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Hoot Evers    \EE-verz\

Walter Arthur Evers

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: February 8, 1921 in St. Louis, MO
High School: Collinsville HS (Collinsville, IL)
School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1941. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 16, 1941 (Age 20.220, 7,272nd in MLB history)   vs. WSH 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1946 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/RedSox/Orioles/Indians/Giants 1941-1956

Last Game: September 30, 1956 (Age 35.235)   vs. WSH 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: January 25, 1991 in Houston, TX
Buried: Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Houston, TX
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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.

Hoot Evers: 98 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 3 walk-off, 9 tying, 25 go ahead, 19 lacking some details
5 Tms
DET63
BOS25
BAL7
CLE2
NYG1
 
vs RHP59
vs LHP39
 
Home52
Away46
 
Leverage
High Lev17
Medium Lev25
Low Lev36
9 Opps
PHA/KCA17
CHW16
NYY14
BAL/SLB14
WSH11
CLE11
BOS8
DET6
STL1
66 Pitchers
Eddie Lopat7
Sam Zoldak5
Vic Raschi5
Bob Feller3
Tommy Byrne3
Billy Pierce3
Allie Reynolds2
Early Wynn2
Bill Kennedy2
Lou Brissie2
Steve Gromek2
Fred Sanford2
Joe Coleman2
Joe Haynes2
Roger Wolff2
Duane Pillette2
Billy Hoeft2
Ray Scarborough2
Dick Starr1
Frank Papish1
11 Parks
Tiger Stad39
Fenway Pk19
Shibe Pk9
ClevelandStd7
Comiskey Pk6
Yankee Stad6
Sprtsmn3/Busch4
Munic. Stad3
GriffithStad3
Memor. Stad1
Polo Grounds1
Where Hit
755
Unk35
786
81
91
General field locations
when available.
 
2 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms94
2·HR gms2
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
5th50
3rd17
6th12
Unk8
2nd4
4th3
9th2
7th1
1st1
Outs
130
226
022
Unk20
 
