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Eric Soderholm

Eric Thane Soderholm

Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 187 lb.

Born: September 24, 1948 in Cortland, NY
High School: Coral Park HS (Miami, FL)
Schools: South Georgia College (Douglas, GA), University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
Drafted
by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1968 amateur draft (January Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: September 3, 1971 (Age 22)   vs. OAK 2 AB, 1 H, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Lost 1972 [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/WhiteSox/Yankees/Rangers 1971-1980

Final Game: October 5, 1980 (Age 32)   vs. DET 3 AB, 1 H, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Eric Soderholm: 102 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 1 walk-off, 5 tying, 20 go ahead
4 Tms
CHW51
MIN36
NYY11
TEX4
 
vs LHP52
vs RHP50
 
Away52
Home50
 
Leverage
High Lev14
Medium Lev36
Low Lev52
14 Opps
DET18
KCR11
MIL10
CAL9
BOS8
TEX8
BAL7
OAK6
CLE6
SEA5
MIN4
CHW4
NYY3
TOR3
74 Pitchers
Paul Splittorff4
Dan Schatzeder3
Bill Travers3
Fergie Jenkins3
Rudy May2
Fritz Peterson2
Jim Slaton2
Frank Tanana2
Al Fitzmorris2
Darrell Jackson2
Mike Cuellar2
Dave Rozema2
Ron Guidry2
Rick Waits2
Chris Knapp2
Nolan Ryan2
Lary Sorensen2
Dennis Martinez2
Ken Brett2
Nelson Briles2
14 Parks
Metrop. Stad32
Comiskey Pk20
Tiger Stad12
Fenway Pk7
Yankee Stad6
Angel Stad5
Memor. Stad4
Arlington4
ClevelandStd3
NetworkAssoc2
Exhibit Stad2
KauffmanStad2
County Stad2
Kingdome1
Where Hit
767
Unk23
85
785
92
General field locations when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms84
2·HR gms9
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
7th28
5th20
6th20
4th15
8th14
9th3
3rd2
Outs
037
233
132
 
