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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)   vs. BOS 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Team: Tigers 1924-1942

Final Game: September 27, 1942 (Age 39)   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
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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: 184 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 3 walk-off, 0 tying, 6 go ahead, 170 lacking some details
1 Tm
DET184
 
vs RHP157
vs LHP27
 
Home92
Away92
 
Leverage
Medium Lev2
Low Lev3
7 Opps
NYY33
SLB32
CLE31
PHA29
CHW27
BOS19
WSH13
99 Pitchers
Red Ruffing10
Wes Ferrell7
Willis Hudlin6
Clint Brown5
Lefty Grove5
Ted Lyons5
Lefty Gomez4
George Caster4
Bill Trotter4
Dick Coffman4
Bump Hadley4
Tommy Thomas4
Ed Wells4
Hank Johnson3
Ed Durham3
Jimmie DeShong3
Lynn Nelson3
Mel Harder3
Buck Ross2
Vern Kennedy2
10 Parks
Tiger Stad92
Yankee Stad22
Sprtsmn3/Busch19
Comiskey Pk14
League Pk II12
Shibe Pk11
Fenway Pk6
GriffithStad5
ClevelandStd2
Braves Fld1
Where Hit
Unk179
95
General field locations when available.
 
7 Inside the Park
 
1 Bounced
Game Totals
1·HR gms170
2·HR gms7
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
Unk155
3rd17
2nd10
5th1
4th1
Outs
Unk171
28
13
02
 
