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Norm Larker

Norman Howard John Larker

Positions: First Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: December 27, 1930 in Beaver Meadows, PA
High School: Hazleton HS (Hazleton, PA)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1958 (Age 27.109)   vs. SFG 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1958 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Colt.45's/Braves/Giants 1958-1963

Final Game: September 28, 1963 (Age 32.275)   vs. PIT 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: March 12, 2007 in Long Beach, CA
Buried: All Souls Cemetery, Long Beach, CA
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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.

Norm Larker: 32 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 4 tying, 13 go ahead
3 Tms
LAD22
HOU9
MLN1
 
vs RHP30
vs LHP2
 
Away22
Home10
 
Leverage
High Lev13
Medium Lev12
Low Lev7
8 Opps
CIN6
SFG6
PHI5
MLN5
CHC4
STL3
PIT2
NYM1
23 Pitchers
Joey Jay3
Juan Marichal2
Jim Brosnan2
Jay Hook2
Moe Drabowsky2
Jack Sanford2
Bob Purkey2
Sam Jones2
Glen Hobbie1
Ray Semproch1
Fred Green1
Turk Farrell1
Red Witt1
Georges Maranda1
Ted Wills1
Bob Anderson1
Carl Willey1
Art Mahaffey1
Frank Sullivan1
John Buzhardt1
11 Parks
LA Coliseum8
Crosley Fld5
County Stad4
Shibe Pk3
Candlestick3
Seals Stad2
Sprtsmn3/Busch2
Wrigley Fld2
Polo Grounds1
Forbes Fld1
Colt Stad1
Where Hit
918
Unk5
73
893
782
81
General field locations when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms30
2·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
4th11
5th9
2nd4
6th3
3rd3
7th1
9th1
Outs
013
212
17
 
