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Gene Freese

Eugene Lewis Freese (Augie)

Positions: Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: January 8, 1934 in Wheeling, WV
High School: Wheeling Central HS (Wheeling, WV)
School: West Liberty State College (West Liberty, WV)
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1953. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 13, 1955 (Age 21.095)   vs. BRO 1 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1955 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Reds/WhiteSox/Phillies/Cardinals/... 1955-1966

Final Game: September 3, 1966 (Age 32.238)   vs. ATL 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: June 19, 2013 in New Orleans, LA
Buried: Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, LA
Relatives: Brother of George Freese
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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.

Gene Freese: 115 Career Home Runs

3 leading off, 1 walk-off, 17 tying, 32 go ahead, 5 lacking some details
5 Tms
PIT33
CIN32
PHI23
CHW21
STL6
 
vs RHP68
vs LHP47
 
Away65
Home50
 
Leverage
High Lev26
Medium Lev45
Low Lev39
16 Opps
LAD/BRO18
MLN16
NYG/SFG11
CHC11
STL10
PIT9
CIN9
PHI8
DET5
CLE4
BAL4
WSH2
NYM2
BOS2
KCA2
NYY2
84 Pitchers
Lew Burdette6
Johnny Podres4
Joe Nuxhall3
Jim Hearn3
Jack Sanford3
Harvey Haddix3
Sandy Koufax3
Warren Spahn3
Tom Morgan2
Turk Farrell2
Ray Sadecki2
Dick Drott2
Jim Brosnan2
Dave McNally2
Bob Friend2
Carl Willey2
Curt Simmons2
Jack Curtis2
Juan Pizarro2
Ellis Kinder1
18 Parks
Crosley Fld23
Shibe Pk16
LA Coliseum11
Comiskey Pk10
Forbes Fld9
Sprtsmn3/Busch9
County Stad8
Wrigley Fld7
Polo Grounds5
Tiger Stad4
Memor. Stad2
Ebbets Fld2
Seals Stad2
ClevelandStd2
Fenway Pk2
Shea Stad1
Munic. Stad1
Candlestick1
Where Hit
784
7813
Unk10
87
891
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms107
2·HR gms4
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
5th29
7th22
6th18
2nd17
1st8
9th8
4th5
8th5
3rd2
Unk1
Outs
147
232
031
Unk5
 
DefPos
3B93
PH9
2B7
SS5
LF1
Bases
---60
1--23
12-9
-2-8
Unk5
1-35
1233
-232
 
191 RBI
RISP27
0 on63
1 on32
2 on16
3 on4
Any on52
Inning
112
27
311
418
59
616
715
814
912
Extra1
 
1-330
4-643
7-end42
RelScore
+4..10
+33
+29
+116
Tied26
-114
-216
-37
-4..9
Unk5
 
Ahead38
Tied26
Behind46
Unk5
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

