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Joe Garagiola    \GAR-uh-jee-O-luh\

Joseph Henry Garagiola

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: February 12, 1926 in St. Louis, MO
High School: St. Mary's HS (St. Louis, MO)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1942. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 26, 1946 (Age 20.103, 7,881st in MLB history)   vs. CIN 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1946 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Pirates/Cubs/Giants 1946-1954

Last Game: September 26, 1954 (Age 28.226)   vs. PHI 2 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 1 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.

Joe Garagiola: 43 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 1 walk-off, 2 tying, 3 go ahead, 12 lacking some details (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
3 Tms
PIT19
STL18
CHC6
 
vs RHP40
vs LHP3
 
Away25
Home18
 
Leverage
High Lev5
Medium Lev8
Low Lev17
8 Opps
CIN10
NYG9
BRO7
BSN4
PHI4
STL4
PIT3
CHC2
35 Pitchers
Bucky Walters3
Russ Meyer2
Alex Konikowski2
Carl Erskine2
Herm Wehmeier2
Johnny Sain2
Harry Gumbert2
Gerry Staley1
Murry Dickson1
Bob Rush1
Dan Bankhead1
Johnny Schmitz1
Clyde King1
George Spencer1
Bob Miller1
Bill Werle1
Ray Poat1
Jim Hearn1
Ed Chandler1
Larry Jansen1
8 Parks
Sprtsmn3/Busch10
Forbes Fld9
Polo Grounds7
Crosley Fld6
Ebbets Fld4
Wrigley Fld4
Braves Fld2
Shibe Pk1
Where Hit
923
Unk19
71
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms41
2·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
Unk12
6th11
7th9
8th9
5th1
9th1
Outs
Unk13
112
011
27
 
