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Luke Easter

Luscious Luke Easter

Positions: First Baseman and Rightfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 240 lb.

Born: August 4, 1915 in Jonestown, MS
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians in 1949. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 11, 1949 (Age 34.007)   vs. CHW 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1950 season [*]
Team: Indians 1949-1954

Final Game: May 4, 1954 (Age 38.273)   vs. PHA 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: March 29, 1979 in Euclid, OH
Buried: Highland Park Cemetery, Cleveland, OH
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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.

Luke Easter: 93 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 4 walk-off, 8 tying, 33 go ahead
1 Tm
CLE93
 
vs RHP51
vs LHP42
 
Home60
Away33
 
Leverage
High Lev24
Medium Lev26
Low Lev43
7 Opps
DET18
BOS16
WSH15
NYY14
SLB13
PHA11
CHW6
57 Pitchers
Alex Kellner5
Bob Cain5
Hal Newhouser4
Walt Masterson4
Chuck Stobbs4
Ted Gray3
Julio Moreno3
Joe Ostrowski3
Allie Reynolds3
Duane Pillette3
Bobby Shantz2
Willard Nixon2
Tom Ferrick2
Mel Parnell2
Virgil Trucks2
Eddie Lopat2
Vic Raschi2
Art Houtteman2
Joe Haynes2
Mike Blyzka1
8 Parks
ClevelandStd60
Fenway Pk9
Sprtsmn3/Busch6
GriffithStad5
Yankee Stad5
Tiger Stad4
Comiskey Pk3
Shibe Pk1
Where Hit
Unk64
920
84
72
782
891
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms71
2·HR gms11
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
4th45
3rd20
5th17
6th9
7th2
Outs
141
228
024
 
