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Whitey Kurowski

George John Kurowski

Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 193 lb.

Born: April 19, 1918 in Reading, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: September 23, 1941 (Age 23.157)   vs. PIT 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1942 season [*]
Team: Cardinals 1941-1949

Final Game: October 1, 1949 (Age 31.165)   vs. CHC 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: December 9, 1999 in Sinking Spring, PA
Buried: Gethsemane Cemetery, Laureldale, PA
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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.

Whitey Kurowski: 106 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 1 walk-off, 4 tying, 10 go ahead, 58 lacking some details
1 Tm
STL106
 
vs RHP66
vs LHP40
 
Away67
Home39
 
Leverage
High Lev5
Medium Lev17
Low Lev24
7 Opps
NYG22
BRO19
PIT18
PHI18
CIN12
CHC9
BSN8
71 Pitchers
Preacher Roe7
Ken Raffensberger4
Clyde Shoun3
Ken Heintzelman3
Tom Seats3
Dave Koslo2
Nick Strincevich2
Ed Head2
Fritz Ostermueller2
Hank Behrman2
Rip Sewell2
Al Gerheauser2
Charley Schanz2
Larry Jansen2
Cliff Melton2
Harry Gumbert2
Schoolboy Rowe2
Bucky Walters2
Monty Kennedy2
Hank Wyse2
8 Parks
Sprtsmn3/Busch39
Polo Grounds15
Ebbets Fld14
Forbes Fld12
Shibe Pk11
Crosley Fld6
Wrigley Fld5
Braves Fld4
Where Hit
Unk78
726
91
781
General field locations when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms92
2·HR gms7
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
6th29
5th28
4th24
Unk20
7th4
3rd1
Outs
Unk60
119
014
213
 
