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Whitey Platt

Mizell George Platt

Positions: Leftfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: August 21, 1920 in West Palm Beach, FL
High School: Palm Beach HS (West Palm Beach, FL) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 16, 1942 (Age 22.026, 7,391st in MLB history)   vs. PHI 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1946 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/WhiteSox/Cubs 1942-1949

Last Game: October 2, 1949 (Age 29.042)   vs. CHW 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: July 27, 1970 in West Palm Beach, FL
Buried: Hillcrest Memorial Park, West Palm Beach, FL
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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.

Whitey Platt: 13 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 1 tying, 4 go ahead, 4 lacking some details (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
2 Tms
SLB10
CHW3
 
vs RHP8
vs LHP5
 
Away7
Home6
 
Leverage
High Lev2
Medium Lev3
Low Lev4
4 Opps
BOS7
DET3
WSH2
NYY1
13 Pitchers
Dutch Leonard1
Mickey Haefner1
Joe Dobson1
Frank Hiller1
Hal Newhouser1
Earl Johnson1
Ellis Kinder1
Jack Kramer1
Chuck Stobbs1
Virgil Trucks1
Frank Quinn1
Mel Parnell1
Art Houtteman1
5 Parks
Sprtsmn3/Busch4
Fenway Pk4
Comiskey Pk2
Tiger Stad2
Yankee Stad1
Where Hit
77
Unk4
891
91
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms13
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
6th5
Unk3
4th3
5th1
3rd1
Outs
26
Unk4
03
 
DefPos
LF10
CF2
1B1
Bases
---9
-2-2
12-1
1--1
 
18 RBI
RISP3
0 on9
1 on3
2 on1
Any on4
Inning
12
21
42
51
63
73
81
 
1-33
4-66
7-end4
RelScore
+4..1
+11
Tied4
-11
-32
Unk4
 
Ahead2
Tied4
Behind3
Unk4
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1946 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1946-05-20 CHW WSH Dutch Leonard b 8 --- 1 6 8
2 2 2 1 1946-06-14 CHW BOS Earl Johnson tied 5-5 b 7 2 12- 3 5 7 0.372 94% Home Run; Appling Scores; Trosky Scores
3 3 3 1 1946-07-03 CHW @ DET Hal Newhouser t 2 --- 1 8
1948 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
4 4 1 1 1948-05-16 SLB @ DET Art Houtteman t 6 --- 1 7
5 5 2 1 1948-05-29 SLB DET Virgil Trucks ahead 2-1 b 4 0 --- 1 6 7 0.098 78% Home Run (CF-RF)
6 6 3 1 1948-06-03 SLB @ BOS Jack Kramer behind 0-3 t 7 0 -2- 2 6 7 0.142 32% Home Run; Lehner Scores
7 7 4 1 1948-06-04 (1) SLB @ BOS Joe Dobson behind 1-4 t 4 2 --- 1 6 7 0.076 23% Home Run
8 8 5 1 1948-06-16 SLB WSH Mickey Haefner tied 0-0 b 1 2 -2- 2 4 7 0.168 70% Home Run; Priddy Scores
9 9 6 1 1948-07-15 SLB @ NYY Frank Hiller tied 0-0 t 5 2 1-- 2 4 7 0.252 72% Home Run; Priddy Scores
10 10 7 1 1948-09-16 SLB BOS Mel Parnell b 7 --- 1 7
1949 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
11 11 1 1 1949-06-09 SLB BOS Frank Quinn ahead 10-0 b 6 0 --- 1 6 7 0.001 100% Home Run
12 12 2 1 1949-06-24 SLB @ BOS Ellis Kinder tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 7 0.094 55% Home Run (Deep LF)
13 13 3 1 1949-06-26 SLB @ BOS Chuck Stobbs behind 0-1 t 6 2 --- 1 4 3 0.153 44% 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 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.