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Earl Battey

Earl Jesse Battey

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: January 5, 1935 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: Jordan HS (Watts, CA)
Signed
by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 1953. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 1955 (Age 20.248, 8,897th in MLB history)   vs. NYY 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1958 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/WhiteSox/Senators 1955-1967

Last Game: September 27, 1967 (Age 32.265)   vs. CAL 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: November 15, 2003 in Ocala, FL
Buried: Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, CA
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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.

Earl Battey: 104 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 1 walk-off, 10 tying, 37 go ahead
2 Tms
MIN/WSH91
CHW13
 
vs RHP86
vs LHP18
 
Home52
Away52
 
Leverage
High Lev24
Medium Lev30
Low Lev50
10 Opps
BOS16
KCA16
CLE13
DET13
CHW11
BAL10
WSA9
LAA9
NYY6
WSH1
72 Pitchers
Hoyt Wilhelm4
Ken McBride3
Paul Foytack3
Mudcat Grant3
Don Mossi3
Steve Barber3
Mike Fornieles3
Ray Herbert3
Dave Stenhouse2
Bo Belinsky2
Lee Stange2
Moe Drabowsky2
Dick Donovan2
Bennie Daniels2
Pedro Ramos2
Tom Sturdivant2
Bob Heffner2
Whitey Ford2
Bob Shaw2
Jim Bunning2
12 Parks
Metrop. Stad39
Munic. Stad11
GriffithStad11
Comiskey Pk9
Fenway Pk9
ClevelandStd6
Memor. Stad5
Tiger Stad5
RFK Stad5
Wrigley (LA)2
Dodger Stad1
Yankee Stad1
Where Hit
789
Unk7
85
783
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms98
2·HR gms3
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
6th48
7th31
5th16
8th8
4th1
Outs
037
234
133
 
