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Johnny Groth    \GROWTH\

John Thomas Groth

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 182 lb.

Born: July 23, 1926 in Chicago, IL
High School: Latin HS (Chicago, IL)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1946. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 5, 1946 (Age 20.044)   vs. CLE 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1949 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/WhiteSox/Athletics/Browns/Senators 1946-1960

Final Game: July 28, 1960 (Age 34.005)   vs. WSH 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 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.

Johnny Groth: 60 Career Home Runs

4 leading off, 0 walk-off, 5 tying, 14 go ahead, 12 lacking some details
5 Tms
DET34
SLB10
CHW9
KCA5
WSH2
 
vs RHP39
vs LHP21
 
Away32
Home28
 
Leverage
High Lev7
Medium Lev18
Low Lev23
8 Opps
PHA/KCA11
BOS9
BAL/SLB8
CLE7
DET7
CHW7
WSH6
NYY5
45 Pitchers
Marion Fricano3
Early Wynn3
Alex Kellner3
Ned Garver2
Leo Kiely2
Al Gettel2
Joe Dobson2
Eddie Lopat2
Bobby Shantz2
Connie Grob2
Allie Reynolds2
Bob Wiesler2
Cliff Fannin1
Bob Lemon1
Ralph Branca1
Carl Scheib1
Paul Foytack1
Billy Hoeft1
Ted Gray1
Max Surkont1
10 Parks
Tiger Stad27
Shibe Pk6
GriffithStad6
Fenway Pk5
Sprtsmn3/Busch5
ClevelandStd4
Comiskey Pk2
Munic. Stad2
Yankee Stad2
Memor. Stad1
Where Hit
733
Unk18
95
83
781
General field locations
when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms52
2·HR gms4
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
6th16
1st11
Unk10
7th9
5th9
8th3
3rd1
2nd1
Outs
118
017
214
Unk11
 
DefPos
CF55
RF2
LF2
PH1
Bases
---25
1--13
Unk12
-2-5
1232
--31
-231
1-31
 
105 RBI
RISP10
0 on28
1 on22
2 on7
3 on3
Any on32
Inning
16
29
37
45
55
62
712
87
96
Extra1
 
1-322
4-612
7-end26
RelScore
+4..8
+32
+25
+15
Tied7
-110
-24
-32
-4..5
Unk12
 
Ahead20
Tied7
Behind21
Unk12
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

