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Mel Roach

Melvin Earl Roach

Positions: Pinch Hitter, Second Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: January 25, 1933 in Richmond, VA
School: University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
Signed
by the Milwaukee Braves as an amateur free agent (bonus baby) in 1953. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 31, 1953 (Age 20.187, 8,637th in MLB history)   vs. PHI 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1958 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Phillies/Cubs 1953-1962

Last Game: September 28, 1962 (Age 29.246)   vs. CIN 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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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.

Mel Roach: 7 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 2 tying, 3 go ahead
1 Tm
MLN7
 
vs LHP4
vs RHP3
 
Away4
Home3
 
Leverage
High Lev1
Medium Lev5
Low Lev1
3 Opps
SFG3
LAD2
PHI2
6 Pitchers
Mike McCormick2
Ramon Monzant1
Stan Williams1
Curt Simmons1
Johnny Podres1
Turk Farrell1
3 Parks
County Stad3
Shibe Pk2
LA Coliseum2
Where Hit
77
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms7
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
2nd3
6th2
5th1
9th1
Outs
05
22
 
DefPos
2B4
PH1
RF1
LF1
Bases
---4
1--2
12-1
 
11 RBI
RISP1
0 on4
1 on2
2 on1
Any on3
Inning
23
51
62
91
 
1-33
4-63
7-end1
RelScore
+4..1
+11
Tied3
-11
-31
 
Ahead2
Tied3
Behind2
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1958 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1958-04-19 MLN @ PHI Curt Simmons ahead 1-0 t 5 0 --- 1 2 9 0.115 76% Home Run
2 2 2 1 1958-08-01 MLN SFG Mike McCormick tied 1-1 b 6 0 --- 1 2 4 0.179 75% Home Run
3 3 3 1 1958-08-02 MLN SFG Ramon Monzant ahead 6-0 b 6 2 1-- 2 2 4 0.009 100% Home Run; Bruton Scores
1960 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
4 4 1 1 1960-05-05 MLN @ LAD Johnny Podres tied 0-0 t 2 0 1-- 2 6 7 0.163 70% Home Run (Fly Ball); Boone Scores
5 5 2 1 1960-08-13 MLN SFG Mike McCormick behind 0-1 b 2 0 --- 1 5 4 0.122 55% Home Run
6 6 3 1 1960-08-23 MLN @ LAD Stan Williams tied 0-0 t 2 0 --- 1 6 4 0.105 61% Home Run (Fly Ball)
1961 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
7 7 1 1 1961-04-20 MLN @ PHI Turk Farrell behind 3-6 t 9 2 12- 3 9 PH 0.365 40% Home Run (Deep LF); Bolling Scores; Adcock 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 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.