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Orval Grove

Orval Leroy Grove

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 196 lb.

Born: August 29, 1919 in Mineral, KS
School: Elmhurst College (Elmhurst, IL) (All Transactions)
Debut: May 28, 1940 (Age 20.273, 7,115th in MLB history)   vs. SLB 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 1 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1942 season [*]
Team: WhiteSox 1940-1949

Last Game: April 27, 1949 (Age 29.241)   vs. CLE 0.2 IP, 4 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 4 ER
Died: April 20, 1992 in Carmichael, CA
Buried: Calvary Cemetery, Sacramento, CA
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Career Home Runs Allowed

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.

Orval Grove: 69 Career Home Runs Allowed

3 leading off, 1 walk-off, 1 tying, 10 go ahead, 43 lacking some details (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
1 Tm
CHW69
 
vs RHB47
vs LHB22
 
Away38
Home31
 
Leverage
High Lev3
Medium Lev8
Low Lev12
7 Opps
NYY17
CLE11
DET11
BOS10
PHA8
SLB7
WSH5
40 Batters
Joe DiMaggio5
Hank Greenberg5
Charlie Keller4
Nick Etten4
Bobby Estalella3
Bob Johnson3
Joe Gordon3
Wally Judnich3
Bobby Doerr3
Rudy York2
Hank Edwards2
Pat Seerey2
Vern Stephens2
George Metkovich2
Les Fleming1
George Kell1
Milt Byrnes1
Frankie Hayes1
Bud Metheny1
Dom DiMaggio1
8 Parks
Comiskey Pk31
Fenway Pk7
Yankee Stad7
ClevelandStd6
Tiger Stad6
Sprtsmn3/Busch6
Shibe Pk5
GriffithStad1
Where Hit
Unk54
712
92
781
General field locations
when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms35
2·HR gms15
4·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
Unk16
4th15
3rd13
5th11
1st5
6th4
7th3
2nd2
Outs
Unk43
113
010
23
 
