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Charlie Gehringer

Charles Leonard Gehringer (The Mechanical Man)

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: May 11, 1903 in Fowlerville, MI
High School: Fowlerville HS (Fowlerville , MI)
School: University of Michigan (Ann Arbor , MI)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers in 1924. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 22, 1924 (Age 21.134, 5,485th in MLB history)   vs. BOS 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1926 season [*]
Team: Tigers 1924-1942

Last Game: September 27, 1942 (Age 39.139)   vs. CLE 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA in Runoff Election as Player in 1949 (159/187 ballots).
   View Charlie Gehringer Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: January 21, 1993 in Bloomfield Hills, MI
Buried: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, MI
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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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.

Charlie Gehringer: 186 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 3 walk-off, 0 tying, 6 go ahead, 170 lacking some details (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
1 Tm
DET186
 
vs RHP159
vs LHP27
 
Away94
Home92
 
Leverage
Medium Lev3
Low Lev4
7 Opps
NYY35
SLB32
CLE31
PHA29
CHW27
BOS19
WSH13
99 Pitchers
Red Ruffing11
Wes Ferrell7
Willis Hudlin6
Clint Brown5
Lefty Grove5
Ted Lyons5
Lefty Gomez4
George Caster4
Bill Trotter4
Dick Coffman4
Bump Hadley4
Tommy Thomas4
Ed Wells4
Atley Donald3
Hank Johnson3
Ed Durham3
Jimmie DeShong3
Lynn Nelson3
Mel Harder3
Buck Ross2
10 Parks
Tiger Stad92
Yankee Stad24
Sprtsmn3/Busch19
Comiskey Pk14
League Pk II12
Shibe Pk11
Fenway Pk6
GriffithStad5
ClevelandStd2
Braves Fld1
Where Hit
Unk179
97
General field locations
when available.
 
7 Inside the Park
 
1 Bounced
Game Totals
1·HR gms168
2·HR gms9
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
Unk155
3rd19
2nd10
5th1
4th1
Outs
Unk171
29
13
03
 