DefPos
3B104
PH1
SS1
Bases
Unk60
---30
1--9
--32
-2-2
1-32
12-1
 
158 RBI
RISP7
0 on65
1 on30
2 on11
Any on41
Inning
15
221
36
415
55
617
719
88
98
Extra2
 
1-332
4-637
7-end37
RelScore
+4..9
+34
+24
+15
Tied9
-14
-26
-32
-4..5
Unk58
 
Ahead22
Tied9
Behind17
Unk58
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1942 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1942-06-17 STL @ NYG Cliff Melton t 2 1 6 5
2 2 2 1 1942-07-14 STL BSN Lou Tost b 8 2 7 5
3 3 3 1 1942-07-18 (2) STL BRO Max Macon behind 1-4 b 7 0 --3 2 6 5 0.144 35% Home Run; Cooper Scores
4 4 4 1 1942-07-19 (1) STL BRO Ed Head ahead 7-5 b 8 0 --- 1 6 5 0.032 98% Home Run
5 5 5 1 1942-07-19 (2) STL BRO Kirby Higbe behind 0-2 b 2 0 --- 1 6 5 0.107 43% Home Run
6 6 6 1 1942-08-23 (1) STL PIT Ken Heintzelman b 2 1 6 5
7 7 7 1 1942-09-04 STL @ CIN Paul Derringer t 2 1 7 5
8 8 8 1 1942-09-06 STL @ CIN Clyde Shoun t 7 2 7 5
9 9 9 1 1942-09-12 STL @ BRO Max Macon tied 0-0 t 2 1 1-- 2 6 5 0.197 70% Home Run; Cooper Scores
1943 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
10 10 1 1 1943-05-04 STL @ CHC Bill Fleming t 3 2 7 5
11 11 2 1 1943-05-22 (1) STL @ NYG Johnnie Wittig t 1 2 6 5
12 12 3 1 1943-05-27 STL BSN Jim Tobin behind 1-2 b 7 1 --- 1 6 5 0.248 55% Home Run (Deep LF)
13 13 4 1 1943-06-24 STL @ CIN Bucky Walters t 6 1 6 5
14 14 5 1 1943-07-04 (2) STL @ BRO Freddie Fitzsimmons ahead 6-1 t 5 1 --- 1 6 5 0.023 97% Home Run
15 15 6 1 1943-07-22 STL NYG Johnnie Wittig b 1 3 5 5
16 16 7 1 1943-08-14 (1) STL @ NYG Van Mungo t 7 2 5 5
17 17 8 1 1943-08-17 STL @ BRO Ed Head tied 2-2 t 6 0 --- 1 6 5 0.176 68% Home Run
18 18 9 1 1943-08-19 STL @ PHI Dick Barrett t 8 2 6 5
19 19 10 1 1943-09-05 (1) STL CIN Clyde Shoun b 4 1 5 5
20 20 11 1 1943-09-16 STL CHC Hi Bithorn b 7 2 5 5
21 21 12 1 1943-09-18 (2) STL CHC Walter Signer b 4 1 5 5
22 22 13 1 1943-09-26 (1) STL PHI Al Gerheauser b 4 1 5 5
1944 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
23 23 1 1 1944-04-23 (2) STL @ CHC Ed Hanyzewski t 6 3 6 5
24 24 2 1 1944-05-03 STL @ PIT Rip Sewell t 2 1 6 5
25 25 3 2 1944-05-03 STL @ PIT Rip Sewell t 9 3 6 5
26 26 4 1 1944-05-20 STL NYG Walter Ockey ahead 8-0 b 8 2 1-- 2 6 5 0.000 100% Home Run (LF-CF); Litwhiler Scores
27 27 5 1 1944-05-27 STL @ NYG Cliff Melton t 2 1 6 5
28 28 6 2 1944-05-27 STL @ NYG Lou Polli t 7 2 6 5
29 29 7 1 1944-05-30 (2) STL @ BSN Ira Hutchinson t 2 1 5 5
30 30 8 2 1944-05-30 (2) STL @ BSN Ben Cardoni t 7 3 5 5
31 31 9 1 1944-06-11 (2) STL @ CIN Clyde Shoun t 6 1 5 5
32 32 10 1 1944-06-17 STL PIT Preacher Roe b 6 1 5 5
33 33 11 1 1944-06-18 (2) STL PIT Fritz Ostermueller b 7 1 5 5
34 34 12 1 1944-07-13 STL CIN Jim Konstanty b 2 1 5 5
35 35 13 1 1944-08-10 STL PHI Al Gerheauser b 2 2 6 5
36 36 14 1 1944-09-03 (2) STL @ PIT Nick Strincevich t 9 1 6 6
37 37 15 1 1944-09-04 STL @ CIN Harry Gumbert t 2 1 5 5
