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Dick Kokos

Richard Jerome Kokos
born Richard Jerome Kokoszka

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: February 28, 1928 in Chicago, IL
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1945. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 8, 1948 (Age 20.131, 8,100th in MLB history)   vs. DET 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/Orioles 1948-1954

Last Game: May 10, 1954 (Age 26.071)   vs. PHA 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: April 9, 1986 in Chicago, IL
Buried: St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles, IL
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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.

Dick Kokos: 60 Career Home Runs

1 leading off, 1 walk-off, 8 tying, 13 go ahead, 19 lacking some details (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
1 Tm
BAL/SLB60
 
vs RHP44
vs LHP16
 
Home33
Away27
 
Leverage
High Lev12
Medium Lev13
Low Lev15
7 Opps
DET11
CLE10
PHA10
CHW9
NYY8
WSH7
BOS5
41 Pitchers
Art Houtteman3
Bob Lemon3
Steve Gromek3
Lou Brissie3
Virgil Trucks3
Carl Scheib3
Mickey Haefner2
Bob Feller2
Ellis Kinder2
Paul Calvert2
Bob Hooper2
Allie Reynolds2
Early Wynn2
Bob Porterfield1
Joe Dobson1
Saul Rogovin1
Chuck Stobbs1
Joe Page1
Ralph Branca1
Ralph Buxton1
7 Parks
Sprtsmn3/Busch33
Comiskey Pk7
Tiger Stad6
ClevelandStd5
Shibe Pk4
Yankee Stad3
GriffithStad2
Where Hit
Unk34
926
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms54
2·HR gms3
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
2nd18
Unk12
4th8
5th6
3rd5
1st4
6th4
9th2
8th1
Outs
Unk19
017
113
211
 