DefPos
1B15
CF13
LF10
2B8
RF8
3B6
C4
SS4
P1
Bases
---61
1--4
12-1
-231
-2-1
1-31
 
106 Runs
RISP4
0 on43
1 on17
2 on7
3 on2
Any on26
Inning
111
28
312
411
58
64
75
84
96
 
1-331
4-623
7-end15
RelScore
+4..2
+32
+22
+14
Tied9
-11
-22
-4..4
Unk43
 
Ahead10
Tied9
Behind7
Unk43
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1941 HRs #car #yr #gm Date Batter @Bat   Score Inn Out RoB R BOP Pos bWPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1941-05-04 Benny McCoy PHA @ CHW t 3 --- 1 4
2 2 2 2 1941-05-04 Bob Johnson PHA @ CHW t 3 --- 2 7
1942 HRs #car #yr #gm Date Batter @Bat   Score Inn Out RoB R BOP Pos bWPA bWE Notes Play Description
3 3 1 1 1942-06-06 Dom DiMaggio BOS CHW b 1 0 --- 1 1 8 Lead-Off
1943 HRs #car #yr #gm Date Batter @Bat   Score Inn Out RoB R BOP Pos bWPA bWE Notes Play Description
4 4 1 1 1943-06-20 (1) Pat Seerey CLE @ CHW t 3 --- 1 1 7
5 5 2 1 1943-07-21 (2) Bobby Doerr BOS CHW b 6 --- 1 5 4
6 6 3 1 1943-08-06 Rudy York DET CHW b 3 --- 2 4 3
7 7 4 1 1943-08-11 George Metkovich BOS @ CHW t 1 --- 1 3 8
8 8 5 1 1943-08-15 (1) Charlie Keller NYY @ CHW t 3 --- 1 4 7
9 9 6 1 1943-08-19 Sherry Robertson WSH @ CHW t 2 --- 1 5 5
10 10 7 2 1943-08-19 Jake Early WSH @ CHW t 2 --- 2 7 2
11 11 8 1 1943-09-12 (2) Milt Byrnes SLB CHW b 4 --- 1 6 8
12 12 9 1 1943-09-25 (2) Bobby Estalella PHA CHW behind 1-5 b 9 1 --- 1 2 8 1% 1% Home Run
1944 HRs #car #yr #gm Date Batter @Bat   Score Inn Out RoB R BOP Pos bWPA bWE Notes Play Description
13 13 1 1 1944-05-14 (2) Roberto Ortiz WSH CHW b 3 --- 2 3 9 IPHR
14 14 2 1 1944-05-21 (2) Bobby Doerr BOS CHW b 1 --- 3 5 4
15 15 3 2 1944-05-21 (2) Bob Johnson BOS CHW b 5 --- 1 4 7
16 16 4 1 1944-05-30 (2) Ford Garrison PHA @ CHW t 8 --- 1 3 7
17 17 5 1 1944-06-04 (1) George Case WSH @ CHW t 3 --- 1 1 9
18 18 6 1 1944-07-02 (2) Nick Etten NYY CHW b 2 --- 2 5 3
19 19 7 2 1944-07-02 (2) Bud Metheny NYY CHW b 3 --- 1 2 9
20 20 8 1 1944-07-09 (2) Frankie Hayes PHA CHW ahead 3-1 b 5 1 -2- 2 4 2 10% 94% Home Run; Estalella Scores
21 21 9 1 1944-07-13 Rudy York DET CHW b 2 --- 1 3
22 22 10 1 1944-07-23 (2) Nick Etten NYY @ CHW t 4 --- 1 5 3
23 23 11 2 1944-07-23 (2) Nick Etten NYY @ CHW behind 1-6 t 4 0 --- 1 5 3 4% 10% Home Run
24 24 12 1 1944-08-06 (2) Dizzy Trout DET @ CHW t 5 --- 1 1
25 25 13 1 1944-09-15 Vern Stephens SLB CHW b 6 --- 1 6
1945 HRs #car #yr #gm Date Batter @Bat   Score Inn Out RoB R BOP Pos bWPA bWE Notes Play Description
26 26 1 1 1945-05-08 Felix Mackiewicz CLE @ CHW t 6 --- 2 8
27 27 2 1 1945-05-20 (2) George Metkovich BOS @ CHW t 7 --- 2 7 3
28 28 3 1 1945-05-28 Bob Johnson BOS CHW tied 1-1 b 3 --- 3 7
29 29 4 1 1945-06-10 (2) Paul Richards DET CHW b 7 --- 4 2
30 30 5 1 1945-06-27 Eddie Lake BOS @ CHW t 1 0 --- 1 1 6 Lead-Off
31 31 6 1 1945-07-04 (1) Harlond Clift WSH @ CHW behind 1-3 t 9 0 --- 1 4 5 8% 14% Home Run
32 32 7 1 1945-07-16 (2) Bobby Estalella PHA CHW ahead 2-1 b 6 1 --- 1 4 8 12% 85% Home Run
33 33 8 2 1945-07-16 (2) Bobby Estalella PHA CHW ahead 5-1 b 8 0 --- 1 4 8 1% 100% Home Run
34 34 9 1 1945-07-22 Nick Etten NYY CHW b 2 --- 1 4 3
35 35 10 1 1945-08-30 Don Ross CLE @ CHW behind 2-4 t 9 --- 2 5
36 36 11 1 1945-09-12 (1) Charlie Keller NYY CHW b 4 --- 1 4 7
