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Bill Bruton

William Haron Bruton

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 169 lb.

Born: November 9, 1925 in Panola, AL
Signed
by the Boston Braves as an amateur free agent in 1950. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 13, 1953 (Age 27.155)   vs. CIN 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1953 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Tigers 1953-1964

Final Game: October 2, 1964 (Age 38.328)   vs. BAL 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: December 5, 1995 in Marshallton, DE
Buried: Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, DE
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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.

Bill Bruton: 94 Career Home Runs

12 leading off, 1 walk-off, 6 tying, 41 go ahead
2 Tms
MLN48
DET46
 
vs RHP87
vs LHP7
 
Away55
Home39
 
Leverage
High Lev15
Medium Lev47
Low Lev32
15 Opps
STL12
NYG/SFG8
CLE8
LAD/BRO7
CHC7
CHW7
MIN6
PHI6
KCA6
WSA6
CIN5
LAA5
BOS4
BAL4
PIT3
66 Pitchers
Robin Roberts5
Ron Kline3
Larry Jackson3
Ken McBride3
Don Drysdale3
Sam Jones3
Jim Perry3
Camilo Pascual2
Don Newcombe2
Pedro Ramos2
Buster Narum2
Ed Rakow2
Gene Conley2
Jay Hook2
Bill Monbouquette2
Mudcat Grant2
Sal Maglie2
Ruben Gomez2
Dick Stigman2
Seth Morehead1
20 Parks
Tiger Stad24
County Stad15
Sprtsmn3/Busch8
Ebbets Fld5
ClevelandStd5
Munic. Stad5
Polo Grounds4
Crosley Fld4
Wrigley Fld4
Metrop. Stad3
Shibe Pk2
Memor. Stad2
Wrigley (LA)2
Forbes Fld2
RFK Stad2
LA Coliseum2
Fenway Pk2
Comiskey Pk1
Seals Stad1
Candlestick1
Where Hit
970
Unk16
73
82
892
781
General field locations
when available.
 
2 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms90
2·HR gms2
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
1st49
2nd38
7th4
6th2
3rd1
Outs
137
037
220
 
