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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

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1946 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111946-08-09STL@CINBucky Waltersahead 2-0t 60---1720.08189%Home Run
22211946-08-17STLCINBucky Waltersbehind 1-6b 61---1720.0317%Home Run
33311946-09-12STL@BROKirby Higbeahead 2-0t 121-33720.18289%Home Run; Kurowski Scores; Sisler Scores
1947 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
44111947-05-30 (1)STLCINHarry Gumbertbehind 5-12b 92-233820.0010%Home Run; Moore Scores; Creger Scores
55211947-06-14 (2)STLBROEd Chandlerahead 7-0b 60---1820.004100%Home Run
66311947-06-17STLPHICharley Schanzb 2---12
77411947-08-27STL@NYGRay Poatbehind 3-6t 91---1820.0224%Home Run
88511947-08-30STL@CINBucky Waltersbehind 1-2t 80---1820.24450%Home Run
1948 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
99111948-04-30STL@CINHarry Gumberttied 5-5t 711234720.28294%Home Run; Musial Scores; Slaughter Scores; Lang Scores
1010211948-06-18STL@NYGAlex Konikowskit 1---32
1111321948-06-18STL@NYGAlex Konikowskiahead 3-0t 1212-3820.14691%Home Run; Kurowski Scores; Jones Scores
1949 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1212111949-07-03STLCINHerm Wehmeierb 3---12
1313211949-07-08STL@CINEddie Erauttahead 4-1t 821--2820.05998%Home Run; Kazak Scores/unER; Garagiola Scores/unER
1414311949-08-12STLPITVic Lombardib 6---372
1950 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1515111950-05-28 (2)STL@CINEwell Blackwellahead 1-0t 111234620.18787%Home Run; Schoendienst Scores/unER; Slaughter Scores; Howerton Scores
1616211950-05-30 (2)STL@PITMurry Dicksont 8---32
1951 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1717111951-04-20STLCHCJohnny Schmitzb 2---12
1818211951-05-04STL@PHIRuss Meyerbehind 2-4t 41---1620.10634%Home Run
1919311951-07-15 (1)PIT@NYGSal Magliebehind 2-6t 70---1620.04710%Home Run
2020411951-07-16PIT@NYGLarry Jansenbehind 2-6t 611--2620.10519%Home Run; Kiner Scores
2121511951-07-18PIT@BRODan Bankheadahead 7-2t 42---1620.03395%Home Run
2222611951-07-22 (1)PIT@BSNMax Surkontbehind 2-3t 81---1620.26645%Home Run
2323711951-07-23PITBSNJohnny Sainbehind 2-7b 11-233620.13233%Home Run; Reiser Scores; Kiner Scores
2424811951-07-25PITNYGAl Corwinbehind 0-4b 7012-3620.20336%Home Run; Kiner Scores; Bell Scores
2525911951-07-29 (1)PITBSNJohnny Sainahead 2-0b 20---1620.07482%Home Run
26261011951-08-02PITBROCarl Erskinebehind 3-10b 811--2620.0081%Home Run; Bell Scores
27271111951-08-21PIT@BSNJim Wilsonbehind 0-2t 20---1620.10039%Home Run
1952 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2828111952-05-30 (2)PITSTLGerry Staleybehind 1-3b 9---3PHWalk-Off
2929211952-06-07PITNYGJim Hearnb 2---12
3030311952-06-19PIT@NYGGeorge Spencerahead 6-1t 81---1520.00999%Home Run
3131411952-07-06 (2)PIT@STLBill Werlet 4---12
3232511952-07-29PIT@BROClyde Kingahead 5-1t 821--2720.02799%Home Run; Merson Scores
3333611952-08-19PITPHIRobin Robertsb 8---32
3434711952-09-19PITCINHerm Wehmeierb 2---12
3535811952-09-27PIT@CINBubba Churcht 7---12
1953 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3636111953-05-09 (2)PIT@NYGBill Connellybehind 0-5t 41-2-2720.07817%Home Run; O'Connell Scores
3737211953-05-16PIT@CHCBob Rusht 8---12
3838311953-08-25 (2)CHC@BROCarl Erskineahead 3-1t 70---1720.08088%Home Run (Fly Ball)
1954 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3939111954-05-24CHC@STLCarl Scheibahead 4-2t 60---1720.08486%Home Run
4040211954-05-26CHC@STLTom Poholskyahead 3-2t 40---1820.10773%Home Run
4141311954-06-09 (2)CHCPHIBob Millerbehind 3-9b 71---19PH0.0143%Home Run (Deep RF)
4242411954-08-29 (2)CHCPITJohnny Hetkibehind 0-1b 221--2820.20862%Home Run; Fondy Scores
4343511954-09-02CHCBRORuss Meyerbehind 0-9b 501--2820.0143%Home Run (Line Drive); Fondy Scores

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 2015, 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.