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George Altman

George Lee Altman (Big George)

Positions: Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: March 20, 1933 in Goldsboro, NC
School: Tennessee State University (Nashville, TN)
Signed
by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1955. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 11, 1959 (Age 26)   vs. LAD 3 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Lost 1959 [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Cardinals/Mets 1959-1967

Final Game: October 1, 1967 (Age 34)   vs. CIN 3 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.

George Altman: 101 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 1 walk-off, 7 tying, 28 go ahead, 3 lacking some details
3 Tms
CHC83
NYM9
STL9
 
vs RHP77
vs LHP24
 
Away53
Home48
 
Leverage
High Lev18
Medium Lev38
Low Lev42
10 Opps
SFG20
CIN20
STL14
ATL/MLN11
PHI9
LAD9
PIT8
HOU4
NYM3
CHC3
69 Pitchers
Jack Sanford6
Ray Sadecki3
Billy O'Dell3
Bob Friend3
Lew Burdette3
Bob Purkey2
Ed Bauta2
Bobby Locke2
Jim Maloney2
Jim Brosnan2
Ernie Broglio2
Jay Hook2
Sam Jones2
Phil Ortega2
Joey Jay2
Don Drysdale2
Moe Drabowsky2
Larry Jackson2
Harvey Haddix2
Sandy Koufax2
12 Parks
Wrigley Fld39
Sprtsmn3/Busch13
Crosley Fld10
Candlestick9
Shibe Pk6
Shea Stad6
LA Coliseum5
County Stad4
Atl-Fulton3
Forbes Fld3
Polo Grounds2
Dodger Stad1
Where Hit
952
Unk17
711
810
898
783
General field locations when available.
 
2 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms87
2·HR gms7
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
4th36
5th33
2nd11
6th7
7th4
8th4
3rd4
9th2
Outs
034
133
231
Unk3
 
DefPos
RF58
CF19
LF17
1B5
PH2
Bases
---57
1--19
12-10
-2-7
Unk3
1-33
--31
-231
 
157 RBI
RISP22
0 on59
1 on28
2 on14
Any on42
Inning
17
28
37
414
59
621
717
88
97
Extra3
 
1-322
4-644
7-end35
RelScore
+4..11
+32
+212
+114
Tied22
-18
-28
-38
-4..13
Unk3
 
Ahead39
Tied22
Behind37
Unk3
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

