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Ken Keltner

Kenneth Frederick Keltner (Butch)

Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: October 31, 1916 in Milwaukee, WI
High School: Boy's Technical HS (Milwaukee, WI)(All Transactions)
Debut: October 2, 1937 (Age 20.336)   vs. DET 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1938 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/RedSox 1937-1950

Final Game: May 25, 1950 (Age 33.206)   vs. SLB 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: December 12, 1991 in New Berlin, WI
Buried: Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield, WI
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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.

Ken Keltner: 163 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 2 walk-off, 14 tying, 31 go ahead, 68 lacking some details
1 Tm
CLE163
 
vs RHP123
vs LHP40
 
Away99
Home64
 
Leverage
High Lev18
Medium Lev33
Low Lev43
7 Opps
BOS38
PHA28
CHW26
DET22
WSH18
SLB16
NYY15
93 Pitchers
Joe Dobson6
Dick Fowler5
Emerson Dickman5
Eddie Lopat4
Denny Galehouse4
Fred Hutchinson4
Johnny Rigney3
Walt Masterson3
Eddie Smith3
Ellis Kinder3
Jim Bagby3
Bill Beckmann3
Hal Newhouser3
Bob Harris3
Tommy Bridges3
Steve Sundra3
Lefty Grove3
Lefty Mills3
Elden Auker3
Phil Marchildon3
9 Parks
ClevelandStd39
Fenway Pk25
League Pk II25
Shibe Pk21
Tiger Stad16
Comiskey Pk14
Sprtsmn3/Busch8
GriffithStad8
Yankee Stad7
Where Hit
Unk118
736
95
82
782
General field locations
when available.
 
3 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms138
2·HR gms11
3·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
Unk60
6th40
7th19
5th15
2nd13
3rd13
4th2
8th1
Outs
Unk69
139
231
024
 
DefPos
3B163
Bases
Unk69
---53
1--16
12-11
-2-5
1234
-232
1-32
--31
 
257 RBI
RISP25
0 on97
1 on43
2 on18
3 on5
Any on66
Inning
112
224
36
430
520
619
726
812
912
Extra2
 
1-342
4-669
7-end52
RelScore
+4..14
+34
+24
+113
Tied24
-117
-23
-36
-4..10
Unk68
 
