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Steve Kemp

Steven F. Kemp

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: August 7, 1954 in San Angelo, TX
School: University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1976 amateur draft (January). (All Transactions)
Debut: April 7, 1977 (Age 22.243, 11,447th in MLB history)   vs. KCR 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1977 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Yankees/WhiteSox/Pirates/Rangers 1977-1988
Agents: Dick Moss [*]
Last Game: May 24, 1988 (Age 33.291)   vs. TOR 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).

Steve Kemp: 130 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 3 walk-off, 13 tying, 41 go ahead
4 Tms
DET89
NYY19
CHW19
PIT3
 
vs RHP98
vs LHP32
 
Away66
Home64
 
Leverage
High Lev30
Medium Lev53
Low Lev47
16 Opps
TEX14
SEA13
KCR12
MIN11
BAL11
CAL10
CLE10
BOS9
MIL9
TOR8
OAK6
NYY6
CHW6
SDP2
DET2
CHC1
101 Pitchers
Fergie Jenkins4
Dennis Leonard4
Steve Stone3
Dennis Eckersley3
Jim Clancy3
Bob Stoddard3
Steve Renko3
Danny Darwin3
Dick Tidrow2
Dan Spillner2
Scott McGregor2
Jim Palmer2
Don Aase2
Bob Ojeda2
Mike Norris2
Dave LaRoche2
Bob McClure2
Paul Mitchell2
Rick Langford2
Ken Forsch1
18 Parks
Tiger Stad56
Yankee Stad8
Kingdome7
KauffmanStad7
Comiskey Pk6
Arlington6
Exhibit Stad6
Angel Stad6
Memor. Stad5
Metrop. Stad5
Fenway Pk5
County Stad4
O.co Coliseum3
Metrodome2
ClevelandStd1
Wrigley Fld1
3 Rivers Std1
Qualcomm St1
Where Hit
965
733
Unk14
814
894
General field locations
when available.
 
3 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms114
2·HR gms8
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
3rd60
5th27
4th24
6th17
7th1
2nd1
Outs
149
242
039
 
