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Ray Knight

Charles Ray Knight

Positions: Third Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: December 28, 1952 in Albany, GA
High School: Dougherty HS (Albany, GA)
Drafted
by the Cincinnati Reds in the 10th round of the 1970 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 1974 (Age 21.256, 11,172nd in MLB history)   vs. SDP 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1978 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Astros/Mets/Orioles/Tigers 1974-1988
Agents: George Kalafatis [*]
Last Game: October 2, 1988 (Age 35.279)   vs. NYY 3 AB, 1 H, 1 HR, 2 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).

Ray Knight: 84 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 1 walk-off, 6 tying, 26 go ahead
5 Tms
CIN32
NYM18
HOU17
BAL14
DET3
 
vs LHP43
vs RHP41
 
Away45
Home39
 
Leverage
High Lev14
Medium Lev31
Low Lev39
23 Opps
ATL10
LAD8
SDP7
PHI7
SFG6
STL6
NYM5
PIT5
HOU5
MON4
OAK3
CIN3
MIN2
NYY2
DET2
CLE2
TEX1
CAL1
CHC1
BOS1
71 Pitchers
Steve Carlton4
Eddie Solomon2
Rick Sutcliffe2
John Montefusco2
Fernando Valenzuela2
Jerry Reuss2
Pete Falcone2
Steve Bedrosian2
Frank DiPino2
Phil Niekro2
Curt Young2
Bryn Smith1
Dan Schatzeder1
Bob Welch1
Charlie Lea1
Bob Shirley1
Al Nipper1
Bob Patterson1
Shane Rawley1
Jerry Koosman1
17 Parks
Shea Stad15
Cinergy Fld14
Memor. Stad8
Atl-Fulton8
Astrodome6
Qualcomm St6
VeteransStad5
Dodger Stad4
Tiger Stad4
Busch Stad4
ClevelandStd2
Candlestick2
3 Rivers Std2
Comiskey Pk1
O.co Coliseum1
County Stad1
Wrigley Fld1
Where Hit
746
Unk25
789
93
81
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Pitches
Unk79
32
41
11
21
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms78
2·HR gms3
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
6th33
7th30
5th11
3rd6
4th2
1st1
2nd1
Outs
230
029
125
 
