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Frank Bolling

Frank Elmore Bolling

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: November 16, 1931 in Mobile, AL
School: Spring Hill College (Mobile, AL)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1951. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 13, 1954 (Age 22.148)   vs. BAL 4 AB, 1 H, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1954 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Braves 1954-1966

Final Game: September 15, 1966 (Age 34.303)   vs. CHC 3 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Relatives: Brother of Milt Bolling
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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.

Frank Bolling: 106 Career Home Runs

3 leading off, 2 walk-off, 8 tying, 39 go ahead
2 Tms
DET64
ATL/MLN42
 
vs RHP81
vs LHP25
 
Away59
Home47
 
Leverage
High Lev20
Medium Lev40
Low Lev46
16 Opps
PHA/KCA14
NYY12
CLE10
WSH9
CHW8
STL7
SFG6
HOU6
BAL6
BOS5
CHC5
NYM4
PHI4
CIN4
PIT3
LAD3
76 Pitchers
Arnie Portocarrero4
Pedro Ramos4
Hal Brown4
Art Mahaffey3
Bob Turley3
Early Wynn3
Billy Pierce3
Ralph Terry2
Jack Urban2
Jay Hook2
Ray Sadecki2
Frank Sullivan2
Ernie Broglio2
Mike McCormick2
Ted Abernathy2
Don Larsen2
Eli Grba2
Turk Lown2
Sandy Koufax2
Ray Narleski2
18 Parks
Tiger Stad30
County Stad17
Shibe Pk6
GriffithStad6
Yankee Stad5
ClevelandStd5
Munic. Stad5
Memor. Stad4
Fenway Pk4
Sprtsmn3/Busch4
Colt Stad4
Comiskey Pk3
Polo Grounds3
Candlestick3
Wrigley Fld3
Crosley Fld2
LA Coliseum1
Shea Stad1
Where Hit
780
Unk20
784
81
91
General field locations when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms98
2·HR gms4
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
2nd32
7th18
6th18
8th17
1st15
5th4
3rd2
Outs
050
128
228
 
