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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, 8,924th in MLB history)   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 #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1956-09-09 BRO NYG Max Surkont ahead 3-1 b 5 0 --- 1 9 1 0.072 88% Home Run
1957 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
2 2 1 1 1957-06-16 (1) BRO STL Herm Wehmeier ahead 5-1 b 4 1 --- 1 9 1 0.037 94% Home Run (LF-CF)
3 3 2 1 1957-07-15 BRO MLN Ernie Johnson ahead 5-1 b 4 0 --- 1 9 1 0.035 94% Home Run
1958 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
4 4 1 1 1958-06-26 LAD @ MLN Lew Burdette ahead 3-1 t 7 0 --- 1 9 1 0.075 91% Home Run (Fly Ball)
5 5 2 1 1958-07-11 LAD MLN Joey Jay tied 1-1 b 5 0 --- 1 9 1 0.142 71% Home Run (Fly Ball)
6 6 3 1 1958-08-03 (2) LAD @ CIN Alex Kellner tied 0-0 t 3 1 --- 1 9 1 0.114 59% Home Run (Fly Ball)
7 7 4 1 1958-08-14 LAD CHC Marcelino Solis ahead 4-2 b 6 2 1-- 2 9 1 0.113 94% Home Run (Line Drive); Hodges Scores
8 8 5 1 1958-08-19 (1) LAD MLN Carl Willey ahead 3-1 b 5 1 --- 1 9 1 0.077 88% Home Run (Fly Ball)
9 9 6 1 1958-08-23 LAD MLN Juan Pizarro tied 0-0 b 4 1 -23 3 9 1 0.187 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Zimmer Scores; Cimoli Scores
10 10 7 2 1958-08-23 LAD MLN Juan Pizarro ahead 4-0 b 6 0 --- 1 9 1 0.023 97% Home Run (Fly Ball)
1959 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
11 11 1 1 1959-04-11 LAD @ CHC Bob Anderson tied 0-0 t 3 2 --- 1 9 1 0.122 58% Home Run (Fly Ball)
12 12 2 1 1959-06-20 LAD CIN Bob Purkey ahead 4-2 b 6 2 1-- 2 9 1 0.115 94% Home Run (Line Drive); Zimmer Scores
13 13 3 1 1959-06-25 LAD PHI Robin Roberts ahead 4-0 b 4 0 --- 1 9 1 0.035 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
14 14 4 1 1959-07-26 LAD STL Dick Ricketts ahead 1-0 b 2 2 1-- 2 9 1 0.166 80% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Wills Scores
1961 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
15 15 1 1 1961-05-14 LAD CHC Joe Schaffernoth ahead 7-4 b 6 1 --- 1 9 1 0.044 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
16 16 2 1 1961-06-14 LAD CHC Jim Brewer ahead 4-0 b 6 1 --- 1 9 1 0.026 97% Home Run (Fly Ball)
17 17 3 1 1961-07-02 LAD @ PHI Art Mahaffey tied 1-1 t 8 1 --- 1 9 1 0.275 73% Home Run (Fly Ball)
18 18 4 1 1961-08-09 LAD MLN Don Nottebart tied 1-1 b 2 0 123 4 9 1 0.159 87% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Roseboro Scores; Hodges Scores; Neal Scores
19 19 5 1 1961-09-28 LAD @ PHI Ken Lehman ahead 8-0 t 8 1 --- 1 9 1 0.001 100% Home Run (Fly Ball)
1964 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
20 20 1 1 1964-06-07 (1) LAD @ NYM Tracy Stallard ahead 1-0 t 3 0 --- 1 9 1 0.108 73% Home Run (Fly Ball)
1965 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
21 21 1 1 1965-04-12 LAD @ NYM Al Jackson ahead 3-0 t 4 2 1-- 2 9 1 0.104 93% Home Run; Fairly Scores
22 22 2 1 1965-06-06 (1) LAD @ MLN Dick Kelley ahead 1-0 t 5 1 --- 1 9 1 0.125 75% Home Run
23 23 3 1 1965-06-11 LAD @ NYM Warren Spahn tied 1-1 t 8 2 --- 1 9 1 0.312 74% Home Run
24 24 4 1 1965-07-06 LAD @ CIN Jim O'Toole ahead 3-2 t 2 1 --- 1 9 1 0.102 69% Home Run
25 25 5 1 1965-07-23 LAD STL Nelson Briles ahead 2-1 b 7 2 --- 1 9 1 0.110 89% Home Run
26 26 6 1 1965-08-19 LAD @ SFG Warren Spahn behind 1-3 t 6 1 --- 1 9 1 0.116 29% Home Run
27 27 7 1 1965-09-10 LAD HOU Robin Roberts tied 0-0 b 3 0 1-- 2 9 1 0.194 79% Home Run; Roseboro Scores
1966 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
28 28 1 1 1966-05-07 LAD @ CIN Sammy Ellis ahead 4-0 t 2 1 --- 1 9 1 0.052 89% Home Run
29 29 2 1 1966-07-24 (1) LAD NYM Jack Fisher tied 0-0 b 3 1 --- 1 9 1 0.136 66% 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.