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Steve Bilko

Stephen Thomas Bilko

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 230 lb.

Born: November 13, 1928 in Nanticoke, PA
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1945. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 22, 1949 (Age 20.313, 8,229th in MLB history)   vs. BRO 2 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1952 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Angels/Tigers/Dodgers/Cubs/... 1949-1962

Last Game: August 23, 1962 (Age 33.283)   vs. NYY 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: March 7, 1978 in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Buried: St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery, Nanticoke, PA
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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.

Steve Bilko: 76 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 1 walk-off, 3 tying, 24 go ahead, 5 lacking some details
6 Tms
LAA28
STL24
DET9
LAD7
CIN4
CHC4
 
vs LHP39
vs RHP37
 
Away39
Home37
 
Leverage
High Lev14
Medium Lev24
Low Lev33
17 Opps
DET8
PHI8
CIN6
BAL6
CHW6
CHC5
PIT5
BRO5
MIN/WSH4
NYG/SFG4
WSA4
BSN/MLN4
CLE3
STL2
KCA2
NYY2
BOS2
59 Pitchers
Don Mossi4
Joe Nuxhall4
Preacher Roe3
Jim Konstanty2
Steve Barber2
Billy Hoeft2
Jack Kralick2
Chuck Stobbs2
Johnny Antonelli2
Warren Hacker2
Hoyt Wilhelm2
Pete Burnside2
Joe Hatten1
Bobby Shantz1
Hank Aguirre1
Harry Perkowski1
Bubba Church1
Eddie O'Brien1
Bob Rush1
Mike Fornieles1
21 Parks
Sprtsmn3/Busch12
Wrigley (LA)11
Tiger Stad9
Forbes Fld5
LA Coliseum5
Wrigley Fld5
Shibe Pk4
Metrop. Stad3
Comiskey Pk2
Memor. Stad2
Ebbets Fld2
RFK Stad2
Crosley Fld2
Seals Stad2
Dodger Stad2
ClevelandStd2
GriffithStad2
Polo Grounds1
Yankee Stad1
Braves Fld1
Where Hit
734
812
Unk12
912
786
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms70
2·HR gms3
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
4th30
6th20
5th11
7th9
Unk5
9th1
Outs
230
121
021
Unk4
 
