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Gene Oliver

Eugene George Oliver

Positions: Catcher, First Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 225 lb.

Born: March 22, 1935 in Moline, IL
High School: Alleman Catholic HS (Rock Island, IL)
School: Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1956. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 6, 1959 (Age 24.076)   vs. PHI 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1959 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Cardinals/Phillies/Cubs/RedSox 1959-1969

Final Game: August 24, 1969 (Age 34.155)   vs. HOU 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: March 3, 2007 in Rock Island, IL
Buried: Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island, IL
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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.

Gene Oliver: 93 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 10 tying, 29 go ahead
3 Tms
ATL/MLN56
STL30
PHI7
 
vs RHP52
vs LHP41
 
Home47
Away46
 
Leverage
High Lev14
Medium Lev36
Low Lev43
10 Opps
LAD16
PHI13
PIT12
CIN12
CHC11
SFG10
MLN5
STL5
HOU5
NYM4
63 Pitchers
Joe Nuxhall4
Sandy Koufax4
Bob Hendley3
Ray Sadecki3
Bill Faul3
Turk Farrell3
Joey Jay3
Billy O'Dell2
Howie Reed2
Johnny Podres2
Bob Gibson2
Jim O'Toole2
Bob Priddy2
Don Ferrarese2
Dick Ellsworth2
Bob Veale2
Jim Bunning2
Denny Lemaster2
Jim Brewer2
Harvey Haddix2
11 Parks
County Stad26
Shibe Pk13
Atl-Fulton11
Sprtsmn3/Busch10
Wrigley Fld10
Crosley Fld5
Dodger Stad5
Forbes Fld4
Colt Stad4
Candlestick3
Shea Stad2
Where Hit
756
Unk20
811
785
91
General field locations
when available.
 
2 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms76
2·HR gms7
3·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
6th40
5th26
7th15
4th8
8th3
3rd1
Outs
139
032
222
 
