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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)   vs. CIN 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Pirates/Cubs/Giants 1946-1954

Final Game: September 26, 1954 (Age 28)   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: 42 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 1 walk-off, 2 tying, 3 go ahead, 12 lacking some details
3 Tms
PIT19
STL17
CHC6
 
vs RHP39
vs LHP3
 
Away24
Home18
 
Leverage
High Lev5
Medium Lev7
Low Lev17
8 Opps
CIN10
NYG8
BRO7
BSN4
PHI4
STL4
PIT3
CHC2
35 Pitchers
Bucky Walters3
Russ Meyer2
Carl Erskine2
Herm Wehmeier2
Johnny Sain2
Harry Gumbert2
Gerry Staley1
Murry Dickson1
Bob Rush1
Alex Konikowski1
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
Crosley Fld6
Polo Grounds6
Ebbets Fld4
Wrigley Fld4
Braves Fld2
Shibe Pk1
Where Hit
922
Unk19
71
General field locations when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms42
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
Unk12
6th11
7th9
8th8
5th1
9th1
Outs
Unk13
112
011
26
 
DefPos
C40
PH2
Bases
---16
Unk13
1--6
1232
-232
12-1
-2-1
1-31
 
73 RBI
RISP7
0 on24
1 on7
2 on9
3 on2
Any on18
Inning
14
27
31
45
51
66
76
89
93
 
1-312
4-612
7-end18
RelScore
+4..4
+31
+25
+12
Tied1
-13
-23
-31
-4..10
Unk12
 
Ahead12
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
1949 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
11 11 1 1 1949-07-03 STL CIN Herm Wehmeier b 3 1 2
12 12 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
13 13 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
14 14 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
15 15 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
16 16 1 1 1951-04-20 STL CHC Johnny Schmitz b 2 1 2
17 17 2 1 1951-05-04 STL @ PHI Russ Meyer behind 2-4 t 4 1 --- 1 6 2 0.106 34% Home Run
18 18 3 1 1951-07-15 (1) PIT @ NYG Sal Maglie behind 2-6 t 7 0 --- 1 6 2 0.047 10% Home Run
19 19 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
20 20 5 1 1951-07-18 PIT @ BRO Dan Bankhead ahead 7-2 t 4 2 --- 1 6 2 0.033 95% Home Run
21 21 6 1 1951-07-22 (1) PIT @ BSN Max Surkont behind 2-3 t 8 1 --- 1 6 2 0.266 45% Home Run
22 22 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
23 23 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
24 24 9 1 1951-07-29 (1) PIT BSN Johnny Sain ahead 2-0 b 2 0 --- 1 6 2 0.074 82% Home Run
25 25 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
26 26 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
27 27 1 1 1952-05-30 (2) PIT STL Gerry Staley behind 1-3 b 9 3 PH Walk-Off
28 28 2 1 1952-06-07 PIT NYG Jim Hearn b 2 1 2
29 29 3 1 1952-06-19 PIT @ NYG George Spencer ahead 6-1 t 8 1 --- 1 5 2 0.009 99% Home Run
30 30 4 1 1952-07-06 (2) PIT @ STL Bill Werle t 4 1 2
31 31 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
32 32 6 1 1952-08-19 PIT PHI Robin Roberts b 8 3 2
33 33 7 1 1952-09-19 PIT CIN Herm Wehmeier b 2 1 2
34 34 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
35 35 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
36 36 2 1 1953-05-16 PIT @ CHC Bob Rush t 8 1 2
37 37 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
38 38 1 1 1954-05-24 CHC @ STL Carl Scheib ahead 4-2 t 6 0 --- 1 7 2 0.084 86% Home Run
39 39 2 1 1954-05-26 CHC @ STL Tom Poholsky ahead 3-2 t 4 0 --- 1 8 2 0.107 73% Home Run
40 40 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)
41 41 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
42 42 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

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.