38 38 16 1 1944-09-21 (1) STL @ BSN Red Barrett tied 1-1 t 4 1 --- 1 5 5 0.131 60% Home Run (Deep LF)
39 39 17 1 1944-09-24 (1) STL @ PHI Ken Raffensberger tied 3-3 t 16 1 5 5
40 40 18 1 1944-09-27 STL @ BRO Clyde King behind 1-2 t 7 0 --- 1 5 5 0.205 50% Home Run
41 41 19 1 1944-10-01 (1) STL @ NYG Bill Voiselle t 7 2 5 5
42 42 20 1 1944-10-01 (2) STL @ NYG Ken Brondell t 5 3 5 5
1945 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
43 43 1 1 1945-05-06 (2) STL CHC Hank Wyse b 6 1 5 5
44 44 2 1 1945-05-18 STL @ PHI Charlie Sproull t 4 1 5 5
45 45 3 1 1945-05-20 (1) STL @ PHI Charley Schanz ahead 4-1 t 6 1 --- 1 5 5 0.057 92% Home Run
46 46 4 1 1945-05-20 (2) STL @ PHI Dick Barrett tied 0-0 t 2 1 --- 1 5 5 0.111 59% Home Run
47 47 5 1 1945-05-23 STL BRO Vic Lombardi behind 0-1 b 2 0 --- 1 5 5 0.109 55% Home Run
48 48 6 1 1945-06-16 STL @ PIT Preacher Roe t 2 1 4 5
49 49 7 2 1945-06-16 STL @ PIT Max Butcher t 8 2 4 5
50 50 8 1 1945-06-24 (2) STL @ CHC Claude Passeau t 3 1 4 5
51 51 9 1 1945-07-07 STL @ BRO Tom Seats behind 0-4 t 4 2 1-- 2 4 5 0.122 22% Home Run; Bergamo Scores
52 52 10 1 1945-07-08 (1) STL @ BRO Vic Lombardi ahead 4-0 t 6 1 --- 1 4 5 0.036 95% Home Run
53 53 11 1 1945-07-13 (1) STL NYG Jack Phillips ahead 9-0 b 5 1 --- 1 4 5 0.002 100% Home Run
54 54 12 1 1945-07-13 (2) STL NYG Harry Feldman ahead 2-1 b 6 0 --- 1 4 5 0.105 85% Home Run
55 55 13 1 1945-07-29 (2) STL PIT Nick Strincevich ahead 3-1 b 7 3 4 5
56 56 14 1 1945-08-12 (2) STL @ BRO Cy Buker ahead 2-0 t 9 2 --- 1 5 5 0.047 96% Home Run
57 57 15 1 1945-08-13 STL @ BRO Tom Seats ahead 1-0 t 1 1 1-- 2 4 5 0.155 76% Home Run; Adams Scores
58 58 16 2 1945-08-13 STL @ BRO Tom Seats behind 3-6 t 6 0 --- 1 4 5 0.083 22% Home Run
59 59 17 1 1945-08-14 STL @ BRO Ralph Branca tied 1-1 t 9 2 --- 1 4 5 0.413 81% Home Run
60 60 18 1 1945-08-15 (2) STL @ PHI Charley Schanz ahead 3-0 t 5 1 --- 1 4 5 0.063 90% Home Run
61 61 19 1 1945-08-31 STL CHC Hank Wyse b 7 1 4 5
62 62 20 1 1945-09-03 (2) STL PIT Preacher Roe b 6 1 4 5
63 63 21 1 1945-09-23 STL CIN Joe Bowman b 3 1 5
1946 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
64 64 1 1 1946-04-21 STL @ CHC Ray Prim t 7 1 PH
65 65 2 1 1946-05-05 (1) STL BSN Lefty Wallace b 7 2 5
66 66 3 1 1946-05-21 STL @ PHI Al Jurisich t 2 2 5
67 67 4 1 1946-05-22 STL @ NYG Bob Carpenter t 1 1 5
68 68 5 1 1946-05-23 STL @ NYG Gene Thompson ahead 3-0 t 9 0 --- 1 5 5 0.016 99% Home Run
69 69 6 1 1946-05-30 (2) STL @ PIT Preacher Roe t 6 3 5
70 70 7 1 1946-06-16 (1) STL @ NYG Dave Koslo t 6 1 5
71 71 8 1 1946-07-03 STL CIN Howie Fox ahead 7-0 b 4 2 12- 3 5 5 0.012 100% Home Run; Musial Scores; Slaughter Scores
72 72 9 1 1946-07-18 STL PHI Ken Raffensberger behind 0-2 b 4 0 --- 1 4 5 0.123 42% Home Run
73 73 10 1 1946-07-29 STL @ BSN Mort Cooper behind 0-2 t 9 2 --- 1 5 5 0.023 3% Home Run
74 74 11 1 1946-08-04 (1) STL @ PHI Ken Raffensberger ahead 5-0 t 7 1 --- 1 4 5 0.013 99% Home Run (Deep LF)