DefPos
2B106
Bases
---69
1--18
12-8
-2-7
1231
--31
-231
1-31
 
155 RBI
RISP19
0 on69
1 on26
2 on10
3 on1
Any on37
Inning
111
212
317
415
515
68
712
812
93
Extra1
 
1-340
4-638
7-end28
RelScore
+4..9
+37
+29
+117
Tied29
-115
-29
-34
-4..7
 
Ahead42
Tied29
Behind35
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 1954-04-13 DET BAL Don Larsen ahead 2-0 b 7 0 --- 1 1 4 0.052 95% Home Run
2 2 2 1 1954-05-08 DET @ CHW Fritz Dorish ahead 4-1 t 4 2 --- 1 1 4 0.069 87% Home Run
3 3 3 1 1954-05-18 DET PHA Morrie Martin ahead 4-1 b 4 2 --3 2 2 4 0.080 95% Home Run; House Scores
4 4 4 1 1954-06-11 (1) DET @ PHA Arnie Portocarrero ahead 2-1 t 3 0 --- 1 1 4 0.104 72% Home Run
5 5 5 1 1954-07-22 DET @ PHA Al Sima ahead 6-4 t 8 1 --- 1 8 4 0.068 93% Home Run
6 6 6 1 1954-07-27 (1) DET PHA Charlie Bishop tied 0-0 b 3 0 --- 1 8 4 0.122 68% Home Run
1956 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
7 7 1 1 1956-06-07 DET @ BOS Frank Sullivan ahead 4-1 t 4 2 --- 1 8 4 0.071 84% Home Run
8 8 2 1 1956-06-09 DET @ WSH Hal Griggs tied 0-0 t 2 2 -2- 2 7 4 0.188 67% Home Run; Maxwell Scores
9 9 3 1 1956-07-13 DET @ WSH Pedro Ramos ahead 2-0 t 2 1 --- 1 8 4 0.085 77% Home Run
10 10 4 1 1956-08-12 DET CHW Billy Pierce behind 1-2 b 4 1 1-3 3 7 4 0.250 77% Home Run; Kaline Scores; Boone Scores
11 11 5 1 1956-09-16 (1) DET BOS Frank Sullivan behind 1-4 b 7 0 --- 1 7 4 0.094 23% Home Run
12 12 6 1 1956-09-21 DET CLE Early Wynn behind 0-3 b 5 0 --- 1 7 4 0.097 29% Home Run
13 13 7 1 1956-09-23 DET CLE Bob Lemon ahead 5-0 b 3 1 --- 1 7 4 0.028 95% Home Run
1957 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
14 14 1 1 1957-04-20 DET CLE Early Wynn ahead 2-0 b 3 0 --- 1 2 4 0.075 85% Home Run
15 15 2 1 1957-04-28 (2) DET @ CLE Mike Garcia behind 1-2 t 8 2 --- 1 1 4 0.269 42% Home Run
16 16 3 1 1957-04-30 DET NYY Bob Grim tied 1-1 b 10 1 --- 1 1 4 0.423 100% Walk-Off Home Run
17 17 4 1 1957-05-07 DET WSH Ted Abernathy ahead 3-1 b 5 2 -2- 2 2 4 0.117 93% Home Run; Bertoia Scores
18 18 5 1 1957-05-16 DET @ BOS Bob Porterfield tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 4 0.099 60% Lead-Off Home Run
19 19 6 1 1957-05-30 (2) DET KCA Arnie Portocarrero tied 0-0 b 6 0 --- 1 3 4 0.172 75% Home Run
20 20 7 2 1957-05-30 (2) DET KCA Arnie Portocarrero ahead 1-0 b 8 1 --- 1 3 4 0.078 94% Home Run
21 21 8 1 1957-06-09 DET NYY Tom Sturdivant ahead 1-0 b 3 0 --- 1 1 4 0.099 77% Home Run
22 22 9 1 1957-06-28 DET @ BOS Tom Brewer behind 1-6 t 8 0 --- 1 8 4 0.018 3% Home Run
23 23 10 1 1957-07-02 DET CHW Billy Pierce tied 1-1 b 7 0 --- 1 7 4 0.208 79% Home Run
24 24 11 1 1957-07-04 (2) DET @ CLE Ray Narleski behind 1-3 t 6 0 --- 1 2 4 0.122 33% Home Run
25 25 12 1 1957-07-05 DET KCA Tom Gorman ahead 1-0 b 3 2 1-- 2 2 4 0.179 83% Home Run; Kuenn Scores
26 26 13 1 1957-07-28 (1) DET @ NYY Tommy Byrne ahead 5-2 t 4 0 --- 1 8 4 0.061 89% Home Run (LF Line)
27 27 14 1 1957-08-18 (1) DET CHW Billy Pierce tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 1 1 4 0.102 65% Lead-Off Home Run