DefPos
1B75
PH1
Bases
---47
1--10
-2-8
12-6
--32
1-32
1231
 
117 RBI
RISP19
0 on46
1 on20
2 on9
3 on1
Any on30
Inning
17
212
33
412
512
69
73
89
98
Extra1
 
1-322
4-633
7-end21
RelScore
+4..7
+34
+25
+110
Tied20
-16
-24
-33
-4..12
Unk5
 
Ahead26
Tied20
Behind25
Unk5
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1951 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1951-04-22 STL CHC Bob Rush b 2 --- 1 3
2 2 2 1 1951-05-01 STL @ BSN Johnny Sain ahead 2-0 t 4 2 --- 1 6 3 0.094 81% Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
1952 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
3 3 1 1 1952-04-20 STL @ CHC Joe Hatten tied 0-0 t 5 0 -2- 2 6 3 0.179 76% Home Run; Slaughter Scores
1953 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
4 4 1 1 1953-04-20 STL MLN Virgil Jester b 5 --- 3 3
5 5 2 1 1953-05-10 (1) STL @ CIN Bubba Church tied 0-0 t 4 2 --- 1 6 3 0.126 58% Home Run
6 6 3 1 1953-05-12 STL PHI Jim Konstanty b 9 --- 1 3
7 7 4 1 1953-05-15 STL BRO Preacher Roe ahead 4-0 b 2 2 1-- 2 4 3 0.075 94% Home Run (Fly Ball); Musial Scores
8 8 5 1 1953-05-17 STL NYG Hoyt Wilhelm behind 5-9 b 9 2 --- 1 6 3 0.004 1% Home Run
9 9 6 1 1953-05-25 STL @ CHC Bob Kelly ahead 11-2 t 8 2 -2- 2 6 3 0.001 100% Home Run; Slaughter Scores
10 10 7 1 1953-06-03 (1) STL @ PHI Curt Simmons behind 1-2 t 4 2 1-- 2 6 3 0.232 58% Home Run; Lowrey Scores
11 11 8 1 1953-06-17 STL BRO Ben Wade ahead 2-1 b 5 2 --3 2 4 3 0.168 86% Home Run (Fly Ball); Musial Scores
12 12 9 1 1953-06-27 (1) STL PHI Robin Roberts behind 0-2 b 2 0 --- 1 7 3 0.100 45% Home Run
13 13 10 1 1953-07-01 STL CHC Warren Hacker ahead 1-0 b 2 0 --- 1 6 3 0.089 74% Home Run
14 14 11 1 1953-07-20 STL @ PIT Bob Friend behind 1-4 t 4 1 --- 1 7 3 0.080 25% Home Run
15 15 12 2 1953-07-20 STL @ PIT Bob Hall ahead 7-4 t 9 1 -2- 2 7 3 0.025 99% Home Run; Stanky Scores
16 16 13 1 1953-07-22 STL @ NYG Jim Hearn ahead 2-1 t 4 1 12- 3 7 3 0.203 86% Home Run; Slaughter Scores; Repulski Scores
17 17 14 1 1953-08-02 STL BRO Jim Hughes ahead 6-1 b 7 2 123 4 6 3 0.014 100% Home Run (Fly Ball); Musial Scores; Castiglione Scores; Slaughter Scores
18 18 15 1 1953-08-19 STL CHC Warren Hacker behind 2-4 b 6 1 --- 1 6 3 0.131 36% Home Run (LF-CF)
19 19 16 1 1953-08-21 STL CIN Harry Perkowski tied 0-0 b 2 1 --- 1 5 3 0.105 63% Home Run
20 20 17 1 1953-08-29 STL @ PIT Roy Face t 6 --- 1 3
21 21 18 1 1953-09-01 STL @ BRO Preacher Roe behind 3-9 t 7 0 --- 1 6 3 0.017 4% Home Run (Fly Ball)
22 22 19 2 1953-09-01 STL @ BRO Preacher Roe behind 4-12 t 9 2 --- 1 6 3 0.000 0% Home Run (Fly Ball)
23 23 20 1 1953-09-02 STL @ PHI Jim Konstanty ahead 7-5 t 7 1 --- 1 6 3 0.086 88% Home Run
24 24 21 1 1953-09-13 STL PHI Tom Qualters b 8 0 --- 1 3
1954 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
25 25 1 1 1954-06-24 CHC @ PHI Herm Wehmeier ahead 1-0 t 2 2 --- 1 7 3 0.101 67% Home Run (Deep LF)