DefPos
RF40
LF17
PH3
Bases
---41
1--9
-2-5
12-3
1231
--31
 
100 RBI
RISP10
0 on31
1 on19
2 on9
3 on1
Any on29
Inning
19
25
35
46
56
68
76
810
94
Extra1
 
1-319
4-620
7-end21
RelScore
+4..2
+32
+22
+13
Tied10
-17
-26
-4..9
Unk19
 
Ahead9
Tied10
Behind22
Unk19
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1948 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1948-07-11 (1) SLB @ CLE Bob Feller behind 0-2 t 7 0 1-- 2 6 9 0.255 50% Home Run; Zarilla Scores
2 2 2 1 1948-08-01 (1) SLB WSH Early Wynn b 2 --- 1 9
3 3 3 1 1948-08-20 SLB @ DET Art Houtteman t 8 --- 1 9
4 4 4 2 1948-08-20 SLB @ DET Art Houtteman behind 3-4 t 8 0 --- 1 5 9 0.236 50% Home Run
5 5 5 1 1948-09-09 (1) SLB @ CHW Marino Pieretti t 4 --- 1 9
1949 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
6 6 1 1 1949-04-20 SLB CLE Bob Lemon behind 0-4 b 6 1 --- 1 5 9 0.059 15% Home Run
7 7 2 1 1949-04-21 SLB CLE Steve Gromek behind 1-8 b 5 0 --- 1 5 9 0.021 5% Home Run
8 8 3 1 1949-05-07 SLB WSH Walt Masterson behind 1-5 b 7 1 12- 3 8 PH 0.211 33% Home Run; Spence Scores; Sievers Scores/unER
9 9 4 1 1949-05-08 (2) SLB BOS Ellis Kinder ahead 1-0 b 3 1 --- 1 2 9 0.097 74% Home Run
10 10 5 2 1949-05-08 (2) SLB BOS Ellis Kinder ahead 2-0 b 5 2 --- 1 2 9 0.082 86% Home Run
11 11 6 1 1949-05-12 SLB PHA Lou Brissie b 1 --- 2 9
12 12 7 1 1949-05-15 (2) SLB DET Marlin Stuart b 2 --- 1 9
13 13 8 1 1949-05-27 SLB @ DET Virgil Trucks behind 3-5 t 8 1 --- 1 4 9 0.101 20% Home Run
14 14 9 1 1949-06-03 SLB WSH Paul Calvert behind 1-12 b 9 0 -2- 2 5 9 0.000 0% Home Run; Graham Scores
15 15 10 1 1949-06-05 (2) SLB NYY Joe Page ahead 4-1 b 5 2 12- 3 5 9 0.098 97% Home Run; Priddy Scores; Graham Scores
16 16 11 1 1949-06-12 (2) SLB PHA Lou Brissie tied 3-3 b 3 2 --3 2 6 9 0.186 73% Home Run; Platt Scores
17 17 12 1 1949-06-14 SLB @ WSH Mickey Haefner ahead 2-0 t 1 2 -2- 2 6 9 0.136 81% Home Run; Sievers Scores
18 18 13 1 1949-06-19 (2) SLB @ PHA Carl Scheib tied 0-0 t 1 1 -2- 2 3 9 0.152 67% Home Run; Spence Scores
19 19 14 1 1949-06-22 (1) SLB @ NYY Eddie Lopat tied 0-0 t 1 2 1-- 2 4 9 0.179 65% Home Run; Spence Scores/unER; Kokos Scores/unER
20 20 15 1 1949-06-28 SLB @ CHW Max Surkont t 8 0 --- 1 9
21 21 16 1 1949-07-04 (2) SLB CHW Billy Pierce b 6 --- 1 9
22 22 17 1 1949-07-17 (2) SLB WSH Paul Calvert behind 2-3 b 7 0 --- 1 2 9 0.214 59% Home Run
23 23 18 1 1949-07-19 (2) SLB PHA Bobby Shantz b 3 --- 2 9
24 24 19 1 1949-08-10 SLB @ CLE Bob Lemon tied 4-4 t 9 1 --- 1 2 9 0.377 82% Home Run
25 25 20 1 1949-08-19 (1) SLB DET Art Houtteman b 8 --- 3 9
26 26 21 1 1949-08-27 SLB PHA Lou Brissie b 2 --- 3 9
27 27 22 1 1949-08-31 SLB NYY Ralph Buxton ahead 8-3 b 8 1 1-- 2 6 9 0.005 100% Home Run; Graham Scores
28 28 23 1 1949-09-19 SLB @ PHA Dick Fowler t 4 --- 3 9
1950 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
29 29 1 1 1950-04-19 SLB @ CHW Bob Kuzava tied 0-0 t 1 0 1-- 2 2 7 0.144 68% Home Run; Upton Scores
30 30 2 1 1950-04-23 (2) SLB CLE Sam Zoldak behind 0-2 b 3 1 123 4 2 7 0.274 73% Home Run; Gustine Scores; Garver Scores; Upton Scores
31 31 3 1 1950-04-25 SLB DET Virgil Trucks behind 1-5 b 9 --- 1 2 7
32 32 4 1 1950-05-26 SLB DET Hal Newhouser b 6 --- 1 2 9
33 33 5 1 1950-05-30 (2) SLB CHW Mickey Haefner b 5 --- 1 4 9
34 34 6 1 1950-06-04 (1) SLB @ PHA Carl Scheib ahead 3-0 t 2 1 12- 3 2 9 0.123 91% Home Run; Garver Scores; Upton Scores
35 35 7 1 1950-06-04 (2) SLB @ PHA Bob Hooper behind 1-11 t 6 1 --- 1 2 9 0.002 0% Home Run
36 36 8 1 1950-06-10 SLB @ NYY Allie Reynolds t 8 --- 3 2 9
37 37 9 1 1950-06-15 SLB WSH Joe Haynes ahead 7-6 b 4 0 --- 1 2 9 0.095 77% Home Run
38 38 10 1 1950-06-18 (1) SLB NYY Tommy Byrne b 6 --- 3 2 9
39 39 11 1 1950-06-23 SLB BOS Chuck Stobbs b 5 --- 2 2 9
40 40 12 1 1950-06-27 SLB CLE Bob Feller behind 0-2 b 4 0 1-- 2 4 9 0.184 56% Home Run; Lollar Scores
41 41 13 1 1950-07-03 SLB @ CLE Steve Gromek ahead 1-0 t 4 0 1-- 2 4 7 0.152 81% Home Run; Lollar Scores
42 42 14 1 1950-08-04 SLB PHA Bob Hooper b 8 --- 2 7
43 43 15 1 1950-08-06 SLB PHA Carl Scheib b 1 --- 3 3 7
44 44 16 1 1950-09-15 SLB BOS Joe Dobson behind 0-1 b 2 0 --- 1 4 7 0.099 55% Home Run
45 45 17 1 1950-09-28 SLB @ DET Fred Hutchinson behind 1-2 t 7 0 --- 1 4 7 0.176 50% Home Run
46 46 18 1 1950-10-01 (2) SLB @ CHW Marv Rotblatt t 4 --- 1 4 7
1953 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
47 47 1 1 1953-05-23 SLB @ CLE Bob Lemon behind 0-5 t 8 2 --- 1 9 PH 0.008 1% Home Run (Deep RF)
48 48 2 1 1953-06-06 SLB NYY Ray Scarborough behind 0-2 b 5 0 1-- 2 5 7 0.227 57% Home Run; Wertz Scores
49 49 3 1 1953-06-24 SLB @ WSH Bob Porterfield behind 5-6 t 9 2 -2- 2 2 9 0.703 81% Home Run (Deep RF); Hunter Scores
50 50 4 1 1953-07-01 SLB @ CHW Saul Rogovin tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 1 2 9 0.099 58% Home Run
51 51 5 1 1953-07-11 SLB @ DET Steve Gromek tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 7 0.103 57% Home Run
52 52 6 2 1953-07-11 SLB @ DET Bob Miller ahead 5-0 t 7 2 -2- 2 3 7 0.022 99% Home Run; Young Scores
53 53 7 1 1953-07-18 SLB NYY Jim McDonald behind 0-9 b 6 1 1-- 2 3 7 0.007 1% Home Run; Groth Scores
54 54 8 1 1953-07-25 SLB BOS Ike Delock tied 5-5 b 6 2 --- 1 2 7 0.187 70% Home Run (Deep RF)
55 55 9 1 1953-08-16 (1) SLB CLE Early Wynn behind 0-1 b 3 0 1-- 2 1 7 0.190 67% Home Run; Littlefield Scores
56 56 10 1 1953-08-21 (2) SLB @ CLE Dave Hoskins behind 1-2 t 6 0 --- 1 1 7 0.166 50% Home Run (Deep RF)
57 57 11 1 1953-09-05 SLB DET Ralph Branca tied 0-0 b 12 0 --- 1 2 7 0.361 100% Walk-Off Home Run
58 58 12 1 1953-09-16 (2) SLB @ NYY Allie Reynolds behind 1-3 t 7 2 --- 1 1 9 0.105 23% Home Run
59 59 13 1 1953-09-20 (2) SLB @ CHW Virgil Trucks tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 9 0.097 60% Lead-Off Home Run
1954 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
60 60 1 1 1954-04-24 BAL @ CHW Bob Keegan behind 0-10 t 8 1 --- 1 9 PH 0.000 0% Home Run

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

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