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Chet Laabs

Chester Peter Laabs

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: April 30, 1912 in Milwaukee, WI (All Transactions)
Debut: May 5, 1937 (Age 25.005, 6,762nd in MLB history)   vs. NYY 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1937 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/Tigers/Athletics 1937-1947

Last Game: June 3, 1947 (Age 35.034)   vs. CHW 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: January 26, 1983 in Warren, MI
Buried: St. Clement Cemetery, Center Line, 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.

Chet Laabs: 126 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 1 walk-off, 4 tying, 8 go ahead, 97 lacking some details (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
3 Tms
SLB110
DET15
PHA1
 
vs RHP89
vs LHP37
 
Home74
Away52
 
Leverage
High Lev5
Medium Lev10
Low Lev13
8 Opps
PHA32
BOS23
NYY21
WSH18
CHW14
CLE9
DET8
SLB1
82 Pitchers
Mickey Haefner4
Eddie Lopat4
Marius Russo4
Jack Knott4
Dizzy Trout3
Mickey Harris3
Dick Fowler3
Buck Ross3
Johnny Humphries3
Tiny Bonham3
Herman Besse3
Chubby Dean3
Joe Dobson3
Lum Harris2
Porter Vaughan2
Ray Scarborough2
Al Milnar2
Thornton Lee2
Al Benton2
Lou Knerr2
9 Parks
Sprtsmn3/Busch66
Shibe Pk16
Fenway Pk12
Tiger Stad12
Comiskey Pk11
Yankee Stad5
ClevelandStd2
League Pk II1
GriffithStad1
Where Hit
Unk102
714
86
93
781
General field locations
when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms94
2·HR gms14
4·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
Unk25
3rd25
6th20
7th19
5th19
4th14
2nd3
9th1
Outs
Unk98
010
19
29
 
DefPos
RF46
LF44
CF32
PH4
Bases
---109
1--9
12-2
-2-2
1231
--31
-231
1-31
 
231 RBI
RISP8
0 on54
1 on44
2 on23
3 on5
Any on72
Inning
122
28
39
415
518
614
715
810
911
Extra4
 
1-339
4-647
7-end40
RelScore
+4..4
+23
+14
Tied8
-12
-23
-4..5
Unk97
 
Ahead11
Tied8
Behind10
Unk97
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