26 26 2 1 1954-08-21 CHC MLN Chet Nichols ahead 2-0 b 1 2 --3 2 6 3 0.122 85% Home Run; Banks Scores
27 27 3 1 1954-09-21 (2) CHC STL Harvey Haddix behind 0-1 b 2 2 1-- 2 7 3 0.208 62% Home Run; Kiner Scores
28 28 4 1 1954-09-26 CHC CIN Joe Nuxhall tied 2-2 b 6 1 -2- 2 7 3 0.227 83% Home Run; Kiner Scores
1958 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
29 29 1 1 1958-04-19 CIN @ PIT Eddie O'Brien ahead 7-1 t 8 2 1-- 2 4 3 0.006 100% Home Run; Robinson Scores
30 30 2 1 1958-05-25 (2) CIN STL Lindy McDaniel behind 0-1 b 4 2 --- 1 4 3 0.136 51% Home Run
31 31 3 1 1958-05-30 CIN @ PHI Johnny Gray ahead 9-1 t 8 1 --- 1 4 3 0.001 100% Home Run
32 32 4 1 1958-06-09 CIN @ SFG Johnny Antonelli tied 0-0 t 4 1 -2- 2 4 3 0.198 72% Home Run; Whisenant Scores/unER
33 33 5 1 1958-07-09 LAD MLN Carl Willey ahead 1-0 b 1 2 1-3 3 6 3 0.202 85% Home Run (Line Drive); Furillo Scores; Roseboro Scores
34 34 6 1 1958-07-13 (2) LAD CIN Joe Nuxhall tied 2-2 b 8 2 --- 1 4 3 0.316 84% Home Run (Fly Ball)
35 35 7 1 1958-07-14 LAD CIN Alex Kellner ahead 7-5 b 6 0 --- 1 6 3 0.066 91% Home Run (Fly Ball)
36 36 8 1 1958-07-18 LAD PHI Don Cardwell behind 1-5 b 5 1 12- 3 4 3 0.222 38% Home Run (Fly Ball); Gilliam Scores; Cimoli Scores
37 37 9 1 1958-07-23 (1) LAD @ PIT Ron Kline ahead 1-0 t 1 2 1-- 2 5 3 0.172 75% Home Run (Fly Ball); Larker Scores
38 38 10 1 1958-08-27 LAD CIN Joe Nuxhall behind 2-7 b 6 2 --- 1 5 3 0.030 7% Home Run (Line Drive)
39 39 11 1 1958-09-01 (2) LAD @ SFG Johnny Antonelli tied 0-0 t 6 0 1-- 2 5 3 0.236 79% Home Run (LF-CF); Hodges Scores
1960 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
40 40 1 1 1960-04-22 DET CHW Mike Garcia behind 4-5 b 6 1 --- 1 6 3 0.187 54% Home Run (Deep CF)
41 41 2 1 1960-04-23 DET CHW Billy Pierce tied 0-0 b 4 1 1-- 2 6 3 0.209 77% Home Run (Deep LF); Colavito Scores
42 42 3 1 1960-06-05 (1) DET @ CLE Mike Lee ahead 6-2 t 9 2 --- 1 5 3 0.009 99% Home Run (Deep LF)
43 43 4 1 1960-06-07 DET @ BAL Hoyt Wilhelm ahead 1-0 t 2 0 --- 1 5 3 0.097 71% Home Run (Deep LF)
44 44 5 1 1960-06-10 DET @ WSH Chuck Stobbs ahead 1-0 t 1 1 12- 3 5 3 0.190 82% Home Run (Deep LF-CF); Maxwell Scores; Kaline Scores
45 45 6 1 1960-06-18 DET BAL Hal Brown ahead 4-3 b 8 0 --- 1 4 3 0.072 94% Home Run (Deep LF)
46 46 7 1 1960-08-14 (1) DET @ CLE Dick Stigman ahead 4-0 t 5 1 --- 1 4 3 0.041 94% Home Run (Deep CF)
47 47 8 1 1960-08-28 (2) DET @ NYY Bobby Shantz behind 4-8 t 9 2 --- 1 9 3 0.002 0% Home Run (Deep LF)
48 48 9 1 1960-09-04 (1) DET @ CHW Frank Baumann ahead 3-0 t 3 2 -2- 2 6 3 0.108 90% Home Run (Deep CF); Bolling Scores
1961 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
49 49 1 1 1961-04-21 LAA @ DET Don Mossi behind 0-3 t 4 0 --- 1 4 3 0.084 27% Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
50 50 2 1 1961-05-15 LAA @ KCA Bud Daley behind 0-1 t 4 0 --- 1 4 3 0.124 50% Home Run (Deep RF)
