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Johnny Sain

John Franklin Sain

Position: Pitcher
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. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1942 (Age 24)   vs. NYG 2.1 IP, 0 H, 3 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER, Sv
Teams (by GP): Braves/Yankees/Athletics 1942-1955

Final Game: July 15, 1955 (Age 37)   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 pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Johnny Sain: 3 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 1 tying, 1 go ahead
2 Tms
BSN2
NYY1
 
vs LHP2
vs RHP1
 
Home2
Away1
 
Leverage
High Lev2
Low Lev1
3 Opps
PIT1
NYG1
BOS1
3 Pitchers
Bill Wight1
Bill Werle1
Larry Jansen1
3 Parks
Forbes Fld1
Yankee Stad1
Braves Fld1
Where Hit
72
Unk1
General field locations when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms3
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
9th3
Outs
03
 
DefPos
P3
Bases
---2
1--1
 
4 RBI
0 on2
1 on1
Any on1
Inning
31
61
81
 
1-31
4-61
7-end1
RelScore
+4..1
-12
 
Ahead1
Behind2
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
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

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.