
1990 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5151111990-04-13CLE@CHWJack McDowellbehind 0-1t 51---4,(2-1) 16DH0.14847%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
5252211990-05-08CLE@MINDavid Westahead 2-0t 121-31,(0-0) 3770.17886%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Maldonado Scores; Jacoby Scores
5353311990-06-06CLEDETJack Morristied 2-2b 40---1,(0-0) 15DH0.13269%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
5454411990-06-12CLE@DETBrian Duboisahead 1-0t 3212-3,(2-0) 3370.24085%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Fermin Scores; Brookens Scores
5555511990-07-04CLESEARandy Johnsonbehind 1-3b 40---4,(2-1) 15DH0.12142%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
5656611990-07-31CLEKCRSteve Crawfordbehind 2-8b 90---1,(0-0) 19PH0.0041%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
5757711990-08-05CLE@NYYDave LaPointbehind 0-3t 51---1,(0-0) 15DH0.07921%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
5858811990-08-11CLEDETDan Petryahead 4-2b 30---2,(1-0) 15DH0.07585%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
5959911990-08-13CLEDETWalt Terrellbehind 0-5b 21---2,(1-0) 15DH0.05015%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
60601011990-08-27CLEBOSMike Boddickerbehind 0-10b 72---1,(0-0) 15DH0.0010%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
61611111990-09-14CLE@KCRKevin Appierahead 4-1t 50---4,(1-2) 13DH0.05891%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
62621211990-09-22CLE@TORTodd Stottlemyreahead 4-1t 60---2,(1-0) 15DH0.05592%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
1991 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
6363111991-04-22CLEKCRLuis Aquinoahead 5-0b 421--4,(1-2) 24DH0.03798%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Browne Scores; James Scores
6464211991-05-04CLE@OAKKirk Dressendorfertied 0-0t 121-33,(2-0) 3530.25475%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Lewis Scores; Allred Scores; James Scores
6565321991-05-04CLE@OAKKirk Dressendorferahead 5-1t 221-36,(3-2) 3530.09995%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Lewis Scores/unER; Allred Scores/unER; James Scores/unER
6666411991-06-21CLE@TORDavid Wellsbehind 3-4t 51---1,(0-0) 1390.14047%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); James Scores
6767511991-08-07CLE@TEXBrian Bohanonahead 5-2t 41---1,(0-0) 12DH0.06687%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); James Scores
1992 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
6868111992-06-15SFG@CINNorm Charltonbehind 4-7t 92---2,(1-0) 18PH0.0071%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); James Scores
6969211992-06-27SFG@SDPAndy Benesbehind 2-3t 71---4,(2-1) 19PH0.21746%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); James Scores
7070311992-07-12SFGMONMark Gardnerahead 3-0b 31---2,(1-0) 1470.05591%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); James Scores
7171411992-07-31SFGATLSteve Averybehind 0-2b 50---1,(0-0) 1470.13638%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); James Scores
7272511992-09-10SFGHOURyan Bowenbehind 0-1b 321--1,(0-0) 2370.26965%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Thompson Scores; James Scores
1993 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7373111993-04-27HOUSTLTom Urbaniahead 6-2b 60---3,(1-1) 1690.02198%Home Run (Fly Ball)
7474211993-04-29HOUCHCGreg Hibbardtied 0-0b 20---4,(2-1) 1690.11066%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
7575311993-05-02HOUPITSteve Cookebehind 0-4b 70---4,(2-1) 1690.05312%Home Run (Fly Ball)
7676411993-05-08HOUCINJohn Smileyahead 3-0b 11-2-2,(1-0) 2690.08391%Home Run (Fly Ball); Anthony Scores
7777511993-07-24HOUCHCRandy Myersbehind 3-7b 9112-4,(2-1) 39PH0.06711%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Anthony Scores; Parker Scores
7878611993-07-31HOUATLMike Stantonbehind 2-4b 92---2,(1-0) 19PH0.0314%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
7979711993-09-18TEX@CALMark Langstontied 0-0t 10---2,(1-0) 1190.09459%Lead-OffHome Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
8080821993-09-18TEX@CALMark Langstonahead 5-1t 72---2,(1-0) 1190.03396%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
8181911993-09-24TEX@CHWRoberto Hernandezbehind 2-4t 921--8,(2-2) 2270.35839%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Dascenzo Scores
1994 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8282111994-04-08TEX@BALJamie Moyerahead 4-2t 81---5,(2-2) 1290.07990%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
8383211994-05-20TEX@SEARandy Johnsonbehind 0-14t 51---7,(3-2) 1890.0000%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
8484311994-07-06TEXCLEDerek Lilliquistbehind 3-13b 81---2,(1-0) 1590.0010%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
8585411994-07-10TEX@DETDavid Wellsahead 4-3t 72---2,(1-0) 1190.13877%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
8686511994-07-15TEXTORJuan Guzmanbehind 2-7b 60---10,(3-2) 1790.04511%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
8787611994-08-03TEXCHWKirk McCaskillbehind 5-7b 62-2-3,(1-1) 29PH0.26952%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Lee Scores
8888711994-08-09TEXSEAJohn Cummingsbehind 0-2b 31---3,(0-2) 1890.10242%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
1995 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8989111995-07-18KCR@BOSRoger Clemensbehind 0-1t 41---3,(1-1) 1570.11447%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
9090211995-07-19KCR@NYYSterling Hitchcockbehind 1-4t 42---3,(1-1) 15DH0.07623%Home Run (Line Drive)

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

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