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Willie Upshaw

Willie Clay Upshaw

Positions: First Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: April 27, 1957 in Blanco, TX
High School: Blanco HS (Blanco, TX)
Drafted
by the New York Yankees in the 5th round of the 1975 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 9, 1978 (Age 20.347, 11,617th in MLB history)   vs. DET 2 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1978 season [*]
Teams (by GP): BlueJays/Indians 1978-1988
Agents: Tom Reich, previously: Steve Comte [*]
Last Game: September 28, 1988 (Age 31.154)   vs. DET 4 AB, 1 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).

Willie Upshaw: 123 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 17 tying, 35 go ahead (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
2 Tms
TOR112
CLE11
 
vs RHP95
vs LHP28
 
Away70
Home53
 
Leverage
High Lev17
Medium Lev49
Low Lev57
14 Opps
MIN15
DET14
TEX12
NYY12
CLE10
BAL10
BOS9
OAK8
SEA8
CHW8
KCR6
CAL5
MIL5
TOR1
94 Pitchers
Ken Schrom5
Frank Viola3
Dan Petry3
Bob Ojeda2
Keith Atherton2
Greg Harris2
Bud Black2
Joe Cowley2
Jim Lewis2
John Denny2
Scott McGregor2
Ed Whitson2
Brad Havens2
Jack Morris2
Doyle Alexander2
Mike Boddicker2
LaMarr Hoyt2
Rich Gossage2
Dennis Rasmussen2
Mark Clear2
14 Parks
Exhibit Stad51
Metrodome9
Memor. Stad8
Tiger Stad8
Arlington8
Yankee Stad7
Kingdome6
ClevelandStd5
Fenway Pk5
Comiskey Pk4
Angel Stad4
O.co Coliseum3
KauffmanStad3
County Stad2
Where Hit
954
Unk47
78
87
897
General field locations
when available.
 
2 Inside the Park
 
Pitches
Unk112
24
43
32
61
11
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms115
2·HR gms4
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
6th36
4th34
3rd20
2nd13
7th12
5th4
9th2
1st1
8th1
Outs
143
040
240
 
DefPos
1B119
DH2
PH1
LF1
Bases
---84
1--19
12-7
-2-5
--33
1232
1-32
-231
 
176 RBI
RISP20
0 on84
1 on27
2 on10
3 on2
Any on39
Inning
112
212
313
424
56
620
712
814
99
Extra1
 
1-337
4-650
7-end36
RelScore
+4..12
+38
+29
+118
Tied32
-114
-29
-37
-4..14
 
Ahead47
Tied32
Behind44
Before event,
for batter
Count
Unk112
1-23
1-03
3-21
0-01
1-11
0-11
2-01

