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Robert Henry Cerv

Positions: Leftfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: May 5, 1925 in Weston, NE
High School: Weston HS (Weston, NE)
School: University of Nebraska at Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1950. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 1, 1951 (Age 26)   vs. DET 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Lost 1954 [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Yankees/Colt.45's/Angels 1951-1962

Final Game: July 29, 1962 (Age 37)   vs. CHC 0 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 Cerv: 105 Career Home Runs

2 leading off, 1 walk-off, 13 tying, 32 go ahead, 3 lacking some details
4 Tms
KCA75
NYY26
LAA2
HOU2
 
vs RHP80
vs LHP25
 
Home53
Away52
 
Leverage
High Lev22
Medium Lev39
Low Lev41
10 Opps
DET26
BOS17
CLE14
BAL/SLB14
NYY10
CHW10
MIN/WSH8
KCA3
CIN2
LAA1
65 Pitchers
Paul Foytack5
Ray Moore4
Mike Fornieles4
Arnie Portocarrero4
Early Wynn3
Don Mossi3
Jerry Casale3
Bob Turley3
Frank Lary3
Billy Pierce3
Billy Hoeft2
Ray Narleski2
Hoyt Wilhelm2
Duke Maas2
Bob Bruce2
Milt Pappas2
Jim Bunning2
Art Ditmar2
Mudcat Grant2
Zach Monroe2
12 Parks
Munic. Stad46
Tiger Stad14
Yankee Stad12
Fenway Pk8
Memor. Stad7
Comiskey Pk5
GriffithStad4
ClevelandStd3
Crosley Fld2
Wrigley (LA)2
Metrop. Stad1
Sprtsmn3/Busch1
Where Hit
746
Unk20
918
813
785
893
General field locations when available.
 
2 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms86
2·HR gms8
3·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
4th38
5th27
9th9
3rd8
2nd7
7th6
6th5
1st2
8th2
Unk1
Outs
040
233
129
Unk3
 
DefPos
LF84
PH11
CF8
RF2
Bases
---59
1--22
12-6
-2-5
1-34
1233
Unk3
--32
-231
 
169 RBI
RISP21
0 on59
1 on31
2 on12
3 on3
Any on46
Inning
113
211
315
413
56
610
79
813
914
Extra1
 
1-339
4-629
7-end37
RelScore
+4..6
+39
+29
+17
Tied25
-114
-29
-311
-4..12
Unk3
 
Ahead31
Tied25
Behind46
Unk3
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

