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Harry Simpson

Harry Leon Simpson (Suitcase or Goody)

Positions: Rightfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: December 3, 1925 in Atlanta, GA
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1949. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 21, 1951 (Age 25.139)   vs. SLB 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1951 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Indians/Yankees/WhiteSox/Pirates 1951-1959

Final Game: September 27, 1959 (Age 33.298)   vs. CIN 5 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: April 3, 1979 in Akron, OH
Buried: West Hill Cemetery, Dalton, GA
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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.

Harry Simpson: 73 Career Home Runs

1 leading off, 1 walk-off, 8 tying, 26 go ahead, 2 lacking some details
4 Tms
KCA40
CLE24
NYY7
CHW2
 
vs RHP58
vs LHP15
 
Home43
Away30
 
Leverage
High Lev16
Medium Lev25
Low Lev30
8 Opps
DET13
NYY12
WSH11
BOS10
CHW8
CLE7
BAL/SLB6
PHA/KCA6
57 Pitchers
Dave Sisler4
Duke Maas3
Eddie Lopat2
Mike Fornieles2
Pedro Ramos2
Bunky Stewart2
Ray Scarborough2
Billy Pierce2
Mike Garcia2
Joe Dobson2
Art Houtteman2
Cal McLish2
Johnny Kucks2
Jack Urban1
Jim Wilson1
Billy Loes1
Mickey McDermott1
Bob Turley1
Ted Wills1
Herb Moford1
8 Parks
Munic. Stad27
ClevelandStd20
Tiger Stad6
Comiskey Pk5
Yankee Stad5
GriffithStad5
Fenway Pk4
Sprtsmn3/Busch1
Where Hit
928
Unk16
713
896
786
84
General field locations
when available.
 
4 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms67
2·HR gms3
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
4th34
6th14
5th10
1st6
7th5
3rd3
9th1
Outs
029
222
120
Unk2
 
DefPos
RF34
1B22
CF12
LF4
PH1
Bases
---39
1--14
12-5
-2-5
1234
--33
Unk2
1-31
 
123 RBI
RISP18
0 on39
1 on23
2 on6
3 on5
Any on34
Inning
15
28
311
47
54
69
710
811
96
Extra2
 
1-324
4-620
7-end29
RelScore
+4..4
+31
+27
+19
Tied21
-18
-24
-33
-4..14
Unk2
 
Ahead21
Tied21
Behind29
Unk2
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