DefPos
3B90
Unk9
PH3
Bases
---57
1--18
-2-9
12-7
--34
1233
1-33
-231
 
164 RBI
RISP27
0 on57
1 on31
2 on11
3 on3
Any on45
Inning
15
221
38
414
513
612
717
86
94
Extra2
 
1-334
4-639
7-end29
RelScore
+4..14
+34
+25
+116
Tied12
-112
-210
-34
-4..25
 
Ahead39
Tied12
Behind51
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

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1971 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1971-09-03 (1) MIN OAK Diego Segui ahead 3-2 b 4 1 --- 1 7 5 0.112 79% Home Run
1972 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
2 2 1 1 1972-05-13 MIN MIL Jim Slaton behind 3-4 b 15 2 1-- 2 7 5 0.917 100% Walk-Off Home Run; Nettles Scores
3 3 2 1 1972-05-21 (2) MIN @ TEX Jim Shellenback behind 0-2 t 7 2 --- 1 5 5 0.103 20% Home Run
4 4 3 1 1972-05-31 MIN KCR Jim Rooker behind 0-2 b 6 2 1-3 3 7 5 0.508 73% Home Run (LF-CF); Carew Scores; Killebrew Scores
5 5 4 1 1972-06-01 MIN KCR Tom Murphy tied 0-0 b 2 1 1-- 2 6 5 0.207 76% Home Run (LF-CF); Reese Scores
6 6 5 1 1972-06-06 MIN @ BAL Jim Palmer behind 1-4 t 9 0 1-- 2 7 5 0.080 14% Home Run; Brye Scores
7 7 6 1 1972-06-20 (1) MIN CLE Vince Colbert ahead 4-2 b 3 2 12- 3 7 5 0.158 94% Home Run; Oliva Scores; Nettles Scores
8 8 7 1 1972-06-26 MIN CAL Eddie Fisher ahead 3-0 b 7 1 123 4 7 5 0.026 100% Home Run; Carew Scores; Monzon Scores; Nettles Scores
9 9 8 1 1972-06-29 (2) MIN KCR Al Fitzmorris behind 2-9 b 6 1 --- 1 7 5 0.007 1% Home Run
10 10 9 1 1972-07-11 MIN MIL Jim Colborn ahead 1-0 b 2 0 1-3 3 7 5 0.119 90% Home Run; Manuel Scores; Darwin Scores
11 11 10 1 1972-07-12 MIN MIL Ken Brett ahead 5-0 b 5 2 --- 1 5 5 0.015 98% Home Run
12 12 11 1 1972-07-13 MIN BOS Gary Peters ahead 8-0 b 7 0 1-- 2 7 5 0.001 100% Home Run; Brye Scores
13 13 12 1 1972-09-24 MIN CAL Rudy May behind 0-2 b 8 1 --- 1 9 PH 0.112 21% Home Run
14 14 13 1 1972-10-04 MIN CHW Ken Frailing ahead 11-2 b 6 1 --- 1 9 PH 0.001 100% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to CF
1973 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
15 15 1 1 1973-09-07 MIN CHW Wilbur Wood behind 0-5 b 3 1 --- 1 8 5 0.049 14% Home Run
1974 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
16 16 1 1 1974-04-28 MIN MIL Clyde Wright behind 1-2 b 4 2 --- 1 6 5 0.145 51% Home Run (Deep LF)
17 17 2 1 1974-05-04 MIN DET Mickey Lolich tied 0-0 b 2 0 --- 1 5 5 0.111 66% Home Run (Deep LF)
18 18 3 2 1974-05-04 MIN DET Jim Ray ahead 5-0 b 7 1 --3 2 5 5 0.006 100% Home Run (Deep LF); Oliva Scores
19 19 4 1 1974-05-10 MIN @ OAK Catfish Hunter behind 0-3 t 7 2 --- 1 5 5 0.055 11% Home Run
20 20 5 1 1974-06-14 MIN @ CLE Ken Sanders ahead 3-0 t 3 2 123 4 7 5 0.141 97% Home Run; Hisle Scores; Braun Scores; Kusick Scores
21 21 6 1 1974-06-30 (2) MIN @ CHW Rich Gossage ahead 1-0 t 4 2 --- 1 7 5 0.120 71% Home Run