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1959 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1959-04-29 CHC @ CIN Brooks Lawrence behind 2-12 t 6 0 1-- 2 3 8 0.004 1% Home Run (Deep RF); Dark Scores
2 2 2 1 1959-04-30 CHC @ CIN Bob Purkey ahead 1-0 t 3 0 --- 1 2 8 0.101 71% Home Run (Deep RF)
3 3 3 1 1959-05-05 CHC @ PIT Bob Friend tied 3-3 t 6 1 --- 1 5 8 0.176 64% Home Run
4 4 4 1 1959-07-18 CHC CIN Jay Hook behind 0-3 b 3 0 --- 1 8 8 0.093 32% Home Run (Deep RF)
5 5 5 1 1959-07-31 CHC @ CIN Jim Brosnan behind 2-4 t 9 1 1-- 2 8 8 0.354 44% Home Run (Deep RF); Thomson Scores
6 6 6 1 1959-08-13 CHC SFG Jack Sanford behind 0-3 b 1 0 1-- 2 2 8 0.150 44% Home Run; Taylor Scores
7 7 7 2 1959-08-13 CHC SFG Gordon Jones behind 2-4 b 2 2 1-- 2 2 8 0.206 51% Home Run; Taylor Scores
8 8 8 1 1959-08-28 CHC MLN Lew Burdette behind 0-9 b 6 1 -2- 2 2 8 0.006 1% Home Run (Deep RF); Taylor Scores
9 9 9 1 1959-09-21 CHC @ STL Ernie Broglio ahead 3-1 t 2 2 12- 3 2 8 0.186 88% Home Run (Deep RF); Dark Scores; Taylor Scores
10 10 10 2 1959-09-21 CHC @ STL Bob Duliba ahead 10-2 t 7 1 --- 1 2 8 0.002 100% Home Run (Deep LF)
11 11 11 1 1959-09-22 CHC SFG Sam Jones behind 3-4 b 9 2 -2- 2 2 8 0.860 100% Walk-Off Home Run (Deep CF-RF); Dark Scores
12 12 12 1 1959-09-23 CHC SFG Mike McCormick tied 7-7 b 8 0 --- 1 2 8 0.266 87% Home Run
1960 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
13 13 1 1 1960-04-22 CHC SFG Sam Jones behind 4-6 b 5 2 --- 1 5 3 0.125 34% Home Run (Deep RF)
14 14 2 1 1960-05-23 CHC @ CIN Bob Grim tied 6-6 t 13 1 --- 1 5 7 0.384 83% Home Run (Deep CF-RF)
15 15 3 1 1960-06-19 (2) CHC @ CIN Cal McLish tied 2-2 t 6 0 --- 1 5 9 0.167 67% Home Run (Deep RF)
16 16 4 1 1960-07-06 CHC STL Ed Bauta ahead 4-0 b 7 0 12- 3 5 9 0.014 100% Home Run; Banks Scores; Bouchee Scores
17 17 5 2 1960-07-06 CHC STL Ed Bauta ahead 7-1 b 8 2 12- 3 5 9 0.002 100% Home Run; Banks Scores; Bouchee Scores
18 18 6 1 1960-07-07 CHC @ LAD Don Drysdale behind 0-3 t 2 0 --- 1 5 9 0.081 30% Home Run (Fly Ball)
19 19 7 1 1960-07-25 CHC CIN Don Newcombe ahead 2-0 b 4 0 1-3 3 6 8 0.075 95% Home Run (Deep LF-CF); Kindall Scores/unER; Bouchee Scores
20 20 8 1 1960-07-30 CHC PIT Roy Face ahead 3-1 b 7 2 12- 3 4 8 0.093 99% Home Run (Deep LF-CF); Will Scores; Ashburn Scores
21 21 9 1 1960-08-20 CHC SFG Stu Miller ahead 5-4 b 4 2 1-3 3 4 7 0.218 91% Home Run; Will Scores; Ashburn Scores
22 22 10 1 1960-09-13 CHC @ CIN Bob Purkey behind 0-2 t 4 1 --- 1 4 8 0.107 34% Home Run
23 23 11 1 1960-09-18 CHC LAD Johnny Podres ahead 3-1 b 6 2 -2- 2 7 9 0.102 95% Home Run (Fly Ball); Heist Scores
24 24 12 1 1960-09-19 (1) CHC SFG Eddie Fisher behind 1-8 b 7 1 --- 1 6 9 0.006 1% Home Run
25 25 13 1 1960-09-28 CHC @ SFG Jack Sanford tied 0-0 t 2 0 --- 1 5 3 0.114 61% Home Run