DefPos
LF107
Unk12
RF11
Bases
---66
1--34
12-12
-2-9
1234
-232
1-32
--31
 
218 RBI
RISP30
0 on66
1 on44
2 on16
3 on4
Any on64
Inning
117
29
315
415
512
621
715
816
98
Extra2
 
1-341
4-648
7-end41
RelScore
+4..11
+36
+28
+121
Tied32
-115
-213
-35
-4..19
 
Ahead46
Tied32
Behind52
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

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1977 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111977-04-12DET@TORBill Singerahead 2-0t 6112-3670.14295%Home Run; Oglivie Scores; Thompson Scores
22211977-04-16DET@KCRDoug Birdbehind 3-4t 721--2370.39065%Home Run; Fuentes Scores/unER; Kemp Scores/Team unER
33311977-04-20DET@BOSLuis Tiantahead 2-1t 61---1670.12475%Home Run
44411977-05-01DET@MINPaul Thormodsgardahead 1-0t 21---1670.09968%Home Run
55511977-05-12DET@MILBill Traversahead 4-1t 60---1570.05592%Home Run
66611977-05-20DET@CHWKen Bretttied 0-0t 121--2470.18466%Home Run; Wockenfuss Scores
77711977-06-16DETTORJerry Garvinahead 2-1b 821--2470.11997%Home Run; Oglivie Scores
88811977-06-22DETNYYKen Holtzmanbehind 2-7b 60-2-2470.07617%Home Run; Staub Scores
99911977-06-24DETCLEJim Bibbybehind 0-1b 20---1470.10655%Home Run
10101011977-07-03 (2)DET@NYYDick Tidrowahead 5-4t 80---1470.11887%Home Run
11111111977-07-08DETCHWDon Kirkwoodbehind 5-10b 72--32470.0548%Home Run; LeFlore Scores
12121211977-07-30DET@TEXDock Ellisbehind 1-5t 61---1470.04811%Home Run
13131311977-08-10DETMILBob McClureahead 4-3b 81---1470.08193%Home Run
14141411977-08-12DETMINTom Johnsonbehind 10-12b 91---1470.07112%Home Run
15151511977-08-19DET@SEADick Poletied 0-0t 1112-3470.21675%Home Run; Fuentes Scores; Staub Scores
16161621977-08-19DET@SEADiego Seguiahead 3-2t 71---1470.13380%Home Run
17171711977-08-21DET@SEAPaul Mitchelltied 3-3t 61---1470.17164%Home Run
18181811977-09-04DETOAKRick Langfordbehind 3-6b 521--2470.19436%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to CF; Fuentes Scores
1978 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1919111978-04-16DET@TORJim Clancybehind 0-2t 41---1570.10834%Home Run
2020211978-05-18DET@MILBob McClurebehind 3-7t 8012-3570.14624%Home Run; Staub Scores; Thompson Scores
2121311978-06-04DETMINMac Scarceahead 4-3b 82-2-2570.10797%Home Run (Deep LF); Rodriguez Scores
2222411978-06-10DETKCRDennis Leonardahead 1-0b 32---1270.10774%Home Run
2323511978-07-06DETCLEPaul Reuschelahead 7-3b 62---1570.02597%Home Run
2424611978-07-08DET@TEXDoyle Alexandertied 0-0t 20---1570.11061%Home Run
2525711978-07-09DET@TEXFergie Jenkinsbehind 0-1t 411--2570.23661%Home Run; Thompson Scores
2626811978-07-22DETCALJohn Caneiratied 0-0b 1212-3570.25079%Home Run; Mankowski Scores; Thompson Scores
2727911978-08-06DETCHWKen Kravecahead 4-0b 5112-3570.04499%Home Run (Deep RF); Whitaker Scores; Staub Scores
28281011978-08-17DETCLEDave Freislebenbehind 0-2b 111234570.27272%Home Run; Whitaker Scores; Staub Scores; Thompson Scores
29291111978-09-01DET@KCRDennis Leonardahead 3-0t 52-233570.11296%Home Run; Staub Scores; Thompson Scores
30301211978-09-10DETCLEDan Spillnerbehind 2-4b 811--2570.39256%Home Run; Thompson Scores
31311311978-09-12DETNYYDick Tidrowtied 0-0b 121-33570.24479%Home Run; LeFlore Scores; Staub Scores
32321411978-09-18DETBOSBob Stanleybehind 3-4b 82---1570.33553%Home Run
33331511978-09-23 (2)DET@BALJim Palmerbehind 0-5t 72---1570.0143%Home Run
1979 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3434111979-04-07DETTEXFergie Jenkinsbehind 1-2b 40---1470.12856%Home Run
3535211979-04-15DET@TEXSparky Lylebehind 1-6t 72-233370.09213%Home Run; LeFlore Scores; Whitaker Scores
3636311979-05-07DETCHWSteve Troutbehind 0-4b 401--2470.13332%Home Run (Deep RF); Staub Scores
3737411979-05-13DETMILMoose Haasahead 4-2b 62---1470.07689%Home Run (Deep RF)
3838511979-05-16DET@NYYRon Guidrybehind 0-6t 901--2490.0092%Home Run; Staub Scores
3939611979-05-26DETBALTim Stoddardbehind 3-5b 90---1370.11421%Home Run
4040711979-05-27 (1)DETBALScott McGregorahead 1-0b 311--2370.15482%Home Run; Whitaker Scores
4141811979-05-27 (2)DETBALSteve Stonebehind 0-1b 12---1370.10051%Home Run