22 22 7 1 1974-07-08 MIN DET Woodie Fryman tied 0-0 b 2 0 1-- 2 6 5 0.168 76% Home Run (Deep LF); Killebrew Scores
23 23 8 1 1974-07-21 MIN @ DET Lerrin LaGrow ahead 6-1 t 4 2 12- 3 6 5 0.054 98% Home Run; Killebrew Scores; Darwin Scores
24 24 9 1 1974-09-02 MIN @ TEX Jim Bibby ahead 4-0 t 5 2 -2- 2 5 5 0.058 97% Home Run (LF-CF); Oliva Scores
25 25 10 1 1974-10-02 MIN TEX Fergie Jenkins behind 0-2 b 7 0 --- 1 5 5 0.145 35% Home Run
1975 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
26 26 1 1 1975-05-03 MIN KCR Paul Splittorff behind 0-1 b 2 0 1-- 2 5 5 0.180 66% Home Run; Darwin Scores
27 27 2 1 1975-05-21 MIN DET Vern Ruhle behind 0-4 b 2 0 1-- 2 5 5 0.130 33% Home Run; Oliva Scores
28 28 3 1 1975-06-13 MIN BAL Mike Cuellar behind 2-3 b 7 0 --- 1 5 5 0.231 59% Home Run
29 29 4 2 1975-06-13 MIN BAL Mike Cuellar ahead 4-3 b 8 1 12- 3 5 5 0.098 99% Home Run; Carew Scores; Hisle Scores
30 30 5 1 1975-07-31 MIN KCR Al Fitzmorris tied 0-0 b 2 1 --- 1 6 5 0.112 64% Home Run
31 31 6 1 1975-08-03 (1) MIN CHW Jim Kaat ahead 1-0 b 1 1 12- 3 5 5 0.180 86% Home Run; Carew Scores; Oliva Scores
32 32 7 1 1975-08-07 MIN @ KCR Nelson Briles behind 0-10 t 9 1 -2- 2 5 5 0.000 0% Home Run; Carew Scores
33 33 8 1 1975-08-11 MIN MIL Jim Slaton behind 3-7 b 3 0 12- 3 6 5 0.191 43% Home Run; Briggs Scores; Oliva Scores
34 34 9 1 1975-08-12 MIN MIL Bill Travers behind 0-4 b 4 1 --- 1 4 5 0.065 18% Home Run
35 35 10 1 1975-08-17 MIN CLE Fritz Peterson behind 0-13 b 4 0 --- 1 4 5 0.000 0% Home Run
36 36 11 2 1975-08-17 MIN CLE Fritz Peterson behind 1-14 b 6 0 --- 1 4 5 0.000 0% Home Run
1977 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
37 37 1 1 1977-04-19 CHW @ CAL Frank Tanana behind 1-11 t 7 0 --- 1 7 5 0.001 0% Home Run
38 38 2 1 1977-04-20 CHW @ CAL Nolan Ryan ahead 2-1 t 5 2 --- 1 6 5 0.126 73% Home Run (Deep LF)
39 39 3 1 1977-04-24 (2) CHW @ OAK Mike Norris behind 1-4 t 2 0 --- 1 7 5 0.081 30% Home Run
40 40 4 1 1977-04-26 CHW @ DET John Hiller tied 6-6 t 13 2 --- 1 7 5 0.407 80% Home Run
41 41 5 1 1977-04-27 CHW @ DET Jim Crawford behind 6-8 t 6 0 --- 1 7 5 0.119 34% Home Run (LF-CF)
42 42 6 1 1977-06-25 CHW @ MIN Geoff Zahn ahead 1-0 t 2 0 --- 1 6 5 0.096 70% Home Run
43 43 7 1 1977-06-26 CHW @ MIN Bill Butler behind 3-8 t 3 1 1-- 2 5 5 0.088 18% Home Run; Zisk Scores
44 44 8 1 1977-07-09 CHW @ DET Fernando Arroyo behind 1-2 t 6 2 1-- 2 8 5 0.311 61% Home Run; Spencer Scores
45 45 9 1 1977-07-12 CHW KCR Dennis Leonard behind 0-4 b 4 2 --- 1 7 5 0.062 17% Home Run
46 46 10 1 1977-07-22 CHW @ TOR Jerry Garvin ahead 1-0 t 2 1 -2- 2 7 5 0.145 77% Home Run; Johnson Scores
47 47 11 1 1977-07-24 CHW @ BOS Fergie Jenkins behind 3-4 t 4 1 -2- 2 8 5 0.185 59% Home Run; Spencer Scores
48 48 12 2 1977-07-24 CHW @ BOS Bill Lee ahead 8-4 t 8 0 --- 1 8 5 0.021 98% Home Run
49 49 13 1 1977-07-25 CHW @ BOS Luis Tiant behind 1-6 t 7 2 1-- 2 8 5 0.050 7% Home Run; Gamble Scores