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1955 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111955-05-04PITMLNLew Burdettebehind 0-3b 501--2840.18241%Home Run; Freese Scores
22211955-05-07PIT@NYGJim Hearnt 7284
33311955-05-08 (1)PIT@NYGMarv Grissomahead 6-5t 80---1840.11886%Home Run (Deep LF)
44411955-05-10PIT@MLNDave Jollyt 8494
55511955-07-03 (1)PIT@BROKarl Spoonertied 0-0t 11---1250.09757%Home Run (Fly Ball)
66611955-07-26PIT@STLLuis Arroyot 8125
77711955-07-27PIT@STLHarvey Haddixt 6125
88811955-07-30PIT@CINJackie Collumbehind 1-2t 40---1250.12050%Home Run
99911955-08-04PIT@CHCBill Tremelt 815
10101011955-09-04PIT@BROJohnny Podresbehind 0-3t 40---1250.08427%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
11111111955-09-05 (1)PIT@NYGJim Hearntied 0-0t 11---1250.09958%Home Run
12121221955-09-05 (1)PIT@NYGJim Hearnahead 1-0t 32---1250.10768%Home Run
13131311955-09-13PIT@CINJoe Nuxhallahead 2-1t 82---1250.13783%Home Run
14141411955-09-24 (1)PITBRODon Bessenttied 3-3b 82---1250.32085%Home Run (Fly Ball)
1956 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1515111956-05-05PIT@CINJoe Nuxhallbehind 1-2t 721--2140.39865%Home Run; O'Brien Scores
1616211956-05-12PITPHIRobin Robertstied 0-0b 31-2-2140.18576%Home Run; Groat Scores
1717311956-06-10 (1)PIT@STLEllis Kinderahead 9-3t 91-2-2650.002100%Home Run (LF-CF); Thomas Scores
1957 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1818111957-05-18PIT@MLNWarren Spahntied 0-0t 10---1170.10561%Lead-OffHome Run (Deep LF)
1919211957-07-30PIT@MLNLew Burdettetied 0-0t 10---1150.10561%Lead-OffHome Run (Deep LF)
2020311957-08-02PIT@CHCDick Drotttied 3-3t 80---1150.25475%Home Run (Deep LF)
2121411957-08-06PITPHIJack Sanfordbehind 1-3b 601--2650.27157%Home Run; Thomas Scores
2222511957-08-11 (2)PITBRORoger Craigahead 3-1b 621--2650.10995%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Thomas Scores
2323611957-09-02 (1)PIT@NYGCurt Barclaybehind 1-5t 611--2250.10418%Home Run (Deep LF); Smith Scores
1958 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2424111958-06-07PIT@CHCDolan Nicholstied 5-5t 100---19PH0.34184%Home Run
2525211958-08-15 (1)STL@LADJohnny Podresbehind 0-3t 60---1260.08422%Home Run (Fly Ball)
2626311958-08-17 (1)STL@LADSandy Koufaxahead 1-0t 10---1260.09069%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
2727411958-08-17 (2)STL@LADDanny McDevittbehind 0-2t 31---1260.09936%Home Run (Fly Ball)
2828511958-08-19STLPHIJack Sanfordbehind 2-4b 711--2260.32355%Home Run; Noren Scores
2929611958-08-22STLPHIDon Cardwellahead 6-0b 70---1260.004100%Home Run
3030711958-09-09STLCHCDave Hillmanbehind 0-2b 10---1140.09645%Lead-OffHome Run (Deep LF)
1959 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3131111959-04-18PHI@CINMike Cuellarahead 4-3t 3112349PH0.19590%Home Run (Deep LF); Post Scores/unER; Jones Scores; Hamner Scores
3232211959-04-23PHIMLNJuan Pizarrobehind 1-3b 901--28PH0.45564%Home Run (Deep LF); Koppe Scores
3333311959-05-11PHI@LADArt Fowlerbehind 9-10t 80---19PH0.24150%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
3434411959-05-22PHIMLNLew Burdettebehind 1-9b 721--29PH0.0071%Home Run (Deep LF); Hanebrink Scores
3535511959-05-31 (2)PHI@MLNWarren Spahnbehind 0-2t 81---19PH0.09819%Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
3636611959-06-07 (1)PHISTLJim Brosnantied 0-0b 111--2350.17072%Home Run (Deep LF); Ashburn Scores
3737711959-06-14 (1)PHISFGSam Jonesbehind 3-5b 421-33250.34565%Home Run; Koppe Scores/unER; Ashburn Scores/unER; Freese Scores/unER
3838811959-06-30PHIPITHarvey Haddixbehind 2-3b 41---1550.13853%Home Run (Deep LF)
3939911959-07-02 (1)PHICINJim Brosnanahead 1-0b 311234550.17493%Home Run (Deep LF); Koppe Scores; Ashburn Scores; Philley Scores/unER
