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Virgil Trucks

Virgil Oliver Trucks (Fire)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 198 lb.

Born: April 26, 1917 in Birmingham, AL
High School: Tarrant City HS (Tarrant, AL)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1938. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 27, 1941 (Age 24.154)   vs. CHW 2.0 IP, 4 H, 3 SO, 0 BB, 2 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1942 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/WhiteSox/Athletics/Yankees/Browns 1941-1958

Final Game: September 26, 1958 (Age 41.153)   vs. BAL 2.0 IP, 2 H, 3 SO, 3 BB, 2 ER, L
Died: March 23, 2013 in Calera, AL
Buried: Alabama National Cemetery, Montevallo, AL
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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.

Virgil Trucks: 2 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 1 go ahead
2 Tms
DET1
CHW1
 
vs LHP2
 
Home1
Away1
 
Leverage
Medium Lev1
Low Lev1
1 Opp
PHA2
2 Pitchers
Morrie Martin1
Alex Kellner1
2 Parks
Shibe Pk1
Tiger Stad1
Where Hit
72
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms2
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
9th2
Outs
11
21
 
DefPos
P2
Bases
1--1
---1
 
3 RBI
0 on1
1 on1
Any on1
Inning
21
61
 
1-31
4-61
RelScore
+21
Tied1
 
Ahead1
Tied1
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1952 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1952-07-31 (2) DET PHA Alex Kellner tied 0-0 b 6 1 --- 1 9 1 0.189 73% Home Run
1953 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
2 2 1 1 1953-09-11 CHW @ PHA Morrie Martin ahead 2-0 t 2 2 1-- 2 9 1 0.147 82% Home Run (Deep LF); Berry 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.