DefPos
2B183
PH2
1B1
Bases
---183
-2-1
1--1
1-31
 
312 RBI
RISP2
0 on87
1 on75
2 on21
3 on3
Any on99
Inning
137
28
325
416
515
623
724
819
914
Extra5
 
1-370
4-654
7-end62
RelScore
+4..4
+22
Tied5
-11
-21
-32
-4..1
Unk170
 
Ahead6
Tied5
Behind5
Unk170
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1926 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111926-07-15DET@NYYUrban Shockerahead 5-0t 52---254
1927 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
22111927-06-07DET@BOSHal Wiltset 9---34Bounced
33211927-06-30DET@CLEGarland Buckeyet 8---14
44311927-07-05DET@SLBMilt Gastont 8---44
55411927-08-16DETBOSTony Welzerb 6---14IPHR
1928 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
66111928-05-24DET@CHWTommy Thomast 5---24
77211928-06-23DETCHWRed Faberb 4---14
88321928-06-23DETCHWRed Faberb 8---14
99411928-07-04 (1)DETCLEJoe Shauteb 1---334
1010511928-08-25 (1)DET@NYYHank Johnsonahead 5-0t 71---134
1111611928-09-29DETNYYHank Johnsonahead 11-3b 42---124IPHR
1929 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1212111929-04-16DET@CLEJoe Shautet 3---24
1313211929-04-23DET@SLBGeneral Crowdert 2---24
1414311929-05-03DET@CHWTommy Thomast 9---24
1515411929-05-05DETBOSEd Durhamb 8---14
1616511929-05-18DETCHWGrady Adkinsb 3---14
1717611929-06-14DET@NYYWaite Hoytt 4---24
1818711929-06-16DET@NYYHerb Pennockt 5---24
1919811929-06-30DETCLEJimmy Zinnb 6---34
2020911929-08-14DETNYYGeorge Pipgrasb 1---14
21211011929-09-02 (2)DETCHWTed Lyonsb 8---24IPHR
22221111929-09-10 (1)DET@NYYHerb Pennockt 1---24
23231211929-09-24DETSLBGeneral Crowderb 8---134
24241311929-09-29DETCHWDutch Henryb 1---24
1930 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2525111930-04-24DET@SLBHerm Holshousert 1---14
2626211930-04-27DET@CLEWes Ferrellt 1---234
2727311930-05-09DET@NYYEd Wellst 1---14
2828411930-05-10DET@NYYLefty Gomezt 1---14
2929511930-05-25DET@SLBDick Coffmant 1---224
3030611930-05-30 (1)DET@CLEWillis Hudlinbehind 0-1t 60---224
3131711930-06-07DETBOSJack Russellb 7---14
3232811930-06-22 (2)DET@BOSEd Durhamt 5---24IPHR
3333911930-07-04 (2)DETCLEMel Hardertied 3-3b 12---14Walk-Off
34341011930-08-04DETCHWTed Lyonsb 32---234IPHR
35351121930-08-04DETCHWTed Lyonstied 3-3b 121---434Walk-Off
36361211930-08-06DETCLEWillis Hudlinb 1---234
37371311930-08-12DET@NYYEd Wellst 9---14
38381411930-08-30DET@SLBRollie Stilest 3---224
39391511930-09-06DETSLBRollie Stilesb 7---14
40401611930-09-26DETCHWTed Lyonsbehind 0-3b 90---124
1931 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4141111931-07-04 (2)DET@CLEMel Hardert 4---124
4242211931-07-15 (1)DET@PHAWaite Hoytt 1---224
4343311931-07-22 (2)DET@NYYRed Ruffingt 1---133
4444411931-07-25DET@NYYEd Wellst 9---324
1932 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4545111932-04-14DETCLEWillis Hudlinb 6---14
4646211932-04-18DETSLBSam Grayb 1---24
4747311932-04-23DET@CLEWes Ferrellt 3---34
4848411932-04-30DET@SLBSam Grayt 3---24
4949511932-05-01DET@SLBBump Hadleyt 7---24
5050611932-05-04DET@CHWTommy Thomast 4---34
5151711932-05-15DETPHARoy Mahaffeyb 5---34
5252811932-05-30 (1)DET@SLBBob Cooneyt 2---144
5353911932-06-18DETWSHFirpo Marberryb 2---24
54541011932-06-20DETBOSEd Durhamb 3---14
55551111932-06-29DET@CLEWillis Hudlint 5---24
56561211932-06-30DET@CLEWes Ferrellt 7---14
57571311932-07-03DETCLEClint Brownb 8---24
58581411932-07-09 (2)DET@NYYEd Wellst 9---14
59591511932-07-16DET@PHALefty Grovet 6---14
60601621932-07-16DET@PHALefty Grovet 8---14
