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Danny Litwhiler

Daniel Webster Litwhiler

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 198 lb.

Born: August 31, 1916 in Ringtown, PA
School: Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg, PA)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1940. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 25, 1940 (Age 23.238)   vs. BRO 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1940 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Reds/Cardinals/Braves 1940-1951

Final Game: September 25, 1951 (Age 35.025)   vs. STL 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: September 23, 2011 in Clearwater, FL
Cremated
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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.

Danny Litwhiler: 107 Career Home Runs

1 leading off, 0 walk-off, 4 tying, 17 go ahead, 49 lacking some details
4 Tms
PHI37
CIN33
STL22
BSN15
 
vs RHP65
vs LHP42
 
Away58
Home49
 
Leverage
High Lev5
Medium Lev25
Low Lev28
8 Opps
BRO24
CHC20
PIT16
PHI15
NYG10
BSN10
STL6
CIN6
75 Pitchers
Preacher Roe5
Jim Tobin4
Ken Heintzelman4
Whit Wyatt3
Joe Hatten3
Vic Lombardi3
Bill Voiselle3
Lon Warneke3
Bill Werle3
Larry French3
Fritz Ostermueller2
Tommy de la Cruz2
Robin Roberts2
Rip Sewell2
Red Lynn2
Claude Passeau2
Jake Mooty2
Paul Minner2
Bill Fleming1
Dick Barrett1
8 Parks
Shibe Pk25
Crosley Fld21
Forbes Fld12
Ebbets Fld12
Braves Fld11
Wrigley Fld10
Sprtsmn3/Busch9
Polo Grounds7
Where Hit
Unk70
732
84
781
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms103
2·HR gms2
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
5th21
4th20
Unk19
3rd18
6th10
7th7
2nd7
9th2
8th2
1st1
Outs
Unk49
123
021
214
 