DefPos
3B67
1B16
2B1
Bases
---41
1--20
-2-9
1234
12-4
1-34
--31
-231
 
144 RBI
RISP23
0 on41
1 on30
2 on9
3 on4
Any on43
Inning
18
28
37
419
58
69
712
86
96
Extra1
 
1-323
4-636
7-end25
RelScore
+4..9
+311
+27
+110
Tied21
-18
-26
-35
-4..7
 
Ahead37
Tied21
Behind26
Before event,
for batter
Count
Unk79
1-12
1-01
0-01
2-11

Play By Play

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1977 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1977-07-02 CIN @ SDP Bob Owchinko tied 2-2 t 7 2 1-3 3 6 5 0.395 90% Home Run; Morgan Scores; Foster Scores
1978 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
2 2 1 1 1978-05-22 CIN ATL Eddie Solomon ahead 7-0 b 8 1 12- 3 1 5 0.001 100% Home Run; Geronimo Scores; Lum Scores
1979 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
3 3 1 1 1979-05-23 CIN @ SFG Vida Blue ahead 3-0 t 4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  1 6 5 0.064 89% Home Run
4 4 2 1 1979-06-17 CIN @ PHI Randy Lerch behind 2-3 t 7 0 --- 1 7 5 0.200 50% Home Run (LF-CF)
5 5 3 1 1979-07-19 CIN @ STL Will McEnaney ahead 12-2 t 9 2 123 4 6 5 0.000 100% Home Run (LF-CF); Griffey Scores; Spilman Scores; Auerbach Scores
6 6 4 1 1979-07-29 CIN @ ATL Joey McLaughlin ahead 6-3 t 7 1 -2- 2 7 5 0.062 97% Home Run; Concepcion Scores
7 7 5 1 1979-07-30 CIN LAD Rick Sutcliffe behind 0-3 b 4 1 1-- 2 7 5 0.184 39% Home Run (LF-CF); Driessen Scores
8 8 6 2 1979-07-30 CIN LAD Rick Sutcliffe behind 3-4 b 6 1 --- 1 7 5 0.196 54% Home Run
9 9 7 1 1979-08-05 CIN SDP Randy Jones tied 1-1 b 1 2 --3 2 5 5 0.179 71% Home Run; Bench Scores
10 10 8 1 1979-08-28 CIN @ PHI Steve Carlton tied 1-1 t 5 0 --- 1 7 5 0.144 64% Home Run
11 11 9 1 1979-09-05 CIN SFG John Montefusco tied 2-2 b 4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 7 5 0.133 69% Home Run (LF-CF)
12 12 10 1 1979-09-21 CIN @ HOU J.R. Richard tied 0-0 t 2 2 1-- 2 7 5 0.215 69% Home Run; Driessen Scores
1980 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
13 13 1 1 1980-04-17 CIN @ ATL Phil Niekro ahead 2-0 t 4 1 1-- 2 7 5 0.137 88% Home Run; Bench Scores
14 14 2 1 1980-04-27 CIN @ SFG Ed Whitson behind 0-1 t 4 2 1-- 2 7 5 0.271 60% Home Run; Bench Scores
15 15 3 1 1980-05-06 CIN @ NYM Pete Falcone ahead 3-0 t 3 0 12- 3 5 5 0.088 95% Home Run; Concepcion Scores; Bench Scores
16 16 4 1 1980-05-13 CIN NYM Mark Bomback ahead 6-4 b 5 0 --- 1 7 5 0.071 90% Home Run (LF-CF)
17 17 5 2 1980-05-13 CIN NYM Ed Glynn ahead 10-4 b 5 2 123 4 7 5 0.015 100% Home Run (LF-CF); Concepcion Scores; Foster Scores; Bench Scores
18 18 6 1 1980-06-04 CIN @ LAD Charlie Hough tied 2-2 t 3 2 12- 3 6 5 0.301 80% Home Run; Griffey Scores; Foster Scores
19 19 7 1 1980-06-17 CIN @ PIT Enrique Romo tied 3-3 t 9 0 --- 1 7 5 0.347 85% Home Run
20 20 8 1 1980-06-25 CIN ATL Rick Matula behind 0-1 b 1 1 123 4 5 5 0.264 81% Home Run; Collins Scores; Kennedy Scores; Griffey Scores
21 21 9 1 1980-07-10 CIN @ ATL Phil Niekro tied 0-0 t 2 1 -2- 2 6 5 0.174 69% Home Run; Driessen Scores
22 22 10 1 1980-07-16 CIN MON Steve Rogers behind 0-5 b 7 0 --- 1 6 5 0.028 6% Home Run
23 23 11 1 1980-08-13 CIN @ SDP Bob Shirley behind 2-3 t 8 0 1-- 2 3 5 0.453 77% Home Run; Oester Scores
24 24 12 1 1980-09-15 CIN SFG Bob Knepper ahead 2-1 b 1 2 -2- 2 6 5 0.161 80% Home Run; Driessen Scores
25 25 13 1 1980-09-17 CIN HOU Joe Niekro ahead 1-0 b 4 2 123 4 7 5 0.235 95% Home Run; Concepcion Scores; Driessen Scores; Bench Scores
