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Fred Merkle

Carl Frederick Rudolf Merkle (Bonehead)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: December 20, 1888 in Watertown, WI
High School: Toledo HS (Toledo, OH)(All Transactions)
Debut: September 21, 1907 (Age 18.275)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1909 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Cubs/Robins/Yankees 1907-1926

Final Game: September 26, 1926 (Age 37.280)   vs. SLB 2 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: March 2, 1956 in Daytona Beach, FL
Buried: Daytona Memorial Park, Daytona Beach, FL
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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.

Fred Merkle: 61 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 1 tying, 1 go ahead, 55 lacking some details
2 Tms
NYG49
CHC12
 
vs RHP50
vs LHP11
 
Home38
Away23
8 Opps
BSN17
PHI13
CIN9
BRO7
PIT5
STL4
NYG3
CHC3
46 Pitchers
Pete Alexander5
Babe Adams3
Art Fromme3
Cy Young2
Jeff Pfeffer2
Harry Gaspar2
Lefty Tyler2
George Chalmers2
Cecil Ferguson2
Hub Perdue2
Bert Humphries1
Bill Hubbell1
Larry Cheney1
Oscar Horstmann1
Frank Allen1
Jimmy Lavender1
Hod Eller1
Rube Marquard1
Slim Sallee1
Patsy Flaherty1
10 Parks
Polo Grounds26
Baker Bowl9
Wrigley Fld8
South End6
Hilltop Pk3
Polo Grnds 43
Robison Fld2
Forbes Fld2
Ebbets Fld1
PalaceOFans1
Where Hit
Unk61
General field locations when available.
 
9 Inside the Park
 
3 Bounced
Game Totals
1·HR gms57
2·HR gms2
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
5th25
Unk12
4th9
7th6
6th5
3rd3
8th1
Outs
Unk34
013
28
16
 