75 75 12 1 1946-08-09 STL @ CIN Bucky Walters ahead 3-0 t 7 2 --- 1 5 5 0.047 95% Home Run
76 76 13 1 1946-08-28 (1) STL NYG Mike Budnick b 2 2 5
77 77 14 1 1946-09-15 (1) STL @ NYG Dave Koslo ahead 1-0 t 8 2 -2- 2 4 5 0.179 93% Home Run; Walker Scores
1947 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
78 78 1 1 1947-04-29 STL @ NYG Monty Kennedy behind 0-5 t 4 1 --- 1 4 5 0.040 11% Home Run
79 79 2 1 1947-05-11 (1) STL @ PIT Preacher Roe ahead 2-1 t 3 2 1-- 2 3 5 0.183 77% Home Run; Dusak Scores
80 80 3 1 1947-05-18 (1) STL PHI Ken Heintzelman b 4 2 5
81 81 4 1 1947-05-25 (1) STL PIT Hank Behrman tied 1-1 b 4 1 1-- 2 6 5 0.202 77% Home Run; Northey Scores
82 82 5 1 1947-06-09 (1) STL @ PHI Ken Heintzelman ahead 3-1 t 6 0 --- 1 4 5 0.083 87% Home Run (Line Drive)
83 83 6 1 1947-06-28 STL CIN Harry Gumbert behind 6-7 b 9 1 --3 2 4 5 0.578 100% Walk-Off Home Run (Deep LF); Musial Scores
84 84 7 1 1947-07-12 (2) STL @ NYG Joe Beggs ahead 6-2 t 2 1 --- 1 4 5 0.052 88% Home Run
85 85 8 1 1947-07-14 STL @ PHI Tommy Hughes t 2 1 5
86 86 9 1 1947-07-22 STL NYG Monty Kennedy b 3 1 5
87 87 10 1 1947-07-24 STL NYG Larry Jansen b 7 1 5
88 88 11 1 1947-07-27 STL BSN Johnny Sain b 7 1 5
89 89 12 1 1947-07-30 STL BRO Ralph Branca behind 1-10 b 6 2 1-3 3 6 5 0.016 2% Home Run; Slaughter Scores; Northey Scores
90 90 13 1 1947-08-01 STL PHI Schoolboy Rowe b 2 1 5
91 91 14 2 1947-08-01 STL PHI Schoolboy Rowe b 8 3 5
92 92 15 1 1947-08-03 STL PHI Freddy Schmidt b 4 1 5
93 93 16 1 1947-08-05 STL @ CHC Bob Chipman ahead 6-1 t 5 2 1-- 2 6 5 0.043 98% Home Run; Moore Scores
94 94 17 1 1947-08-15 STL @ PIT Tiny Bonham behind 0-2 t 4 1 1-- 2 6 5 0.195 47% Home Run; Northey Scores
95 95 18 1 1947-08-16 STL @ PIT Roger Wolff ahead 1-0 t 1 2 1-3 3 6 5 0.210 80% Home Run; Musial Scores; Northey Scores
96 96 19 2 1947-08-16 STL @ PIT Jim Bagby behind 4-6 t 4 0 --- 1 6 5 0.105 38% Home Run
97 97 20 1 1947-08-18 (2) STL @ BRO Harry Taylor tied 0-0 t 2 2 --- 1 6 5 0.105 56% Home Run
98 98 21 1 1947-08-19 STL @ BRO Hank Behrman ahead 5-1 t 4 1 1-- 2 4 5 0.071 94% Home Run; Musial Scores
99 99 22 1 1947-08-20 STL @ BRO Hugh Casey tied 2-2 t 12 0 --- 1 6 5 0.331 83% Home Run
100 100 23 1 1947-08-21 (1) STL @ PHI Oscar Judd behind 1-7 t 7 0 --- 1 4 5 0.014 3% Home Run
101 101 24 1 1947-08-28 STL @ NYG Larry Jansen behind 4-6 t 9 1 --- 1 6 5 0.055 9% Home Run
102 102 25 1 1947-09-07 (2) STL CIN Ken Raffensberger b 6 1 5
103 103 26 1 1947-09-23 STL @ PIT Fritz Ostermueller t 2 1 5
104 104 27 1 1947-09-24 STL @ PIT Preacher Roe t 3 2 5
1948 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
105 105 1 1 1948-07-28 STL @ BRO Preacher Roe behind 2-11 t 8 1 -2- 2 4 5 0.001 0% Home Run; Musial Scores
106 106 2 1 1948-08-02 STL @ NYG Clem Dreisewerd t 6 2 5

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.