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Ruppert Jones

Ruppert Sanderson Jones (Rupe)

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: March 12, 1955 in Dallas, TX
High School: Berkeley HS (Berkeley, CA)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 3rd round of the 1973 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 1, 1976 (Age 21.142, 11,382nd in MLB history)   vs. TEX 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1977 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mariners/Padres/Angels/Yankees/Tigers/... 1976-1987

Last Game: October 4, 1987 (Age 32.206)   vs. CLE 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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Career Home Runs

Ruppert Jones: 147 Career Home Runs

6 leading off, 3 walk-off, 12 tying, 45 go ahead
6 Tms
SEA51
CAL46
SDP28
DET12
NYY9
KCR1
 
vs RHP122
vs LHP25
 
Home85
Away62
 
Leverage
High Lev25
Medium Lev50
Low Lev72
25 Opps
MIN14
DET12
KCR12
TOR12
TEX9
MIL9
CHW9
BOS8
CLE8
OAK7
CAL6
NYY6
BAL6
SFG4
CHC4
STL3
CIN3
NYM2
PIT2
ATL2
118 Pitchers
Dennis Leonard4
Dave Stieb4
Mike Smithson4
Moose Haas3
Nolan Ryan2
Dave Rozema2
Geoff Zahn2
John Hiller2
Dave Stewart2
Jim Barr2
Neal Heaton2
Mike Boddicker2
Bret Saberhagen2
Dan Quisenberry2
Don Sutton2
Al Holland2
Bill Gullickson2
Pete Redfern2
Steve Renko2
Steve Comer2
24 Parks
Kingdome39
Angel Stad24
Qualcomm St13
Tiger Stad12
Yankee Stad7
Metrodome5
Comiskey Pk5
County Stad5
KauffmanStad5
Arlington4
Exhibit Stad4
ClevelandStd3
Wrigley Fld3
VeteransStad2
O.co Coliseum2
Stade Olymp.2
Atl-Fulton2
Fenway Pk2
3 Rivers Std2
Busch Stad2
Where Hit
963
Unk51
714
813
895
781
General field locations
when available.
 
3 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms135
2·HR gms6
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
2nd32
4th28
5th21
6th20
3rd18
7th12
1st11
8th5
Outs
058
253
136
 
DefPos
CF98
LF22
RF15
Unk6
PH5
1B1
Bases
---87
1--27
12-11
-2-10
--36
1-33
1232
-231
 
