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Piggy Ward

Frank Gray Ward

Positions: Rightfielder, Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 196 lb.

Born: April 16, 1867 in Chambersburg, PA (All Transactions)
Debut: June 12, 1883 (Age 16.057, 645th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1892 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Orioles/Reds/Quakers/Pirates 1883-1894

Last Game: September 30, 1894 (Age 27.167)
Died: October 23, 1912 in Hollidaysburg, PA
Buried: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg, PA
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Career Home Runs

Piggy Ward: 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
Brickyard Kennedy1
1 Park
Oriole Pk 31
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
1892 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
1 1 1 1 1892-08-09 BLN BRO Brickyard Kennedy b 4 2 5 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.