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1978 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111978-05-28 (2)TOR@NYYRich Gossagebehind 4-5t 91---1570.36144%Home Run
1980 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
22111980-10-05TOR@BOSKeith MacWhorterahead 1-0t 42---1630.11369%Home Run
1981 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
33111981-04-24TOR@NYYRich Gossagebehind 0-3t 801--23PH0.13824%Home Run; Moseby Scores
44211981-05-03TOR@BALSteve Stonetied 2-2t 80---1330.26176%Home Run
55311981-05-11TORBOSMark Clearbehind 5-6b 70---15DH0.23359%Home Run
66411981-10-02TOR@SEAKen Claybehind 2-5t 71---17DH0.06514%Home Run
1982 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
77111982-04-12TORDETLarry Pashnickahead 8-3b 71---1430.00999%Home Run (CF-RF)
88211982-04-30TOR@KCRLarry Guraahead 3-0t 42-2-2830.10591%Home Run; Martinez Scores
99311982-05-13TOR@TEXDoc Medichtied 0-0t 20---1430.11061%Home Run
1010411982-06-06 (1)TORCLELary Sorensenbehind 0-1b 71---1330.22655%Home Run (CF-RF)
1111511982-06-06 (2)TORCLEEd Glynntied 2-2b 621--2730.27881%Home Run; Powell Scores
1212611982-06-07TORCLEJohn Dennytied 0-0b 12---1330.09861%Home Run
1313721982-06-07TORCLEJohn Dennyahead 2-0b 32--32330.12387%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to LF; Griffin Scores
1414811982-06-14TOROAKMatt Keoughtied 0-0b 121--2430.17670%Home Run (CF-RF); Moseby Scores
1515911982-06-22TOR@SEAGene Nelsonbehind 2-5t 52-2-2430.16331%Home Run; Mulliniks Scores
16161011982-06-23TOR@SEAFloyd Bannisterbehind 1-2t 92---1630.35739%Home Run
17171111982-07-02TOR@MINBrad Havensbehind 3-4t 71---1630.19746%Home Run
18181211982-07-11TORCHWSalome Barojasbehind 4-13b 82---1630.0010%Home Run
19191311982-07-25TOR@CHWLaMarr Hoytbehind 2-5t 91---1430.0224%Home Run
20201411982-08-01TORDETJack Morrisbehind 3-8b 82---1430.0122%Home Run (CF-RF)
21211511982-08-05 (1)TOR@DETJerry Ujdurbehind 1-5t 90---1430.0193%Home Run
22221611982-08-07TOR@DETElias Sosaahead 5-4t 81---1430.12885%Home Run
23231711982-08-17 (1)TORCLEEd Whitsonahead 3-2b 51---1430.10979%Home Run (CF-RF)
24241821982-08-17 (1)TORCLEEd Whitsontied 4-4b 72---1430.22675%Home Run (CF-RF)
25251911982-09-21TOR@MINFrank Violaahead 3-0t 61---1730.05991%Home Run
26262011982-09-24TOR@SEAEd Nunezahead 1-0t 12---1430.09566%Home Run
27272111982-09-28 (1)TORMINFrank Violaahead 2-0b 72---1730.06593%Home Run
1983 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2828111983-04-05TOR@BOSDennis Eckersleyahead 4-0t 31---1330.05189%Home Run
2929211983-04-14TORMILJerry Augustinetied 0-0b 22---1730.10862%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to LF
3030311983-04-15TOR@NYYDoyle Alexanderbehind 2-4t 301--2330.17950%Home Run; Garcia Scores
3131411983-04-29TORCHWRichard Dotsonbehind 0-1b 12---1330.10151%Home Run
3232511983-05-02TORTEXDanny Darwinbehind 0-2b 111--2330.16853%Home Run; Collins Scores
3333611983-05-07TORKCRDennis Leonardahead 3-1b 2212-3330.16691%Home Run; Griffin Scores; Collins Scores
3434711983-05-23TORDETMilt Wilcoxtied 0-0b 40---1330.12368%Home Run
3535811983-05-25TORDETDan Petrybehind 1-3b 60---1330.13640%Home Run
3636911983-05-28TORBOSMark Clearbehind 1-4b 40---1330.09532%Home Run
37371011983-06-07TOR@OAKMike Norristied 0-0t 12---1330.10757%Home Run
38381111983-06-16TOROAKTom Underwoodahead 3-0b 60---1330.04095%Home Run
39391211983-06-21TORMINJim Lewisahead 5-1b 62---1730.02797%Home Run
40401311983-06-22TORMINKen Schromtied 0-0b 32---1330.11963%Home Run
41411411983-06-28TOR@MINKen Schrombehind 1-5t 82---1330.0193%Home Run
42421511983-06-30TOR@MINJim Lewisahead 6-1t 4012-3330.03998%Home Run; Garcia Scores; Iorg Scores
