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Don Blasingame

Don Lee Blasingame (Blazer)

Positions: Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: March 16, 1932 in Corinth, MS
High School: Corinth HS (Corinth, MS)
School: Lipscomb University (Nashville, TN)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1953. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 20, 1955 (Age 23)   vs. CHC 2 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Senators/Reds/Giants/Athletics 1955-1966

Final Game: August 27, 1966 (Age 34)   vs. CAL 1 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: April 13, 2005 in Fountain Hills, AZ
Buried: Paradise Memorial Gardens, Scottsdale, AZ
Relatives: Son-In-Law of Walker Cooper
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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.

Don Blasingame: 21 Career Home Runs

3 leading off, 0 walk-off, 1 tying, 7 go ahead
4 Tms
STL11
WSA5
CIN3
SFG2
 
vs RHP15
vs LHP6
 
Away14
Home7
 
Leverage
High Lev2
Medium Lev11
Low Lev8
11 Opps
PIT6
NYG/SFG3
DET3
PHI2
NYM1
MLN1
STL1
KCA1
BOS1
LAD1
CIN1
20 Pitchers
Phil Regan2
Dave Wickersham1
Craig Anderson1
Paul Giel1
Red Murff1
Robin Roberts1
Ron Kline1
Jack Meyer1
Joe Nuxhall1
Orlando Pena1
Roy Face1
Mike McCormick1
Ron Blackburn1
Ray Sadecki1
Johnny Antonelli1
Sandy Koufax1
Earl Wilson1
Ruben Gomez1
Bob Friend1
Harvey Haddix1
9 Parks
Sprtsmn3/Busch6
Forbes Fld4
Tiger Stad3
RFK Stad2
Polo Grounds2
Seals Stad1
Crosley Fld1
Shibe Pk1
LA Coliseum1
Where Hit
918
72
Unk1
General field locations when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms21
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
1st17
2nd4
Outs
08
28
15
 
DefPos
2B21
Bases
---12
1--6
12-1
--31
-2-1
 
31 RBI
RISP3
0 on12
1 on8
2 on1
Any on9
Inning
14
21
33
42
55
62
71
82
91
 
1-38
4-69
7-end4
RelScore
+4..1
+33
+12
Tied6
-11
-24
-32
-4..2
 
Ahead6
Tied6
Behind9
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1957 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1957-05-12 (2) STL MLN Red Murff behind 2-8 b 5 0 1-- 2 1 4 0.059 12% Home Run (Deep RF); Alston Scores
2 2 2 1 1957-06-12 STL @ PHI Robin Roberts tied 0-0 t 3 1 --- 1 1 4 0.123 60% Home Run
3 3 3 1 1957-07-12 STL @ NYG Ruben Gomez ahead 3-0 t 7 2 1-- 2 1 4 0.076 97% Home Run; Jones Scores
4 4 4 1 1957-07-21 (1) STL @ PIT Ron Kline tied 0-0 t 3 2 1-- 2 1 4 0.224 70% Home Run; Wehmeier Scores
5 5 5 1 1957-07-26 STL PIT Roy Face behind 1-3 b 5 2 -2- 2 1 4 0.257 51% Home Run; Kasko Scores
6 6 6 1 1957-08-04 (1) STL PHI Jack Meyer behind 0-2 b 1 0 --- 1 1 4 0.098 44% Lead-Off Home Run
7 7 7 1 1957-09-14 STL NYG Johnny Antonelli tied 1-1 b 6 0 --- 1 1 4 0.169 74% Home Run
8 8 8 1 1957-09-21 STL @ CIN Joe Nuxhall behind 0-4 t 5 1 1-- 2 1 4 0.114 22% Home Run; Kasko Scores/unER
1958 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
9 9 1 1 1958-07-05 STL @ SFG Mike McCormick behind 1-2 t 5 2 --3 2 1 4 0.266 60% Home Run; Kasko Scores
10 10 2 1 1958-08-24 (2) STL PIT Ron Blackburn ahead 5-4 b 4 2 1-- 2 1 4 0.181 84% Home Run (Deep RF); Flood Scores
1959 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
11 11 1 1 1959-05-31 STL @ LAD Sandy Koufax behind 1-4 t 5 1 --- 1 1 4 0.079 22% Home Run (Fly Ball)
1960 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
12 12 1 1 1960-06-30 (1) SFG @ PIT Paul Giel ahead 4-0 t 4 1 12- 3 1 4 0.072 97% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to RF; Rodgers Scores; Sanford Scores
13 13 2 1 1960-08-07 (2) SFG @ PIT Harvey Haddix ahead 3-0 t 2 2 1-- 2 1 4 0.116 89% Home Run; O'Dell Scores
1961 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
14 14 1 1 1961-06-11 (1) CIN @ STL Ray Sadecki tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 4 0.092 59% Lead-Off Home Run (Deep RF)
1962 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
15 15 1 1 1962-06-18 (1) CIN @ PIT Bob Friend tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 1 2 4 0.099 58% Home Run (Deep RF)
16 16 2 1 1962-08-03 CIN @ NYM Craig Anderson ahead 7-6 t 9 0 --- 1 2 4 0.089 93% Home Run
1963 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
17 17 1 1 1963-07-28 (2) WSA @ DET Phil Regan behind 2-4 t 8 0 --- 1 1 4 0.117 24% Home Run
18 18 2 1 1963-09-23 WSA @ DET Phil Regan tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 4 0.103 60% Lead-Off Home Run
1964 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
19 19 1 1 1964-05-10 (2) WSA BOS Earl Wilson behind 0-2 b 3 2 --- 1 2 4 0.113 38% Home Run
1965 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
20 20 1 1 1965-05-31 (2) WSA KCA Orlando Pena ahead 4-1 b 8 2 --- 1 2 4 0.015 99% Home Run
1966 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
21 21 1 1 1966-06-13 WSA @ DET Dave Wickersham behind 0-3 t 6 0 --- 1 1 4 0.082 20% Home Run

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1914 to 2014, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.