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Rubén Gómez

Ruben (Colon) Gomez

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: July 13, 1927 in Arroyo, Puerto Rico
High School: George Washington HS (Guayama, PR)
School: University of Puerto Rico (Rio Piedras, PR) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1953 (Age 25.278, 8,581st in MLB history)   vs. BRO 0.2 IP, 5 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 4 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1953 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Phillies/Indians/Twins 1953-1967

Last Game: May 2, 1967 (Age 39.293)   vs. HOU 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: July 26, 2004 in Carolina, Puerto Rico
Buried: Cementerio Nuevo Municipal,in Guayama, Puerto Rico
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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.

Ruben Gomez: 3 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 0 go ahead (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
1 Tm
vs LHP2
vs RHP1
Medium Lev3
3 Opps
3 Pitchers
Johnny Podres1
Lew Burdette1
Fred Baczewski1
3 Parks
Ebbets Fld1
County Stad1
Polo Grounds1
Where Hit
General field locations
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms3
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
0 on2
1 on1
Any on1
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1954 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1954-07-30 NYG CIN Fred Baczewski ahead 1-0 b 5 2 1-- 2 9 1 0.185 87% Home Run; Westrum Scores
2 2 2 1 1954-09-21 NYG @ BRO Johnny Podres ahead 4-2 t 5 0 --- 1 9 1 0.085 83% Home Run
1957 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
3 3 1 1 1957-07-26 NYG @ MLN Lew Burdette ahead 1-0 t 3 0 --- 1 9 1 0.106 73% Home Run (Deep LF)

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on'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. 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 1913 to 2016, 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.