226 RBI
RISP33
0 on87
1 on43
2 on15
3 on2
Any on60
Inning
123
213
313
416
513
620
716
814
913
Extra6
 
1-349
4-649
7-end49
RelScore
+4..20
+36
+29
+113
Tied40
-112
-216
-38
-4..23
 
Ahead48
Tied40
Behind59
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1976 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111976-08-29KCR@BOSRick Wisebehind 4-14t 50---1380.0031%Home Run
1977 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
22111977-04-10SEACALDon Kirkwoodbehind 1-12b 811--2380.0000%Home Run; Bernhardt Scores
33211977-04-11SEAMINGeoff Zahnbehind 2-10b 82---1380.0010%Home Run
44311977-04-14SEAMINPete Redfernahead 2-1b 811--2380.10297%Home Run; Collins Scores
55411977-05-13SEABOSLuis Tiantahead 3-1b 121--2780.13485%Home Run; Stinson Scores
66511977-05-14SEABOSBob Stanleybehind 2-6b 70---1680.05512%Home Run
77611977-05-15SEABOSBill Leebehind 0-2b 221--2780.20251%Home Run; Stanton Scores
88711977-05-24SEA@CLEPat Dobsontied 0-0t 11---1280.10258%Home Run
99811977-05-28SEA@DETDave Rozematied 1-1t 40---1380.12062%Home Run (Deep LF)
1010911977-06-03SEACLEDennis Eckersleybehind 0-6b 62---1380.0163%Home Run
11111011977-06-05SEACLEJim Bibbytied 0-0b 12---1380.10461%Home Run
12121111977-06-08SEADETJohn Hillerbehind 0-2b 70---1580.14536%Home Run (Deep CF-RF)
13131211977-06-10SEATORDave Lemanczykbehind 1-4b 821--2480.14019%Home Run (Deep CF); Baez Scores
14141311977-06-15SEAOAKMike Norristied 0-0b 121--2480.18671%Home Run; Lopez Scores
15151411977-06-19SEA@TEXGaylord Perrytied 1-1t 92---1480.41181%Home Run
16161511977-06-25SEA@MILMoose Haastied 0-0t 121--2480.18466%Home Run; Meyer Scores
17171621977-06-25SEA@MILMike Caldwellahead 6-2t 72---1480.03196%Home Run
18181711977-07-09SEA@MINDave Goltzahead 3-2t 90---1480.08993%Home Run
19191811977-07-21SEAOAKRick Langfordtied 0-0b 20---1580.10666%Home Run
20201911977-07-22SEAOAKVida Bluebehind 1-5b 50---1680.06919%Home Run
21212011977-08-06SEANYYSparky Lyleahead 8-1b 72---1580.002100%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to CF
22222111977-08-19SEADETDave Rozemabehind 0-3b 40---1580.09531%Home Run
23232211977-09-04SEA@TORJerry Garvinahead 2-0t 321--2380.15184%Home Run; Sexton Scores
24242311977-09-08SEAKCRDennis Leonardbehind 1-3b 61---1480.13335%Home Run
25252411977-09-22SEACHWSteve Renkobehind 3-5b 92---1580.0325%Home Run
1978 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2626111978-04-06SEAMINTom Johnsonbehind 3-5b 90---1580.10519%Home Run (Deep RF)
2727211978-04-07SEAMINPete Redfernbehind 0-2b 21---1580.10641%Home Run (Deep RF)
2828311978-06-05SEANYYEd Figueroatied 0-0b 12---1380.10962%Home Run
2929411978-07-30SEA@DETMilt Wilcoxbehind 1-5t 40---1380.06218%Home Run (Deep RF)
3030511978-09-12SEAMILMark Bombacktied 0-0b 111--2380.17873%Home Run (Deep RF); Reynolds Scores
3131611978-09-24 (1)SEA@TEXSteve Comerbehind 1-5t 70---1380.04410%Home Run
1979 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3232111979-04-06SEACALDyar Millerahead 11-2b 40---1680.003100%Home Run
3333221979-04-06SEACALJim Barrahead 12-5b 81-2-2680.001100%Home Run; Roberts Scores
3434311979-05-04SEA@BOSSteve Renkobehind 1-2t 20---1680.09850%Home Run
3535411979-05-15 (2)SEAKCRLarry Gurabehind 0-1b 32---1280.11951%Home Run
3636511979-05-16SEAKCRSteve Busbytied 0-0b 3112-3280.22782%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to CF; Stinson Scores; Cruz Scores
