Samuel Harrison Drake
Positions: Pinch Runner, Pinch Hitter and Second Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.
Born: October 7, 1934 in Little Rock, AR
High School: Dunbar HS (Little Rock, AR)
School: Philander Smith College (Little Rock, AR)
Signed by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1954.
Debut: April 17, 1960 (Age 25)
vs. SFG 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Mets 1960-1962
Final Game: September 30, 1962 (Age 27)
vs. CHC 1 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: January 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA
Buried: Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, CA
Relatives: Brother of Solly Drake
About biographical information
Career Home Runs
For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for
). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have
Sammy Drake: 0 Career Home Runs
0 leading off,
0 go ahead
|Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
|Before event, for batter||
This player has not hit any home runs.
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1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's
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