Category: Pinch Hits

With Baltimore trailing Boston, 2 – 0 in the 9th inning, Vic Roznovsky and Boog Powell sting Lee Stange with back-to-back pinch-hit home runs to tie the game. This is just the 3rd time in history that back-to-back pinch home runs have occurred. Baltimore wins in the 12th, 3 – 2.

With Baltimore trailing Boston, 2 – 0 in the 9th inning, Vic Roznovsky and Boog Powell sting Lee Stange with back-to-back pinch-hit home runs to tie the game. This is just the 3rd time in history that back-to-back pinch home runs have occurred. Baltimore wins in the 12th, 3 – 2.

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At Fenway Park, In his first major league at-bat, Gates Brown delivers a pinch-hit home run in the Tigers’ 9-2 loss to Boston. He is the 11th player to homer in his first career atbat and the homer will be the first of 16 round-trippers the Tiger outfielder will hit coming off the bench during his 13-year career in Detroit.

On June 19, 1963 At Fenway Park, In his first major league at-bat, Gates Brown delivers a...

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Pinch-hit home runs by the Mets’ Choo Choo Coleman  and Jim Hickman tie the major-league record for pinch home runs by one club in one game

1962 – Pinch-hit home runs by the Mets’ Choo Choo Coleman (6th inning) and Jim Hickman (8th) tie the major-league record for pinch home runs by one club in one game, but the Mets still lose to the Phils, 8 – 7, in 13 innings. Winning pitcher Chris Short singles and scores the winning run. The Phils cop the opener, 9 – 3 behind a Johnny Callison homer and two by Don Demeter.

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Cleveland Indians outfielder Carroll Hardy pinch-hits for Roger Maris and responds with his first major league home run

Cleveland Indians outfielder Carroll Hardy pinch-hits for Roger Maris and responds with his first major league home run, a three-run shot off Billy Pierce, to give Cleveland a 7 – 4 victory over the Chicago White Sox. With the Boston Red Sox, Hardy will pinch-hit for Ted Williams on September 20, 1960, and will also pinch-hit for rookie Carl Yastrzemski on May 31, 1961, making him the only player to go in for both future Hall of Famers.

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George Shuba, best known as the Montreal Royal teammate who shook Jackie Robinson’s hand after the rookie had homered, becomes the third major leaguer and the first National League player to pinch hit a home run in the World Series when he goes deep off Allie Reynolds in the Dodgers’ 9-5 Game 1 loss at Yankee Stadium. ‘Shotgun’ joins Yogi Berra (1947) and Johnny Mize (1952), who both accomplished the feat playing for the Bronx Bombers.

George Shuba, best known as the Montreal Royal teammate who shook Jackie Robinson’s hand after the rookie had homered, becomes the third major leaguer and the first National League player to pinch hit a home run in the World Series when he goes deep off Allie Reynolds in the Dodgers’ 9-5 Game 1 loss at Yankee Stadium. ‘Shotgun’ joins Yogi Berra (1947) and Johnny Mize (1952), who both accomplished the feat playing for the Bronx Bombers.

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In the bottom of the 9th, Johnny Frederick hits his major league record-setting sixth pinch-homer of the season off Burleigh Grimes

In the bottom of the 9th, Johnny Frederick hits his major league record-setting sixth pinch-homer of the season off Burleigh Grimes, giving the Dodgers a 4 – 3 victory over the Cubs. Frederick’s six pinch-hit home runs doubles the previous record of three held by Ham Hyatt in 1913, Cy Williams in 1928, and Pat Crawford in 1929. With just nine pinch-hits altogether, his home run percentage is a major league record.

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At Chicago, Lena Blackburne, filling in for manager Ray Schalk, ejected earlier in the game by Brick Owens, inserts himself as a pinch hitter in the 9th and singles. He comes around to score the winning run as the White Sox edge the Indians, 8 – 7.

At Chicago, Lena Blackburne, filling in for manager Ray Schalk, ejected earlier in the game by Brick Owens, inserts himself as a pinch hitter in the 9th and singles. He comes around to score the winning run as the White Sox edge the Indians, 8 – 7.

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