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Johnny O'Brien

John Thomas O'Brien

Positions: Second Baseman, Pitcher and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: December 11, 1930 in South Amboy, NJ
High School: St. Mary's HS (South Amboy, NJ)
School: Seattle University (Seattle, WA)
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent (bonus baby) in 1953. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1953 (Age 22.129)   vs. BRO 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1953 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Braves/Cardinals 1953-1959

Final Game: July 19, 1959 (Age 28.220)   vs. STL 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Relatives: Brother of Eddie O'Brien
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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.

Johnny O'Brien: 4 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 0 go ahead, 2 lacking some details
2 Tms
PIT3
MLN1
 
vs LHP2
vs RHP2
 
Home3
Away1
 
Leverage
Medium Lev1
Low Lev1
4 Opps
CIN1
SFG1
MLN1
STL1
4 Pitchers
Harry Perkowski1
Stu Miller1
Bob Buhl1
Luis Arroyo1
3 Parks
Forbes Fld2
Sprtsmn3/Busch1
County Stad1
Where Hit
Unk3
71
General field locations when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms4
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
Unk2
9th1
6th1
Outs
Unk2
11
01
 
DefPos
2B4
Bases
Unk2
12-1
---1
 
7 RBI
RISP1
0 on2
1 on1
2 on1
Any on2
Inning
21
51
81
91
 
1-31
4-61
7-end2
RelScore
-4..2
Unk2
 
Behind2
Unk2
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1953 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1953-08-25 (2) PIT CIN Harry Perkowski behind 2-7 b 8 0 12- 3 6 4 0.102 17% Home Run; Thomas Scores/unER; Smith Scores
2 2 2 1 1953-08-30 (2) PIT MLN Bob Buhl b 5 2 4
1955 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
3 3 1 1 1955-07-26 PIT @ STL Luis Arroyo t 2 1 4
1959 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
4 4 1 1 1959-05-02 MLN SFG Stu Miller behind 4-8 b 9 1 --- 1 9 4 0.009 1% Home Run

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