DefPos
LF72
RF25
PH6
3B4
Bases
Unk49
---38
1--8
-2-5
12-3
1233
-231
 
161 RBI
RISP12
0 on67
1 on29
2 on8
3 on3
Any on40
Inning
110
215
34
415
58
616
713
814
911
Extra1
 
1-329
4-639
7-end39
RelScore
+4..5
+35
+24
+15
Tied16
-14
-28
-4..11
Unk49
 
Ahead19
Tied16
Behind23
Unk49
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1940 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1940-09-02 (1) PHI NYG Red Lynn ahead 7-2 b 8 1 123 4 2 9 0.002 100% Home Run; Schulte Scores; Higbe Scores; May Scores
2 2 2 1 1940-09-06 (2) PHI BRO Hugh Casey behind 2-14 b 8 0 --- 1 2 9 0.000 0% Home Run
3 3 3 1 1940-09-08 (1) PHI BSN Dick Errickson tied 0-0 b 4 0 --- 1 3 9 0.134 69% Home Run
4 4 4 1 1940-09-10 (2) PHI PIT Rip Sewell behind 0-2 b 6 1 --- 1 3 9 0.134 34% Home Run
5 5 5 1 1940-09-14 PHI CHC Vance Page b 7 2 9
1941 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
6 6 1 1 1941-04-22 PHI @ BSN Jim Tobin t 4 2 7
7 7 2 1 1941-05-08 PHI CHC Vern Olsen b 8 1 9
8 8 3 1 1941-05-14 PHI @ PIT Dutch Dietz t 2 2 7
9 9 4 1 1941-05-21 PHI @ CHC Jake Mooty t 8 1 7
10 10 5 1 1941-05-30 (1) PHI BSN Jim Tobin b 2 1 7
11 11 6 1 1941-06-02 PHI CHC Larry French b 3 1 7
12 12 7 2 1941-06-02 PHI CHC Larry French b 6 1 7
13 13 8 1 1941-06-15 (2) PHI @ CHC Larry French t 6 2 7
14 14 9 1 1941-06-25 (2) PHI @ CIN Monte Pearson t 9 1 7
15 15 10 1 1941-06-30 PHI @ BRO Whit Wyatt behind 1-6 t 6 1 --- 1 2 7 0.028 6% Home Run
16 16 11 1 1941-08-03 (2) PHI @ STL Lon Warneke t 2 1 7
17 17 12 1 1941-08-10 (2) PHI @ NYG Johnnie Wittig t 6 2 7
18 18 13 1 1941-08-22 PHI STL Lon Warneke tied 0-0 b 2 0 -2- 2 5 7 0.146 76% Home Run; Etten Scores
19 19 14 1 1941-08-24 (1) PHI CHC Vallie Eaves b 7 2 7
20 20 15 1 1941-08-24 (2) PHI CHC Charlie Root b 5 2 7
21 21 16 1 1941-09-03 (2) PHI BRO Ed Albosta ahead 3-0 b 6 1 --- 1 5 7 0.039 96% Home Run
22 22 17 1 1941-09-12 PHI @ CHC Jake Mooty t 7 2 7
23 23 18 1 1941-09-21 (2) PHI BRO Luke Hamlin tied 0-0 b 1 1 123 4 5 7 0.225 87% Home Run; Bragan Scores; Marty Scores; Etten Scores
1942 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
24 24 1 1 1942-04-15 PHI BSN Jim Tobin b 9 1 4 7
25 25 2 1 1942-04-20 PHI @ NYG Bill McGee t 3 2 4 7
26 26 3 1 1942-04-24 PHI BRO Kirby Higbe behind 0-2 b 6 2 1-- 2 4 7 0.330 52% Home Run; Glossop Scores
27 27 4 1 1942-04-30 PHI @ PIT Bob Klinger t 5 1 3 7
28 28 5 1 1942-05-09 PHI @ BSN Jim Tobin behind 0-4 t 7 2 --- 1 5 7 0.028 5% Home Run
29 29 6 1 1942-05-13 PHI STL Lon Warneke b 1 1 3 7
30 30 7 1 1942-07-16 PHI @ STL Harry Gumbert t 2 1 5 7
31 31 8 1 1942-08-14 PHI @ NYG Carl Hubbell behind 0-1 t 2 0 --- 1 4 7 0.115 50% Home Run
32 32 9 1 1942-09-20 (1) PHI @ BRO Whit Wyatt tied 0-0 t 2 0 --- 1 4 7 0.114 61% Home Run
1943 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
33 33 1 1 1943-04-24 PHI @ BRO Bobo Newsom behind 3-5 t 8 0 --- 1 3 7 0.116 24% Home Run
34 34 2 1 1943-04-25 PHI @ BRO Curt Davis behind 0-1 t 4 0 --- 1 3 7 0.136 50% Home Run
35 35 3 1 1943-05-02 (1) PHI BSN Nate Andrews tied 0-0 b 4 1 --- 1 3 7 0.152 68% Home Run
36 36 4 1 1943-05-17 PHI CHC Bill Fleming b 2 1 3 7
37 37 5 1 1943-05-31 (2) PHI @ CHC Ray Prim t 6 1 3 7
