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Jim Sundberg

James Howard Sundberg

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: May 18, 1951 in Galesburg, IL
High School: Galesburg HS (Galesburg, IL)
School: University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Drafted
by the Texas Rangers in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1973 amateur draft (January Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: April 4, 1974 (Age 22.321)   vs. OAK 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1974 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rangers/Royals/Brewers/Cubs 1974-1989

Final Game: September 24, 1989 (Age 38.129)   vs. CHW 2 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 1 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).

Jim Sundberg: 95 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 2 walk-off, 14 tying, 24 go ahead
4 Tms
TEX60
KCR22
MIL7
CHC6
 
vs RHP55
vs LHP40
 
Away59
Home36
 
Leverage
High Lev21
Medium Lev35
Low Lev39
19 Opps
MIN9
SEA9
DET9
BAL9
CHW8
TOR8
KCR6
BOS6
CAL5
NYY5
CLE5
MIL5
OAK3
TEX2
SDP2
SFG1
PIT1
PHI1
HOU1
85 Pitchers
Mike Torrez3
Mike Flanagan2
Frank Tanana2
Steve Stone2
Larry Gura2
Dennis Eckersley2
LaMarr Hoyt2
Glenn Abbott2
John Hiller2
Jesse Jefferson1
Vic Albury1
Julio Solano1
Rick Honeycutt1
Tim Stoddard1
Len Whitehouse1
Joe Hoerner1
Bob Lacey1
Dennis Rasmussen1
Scott Bailes1
Moose Haas1
20 Parks
Arlington24
Memor. Stad8
KauffmanStad8
County Stad7
Kingdome6
Fenway Pk5
Exhibit Stad5
Comiskey Pk4
ClevelandStd4
Metrodome3
Yankee Stad3
Metrop. Stad3
Tiger Stad3
Wrigley Fld3
Angel Stad3
NetworkAssoc2
VeteransStad1
Shea Stad1
3 Rivers Std1
Qualcomm St1
Where Hit
763
Unk22
95
784
81
General field locations when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Pitches
Unk87
14
32
61
41
Pitches in PA when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms91
2·HR gms2
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
8th41
7th21
9th18
6th7
5th4
3rd2
4th1
2nd1
Outs
134
032
229
 
DefPos
C92
PH3
Bases
---58
1--12
12-10
-2-5
1234
--32
-232
1-32
 
154 RBI
RISP25
0 on58
1 on19
2 on14
3 on4
Any on37
Inning
11
213
311
416
510
611
711
811
98
Extra3
 
1-325
4-637
7-end33
RelScore
+4..12
+36
+27
+113
Tied20
-113
-27
-35
-4..12
 
Ahead38
Tied20
Behind37
Before event, for batter
Count
Unk87
0-04
2-11
0-21
3-21
2-01

