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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

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1964 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1964-05-31 (2) CHW @ DET Ed Rakow ahead 2-0 t 5 2 12- 3 2 4 0.177 94% Home Run; Peters Scores; Hershberger Scores
2 2 2 1 1964-07-13 (2) CHW @ KCA Dan Pfister tied 0-0 t 3 2 1-- 2 2 4 0.223 69% Home Run; McNertney Scores
3 3 3 1 1964-07-20 CHW LAA Barry Latman ahead 2-0 b 6 2 1-3 3 2 4 0.114 98% Home Run; Talbot Scores; McCraw Scores
4 4 4 1 1964-07-26 (1) CHW MIN Camilo Pascual tied 3-3 b 7 1 --- 1 2 4 0.240 79% Home Run
1965 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
5 5 1 1 1965-05-01 CHW MIN Camilo Pascual behind 0-1 b 6 1 --- 1 2 4 0.216 54% Home Run
6 6 2 1 1965-05-02 (2) CHW MIN Dave Boswell ahead 2-1 b 3 0 1-- 2 2 4 0.150 86% Home Run; Cater Scores
7 7 3 1 1965-05-12 (1) CHW KCA Fred Talbot behind 2-4 b 5 2 --- 1 2 4 0.128 33% Home Run
8 8 4 1 1965-05-31 (1) CHW @ CLE Floyd Weaver tied 3-3 t 10 0 --- 1 2 4 0.351 85% Home Run
9 9 5 1 1965-06-11 (2) CHW @ WSA Steve Ridzik tied 4-4 t 10 0 --- 1 7 4 0.354 85% Home Run (CF-RF)
10 10 6 1 1965-07-15 CHW CAL Marcelino Lopez behind 0-1 b 3 1 --3 2 1 5 0.188 67% Home Run; Weis Scores
11 11 7 1 1965-07-23 CHW @ DET Orlando Pena behind 4-6 t 9 2 --- 1 1 4 0.023 3% Home Run
12 12 8 1 1965-08-29 (2) CHW BOS Earl Wilson tied 0-0 b 1 0 1-- 2 2 4 0.174 75% Home Run; McCraw Scores
13 13 9 1 1965-09-18 CHW @ CLE Steve Hargan behind 0-2 t 3 2 --- 1 1 4 0.104 33% Home Run
14 14 10 1 1965-09-21 CHW @ DET Denny McLain tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 4 0.106 61% Lead-Off Home Run
1966 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
15 15 1 1 1966-05-19 CHW @ MIN Jim Merritt tied 2-2 t 6 0 --- 1 1 4 0.171 67% Home Run
16 16 2 1 1966-06-05 (2) CHW WSA Ron Kline ahead 8-0 b 8 1 1-- 2 2 5 0.000 100% Home Run; Peters Scores
17 17 3 1 1966-06-18 CHW @ MIN Dave Boswell behind 2-8 t 3 0 --- 1 2 5 0.031 8% Home Run
18 18 4 1 1966-07-04 (1) CHW @ NYY Mel Stottlemyre ahead 3-0 t 7 1 1-- 2 2 5 0.059 98% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to CF; Peters Scores
19 19 5 1 1966-07-20 CHW @ CLE Dick Radatz ahead 4-1 t 7 1 -2- 2 2 5 0.055 97% Home Run; Horlen Scores
20 20 6 1 1966-08-26 CHW MIN Jim Merritt behind 2-7 b 9 1 1-- 2 7 5 0.007 1% Home Run; Hicks Scores
21 21 7 1 1966-09-06 CHW @ MIN Mudcat Grant tied 0-0 t 1 1 1-- 2 3 5 0.179 68% Home Run; Agee Scores
22 22 8 1 1966-09-25 (1) CHW @ WSA Phil Ortega tied 2-2 t 2 2 1-- 2 2 5 0.219 69% Home Run; Lamabe Scores
