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Don Buford

Don Alvin Buford

Positions: Leftfielder, Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 7", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: February 2, 1937 in Linden, TX
High School: Susan Miller Dorsey HS (Los Angeles, CA)
Schools: Los Angeles City College (Los Angeles, CA), University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
Signed
by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 1959. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 14, 1963 (Age 26.224)   vs. WSA 3 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1964 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/WhiteSox 1963-1972

Final Game: October 3, 1972 (Age 35.244)   vs. CLE 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Relatives: Father of Damon Buford
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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.

Don Buford: 93 Career Home Runs

15 leading off, 1 walk-off, 7 tying, 40 go ahead
2 Tms
BAL67
CHW26
 
vs RHP81
vs LHP12
 
Away52
Home41
 
Leverage
High Lev13
Medium Lev44
Low Lev36
11 Opps
MIN16
WSA14
KCA/OAK11
CLE10
NYY9
BOS8
CAL/LAA8
DET7
MIL/SEP5
CHW4
KCR1
65 Pitchers
Joe Coleman5
Bert Blyleven5
Catfish Hunter4
Camilo Pascual3
Steve Hargan3
Jack Aker2
Jim Perry2
Joe Horlen2
Mike Nagy2
Orlando Pena2
Mel Stottlemyre2
Rollie Fingers2
Jim Merritt2
Fred Talbot2
Ray Culp2
Stan Bahnsen2
Dave Boswell2
Earl Wilson2
Bart Johnson1
Steve Kline1
12 Parks
Memor. Stad31
Comiskey Pk12
Metrop. Stad9
ClevelandStd7
RFK Stad7
Fenway Pk5
Yankee Stad5
Tiger Stad5
O.co Coliseum4
Angel Stad4
Munic. Stad2
Sick's Stad2
Where Hit
964
Unk10
79
85
895
General field locations
when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms89
2·HR gms2
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
1st71
2nd15
7th2
8th2
3rd2
9th1
Outs
047
124
222
 
