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Spider Jorgensen

John Donald Jorgensen

Positions: Third Baseman, Pinch Hitter and Rightfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 155 lb.

Born: November 3, 1919 in Folsom, CA
High School: Folsom HS (Folsom, CA)
School: Sacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
Signed
by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1941. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1947 (Age 27.163, 7,933rd in MLB history)   vs. BSN 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1947 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Giants 1947-1951

Last Game: June 30, 1951 (Age 31.239)   vs. BSN 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: November 6, 2003 in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Buried: Lakeside Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Folsom, CA
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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.

Spider Jorgensen: 9 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 2 tying, 2 go ahead
2 Tms
BRO7
NYG2
 
vs RHP7
vs LHP2
 
Home6
Away3
 
Leverage
High Lev1
Medium Lev5
Low Lev3
5 Opps
PIT3
NYG2
BSN2
CIN1
STL1
9 Pitchers
Red Munger1
Mel Queen1
Fritz Ostermueller1
Gene Thompson1
Red Barrett1
Andy Hansen1
Glenn Elliott1
Ewell Blackwell1
Junior Walsh1
5 Parks
Ebbets Fld4
Polo Grounds2
Crosley Fld1
Forbes Fld1
Braves Fld1
Where Hit
98
Unk1
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms9
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
2nd3
8th2
7th1
5th1
9th1
6th1
Outs
04
23
12
 
DefPos
3B7
PH1
RF1
Bases
1--3
12-2
-2-2
---2
 
18 RBI
RISP4
0 on2
1 on5
2 on2
Any on7
Inning
11
21
32
42
51
81
91
 
1-34
4-63
7-end2
RelScore
+4..2
+22
+11
Tied1
-12
-21
 
Ahead5
Tied1
Behind3
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1947 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1947-04-17 BRO BSN Glenn Elliott ahead 7-2 b 4 2 12- 3 7 5 0.045 99% Home Run; Walker Scores; Edwards Scores
2 2 2 1 1947-06-28 BRO @ BSN Red Barrett behind 0-1 t 4 2 1-- 2 6 5 0.242 58% Home Run; Furillo Scores
3 3 3 1 1947-07-04 (1) BRO NYG Gene Thompson ahead 12-7 b 8 1 12- 3 8 5 0.004 100% Home Run; Miksis Scores; Hodges Scores
4 4 4 1 1947-07-27 (1) BRO @ PIT Fritz Ostermueller ahead 1-0 t 2 0 1-- 2 8 5 0.140 77% Home Run; Reese Scores
5 5 5 1 1947-09-24 BRO NYG Andy Hansen ahead 2-0 b 3 0 -2- 2 5 5 0.086 89% Home Run; Snider Scores
1948 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
6 6 1 1 1948-05-18 BRO STL Red Munger behind 0-2 b 5 2 1-- 2 2 5 0.261 52% Home Run; Branca Scores
1949 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
7 7 1 1 1949-08-07 (2) BRO @ CIN Ewell Blackwell tied 0-0 t 1 0 -2- 2 2 5 0.127 69% Home Run; Reese Scores
1951 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
8 8 1 1 1951-05-03 NYG PIT Mel Queen behind 2-3 b 9 1 --- 1 9 PH 0.468 58% Home Run
9 9 2 1 1951-05-04 NYG PIT Junior Walsh ahead 3-1 b 3 0 --- 1 2 9 0.075 84% Home Run

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.