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Gil Coan

Gilbert Fitzgerald Coan

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: May 18, 1922 in Monroe, NC
School: Brevard College (Brevard, NC)
Signed
by the Washington Senators as an amateur free agent in 1944. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 27, 1946 (Age 23.344, 7,865th in MLB history)   vs. NYY 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1946 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Orioles/WhiteSox/Giants 1946-1956

Last Game: April 25, 1956 (Age 33.343)   vs. BRO 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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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.

Gil Coan: 39 Career Home Runs

1 leading off, 1 walk-off, 4 tying, 13 go ahead, 4 lacking some details
2 Tms
WSH36
BAL3
 
vs RHP33
vs LHP6
 
Away21
Home18
 
Leverage
High Lev12
Medium Lev10
Low Lev13
7 Opps
DET9
NYY8
SLB8
CHW5
PHA4
CLE3
BOS2
28 Pitchers
Vic Raschi3
Howie Judson2
Stubby Overmire2
Joe Dobson2
Paul Calvert2
Dizzy Trout2
Earl Johnson2
Virgil Trucks2
Ned Garver2
Bob Lemon2
Sam Jones1
Carl Scheib1
Jim McDonald1
Bryan Stephens1
Satchel Paige1
Steve Gromek1
Ray Scarborough1
Joe Ostrowski1
Dave Madison1
Cliff Fannin1
9 Parks
GriffithStad15
Sprtsmn3/Busch6
Yankee Stad5
Tiger Stad4
Comiskey Pk3
Memor. Stad3
Shibe Pk1
ClevelandStd1
Fenway Pk1
Where Hit
927
Unk9
893
General field locations
when available.
 
3 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms37
2·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
2nd15
3rd8
1st7
5th2
4th2
6th2
Unk1
7th1
8th1
Outs
214
013
19
Unk3
 