DefPos
CF93
LF1
Bases
---62
1--11
12-9
-2-5
1232
-232
1-32
--31
 
143 RBI
RISP21
0 on62
1 on17
2 on13
3 on2
Any on32
Inning
118
27
316
48
515
610
77
83
96
Extra4
 
1-341
4-633
7-end20
RelScore
+4..8
+34
+218
+17
Tied37
-19
-25
-33
-4..3
 
Ahead37
Tied37
Behind20
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1953 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111953-04-14MLNSTLGerry Staleytied 2-2b 101---1180.419100%Walk-OffHome Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
1954 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
22111954-07-05 (1)MLN@STLBrooks Lawrenceahead 4-1t 211--2180.10589%Home Run; Wilson Scores/unER
33211954-08-01MLN@BRORuss Meyertied 0-0t 10---1180.09559%Lead-OffHome Run
44311954-08-07MLN@NYGRuben Gomeztied 0-0t 10---1180.09660%Lead-OffHome Run
55411954-09-06 (2)MLNCHCDave Coleahead 4-0b 61-2-2180.02899%IPHRHome Run; Burdette Scores/unER
1955 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
66111955-04-17 (1)MLN@CINRudy Minarcinahead 5-1t 611--2180.05497%Home Run; Crandall Scores
77211955-05-07MLN@STLBobby Tiefenauerahead 2-0t 21-233180.12089%Home Run; O'Connell Scores; White Scores
88311955-05-15 (2)MLNPHIRobin Robertstied 0-0b 10---1180.10165%Lead-OffHome Run
99411955-05-27MLN@CHCSam Jonestied 2-2t 41---1180.12960%Home Run
1010511955-06-03MLN@PHIMurry Dicksontied 3-3t 100---1180.33884%Home Run (Line Drive)
1111611955-06-11MLN@PITBob Friendtied 4-4t 92-2-2180.44791%Home Run; Crandall Scores
1212711955-07-16MLN@NYGSal Maglietied 0-0t 10---1180.09760%Lead-OffHome Run
1313811955-07-24 (1)MLN@BRODon Newcombeahead 4-2t 321--2180.15084%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Burdette Scores
1414911955-08-18MLN@STLLarry Jacksonahead 2-0t 421--2180.15386%Home Run; Crandall Scores
1956 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1515111956-04-21MLN@STLWillard Schmidttied 0-0t 22---1780.11457%Home Run
1616211956-05-31MLN@CHCWarren Hackerahead 13-0t 42---1780.000100%Home Run
1717311956-06-15MLN@BROSal Magliebehind 0-1t 3212-3280.29968%Home Run; Burdette Scores; O'Connell Scores
1818411956-06-21MLN@PITRon Klineahead 1-0t 31---1280.11071%Home Run
1919511956-06-22MLN@NYGRuben Gomeztied 0-0t 31---1280.12260%Home Run
2020611956-09-17 (2)MLN@NYGAl Worthingtontied 1-1t 50---1180.14765%Home Run
2121711956-09-23MLNCHCVito Valentinettiahead 3-0b 621234280.06599%Home Run; Pafko Scores; Rice Scores; Logan Scores
2222811956-09-29MLN@STLHerm Wehmeiertied 0-0t 11---1280.10458%Home Run
1957 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2323111957-05-30 (1)MLNCHCDick Drottahead 2-1b 61---1780.11585%Home Run (Deep RF)
2424211957-06-13MLN@BRODon Drysdaletied 0-0t 10---1180.09560%Lead-OffHome Run
2525321957-06-13MLN@BRODon Drysdaleahead 2-0t 22-2-2180.13982%Home Run; Sawatski Scores
2626411957-06-20MLNNYGCurt Barclaytied 0-0b 10---1180.10665%Lead-OffHome Run (Deep CF)
2727511957-06-23 (1)MLNPHIRobin Robertsbehind 4-5b 50---1180.16656%Home Run (Deep RF)
1958 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2828111958-07-16MLN@STLSam Jonestied 0-0t 10---1180.09660%Lead-OffHome Run
2929211958-08-14MLN@CINDon Newcombetied 0-0t 10---1180.09660%Lead-OffHome Run (Deep RF)
3030311958-08-19 (1)MLN@LADDon Drysdalebehind 0-3t 32---1180.07725%Home Run (Line Drive)
1959 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3131111959-04-22MLN@PHIRobin Robertsahead 1-0t 80---1180.11887%Home Run (Deep RF)
3232211959-04-25MLN@CINTom Ackerbehind 3-4t 50---1180.13950%Home Run (Deep RF)
3333311959-04-29MLNSTLGary Blaylockahead 5-3b 61---1180.06992%Home Run (Deep RF)
3434411959-05-13MLN@STLLarry Jacksontied 2-2t 82---1180.28470%Home Run (Deep RF)
3535511959-06-19MLN@SFGSam Jonestied 2-2t 101---1180.38483%Home Run
3636611959-08-11 (2)MLN@CINJay Hooktied 3-3t 70---1180.19369%Home Run (Deep RF)
1960 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3737111960-05-01MLNPHIDon Cardwelltied 1-1b 50---1180.15972%Home Run (Deep CF-RF)
3838211960-06-03MLNCINJay Hookahead 2-1b 31---1180.10877%Home Run (Deep RF)
3939311960-06-11MLN@SFGJohnny Antonellibehind 0-1t 3012-3180.24073%Home Run; Logan Scores; Pizarro Scores
4040411960-06-18MLNSTLBob Dulibaahead 2-0b 7112-3180.07399%Home Run (Deep RF); Crandall Scores; Burdette Scores
4141511960-06-22MLNSFGStu Millerahead 5-1b 70---1180.01399%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to RF
4242611960-07-03MLN@STLRon Klinetied 0-0t 10---1180.09760%Lead-OffHome Run (Deep RF)
4343711960-07-21MLNSTLLarry Jacksonahead 2-0b 52---1180.07989%Home Run (Deep CF-RF)
4444811960-07-30MLN@LADSandy Koufaxtied 1-1t 30---1180.11461%Home Run (Fly Ball)
