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Lou Boudreau    \BOO-dro\

Louis Boudreau (Old Shufflefoot, Handsome Lou or The Good Kid)

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: July 17, 1917 in Harvey, IL
High School: Thornton HS (Harvey, IL)
School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1938. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 9, 1938 (Age 21)   vs. DET 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Teams (by GP): Indians/RedSox 1938-1952

Final Game: August 24, 1952 (Age 35)   vs. SLB 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1970 (232/300 ballots).
   View Lou Boudreau Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: August 10, 2001 in Olympia Fields, IL
Buried: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Frankfort, IL
Relatives: Father-In-Law of Denny McLain
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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.

Lou Boudreau: 68 Career Home Runs

2 leading off, 1 walk-off, 4 tying, 27 go ahead, 10 lacking some details
2 Tms
CLE63
BOS5
 
vs RHP41
vs LHP27
 
Away50
Home18
 
Leverage
High Lev9
Medium Lev25
Low Lev24
8 Opps
PHA19
BOS15
SLB10
NYY9
DET5
CHW5
WSH3
CLE2
52 Pitchers
Hal Newhouser3
Roger Wolff2
Ellis Kinder2
Lou Brissie2
Yank Terry2
Nels Potter2
Eddie Smith2
Joe Dobson2
Johnny Rigney2
Denny Galehouse2
Tommy Byrne2
Les McCrabb2
Ken Chase2
Dick Fowler2
Lum Harris2
Cliff Fannin1
Alex Kellner1
Chuck Stobbs1
Charlie Wagner1
Lefty Grove1
8 Parks
ClevelandStd16
Fenway Pk14
Shibe Pk13
Sprtsmn3/Busch8
Yankee Stad6
Comiskey Pk5
Tiger Stad4
League Pk II2
Where Hit
Unk36
727
93
81
781
General field locations when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms58
2·HR gms5
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
3rd22
1st17
4th9
Unk7
6th5
5th4
7th2
2nd2
Outs
020
119
219
Unk10
 
