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Rubén Amaro

Ruben (Mora) Amaro

Positions: Shortstop, First Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: January 6, 1936 in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1954. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 29, 1958 (Age 22.174, 9,157th in MLB history)   vs. PHI 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1960 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Yankees/Angels/Cardinals 1958-1969

Final Game: September 28, 1969 (Age 33.265)   vs. OAK 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Relatives: Father of Ruben Amaro
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Ruben Amaro: 8 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 1 go ahead
2 Tms
PHI7
NYY1
 
vs LHP4
vs RHP4
 
Home4
Away4
 
Leverage
Medium Lev4
Low Lev4
7 Opps
LAD2
WSA1
NYM1
CHC1
SFG1
MLN1
HOU1
8 Pitchers
Johnny Podres1
Juan Marichal1
Phil Ortega1
Larry Jackson1
Jim Owens1
Frank Bertaina1
Ron Locke1
Denny Lemaster1
5 Parks
Shibe Pk4
Wrigley Fld1
LA Coliseum1
RFK Stad1
County Stad1
Where Hit
77
Unk1
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms8
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
8th7
7th1
Outs
04
12
22
 
DefPos
SS7
3B1
Bases
---5
12-1
--31
1-31
 
13 RBI
RISP3
0 on5
1 on1
2 on2
Any on3
Inning
31
41
54
81
91
 
1-31
4-65
7-end2
RelScore
+4..2
+23
+11
Tied1
-21
 
Ahead6
Tied1
Behind1
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

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1961 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111961-09-12PHI@LADPhil Ortegaahead 17-7t 80---1760.000100%Home Run (Fly Ball)
1963 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
22111963-07-05PHI@CHCLarry Jacksontied 1-1t 50---1850.15165%Home Run
33211963-07-14PHILADJohnny Podresbehind 1-3b 51---1860.13135%Home Run
1964 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
44111964-05-31PHIHOUJim Owensahead 2-0b 51--32860.07694%Home Run; Herrnstein Scores
55211964-07-29PHISFGJuan Marichalahead 1-0b 30---1860.10278%Home Run
66311964-08-08PHINYMRon Lockeahead 5-1b 5212-3860.04999%Home Run; Dalrymple Scores/unER; Taylor Scores/unER; Amaro Scores/unER
77411964-08-26PHI@MLNDenny Lemasterahead 2-0t 42---1860.09481%Home Run
1967 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
88111967-08-27NYY@WSAFrank Bertainaahead 4-2t 901-33860.021100%Home Run; Gibbs Scores; White Scores

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1914 to 2014, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.