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Tom Alston

Thomas Edison Alston

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: January 31, 1926 in Greensboro, NC
School: North Carolina A&T State University (Greensboro, NC) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 13, 1954 (Age 28.072, 8,666th in MLB history)   vs. CHC 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1954 season [*]
Team: Cardinals 1954-1957

Last Game: September 29, 1957 (Age 31.241)   vs. CHC 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: December 30, 1993 in Winston-Salem, NC
Buried: New Goshen Church Cemetery, Greensboro, NC
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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.

Tom Alston: 4 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 2 go ahead
1 Tm
STL4
 
vs LHP2
vs RHP2
 
Away3
Home1
 
Leverage
High Lev1
Medium Lev1
Low Lev2
3 Opps
CHC2
BRO1
NYG1
4 Pitchers
Jim Brosnan1
Joe Black1
Johnny Antonelli1
Jim Davis1
3 Parks
Wrigley Fld2
Sprtsmn3/Busch1
Ebbets Fld1
Where Hit
92
Unk1
81
General field locations
when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms4
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
6th2
5th1
8th1
Outs
02
11
21
 
DefPos
1B3
PH1
Bases
---2
12-1
1-31
 
8 RBI
RISP2
0 on2
2 on2
Any on2
Inning
41
71
82
 
4-61
7-end3
RelScore
+4..1
Tied2
-4..1
 
Ahead1
Tied2
Behind1
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

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1954 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1954-04-17 STL @ CHC Jim Brosnan behind 10-23 t 8 0 --- 1 6 3 0.000 0% Home Run
2 2 2 1 1954-04-18 STL @ CHC Jim Davis tied 3-3 t 7 2 12- 3 8 PH 0.390 88% Home Run (Deep RF); Lowrey Scores; Schofield Scores
3 3 3 1 1954-05-02 (1) STL NYG Johnny Antonelli tied 3-3 b 4 0 --- 1 6 3 0.126 69% IPHR Home Run
4 4 4 1 1954-05-14 STL @ BRO Joe Black ahead 5-1 t 8 1 1-3 3 5 3 0.022 100% Home Run; Musial Scores; Jablonski Scores

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

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