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Bobby Avila    \ah-VEE-la\

Roberto Francisco (Gonzalez) Avila

Positions: Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: April 2, 1924 in Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico(All Transactions)
Debut: April 30, 1949 (Age 25.028)   vs. DET 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1950 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Braves/RedSox/Orioles 1949-1959

Final Game: September 29, 1959 (Age 35.180)   vs. LAD 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: October 26, 2004 in Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico
Buried: San Pedro & San Pablo Church Columbarium, Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico
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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.

Bobby Avila: 80 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 3 walk-off, 11 tying, 29 go ahead
3 Tms
CLE74
MLN3
BOS3
 
vs RHP50
vs LHP30
 
Home49
Away31
 
Leverage
High Lev18
Medium Lev27
Low Lev35
9 Opps
BOS14
PHA/KCA13
WSH12
NYY12
CHW10
BAL/SLB9
DET7
STL2
CIN1
61 Pitchers
Billy Pierce6
Ned Garver4
Harry Byrd3
Eddie Lopat3
Lou Kretlow3
Mel Parnell2
Willard Nixon2
Billy Hoeft2
Mickey McDermott2
Camilo Pascual2
Ted Bowsfield1
Ray Moore1
Billy O'Dell1
Johnny Schmitz1
Connie Johnson1
Dick Littlefield1
Don Larsen1
Johnny Sain1
Alex Kellner1
Ike Delock1
10 Parks
ClevelandStd44
Fenway Pk12
Munic. Stad6
Shibe Pk4
Yankee Stad4
Tiger Stad4
Sprtsmn3/Busch2
County Stad2
Comiskey Pk1
GriffithStad1
Where Hit
764
Unk11
92
782
81
General field locations
when available.
 
2 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms69
2·HR gms4
3·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
2nd58
1st16
3rd2
7th1
9th1
8th1
6th1
Outs
028
227
125
 