Ahead35
Tied24
Behind36
Unk68
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1938 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111938-04-28CLE@SLBVito Tamulist 635
22211938-04-29CLE@SLBRuss Van Attat 525
33311938-05-03CLE@WSHWes Ferrellt 225
44421938-05-03CLE@WSHPete Appletont 535
55511938-05-06CLE@PHAGeorge Castert 725
66611938-05-19CLEWSHJimmie DeShongb 525
77711938-05-26CLEBOSJack Wilsonb 915
88811938-06-02CLE@PHAEddie Smitht 715
99911938-06-03CLE@PHAAl Williamst 915
10101011938-06-04CLE@WSHHarry Kelleyt 525
11111111938-06-16CLEWSHJoe Krakauskasb 425
12121211938-06-24CLEBOSJim Bagbyb 225
13131311938-06-28CLEDETTommy Bridgesb 215
14141411938-07-04 (1)CLE@DETElden Aukert 5175
15151521938-07-04 (1)CLE@DETElden Aukert 7175
16161611938-07-09CLESLBLefty Millsb 225
17171711938-07-25 (2)CLE@BOSJim Bagbyt 415
18181811938-08-02CLEBOSEmerson Dickmanb 215
19191911938-08-12 (2)CLE@CHWJohnny Rigneyt 715
20202011938-08-14CLE@CHWMonty Strattont 225
21212111938-08-20CLECHWMonty Strattonb 815
22222211938-08-23 (2)CLE@BOSJack Wilsont 925
23232311938-08-31CLE@PHAGeorge Castert 215
24242421938-08-31CLE@PHAEddie Smitht 815
25252511938-09-11 (1)CLESLBLefty Millsb 515
26262611938-09-11 (2)CLESLBRuss Van Attab 425
1939 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2727111939-05-13CLE@CHWClint Brownt 815
2828211939-05-14CLE@CHWJohn Whiteheadt 715
2929311939-05-25CLE@BOSEmerson Dickmant 515
3030421939-05-25CLE@BOSEmerson Dickmant 715
3131531939-05-25CLE@BOSEmerson Dickmant 915
3232611939-06-22CLE@WSHHarry Kelleyt 715
3333711939-07-25CLE@PHABill Beckmannt 515
3434811939-07-26CLE@PHANels Pottert 215
3535911939-08-01CLE@BOSLefty Grovet 915
36361011939-08-14 (1)CLE@DETArchie McKaint 1025
37371111939-08-15CLE@DETBobo Newsomt 815
38381211939-09-16CLE@BOSCharlie Wagnert 515
39391311939-10-01 (1)CLE@DETDizzy Troutt 115
1940 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4040111940-04-30CLE@PHABill Beckmannahead 7-2t 70---1650.01698%Home Run
4141221940-04-30CLE@PHABill Beckmannahead 9-5t 91---1650.01099%Home Run
4242311940-05-05CLE@BOSMickey Harrisahead 2-0t 3112-3650.15788%Home Run; Bell Scores; Heath Scores
4343411940-05-14CLEPHAHerman Bessebehind 0-5b 21---1650.05317%Home Run
4444511940-05-22CLEBOSHerb Hashahead 7-6b 821--2650.12196%Home Run; Heath Scores
4545611940-06-23 (1)CLEBOSLefty Grovetied 1-1b 70---1850.19178%Home Run
4646711940-07-03CLESLBBob Harrisahead 2-0b 40---1750.07485%Home Run
4747811940-07-11CLE@PHAEd Heusserahead 5-4t 7112-3750.20693%Home Run; Bell Scores; Mack Scores
4848911940-07-20CLE@BOSLefty Grovebehind 0-1t 20-2-2650.13160%Home Run; Bell Scores
49491011940-07-31CLEBOSDenny Galehousebehind 0-7b 411234650.12220%Home Run; Weatherly Scores; Boudreau Scores; Campbell Scores
50501111940-08-08 (1)CLE@SLBLefty Millsahead 5-0t 60---1650.02397%Home Run (Fly Ball)
51511211940-08-20CLE@BOSEmerson Dickmantied 5-5t 811234650.28195%Home Run; Boudreau Scores; Trosky Scores; Bell Scores
52521311940-08-24CLE@NYYAtley Donaldtied 0-0t 211--2650.17367%Home Run; Heath Scores
53531411940-09-08CLECHWTed Lyonsbehind 0-1b 411--2650.22166%Home Run; Heath Scores
54541511940-09-22CLE@DETTom Seatsahead 8-2t 72---1650.01399%Home Run
1941 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5555111941-04-18CLE@DETTommy Bridgesbehind 0-1t 61---1250.14946%Home Run
5656211941-04-30CLEPHALes McCrabbbehind 4-5b 92-2-2250.856100%Walk-OffHome Run; Weatherly Scores
5757311941-05-08CLENYYRed Ruffingbehind 2-5b 621--2250.19633%Home Run; Weatherly Scores
5858411941-05-17CLE@BOSMike Rybaahead 9-6t 8012-3350.04199%Home Run; Boudreau Scores/unER; Campbell Scores
5959511941-05-27CLEDETSchoolboy Rowebehind 2-4b 61---1650.13235%Home Run (LF-CF)
6060611941-05-29CLE@DETTommy Bridgesahead 1-0t 41---1650.10569%Home Run
6161711941-06-01 (2)CLENYYLefty Gomeztied 0-0b 12---1350.10361%Home Run
6262811941-06-08 (2)CLEPHAPhil Marchildonahead 3-2b 2112-3250.18287%Home Run; Milnar Scores/unER; Boudreau Scores
