Posted by Andy on October 15, 2011
Since 1950, here are the pitchers who have hit a game-winning walk-off homer:
|1||1957-05-30 (1)||Lou Sleater||DET||KCA||Wally Burnette||tied 5-5||b10||---||0||1||0.37||2.24||*ENDED GAME*:Home Run|
|2||1957-09-05||Bob Grim||NYY||BOS||Willard Nixon||tied 2-2||b9||12-||2||3||0.39||4.31||*ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Lumpe Scores; Slaughter Scores|
|3||1957-09-06||Dixie Howell||CHW||KCA||Wally Burnette||tied 3-3||b9||---||1||1||0.42||1.75||*ENDED GAME*:Home Run|
|4||1958-05-26||Murry Dickson||KCA||BAL||Arnie Portocarrero||tied 4-4||b10||---||0||1||0.37||2.23||*ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Deep LF)|
|5||1960-08-25||Glen Hobbie||CHC||PIT||Vinegar Bend Mizell||tied 1-1||b9||---||2||1||0.47||1.33||*ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Deep LF)|
|6||1963-06-06||Lindy McDaniel||CHC||SFG||Billy Pierce||tied 2-2||b10||---||0||1||0.37||2.21||*ENDED GAME*:Home Run|
|7||1966-09-21||Juan Marichal||SFG||PIT||Roy Face||tied 5-5||b9||---||1||1||0.42||1.75||*ENDED GAME*:Home Run|
|8||1967-06-19 (1)||Steve Hargan||CLE||KCA||Chuck Dobson||tied 2-2||b9||1--||2||2||0.44||2.13||*ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Brown Scores|
|9||1969-05-10||Jim Hardin||BAL||KCR||Moe Drabowsky||tied 5-5||b9||---||1||1||0.43||1.72||*ENDED GAME*:Home Run|
|10||1986-04-25||Craig Lefferts||SDP||SFG||Greg Minton||tied 8-8||b12||---||1||1||0.43||1.71||*ENDED GAME*:Home Run|
These guys all walked off with the win, meaning that since they were the pitcher of record when they homered, they also got credit for the victory on the pitching side of the ledger. The last time it happened was in 1986 by Craig Lefferts.
Note that this list includes only players who were the pitcher of record at the time of their homer. It does not include guys who normally appeared as pitchers but hit a walk-off pinch-hit homer. (I'm not sure if this have ever happened.)
Also note again that this list goes back to only 1950. I know that Wes Ferrell did it prior to then, as I imagine a few others did as well.
I see that Wally Burnette surrendered two such homers, both in 1957. And...what a great name: Vinegar Bend Mizell.
Thanks to Kingturtle for writing in with the idea.