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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, 9,250th in MLB history)   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 #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1959-06-07 (1) STL @ PHI Ruben Gomez behind 0-4 t 2 1 12- 3 7 7 0.185 37% Home Run (Deep LF); Cunningham Scores; Jablonski Scores
2 2 2 1 1959-06-27 STL @ CIN Jim O'Toole ahead 1-0 t 2 0 1-- 2 6 7 0.143 78% Home Run (Deep LF); Cunningham Scores
3 3 3 1 1959-07-10 STL @ PHI Turk Farrell tied 4-4 t 6 1 -2- 2 6 7 0.237 77% Home Run (Deep CF); Cimoli Scores
4 4 4 1 1959-07-12 (1) STL @ PIT Harvey Haddix behind 0-5 t 5 0 --- 1 6 7 0.038 10% Home Run (Deep LF)
5 5 5 1 1959-08-13 STL LAD Sandy Koufax behind 1-7 b 9 0 --- 1 5 3 0.005 1% Home Run (Fly Ball)
6 6 6 1 1959-09-27 (2) STL SFG Gordon Jones ahead 12-7 b 6 1 -2- 2 6 2 0.017 99% Home Run; Gray Scores
1961 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
7 7 1 1 1961-09-16 STL @ PIT Harvey Haddix ahead 4-3 t 8 2 1-- 2 6 2 0.199 92% Home Run (Deep LF); Boyer Scores
8 8 2 1 1961-09-18 STL @ PIT Larry Foss behind 1-8 t 8 0 1-- 2 6 2 0.010 2% Home Run (Deep LF); Taussig Scores
9 9 3 1 1961-09-20 STL PHI Don Ferrarese behind 0-6 b 6 0 --- 1 4 2 0.027 6% Home Run (Deep LF)
10 10 4 1 1961-09-30 STL @ PHI John Buzhardt ahead 1-0 t 4 1 --- 1 6 2 0.114 72% Home Run (Deep CF)
1962 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
11 11 1 1 1962-04-16 STL @ PHI Don Ferrarese tied 6-6 t 3 1 --- 1 6 2 0.120 59% Home Run (Deep LF)
12 12 2 1 1962-05-04 STL @ CIN Jim O'Toole behind 1-3 t 9 2 --- 1 5 2 0.025 4% Home Run
13 13 3 1 1962-06-03 STL @ MLN Bob Hendley behind 1-5 t 4 1 --- 1 4 7 0.057 16% Home Run
14 14 4 1 1962-06-22 (2) STL @ PHI Jim Owens behind 2-11 t 9 1 --- 1 7 2 0.000 0% Home Run (Deep LF)
15 15 5 1 1962-06-26 STL @ CHC Dick Ellsworth ahead 1-0 t 1 1 -23 3 5 2 0.144 81% Home Run (Deep LF); Flood Scores; James Scores
16 16 6 1 1962-07-13 STL @ MLN Don Nottebart ahead 5-0 t 9 0 --- 1 7 2 0.003 100% Home Run (Deep LF)
17 17 7 1 1962-08-21 STL @ MLN Lew Burdette behind 2-5 t 8 1 1-- 2 7 2 0.124 19% Home Run (Deep LF); James Scores
18 18 8 1 1962-09-02 STL NYM Al Jackson behind 2-4 b 9 0 --- 1 7 2 0.116 22% Home Run
19 19 9 1 1962-09-04 STL CHC Cal Koonce ahead 3-0 b 4 1 --- 1 7 2 0.057 90% Home Run (Deep LF)
20 20 10 1 1962-09-06 STL MLN Denny Lemaster behind 0-1 b 7 1 -2- 2 6 2 0.344 76% Home Run (Deep LF); Boyer Scores
21 21 11 1 1962-09-08 STL @ CIN Joey Jay ahead 1-0 t 2 0 --- 1 7 2 0.094 70% Home Run (Deep LF)
