John Franklin Sain
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.
Born: September 25, 1917 in Havana, AR
High School: Havana HS (Havana, AR)
Signed by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1936.
Debut: April 17, 1942 (Age 24.204)
vs. NYG 2.1 IP, 0 H, 3 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER, Sv
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1942 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Yankees/Athletics 1942-1955
Final Game: July 15, 1955 (Age 37.293)
vs. BAL 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: November 7, 2006 in Downers Grove, IL
Buried: Havana Cemetery, Havana, AR
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Career Home Runs
For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for
). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have
Johnny Sain: 3 Career Home Runs
0 leading off,
1 go ahead
|Gms w/ this # = 0|
are not shown.
|1950 HRs||#car||#yr||#gm||Date||@Bat|| ||Pitcher||Score||Inn||Out||RoB||RBI||BOP||Pos||WPA||bWE||Notes||Play Description|
|1||1||1||1||1950-09-23||BSN||NYG||Larry Jansen||behind 2-3||b 8||0||---||1||9||1||0.305||61%||Home Run|
|1951 HRs||#car||#yr||#gm||Date||@Bat|| ||Pitcher||Score||Inn||Out||RoB||RBI||BOP||Pos||WPA||bWE||Notes||Play Description|
|2||2||1||1||1951-06-12||BSN||@||PIT||Bill Werle||ahead 7-2||t 6||0||---||1||9||1||0.020||97%||Home Run (Deep LF)|
|1952 HRs||#car||#yr||#gm||Date||@Bat|| ||Pitcher||Score||Inn||Out||RoB||RBI||BOP||Pos||WPA||bWE||Notes||Play Description|
|3||3||1||1||1952-05-09||NYY||BOS||Bill Wight||behind 0-1||b 3||0||1--||2||9||1||0.214||68%||Home Run; Carey Scores|
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