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Ron Karkovice

Ronald Joseph Karkovice (Officer)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: August 8, 1963 in Union, NJ
High School: William R. Boone HS (Orlando, FL)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 1982 amateur draft.
Signed June 8, 1982. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 17, 1986 (Age 23.009)   vs. MIL 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1987 season [*]
Team: WhiteSox 1986-1997

Final Game: September 26, 1997 (Age 34.049)   vs. KCR 3 AB, 1 H, 1 HR, 3 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).

Ron Karkovice: 96 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 4 tying, 30 go ahead
1 Tm
CHW96
 
vs RHP63
vs LHP33
 
Away62
Home34
 
Leverage
High Lev17
Medium Lev37
Low Lev42
13 Opps
DET17
OAK9
ANA/CAL8
NYY8
MIL8
KCR7
BOS7
TEX7
MIN6
SEA5
BAL5
TOR5
CLE4
84 Pitchers
John Farrell3
David Wells3
Felipe Lira2
Frank Tanana2
Jimmy Key2
Steve Sparks2
Jim Abbott2
Bobby Witt2
Chuck Finley2
Mike Moore2
Danny Jackson1
Steve Ellsworth1
Mark Langston1
Ron Darling1
Mark Gubicza1
Chris Bosio1
Jack Morris1
John Doherty1
Rusty Meacham1
Bruce Ruffin1
16 Parks
US Cellular31
Tiger Stad10
Yankee Stad7
O.co Coliseum6
Arlington5
Angel Stad5
SkyDome5
Metrodome4
County Stad4
Comiskey Pk3
ClevelandStd3
Fenway Pk3
Kingdome3
Camden Yards3
KauffmanStad3
Rangers Bpk1
Where Hit
764
7817
810
892
92
561
General field locations
when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Pitches
219
517
314
Unk13
111
410
67
7+5
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms86
2·HR gms5
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
8th64
7th14
9th14
6th4
Outs
033
233
130
 
DefPos
C96
Bases
---54
1--20
12-7
1235
--34
-2-3
-232
1-31
 
158 RBI
RISP22
0 on54
1 on27
2 on10
3 on5
Any on42
Inning
13
215
311
49
518
67
714
811
96
Extra2
 
1-329
4-634
7-end33
RelScore
+4..17
+32
+29
+111
Tied24
-18
-28
-32
-4..15
 
Ahead39
Tied24
Behind33
Before event,
for batter
Count
Unk13
0-011
0-111
2-211
3-210
1-29
1-08
1-16
3-15
0-24
2-14
2-04