22 22 12 1 1962-09-10 STL CIN Joe Nuxhall behind 2-3 b 8 2 --- 1 6 2 0.319 53% Home Run (Deep LF)
23 23 13 1 1962-09-27 STL @ SFG Don Larsen ahead 4-0 t 5 2 12- 3 7 2 0.078 98% Home Run; White Scores; James Scores
24 24 14 1 1962-09-30 STL @ LAD Johnny Podres tied 0-0 t 8 1 --- 1 7 2 0.280 73% Home Run (Line Drive)
1963 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
25 25 1 1 1963-04-21 (1) STL @ PHI Cal McLish behind 0-1 t 2 0 1-- 2 7 2 0.195 62% Home Run; Musial Scores
26 26 2 1 1963-05-05 (2) STL @ CIN Al Worthington ahead 5-3 t 10 2 --3 2 7 2 0.052 99% Home Run; Burke Scores/unER; Oliver Scores/unER
27 27 3 1 1963-05-09 STL LAD Dick Scott ahead 4-2 b 5 2 1-- 2 7 2 0.123 93% Home Run; James Scores
28 28 4 1 1963-05-16 STL @ MLN Denny Lemaster behind 1-5 t 9 1 --- 1 7 2 0.007 1% Home Run
29 29 5 1 1963-05-23 STL @ CHC Dick Ellsworth tied 0-0 t 5 1 --- 1 8 2 0.158 63% Home Run
30 30 6 1 1963-06-13 STL PHI Ryne Duren ahead 5-0 b 3 0 1-- 2 8 2 0.031 98% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to LF; Javier Scores
31 31 7 1 1963-07-01 MLN @ LAD Johnny Podres behind 0-1 t 4 1 --- 1 5 3 0.150 47% Home Run (Line Drive)
32 32 8 1 1963-07-06 (1) MLN @ HOU Don McMahon tied 0-0 t 2 1 1-- 2 6 7 0.210 71% Home Run; Torre Scores
33 33 9 1 1963-07-12 MLN @ STL Bob Gibson behind 0-1 t 2 1 --- 1 6 7 0.111 48% Home Run
34 34 10 1 1963-07-20 MLN LAD Sandy Koufax tied 0-0 b 4 0 --- 1 5 3 0.144 70% Home Run (Fly Ball)
35 35 11 1 1963-07-21 (2) MLN LAD Nick Willhite behind 3-6 b 4 0 1-- 2 5 7 0.182 40% Home Run (Line Drive); Torre Scores
36 36 12 1 1963-07-26 MLN CIN Joe Nuxhall behind 0-11 b 9 0 --- 1 4 3 0.000 0% Home Run (Deep LF)
37 37 13 1 1963-08-15 MLN LAD Sandy Koufax behind 1-3 b 1 1 1-3 3 5 3 0.241 64% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Aaron Scores; Mathews Scores
38 38 14 1 1963-08-28 MLN @ HOU Turk Farrell tied 0-0 t 2 1 1-- 2 6 3 0.210 71% Home Run; Torre Scores
39 39 15 2 1963-08-28 MLN @ HOU Turk Farrell ahead 3-1 t 8 2 123 4 6 3 0.094 99% Home Run; Bolling Scores; Mathews Scores; Torre Scores
40 40 16 1 1963-09-08 MLN @ PHI Dallas Green tied 1-1 t 8 1 -2- 2 6 3 0.327 88% Home Run (LF-CF); Mathews Scores
41 41 17 1 1963-09-17 MLN SFG Bobby Bolin behind 1-10 b 8 2 1-- 2 5 7 0.001 0% Home Run; Torre Scores
1964 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
42 42 1 1 1964-05-29 MLN @ CHC Glen Hobbie behind 0-1 t 2 1 --- 1 5 3 0.111 48% Home Run
43 43 2 1 1964-06-02 MLN CIN Joe Nuxhall behind 0-1 b 2 1 --- 1 5 3 0.120 53% Home Run
44 44 3 2 1964-06-02 MLN CIN Joe Nuxhall tied 1-1 b 4 1 1-- 2 5 3 0.225 79% Home Run; Torre Scores