DefPos
C103
PH1
Bases
---59
1--22
12-11
-2-8
1232
-231
1-31
 
166 RBI
RISP23
0 on59
1 on30
2 on13
3 on2
Any on45
Inning
15
218
37
419
56
615
712
811
910
Extra1
 
1-330
4-640
7-end34
RelScore
+4..13
+35
+213
+16
Tied25
-112
-213
-37
-4..10
 
Ahead37
Tied25
Behind42
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

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1957 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1957-05-26 (2) CHW @ CLE Dick Tomanek behind 0-1 t 2 0 --- 1 6 2 0.110 50% Home Run
2 2 2 1 1957-09-20 CHW @ CLE Don Mossi tied 0-0 t 2 2 --- 1 8 2 0.115 58% Home Run
3 3 3 1 1957-09-24 CHW @ KCA Wally Burnette tied 3-3 t 3 0 1-- 2 5 2 0.182 72% Home Run; Jackson Scores
1958 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
4 4 1 1 1958-06-10 (2) CHW @ WSH Hal Griggs behind 1-5 t 7 1 --- 1 6 2 0.035 7% Home Run
5 5 2 1 1958-06-14 CHW @ BAL Billy Loes tied 1-1 t 4 1 1-- 2 6 2 0.231 73% Home Run (Deep LF); Torgeson Scores
6 6 3 1 1958-07-03 CHW KCA Ray Herbert tied 0-0 b 4 0 --- 1 6 2 0.135 69% Home Run
7 7 4 1 1958-07-04 (1) CHW KCA Murry Dickson ahead 2-0 b 1 2 1-- 2 6 2 0.135 86% Home Run; Mueller Scores
8 8 5 1 1958-07-12 (2) CHW @ BOS Mike Fornieles ahead 2-0 t 1 1 12- 3 6 2 0.157 88% Home Run; Landis Scores; Smith Scores
9 9 6 2 1958-07-12 (2) CHW @ BOS Leo Kiely ahead 10-5 t 9 0 1-- 2 6 2 0.004 100% Home Run; Smith Scores
10 10 7 1 1958-08-13 (2) CHW KCA Ray Herbert behind 3-5 b 6 2 -2- 2 7 2 0.301 52% Home Run; Jackson Scores
11 11 8 1 1958-08-17 CHW CLE Mudcat Grant tied 2-2 b 8 2 --- 1 7 2 0.328 85% Home Run
1959 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
12 12 1 1 1959-06-28 (1) CHW NYY Whitey Ford ahead 3-2 b 6 2 1-- 2 7 2 0.183 90% Home Run (Deep LF); Smith Scores
13 13 2 1 1959-09-26 CHW @ DET Ray Narleski ahead 5-3 t 6 1 --- 1 5 2 0.090 85% Home Run (Deep LF)
1960 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
14 14 1 1 1960-04-18 WSH BOS Tom Sturdivant ahead 4-1 b 4 0 -2- 2 7 2 0.056 95% Home Run (Deep LF); Lemon Scores
15 15 2 1 1960-04-24 WSH BOS Tom Sturdivant behind 2-4 b 4 2 --- 1 8 2 0.116 37% Home Run (Deep LF)
16 16 3 1 1960-04-26 WSH BAL Hoyt Wilhelm behind 5-8 b 6 1 123 4 8 2 0.428 72% Home Run (Deep LF-CF); Bertoia Scores; Mincher Scores; Consolo Scores
17 17 4 1 1960-05-05 WSH CHW Turk Lown behind 2-5 b 9 1 --- 1 8 2 0.027 4% Home Run (Deep LF)
18 18 5 1 1960-05-15 WSH NYY Art Ditmar behind 0-9 b 7 2 --- 1 7 2 0.001 0% Home Run (Deep LF)
19 19 6 1 1960-06-04 WSH @ BAL Steve Barber ahead 2-0 t 2 0 --- 1 8 2 0.082 79% Home Run
20 20 7 1 1960-06-11 WSH DET Don Mossi ahead 4-0 b 3 2 1-- 2 6 2 0.066 95% Home Run (Deep LF-CF); Killebrew Scores
21 21 8 1 1960-06-16 WSH @ CHW Frank Baumann tied 0-0 t 2 1 -2- 2 6 2 0.167 69% Home Run (Deep LF); Lemon Scores
22 22 9 1 1960-06-21 WSH @ CLE Mudcat Grant behind 2-3 t 6 2 1-- 2 7 2 0.338 63% Home Run (Deep LF); Lemon Scores