DefPos
LF53
2B19
3B12
CF6
PH3
Bases
---63
1--17
1233
12-3
1-33
-2-2
--31
-231
 
136 RBI
RISP13
0 on63
1 on20
2 on7
3 on3
Any on30
Inning
117
23
317
48
510
611
77
811
96
Extra3
 
1-337
4-629
7-end27
RelScore
+4..6
+35
+26
+111
Tied35
-111
-27
-32
-4..10
 
Ahead28
Tied35
Behind30
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1964 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111964-05-31 (2)CHW@DETEd Rakowahead 2-0t 5212-3240.17794%Home Run; Peters Scores; Hershberger Scores
22211964-07-13 (2)CHW@KCADan Pfistertied 0-0t 321--2240.22369%Home Run; McNertney Scores
33311964-07-20CHWLAABarry Latmanahead 2-0b 621-33240.11498%Home Run; Talbot Scores; McCraw Scores
44411964-07-26 (1)CHWMINCamilo Pascualtied 3-3b 71---1240.24079%Home Run
1965 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
55111965-05-01CHWMINCamilo Pascualbehind 0-1b 61---1240.21654%Home Run
66211965-05-02 (2)CHWMINDave Boswellahead 2-1b 301--2240.15086%Home Run; Cater Scores
77311965-05-12 (1)CHWKCAFred Talbotbehind 2-4b 52---1240.12833%Home Run
88411965-05-31 (1)CHW@CLEFloyd Weavertied 3-3t 100---1240.35185%Home Run
99511965-06-11 (2)CHW@WSASteve Ridziktied 4-4t 100---1740.35485%Home Run (CF-RF)
1010611965-07-15CHWCALMarcelino Lopezbehind 0-1b 31--32150.18867%Home Run; Weis Scores
1111711965-07-23CHW@DETOrlando Penabehind 4-6t 92---1140.0233%Home Run
1212811965-08-29 (2)CHWBOSEarl Wilsontied 0-0b 101--2240.17475%Home Run; McCraw Scores
1313911965-09-18CHW@CLESteve Harganbehind 0-2t 32---1140.10433%Home Run
14141011965-09-21CHW@DETDenny McLaintied 0-0t 10---1140.10661%Lead-OffHome Run
1966 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1515111966-05-19CHW@MINJim Merritttied 2-2t 60---1140.17167%Home Run
1616211966-06-05 (2)CHWWSARon Klineahead 8-0b 811--2250.000100%Home Run; Peters Scores
1717311966-06-18CHW@MINDave Boswellbehind 2-8t 30---1250.0318%Home Run
1818411966-07-04 (1)CHW@NYYMel Stottlemyreahead 3-0t 711--2250.05998%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to CF; Peters Scores
1919511966-07-20CHW@CLEDick Radatzahead 4-1t 71-2-2250.05597%Home Run; Horlen Scores
2020611966-08-26CHWMINJim Merrittbehind 2-7b 911--2750.0071%Home Run; Hicks Scores
2121711966-09-06CHW@MINMudcat Granttied 0-0t 111--2350.17968%Home Run; Agee Scores
2222811966-09-25 (1)CHW@WSAPhil Ortegatied 2-2t 221--2250.21969%Home Run; Lamabe Scores
1967 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2323111967-06-10CHW@NYYThad Tillotsonahead 3-0t 50---1350.05393%Home Run
2424211967-08-28CHW@WSABob Priddytied 0-0t 10---1150.11561%Lead-OffHome Run
2525311967-09-05CHW@NYYDooley Womackahead 4-3t 81---1150.12189%Home Run
2626411967-09-14CHWCLEOrlando Penatied 0-0b 1021234250.353100%Walk-OffHome Run; Agee Scores; Josephson Scores; Horlen Scores
1968 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2727111968-05-22BAL@NYYJohn Wyattbehind 2-3t 901--28PH0.63087%Home Run; Johnson Scores
2828211968-06-06BALCALMinnie Rojasbehind 3-8b 90---18PH0.0071%Home Run
2929311968-06-11BAL@WSAFrank Bertainatied 0-0t 10---1140.12162%Lead-OffHome Run
3030411968-06-23BAL@CALTom Murphytied 0-0t 31---1140.14762%Home Run
3131511968-07-11BALWSAJoe Colemanahead 1-0b 52---1180.12383%Home Run
3232611968-07-12BALWSACamilo Pascualtied 0-0b 31---1180.14567%Home Run
3333711968-07-22BALCLESonny Siebertbehind 0-1b 10---1180.12354%Lead-OffHome Run
3434811968-07-29 (1)BAL@BOSRay Culptied 0-0t 10---1180.11261%Lead-OffHome Run
3535911968-08-09BALCALBill Harrelsonahead 1-0b 701--2140.11796%Home Run; McNally Scores
36361011968-08-13BAL@OAKJack Akerahead 5-4t 92---1170.08594%Home Run
37371111968-08-14BAL@OAKChuck Dobsontied 0-0t 60---1170.20370%Home Run
38381211968-08-21BAL@CALGeorge Brunetahead 2-0t 30---1170.08684%Home Run
39391311968-08-27 (2)BALOAKJack Akerahead 3-1b 50---1180.06891%Home Run
40401411968-08-30BAL@DETEarl Wilsonbehind 0-8t 61---1180.0031%Home Run
41411511968-09-16BAL@BOSJim Lonborgahead 2-1t 411234140.19794%Home Run; Blefary Scores; Belanger Scores; Phoebus Scores
1969 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4242111969-04-12BALWSABob Humphreysahead 4-0b 40---1170.03295%Home Run
4343211969-04-16BAL@BOSJuan Pizarroahead 5-4t 41---1170.11572%Home Run
4444311969-05-28BAL@SEPMike Marshallahead 5-2t 41---1170.06489%Home Run