4242911979-06-10DET@CALDave LaRocheahead 7-4t 41-2-2370.08992%Home Run; Whitaker Scores
43431011979-06-18DET@BOSSteve Renkobehind 2-3t 421234370.36678%Home Run; Trammell Scores/unER; LeFlore Scores/unER; Staub Scores/unER; Kemp Scores/unER
44441111979-07-01DETCLEDan Spillnerahead 7-1b 7112-3370.006100%Home Run; LeFlore Scores; Whitaker Scores
45451211979-07-07DET@MILPaul Mitchellahead 4-3t 71---1370.13280%Home Run
46461311979-07-10DETMINGeoff Zahntied 0-0b 111--2370.16171%Home Run (Deep RF); Whitaker Scores
47471411979-07-20DET@MINDarrell Jacksonahead 3-0t 311--2370.10489%Home Run; Whitaker Scores
48481521979-07-20DET@MINGary Serumahead 5-4t 51---1370.11772%Home Run
49491611979-07-29DET@TORJim Clancyahead 3-1t 52---13DH0.09481%Home Run
50501711979-08-03 (1)DETKCRSteve Busbytied 1-1b 30---1370.11067%Home Run
51511821979-08-03 (1)DETKCRSteve Mingoribehind 2-5b 71---1370.08319%Home Run
52521911979-08-07 (1)DETTEXJim Kerntied 1-1b 901--2370.282100%Walk-OffHome Run; Whitaker Scores
53532011979-08-08 (1)DETTEXFergie Jenkinsbehind 5-16b 80---1370.0000%Home Run
54542111979-08-10 (1)DET@KCRRich Galebehind 1-2t 611--2470.28263%Home Run; Trammell Scores
55552211979-08-26 (1)DETSEARob Dresslerbehind 1-3b 62---1370.12733%Home Run
56562321979-08-26 (1)DETSEAByron McLaughlintied 3-3b 100---1370.355100%Walk-OffHome Run
57572411979-08-26 (2)DETSEARandy Steinbehind 6-8b 701--23DH0.29459%Home Run; Trammell Scores
58582511979-09-02DETOAKRick Langfordbehind 0-4b 60---1370.06717%Home Run
59592611979-09-20DETBALSteve Stoneahead 1-0b 101--23DH0.12780%Home Run; Whitaker Scores
1980 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
6060111980-04-19DETKCRDennis Leonardbehind 0-2b 12---1370.09541%Home Run
6161221980-04-19DETKCRGary Christensonbehind 5-6b 7112-3370.43488%Home Run; Whitaker Scores; Gibson Scores
6262311980-04-25DETBOSDennis Eckersleytied 0-0b 11-2-2370.15272%Home Run; Whitaker Scores
6363411980-05-21DETNYYRudy Maybehind 2-5b 8212-33DH0.44353%Home Run; Dyer Scores; Trammell Scores
6464511980-05-22DET@BALScott McGregortied 0-0t 12---13DH0.10256%Home Run
6565611980-06-16 (2)DETMILReggie Clevelandbehind 0-5b 821--2370.0314%Home Run; Whitaker Scores
6666711980-07-21DET@CALDon Aasetied 0-0t 40---1370.12863%Home Run
6767821980-07-21DET@CALDon Aaseahead 2-1t 5212-3370.25389%Home Run; Peters Scores; Trammell Scores
6868911980-07-23DET@CALDave LaRochetied 0-0t 12---13DH0.10457%Home Run
69691011980-07-31DETCALJohn Montagueahead 10-5b 521--23DH0.03099%Home Run; Trammell Scores
70701111980-08-02DETSEAJim Beattieahead 4-0b 72---13DH0.01898%Home Run
71711211980-08-14DETBOSSteve Renkobehind 0-3b 12---13DH0.08231%Home Run
72721311980-08-16DETTEXKen Claybehind 2-9b 61---1370.0112%Home Run
73731421980-08-16DETTEXDanny Darwinbehind 3-12b 921--2370.0000%Home Run (CF-RF); Peters Scores
74741511980-08-17 (1)DETTEXFergie Jenkinsbehind 0-1b 41---1370.13653%Home Run (CF-RF)
75751611980-08-21 (2)DET@MINRoger Ericksonahead 2-1t 50---1370.11175%Home Run
76761711980-08-29DETMILFred Holdsworthahead 4-2b 50---13DH0.07288%Home Run
77771811980-09-01DETCHWBritt Burnsbehind 0-9b 521--23DH0.0112%Home Run; Trammell Scores
78781911980-09-16DET@BALSteve Stonebehind 0-2t 621--2370.26144%Home Run; Peters Scores
79792011980-09-20DETCLERoss Grimsleyahead 4-2b 411234370.11797%Home Run; Whitaker Scores; Peters Scores; Trammell Scores
80802111980-09-24DETTORJackson Toddbehind 2-7b 60---1370.04110%Home Run (CF-RF)
1981 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8181111981-05-08DET@CALSteve Renkotied 1-1t 611--2370.27978%Home Run; Kelleher Scores
8282211981-05-18DETTEXJon Matlacktied 0-0b 12---13DH0.10962%Home Run
8383311981-05-23DETBALSammy Stewartbehind 1-9b 80---1370.0020%Home Run
8484411981-05-24 (1)DETBALSteve Luebberahead 6-2b 611--2370.03099%Home Run; Trammell Scores
8585511981-06-03DETMILJerry Augustineahead 3-0b 81---1370.01599%Home Run
8686611981-06-10DET@MINBrad Havenstied 1-1t 31---1370.12060%Home Run
8787711981-08-21DETTEXDanny Darwinahead 3-1b 32---1370.08383%Home Run
