Tater Tuesday – Sean Peless (2002)

Welcome to Tater Tuesday on the blog. Each week I’ll take a look at home runs or – as the Great George Scott called them – taters. Usually, this will be home runs by a Timber Rattlers player.

Sean Peless led the Rattlers in homers in 2002.  He also hit the only walkoff home run for the team that season.

Sean Peless led the Rattlers in homers in 2002. He also hit the only walkoff home run for the team that season.

Sean Peless was the Opening Night first baseman for the Timber Rattlers.  He had three multi-homer games, hit a walkoff home run, and led the team in homers during the 2002 season.

I do not have full details on his first two-homers, hit during an 8-5 win over the Burlington Bees during the second game of a doubleheader on April 11.   My hockey duties had me driving into Burlington from a playoff series in that night.

HR #1
Date: April 11 – Game 2
Opponent: Burlington Bees
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Brian Bass
Inning: 5th
Outs: ??
Score Before Homer: ???
Type: ???
Score After Homer: ???

HR #2
Date: April 11 – Game 2
Opponent: Burlington Bees
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Rich Zary
Inning: 8th
Outs: ??
Score Before Homer: ???
Type: ???
Score After Homer: ???
Notes: The Rattlers won the game 8-5.  Peless drove in five runs in the game.  I think one of the homers was a two-run shot and the other plated three runs.

HR #3
Date: April 16
Opponent: Quad City River Bandits
Home or Away: Home
Opposing Pitcher: Joseph Durbin
Inning: 4th
Outs: 2
Score Before Homer: Quad City 2, Wisconsin 1
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 2, Quad City 2

HR #4
Date: April 16
Opponent: Quad City River Bandits
Home or Away: Home
Opposing Pitcher: Matt Vorwald
Inning: 9th
Outs: 0
Score Before Homer: Wisconsin 3, Quad City 3
Type: Two-run
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 5, Quad City 3
Note: This was the walk-off home run.

HR #5
Date: April 18
Opponent: Quad City River Bandits
Home or Away: Home
Opposing Pitcher: Josmir Romero
Inning: 2nd
Outs: 1
Score Before Homer: Wisconsin 1, Quad City 1
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 2, Quad City 1

HR #6
Date: April 23
Opponent: Clinton LumberKings
Home or Away: Home
Opposing Pitcher: Don Levinski
Inning: 4th
Outs: 2
Score Before Homer: Clinton 3, Wisconsin 0
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: Clinton 3, Wisconsin 1

HR #7
Date: April 23
Opponent: Clinton LumberKings
Home or Away: Home
Opposing Pitcher: David Maust
Inning: 6th
Outs: 2
Score Before Homer: Clinton 4, Wisconsin 1
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: Clinton 4, Wisconsin 2

HR #8
Date: May 28
Opponent: Dayton Dragons
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Daylan Childress
Inning: 7th
Outs: 0
Score Before Homer: Wisconsin 2, Dayton 2
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 3, Dayton 2

HR #9
Date: June 2
Opponent: South Bend Silver Hawks
Home or Away: Home
Opposing Pitcher: Matt Wilkinson
Inning: 2nd
Outs: 1
Score Before Homer: South Bend 2, Wisconsin 1
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 12, South Bend 2

HR #10
Date: July 13
Opponent: Quad City River Bandits
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Jim Abbott
Inning: 5th
Outs: 0
Score Before Homer: Quad City 8, Wisconsin 0
Type: Two-run
Score After Homer: Quad City 8, Wisconsin 2

HR #11
Date: July 30
Opponent: Quad City River Bandits
Home or Away: Home
Opposing Pitcher: Erik Lohse
Inning: 2nd
Outs: 0
Score Before Homer: Quad City 1, Wisconsin 0
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 1, Quad City 1

HR #12
Date: August 23
Opponent: Peoria Chiefs
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Justin Pope
Inning: 5th
Outs: 0
Score Before Homer: Peoria 2, Wisconsin 0
Type: Two-run
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 2, Peoria 2

Tater Tuesday Archives:
Wladimir Balentien – 2004

George Scott – 1975

Matt Hagen – 2003

Khris Davis – 2010

Ron Garth – 2006-2008

2012 Postseason Homers

David Ortiz – 1996

Mike Wilson – 2005

One Homer Rattlers – 2009-2013

One Homer Rattlers – 2000-2008

Juan Silvestre – 1999

Justin Leone – 2000

Shawn McCorkle – 2000

John Castellano – 2001

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