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Bobby Mathews

Robert T. Mathews

Positions: Pitcher and Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 5", Weight: 140 lb.

Born: November 21, 1851 in Baltimore, MD (All Transactions)
Debut: May 4, 1871 (Age 19.164, 1st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1871 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mutuals/Athletics/RedStockings/Grays/Canaries/... 1871-1887

Last Game: October 10, 1887 (Age 35.323)
Died: April 17, 1898 in Baltimore, MD
Buried: New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, MD
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Career Home Runs

Bobby Mathews: 1 Career Home Run

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 0 go ahead, 1 lacking some details (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
1 Tm
vs RHP1
1 Opp
1 Pitcher
Tommy Bond1
1 Park
MesserSt Grd1
Where Hit
General field locations
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
1 on1
Any on1
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1879 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
1 1 1 1 1879-06-27 PRO BSN Tommy Bond b 4 2 9 9

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on'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. 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 1913 to 2016, 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.