DefPos
C53
1B30
LF9
PH1
Bases
---53
1--23
-2-5
12-3
--33
1-33
1232
-231
 
144 RBI
RISP17
0 on53
1 on31
2 on7
3 on2
Any on40
Inning
13
219
37
414
512
610
78
810
98
Extra2
 
1-329
4-636
7-end28
RelScore
+4..13
+32
+211
+17
Tied25
-112
-25
-35
-4..13
 
Ahead33
Tied25
Behind35
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

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1959 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111959-06-07 (1)STL@PHIRuben Gomezbehind 0-4t 2112-3770.18537%Home Run (Deep LF); Cunningham Scores; Jablonski Scores
22211959-06-27STL@CINJim O'Tooleahead 1-0t 201--2670.14378%Home Run (Deep LF); Cunningham Scores
33311959-07-10STL@PHITurk Farrelltied 4-4t 61-2-2670.23777%Home Run (Deep CF); Cimoli Scores
44411959-07-12 (1)STL@PITHarvey Haddixbehind 0-5t 50---1670.03810%Home Run (Deep LF)
55511959-08-13STLLADSandy Koufaxbehind 1-7b 90---1530.0051%Home Run (Fly Ball)
66611959-09-27 (2)STLSFGGordon Jonesahead 12-7b 61-2-2620.01799%Home Run; Gray Scores
1961 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
77111961-09-16STL@PITHarvey Haddixahead 4-3t 821--2620.19992%Home Run (Deep LF); Boyer Scores
88211961-09-18STL@PITLarry Fossbehind 1-8t 801--2620.0102%Home Run (Deep LF); Taussig Scores
99311961-09-20STLPHIDon Ferraresebehind 0-6b 60---1420.0276%Home Run (Deep LF)
1010411961-09-30STL@PHIJohn Buzhardtahead 1-0t 41---1620.11472%Home Run (Deep CF)
1962 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1111111962-04-16STL@PHIDon Ferraresetied 6-6t 31---1620.12059%Home Run (Deep LF)
1212211962-05-04STL@CINJim O'Toolebehind 1-3t 92---1520.0254%Home Run
1313311962-06-03STL@MLNBob Hendleybehind 1-5t 41---1470.05716%Home Run
1414411962-06-22 (2)STL@PHIJim Owensbehind 2-11t 91---1720.0000%Home Run (Deep LF)
1515511962-06-26STL@CHCDick Ellsworthahead 1-0t 11-233520.14481%Home Run (Deep LF); Flood Scores; James Scores
1616611962-07-13STL@MLNDon Nottebartahead 5-0t 90---1720.003100%Home Run (Deep LF)
1717711962-08-21STL@MLNLew Burdettebehind 2-5t 811--2720.12419%Home Run (Deep LF); James Scores
1818811962-09-02STLNYMAl Jacksonbehind 2-4b 90---1720.11622%Home Run
1919911962-09-04STLCHCCal Koonceahead 3-0b 41---1720.05790%Home Run (Deep LF)
20201011962-09-06STLMLNDenny Lemasterbehind 0-1b 71-2-2620.34476%Home Run (Deep LF); Boyer Scores
21211111962-09-08STL@CINJoey Jayahead 1-0t 20---1720.09470%Home Run (Deep LF)
22221211962-09-10STLCINJoe Nuxhallbehind 2-3b 82---1620.31953%Home Run (Deep LF)
23231311962-09-27STL@SFGDon Larsenahead 4-0t 5212-3720.07898%Home Run; White Scores; James Scores
24241411962-09-30STL@LADJohnny Podrestied 0-0t 81---1720.28073%Home Run (Line Drive)
1963 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2525111963-04-21 (1)STL@PHICal McLishbehind 0-1t 201--2720.19562%Home Run; Musial Scores
2626211963-05-05 (2)STL@CINAl Worthingtonahead 5-3t 102--32720.05299%Home Run; Burke Scores/unER; Oliver Scores/unER
2727311963-05-09STLLADDick Scottahead 4-2b 521--2720.12393%Home Run; James Scores
2828411963-05-16STL@MLNDenny Lemasterbehind 1-5t 91---1720.0071%Home Run
2929511963-05-23STL@CHCDick Ellsworthtied 0-0t 51---1820.15863%Home Run
3030611963-06-13STLPHIRyne Durenahead 5-0b 301--2820.03198%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to LF; Javier Scores
3131711963-07-01MLN@LADJohnny Podresbehind 0-1t 41---1530.15047%Home Run (Line Drive)
3232811963-07-06 (1)MLN@HOUDon McMahontied 0-0t 211--2670.21071%Home Run; Torre Scores
3333911963-07-12MLN@STLBob Gibsonbehind 0-1t 21---1670.11148%Home Run
34341011963-07-20MLNLADSandy Koufaxtied 0-0b 40---1530.14470%Home Run (Fly Ball)
35351111963-07-21 (2)MLNLADNick Willhitebehind 3-6b 401--2570.18240%Home Run (Line Drive); Torre Scores
36361211963-07-26MLNCINJoe Nuxhallbehind 0-11b 90---1430.0000%Home Run (Deep LF)
37371311963-08-15MLNLADSandy Koufaxbehind 1-3b 111-33530.24164%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Aaron Scores; Mathews Scores
38381411963-08-28MLN@HOUTurk Farrelltied 0-0t 211--2630.21071%Home Run; Torre Scores
39391521963-08-28MLN@HOUTurk Farrellahead 3-1t 821234630.09499%Home Run; Bolling Scores; Mathews Scores; Torre Scores
40401611963-09-08MLN@PHIDallas Greentied 1-1t 81-2-2630.32788%Home Run (LF-CF); Mathews Scores
41411711963-09-17MLNSFGBobby Bolinbehind 1-10b 821--2570.0010%Home Run; Torre Scores
1964 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4242111964-05-29MLN@CHCGlen Hobbiebehind 0-1t 21---1530.11148%Home Run