1967 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
23 23 1 1 1967-06-10 CHW @ NYY Thad Tillotson ahead 3-0 t 5 0 --- 1 3 5 0.053 93% Home Run
24 24 2 1 1967-08-28 CHW @ WSA Bob Priddy tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 5 0.115 61% Lead-Off Home Run
25 25 3 1 1967-09-05 CHW @ NYY Dooley Womack ahead 4-3 t 8 1 --- 1 1 5 0.121 89% Home Run
26 26 4 1 1967-09-14 CHW CLE Orlando Pena tied 0-0 b 10 2 123 4 2 5 0.353 100% Walk-Off Home Run; Agee Scores; Josephson Scores; Horlen Scores
1968 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
27 27 1 1 1968-05-22 BAL @ NYY John Wyatt behind 2-3 t 9 0 1-- 2 8 PH 0.630 87% Home Run; Johnson Scores
28 28 2 1 1968-06-06 BAL CAL Minnie Rojas behind 3-8 b 9 0 --- 1 8 PH 0.007 1% Home Run
29 29 3 1 1968-06-11 BAL @ WSA Frank Bertaina tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 4 0.121 62% Lead-Off Home Run
30 30 4 1 1968-06-23 BAL @ CAL Tom Murphy tied 0-0 t 3 1 --- 1 1 4 0.147 62% Home Run
31 31 5 1 1968-07-11 BAL WSA Joe Coleman ahead 1-0 b 5 2 --- 1 1 8 0.123 83% Home Run
32 32 6 1 1968-07-12 BAL WSA Camilo Pascual tied 0-0 b 3 1 --- 1 1 8 0.145 67% Home Run
33 33 7 1 1968-07-22 BAL CLE Sonny Siebert behind 0-1 b 1 0 --- 1 1 8 0.123 54% Lead-Off Home Run
34 34 8 1 1968-07-29 (1) BAL @ BOS Ray Culp tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 8 0.112 61% Lead-Off Home Run
35 35 9 1 1968-08-09 BAL CAL Bill Harrelson ahead 1-0 b 7 0 1-- 2 1 4 0.117 96% Home Run; McNally Scores
36 36 10 1 1968-08-13 BAL @ OAK Jack Aker ahead 5-4 t 9 2 --- 1 1 7 0.085 94% Home Run
37 37 11 1 1968-08-14 BAL @ OAK Chuck Dobson tied 0-0 t 6 0 --- 1 1 7 0.203 70% Home Run
38 38 12 1 1968-08-21 BAL @ CAL George Brunet ahead 2-0 t 3 0 --- 1 1 7 0.086 84% Home Run
39 39 13 1 1968-08-27 (2) BAL OAK Jack Aker ahead 3-1 b 5 0 --- 1 1 8 0.068 91% Home Run
40 40 14 1 1968-08-30 BAL @ DET Earl Wilson behind 0-8 t 6 1 --- 1 1 8 0.003 1% Home Run
41 41 15 1 1968-09-16 BAL @ BOS Jim Lonborg ahead 2-1 t 4 1 123 4 1 4 0.197 94% Home Run; Blefary Scores; Belanger Scores; Phoebus Scores
1969 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
42 42 1 1 1969-04-12 BAL WSA Bob Humphreys ahead 4-0 b 4 0 --- 1 1 7 0.032 95% Home Run
43 43 2 1 1969-04-16 BAL @ BOS Juan Pizarro ahead 5-4 t 4 1 --- 1 1 7 0.115 72% Home Run
44 44 3 1 1969-05-28 BAL @ SEP Mike Marshall ahead 5-2 t 4 1 --- 1 1 7 0.064 89% Home Run
45 45 4 1 1969-06-01 BAL @ CAL Jim McGlothlin behind 0-3 t 4 0 --- 1 1 7 0.086 25% Home Run
46 46 5 1 1969-06-04 BAL @ OAK Catfish Hunter tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 7 0.108 61% Lead-Off Home Run