1961 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
26 26 1 1 1961-05-02 CHC SFG Jack Sanford ahead 3-0 b 1 2 -2- 2 7 8 0.098 90% Home Run (Deep CF-RF); Thomas Scores/unER; Altman Scores/unER
27 27 2 1 1961-05-14 CHC @ LAD Don Drysdale behind 4-8 t 8 1 --- 1 6 8 0.027 5% Home Run (Deep LF Line)
28 28 3 1 1961-06-01 CHC @ PHI Frank Sullivan ahead 1-0 t 4 1 --- 1 5 9 0.114 72% Home Run (Deep RF)
29 29 4 1 1961-06-04 (1) CHC @ CIN Jim Maloney behind 0-3 t 9 1 --- 1 5 9 0.022 4% Home Run (Deep RF)
30 30 5 1 1961-06-06 (2) CHC @ STL Ray Sadecki behind 0-3 t 7 2 12- 3 5 9 0.321 43% Home Run (Deep LF); Santo Scores/unER; Banks Scores/unER; Altman Scores/unER
31 31 6 1 1961-06-07 CHC @ STL Larry Jackson behind 3-8 t 8 0 --- 1 5 9 0.020 4% Home Run (Deep RF Line)
32 32 7 1 1961-06-16 CHC @ SFG Jack Sanford ahead 10-6 t 9 0 1-- 2 5 9 0.009 100% Home Run (Deep CF-RF); Banks Scores
33 33 8 1 1961-06-22 CHC LAD Roger Craig behind 1-4 b 4 0 --- 1 5 9 0.095 31% Home Run (Fly Ball)
34 34 9 1 1961-06-25 CHC @ MLN Warren Spahn tied 2-2 t 3 2 --- 1 4 9 0.126 58% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to CF
35 35 10 1 1961-06-28 (1) CHC CIN Jay Hook ahead 15-4 b 7 1 --- 1 4 8 0.000 100% Home Run (Deep RF)
36 36 11 1 1961-06-28 (2) CHC CIN Jim O'Toole ahead 2-0 b 3 1 --- 1 4 9 0.079 83% Home Run (Deep RF)
37 37 12 1 1961-06-29 CHC CIN Jim Maloney tied 0-0 b 1 2 1-- 2 4 9 0.184 71% Home Run (Deep CF); Santo Scores
38 38 13 1 1961-07-01 CHC STL Mickey McDermott ahead 10-1 b 6 0 --- 1 4 9 0.001 100% Home Run (Deep CF)
39 39 14 1 1961-07-04 (1) CHC SFG Billy O'Dell behind 2-18 b 7 0 --- 1 4 9 0.000 0% Home Run (Deep RF Line)
40 40 15 1 1961-07-14 CHC @ CIN Jim Brosnan behind 5-7 t 9 2 1-- 2 4 9 0.359 39% Home Run (Deep LF); Kindall Scores
41 41 16 1 1961-07-16 CHC @ CIN Ken Hunt tied 2-2 t 6 0 --- 1 4 9 0.160 66% Home Run (Deep RF)
42 42 17 1 1961-07-18 (2) CHC @ STL Bob Gibson behind 0-4 t 6 1 --- 1 4 9 0.050 12% Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
43 43 18 1 1961-07-22 CHC @ PHI Chris Short behind 0-1 t 2 0 --- 1 4 9 0.106 50% Home Run (Deep RF)
44 44 19 1 1961-07-23 CHC @ PHI Paul Brown ahead 6-4 t 7 0 12- 3 4 9 0.093 97% Home Run (Deep RF); Zimmer Scores; Williams Scores
45 45 20 1 1961-08-04 CHC @ LAD Sandy Koufax ahead 1-0 t 4 0 --- 1 4 9 0.104 72% Home Run (Fly Ball)
46 46 21 2 1961-08-04 CHC @ LAD Sandy Koufax tied 2-2 t 6 1 1-- 2 4 9 0.251 75% Home Run (Deep CF); Kindall Scores
47 47 22 1 1961-08-12 CHC @ MLN Bob Hendley ahead 2-1 t 6 1 12- 3 4 9 0.213 92% Home Run (Deep RF); Zimmer Scores; Santo Scores
48 48 23 1 1961-09-02 CHC SFG Jack Sanford ahead 2-0 b 5 2 -2- 2 4 9 0.118 92% Home Run (Deep RF); Ashburn Scores
49 49 24 1 1961-09-03 (2) CHC MLN Tony Cloninger behind 0-4 b 6 1 1-- 2 4 9 0.124 22% Home Run (Deep RF); Banks Scores