37 37 12 2 1945-09-12 (1) Russ Derry NYY CHW b 4 --- 1 3 8
1946 HRs #car #yr #gm Date Batter @Bat   Score Inn Out RoB R BOP Pos bWPA bWE Notes Play Description
38 38 1 1 1946-04-27 Vern Stephens SLB @ CHW tied 0-0 t 4 1 --- 1 3 6 14% 62% Home Run
39 39 2 1 1946-05-18 Charlie Keller NYY @ CHW t 9 --- 1 3 7
40 40 3 2 1946-05-18 Charlie Keller NYY @ CHW behind 0-5 t 9 1 --- 1 3 7 0% 0% Home Run
41 41 4 1 1946-05-24 Hank Greenberg DET @ CHW t 8 --- 1 3
42 42 5 2 1946-05-24 Hank Greenberg DET @ CHW ahead 2-0 t 8 1 --- 1 5 3 7% 94% Home Run (LF-CF)
43 43 6 1 1946-07-02 Hank Greenberg DET CHW b 1 --- 2 3
44 44 7 2 1946-07-02 Jimmy Bloodworth DET CHW b 4 --- 1 4
45 45 8 1 1946-07-17 (2) Bobby Doerr BOS CHW b 2 --- 2 5 4
46 46 9 1 1946-08-18 (1) Pat Seerey CLE CHW b 3 --- 1 3 9
47 47 10 1 1946-09-02 (1) Hank Greenberg DET @ CHW t 4 --- 2 3
48 48 11 2 1946-09-02 (1) Hank Greenberg DET @ CHW tied 0-0 t 4 0 1-- 2 4 3 21% 75% Home Run; Cramer Scores
49 49 12 1 1946-09-21 (1) Wally Judnich SLB CHW b 1 --- 1 3 9
50 50 13 2 1946-09-21 (1) Wally Judnich SLB CHW b 5 --- 3 3 9
1947 HRs #car #yr #gm Date Batter @Bat   Score Inn Out RoB R BOP Pos bWPA bWE Notes Play Description
51 51 1 1 1947-06-09 Johnny Lindell NYY @ CHW tied 0-0 t 1 1 1-- 2 3 7 18% 69% Home Run; Henrich Scores
52 52 2 1 1947-06-15 (2) Jake Jones BOS CHW tied 4-4 b 9 2 --- 4 3 Walk-Off
53 53 3 1 1947-06-28 Hank Edwards CLE CHW ahead 1-0 b 3 2 1-- 2 3 9 18% 84% Home Run; Metkovich Scores
54 54 4 1 1947-07-02 Wally Judnich SLB CHW b 4 --- 1 6 3
55 55 5 1 1947-07-06 (2) Hank Edwards CLE @ CHW tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 9 11% 57% Home Run
56 56 6 2 1947-07-06 (2) Joe Gordon CLE @ CHW ahead 1-0 t 2 1 --- 1 6 4 11% 70% Home Run
57 57 7 1 1947-08-09 George Kell DET CHW b 5 --- 1 5
58 58 8 1 1947-09-03 (1) Joe Gordon CLE CHW behind 0-1 b 2 1 1-- 2 7 4 21% 64% Home Run; Fleming Scores
59 59 9 2 1947-09-03 (1) Les Fleming CLE CHW behind 2-7 b 7 0 --- 1 5 3 3% 6% Home Run
60 60 10 1 1947-09-27 (2) Les Moss SLB CHW b 4 --- 2 2
1948 HRs #car #yr #gm Date Batter @Bat   Score Inn Out RoB R BOP Pos bWPA bWE Notes Play Description
61 61 1 1 1948-05-16 (2) Joe Gordon CLE CHW ahead 3-0 b 3 1 --- 1 5 4 6% 89% Home Run
62 62 2 1 1948-05-20 Joe DiMaggio NYY @ CHW t 1 --- 3 4 8 Cycle
63 63 3 2 1948-05-20 Joe DiMaggio NYY @ CHW tied 0-0 t 1 1 12- 3 4 8 21% 75% Home Run; Keller Scores/unER; Lindell Scores
64 64 4 3 1948-05-20 Joe DiMaggio NYY @ CHW t 5 --- 1 4 8 Cycle
65 65 5 4 1948-05-20 Joe DiMaggio NYY @ CHW ahead 4-1 t 5 0 --- 1 4 8 6% 90% Home Run
66 66 6 1 1948-07-19 (2) Eddie Joost PHA CHW tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 1 1 6 9% 64% Lead-Off Home Run
67 67 7 1 1948-07-25 (2) Joe DiMaggio NYY CHW tied 3-3 b 5 0 --- 1 4 8 14% 71% Home Run
68 68 8 2 1948-07-25 (2) Billy Johnson NYY CHW ahead 4-3 b 7 1 1-3 3 5 5 12% 97% Home Run; Henrich Scores; Mapes Scores
1949 HRs #car #yr #gm Date Batter @Bat   Score Inn Out RoB R BOP Pos bWPA bWE Notes Play Description
69 69 1 1 1949-04-27 Ken Keltner CLE CHW ahead 7-3 b 7 1 -23 3 6 5 2% 100% Home Run; Boone Scores; Gordon 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.