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Earl Torgeson

Clifford Earl Torgeson (The Earl Of Snohomish)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: January 1, 1924 in Snohomish, WA
High School: Snohomish HS (Snohomish, WA)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1947 (Age 23.104)   vs. BRO 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1947 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/WhiteSox/Phillies/Tigers/Yankees 1947-1961

Final Game: August 23, 1961 (Age 37.234)   vs. LAA 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: November 8, 1990 in Everett, WA
Buried: Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, Snohomish, WA
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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.

Earl Torgeson: 149 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 3 walk-off, 8 tying, 43 go ahead, 15 lacking some details
4 Tms
BSN82
CHW28
DET22
PHI17
 
vs RHP115
vs LHP34
 
Home86
Away63
 
Leverage
High Lev27
Medium Lev27
Low Lev80
16 Opps
CIN23
PIT16
STL15
BRO13
NYG12
PHI10
KCA9
CHC9
CLE8
WSH7
DET6
BAL6
CHW6
NYY4
BOS4
MLN1
108 Pitchers
Ewell Blackwell4
Johnny Hetki4
Murry Dickson4
Dick Donovan3
Pedro Ramos3
Ken Raffensberger3
Max Lanier3
Ralph Branca3
Larry Jansen3
Jim Bunning3
Tom Poholsky3
Al Jurisich3
Herm Wehmeier3
Ray Narleski2
Bob Miller2
Carl Erskine2
Johnny Schmitz2
Mel Queen2
Russ Kemmerer2
Red Munger2
16 Parks
Braves Fld47
Tiger Stad22
Comiskey Pk17
Shibe Pk12
Crosley Fld12
Ebbets Fld8
Sprtsmn3/Busch7
Polo Grounds5
Forbes Fld4
Wrigley Fld4
Memor. Stad3
ClevelandStd3
Fenway Pk2
Yankee Stad1
Munic. Stad1
GriffithStad1
Where Hit
9113
Unk24
86
894
71
781
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms135
2·HR gms7
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
3rd68
2nd16
6th14
Unk13
5th13
4th10
7th8
9th5
8th2
Outs
251
044
139
Unk15
 
DefPos
1B142
PH7
Bases
---73
1--19
12-15
Unk15
-2-13
--38
1-35
1231
 
241 RBI
RISP42
0 on79
1 on49
2 on20
3 on1
Any on70
Inning
114
25
319
415
516
624
722
820
911
Extra3
 
1-338
4-655
7-end56
RelScore
+4..23
+38
+213
+18
Tied31
-113
-28
-38
-4..22
Unk15
 