DefPos
LF50
CF37
RF8
PH3
Bases
---61
1--16
12-6
-2-6
1-34
--33
1231
-231
 
162 RBI
RISP21
0 on53
1 on28
2 on15
3 on2
Any on45
Inning
111
26
37
414
516
610
711
815
97
Extra1
 
1-324
4-640
7-end34
RelScore
+4..13
+34
+25
+110
Tied20
-18
-26
-37
-4..6
Unk19
 
Ahead32
Tied20
Behind27
Unk19
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 1946-08-15 DET CHW Eddie Lopat b 3 --- 1 3 8
2 2 2 1 1946-08-18 (2) DET SLB Denny Galehouse b 5 --- 1 3 8
3 3 3 1 1946-09-15 DET WSH Roger Wolff b 1 --- 1 3 8
4 4 4 2 1946-09-15 DET WSH Roger Wolff b 4 --- 1 3 8
1947 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
5 5 1 1 1947-04-23 DET CHW Eddie Lopat ahead 6-4 b 8 0 --- 1 5 8 0.032 97% Home Run
6 6 2 1 1947-05-11 (2) DET @ CHW Eddie Lopat t 1 --- 3 6 8
7 7 3 1 1947-05-17 DET @ PHA Joe Coleman tied 0-0 t 9 1 1-- 2 6 8 0.423 92% Home Run (LF-CF); Mullin Scores
8 8 4 1 1947-05-25 (2) DET CHW Eddie Lopat b 7 --- 1 8
9 9 5 1 1947-06-27 DET SLB Sam Zoldak ahead 7-2 b 7 1 --- 1 5 8 0.007 99% Home Run
10 10 6 1 1947-08-03 DET @ BOS Bob Klinger t 9 --- 2 8
11 11 7 1 1947-08-17 (2) DET @ CHW Frank Papish t 4 --- 2 8
12 12 8 1 1947-08-19 DET NYY Allie Reynolds b 6 --- 1 8
13 13 9 1 1947-09-14 (1) DET @ WSH Scott Cary ahead 11-6 t 6 1 --- 1 6 8 0.019 98% Home Run
14 14 10 1 1947-09-20 (1) DET CLE Bob Feller tied 1-1 b 5 0 --- 1 6 8 0.147 71% Home Run
1948 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
15 15 1 1 1948-05-02 DET @ CLE Bob Lemon tied 2-2 t 4 0 --- 1 5 8 0.123 62% Home Run
16 16 2 1 1948-06-03 DET @ NYY Eddie Lopat t 4 --- 1 8
17 17 3 1 1948-06-22 DET WSH Forrest Thompson behind 2-5 b 8 0 --- 1 5 8 0.083 18% Home Run
18 18 4 1 1948-07-03 DET @ CHW Joe Haynes t 7 --- 1 8
19 19 5 1 1948-07-05 (2) DET @ CLE Sam Zoldak behind 0-4 t 6 2 1-- 2 5 8 0.105 17% Home Run; Outlaw Scores
20 20 6 1 1948-07-07 DET SLB Bill Kennedy ahead 5-0 b 5 1 --- 1 5 8 0.020 97% Home Run
21 21 7 1 1948-07-18 (1) DET @ NYY Vic Raschi t 5 --- 4 5 8
22 22 8 1 1948-07-25 (2) DET @ PHA Bubba Harris ahead 4-0 t 3 0 --- 1 5 8 0.048 90% Home Run
23 23 9 1 1948-08-29 (2) DET @ NYY Eddie Lopat behind 7-9 t 7 1 1-3 3 5 8 0.380 66% Home Run; Outlaw Scores; Mullin Scores
24 24 10 1 1948-09-17 DET NYY Tommy Byrne behind 3-11 b 4 0 --- 1 5 8 0.016 4% Home Run
1949 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
25 25 1 1 1949-05-29 DET SLB Dick Starr tied 4-4 b 7 1 -2- 2 5 7 0.250 87% Home Run; Wertz Scores
26 26 2 1 1949-06-02 DET PHA Lou Brissie behind 1-4 b 8 1 12- 3 5 7 0.413 56% Home Run; Kolloway Scores; Kell Scores
27 27 3 1 1949-06-11 DET WSH Joe Haynes ahead 6-1 b 5 0 --- 1 5 7 0.018 98% Home Run
28 28 4 1 1949-06-12 (1) DET WSH Ray Scarborough ahead 1-0 b 1 2 --3 2 5 7 0.147 78% Home Run; Campbell Scores
29 29 5 1 1949-08-13 DET SLB Bill Kennedy b 6 --- 3 PH
30 30 6 1 1949-08-26 DET WSH Dick Welteroth b 4 --- 1 5 8
31 31 7 1 1949-09-04 DET CHW Billy Pierce b 8 --- 2 6 8
1950 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
32 32 1 1 1950-04-30 (2) DET @ CHW Mickey Haefner t 3 --- 1 5 7
33 33 2 1 1950-05-08 DET @ NYY Vic Raschi ahead 5-0 t 9 2 --3 2 5 7 0.006 100% Home Run; Wertz Scores
34 34 3 1 1950-05-11 (1) DET @ BOS Bob Gillespie ahead 10-0 t 8 1 1-- 2 5 7 0.000 100% Home Run (Deep LF); Wertz Scores
35 35 4 1 1950-05-25 DET NYY Tommy Byrne behind 3-6 b 8 1 --- 1 5 7 0.069 14% Home Run
36 36 5 1 1950-06-02 (1) DET @ PHA Lou Brissie ahead 4-1 t 5 2 --- 1 5 7 0.069 87% Home Run