Play By Play

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1974 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 1974-07-01 TEX @ MIN Joe Decker tied 0-0 t 3 0 --- 1 9 2 0.118 62% Home Run
2 2 2 1 1974-07-29 TEX KCR Joe Hoerner ahead 8-1 b 8 0 1-- 2 9 2 0.000 100% Home Run; Brown Scores
3 3 3 1 1974-09-08 TEX @ OAK Ken Holtzman ahead 3-0 t 7 0 --- 1 9 2 0.041 95% Home Run
1975 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
4 4 1 1 1975-04-26 TEX @ MIN Vic Albury ahead 1-0 t 4 2 1-3 3 9 2 0.240 87% Home Run; Fregosi Scores; Cardenas Scores
5 5 2 1 1975-05-18 TEX DET John Hiller behind 2-3 b 8 2 --- 1 9 2 0.338 53% Home Run
6 6 3 1 1975-05-20 TEX @ MIL Pete Broberg behind 1-4 t 5 2 1-- 2 9 2 0.172 30% Home Run; Howell Scores
7 7 4 1 1975-06-03 TEX @ BAL Mike Torrez behind 2-6 t 9 2 --- 1 9 2 0.002 0% Home Run
8 8 5 1 1975-06-09 TEX @ BOS Rick Wise tied 0-0 t 2 2 123 4 9 2 0.298 82% Home Run; Hargrove Scores; Howell Scores; Smalley Scores
9 9 6 1 1975-07-09 TEX @ NYY Rudy May ahead 1-0 t 6 2 12- 3 9 2 0.254 92% Home Run; Cardenas Scores; Smalley Scores
1976 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
10 10 1 1 1976-04-13 TEX OAK Mike Torrez ahead 2-0 b 2 1 --- 1 9 2 0.080 83% Home Run
11 11 2 1 1976-08-18 TEX @ NYY Sparky Lyle behind 5-6 t 8 0 --- 1 9 2 0.266 50% Home Run
12 12 3 1 1976-10-01 TEX CHW Chris Knapp behind 0-1 b 2 2 -2- 2 9 2 0.217 63% Home Run; Harrah Scores
1977 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 1977-05-21 TEX TOR Jesse Jefferson behind 1-8 b 6 2 12- 3 8 2 0.049 7% Home Run; Horton Scores; Harrah Scores
14 14 2 1 1977-07-30 TEX DET John Hiller tied 5-5 b 12 0 --- 1 8 2 0.360 100% Walk-Off Home Run
15 15 3 1 1977-08-01 TEX @ CHW Wilbur Wood ahead 1-0 t 2 1 --- 1 8 2 0.099 68% Home Run
16 16 4 1 1977-08-13 TEX CHW Steve Stone behind 1-5 b 5 1 1-- 2 8 2 0.132 26% Home Run; Harrah Scores
17 17 5 1 1977-09-11 TEX @ SEA Rick Honeycutt behind 3-4 t 6 1 --- 1 6 2 0.165 47% Home Run
18 18 6 1 1977-09-21 TEX @ CAL John Caneira ahead 3-1 t 6 1 --- 1 8 2 0.089 86% Home Run
1978 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
19 19 1 1 1978-04-14 TEX @ BOS Dennis Eckersley ahead 1-0 t 3 0 --- 1 9 2 0.099 71% Home Run
20 20 2 1 1978-05-20 TEX @ SEA Glenn Abbott tied 2-2 t 6 1 --- 1 5 2 0.180 65% Home Run
21 21 3 1 1978-08-08 TEX @ DET Jack Morris ahead 5-2 t 7 0 1-- 2 3 2 0.058 97% Home Run; Wills Scores
22 22 4 1 1978-08-21 TEX @ TOR Balor Moore ahead 1-0 t 4 2 12- 3 7 2 0.249 87% Home Run; Bonds Scores; Zisk Scores
23 23 5 1 1978-08-24 TEX @ MIN Dave Goltz tied 1-1 t 10 1 -23 3 7 2 0.246 97% Home Run (Deep RF); Oliver Scores; Bonds Scores
24 24 6 1 1978-09-04 TEX @ CAL Don Aase behind 2-7 t 6 1 --- 1 3 2 0.025 5% Home Run
1979 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
25 25 1 1 1979-05-08 TEX KCR Larry Gura behind 5-6 b 4 0 1-- 2 7 2 0.209 69% Home Run; Gray Scores
26 26 2 1 1979-05-12 TEX @ TOR Dave Lemanczyk tied 1-1 t 8 0 --- 1 7 2 0.242 74% Home Run
27 27 3 1 1979-07-15 TEX @ KCR Paul Splittorff behind 2-4 t 8 1 --- 1 8 2 0.101 20% Home Run
28 28 4 1 1979-07-29 TEX BOS Mike Torrez tied 0-0 b 2 1 --- 1 7 2 0.108 64% Home Run
29 29 5 1 1979-08-24 TEX MIL Jim Slaton behind 2-5 b 4 0 12- 3 8 2 0.236 56% Home Run; Putnam Scores; Wills Scores
1980 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
30 30 1 1 1980-04-14 TEX CLE Rick Waits behind 2-4 b 1 2 123 4 8 2 0.342 71% Home Run; Bell Scores; Zisk Scores; Sample Scores
31 31 2 1 1980-04-21 TEX DET Milt Wilcox ahead 2-1 b 7 0 --- 1 8 2 0.098 89% Home Run
32 32 3 1 1980-05-02 TEX BAL Mike Flanagan tied 2-2 b 7 1 -2- 2 8 2 0.260 88% Home Run; Roberts Scores