26 26 14 1 1980-09-28 CIN @ HOU Joaquin Andujar behind 3-5 t 6 2 --- 1 6 5 0.112 26% Home Run (LF-CF)
1981 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
27 27 1 1 1981-04-10 CIN @ ATL Tommy Boggs tied 1-1 t 5 1 --- 1 7 5 0.159 63% Home Run
28 28 2 1 1981-04-13 CIN @ SDP Rick Wise ahead 4-0 t 4 1 --- 1 7 5 0.041 94% Home Run
29 29 3 1 1981-05-17 CIN @ PIT Eddie Solomon ahead 3-1 t 7 0 --- 1 7 5 0.075 91% Home Run
30 30 4 1 1981-05-20 CIN @ CHC Bill Caudill behind 3-5 t 6 1 --- 1 6 5 0.117 29% Home Run (Line Drive to LF-CF)
31 31 5 1 1981-06-06 CIN MON Charlie Lea ahead 5-2 b 3 2 --- 1 6 5 0.059 90% Home Run
32 32 6 1 1981-09-25 CIN @ ATL Steve Bedrosian ahead 5-2 t 5 0 --- 1 7 5 0.057 91% Home Run
1982 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
33 33 1 1 1982-04-20 HOU @ LAD Fernando Valenzuela tied 0-0 t 2 0 --- 1 4 5 0.114 61% Home Run
34 34 2 1 1982-04-26 HOU @ STL John Martin tied 0-0 t 1 1 1-- 2 3 5 0.180 68% Home Run; Scott Scores
35 35 3 1 1982-05-29 HOU @ NYM Craig Swan ahead 4-1 t 7 0 --- 1 3 5 0.043 95% Home Run
36 36 4 1 1982-06-13 HOU @ SDP John Montefusco tied 0-0 t 1 1 -2- 2 3 5 0.169 69% Home Run; Garner Scores
37 37 5 1 1982-09-04 HOU @ PHI Dick Ruthven behind 0-3 t 4 0 1-- 2 3 3 0.159 37% Home Run; Scott Scores
38 38 6 1 1982-09-18 HOU @ LAD Bob Welch tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 3 0.110 57% Home Run
1983 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
39 39 1 1 1983-04-17 HOU MON Bryn Smith ahead 5-3 b 8 2 --- 1 6 3 0.034 97% Home Run
40 40 2 1 1983-05-02 HOU @ NYM Mike Torrez behind 1-2 t 6 2 --- 1 6 3 0.179 44% Home Run
41 41 3 1 1983-05-08 HOU @ ATL Rick Behenna ahead 1-0 t 4 2 --- 1 6 3 0.117 70% Home Run
42 42 4 1 1983-05-28 HOU STL Jim Kaat ahead 7-2 b 7 0 1-- 2 5 3 0.007 100% Home Run; Garner Scores
43 43 5 1 1983-06-30 HOU @ ATL Pete Falcone behind 0-2 t 4 1 --- 1 6 3 0.106 34% Home Run
44 44 6 1 1983-07-29 HOU CIN Joe Price ahead 1-0 b 4 0 --- 1 6 3 0.107 81% Home Run
45 45 7 1 1983-08-01 HOU @ SDP Eric Show behind 1-2 t 4 2 1-- 2 6 3 0.267 60% Home Run; Cruz Scores
46 46 8 1 1983-08-16 HOU @ CIN Charlie Puleo ahead 3-2 t 4 0 --- 1 6 3 0.110 74% Home Run
47 47 9 1 1983-09-05 HOU @ ATL Steve Bedrosian behind 1-7 t 9 1 1-- 2 5 3 0.003 1% Home Run; Cruz Scores
1984 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
48 48 1 1 1984-05-02 HOU @ CIN Mario Soto tied 0-0 t 5 0 --- 1 5 3 0.147 65% Home Run
49 49 2 1 1984-06-16 HOU LAD Rick Honeycutt behind 1-5 b 7 0 12- 3 6 5 0.194 33% Home Run; Cruz Scores; Mumphrey Scores
50 50 3 1 1984-09-21 NYM MON Dan Schatzeder ahead 4-2 b 6 0 --- 1 7 5 0.064 92% Home Run
1985 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
51 51 1 1 1985-05-17 NYM SFG Dave LaPoint behind 0-2 b 7 0 1-- 2 6 5 0.321 58% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Foster Scores
52 52 2 1 1985-05-27 NYM LAD Jerry Reuss ahead 1-0 b 3 0 1-3 3 2 4 0.116 91% Home Run; Darling Scores/unER; Wilson Scores
53 53 3 1 1985-06-04 NYM @ LAD Fernando Valenzuela tied 0-0 t 2 2 --- 1 6 5 0.121 58% Home Run
54 54 4 1 1985-07-27 (1) NYM HOU Frank DiPino ahead 7-4 b 7 1 1-3 3 6 5 0.030 99% Home Run; Carter Scores/unER; Foster Scores/unER; Knight Scores/unER
55 55 5 1 1985-08-15 NYM PHI Jerry Koosman ahead 3-1 b 1 1 1-- 2 6 5 0.123 87% Home Run; Foster Scores