45 45 4 1 1964-06-14 (2) MLN @ LAD Jim Brewer ahead 4-0 t 7 0 --- 1 6 3 0.022 98% Home Run (Line Drive)
46 46 5 1 1964-06-22 MLN LAD Ron Perranoski behind 6-9 b 7 2 -2- 2 8 PH 0.172 26% Home Run (Fly Ball); Torre Scores
47 47 6 1 1964-07-02 MLN STL Ray Sadecki tied 2-2 b 6 1 --- 1 5 3 0.192 73% Home Run
48 48 7 1 1964-07-23 MLN PHI Jim Bunning tied 0-0 b 2 1 1-- 2 6 3 0.193 75% Home Run (LF-CF); Bailey Scores
49 49 8 1 1964-07-24 MLN @ NYM Jack Fisher ahead 4-3 t 6 0 --- 1 6 3 0.124 80% Home Run
50 50 9 1 1964-08-16 (2) MLN @ SFG Bob Hendley tied 1-1 t 3 2 12- 3 4 3 0.296 79% Home Run; Mathews Scores; Alou Scores
51 51 10 1 1964-08-21 MLN @ HOU Ken Johnson tied 0-0 t 2 2 --- 1 6 3 0.123 59% Home Run
52 52 11 1 1964-08-30 (1) MLN SFG Billy O'Dell behind 6-9 b 6 2 123 4 5 3 0.535 72% Home Run; Maye Scores; Aaron Scores; Mathews Scores
53 53 12 1 1964-09-12 MLN CIN John Tsitouris ahead 4-2 b 6 1 1-3 3 6 3 0.081 98% Home Run; Carty Scores; Torre Scores
54 54 13 1 1964-09-15 (1) MLN STL Ray Sadecki tied 0-0 b 2 0 --- 1 5 3 0.114 66% Home Run
1965 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
55 55 1 1 1965-05-15 MLN @ PHI Jim Bunning behind 2-5 t 4 1 --- 1 6 3 0.081 22% Home Run
56 56 2 1 1965-06-06 (2) MLN LAD Howie Reed tied 1-1 b 2 0 --- 1 6 3 0.115 66% Home Run
57 57 3 2 1965-06-06 (2) MLN LAD Jim Brewer ahead 3-1 b 5 0 1-- 2 6 3 0.095 94% Home Run; Torre Scores
58 58 4 1 1965-06-08 MLN @ CHC Bob Hendley ahead 7-2 t 10 1 --- 1 4 2 0.003 100% Home Run (Line Drive)
59 59 5 1 1965-06-29 MLN @ NYM Warren Spahn behind 2-3 t 2 1 --- 1 7 3 0.118 48% Home Run
60 60 6 1 1965-07-14 (2) MLN @ CHC Bill Faul behind 2-3 t 4 1 --- 1 4 2 0.135 47% Home Run
61 61 7 2 1965-07-14 (2) MLN @ CHC Bill Faul tied 3-3 t 7 0 --- 1 4 2 0.207 71% Home Run (Line Drive)
62 62 8 1 1965-07-18 (2) MLN NYM Gary Kroll tied 3-3 b 3 0 1-- 2 4 2 0.186 78% Home Run; Aaron Scores
63 63 9 1 1965-08-01 (2) MLN SFG Jack Sanford behind 0-2 b 2 0 --- 1 6 2 0.109 43% Home Run
64 64 10 1 1965-08-04 (1) MLN LAD Don Drysdale behind 1-2 b 2 1 --- 1 6 2 0.121 53% Home Run
65 65 11 1 1965-08-06 MLN HOU Ron Taylor ahead 3-1 b 5 2 1-- 2 5 2 0.122 93% Home Run; Aaron Scores
66 66 12 1 1965-08-10 MLN STL Bob Gibson ahead 4-2 b 5 2 --- 1 6 2 0.080 88% Home Run
67 67 13 1 1965-08-13 MLN @ CHC Bob Buhl tied 0-0 t 4 1 1-- 2 5 2 0.226 73% Home Run; Mathews Scores
68 68 14 2 1965-08-13 MLN @ CHC Bob Humphreys ahead 5-0 t 5 1 1-- 2 5 2 0.034 98% Home Run; Torre Scores
69 69 15 1 1965-08-14 MLN @ CHC Bill Faul tied 1-1 t 2 0 --- 1 6 2 0.112 61% Home Run