61611711932-08-30DET@PHALefty Grovet 4---14
62621811932-08-31DET@PHATony Freitast 1---14
63631911932-09-05 (1)DET@CHWSad Sam Jonest 4---24
1933 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
6464111933-05-04DETNYYLefty Gomezb 9---14
6565211933-05-20DET@BOSHank Johnsont 5---24
6666311933-06-05DET@CLESarge Connallyt 7---24
6767411933-06-10DET@CHWPaul Gregoryt 1---14
6868511933-06-17DET@CLEWes Ferrellt 4---24
6969611933-06-19DETPHALefty Groveb 4---24
7070711933-06-21 (1)DETBOSGordon Rhodesb 1---34
7171811933-08-06 (1)DETCLEOral Hildebrandb 3---24
7272911933-08-06 (2)DETCLEMonte Pearsonb 6---14
73731011933-08-14DETBOSGeorge Pipgrasb 1---24
74741111933-09-24 (2)DETSLBJack Knottb 6---24
75751211933-10-01DETCLEClint Brownb 5---24
1934 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7676111934-04-19DET@CHWPhil Gallivant 1---24
7777211934-05-11DET@PHABob Klinet 9---24
7878311934-05-29DET@SLBGeorge Blaeholdert 3---14
7979411934-05-30 (1)DET@SLBDick Coffmant 2---14
8080521934-05-30 (1)DET@SLBDick Coffmant 3---34
8181611934-06-03DET@CHWJoe Hevingt 9---24
8282711934-06-16DET@NYYRed Ruffingt 7---14
8383811934-08-05DETCHWTed Lyonsb 1---14
8484911934-08-14 (1)DET@NYYLefty Gomezt 6---14
85851011934-08-14 (2)DET@NYYRed Ruffingt 1---24
86861111934-09-14DETWSHAlex McColltied 4-4b 12---24Walk-Off
1935 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8787111935-04-19DETCHWJohn Whiteheadb 1---24
8888211935-05-18DET@WSHEarl Whitehillt 6---14
8989311935-05-30 (1)DETSLBSugar Cainb 3---24
9090411935-06-02DETCHWWhit Wyattb 3---24
9191511935-06-15 (1)DETPHAGeorge Casterb 8---34IPHR
9292611935-06-16DETPHAAl Bentonb 2---134
9393711935-06-19 (2)DETNYYPat Malonebehind 4-7b 122---134
9494811935-06-21DETNYYRed Ruffingb 6---14
9595911935-06-23DETWSHBump Hadleyb 1---14
96961011935-06-27DET@CHWVern Kennedyt 3---14
97971111935-07-02DETCLERalph Winegarnerb 6---24
98981211935-07-04 (2)DET@CLERalph Winegarnert 7---14
99991311935-07-10DET@WSHEarl Whitehillt 9---14
1001001411935-07-11DET@WSHBump Hadleyt 1---14
1011011511935-07-23 (1)DET@NYYJimmie DeShongt 8---14
1021021611935-08-10DETCHWLes Tietjeb 6---14
1031031711935-08-28DETPHABill Dietrichb 6---14
1041041811935-08-29DET@SLBDick Coffmant 2---24
1051051911935-09-28 (2)DET@CHWJack Salvesont 9---14
1936 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
106106111936-05-02DET@PHAHarry Kelleyt 1---24
107107211936-05-30 (1)DETSLBTommy Thomasb 6---14
108108311936-06-21DETNYYRed Ruffingb 4---14
109109411936-07-03DET@SLBLes Tietjet 1---24
110110511936-07-05DET@SLBEarl Caldwellt 1---34
111111611936-07-15 (1)DET@NYYRed Ruffingt 8---14
112112711936-07-17DET@NYYBump Hadleyt 7---14
113113811936-07-21 (2)DETPHACarl Doyleb 3---14
114114911936-07-24DETBOSJohnny Marcumb 4---14
1151151011936-07-30DETNYYJohnny Broacab 8---24
1161161111936-08-04DETCLELloyd Brownb 6---134
1171171211936-08-11DET@CLEDenny Galehouset 3---24
1181181311936-08-16 (2)DET@CHWClint Brownt 9---24
1191191411936-09-07 (2)DET@CHWBill Dietricht 5---14
1201201511936-09-09DETWSHJoe Cascarellab 6---14
1937 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
121121111937-05-13DETBOSWes Ferrellb 8---14
122122211937-06-10DETPHAGeorge Casterb 5---24
123123311937-06-25DET@NYYRed Ruffingt 4---14
124124411937-07-17DETWSHJimmie DeShongb 1---24
125125511937-07-22DETBOSTed Olsonb 7---14
126126611937-07-23 (2)DETPHAHerman Finkb 3---24
127127711937-07-27DET@NYYRed Ruffingt 1---14