50 50 25 1 1961-09-14 (1) CHC @ STL Ernie Broglio behind 3-6 t 6 0 --- 1 5 9 0.084 23% Home Run (Deep RF)
51 51 26 1 1961-09-18 CHC @ LAD Phil Ortega ahead 4-3 t 6 1 --- 1 4 9 0.126 75% Home Run (Fly Ball)
52 52 27 1 1961-09-27 CHC STL Larry Jackson ahead 1-0 b 1 2 --- 1 4 8 0.094 71% Home Run (Deep LF)
1962 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
53 53 1 1 1962-04-27 CHC @ SFG Billy O'Dell tied 1-1 t 4 1 1-- 2 6 9 0.214 72% Home Run; Williams Scores
54 54 2 1 1962-05-13 (1) CHC PHI Dallas Green tied 3-3 b 7 2 -23 3 5 9 0.331 93% Home Run (Deep RF); Williams Scores; Banks Scores
55 55 3 1 1962-05-13 (2) CHC PHI Bobby Locke ahead 6-4 b 7 0 1-- 2 5 9 0.068 97% Home Run (Deep RF); Banks Scores
56 56 4 1 1962-05-15 CHC @ NYM Vinegar Bend Mizell tied 1-1 t 4 2 --- 1 5 9 0.132 58% Home Run
57 57 5 2 1962-05-15 CHC @ NYM Vinegar Bend Mizell ahead 3-1 t 6 2 --- 1 5 9 0.094 85% Home Run
58 58 6 1 1962-05-18 CHC @ PHI Dennis Bennett ahead 2-0 t 3 2 --- 1 5 9 0.091 78% Home Run (Deep RF)
59 59 7 2 1962-05-18 CHC @ PHI Bobby Locke behind 3-4 t 5 1 12- 3 5 9 0.329 74% Home Run (Deep RF); Williams Scores; Banks Scores
60 60 8 1 1962-05-20 (2) CHC @ PHI Chris Short ahead 7-2 t 7 1 --- 1 5 9 0.015 98% Home Run (Deep CF-RF)
61 61 9 1 1962-05-22 CHC @ PIT Bob Friend tied 0-0 t 4 1 1-- 2 5 9 0.211 71% Home Run; Banks Scores
62 62 10 1 1962-05-25 CHC @ CIN Moe Drabowsky behind 0-2 t 5 0 --- 1 5 9 0.113 36% Home Run (Deep CF)
63 63 11 1 1962-05-29 CHC MLN Lew Burdette b 9 1 5 9
64 64 12 1 1962-06-03 CHC CIN Moe Drabowsky ahead 2-0 b 3 1 12- 3 4 9 0.137 93% Home Run (Deep RF); Brock Scores; Williams Scores
65 65 13 1 1962-07-22 CHC LAD Ed Roebuck behind 5-13 b 5 2 --- 1 4 9 0.008 2% Home Run (Fly Ball)
66 66 14 1 1962-07-29 (1) CHC HOU Bob Bruce ahead 1-0 b 4 0 --- 1 4 9 0.100 78% Home Run
67 67 15 1 1962-08-01 CHC @ SFG Billy O'Dell tied 1-1 t 10 2 1-- 2 4 9 0.486 91% Home Run; Hubbs Scores
68 68 16 1 1962-08-05 (1) CHC @ LAD Phil Ortega ahead 2-1 t 6 0 --- 1 4 9 0.122 79% Home Run (Line Drive)
69 69 17 1 1962-08-06 CHC @ MLN Bob Shaw behind 0-2 t 4 2 --- 1 4 9 0.104 32% Home Run (Deep RF)
70 70 18 1 1962-08-07 CHC @ MLN Lew Burdette behind 0-3 t 7 1 --- 1 4 9 0.066 14% Home Run (Deep CF)
71 71 19 1 1962-08-10 CHC PIT Diomedes Olivo behind 4-5 b 7 2 --3 2 4 9 0.411 75% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to CF (Deep CF); Brock Scores
72 72 20 1 1962-08-12 CHC PIT Harvey Haddix tied 0-0 b 2 1 --- 1 5 9 0.107 64% Home Run (Deep RF)
73 73 21 1 1962-08-23 CHC CIN Johnny Klippstein behind 0-7 b 6 1 1-- 2 4 3 0.026 5% Home Run (Deep RF); Hubbs Scores
74 74 22 1 1962-09-07 CHC @ SFG Jack Sanford tied 0-0 t 1 2 1-- 2 4 9 0.186 66% Home Run; Williams Scores/unER; Altman Scores/unER
1963 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