DefPos
1B60
PH1
Bases
Unk61
 
95 RBI
0 on36
1 on16
2 on9
Any on25
Inning
18
24
39
46
55
69
77
87
96
 
1-321
4-620
7-end20
RelScore
+4..1
+12
-11
-21
-4..1
Unk55
 
Ahead3
Behind3
Unk55
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

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1908 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
1 1 1 1 1908-06-23 (2) NYG BSN Patsy Flaherty b 7 3 PH
1910 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
2 2 1 1 1910-06-14 NYG CHC Harry McIntire b 2 1 7 3
3 3 2 1 1910-06-15 NYG PIT Lefty Leifield b 7 0 1 7 3
4 4 3 1 1910-09-03 NYG @ PHI Eddie Stack t 3 1 7 3
5 5 4 1 1910-10-04 NYG @ BSN Cecil Ferguson t 6 1 3
1911 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
6 6 1 1 1911-04-27 NYG BSN Jiggs Parson b 5 0 1 3
7 7 2 1 1911-05-13 NYG STL Bob Harmon b 1 3 3 IPHR
8 8 3 1 1911-05-15 NYG STL Roy Golden b 2 1 3 Bounced
9 9 4 1 1911-06-13 NYG @ CIN Art Fromme t 3 2 5 3
10 10 5 1 1911-06-22 NYG @ BSN Cecil Ferguson t 9 1 3
11 11 6 1 1911-07-04 (2) NYG @ PHI Pete Alexander behind 2-7 t 7 2 3 5 3
12 12 7 1 1911-07-15 NYG CIN Harry Gaspar b 6 0 3 5 3
13 13 8 1 1911-07-19 NYG CIN Bert Humphries ahead 2-1 b 3 2 1 5 3
14 14 9 1 1911-08-19 (1) NYG CIN Harry Gaspar behind 1-2 b 2 0 1 5 3
15 15 10 1 1911-09-04 (2) NYG BSN Hub Perdue b 4 1 2 5 3
16 16 11 1 1911-09-12 (2) NYG @ BSN Cy Young ahead 1-0 t 1 2 2 5 3
17 17 12 2 1911-09-12 (2) NYG @ BSN Cy Young ahead 5-0 t 3 0 2 5 3
1912 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
18 18 1 1 1912-04-19 NYG BRO Nap Rucker b 1 2 1 5 3 IPHR
19 19 2 1 1912-05-03 NYG PHI Pete Alexander b 6 1 5 3
20 20 3 1 1912-06-20 NYG @ BSN Buster Brown t 1 2 3 3
21 21 4 1 1912-06-22 (2) NYG @ BSN Ed Donnelly t 8 2 3 3
22 22 5 1 1912-07-01 NYG BSN Lefty Tyler b 8 1 3 3
23 23 6 1 1912-08-03 NYG CIN Art Fromme b 2 0 1 4 3
24 24 7 2 1912-08-03 NYG CIN Art Fromme b 7 0 1 4 3
25 25 8 1 1912-08-24 NYG @ PIT Babe Adams behind 0-2 t 7 2 3 5 3
26 26 9 1 1912-09-05 (2) NYG @ PHI Pete Alexander t 9 1 2 5 3
27 27 10 1 1912-09-06 (2) NYG @ PHI Happy Finneran t 4 1 5 3
28 28 11 1 1912-09-16 NYG CHC Jimmy Lavender b 4 1 1 5 3
1913 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
29 29 1 1 1913-04-23 NYG PHI George Chalmers b 8 1 6 3
30 30 2 1 1913-06-26 (2) NYG BSN Win Noyes b 5 1 1 5 3 IPHR
31 31 3 1 1913-10-04 (1) NYG PHI Ad Brennan b 1 3 8 3 IPHR
1914 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
32 32 1 1 1914-04-17 NYG @ PHI Erskine Mayer t 4 1 3
33 33 2 1 1914-04-23 NYG PHI Elmer Jacobs b 6 0 3 5 3 IPHR
34 34 3 1 1914-05-11 NYG BSN Hub Perdue b 3 3 5 3
35 35 4 1 1914-08-14 NYG BSN Bill James b 9 1 6 3
36 36 5 1 1914-09-09 NYG BRO Jeff Pfeffer b 5 1 7 3
37 37 6 1 1914-09-10 (1) NYG BRO Frank Allen b 6 1 1 7 3 IPHR
38 38 7 1 1914-09-16 NYG CIN Red Ames b 1 2 2 7 3
1915 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
39 39 1 1 1915-09-06 (1) NYG BSN Tom Hughes b 6 2 5 3
40 40 2 1 1915-09-07 NYG BSN Pat Ragan b 5 1 5 3
41 41 3 1 1915-09-08 NYG @ PHI George Chalmers t 9 2 5 3
42 42 4 1 1915-09-18 (1) NYG @ PIT Babe Adams t 1 2 2 4 3
1916 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
43 43 1 1 1916-04-12 NYG @ PHI Pete Alexander t 6 1 3
44 44 2 1 1916-05-04 NYG BSN Lefty Tyler b 9 1 6 3
45 45 3 1 1916-05-17 NYG @ STL Lee Meadows t 3 1 2 3 IPHR
46 46 4 1 1916-05-30 (2) NYG @ PHI Pete Alexander t 5 1 3
47 47 5 1 1916-05-31 NYG @ PHI Chief Bender t 8 1 3
48 48 6 1 1916-07-04 (2) NYG BRO Sherry Smith b 4 1 6 3
49 49 7 1 1916-08-03 NYG CHC Hippo Vaughn b 8 1 6 3
1917 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
50 50 1 1 1917-06-27 (2) CHC @ STL Oscar Horstmann t 8 2 4 3 IPHR
51 51 2 1 1917-07-02 CHC CIN Mike Regan b 3 2 4 3 Bounced
52 52 3 1 1917-09-19 CHC NYG Slim Sallee b 3 2 1 5 3
1918 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
53 53 1 1 1918-05-01 CHC PIT Hal Carlson b 3 1 5 3
54 54 2 1 1918-06-17 CHC @ BRO Larry Cheney t 8 0 1 3 IPHR
55 55 3 1 1918-07-20 CHC BRO Rube Marquard b 6 0 1 4 3
1919 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
56 56 1 1 1919-07-19 CHC @ NYG Fred Toney t 7 0 2 4 3
57 57 2 1 1919-09-01 (1) CHC CIN Hod Eller b 6 0 1 4 3
58 58 3 1 1919-09-12 (1) CHC BRO Jeff Pfeffer b 7 1 5 3 Bounced
1920 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
59 59 1 1 1920-06-22 CHC @ NYG Bill Hubbell t 9 0 1 5 3
60 60 2 1 1920-06-28 (1) CHC PIT Babe Adams b 4 2 5 3
61 61 3 1 1920-07-18 CHC BSN Joe Oeschger b 1 3 4 3

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.