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Don Drysdale

Donald Scott Drysdale (Big D or Airedale)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: July 23, 1936 in Van Nuys, CA
High School: Van Nuys HS (Van Nuys, CA)
Signed
by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1954. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1956 (Age 19.269)   vs. PHI 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 0 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1956 season [*]
Team: Dodgers 1956-1969

Final Game: August 5, 1969 (Age 33.013)   vs. PIT 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1984 (316/403 ballots).
   View Don Drysdale Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: July 3, 1993 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Cremated
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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 Drysdale: 29 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 9 go ahead
1 Tm
LAD/BRO29
 
vs RHP18
vs LHP11
 
Home17
Away12
 
Leverage
High Lev3
Medium Lev7
Low Lev19
8 Opps
MLN8
NYM4
CIN4
CHC4
PHI3
STL3
NYG/SFG2
HOU1
26 Pitchers
Warren Spahn2
Juan Pizarro2
Robin Roberts2
Marcelino Solis1
Dick Kelley1
Max Surkont1
Joe Schaffernoth1
Don Nottebart1
Ernie Johnson1
Joey Jay1
Carl Willey1
Alex Kellner1
Nelson Briles1
Art Mahaffey1
Al Jackson1
Jim O'Toole1
Tracy Stallard1
Bob Purkey1
Bob Anderson1
Sammy Ellis1
9 Parks
LA Coliseum11
Crosley Fld3
Dodger Stad3
Shea Stad3
Ebbets Fld3
Shibe Pk2
County Stad2
Candlestick1
Wrigley Fld1
Where Hit
717
786
Unk3
83
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms27
2·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
9th29
Outs
113
09
27
 
DefPos
P29
Bases
---22
1--5
1231
-231
 
39 RBI
RISP2
0 on22
1 on5
2 on1
3 on1
Any on7
Inning
24
35
45
54
66
72
83
 
1-39
4-615
7-end5
RelScore
+4..7
+32
+25
+15
Tied9
-21
 
Ahead19
Tied9
Behind1
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

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1956 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111956-09-09BRONYGMax Surkontahead 3-1b 50---1910.07288%Home Run
1957 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
22111957-06-16 (1)BROSTLHerm Wehmeierahead 5-1b 41---1910.03794%Home Run (LF-CF)
33211957-07-15BROMLNErnie Johnsonahead 5-1b 40---1910.03594%Home Run
1958 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
44111958-06-26LAD@MLNLew Burdetteahead 3-1t 70---1910.07591%Home Run (Fly Ball)
55211958-07-11LADMLNJoey Jaytied 1-1b 50---1910.14271%Home Run (Fly Ball)
66311958-08-03 (2)LAD@CINAlex Kellnertied 0-0t 31---1910.11459%Home Run (Fly Ball)
77411958-08-14LADCHCMarcelino Solisahead 4-2b 621--2910.11394%Home Run (Line Drive); Hodges Scores
88511958-08-19 (1)LADMLNCarl Willeyahead 3-1b 51---1910.07788%Home Run (Fly Ball)
99611958-08-23LADMLNJuan Pizarrotied 0-0b 41-233910.18785%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Zimmer Scores; Cimoli Scores
1010721958-08-23LADMLNJuan Pizarroahead 4-0b 60---1910.02397%Home Run (Fly Ball)
1959 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1111111959-04-11LAD@CHCBob Andersontied 0-0t 32---1910.12258%Home Run (Fly Ball)
1212211959-06-20LADCINBob Purkeyahead 4-2b 621--2910.11594%Home Run (Line Drive); Zimmer Scores
1313311959-06-25LADPHIRobin Robertsahead 4-0b 40---1910.03594%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
1414411959-07-26LADSTLDick Rickettsahead 1-0b 221--2910.16680%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Wills Scores
1961 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1515111961-05-14LADCHCJoe Schaffernothahead 7-4b 61---1910.04494%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
1616211961-06-14LADCHCJim Brewerahead 4-0b 61---1910.02697%Home Run (Fly Ball)
1717311961-07-02LAD@PHIArt Mahaffeytied 1-1t 81---1910.27573%Home Run (Fly Ball)
1818411961-08-09LADMLNDon Nottebarttied 1-1b 201234910.15987%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Roseboro Scores; Hodges Scores; Neal Scores
1919511961-09-28LAD@PHIKen Lehmanahead 8-0t 81---1910.001100%Home Run (Fly Ball)
1964 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2020111964-06-07 (1)LAD@NYMTracy Stallardahead 1-0t 30---1910.10873%Home Run (Fly Ball)
1965 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2121111965-04-12LAD@NYMAl Jacksonahead 3-0t 421--2910.10493%Home Run; Fairly Scores
2222211965-06-06 (1)LAD@MLNDick Kelleyahead 1-0t 51---1910.12575%Home Run
2323311965-06-11LAD@NYMWarren Spahntied 1-1t 82---1910.31274%Home Run
2424411965-07-06LAD@CINJim O'Tooleahead 3-2t 21---1910.10269%Home Run
2525511965-07-23LADSTLNelson Brilesahead 2-1b 72---1910.11089%Home Run
2626611965-08-19LAD@SFGWarren Spahnbehind 1-3t 61---1910.11629%Home Run
2727711965-09-10LADHOURobin Robertstied 0-0b 301--2910.19479%Home Run; Roseboro Scores
1966 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2828111966-05-07LAD@CINSammy Ellisahead 4-0t 21---1910.05289%Home Run
2929211966-07-24 (1)LADNYMJack Fishertied 0-0b 31---1910.13666%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.

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