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Joe Ostrowski

Joseph Paul Ostrowski (Professor or Specs)

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

Born: November 15, 1916 in West Wyoming, PA
High School: West Wyoming HS (West Wyoming , PA)
School: University of Scranton (Scranton , PA)
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1941. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 8, 1948 (Age 31.236, 8,100th in MLB history)   vs. DET 1.0 IP, 5 H, 0 SO, 2 BB, 4 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Browns 1948-1952

Last Game: August 20, 1952 (Age 35.279)   vs. CHW 5.0 IP, 5 H, 0 SO, 3 BB, 4 ER
Died: January 3, 2003 in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Buried: St. Joseph Church Cemetery, West Wyoming, PA
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Career Home Runs Allowed

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.

Joe Ostrowski: 48 Career Home Runs Allowed

1 leading off, 0 walk-off, 5 tying, 4 go ahead, 10 lacking some details (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
2 Tms
SLB28
NYY20
 
vs RHB30
vs LHB18
 
Home26
Away22
 
Leverage
High Lev4
Medium Lev17
Low Lev16
7 Opps
CLE11
NYY8
CHW8
PHA8
WSH6
BOS5
DET2
30 Batters
Luke Easter3
Eddie Joost3
Jim Hegan3
Phil Rizzuto3
Bud Souchock3
Irv Noren3
Joe DiMaggio2
Sam Mele2
Ray Boone2
Tommy Henrich2
Elmer Valo2
Luke Appling2
Lou Boudreau1
Pat Seerey1
Ted Williams1
Ferris Fain1
Harry Simpson1
Bobby Doerr1
Gil Coan1
Vic Wertz1
7 Parks
Yankee Stad16
Sprtsmn3/Busch15
ClevelandStd7
Fenway Pk5
GriffithStad2
Shibe Pk2
Tiger Stad1
Where Hit
Unk25
710
98
83
782
General field locations
when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms21
2·HR gms7
4·HR gms2
5·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
3rd9
1st7
4th6
2nd6
Unk5
5th5
6th5
8th3
7th2
Outs
115
013
211
Unk9
 
DefPos
1B11
SS11
CF7
RF7
LF5
C4
2B2
3B1
Bases
---30
1--10
12-4
--31
-231
-2-1
1-31
 