DefPos
2B181
PH2
1B1
Bases
Unk179
---2
-2-1
1--1
1-31
 
310 RBI
RISP2
0 on85
1 on75
2 on21
3 on3
Any on99
Inning
137
28
325
416
515
622
723
819
914
Extra5
 
1-370
4-653
7-end61
RelScore
+4..4
+21
Tied5
-11
-32
-4..1
Unk170
 
Ahead5
Tied5
Behind4
Unk170
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1926 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1926-07-15 DET @ NYY Urban Shocker ahead 5-0 t 5 2 2 5 4
1927 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
2 2 1 1 1927-06-07 DET @ BOS Hal Wiltse t 9 3 4 Bounced
3 3 2 1 1927-06-30 DET @ CLE Garland Buckeye t 8 1 4
4 4 3 1 1927-07-05 DET @ SLB Milt Gaston t 8 4 4
5 5 4 1 1927-08-16 DET BOS Tony Welzer b 6 1 4 IPHR
1928 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
6 6 1 1 1928-05-24 DET @ CHW Tommy Thomas t 5 2 4
7 7 2 1 1928-06-23 DET CHW Red Faber b 4 1 4
8 8 3 2 1928-06-23 DET CHW Red Faber b 8 1 4
9 9 4 1 1928-07-04 (1) DET CLE Joe Shaute b 1 3 3 4
10 10 5 1 1928-08-25 (1) DET @ NYY Hank Johnson ahead 5-0 t 7 1 1 3 4
11 11 6 1 1928-09-29 DET NYY Hank Johnson ahead 11-3 b 4 2 1 2 4 IPHR
1929 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
12 12 1 1 1929-04-16 DET @ CLE Joe Shaute t 3 2 4
13 13 2 1 1929-04-23 DET @ SLB General Crowder t 2 2 4
14 14 3 1 1929-05-03 DET @ CHW Tommy Thomas t 9 2 4
15 15 4 1 1929-05-05 DET BOS Ed Durham b 8 1 4
16 16 5 1 1929-05-18 DET CHW Grady Adkins b 3 1 4
17 17 6 1 1929-06-14 DET @ NYY Waite Hoyt t 4 2 4
18 18 7 1 1929-06-16 DET @ NYY Herb Pennock t 5 2 4
19 19 8 1 1929-06-30 DET CLE Jimmy Zinn b 6 3 4
20 20 9 1 1929-08-14 DET NYY George Pipgras b 1 1 4
21 21 10 1 1929-09-02 (2) DET CHW Ted Lyons b 8 2 4 IPHR
22 22 11 1 1929-09-10 (1) DET @ NYY Herb Pennock t 1 2 4
23 23 12 1 1929-09-24 DET SLB General Crowder b 8 1 3 4
24 24 13 1 1929-09-29 DET CHW Dutch Henry b 1 2 4
1930 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
25 25 1 1 1930-04-24 DET @ SLB Herm Holshouser t 1 1 4
26 26 2 1 1930-04-27 DET @ CLE Wes Ferrell t 1 2 3 4
27 27 3 1 1930-05-09 DET @ NYY Ed Wells t 1 1 4
28 28 4 1 1930-05-10 DET @ NYY Lefty Gomez t 1 1 4
29 29 5 1 1930-05-25 DET @ SLB Dick Coffman t 1 2 2 4
30 30 6 1 1930-05-30 (1) DET @ CLE Willis Hudlin behind 0-1 t 6 0 2 2 4
31 31 7 1 1930-06-07 DET BOS Jack Russell b 7 1 4
32 32 8 1 1930-06-22 (2) DET @ BOS Ed Durham t 5 2 4 IPHR
33 33 9 1 1930-07-04 (2) DET CLE Mel Harder tied 3-3 b 12 1 4 Walk-Off
34 34 10 1 1930-08-04 DET CHW Ted Lyons b 3 2 2 3 4 IPHR
35 35 11 2 1930-08-04 DET CHW Ted Lyons tied 3-3 b 12 1 4 3 4 Walk-Off
36 36 12 1 1930-08-06 DET CLE Willis Hudlin b 1 2 3 4
37 37 13 1 1930-08-12 DET @ NYY Ed Wells t 9 1 4
38 38 14 1 1930-08-30 DET @ SLB Rollie Stiles t 3 2 2 4
39 39 15 1 1930-09-06 DET SLB Rollie Stiles b 7 1 4
40 40 16 1 1930-09-26 DET CHW Ted Lyons behind 0-3 b 9 0 1 2 4
1931 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
41 41 1 1 1931-07-04 (2) DET @ CLE Mel Harder t 4 1 2 4
