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Johnny Blatnik

John Louis Blatnik

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: March 10, 1921 in Bridgeport, OH
High School: Bridgeport HS (Bridgeport, OH)
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1939. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 21, 1948 (Age 27.042)   vs. BSN 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Cardinals 1948-1950

Final Game: May 14, 1950 (Age 29.065)   vs. CIN 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: January 21, 2004 in Lansing, OH
Buried: Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH
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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.

Johnny Blatnik: 6 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 1 tying, 1 go ahead, 1 lacking some details
1 Tm
PHI6
 
vs RHP4
vs LHP2
 
Home5
Away1
 
Leverage
High Lev1
Medium Lev4
4 Opps
CIN2
STL2
CHC1
BSN1
6 Pitchers
Red Munger1
Red Barrett1
Johnny Schmitz1
Howie Fox1
Ken Raffensberger1
Jim Hearn1
2 Parks
Shibe Pk5
Braves Fld1
Where Hit
74
Unk1
781
General field locations when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms6
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
3rd3
5th2
Unk1
Outs
13
Unk1
01
21
 
DefPos
LF6
Bases
---3
Unk1
-231
-2-1
 
9 RBI
RISP2
0 on4
1 on1
2 on1
Any on2
Inning
31
43
82
 
1-31
4-63
7-end2
RelScore
-11
-22
-31
-4..1
Unk1
 
Behind5
Unk1
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1948 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1948-05-23 (1) PHI STL Red Munger behind 0-4 b 3 2 -2- 2 3 7 0.135 27% Home Run; Ashburn Scores
2 2 2 1 1948-05-23 (2) PHI STL Jim Hearn behind 0-1 b 4 1 --- 1 3 7 0.141 53% Home Run
3 3 3 1 1948-07-27 PHI CHC Johnny Schmitz b 4 1 7
4 4 4 1 1948-07-31 (1) PHI CIN Howie Fox behind 1-3 b 8 1 -23 3 3 7 0.524 86% Home Run (LF-CF); Haas Scores; Ashburn Scores
5 5 5 1 1948-09-05 PHI @ BSN Red Barrett behind 0-2 t 4 1 --- 1 5 7 0.106 34% Home Run
6 6 6 1 1948-09-23 PHI CIN Ken Raffensberger behind 0-3 b 8 0 --- 1 5 7 0.077 16% 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.