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1937 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1937-06-19 DET @ PHA Lynn Nelson t 5 --- 3 7 7
2 2 2 1 1937-06-20 (1) DET @ PHA George Caster t 5 --- 1 7 7
3 3 3 1 1937-07-10 (1) DET CLE Joe Heving b 7 --- 1 7 7
4 4 4 1 1937-07-10 (2) DET CLE Denny Galehouse b 9 --- 2 PH
5 5 5 1 1937-07-22 DET BOS Ted Olson b 8 --- 2 7 8
6 6 6 1 1937-07-29 DET @ NYY Monte Pearson t 2 --- 2 7 8
7 7 7 1 1937-08-01 (1) DET @ BOS Jack Wilson t 5 --- 1 7 8
8 8 8 1 1937-08-29 DET NYY Red Ruffing b 4 --- 1 6 8
1938 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
9 9 1 1 1938-04-19 DET @ CHW John Whitehead t 9 --- 1 PH
10 10 2 1 1938-04-25 DET @ SLB Jack Knott t 4 --- 4 6 9
11 11 3 1 1938-05-18 DET WSH Wes Ferrell b 7 --- 1 6 8
12 12 4 1 1938-06-08 DET @ PHA Bud Thomas t 8 --- 1 7 7
13 13 5 1 1938-06-17 (1) DET WSH Pete Appleton b 9 --- 4 7 7
14 14 6 1 1938-06-17 (2) DET WSH Dutch Leonard b 2 --- 2 7 7
15 15 7 1 1938-06-23 DET BOS Johnny Marcum b 7 --- 2 7 8
1939 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
16 16 1 1 1939-07-08 (2) SLB CLE Floyd Stromme b 3 --- 2 6 8
17 17 2 1 1939-07-16 (2) SLB PHA Cotton Pippen b 9 --- 2 2 8
18 18 3 1 1939-07-28 SLB @ BOS Elden Auker t 1 --- 4 6 8
19 19 4 1 1939-08-12 SLB @ DET Fred Hutchinson t 3 --- 3 6 9
20 20 5 2 1939-08-12 SLB @ DET Al Benton t 9 --- 1 6 9
21 21 6 1 1939-08-13 SLB @ DET Tommy Bridges t 8 --- 3 6 9
22 22 7 1 1939-08-16 (2) SLB CLE Al Milnar b 4 --- 1 6 8
23 23 8 1 1939-08-26 SLB NYY Bump Hadley b 2 --- 1 4 8
24 24 9 1 1939-09-07 (2) SLB CHW Thornton Lee b 4 --- 2 4 8
25 25 10 1 1939-09-23 (2) SLB @ CHW Eddie Smith t 1 --- 2 4 8
1940 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
26 26 1 1 1940-05-10 SLB @ CLE Al Milnar ahead 2-0 t 5 2 1-- 2 6 7 0.153 87% Home Run; Radcliff Scores/unER; Laabs Scores/unER
27 27 2 1 1940-05-19 SLB PHA Buck Ross b 5 --- 2 8
28 28 3 2 1940-05-19 SLB PHA Buck Ross ahead 6-0 b 5 1 --- 1 5 8 0.013 98% Home Run
29 29 4 1 1940-05-20 SLB PHA Chubby Dean b 8 --- 1 8
30 30 5 2 1940-05-20 SLB PHA Chubby Dean behind 1-8 b 8 0 --- 1 5 8 0.007 1% Home Run
31 31 6 1 1940-06-02 (1) SLB @ NYY Marius Russo t 6 --- 2 8
32 32 7 2 1940-06-02 (1) SLB @ NYY Marius Russo behind 1-7 t 6 0 1-- 2 2 8 0.045 9% Home Run; Lary Scores
33 33 8 1 1940-06-06 SLB @ BOS Lefty Grove t 7 --- 1 8
34 34 9 1 1940-06-15 SLB NYY Johnny Murphy b 8 --- 2 PH
35 35 10 1 1940-06-23 (2) SLB WSH Ken Chase b 1 --- 1 8
36 36 11 1 1940-07-27 SLB BOS Fritz Ostermueller b 4 --- 1 8
37 37 12 1 1940-08-23 SLB @ PHA Porter Vaughan t 1 --- 2 9
38 38 13 2 1940-08-23 SLB @ PHA Porter Vaughan tied 0-0 t 1 0 1-- 2 2 9 0.145 68% Home Run; Heffner Scores
39 39 14 1 1940-09-16 SLB NYY Bump Hadley b 3 --- 1 8
1941 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
40 40 1 1 1941-04-29 SLB NYY Lefty Gomez tied 2-2 b 8 0 --- 1 3 9 0.250 86% Home Run
41 41 2 1 1941-05-17 SLB @ WSH Bill Zuber t 4 --- 2 9 IPHR
42 42 3 1 1941-06-08 (2) SLB NYY Marius Russo behind 2-7 b 3 1 --- 1 3 8 0.051 15% Home Run
43 43 4 1 1941-06-21 SLB @ BOS Jack Wilson ahead 7-1 t 5 0 --- 1 6 9 0.017 98% Home Run