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1952 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1952-05-18 (2) NYY @ SLB Bob Cain t 3 3 6 8
1954 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
2 2 1 1 1954-05-01 NYY CLE Early Wynn behind 1-10 b 9 0 --- 1 5 7 0.000 0% Home Run
3 3 2 1 1954-05-16 (2) NYY @ BAL Don Larsen behind 0-6 t 9 0 1-- 2 2 PH 0.007 1% Home Run; Bauer Scores
4 4 3 1 1954-09-04 NYY @ WSH Dean Stone tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 7 0.106 61% Lead-Off Home Run
5 5 4 1 1954-09-14 NYY @ DET Al Aber ahead 1-0 t 4 0 1-3 3 6 7 0.130 89% Home Run; Berra Scores; Robinson Scores
6 6 5 2 1954-09-14 NYY @ DET Ray Herbert ahead 6-0 t 5 0 -2- 2 6 7 0.014 99% Home Run; Robinson Scores
1955 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
7 7 1 1 1955-07-23 NYY @ KCA Alex Kellner behind 5-7 t 9 0 --- 1 9 PH 0.088 16% Home Run
8 8 2 1 1955-08-07 (1) NYY DET Steve Gromek behind 1-4 b 7 0 --- 1 9 PH 0.091 21% Home Run (CF-RF)
9 9 3 1 1955-09-23 (1) NYY @ BOS Tom Brewer tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 8 0.093 59% Lead-Off Home Run
1956 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
10 10 1 1 1956-05-25 NYY @ BAL Don Ferrarese ahead 3-0 t 3 0 123 4 7 7 0.073 97% Home Run; Mantle Scores; Skowron Scores; Howard Scores
11 11 2 1 1956-07-24 NYY @ CHW Billy Pierce behind 2-4 t 6 1 1-- 2 7 7 0.237 47% Home Run; Bauer Scores
12 12 3 1 1956-09-29 NYY BOS Ike Delock behind 4-5 b 9 0 --- 1 3 8 0.436 64% Home Run
1957 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
13 13 1 1 1957-04-23 KCA @ DET Don Lee behind 3-4 t 7 2 --- 1 8 PH 0.208 43% Home Run
14 14 2 1 1957-05-25 KCA DET Paul Foytack ahead 4-1 b 8 1 --- 1 2 8 0.016 99% Home Run
15 15 3 1 1957-05-29 KCA @ DET Jim Bunning behind 2-3 t 8 0 --- 1 2 8 0.253 50% Home Run
16 16 4 1 1957-06-06 KCA BAL Connie Johnson behind 1-5 b 6 0 --- 1 2 8 0.061 15% Home Run
17 17 5 1 1957-06-09 (2) KCA BOS George Susce behind 1-6 b 8 0 --- 1 2 8 0.020 4% Home Run
18 18 6 1 1957-06-13 KCA WSH Pedro Ramos tied 1-1 b 3 1 --- 1 2 8 0.125 65% Home Run
19 19 7 1 1957-06-21 KCA @ BOS Rudy Minarcin t 9 2 3 9
20 20 8 1 1957-07-17 KCA BOS Frank Sullivan behind 1-2 b 8 2 --- 1 3 7 0.339 53% Home Run
21 21 9 1 1957-07-21 (2) KCA BAL Ray Moore tied 1-1 b 7 0 -2- 2 8 9 0.198 89% Home Run; DeMaestri Scores
22 22 10 1 1957-09-15 (1) KCA @ NYY Bob Turley tied 0-0 t 4 1 --- 1 3 7 0.137 61% Home Run
23 23 11 1 1957-09-24 KCA CHW Barry Latman behind 4-7 b 9 0 -2- 2 9 PH 0.102 19% Home Run; Lopez Scores
1958 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
24 24 1 1 1958-04-16 KCA @ CLE Dick Tomanek ahead 7-4 t 9 1 1-- 2 5 7 0.024 99% Home Run; Lopez Scores
25 25 2 1 1958-04-17 KCA @ CLE Mudcat Grant tied 1-1 t 6 1 --- 1 5 7 0.181 65% Home Run
26 26 3 1 1958-04-22 KCA CLE Cal McLish ahead 3-0 b 3 2 --- 1 5 7 0.060 89% IPHR Home Run