3737611979-05-18SEATEXSteve Comerbehind 0-3b 11---1280.08233%Home Run
3838711979-05-19SEATEXFergie Jenkinsahead 3-0b 81---1280.01899%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to CF
3939811979-05-29SEACALJim Barrbehind 2-4b 60---1280.13640%Home Run
4040911979-05-30SEACALNolan Ryanbehind 0-2b 62---1280.12733%Home Run
41411011979-06-01SEATORJesse Jeffersontied 0-0b 10-2-2280.12373%Home Run; Cruz Scores
42421111979-06-04SEADETPat Underwoodahead 8-1b 8012-3280.001100%Home Run; Mendoza Scores; Milbourne Scores
43431211979-06-06SEADETJack Morrisbehind 2-3b 52---1280.15452%Home Run
44441311979-06-08SEACLEWayne Garlandahead 5-2b 61---1280.04494%Home Run
45451411979-06-15SEA@CLERick Waitsbehind 0-9t 40---1280.0082%Home Run
46461511979-06-29SEA@MILLary Sorensentied 0-0t 11---1280.09757%Home Run
47471611979-07-07SEABOSTom Burgmeierbehind 6-8b 62---1280.12733%Home Run
48481711979-07-11SEANYYKen Clayahead 7-0b 12--32280.02498%Home Run; Mendoza Scores
49491811979-07-14SEABALMike Flanaganbehind 0-5b 82---1280.0122%Home Run (CF-RF)
50501911979-08-05SEAOAKDave Hamiltonbehind 5-9b 91---1280.0122%Home Run
51512011979-08-22SEATORDave Stiebahead 4-2b 70--32280.03797%Home Run; Cruz Scores
52522111979-08-26 (2)SEA@DETJohn Hillerbehind 5-6t 62---1280.15944%Home Run
1980 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5353111980-04-17NYY@CHWBritt Burnsbehind 1-5t 8212-3280.12616%Home Run; Cerone Scores/unER; Randolph Scores/unER; Jones Scores/unER
5454211980-05-16NYYTEXDoc Medichtied 1-1b 30-2-2380.14677%Home Run; Murcer Scores
5555321980-05-16NYYTEXDave Rajsichahead 4-2b 71---1380.05894%Home Run
5656411980-05-21NYY@DETAurelio Lopezahead 6-5t 11212-3280.15398%Home Run; Cerone Scores; Stanley Scores
5757511980-05-24NYY@TORJim Clancytied 0-0t 12---1380.09856%Home Run
5858611980-07-17NYYMINGeoff Zahnahead 5-1b 41---1180.03695%Home Run
5959711980-07-26NYY@KCRDennis Leonardbehind 2-3t 721--2280.39765%Home Run; Randolph Scores
6060811980-08-08NYYBALJim Palmertied 1-1b 72---1880.24076%Home Run
6161911980-08-12NYYCHWEd Farmertied 4-4b 1011234280.167100%Walk-OffHome Run; Rodriguez Scores; Stanley Scores; Randolph Scores
1981 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
6262111981-05-08SDP@PHIDick Ruthvenahead 4-3t 421--2280.20381%Home Run; Curtis Scores
6363211981-06-10SDP@PITPascual Perezbehind 0-1t 621-33580.44477%Home Run (Deep CF); Kennedy Scores; Bass Scores
6464311981-08-29 (2)SDPSTLSilvio Martinezbehind 2-6b 51-2-2480.11522%Home Run; Richards Scores
6565411981-09-01SDPCHCJay Howellahead 2-0b 52---1480.07889%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
1982 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
6666111982-04-18SDPLADBob Welchahead 1-0b 32---1480.11276%Home Run
6767211982-04-19SDPSFGRenie Martinahead 10-3b 60---1480.002100%Home Run
6868311982-04-21SDPSFGAl Hollandbehind 0-2b 321--2480.23851%Home Run; Templeton Scores
6969411982-04-29SDPNYMCharlie Puleoahead 4-0b 31---1480.03794%Home Run
7070511982-05-13SDP@MONBill Gullicksonahead 2-0t 40---1480.08683%Home Run
7171611982-05-28SDP@STLBob Forschbehind 1-4t 81---1480.0479%Home Run
7272711982-05-31SDP@CHCDoug Birdtied 0-0t 12-2-2480.18567%Home Run; Flannery Scores
7373811982-06-01SDP@CHCRandy Martzahead 4-0t 30-233480.04297%Home Run; Flannery Scores; Templeton Scores