8888811981-09-07DETBOSBob Ojedatied 0-0b 20---1470.11266%Home Run
8989911981-09-14DET@BOSMike Torrezbehind 1-2t 61---1370.17047%Home Run
1982 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
9090111982-04-15CHW@BOSBob Ojedatied 1-1t 32-2-2370.19668%Home Run; Bernazard Scores
9191211982-04-27CHW@MILRandy Lerchtied 0-0t 11-2-2370.16168%Home Run; LeFlore Scores
9292311982-05-10CHW@TORJoey McLaughlinbehind 2-3t 711--2370.33966%Home Run; Bernazard Scores
9393411982-06-10CHWCALDave Goltztied 6-6b 90---1370.363100%Walk-OffHome Run
9494511982-06-16CHW@OAKDave Beardbehind 4-5t 821--2370.53672%Home Run; LeFlore Scores
9595611982-06-19CHW@CALLuis Sanchezbehind 3-4t 511234370.32783%Home Run; Rodriguez Scores; Almon Scores; Bernazard Scores
9696711982-06-26CHW@SEABryan Clarkahead 7-1t 42-2-2370.03298%Home Run; LeFlore Scores
9797811982-06-28CHW@MINPaul Borisahead 5-0t 41-2-2370.04197%Home Run; Law Scores
9898911982-07-27CHW@BALJim Palmerbehind 0-2t 311--2370.18747%Home Run; Law Scores
99991011982-08-04 (2)CHW@NYYTommy Johnahead 5-0t 80---1570.00999%Home Run
1001001111982-08-20CHW@KCRDennis Leonardtied 2-2t 32---1570.12058%Home Run
1011011211982-08-21CHW@KCRBill Castrobehind 1-3t 81---1670.10020%Home Run
1021021311982-08-22CHW@KCRDave Frostahead 10-1t 901--2670.000100%Home Run; Hairston Scores
1031031411982-08-31CHWCLELen Barkertied 0-0b 20---1570.10666%Home Run
1041041511982-09-10CHW@OAKMike Norristied 0-0t 1212-3570.25975%Home Run; Bernazard Scores/unER; Luzinski Scores/unER; Kemp Scores/unER
1051051621982-09-10CHW@OAKMike Norrisahead 5-0t 31---1570.03394%Home Run
1061061711982-09-19CHWOAKPreston Hannaahead 3-2b 311--2570.15983%Home Run; Luzinski Scores
1071071811982-09-22CHW@SEABob Stoddardbehind 3-5t 31---1570.09836%Home Run
1081081911982-09-27 (2)CHWSEABob Stoddardtied 1-1b 6112-3470.27991%Home Run; Squires Scores; Baines Scores
1983 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
109109111983-04-05NYY@SEAGaylord Perrybehind 3-4t 60---1490.15850%Home Run
110110211983-04-07NYY@SEABob Stoddardahead 1-0t 11-2-2490.13675%Home Run; Mumphrey Scores
111111311983-04-19NYY@CHWRichard Dotsonbehind 0-5t 401--2490.08519%Home Run; Winfield Scores
112112411983-05-06NYY@MINJack O'Connortied 0-0t 201--2590.16070%Home Run; Baylor Scores
113113511983-05-17NYY@DETAurelio Lopeztied 5-5t 1121--2490.48792%Home Run; Winfield Scores
114114611983-06-06NYYSEABill Caudilltied 2-2b 811-33590.22197%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to LF; Griffey Scores; Gamble Scores
115115711983-06-08NYYCLERick Sutcliffeahead 2-1b 20---1690.09475%Home Run
116116811983-06-14NYY@CLELary Sorensenbehind 1-9t 70---1590.0041%Home Run
117117911983-06-25NYY@BOSDennis Eckersleyahead 1-0t 321--2570.18276%Home Run (Line Drive to CF-RF); Winfield Scores
1181181011983-08-02 (1)NYY@TORLuis Lealahead 3-2t 3212-3670.23484%Home Run; Gamble Scores; Wynegar Scores
1191191111983-08-12NYY@DETDan Petrytied 4-4t 71---1690.21468%Home Run
1201201211983-08-19NYYCALKen Forschtied 0-0b 20---1690.10966%Home Run
1984 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
121121111984-05-07NYYCLERick Behennaahead 3-0b 521--2670.07796%Home Run; Mattingly Scores
122122211984-06-03NYY@TORJim Clancyahead 2-1t 40---1670.10673%Home Run
123123311984-06-23NYY@BALTippy Martinezbehind 2-4t 911--2670.36044%Home Run; Baylor Scores/unER
124124411984-06-30NYY@KCRMark Gubiczabehind 1-6t 70---1670.0266%Home Run
125125511984-07-02NYY@TEXDanny Darwinahead 2-0t 20---1670.08178%Home Run
126126611984-07-04NYY@TEXDave Stewartahead 2-0t 61---1670.09085%Home Run
127127711984-07-21NYYMINMike Smithsonbehind 0-3b 611--2670.19134%Home Run; Winfield Scores
1985 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
128128111985-07-06PITSDPAndy Hawkinstied 2-2b 40---1670.13869%Home Run
129129211985-07-20PIT@SDPLaMarr Hoyttied 0-0t 30---1770.12362%Home Run
1986 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
130130111986-04-20PIT@CHCDennis Eckersleyahead 4-3t 40---1570.10873%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to LF

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