Play By Play

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1986 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111986-08-27CHWKCRDanny Jacksontied 0-0b 2212-3920.25079%Home Run; Morman Scores; Guillen Scores
22211986-09-19CHW@CALVern Ruhleahead 6-1t 92---1920.004100%Home Run
33311986-09-22CHW@OAKJose Rijobehind 1-4t 42---1920.07722%Home Run
44411986-10-02CHW@MINNeal Heatonahead 1-0t 31---1920.10469%Home Run
1987 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
55111987-05-09CHWBALJeff Ballardtied 2-2b 211--2920.16872%Home Run; Guillen Scores
66211987-06-02CHW@TEXGreg Harrisahead 13-5t 921--2920.001100%Home Run; Hulett Scores
1988 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
77111988-05-31CHW@DETPaul Gibsonahead 7-0t 3212-5,(1-2) 3920.02599%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Hill Scores; Walker Scores
88211988-06-25CHW@TEXDeWayne Vaughnahead 7-0t 61---2,(0-1) 1920.00799%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
99311988-07-08 (2)CHWBOSSteve Ellsworthahead 4-2b 20---1920.07583%Home Run
1989 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1010111989-04-30CHW@NYYJohn Candelariabehind 0-4t 521--2,(1-0) 2820.11519%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Manrique Scores
1111211989-05-10CHW@MILDon Augustahead 5-0t 5212-3,(1-1) 3920.04699%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Manrique Scores; Williams Scores
1212311989-08-27CHW@CLEJohn Farrellahead 3-1t 311235,(3-1) 4820.14894%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Walker Scores; Sosa Scores; Lyons Scores
1990 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1313111990-05-26CHW@DETJeff Robinsonbehind 0-1t 30---5,(2-2) 1820.11650%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
1414211990-06-23CHW@OAKMike Mooretied 3-3t 61---2,(0-1) 1720.18265%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
1515311990-06-26CHW@CALBert Blyleventied 0-0t 22---5,(2-2) 1720.11558%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
1616411990-07-14CHW@NYYLee Guettermantied 7-7t 101---3,(2-0) 1620.38483%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
1717511990-08-30CHW@MINDavid Westbehind 0-2t 411234,(1-2) 4620.32071%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole); Bradley Scores; Calderon Scores; Thomas Scores
1818611990-09-10 (2)CHW@CLECharles Nagyahead 3-0t 42---1820.06887%Home Run
1991 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1919111991-07-29CHW@TORDavid Wellsahead 3-2t 401--5,(2-2) 2620.15581%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Pasqua Scores; Karkovice Scores
2020211991-07-30CHW@TORTodd Stottlemyreahead 3-0t 121--3,(2-0) 2720.11786%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Kittle Scores; Karkovice Scores
2121311991-08-13 (1)CHW@DETFrank Tananatied 0-0t 30---6,(1-2) 1820.11361%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Karkovice Scores
2222421991-08-13 (1)CHW@DETFrank Tananabehind 3-10t 62-2-7,(3-2) 2820.0193%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Grebeck Scores; Karkovice Scores
2323511991-08-18CHW@NYYDave Eilandahead 7-0t 521--2,(1-0) 2620.01599%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Grebeck Scores; Karkovice Scores
1992 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2424111992-04-10CHW@OAKJoe Slusarskibehind 0-2t 30---7,(3-2) 1720.10638%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Karkovice Scores
2525211992-05-04CHWMILBruce Ruffinahead 5-0b 50---5,(3-1) 1720.01698%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Karkovice Scores
2626311992-06-16CHW@SEAMike Walkertied 0-0t 31---5,(2-2) 1920.12060%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Karkovice Scores
2727411992-06-20CHWDETBuddy Groomahead 1-0b 50---1,(0-0) 1820.10682%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Karkovice Scores
2828511992-06-21CHWDETWalt Terrelltied 5-5b 72---4,(1-2) 1920.24476%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Karkovice Scores
2929611992-07-08CHW@BALMike Mussinabehind 0-2t 501--2,(1-0) 2920.21150%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Grebeck Scores; Karkovice Scores
3030711992-08-10CHW@OAKRon Darlingbehind 0-5t 521-33,(2-0) 3820.13319%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Ventura Scores; Johnson Scores; Karkovice Scores