37 37 6 1 1950-06-05 DET @ WSH Steve Nagy ahead 5-2 t 7 1 1-- 2 5 7 0.074 96% Home Run (LF-CF); Wertz Scores
38 38 7 1 1950-06-10 DET @ BOS Ellis Kinder ahead 8-4 t 7 0 --- 1 5 7 0.033 96% Home Run (Deep LF)
39 39 8 1 1950-06-11 (2) DET @ BOS Mel Parnell tied 5-5 t 7 2 --- 1 5 7 0.191 62% Home Run
40 40 9 1 1950-06-13 DET PHA Hank Wyse tied 5-5 b 10 --- 1 5 7 Walk-Off
41 41 10 1 1950-06-18 DET BOS Al Papai ahead 8-1 b 6 2 1-- 2 5 7 0.007 100% Home Run; Wertz Scores
42 42 11 1 1950-06-23 DET NYY Fred Sanford ahead 7-6 b 4 2 --- 1 5 7 0.105 74% Home Run
43 43 12 2 1950-06-23 DET NYY Joe Page behind 8-9 b 9 1 -2- 2 5 7 0.697 100% Walk-Off,IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to CF; Wertz Scores
44 44 13 1 1950-06-25 (2) DET NYY Vic Raschi tied 3-3 b 8 1 12- 3 5 7 0.289 96% Home Run; Kell Scores; Wertz Scores
45 45 14 1 1950-06-28 DET CHW Ken Holcombe ahead 2-1 b 5 2 -2- 2 5 7 0.170 85% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to CF (LF-CF); Kell Scores/unER; Evers Scores/unER
46 46 15 1 1950-07-01 DET @ CLE Early Wynn behind 0-6 t 4 2 --- 1 5 7 0.025 6% Home Run
47 47 16 1 1950-07-07 DET CLE Bob Feller ahead 4-2 b 5 0 --- 1 5 7 0.072 87% Home Run
48 48 17 1 1950-07-16 (2) DET @ PHA Bob Hooper behind 2-4 t 4 0 1-- 2 5 7 0.176 50% Home Run (Line Drive); Wertz Scores
49 49 18 1 1950-08-11 (2) DET @ SLB Don Johnson t 2 --- 1 7
50 50 19 1 1950-08-21 DET SLB Cliff Fannin ahead 4-1 b 8 1 1-3 3 5 7 0.019 100% Home Run; Kolloway Scores; Wertz Scores
51 51 20 1 1950-08-23 DET @ NYY Vic Raschi behind 0-5 t 6 1 1-- 2 5 7 0.067 12% Home Run (Deep LF); Kell Scores
52 52 21 1 1950-09-07 DET CLE Sam Zoldak behind 9-11 b 8 1 1-- 2 5 7 0.371 57% Home Run; Wertz Scores
1951 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
53 53 1 1 1951-04-28 DET CHW Billy Pierce behind 0-1 b 2 0 --- 1 4 7 0.108 55% Home Run
54 54 2 1 1951-05-07 DET NYY Tom Ferrick ahead 8-5 b 8 2 1-- 2 5 8 0.025 99% Home Run; Wertz Scores
55 55 3 1 1951-05-20 DET @ BOS Chuck Stobbs behind 1-2 t 4 0 --- 1 5 8 0.115 50% Home Run
56 56 4 1 1951-06-19 DET @ PHA Sam Zoldak behind 1-5 t 5 0 --- 1 6 7 0.060 17% Home Run
57 57 5 1 1951-07-04 (1) DET CHW Randy Gumpert b 5 --- 3 5 7
58 58 6 1 1951-07-12 DET WSH Fred Sanford ahead 1-0 b 2 0 --- 1 5 7 0.091 75% Home Run
59 59 7 1 1951-07-29 (1) DET @ PHA Sam Zoldak ahead 3-2 t 5 1 1-3 3 6 7 0.179 89% Home Run; Kell Scores; Groth Scores
60 60 8 1 1951-07-30 DET @ NYY Eddie Lopat tied 1-1 t 7 1 --- 1 6 7 0.211 67% Home Run
61 61 9 1 1951-08-11 DET SLB Duane Pillette b 4 --- 3 7 8
62 62 10 1 1951-08-29 DET BOS Ray Scarborough behind 2-4 b 3 2 --- 1 3 7 0.107 39% Home Run
63 63 11 1 1951-09-18 DET @ PHA Joe Coleman ahead 7-1 t 5 2 --- 1 6 8 0.018 97% Home Run
1952 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
64 64 1 1 1952-06-04 BOS CLE Sam Jones ahead 6-2 b 2 1 -2- 2 5 7 0.058 95% Home Run; Kell Scores
65 65 2 1 1952-06-12 BOS SLB Duane Pillette ahead 1-0 b 3 2 -2- 2 3 7 0.167 82% Home Run (Deep LF); Hudson Scores/unER; Evers Scores/unER
66 66 3 1 1952-06-25 BOS @ DET Fred Hutchinson behind 0-1 t 5 1 --- 1 5 7 0.150 47% Home Run (Deep LF)
67 67 4 1 1952-07-11 (1) BOS DET Ted Gray ahead 3-2 b 5 2 123 4 6 7 0.227 96% Home Run; Kell Scores/unER; DiMaggio Scores/unER; Stephens Scores/unER; Evers Scores/unER
68 68 5 1 1952-07-16 BOS CHW Joe Dobson behind 0-1 b 2 1 1-- 2 6 7 0.196 64% Home Run; Goodman Scores
69 69 6 1 1952-07-20 BOS CLE Early Wynn behind 3-5 b 8 2 --- 1 5 7 0.104 19% Home Run