Ahead52
Tied31
Behind51
Unk15
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1947 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111947-04-18BSNPHIAl Jurisichahead 9-7b 70---1730.05494%Home Run
22211947-04-30BSNCINClayton Lambertahead 9-3b 62---1730.00899%Home Run
33311947-05-06BSNPITJim Bagbyb 813
44411947-05-07BSNPITHank Behrmanb 813
55511947-05-08BSNPITNick Strincevichahead 3-1b 40-2-2730.08491%Home Run; Masi Scores
66611947-05-11 (2)BSN@NYGDave Kosloahead 7-3t 5112-3630.06898%Home Run; Elliott Scores; Rowell Scores
77711947-05-12BSN@BRORalph Brancabehind 1-8t 901--2730.0041%Home Run; Masi Scores
88811947-05-13BSN@CHCJohnny Schmitzbehind 2-3t 521-33730.36773%Home Run; Litwhiler Scores; Masi Scores
99911947-05-27BSNPHIAl Jurisichahead 6-3b 81---1730.01799%Home Run
10101011947-06-28BSNBRORalph Brancatied 0-0b 21---1530.10964%Home Run
11111111947-06-29 (2)BSNPHITommy Hughesb 623
12121211947-07-02BSN@PHIAl Jurisichtied 1-1t 621--2530.29676%Home Run; Rowell Scores
13131311947-07-13 (2)BSNCHCHank Wyseb 723
14141411947-07-28BSN@STLRed Mungert 423
15151511947-08-03 (1)BSN@CINEwell Blackwellt 513
16161611947-08-10 (2)BSN@NYGAndy Hansent 713
1948 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1717111948-04-24BSNNYGLarry Jansentied 0-0b 12---1330.10562%Home Run (Deep RF)
1818211948-05-10BSN@STLJim Hearnahead 2-0t 3212-3630.18789%Home Run (Deep CF-RF); Elliott Scores; Heath Scores
1919311948-05-18BSNPITElmer Singletonbehind 0-2b 611--2630.28354%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Heath Scores
2020411948-06-20 (1)BSNCINHerm Wehmeierb 5233
2121511948-07-03BSN@PHIEd Heusserahead 6-3t 72-2-2630.07297%Home Run; Russell Scores
2222611948-07-04 (1)BSN@PHIBlix Donnellybehind 0-3t 42---1330.07722%Home Run
2323711948-07-16BSN@CHCJess Dobernicbehind 4-6t 22-2-2330.18546%Home Run; Dark Scores
2424811948-07-21BSN@CINEwell Blackwelltied 0-0t 12---1330.10457%Home Run
2525911948-07-28BSNPITElmer Riddleb 1233
26261011948-09-01 (2)BSN@CINWalker Cresst 623
1949 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2727111949-04-20BSNPHIJocko Thompsontied 0-0b 12---1330.10762%Home Run (Deep RF)
2828211949-04-25BSN@BROMorrie Martinahead 2-0t 52---1330.09481%Home Run
2929311949-04-26BSN@BROPreacher Roebehind 1-5t 91---1330.0092%Home Run
3030411949-04-28BSN@PHIJocko Thompsonbehind 0-1t 40-2-2330.17663%Home Run (Deep RF); Dark Scores
1950 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3131111950-05-04BSN@CINHerm Wehmeierbehind 0-1t 31-2-2230.17959%Home Run (Deep CF); Jethroe Scores/unER
3232211950-05-05BSN@CINJohnny Hetkiahead 9-0t 60---1230.002100%Home Run
3333311950-05-06BSN@CINKen Raffensbergerahead 3-1t 21--32230.09683%Home Run; Jethroe Scores
3434411950-06-09BSN@STLMax Lanierbehind 1-6t 60---1230.0369%Home Run
3535511950-06-10BSN@CHCPaul Minnertied 0-0t 30-2-2230.14471%Home Run; Jethroe Scores
3636611950-06-13BSNCINHowie Foxahead 4-3b 80---1330.07294%Home Run (Deep CF-RF)
3737711950-06-16BSNPITMel Queentied 4-4b 80---1330.26487%Home Run (Deep RF Line)
3838811950-06-23BSNSTLRed Mungerbehind 2-3b 911--2330.793100%Walk-OffHome Run; Jethroe Scores
3939911950-06-24BSNSTLGerry Staleybehind 4-6b 711--2330.32955%Home Run; Jethroe Scores
40401011950-06-30BSN@NYGMonty Kennedytied 0-0t 111--2330.16467%Home Run; Hartsfield Scores