3131811992-09-01CHW@TORJack Morrisbehind 1-9t 811--1,(0-0) 2820.0030%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Johnson Scores; Karkovice Scores
3232911992-09-02CHW@TORJimmy Keytied 1-1t 51-2-6,(3-2) 2820.21274%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Huff Scores; Karkovice Scores
33331011992-09-06CHW@KCREd Piercetied 0-0t 41---3,(0-2) 1820.13260%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Karkovice Scores
34341111992-09-20CHW@CLEJose Mesatied 5-5t 521--1,(0-0) 2820.26973%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Johnson Scores; Karkovice Scores
35351211992-09-22CHWOAKBobby Witttied 1-1b 201--3,(1-1) 2820.16775%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Johnson Scores; Karkovice Scores
36361321992-09-22CHWOAKBobby Wittahead 4-3b 60---4,(2-1) 1820.10685%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Karkovice Scores
1993 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3737111993-04-08CHW@MINPat Mahomestied 0-0t 22--35,(2-2) 2820.17866%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Johnson Scores
3838211993-04-16CHW@BOSDanny Darwinbehind 1-2t 30---4,(1-2) 1820.10650%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
3939311993-05-14CHW@TEXKevin Brownahead 1-0t 211--2,(0-1) 2820.16077%Home Run (Fly Ball); Pasqua Scores
4040411993-05-16CHW@TEXRobb Nenahead 11-6t 70---4,(1-2) 1820.01598%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
4141511993-05-29CHW@NYYJim Abbottbehind 0-4t 811--5,(3-1) 2820.06210%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Jackson Scores
4242611993-06-02CHW@DETMike Mooreahead 2-0t 121231,(0-0) 4820.20390%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Thomas Scores; Ventura Scores; Johnson Scores
4343721993-06-02CHW@DETDave Haasahead 8-1t 80---3,(0-2) 1820.002100%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
4444811993-06-06CHWBOSJose Melendezbehind 2-3b 72--32,(0-1) 2820.41375%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Johnson Scores
4545911993-06-09CHWDETDavid Wellsbehind 2-3b 421--5,(2-2) 2720.25565%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Burks Scores
46461011993-06-12CHW@KCRRusty Meachamtied 1-1t 150---8,(3-2) 1820.32582%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
47471111993-06-15CHW@OAKBob Welchahead 2-0t 72---3,(2-0) 1820.08888%Home Run (Fly Ball)
48481211993-07-08CHW@BALAlan Millsahead 9-0t 30---1,(0-0) 1820.00699%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
49491311993-08-03CHW@TEXBrian Bohanonahead 10-4t 71---5,(2-2) 1820.00999%Home Run (Fly Ball)
50501411993-08-07CHWCALJohn Farrellbehind 0-1b 211--2820.19064%Home Run; Johnson Scores
51511521993-08-07CHWCALJohn Farrellbehind 2-4b 50---1820.12742%Home Run (Deep LF Line)
52521611993-08-24CHWNYYJim Abbottbehind 0-1b 211--4,(2-1) 2820.19064%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Grebeck Scores
53531711993-08-28CHWMINKevin Tapaniahead 2-0b 50---1,(0-0) 1820.07288%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
54541811993-09-02CHW@NYYJimmy Keybehind 0-6t 51---6,(3-2) 1820.0225%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
55551911993-09-20CHW@CALBrian Andersonahead 9-2t 90---10,(2-2) 1820.001100%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
56562011993-09-23CHW@CALMark Langstonbehind 0-1t 511--3,(1-1) 2820.24061%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Ventura Scores
1994 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5757111994-04-04CHW@TORGreg Cadaretbehind 2-7t 90---5,(3-1) 1820.0102%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
5858211994-04-09CHWBOSTony Fossasahead 5-4b 81---4,(1-2) 1820.08393%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
5959311994-04-19CHW@MILBob Scanlanahead 3-2t 82-232,(1-0) 3820.21995%Home Run (Fly Ball); Ventura Scores; Johnson Scores
6060411994-04-23CHWDETBill Gullicksonahead 4-2b 12--32,(0-1) 2820.11983%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Johnson Scores
6161511994-05-11CHWSEAChris Bosioahead 4-2b 321232,(1-0) 4820.17694%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Ventura Scores; Newson Scores; Johnson Scores
6262611994-05-31CHW@NYYScott Kamienieckibehind 0-9t 71---6,(3-2) 1820.0020%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
6363711994-06-19CHWCALChuck Finleyahead 4-0b 5112-7,(3-2) 3820.05198%Home Run (Fly Ball); Ventura Scores; Jackson Scores