DefPos
LF37
PH1
CF1
Bases
---22
12-5
1--4
-2-3
1232
--32
1-31
 
66 RBI
RISP13
0 on22
1 on9
2 on6
3 on2
Any on17
Inning
18
32
43
53
68
73
86
94
Extra2
 
1-310
4-614
7-end15
RelScore
+4..3
+31
+16
Tied10
-15
-24
-32
-4..4
Unk4
 
Ahead10
Tied10
Behind15
Unk4
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1946 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1946-06-30 (2) WSH @ BOS Earl Johnson t 1 0 --- 1 1 7 Lead-Off
2 2 2 1 1946-07-18 WSH DET Dizzy Trout b 8 --- 1 1 7 IPHR
3 3 3 1 1946-08-11 (1) WSH PHA Lou Knerr tied 1-1 b 4 2 -2- 2 1 7 0.242 78% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to CF; Early Scores
1948 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
4 4 1 1 1948-04-21 WSH NYY Vic Raschi behind 1-2 b 3 0 12- 3 3 7 0.217 76% Home Run; Yost Scores; Kozar Scores
5 5 2 1 1948-05-20 WSH @ SLB Bryan Stephens tied 0-0 t 1 1 -2- 2 3 7 0.146 66% Home Run; Yost Scores
6 6 3 1 1948-05-30 WSH BOS Earl Johnson ahead 5-1 b 8 0 --- 1 3 7 0.007 99% Home Run
7 7 4 1 1948-06-09 WSH SLB Cliff Fannin ahead 3-2 b 6 0 --- 1 3 7 0.105 85% Home Run (CF-RF)
8 8 5 1 1948-07-23 WSH DET Stubby Overmire ahead 2-1 b 3 0 --3 2 3 7 0.085 84% Home Run; Kozar Scores
9 9 6 1 1948-07-30 WSH @ SLB Fred Sanford tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 7 0.096 56% Home Run
10 10 7 1 1948-08-01 (2) WSH @ SLB Ned Garver behind 1-3 t 4 0 --- 1 3 7 0.104 38% Home Run
1949 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
11 11 1 1 1949-05-03 WSH @ CHW Howie Judson ahead 13-12 t 10 1 --- 1 1 7 0.098 92% Home Run (RF Line)
12 12 2 1 1949-06-11 WSH @ DET Fred Hutchinson behind 1-8 t 6 0 -2- 2 1 7 0.024 5% Home Run (CF-RF); Welteroth Scores
13 13 3 1 1949-06-25 WSH CLE Bob Lemon tied 2-2 b 9 2 1-- 2 4 7 0.435 100% Walk-Off Home Run; Dente Scores
1950 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
14 14 1 1 1950-04-27 WSH @ PHA Bob Hooper behind 2-4 t 5 0 --- 1 1 7 0.110 37% Home Run
15 15 2 1 1950-05-03 WSH SLB Ned Garver behind 0-3 b 7 2 123 4 2 7 0.571 75% Home Run; Grasso Scores; Vollmer Scores; Yost Scores
16 16 3 1 1950-05-05 WSH DET Paul Calvert behind 5-9 b 9 1 --- 1 2 7 0.012 2% Home Run
17 17 4 1 1950-05-07 WSH CLE Bob Lemon ahead 6-5 b 7 2 123 4 2 7 0.183 98% Home Run; Evans Scores; Harris Scores; Yost Scores
18 18 5 1 1950-05-23 WSH @ DET Paul Calvert ahead 7-2 t 9 2 --- 1 2 7 0.006 100% Home Run
19 19 6 1 1950-07-25 WSH @ CHW Howie Judson ahead 5-4 t 8 1 --3 2 6 7 0.122 91% Home Run; Mele Scores
20 20 7 1 1950-09-26 (1) WSH @ NYY Dave Madison ahead 10-7 t 8 0 --- 1 2 7 0.038 96% Home Run (Deep RF)
1951 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
21 21 1 1 1951-04-26 WSH PHA Joe Coleman tied 1-1 b 7 2 --- 1 2 7 0.236 76% Home Run
22 22 2 1 1951-05-21 WSH CHW Joe Dobson behind 0-4 b 6 0 12- 3 2 7 0.207 39% Home Run; Robertson Scores; Yost Scores
23 23 3 1 1951-06-10 (2) WSH @ SLB Stubby Overmire tied 2-2 t 11 0 --- 1 4 7 0.331 83% Home Run
24 24 4 1 1951-06-24 WSH DET Virgil Trucks behind 2-4 b 4 2 1-- 2 1 7 0.238 51% Home Run; Robertson Scores
25 25 5 1 1951-07-04 (1) WSH @ NYY Vic Raschi behind 1-2 t 5 1 12- 3 2 7 0.325 74% Home Run; Grasso Scores; Yost Scores
26 26 6 2 1951-07-04 (1) WSH @ NYY Joe Ostrowski tied 5-5 t 9 1 1-3 3 2 7 0.278 96% Home Run; Robertson Scores; Yost Scores
27 27 7 1 1951-07-05 WSH @ NYY Bob Kuzava behind 0-3 t 5 2 1-- 2 2 7 0.171 30% Home Run; Yost Scores
28 28 8 1 1951-07-19 WSH @ SLB Dick Starr t 6 --- 1 2 7
29 29 9 1 1951-08-23 WSH @ DET Dizzy Trout t 6 --- 1 7
1952 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
30 30 1 1 1952-06-24 WSH @ CHW Joe Dobson tied 0-0 t 1 0 1-- 2 2 7 0.161 70% Home Run; Yost Scores
31 31 2 1 1952-07-26 WSH @ CLE Sam Jones ahead 8-2 t 6 2 12- 3 6 7 0.016 100% Home Run; Runnels Scores; Vernon Scores
32 32 3 1 1952-08-29 WSH @ NYY Vic Raschi behind 0-1 t 8 0 --- 1 2 7 0.266 50% Home Run
33 33 4 1 1952-09-01 (2) WSH PHA Carl Scheib behind 0-1 b 1 1 --- 1 2 7 0.112 52% Home Run
34 34 5 1 1952-09-06 WSH NYY Ray Scarborough behind 0-2 b 1 1 --- 1 2 7 0.102 41% Home Run
1953 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
35 35 1 1 1953-08-27 WSH @ DET Ralph Branca ahead 1-0 t 1 1 12- 3 5 7 0.191 83% Home Run (CF-RF); Vernon Scores; Vollmer Scores
36 36 2 1 1953-08-31 WSH @ SLB Satchel Paige tied 2-2 t 6 2 --- 1 5 7 0.176 62% Home Run
1954 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
37 37 1 1 1954-06-17 BAL NYY Jim McDonald behind 1-8 b 6 2 --- 1 7 8 0.007 1% Home Run
38 38 2 1 1954-09-24 BAL CHW Virgil Trucks tied 0-0 b 1 2 --- 1 3 7 0.115 62% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to LF
1955 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
39 39 1 1 1955-06-17 BAL DET Steve Gromek behind 1-2 b 8 2 --- 1 8 PH 0.342 52% 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.