Joseph Allan Strain
Positions: Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 169 lb.
Born: April 30, 1954 in Denver, CO
School: University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, CO)
Signed by the San Francisco Giants as an amateur free agent in 1976.
Debut: June 28, 1979 (Age 25.059, 11,798th in MLB history)
vs. HOU 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1979 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Cubs 1979-1981
Last Game: June 2, 1981 (Age 27.033)
vs. PIT 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
About biographical information
Career Home Runs
Joe Strain: 1 Career Home Run
0 leading off,
1 go ahead (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
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are not shown.
||Home Run (Line Drive); Ivie Scores
About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia
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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.
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For years from 1913 to 2016, 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
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