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Earle Combs    \KOOMBZ\

Earle Bryan Combs (The Kentucky Colonel)

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: May 14, 1899 in Pebworth, KY
School: Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond, KY)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1924 (Age 24.338, 5,374th in MLB history)   vs. BOS 1 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1925 season [*]
Team: Yankees 1924-1935

Last Game: September 29, 1935 (Age 36.138)   vs. BOS 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1970.
   View Earle Combs Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: July 21, 1976 in Richmond, KY
Buried: Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, KY
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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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.

Earle Combs: 58 Career Home Runs

10 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 2 go ahead, 42 lacking some details (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
1 Tm
NYY58
 
vs RHP52
vs LHP6
 
Home38
Away20
 
Leverage
7 Opps
DET13
SLB9
CHW9
BOS9
WSH6
CLE6
PHA6
47 Pitchers
Ted Lyons4
Vic Sorrell2
Bump Hadley2
Sad Sam Jones2
Sugar Cain2
Howard Ehmke2
Hod Lisenbee2
George Uhle2
Art Herring2
Rollie Stiles1
Joe Giard1
Sam Gray1
Firpo Marberry1
George Cox1
Ed Morris1
Pete Appleton1
Joe Heving1
Jing Johnson1
Ed Wells1
Monte Weaver1
9 Parks
Yankee Stad38
Sprtsmn3/Busch5
Shibe Pk4
Fenway Pk3
Tiger Stad3
Comiskey Pk2
ClevelandStd1
League Pk II1
GriffithStad1
Where Hit
Unk58
General field locations
when available.
 
23 Inside the Park
 
2 Bounced
Game Totals
1·HR gms58
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
1st39
Unk8
2nd7
7th1
5th1
4th1
3rd1
Outs
Unk30
015
29
14
 
DefPos
CF45
LF9
RF4
Bases
---58
 
91 RBI
0 on37
1 on11
2 on8
3 on2
Any on21
Inning
111
22
39
47
55
67
78
85
94
 
1-322
4-619
7-end17
RelScore
+4..3
+33
+24
+11
Tied1
-11
-22
-4..1
Unk42
 
Ahead11
Tied1
Behind4
Unk42
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1925 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111925-05-26 (2)NYYBOSTed Wingfieldahead 4-1b 72---238IPHR
22211925-06-18NYYDETEd Wellsbehind 1-3b 70---148
33311925-07-07 (2)NYY@SLBJoe Giardt 9---228
1926 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
44111926-04-21NYYBOSHoward Ehmketied 4-4b 42---328
55211926-04-27NYYPHAEddie Rommelb 11---128
66311926-05-10NYYDETClyde Barfootbehind 5-6b 61---328
77411926-05-13NYYCLEBenn Karrahead 11-9b 80---128IPHR
88511926-05-19NYYSLBWin Ballouahead 4-1b 80---128IPHR
99611926-06-02 (2)NYYWSHWalter Johnsonahead 4-2b 50---128Bounced
1010711926-07-27NYY@SLBTom Zacharyahead 2-0t 51---218
1111811926-08-13NYY@WSHBill Morrellt 7---18IPHR
1927 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1212111927-06-27NYYPHAHoward Ehmkeb 10---118Lead-Off
1313211927-07-01NYYBOSDanny MacFaydenb 10---118Lead-Off,IPHR
1414311927-08-06NYYCHWTed Lyonsbehind 0-2b 10---118Lead-Off
1515411927-08-27NYY@SLBSad Sam Jonesahead 3-1t 42---218
1616511927-09-13 (1)NYYCLEWillis Hudlinahead 4-3b 82---118IPHR
1717611927-09-17 (2)NYYCHWSarge Connallyb 32---118Bounced
1928 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1818111928-04-13NYY@PHAJing Johnsonahead 4-0t 22---118IPHR
1919211928-05-20NYYSLBSam Grayb 4---48IPHR
2020311928-05-21 (1)NYYBOSEd Morrisbehind 3-8b 72---118
2121411928-05-29 (2)NYYWSHLloyd Brownahead 9-1b 71---118IPHR
2222511928-06-12NYY@CHWGeorge Coxahead 9-2t 60---118
2323611928-06-17NYY@SLBJack Ogdent 7---28
2424711928-07-18NYYCHWTed Lyonsahead 4-1b 42---218IPHR
1929 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2525111929-06-13NYYDETEarl Whitehillb 42---28IPHR
2626211929-06-14NYYDETAugie Prudhommeb 6---28IPHR
2727311929-08-01NYYCHWTed Lyonsb 10---118Lead-Off
1930 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2828111930-05-06NYYCLEWes Ferrellb 10---118Lead-Off,IPHR
2929211930-05-09NYYDETGeorge Uhleb 3---218
3030311930-06-12NYY@DETArt Herringt 9---119IPHR
3131411930-06-20NYYDETVic Sorrellb 6---319
3232511930-08-10NYYSLBRollie Stilesb 5---117
3333611930-08-13NYYDETCharlie Sullivanb 5---317IPHR
3434711930-09-18NYY@SLBFred Stielyt 2---119IPHR
1931 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3535111931-07-08 (1)NYYBOSJack Russellb 10---118Lead-Off
3636211931-08-12 (1)NYY@CLERoxie Lawsont 6---18
3737311931-09-11NYYCHWTed Lyonsb 6---18
3838411931-09-13 (1)NYYDETGeorge Uhleb 6---118IPHR
3939511931-09-25NYYWSHFirpo Marberryb 9---28IPHR
1932 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4040111932-04-19 (1)NYY@BOSEd Durhamt 3---117
4141211932-04-19 (2)NYY@BOSHod Lisenbeet 10---117Lead-Off
4242311932-04-30NYYBOSHod Lisenbeeb 8---157
4343411932-05-14NYYCHWSad Sam Jonesb 10---118Lead-Off
4444511932-06-03NYY@PHAGeorge Earnshawt 5---118
4545611932-06-30NYY@BOSPete Appletont 4---118
4646711932-07-08NYYDETVic Sorrellb 3---318
4747811932-08-19 (2)NYYDETTommy Bridgesb 10---118Lead-Off,IPHR
4848911932-09-03NYYWSHMonte Weaverb 10---118Lead-Off
1933 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4949111933-04-27NYY@PHASugar Caint 3---119
5050211933-05-07 (2)NYY@CLEBelve Beant 3---118IPHR
5151311933-05-21NYYSLBBump Hadleyb 7---318IPHR
5252411933-05-23NYYCLEOral Hildebrandb 3---318IPHR
5353511933-06-27NYY@DETArt Herringt 8---118
1934 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5454111934-06-25NYYCHWHarry Kinzyb 7---117
5555211934-07-20NYY@CHWJoe Hevingt 9---217
1935 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5656111935-04-28NYY@PHASugar Caint 3---478
5757211935-06-29NYYWSHBump Hadleyb 4---317IPHR
5858311935-08-17NYY@DETGeneral Crowdert 3---117

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 1913 to 2016, 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.