DefPos
SS65
3B2
1B1
Bases
---36
1--15
Unk10
12-2
-2-2
1231
--31
-231
 
103 RBI
RISP7
0 on39
1 on24
2 on4
3 on1
Any on29
Inning
110
23
36
411
510
613
76
83
93
Extra3
 
1-319
4-634
7-end15
RelScore
+4..7
+31
+25
+18
Tied24
-17
-21
-31
-4..4
Unk10
 
Ahead21
Tied24
Behind13
Unk10
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1940 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1940-04-27 CLE @ DET Hal Newhouser tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 6 0.087 59% Lead-Off Home Run
2 2 2 2 1940-04-27 CLE @ DET Hal Newhouser tied 2-2 t 8 0 --- 1 1 6 0.221 72% Home Run
3 3 3 1 1940-06-02 (1) CLE @ PHA Nels Potter ahead 4-2 t 7 1 --- 1 1 6 0.086 88% Home Run
4 4 4 1 1940-06-09 CLE @ NYY Red Ruffing behind 0-1 t 6 2 1-- 2 1 6 0.308 61% Home Run; Smith Scores
5 5 5 1 1940-06-16 (1) CLE PHA Porter Vaughan tied 0-0 b 3 2 --- 1 1 6 0.116 63% Home Run
6 6 6 1 1940-06-30 (1) CLE @ CHW Ted Lyons ahead 2-1 t 5 0 1-- 2 1 6 0.156 82% Home Run (LF-CF); Smith Scores/unER
7 7 7 1 1940-07-11 CLE @ PHA Chubby Dean ahead 3-0 t 3 0 --- 1 3 6 0.064 85% Home Run
8 8 8 1 1940-08-07 CLE @ CHW Johnny Rigney behind 0-1 t 4 0 --- 1 3 6 0.115 50% Home Run
9 9 9 2 1940-08-07 CLE @ CHW Johnny Rigney behind 2-3 t 7 2 12- 3 3 6 0.467 77% Home Run; Smith Scores; Chapman Scores
1941 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
10 10 1 1 1941-04-29 CLE PHA Herman Besse ahead 7-3 b 8 0 --- 1 3 6 0.007 100% Home Run
11 11 2 1 1941-05-05 CLE WSH Ken Chase b 7 1 6
12 12 3 1 1941-05-10 CLE @ SLB Bob Harris tied 1-1 t 3 1 1-- 2 1 6 0.184 69% Home Run; Milnar Scores
13 13 4 1 1941-05-13 CLE @ NYY Marius Russo tied 1-1 t 10 1 --- 1 1 6 0.375 81% Home Run
14 14 5 1 1941-06-16 CLE @ NYY Lefty Gomez tied 1-1 t 4 2 1-- 2 1 6 0.227 69% Home Run; Hemsley Scores
15 15 6 1 1941-06-18 CLE @ PHA Les McCrabb ahead 2-0 t 2 1 1-- 2 1 6 0.133 83% Home Run; Feller Scores
16 16 7 1 1941-06-19 CLE @ PHA Lum Harris ahead 8-1 t 7 2 12- 3 1 6 0.008 100% Home Run; Mack Scores; Bagby Scores
17 17 8 1 1941-06-30 CLE @ SLB Denny Galehouse ahead 4-3 t 4 1 1-- 2 1 6 0.171 79% Home Run; Feller Scores
18 18 9 1 1941-07-25 CLE @ BOS Lefty Grove tied 4-4 t 7 1 --- 1 1 6 0.199 66% Home Run
19 19 10 1 1941-09-09 CLE @ PHA Les McCrabb tied 0-0 t 3 0 --- 1 1 6 0.112 61% Home Run
1942 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
20 20 1 1 1942-06-30 CLE @ CHW Eddie Smith tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 6 0.104 60% Lead-Off Home Run
21 21 2 1 1942-08-25 (1) CLE @ BOS Ken Chase t 11 1 6
1943 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
22 22 1 1 1943-06-06 (2) CLE @ PHA Roger Wolff ahead 2-0 t 6 0 --- 1 2 6 0.081 89% Home Run
23 23 2 1 1943-07-28 CLE @ NYY Spud Chandler ahead 4-0 t 4 2 1-- 2 1 6 0.068 96% Home Run; Mack Scores
24 24 3 1 1943-08-11 (2) CLE PHA Roger Wolff tied 0-0 b 2 2 --- 1 7 6 0.131 64% Home Run
1944 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
25 25 1 1 1944-05-21 (1) CLE @ PHA Bobo Newsom tied 4-4 t 11 1 --- 1 1 6 0.393 84% Home Run
26 26 2 1 1944-07-08 CLE @ BOS Yank Terry t 1 2 4 6
27 27 3 2 1944-07-08 CLE @ BOS Yank Terry t 7 2 4 6
1945 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
28 28 1 1 1945-05-27 CLE @ PHA Don Black ahead 3-2 t 5 2 -2- 2 4 6 0.200 85% Home Run; Mackiewicz Scores
29 29 2 1 1945-06-15 CLE @ SLB Lefty West t 4 2 6
30 30 3 1 1945-07-01 (2) CLE WSH Mickey Haefner behind 4-5 b 9 1 1-- 2 5 6 0.817 100% Walk-Off Home Run; Heath Scores
1946 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
31 31 1 1 1946-05-09 CLE @ PHA Jack Knott t 5 2 6
32 32 2 1 1946-06-11 CLE @ BOS Charlie Wagner t 4 2 6
33 33 3 1 1946-06-30 (1) CLE @ CHW Eddie Smith t 6 1 5 6