23 23 10 1 1960-08-04 WSH @ CHW Early Wynn behind 0-1 t 8 2 1-- 2 7 2 0.526 71% Home Run (Deep LF); Throneberry Scores
24 24 11 1 1960-08-20 WSH NYY Bob Turley tied 0-0 b 5 1 --- 1 7 2 0.153 69% Home Run (Deep LF)
25 25 12 1 1960-09-07 WSH @ KCA Johnny Kucks ahead 4-0 t 6 0 --- 1 6 2 0.033 96% Home Run (Deep LF)
26 26 13 1 1960-09-14 WSH @ CHW Herb Score tied 0-0 t 2 1 1-- 2 8 2 0.184 69% Home Run (Deep LF); Whisenant Scores
27 27 14 1 1960-09-21 WSH @ NYY Whitey Ford ahead 2-0 t 3 2 --- 1 5 2 0.092 79% Home Run (Deep LF)
28 28 15 1 1960-09-25 WSH BAL Milt Pappas tied 0-0 b 5 0 --- 1 7 2 0.144 71% Home Run (Deep LF)
1961 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
29 29 1 1 1961-04-27 MIN @ LAA Eli Grba behind 1-2 t 6 1 12- 3 6 2 0.339 75% Home Run (Deep LF); Mincher Scores; Lemon Scores
30 30 2 1 1961-04-29 MIN @ LAA Ken McBride behind 0-2 t 4 0 --- 1 6 2 0.102 38% Home Run (Deep LF)
31 31 3 1 1961-05-25 MIN DET Paul Foytack behind 2-5 b 4 2 --- 1 7 2 0.087 27% Home Run (Deep CF)
32 32 4 1 1961-06-12 MIN @ BOS Ike Delock behind 2-8 t 6 0 --- 1 7 2 0.021 5% Home Run (Deep LF)
33 33 5 1 1961-07-01 MIN @ KCA Bob Shaw tied 2-2 t 4 1 --- 1 6 2 0.128 60% Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
34 34 6 1 1961-07-03 MIN CHW Ray Herbert tied 0-0 b 2 1 --- 1 6 2 0.105 63% Home Run (Deep CF)
35 35 7 1 1961-07-09 MIN @ WSA Tom Cheney ahead 2-0 t 2 0 --- 1 6 2 0.082 79% Home Run (Deep LF)
36 36 8 2 1961-07-09 MIN @ WSA Bennie Daniels ahead 6-1 t 6 0 --- 1 6 2 0.019 98% Home Run (Deep LF)
37 37 9 1 1961-07-15 MIN @ DET Jim Bunning behind 0-1 t 7 1 --- 1 6 2 0.194 46% Home Run (Deep LF)
38 38 10 1 1961-07-21 MIN CLE Wynn Hawkins tied 0-0 b 4 0 1-- 2 6 2 0.179 78% Home Run (Deep LF); Allison Scores
39 39 11 1 1961-08-11 MIN DET Paul Foytack tied 0-0 b 2 1 --- 1 6 2 0.105 63% Home Run (Deep LF)
40 40 12 2 1961-08-11 MIN DET Paul Foytack tied 1-1 b 7 0 --- 1 6 2 0.195 79% Home Run (Deep LF)
41 41 13 1 1961-09-03 MIN BOS Mike Fornieles behind 5-8 b 8 1 --- 1 6 2 0.065 13% Home Run (Deep LF)
42 42 14 1 1961-09-04 (2) MIN CHW Cal McLish ahead 4-3 b 3 2 --- 1 6 2 0.102 73% Home Run (Deep LF)
43 43 15 1 1961-09-06 (1) MIN CHW Juan Pizarro behind 0-1 b 1 2 -2- 2 4 2 0.178 61% Home Run (Deep LF); Allison Scores
44 44 16 1 1961-09-09 MIN @ KCA Bob Shaw behind 2-4 t 6 1 -2- 2 5 2 0.224 47% Home Run (Deep LF); Lemon Scores
45 45 17 1 1961-09-10 (2) MIN @ KCA Bill Kunkel ahead 3-0 t 3 2 --- 1 5 2 0.070 84% Home Run (Deep LF)
1962 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
46 46 1 1 1962-04-11 MIN @ KCA Dan Osinski ahead 6-0 t 9 2 1-- 2 5 2 0.002 100% Home Run; Allison Scores
47 47 2 1 1962-04-12 MIN @ KCA Norm Bass tied 0-0 t 2 0 --- 1 5 2 0.103 60% Home Run
48 48 3 1 1962-06-14 MIN @ LAA Bo Belinsky behind 0-1 t 2 0 --- 1 5 2 0.108 50% Home Run
49 49 4 1 1962-06-22 (2) MIN LAA Dean Chance behind 0-2 b 2 2 --- 1 6 2 0.101 40% Home Run
50 50 5 1 1962-07-12 MIN WSA Dave Stenhouse ahead 3-2 b 7 1 --- 1 7 2 0.107 88% Home Run