6363911941-06-10CLEWSHSid Hudsontied 1-1b 30---1250.11567%Home Run
64641011941-06-18CLE@PHAChubby Deanahead 11-2t 721--2250.002100%Home Run; Boudreau Scores
65651111941-06-19CLE@PHALum Harrisahead 6-0t 62---1250.01498%Home Run
66661211941-06-20CLE@WSHSid Hudsontied 0-0t 11---1250.10058%Home Run
67671311941-06-29CLECHWTed Lyonsbehind 0-1b 41---1350.13753%Home Run
68681411941-07-04 (1)CLESLBJohnny Niggelingbehind 4-8b 921-33250.0335%Home Run; Bell Scores/unER; Rosenthal Scores/unER; Keltner Scores/unER
69691511941-07-19CLEWSHRed Andersonahead 5-4b 51---1250.11280%Home Run
70701611941-07-20 (1)CLEWSHSteve Sundrabehind 2-8b 521--2250.0549%Home Run; Rosenthal Scores
71711711941-07-24CLE@NYYLefty Gomezbehind 0-4t 81---1550.0265%Home Run
72721811941-08-09CLECHWEddie Smithbehind 2-5b 60---1550.09726%Home Run
73731911941-08-18CLEWSHSteve Sundratied 0-0b 21---1650.10964%Home Run (LF-CF)
74742011941-08-24 (1)CLEBOSMickey Harristied 0-0b 21---1650.10964%Home Run
75752111941-09-10CLE@PHAFred Caligiuribehind 0-4t 70---1550.04711%Home Run
76762211941-09-20CLESLBBob Harrisb 1235
77772311941-09-24CLE@CHWThornton Leet 415
1942 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7878111942-04-14CLE@DETAl Bentontied 0-0t 12---1350.10056%Home Run
7979211942-04-20CLESLBDenny Galehousebehind 1-2b 31--32350.17666%Home Run; Hockett Scores
8080311942-04-23CLE@SLBElden Aukertied 2-2t 82---1350.29471%Home Run
8181411942-06-21 (1)CLENYYRed Ruffingtied 0-0b 12---1350.11262%Home Run
8282511942-06-23CLEPHABob Harrisahead 4-1b 42-2-2350.08095%Home Run; Hockett Scores
8383611942-07-21CLENYYLefty Gomezbehind 0-5b 61---1350.0306%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to LF
1943 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8484111943-06-20 (2)CLE@CHWJake Wadet 8155
8585211943-07-15CLE@SLBSteve Sundrat 5175
8686311943-08-03CLE@BOSYank Terryt 2155
8787421943-08-03CLE@BOSMike Rybat 5155
1944 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8888111944-04-30 (2)CLE@DETJohnny Gorsicat 715
8989211944-05-14 (2)CLE@NYYAtley Donaldt 415
9090311944-05-28 (1)CLEPHAJesse Floresb 615
9191411944-06-22CLE@DETRufe Gentryt 435
9292511944-07-02 (1)CLE@WSHMickey Haefnert 415IPHR
9393611944-07-07CLE@BOSPinky Woodst 415
9494711944-07-08CLE@BOSYank Terryt 125
9595811944-07-25CLENYYHank Borowyahead 1-0b 111234650.18092%Home Run; Hockett Scores; Boudreau Scores; Cullenbine Scores
9696911944-08-11CLE@PHARuss Christopherbehind 1-5t 40---1650.06016%Home Run
97971011944-08-20 (2)CLE@BOSRex Cecilt 625
98981111944-08-21CLE@BOSOscar Juddt 325
99991211944-08-25CLECHWBill Dietrichb 745
1001001311944-09-01CLE@CHWJoe Haynest 225IPHR
1946 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
101101111946-04-17CLE@CHWJohnny Rigneyt 415
102102221946-04-17CLE@CHWJohnny Rigneyt 625
103103311946-05-06CLE@WSHRay Scarborought 215
104104411946-05-13 (1)CLESLBDenny Galehouseb 315
105105511946-05-17 (2)CLEWSHWalt Mastersonb 815
106106611946-05-20CLENYYBill Zubertied 3-3b 915Walk-Off
107107711946-06-12CLE@BOSJim Bagbyt 215
108108811946-07-14 (1)CLE@BOSClem Dreisewerdt 525
109109911946-07-16CLE@BOSTex Hughsont 215
1101101021946-07-16CLE@BOSMace Brownt 915
1111111111946-07-20CLE@WSHVern Curtist 9265
1121121211946-08-22CLE@PHADick Fowlert 6225
1131131311946-08-31CLE@CHWEddie Lopatt 915
1947 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
114114111947-05-11CLE@SLBEllis Kinderahead 8-0t 521--2750.008100%Home Run; Gordon Scores
115115211947-05-30 (2)CLE@CHWPete Gebriantied 0-0t 101--2250.16770%Home Run; Peck Scores
116116311947-06-13CLE@PHAPhil Marchildonahead 1-0t 50---1750.11776%Home Run
117117411947-07-01CLE@SLBEllis Kinderahead 6-2t 7212-3750.04699%Home Run; Boudreau Scores; Gordon Scores
118118511947-07-04 (1)CLEDETAl Bentonahead 2-1b 21---1750.10175%Home Run
119119611947-07-13 (2)CLEBOSJoe Dobsonahead 2-1b 51---1750.11581%Home Run
120120711947-08-19 (1)CLEWSHWalt Mastersonbehind 0-2b 421--2650.25551%Home Run; Robinson Scores