42 42 2 1 1931-07-15 (1) DET @ PHA Waite Hoyt t 1 2 2 4
43 43 3 1 1931-07-22 (2) DET @ NYY Red Ruffing t 1 1 3 3
44 44 4 1 1931-07-25 DET @ NYY Ed Wells t 9 3 2 4
1932 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
45 45 1 1 1932-04-14 DET CLE Willis Hudlin b 6 1 4
46 46 2 1 1932-04-18 DET SLB Sam Gray b 1 2 4
47 47 3 1 1932-04-23 DET @ CLE Wes Ferrell t 3 3 4
48 48 4 1 1932-04-30 DET @ SLB Sam Gray t 3 2 4
49 49 5 1 1932-05-01 DET @ SLB Bump Hadley t 7 2 4
50 50 6 1 1932-05-04 DET @ CHW Tommy Thomas t 4 3 4
51 51 7 1 1932-05-15 DET PHA Roy Mahaffey b 5 3 4
52 52 8 1 1932-05-30 (1) DET @ SLB Bob Cooney t 2 1 4 4
53 53 9 1 1932-06-18 DET WSH Firpo Marberry b 2 2 4
54 54 10 1 1932-06-20 DET BOS Ed Durham b 3 1 4
55 55 11 1 1932-06-29 DET @ CLE Willis Hudlin t 5 2 4
56 56 12 1 1932-06-30 DET @ CLE Wes Ferrell t 7 1 4
57 57 13 1 1932-07-03 DET CLE Clint Brown b 8 2 4
58 58 14 1 1932-07-09 (2) DET @ NYY Ed Wells t 9 1 4
59 59 15 1 1932-07-16 DET @ PHA Lefty Grove t 6 1 4
60 60 16 2 1932-07-16 DET @ PHA Lefty Grove t 8 1 4
61 61 17 1 1932-08-30 DET @ PHA Lefty Grove t 4 1 4
62 62 18 1 1932-08-31 DET @ PHA Tony Freitas t 1 1 4
63 63 19 1 1932-09-05 (1) DET @ CHW Sad Sam Jones t 4 2 4
1933 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
64 64 1 1 1933-05-04 DET NYY Lefty Gomez b 9 1 4
65 65 2 1 1933-05-20 DET @ BOS Hank Johnson t 5 2 4
66 66 3 1 1933-06-05 DET @ CLE Sarge Connally t 7 2 4
67 67 4 1 1933-06-10 DET @ CHW Paul Gregory t 1 1 4
68 68 5 1 1933-06-17 DET @ CLE Wes Ferrell t 4 2 4
69 69 6 1 1933-06-19 DET PHA Lefty Grove b 4 2 4
70 70 7 1 1933-06-21 (1) DET BOS Gordon Rhodes b 1 3 4
71 71 8 1 1933-08-06 (1) DET CLE Oral Hildebrand b 3 2 4
72 72 9 1 1933-08-06 (2) DET CLE Monte Pearson b 6 1 4
73 73 10 1 1933-08-14 DET BOS George Pipgras b 1 2 4
74 74 11 1 1933-09-24 (2) DET SLB Jack Knott b 6 2 4
75 75 12 1 1933-10-01 DET CLE Clint Brown b 5 2 4
1934 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
76 76 1 1 1934-04-19 DET @ CHW Phil Gallivan t 1 2 4
77 77 2 1 1934-05-11 DET @ PHA Bob Kline t 9 2 4
78 78 3 1 1934-05-29 DET @ SLB George Blaeholder t 3 1 4
79 79 4 1 1934-05-30 (1) DET @ SLB Dick Coffman t 2 1 4
80 80 5 2 1934-05-30 (1) DET @ SLB Dick Coffman t 3 3 4
81 81 6 1 1934-06-03 DET @ CHW Joe Heving t 9 2 4
82 82 7 1 1934-06-16 DET @ NYY Red Ruffing t 7 1 4
83 83 8 1 1934-08-05 DET CHW Ted Lyons b 1 1 4
84 84 9 1 1934-08-14 (1) DET @ NYY Lefty Gomez t 6 1 4
85 85 10 1 1934-08-14 (2) DET @ NYY Red Ruffing t 1 2 4
86 86 11 1 1934-09-14 DET WSH Alex McColl tied 4-4 b 12 2 4 Walk-Off
1935 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
87 87 1 1 1935-04-19 DET CHW John Whitehead b 1 2 4
88 88 2 1 1935-05-18 DET @ WSH Earl Whitehill t 6 1 4
89 89 3 1 1935-05-30 (1) DET SLB Sugar Cain b 3 2 4
90 90 4 1 1935-06-02 DET CHW Whit Wyatt b 3 2 4
91 91 5 1 1935-06-15 (1) DET PHA George Caster b 8 3 4 IPHR