27 27 4 2 1958-04-22 KCA CLE Ray Narleski ahead 6-4 b 7 2 1-3 3 5 7 0.091 99% Home Run; Baxes Scores; Lopez Scores
28 28 5 1 1958-04-30 KCA @ BOS Tom Brewer ahead 3-1 t 3 0 12- 3 5 7 0.125 91% Home Run; Lopez Scores/unER; Power Scores
29 29 6 2 1958-04-30 KCA @ BOS Al Schroll ahead 7-1 t 4 2 1-- 2 5 7 0.032 98% Home Run; Power Scores
30 30 7 1 1958-05-01 KCA @ BOS Mike Fornieles behind 3-4 t 6 0 1-- 2 5 7 0.268 66% Home Run; Power Scores
31 31 8 1 1958-05-02 KCA @ NYY Bob Turley behind 0-3 t 2 0 --- 1 5 7 0.083 29% Home Run
32 32 9 1 1958-05-10 KCA @ DET Billy Hoeft behind 0-2 t 4 1 1-- 2 5 7 0.202 47% Home Run; Power Scores/unER
33 33 10 1 1958-05-11 KCA @ DET Bob Shaw behind 2-3 t 8 2 --- 1 5 7 0.261 42% Home Run
34 34 11 1 1958-05-16 KCA DET Herm Wehmeier behind 0-3 b 5 1 --- 1 5 7 0.091 24% Home Run
35 35 12 1 1958-05-27 KCA NYY Bob Turley tied 0-0 b 1 1 -23 3 4 7 0.169 80% Home Run; Martyn Scores; Lopez Scores
36 36 13 1 1958-05-30 (2) KCA CLE Bob Kelly tied 3-3 b 3 1 12- 3 4 7 0.241 84% Home Run; Tuttle Scores; Lopez Scores
37 37 14 1 1958-05-31 KCA CLE Mudcat Grant behind 0-1 b 1 2 1-- 2 4 7 0.203 62% Home Run; Lopez Scores
38 38 15 1 1958-06-03 (1) KCA @ WSH Russ Kemmerer behind 0-5 t 4 0 --- 1 4 7 0.041 11% Home Run
39 39 16 1 1958-06-12 (1) KCA @ NYY Tom Sturdivant ahead 2-0 t 5 2 --- 1 4 7 0.094 84% Home Run
40 40 17 1 1958-06-15 (2) KCA @ BOS Mike Fornieles ahead 4-0 t 3 0 --- 1 4 7 0.046 91% Home Run
41 41 18 1 1958-06-21 KCA BOS Dave Sisler b 3 2 7
42 42 19 1 1958-06-23 KCA WSH Russ Kemmerer ahead 3-0 b 3 2 --- 1 4 7 0.060 89% Home Run (LF-CF)
43 43 20 1 1958-06-30 KCA @ DET Billy Hoeft ahead 5-4 t 9 2 --- 1 4 7 0.104 91% Home Run
44 44 21 1 1958-07-01 KCA @ DET Frank Lary tied 0-0 t 4 1 --- 1 4 7 0.130 60% Home Run
45 45 22 1 1958-07-04 (1) KCA @ CHW Turk Lown behind 4-5 t 8 1 --3 2 9 PH 0.375 74% Home Run; DeMaestri Scores
46 46 23 1 1958-07-10 (2) KCA @ BAL Arnie Portocarrero behind 0-3 t 9 2 --- 1 4 7 0.007 1% Home Run
47 47 24 1 1958-07-19 KCA @ NYY Duke Maas tied 1-1 t 7 0 --- 1 4 7 0.209 71% Home Run (Deep LF)
48 48 25 1 1958-07-25 KCA BAL Arnie Portocarrero ahead 1-0 b 1 2 --- 1 4 7 0.097 71% Home Run
49 49 26 2 1958-07-25 KCA BAL Arnie Portocarrero behind 2-7 b 3 2 --- 1 4 7 0.044 12% Home Run
50 50 27 1 1958-07-28 KCA NYY Zach Monroe behind 0-1 b 1 2 1-- 2 4 7 0.203 62% Home Run (Deep CF); Maris Scores
51 51 28 2 1958-07-28 KCA NYY Zach Monroe behind 4-12 b 6 0 --- 1 4 7 0.007 1% Home Run (Deep LF)
52 52 29 1 1958-08-06 KCA CHW Billy Pierce tied 0-0 b 1 2 1-- 2 4 7 0.192 71% Home Run; Tuttle Scores
53 53 30 1 1958-09-02 KCA DET Herb Moford behind 0-3 b 7 2 --- 1 4 7 0.069 14% Home Run
54 54 31 1 1958-09-03 KCA @ CLE Hal Woodeshick ahead 3-2 t 5 1 -2- 2 4 7 0.170 84% Home Run; Lopez Scores