41411111950-07-09BSNNYGJack Kramerb 123
42421211950-07-13BSN@CINHerm Wehmeiert 623
43431311950-07-28BSNCINEwell Blackwellbehind 1-8b 8112-3330.0183%Home Run; Hartsfield Scores; Jethroe Scores
44441411950-07-29BSNCINJohnny Hetkiahead 6-1b 61---1330.01399%Home Run (Deep RF)
45451521950-07-29BSNCINJohnny Hetkiahead 7-1b 821--2330.002100%Home Run (Deep CF-RF); Hartsfield Scores
46461611950-07-30 (1)BSNCINKen Raffensbergerb 113
47471711950-08-02BSNSTLHarry Brecheenb 123
48481811950-08-12BSNBROChris Van Cuykahead 7-1b 601--2330.008100%Home Run; Jethroe Scores
49491911950-09-17 (1)BSNCINKent Petersonahead 3-0b 52--32330.07296%Home Run; Olmo Scores
50502021950-09-17 (1)BSNCINJohnny Hetkiahead 5-2b 80---1330.01599%Home Run
51512111950-09-19BSNSTLTed Wilksb 713
52522211950-09-26BSNPHIBob Millerbehind 0-1b 41--32330.18267%Home Run (Deep RF); Mauch Scores
53532311950-09-27 (1)BSN@BRODan Bankheadtied 4-4t 71-2-2330.25979%Home Run (LF-CF); Jethroe Scores
1951 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5454111951-05-06 (1)BSNPITMurry Dicksontied 0-0b 12---1330.11062%Home Run
5555211951-05-09BSNCINHarry Perkowskiahead 3-0b 82---1330.01699%Home Run
5656311951-05-26BSN@BROCarl Erskineahead 6-1t 201--2330.04995%Home Run; Marshall Scores
5757411951-06-02BSNCHCJohnny Klippsteinbehind 1-7b 821--2330.0122%Home Run; Marquez Scores
5858511951-06-09BSNSTLMax Laniertied 1-1b 50---1630.15272%Home Run (Deep RF)
5959611951-06-17 (2)BSN@CINEwell Blackwelltied 0-0t 3212-3530.28278%Home Run; Jethroe Scores; Elliott Scores
6060711951-06-22BSN@STLTom Poholskybehind 2-3t 30---1330.11450%Home Run
6161811951-06-30BSNNYGSal Magliebehind 4-7b 701234330.43580%Home Run (Deep RF); Addis Scores; Hartsfield Scores; Jethroe Scores
6262921951-06-30BSNNYGAl Gettelahead 16-7b 8212-3330.000100%Home Run (Deep RF); Hartsfield Scores/unER; Jethroe Scores/unER; Torgeson Scores/unER
63631011951-07-05BSNPHIBob Millerbehind 0-1b 3012-3330.23578%Home Run (Deep RF); Hartsfield Scores; Jethroe Scores
64641111951-07-16BSNCHCPaul Minnerbehind 3-4b 60---1330.19357%Home Run (Deep RF)
65651211951-07-17BSNSTLAl Brazleahead 4-0b 80---1330.006100%Home Run (Deep RF)
66661311951-07-22 (2)BSNPITMurry Dicksonbehind 1-5b 91---1330.0092%Home Run
67671411951-07-23BSN@PITVern Lawbehind 12-14t 70--32330.19650%Home Run (Deep RF); Jethroe Scores
68681511951-07-31BSN@STLTom Poholskyahead 4-0t 42---1330.04991%Home Run (Deep RF)
69691611951-08-19BSNBRORalph Brancaahead 2-0b 601-33330.05598%Home Run; Sisti Scores; Jethroe Scores
70701711951-08-22BSNPITMel Queentied 1-1b 61---1330.19073%Home Run (Deep RF)
71711811951-08-26 (1)BSNSTLCliff Chambersbehind 1-10b 62---1330.0020%Home Run
72721911951-08-27 (1)BSNSTLTom Poholskybehind 0-1b 12---1330.11151%Home Run
73732011951-08-30BSNCHCJoe Hattenahead 10-2b 7212-3330.001100%Home Run (Deep RF); Wilson Scores; Sisti Scores
74742111951-09-11BSN@CHCCal McLishbehind 0-6t 32-2-2330.05911%Home Run; Jethroe Scores
75752211951-09-19BSN@PITMurry Dicksonbehind 1-7t 901--2330.0091%Home Run (Deep RF); Jethroe Scores
76762311951-09-25 (2)BSNBROJohnny Schmitzahead 11-2b 7212-3330.001100%Home Run; Kerr Scores; Addis Scores
77772411951-09-26BSNBRODon Newcombebehind 4-15b 81---1330.0000%Home Run
1952 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7878111952-04-24BSN@NYGMax Lanierbehind 0-3t 82---1330.0387%Home Run
