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Babe Martin

Boris Michael Martin
born Boris Michael Martinovich

Positions: Leftfielder, First Baseman and Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 194 lb.

Born: March 28, 1920 in Seattle, WA
High School: McKinley HS (St. Louis, MO)
by the St. Louis Browns as an amateur free agent in 1940. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 25, 1944 (Age 24.181, 7,689th in MLB history)   vs. BOS 3 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1945 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/RedSox 1944-1953

Last Game: July 1, 1953 (Age 33.095)   vs. CHW 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: August 1, 2013 in Tucson, AZ
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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.

Babe Martin: 2 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 0 go ahead, 2 lacking some details (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
1 Tm
vs RHP2
1 Opp
2 Pitchers
Al Gettel1
Hank Borowy1
1 Park
Yankee Stad2
Where Hit
General field locations
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms2
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
1 on2
Any on2
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1945 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1945-05-27 (1) SLB @ NYY Hank Borowy t 7 --- 2 5 7
2 2 2 1 1945-07-20 (1) SLB @ NYY Al Gettel t 7 --- 2 7 7

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on'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. 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 1913 to 2016, 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.