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Jack Dittmer

John Douglas Dittmer

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: January 10, 1928 in Elkader, IA
High School: Elkader HS (Elkader, IA)
School: University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Signed
by the Boston Braves as an amateur free agent in 1950. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 17, 1952 (Age 24.159, 8,518th in MLB history)   vs. CIN 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1952 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Tigers 1952-1957

Final Game: June 23, 1957 (Age 29.164)   vs. BAL 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: May 31, 2014 in Strawberry Point, IA
Buried: St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Elkader, IA
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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.

Jack Dittmer: 24 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 9 go ahead, 4 lacking some details
1 Tm
BSN/MLN24
 
vs RHP19
vs LHP5
 
Away15
Home9
 
Leverage
High Lev8
Medium Lev5
Low Lev7
6 Opps
CIN6
NYG6
BRO4
PIT3
STL3
CHC2
21 Pitchers
Frank Smith3
Ruben Gomez2
Bud Podbielan1
Jim Hughes1
Larry Jansen1
Bob Friend1
Carl Erskine1
Fred Baczewski1
Howie Pollet1
Al Brazle1
Joe Black1
Corky Valentine1
Bob Rush1
Monty Kennedy1
Al Worthington1
Joe Presko1
Roger Bowman1
Cal Hogue1
Billy Loes1
Gerry Staley1
8 Parks
Braves Fld5
Crosley Fld4
County Stad4
Sprtsmn3/Busch3
Polo Grounds3
Wrigley Fld2
Ebbets Fld2
Forbes Fld1
Where Hit
918
Unk6
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms24
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
8th18
7th4
1st1
6th1
Outs
09
29
14
Unk2
 
DefPos
2B24
Bases
---12
1--7
12-4
1-31
 
44 RBI
RISP5
0 on10
1 on8
2 on6
Any on14
Inning
11
22
32
46
51
62
74
83
91
Extra2
 
1-35
4-69
7-end10
RelScore
+4..1
+31
+12
Tied5
-13
-22
-32
-4..4
Unk4
 
Ahead4
Tied5
Behind11
Unk4
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1952 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1952-07-02 BSN NYG Monty Kennedy behind 0-1 b 7 2 1-- 2 8 4 0.481 77% Home Run; Logan Scores
2 2 2 1 1952-07-19 BSN @ STL Al Brazle t 2 1 --- 2 8 4
3 3 3 1 1952-08-11 (1) BSN NYG George Spencer behind 7-10 b 8 1 1-- 2 8 4 0.146 22% Home Run (Deep RF); Torgeson Scores
4 4 4 1 1952-09-10 BSN CIN Frank Smith behind 4-6 b 10 0 --- 1 8 4 0.103 18% Home Run (Deep RF)
5 5 5 1 1952-09-12 (1) BSN PIT Bob Friend behind 0-8 b 5 0 --- 1 8 4 0.009 2% Home Run (Deep RF)
6 6 6 1 1952-09-12 (2) BSN PIT Cal Hogue ahead 9-0 b 4 0 12- 3 6 4 0.002 100% Home Run (Deep RF); Gordon Scores; Torgeson Scores
7 7 7 1 1952-09-27 BSN @ BRO Joe Black behind 0-1 t 3 0 1-- 2 8 4 0.192 62% Home Run; Daniels Scores
1953 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
8 8 1 1 1953-04-19 MLN @ STL Gerry Staley t 4 --- 3 8 4
9 9 2 1 1953-04-20 MLN @ STL Joe Presko t 7 --- 1 8 4
10 10 3 1 1953-04-22 MLN @ CHC Bob Rush tied 4-4 t 3 2 12- 3 7 4 0.269 76% Home Run; Gordon Scores/unER; Adcock Scores/unER; Dittmer Scores/unER
11 11 4 1 1953-04-28 MLN @ NYG Larry Jansen ahead 2-1 t 4 2 --- 1 7 4 0.111 69% Home Run
12 12 5 1 1953-07-19 (1) MLN @ NYG Ruben Gomez tied 2-2 t 4 0 --- 1 8 4 0.117 62% Home Run
13 13 6 1 1953-08-18 MLN @ CIN Fred Baczewski tied 0-0 t 2 1 12- 3 8 4 0.219 76% Home Run; Crandall Scores; Gordon Scores
14 14 7 1 1953-08-30 (1) MLN @ PIT Roger Bowman t 8 0 --- 1 8 4
15 15 8 1 1953-09-02 MLN @ BRO Jim Hughes behind 2-7 t 4 0 12- 3 8 4 0.131 28% Home Run (Fly Ball); Pendleton Scores; Gordon Scores
16 16 9 1 1953-09-07 (2) MLN @ CHC Howie Pollet behind 2-6 t 9 2 1-- 2 8 4 0.008 1% Home Run; Gordon Scores
1954 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
17 17 1 1 1954-04-18 (2) MLN CIN Bud Podbielan behind 2-5 b 8 0 --- 1 1 4 0.076 16% Home Run
18 18 2 1 1954-08-29 (2) MLN BRO Billy Loes behind 3-8 b 6 2 --- 1 8 4 0.028 6% Home Run
19 19 3 1 1954-08-30 MLN BRO Carl Erskine behind 1-3 b 4 2 1-3 3 8 4 0.355 66% Home Run; Pafko Scores; Crandall Scores
20 20 4 1 1954-09-03 MLN @ CIN Frank Smith tied 2-2 t 12 0 --- 1 8 4 0.333 83% Home Run
21 21 5 1 1954-09-05 (1) MLN @ CIN Frank Smith tied 6-6 t 7 2 1-- 2 8 4 0.333 79% Home Run; Logan Scores/unER; Dittmer Scores/unER
22 22 6 1 1954-09-05 (2) MLN @ CIN Corky Valentine behind 6-7 t 7 2 1-- 2 8 4 0.388 65% Home Run; Smalley Scores
1955 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
23 23 1 1 1955-06-19 MLN NYG Ruben Gomez ahead 3-0 b 1 2 1-- 2 7 4 0.103 90% Home Run; Tanner Scores
1956 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
24 24 1 1 1956-09-17 (2) MLN @ NYG Al Worthington ahead 2-1 t 6 1 --- 1 7 4 0.130 78% 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.