28 28 15 1 1957-09-12 DET @ WSH Ted Abernathy ahead 7-4 t 8 0 --- 1 8 4 0.032 97% Home Run
1958 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
29 29 1 1 1958-04-16 DET @ CHW Dick Donovan behind 2-4 t 9 2 12- 3 1 4 0.751 82% Home Run; Maxwell Scores; Thompson Scores
30 30 2 1 1958-05-15 DET CLE Ray Narleski behind 3-5 b 5 1 --- 1 1 4 0.125 38% Home Run
31 31 3 1 1958-05-16 DET @ KCA Ralph Terry ahead 2-0 t 5 0 --- 1 1 4 0.085 85% Home Run
32 32 4 1 1958-05-17 DET @ KCA Jack Urban behind 2-3 t 8 0 --- 1 1 4 0.255 50% Home Run
33 33 5 1 1958-06-08 DET @ WSH Pedro Ramos behind 1-2 t 7 1 --- 1 1 4 0.211 46% Home Run (LF-CF)
34 34 6 1 1958-06-17 DET WSH Pedro Ramos tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 1 1 4 0.099 65% Lead-Off Home Run
35 35 7 1 1958-07-16 DET @ NYY Bob Turley tied 0-0 t 2 1 1-- 2 6 4 0.195 70% Home Run; Maxwell Scores
36 36 8 1 1958-07-17 DET @ NYY Art Ditmar behind 0-1 t 4 2 1-- 2 6 4 0.265 60% Home Run; Maxwell Scores
37 37 9 1 1958-08-02 DET BAL Billy Loes behind 5-6 b 7 2 12- 3 6 4 0.526 87% Home Run; Harris Scores; Maxwell Scores
38 38 10 1 1958-08-15 DET @ KCA Ralph Terry tied 0-0 t 3 2 12- 3 6 4 0.290 78% Home Run; Bertoia Scores; Kaline Scores
39 39 11 1 1958-09-01 (2) DET @ KCA Jack Urban ahead 1-0 t 4 1 --- 1 6 4 0.115 72% Home Run
40 40 12 2 1958-09-01 (2) DET @ KCA Bud Daley ahead 4-1 t 6 0 --- 1 6 4 0.053 93% Home Run
41 41 13 1 1958-09-23 DET @ CHW Early Wynn ahead 1-0 t 8 1 --- 1 2 4 0.127 86% Home Run
42 42 14 1 1958-09-26 DET @ CLE Don Ferrarese ahead 2-1 t 5 2 --- 1 1 4 0.128 74% Home Run
1959 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
43 43 1 1 1959-05-03 (1) DET NYY Bob Turley behind 1-2 b 2 0 --- 1 8 4 0.108 55% Home Run (LF-CF)
44 44 2 1 1959-05-18 DET @ BOS Frank Baumann ahead 8-1 t 7 0 --- 1 8 4 0.004 100% Home Run
45 45 3 1 1959-05-23 DET @ CLE Cal McLish ahead 1-0 t 5 0 --- 1 8 4 0.116 76% Home Run (Deep LF)
46 46 4 1 1959-06-04 DET NYY Whitey Ford behind 1-8 b 4 2 --- 1 8 4 0.017 4% Home Run
47 47 5 1 1959-06-21 (1) DET @ WSH Camilo Pascual ahead 1-0 t 2 2 1-- 2 8 4 0.180 76% Home Run; Groth Scores
48 48 6 1 1959-07-17 DET @ BAL Hal Brown behind 0-3 t 3 1 --- 1 8 4 0.080 25% Home Run
49 49 7 1 1959-07-22 DET WSH Pedro Ramos ahead 1-0 b 5 0 --- 1 7 4 0.104 81% Home Run
50 50 8 1 1959-08-12 DET CHW Turk Lown behind 4-11 b 7 0 1-- 2 2 4 0.022 4% Home Run; Yost Scores
51 51 9 1 1959-08-20 DET NYY Eli Grba ahead 5-2 b 3 0 --- 1 6 4 0.055 89% Home Run
52 52 10 2 1959-08-20 DET NYY Don Larsen ahead 11-2 b 7 0 12- 3 6 4 0.000 100% Home Run; Kaline Scores; Maxwell Scores
53 53 11 1 1959-09-06 DET KCA Ray Herbert behind 0-2 b 2 1 1-- 2 6 4 0.184 53% Home Run; Maxwell Scores
54 54 12 1 1959-09-07 (1) DET @ CLE Al Cicotte ahead 5-4 t 3 1 --- 1 6 4 0.109 71% Home Run (Deep LF)
55 55 13 1 1959-09-26 DET CHW Turk Lown behind 3-10 b 9 2 -2- 2 6 4 0.000 0% Home Run (Deep LF); Kaline Scores