121121811947-08-19 (2)CLEWSHRay Scarboroughahead 3-1b 6112-3650.10098%Home Run; Boudreau Scores; Robinson Scores
122122911947-08-27CLEPHADick Fowlertied 1-1b 71---1650.23778%Home Run
1231231011947-09-05CLE@CHWJoe Haynesbehind 0-1t 71-233650.35382%Home Run; Edwards Scores; Boudreau Scores
1241241111947-09-06CLE@CHWFrank Papishbehind 1-2t 70---1650.21150%Home Run
1948 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
125125111948-04-23CLE@DETFred Hutchinsontied 1-1t 42---1750.12558%Home Run
126126221948-04-23CLE@DETFred Hutchinsonahead 2-1t 62-2-2750.19983%Home Run; Gordon Scores
127127311948-04-25CLE@DETHal Newhousertied 0-0t 22---1750.10356%Home Run
128128421948-04-25CLE@DETHal Newhouserbehind 1-4t 4212-3750.26445%Home Run; Clark Scores; Robinson Scores
129129511948-04-26CLE@CHWHowie Judsontied 7-7t 42---1750.13158%Home Run
130130611948-05-06CLE@PHADick Fowlerbehind 0-4t 201234750.19450%Home Run; Robinson Scores; Edwards Scores; Gordon Scores
131131711948-05-09 (1)CLE@BOSJoe Dobsonbehind 0-1t 51---1650.13247%Home Run
132132821948-05-09 (1)CLE@BOSJoe Dobsontied 1-1t 100---1650.32582%Home Run
133133911948-05-09 (2)CLE@BOSEllis Kinderbehind 0-3t 421--2650.16333%Home Run; Robinson Scores
1341341011948-05-11CLE@NYYAllie Reynoldsbehind 0-3t 42---1650.07723%Home Run
1351351111948-05-15CLECHWIke Pearsonahead 6-1b 70---1650.00799%Home Run
1361361211948-05-16 (2)CLECHWFred Bradleyahead 6-0b 70---1650.004100%Home Run
1371371311948-05-23 (1)CLENYYAllie Reynoldsahead 1-0b 1212-3650.20785%Home Run; Robinson Scores; Gordon Scores
1381381411948-06-06 (2)CLE@PHADick Fowlerbehind 0-1t 411--2750.21360%Home Run; Judnich Scores
1391391511948-06-16CLEBOSJoe Dobsonbehind 0-3b 50---1750.09729%Home Run
1401401611948-06-17CLEBOSEarl Johnsonbehind 5-6b 40---1750.13256%Home Run
1411411711948-06-23CLENYYEddie Lopatbehind 0-1b 72---1650.24152%Home Run
1421421811948-07-05 (1)CLEDETArt Houttemanbehind 0-1b 22---1650.11151%Home Run
1431431911948-07-05 (2)CLEDETFred Hutchinsonahead 2-0b 41---1650.07985%Home Run
1441442011948-07-08CLECHWAl Gettelahead 8-0b 7112-3650.001100%Home Run; Boudreau Scores; Gordon Scores/unER
1451452111948-07-15 (2)CLE@PHADick Fowlertied 5-5t 81---1650.26271%Home Run
1461462211948-07-16CLE@PHALou Brissiebehind 2-9t 6212-3650.0436%Home Run; Boudreau Scores; Gordon Scores
1471472311948-07-27CLEPHAPhil Marchildonahead 9-5b 71---1650.01798%Home Run
1481482411948-07-31CLEBOSJoe Dobsonbehind 2-4b 621--2450.29752%Home Run; Mitchell Scores
1491492511948-08-27 (1)CLE@NYYVic Raschibehind 0-1t 40---1450.12150%Home Run
1501502611948-09-03 (1)CLE@SLBBill Kennedyahead 3-0t 511--2550.09693%Home Run; Gordon Scores
1511512711948-09-17CLEWSHWalt Mastersonahead 3-0b 61---1550.04395%Home Run
1521522811948-09-22CLEBOSJoe Dobsonahead 1-0b 121--2550.16178%Home Run; Gordon Scores
1531532911948-09-24CLE@DETFred Hutchinsontied 1-1t 61---1550.16163%Home Run
1541543011948-09-29CLECHWFrank Papishtied 2-2b 61---1550.17672%Home Run
1551553111948-10-04CLE@BOSDenny Galehousetied 1-1t 4012-3550.19780%Home Run; Boudreau Scores; Gordon Scores
1949 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
156156111949-04-23CLEDETHal Newhouserbehind 2-3b 40---1550.13256%Home Run
157157211949-04-27CLECHWOrval Groveahead 7-3b 71-233650.015100%Home Run; Boone Scores; Gordon Scores
158158311949-05-05CLEBOSJack Kramertied 0-0b 201-33650.14182%Home Run; Gordon Scores; Vernon Scores
159159411949-05-23CLE@PHABubba Harrisahead 1-0t 40---1550.10773%Home Run
160160511949-05-29 (1)CLECHWRandy Gumpertbehind 0-1b 41---1550.13553%Home Run
161161611949-06-17CLE@NYYEddie Lopattied 0-0t 111--2350.16467%Home Run; Boone Scores
162162721949-06-17CLE@NYYEddie Lopatahead 6-2t 721--2350.04898%Home Run; Boone Scores
163163811949-09-05 (2)CLECHWMickey Haefnerbehind 1-2b 32-2-2350.21663%Home Run; Lemon Scores

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.

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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.