4343211964-06-02MLNCINJoe Nuxhallbehind 0-1b 21---1530.12053%Home Run
4444321964-06-02MLNCINJoe Nuxhalltied 1-1b 411--2530.22579%Home Run; Torre Scores
4545411964-06-14 (2)MLN@LADJim Brewerahead 4-0t 70---1630.02298%Home Run (Line Drive)
4646511964-06-22MLNLADRon Perranoskibehind 6-9b 72-2-28PH0.17226%Home Run (Fly Ball); Torre Scores
4747611964-07-02MLNSTLRay Sadeckitied 2-2b 61---1530.19273%Home Run
4848711964-07-23MLNPHIJim Bunningtied 0-0b 211--2630.19375%Home Run (LF-CF); Bailey Scores
4949811964-07-24MLN@NYMJack Fisherahead 4-3t 60---1630.12480%Home Run
5050911964-08-16 (2)MLN@SFGBob Hendleytied 1-1t 3212-3430.29679%Home Run; Mathews Scores; Alou Scores
51511011964-08-21MLN@HOUKen Johnsontied 0-0t 22---1630.12359%Home Run
52521111964-08-30 (1)MLNSFGBilly O'Dellbehind 6-9b 621234530.53572%Home Run; Maye Scores; Aaron Scores; Mathews Scores
53531211964-09-12MLNCINJohn Tsitourisahead 4-2b 611-33630.08198%Home Run; Carty Scores; Torre Scores
54541311964-09-15 (1)MLNSTLRay Sadeckitied 0-0b 20---1530.11466%Home Run
1965 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5555111965-05-15MLN@PHIJim Bunningbehind 2-5t 41---1630.08122%Home Run
5656211965-06-06 (2)MLNLADHowie Reedtied 1-1b 20---1630.11566%Home Run
5757321965-06-06 (2)MLNLADJim Brewerahead 3-1b 501--2630.09594%Home Run; Torre Scores
5858411965-06-08MLN@CHCBob Hendleyahead 7-2t 101---1420.003100%Home Run (Line Drive)
5959511965-06-29MLN@NYMWarren Spahnbehind 2-3t 21---1730.11848%Home Run
6060611965-07-14 (2)MLN@CHCBill Faulbehind 2-3t 41---1420.13547%Home Run
6161721965-07-14 (2)MLN@CHCBill Faultied 3-3t 70---1420.20771%Home Run (Line Drive)
6262811965-07-18 (2)MLNNYMGary Krolltied 3-3b 301--2420.18678%Home Run; Aaron Scores
6363911965-08-01 (2)MLNSFGJack Sanfordbehind 0-2b 20---1620.10943%Home Run
64641011965-08-04 (1)MLNLADDon Drysdalebehind 1-2b 21---1620.12153%Home Run
65651111965-08-06MLNHOURon Taylorahead 3-1b 521--2520.12293%Home Run; Aaron Scores
66661211965-08-10MLNSTLBob Gibsonahead 4-2b 52---1620.08088%Home Run
67671311965-08-13MLN@CHCBob Buhltied 0-0t 411--2520.22673%Home Run; Mathews Scores
68681421965-08-13MLN@CHCBob Humphreysahead 5-0t 511--2520.03498%Home Run; Torre Scores
69691511965-08-14MLN@CHCBill Faultied 1-1t 20---1620.11261%Home Run
70701621965-08-14MLN@CHCLindy McDanielahead 7-2t 80---1620.00899%Home Run
71711711965-08-23MLNCINJoey Jayahead 3-1b 511--2620.10994%Home Run; Torre Scores
72721811965-08-31MLN@CINJoey Jaytied 1-1t 40---1620.12963%Home Run
73731911965-09-22MLNLADHowie Reedahead 5-1b 32---1530.04094%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to LF
74742011965-09-26MLN@SFGJuan Marichalahead 2-0t 62---1630.09286%Home Run
75752111965-10-02MLN@LADSandy Koufaxbehind 0-1t 40---1320.14250%Home Run
1966 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7676111966-06-18ATLPITRoy Facebehind 4-9b 821--2720.0284%Home Run; Torre Scores
7777211966-06-20ATLPHIChris Shorttied 1-1b 41---1630.14067%Home Run
7878321966-06-20ATLPHITerry Foxtied 5-5b 721--2630.33888%Home Run; Alou Scores
7979411966-07-30 (2)ATLSFGBob Priddytied 1-1b 12--32520.18072%Home Run; Jones Scores
8080521966-07-30 (2)ATLSFGBob Priddyahead 4-1b 311--2520.08594%Home Run; Carty Scores
8181631966-07-30 (2)ATLSFGRay Sadeckiahead 12-2b 721-33520.000100%Home Run; Cline Scores; Geiger Scores
8282711966-09-22ATLPITJim Shellenbackahead 9-1b 50---1620.002100%Home Run (LF-CF)
8383811966-09-24ATLPITSteve Blassahead 5-3b 52---1620.08088%Home Run
1967 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8484111967-05-06ATLCINTed Abernathybehind 2-4b 90---1620.09917%Home Run
8585211967-05-18ATLPITBilly O'Dellbehind 1-2b 41---1620.15553%Home Run
8686311967-05-23ATLSTLSteve Carltonahead 1-0b 20---1620.10077%Home Run
8787411967-06-11PHI@PITVern Lawahead 9-1t 61--32520.002100%Home Run; Allen Scores
8888511967-06-15 (1)PHIPITBob Vealeahead 3-1b 60---1520.06393%Home Run
8989611967-06-17PHIPITDennis Ribantbehind 0-4b 50---1530.06416%Home Run (LF-CF)
9090711967-06-18PHIPITTommie Siskbehind 1-5b 70---1530.04910%Home Run
9191811967-07-20PHILADClaude Osteenahead 4-0b 321--2620.06096%Home Run; Gonzalez Scores
9292911967-07-31PHI@LADDon Drysdaletied 1-1t 70---1620.22873%Home Run
93931011967-08-26PHIPITBob Vealetied 0-0b 21---1520.12265%Home Run

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.