1960 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
56 56 1 1 1960-05-14 DET KCA Johnny Kucks behind 2-6 b 4 0 --- 1 6 4 0.071 21% Home Run (Deep LF)
57 57 2 1 1960-06-09 (1) DET @ BAL Arnie Portocarrero tied 5-5 t 7 0 1-- 2 2 4 0.264 82% Home Run (Deep LF); Yost Scores
58 58 3 1 1960-06-09 (2) DET @ BAL Hal Brown ahead 3-2 t 5 2 -2- 2 2 4 0.196 82% Home Run (Deep LF); Yost Scores
59 59 4 1 1960-06-12 (2) DET @ WSH Jack Kralick ahead 2-0 t 2 2 12- 3 2 4 0.187 88% Home Run (Deep LF); Lary Scores; Yost Scores
60 60 5 1 1960-07-03 (1) DET @ NYY Bob Turley behind 2-3 t 5 2 12- 3 2 4 0.393 74% Home Run; Fernandez Scores; Yost Scores
61 61 6 1 1960-07-15 DET NYY John Gabler ahead 7-3 b 6 0 --- 1 2 4 0.022 97% Home Run
62 62 7 1 1960-07-23 (1) DET @ BAL Jerry Walker tied 0-0 t 2 1 1-- 2 6 4 0.185 69% Home Run; Cash Scores
63 63 8 1 1960-08-19 DET CLE Bobby Locke tied 2-2 b 6 0 12- 3 7 4 0.213 91% Home Run (Deep LF); Kaline Scores; Colavito Scores
64 64 9 1 1960-08-28 (1) DET @ NYY Eli Grba ahead 1-0 t 1 1 -23 3 5 4 0.151 83% Home Run (Deep LF Line); Kaline Scores/unER; Maxwell Scores/unER; Bolling Scores/unER
1961 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
65 65 1 1 1961-04-14 MLN @ CHC Bob Anderson behind 0-1 t 5 0 --- 1 5 4 0.139 50% Home Run (Deep LF Line)
66 66 2 1 1961-05-16 MLN @ LAD Sandy Koufax ahead 2-0 t 4 2 12- 3 2 4 0.187 90% Home Run (Fly Ball); Nottebart Scores; McMillan Scores
67 67 3 1 1961-05-19 MLN @ CIN Jim O'Toole ahead 1-0 t 3 0 --- 1 2 4 0.100 71% Home Run (Deep LF)
68 68 4 1 1961-05-22 MLN PIT Harvey Haddix tied 0-0 b 4 0 --- 1 2 4 0.134 69% Home Run (Deep LF)
69 69 5 1 1961-06-03 MLN STL Larry Jackson behind 0-1 b 1 0 1-- 2 2 4 0.173 65% Home Run (Deep LF); Maye Scores
70 70 6 1 1961-06-04 MLN STL Bob Gibson ahead 5-1 b 6 2 1-- 2 2 4 0.034 99% Home Run; Spahn Scores
71 71 7 1 1961-06-10 MLN @ CHC Glen Hobbie behind 1-3 t 3 2 --- 1 2 4 0.098 34% Home Run (Deep LF)
72 72 8 1 1961-06-11 (1) MLN @ CHC Joe Schaffernoth behind 3-4 t 8 1 --- 1 2 4 0.254 45% Home Run (Deep LF)
73 73 9 1 1961-06-15 MLN @ SFG Mike McCormick tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 1 2 4 0.102 58% Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
74 74 10 1 1961-06-20 MLN SFG Mike McCormick tied 1-1 b 8 0 --- 1 2 4 0.271 87% Home Run (Deep LF Line)
75 75 11 1 1961-06-22 MLN SFG Juan Marichal tied 2-2 b 3 2 --- 1 2 4 0.130 64% Home Run (Deep LF)
76 76 12 1 1961-07-15 MLN @ STL Ray Sadecki tied 0-0 t 1 0 -2- 2 2 4 0.121 68% Home Run (Deep LF); Jones Scores
77 77 13 1 1961-07-24 MLN CIN Joey Jay behind 1-3 b 5 0 --- 1 2 4 0.131 40% Home Run (Deep LF)
78 78 14 1 1961-08-28 MLN @ PHI Robin Roberts ahead 4-0 t 3 0 --- 1 2 4 0.046 91% Home Run (Deep LF)
79 79 15 1 1961-09-19 MLN @ SFG Dick LeMay tied 7-7 t 7 1 -2- 2 7 4 0.272 81% Home Run (Deep LF); Adcock Scores
1962 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
80 80 1 1 1962-04-29 MLN @ HOU Hal Woodeshick tied 0-0 t 2 1 --- 1 6 4 0.113 59% Home Run
