Joe Harris Stats

Joe Harris was born on Wednesday, May 20, 1891, in Coulter, Pennsylvania. Harris was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 9, 1914, with the New York Yankees. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Joe Harris baseball stats page.

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"Joe Harris was a capable defensive player and solid at the plate, showing some power and a good batting eye. Joe hit over .300 in every season except his last, when he led National League pinch hitters in both appearances (42) and pinch hits (9). As a backup 1st baseman and outfielder in 1925, he hit .323 for the Senators and helped them to the pennant. In the World Series, he homered in his first at bat - the first player ever to do so - and was Washington's leading hitter at .448 with 3 HRs and 6 RBIs." - The Sporting News (1994 Sporting News Publishing Company, 1994 Megacards, Joe Harris Baseball Card , The Conlon Collection #1241)

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Birth Name:
Joseph Harris
Nickname:
Joe or Moon
Born On:
05-20-1891  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Coulter, Pennsylvania
Year of Death Data Died On:
12-10-1959 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Plum Borough, Pennsylvania
Cemetery:
Sunset Hill Memorial Park, Oil City, Pennsylvania
High School:
None Attended (Dropped Out After 8th Grade)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-09
Player Weight Chart Weight:
170
First Game:
06-09-1914 (Age 23)
Last Game:
09-25-1928
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Joe Harris Pitching Stats

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Joe Harris Hitting Stats

1914 23 Yankees 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 - 1 1 0 1 - .000 .800 .000
1917 26 Indians 112 369 40 112 22 4 0 0 65 55 - 32 8 0 3 - .304 .398 .385
1919 28 Indians 62 184 30 69 16 1 1 0 46 33 - 21 9 0 1 - .375 .472 .489
1922 31 Red Sox 119 408 53 129 30 9 6 0 54 30 0 15 9 0 1 3 .316 .364 .478
1923 32 Red Sox 142 483 82 162 28 11 13 0 76 52 3 27 13 0 5 6 .335 .406 .520
1924 33 Red Sox 133 491 82 148 36 9 3 0 77 81 1 25 15 0 5 6 .301 .406 .430
1925 34 Red Sox 8 19 4 3 0 1 1 0 2 5 1 5 1 0 0 1 .158 .333 .421
1925 34 Senators 100 300 60 97 21 9 12 0 59 51 1 28 7 0 5 1 .323 .430 .573
1926 35 Senators 92 257 43 79 13 9 5 0 55 37 1 9 8 0 5 6 .307 .405 .486
1927 36 Pirates 129 411 57 134 27 9 5 0 73 48 8 19 23 0 4 10 .326 .402 .472
1928 37 Pirates 16 23 2 9 2 1 0 0 2 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 .391 .500 .565
1928 37 Robins 55 89 8 21 6 1 1 0 8 14 1 4 1 0 0 0 .236 .340 .360
10 Years 970 3,035 461 963 201 64 47 0 517 413 16 188 95 0 31 35 .317 .404 .472

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Joe Harris Fielding Stats

1914 Yankees 1B 1 1 21 10 10.0 10 10 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 12.86
1914 Yankees LF 1 0 14 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.93
1917 Indians 1B 95 95 2,493 1,122 11.8 1,105 1,019 86 17 58 n/a n/a n/a .985 11.97
1917 Indians 3B 2 0 15 1 0.5 0 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1917 Indians RF 5 5 138 13 2.6 13 10 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.54
1919 Indians 1B 46 44 1,101 498 10.8 492 454 38 6 22 n/a n/a n/a .988 12.07
1919 Indians SS 4 4 54 13 3.3 13 7 6 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.50
1922 Red Sox 1B 21 17 384 193 9.2 190 173 17 3 12 n/a n/a n/a .984 13.36
1922 Red Sox LF 72 68 1,773 183 2.5 174 161 13 9 1 n/a n/a n/a .951 2.65
1922 Red Sox RF 15 15 378 29 1.9 28 25 3 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .966 2.00
1923 Red Sox 1B 9 7 183 78 8.7 76 71 5 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .974 11.21
1923 Red Sox CF 3 3 27 6 2.0 5 5 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 5.00
1923 Red Sox LF 132 128 3,075 309 2.3 299 288 11 10 1 n/a n/a n/a .968 2.63
1924 Red Sox 1B 128 128 3,405 1,401 10.9 1,391 1,288 103 10 102 n/a n/a n/a .993 11.03
1924 Red Sox LF 3 3 81 9 3.0 9 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1925 Red Sox 1B 6 5 114 46 7.7 46 45 1 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.89
1925 Senators CF 1 1 27 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.00
1925 Senators LF 16 14 207 29 1.8 28 27 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .966 3.65
1925 Senators RF 24 19 330 41 1.7 41 39 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.35
1925 Senators 1B 58 43 891 436 7.5 431 393 38 5 39 n/a n/a n/a .989 13.06
1926 Senators 1B 36 30 648 312 8.7 310 293 17 2 20 n/a n/a n/a .994 12.92
1926 Senators LF 3 3 60 6 2.0 5 5 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 2.25
1926 Senators RF 33 32 492 60 1.8 60 57 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.29
1927 Pirates 1B 116 115 3,042 1,145 9.9 1,134 1,056 78 11 84 n/a n/a n/a .990 10.07
1927 Pirates LF 3 1 30 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.90
1928 Pirates 1B 6 4 105 41 6.8 41 36 5 0 7 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.54
1928 Robins LF 6 6 147 17 2.8 16 16 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .941 2.94
1928 Robins RF 10 8 111 17 1.7 17 15 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.14
1B Totals 522 489 12,387 5,282 10.1 5,226 4,838 388 56 350 n/a n/a n/a .989 11.39
LF Totals 236 223 5,387 555 2.4 533 508 25 22 2 n/a n/a n/a .960 2.67
RF Totals 87 79 1,449 160 1.8 159 146 13 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .994 2.96
SS Totals 4 4 54 13 3.3 13 7 6 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.50
CF Totals 4 4 54 7 1.8 6 6 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .857 3.00
3B Totals 2 0 15 1 0.5 0 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
10 Years 855 799 19,346 6,018 7.0 5,937 5,505 432 81 356 n/a n/a n/a .987 8.29