7474911982-06-13SDPHOUNolan Ryanbehind 2-4b 60---1480.14137%Home Run
75751011982-07-02 (1)SDPSFGAl Hollandbehind 3-4b 81---1480.33856%Home Run
76761111982-07-08SDP@PHIMike Krukowtied 0-0t 12-2-2480.18467%Home Run; Richards Scores/unER; Jones Scores/unER
77771211982-07-28SDP@ATLPhil Niekrotied 0-0t 121--2480.19367%Home Run; Templeton Scores
1983 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7878111983-04-14SDPSFGAndy McGaffigantied 2-2b 4012-3680.20988%Home Run; Kennedy Scores; Lezcano Scores
7979211983-04-16SDP@LADDave Stewartbehind 4-8t 90---1880.0173%Home Run
8080311983-04-27SDP@CHCFergie Jenkinsbehind 0-2t 4212-3780.33759%Home Run; Kennedy Scores; Lezcano Scores
8181411983-06-18SDPHOUJoe Niekrobehind 0-1b 100---1580.44563%Home Run
8282511983-07-20SDP@STLBruce Sutterbehind 2-3t 9112-3780.65293%Home Run; Richards Scores; Templeton Scores
8383611983-07-26 (1)SDP@PITDon Robinsonbehind 0-1t 2012-3780.21471%Home Run; Lezcano Scores; Templeton Scores
8484711983-08-05SDPCINBruce Berenyitied 0-0b 201--2530.17576%Home Run (LF-CF); Kennedy Scores
8585811983-08-06 (1)SDPCINTom Humeahead 8-2b 82---1380.001100%Home Run; Jones Scores/unER
8686911983-08-22SDPNYMCraig Swanahead 3-2b 61---1680.11585%Home Run
87871011983-08-26SDP@MONBill Gullicksonbehind 2-10t 90---1580.0010%Home Run
88881111983-09-18SDP@ATLKen Dayleytied 2-2t 131-2-2480.36192%Home Run; Gwynn Scores
89891211983-09-23SDP@CINTed Powerahead 10-6t 90---1580.00899%Home Run
1984 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
9090111984-06-07DETTORJim Clancytied 1-1b 6112-3780.28191%Home Run; Parrish Scores; Evans Scores
9191211984-06-16DET@MILDon Suttontied 0-0t 301--2880.18272%Home Run; Bergman Scores
9292311984-06-24DETMILTom Tellmannahead 4-0b 621-33880.03899%Home Run; Parrish Scores; Lemon Scores
9393411984-06-29 (2)DETMINMike Smithsonahead 3-0b 20---1770.05688%Home Run
9494511984-07-03DET@CHWTom Seaverbehind 3-8t 60---1570.0358%Home Run
9595611984-07-31 (1)DETCLERoy Smithahead 4-0b 21---1280.04392%Home Run
9696711984-08-04DETKCRMark Gubiczatied 2-2b 51--32570.16880%Home Run; Gibson Scores
9797811984-08-10DET@KCRJoe Beckwithtied 4-4t 80---15PH0.25075%Home Run
9898911984-08-12DET@KCRBret Saberhagenahead 2-0t 12--32670.13482%Home Run; Evans Scores
99991011984-08-25DET@CALBruce Kisonahead 1-0t 6212-3670.25491%Home Run; Gibson Scores; Grubb Scores
1001001111984-08-31DET@OAKRay Burrisahead 2-1t 42---1680.12172%Home Run
1011011211984-09-15DETTORDave Stiebtied 1-1b 40---1570.13069%Home Run
1985 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
102102111985-04-12CAL@OAKDon Suttonbehind 0-7t 711--27DH0.0122%Home Run; Grich Scores
103103211985-04-15CAL@MINMike Smithsontied 0-0t 22---16DH0.10556%Home Run
104104311985-05-12CAL@MILMoose Haasahead 1-0t 421--27DH0.19679%Home Run; Grich Scores
105105411985-05-19CALNYYRich Bordiahead 2-1b 821--2670.11797%Home Run; Miller Scores
106106511985-05-25CALBALDennis Martinezahead 1-0b 611--24DH0.16290%Home Run; Downing Scores
107107611985-05-26CALBALMike Boddickerbehind 3-4b 30---14DH0.11956%Home Run
108108711985-06-01CAL@DETBill Scherrerahead 6-0t 50---1370.01598%Home Run
109109821985-06-01CAL@DETJuan Berenguerahead 8-2t 91---1370.002100%Home Run
110110911985-06-23CAL@CHWBruce Tannerahead 3-0t 12---1670.06980%Home Run