4545911960-08-31 (2)MLN@CHCBob Andersonahead 2-0t 2212-3180.18789%Home Run; Logan Scores; Willey Scores
46461011960-09-01MLN@CHCSeth Moreheadahead 7-0t 70---1180.003100%Home Run (Deep RF)
47471111960-09-18MLNPHIArt Mahaffeytied 0-0b 10---1180.10965%Lead-OffHome Run (Deep CF)
48481211960-09-23MLNPITRed Witttied 0-0b 31---1180.13266%Home Run (Deep LF)
1961 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4949111961-04-15DETCHWBob Shawahead 3-1b 4212-3280.15894%Home Run (Deep RF); Mossi Scores/unER; Wood Scores/unER; Bruton Scores/unER
5050211961-05-25DET@MINTed Sadowskitied 5-5t 100---1280.33083%Home Run (Deep RF)
5151311961-05-27DET@LAAKen McBridebehind 0-10t 80---1280.0010%Home Run (Deep RF)
5252411961-06-04 (1)DETMINCamilo Pascualahead 4-1b 71---1280.03297%Home Run (Deep RF)
5353511961-06-23DET@CLEJim Perrytied 0-0t 11---1280.10158%Home Run (Deep RF)
5454621961-06-23DET@CLEJim Perryahead 3-1t 22-233280.17588%Home Run (Deep RF); Wood Scores; Roarke Scores
5555711961-06-29DETCHWCal McLishbehind 0-1b 311--2280.20665%Home Run (Deep RF); McAuliffe Scores
5656811961-07-09 (2)DETLAARon Klineahead 3-2b 61-2-2280.14490%Home Run (Deep RF); McAuliffe Scores
5757911961-07-19DETBALJack Fisherbehind 1-3b 51---1280.12438%Home Run (Deep RF)
58581011961-07-25DET@LAAKen McBridebehind 1-3t 9212-3280.71379%Home Run (Deep RF); Fernandez Scores; Wood Scores
59591111961-07-28DETMINPedro Ramosbehind 1-2b 60---1280.17758%Home Run (Deep RF)
60601211961-08-18DETBOSBill Monbouquetteahead 2-0b 41---1280.07985%Home Run (Deep RF)
61611311961-08-22DET@CLEMudcat Grantahead 2-0t 301--2280.12086%Home Run (Deep RF); Wood Scores
62621411961-08-24DET@CLEJim Perryahead 1-0t 31---1280.10670%Home Run (Deep RF)
63631511961-08-30DETCHWJuan Pizarrobehind 2-4b 52---1280.12136%Home Run (Deep RF)
64641611961-08-31DETCHWFrank Baumanntied 0-0b 101--2280.14873%Home Run (Deep RF); Wood Scores
65651711961-09-10DET@BOSGene Conleybehind 0-6t 40---1280.0308%Home Run (Deep RF)
1962 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
6666111962-04-17DETWSABennie Danielsahead 3-1b 511-33280.10196%Home Run; Brown Scores; Wood Scores
6767211962-04-29DETLAAJim Donohueahead 7-0b 50---1280.00699%Home Run
6868311962-05-02DET@KCANorm Bassbehind 4-7t 421--2280.16733%Home Run; Wood Scores
6969411962-05-03DET@KCAEd Rakowtied 2-2t 52---1280.14860%Home Run
7070511962-05-06DET@MINCamilo Pascualahead 1-0t 311--2280.16778%Home Run; Foytack Scores
7171611962-05-24DET@BALWes Stockbehind 3-4t 71---1280.21046%Home Run
7272711962-05-31DETCHWDom Zanniahead 2-0b 5112-3280.12296%Home Run; Foytack Scores; Wood Scores
7373811962-06-02DETCLEDick Donovanahead 3-1b 51---1280.07788%Home Run
7474911962-07-06DETBALRobin Robertstied 0-0b 10--32280.09673%Home Run; Wood Scores
75751011962-07-20DET@KCABob Giggieahead 6-2t 901--2380.010100%Home Run; McAuliffe Scores/unER
76761111962-08-19 (2)DET@CHWVerle Tiefenthalerahead 3-1t 421234280.19795%Home Run (Deep RF); Cash Scores; McAuliffe Scores; Fernandez Scores
77771211962-08-24DETWSAEd Hobaughahead 6-1b 6112-3280.019100%Home Run; Brown Scores; Regan Scores/unER
78781311962-08-26 (1)DETWSADave Stenhousetied 0-0b 101--2280.15073%Home Run; Fernandez Scores
79791411962-08-27DET@BOSGene Conleytied 0-0t 11---1280.09958%Home Run
80801511962-09-05 (1)DET@BALRobin Robertstied 1-1t 511-33280.24684%Home Run; Brown Scores; Bunning Scores
81811611962-09-19DET@MINDick Stigmanbehind 2-4t 60---1280.11934%Home Run
1963 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8282111963-04-13DET@CLEPedro Ramosahead 2-0t 32---1280.09279%Home Run
8383211963-06-24DET@KCAEd Rakowtied 0-0t 20---1680.10861%Home Run
8484311963-06-30DETLAAKen McBridebehind 4-5b 61---1680.19854%Home Run
8585411963-07-02DETMINDick Stigmanbehind 3-7b 91---1780.0092%Home Run
8686511963-08-02DETCLEMudcat Granttied 0-0b 10---1180.10465%Lead-OffHome Run
8787611963-08-14DET@KCAMoe Drabowskytied 2-2t 9112-3180.38497%Home Run; Smith Scores; Brown Scores
8888711963-09-10 (1)DET@WSASteve Ridzikbehind 1-4t 30---1180.08527%Home Run
8989811963-09-21DETCHWFritz Ackleytied 1-1b 51---1180.16070%Home Run
1964 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
9090111964-04-14DETKCAVern Handrahanahead 4-1b 71-2-2170.03499%Home Run; Freehan Scores
9191211964-05-19DET@WSABuster Narumtied 0-0t 31---1180.12660%Home Run
9292311964-07-05 (1)DETWSABuster Narumbehind 0-2b 10---1180.10144%Lead-OffHome Run
9393411964-09-20 (1)DETCLEGary Bellbehind 4-5b 90---1180.44363%Home Run
9494511964-09-27DETBOSBill Monbouquetteahead 2-0b 51---1180.07689%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 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.