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Smoky Burgess

Forrest Harrill Burgess (Smoky)

Positions: Catcher and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: February 6, 1927 in Caroleen, NC
High School: Tri HS (Corleen, NC)
Signed
by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1944. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1949 (Age 22.072, 8,145th in MLB history)   vs. PIT 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1951 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Redlegs/Phillies/WhiteSox/Cubs 1949-1967

Final Game: October 1, 1967 (Age 40.237)   vs. WSA 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: September 15, 1991 in Asheville, NC
Buried: Sunset Memorial Park, Spindale, NC
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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.

Smoky Burgess: 126 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 5 walk-off, 16 tying, 37 go ahead
5 Tms
CIN52
PIT51
PHI15
CHW5
CHC3
 
vs RHP104
vs LHP22
 
Home67
Away59
 
Leverage
High Lev27
Medium Lev43
Low Lev56
15 Opps
STL25
PHI19
BSN/MLN16
CHC16
LAD/BRO13
PIT10
CIN9
NYG/SFG8
NYM3
HOU2
MIN1
KCA1
CLE1
BAL1
DET1
91 Pitchers
Larry Jackson5
Robin Roberts5
Bob Buhl5
Bob Purkey3
Vinegar Bend Mizell3
Ron Kline3
Billy Loes2
Sam Jones2
Ray Crone2
Al Cicotte2
Bob Miller2
John Buzhardt2
Vern Bickford2
Pete Richert2
Johnny Podres2
Vern Law2
Jim Duffalo2
Jay Hook2
Ed Bauta2
Warren Hacker2
16 Parks
Crosley Fld42
Forbes Fld25
Sprtsmn3/Busch18
Shibe Pk15
Wrigley Fld8
Ebbets Fld4
Polo Grounds3
Dodger Stad2
County Stad2
Comiskey Pk1
Memor. Stad1
LA Coliseum1
Munic. Stad1
Tiger Stad1
Metrop. Stad1
Candlestick1
Where Hit
997
Unk16
86
894
782
71
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms101
2·HR gms11
3·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
6th53
2nd17
5th11
9th11
7th10
4th8
8th8
3rd8
Outs
046
244
136
 
