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Syd O'Brien

Sydney Lloyd O'Brien

Positions: Third Baseman, Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: February 18, 1944 in Compton, CA
High School: Millikan HS (Long Beach, CA)
School: Long Beach City College (Long Beach, CA)
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1964. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1969 (Age 25.056, 10,411th in MLB history)   vs. BAL 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1969 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Angels/WhiteSox/RedSox/Brewers 1969-1972

Last Game: October 1, 1972 (Age 28.226)   vs. DET 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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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.

Syd O'Brien: 24 Career Home Runs

3 leading off, 1 walk-off, 0 tying, 9 go ahead
4 Tms
BOS9
CHW8
CAL6
MIL1
 
vs RHP18
vs LHP6
 
Home16
Away8
 
Leverage
High Lev2
Medium Lev11
Low Lev11
10 Opps
CLE5
MIL/SEP4
MIN3
WSA3
BOS2
OAK2
BAL2
KCR1
NYY1
CHW1
23 Pitchers
Jim Hannan2
George Lauzerique1
Dick Ellsworth1
Wilbur Wood1
Bucky Brandon1
Casey Cox1
Dick Woodson1
Stan Williams1
Catfish Hunter1
Mike Cuellar1
Joe Coleman1
George Brunet1
Jim Palmer1
Steve Dunning1
Lynn McGlothen1
Bruce Brubaker1
Bill Butler1
Lindy McDaniel1
Chuck Machemehl1
Vince Colbert1
9 Parks
Comiskey Pk7
Fenway Pk6
Angel Stad3
Metrop. Stad2
County Stad2
ClevelandStd1
Memor. Stad1
O.co Coliseum1
Sick's Stad1
Where Hit
718
Unk3
782
91
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms24
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
1st13
2nd4
7th3
6th2
5th1
9th1
Outs
29
08
17
 
DefPos
3B13
2B5
SS4
PH2
Bases
---12
1--7
-2-4
12-1
 
37 RBI
RISP5
0 on12
1 on11
2 on1
Any on12
Inning
13
22
35
41
53
61
72
83
93
Extra1
 
1-310
4-65
7-end9
RelScore
+4..3
+33
+22
+13
Tied8
-11
-32
-4..2
 
Ahead11
Tied8
Behind5
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1969 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1969-05-06 BOS @ SEP Bucky Brandon ahead 11-2 t 9 1 --- 1 2 4 0.000 100% Home Run
2 2 2 1 1969-06-24 (2) BOS CLE Dick Ellsworth tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 1 1 4 0.102 65% Lead-Off Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
3 3 3 1 1969-06-25 (2) BOS CLE Stan Williams behind 1-6 b 3 0 1-- 2 1 4 0.099 22% Home Run; Moses Scores
4 4 4 1 1969-07-20 BOS BAL Mike Cuellar ahead 2-1 b 5 0 --- 1 1 5 0.106 82% Home Run
5 5 5 1 1969-08-20 BOS MIN Dick Woodson ahead 4-1 b 6 2 1-- 2 1 5 0.064 97% Home Run; Nagy Scores
6 6 6 1 1969-08-30 BOS @ MIN Dave Boswell ahead 1-0 t 3 0 --- 1 1 5 0.104 72% Home Run
7 7 7 1 1969-09-03 (2) BOS OAK George Lauzerique ahead 2-0 b 2 2 --- 1 1 5 0.082 81% Home Run
8 8 8 1 1969-09-06 BOS WSA Joe Coleman ahead 4-0 b 2 1 -2- 2 1 5 0.057 95% Home Run; Satriano Scores
9 9 9 1 1969-09-10 BOS @ BAL Jim Palmer tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 5 0.104 60% Lead-Off Home Run (LF-CF)
1970 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
10 10 1 1 1970-06-12 CHW WSA George Brunet tied 0-0 b 3 0 --- 1 7 4 0.121 67% Home Run (Deep LF)
11 11 2 1 1970-06-21 (1) CHW @ OAK Catfish Hunter behind 1-4 t 4 2 1-- 2 7 4 0.173 32% Home Run; Herrmann Scores
12 12 3 1 1970-07-31 CHW CLE Steve Dunning tied 0-0 b 3 1 -2- 2 1 5 0.184 76% Home Run; Knoop Scores
13 13 4 1 1970-08-04 CHW KCR Bill Butler tied 1-1 b 5 2 --- 1 1 5 0.166 68% Home Run
14 14 5 1 1970-08-05 CHW MIL Bruce Brubaker ahead 7-3 b 8 2 1-- 2 1 5 0.010 100% Home Run; Murphy Scores
15 15 6 1 1970-08-23 (2) CHW NYY Lindy McDaniel behind 2-7 b 9 2 12- 3 6 5 0.009 1% Home Run; Aparicio Scores; May Scores
16 16 7 1 1970-08-26 CHW WSA Casey Cox tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 1 1 5 0.104 65% Lead-Off Home Run
17 17 8 1 1970-09-12 CHW @ MIN Bert Blyleven ahead 1-0 t 3 0 1-- 2 1 5 0.153 80% Home Run; Johnson Scores
1971 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
18 18 1 1 1971-04-29 CAL CLE Vince Colbert ahead 7-4 b 7 1 --- 1 5 6 0.025 98% Home Run
19 19 2 1 1971-05-07 CAL @ CLE Chuck Machemehl tied 2-2 t 11 1 1-- 2 6 6 0.423 92% Home Run; McMullen Scores
20 20 3 1 1971-05-15 CAL MIL Jim Hannan ahead 2-0 b 8 2 -2- 2 7 6 0.040 99% Home Run; Stephenson Scores
21 21 4 1 1971-06-15 CAL BOS Sparky Lyle behind 3-4 b 9 1 -2- 2 2 PH 0.748 100% Walk-Off Home Run; Repoz Scores
22 22 5 1 1971-06-23 (2) CAL @ MIL Jim Hannan ahead 8-5 t 7 2 --- 1 2 6 0.046 95% Home Run
1972 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
23 23 1 1 1972-05-19 CAL @ CHW Wilbur Wood behind 0-3 t 8 1 --- 1 9 PH 0.043 8% Home Run
24 24 2 1 1972-09-04 (2) MIL BOS Lynn McGlothen tied 2-2 b 5 2 1-- 2 2 5 0.299 83% Home Run; Theobald Scores

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

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