38 38 6 1 1943-06-27 (1) STL @ CHC Claude Passeau t 7 1 4 7
39 39 7 2 1943-06-27 (1) STL @ CHC Claude Passeau t 9 2 4 7
40 40 8 1 1943-06-30 (2) STL @ NYG Bill Sayles t 9 1 4 7
41 41 9 1 1943-07-04 (2) STL @ BRO Freddie Fitzsimmons ahead 5-1 t 5 0 --- 1 4 7 0.036 95% Home Run
42 42 10 1 1943-09-01 STL @ PIT Johnny Gee t 7 2 2 7
43 43 11 1 1943-09-06 (2) STL PIT Hank Gornicki b 8 1 6 7
44 44 12 1 1943-09-27 STL BSN Carl Lindquist b 6 2 7 7
1944 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
45 45 1 1 1944-04-30 (2) STL CHC Hy Vandenberg b 7 2 7 7
46 46 2 1 1944-05-07 (2) STL CIN Tommy de la Cruz b 6 1 7 7
47 47 3 1 1944-05-10 STL BRO Whit Wyatt ahead 1-0 b 4 0 1-- 2 6 7 0.144 87% Home Run; Kurowski Scores
48 48 4 1 1944-05-12 STL BRO Les Webber ahead 4-2 b 8 1 --- 1 6 7 0.036 97% Home Run
49 49 5 1 1944-06-11 (2) STL @ CIN Clyde Shoun t 6 1 6 7
50 50 6 1 1944-06-21 (1) STL @ CHC Paul Erickson t 1 3 6 7
51 51 7 1 1944-07-26 STL @ PHI Dick Barrett t 8 3 PH
52 52 8 1 1944-07-29 (1) STL @ BRO Ralph Branca ahead 9-0 t 7 1 123 4 2 7 0.001 100% Home Run; Verban Scores; Lanier Scores; Bergamo Scores
53 53 9 1 1944-08-03 STL @ PIT Preacher Roe t 5 3 7 7
54 54 10 1 1944-08-04 STL @ CIN Bucky Walters t 2 1 7 7
55 55 11 1 1944-08-13 (1) STL BRO Tom Sunkel ahead 2-0 b 4 1 -2- 2 7 7 0.106 91% Home Run; Kurowski Scores
56 56 12 1 1944-09-05 (1) STL @ CIN Tommy de la Cruz t 9 2 6 7
57 57 13 1 1944-09-16 STL @ CHC Red Lynn t 6 1 5 7
58 58 14 1 1944-09-23 STL @ PHI Bill Lee ahead 3-1 t 7 1 12- 3 6 7 0.118 97% Home Run; Cooper Scores; Kurowski Scores
59 59 15 1 1944-09-28 STL @ NYG Ewald Pyle ahead 1-0 t 8 2 --- 1 5 7 0.134 85% Home Run
1946 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
60 60 1 1 1946-08-05 BSN BRO Joe Hatten tied 0-0 b 2 0 --- 1 4 7 0.115 66% Home Run (Deep LF)
61 61 2 1 1946-08-08 (2) BSN @ PHI Charley Schanz t 2 1 5 7
62 62 3 1 1946-08-11 (1) BSN NYG Dave Koslo b 4 3 7
63 63 4 1 1946-08-14 BSN PHI Lefty Hoerst tied 0-0 b 3 2 -2- 2 4 7 0.218 75% Home Run; Culler Scores
64 64 5 1 1946-08-18 (2) BSN @ NYG Bill Voiselle t 9 1 4 7
65 65 6 1 1946-08-25 (1) BSN @ PIT Fritz Ostermueller t 1 2 4 7
66 66 7 1 1946-09-22 (2) BSN BRO Vic Lombardi behind 0-6 b 7 0 --- 1 4 7 0.015 3% Home Run
67 67 8 1 1946-09-28 BSN @ BRO Joe Hatten behind 2-7 t 8 2 1-- 2 4 7 0.022 3% Home Run; Herman Scores
1947 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
68 68 1 1 1947-04-24 BSN NYG Andy Hansen ahead 5-2 b 4 1 1-- 2 5 7 0.080 94% Home Run; Elliott Scores
69 69 2 1 1947-05-28 BSN PHI Ken Heintzelman behind 0-2 b 2 1 --- 1 5 7 0.102 42% Home Run
70 70 3 1 1947-06-04 BSN STL Al Brazle ahead 2-1 b 6 2 --- 1 5 7 0.119 82% Home Run (LF-CF)
71 71 4 1 1947-07-05 BSN @ BRO Vic Lombardi tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 7 0.098 56% Home Run
72 72 5 1 1947-07-30 (2) BSN @ PIT Preacher Roe tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 7 0.098 56% Home Run
73 73 6 1 1947-09-10 BSN @ CIN Kent Peterson t 7 2 PH
74 74 7 1 1947-09-12 BSN @ PIT Rip Sewell behind 2-4 t 9 1 --- 1 8 PH 0.056 9% Home Run
1948 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