50 50 14 1 1977-07-30 CHW KCR Doug Bird behind 2-3 b 7 1 12- 3 8 5 0.437 88% Home Run; Gamble Scores; Lemon Scores
51 51 15 1 1977-08-01 CHW TEX Adrian Devine behind 3-9 b 8 1 1-- 2 8 5 0.018 3% Home Run; Lemon Scores
52 52 16 1 1977-08-09 CHW SEA John Montague ahead 6-2 b 3 2 1-- 2 8 5 0.067 95% Home Run; Lemon Scores
53 53 17 2 1977-08-09 CHW SEA Bill Laxton ahead 9-2 b 5 2 1-- 2 8 5 0.009 100% Home Run; Stillman Scores
54 54 18 1 1977-08-14 CHW @ TEX Nelson Briles ahead 3-0 t 1 2 -23 3 8 5 0.137 91% Home Run; Lemon Scores; Spencer Scores
55 55 19 1 1977-08-15 CHW @ NYY Mike Torrez behind 0-6 t 6 0 --- 1 8 5 0.020 5% Home Run
56 56 20 1 1977-08-25 CHW @ BAL Rudy May behind 0-1 t 2 1 --- 1 5 5 0.110 48% Home Run (Fly Ball)
57 57 21 1 1977-08-28 CHW MIL Lary Sorensen behind 0-7 b 6 0 --- 1 8 5 0.014 3% Home Run
58 58 22 1 1977-08-29 CHW @ CLE Rick Waits behind 0-5 t 5 1 --- 1 6 5 0.034 8% Home Run
59 59 23 1 1977-09-19 CHW OAK Vida Blue ahead 5-0 b 5 2 --- 1 6 5 0.020 98% Home Run; Soderholm Scores/unER
60 60 24 1 1977-09-21 CHW OAK Joe Coleman behind 4-6 b 5 1 --- 1 3 5 0.125 38% Home Run
61 61 25 1 1977-10-02 CHW SEA Glenn Abbott behind 0-2 b 5 0 --- 1 6 5 0.128 41% Home Run
1978 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
62 62 1 1 1978-04-11 CHW TOR Jesse Jefferson tied 0-0 b 2 2 --3 2 7 5 0.190 73% Home Run; Lemon Scores
63 63 2 1 1978-04-21 CHW @ TOR Balor Moore ahead 5-1 t 7 0 1-- 2 7 DH 0.032 99% Home Run; Nordhagen Scores
64 64 3 1 1978-04-26 CHW DET Jack Morris behind 1-2 b 7 1 --- 1 7 5 0.245 55% Home Run
65 65 4 1 1978-06-18 (2) CHW KCR Paul Splittorff ahead 1-0 b 2 2 --- 1 7 5 0.102 73% Home Run
66 66 5 2 1978-06-18 (2) CHW KCR Paul Splittorff ahead 4-0 b 4 0 --- 1 7 5 0.033 95% Home Run
67 67 6 1 1978-06-22 CHW SEA Shane Rawley ahead 4-3 b 6 0 --- 1 7 5 0.106 85% Home Run
68 68 7 1 1978-06-26 CHW @ SEA Paul Mitchell behind 1-5 t 4 1 --- 1 7 5 0.056 15% Home Run (Deep LF)
69 69 8 1 1978-07-02 (2) CHW @ MIN Darrell Jackson behind 2-6 t 4 0 --- 1 5 5 0.062 18% Home Run (Deep LF)
70 70 9 1 1978-07-04 CHW TEX Fergie Jenkins tied 1-1 b 7 0 --- 1 7 5 0.210 80% Home Run (Deep LF)
71 71 10 1 1978-07-14 CHW @ NYY Ron Guidry behind 1-2 t 4 2 --3 2 8 5 0.244 60% Home Run (Deep LF); Nahorodny Scores
72 72 11 2 1978-07-14 CHW @ NYY Ron Guidry behind 3-4 t 6 2 1-- 2 8 5 0.347 63% Home Run (Deep LF); Orta Scores
73 73 12 1 1978-07-15 CHW @ MIL Lary Sorensen behind 0-2 t 5 2 --- 1 7 5 0.110 30% Home Run
74 74 13 1 1978-07-19 CHW BAL Jim Palmer behind 1-10 b 9 1 -2- 2 7 5 0.000 0% Home Run; Colbern Scores
75 75 14 1 1978-07-26 CHW OAK John Henry Johnson behind 2-6 b 6 1 --- 1 4 5 0.054 12% Home Run
76 76 15 1 1978-07-31 CHW @ BOS Dennis Eckersley behind 1-9 t 9 0 --- 1 4 5 0.001 0% Home Run (Deep LF)