43431611983-07-08TORTEXJon Matlackahead 5-3b 4012-3330.10294%Home Run; Garcia Scores; Iorg Scores
44441711983-07-10TORTEXRick Honeycuttahead 4-2b 32---1730.08282%Home Run
45451811983-07-16TOR@CHWJuan Agostoahead 5-4t 921--2730.14796%Home Run; Barfield Scores
46461911983-08-02 (1)TORNYYMatt Keoughahead 1-0b 12---1430.09170%Home Run
47472011983-08-22TOR@BOSBob Ojedabehind 1-3t 70---1730.12331%Home Run
48482111983-09-01TORBALTippy Martinezahead 4-3b 82---1430.08693%Home Run
49492211983-09-03TORDETDan Petrybehind 0-5b 41---1430.04713%Home Run (CF-RF)
50502311983-09-11TOROAKChris Codirolibehind 0-1b 101234430.18280%Home Run; Collins Scores; Mulliniks Scores/unER; Moseby Scores
51512411983-09-15TOR@MINKen Schrombehind 1-2t 40---1430.12350%Home Run
52522511983-09-17TOR@MINMike Waltersahead 9-2t 801-33430.002100%Home Run; Iorg Scores; Barfield Scores
53532611983-09-25TOR@OAKSteve McCattytied 0-0t 20---1430.11061%Home Run
54542711983-09-27TOR@CALByron McLaughlinbehind 0-6t 61---1430.0163%Home Run
1984 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5555111984-04-05TOR@SEARoy Thomasahead 7-1t 41---1430.01997%Home Run
5656211984-04-07TOR@CALKen Forschtied 0-0t 20---1430.10761%Home Run
5757311984-04-15TOR@TEXDave Stewartbehind 0-1t 91---1430.35044%Home Run
5858411984-04-26TOROAKMike Warrenbehind 0-2b 41---1430.11640%Home Run
5959521984-04-26TOROAKMike Warrenbehind 1-6b 61---1430.0348%Home Run
6060611984-04-28TOR@KCRBret Saberhagentied 0-0t 12--32430.17366%Home Run; Collins Scores
6161711984-05-09 (1)TOR@BALScott McGregorbehind 2-7t 91-2-2630.0071%Home Run; Bell Scores
6262811984-05-10TOR@BALDennis Martineztied 3-3t 102---1630.41682%Home Run
6363911984-06-01TORNYYClay Christiansenahead 7-0b 411--2630.01299%Home Run; Bell Scores
64641011984-06-04TOR@DETJuan Berenguertied 0-0t 20---1430.10761%Home Run
65651111984-06-06TOR@DETDan Petryahead 1-0t 32-2-2430.17878%Home Run; Collins Scores
66661211984-06-20TORMILJaime Cocanowerbehind 1-3b 40--32430.14056%Home Run; Moseby Scores
67671311984-06-24TOR@BOSBob Ojedatied 0-0t 41---1630.12760%Home Run
68681411984-07-15TOR@OAKKeith Athertonahead 4-0t 61---1630.03396%Home Run
69691511984-07-17TOR@CALMike Witttied 1-1t 31---1430.11959%Home Run
70701611984-07-23 (1)TOR@KCRBud Blackbehind 0-2t 401--2630.19050%Home Run; Barfield Scores
71711711984-07-28TORTEXDickie Nolesbehind 1-3b 31---1430.10841%Home Run
72721811984-08-17TOR@CHWLaMarr Hoytbehind 2-3t 82---1430.25642%Home Run
73731911984-08-29TORCHWFloyd Bannisterbehind 0-6b 50---1630.0308%Home Run
1985 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7474111985-04-12TOR@BALScott McGregorbehind 1-2t 40---1630.12650%Home Run
7575211985-04-27TOR@TEXTommy Boggsbehind 5-8t 81---1430.05110%Home Run
7676311985-04-28TOR@TEXMike Masonahead 3-0t 62---1630.06391%Home Run
7777421985-04-28TOR@TEXGreg Harrisahead 4-3t 901--2630.10797%Home Run; Thornton Scores
7878511985-05-26TOR@CLEBryan Clarktied 0-0t 20-2-2630.13770%Home Run; Burroughs Scores
7979611985-06-04TORMINFrank Violatied 0-0b 421--2630.22776%Home Run; Burroughs Scores
8080711985-06-21TORBOSBruce Hurstahead 4-1b 60---1630.04095%Home Run
8181811985-06-30TOR@DETJack Morrisahead 4-3t 30---1430.10171%Home Run
8282911985-07-26TORCALUrbano Lugoahead 2-0b 411--2630.11890%Home Run; Oliver Scores
83831011985-07-29TOR@BALMike Boddickertied 0-0t 201--2630.16470%Home Run; Oliver Scores
84841111985-08-01TOR@BALKen Dixonahead 4-0t 60---1530.03496%Home Run
85851211985-08-18TORKCRSteve Farrahead 8-6b 70---1630.05594%Home Run
86861311985-08-23 (2)TOR@CHWDave Wehrmeisterahead 9-3t 71---1630.00999%Home Run