44 44 5 1 1941-06-22 (1) SLB @ BOS Charlie Wagner t 5 --- 3 9
45 45 6 1 1941-06-22 (2) SLB @ BOS Bill Fleming t 8 --- 3 9
46 46 7 1 1941-07-12 SLB NYY Tiny Bonham behind 1-7 b 7 1 12- 3 9 PH 0.071 11% Home Run; Grace Scores; Lucadello Scores
47 47 8 1 1941-07-16 SLB PHA Chubby Dean b 2 --- 1 9
48 48 9 2 1941-07-16 SLB PHA Bill Beckmann b 4 --- 3 9
49 49 10 1 1941-08-21 (1) SLB PHA Jack Knott b 1 --- 1 7
50 50 11 2 1941-08-21 (1) SLB PHA Jack Knott tied 0-0 b 1 2 --- 1 3 7 0.098 61% Home Run
51 51 12 1 1941-08-24 SLB WSH Steve Sundra b 6 --- 1 7
52 52 13 1 1941-08-25 (1) SLB WSH Red Anderson b 1 --- 1 7
53 53 14 1 1941-08-30 SLB CHW Johnny Humphries b 2 --- 1 7
54 54 15 1 1941-09-16 SLB @ PHA Herman Besse t 1 --- 3 9
55 55 16 2 1941-09-16 SLB @ PHA Dick Fowler t 12 --- 1 9
1942 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
56 56 1 1 1942-04-15 SLB @ CHW Johnny Humphries t 5 --- 1 5 8
57 57 2 1 1942-04-19 (1) SLB DET Al Benton b 4 --- 2 5 8
58 58 3 1 1942-05-02 SLB @ BOS Bill Butland t 3 --- 4 6 9
59 59 4 1 1942-05-14 SLB BOS Mike Ryba b 6 --- 1 6 8
60 60 5 1 1942-05-17 (1) SLB NYY Red Ruffing ahead 1-0 b 1 2 -23 3 6 9 0.198 85% Home Run; Clift Scores; McQuinn Scores
61 61 6 1 1942-05-31 (1) SLB CLE Jim Bagby behind 1-3 b 6 2 --- 1 5 9 0.128 32% Home Run
62 62 7 1 1942-06-07 (1) SLB @ PHA Phil Marchildon ahead 1-0 t 1 2 --3 2 5 9 0.161 75% Home Run; Judnich Scores
63 63 8 1 1942-06-20 SLB PHA Roger Wolff b 8 --- 1 7 8
64 64 9 1 1942-06-26 SLB WSH Ray Scarborough b 5 --- 3 4 8
65 65 10 1 1942-06-28 (2) SLB WSH Walt Masterson b 7 --- 1 4 8
66 66 11 1 1942-07-11 SLB @ NYY Tiny Bonham t 9 --- 2 7 7
67 67 12 2 1942-07-11 SLB @ NYY Tiny Bonham ahead 3-2 t 9 2 1-- 2 7 7 0.137 96% Home Run; Stephens Scores
68 68 13 1 1942-07-12 (2) SLB @ BOS Mace Brown t 9 --- 3 7 9
69 69 14 1 1942-07-15 SLB @ PHA Dick Fowler tied 0-0 t 2 0 123 4 7 7 0.179 85% Home Run; Judnich Scores; Stephens Scores; Chartak Scores
70 70 15 1 1942-07-16 SLB @ PHA Lum Harris t 5 --- 2 7 7
71 71 16 2 1942-07-16 SLB @ PHA Bob Harris t 9 --- 2 7 7
72 72 17 1 1942-07-17 (1) SLB @ PHA Herman Besse t 6 --- 2 7 7
73 73 18 1 1942-07-17 (2) SLB @ PHA Jack Knott t 1 --- 2 7 7
74 74 19 1 1942-07-22 SLB PHA Herman Besse b 4 --- 1 6 7
75 75 20 1 1942-07-24 (2) SLB BOS Joe Dobson b 11 --- 2 6 9
76 76 21 1 1942-08-07 SLB DET Dizzy Trout b 2 --- 1 6 7
77 77 22 1 1942-08-08 SLB DET Hal White b 1 --- 2 6 7
78 78 23 1 1942-08-20 SLB @ CHW Johnny Humphries t 7 --- 1 3 7
79 79 24 1 1942-08-31 SLB @ BOS Tex Hughson t 9 --- 3 3 7
80 80 25 1 1942-09-11 SLB WSH Sid Hudson b 5 --- 2 3 9
81 81 26 1 1942-09-13 (1) SLB PHA Phil Marchildon b 6 --- 3 3 9
82 82 27 1 1942-09-14 SLB PHA Lum Harris b 1 --- 1 3 9
83 83 28 1 1942-09-16 SLB BOS Joe Dobson b 5 --- 1 3 9
1943 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
84 84 1 1 1943-05-02 (1) SLB @ CHW Gordon Maltzberger t 11 --- 1 3 7
85 85 2 1 1943-05-12 SLB BOS Joe Dobson b 6 --- 3 4 7
86 86 3 1 1943-05-29 SLB @ PHA Sam Lowry ahead 7-1 t 5 2 1-- 2 3 8 0.020 99% Home Run; Clift Scores
87 87 4 1 1943-06-02 (2) SLB @ BOS Yank Terry t 1 --- 2 3 8
88 88 5 1 1943-06-20 (1) SLB @ DET Dizzy Trout t 7 --- 3 3 9