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1951 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1951-06-07 CLE PHA Bob Hooper tied 0-0 b 1 2 --- 1 3 8 0.106 62% Home Run
2 2 2 1 1951-06-15 CLE @ WSH Don Johnson ahead 1-0 t 5 0 --- 1 7 3 0.114 75% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to LF
3 3 3 1 1951-07-15 (1) CLE WSH Connie Marrero behind 1-7 b 6 0 1-- 2 6 9 0.048 9% Home Run; Rosen Scores
4 4 4 1 1951-08-14 CLE DET Fred Hutchinson tied 2-2 b 4 0 --- 1 6 9 0.130 69% Home Run
5 5 5 1 1951-08-20 CLE WSH Dick Starr ahead 4-2 b 6 1 --- 1 6 9 0.070 91% Home Run
6 6 6 1 1951-09-02 CLE SLB Ned Garver tied 0-0 b 3 2 1-- 2 3 8 0.219 74% Home Run; Avila Scores
7 7 7 1 1951-09-03 (2) CLE CHW Howie Judson ahead 5-1 b 8 0 --- 1 3 8 0.006 100% Home Run
1952 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
8 8 1 1 1952-05-08 CLE @ NYY Eddie Lopat tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 3 0.107 61% Lead-Off,IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to CF
9 9 2 1 1952-05-25 (1) CLE @ SLB Duane Pillette behind 1-2 t 3 2 --- 1 1 9 0.120 46% IPHR Home Run
10 10 3 1 1952-05-29 CLE @ DET Ken Johnson ahead 7-4 t 8 1 123 4 1 9 0.036 100% Home Run; Combs Scores; Hegan Scores; Feller Scores
11 11 4 1 1952-05-30 (2) CLE CHW Joe Dobson behind 0-3 b 8 0 --- 1 1 9 0.071 14% Home Run
12 12 5 1 1952-06-25 CLE PHA Alex Kellner tied 0-0 b 3 1 --- 1 1 9 0.133 66% Home Run
13 13 6 1 1952-07-04 (1) CLE @ DET Art Houtteman ahead 7-0 t 7 1 --- 1 6 3 0.004 100% Home Run
14 14 7 1 1952-07-15 CLE @ NYY Joe Ostrowski ahead 5-0 t 6 0 --- 1 1 9 0.017 98% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to CF (Deep LF-CF)
15 15 8 1 1952-07-22 (1) CLE NYY Vic Raschi behind 0-2 b 4 1 1-- 2 6 9 0.244 53% Home Run; Doby Scores
16 16 9 1 1952-07-30 CLE BOS Dick Brodowski behind 0-4 b 2 1 --- 1 5 9 0.067 20% Home Run
17 17 10 1 1952-08-17 (1) CLE CHW Joe Dobson ahead 3-2 b 7 1 12- 3 6 9 0.143 97% Home Run; Easter Scores; Rosen Scores
1953 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
18 18 1 1 1953-04-25 CLE DET Hal Newhouser behind 1-2 b 7 0 --- 1 7 9 0.232 59% Home Run
19 19 2 1 1953-04-26 (2) CLE DET Art Houtteman ahead 3-2 b 8 1 12- 3 7 9 0.098 99% Home Run; Doby Scores; Glynn Scores
20 20 3 1 1953-05-13 CLE @ NYY Eddie Lopat tied 0-0 t 2 0 --- 1 7 9 0.108 61% Home Run (Deep RF)
21 21 4 1 1953-06-10 CLE WSH Sonny Dixon ahead 1-0 b 4 2 --- 1 5 9 0.113 77% Home Run
22 22 5 1 1953-06-13 CLE NYY Ray Scarborough behind 2-9 b 9 0 1-- 2 6 3 0.004 1% Home Run; Kennedy Scores
23 23 6 1 1953-08-20 CLE @ DET Ray Scarborough ahead 7-5 t 6 1 1-- 2 6 9 0.129 92% Home Run; Doby Scores
24 24 7 1 1953-08-26 CLE WSH Chuck Stobbs ahead 2-1 b 4 1 --- 1 6 9 0.108 78% Home Run (Deep CF)
1955 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
25 25 1 1 1955-06-16 KCA @ BOS Willard Nixon ahead 4-2 t 7 2 -2- 2 4 8 0.130 93% Home Run; Zernial Scores/unER; Simpson Scores/unER
26 26 2 1 1955-06-28 KCA @ CLE Mike Garcia behind 1-7 t 5 2 1-- 2 4 8 0.047 8% Home Run; Slaughter Scores
27 27 3 1 1955-06-29 KCA @ CLE Bob Feller behind 0-3 t 4 1 1-- 2 4 8 0.159 35% Home Run; Zernial Scores/unER
28 28 4 1 1955-07-14 (1) KCA BAL Jim Wilson tied 0-0 b 1 2 1-- 2 4 8 0.187 71% Home Run (CF-RF); Valo Scores
29 29 5 1 1955-09-03 KCA DET Steve Gromek ahead 2-0 b 3 1 1-- 2 4 8 0.121 89% Home Run; Valo Scores
1956 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
30 30 1 1 1956-04-26 KCA CLE Early Wynn behind 0-1 b 2 0 --- 1 4 8 0.108 55% Home Run
31 31 2 1 1956-04-27 KCA @ CHW Billy Pierce behind 3-5 t 7 2 --- 1 4 9 0.105 23% Home Run
32 32 3 2 1956-04-27 KCA @ CHW Billy Pierce behind 5-9 t 9 2 1-- 2 4 9 0.008 1% Home Run; Finigan Scores
33 33 4 1 1956-05-06 (1) KCA @ WSH Pedro Ramos tied 0-0 t 1 1 12- 3 4 8 0.216 75% Home Run; Slaughter Scores; Zernial Scores
34 34 5 1 1956-05-21 KCA NYY Don Larsen behind 0-5 b 2 0 --- 1 4 3 0.056 18% Home Run
35 35 6 2 1956-05-21 KCA NYY Tom Sturdivant behind 4-8 b 8 0 --- 1 4 3 0.044 9% Home Run
