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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, 9,111th in MLB history)   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

Last 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 (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
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

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1958 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111958-07-01LAD@STLJim Brosnantied 1-1t 30---1230.11261%Home Run (Fly Ball)
22221958-07-01LAD@STLJim Brosnanbehind 2-3t 501--2230.22464%Home Run (Fly Ball); Gilliam Scores
33311958-07-03 (1)LADSTLSam Jonesbehind 0-2b 40---1230.11843%Home Run (Fly Ball)
44411958-08-19 (2)LADMLNJoey Jayahead 2-0b 22-2-2330.12786%Home Run (Line Drive); Roseboro Scores
1959 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
55111959-04-18LADCHCJohn Buzhardttied 3-3b 32--32530.19273%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Roseboro Scores
66211959-05-07LAD@SFGJack Sanfordtied 0-0t 401--2630.19574%Home Run; Demeter Scores
77311959-05-09LAD@SFGSam Jonesahead 2-0t 12---1530.08575%Home Run (CF-RF)
88411959-07-09LAD@MLNJoey Jaybehind 0-3t 3012-39PH0.21850%Home Run (Line Drive); Roseboro Scores; Wills Scores
99511959-07-31LADPHITurk Farrellahead 4-3b 80---1530.07394%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
1010611959-08-11LAD@CHCMoe Drabowskybehind 1-2t 81---1530.26045%Home Run (Line Drive)
1111711959-08-20LAD@CINBob Purkeyahead 2-1t 5212-3430.25288%Home Run (Line Drive to CF-RF); Neal Scores/unER; Moon Scores/unER; Larker Scores/unER
1212811959-08-24LAD@PHIRay Semprochahead 7-2t 92---1330.004100%Home Run (Line Drive)
1960 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1313111960-06-21LAD@CINBob Purkeybehind 0-5t 601--2230.06813%Home Run (Fly Ball); Gilliam Scores
1414211960-07-19LADPITFred Greenbehind 3-4b 721--2330.45476%Home Run (Fly Ball); Gilliam Scores
1515311960-08-26 (1)LADCINJay Hookahead 1-0b 3112-3430.18689%Home Run (Fly Ball); Wills Scores; Gilliam Scores
1616411960-09-06LADSFGGeorges Marandatied 0-0b 12-2-2430.17671%Home Run; Wills Scores
1717511960-09-18LAD@CHCBob Andersontied 0-0t 40---1430.13263%Home Run (Fly Ball)
1961 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1818111961-05-07LAD@PITRed Witttied 1-1t 71-2-2530.26880%Home Run (Line Drive); Moon Scores
1919211961-05-09LAD@PHIArt Mahaffeyahead 4-1t 50---1530.05990%Home Run (Fly Ball)
2020311961-05-14LADCHCGlen Hobbietied 0-0b 12-233530.22078%Home Run (Deep RF Line); Davis Scores; Moon Scores
2121411961-07-20LAD@CINJoey Jayahead 7-1t 511--2730.02499%Home Run (Line Drive to CF-RF); Davis Scores
2222511961-07-26LAD@PHIFrank Sullivanahead 2-1t 821234630.21398%Home Run (Line Drive); Davis Scores; Moon Scores; Davis Scores
1962 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2323111962-04-17HOU@NYMJay Hooktied 0-0t 621--2430.29175%Home Run; Mejias Scores
2424211962-05-05HOU@MLNBob Shawahead 3-2t 81---1630.12886%Home Run (Deep CF)
2525311962-05-06 (2)HOU@MLNCarl Willeyahead 2-1t 31---1470.10770%Home Run (Deep RF)
2626411962-05-18HOU@SFGJack Sanfordbehind 0-1t 50---1430.14150%Home Run
2727511962-06-20HOU@SFGJuan Marichalbehind 1-2t 321234430.36178%Home Run; Lillis Scores; Amalfitano Scores; Mejias Scores
2828611962-07-08 (1)HOU@CINMoe Drabowskyahead 5-3t 5012-3430.11994%Home Run; Amalfitano Scores; Mejias Scores
2929711962-07-08 (2)HOU@CINTed Willsbehind 2-5t 40---1430.08427%Home Run
3030811962-08-12HOUMLNLew Burdettetied 1-1b 41---1530.14067%Home Run
3131911962-09-29 (2)HOU@SFGJuan Marichalbehind 1-2t 321--2430.22258%Home Run; Roberts Scores
1963 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3232111963-04-18MLNPHIRay Culpbehind 4-5b 70---1530.25258%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 2015, 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.