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Joe Strain

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. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 28, 1979 (Age 25.059)   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

Final Game: June 2, 1981 (Age 27.033)   vs. PIT 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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Career Home Runs

Joe Strain: 1 Career Home Run

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 1 go ahead
1 Tm
SFG1
 
vs LHP1
 
Away1
 
Leverage
High Lev1
1 Opp
MON1
1 Pitcher
Rudy May1
1 Park
Stade Olymp.1
Where Hit
71
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
2nd1
Outs
11
 
DefPos
2B1
Bases
1--1
 
2 RBI
1 on1
Any on1
Inning
91
 
7-end1
RelScore
Tied1
 
Tied1
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1979 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1979-07-10 SFG @ MON Rudy May tied 5-5 t 9 1 1-- 2 2 4 0.423 93% Home Run (Line Drive); Ivie Scores

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