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Ken Phelps

Kenneth Allen Phelps (Digger)

Positions: Designated Hitter, Pinch Hitter and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 209 lb.

Born: August 6, 1954 in Seattle, WA
High School: Ingraham HS (Seattle, WA)
Schools: Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ), Mesa Community College (Mesa, AZ), Washington State University (Pullman, WA)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 15th round of the 1976 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 20, 1980 (Age 26.045, 12,010th in MLB history)   vs. OAK 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1983 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mariners/Yankees/Athletics/Royals/Indians/... 1980-1990

Last Game: September 8, 1990 (Age 36.033)   vs. MIN 4 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).

Ken Phelps: 123 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 2 walk-off, 8 tying, 31 go ahead (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
3 Tms
SEA105
NYY17
OAK1
 
vs RHP116
vs LHP7
 
Home71
Away52
 
Leverage
High Lev19
Medium Lev47
Low Lev57
14 Opps
BAL17
OAK12
MIN11
DET11
TOR11
CLE10
NYY9
CAL8
TEX7
MIL7
CHW7
KCR6
BOS4
SEA3
81 Pitchers
Jim Clancy4
Doyle Alexander4
Charlie Hough3
Storm Davis3
Mark Williamson3
Dave Schmidt3
Phil Niekro3
Bert Blyleven3
Richard Dotson3
Kirk McCaskill3
Mike Witt2
Bill Wegman2
Dave Stieb2
Charlie Lea2
LaMarr Hoyt2
Ken Schrom2
Bret Saberhagen2
Tom Candiotti2
Jeff Robinson2
Aurelio Lopez2
15 Parks
Kingdome60
Yankee Stad14
Metrodome6
ClevelandStd6
Memor. Stad6
Tiger Stad5
O.co Coliseum5
Exhibit Stad4
Arlington4
County Stad4
Angel Stad3
Comiskey Pk2
Fenway Pk2
SkyDome1
KauffmanStad1
Where Hit
949
Unk34
717
8911
89
783
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Pitches
Unk91
311
25
45
55
13
62
7+1
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms105
2·HR gms9
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
4th69
5th32
6th10
3rd3
2nd3
7th2
9th2
8th2
Outs
244
043
136
 
DefPos
Unk96
1B23
PH4
Bases
---67
1--28
1-39
-2-8
12-5
--34
1231
-231
 
196 RBI
RISP28
0 on67
1 on40
2 on15
3 on1
Any on56
Inning
113
28
312
422
511
611
716
817
912
Extra1
 
1-333
4-644
7-end46
RelScore
+4..9
+312
+28
+117
Tied25
-18
-212
-311
-4..21
 
Ahead46
Tied25
Behind52
Before event,
for batter
Count
Unk91
1-19
2-25
1-04
2-14
0-03
3-22
2-02
1-21
3-11
0-11