DefPos
C110
PH16
Bases
---64
1--28
12-16
-2-9
--34
1232
-232
1-31
 
211 RBI
RISP34
0 on64
1 on41
2 on19
3 on2
Any on62
Inning
18
218
313
414
59
614
711
819
917
Extra3
 
1-339
4-637
7-end50
RelScore
+4..17
+38
+25
+116
Tied28
-115
-213
-310
-4..14
 
Ahead46
Tied28
Behind52
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1949 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111949-05-17CHCBRORalph Brancabehind 0-2b 801--29PH0.36961%Home Run; Lowrey Scores
1951 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
22111951-05-26CHCPITVern Lawtied 2-2b 40---1720.12669%Home Run
33211951-05-30 (2)CHC@CINEwell Blackwelltied 1-1t 9012-3620.26897%Home Run; Jeffcoat Scores; Fondy Scores
1952 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
44111952-04-20 (1)PHIBSNVern Bickfordbehind 1-3b 921--2820.49153%Home Run; Waitkus Scores
55211952-05-27 (2)PHIBSNVern Bickfordbehind 1-4b 911--2720.06310%Home Run; Caballero Scores
66311952-06-07PHI@STLGerry Staleyahead 1-0t 40---1420.11174%Home Run
77411952-07-10PHI@STLGerry Staleybehind 0-9t 521--2720.0071%Home Run; Ennis Scores
88511952-08-28PHI@STLEddie Yuhasahead 8-6t 91-2-2620.04799%Home Run; Ennis Scores
99611952-09-20PHINYGHoyt Wilhelmahead 2-1b 70---1620.09890%Home Run
1953 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1010111953-07-01PHI@BROBilly Loesbehind 0-1t 60---1820.15150%Home Run (Fly Ball)
1111211953-08-09 (1)PHI@CHCDuke Simpsonahead 6-0t 90---1620.002100%Home Run
1212311953-08-30 (2)PHICINKen Raffensbergertied 3-3b 90---1620.355100%Walk-OffHome Run
1313411953-09-14PHI@STLVinegar Bend Mizelltied 0-0t 20---1620.10060%Home Run
1954 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1414111954-05-31PHIBROJim Hughesbehind 1-3b 8212-38PH0.68484%Home Run; Lopata Scores; Wyrostek Scores
1515211954-07-15 (2)PHI@CINBud Podbielantied 0-0t 11-2-2320.15067%Home Run (Deep RF); Ashburn Scores
1616311954-08-08 (2)PHICHCWarren Hackerahead 4-3b 80---1320.07294%Home Run (Deep RF)
1717411954-09-13PHIMLNDave Jollybehind 2-7b 901--2320.0254%Home Run (CF-RF); Clark Scores
1955 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1818111955-04-20PHI@BROBilly Loesahead 1-0t 62---1420.13274%Home Run (Fly Ball)
1919211955-05-06CINCHCPaul Minnertied 0-0b 22---1620.10862%Home Run
2020311955-05-08 (1)CINCHCSam Jonesbehind 0-1b 31---1220.11853%Home Run
2121411955-05-20CINSTLBrooks Lawrencetied 0-0b 11---1220.09862%Home Run
2222521955-05-20CINSTLBarney Schultzahead 6-5b 811234220.07899%Home Run; Bridges Scores; Jablonski Scores; Temple Scores
2323611955-05-21CINSTLGordon Jonesbehind 1-4b 31---1220.08831%Home Run
2424711955-06-12CIN@PHIMurry Dicksonbehind 2-5t 521--2620.17130%Home Run; Bell Scores
2525811955-06-13CINMLNChet Nicholsbehind 1-4b 42---1620.08727%Home Run
2626911955-06-24 (1)CINPHIRon Negraytied 0-0b 22---1620.10862%Home Run
27271011955-07-01CINMLNBob Buhlahead 2-1b 20---1620.09074%Home Run
28281111955-07-14CIN@PITRoy Faceahead 7-0t 22---1620.01897%Home Run
29291211955-07-27CINBROCarl Erskinetied 0-0b 32-2-2220.19673%Home Run (Fly Ball); Temple Scores
30301311955-07-29CINPITVern Lawtied 0-0b 101--2220.14673%Home Run; Temple Scores
31311421955-07-29CINPITMax Surkontahead 4-3b 401--2220.14086%Home Run; Temple Scores
32321531955-07-29CINPITLaurin Pepperahead 12-4b 601234220.001100%Home Run; McMillan Scores; Nuxhall Scores; Temple Scores
33331611955-08-13CIN@STLLarry Jacksonbehind 0-4t 32---1220.05717%Home Run
