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Whitey Witt

Lawton Walter Witt
born Ladislaw Waldemar Wittkowski

Positions: Outfielder, Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 7", Weight: 150 lb.

Born: September 28, 1895 in Orange, MA
School: Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1915. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 12, 1916 (Age 20.197)   vs. BOS 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1916 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Yankees/Robins 1916-1926

Final Game: August 19, 1926 (Age 30.325)   vs. STL 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: July 14, 1988 in Salem County, NJ
Buried: St. Joseph Church Cemetery, Woodstown, NJ
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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 Witt: 18 Career Home Runs

6 leading off, 0 walk-off, 2 tying, 1 go ahead, 13 lacking some details
2 Tms
NYY11
PHA7
 
vs RHP15
vs LHP3
 
Home12
Away6
6 Opps
BOS5
WSH4
DET4
CLE2
SLB2
PHA1
17 Pitchers
Curt Fullerton2
Dutch Leonard1
Stan Coveleski1
Benn Karr1
Jose Acosta1
Elmer Myers1
John Martina1
Paul Zahniser1
Joe Gleason1
Howard Ehmke1
Syl Johnson1
Rube Walberg1
Charlie Root1
Harry Coveleski1
Ray Kolp1
George Murray1
George Uhle1
7 Parks
Yankee Stad5
Shibe Pk4
Polo Grounds3
League Pk II2
Tiger Stad2
GriffithStad1
Sprtsmn3/Busch1
Where Hit
Unk18
General field locations when available.
 
8 Inside the Park
 
3 Bounced
Game Totals
1·HR gms18
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
1st12
Unk5
5th1
Outs
Unk8
07
12
21
 
DefPos
CF8
RF8
SS2
Bases
Unk18
 
24 RBI
0 on13
1 on4
2 on1
Any on5
Inning
16
22
33
41
54
81
Extra1
 
1-311
4-65
7-end2
RelScore
+4..1
Tied1
-11
-21
-4..1
Unk13
 
Ahead1
Tied1
Behind3
Unk13
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1916 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
1 1 1 1 1916-08-05 PHA @ CLE Stan Coveleski t 5 2 1 6
2 2 2 1 1916-08-07 PHA @ DET Harry Coveleski t 1 0 1 1 6 Lead-Off,IPHR
1920 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
3 3 1 1 1920-06-09 PHA @ CLE George Uhle t 2 1 5 9 IPHR
1921 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
4 4 1 1 1921-05-30 (1) PHA BOS Benn Karr b 5 1 9
5 5 2 1 1921-05-31 (1) PHA BOS Elmer Myers b 3 1 9 Bounced
6 6 3 1 1921-06-20 (1) PHA WSH Jose Acosta b 3 1 9
7 7 4 1 1921-07-26 PHA DET Dutch Leonard b 1 0 1 1 9 Lead-Off
1922 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
8 8 1 1 1922-04-22 NYY WSH Joe Gleason behind 0-2 b 5 1 2 1 9
9 9 2 1 1922-04-28 NYY BOS Curt Fullerton ahead 6-2 b 4 0 1 1 9 IPHR
10 10 3 1 1922-05-13 NYY DET Howard Ehmke behind 4-5 b 11 1 1 9 IPHR
11 11 4 1 1922-07-28 NYY @ SLB Ray Kolp tied 2-2 t 2 1 3 1 8
1923 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
12 12 1 1 1923-06-29 NYY PHA Rube Walberg b 1 0 1 1 8 Lead-Off,IPHR
13 13 2 1 1923-07-04 (1) NYY WSH Paul Zahniser b 3 2 8 IPHR
14 14 3 1 1923-08-07 NYY SLB Charlie Root behind 7-12 b 8 2 1 1 8 IPHR
15 15 4 1 1923-08-22 NYY @ DET Syl Johnson t 1 0 1 1 8 Lead-Off,IPHR
16 16 5 1 1923-09-09 (1) NYY BOS Curt Fullerton b 5 2 8 Bounced
17 17 6 1 1923-09-09 (2) NYY BOS George Murray b 1 0 1 1 8 Lead-Off,Bounced
1924 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
18 18 1 1 1924-04-19 NYY @ WSH John Martina t 1 0 1 1 8 Lead-Off

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.