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Joe Harris Miscellaneous Stats

1914 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 - - -
1917 Indians 11 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 11.5 5.7 - - -
1919 Indians 2 - - 5 0 n/a 184.0 8.8 4.0 - - -
1922 Red Sox 2 6 .250 15 0 n/a 68.0 27.2 7.6 - - -
1923 Red Sox 7 3 .700 4 0 n/a 37.2 17.9 6.4 - - -
1924 Red Sox 6 1 .857 2 0 n/a 163.7 19.6 6.4 - - -
1925 Red Sox 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 19.0 3.8 9.5 - - -
1925 Senators 6 3 .667 13 0 n/a 25.0 10.7 5.1 - - -
1926 Senators 2 3 .400 24 0 n/a 51.4 28.6 4.7 - - -
1927 Pirates 0 2 .000 10 0 n/a 82.2 21.6 5.6 - - -
1928 Pirates 0 1 .000 10 0 n/a 0.0 11.5 11.5 - - -
1928 Robins 0 1 .000 39 0 n/a 89.0 22.3 11.1 - - -
10 Years 36 20 .643 125 0 n/a 64.6 16.1 5.9 - - -

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Joe Harris Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1914 New York Yankees n/a Undetermined n/a -
1917 Cleveland Indians n/a Undetermined n/a -
1919 Cleveland Indians n/a $5,000.00 n/a -
1922 Boston Red Sox n/a $6,000.00 n/a -
1923 Boston Red Sox n/a $6,000.00 n/a -
1924 Boston Red Sox n/a $8,000.00 n/a -
1925 Boston Red Sox n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1925 Washington Senators n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1926 Washington Senators n/a Undetermined n/a -
1927 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1928 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
1928 Brooklyn Robins n/a Undetermined n/a -

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Joseph Harris was a Major League Baseball player for the New York Yankees ( 1914 ), Cleveland Indians ( 1917 , 1919 ), Boston Red Sox (1922-1925), Washington Senators (1925-1926), Pittsburgh Pirates (1927-1928), and Brooklyn Robins (1928). Moon, his nickname, is the first known ballplayer to be reinstated after being placed on baseball's ineligible list - here is how Joe Harris returned from banishment:

Joe served in the United States Army (80th Division, 320th Infantry) during World War I, returned (with 1919 Indians) after being injured, then violated his contract's reserve clause by playing for an independent team in Franklin, Pennsylvania, that paid him $5,000 and set him up with a billiard business in the Commercial Hotel. Judge Landis (MLB Commissioner) banned him because "he played with and against ineligible players in independent games."

Joe initially applied for reinstatement in 1920, but received no reply. A year later, the Franklin team folded, he started playing for the Clearfield Terriers, and applied again for reinstatement. The papers reported:

Joe Harris Reinstated in MLB after being banned
Joe Harris | The New York Herald | February 5, 1922

On April 27, 1924 , Joe Harris (1B) started and ended a 3-6-3 triple play with his shortstop, Dud Lee . A little over a month later, on May 30, 1924 , Bill Wambsganss (2B) fielded a ball, threw to Joe (1B) who threw it to Val Picinich (C), a rarer 4-3-2 triple play !

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Joe Harris | 1923 W572 Baseball Card | Baseball Almanac Collection
During the 1925 World Series , during Game 4 , in the bottom of the third inning, Goose Goslin hit a grand slam off Emil Yde . The next batter was Joe Harris, who also homered off Yde , the first back-to-back home run hitters in World Series history !

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