34341711955-08-16CINCHCJim Davistied 0-0b 101--2220.14673%Home Run; Temple Scores
35351811955-08-17CINCHCBob Rushtied 0-0b 101--2220.14673%Home Run; Temple Scores
36361911955-08-29CIN@PHIRobin Robertsbehind 0-3t 61---1220.07619%Home Run
37372011955-09-25CINCHCBob Rushahead 3-0b 4212-3220.10896%Home Run; Fowler Scores; Temple Scores
38382121955-09-25CINCHCDon Kaiserahead 9-0b 5212-3220.003100%Home Run; McMillan Scores; Temple Scores
1956 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3939111956-04-19CINSTLHarvey Haddixbehind 3-8b 71---1220.0255%Home Run
4040211956-05-19CIN@BROSandy Koufaxahead 9-4t 71---1720.01798%Home Run (Line Drive to RF Line)
4141311956-06-01CINNYGJoe Margoneritied 0-0b 21---1720.11064%Home Run
4242411956-06-07CINPHIBob Millertied 5-5b 80---1720.26287%Home Run
4343511956-06-28CIN@PITLuis Arroyobehind 1-3t 8212-3620.60072%Home Run; Bell Scores; Robinson Scores
4444611956-07-01 (2)CIN@STLHerm Wehmeierahead 5-1t 52---1620.04394%Home Run
4545711956-07-20CINPITFred Waterstied 4-4b 1221--2620.436100%Walk-OffHome Run; Robinson Scores
4646811956-08-15 (2)CIN@CHCRuss Meyerahead 5-0t 31---1620.03394%Home Run
4747911956-08-17CINMLNErnie Johnsonahead 5-2b 8212-33PH0.025100%Home Run; Jansen Scores; Temple Scores
48481011956-09-08CIN@STLTom Poholskybehind 0-2t 211--2620.18248%Home Run; Post Scores
49491111956-09-16CIN@BROSal Magliebehind 0-3t 921--2620.0254%Home Run; Post Scores
50501211956-09-29CIN@CHCSam Jonesbehind 2-5t 801--29PH0.14024%Home Run; McMillan Scores
1957 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5151111957-05-15CINPHIJack Sanfordtied 1-1b 20---1620.10566%Home Run
5252211957-05-19 (2)CINPITRon Klinebehind 1-3b 701--2620.30159%Home Run (Deep RF); Crowe Scores/unER
5353311957-06-23 (2)CINPITRon Klineahead 4-1b 32---1620.06188%Home Run (Deep RF)
5454411957-06-25CINNYGRay Cronebehind 0-2b 20---1620.10244%Home Run
5555521957-06-25CINNYGRay Cronebehind 1-2b 41---1620.13653%Home Run
5656611957-06-29CINPHIRobin Robertsbehind 1-3b 50---1620.12742%Home Run
5757711957-07-07 (1)CIN@STLVon McDanielbehind 0-2t 20---1520.09739%Home Run
5858811957-07-14 (2)CIN@PITRed Swansonahead 7-0t 41---1520.01198%Home Run
5959911957-07-30CINPHIWarren Hackerbehind 1-2b 20---1620.10955%Home Run
60601011957-08-02CINNYGMarv Grissombehind 4-5b 821--28PH0.60984%Home Run (Deep RF); Hoak Scores
61611111957-08-09 (1)CINCHCDick Littlefieldbehind 6-7b 8212-3220.64093%Home Run (Deep RF); Post Scores; Temple Scores
62621211957-08-09 (2)CINCHCDon Elstonbehind 0-1b 601--2220.28274%Home Run (Deep CF-RF); Grammas Scores
63631311957-09-03CINSTLVinegar Bend Mizellbehind 3-14b 80---1720.0000%Home Run
64641411957-09-13CINPHIJim Hearnahead 7-4b 80---1620.01599%Home Run
1958 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
6565111958-05-08CIN@CHCFreddy Rodriguezbehind 7-8t 9112-38PH0.64392%Home Run (Deep CF-RF); Haddix Scores; Bell Scores
6666211958-05-10CIN@MLNBob Buhlbehind 0-1t 32-233620.30870%Home Run; Pinson Scores; Robinson Scores
6767311958-05-30CIN@PHIBob Millerahead 7-0t 32--32320.02199%Home Run; Haddix Scores
6868411958-08-03 (1)CINLADClem Labinebehind 5-6b 92---19PH0.48854%Home Run (Fly Ball)
6969511958-09-07 (1)CIN@PHIDon Cardwellbehind 2-4t 91---1520.0539%Home Run
7070611958-09-16 (2)CINLADJohnny Klippsteintied 5-5b 1011--28PH0.362100%Walk-OffHome Run (Line Drive); Henrich Scores
1959 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7171111959-04-18PIT@MLNJuan Pizarroahead 4-0t 3212-3820.09297%Home Run (Deep RF); Kluszewski Scores; Groat Scores