89 89 6 1 1943-07-03 SLB WSH Ray Scarborough b 1 --- 3 3 7
90 90 7 1 1943-07-04 (1) SLB WSH Jim Mertz b 5 --- 1 3 7
91 91 8 1 1943-07-04 (2) SLB WSH Alex Carrasquel b 1 --- 2 3 7
92 92 9 1 1943-07-05 (1) SLB NYY Butch Wensloff tied 0-0 b 7 1 --- 1 3 7 0.240 79% Home Run
93 93 10 1 1943-07-06 SLB NYY Marius Russo tied 0-0 b 1 1 -2- 2 3 7 0.168 73% Home Run; Zarilla Scores
94 94 11 1 1943-07-11 (1) SLB BOS Tex Hughson tied 7-7 b 12 --- 1 4 7 Walk-Off
95 95 12 1 1943-07-28 SLB @ PHA Orie Arntzen t 6 --- 1 3 7
96 96 13 1 1943-08-10 SLB NYY Hank Borowy b 4 --- 2 4 7
97 97 14 1 1943-08-22 (1) SLB WSH Early Wynn b 6 --- 1 4 7
98 98 15 1 1943-08-24 SLB WSH Mickey Haefner b 1 --- 2 4 7
99 99 16 1 1943-09-10 SLB CHW Buck Ross b 1 --- 2 4 7
100 100 17 1 1943-09-19 (1) SLB @ CHW Thornton Lee t 3 --- 3 4 7
1944 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
101 101 1 1 1944-05-30 (1) SLB WSH Mickey Haefner b 7 --- 1 5 9
102 102 2 1 1944-07-18 SLB NYY Steve Roser b 7 --- 2 4 7
103 103 3 1 1944-09-25 SLB BOS Clem Dreisewerd b 1 --- 1 3 9
104 104 4 1 1944-10-01 SLB NYY Mel Queen behind 0-2 b 4 0 1-- 2 3 7 0.210 56% Home Run (Deep LF); Kreevich Scores
105 105 5 2 1944-10-01 SLB NYY Mel Queen tied 2-2 b 5 2 1-- 2 3 7 0.263 79% Home Run (Deep LF); Kreevich Scores
1945 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
106 106 1 1 1945-09-13 SLB @ BOS Vic Johnson behind 0-1 t 5 0 --- 1 5 7 0.153 50% Home Run (Deep LF)
1946 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
107 107 1 1 1946-05-18 SLB BOS Mickey Harris b 3 --- 2 3 9
108 108 2 2 1946-05-18 SLB BOS Mickey Harris b 9 --- 1 3 9
109 109 3 1 1946-06-16 (1) SLB NYY Bill Bevens behind 0-9 b 7 0 1-- 2 6 7 0.005 1% Home Run; Berardino Scores
110 110 4 1 1946-06-16 (2) SLB NYY Joe Page b 4 --- 3 9
111 111 5 1 1946-06-25 SLB PHA Lou Knerr b 2 --- 1 5 9
112 112 6 2 1946-06-25 SLB PHA Lou Knerr b 7 --- 1 5 9
113 113 7 1 1946-06-26 SLB PHA Dick Fowler b 1 --- 3 5 9
114 114 8 1 1946-06-28 SLB DET Dizzy Trout ahead 2-0 b 8 1 -2- 2 5 9 0.040 99% Home Run (LF-CF); Heath Scores
115 115 9 1 1946-07-01 SLB @ CLE Mel Harder t 4 --- 2 9
116 116 10 2 1946-07-01 SLB @ CLE Mel Harder behind 1-3 t 4 1 1-- 2 5 9 0.225 47% Home Run; Heath Scores
117 117 11 1 1946-07-04 (2) SLB @ CHW Frank Papish t 6 --- 1 9
118 118 12 1 1946-07-30 SLB WSH Mickey Haefner behind 1-2 b 6 1 --- 1 5 9 0.195 54% Home Run
119 119 13 1 1946-08-04 (2) SLB PHA Jesse Flores b 7 --- 3 6 9
120 120 14 1 1946-08-09 SLB CLE Charlie Gassaway b 7 --- 2 5 9
121 121 15 1 1946-08-20 (2) SLB @ BOS Mickey Harris t 5 --- 1 4 9
122 122 16 1 1946-09-04 SLB @ CHW Eddie Lopat t 3 --- 3 5 9
123 123 17 2 1946-09-04 SLB @ CHW Eddie Lopat ahead 1-0 t 3 1 1-3 3 5 9 0.179 87% Home Run; McQuillen Scores; Stephens Scores
124 124 18 3 1946-09-04 SLB @ CHW Eddie Lopat t 6 --- 1 5 9
125 125 19 4 1946-09-04 SLB @ CHW Eddie Lopat ahead 4-0 t 6 0 --- 1 5 9 0.030 96% Home Run
1947 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
126 126 1 1 1947-05-23 PHA WSH Mickey Haefner ahead 3-1 b 4 2 12- 3 3 7 0.155 95% Home Run; Joost Scores; Valo Scores

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