33 33 4 1 1980-05-12 TEX @ BAL Tippy Martinez ahead 4-0 t 7 2 --- 1 8 2 0.030 97% Home Run
34 34 5 1 1980-05-13 TEX @ BAL Steve Stone behind 0-1 t 3 0 --- 1 8 2 0.115 50% Home Run
35 35 6 1 1980-07-18 TEX @ BAL Mike Flanagan ahead 2-0 t 6 2 --- 1 8 2 0.094 85% Home Run
36 36 7 1 1980-07-20 TEX @ BAL Jim Palmer ahead 4-1 t 9 1 12- 3 8 2 0.025 100% Home Run; Putnam Scores; Grubb Scores
37 37 8 1 1980-08-22 (1) TEX MIL Reggie Cleveland behind 0-3 b 2 2 -2- 2 8 2 0.170 39% Home Run (Deep LF); Staub Scores
38 38 9 1 1980-09-05 TEX @ MIL Moose Haas tied 0-0 t 2 2 --- 1 6 2 0.112 57% Home Run
39 39 10 1 1980-10-03 TEX SEA Glenn Abbott ahead 5-2 b 6 0 --- 1 7 2 0.038 96% Home Run
1981 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
40 40 1 1 1981-04-17 TEX NYY Ron Guidry behind 0-2 b 6 0 --- 1 8 2 0.141 37% Home Run
41 41 2 1 1981-04-25 TEX @ CLE Bob Lacey ahead 4-0 t 5 1 12- 3 7 2 0.059 98% Home Run; Grubb Scores; Putnam Scores/unER
42 42 3 1 1981-06-10 TEX @ MIL Rickey Keeton ahead 10-2 t 7 1 1-- 2 8 2 0.002 100% Home Run; Sample Scores
1982 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
43 43 1 1 1982-04-11 TEX @ CLE Len Barker behind 0-13 t 9 1 --- 1 6 2 0.000 0% Home Run
44 44 2 1 1982-05-01 TEX @ BOS Bob Ojeda behind 0-2 t 4 0 --- 1 5 2 0.105 38% Home Run
45 45 3 1 1982-05-18 TEX @ CHW LaMarr Hoyt tied 0-0 t 2 0 --- 1 5 2 0.105 61% Home Run
46 46 4 1 1982-06-16 TEX @ SEA Gaylord Perry behind 0-3 t 3 0 --- 1 7 2 0.083 29% Home Run
47 47 5 1 1982-07-04 TEX @ OAK Matt Keough ahead 5-3 t 4 1 --- 1 2 2 0.090 81% Home Run
48 48 6 1 1982-07-21 (1) TEX @ BOS Dennis Eckersley tied 3-3 t 4 0 --- 1 7 2 0.121 62% Home Run
49 49 7 1 1982-08-18 TEX CHW Rich Barnes ahead 6-0 b 7 2 1-- 2 8 2 0.005 100% Home Run; Parrish Scores
50 50 8 1 1982-08-23 TEX KCR Mike Armstrong tied 1-1 b 8 1 --- 1 7 2 0.302 86% Home Run
51 51 9 1 1982-09-06 (2) TEX MIN John Pacella ahead 7-2 b 4 2 12- 3 5 2 0.038 99% Home Run; O'Brien Scores; Grubb Scores
52 52 10 1 1982-10-02 TEX @ CAL Ken Forsch behind 1-2 t 2 1 --- 1 6 2 0.106 48% Home Run
1983 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
53 53 1 1 1983-05-03 TEX @ TOR Jim Gott ahead 1-0 t 4 2 --3 2 7 2 0.178 79% Home Run; Wright Scores
54 54 2 1 1983-09-09 TEX @ SEA Mike Moore tied 2-2 t 4 2 --3 2 8 2 0.211 70% Home Run; Dent Scores
1984 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
55 55 1 1 1984-04-19 MIL CHW Richard Dotson behind 0-2 b 5 1 --- 1 7 2 0.127 37% Home Run
56 56 2 1 1984-05-07 MIL @ CHW LaMarr Hoyt ahead 1-0 t 2 1 -2- 2 7 2 0.143 76% Home Run; Simmons Scores
57 57 3 1 1984-06-21 MIL @ DET Juan Berenguer tied 0-0 t 3 1 --- 1 8 2 0.119 59% Home Run
58 58 4 1 1984-07-03 MIL SEA Matt Young ahead 2-1 b 2 0 --- 1 8 2 0.095 76% Home Run
59 59 5 1 1984-07-27 (1) MIL KCR Larry Gura behind 3-12 b 6 1 12- 3 6 2 0.014 2% Home Run; Yount Scores/unER; Cooper Scores
60 60 6 2 1984-07-27 (1) MIL KCR Mark Huismann behind 6-12 b 8 2 1-- 2 6 2 0.012 2% Home Run; Cooper Scores
61 61 7 1 1984-09-07 MIL @ BAL Sammy Stewart behind 6-8 t 8 2 1-- 2 8 2 0.329 42% Home Run; Loman Scores
1985 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
62 62 1 1 1985-04-19 KCR @ DET Aurelio Lopez ahead 8-2 t 8 1 --- 1 8 2 0.005 100% Home Run
63 63 2 1 1985-05-14 KCR @ BAL Scott McGregor ahead 2-1 t 4 2 12- 3 8 2 0.247 87% Home Run; Balboni Scores; Motley Scores
64 64 3 1 1985-05-20 KCR @ TEX Mike Mason ahead 5-0 t 4 0 --- 1 8 2 0.030 95% Home Run
65 65 4 1 1985-05-21 KCR @ TEX Frank Tanana ahead 2-0 t 5 1 --- 1 8 2 0.091 82% Home Run
66 66 5 1 1985-05-31 KCR @ CHW Floyd Bannister behind 0-1 t 3 0 --- 1 8 2 0.110 50% Home Run
67 67 6 1 1985-06-13 KCR @ SEA Bill Wilkinson ahead 3-0 t 5 0 --- 1 8 2 0.060 90% Home Run