34 34 4 1 1946-07-04 (2) CLE @ DET Dizzy Trout t 9 2 6
35 35 5 1 1946-07-14 (1) CLE @ BOS Joe Dobson t 1 3 6
36 36 6 1 1946-08-24 CLE @ PHA Lum Harris ahead 1-0 t 2 0 --- 1 6 6 0.101 71% Home Run (Deep LF)
1947 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
37 37 1 1 1947-05-10 CLE @ SLB Nels Potter tied 1-1 t 6 2 --- 1 3 6 0.185 63% Home Run
38 38 2 1 1947-06-09 CLE BOS Tex Hughson behind 4-5 b 6 0 --- 1 4 6 0.196 57% Home Run
39 39 3 1 1947-07-15 (2) CLE NYY Bill Bevens behind 0-1 b 4 2 --- 1 4 6 0.150 51% Home Run
40 40 4 1 1947-07-31 CLE @ BOS Joe Dobson tied 0-0 t 1 1 -2- 2 3 6 0.155 67% Home Run; Mitchell Scores
1948 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
41 41 1 1 1948-04-29 CLE @ SLB Cliff Fannin tied 1-1 t 5 1 --- 1 3 6 0.139 61% Home Run
42 42 2 1 1948-05-02 CLE DET Fred Hutchinson behind 0-2 b 1 2 --- 1 3 6 0.095 41% Home Run
43 43 3 1 1948-05-20 CLE BOS Mickey McDermott ahead 9-4 b 5 0 --- 1 3 6 0.017 98% Home Run
44 44 4 1 1948-05-31 (1) CLE SLB Clem Dreisewerd ahead 4-3 b 6 1 123 4 4 6 0.147 97% Home Run; Mitchell Scores; Doby Scores; Judnich Scores
45 45 5 1 1948-06-06 (1) CLE @ PHA Phil Marchildon tied 3-3 t 6 0 --- 1 3 6 0.155 65% Home Run
46 46 6 1 1948-06-08 CLE @ BOS Mel Parnell tied 0-0 t 4 0 1-- 2 3 6 0.177 72% Home Run; Clark Scores
47 47 7 1 1948-06-29 CLE @ DET Hal Newhouser tied 0-0 t 1 1 1-- 2 3 6 0.160 66% Home Run; Kennedy Scores
48 48 8 1 1948-07-03 CLE @ SLB Ned Garver ahead 1-0 t 3 2 --- 1 3 6 0.105 67% Home Run
49 49 9 1 1948-07-21 (1) CLE @ NYY Eddie Lopat tied 0-0 t 1 2 1-- 2 4 6 0.180 65% Home Run; Doby Scores
50 50 10 1 1948-08-12 (1) CLE @ SLB Joe Ostrowski behind 1-7 t 6 1 --- 1 6 6 0.018 4% Home Run
51 51 11 1 1948-08-25 CLE @ BOS Dave Ferriss ahead 7-0 t 6 0 --- 1 3 6 0.008 99% Home Run
52 52 12 1 1948-08-27 (1) CLE @ NYY Tommy Byrne ahead 5-1 t 9 1 --3 2 3 6 0.008 100% Home Run; Kennedy Scores
53 53 13 1 1948-09-03 (1) CLE @ SLB Bill Kennedy tied 0-0 t 3 2 --- 1 3 6 0.113 57% Home Run
54 54 14 1 1948-09-18 CLE WSH Early Wynn ahead 3-1 b 5 1 1-- 2 3 6 0.112 93% Home Run; Tucker Scores
55 55 15 1 1948-09-19 (2) CLE PHA Dick Fowler tied 0-0 b 4 0 --- 1 3 6 0.125 69% Home Run
56 56 16 2 1948-09-19 (2) CLE PHA Dick Fowler ahead 1-0 b 6 1 --- 1 3 6 0.113 83% Home Run
57 57 17 1 1948-10-04 CLE @ BOS Denny Galehouse tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 6 0.095 56% Home Run
58 58 18 2 1948-10-04 CLE @ BOS Ellis Kinder ahead 5-1 t 5 2 --- 1 3 6 0.048 92% Home Run
1949 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
59 59 1 1 1949-04-26 CLE SLB Red Embree tied 0-0 b 4 2 --- 1 3 6 0.135 65% Home Run
60 60 2 1 1949-06-12 (2) CLE NYY Tommy Byrne tied 1-1 b 4 0 --- 1 6 5 0.125 69% Home Run
61 61 3 1 1949-07-29 (2) CLE @ BOS Chuck Stobbs tied 0-0 t 1 0 1-- 2 2 6 0.141 68% Home Run; Mitchell Scores
62 62 4 1 1949-08-07 (1) CLE @ PHA Lou Brissie behind 1-5 t 6 2 1-- 2 4 6 0.105 17% Home Run; Doby Scores
1950 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
63 63 1 1 1950-06-14 CLE BOS Ellis Kinder ahead 5-3 b 6 1 --- 1 6 6 0.072 90% Home Run
1951 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
64 64 1 1 1951-04-20 BOS PHA Alex Kellner behind 2-3 b 5 0 --- 1 7 6 0.141 57% Home Run
65 65 2 1 1951-04-28 BOS @ PHA Bob Hooper ahead 3-2 t 6 1 --- 1 5 6 0.127 76% Home Run
66 66 3 1 1951-05-02 BOS @ CLE Lou Brissie behind 0-4 t 8 1 -23 3 5 6 0.113 19% Home Run; Pesky Scores; Goodman Scores
67 67 4 1 1951-07-08 BOS NYY Vic Raschi behind 0-3 b 5 2 1-- 2 4 5 0.192 37% Home Run; Williams Scores
68 68 5 1 1951-07-17 BOS @ CLE Bob Feller behind 1-6 t 5 0 --- 1 6 3 0.038 10% 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.