128128811937-08-12 (1)DETCHWClint Brownb 7---34
129129911937-08-13DETSLBOral Hildebrandb 3---14
1301301011937-08-14 (2)DETSLBBill Trotterb 1---24
1311311121937-08-14 (2)DETSLBBill Trotterb 2---34
1321321211937-08-17DET@CHWJohnny Rigneyt 7---24
1331331311937-08-22 (1)DET@SLBChief Hogsettt 4---24
1341341411937-08-25DETPHAGeorge Casterb 2---24
1938 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
135135111938-05-03DET@BOSLefty Grovet 5---24
136136211938-05-08DET@PHALynn Nelsont 3---24
137137321938-05-08DET@PHALynn Nelsont 10---14
138138411938-05-16DETWSHBill Phebusb 7---24
139139511938-06-06DET@BOSCharlie Wagnert 3---34
140140611938-06-12DET@WSHWes Ferrellt 6---14
141141711938-06-16DETPHABud Thomasb 1---134
142142811938-06-18DETWSHJimmie DeShongb 1---24
143143911938-06-25DETNYYRed Ruffingb 4---14
1441441011938-07-04 (2)DETCLEMel Harderb 7---334
1451451111938-07-21DET@WSHMonte Weavert 3---14
1461461211938-07-29DETPHAAl Williamsb 1---14
1471471311938-07-30 (2)DETPHAGeorge Casterb 5---34
1481481411938-08-02DETNYYLefty Gomezb 3---24
1491491511938-08-07DETBOSJack Wilsonb 7---14
1501501611938-08-13DET@SLBBill Coxt 5---14
1511511711938-08-23 (1)DET@PHALynn Nelsont 8---34
1521521811938-09-21 (2)DETPHABuck Rossb 1---24
1531531911938-09-24DETCLEWillis Hudlinb 7---34
1541542011938-09-27 (2)DETSLBEd Coleb 7---34
1939 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
155155111939-04-26DETSLBBobo Newsomb 8---24
156156211939-04-27DET@CHWJack Knottt 7---14
157157311939-04-30DETCLEJohnny Broacab 6---44
158158411939-05-08DETPHABuck Rossb 3---34
159159511939-05-20DET@PHANels Pottert 3---24
160160611939-05-24DET@NYYWes Ferrellt 1---14IPHR
161161711939-05-27DETSLBBill Trotterb 6---24Cycle
162162811939-06-16DET@BOSElden Aukert 1---14
163163911939-08-16DET@CHWClint Brownt 9---2PH
1641641011939-08-22DETPHABill Beckmannb 4---24
1651651111939-08-23DETPHACotton Pippenb 3---24
1661661221939-08-23DETPHACotton Pippenb 8---134
1671671311939-08-26DETWSHAlex Carrasquelb 8---14
1681681411939-08-29DETNYYAtley Donaldb 1---24
1691691511939-09-24 (2)DET@CLEWillis Hudlint 4---24
1701701611939-09-27DET@SLBBill Trottert 8---24
1940 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
171171111940-04-18DETSLBVern Kennedyb 8---14
172172211940-05-06DET@NYYRed Ruffingt 6---14
173173321940-05-06DET@NYYRed Ruffingbehind 0-2t 60---1340.11835%Home Run
174174411940-06-11DET@NYYAtley Donaldt 7---14
175175521940-06-11DET@NYYAtley Donaldahead 3-1t 72---1340.09187%Home Run
176176611940-06-13DET@CLEAl Smithtied 0-0t 12---1340.09556%Home Run
177177711940-06-25 (1)DETBOSJack Wilsonb 5---24
178178811940-06-27DET@SLBBob Harrist 3---14
179179911940-07-27 (2)DETPHAPorter Vaughanb 7---24
1801801011940-08-31DET@SLBBob Harrist 7---14
1811811111940-09-04DETCLEBob Fellerahead 4-2b 721-33340.10798%Home Run; Bartell Scores/unER; Campbell Scores/unER; Gehringer Scores/unER
1821821211940-09-22DETCLEBob Fellerbehind 2-9b 721--2340.0193%Home Run; McCosky Scores
1941 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
183183111941-04-18DETCLEJim Bagbytied 1-1b 62---1240.17169%Home Run
184184211941-05-19DET@BOSJoe Dobsont 5---14
185185311941-08-19 (1)DETNYYCharley Stanceuahead 9-3b 61-2-2240.01099%Home Run; Croucher Scores
1942 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
186186111942-07-31DETBOSTex Hughsonb 9---2PH

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 2015, 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.