51 51 6 1 1962-07-18 MIN CLE Barry Latman ahead 5-0 b 1 0 --- 1 6 2 0.031 94% Home Run
52 52 7 1 1962-07-20 MIN BAL Hal Brown tied 5-5 b 10 1 -2- 2 6 2 0.300 100% Walk-Off Home Run; Martinez Scores
53 53 8 1 1962-07-31 MIN @ BAL Jack Fisher behind 4-8 t 8 2 12- 3 6 2 0.122 15% Home Run; Rollins Scores; Allison Scores
54 54 9 1 1962-08-15 MIN NYY Ralph Terry behind 1-9 b 9 2 1-- 2 6 2 0.000 0% Home Run; Allison Scores
55 55 10 1 1962-08-17 (1) MIN BOS Mike Fornieles ahead 5-2 b 8 2 1-- 2 6 2 0.025 99% Home Run; Rollins Scores
56 56 11 1 1962-09-05 (1) MIN @ WSA Dave Stenhouse ahead 2-0 t 2 0 --- 1 6 2 0.081 78% Home Run
1963 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
57 57 1 1 1963-04-18 MIN LAA Ken McBride tied 0-0 b 2 2 --- 1 6 2 0.119 63% Home Run
58 58 2 1 1963-04-26 MIN @ DET Don Mossi tied 0-0 t 2 0 1-- 2 5 2 0.171 71% Home Run; Allison Scores
59 59 3 1 1963-04-27 MIN @ DET Phil Regan ahead 5-1 t 5 2 12- 3 5 2 0.074 98% Home Run; Green Scores/unER; Hall Scores/unER; Battey Scores/unER
60 60 4 1 1963-05-03 MIN NYY Bill Stafford behind 1-3 b 6 1 1-- 2 6 2 0.294 54% Home Run; Hall Scores
61 61 5 1 1963-05-19 (1) MIN @ CLE Pedro Ramos behind 2-6 t 9 1 --- 1 5 2 0.007 1% Home Run
62 62 6 1 1963-05-20 MIN @ BOS Earl Wilson ahead 1-0 t 1 2 1-3 3 6 2 0.221 83% Home Run; Power Scores; Post Scores
63 63 7 1 1963-05-21 MIN @ BOS Jack Lamabe ahead 7-2 t 5 2 --- 1 6 2 0.026 96% Home Run
64 64 8 1 1963-05-26 MIN CHW Hoyt Wilhelm ahead 4-2 b 8 1 --- 1 5 2 0.034 97% Home Run
65 65 9 1 1963-05-29 MIN WSA Claude Osteen ahead 6-1 b 8 0 12- 3 5 2 0.002 100% Home Run; Hall Scores; Allison Scores
66 66 10 1 1963-05-31 MIN DET Jim Bunning behind 0-3 b 9 1 --- 1 5 2 0.024 4% Home Run
67 67 11 1 1963-06-04 MIN @ KCA Ed Rakow tied 0-0 t 2 0 --- 1 5 2 0.108 61% Home Run
68 68 12 1 1963-06-14 MIN LAA Dan Osinski tied 2-2 b 7 0 --- 1 6 2 0.214 80% Home Run
69 69 13 1 1963-06-15 MIN LAA Ken McBride behind 2-5 b 4 0 --- 1 6 2 0.096 29% Home Run
70 70 14 1 1963-06-16 (2) MIN LAA Julio Navarro behind 2-3 b 9 1 --- 1 8 2 0.471 57% Home Run
71 71 15 1 1963-06-20 MIN CHW Hoyt Wilhelm ahead 8-4 b 7 0 --- 1 6 2 0.013 99% Home Run
72 72 16 1 1963-06-26 MIN DET Bill Faul ahead 4-1 b 8 1 --- 1 6 2 0.015 99% Home Run
73 73 17 1 1963-06-28 (1) MIN @ WSA Jim Bronstad ahead 4-1 t 6 0 --- 1 6 2 0.052 93% Home Run
74 74 18 1 1963-07-13 MIN BOS Bob Heffner tied 3-3 b 4 1 1-- 2 7 2 0.222 78% Home Run; Allison Scores
75 75 19 1 1963-07-14 (1) MIN CLE Pedro Ramos behind 1-3 b 4 1 12- 3 7 2 0.327 67% Home Run; Allison Scores; Mincher Scores
76 76 20 1 1963-07-15 MIN CLE Dick Donovan tied 0-0 b 2 1 1-- 2 7 2 0.191 74% Home Run; Mincher Scores
77 77 21 1 1963-07-29 MIN @ BOS Bill Monbouquette behind 1-7 t 7 1 --- 1 7 2 0.010 2% Home Run
78 78 22 1 1963-08-25 MIN @ BAL Steve Barber tied 0-0 t 2 2 --- 1 6 2 0.120 58% Home Run