56 56 6 1 1985-09-02 NYM @ SDP Bob Patterson ahead 7-1 t 7 2 1-3 3 7 5 0.011 100% Home Run; Carter Scores; Foster Scores
1986 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
57 57 1 1 1986-04-12 NYM @ PHI Steve Carlton ahead 1-0 t 2 2 --- 1 7 5 0.104 68% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
58 58 2 1 1986-04-13 NYM @ PHI Shane Rawley behind 1-4 t 9 1 --- 1 7 5 0.021 3% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
59 59 3 1 1986-04-21 NYM PIT Cecilio Guante behind 2-4 b 8 2 1-- 2 7 5 0.419 52% Home Run; Foster Scores
60 60 4 1 1986-04-22 NYM PIT Bob Kipper ahead 3-0 b 3 1 --- 1 7 5 0.057 90% Home Run
61 61 5 1 1986-04-25 NYM @ STL Ricky Horton tied 0-0 t 5 0 --- 1 7 5 0.148 65% Home Run
62 62 6 2 1986-04-25 NYM @ STL Pat Perry ahead 7-0 t 9 2 1-- 2 7 5 0.001 100% Home Run; Carter Scores
63 63 7 1 1986-06-01 NYM SFG Mike Krukow behind 0-7 b 6 2 1-- 2 4 5 0.020 3% Home Run; Teufel Scores
64 64 8 1 1986-06-11 NYM PHI Steve Carlton ahead 4-1 b 3 1 --- 1 7 5 0.057 90% Home Run
65 65 9 1 1986-07-03 NYM HOU Frank DiPino tied 5-5 b 10 2 --- 1 6 5 0.468 100% Walk-Off Home Run
66 66 10 1 1986-09-23 NYM STL Greg Mathews tied 0-0 b 2 0 --- 1 6 5 0.114 66% Home Run
67 67 11 1 1986-10-05 NYM PIT John Smiley ahead 3-0 b 4 1 -2- 2 7 5 0.069 95% Home Run; Strawberry Scores
1987 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
68 68 1 1 1987-04-09 BAL TEX Mike Mason ahead 3-2 b 6 0 --- 1 6 5 0.104 84% Home Run
69 69 2 1 1987-04-10 BAL @ CLE Tom Waddell behind 6-9 t 7 2 -2- 2 6 5 0.148 24% Home Run; Murray Scores
70 70 3 1 1987-05-09 BAL @ CHW Bob James ahead 12-6 t 8 2 -2- 2 6 5 0.008 100% Home Run; Gerhart Scores/unER; Knight Scores/unER
71 71 4 1 1987-05-12 BAL MIN Frank Viola behind 0-4 b 4 2 1-- 2 6 5 0.140 27% Home Run; Murray Scores
72 72 5 1 1987-05-24 BAL @ OAK Curt Young ahead 2-1 t 4 2 --- 1 6 5 0.116 70% Home Run (LF-CF)
73 73 6 1 1987-06-10 BAL BOS Al Nipper behind 1-6 b 5 0 --- 1 6 5 0.048 13% Home Run
74 74 7 1 1987-06-14 BAL TOR Mark Eichhorn tied 1-1 b 6 1 1-- 2 5 5 0.249 83% Home Run; Murray Scores
75 75 8 1 1987-06-24 BAL NYY Ron Guidry ahead 2-0 b 1 2 1-- 2 6 5 0.132 84% Home Run; Young Scores
76 76 9 1 1987-07-30 BAL @ CLE Steve Carlton ahead 3-2 t 6 2 --- 1 5 5 0.131 74% Home Run
77 77 10 1 1987-08-04 BAL @ MIL Dan Plesac behind 5-8 t 9 1 -23 3 5 5 0.322 44% Home Run; Ripken Scores; Murray Scores
78 78 11 1 1987-08-27 BAL CAL Jerry Reuss behind 2-3 b 4 0 1-- 2 5 5 0.204 68% Home Run; Murray Scores
79 79 12 1 1987-09-04 BAL OAK Gene Nelson tied 1-1 b 4 1 -2- 2 7 5 0.184 77% Home Run; Dwyer Scores
80 80 13 1 1987-09-09 (1) BAL DET Willie Hernandez behind 3-7 b 8 0 --- 1 6 3 0.045 9% Home Run
81 81 14 1 1987-10-01 BAL @ DET Walt Terrell behind 2-4 t 2 0 --- 1 7 5 0.093 40% Home Run
1988 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
82 82 1 1 1988-05-13 DET MIN Allan Anderson ahead 3-0 b 4 2 --- 4,(2-1)  1 7 3 0.056 91% Home Run
83 83 2 1 1988-07-07 DET OAK Curt Young ahead 6-0 b 3 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  2 6 3 0.020 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Herndon Scores
84 84 3 1 1988-10-02 DET NYY Pat Clements tied 0-0 b 2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  2 5 3 0.169 76% Home Run; Lemon Scores

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

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