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1983 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111983-04-12SEA@CALMike Wittbehind 0-1t 50---14DH0.14150%Home Run
22211983-04-14SEAOAKDave Beardbehind 2-5b 91---1530.0285%Home Run
33311983-04-15SEAOAKMatt Keoughahead 2-1b 60---1430.10584%Home Run
44411983-04-17SEAOAKMike Norristied 0-0b 121--2430.18170%Home Run; Henderson Scores
55511983-09-28SEAKCRDan Quisenberrybehind 6-11b 911--2530.0112%Home Run; Putnam Scores
66611983-09-29SEAKCRBud Blackbehind 1-3b 70---1730.14437%Home Run
77711983-09-30SEACHWLaMarr Hoytbehind 1-3b 20---1530.10144%Home Run
1984 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
88111984-04-04SEATORJim Clancybehind 0-2b 72---1530.12527%Home Run
99211984-04-05SEATORJim Ackerbehind 4-13b 81---1530.0010%Home Run
1010311984-05-27SEADETAurelio Lopezahead 4-1b 50---12DH0.04694%Home Run
1111421984-05-27SEADETAurelio Lopezahead 5-1b 71---12DH0.01599%Home Run
1212511984-05-28SEABALStorm Davisbehind 0-3b 40---12DH0.09630%Home Run
1313611984-06-01SEA@TEXDave Tobiktied 3-3t 81---16DH0.27072%Home Run
1414711984-06-03SEA@TEXFrank Tananaahead 3-0t 321--2630.11590%Home Run; Henderson Scores
1515811984-06-10 (2)SEA@CLEErnie Camachotied 3-3t 81---14DH0.27172%Home Run
1616911984-06-18SEACHWRichard Dotsonbehind 1-4b 321--24DH0.18538%Home Run; Davis Scores
17171011984-06-26SEA@CHWLaMarr Hoyttied 0-0t 12---13DH0.09956%Home Run
18181111984-07-04SEA@MILMoose Haasbehind 1-4t 90---14DH0.0397%Home Run
19191211984-07-05SEA@TORDoyle Alexanderbehind 3-9t 721-334DH0.0517%Home Run; Owen Scores; Davis Scores
20201311984-07-16SEAMILTom Candiottibehind 0-2b 111-334DH0.21863%Home Run; Owen Scores; Davis Scores
21211421984-07-16SEAMILPete Laddahead 6-2b 51--324DH0.02998%Home Run; Owen Scores
22221511984-07-22SEATORDoyle Alexandertied 0-0b 40-2-24DH0.15879%Home Run; Davis Scores
23231611984-07-27SEAOAKLary Sorensenahead 6-1b 51-2-26DH0.02299%Home Run; Cowens Scores
24241711984-07-29SEAOAKSteve McCattyahead 1-0b 40---14DH0.10379%Home Run
25251811984-08-03 (2)SEA@OAKSteve McCattyahead 4-2t 60---14DH0.08288%Home Run
26261911984-08-05SEA@OAKLary Sorensenbehind 3-5t 72---14DH0.10522%Home Run
27272011984-08-16SEA@NYYPhil Niekroahead 3-0t 62---14DH0.06092%Home Run
28282121984-08-16SEA@NYYPhil Niekroahead 4-3t 91---14DH0.09592%Home Run
29292211984-08-29SEADETDan Petryahead 2-1b 5112-34DH0.18493%Home Run; Bradley Scores; Davis Scores
30302311984-09-01SEABALDennis Martineztied 3-3b 511--24DH0.23780%Home Run; Davis Scores
31312411984-09-21SEA@CHWRichard Dotsonahead 3-1t 82---14DH0.07792%Home Run
1985 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3232111985-04-20SEA@CALMike Wittahead 1-0t 321--24DH0.18577%Home Run; Davis Scores
3333211985-05-05SEATORJim Clancytied 0-0b 41---1330.13266%Home Run
3434311985-05-18SEABALStorm Davisahead 1-0b 111--24DH0.14679%Home Run; Cowens Scores
3535411985-05-19SEABALDennis Martinezbehind 0-1b 42---14DH0.13851%Home Run
3636511985-05-23SEANYYPhil Niekrobehind 1-3b 3112344DH0.30375%Home Run; Owen Scores; Bradley Scores; Henderson Scores
3737611985-06-08SEA@CLERick Behennaahead 1-0t 121--25DH0.16874%Home Run; Henderson Scores
3838711985-06-09SEA@CLEDon Schulzebehind 0-1t 201--25DH0.16960%Home Run; Davis Scores
3939811985-08-15SEA@MINJohn Butcherbehind 2-14t 81---1330.0000%Home Run
4040911985-09-25SEAKCRBret Saberhagenbehind 1-5b 9212-39PH0.0335%Home Run; Henderson Scores; Nelson Scores
1986 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4141111986-04-24SEA@OAKJose Rijoahead 2-0t 91---14DH0.04397%Home Run
4242211986-04-26SEA@OAKJay Howellbehind 1-5t 821--28PH0.0517%Home Run; Presley Scores
4343311986-05-10SEATORDoyle Alexanderbehind 1-4b 41-2-24DH0.16540%Home Run; Davis Scores
4444411986-05-13SEAMILTim Learyahead 1-0b 40---14DH0.10079%Home Run
4545511986-05-23SEABALKen Dixonbehind 0-2b 72---15DH0.12628%Home Run (Line Drive to RF Line)
4646611986-05-28SEANYYBob Tewksburybehind 1-4b 12---14DH0.08131%Home Run; Phelps Scores/unER
