Posted: Tuesday June 22, 2010 2:46PM ; Updated: Wednesday June 23, 2010 11:08AM
Cliff Corcoran

Jamie Moyer's home runs allowed, by the numbers

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Jamie Moyer is about to set a new record for most home runs allowed in a career

Five Hall of Famers and 10 500-HR Club members have gone yard off Moyer

Moyer has given up more home runs in May than in any other month of the season

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Jamie Moyer and Manny Ramirez
Jamie Moyer has allowed more home runs to Manny Ramirez than any other player, including one on April 1, 1998 in Seattle, the city where Moyer has yielded the most dingers.

After surrendering a home run to the Indians' Russell Branyan on Tuesday night, Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer has tied Robin Roberts' all-time record for most home runs allowed by a pitcher. Roberts, the Phillies great and Hall of Famer who passed away in early May, has sat atop the all-time list since 1957. He pitched nine more years after claiming the record, allowing 217 additional home runs to ultimately set the record at 505. The following is a look at the home runs Moyer has allowed. (Hat tip to Baseball-Reference's Home Run Log for much of the below.)


Moyer has allowed home runs to all 30 teams (including seven to the Montreal Expos before they moved to Washington) and to 321 different batters, but has never allowed a home run to an opposing pitcher.

Most by one hitter: Manny Ramirez (10), Carlos Delgado (8), Bernie Williams (7), Frank Thomas (6), Eric Chavez (6), Alex Rodriguez (6)

Most by team: Angels (45), Blue Jays (40), Yankees (37), A's (36), Red Sox (27), Indians (26)

Father and son: Fielders (Prince 2, Cecil 1); Peņas (Tony Sr. 1, Tony Jr. 1)

Brothers: Molinas (Bengie 4, Jose 1)

Hall of Famers: Mike Schmidt (2), Cal Ripken Jr. (2), Wade Boggs (2), Tony Gwynn (1), Andre Dawson (1)

500 Home Run Club: Manny Ramirez (10), Alex Rodriguez (6), Frank Thomas (6), Barry Bonds (5), Rafael Palmeiro (5), Gary Sheffield (4), Jim Thome (2), Mark McGwire (2), Mike Schmidt (2), Ken Griffey Jr. (1)

Righties: 379 (31 PA/HR)

Lefties: 126 (29 PA/HR)

Fielding Position: 1B (82), 3B (68), RF (65), LF (65), CF (56), C (49), SS (40), 2B (39), DH (38)

Batting Order Position: Fourth (95), Third (81), Fifth (74), Sixth (56), First (47), Second (44), Seventh (40), Eighth (39), Ninth (29)

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First: Juan Samuel, Phillies, June 23, 1986, two on, 0 out, bottom of the first at Wrigley Field

By runs: Solo (295), Two-run (144), Three-run (59), Grand Slam (7)

By game situation: Go-ahead (174), Tying (49), Leading off game (16), Pinch-hit (3), Walk-off (1), Inside-the-Park (1)

Multi-Home-Run Games: Two homers (101), Three homers (28), Four homers (1), Five homers (1)


Single-season highs: 2004 (44), 2006 (33), 2007 (30), 1987, 2002 (28), 2009 (27)

Postseason: 3 (post-season home runs don't count toward his career total)

Month: May (98), August (90), March/April (83), September/October (79), July (78), June (77)

Inning: First (87), Fifth (79), Second (77), Fourth (75), Sixth (74), Third (55), Seventh (35), Eighth (18), Ninth (4), Eighteenth (1)


Moyer has pitched in 49 ballparks and allowed a home run in 42 of them.

Most: Safeco Field (89), Citizens Bank Park (53), Oriole Park at Camden Yards (47), Kingdome (38), Wrigley Field (36)

Most by city: Seattle (127), Philadelphia (59), Baltimore (47), Chicago (45), Toronto, Anaheim (22)

Inactive Parks: Kingdome (38), Yankee Stadium (19), Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (11), Three Rivers Stadium (7), Arlington Stadium (7), Philadelphia Veterans Stadium (6), Jack Murphy/Qualcomm Stadium (4), Tiger Stadium (4), Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (4), Busch Stadium II (3), Shea Stadium (3), Stade Olympique (3), Milwaukee County Stadium (3), Riverfront Stadium (2)

Parks in which he has pitched but not allowed a home run (by innings pitched, active parks in italics): Houston Astrodome (25 IP), Cleveland Municipal Stadium (16 2/3), Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium (14), Candlestick Park (13 2/3), Busch Stadium III (12), Memorial Stadium (Baltimore) (3 1/3), Comiskey Park I (2 1/3)


Moyer is the active leader in innings pitched (3,998) and is 42nd on that list all-time. His longevity and durability during the greatest home-run-hitting era in major league history have more to do with this record than Moyer's penchant for giving up the long ball. His career average of 1.1 home runs per nine innings pitched is just a hair above the major league average (just over one home run per nine innings) for the duration of his career.
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