DefPos
2B76
PH2
3B2
Bases
---51
1--16
12-5
1233
-233
-2-1
1-31
 
124 RBI
RISP13
0 on51
1 on17
2 on9
3 on3
Any on29
Inning
111
22
310
410
510
66
78
811
99
Extra3
 
1-323
4-626
7-end31
RelScore
+4..10
+32
+25
+15
Tied22
-112
-27
-39
-4..8
 
Ahead22
Tied22
Behind36
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1950 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1950-06-24 CLE WSH Mickey Harris tied 5-5 b 8 0 --- 1 7 4 0.250 86% Home Run
1951 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
2 2 1 1 1951-05-22 CLE @ PHA Bobby Shantz ahead 3-2 t 7 0 --- 1 1 4 0.123 81% Home Run
3 3 2 1 1951-06-20 CLE @ BOS Bill Wight tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 1 2 4 0.093 57% Home Run
4 4 3 2 1951-06-20 CLE @ BOS Ellis Kinder ahead 10-6 t 7 2 1-- 2 2 4 0.052 98% Home Run; Hegan Scores
5 5 4 3 1951-06-20 CLE @ BOS Paul Hinrichs ahead 13-6 t 9 0 --- 1 2 4 0.001 100% Home Run (Fly Ball)
6 6 5 1 1951-08-12 CLE CHW Billy Pierce behind 0-1 b 1 0 1-- 2 2 4 0.168 65% Home Run; Mitchell Scores
7 7 6 1 1951-08-20 CLE WSH Dick Starr ahead 3-1 b 3 0 --- 1 2 4 0.075 85% Home Run
8 8 7 1 1951-08-22 CLE WSH Sandy Consuegra tied 5-5 b 14 2 --- 1 2 4 0.466 100% Walk-Off Home Run
9 9 8 1 1951-08-25 CLE NYY Eddie Lopat behind 1-6 b 5 2 1-- 2 2 4 0.085 14% Home Run; Mitchell Scores
10 10 9 1 1951-09-02 CLE SLB Ned Garver ahead 4-0 b 7 2 --- 1 2 4 0.016 98% Home Run
11 11 10 1 1951-09-19 CLE @ BOS Harry Taylor ahead 7-0 t 5 2 --- 1 1 4 0.013 98% Home Run
1952 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
12 12 1 1 1952-05-05 CLE @ BOS Mel Parnell tied 1-1 t 10 2 --- 1 2 4 0.413 81% Home Run
13 13 2 1 1952-06-06 CLE @ PHA Carl Scheib ahead 9-4 t 9 0 --- 1 2 4 0.004 100% Home Run
14 14 3 1 1952-06-08 (2) CLE @ PHA Alex Kellner behind 0-7 t 6 0 --- 1 2 4 0.011 2% Home Run
15 15 4 1 1952-08-16 CLE CHW Billy Pierce behind 0-3 b 3 2 1-- 2 2 4 0.191 37% Home Run; Lemon Scores
16 16 5 1 1952-09-11 CLE PHA Harry Byrd tied 0-0 b 4 0 --- 1 2 4 0.141 70% Home Run
17 17 6 1 1952-09-17 CLE WSH Walt Masterson tied 0-0 b 1 1 --- 1 2 4 0.113 64% Home Run
18 18 7 1 1952-09-24 CLE CHW Lou Kretlow tied 0-0 b 5 0 --- 1 2 4 0.159 72% Home Run
1953 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
19 19 1 1 1953-04-14 CLE CHW Saul Rogovin ahead 3-0 b 4 2 1-- 2 2 4 0.089 94% Home Run; Boone Scores
20 20 2 1 1953-05-11 CLE CHW Billy Pierce behind 0-1 b 7 2 --- 1 1 4 0.249 52% Home Run (Deep LF)
21 21 3 1 1953-05-28 CLE @ SLB Dick Littlefield behind 3-6 t 7 1 --- 1 2 4 0.068 15% Home Run
22 22 4 1 1953-06-06 CLE PHA Harry Byrd tied 0-0 b 1 1 --- 1 2 4 0.104 63% Home Run
23 23 5 1 1953-06-17 CLE @ PHA Harry Byrd ahead 4-2 t 4 2 -2- 2 2 4 0.144 86% Home Run; Feller Scores
24 24 6 1 1953-07-26 (2) CLE WSH Sonny Dixon tied 6-6 b 8 2 --- 1 2 4 0.323 85% Home Run
25 25 7 1 1953-08-07 CLE @ BOS Mel Parnell tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 1 2 4 0.098 58% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to RF (RF Line)
26 26 8 1 1953-08-09 CLE @ BOS Mickey McDermott tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 1 2 4 0.098 58% Home Run