77 Runs
RISP8
0 on27
1 on14
2 on6
3 on1
Any on21
Inning
13
22
36
43
55
612
75
86
96
 
1-311
4-620
7-end17
RelScore
+4..7
+35
+23
+17
Tied3
-14
-23
-34
-4..2
Unk10
 
Ahead22
Tied3
Behind13
Unk10
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1948 HRs #car #yr #gm Date Batter @Bat   Score Inn Out RoB R BOP Pos bWPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1948-08-07 Ferris Fain PHA @ SLB t 7 --- 1 4 3
2 2 2 1 1948-08-09 Pat Seerey CHW @ SLB t 8 --- 1 4 7
3 3 3 1 1948-08-12 (1) Lou Boudreau CLE @ SLB behind 1-7 t 6 1 --- 1 6 6 2% 4% Home Run
4 4 4 2 1948-08-12 (1) Allie Clark CLE @ SLB behind 2-8 t 9 2 1-- 2 2 9 0% 0% Home Run; Mitchell Scores
5 5 5 1 1948-09-19 (2) Joe DiMaggio NYY @ SLB ahead 1-0 t 1 1 -2- 2 4 8 13% 74% Home Run; Henrich Scores
6 6 6 2 1948-09-19 (2) Joe DiMaggio NYY @ SLB ahead 3-1 t 3 0 1-- 2 4 8 12% 85% Home Run; Lindell Scores
1949 HRs #car #yr #gm Date Batter @Bat   Score Inn Out RoB R BOP Pos bWPA bWE Notes Play Description
7 7 1 1 1949-05-01 (1) Luke Appling CHW @ SLB t 3 --- 1 6
8 8 2 2 1949-05-01 (1) Luke Appling CHW @ SLB ahead 3-0 t 3 0 --- 1 3 6 6% 85% Home Run
9 9 3 3 1949-05-01 (1) Bud Souchock CHW @ SLB t 5 --- 2 2 3
10 10 4 4 1949-05-01 (1) Bud Souchock CHW @ SLB ahead 4-1 t 5 0 1-- 2 2 3 8% 93% Home Run; Scala Scores
11 11 5 1 1949-05-03 Phil Rizzuto NYY @ SLB behind 0-2 t 4 0 --- 1 2 6 10% 38% Home Run
12 12 6 1 1949-05-15 (1) Vic Wertz DET @ SLB t 7 --- 4 9
13 13 7 1 1949-05-24 Yogi Berra NYY SLB ahead 10-2 b 5 2 12- 3 5 2 1% 100% Home Run; Woodling Scores/unER; Henrich Scores/unER; Berra Scores/unER
14 14 8 1 1949-05-30 (2) Jim Hegan CLE SLB ahead 3-0 b 6 2 --3 2 8 2 6% 97% Home Run; Boone Scores
15 15 9 1 1949-06-19 (2) Eddie Joost PHA SLB behind 0-3 b 5 1 12- 3 1 6 30% 54% Home Run; Astroth Scores; Scheib Scores
16 16 10 1 1949-06-24 Ted Williams BOS SLB behind 0-1 b 1 0 -23 3 3 7 13% 72% Home Run (Deep CF); DiMaggio Scores; Pesky Scores
17 17 11 1 1949-07-26 Eddie Joost PHA SLB b 1 0 --- 1 1 6 Lead-Off
18 18 12 1 1949-08-03 Bobby Doerr BOS SLB ahead 1-0 b 6 1 12- 3 5 4 17% 94% Home Run; Pesky Scores; Stephens Scores
19 19 13 1 1949-08-06 Phil Rizzuto NYY SLB b 6 --- 2 6
20 20 14 2 1949-08-06 Phil Rizzuto NYY SLB behind 5-8 b 6 2 1-- 2 1 6 20% 33% Home Run; Coleman Scores
21 21 15 3 1949-08-06 Tommy Henrich NYY SLB behind 7-8 b 9 1 --- 1 3 3
22 22 16 4 1949-08-06 Tommy Henrich NYY SLB behind 7-8 b 9 1 --- 1 3 3 47% 58% Home Run
23 23 17 1 1949-08-26 Elmer Valo PHA @ SLB t 6 --- 1 7
24 24 18 2 1949-08-26 Sam Chapman PHA @ SLB t 6 --- 1 8
25 25 19 1 1949-09-16 Lou Stringer BOS SLB ahead 10-4 b 8 2 1-- 2 7 4 0% 100% Home Run (Deep LF); Goodman Scores
26 26 20 1 1949-09-20 Sam Mele WSH SLB behind 2-5 b 2 2 1-- 2 2 8 17% 40% Home Run (LF-CF); Yost Scores
1950 HRs #car #yr #gm Date Batter @Bat   Score Inn Out RoB R BOP Pos bWPA bWE Notes Play Description
27 27 1 1 1950-05-21 (2) Elmer Valo PHA @ SLB t 9 --- 1 6 9
28 28 2 1 1950-06-01 Irv Noren WSH SLB behind 2-4 b 6 2 1-- 2 6 3 29% 52% Home Run; Evans Scores
29 29 3 1 1950-06-22 Luke Easter CLE NYY tied 1-1 b 3 2 --- 1 3 3 12% 63% Home Run
30 30 4 2 1950-06-22 Ray Boone CLE NYY tied 2-2 b 4 1 --- 1 6 6 13% 66% Home Run
31 31 5 3 1950-06-22 Jim Hegan CLE NYY ahead 3-2 b 4 2 --- 1 8 2 11% 75% Home Run
32 32 6 4 1950-06-22 Jim Hegan CLE NYY ahead 4-2 b 7 1 --- 1 8 2 6% 93% Home Run
33 33 7 5 1950-06-22 Luke Easter CLE NYY ahead 5-2 b 8 1 --- 1 3 3 2% 99% Home Run
34 34 8 1 1950-06-30 (2) Dom DiMaggio BOS NYY ahead 5-1 b 6 0 --- 1 1 8 3% 97% Home Run
35 35 9 2 1950-06-30 (2) Walt Dropo BOS NYY ahead 6-1 b 6 2 1-- 2 5 3 3% 99% Home Run; Stephens Scores
36 36 10 1 1950-08-10 Paul Lehner PHA @ NYY ahead 2-1 t 8 0 --- 1 3 9 12% 85% Home Run
37 37 11 1 1950-08-28 Gus Zernial CHW @ NYY ahead 4-2 t 5 1 1-- 2 5 7 14% 88% Home Run; Robinson Scores
38 38 12 1 1950-09-02 Eddie Yost WSH @ NYY behind 0-1 t 3 1 --- 1 1 5 11% 47% Home Run
39 39 13 2 1950-09-02 Irv Noren WSH @ NYY behind 1-4 t 6 0 --- 1 3 8 8% 23% Home Run
1951 HRs #car #yr #gm Date Batter @Bat   Score Inn Out RoB R BOP Pos bWPA bWE Notes Play Description
40 40 1 1 1951-07-04 (1) Gil Coan WSH @ NYY tied 5-5 t 9 1 1-3 3 2 7 28% 96% Home Run; Robertson Scores; Yost Scores
41 41 2 2 1951-07-04 (1) Irv Noren WSH @ NYY ahead 8-5 t 9 1 --- 1 3 8 2% 98% Home Run
42 42 3 1 1951-08-20 (2) Bud Souchock DET NYY behind 0-2 b 2 0 --- 1 4 9 10% 44% Home Run
43 43 4 1 1951-09-20 Eddie Robinson CHW @ NYY ahead 3-2 t 7 1 --- 1 4 3 13% 81% Home Run
1952 HRs #car #yr #gm Date Batter @Bat   Score Inn Out RoB R BOP Pos bWPA bWE Notes Play Description
44 44 1 1 1952-05-13 Ray Boone CLE NYY ahead 7-6 b 8 2 12- 3 7 6 11% 99% Home Run; Doby Scores; Mitchell Scores
45 45 2 1 1952-05-30 (2) Eddie Joost PHA @ NYY ahead 1-0 t 3 0 --- 1 1 6 11% 73% Home Run
46 46 3 1 1952-07-15 Harry Simpson CLE @ NYY ahead 5-0 t 6 0 --- 1 1 9 2% 98% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to CF (Deep LF-CF)
47 47 4 2 1952-07-15 Luke Easter CLE @ NYY ahead 6-0 t 7 0 --- 1 6 3 1% 99% Home Run
48 48 5 1 1952-08-20 Sam Mele CHW @ NYY ahead 10-2 t 8 1 1-- 2 5 9 0% 100% Home Run; Robinson Scores

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 2015, 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.