47 47 6 1 1969-06-20 (2) BAL @ CLE Steve Hargan ahead 1-0 t 5 1 --- 1 1 7 0.123 75% Home Run
48 48 7 1 1969-07-19 BAL @ BOS Lee Stange behind 2-4 t 8 1 --- 1 1 7 0.099 19% Home Run
49 49 8 1 1969-08-12 BAL OAK Catfish Hunter behind 0-1 b 1 0 --- 1 1 4 0.109 55% Lead-Off Home Run
50 50 9 1 1969-08-17 BAL @ SEP Fred Talbot ahead 2-0 t 7 0 --- 1 1 7 0.074 91% Home Run
51 51 10 1 1969-09-10 BAL BOS Mike Nagy tied 4-4 b 4 2 1-3 3 1 7 0.297 86% Home Run; Johnson Scores/unER; Belanger Scores/unER; Buford Scores/unER
52 52 11 1 1969-09-28 BAL @ NYY Mel Stottlemyre tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 7 0.107 61% Lead-Off Home Run
1970 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
53 53 1 1 1970-04-09 BAL @ CLE Rich Hand ahead 1-0 t 3 2 --- 1 1 7 0.111 69% Home Run (CF-RF)
54 54 2 2 1970-04-09 BAL @ CLE Dick Ellsworth ahead 8-0 t 6 2 1-3 3 1 7 0.006 100% Home Run; Hendricks Scores; Phoebus Scores
55 55 3 1 1970-04-26 BAL @ KCR Al Fitzmorris behind 7-9 t 8 2 12- 3 1 7 0.601 72% Home Run; Dalrymple Scores; Crowley Scores
56 56 4 1 1970-05-10 (2) BAL CHW Joe Horlen behind 1-2 b 7 2 --- 1 1 7 0.254 52% Home Run (CF-RF)
57 57 5 1 1970-06-12 BAL OAK Rollie Fingers behind 1-2 b 6 2 --- 1 1 7 0.202 52% Home Run
58 58 6 1 1970-06-13 BAL OAK Catfish Hunter behind 0-7 b 3 0 1-- 2 1 7 0.047 10% Home Run; May Scores
59 59 7 1 1970-06-19 (1) BAL WSA Dick Bosman tied 2-2 b 3 0 --- 1 1 7 0.121 67% Home Run
60 60 8 1 1970-06-26 BAL @ WSA Joe Coleman tied 0-0 t 3 1 --- 1 1 7 0.128 60% Home Run (CF-RF)
61 61 9 1 1970-06-30 BAL CLE Steve Dunning ahead 2-1 b 5 0 --- 1 1 7 0.107 82% Home Run
62 62 10 1 1970-07-08 BAL NYY Stan Bahnsen tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 1 1 7 0.104 65% Lead-Off Home Run
63 63 11 1 1970-07-18 BAL MIN Jim Perry tied 1-1 b 3 0 --- 1 1 7 0.121 67% Home Run
64 64 12 1 1970-07-25 BAL @ MIN Tom Hall tied 4-4 t 8 1 1-- 2 1 7 0.357 86% Home Run; Hall Scores
65 65 13 1 1970-07-27 BAL @ MIN Bert Blyleven behind 0-4 t 6 0 --- 1 1 7 0.053 13% Home Run
66 66 14 1 1970-08-26 BAL OAK Catfish Hunter tied 0-0 b 3 1 1-- 2 1 7 0.203 76% Home Run (CF-RF); Palmer Scores
67 67 15 1 1970-08-28 (2) BAL MIL Dave Baldwin behind 3-4 b 6 2 123 4 1 7 0.482 91% Home Run; Robinson Scores; Johnson Scores; Palmer Scores
68 68 16 1 1970-09-04 BAL @ BOS Mike Nagy tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 7 0.098 60% Lead-Off Home Run
69 69 17 1 1970-09-29 (1) BAL WSA Joe Coleman behind 1-2 b 8 2 --- 1 1 7 0.339 52% Home Run
1971 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
70 70 1 1 1971-04-16 BAL NYY Steve Kline tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 1 1 7 0.110 65% Lead-Off Home Run