DefPos
1B91
RF2
Bases
---44
1--27
12-8
--34
1-34
1233
-232
-2-1
 
162 RBI
RISP22
0 on44
1 on32
2 on14
3 on3
Any on49
Inning
19
27
310
410
514
614
712
810
96
Extra1
 
1-326
4-638
7-end29
RelScore
+4..11
+315
+27
+17
Tied28
-17
-26
-35
-4..7
 
Ahead40
Tied28
Behind25
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1950 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1950-05-06 (1) CLE @ NYY Allie Reynolds tied 0-0 t 3 2 12- 3 3 9 0.268 76% Home Run; Hegan Scores; Vernon Scores
2 2 2 1 1950-05-06 (2) CLE @ NYY Fred Sanford tied 0-0 t 1 1 1-- 2 3 9 0.159 66% Home Run; Vernon Scores
3 3 3 1 1950-05-20 CLE BOS Chuck Stobbs tied 3-3 b 5 1 1-- 2 3 3 0.220 79% Home Run; Kennedy Scores
4 4 4 1 1950-06-02 CLE @ BOS Joe Dobson behind 3-11 t 7 1 1-- 2 3 3 0.009 2% Home Run; Mitchell Scores
5 5 5 1 1950-06-03 CLE @ BOS Mel Parnell tied 0-0 t 1 1 1-- 2 3 3 0.146 65% Home Run (LF-CF); Kennedy Scores
6 6 6 1 1950-06-09 CLE @ WSH Connie Marrero tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 3 0.097 56% Home Run
7 7 7 1 1950-06-16 CLE PHA Carl Scheib tied 1-1 b 5 2 1-- 2 3 3 0.247 78% Home Run (LF-CF); Kennedy Scores
8 8 8 1 1950-06-22 CLE NYY Joe Ostrowski tied 1-1 b 3 2 --- 1 3 3 0.116 63% Home Run
9 9 9 2 1950-06-22 CLE NYY Joe Ostrowski ahead 5-2 b 8 1 --- 1 3 3 0.018 99% Home Run
10 10 10 1 1950-06-23 CLE WSH Bob Ross tied 1-1 b 3 1 -23 3 3 3 0.171 82% Home Run; Lemon Scores; Mitchell Scores
11 11 11 2 1950-06-23 CLE WSH Joe Haynes ahead 6-1 b 6 2 -2- 2 3 3 0.021 99% Home Run; Mitchell Scores
12 12 12 1 1950-06-28 CLE @ SLB Don Johnson ahead 7-2 t 7 1 --- 1 3 3 0.020 98% Home Run
13 13 13 1 1950-06-30 CLE DET Hal Newhouser tied 0-0 b 1 1 1-- 2 3 3 0.160 71% Home Run; Mitchell Scores
14 14 14 2 1950-06-30 CLE DET Dizzy Trout ahead 5-0 b 2 2 --3 2 3 3 0.048 96% Home Run; Garcia Scores
15 15 15 1 1950-07-02 (1) CLE DET Art Houtteman ahead 3-1 b 6 0 --- 1 3 3 0.067 91% Home Run
16 16 16 1 1950-07-02 (2) CLE DET Ted Gray tied 2-2 b 6 2 1-3 3 3 3 0.315 89% Home Run; Mitchell Scores; Clark Scores
17 17 17 1 1950-07-08 CLE @ DET Hal Newhouser tied 0-0 t 3 1 --- 1 3 3 0.106 58% Home Run
18 18 18 1 1950-07-25 CLE PHA Alex Kellner behind 0-1 b 2 1 --- 1 5 3 0.106 53% Home Run
19 19 19 2 1950-07-25 CLE PHA Alex Kellner ahead 4-1 b 3 2 1-- 2 5 3 0.099 92% Home Run; Clark Scores/unER; Easter Scores/unER
20 20 20 1 1950-07-28 CLE BOS Dick Littlefield ahead 12-0 b 8 1 --- 1 5 3 0.000 100% Home Run
21 21 21 1 1950-07-29 CLE BOS Chuck Stobbs ahead 1-0 b 4 1 --- 1 5 3 0.104 76% Home Run
22 22 22 1 1950-08-19 CLE CHW Ken Holcombe tied 0-0 b 8 1 --- 1 4 3 0.282 85% Home Run
23 23 23 1 1950-09-12 CLE NYY Allie Reynolds behind 3-6 b 5 2 --- 1 4 3 0.088 24% Home Run
24 24 24 2 1950-09-12 CLE NYY Tom Ferrick behind 5-7 b 9 2 -23 3 4 3 0.847 100% Walk-Off Home Run; Tucker Scores; Kennedy Scores
25 25 25 1 1950-09-13 CLE NYY Eddie Lopat behind 1-10 b 6 1 --- 1 4 3 0.004 1% Home Run
26 26 26 1 1950-09-15 (1) CLE WSH Mickey Harris tied 2-2 b 9 1 1-- 2 4 3 0.358 100% Walk-Off Home Run; Doby Scores
27 27 27 1 1950-09-20 (1) CLE BOS Chuck Stobbs tied 0-0 b 1 2 --3 2 4 3 0.163 70% Home Run; Kennedy Scores
28 28 28 1 1950-09-22 CLE DET Hal Newhouser tied 0-0 b 1 2 1-- 2 4 3 0.176 70% Home Run; Doby Scores
1951 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
29 29 1 1 1951-05-28 CLE @ DET Ted Gray ahead 3-0 t 5 1 --- 1 4 3 0.064 89% Home Run