7979211952-04-30BSN@PITMurry Dicksonbehind 4-11t 82---1330.0010%Home Run
8080311952-07-11BSN@CINBud Podbielanahead 5-1t 91---1330.00899%Home Run
8181411952-08-11 (1)BSNNYGLarry Jansenahead 4-0b 32-2-2630.05896%Home Run (Deep RF); Gordon Scores
8282511952-08-20BSN@STLHarvey Haddixbehind 1-7t 32---1330.0256%Home Run (Deep CF)
1953 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8383111953-04-25PHIPITJohnny Lindelltied 1-1b 20---1530.10165%Home Run
8484211953-05-29PHI@NYGBill Connellyahead 9-1t 62-2-2530.007100%Home Run; Nicholson Scores
8585311953-06-10 (1)PHICHCBob Kellyahead 6-1b 7112-3530.011100%Home Run; Nicholson Scores; Ennis Scores
8686411953-06-12PHICINJackie Collumtied 0-0b 42---1630.13165%Home Run
8787511953-06-19PHI@CINKen Raffensbergertied 1-1t 41---1630.12360%Home Run
8888611953-06-21 (1)PHI@CINJackie Collumahead 4-2t 80---1630.06792%Home Run
8989711953-08-13PHI@PITPaul LaPalmetied 2-2t 52---1330.14559%Home Run
9090811953-08-20PHIPITJim Waughbehind 1-5b 92---17PH0.0041%Home Run
9191911953-08-22 (2)PHINYGAl Corwinahead 1-0b 40---1330.09878%Home Run
92921011953-08-23PHINYGLarry Jansenbehind 2-3b 601--2330.27174%Home Run; Ashburn Scores
93931111953-09-20 (1)PHI@BROBob Millikenbehind 1-3t 3112-3330.24458%Home Run (Line Drive); Lindell Scores; Ashburn Scores
1954 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
9494111954-04-18 (1)PHIPITBob Friendtied 0-0b 1012-3330.17081%Home Run; Jones Scores; Ashburn Scores/unER
9595211954-05-27PHI@BROErv Palicaahead 7-5t 62---1330.09584%Home Run
9696311954-07-11 (1)PHI@BROCarl Erskinebehind 0-3t 50---1730.08525%Home Run (Line Drive)
9797411954-08-31PHI@CINMoe Savranskyahead 8-2t 90---1630.002100%Home Run (Deep RF)
9898511954-09-02PHI@STLJoe Preskoahead 4-0t 41---1830.04792%Home Run (Deep RF)
1955 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
9999111955-06-05 (1)PHIMLNDave Jollybehind 2-3b 30---1330.12155%Home Run (CF-RF)
100100211955-07-08DETKCAArnie Portocarrerotied 1-1b 5112-3430.26788%Home Run; Kuenn Scores; Kaline Scores
101101321955-07-08DETKCAJohnny Saintied 8-8b 11112-3430.294100%Walk-OffHome Run; Kuenn Scores; Kaline Scores
102102411955-07-10 (1)DETKCACloyd Boyerbehind 1-7b 60---1430.0235%Home Run
103103511955-07-24 (1)DETWSHPedro Ramosahead 2-0b 40---1430.07587%Home Run
104104611955-08-10DET@CLEMike Garciatied 2-2t 72--32430.30579%Home Run; Kuenn Scores
105105711955-08-13DETCHWJack Harshmanbehind 2-5b 32---1430.08727%Home Run
106106811955-08-20DET@CHWBob Keegantied 2-2t 301-33430.15780%Home Run; Tuttle Scores; Kaline Scores
107107911955-08-25 (2)DETBOSIke Delockbehind 1-4b 32-2-2430.17638%Home Run; Tuttle Scores
1081081011955-08-31DETWSHTed Abernathytied 4-4b 721-334PH0.34894%Home Run; Tuttle Scores/unER; Kaline Scores/unER; Torgeson Scores/unER
1956 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
109109111956-04-19DETKCABobby Shantzbehind 0-4b 62---1230.05212%Home Run
110110211956-04-27DETCLERay Narleskibehind 2-4b 102---1230.0335%Home Run
111111311956-05-03DET@BOSFrank Sullivanbehind 0-5t 801--2230.0468%Home Run; Tuttle Scores
112112411956-05-06 (2)DET@BALErv Palicabehind 0-4t 60---1230.05313%Home Run
113113511956-05-12DETCHWDick Donovanbehind 0-3b 11---1230.08233%Home Run