81 81 2 1 1962-05-10 MLN PIT Roy Face tied 3-3 b 9 0 --- 1 5 4 0.365 100% Walk-Off Home Run (Deep LF)
82 82 3 1 1962-05-13 MLN @ NYM Jay Hook behind 1-2 t 8 0 1-- 2 6 4 0.405 75% Home Run; Crandall Scores
83 83 4 1 1962-06-10 (1) MLN PIT Bob Friend behind 0-5 b 4 2 1-- 2 6 4 0.095 17% Home Run; Bell Scores
84 84 5 1 1962-06-12 MLN LAD Phil Ortega ahead 11-1 b 4 1 1-- 2 8 4 0.001 100% Home Run (Fly Ball); Crandall Scores
85 85 6 1 1962-06-18 MLN @ NYM Jay Hook ahead 1-0 t 3 0 --- 1 8 4 0.101 71% Home Run
86 86 7 1 1962-06-30 MLN CHC Dick Ellsworth ahead 4-0 b 6 0 --- 1 5 4 0.022 98% Home Run
87 87 8 1 1962-08-30 MLN @ SFG Jack Sanford behind 0-3 t 7 1 --- 1 8 4 0.067 15% Home Run
88 88 9 1 1962-09-06 MLN @ STL Ernie Broglio tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 1 2 4 0.094 57% Home Run (Deep LF)
1963 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
89 89 1 1 1963-04-30 MLN @ STL Curt Simmons tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 1 2 4 0.105 58% Home Run
90 90 2 1 1963-05-08 MLN SFG Jack Fisher behind 0-1 b 2 0 1-- 2 6 4 0.201 67% Home Run; Torre Scores
91 91 3 1 1963-05-11 MLN @ PHI Art Mahaffey ahead 2-0 t 3 0 --- 1 2 4 0.085 82% Home Run
92 92 4 1 1963-07-24 MLN STL Ernie Broglio ahead 1-0 b 5 1 --- 1 7 4 0.116 82% Home Run
93 93 5 1 1963-08-31 MLN @ NYM Carl Willey ahead 3-2 t 8 0 --- 1 2 4 0.115 88% Home Run
1964 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
94 94 1 1 1964-04-17 MLN @ HOU Hal Brown tied 0-0 t 3 0 --- 1 7 4 0.128 63% Home Run
95 95 2 2 1964-04-17 MLN @ HOU Hal Brown tied 1-1 t 5 0 --- 1 7 4 0.158 66% Home Run
96 96 3 1 1964-04-18 MLN @ HOU Ken Johnson tied 0-0 t 4 2 1-- 2 7 4 0.259 73% Home Run; Torre Scores
97 97 4 1 1964-06-19 MLN HOU Turk Farrell behind 1-3 b 4 2 1-- 2 8 4 0.254 51% Home Run; Bailey Scores
98 98 5 1 1964-07-12 (2) MLN @ PHI Art Mahaffey behind 1-2 t 5 2 -2- 2 2 4 0.288 61% Home Run; Woodward Scores
1965 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
99 99 1 1 1965-05-14 MLN @ PHI Art Mahaffey behind 1-3 t 7 2 --- 1 7 4 0.105 22% Home Run
100 100 2 1 1965-06-27 (1) MLN CIN John Tsitouris behind 1-9 b 6 1 1-- 2 6 4 0.011 2% Home Run (LF-CF); Jones Scores
101 101 3 1 1965-06-29 MLN @ NYM Warren Spahn tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 1 2 4 0.112 59% Home Run
102 102 4 1 1965-08-08 (2) MLN HOU Jim Owens ahead 7-3 b 8 0 --- 1 7 4 0.006 100% Home Run
103 103 5 1 1965-08-19 MLN @ STL Ray Sadecki tied 0-0 t 2 0 1-- 2 7 4 0.166 70% Home Run; Menke Scores
104 104 6 1 1965-08-29 MLN CHC Bill Faul behind 0-2 b 5 2 --- 1 7 4 0.126 34% Home Run
105 105 7 1 1965-09-22 MLN LAD Sandy Koufax behind 0-1 b 2 0 123 4 7 4 0.211 84% Home Run; Torre Scores; Oliver Scores; Mathews Scores
1966 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
106 106 1 1 1966-07-22 ATL @ CIN Joe Nuxhall tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 1 2 4 0.100 58% Home Run (Deep LF)

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