30 30 2 1 1951-06-02 CLE WSH Sandy Consuegra ahead 4-0 b 2 2 12- 3 4 3 0.084 97% Home Run; Boone Scores; Doby Scores
31 31 3 1 1951-06-03 (1) CLE NYY Vic Raschi ahead 3-2 b 5 2 1-- 2 4 3 0.187 88% Home Run; Doby Scores
32 32 4 2 1951-06-03 (1) CLE NYY Vic Raschi ahead 5-2 b 8 0 1-- 2 4 3 0.017 100% Home Run; Doby Scores
33 33 5 1 1951-06-03 (2) CLE NYY Spec Shea ahead 2-0 b 6 0 --- 1 4 3 0.065 92% Home Run
34 34 6 1 1951-06-07 CLE PHA Bob Hooper behind 2-3 b 5 2 12- 3 4 3 0.395 79% Home Run; Mitchell Scores; Simpson Scores
35 35 7 1 1951-06-16 CLE @ WSH Julio Moreno behind 0-2 t 6 1 1-- 2 4 3 0.243 47% Home Run (CF-RF); Doby Scores
36 36 8 1 1951-06-19 CLE @ BOS Chuck Stobbs behind 0-9 t 9 1 1-- 2 4 3 0.000 0% Home Run; Doby Scores
37 37 9 1 1951-06-26 CLE SLB Lou Sleater tied 4-4 b 11 2 1-- 2 4 3 0.437 100% Walk-Off Home Run; Simpson Scores
38 38 10 1 1951-06-27 CLE SLB Bill Kennedy ahead 5-1 b 7 2 1-- 2 4 3 0.023 99% Home Run; Simpson Scores
39 39 11 1 1951-06-30 CLE DET Fred Hutchinson tied 1-1 b 7 1 --- 1 4 3 0.227 78% Home Run
40 40 12 1 1951-07-07 CLE @ DET Bob Cain behind 0-8 t 7 1 --- 1 4 3 0.003 1% Home Run
41 41 13 1 1951-07-16 CLE WSH Julio Moreno behind 0-1 b 1 2 --3 2 4 3 0.186 62% Home Run; Mitchell Scores
42 42 14 2 1951-07-16 CLE WSH Tom Ferrick ahead 5-1 b 6 2 1-3 3 4 3 0.038 99% Home Run; Gromek Scores; Doby Scores
43 43 15 1 1951-07-21 CLE PHA Bobby Shantz ahead 4-0 b 7 2 --- 1 4 3 0.016 98% Home Run
44 44 16 1 1951-07-22 (1) CLE PHA Dick Fowler tied 0-0 b 1 2 --3 2 4 3 0.176 71% Home Run; Mitchell Scores
45 45 17 1 1951-08-01 (1) CLE @ WSH Joe Haynes behind 4-5 t 8 1 --- 1 4 3 0.254 45% Home Run
46 46 18 1 1951-08-19 (2) CLE @ CHW Lou Kretlow behind 1-7 t 8 0 1-- 2 5 3 0.021 4% Home Run; Rosen Scores
47 47 19 1 1951-08-22 CLE WSH Julio Moreno behind 0-2 b 4 0 --- 1 4 3 0.120 42% Home Run
48 48 20 1 1951-08-26 (2) CLE BOS Leo Kiely tied 0-0 b 4 1 --- 1 4 3 0.137 67% Home Run
49 49 21 1 1951-09-02 CLE SLB Ned Garver ahead 3-0 b 3 2 --- 1 5 3 0.060 89% Home Run
50 50 22 1 1951-09-04 CLE CHW Saul Rogovin tied 0-0 b 4 2 --- 1 5 3 0.141 65% Home Run
51 51 23 1 1951-09-05 CLE DET Marlin Stuart tied 0-0 b 2 0 1-- 2 5 3 0.165 75% Home Run; Rosen Scores
52 52 24 1 1951-09-18 CLE @ BOS Willard Nixon ahead 5-2 t 9 0 --- 1 5 3 0.021 98% Home Run
53 53 25 1 1951-09-19 CLE @ BOS Walt Masterson ahead 3-0 t 3 0 --- 1 5 3 0.064 85% Home Run
54 54 26 1 1951-09-29 CLE DET Bob Cain behind 1-4 b 6 0 123 4 5 3 0.357 75% Home Run; Stirnweiss Scores; Doby Scores; Rosen Scores
55 55 27 2 1951-09-29 CLE DET Bob Cain behind 5-6 b 8 1 --- 1 5 3 0.324 56% Home Run
1952 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
56 56 1 1 1952-04-17 CLE @ CHW Al Widmar ahead 3-0 t 5 0 --- 1 4 3 0.058 91% Home Run (Deep RF)
57 57 2 1 1952-04-19 CLE DET Virgil Trucks ahead 4-1 b 3 0 --- 1 4 3 0.053 91% Home Run
58 58 3 1 1952-04-20 (1) CLE DET Art Houtteman tied 2-2 b 9 1 --- 1 4 3 0.430 100% Walk-Off Home Run
59 59 4 1 1952-05-17 CLE WSH Bobo Newsom ahead 6-1 b 8 0 1-3 3 6 3 0.001 100% Home Run; Doby Scores; Mitchell Scores
60 60 5 1 1952-05-24 CLE @ SLB Bob Cain ahead 3-0 t 4 0 --- 1 6 3 0.062 89% Home Run
61 61 6 1 1952-05-25 (1) CLE @ SLB Duane Pillette tied 0-0 t 2 2 --- 1 6 3 0.114 57% Home Run
62 62 7 1 1952-05-27 CLE DET Hal Newhouser ahead 1-0 b 4 0 --- 1 6 3 0.107 80% Home Run
