Historic night shows twists in pastime

September 08, 1996|By Ken Rosenthal

David Vincent is a home run fanatic, a computer programmer from Woodbridge, Va., who moonlights as the nation's premier long-ball historian.

"My first reaction was non-printable," David Vincent said.

Murray's homers at a glance

Rank among batters: 15th

Ballparks homered in: 32

First HR: 4/18/77 off Pat Dobson

No. of pitchers victimized: 324

Switch-hit HRs in one game: 11

Bases-empty home runs: 244

Two-run homers: 172

Three-run homers: 66

Grand slams: 18

40-homer seasons: 0

30-homer seasons: 5

20-homer seasons: 16

HRs in extra innings: 10

HRs in American League: 392

HRs in National League: 108

Multi-homer games: 31

Pinch-hit HRs: 3

As designated hitter: 87

As first baseman: 409

# As third baseman: 1

Career RBI leaders

%

1. Hank Aaron 2,297

2. Babe Ruth 2,211

3. Lou Gehrig 1,990

4. Ty Cobb 1,960

5. Stan Musial 1,951

6. Jimmie Foxx 1,921

7. Willie Mays 1,903

8. Eddie Murray 1,888

9. Mel Ott 1,861

10. Carl Yastrzemski 1,844

11. Ted Williams 1,839

12. Dave Winfield 1,833

13. Al Simmons 1,827

14. Frank Robinson 1,812

15. Honus Wagner 1,732

Pub Date: 9/08/96

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