75 75 1 1 1963-05-10 STL @ PIT Bob Friend tied 0-0 t 9 2 --- 1 4 9 0.426 83% Home Run
76 76 2 1 1963-05-17 STL CIN Joey Jay tied 0-0 b 1 2 1-- 2 4 9 0.195 72% Home Run; White Scores
77 77 3 1 1963-06-01 STL SFG Jack Fisher ahead 6-3 b 5 0 --- 1 6 9 0.045 94% Home Run (CF-RF)
78 78 4 1 1963-06-16 (2) STL PIT Vern Law behind 0-1 b 4 1 1-3 3 5 9 0.272 78% Home Run; White Scores; Boyer Scores
79 79 5 1 1963-07-21 STL HOU Dick Drott ahead 8-3 b 7 0 --- 1 6 7 0.007 99% Home Run
80 80 6 1 1963-07-28 (2) STL @ CHC Don Elston ahead 10-6 t 6 2 --- 1 5 7 0.035 96% Home Run
81 81 7 1 1963-08-01 STL CIN Joey Jay tied 1-1 b 5 1 --- 1 3 9 0.160 70% Home Run
82 82 8 1 1963-08-26 STL @ SFG Juan Marichal behind 1-2 t 8 2 1-- 2 6 9 0.567 74% Home Run (CF-RF); James Scores
83 83 9 1 1963-09-02 (2) STL PIT Harvey Haddix ahead 5-1 b 8 1 --- 1 8 9 0.007 100% Home Run
1964 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
84 84 1 1 1964-05-06 NYM CIN Sammy Ellis behind 0-2 b 4 1 1-- 2 4 9 0.245 53% Home Run; Hunt Scores
85 85 2 1 1964-05-18 NYM @ SFG Billy Pierce behind 0-1 t 8 1 12- 3 3 7 0.532 87% Home Run; Smith Scores; Kanehl Scores
86 86 3 1 1964-07-11 NYM STL Ray Sadecki behind 3-8 b 6 0 --- 1 7 7 0.034 8% Home Run
87 87 4 1 1964-07-25 NYM MLN Cecil Butler ahead 8-0 b 6 2 -2- 2 3 7 0.002 100% Home Run; Harkness Scores
88 88 5 1 1964-08-14 (1) NYM PHI Jim Bunning behind 0-4 b 5 0 --- 1 7 7 0.064 16% Home Run
89 89 6 1 1964-08-23 (2) NYM CHC Dick Ellsworth ahead 1-0 b 6 0 --- 1 4 7 0.107 86% Home Run
90 90 7 1 1964-08-28 NYM @ CHC Bob Buhl ahead 1-0 t 2 0 --- 1 5 7 0.099 71% Home Run (CF-RF)
91 91 8 1 1964-09-16 NYM @ SFG Gaylord Perry ahead 2-0 t 8 2 1-- 2 4 7 0.101 96% Home Run; Christopher Scores
92 92 9 1 1964-10-03 NYM @ STL Ray Sadecki ahead 4-3 t 2 0 --- 1 8 7 0.097 70% Home Run
1965 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
93 93 1 1 1965-04-14 CHC STL Ron Taylor ahead 2-1 b 7 0 --- 1 5 7 0.098 90% Home Run
94 94 2 1 1965-05-07 CHC HOU Dave Giusti ahead 3-2 b 3 1 --- 1 2 7 0.106 76% Home Run
95 95 3 1 1965-05-08 CHC HOU Larry Dierker behind 5-10 b 7 2 --- 1 2 7 0.018 3% Home Run
96 96 4 1 1965-05-26 CHC @ NYM Dennis Ribant tied 6-6 t 10 1 -2- 2 9 PH 0.370 93% Home Run; Amalfitano Scores
1966 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
97 97 1 1 1966-04-14 CHC @ SFG Ron Herbel tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 1 2 7 0.104 58% Home Run
98 98 2 1 1966-05-21 CHC @ ATL Tony Cloninger behind 4-5 t 7 0 --- 1 9 PH 0.204 50% Home Run
99 99 3 1 1966-05-22 (2) CHC @ ATL Ken Johnson t 4 2 5 3
100 100 4 2 1966-05-22 (2) CHC @ ATL Ken Johnson t 6 1 5 3
101 101 5 1 1966-07-24 (1) CHC STL Nelson Briles tied 4-4 b 5 0 --- 1 5 7 0.153 72% Home Run

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