79 79 23 1 1963-09-01 MIN CHW Hoyt Wilhelm behind 1-3 b 7 2 -2- 2 7 2 0.347 52% Home Run; Allison Scores
80 80 24 1 1963-09-06 MIN @ CHW Jim Brosnan behind 4-6 t 8 0 12- 3 6 2 0.470 76% Home Run; Killebrew Scores; Allison Scores
81 81 25 1 1963-09-11 MIN CLE Dick Donovan behind 1-2 b 4 2 1-- 2 6 2 0.277 66% Home Run; Allison Scores
82 82 26 1 1963-09-17 MIN DET Terry Fox tied 1-1 b 8 2 1-- 2 6 2 0.387 94% Home Run; Hall Scores
1964 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
83 83 1 1 1964-04-14 MIN @ CLE Mudcat Grant behind 0-2 t 4 1 -23 3 6 2 0.252 61% Home Run; Hall Scores; Killebrew Scores
84 84 2 1 1964-05-01 MIN @ KCA Moe Drabowsky behind 0-3 t 6 2 123 4 6 2 0.468 63% Home Run; Rollins Scores; Oliva Scores; Allison Scores
85 85 3 1 1964-05-03 (1) MIN @ KCA Diego Segui ahead 1-0 t 4 0 --- 1 6 2 0.111 74% Home Run
86 86 4 1 1964-05-10 MIN KCA Aurelio Monteagudo ahead 4-0 b 4 2 --- 1 7 2 0.036 95% Home Run
87 87 5 1 1964-05-17 (2) MIN @ BOS Dick Radatz behind 4-5 t 9 1 1-- 2 8 PH 0.662 83% Home Run; Allen Scores
88 88 6 1 1964-06-11 MIN @ DET Ed Rakow ahead 2-0 t 4 2 1-- 2 7 2 0.152 88% Home Run; Allison Scores
89 89 7 1 1964-07-10 MIN @ KCA Moe Drabowsky ahead 8-1 t 9 0 --- 1 7 2 0.001 100% Home Run
90 90 8 1 1964-07-18 MIN LAA Bo Belinsky behind 0-1 b 3 0 --- 1 7 2 0.129 55% Home Run
91 91 9 1 1964-07-22 MIN KCA Orlando Pena ahead 3-1 b 4 0 --- 1 7 2 0.075 87% Home Run
92 92 10 1 1964-08-04 MIN BOS Bill Monbouquette ahead 2-0 b 2 0 --- 1 7 2 0.076 83% Home Run
93 93 11 1 1964-08-07 (1) MIN @ CLE Luis Tiant behind 3-7 t 7 1 --- 1 7 2 0.035 7% Home Run
94 94 12 1 1964-09-18 MIN @ BOS Pete Charton behind 1-3 t 4 2 12- 3 7 2 0.338 59% Home Run; Hall Scores; Allison Scores
1965 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
95 95 1 1 1965-05-04 MIN BAL Wally Bunker tied 0-0 b 3 0 --- 1 7 2 0.123 68% Home Run
96 96 2 1 1965-05-25 MIN @ BOS Bob Heffner ahead 6-1 t 5 1 12- 3 7 2 0.037 99% Home Run; Hall Scores; Allison Scores
97 97 3 1 1965-06-08 MIN CLE Lee Stange ahead 3-2 b 4 0 1-- 2 7 2 0.147 87% Home Run; Allison Scores
98 98 4 1 1965-07-23 MIN @ BAL Steve Barber behind 1-2 t 8 0 --- 1 6 2 0.263 50% Home Run
99 99 5 1 1965-07-27 (1) MIN @ WSA Steve Ridzik behind 4-10 t 7 2 12- 3 6 2 0.044 5% Home Run; Killebrew Scores/unER; Allison Scores/unER; Battey Scores/unER
100 100 6 1 1965-07-27 (2) MIN @ WSA Bennie Daniels behind 3-5 t 7 0 --- 1 7 2 0.125 29% Home Run
1966 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
101 101 1 1 1966-05-01 (1) MIN @ WSA Pete Richert behind 0-4 t 6 0 --- 1 7 2 0.050 11% Home Run
102 102 2 1 1966-06-02 MIN DET Fred Gladding behind 5-7 b 9 0 --- 1 7 2 0.105 19% Home Run
103 103 3 1 1966-07-30 MIN BAL Bill Short ahead 2-0 b 5 2 12- 3 5 2 0.142 96% Home Run; Versalles Scores; Killebrew Scores
104 104 4 1 1966-08-01 MIN BOS Lee Stange ahead 4-2 b 6 1 -2- 2 6 2 0.086 95% Home Run; Killebrew 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.