55 55 32 1 1958-09-09 KCA BAL Arnie Portocarrero ahead 4-2 b 4 1 1-- 2 4 7 0.118 91% Home Run; Lopez Scores
56 56 33 1 1958-09-11 KCA BAL Billy O'Dell ahead 4-1 b 8 2 12- 3 4 7 0.024 100% Home Run (LF-CF); Garver Scores; Maris Scores
57 57 34 1 1958-09-12 KCA WSH Pedro Ramos tied 0-0 b 2 0 --- 1 4 7 0.110 66% Home Run
58 58 35 1 1958-09-14 (1) KCA NYY Duke Maas behind 1-5 b 9 1 1-- 2 4 7 0.024 4% Home Run; Lopez Scores/unER
59 59 36 1 1958-09-14 (2) KCA NYY Art Ditmar behind 4-6 b 7 0 --3 2 4 7 0.238 59% Home Run; Lopez Scores
60 60 37 1 1958-09-18 KCA BOS Murray Wall ahead 3-1 b 8 2 --- 1 4 7 0.037 97% Home Run
61 61 38 1 1958-09-20 KCA CHW Billy Pierce tied 2-2 b 8 0 --- 1 4 7 0.268 87% Home Run
1959 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
62 62 1 1 1959-04-16 KCA @ CHW Early Wynn ahead 4-0 t 7 0 1-- 2 4 7 0.032 99% Home Run (Deep LF); Lopez Scores/unER
63 63 2 1 1959-04-25 KCA DET Paul Foytack ahead 3-2 b 3 1 12- 3 5 7 0.186 89% Home Run; Lopez Scores; Maris Scores
64 64 3 1 1959-04-26 KCA DET Jim Bunning tied 1-1 b 3 2 1-3 3 5 7 0.269 82% IPHR Home Run; Williams Scores; Lopez Scores
65 65 4 1 1959-05-03 KCA BOS Mike Fornieles ahead 4-2 b 5 1 1-- 2 5 7 0.112 93% Home Run (Deep LF); Maris Scores
66 66 5 1 1959-05-06 KCA NYY Art Ditmar behind 3-7 b 8 2 --- 1 5 7 0.023 4% Home Run
67 67 6 1 1959-06-20 KCA @ BAL Hoyt Wilhelm tied 0-0 t 2 0 --- 1 4 7 0.109 61% Home Run (Deep LF)
68 68 7 2 1959-06-20 KCA @ BAL Hoyt Wilhelm ahead 3-0 t 8 0 --- 1 4 7 0.033 97% Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
69 69 8 1 1959-07-01 KCA @ DET Paul Foytack behind 3-5 t 9 2 --- 1 5 7 0.025 4% Home Run
70 70 9 1 1959-07-03 KCA CLE Herb Score behind 0-5 b 1 1 123 4 5 7 0.214 42% Home Run (Deep CF); Tuttle Scores; Maris Scores; Boone Scores
71 71 10 1 1959-07-09 (1) KCA DET Frank Lary tied 0-0 b 2 0 --- 1 5 7 0.107 66% Home Run
72 72 11 1 1959-07-09 (2) KCA DET Ray Narleski ahead 2-0 b 6 2 1-- 2 5 7 0.112 95% Home Run (Deep LF); Maris Scores
73 73 12 1 1959-08-13 KCA CLE Jack Harshman behind 0-3 b 4 1 1-- 2 4 7 0.181 39% Home Run (Deep LF); Williams Scores
74 74 13 1 1959-08-16 KCA CHW Ray Moore ahead 4-1 b 6 2 1-- 2 4 7 0.066 97% Home Run; Williams Scores
75 75 14 1 1959-08-20 KCA BOS Jerry Casale behind 0-1 b 2 0 --- 1 4 7 0.111 55% Home Run
76 76 15 2 1959-08-20 KCA BOS Jerry Casale behind 1-2 b 3 2 1-3 3 4 7 0.307 74% Home Run; Snyder Scores; Williams Scores
77 77 16 3 1959-08-20 KCA BOS Mike Fornieles behind 8-11 b 8 1 -2- 2 4 7 0.141 24% Home Run; Williams Scores
78 78 17 1 1959-08-29 KCA DET Paul Foytack behind 0-9 b 4 1 --- 1 4 7 0.007 2% Home Run (Deep LF)
79 79 18 1 1959-09-06 KCA @ DET Frank Lary ahead 1-0 t 1 2 --- 1 4 7 0.094 66% Home Run
80 80 19 1 1959-09-20 KCA CLE Cal McLish behind 0-3 b 6 0 1-- 2 4 7 0.188 39% Home Run (Deep LF); Hadley Scores