DefPos
1B30
PH1
LF1
Bases
---14
1--7
12-4
-2-3
1232
--31
-231
 
59 RBI
RISP11
0 on14
1 on11
2 on5
3 on2
Any on18
Inning
13
21
37
45
56
62
73
84
91
 
1-311
4-613
7-end8
RelScore
+4..2
+31
+23
+16
Tied9
-17
-21
-32
-4..1
 
Ahead12
Tied9
Behind11
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1958 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1958-07-01 LAD @ STL Jim Brosnan tied 1-1 t 3 0 --- 1 2 3 0.112 61% Home Run (Fly Ball)
2 2 2 2 1958-07-01 LAD @ STL Jim Brosnan behind 2-3 t 5 0 1-- 2 2 3 0.224 64% Home Run (Fly Ball); Gilliam Scores
3 3 3 1 1958-07-03 (1) LAD STL Sam Jones behind 0-2 b 4 0 --- 1 2 3 0.118 43% Home Run (Fly Ball)
4 4 4 1 1958-08-19 (2) LAD MLN Joey Jay ahead 2-0 b 2 2 -2- 2 3 3 0.127 86% Home Run (Line Drive); Roseboro Scores
1959 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
5 5 1 1 1959-04-18 LAD CHC John Buzhardt tied 3-3 b 3 2 --3 2 5 3 0.192 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Roseboro Scores
6 6 2 1 1959-05-07 LAD @ SFG Jack Sanford tied 0-0 t 4 0 1-- 2 6 3 0.195 74% Home Run; Demeter Scores
7 7 3 1 1959-05-09 LAD @ SFG Sam Jones ahead 2-0 t 1 2 --- 1 5 3 0.085 75% Home Run (CF-RF)
8 8 4 1 1959-07-09 LAD @ MLN Joey Jay behind 0-3 t 3 0 12- 3 9 PH 0.218 50% Home Run (Line Drive); Roseboro Scores; Wills Scores
9 9 5 1 1959-07-31 LAD PHI Turk Farrell ahead 4-3 b 8 0 --- 1 5 3 0.073 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
10 10 6 1 1959-08-11 LAD @ CHC Moe Drabowsky behind 1-2 t 8 1 --- 1 5 3 0.260 45% Home Run (Line Drive)
11 11 7 1 1959-08-20 LAD @ CIN Bob Purkey ahead 2-1 t 5 2 12- 3 4 3 0.252 88% Home Run (Line Drive to CF-RF); Neal Scores/unER; Moon Scores/unER; Larker Scores/unER
12 12 8 1 1959-08-24 LAD @ PHI Ray Semproch ahead 7-2 t 9 2 --- 1 3 3 0.004 100% Home Run (Line Drive)
1960 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
13 13 1 1 1960-06-21 LAD @ CIN Bob Purkey behind 0-5 t 6 0 1-- 2 2 3 0.068 13% Home Run (Fly Ball); Gilliam Scores
14 14 2 1 1960-07-19 LAD PIT Fred Green behind 3-4 b 7 2 1-- 2 3 3 0.454 76% Home Run (Fly Ball); Gilliam Scores
15 15 3 1 1960-08-26 (1) LAD CIN Jay Hook ahead 1-0 b 3 1 12- 3 4 3 0.186 89% Home Run (Fly Ball); Wills Scores; Gilliam Scores
16 16 4 1 1960-09-06 LAD SFG Georges Maranda tied 0-0 b 1 2 -2- 2 4 3 0.176 71% Home Run; Wills Scores
17 17 5 1 1960-09-18 LAD @ CHC Bob Anderson tied 0-0 t 4 0 --- 1 4 3 0.132 63% Home Run (Fly Ball)
1961 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
18 18 1 1 1961-05-07 LAD @ PIT Red Witt tied 1-1 t 7 1 -2- 2 5 3 0.268 80% Home Run (Line Drive); Moon Scores
19 19 2 1 1961-05-09 LAD @ PHI Art Mahaffey ahead 4-1 t 5 0 --- 1 5 3 0.059 90% Home Run (Fly Ball)
20 20 3 1 1961-05-14 LAD CHC Glen Hobbie tied 0-0 b 1 2 -23 3 5 3 0.220 78% Home Run (Deep RF Line); Davis Scores; Moon Scores
21 21 4 1 1961-07-20 LAD @ CIN Joey Jay ahead 7-1 t 5 1 1-- 2 7 3 0.024 99% Home Run (Line Drive to CF-RF); Davis Scores
22 22 5 1 1961-07-26 LAD @ PHI Frank Sullivan ahead 2-1 t 8 2 123 4 6 3 0.213 98% Home Run (Line Drive); Davis Scores; Moon Scores; Davis Scores
1962 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
23 23 1 1 1962-04-17 HOU @ NYM Jay Hook tied 0-0 t 6 2 1-- 2 4 3 0.291 75% Home Run; Mejias Scores
24 24 2 1 1962-05-05 HOU @ MLN Bob Shaw ahead 3-2 t 8 1 --- 1 6 3 0.128 86% Home Run (Deep CF)
25 25 3 1 1962-05-06 (2) HOU @ MLN Carl Willey ahead 2-1 t 3 1 --- 1 4 7 0.107 70% Home Run (Deep RF)
26 26 4 1 1962-05-18 HOU @ SFG Jack Sanford behind 0-1 t 5 0 --- 1 4 3 0.141 50% Home Run
27 27 5 1 1962-06-20 HOU @ SFG Juan Marichal behind 1-2 t 3 2 123 4 4 3 0.361 78% Home Run; Lillis Scores; Amalfitano Scores; Mejias Scores
28 28 6 1 1962-07-08 (1) HOU @ CIN Moe Drabowsky ahead 5-3 t 5 0 12- 3 4 3 0.119 94% Home Run; Amalfitano Scores; Mejias Scores
29 29 7 1 1962-07-08 (2) HOU @ CIN Ted Wills behind 2-5 t 4 0 --- 1 4 3 0.084 27% Home Run
30 30 8 1 1962-08-12 HOU MLN Lew Burdette tied 1-1 b 4 1 --- 1 5 3 0.140 67% Home Run
31 31 9 1 1962-09-29 (2) HOU @ SFG Juan Marichal behind 1-2 t 3 2 1-- 2 4 3 0.222 58% Home Run; Roberts Scores
1963 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
32 32 1 1 1963-04-18 MLN PHI Ray Culp behind 4-5 b 7 0 --- 1 5 3 0.252 58% Home Run

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