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Dick Donovan

Richard Edward Donovan

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: December 7, 1927 in Boston, MA
School: Boston University (Boston, MA)
Signed
by the Boston Braves as an amateur free agent in 1947. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 24, 1950 (Age 22)   vs. BRO 6.2 IP, 7 H, 4 SO, 8 BB, 5 ER, L
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Indians/Braves/Senators/Tigers 1950-1965

Final Game: June 12, 1965 (Age 37)   vs. KCA 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: January 6, 1997 in Weymouth, MA
Buried: Woodside Cemetery, Cohasset, MA
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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.

Dick Donovan: 15 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 3 tying, 4 go ahead
3 Tms
CHW8
CLE6
WSA1
 
vs RHP11
vs LHP4
 
Away8
Home7
 
Leverage
Medium Lev9
Low Lev6
8 Opps
DET4
CLE3
BOS2
BAL2
MIN1
KCA1
NYY1
CHW1
12 Pitchers
Paul Foytack3
Robin Roberts2
Steve Gromek1
Bobby Shantz1
Eddie Fisher1
Bill Monbouquette1
Jack Kralick1
Bud Daley1
Bob Lemon1
Ike Delock1
Lou Kretlow1
Don Mossi1
6 Parks
ClevelandStd8
Comiskey Pk2
Fenway Pk2
Yankee Stad1
Munic. Stad1
Metrop. Stad1
Where Hit
98
Unk3
83
71
General field locations when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms11
2·HR gms2
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
9th15
Outs
07
15
23
 
DefPos
P15
Bases
---12
12-1
--31
1--1
 
19 RBI
RISP2
0 on12
1 on2
2 on1
Any on3
Inning
22
35
42
53
72
91
 
1-37
4-65
7-end3
RelScore
+33
+21
+11
Tied4
-13
-32
-4..1
 
Ahead5
Tied4
Behind6
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1955 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1955-07-03 CHW @ CLE Bob Lemon behind 1-4 t 2 2 --- 1 9 1 0.075 26% Home Run
1956 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
2 2 1 1 1956-04-20 CHW @ KCA Lou Kretlow ahead 1-0 t 4 1 1-- 2 9 1 0.175 80% Home Run; Dropo Scores
3 3 2 1 1956-07-08 (1) CHW DET Paul Foytack behind 4-17 b 9 0 --- 1 9 1 0.000 0% Home Run
4 4 3 1 1956-09-04 CHW DET Steve Gromek ahead 5-2 b 5 1 12- 3 9 1 0.078 97% Home Run; Dropo Scores; Aparicio Scores
1957 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
5 5 1 1 1957-07-25 CHW @ NYY Bobby Shantz ahead 3-0 t 7 1 --- 1 9 1 0.047 94% Home Run
6 6 2 1 1957-08-14 CHW @ CLE Bud Daley ahead 5-2 t 4 0 --- 1 9 1 0.061 89% Home Run
7 7 3 1 1957-09-20 CHW @ CLE Don Mossi tied 1-1 t 7 1 --- 1 9 1 0.219 68% Home Run
1959 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
8 8 1 1 1959-05-12 CHW @ BOS Ike Delock tied 0-0 t 2 2 --3 2 9 1 0.182 67% Home Run; Torgeson Scores
1961 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
9 9 1 1 1961-07-25 WSA @ MIN Jack Kralick tied 0-0 t 3 0 --- 1 9 1 0.109 61% Home Run (Deep RF)
1962 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
10 10 1 1 1962-05-18 CLE DET Paul Foytack behind 0-1 b 3 2 --- 1 9 1 0.128 51% Home Run
11 11 2 2 1962-05-18 CLE DET Paul Foytack ahead 3-1 b 5 0 --- 1 9 1 0.072 89% Home Run
12 12 3 1 1962-08-31 CLE BAL Robin Roberts tied 1-1 b 3 0 --- 1 9 1 0.119 67% Home Run
13 13 4 2 1962-08-31 CLE BAL Robin Roberts behind 2-5 b 5 0 --- 1 9 1 0.097 28% Home Run
1963 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
14 14 1 1 1963-08-28 (2) CLE CHW Eddie Fisher behind 0-1 b 3 0 --- 1 9 1 0.130 55% Home Run
1964 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
15 15 1 1 1964-06-28 (2) CLE @ BOS Bill Monbouquette behind 0-1 t 3 1 --- 1 9 1 0.119 48% 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.