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George Metkovich

George Michael Metkovich (Catfish)

Positions: Centerfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: October 8, 1920 in Angel's Camp, CA
High School: Fremont HS (Los Angeles, CA)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1939. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 16, 1943 (Age 22.281)   vs. WSH 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1943 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Pirates/Indians/WhiteSox/Braves/... 1943-1954

Final Game: September 26, 1954 (Age 33.353)   vs. STL 5 AB, 3 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: May 17, 1995 in Costa Mesa, CA
Buried: El Toro Memorial Park, Lake Forest, 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.

George Metkovich: 47 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 6 tying, 9 go ahead, 20 lacking some details
6 Tms
BOS23
PIT11
CLE5
CHW5
CHC2
MLN1
 
vs RHP44
vs LHP3
 
Away31
Home16
 
Leverage
High Lev2
Medium Lev12
Low Lev13
14 Opps
CLE8
NYY7
PHA5
SLB5
DET5
BSN/MLN3
BRO3
NYG2
PHI2
CHC2
CHW2
STL1
BOS1
CIN1
40 Pitchers
Orval Grove2
Bob Lemon2
Max Surkont2
Bobo Newsom2
Joe Coleman2
Virgil Trucks2
Ray Poat2
Charlie Fuchs1
Bill Connelly1
Dick Fowler1
Ed Klieman1
Fred Hutchinson1
Jack Kramer1
Ben Wade1
Al Smith1
Ellis Kinder1
Bob Rush1
Bert Thiel1
Jesse Flores1
Robin Roberts1
14 Parks
Fenway Pk9
Yankee Stad6
Shibe Pk4
League Pk II4
Sprtsmn3/Busch4
Wrigley Fld4
Forbes Fld4
ClevelandStd3
Comiskey Pk2
Ebbets Fld2
Tiger Stad2
Crosley Fld1
Polo Grounds1
Braves Fld1
Where Hit
Unk29
916
891
781
General field locations
when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms43
2·HR gms2
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
2nd22
3rd10
1st7
4th3
7th2
Unk1
5th1
6th1
Outs
Unk20
112
29
06
 
DefPos
CF23
1B17
RF5
PH1
LF1
Bases
Unk20
---15
1--9
12-1
-2-1
1-31
 
72 RBI
RISP3
0 on26
1 on17
2 on4
Any on21
Inning
111
35
43
58
61
78
86
95
 
1-316
4-612
7-end19
RelScore
+4..1
+15
Tied8
-16
-22
-32
-4..3
Unk20
 
Ahead6
Tied8
Behind13
Unk20
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1943 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111943-07-24BOSSLBBobo Newsomtied 2-2b 511-33280.23389%Home Run (Deep RF); Judd Scores; Newsome Scores
22211943-07-28 (1)BOSDETVirgil Truckstied 0-0b 11---1280.11264%Home Run (Deep RF)
33311943-08-11BOS@CHWOrval Grovet 1138
44411943-08-16BOS@SLBCharlie Fuchst 5138
55511943-08-25 (1)BOS@CLEVern Kennedyt 1129
1944 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
66111944-05-05BOS@NYYAtley Donaldt 5118
77211944-05-24BOS@SLBJack Kramert 3123
88311944-05-31BOS@CLEEd Kliemant 9118
99411944-06-01BOS@CLERay Poatt 9313
1010511944-08-14BOSSLBDenny Galehouseb 7223
1111611944-08-18 (2)BOSDETJohnny Gorsicab 1123
1212711944-08-20 (1)BOSCLERay Poatb 7123
1313811944-08-29 (2)BOS@NYYBill Bevenstied 0-0t 11---1280.10558%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to CF (LF-CF)
1414911944-09-09BOSNYYTiny Bonhambehind 0-1b 11---1280.11252%Home Run (Deep CF-RF)
1945 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1515111945-05-20 (2)BOS@CHWOrval Grovet 7273
1616211945-05-31BOSCLERed Embreebehind 1-2b 521--2130.32769%Home Run (Deep RF); Garbark Scores
1717311945-06-08BOS@NYYAl Gettelahead 4-3t 71-2-2330.16990%Home Run (Deep RF); Lake Scores
1818411945-06-12BOS@PHAJesse Florest 8233
1919511945-07-07BOS@CLEAl Smitht 1123
1946 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2020111946-04-21 (1)BOSPHAJoe Berryb 9369
2121211946-05-21BOS@DETVirgil Truckst 3119
2222311946-06-09 (1)BOSDETDizzy Troutb 5219
2323411946-09-19BOS@SLBEllis Kindert 8227
1947 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2424111947-05-03CLEBOSTex Hughsonbehind 0-1b 11---1280.11252%Home Run
2525211947-07-23CLE@PHADick Fowlerbehind 0-2t 311--2180.19548%Home Run; Hegan Scores
2626311947-08-02 (1)CLE@NYYBobo Newsombehind 1-2t 70---1280.20650%Home Run
2727411947-08-03CLE@NYYAllie Reynoldsbehind 2-4t 32---1280.10234%Home Run
2828511947-09-16 (1)CLE@PHAJoe Colemanahead 4-3t 81---1280.12786%Home Run
1949 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2929111949-06-16 (1)CHW@NYYTommy Byrnetied 0-0t 121--2480.17965%Home Run; Philley Scores
3030211949-06-26 (2)CHW@PHAJoe Colemantied 0-0t 41---1480.12860%Home Run
3131311949-07-01CHW@DETFred Hutchinsont 5148
3232411949-09-05 (2)CHW@CLEBob Lemontied 0-0t 101--2280.15069%Home Run; Philley Scores
3333521949-09-05 (2)CHW@CLEBob Lemonbehind 3-6t 82---1280.0418%Home Run
1951 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3434111951-05-22PITBROCarl Erskinebehind 3-4b 32---1380.12451%Home Run
3535211951-05-25PIT@CHCFrank Hillerahead 2-1t 52---1280.12572%Home Run
3636311951-05-28PIT@STLTom Poholskyt 8228
1952 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3737111952-04-30PITBSNBert Thielahead 8-1b 7112-3330.002100%Home Run; Koshorek Scores; Beard Scores/unER
3838211952-06-18PIT@NYGJim Hearnbehind 0-5t 911--2380.0071%Home Run; Castiglione Scores
3939311952-07-16PITPHIRobin Robertsbehind 5-8b 911--2330.06511%Home Run; Groat Scores
4040411952-07-27 (2)PIT@BSNMax Surkonttied 0-0t 521--2330.27574%Home Run (Deep RF); Groat Scores
4141511952-08-27PITNYGBill Connellybehind 0-4b 621--2330.12019%Home Run; Davis Scores
4242611952-09-17PIT@BROBen Wadetied 0-0t 101--2230.15969%Home Run; Smith Scores
4343721952-09-17PIT@BROJoe Blackahead 2-1t 80---1230.11787%Home Run
1953 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4444111953-05-16PIT@CHCBob Rusht 72PH
4545211953-06-25CHCPHIJim Konstantybehind 0-4b 40---1290.07323%Home Run
4646311953-08-14CHCMLNMax Surkontbehind 2-3b 40---1780.12656%Home Run
1954 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4747111954-07-11 (1)MLN@CINJackie Collumahead 4-3t 72---1530.14079%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.