1111111011985-06-25CALCLENeal Heatontied 3-3b 1321234670.340100%Walk-OffHome Run; Downing Scores; Jackson Scores; DeCinces Scores
1121121111985-06-30CAL@KCRDan Quisenberrybehind 0-3t 90---1290.0417%Home Run
1131131211985-07-01CAL@TEXGlen Cookbehind 2-7t 621-33670.12217%Home Run; Carew Scores; DeCinces Scores
1141141311985-07-07CALBOSJim Dorseytied 1-1b 30---1480.11467%Home Run
1151151421985-07-07CALBOSTom McCarthyahead 6-1b 601--2480.01599%Home Run; Brown Scores
1161161511985-07-08CALMILDanny Darwintied 0-0b 20---1480.10566%Home Run
1171171611985-07-09CALMILMoose Haasbehind 2-4b 70---1480.14436%Home Run
1181181711985-07-26CAL@TORDennis Lampbehind 0-4t 701--2570.09919%Home Run; DeCinces Scores
1191191811985-08-03CALMINBert Blylevenbehind 1-3b 42--325DH0.22251%Home Run; Beniquez Scores
1201201911985-08-30CAL@NYYMarty Bystromahead 2-0t 50---1270.08584%Home Run
1211212011985-08-31CAL@NYYEd Whitsonbehind 2-4t 521--2290.23545%Home Run; Schofield Scores
1221222111985-09-09CALKCRBret Saberhagentied 0-0b 40---1270.12669%Home Run
1986 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
123123111986-04-26CAL@MINRon Davisbehind 3-6t 901--27PH0.09417%Home Run; Wilfong Scores
124124211986-04-27CAL@MINPete Filsonahead 3-0t 21-2-2270.09488%Home Run; Pettis Scores
125125311986-06-08CAL@CLENeal Heatonbehind 0-9t 50---1690.0051%Home Run
126126411986-06-11CAL@CHWRichard Dotsonahead 2-1t 30-2-2270.12279%Home Run; Pettis Scores
127127511986-06-14CALKCRDennis Leonardahead 3-1b 22---1190.08180%Home Run
128128611986-06-18CALTEXJose Guzmanahead 3-0b 52---1590.05392%Home Run
129129711986-06-20CAL@KCRDennis Leonardtied 0-0t 10---1190.09660%Lead-OffHome Run (Fly Ball)
130130811986-06-30CALCHWJoel Davistied 0-0b 10---1190.09865%Lead-OffHome Run
131131911986-07-17CALTORMark Eichhornbehind 2-7b 721--25PH0.0558%Home Run (CF-RF); Joyner Scores
1321321011986-07-19CALTORDave Stiebtied 0-0b 10---1190.09865%Lead-OffHome Run
1331331121986-07-19CALTORBill Caudillahead 6-2b 7212-3190.026100%Home Run; Downing Scores; Burleson Scores
1341341211986-08-03CAL@SEAKarl Bestbehind 1-4t 61--32790.13430%Home Run; Howell Scores
1351351311986-08-12CALMINMike Smithsontied 0-0b 10---1190.09865%Lead-OffHome Run (CF-RF)
1361361411986-08-28CALDETEric Kingahead 2-1b 70---1190.09889%Home Run
1371371511986-08-31CALDETWalt Terrelltied 0-0b 10---1180.09865%Lead-OffHome Run
1381381611986-09-03CALBALStorm Davistied 0-0b 22-2-2790.18672%Home Run; Jackson Scores
1391391711986-10-03CAL@TEXBobby Wittbehind 0-1t 41---1670.12347%Home Run (Fly Ball to RF Line)
1987 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
140140111987-04-25CAL@MINMike Smithsonbehind 2-5t 501--2270.15437%Home Run; Downing Scores
141141211987-05-28CAL@BALMike Boddickerbehind 0-2t 31---1170.09736%Home Run
142142311987-05-29CAL@TORDave Stiebtied 0-0t 10---1170.09159%Lead-OffHome Run
143143411987-06-06CALCHWBob Jamestied 1-1b 100---1670.356100%Walk-OffHome Run
144144511987-06-20CALKCRDan Quisenberrybehind 2-8b 911--28PH0.0051%Home Run; Pettis Scores
145145611987-06-28CAL@CHWRalph Citarellaahead 8-3t 50---15PH0.02896%Home Run
146146711987-08-12CAL@MINDan Schatzederahead 6-1t 711--2690.02599%Home Run (CF-RF); Buckner Scores
147147811987-08-15CALOAKDave Stewartbehind 2-13b 61---1690.0010%Home Run

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