1954 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
27 27 1 1 1954-04-24 CLE @ DET Steve Gromek behind 1-2 t 4 0 --- 1 2 4 0.132 50% Home Run (Deep LF)
28 28 2 1 1954-05-15 CLE WSH Spec Shea behind 3-4 b 8 0 --- 1 2 4 0.309 60% Home Run
29 29 3 1 1954-05-31 (1) CLE CHW Bob Keegan behind 3-6 b 9 2 --- 1 2 4 0.010 1% Home Run
30 30 4 1 1954-06-02 CLE @ NYY Johnny Sain behind 6-7 t 9 0 --- 1 2 4 0.349 50% Home Run
31 31 5 1 1954-06-26 CLE NYY Eddie Lopat behind 0-1 b 1 1 --- 1 2 4 0.107 53% Home Run
32 32 6 2 1954-06-26 CLE NYY Eddie Lopat behind 4-6 b 5 1 --- 1 2 4 0.127 37% Home Run
33 33 7 1 1954-07-20 CLE @ BOS Willard Nixon tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 1 2 4 0.098 58% Home Run
34 34 8 2 1954-07-20 CLE @ BOS Willard Nixon behind 3-5 t 9 2 1-- 2 2 4 0.357 39% Home Run; Smith Scores
35 35 9 1 1954-07-29 CLE BOS Leo Kiely behind 1-10 b 8 0 --- 1 2 4 0.001 0% Home Run
36 36 10 1 1954-08-04 CLE NYY Allie Reynolds behind 0-2 b 3 2 -23 3 2 4 0.309 64% Home Run; Dente Scores; Hegan Scores
37 37 11 1 1954-08-14 CLE BAL Don Larsen behind 0-3 b 8 1 12- 3 2 4 0.421 56% Home Run; Glynn Scores; Smith Scores
38 38 12 1 1954-08-15 (2) CLE BAL Lou Kretlow tied 0-0 b 4 0 --- 1 2 4 0.132 69% Home Run
39 39 13 1 1954-08-18 CLE DET Billy Hoeft tied 0-0 b 6 1 --- 1 2 4 0.186 73% Home Run
40 40 14 1 1954-09-17 CLE @ DET Ned Garver tied 2-2 t 7 2 123 4 2 4 0.406 94% Home Run; Hegan Scores/unER; Lemon Scores/unER; Smith Scores/unER; Avila Scores/unER
41 41 15 1 1954-09-26 CLE DET Ned Garver behind 0-4 b 4 0 --- 1 2 4 0.070 20% Home Run
1955 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
42 42 1 1 1955-04-26 CLE WSH Mickey McDermott tied 0-0 b 1 0 1-- 2 2 4 0.149 73% Home Run; Smith Scores
43 43 2 1 1955-05-10 CLE @ NYY Jim Konstanty ahead 8-4 t 8 1 --- 1 2 4 0.019 98% Home Run
44 44 3 1 1955-05-30 (1) CLE @ CHW Morrie Martin ahead 2-0 t 2 2 --- 1 2 4 0.087 76% Home Run
45 45 4 1 1955-06-04 CLE WSH Bob Porterfield behind 3-14 b 8 0 1-- 2 2 4 0.001 0% Home Run; Smith Scores
46 46 5 1 1955-06-05 (1) CLE WSH Johnny Schmitz behind 3-6 b 9 2 --- 1 2 4 0.011 2% Home Run
47 47 6 1 1955-08-12 (1) CLE @ KCA Arnie Portocarrero tied 0-0 t 1 0 1-- 2 2 4 0.154 69% Home Run; Smith Scores
48 48 7 2 1955-08-12 (1) CLE @ KCA Ray Herbert ahead 9-0 t 5 2 1-3 3 2 4 0.004 100% Home Run; Hegan Scores; Smith Scores
49 49 8 1 1955-08-14 CLE @ KCA Art Ditmar behind 2-7 t 8 1 --- 1 2 4 0.012 2% Home Run
50 50 9 1 1955-08-17 CLE @ DET Jim Bunning behind 3-7 t 5 0 --- 1 1 4 0.059 16% Home Run
51 51 10 1 1955-08-24 CLE BOS Frank Sullivan ahead 1-0 b 6 0 --- 1 2 4 0.105 85% Home Run
52 52 11 1 1955-08-27 CLE NYY Johnny Kucks behind 3-6 b 8 0 12- 3 2 4 0.380 61% Home Run; Locklin Scores; Smith Scores
53 53 12 1 1955-09-11 (1) CLE @ NYY Tommy Byrne behind 0-3 t 4 0 --- 1 1 4 0.085 27% Home Run
54 54 13 1 1955-09-11 (2) CLE @ NYY Whitey Ford behind 1-2 t 8 1 --- 1 2 4 0.258 45% Home Run
1956 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