114114611956-05-26DETKCAMoe Burtschyahead 10-6b 81-2-2230.009100%Home Run; Kuenn Scores
115115711956-06-24 (1)DETBALBilly Loesbehind 1-3b 72---19PH0.12628%Home Run
116116811956-07-07DET@CHWDick Donovanahead 3-2t 51---1230.11873%Home Run
117117911956-07-15 (2)DET@BALHal Browntied 1-1t 31--32230.15071%Home Run; Kuenn Scores
1181181011956-07-25DETBALRay Moorebehind 0-1b 611--2230.31272%Home Run; Kuenn Scores
1191191111956-08-11DETCHWJim Wilsonahead 1-0b 30---1230.09576%Home Run
1201201211956-09-25DETCHWDick Donovantied 3-3b 80---1230.25586%Home Run
1957 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
121121111957-06-09DETNYYArt Ditmarahead 3-0b 51---1330.04993%Home Run
122122211957-07-05CHWCLEDick Tomanekahead 8-2b 521-33330.016100%Home Run; Wilson Scores; Fox Scores
123123311957-07-07 (2)CHWCLEEarly Wynnahead 4-1b 72---1330.03197%Home Run
124124411957-07-20CHWBOSBob Porterfieldahead 2-0b 51---1330.07788%Home Run
125125511957-08-08CHWKCARip Colemanbehind 1-3b 3112-3330.29265%Home Run; Aparicio Scores; Fox Scores
126126621957-08-08CHWKCAMickey McDermottahead 6-4b 70---1330.05295%Home Run
127127711957-08-17CHW@DETLou Sleaterbehind 5-6t 701--2330.32970%Home Run; Fox Scores
128128811957-08-28CHWNYYBob Turleybehind 2-5b 711--2330.18230%Home Run; Fox Scores
1958 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
129129111958-05-30 (1)CHW@DETJim Bunningtied 0-0t 12---1330.10256%Home Run
130130221958-05-30 (1)CHW@DETJim Bunningahead 2-1t 311--2330.16979%Home Run; Fox Scores
131131311958-06-05 (1)CHW@NYYDon Larsenbehind 3-10t 71-2-29PH0.0102%Home Run; Phillips Scores
132132411958-06-11CHW@WSHRuss Kemmererbehind 0-5t 511--29PH0.07113%Home Run; Landis Scores
133133511958-06-14CHW@BALGeorge Zuverinkahead 7-1t 92--32530.002100%Home Run (Deep RF); Fox Scores
134134611958-06-24CHWNYYBob Turleybehind 0-5b 41---1530.04311%Home Run
135135711958-09-04CHW@DETJim Bunningbehind 2-7t 70---1530.0266%Home Run
136136811958-09-14 (2)CHWWSHRuss Kemmererahead 4-3b 60---1530.10786%Home Run
137137921958-09-14 (2)CHWWSHTex Clevengertied 5-5b 82---1530.32885%Home Run
1381381011958-09-21CHW@KCARay Herberttied 0-0t 40---1430.13063%Home Run
1959 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
139139111959-04-25CHW@CLEDick Brodowskitied 5-5t 9112-39PH0.38597%Home Run (Deep RF); Callison Scores/unER; Aparicio Scores/unER; Torgeson Scores/unER
140140211959-05-14CHW@BOSBill Monbouquetteahead 6-0t 50---1630.01698%Home Run
141141311959-05-27CHWCLEGary Bellahead 2-1b 621--2630.18390%Home Run (Deep CF); Doby Scores
142142411959-05-31CHWKCANed Garvertied 0-0b 12---1330.10762%Home Run (Deep RF)
143143511959-06-04CHWBALJerry Walkertied 5-5b 172---1830.466100%Walk-OffHome Run (Deep RF)
144144611959-06-25CHWWSHPedro Ramosahead 2-1b 62--32530.16790%Home Run (Deep RF); Goodman Scores
145145711959-07-01CHW@CLEJim Perryahead 4-2t 40---1530.08583%Home Run (Deep RF)
146146811959-07-31CHWWSHPedro Ramosahead 3-0b 32---1630.06089%Home Run (Deep RF)
147147911959-08-13CHW@DETRay Narleskiahead 4-0t 40---1630.04492%Home Run (Deep RF)
1960 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
148148111960-05-30 (2)CHWCLEBarry Latmanbehind 0-6b 72---19PH0.0102%Home Run (Deep RF)
149149211960-06-01CHW@DETTom Morganahead 2-0t 91---1330.04596%Home Run (Deep RF)

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