51 51 3 1 1961-05-19 (1) LAA CHW Herb Score behind 1-2 b 3 1 1-- 2 4 3 0.196 64% Home Run (Deep CF); Aspromonte Scores
52 52 4 1 1961-06-07 LAA @ BAL Billy Hoeft ahead 3-0 t 6 0 --- 1 4 3 0.054 92% Home Run (Deep LF)
53 53 5 1 1961-06-14 (2) LAA @ CHW Turk Lown behind 7-9 t 9 0 --- 1 5 3 0.089 16% Home Run (Deep LF)
54 54 6 1 1961-06-20 LAA BOS Bill Monbouquette behind 3-10 b 5 2 1-- 2 6 3 0.036 6% Home Run (Deep LF); Hunt Scores
55 55 7 1 1961-06-23 LAA BAL Steve Barber tied 4-4 b 3 2 --- 1 5 3 0.114 63% Home Run (Deep LF)
56 56 8 1 1961-06-26 LAA NYY Whitey Ford tied 3-3 b 5 2 -2- 2 4 3 0.230 78% Home Run (Deep LF-CF); Pearson Scores
57 57 9 1 1961-07-02 LAA CHW Juan Pizarro tied 0-0 b 1 1 1-3 3 4 3 0.172 78% Home Run (Deep RF Line); Pearson Scores; Moran Scores
58 58 10 1 1961-07-06 LAA @ MIN Chuck Stobbs behind 4-6 t 2 2 12- 3 4 3 0.265 56% Home Run (Deep LF); Koppe Scores; Hunt Scores
59 59 11 1 1961-07-07 LAA @ DET Terry Fox tied 2-2 t 8 2 --- 1 4 3 0.284 70% Home Run (Deep RF)
60 60 12 1 1961-07-09 (2) LAA @ DET Jim Bunning behind 2-6 t 8 0 --- 1 5 3 0.036 7% Home Run (Deep CF)
61 61 13 1 1961-07-16 (1) LAA @ WSA Ed Hobaugh ahead 4-2 t 5 2 12- 3 4 3 0.179 94% Home Run (Deep LF); Pearson Scores; Thomas Scores
62 62 14 1 1961-07-23 LAA WSA Joe McClain tied 0-0 b 1 2 -2- 2 4 3 0.164 70% Home Run (Deep RF); Wagner Scores
63 63 15 1 1961-07-25 LAA DET Don Mossi tied 0-0 b 2 0 --- 1 4 3 0.099 65% Home Run (Deep RF)
64 64 16 1 1961-08-29 (1) LAA BAL Steve Barber tied 0-0 b 1 1 12- 3 4 3 0.198 78% Home Run (Deep CF); Pearson Scores; Thomas Scores
65 65 17 1 1961-08-29 (2) LAA BAL Billy Hoeft tied 5-5 b 11 1 --- 1 4 3 0.412 100% Walk-Off Home Run (Deep LF)
66 66 18 1 1961-09-01 LAA KCA Joe Nuxhall ahead 5-4 b 5 2 --- 1 4 3 0.113 78% Home Run (Deep CF)
67 67 19 1 1961-09-19 LAA @ DET Don Mossi behind 1-4 t 5 0 --- 1 6 3 0.085 25% Home Run (Deep RF)
68 68 20 1 1961-10-01 LAA CLE Mudcat Grant behind 4-8 b 9 2 --- 1 7 PH 0.004 1% Home Run (Deep LF)
1962 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
69 69 1 1 1962-04-15 LAA @ MIN Jack Kralick tied 0-0 t 4 0 --- 1 4 3 0.123 62% Home Run
70 70 2 2 1962-04-15 LAA @ MIN Jack Kralick ahead 3-0 t 5 1 1-- 2 4 3 0.094 93% Home Run; Koppe Scores
71 71 3 1 1962-05-08 LAA DET Phil Regan behind 0-7 b 5 0 --- 1 7 3 0.017 4% Home Run
72 72 4 1 1962-05-23 LAA @ WSA Pete Burnside behind 1-7 t 4 0 --- 1 4 3 0.029 7% Home Run
73 73 5 1 1962-07-02 LAA @ WSA Pete Burnside tied 0-0 t 6 1 --- 1 4 3 0.173 64% Home Run
74 74 6 1 1962-07-27 LAA @ DET Hank Aguirre tied 0-0 t 2 1 --- 1 5 3 0.106 58% Home Run
75 75 7 1 1962-07-29 (2) LAA @ DET Don Mossi tied 0-0 t 2 0 --- 1 4 3 0.103 60% Home Run
76 76 8 1 1962-08-14 (2) LAA BOS Mike Fornieles behind 4-9 b 8 0 --- 1 4 3 0.021 4% Home Run

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.