81 81 20 1 1959-09-23 KCA @ DET Paul Foytack behind 0-2 t 2 0 --- 1 4 7 0.094 40% Home Run (Deep LF)
1960 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
82 82 1 1 1960-04-22 KCA CLE Wynn Hawkins tied 1-1 b 2 0 --- 1 5 7 0.108 66% Home Run (Deep LF)
83 83 2 1 1960-04-27 KCA DET Bob Bruce ahead 2-1 b 8 0 --- 1 5 7 0.072 94% Home Run (LF-CF)
84 84 3 1 1960-05-03 KCA @ BOS Jerry Casale tied 0-0 t 2 1 --- 1 5 7 0.107 58% Home Run
85 85 4 1 1960-05-15 (1) KCA @ DET Don Mossi tied 0-0 t 2 1 --- 1 5 7 0.107 58% Home Run (Deep CF)
86 86 5 2 1960-05-15 (1) KCA @ DET Don Mossi ahead 3-0 t 9 0 --- 1 5 7 0.019 99% Home Run (Deep RF)
87 87 6 1 1960-05-15 (2) KCA @ DET Pete Burnside tied 2-2 t 4 0 --- 1 5 7 0.124 62% Home Run (Deep RF)
88 88 7 1 1960-05-21 NYY @ CHW Ray Moore tied 3-3 t 3 1 --- 1 3 7 0.119 59% Home Run (Deep CF-RF)
89 89 8 1 1960-05-22 NYY @ KCA Johnny Kucks ahead 4-0 t 4 2 12- 3 3 7 0.089 97% Home Run (Deep LF); Kubek Scores; Mantle Scores
90 90 9 1 1960-07-04 NYY @ WSH Ray Moore ahead 7-5 t 6 0 --- 1 3 7 0.083 87% Home Run (Deep CF)
91 91 10 1 1960-07-07 NYY @ BAL Milt Pappas behind 0-3 t 5 1 1-- 2 9 PH 0.166 32% Home Run; Richardson Scores
92 92 11 1 1960-08-02 (2) NYY DET Bob Bruce tied 2-2 b 10 0 --- 1 9 PH 0.370 100% Walk-Off Home Run
93 93 12 1 1960-08-19 NYY @ WSH Camilo Pascual tied 0-0 t 2 2 --- 1 6 7 0.110 57% Home Run (Deep CF)
94 94 13 1 1960-08-26 (2) NYY CLE Dick Stigman behind 0-2 b 4 2 12- 3 6 7 0.370 66% Home Run (Deep RF); Lopez Scores; Mantle Scores
95 95 14 1 1960-08-27 (2) NYY CLE Gary Bell tied 0-0 b 1 1 --- 1 2 7 0.107 63% Home Run (Deep RF)
1961 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
96 96 1 1 1961-04-11 LAA @ BAL Milt Pappas ahead 2-0 t 1 2 --- 1 5 7 0.085 75% Home Run (Deep CF-RF)
97 97 2 1 1961-04-30 (1) LAA KCA Joe Nuxhall tied 0-0 b 1 2 1-- 2 4 7 0.174 70% Home Run (Deep RF); Hunt Scores
98 98 3 1 1961-05-14 (1) NYY DET Don Mossi behind 0-1 b 1 1 1-- 2 3 7 0.185 63% Home Run (Deep LF); Boyer Scores
99 99 4 1 1961-05-28 (1) NYY CHW Early Wynn behind 2-6 b 6 1 123 4 9 PH 0.351 54% Home Run (Deep LF-CF); Berra Scores; Skowron Scores; Blanchard Scores
100 100 5 1 1961-06-25 NYY @ MIN Jack Kralick behind 0-1 t 3 0 --- 1 7 7 0.109 50% Home Run (Deep RF)
101 101 6 1 1961-06-27 NYY @ LAA Ted Bowsfield behind 0-3 t 2 2 1-- 2 7 7 0.151 36% Home Run (Deep RF); Skowron Scores
102 102 7 1 1961-07-15 NYY @ CHW Turk Lown behind 6-8 t 9 0 --- 1 9 PH 0.089 16% Home Run (Deep LF)
103 103 8 1 1961-09-23 NYY @ BOS Arnold Earley ahead 7-3 t 9 2 --- 1 9 PH 0.010 99% Home Run (Deep LF)
1962 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
104 104 1 1 1962-07-08 (2) HOU @ CIN Ted Wills behind 3-5 t 4 1 1-- 2 7 7 0.197 47% Home Run; Aspromonte Scores
105 105 2 2 1962-07-08 (2) HOU @ CIN Jim Brosnan behind 8-9 t 7 2 --- 1 7 7 0.198 43% Home Run

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