6464811994-06-25CHW@SEARandy Johnsonahead 1-0t 51---6,(3-2) 1820.11371%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
6565911994-07-03CHWMILAngel Mirandabehind 0-7b 50---2,(0-1) 1820.0225%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
66661011994-07-09CHW@MILJesse Oroscoahead 8-3t 72---2,(0-1) 1820.02297%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
67671111994-07-14CHWCLEEric Plunkahead 4-3b 81---6,(3-2) 1820.08393%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
1995 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
6868111995-04-30CHW@BOSAlejandro Penaahead 13-8t 821232,(0-1) 4820.019100%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Sabo Scores; Ventura Scores; Johnson Scores
6969211995-05-06CHWKCRMark Gubiczatied 0-0b 22-2-2,(1-0) 2820.17971%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Newson Scores
7070311995-05-27CHW@DETFelipe Liratied 0-0t 50---4,(1-2) 1820.12963%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
7171411995-05-28CHW@DETDavid Wellsbehind 5-8t 40---4,(2-1) 1820.08328%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
7272521995-05-28CHW@DETJohn Dohertybehind 10-11t 71---3,(1-1) 1820.18446%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
7373611995-06-27CHW@MINDave Stevensahead 7-3t 80---2,(0-1) 1820.02198%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
7474711995-07-08CHWBALDoug Jonesbehind 1-5b 92---3,(0-2) 1820.0041%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
7575811995-07-12CHWMILSteve Sparksahead 2-1b 4112-4,(2-1) 3820.18390%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Devereaux Scores; Durham Scores
7676911995-07-15CHW@MILBill Wegmanbehind 3-5t 82---5,(1-2) 1820.08917%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Foul)
77771011995-07-27CHW@BOSJeff Suppanbehind 2-4t 70---5,(2-2) 1820.12132%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
78781111995-07-31CHWKCRJason Jacometied 2-2b 61-235,(2-2) 3820.19790%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Devereaux Scores; Snopek Scores
79791211995-08-22CHW@DETJose Limaahead 3-1t 20---2,(0-1) 1820.07876%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
80801311995-08-30CHWDETFelipe Liratied 7-7b 7212-3,(1-1) 3820.35193%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Mouton Scores; Durham Scores
1996 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8181111996-04-16CHW@KCRTim Belcherbehind 1-6t 62--32,(1-0) 2720.06411%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Baines Scores
8282211996-04-21CHW@OAKDoug Johnstied 4-4t 61---3,(1-1) 1720.15061%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
8383311996-05-24CHWMILSteve Sparkstied 3-3b 82---1,(0-0) 1720.30283%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
8484411996-06-07CHW@BALScott Ericksontied 1-1t 211--2720.16066%Home Run; Martinez Scores
8585511996-06-10CHWBOSTim Wakefieldahead 6-2b 70---2,(0-1) 1720.01798%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
8686611996-06-14CHW@SEASterling Hitchcockahead 3-1t 82---1,(0-0) 1720.08390%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Karkovice Scores
8787711996-07-01CHWMINGreg Hansellbehind 3-10b 901--3,(0-2) 2720.0061%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Tartabull Scores
8888811996-07-23CHWOAKDon Wengertbehind 3-7b 70---1820.06114%Home Run
8989911996-07-28CHWTEXRoger Pavliktied 0-0b 30---1,(0-0) 1820.10666%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
90901011996-08-07CHW@NYYDwight Goodenahead 1-0t 211--5,(2-2) 2820.14674%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Martinez Scores
1997 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
9191111997-04-04CHWDETBrian Moehlerbehind 0-2b 50---1,(0-0) 1820.12642%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
9292211997-04-05CHWDETOmar Olivaresbehind 0-4b 2112-6,(3-2) 3820.20042%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Baines Scores; Snopek Scores
9393311997-05-06CHWSEADennis Martineztied 3-3b 40---1,(0-0) 1820.12368%Home Run (Fly Ball)
9494411997-08-03CHW@ANAChuck Finleybehind 0-2t 72---1720.10524%Home Run
9595511997-08-22CHW@TEXDarren Oliverbehind 6-13t 70---5,(3-1) 1920.0102%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
9696611997-09-26CHWKCRKevin Appiertied 0-0b 201--2,(1-0) 2820.15674%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Martinez Scores

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