70 70 7 1 1952-07-25 BOS @ SLB Tommy Byrne tied 0-0 t 6 2 --- 1 5 7 0.185 63% Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
71 71 8 1 1952-07-30 BOS @ CLE Bob Feller tied 0-0 t 1 1 1-- 2 3 7 0.187 69% Home Run; Goodman Scores
72 72 9 1 1952-08-05 BOS @ PHA Bobby Shantz behind 2-5 t 8 0 --- 1 3 7 0.064 13% Home Run
73 73 10 1 1952-08-21 BOS CLE Steve Gromek ahead 3-1 b 6 1 --- 1 5 9 0.071 91% Home Run
74 74 11 1 1952-08-24 (2) BOS SLB Marlin Stuart ahead 10-1 b 6 0 --- 1 5 7 0.001 100% Home Run
75 75 12 1 1952-09-06 (1) BOS PHA Carl Scheib tied 0-0 b 1 2 12- 3 5 9 0.247 79% Home Run (Deep LF); Goodman Scores; Vollmer Scores
76 76 13 1 1952-09-07 BOS PHA Harry Byrd ahead 1-0 b 1 2 --3 2 5 9 0.151 79% Home Run (Deep LF); Goodman Scores
77 77 14 1 1952-09-25 BOS NYY Allie Reynolds tied 0-0 b 2 0 --- 1 5 9 0.107 66% Home Run
1953 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
78 78 1 1 1953-05-03 (1) BOS @ SLB Mike Blyzka ahead 9-2 t 8 0 --- 1 3 7 0.002 100% Home Run (Deep LF)
79 79 2 1 1953-05-22 (2) BOS PHA Marion Fricano tied 0-0 b 1 2 --- 1 3 7 0.102 61% Home Run (Deep LF)
80 80 3 1 1953-05-27 BOS @ PHA Alex Kellner ahead 1-0 t 4 0 --- 1 5 7 0.106 73% Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
81 81 4 1 1953-05-31 (1) BOS WSH Julio Moreno tied 0-0 b 1 2 --- 1 3 8 0.102 61% Home Run (Deep LF)
82 82 5 1 1953-06-02 BOS @ CLE Mike Garcia behind 1-4 t 7 2 1-- 2 1 8 0.152 23% Home Run (Deep LF); Wilber Scores
83 83 6 1 1953-06-08 BOS @ DET Ned Garver tied 0-0 t 3 1 1-- 2 3 8 0.198 70% Home Run; Piersall Scores
84 84 7 1 1953-06-09 BOS @ SLB Don Larsen ahead 2-0 t 3 0 --- 1 3 8 0.083 80% Home Run (Deep LF)
85 85 8 1 1953-07-18 BOS @ DET Billy Hoeft behind 0-3 t 9 1 12- 3 2 7 0.362 44% Home Run (LF-CF); Bolling Scores; Goodman Scores
86 86 9 1 1953-07-23 BOS @ CHW Saul Rogovin behind 0-2 t 5 2 -2- 2 2 7 0.222 45% Home Run; Lipon Scores
87 87 10 1 1953-07-29 BOS CHW Billy Pierce behind 1-8 b 9 2 1-- 2 2 7 0.000 0% Home Run; Goodman Scores/unER; Evers Scores/unER
88 88 11 1 1953-09-03 BOS @ DET Steve Gromek behind 2-5 t 8 0 --- 1 2 7 0.064 13% Home Run
1954 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
89 89 1 1 1954-06-19 NYG STL Joe Presko tied 2-2 b 9 1 12- 3 9 PH 0.290 100% Walk-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to LF Line); Irvin Scores; Gomez Scores
1955 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
90 90 1 1 1955-04-17 (1) BAL @ BOS Frank Sullivan tied 0-0 t 1 1 1-- 2 3 8 0.161 66% Home Run; Kennedy Scores
91 91 2 1 1955-05-03 BAL @ KCA Art Ceccarelli behind 0-1 t 4 0 --- 1 4 7 0.126 50% Home Run
92 92 3 1 1955-05-04 BAL @ KCA Vic Raschi tied 0-0 t 1 1 12- 3 4 9 0.217 75% Home Run; Cox Scores; Triandos Scores
93 93 4 1 1955-05-07 BAL @ WSH Johnny Schmitz tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 9 0.105 57% Home Run
94 94 5 1 1955-06-08 BAL @ CHW Jack Harshman tied 2-2 t 8 1 --- 1 3 9 0.270 72% Home Run
95 95 6 1 1955-06-15 (1) BAL CHW Bob Keegan ahead 2-1 b 5 2 1-3 3 3 9 0.213 93% Home Run; Miranda Scores; Causey Scores
96 96 7 1 1955-07-23 CLE BAL Bill Wight behind 1-2 b 7 2 1-- 2 9 PH 0.445 75% Home Run; Dente Scores
97 97 8 1 1955-08-11 CLE DET Billy Hoeft behind 0-1 b 6 1 -23 3 6 8 0.282 83% Home Run; Wertz Scores; Rosen Scores
1956 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
98 98 1 1 1956-06-16 BAL @ KCA Jack Crimian ahead 2-0 t 4 1 --- 1 5 8 0.089 80% Home Run

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

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