36 36 7 1 1956-05-30 (1) KCA DET Paul Foytack behind 1-6 b 8 0 --- 1 4 3 0.023 5% Home Run
37 37 8 1 1956-05-30 (2) KCA DET Virgil Trucks tied 0-0 b 7 2 --- 1 4 9 0.232 75% Home Run
38 38 9 1 1956-06-12 KCA @ WSH Camilo Pascual tied 2-2 t 12 0 --- 1 4 9 0.338 84% Home Run
39 39 10 1 1956-06-19 KCA WSH Bunky Stewart behind 2-9 b 3 0 --3 2 4 9 0.039 11% Home Run; Power Scores
40 40 11 1 1956-06-24 KCA BOS Dave Sisler ahead 3-1 b 3 2 --- 1 4 8 0.082 82% Home Run
41 41 12 1 1956-06-26 KCA NYY Whitey Ford behind 3-8 b 9 0 --- 1 4 8 0.011 2% Home Run (CF-RF)
42 42 13 1 1956-07-19 KCA @ BOS Ike Delock ahead 6-4 t 9 0 1-- 2 4 9 0.055 98% Home Run; Slaughter Scores
43 43 14 1 1956-07-25 KCA BOS Fritz Dorish behind 5-6 b 7 2 1-3 3 4 9 0.500 87% Home Run (LF-CF); Pilarcik Scores; Skizas Scores
44 44 15 1 1956-07-27 KCA NYY Johnny Kucks behind 1-2 b 3 2 --3 2 4 9 0.210 63% Home Run; Lopez Scores
45 45 16 1 1956-07-31 KCA BAL Hal Brown tied 0-0 b 2 0 --- 1 4 9 0.104 66% Home Run (LF-CF)
46 46 17 1 1956-08-02 KCA BAL Mike Fornieles behind 0-2 b 7 0 -2- 2 4 9 0.267 59% Home Run; Skizas Scores/unER
47 47 18 1 1956-08-11 KCA CLE Mike Garcia behind 1-5 b 5 2 123 4 4 3 0.363 52% Home Run; Crimian Scores; Power Scores; Skizas Scores
48 48 19 1 1956-08-24 KCA @ WSH Bunky Stewart ahead 5-4 t 8 0 --- 1 4 9 0.118 87% Home Run
49 49 20 1 1956-09-11 KCA NYY Johnny Kucks behind 2-4 b 6 1 -2- 2 4 9 0.255 54% Home Run; Skizas Scores
50 50 21 1 1956-09-19 KCA BOS Dave Sisler b 8 4 4 9
1957 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
51 51 1 1 1957-04-17 KCA DET Duke Maas tied 3-3 b 3 2 --- 1 4 3 0.128 64% Home Run (CF-RF)
52 52 2 1 1957-04-22 KCA @ DET Duke Maas ahead 3-1 t 3 0 -2- 2 4 3 0.100 87% Home Run (RF Line); Zernial Scores
53 53 3 1 1957-04-23 KCA @ DET Don Lee behind 0-1 t 4 2 1-- 2 4 3 0.252 59% Home Run (LF-CF); Thompson Scores
54 54 4 1 1957-04-24 KCA CLE Stan Pitula ahead 9-1 b 4 0 --- 1 4 3 0.004 100% Home Run
55 55 5 1 1957-05-01 KCA BOS Dave Sisler behind 4-5 b 2 2 1-- 2 4 3 0.222 63% Home Run (CF-RF); Zernial Scores
56 56 6 1 1957-06-13 KCA WSH Pedro Ramos ahead 2-1 b 3 2 --- 1 4 9 0.108 75% Home Run
57 57 7 1 1957-07-12 NYY @ KCA Ralph Terry tied 1-1 t 8 1 12- 3 5 3 0.359 93% Home Run (LF-CF); McDougald Scores; Mantle Scores
58 58 8 1 1957-07-23 NYY CHW Bob Keegan tied 0-0 b 1 2 -2- 2 4 3 0.185 72% Home Run (CF-RF); Mantle Scores
59 59 9 1 1957-08-21 NYY @ KCA Jack Urban behind 1-5 t 6 1 --- 1 5 7 0.046 10% Home Run
60 60 10 1 1957-08-22 NYY @ KCA Mickey McDermott tied 2-2 t 3 2 123 4 5 7 0.327 86% Home Run; Bauer Scores; Mantle Scores; Berra Scores
61 61 11 1 1957-09-06 NYY @ WSH Tex Clevenger ahead 2-1 t 7 1 --- 1 5 9 0.134 82% Home Run (LF-CF)
62 62 12 1 1957-09-15 (2) NYY KCA George Brunet ahead 1-0 b 6 2 --3 2 5 3 0.167 91% Home Run; Mantle Scores
63 63 13 1 1957-09-28 NYY @ BOS Dave Sisler tied 0-0 t 6 1 1-- 2 4 7 0.265 77% Home Run (Deep CF-RF); Collins Scores
1958 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
64 64 1 1 1958-06-21 KCA BOS Mike Fornieles b 8 2 6 3
65 65 2 1 1958-06-27 KCA NYY Duke Maas behind 0-3 b 2 0 12- 3 6 3 0.213 55% Home Run; Cerv Scores; Lopez Scores
66 66 3 1 1958-06-30 KCA @ DET Herb Moford tied 4-4 t 6 0 --- 1 6 3 0.163 66% Home Run
67 67 4 1 1958-07-04 (2) KCA @ CHW Ray Moore tied 0-0 t 5 0 --- 1 5 7 0.148 65% Home Run
68 68 5 1 1958-08-10 (1) KCA @ CLE Cal McLish behind 0-11 t 7 0 --- 1 6 3 0.000 0% Home Run
69 69 6 2 1958-08-10 (1) KCA @ CLE Cal McLish behind 1-11 t 9 0 --- 1 6 3 0.000 0% Home Run
70 70 7 1 1958-08-13 (1) KCA @ CHW Dick Donovan tied 1-1 t 11 1 --- 1 5 3 0.388 83% Home Run
1959 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
71 71 1 1 1959-04-30 KCA BAL Billy Loes tied 3-3 b 9 0 --- 1 9 PH 0.363 100% Walk-Off Home Run (Deep RF)
72 72 2 1 1959-06-21 CHW @ BOS Ted Wills tied 0-0 t 2 1 --- 1 7 9 0.107 58% Home Run
73 73 3 1 1959-06-27 CHW NYY Bob Turley behind 1-2 b 8 2 123 4 5 9 0.615 97% Home Run (Deep RF); Fox Scores; Torgeson Scores; Lollar Scores

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.