63 63 8 1 1952-06-03 CLE @ BOS Mickey McDermott ahead 3-0 t 4 0 --- 1 6 3 0.062 88% Home Run
64 64 9 1 1952-06-07 CLE @ PHA Alex Kellner ahead 1-0 t 1 1 123 4 6 3 0.191 88% Home Run; Rosen Scores; Doby Scores; Mitchell Scores
65 65 10 1 1952-06-25 CLE PHA Alex Kellner behind 4-5 b 6 2 --- 1 7 3 0.212 52% Home Run
66 66 11 1 1952-06-28 CLE @ CHW Fritz Dorish ahead 3-1 t 7 1 --- 1 7 3 0.082 90% Home Run
67 67 12 1 1952-07-15 CLE @ NYY Joe Ostrowski ahead 6-0 t 7 0 --- 1 6 3 0.006 99% Home Run
68 68 13 1 1952-07-27 (2) CLE WSH Walt Masterson behind 0-2 b 8 1 12- 3 6 3 0.640 87% Home Run; Rosen Scores; Simpson Scores
69 69 14 1 1952-07-29 CLE BOS Sid Hudson behind 0-1 b 5 1 --- 1 6 3 0.175 53% Home Run
70 70 15 1 1952-08-03 (1) CLE PHA Alex Kellner ahead 2-0 b 6 1 1-- 2 4 3 0.094 96% Home Run; Doby Scores
71 71 16 1 1952-08-13 (1) CLE SLB Duane Pillette behind 0-2 b 4 1 1-- 2 5 3 0.244 53% Home Run; Rosen Scores
72 72 17 1 1952-08-15 CLE SLB Tommy Byrne behind 2-6 b 5 1 12- 3 5 3 0.225 36% Home Run; Avila Scores; Rosen Scores
73 73 18 1 1952-08-19 CLE @ BOS Dick Brodowski ahead 3-1 t 5 2 --- 1 5 3 0.095 82% Home Run
74 74 19 1 1952-08-20 CLE @ BOS Willard Nixon ahead 6-3 t 3 2 123 4 4 3 0.147 96% Home Run; Mitchell Scores; Avila Scores; Doby Scores
75 75 20 1 1952-08-22 CLE @ NYY Allie Reynolds ahead 2-0 t 5 1 12- 3 4 3 0.146 95% Home Run; Mitchell Scores; Doby Scores
76 76 21 1 1952-08-24 CLE @ WSH Walt Masterson behind 0-4 t 3 2 1-- 2 4 3 0.125 23% Home Run; Doby Scores
77 77 22 2 1952-08-24 CLE @ WSH Walt Masterson behind 5-8 t 9 1 12- 3 4 3 0.370 44% Home Run; Avila Scores; Doby Scores
78 78 23 1 1952-08-29 CLE @ DET Virgil Trucks ahead 2-1 t 6 0 1-- 2 4 3 0.168 88% Home Run; Simpson Scores
79 79 24 1 1952-09-01 (1) CLE @ SLB Gene Bearden ahead 5-2 t 5 1 1-- 2 4 3 0.090 94% Home Run; Doby Scores
80 80 25 1 1952-09-04 CLE DET Bill Wight tied 0-0 b 4 1 --- 1 4 3 0.148 68% Home Run
81 81 26 1 1952-09-05 CLE CHW Billy Pierce tied 0-0 b 4 1 1-3 3 4 3 0.226 87% Home Run; Avila Scores; Doby Scores
82 82 27 1 1952-09-06 CLE SLB Bob Cain tied 0-0 b 2 0 --- 1 4 3 0.117 67% Home Run
83 83 28 2 1952-09-06 CLE SLB Cliff Fannin ahead 6-3 b 7 0 1-- 2 4 3 0.031 99% Home Run; Doby Scores
84 84 29 1 1952-09-10 CLE PHA Charlie Bishop ahead 4-0 b 8 0 --- 1 4 3 0.005 100% Home Run
85 85 30 1 1952-09-13 CLE BOS Ellis Kinder behind 0-3 b 7 0 1-- 2 4 3 0.184 33% Home Run; Doby Scores
86 86 31 1 1952-09-20 CLE DET Ted Gray ahead 3-2 b 6 0 1-- 2 4 3 0.140 93% Home Run; Doby Scores
1953 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
87 87 1 1 1953-06-27 CLE @ NYY Eddie Lopat tied 0-0 t 5 0 --- 1 4 3 0.145 65% Home Run
88 88 2 1 1953-07-17 CLE PHA Bobby Shantz ahead 1-0 b 6 1 12- 3 4 3 0.173 95% Home Run; Avila Scores; Rosen Scores
89 89 3 1 1953-07-23 CLE NYY Tom Gorman tied 0-0 b 2 0 --- 1 5 3 0.109 66% Home Run
90 90 4 1 1953-07-25 CLE WSH Johnny Schmitz behind 1-3 b 7 1 --- 1 5 3 0.134 31% Home Run
91 91 5 1 1953-08-07 CLE @ BOS Mel Parnell behind 1-4 t 6 1 --- 1 3 3 0.076 19% Home Run
92 92 6 1 1953-08-14 CLE @ SLB Duane Pillette ahead 3-0 t 5 1 1-- 2 3 3 0.094 93% Home Run; Mitchell Scores
93 93 7 2 1953-08-14 CLE @ SLB Mike Blyzka ahead 5-3 t 7 1 1-- 2 3 3 0.119 94% Home Run; Avila Scores

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

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