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1948 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111948-09-28DETSLBFred Sanfordb 128
1949 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
22111949-04-19DETCHWAl Gettelahead 2-1b 51---1780.11079%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to RF (RF Line)
33221949-04-19DETCHWAl Gettelahead 3-1b 72---1780.06493%Home Run (Fly Ball)
44311949-04-20DETCHWRandy Gumpertbehind 1-2b 811234780.40997%Home Run; Lake Scores; Evers Scores; Robinson Scores
55411949-04-28DETSLBNed Garverb 348
66511949-05-03DETBOSEllis Kinderbehind 0-4b 20---1780.07226%Home Run
77611949-05-24DET@BOSMickey Harrisbehind 0-1t 211--2680.17057%Home Run (Deep LF-CF); Evers Scores
88711949-07-18DETPHAAlex Kellnerb 638
99821949-07-18DETPHACarl Scheibb 738
1010911949-08-07DET@BOSMickey McDermottahead 3-1t 311--2580.13383%Home Run; Wertz Scores
11111011949-08-09DETCHWMax Surkontb 738
12121111949-08-13DETSLBRalph Winegarnerb 728
1950 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1313111950-04-21DETCHWMickey Haefnerbehind 0-1b 71---1680.21655%Home Run
1414211950-04-25DET@SLBDick Starrt 518
1515311950-05-14DETSLBCliff Fanninb 728
1616411950-05-19DETPHAHank Wysebehind 0-1b 20---1680.10055%Home Run
1717511950-05-30 (2)DETCLEGene Beardenahead 2-0b 62--32680.10893%Home Run; Kell Scores
1818611950-06-02 (2)DET@PHAAlex Kellnerahead 6-1t 30-2-2680.03996%Home Run; Evers Scores
1919711950-07-01DET@CLEEarly Wynnbehind 3-6t 81---1680.05311%Home Run
2020811950-08-14DET@CLEEarly Wynnbehind 0-1t 911--2680.62981%Home Run; Evers Scores
2121911950-08-15DET@CLEBob Lemontied 0-0t 121234680.27880%Home Run; Kell Scores/unER; Wertz Scores/unER; Evers Scores/unER; Groth Scores/unER
22221011950-08-19DETSLBNed Garverahead 4-0b 81-2-2680.010100%Home Run; Wertz Scores; Groth Scores/unER
23231111950-08-22DET@NYYAllie Reynoldsbehind 2-10t 80-233680.0102%Home Run; Wertz Scores; Evers Scores
24241211950-08-28DET@PHABobby Shantzbehind 2-4t 92---1680.0274%Home Run
1951 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2525111951-07-21DETBOSRay Scarboroughbehind 2-6b 91---1680.0112%Home Run
2626211951-08-04DET@BOSLeo Kielybehind 0-1t 901--2580.53082%Home Run (Deep LF); Souchock Scores
2727311951-09-27DET@SLBDuke Markellt 218
1952 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2828111952-05-10DETCHWJoe Dobsonbehind 0-5b 80---1680.0204%Home Run
2929211952-06-04DET@PHABobby Shantzbehind 0-2t 401--2680.19150%Home Run; Dropo Scores
3030311952-07-27 (1)DETNYYAllie Reynoldsb 5358
3131411952-08-13DETCHWJoe Dobsonbehind 0-2b 10---1180.10144%Lead-OffHome Run
1953 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3232111953-05-19SLB@BOSHal Browntied 0-0t 32---1180.11757%Home Run (Deep LF)
3333211953-05-30 (1)SLB@DETTed Graytied 0-0t 10---1180.10060%Lead-OffHome Run
3434311953-05-30 (2)SLB@DETBill Wightahead 6-1t 81---1180.00999%Home Run
3535411953-06-07 (2)SLBNYYWhitey Fordb 10118Lead-Off
3636511953-07-07SLBCLEEarly Wynnbehind 1-3b 721--2180.34652%Home Run; Kryhoski Scores
3737611953-07-12 (2)SLB@DETRalph Brancatied 0-0t 10---1180.10060%Lead-OffHome Run
3838711953-07-30SLB@PHAMarion Fricanobehind 0-5t 30---1780.04714%Home Run
3939811953-09-03SLBNYYEddie Lopatb 238
4040911953-09-07 (2)SLB@CLEDave Hoskinsbehind 0-1t 321--2180.22658%Home Run; Paige Scores
41411011953-09-22SLB@DETBob Millertied 1-1t 40---1580.12763%Home Run
1954 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4242111954-04-19CHW@DETBilly Hoeftahead 1-0t 20---1680.10071%Home Run
4343211954-04-29CHW@NYYEddie Lopatbehind 2-3t 411--2780.24261%Home Run; Michaels Scores
4444311954-06-09CHW@PHAAlex Kellnerahead 1-0t 42-2-2880.19081%Home Run; Rivera Scores/unER; Groth Scores/unER
4545411954-06-15CHWPHAMarion Fricanobehind 2-3b 21---1880.11553%Home Run
4646511954-08-08 (2)CHWWSHSpec Sheaahead 2-0b 80---1580.03297%Home Run
4747611954-08-27CHW@PHAMarion Fricanoahead 5-0t 321-33870.06298%Home Run; Rivera Scores; Marsh Scores
4848711954-09-01 (2)CHW@BOSMel Parnellahead 2-0t 411--2690.13787%Home Run; Kell Scores
1955 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4949111955-05-28CHW@DETBen Flowersahead 10-3t 72---1180.004100%Home Run
5050221955-05-28CHW@DETPaul Foytackahead 11-4t 91-2-2180.001100%Home Run; Dropo Scores
5151311955-06-15WSHCLEBob Fellertied 0-0b 21---1580.11464%Home Run
5252411955-06-29WSHBOSIke Delockbehind 4-7b 90---1580.0489%Home Run (Deep CF)
1956 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5353111956-05-06 (2)KCA@WSHBob Wieslerahead 7-1t 711--2280.011100%Home Run; Jacobs Scores
5454211956-05-22KCAWSHBob Wieslerahead 5-1b 72---1590.01898%Home Run
5555311956-06-11 (1)KCA@WSHConnie Grobbehind 0-1t 511--2780.25362%Home Run; Ginsberg Scores
5656421956-06-11 (1)KCA@WSHConnie Grobahead 2-1t 72---1780.14079%Home Run
5757511956-08-22KCA@BALBilly Loesahead 5-2t 112-2-2370.02699%Home Run; Power Scores
1958 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5858111958-06-06DET@WSHHal Griggstied 0-0t 221--2780.21068%Home Run; Harris Scores
5959211958-09-01 (2)DET@KCAJack Urbanahead 2-1t 51---1180.12375%Home Run
1959 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
6060111959-05-05DETBOSLeo Kielyahead 6-3b 701--25PH0.03699%Home Run; Kaline 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.