92 92 6 1 1935-06-16 DET PHA Al Benton b 2 1 3 4
93 93 7 1 1935-06-19 (2) DET NYY Pat Malone behind 4-7 b 12 2 1 3 4
94 94 8 1 1935-06-21 DET NYY Red Ruffing b 6 1 4
95 95 9 1 1935-06-23 DET WSH Bump Hadley b 1 1 4
96 96 10 1 1935-06-27 DET @ CHW Vern Kennedy t 3 1 4
97 97 11 1 1935-07-02 DET CLE Ralph Winegarner b 6 2 4
98 98 12 1 1935-07-04 (2) DET @ CLE Ralph Winegarner t 7 1 4
99 99 13 1 1935-07-10 DET @ WSH Earl Whitehill t 9 1 4
100 100 14 1 1935-07-11 DET @ WSH Bump Hadley t 1 1 4
101 101 15 1 1935-07-23 (1) DET @ NYY Jimmie DeShong t 8 1 4
102 102 16 1 1935-08-10 DET CHW Les Tietje b 6 1 4
103 103 17 1 1935-08-28 DET PHA Bill Dietrich b 6 1 4
104 104 18 1 1935-08-29 DET @ SLB Dick Coffman t 2 2 4
105 105 19 1 1935-09-28 (2) DET @ CHW Jack Salveson t 9 1 4
1936 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
106 106 1 1 1936-05-02 DET @ PHA Harry Kelley t 1 2 4
107 107 2 1 1936-05-30 (1) DET SLB Tommy Thomas b 6 1 4
108 108 3 1 1936-06-21 DET NYY Red Ruffing b 4 1 4
109 109 4 1 1936-07-03 DET @ SLB Les Tietje t 1 2 4
110 110 5 1 1936-07-05 DET @ SLB Earl Caldwell t 1 3 4
111 111 6 1 1936-07-15 (1) DET @ NYY Red Ruffing t 8 1 4
112 112 7 1 1936-07-17 DET @ NYY Bump Hadley t 7 1 4
113 113 8 1 1936-07-21 (2) DET PHA Carl Doyle b 3 1 4
114 114 9 1 1936-07-24 DET BOS Johnny Marcum b 4 1 4
115 115 10 1 1936-07-30 DET NYY Johnny Broaca b 8 2 4
116 116 11 1 1936-08-04 DET CLE Lloyd Brown b 6 1 3 4
117 117 12 1 1936-08-11 DET @ CLE Denny Galehouse t 3 2 4
118 118 13 1 1936-08-16 (2) DET @ CHW Clint Brown t 9 2 4
119 119 14 1 1936-09-07 (2) DET @ CHW Bill Dietrich t 5 1 4
120 120 15 1 1936-09-09 DET WSH Joe Cascarella b 6 1 4
1937 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
121 121 1 1 1937-05-13 DET BOS Wes Ferrell b 8 1 4
122 122 2 1 1937-06-10 DET PHA George Caster b 5 2 4
123 123 3 1 1937-06-25 DET @ NYY Red Ruffing t 4 1 4
124 124 4 1 1937-07-17 DET WSH Jimmie DeShong b 1 2 4
125 125 5 1 1937-07-22 DET BOS Ted Olson b 7 1 4
126 126 6 1 1937-07-23 (2) DET PHA Herman Fink b 3 2 4
127 127 7 1 1937-07-27 DET @ NYY Red Ruffing t 1 1 4
128 128 8 1 1937-08-12 (1) DET CHW Clint Brown b 7 3 4
129 129 9 1 1937-08-13 DET SLB Oral Hildebrand b 3 1 4
130 130 10 1 1937-08-14 (2) DET SLB Bill Trotter b 1 2 4
131 131 11 2 1937-08-14 (2) DET SLB Bill Trotter b 2 3 4
132 132 12 1 1937-08-17 DET @ CHW Johnny Rigney t 7 2 4
133 133 13 1 1937-08-22 (1) DET @ SLB Chief Hogsett t 4 2 4
134 134 14 1 1937-08-25 DET PHA George Caster b 2 2 4
1938 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
135 135 1 1 1938-05-03 DET @ BOS Lefty Grove t 5 2 4
136 136 2 1 1938-05-08 DET @ PHA Lynn Nelson t 3 2 4
137 137 3 2 1938-05-08 DET @ PHA Lynn Nelson t 10 1 4
138 138 4 1 1938-05-16 DET WSH Bill Phebus b 7 2 4
139 139 5 1 1938-06-06 DET @ BOS Charlie Wagner t 3 3 4
140 140 6 1 1938-06-12 DET @ WSH Wes Ferrell t 6 1 4
141 141 7 1 1938-06-16 DET PHA Bud Thomas b 1 1 3 4
