Joseph John Sommer
Positions: Leftfielder, Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 165 lb.
Born: November 20, 1858 in Covington, KY
Debut: July 8, 1880 (Age 21.231, 475th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1882 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/RedStockings/Reds/Spiders 1880-1890
Last Game: October 15, 1890 (Age 31.329)
Died: January 16, 1938 in Cincinnati, OH
Buried: Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, KY
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Career Home Runs Allowed
Joe Sommer: 1 Career Home Run Allowed
0 leading off,
0 go ahead,
1 lacking some details (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
|Gms w/ this # = 0|
are not shown.
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