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Bob Lemon

Robert Granville Lemon

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: September 22, 1920 in San Bernardino, CA
High School: Woodrow Wilson HS (Long Beach, CA)
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1938. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 9, 1941 (Age 20)   vs. PHA 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Team: Indians 1941-1958

Final Game: July 1, 1958 (Age 37)   vs. CHW 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1976 (305/388 ballots).
   View Bob Lemon Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: January 11, 2000 in Long Beach, CA
Cremated
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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.

Bob Lemon: 37 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 6 tying, 4 go ahead
1 Tm
CLE37
 
vs RHP29
vs LHP8
 
Home26
Away11
 
Leverage
High Lev3
Medium Lev12
Low Lev22
7 Opps
WSH9
NYY8
BOS6
BAL/SLB5
PHA/KCA4
DET3
CHW2
34 Pitchers
Eddie Lopat2
Fred Hutchinson2
Walt Masterson2
Jack Kramer1
Jim Pearce1
Allie Reynolds1
Dick Brodowski1
Ike Delock1
Saul Rogovin1
Johnny Sain1
Arnie Portocarrero1
Jose Santiago1
Jim McDonald1
Early Wynn1
Ned Garver1
Al Lyons1
Mickey McDermott1
Ted Gray1
Phil Marchildon1
Ray Scarborough1
8 Parks
ClevelandStd25
Yankee Stad4
Fenway Pk2
GriffithStad2
League Pk II1
Munic. Stad1
Tiger Stad1
Sprtsmn3/Busch1
Where Hit
Unk20
914
72
81
General field locations when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms35
2·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
9th36
8th1
Outs
118
211
08
 