142 142 8 1 1938-06-18 DET WSH Jimmie DeShong b 1 2 4
143 143 9 1 1938-06-25 DET NYY Red Ruffing b 4 1 4
144 144 10 1 1938-07-04 (2) DET CLE Mel Harder b 7 3 3 4
145 145 11 1 1938-07-21 DET @ WSH Monte Weaver t 3 1 4
146 146 12 1 1938-07-29 DET PHA Al Williams b 1 1 4
147 147 13 1 1938-07-30 (2) DET PHA George Caster b 5 3 4
148 148 14 1 1938-08-02 DET NYY Lefty Gomez b 3 2 4
149 149 15 1 1938-08-07 DET BOS Jack Wilson b 7 1 4
150 150 16 1 1938-08-13 DET @ SLB Bill Cox t 5 1 4
151 151 17 1 1938-08-23 (1) DET @ PHA Lynn Nelson t 8 3 4
152 152 18 1 1938-09-21 (2) DET PHA Buck Ross b 1 2 4
153 153 19 1 1938-09-24 DET CLE Willis Hudlin b 7 3 4
154 154 20 1 1938-09-27 (2) DET SLB Ed Cole b 7 3 4
1939 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
155 155 1 1 1939-04-26 DET SLB Bobo Newsom b 8 2 4
156 156 2 1 1939-04-27 DET @ CHW Jack Knott t 7 1 4
157 157 3 1 1939-04-30 DET CLE Johnny Broaca b 6 4 4
158 158 4 1 1939-05-08 DET PHA Buck Ross b 3 3 4
159 159 5 1 1939-05-20 DET @ PHA Nels Potter t 3 2 4
160 160 6 1 1939-05-24 DET @ NYY Wes Ferrell t 1 1 4 IPHR
161 161 7 1 1939-05-27 DET SLB Bill Trotter b 6 2 4 Cycle
162 162 8 1 1939-06-16 DET @ BOS Elden Auker t 1 1 4
163 163 9 1 1939-08-16 DET @ CHW Clint Brown t 9 2 PH
164 164 10 1 1939-08-22 DET PHA Bill Beckmann b 4 2 4
165 165 11 1 1939-08-23 DET PHA Cotton Pippen b 3 2 4
166 166 12 2 1939-08-23 DET PHA Cotton Pippen b 8 1 3 4
167 167 13 1 1939-08-26 DET WSH Alex Carrasquel b 8 1 4
168 168 14 1 1939-08-29 DET NYY Atley Donald b 1 2 4
169 169 15 1 1939-09-24 (2) DET @ CLE Willis Hudlin t 4 2 4
170 170 16 1 1939-09-27 DET @ SLB Bill Trotter t 8 2 4
1940 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
171 171 1 1 1940-04-18 DET SLB Vern Kennedy b 8 1 4
172 172 2 1 1940-05-06 DET @ NYY Red Ruffing t 6 1 4
173 173 3 1 1940-06-11 DET @ NYY Atley Donald t 7 1 4
174 174 4 1 1940-06-13 DET @ CLE Al Smith tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 4 0.095 56% Home Run
175 175 5 1 1940-06-25 (1) DET BOS Jack Wilson b 5 2 4
176 176 6 1 1940-06-27 DET @ SLB Bob Harris t 3 1 4
177 177 7 1 1940-07-27 (2) DET PHA Porter Vaughan b 7 2 4
178 178 8 1 1940-08-31 DET @ SLB Bob Harris t 7 1 4
179 179 9 1 1940-09-04 DET CLE Bob Feller ahead 4-2 b 7 2 1-3 3 3 4 0.107 98% Home Run; Bartell Scores/unER; Campbell Scores/unER; Gehringer Scores/unER
180 180 10 1 1940-09-22 DET CLE Bob Feller behind 2-9 b 7 2 1-- 2 3 4 0.019 3% Home Run; McCosky Scores
1941 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
181 181 1 1 1941-04-18 DET CLE Jim Bagby tied 1-1 b 6 2 --- 1 2 4 0.171 69% Home Run
182 182 2 1 1941-05-19 DET @ BOS Joe Dobson t 5 1 4
183 183 3 1 1941-08-19 (1) DET NYY Charley Stanceu ahead 9-3 b 6 1 -2- 2 2 4 0.010 99% Home Run; Croucher Scores
1942 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
184 184 1 1 1942-07-31 DET BOS Tex Hughson b 9 2 PH

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.