4545411969-06-01BAL@CALJim McGlothlinbehind 0-3t 40---1170.08625%Home Run
4646511969-06-04BAL@OAKCatfish Huntertied 0-0t 10---1170.10861%Lead-OffHome Run
4747611969-06-20 (2)BAL@CLESteve Harganahead 1-0t 51---1170.12375%Home Run
4848711969-07-19BAL@BOSLee Stangebehind 2-4t 81---1170.09919%Home Run
4949811969-08-12BALOAKCatfish Hunterbehind 0-1b 10---1140.10955%Lead-OffHome Run
5050911969-08-17BAL@SEPFred Talbotahead 2-0t 70---1170.07491%Home Run
51511011969-09-10BALBOSMike Nagytied 4-4b 421-33170.29786%Home Run; Johnson Scores/unER; Belanger Scores/unER; Buford Scores/unER
52521111969-09-28BAL@NYYMel Stottlemyretied 0-0t 10---1170.10761%Lead-OffHome Run
1970 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5353111970-04-09BAL@CLERich Handahead 1-0t 32---1170.11169%Home Run (CF-RF)
5454221970-04-09BAL@CLEDick Ellsworthahead 8-0t 621-33170.006100%Home Run; Hendricks Scores; Phoebus Scores
5555311970-04-26BAL@KCRAl Fitzmorrisbehind 7-9t 8212-3170.60172%Home Run; Dalrymple Scores; Crowley Scores
5656411970-05-10 (2)BALCHWJoe Horlenbehind 1-2b 72---1170.25452%Home Run (CF-RF)
5757511970-06-12BALOAKRollie Fingersbehind 1-2b 62---1170.20252%Home Run
5858611970-06-13BALOAKCatfish Hunterbehind 0-7b 301--2170.04710%Home Run; May Scores
5959711970-06-19 (1)BALWSADick Bosmantied 2-2b 30---1170.12167%Home Run
6060811970-06-26BAL@WSAJoe Colemantied 0-0t 31---1170.12860%Home Run (CF-RF)
6161911970-06-30BALCLESteve Dunningahead 2-1b 50---1170.10782%Home Run
62621011970-07-08BALNYYStan Bahnsentied 0-0b 10---1170.10465%Lead-OffHome Run
63631111970-07-18BALMINJim Perrytied 1-1b 30---1170.12167%Home Run
64641211970-07-25BAL@MINTom Halltied 4-4t 811--2170.35786%Home Run; Hall Scores
65651311970-07-27BAL@MINBert Blylevenbehind 0-4t 60---1170.05313%Home Run
66661411970-08-26BALOAKCatfish Huntertied 0-0b 311--2170.20376%Home Run (CF-RF); Palmer Scores
67671511970-08-28 (2)BALMILDave Baldwinbehind 3-4b 621234170.48291%Home Run; Robinson Scores; Johnson Scores; Palmer Scores
68681611970-09-04BAL@BOSMike Nagytied 0-0t 10---1170.09860%Lead-OffHome Run
69691711970-09-29 (1)BALWSAJoe Colemanbehind 1-2b 82---1170.33952%Home Run
1971 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7070111971-04-16BALNYYSteve Klinetied 0-0b 10---1170.11065%Lead-OffHome Run
7171211971-04-18BALNYYStan Bahnsentied 0-0b 10---1170.11065%Lead-OffHome Run
7272311971-04-29BAL@OAKRollie Fingerstied 2-2t 80---1170.27177%Home Run
7373411971-05-22BALBOSRay Culpahead 3-2b 50---1170.10983%Home Run
7474511971-05-30BAL@MINBert Blyleventied 0-0t 31-2-2170.19171%Home Run; Belanger Scores
7575611971-05-31 (2)BAL@CHWJoe Horlenbehind 1-2t 30---1170.12350%Home Run
7676721971-05-31 (2)BAL@CHWBart Johnsonahead 4-2t 621--2170.14192%Home Run; Dalrymple Scores
7777811971-06-08BALMINBert Blylevenahead 3-0b 221--2170.09793%Home Run; Dobson Scores
7878911971-06-11BALCHWSteve Kealeyahead 5-1b 62-233170.03299%Home Run; Johnson Scores; Belanger Scores
79791011971-06-22 (1)BAL@WSAGerry Janeskitied 0-0t 2112-3170.25880%Home Run; Belanger Scores; Salmon Scores
80801111971-06-24BAL@WSAJackie Browntied 0-0t 10---1170.11361%Lead-OffHome Run
81811211971-06-30 (2)BAL@CLESteve Harganbehind 1-2t 421--2170.25659%Home Run; Jackson Scores
82821311971-07-06 (1)BALWSAJim Shellenbacktied 0-0b 10---1170.11065%Lead-OffHome Run
83831411971-07-17BAL@CALMel Queenbehind 2-7t 80---1170.0132%Home Run
84841511971-08-11BAL@MINJim Perrybehind 0-2t 30---1170.10738%Home Run
85851611971-08-12BAL@MINJim Kaattied 0-0t 10---1170.10661%Lead-OffHome Run
86861711971-08-22BALMINBert Blyleventied 1-1b 50---1170.16172%Home Run
87871811971-08-28 (1)BALMILMarty Pattinahead 6-1b 41---1170.01998%Home Run
88881911971-08-29 (2)BALMILJim Slatonbehind 0-4b 80---1170.0357%Home Run
1972 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8989111972-04-18BALDETJoe Colemanbehind 2-5b 80---1170.06613%Home Run
9090211972-07-02BAL@DETJoe Colemanahead 4-0t 501--2170.04398%Home Run; Cuellar Scores
9191311972-07-31 (1)BALNYYFritz Petersonbehind 1-5b 80---1170.0336%Home Run
9292411972-08-30BAL@MINBert Blylevenbehind 0-7t 90---1170.0010%Home Run
9393511972-09-08BALDETWoodie Frymanbehind 0-2b 71---19PH0.13127%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.