87871411985-09-05TORMINKen Schromahead 6-0b 52---1630.01299%Home Run
88881511985-10-05TORNYYJoe Cowleyahead 2-0b 31---1330.07982%Home Run
1986 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8989111986-04-10TOR@TEXGreg Harrisbehind 8-10t 821--2430.31842%Home Run; Iorg Scores
9090211986-06-19TORNYYDennis Rasmussenbehind 0-1b 211-33730.21173%Home Run; Bell Scores; Barfield Scores
9191311986-07-22TOR@SEAMatt Youngbehind 6-7t 81---1730.25245%Home Run
9292411986-08-13TOR@BALBrad Havensahead 5-4t 70---1230.12382%Home Run
9393511986-08-19TORCHWJoe Cowleytied 1-1b 30---1230.11167%Home Run
9494611986-08-31TORMINKeith Athertonahead 5-4b 70---1230.09888%Home Run
9595711986-09-13TOR@MILPete Vuckovichtied 1-1t 621--2630.28474%Home Run; Barfield Scores/unER; Upshaw Scores/unER
9696811986-09-15TOR@MILBill Wegmantied 2-2t 5212-3630.31981%Home Run; Moseby Scores; Barfield Scores
9797911986-09-29TOR@NYYDennis Rasmussenbehind 0-8t 91---1630.0000%Home Run
1987 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
9898111987-04-06TORCLETom Candiottiahead 1-0b 20---1630.08774%Home Run
9999211987-04-08TORCLEGreg Swindellahead 3-0b 611--2630.06397%Home Run; Barfield Scores
100100311987-04-11TOR@BOSRoger Clemenstied 1-1t 4112-3630.24479%Home Run; Bell Scores; Barfield Scores
101101411987-04-18TORBOSJeff Sellersbehind 0-1b 211--2630.17963%Home Run; Leach Scores
102102511987-05-09TOR@TEXEd Correaahead 2-0t 20---1630.07977%Home Run
103103611987-05-14TOR@MINLes Strakertied 2-2t 41---1630.11959%Home Run
104104711987-06-12TOR@BALMike Boddickertied 0-0t 42---1630.12758%Home Run
105105811987-06-21TORMILChuck Crimahead 4-3b 40---1630.09778%Home Run
106106911987-06-23TOR@DETJeff Robinsontied 0-0t 421234630.33086%Home Run; Barfield Scores; Bell Scores; Whitt Scores
1071071011987-06-29TORNYYCecilio Guantebehind 4-11b 61---1730.0133%Home Run
1081081111987-07-09TORKCRBud Blackahead 2-1b 3212-3630.21387%Home Run; Moseby Scores/unER; Barfield Scores/unER; Upshaw Scores/unER
1091091211987-08-09TOR@CLEKen Schromahead 3-0t 51---1130.06688%Home Run
1101101311987-09-04TORSEAMike Mooreahead 3-2b 621--2930.18389%Home Run; McGriff Scores
1111111411987-09-18TOR@NYYNeil Allentied 2-2t 411--2930.20170%Home Run; McGriff Scores
1121121511987-09-20TOR@NYYBill Fultonahead 5-2t 81---1530.04196%Home Run
1988 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
113113111988-04-04CLE@TEXCharlie Houghtied 1-1t 61---4,(1-2) 1230.17264%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
114114211988-04-09CLEBALJose Bautistaahead 11-0b 62---6,(3-2) 1230.000100%Home Run
115115311988-04-24CLE@MINCharlie Leatied 0-0t 11---4,(1-2) 1230.10158%Home Run
116116411988-04-27CLESEAJerry Reedahead 3-2b 6112-4,(1-2) 3230.17395%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Bell Scores; Allanson Scores
117117511988-06-04CLE@DETDoyle Alexandertied 0-0t 11---2,(1-0) 1230.10558%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
118118611988-06-05CLE@DETJeff Robinsontied 0-0t 11---3,(2-0) 1230.10558%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
119119711988-06-11CLEDETEric Kingbehind 2-11b 80---2,(1-0) 1230.0010%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
120120811988-06-15CLE@TORDave Stiebbehind 0-5t 40---3,(1-1) 1230.04312%Home Run
121121911988-07-22CLE@CALTerry Clarkbehind 0-6t 601--1,(0-0) 2230.0407%Home Run; Franco Scores
1221221011988-08-09CLE@MINFreddie Toliverbehind 0-3t 60-232,(0-1) 3630.20950%Home Run; Hall Scores; Kittle Scores
1231231111988-09-05CLE@NYYRick Rhodenahead 1-0t 32---2,(1-0) 1230.11169%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

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