55 55 1 1 1956-04-26 CLE @ KCA Troy Herriage ahead 11-2 t 9 1 -23 3 1 4 0.000 100% Home Run; Carrasquel Scores; Hegan Scores
56 56 2 1 1956-04-27 CLE @ DET Frank Lary tied 2-2 t 10 2 1-- 2 1 4 0.483 91% Home Run; Hegan Scores
57 57 3 1 1956-05-20 (1) CLE BAL Jim Wilson tied 1-1 b 3 1 --- 1 2 4 0.116 65% Home Run
58 58 4 1 1956-06-03 (1) CLE @ WSH Camilo Pascual behind 0-1 t 6 1 1-- 2 2 4 0.296 64% Home Run; Wynn Scores
59 59 5 1 1956-06-24 CLE WSH Bob Wiesler ahead 4-0 b 4 2 --- 1 1 4 0.040 94% Home Run
60 60 6 1 1956-07-25 CLE WSH Camilo Pascual tied 0-0 b 5 1 12- 3 1 4 0.257 87% Home Run; Hegan Scores; Strickland Scores
61 61 7 1 1956-08-02 CLE NYY Tom Sturdivant tied 0-0 b 3 2 --- 1 1 4 0.119 63% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to LF
62 62 8 1 1956-08-12 CLE @ KCA Lou Kretlow behind 0-2 t 5 2 1-- 2 1 4 0.230 45% Home Run; Carrasquel Scores
63 63 9 1 1956-09-13 CLE BAL Connie Johnson behind 0-2 b 5 1 --- 1 6 4 0.123 39% Home Run
64 64 10 1 1956-09-14 (1) CLE BOS Tom Hurd ahead 3-2 b 6 1 123 4 2 4 0.148 97% Home Run; Carrasquel Scores; Score Scores; Smith Scores
1957 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
65 65 1 1 1957-04-28 (2) CLE DET Billy Hoeft behind 0-1 b 4 0 --- 1 1 4 0.141 56% Home Run
66 66 2 1 1957-06-11 CLE BOS Ike Delock behind 4-6 b 8 0 --- 1 2 4 0.139 29% Home Run
67 67 3 1 1957-06-14 CLE BAL Hal Brown ahead 3-1 b 7 2 12- 3 2 4 0.094 99% Home Run; Hegan Scores; Smith Scores
68 68 4 1 1957-08-27 CLE BAL Ray Moore behind 0-1 b 1 0 1-- 2 2 4 0.173 65% Home Run; Caffie Scores
69 69 5 1 1957-09-02 (1) CLE KCA Ned Garver ahead 3-0 b 2 2 -23 3 2 4 0.112 95% Home Run; Carrasquel Scores/unER; Raines Scores/unER; Avila Scores/unER
1958 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
70 70 1 1 1958-04-23 CLE CHW Billy Pierce ahead 1-0 b 3 1 --- 1 2 5 0.105 76% Home Run (Deep LF)
71 71 2 1 1958-05-16 CLE CHW Billy Pierce behind 1-6 b 5 2 --- 1 2 5 0.034 8% Home Run (Deep LF)
72 72 3 1 1958-06-27 CLE BAL Billy O'Dell behind 0-1 b 3 0 1-- 2 1 4 0.205 68% Home Run (Deep LF); Narleski Scores
73 73 4 1 1958-08-03 (2) CLE BOS Ted Bowsfield tied 0-0 b 3 2 --- 1 2 4 0.130 64% Home Run
74 74 5 1 1958-09-24 CLE @ KCA Ralph Terry behind 2-5 t 7 2 1-- 2 1 PH 0.152 22% Home Run; Naragon Scores
1959 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
75 75 1 1 1959-06-21 BOS CHW Billy Pierce behind 0-3 b 6 0 --- 1 9 PH 0.097 26% Home Run
76 76 2 1 1959-07-09 BOS NYY Bob Turley ahead 2-0 b 3 1 12- 3 3 4 0.137 93% Home Run (LF-CF); Buddin Scores; Keough Scores/unER
77 77 3 2 1959-07-09 BOS NYY Jim Coates ahead 9-3 b 4 0 --- 1 3 4 0.013 98% Home Run (LF-CF)
78 78 4 1 1959-07-22 MLN CIN Jim O'Toole behind 3-4 b 9 1 1-- 2 1 4 0.806 100% Walk-Off Home Run (Deep LF); Burdette Scores
79 79 5 1 1959-08-27 MLN @ STL Vinegar Bend Mizell ahead 1-0 t 3 1 --- 1 1 4 0.103 69% Home Run (Deep LF)
80 80 6 1 1959-09-09 MLN STL Ernie Broglio behind 1-3 b 9 1 123 4 8 4 0.686 100% Walk-Off Home Run (Deep LF); DeMerit Scores; Logan Scores; Crandall 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.