40401011959-07-09 (1)PHISTLGary Blaylockahead 3-0b 311234650.08697%Home Run (Deep LF); Bouchee Scores; Philley Scores; Anderson Scores
41411111959-07-11PHISTLMarshall Bridgesbehind 2-4b 61---1650.13335%Home Run (Deep LF)
42421211959-07-19 (1)PHILADLarry Sherrybehind 0-1b 20---1650.11155%Home Run (Fly Ball)
43431311959-07-26 (2)PHI@CINTom Ackerahead 5-3t 71---1550.08489%Home Run (Deep CF)
44441411959-07-28PHI@SFGStu Millertied 2-2t 80---1650.25475%Home Run
45451511959-07-29PHI@SFGJohnny Antonelliahead 1-0t 421--2550.20080%Home Run; Post Scores
46461611959-08-11PHIPITBob Friendtied 3-3b 62---1550.18971%Home Run (Deep LF)
47471711959-08-14 (1)PHICINDon Newcombetied 0-0b 20---1550.10766%Home Run (Deep LF)
48481811959-08-27 (1)PHISFGMike McCormickahead 2-1b 62---1550.12083%Home Run
49491911959-08-30 (1)PHI@PITHarvey Haddixbehind 0-1t 20---1550.10850%Home Run (Deep LF)
50502011959-09-02PHI@MLNJuan Pizarroahead 6-4t 70---1650.07591%Home Run (Deep LF)
51512111959-09-18PHI@CHCArt Ceccarellitied 0-0t 21---1550.11059%Home Run (Deep LF)
52522211959-09-25PHI@MLNLew Burdetteahead 3-1t 3112-3550.15992%Home Run (Deep LF); Koppe Scores; Bouchee Scores
53532311959-09-26PHI@MLNWarren Spahntied 0-0t 21---1550.11659%Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
1960 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5454111960-05-27CHW@KCARay Herbertbehind 1-2t 42-2-2650.23559%Home Run (Deep LF); Sievers Scores
5555211960-05-31CHWCLEGary Bellbehind 0-2b 421--2750.24351%Home Run (Deep LF); Smith Scores
5656311960-06-01CHW@DETTom Morganahead 3-0t 9212-3750.032100%Home Run (Deep LF); Minoso Scores; Lollar Scores
5757411960-06-04CHWKCAKen Johnsontied 2-2b 70---1750.20679%Home Run (Deep LF)
5858511960-06-11 (1)CHW@BOSIke Delockbehind 0-1t 22---1750.10646%Home Run (Deep LF)
5959611960-07-06CHW@CLEBobby Lockebehind 4-5t 80---1750.25550%Home Run (Deep LF)
6060711960-07-07CHW@CLEJim Perryahead 4-0t 321-33750.09296%Home Run (Deep LF); Lollar Scores; Smith Scores
6161811960-07-17 (2)CHWBALBilly Hoeftahead 8-2b 62-233650.010100%Home Run (Deep LF); Sievers Scores; Smith Scores
6262911960-07-26CHW@BOSTed Willsahead 13-3t 9112-3750.000100%Home Run (Deep LF); Sievers Scores; Lollar Scores
63631011960-08-03CHW@BALJack Fisherahead 4-3t 90---1850.08793%Home Run (Deep LF)
64641111960-08-06CHWWSHTom Morganahead 7-1b 52---1750.01199%Home Run (Deep LF)
65651211960-08-07 (1)CHWWSHPedro Ramostied 7-7b 911--2750.367100%Walk-OffHome Run (Deep LF); Smith Scores
66661311960-08-09CHWNYYBob Turleybehind 1-2b 511-33550.29280%Home Run (Deep LF); Sievers Scores; Minoso Scores
67671411960-08-15CHWDETBob Brucebehind 0-2b 51---1550.12637%Home Run (Deep LF)
68681511960-09-08CHWNYYArt Ditmarbehind 1-4b 70---1750.09121%Home Run (Deep LF)
69691611960-09-17CHW@DETPaul Foytackahead 6-4t 91---1650.04596%Home Run (Deep LF)
70701711960-10-01CHWCLEDick Stigmantied 0-0b 2112-3750.22682%Home Run (Deep LF); Sievers Scores; Robinson Scores
1961 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7171111961-04-29CINPITVern Lawbehind 0-5b 70---1250.0337%Home Run (Deep LF)
7272211961-05-16CIN@PHIFrank Sullivanbehind 0-2t 411-33650.26260%Home Run (Deep LF-CF); Bell Scores; Coleman Scores
7373311961-05-19CINMLNLew Burdettebehind 0-2b 42-2-2650.22651%Home Run (Deep CF); Robinson Scores
7474411961-05-21 (2)CINMLNCarl Willeybehind 1-3b 90---1550.11120%Home Run (Deep LF)
7575511961-05-30 (1)CIN@SFGEddie Fisherahead 3-0t 41---1750.06688%Home Run (Deep LF)
7676611961-05-31CIN@LADDon Drysdaletied 2-2t 41---1750.12359%Home Run (Fly Ball)
7777721961-05-31CIN@LADTurk Farrelltied 5-5t 811--2750.34184%Home Run; Coleman Scores
7878811961-06-02CINCHCJack Curtisbehind 1-7b 901--2550.0122%Home Run (Deep CF); Robinson Scores
7979911961-06-03CINCHCDick Drottahead 4-0b 61---1550.02597%Home Run (Deep CF)