DefPos
P35
PH2
Bases
---22
1--12
12-1
-2-1
1-31
 
54 RBI
RISP3
0 on22
1 on13
2 on2
Any on15
Inning
23
35
46
55
65
710
83
 
1-38
4-616
7-end13
RelScore
+4..5
+35
+26
+15
Tied2
-17
-22
-33
-4..2
 
Ahead21
Tied2
Behind14
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1946 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1946-07-29 (2) CLE WSH Early Wynn behind 3-8 b 7 0 --- 1 9 1 0.026 5% Home Run
1947 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
2 2 1 1 1947-06-01 CLE NYY Al Lyons behind 5-6 b 7 1 --- 1 9 1 0.252 55% Home Run
3 3 2 1 1947-09-01 (2) CLE SLB Bob Muncrief ahead 2-0 b 7 2 --- 1 9 1 0.059 94% Home Run
1948 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
4 4 1 1 1948-04-23 CLE @ DET Fred Hutchinson ahead 4-1 t 6 2 1-- 2 9 1 0.100 94% Home Run; Hegan Scores
5 5 2 1 1948-05-02 CLE DET Fred Hutchinson behind 1-2 b 3 1 --- 1 9 1 0.121 53% Home Run
6 6 3 1 1948-06-20 (2) CLE PHA Phil Marchildon ahead 2-0 b 2 1 --- 1 9 1 0.078 81% Home Run
7 7 4 1 1948-07-24 (1) CLE @ BOS Jack Kramer behind 0-3 t 2 2 1-- 2 9 1 0.151 36% Home Run; Hegan Scores
8 8 5 1 1948-08-01 (1) CLE BOS Dave Ferriss ahead 9-1 b 7 1 --- 1 9 1 0.001 100% Home Run
1949 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
9 9 1 1 1949-06-08 CLE WSH Dick Welteroth ahead 4-0 b 4 2 1-- 2 9 1 0.060 96% Home Run; Boudreau Scores
10 10 2 1 1949-06-12 (1) CLE NYY Eddie Lopat ahead 3-0 b 7 1 1-- 2 9 1 0.043 98% Home Run; Hegan Scores
11 11 3 1 1949-06-17 CLE @ NYY Eddie Lopat ahead 5-2 t 7 1 --- 1 9 1 0.052 93% Home Run
12 12 4 1 1949-07-19 CLE NYY Allie Reynolds behind 1-3 b 5 0 1-- 2 9 1 0.225 57% Home Run; Hegan Scores
13 13 5 1 1949-07-24 (1) CLE WSH Sid Hudson behind 4-5 b 7 0 --- 1 9 1 0.223 59% Home Run
14 14 6 2 1949-07-24 (1) CLE WSH Ray Scarborough ahead 6-5 b 8 2 --- 1 9 1 0.086 93% Home Run
15 15 7 1 1949-08-10 CLE SLB Cliff Fannin behind 1-4 b 5 1 1-- 2 9 1 0.186 38% Home Run; Kennedy Scores
1950 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
16 16 1 1 1950-04-23 (2) CLE @ SLB Ned Garver behind 4-5 t 6 2 1-- 2 9 PH 0.287 60% Home Run; Avila Scores
17 17 2 1 1950-06-15 CLE BOS Walt Masterson behind 0-1 b 5 1 --- 1 9 1 0.149 54% Home Run
18 18 3 1 1950-07-14 CLE @ NYY Tommy Byrne ahead 2-0 t 8 1 12- 3 9 1 0.104 98% Home Run; Gordon Scores; Hegan Scores
19 19 4 1 1950-07-29 CLE BOS Chuck Stobbs ahead 2-0 b 5 1 --- 1 9 1 0.078 87% Home Run
20 20 5 1 1950-08-02 CLE WSH Jim Pearce ahead 8-0 b 7 2 1-3 3 9 1 0.002 100% Home Run; Gordon Scores; Hegan Scores
21 21 6 1 1950-09-24 CLE DET Ted Gray tied 0-0 b 4 2 --- 1 9 1 0.130 64% Home Run
1951 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
22 22 1 1 1951-06-03 (2) CLE NYY Spec Shea tied 0-0 b 5 1 --- 1 9 1 0.156 69% Home Run
23 23 2 1 1951-06-23 CLE @ NYY Stubby Overmire ahead 5-2 t 4 1 --- 1 9 1 0.066 87% Home Run
24 24 3 1 1951-08-31 CLE SLB Jim McDonald behind 0-4 b 7 2 1-- 2 9 1 0.099 15% Home Run; Lehner Scores
1952 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
25 25 1 1 1952-06-20 CLE BOS Dick Brodowski ahead 4-0 b 6 0 --- 1 9 1 0.019 98% Home Run
26 26 2 1 1952-07-16 (1) CLE @ NYY Johnny Sain behind 0-3 t 3 0 1-- 2 9 1 0.157 38% Home Run; Combs Scores
1953 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
27 27 1 1 1953-04-14 CLE CHW Saul Rogovin ahead 2-0 b 4 2 --- 1 9 1 0.083 85% Home Run
28 28 2 1 1953-06-22 (2) CLE @ WSH Walt Masterson behind 0-1 t 6 0 --- 1 9 1 0.166 50% Home Run (Deep RF)
1954 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
29 29 1 1 1954-06-23 CLE PHA Bob Trice ahead 4-2 b 7 1 --- 1 9 1 0.057 94% Home Run
30 30 2 1 1954-08-08 (1) CLE PHA Arnie Portocarrero behind 1-2 b 4 1 1-- 2 9 1 0.247 67% Home Run; Hegan Scores
1955 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
31 31 1 1 1955-04-26 CLE WSH Mickey McDermott ahead 2-1 b 4 2 --- 1 9 1 0.110 76% Home Run
1956 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
32 32 1 1 1956-06-01 CLE @ WSH Bob Wiesler ahead 1-0 t 3 1 --- 1 9 1 0.106 70% Home Run
33 33 2 1 1956-06-14 CLE @ BOS Ike Delock behind 0-2 t 3 1 --- 1 9 1 0.093 37% Home Run
34 34 3 1 1956-07-01 (2) CLE CHW Dick Donovan ahead 4-1 b 6 1 -2- 2 9 1 0.054 97% Home Run; Hegan Scores
35 35 4 1 1956-07-08 CLE @ KCA Jose Santiago ahead 15-2 t 8 1 1-- 2 9 PH 0.000 100% Home Run; Carrasquel Scores
36 36 5 1 1956-09-11 CLE BAL Ray Moore ahead 1-0 b 2 0 1-- 2 9 1 0.132 82% Home Run; Strickland Scores/unER
1957 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
37 37 1 1 1957-04-30 CLE WSH Pedro Ramos ahead 1-0 b 3 0 --- 1 8 1 0.100 77% 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.