77 77 16 1 1978-08-03 CHW @ DET Dave Rozema behind 0-1 t 4 2 --- 1 4 5 0.130 45% Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
78 78 17 1 1978-09-02 (1) CHW @ BAL Dennis Martinez behind 2-9 t 7 0 -2- 2 6 5 0.013 2% Home Run; Molinaro Scores
79 79 18 1 1978-09-23 CHW CAL Chris Knapp behind 0-2 b 2 0 --- 1 5 5 0.106 44% Home Run (Deep LF)
80 80 19 1 1978-09-28 CHW @ CAL Nolan Ryan ahead 2-0 t 1 2 -2- 2 6 5 0.140 83% Home Run; Squires Scores
81 81 20 2 1978-09-28 CHW @ CAL Ken Brett behind 4-9 t 6 1 1-- 2 6 5 0.060 10% Home Run; Nordhagen Scores
1979 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
82 82 1 1 1979-05-05 CHW @ TEX Dave Rajsich ahead 4-2 t 5 1 1-3 3 4 5 0.127 93% Home Run (Deep LF); Washington Scores; Lemon Scores; Soderholm Scores
83 83 2 1 1979-05-07 CHW @ DET Dave Rozema ahead 2-0 t 3 1 -2- 2 4 5 0.121 84% Home Run (Deep LF); Washington Scores
84 84 3 1 1979-05-08 CHW @ DET Steve Baker behind 4-6 t 5 0 --- 1 4 5 0.111 37% Home Run (Deep LF)
85 85 4 1 1979-05-19 CHW @ CAL Chris Knapp behind 4-9 t 8 2 --- 1 4 5 0.008 1% Home Run (Deep LF)
86 86 5 1 1979-05-26 CHW CAL Frank Tanana tied 0-0 b 2 0 --- 1 4 5 0.103 66% Home Run
87 87 6 1 1979-06-06 CHW @ BOS Tom Burgmeier ahead 7-1 t 7 2 --- 1 6 5 0.011 99% Home Run
88 88 7 1 1979-08-08 (1) TEX @ DET Pat Underwood ahead 3-0 t 1 2 --- 1 6 5 0.069 80% Home Run
89 89 8 2 1979-08-08 (1) TEX @ DET Steve Baker ahead 6-2 t 5 2 12- 3 6 5 0.085 97% Home Run; Zisk Scores; Jorgensen Scores
90 90 9 1 1979-08-09 TEX @ DET Mike Chris ahead 1-0 t 2 0 --- 1 6 5 0.092 69% Home Run
91 91 10 1 1979-09-02 TEX @ BOS John Tudor behind 2-5 t 7 2 -2- 2 9 5 0.148 24% Home Run; Ellis Scores
1980 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
92 92 1 1 1980-04-20 NYY MIL Bill Travers ahead 1-0 b 2 0 --- 1 6 DH 0.093 75% Home Run
93 93 2 1 1980-05-03 NYY @ MIN Darrell Jackson tied 0-0 t 2 0 1-- 2 5 DH 0.156 69% Home Run; Jackson Scores
94 94 3 1 1980-05-07 NYY @ MIL Bill Travers ahead 1-0 t 4 0 --- 1 4 DH 0.109 74% Home Run
95 95 4 1 1980-05-21 NYY @ DET Dan Schatzeder tied 0-0 t 2 0 --- 1 4 DH 0.104 60% Home Run
96 96 5 1 1980-06-02 NYY @ KCR Paul Splittorff ahead 1-0 t 1 1 1-- 2 4 DH 0.154 75% Home Run; Watson Scores
97 97 6 1 1980-08-04 NYY TEX Gaylord Perry ahead 1-0 b 2 2 --- 1 7 5 0.100 73% Home Run
98 98 7 1 1980-08-16 NYY @ BAL Dennis Martinez ahead 3-1 t 8 0 --- 1 6 5 0.065 93% Home Run
99 99 8 1 1980-09-14 NYY @ BOS Tom Burgmeier ahead 4-3 t 7 1 --- 1 3 PH 0.132 79% Home Run
100 100 9 1 1980-09-26 NYY @ DET Dan Schatzeder tied 0-0 t 3 1 123 4 4 DH 0.241 85% Home Run; Randolph Scores; Dent Scores; Watson Scores
101 101 10 1 1980-09-30 NYY @ CLE Rick Waits behind 4-8 t 5 1 --- 1 5 DH 0.054 14% Home Run
102 102 11 1 1980-10-05 NYY DET Dan Schatzeder tied 0-0 b 2 0 --3 2 5 DH 0.104 75% Home Run; Jackson Scores

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