DefPos
C41
PH2
Bases
---29
1--6
12-2
1232
-232
-2-1
1-31
 
76 RBI
RISP8
0 on24
1 on7
2 on10
3 on2
Any on19
Inning
15
27
31
45
51
66
76
89
93
 
1-313
4-612
7-end18
RelScore
+4..4
+32
+25
+12
Tied1
-13
-23
-31
-4..10
Unk12
 
Ahead13
Tied1
Behind17
Unk12
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 1946-08-09 STL @ CIN Bucky Walters ahead 2-0 t 6 0 --- 1 7 2 0.081 89% Home Run
2 2 2 1 1946-08-17 STL CIN Bucky Walters behind 1-6 b 6 1 --- 1 7 2 0.031 7% Home Run
3 3 3 1 1946-09-12 STL @ BRO Kirby Higbe ahead 2-0 t 1 2 1-3 3 7 2 0.182 89% Home Run; Kurowski Scores; Sisler Scores
1947 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
4 4 1 1 1947-05-30 (1) STL CIN Harry Gumbert behind 5-12 b 9 2 -23 3 8 2 0.001 0% Home Run; Moore Scores; Creger Scores
5 5 2 1 1947-06-14 (2) STL BRO Ed Chandler ahead 7-0 b 6 0 --- 1 8 2 0.004 100% Home Run
6 6 3 1 1947-06-17 STL PHI Charley Schanz b 2 --- 1 2
7 7 4 1 1947-08-27 STL @ NYG Ray Poat behind 3-6 t 9 1 --- 1 8 2 0.022 4% Home Run
8 8 5 1 1947-08-30 STL @ CIN Bucky Walters behind 1-2 t 8 0 --- 1 8 2 0.244 50% Home Run
1948 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
9 9 1 1 1948-04-30 STL @ CIN Harry Gumbert tied 5-5 t 7 1 123 4 7 2 0.282 94% Home Run; Musial Scores; Slaughter Scores; Lang Scores
10 10 2 1 1948-06-18 STL @ NYG Alex Konikowski t 1 --- 3 2
11 11 3 2 1948-06-18 STL @ NYG Alex Konikowski ahead 3-0 t 1 2 12- 3 8 2 0.146 91% Home Run; Kurowski Scores; Jones Scores
1949 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
12 12 1 1 1949-07-03 STL CIN Herm Wehmeier b 3 --- 1 2
13 13 2 1 1949-07-08 STL @ CIN Eddie Erautt ahead 4-1 t 8 2 1-- 2 8 2 0.059 98% Home Run; Kazak Scores/unER; Garagiola Scores/unER
14 14 3 1 1949-08-12 STL PIT Vic Lombardi b 6 --- 3 7 2
1950 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
15 15 1 1 1950-05-28 (2) STL @ CIN Ewell Blackwell ahead 1-0 t 1 1 123 4 6 2 0.187 87% Home Run; Schoendienst Scores/unER; Slaughter Scores; Howerton Scores
16 16 2 1 1950-05-30 (2) STL @ PIT Murry Dickson t 8 --- 3 2
1951 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
17 17 1 1 1951-04-20 STL CHC Johnny Schmitz b 2 --- 1 2
18 18 2 1 1951-05-04 STL @ PHI Russ Meyer behind 2-4 t 4 1 --- 1 6 2 0.106 34% Home Run
19 19 3 1 1951-07-15 (1) PIT @ NYG Sal Maglie behind 2-6 t 7 0 --- 1 6 2 0.047 10% Home Run
20 20 4 1 1951-07-16 PIT @ NYG Larry Jansen behind 2-6 t 6 1 1-- 2 6 2 0.105 19% Home Run; Kiner Scores
21 21 5 1 1951-07-18 PIT @ BRO Dan Bankhead ahead 7-2 t 4 2 --- 1 6 2 0.033 95% Home Run
22 22 6 1 1951-07-22 (1) PIT @ BSN Max Surkont behind 2-3 t 8 1 --- 1 6 2 0.266 45% Home Run
23 23 7 1 1951-07-23 PIT BSN Johnny Sain behind 2-7 b 1 1 -23 3 6 2 0.132 33% Home Run; Reiser Scores; Kiner Scores
24 24 8 1 1951-07-25 PIT NYG Al Corwin behind 0-4 b 7 0 12- 3 6 2 0.203 36% Home Run; Kiner Scores; Bell Scores
25 25 9 1 1951-07-29 (1) PIT BSN Johnny Sain ahead 2-0 b 2 0 --- 1 6 2 0.074 82% Home Run
26 26 10 1 1951-08-02 PIT BRO Carl Erskine behind 3-10 b 8 1 1-- 2 6 2 0.008 1% Home Run; Bell Scores
27 27 11 1 1951-08-21 PIT @ BSN Jim Wilson behind 0-2 t 2 0 --- 1 6 2 0.100 39% Home Run
1952 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
28 28 1 1 1952-05-30 (2) PIT STL Gerry Staley behind 1-3 b 9 --- 3 PH Walk-Off
29 29 2 1 1952-06-07 PIT NYG Jim Hearn b 2 --- 1 2
30 30 3 1 1952-06-19 PIT @ NYG George Spencer ahead 6-1 t 8 1 --- 1 5 2 0.009 99% Home Run
31 31 4 1 1952-07-06 (2) PIT @ STL Bill Werle t 4 --- 1 2
32 32 5 1 1952-07-29 PIT @ BRO Clyde King ahead 5-1 t 8 2 1-- 2 7 2 0.027 99% Home Run; Merson Scores
33 33 6 1 1952-08-19 PIT PHI Robin Roberts b 8 --- 3 2
34 34 7 1 1952-09-19 PIT CIN Herm Wehmeier b 2 --- 1 2
35 35 8 1 1952-09-27 PIT @ CIN Bubba Church t 7 --- 1 2
1953 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
36 36 1 1 1953-05-09 (2) PIT @ NYG Bill Connelly behind 0-5 t 4 1 -2- 2 7 2 0.078 17% Home Run; O'Connell Scores
37 37 2 1 1953-05-16 PIT @ CHC Bob Rush t 8 --- 1 2
38 38 3 1 1953-08-25 (2) CHC @ BRO Carl Erskine ahead 3-1 t 7 0 --- 1 7 2 0.080 88% Home Run (Fly Ball)
1954 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
39 39 1 1 1954-05-24 CHC @ STL Carl Scheib ahead 4-2 t 6 0 --- 1 7 2 0.084 86% Home Run
40 40 2 1 1954-05-26 CHC @ STL Tom Poholsky ahead 3-2 t 4 0 --- 1 8 2 0.107 73% Home Run
41 41 3 1 1954-06-09 (2) CHC PHI Bob Miller behind 3-9 b 7 1 --- 1 9 PH 0.014 3% Home Run (Deep RF)
42 42 4 1 1954-08-29 (2) CHC PIT Johnny Hetki behind 0-1 b 2 2 1-- 2 8 2 0.208 62% Home Run; Fondy Scores
43 43 5 1 1954-09-02 CHC BRO Russ Meyer behind 0-9 b 5 0 1-- 2 8 2 0.014 3% Home Run (Line Drive); Fondy Scores

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

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