70 70 16 2 1965-08-14 MLN @ CHC Lindy McDaniel ahead 7-2 t 8 0 --- 1 6 2 0.008 99% Home Run
71 71 17 1 1965-08-23 MLN CIN Joey Jay ahead 3-1 b 5 1 1-- 2 6 2 0.109 94% Home Run; Torre Scores
72 72 18 1 1965-08-31 MLN @ CIN Joey Jay tied 1-1 t 4 0 --- 1 6 2 0.129 63% Home Run
73 73 19 1 1965-09-22 MLN LAD Howie Reed ahead 5-1 b 3 2 --- 1 5 3 0.040 94% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to LF
74 74 20 1 1965-09-26 MLN @ SFG Juan Marichal ahead 2-0 t 6 2 --- 1 6 3 0.092 86% Home Run
75 75 21 1 1965-10-02 MLN @ LAD Sandy Koufax behind 0-1 t 4 0 --- 1 3 2 0.142 50% Home Run
1966 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
76 76 1 1 1966-06-18 ATL PIT Roy Face behind 4-9 b 8 2 1-- 2 7 2 0.028 4% Home Run; Torre Scores
77 77 2 1 1966-06-20 ATL PHI Chris Short tied 1-1 b 4 1 --- 1 6 3 0.140 67% Home Run
78 78 3 2 1966-06-20 ATL PHI Terry Fox tied 5-5 b 7 2 1-- 2 6 3 0.338 88% Home Run; Alou Scores
79 79 4 1 1966-07-30 (2) ATL SFG Bob Priddy tied 1-1 b 1 2 --3 2 5 2 0.180 72% Home Run; Jones Scores
80 80 5 2 1966-07-30 (2) ATL SFG Bob Priddy ahead 4-1 b 3 1 1-- 2 5 2 0.085 94% Home Run; Carty Scores
81 81 6 3 1966-07-30 (2) ATL SFG Ray Sadecki ahead 12-2 b 7 2 1-3 3 5 2 0.000 100% Home Run; Cline Scores; Geiger Scores
82 82 7 1 1966-09-22 ATL PIT Jim Shellenback ahead 9-1 b 5 0 --- 1 6 2 0.002 100% Home Run (LF-CF)
83 83 8 1 1966-09-24 ATL PIT Steve Blass ahead 5-3 b 5 2 --- 1 6 2 0.080 88% Home Run
1967 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
84 84 1 1 1967-05-06 ATL CIN Ted Abernathy behind 2-4 b 9 0 --- 1 6 2 0.099 17% Home Run
85 85 2 1 1967-05-18 ATL PIT Billy O'Dell behind 1-2 b 4 1 --- 1 6 2 0.155 53% Home Run
86 86 3 1 1967-05-23 ATL STL Steve Carlton ahead 1-0 b 2 0 --- 1 6 2 0.100 77% Home Run
87 87 4 1 1967-06-11 PHI @ PIT Vern Law ahead 9-1 t 6 1 --3 2 5 2 0.002 100% Home Run; Allen Scores
88 88 5 1 1967-06-15 (1) PHI PIT Bob Veale ahead 3-1 b 6 0 --- 1 5 2 0.063 93% Home Run
89 89 6 1 1967-06-17 PHI PIT Dennis Ribant behind 0-4 b 5 0 --- 1 5 3 0.064 16% Home Run (LF-CF)
90 90 7 1 1967-06-18 PHI PIT Tommie Sisk behind 1-5 b 7 0 --- 1 5 3 0.049 10% Home Run
91 91 8 1 1967-07-20 PHI LAD Claude Osteen ahead 4-0 b 3 2 1-- 2 6 2 0.060 96% Home Run; Gonzalez Scores
92 92 9 1 1967-07-31 PHI @ LAD Don Drysdale tied 1-1 t 7 0 --- 1 6 2 0.228 73% Home Run
93 93 10 1 1967-08-26 PHI PIT Bob Veale tied 0-0 b 2 1 --- 1 5 2 0.122 65% 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.

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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.