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Bob Usher

Robert Royce Usher

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: March 1, 1925 in San Diego, CA
High School: San Diego HS (San Diego, CA)
Schools: Miami University of Ohio (Oxford, OH), Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)
Signed
by the Cincinnati Reds as an amateur free agent in 1943. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1946 (Age 21.046)   vs. CHC 2 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1946 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Senators/Indians/Cubs 1946-1957

Final Game: September 19, 1957 (Age 32.202)   vs. CHW 2 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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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.

Bob Usher: 18 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 1 walk-off, 0 tying, 2 go ahead, 5 lacking some details
2 Tms
CIN13
WSH5
 
vs LHP15
vs RHP3
 
Away10
Home8
 
Leverage
Medium Lev4
Low Lev8
8 Opps
NYG4
CHC3
PIT3
NYY2
PHI2
CHW2
BSN1
BAL1
16 Pitchers
Bobby Shantz2
Dave Koslo2
Curt Simmons1
Ken Johnson1
Jim Derrington1
Bill Werle1
Johnny Schmitz1
Woody Abernathy1
Turk Lown1
Dick Donovan1
Howie Pollet1
Paul Minner1
Cliff Chambers1
Bob Chipman1
Monty Kennedy1
Connie Johnson1
6 Parks
Crosley Fld6
Polo Grounds4
Forbes Fld3
GriffithStad2
Comiskey Pk2
Yankee Stad1
Where Hit
Unk9
78
81
General field locations when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms18
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
7th4
2nd4
6th4
9th3
5th1
8th1
3rd1
Outs
17
Unk6
03
22
 
DefPos
CF12
LF3
PH2
RF1
Bases
---7
Unk6
1--5
 
29 RBI
0 on9
1 on7
2 on2
Any on9
Inning
24
31
42
51
62
71
82
94
Extra1
 
1-35
4-65
7-end8
RelScore
+31
+11
Tied2
-35
-4..4
Unk5
 
Ahead2
Tied2
Behind9
Unk5
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1946 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1946-07-28 (2) CIN @ NYG Woody Abernathy t 2 2 7 7
1947 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
2 2 1 1 1947-05-08 CIN @ NYG Dave Koslo ahead 2-1 t 4 1 --- 1 7 7 0.111 71% Home Run
1950 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
3 3 1 1 1950-04-18 CIN CHC Johnny Schmitz behind 3-6 b 8 2 1-- 2 9 PH 0.143 20% Home Run (Deep LF); Stallcup Scores
4 4 2 1 1950-04-21 CIN @ PIT Bill Werle behind 1-7 t 6 1 --- 1 2 8 0.018 4% Home Run
5 5 3 1 1950-05-06 CIN BSN Bob Chipman behind 9-13 b 8 0 1-- 2 9 PH 0.095 17% Home Run; Howell Scores/unER
6 6 4 1 1950-05-20 (2) CIN @ NYG Monty Kennedy t 7 2 3 8
7 7 5 1 1950-07-23 (1) CIN PHI Curt Simmons behind 2-9 b 5 1 --- 1 5 8 0.016 4% Home Run
8 8 6 1 1950-09-22 CIN @ PIT Cliff Chambers t 9 3 2 8
1951 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
9 9 1 1 1951-07-22 (2) CIN @ NYG Dave Koslo behind 5-8 t 9 1 --- 1 9 7 0.022 4% Home Run
10 10 2 1 1951-07-30 CIN PHI Ken Johnson behind 2-5 b 6 1 1-- 2 6 8 0.191 35% Home Run; Kluszewski Scores
11 11 3 1 1951-09-08 CIN CHC Paul Minner tied 3-3 b 12 1 2 8 Walk-Off
12 12 4 1 1951-09-09 (2) CIN CHC Turk Lown b 3 3 7 8
13 13 5 1 1951-09-30 CIN @ PIT Howie Pollet t 2 1 6 9
1957 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
14 14 1 1 1957-05-25 WSH @ NYY Bobby Shantz behind 0-3 t 4 1 --- 1 6 8 0.081 23% Home Run
15 15 2 1 1957-05-27 WSH BAL Connie Johnson ahead 4-1 b 2 2 1-- 2 2 8 0.099 92% Home Run; Yost Scores
16 16 3 1 1957-06-14 WSH @ CHW Dick Donovan behind 1-10 t 9 0 1-- 2 7 8 0.001 0% Home Run; Runnels Scores
17 17 4 1 1957-07-07 WSH NYY Bobby Shantz behind 4-7 b 9 1 --- 1 8 8 0.024 4% Home Run
18 18 5 1 1957-08-21 WSH @ CHW Jim Derrington tied 0-0 t 2 0 --- 1 6 8 0.109 61% Home Run

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.