80801011961-06-06CINMLNCarl Willeytied 1-1b 41-2-2750.18877%Home Run (Deep LF); Lynch Scores
81811111961-06-08CINMLNMoe Drabowskyahead 6-2b 6112-3550.03499%Home Run (Deep LF); Kasko Scores; Robinson Scores
82821211961-06-11 (1)CIN@STLRay Sadeckiahead 2-0t 111--2550.12781%Home Run (Deep LF); Robinson Scores
83831311961-06-18 (1)CIN@PHIDon Ferrareseahead 3-2t 62---1550.13476%Home Run (Deep LF)
84841411961-06-24CINLADSandy Koufaxahead 3-2b 32-2-2550.16682%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Robinson Scores
85851511961-07-04CINPITEarl Francistied 0-0b 50---1750.14271%Home Run (Deep LF)
86861611961-07-07 (1)CIN@LADSandy Koufaxbehind 2-3t 321--2550.20857%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Pinson Scores
87871711961-07-07 (2)CIN@LADRon Perranoskiahead 3-1t 91---1750.04896%Home Run (Fly Ball)
88881811961-07-09CIN@LADTurk Farrellahead 10-3t 82---1750.003100%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
89891911961-07-29CIN@CHCJack Curtisbehind 0-3t 42---1650.07722%Home Run (Deep LF)
90902011961-08-06 (1)CINPITVinegar Bend Mizellbehind 0-5b 42---1550.04211%Home Run (Deep LF)
91912111961-08-16 (2)CIN@LADJohnny Podrestied 0-0t 41---1550.12359%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
92922221961-08-16 (2)CIN@LADJohnny Podresahead 2-0t 8112-3550.10398%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Kasko Scores; Robinson Scores
93932311961-08-27 (1)CINLADStan Williamsbehind 1-5b 7212-3150.21328%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Cardenas Scores; Edwards Scores
94942411961-09-02CIN@PHIJohn Buzhardtahead 3-2t 511--2150.18683%Home Run (Deep LF); Edwards Scores
95952511961-09-19CINPITBob Friendahead 1-0b 4112-3750.18691%Home Run (Deep LF); Lynch Scores; Coleman Scores
96962621961-09-19CINPITAl McBeanahead 9-1b 71---1750.001100%Home Run (Deep LF)
1963 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
9797111963-07-18CINSTLRay Sadeckitied 0-0b 12-233550.24981%Home Run; Harper Scores; Pinson Scores
9898211963-07-20CINSFGJack Sanfordbehind 0-1b 52---1750.17751%Home Run (CF-RF)
9999311963-07-28 (1)CIN@MLNTony Cloningerahead 2-0t 31-2-2550.12488%Home Run (Deep LF); Pinson Scores
100100411963-08-03CINPITDon Schwallahead 1-0b 411--2650.17087%Home Run (Deep LF); Keough Scores
101101511963-08-06 (2)CIN@PHIDennis Bennettbehind 0-5t 71---1550.0173%Home Run
102102611963-09-08CINNYMJay Hookbehind 1-2b 51---1750.17453%Home Run
1964 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
103103111964-04-21PIT@CHCFred Normantied 5-5t 9112-34PH0.38697%Home Run; Schofield Scores; Clemente Scores
104104211964-05-02PIT@STLCurt Simmonsbehind 1-2t 60---1450.16550%Home Run
105105311964-05-05PIT@CINJoe Nuxhalltied 0-0t 111-33450.19877%Home Run; Alley Scores; Clemente Scores
106106411964-05-12PITCINJim Maloneybehind 0-2b 511--2650.26653%Home Run; Burgess Scores
107107511964-06-14PIT@CHCDick Ellsworthbehind 0-5t 911--2450.0071%Home Run; Clemente Scores
108108611964-07-11PITMLNDenny Lemasterbehind 1-3b 60---19PH0.14137%Home Run
109109711964-08-08PITCHCLew Burdetteahead 3-2b 621--2650.18291%Home Run; Mota Scores
110110811964-08-18PIT@NYMAl Jacksonbehind 0-4t 621--2450.09815%Home Run; Clemente Scores
111111911964-08-25PIT@STLCurt Simmonsbehind 1-4t 70---19PH0.07718%Home Run
1965 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
112112111965-09-02 (1)CHW@BALDave McNallytied 0-0t 12---1350.10957%Home Run
1966 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
113113111966-05-14CHW@DETMickey Lolichahead 1-0t 121--2550.17876%Home Run; Robinson Scores/unER; Freese Scores/unER
114114211966-05-15CHW@DETFred Gladdingbehind 4-6t 71-2-2550.27146%Home Run; Martin Scores
115115311966-05-26CHWBALDave McNallybehind 0-3b 42---1650.08623%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.