75 75 1 1 1948-05-16 CIN @ CHC Bob Rush ahead 10-7 t 8 1 --- 1 5 9 0.036 96% Home Run
76 76 2 1 1948-05-29 CIN CHC Dutch McCall b 2 1 5 9
77 77 3 1 1948-06-22 CIN @ PHI Ed Heusser tied 4-4 t 10 1 1-- 2 5 5 0.420 92% Home Run; Sauer Scores
78 78 4 1 1948-06-23 CIN @ PHI Robin Roberts behind 1-3 t 9 0 --- 1 6 9 0.087 16% Home Run
79 79 5 1 1948-07-01 CIN PIT Fritz Ostermueller b 2 1 5 9
80 80 6 1 1948-07-02 CIN STL Howie Pollet ahead 2-0 b 1 1 1-- 2 5 9 0.121 86% Home Run; Hatton Scores
81 81 7 1 1948-07-07 CIN @ CHC Hank Borowy ahead 6-1 t 5 0 --- 1 5 5 0.024 97% Home Run
82 82 8 1 1948-07-15 CIN BRO Rex Barney behind 0-4 b 4 2 --- 1 6 9 0.061 17% Home Run
83 83 9 1 1948-07-20 CIN BSN Bill Voiselle behind 1-2 b 6 2 --- 1 6 9 0.197 52% Home Run
84 84 10 1 1948-07-31 (2) CIN @ PHI Ken Heintzelman tied 0-0 t 2 0 --- 1 5 9 0.107 61% Home Run
85 85 11 1 1948-08-04 CIN @ BSN Bill Voiselle ahead 2-1 t 8 1 1-- 2 4 7 0.174 93% Home Run; Wyrostek Scores
86 86 12 1 1948-08-05 CIN @ BSN Warren Spahn behind 0-2 t 4 2 --- 1 4 7 0.104 32% Home Run
87 87 13 1 1948-08-25 CIN PHI Blix Donnelly b 4 1 4 5
88 88 14 1 1948-09-26 (2) CIN @ PIT Tiny Bonham tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 5 0.097 60% Lead-Off Home Run
1949 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
89 89 1 1 1949-06-11 CIN @ BRO Don Newcombe behind 2-11 t 9 0 --- 1 9 PH 0.000 0% Home Run
90 90 2 1 1949-06-12 CIN @ BRO Paul Minner behind 5-15 t 7 2 1-- 2 4 7 0.001 0% Home Run; Baumholtz Scores
91 91 3 1 1949-06-25 CIN PHI Ken Heintzelman behind 2-6 b 9 1 -23 3 7 9 0.053 11% Home Run; Stallcup Scores; Bloodworth Scores
92 92 4 1 1949-08-03 CIN PHI Robin Roberts tied 0-0 b 4 0 --- 1 2 7 0.125 69% Home Run
93 93 5 1 1949-08-04 (1) CIN PHI Russ Meyer tied 0-0 b 1 0 -2- 2 2 7 0.126 73% Home Run; Merriman Scores
94 94 6 1 1949-08-15 CIN PIT Bill Werle behind 2-3 b 5 1 12- 3 3 9 0.325 80% Home Run; Hatton Scores; Lowrey Scores
95 95 7 1 1949-08-28 (1) CIN @ NYG Hank Behrman ahead 4-0 t 3 0 -2- 2 5 9 0.053 94% Home Run; Cooper Scores
96 96 8 1 1949-09-07 CIN @ PIT Cliff Chambers ahead 3-0 t 6 2 --- 1 3 9 0.063 90% Home Run
97 97 9 1 1949-09-08 CIN @ PIT Vic Lombardi tied 6-6 t 9 0 --- 1 3 9 0.334 83% Home Run
98 98 10 1 1949-09-16 CIN PHI Ken Heintzelman b 1 1 3 9
99 99 11 1 1949-10-02 (2) CIN @ PIT Bill Werle t 4 1 4 9
1950 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
100 100 1 1 1950-04-21 CIN @ PIT Bill Werle behind 0-4 t 5 0 --- 1 5 7 0.061 17% Home Run
101 101 2 1 1950-05-21 CIN @ BRO Joe Hatten tied 6-6 t 8 1 12- 3 8 PH 0.349 92% Home Run; Pramesa Scores; Hatton Scores
102 102 3 1 1950-06-10 CIN BRO Preacher Roe ahead 1-0 b 4 1 --- 1 5 7 0.105 77% Home Run
103 103 4 1 1950-07-21 CIN BRO Preacher Roe behind 0-2 b 4 1 --- 1 3 9 0.115 40% Home Run
104 104 5 1 1950-07-23 (1) CIN PHI Curt Simmons behind 3-11 b 7 1 --- 1 3 9 0.004 1% Home Run
105 105 6 1 1950-08-05 CIN @ BRO Preacher Roe ahead 3-0 t 5 2 --- 1 3 9 0.068 88% Home Run
1951 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
106 106 1 1 1951-09-08 CIN CHC Paul Minner b 6 1 9
107 107 2 1 1951-09-15 CIN PHI Niles Jordan b 8 1 9 PH

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