68 68 7 1 1985-06-24 KCR @ MIN Len Whitehouse ahead 9-5 t 7 1 1-- 2 8 2 0.043 98% Home Run; Balboni Scores
69 69 8 1 1985-06-25 KCR @ MIN John Butcher ahead 2-0 t 7 2 --- 1 7 2 0.091 87% Home Run
70 70 9 1 1985-08-10 KCR TOR Bill Caudill tied 3-3 b 10 1 --- 1 8 2 0.419 100% Walk-Off Home Run
71 71 10 1 1985-09-30 KCR CAL John Candelaria tied 1-1 b 7 1 --- 1 8 2 0.221 77% Home Run
1986 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
72 72 1 1 1986-05-09 KCR @ BAL Ken Dixon behind 1-4 t 5 0 --- 1 8 2 0.085 25% Home Run
73 73 2 1 1986-05-12 KCR DET Dave LaPoint behind 1-2 b 2 1 -23 3 8 2 0.190 73% Home Run (LF-CF); Motley Scores; McRae Scores
74 74 3 1 1986-07-04 KCR @ CLE Phil Niekro behind 1-10 t 9 2 1-- 2 8 2 0.000 0% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Pryor Scores
75 75 4 1 1986-07-11 (2) KCR DET Frank Tanana behind 1-5 b 3 2 123 4 6 2 0.321 51% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Kingery Scores; McRae Scores; Balboni Scores
76 76 5 1 1986-07-30 KCR TOR John Cerutti behind 1-7 b 9 1 --- 1 8 PH 0.002 0% Home Run
77 77 6 1 1986-08-01 KCR @ BOS Bruce Hurst behind 2-3 t 4 2 --- 1 8 2 0.125 45% Home Run
78 78 7 1 1986-08-10 KCR @ NYY Dennis Rasmussen tied 0-0 t 3 0 --- 1 7 2 0.112 61% Home Run
79 79 8 2 1986-08-10 KCR @ NYY Tim Stoddard ahead 7-1 t 5 1 1-3 3 7 2 0.020 99% Home Run; White Scores; Balboni Scores
80 80 9 1 1986-09-08 KCR MIN Bert Blyleven tied 0-0 b 3 0 --- 1 8 2 0.112 67% Home Run
81 81 10 1 1986-09-11 KCR SEA Pete Ladd behind 2-6 b 8 0 12- 3 7 2 0.182 31% Home Run (Line Drive); White Scores; Jackson Scores
82 82 11 1 1986-09-21 KCR @ SEA Mike Morgan ahead 2-1 t 4 1 -2- 2 8 2 0.158 80% Home Run; Jackson Scores
83 83 12 1 1986-09-25 KCR @ MIN Frank Viola ahead 1-0 t 5 0 --- 1 7 2 0.113 75% Home Run
1987 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
84 84 1 1 1987-04-10 CHC @ PHI Kevin Gross ahead 2-0 t 2 1 --- 1 8 2 0.084 76% Home Run
85 85 2 1 1987-06-03 CHC HOU Julio Solano ahead 20-7 b 7 2 1-- 2 4 PH 0.000 100% Home Run; Sandberg Scores
86 86 3 1 1987-06-28 CHC @ PIT Bob Kipper tied 1-1 t 5 1 --- 1 7 2 0.146 62% Home Run
87 87 4 1 1987-07-08 CHC SDP Lance McCullers behind 4-8 b 8 0 123 4 9 PH 0.384 61% Home Run; Moreland Scores; Davis Scores; Trillo Scores
1988 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
88 88 1 1 1988-05-06 CHC SFG Atlee Hammaker ahead 2-1 b 6 2 --- 3,(2-0)  1 7 2 0.121 84% Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
89 89 2 1 1988-07-10 CHC @ SDP Eric Show tied 1-1 t 3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 8 2 0.127 63% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
90 90 3 1 1988-08-13 TEX @ CLE Scott Bailes ahead 11-3 t 9 1 --- 4,(2-1)  1 9 2 0.000 100% Home Run
91 91 4 1 1988-09-02 TEX @ TOR Tom Henke behind 5-6 t 9 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 9 2 0.341 50% Home Run
92 92 5 1 1988-09-04 TEX @ TOR Frank Wills ahead 3-0 t 4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  1 8 2 0.069 87% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to LF
93 93 6 1 1988-09-10 TEX CAL Sherman Corbett behind 1-2 b 9 2 --- 3,(0-2)  1 7 2 0.489 54% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
1989 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
94 94 1 1 1989-04-06 TEX DET Jeff Robinson behind 1-2 b 3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 9 2 0.122 55% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
95 95 2 1 1989-05-18 TEX MIN Shane Rawley behind 2-4 b 4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 9 2 0.120 42% Home Run (Deep LF)

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