4747721986-05-28SEANYYEd Whitsonbehind 3-6b 511--24DH0.18638%Home Run; Davis Scores
4848811986-06-05SEA@BALStorm Davisbehind 0-6t 71---14DH0.0112%Home Run
4949911986-06-07 (1)SEA@TEXJose Guzmanbehind 3-4t 711--24DH0.34866%Home Run; Davis Scores
50501011986-06-14SEACHWTom Seaverahead 1-0b 40-2336DH0.10191%Home Run; Davis Scores; Tartabull Scores
51511111986-06-23SEACLEKen Schromtied 1-1b 20---1530.10466%Home Run
52521211986-07-02SEAKCRScott Bankheadtied 0-0b 20---1430.10466%Home Run
53531311986-07-05SEA@BOSBob Stanleyahead 6-5t 90---1430.09092%Home Run
54541411986-07-09SEA@TORDave Stiebtied 3-3t 80-2-2430.22886%Home Run; Presley Scores
55551511986-07-23SEATORJim Clancytied 0-0b 121--2430.18371%Home Run (CF-RF); Presley Scores
56561611986-07-28SEA@MINMike Smithsontied 0-0t 20---1430.10260%Home Run
57571711986-08-02SEACALKirk McCaskillahead 1-0b 321-33430.21188%Home Run; Reynolds Scores; Presley Scores
58581811986-08-17SEAMINMike Smithsonahead 3-1b 7212-34DH0.10098%Home Run; Reynolds Scores; Davis Scores
59591911986-08-27SEABALMike Boddickerahead 2-0b 11-2-2530.10885%Home Run; Davis Scores
60602011986-09-03SEADETBryan Kellytied 2-2b 92---16DH0.464100%Walk-OffHome Run (CF-RF)
61612111986-09-06SEA@BALBrad Havensahead 4-1t 51---15DH0.06489%Home Run
62622211986-09-13SEA@KCRDennis Leonardahead 1-0t 41-2-25DH0.15880%Home Run; Davis Scores
63632311986-09-23SEATEXCharlie Houghbehind 1-4b 40---15DH0.09531%Home Run
64642411986-09-24SEATEXJose Guzmantied 0-0b 40---1430.12569%Home Run
1987 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
6565111987-04-11SEAMINLes Strakertied 1-1b 32---14DH0.11263%Home Run
6666211987-04-12SEAMINBert Blylevenbehind 0-5b 40---14DH0.05416%Home Run
6767321987-04-12SEAMINBert Blylevenbehind 2-6b 60---14DH0.06918%Home Run (CF-RF)
6868411987-04-20SEA@MINJoe Klinkbehind 4-11t 80---14DH0.0051%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
6969511987-04-28SEADETJeff Robinsontied 0-0b 20---14DH0.09765%Home Run
7070621987-04-28SEADETJeff Robinsonahead 5-2b 60---14DH0.04294%Home Run
7171711987-04-29SEABOSWes Gardnerbehind 4-11b 81---14DH0.0041%Home Run
7272811987-05-06SEA@DETWalt Terrellbehind 3-7t 801--24DH0.07814%Home Run; Bradley Scores/unER
7373911987-05-10SEA@MILBill Wegmanahead 1-0t 12---14DH0.09064%Home Run
74741021987-05-10SEA@MILBill Wegmanahead 2-1t 40-2-24DH0.12480%Home Run; Bradley Scores
75751111987-05-16SEANYYRick Rhodentied 1-1b 111--24DH0.15471%Home Run; Bradley Scores
76761221987-05-16SEANYYCecilio Guantebehind 6-8b 721-334DH0.50174%Home Run; Moses Scores; Bradley Scores
77771311987-05-20SEABALJack O'Connorahead 5-2b 70---14DH0.03297%Home Run
78781411987-05-28SEA@NYYRick Rhodenbehind 0-5t 901--24DH0.0224%Home Run; Bradley Scores
79791511987-07-18SEA@DETMike Hennemanahead 4-1t 311--26DH0.10490%Home Run; Davis Scores
80801611987-08-07SEACALKirk McCaskilltied 0-0b 2012-36DH0.16681%Home Run; Davis Scores; Presley Scores
81811721987-08-07SEACALGary Lucasahead 11-0b 70---16DH0.000100%Home Run (CF-RF)
82821811987-08-12SEAOAKGene Nelsontied 0-0b 21---16DH0.10063%Home Run (CF-RF)
83831911987-08-14SEA@MINBert Blylevenbehind 1-3t 62---16DH0.10729%Home Run (LF-CF)
84842011987-08-22SEABALDave Schmidtahead 4-2b 421--24DH0.13389%Home Run; Bradley Scores
85852111987-08-31SEA@BALMark Williamsonbehind 1-4t 82---14DH0.0428%Home Run
86862211987-09-01SEA@BALJohn Habyanahead 2-0t 601--2430.11491%Home Run; Matthews Scores
87872311987-09-04SEA@TORJim Clancybehind 0-1t 40---14DH0.11650%Home Run
88882411987-09-07SEA@CLETom Candiottiahead 3-0t 31---15DH0.06884%Home Run
89892511987-09-12SEACHWScott Nielsenahead 8-1b 401--25DH0.01299%Home Run; Davis Scores
90902611987-09-15SEACLEKen Schromtied 0-0b 50---15DH0.13170%Home Run
91912711987-10-04SEA@TEXCharlie Houghahead 4-1t 32--325DH0.10788%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF Line); Moses Scores
1988 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
9292111988-04-12SEAOAKGene Nelsonahead 3-2b 31---5,(2-2) 14DH0.10175%Home Run
9393211988-04-16SEACALWillie Fraserbehind 2-3b 30---4,(2-1) 14DH0.12056%Home Run
