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Mel Nelson

Melvin Frederick Nelson

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: May 30, 1936 in San Diego, CA
School: San Bernardino Valley College (San Bernardino, CA)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1956. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 27, 1960 (Age 24.120, 9,406th in MLB history)   vs. LAD 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1963 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Angels/Twins/Cardinals 1960-1969

Final Game: June 2, 1969 (Age 33.003)   vs. ATL 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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Career Home Runs Allowed

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.

Mel Nelson: 19 Career Home Runs Allowed

0 leading off, 1 walk-off, 2 tying, 7 go ahead
3 Tms
MIN8
LAA7
STL4
 
vs RHB14
vs LHB5
 
Away12
Home7
 
Leverage
High Lev7
Medium Lev9
Low Lev3
10 Opps
NYY3
BAL3
DET3
CHW3
SFG2
PIT1
KCA1
WSA1
CIN1
CAL1
17 Batters
Joe Pepitone2
Willie Mays2
Dick Brown1
Boog Powell1
Jim King1
Jim Landis1
Brooks Robinson1
Roberto Clemente1
Ron Hansen1
George Thomas1
Don Demeter1
Willie Smith1
Bill Freehan1
Mickey Mantle1
Pete Rose1
Dave Nicholson1
Ed Charles1
11 Parks
Dodger Stad3
Yankee Stad3
Memor. Stad2
Tiger Stad2
Metrop. Stad2
Busch Stad2
Comiskey Pk1
Munic. Stad1
Candlestick1
Forbes Fld1
RFK Stad1
Where Hit
78
97
Unk2
81
891
General field locations
when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms11
2·HR gms4
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
3rd5
7th4
4th3
6th3
1st2
5th1
8th1
Outs
011
14
24
 
DefPos
RF4
LF4
1B3
CF3
C2
3B2
SS1
Bases
---11
1--4
12-2
1231
-2-1
 
31 Runs
RISP4
0 on11
1 on5
2 on2
3 on1
Any on8
Inning
11
22
31
54
62
72
83
93
Extra1
 
1-34
4-66
7-end9
RelScore
+4..2
+31
+21
+13
Tied3
-16
-22
-31
 
Ahead7
Tied3
Behind9
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1960 HRs #car #yr #gm Date Batter @Bat   Score Inn Out RoB R BOP Pos bWPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1960-10-02 Willie Mays SFG STL behind 0-1 b 3 2 12- 3 3 8 34% 76% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to RF; Pagan Scores; Amalfitano Scores
1963 HRs #car #yr #gm Date Batter @Bat   Score Inn Out RoB R BOP Pos bWPA bWE Notes Play Description
2 2 1 1 1963-04-26 Brooks Robinson BAL LAA behind 1-3 b 9 0 --- 1 6 5 10% 18% Home Run
3 3 2 2 1963-04-26 Dick Brown BAL LAA behind 2-3 b 9 1 --- 1 8 2 47% 57% Home Run
4 4 3 1 1963-05-17 Joe Pepitone NYY LAA behind 0-1 b 2 0 1-- 2 7 3 19% 66% Home Run (CF-RF); Boyer Scores
5 5 4 2 1963-05-17 Joe Pepitone NYY LAA ahead 2-1 b 7 0 1-- 2 7 3 12% 95% Home Run; Boyer Scores
6 6 5 1 1963-06-05 (1) Dave Nicholson CHW @ LAA tied 0-0 t 2 0 --- 1 4 7 12% 62% Home Run
7 7 6 2 1963-06-05 (1) Jim Landis CHW @ LAA ahead 1-0 t 5 1 -2- 2 1 8 17% 85% Home Run; Weis Scores
8 8 7 1 1963-09-18 (2) Boog Powell BAL @ LAA ahead 5-3 t 5 0 1-- 2 3 7 12% 92% Home Run; Snyder Scores
1965 HRs #car #yr #gm Date Batter @Bat   Score Inn Out RoB R BOP Pos bWPA bWE Notes Play Description
9 9 1 1 1965-05-16 (1) Ed Charles KCA MIN tied 4-4 b 10 1 12- 3 6 5 30% 100% Walk-Off Home Run; Blanchard Scores; Green Scores
10 10 2 1 1965-05-29 Jim King WSA MIN ahead 6-5 b 5 0 --- 1 3 9 11% 83% Home Run
11 11 3 1 1965-06-11 (2) George Thomas DET MIN behind 0-2 b 7 0 --- 1 6 9 14% 34% Home Run
12 12 4 2 1965-06-11 (2) Don Demeter DET MIN behind 1-2 b 8 2 --- 1 3 3 35% 52% Home Run
13 13 5 1 1965-06-18 Mickey Mantle NYY MIN behind 0-1 b 1 1 123 4 5 7 27% 81% Home Run; Tresh Scores; Maris Scores; Howard Scores
14 14 6 1 1965-07-20 Willie Smith CAL @ MIN ahead 5-1 t 5 0 --- 1 4 7 4% 95% Home Run
15 15 7 1 1965-08-31 Bill Freehan DET @ MIN behind 5-6 t 9 2 1-- 2 7 2 75% 82% Home Run; Cash Scores/unER; Freehan Scores/unER
1967 HRs #car #yr #gm Date Batter @Bat   Score Inn Out RoB R BOP Pos bWPA bWE Notes Play Description
16 16 1 1 1967-09-15 Ron Hansen CHW MIN ahead 5-1 b 8 0 --- 1 7 6 0% 100% Home Run
1968 HRs #car #yr #gm Date Batter @Bat   Score Inn Out RoB R BOP Pos bWPA bWE Notes Play Description
17 17 1 1 1968-07-26 (2) Roberto Clemente PIT STL tied 3-3 b 6 0 --- 1 4 9 20% 77% Home Run
18 18 2 1 1968-08-07 Pete Rose CIN @ STL behind 0-3 t 6 0 --- 1 1 9 8% 18% Home Run
19 19 3 1 1968-09-06 (2) Willie Mays SFG @ STL ahead 7-4 t 8 2 --- 1 3 8 3% 97% 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.