71 71 2 1 1971-04-18 BAL NYY Stan Bahnsen tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 1 1 7 0.110 65% Lead-Off Home Run
72 72 3 1 1971-04-29 BAL @ OAK Rollie Fingers tied 2-2 t 8 0 --- 1 1 7 0.271 77% Home Run
73 73 4 1 1971-05-22 BAL BOS Ray Culp ahead 3-2 b 5 0 --- 1 1 7 0.109 83% Home Run
74 74 5 1 1971-05-30 BAL @ MIN Bert Blyleven tied 0-0 t 3 1 -2- 2 1 7 0.191 71% Home Run; Belanger Scores
75 75 6 1 1971-05-31 (2) BAL @ CHW Joe Horlen behind 1-2 t 3 0 --- 1 1 7 0.123 50% Home Run
76 76 7 2 1971-05-31 (2) BAL @ CHW Bart Johnson ahead 4-2 t 6 2 1-- 2 1 7 0.141 92% Home Run; Dalrymple Scores
77 77 8 1 1971-06-08 BAL MIN Bert Blyleven ahead 3-0 b 2 2 1-- 2 1 7 0.097 93% Home Run; Dobson Scores
78 78 9 1 1971-06-11 BAL CHW Steve Kealey ahead 5-1 b 6 2 -23 3 1 7 0.032 99% Home Run; Johnson Scores; Belanger Scores
79 79 10 1 1971-06-22 (1) BAL @ WSA Gerry Janeski tied 0-0 t 2 1 12- 3 1 7 0.258 80% Home Run; Belanger Scores; Salmon Scores
80 80 11 1 1971-06-24 BAL @ WSA Jackie Brown tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 7 0.113 61% Lead-Off Home Run
81 81 12 1 1971-06-30 (2) BAL @ CLE Steve Hargan behind 1-2 t 4 2 1-- 2 1 7 0.256 59% Home Run; Jackson Scores
82 82 13 1 1971-07-06 (1) BAL WSA Jim Shellenback tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 1 1 7 0.110 65% Lead-Off Home Run
83 83 14 1 1971-07-17 BAL @ CAL Mel Queen behind 2-7 t 8 0 --- 1 1 7 0.013 2% Home Run
84 84 15 1 1971-08-11 BAL @ MIN Jim Perry behind 0-2 t 3 0 --- 1 1 7 0.107 38% Home Run
85 85 16 1 1971-08-12 BAL @ MIN Jim Kaat tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 7 0.106 61% Lead-Off Home Run
86 86 17 1 1971-08-22 BAL MIN Bert Blyleven tied 1-1 b 5 0 --- 1 1 7 0.161 72% Home Run
87 87 18 1 1971-08-28 (1) BAL MIL Marty Pattin ahead 6-1 b 4 1 --- 1 1 7 0.019 98% Home Run
88 88 19 1 1971-08-29 (2) BAL MIL Jim Slaton behind 0-4 b 8 0 --- 1 1 7 0.035 7% Home Run
1972 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
89 89 1 1 1972-04-18 BAL DET Joe Coleman behind 2-5 b 8 0 --- 1 1 7 0.066 13% Home Run
90 90 2 1 1972-07-02 BAL @ DET Joe Coleman ahead 4-0 t 5 0 1-- 2 1 7 0.043 98% Home Run; Cuellar Scores
91 91 3 1 1972-07-31 (1) BAL NYY Fritz Peterson behind 1-5 b 8 0 --- 1 1 7 0.033 6% Home Run
92 92 4 1 1972-08-30 BAL @ MIN Bert Blyleven behind 0-7 t 9 0 --- 1 1 7 0.001 0% Home Run
93 93 5 1 1972-09-08 BAL DET Woodie Fryman behind 0-2 b 7 1 --- 1 9 PH 0.131 27% Home Run

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

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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.