9494311988-04-17SEACALKirk McCaskillbehind 1-5b 62---6,(3-2) 14DH0.05112%Home Run (CF-RF)
9595411988-04-23SEA@CALDan Petrytied 0-0t 121-33,(1-1) 3530.25275%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Brantley Scores; Davis Scores
9696511988-04-30SEA@DETWalt Terrellbehind 0-3t 71--32,(1-0) 24DH0.12925%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Cotto Scores
9797611988-05-11SEA@TORDave Stiebbehind 0-9t 8112-4,(2-1) 35DH0.0030%Home Run; Bradley Scores; Davis Scores
9898711988-05-13SEA@BOSOil Can Boydbehind 1-6t 42---3,(2-0) 15DH0.0369%Home Run
9999811988-05-17SEA@NYYRichard Dotsonbehind 0-2t 411--5,(2-2) 24DH0.20747%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Bradley Scores/unER
100100911988-05-20SEA@BALMark Williamsonbehind 0-2t 701--3,(1-1) 24DH0.26850%Home Run; Davis Scores
1011011011988-05-24SEABOSBob Stanleyahead 12-1b 721--2,(1-0) 24DH0.000100%Home Run; Kingery Scores
1021021111988-05-31SEABALDave Schmidtbehind 3-8b 61---3,(1-1) 14DH0.0348%Home Run
1031031211988-06-25SEAKCRBret Saberhagenbehind 1-2b 82---6,(2-2) 15DH0.33053%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
1041041311988-07-01SEA@CLERick Rodriguezahead 9-3t 921--3,(1-1) 27DH0.002100%Home Run (Line Drive); Presley Scores
1051051411988-07-06SEA@DETDoyle Alexanderahead 2-1t 40---4,(2-1) 14DH0.11174%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
1061061511988-08-03NYY@MILChuck Crimahead 4-1t 82---1,(0-0) 15DH0.03996%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
1071071611988-08-07NYYMINCharlie Leaahead 3-0b 60---7,(3-2) 15DH0.03895%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
1081081711988-08-12NYY@MINCharlie Leatied 0-0t 321-32,(1-0) 34DH0.27678%Home Run; Henderson Scores; Mattingly Scores
1091091811988-08-19 (1)NYYSEAMike Schoolertied 3-3b 1011--5,(2-2) 25DH0.368100%Walk-OffHome Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Winfield Scores
1101101911988-08-20NYYSEAMike Campbellbehind 1-9b 70---5,(3-1) 15DH0.0041%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
1111112011988-08-24NYYOAKDennis Eckersleybehind 2-6b 901-31,(0-0) 34DH0.09819%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Washington Scores; Mattingly Scores
1121122111988-09-05NYYCLEJeff Dedmonahead 4-2b 821-33,(1-1) 35DH0.05299%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Mattingly Scores; Winfield Scores
1131132211988-09-20NYYBALJose Bautistaahead 4-0b 52---3,(1-1) 15DH0.03296%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
1141142311988-09-29NYY@BALMark Williamsontied 0-0t 421--3,(1-1) 25DH0.24371%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Clark Scores
1151152411988-10-01NYY@DETPaul Gibsonahead 4-0t 52---3,(1-1) 15DH0.04294%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
1989 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
116116111989-04-21NYY@CLEDoug Jonesbehind 3-5t 80-2-3,(1-1) 24DH0.27950%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Mattingly Scores
117117211989-06-06NYYBALDave Schmidtahead 1-0b 121--4,(1-2) 25DH0.16679%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Hall Scores
118118311989-06-18NYYTEXCharlie Houghbehind 0-4b 42---3,(2-0) 14DH0.06116%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
119119411989-06-22NYYCHWAdam Petersonahead 4-1b 42--34,(2-1) 24DH0.08195%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Sax Scores
120120511989-08-05NYY@TORDuane Wardbehind 2-3t 811--2,(1-0) 28PH0.49174%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Hall Scores
121121611989-08-09NYYCLERod Nicholsbehind 3-6b 60---5,(2-2) 15DH0.09625%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
122122711989-08-13NYY@MINRick Aguileratied 0-0t 121-32,(0-1) 3530.24074%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Tolleson Scores; Barfield Scores
1990 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
123123111990-04-20OAKSEABrian Holmanbehind 0-6b 92---1,(0-0) 19PH0.0000%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)

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