7272211959-05-01PITSTLVinegar Bend Mizellbehind 2-7b 72-2-2320.0518%Home Run (Deep RF); Hoak Scores
7373311959-05-10 (2)PITPHIRay Semprochbehind 1-4b 6112-38PH0.33654%Home Run; Mazeroski Scores; Groat Scores
7474411959-05-31 (1)PIT@CINBob Purkeytied 0-0t 12---1320.10156%Home Run (Deep RF)
7575521959-05-31 (1)PIT@CINJoe Nuxhallahead 5-2t 91---1320.02198%Home Run (Deep RF)
7676611959-05-31 (2)PIT@CINTom Ackertied 11-11t 7012-39PH0.24989%Home Run (Deep RF); Hoak Scores; Mejias Scores
7777711959-08-06PIT@STLHal Jeffcoatahead 16-2t 92-2-2520.000100%Home Run (Deep RF); Nelson Scores
7878811959-08-28PITPHIBob Bowmanahead 8-0b 60---1520.002100%Home Run (Deep RF)
7979911959-08-29PITPHIRobin Robertsahead 1-0b 12--32520.15379%Home Run (Deep RF); Nelson Scores
80801021959-08-29PITPHIRobin Robertsahead 5-0b 52---1520.01998%Home Run (Deep RF)
81811111959-09-23PITMLNBob Buhltied 0-0b 20---1520.10966%Home Run (Deep RF)
1960 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8282111960-04-23PITMLNLew Burdettebehind 3-4b 61---1620.19654%Home Run (Deep RF)
8383211960-04-24PITMLNBob Buhltied 0-0b 21---1620.11464%Home Run
8484311960-05-02PIT@STLRon Klineahead 2-0t 40---1620.08582%Home Run (Deep RF)
8585411960-06-10PIT@STLLarry Jacksonbehind 3-8t 62-2-2620.06010%Home Run (Deep RF); Skinner Scores
8686511960-06-26 (1)PITCHCMark Freemanbehind 4-7b 92--329PH0.0294%Home Run; Hoak Scores
8787611960-08-11PITSTLErnie Brogliotied 0-0b 50---1620.14971%Home Run (Deep RF)
8888711960-09-30PITMLNBob Buhlbehind 0-8b 42---1520.0092%Home Run
1961 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8989111961-05-20PIT@PHIRobin Robertsahead 3-0t 81---1620.03796%Home Run (Deep RF)
9090211961-06-01PITMLNDon McMahonahead 5-2b 51---1620.05093%Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
9191321961-06-01PITMLNClaude Raymondahead 6-2b 711--2620.02199%Home Run (Deep RF); Hoak Scores
9292411961-06-05PIT@LADTurk Farrellahead 3-2t 801--2620.15192%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Clemente Scores
9393511961-06-11PIT@SFGJim Duffaloahead 4-1t 30---1420.06487%Home Run (Deep RF)
9494611961-06-22PIT@PHIJohn Buzhardttied 0-0t 21---1620.10959%Home Run (Deep RF)
9595721961-06-22PIT@PHIJohn Buzhardtahead 1-0t 4012-3620.16688%Home Run (Deep RF); Stuart Scores; Clemente Scores/unER
9696811961-08-03PIT@STLAl Cicotteahead 1-0t 1212-3620.21380%Home Run (Deep RF); Stuart Scores; Clemente Scores
9797921961-08-03PIT@STLAl Cicotteahead 6-0t 301--2620.03297%Home Run (Deep CF-RF); Clemente Scores
98981011961-08-08 (1)PIT@PHIArt Mahaffeyahead 2-1t 62---1620.13476%Home Run (Deep RF)
99991111961-09-01PIT@STLLarry Jacksonbehind 2-8t 901--2620.0102%Home Run (Deep RF Line); Moryn Scores/unER
1001001211961-09-28PITSFGJim Duffaloahead 1-0b 201--2620.13682%Home Run (Deep RF); Skinner Scores
1962 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
101101111962-04-15PIT@NYMRoger Craigahead 2-1t 3212-3620.23784%Home Run; Stuart Scores; Clemente Scores
102102211962-05-16PITMLNBob Hendleyahead 2-0b 42---1720.08384%Home Run
103103311962-06-03 (1)PITHOUDave Giustitied 4-4b 40---1620.12669%Home Run
104104411962-06-30PIT@STLEd Bautaahead 11-3t 70---1620.003100%Home Run (Deep RF)
105105521962-06-30PIT@STLEd Bautaahead 14-5t 80-233620.000100%Home Run (Deep RF); Stuart Scores; Clemente Scores
106106611962-07-01PIT@STLLarry Jacksontied 0-0t 201--2620.15269%Home Run (Deep RF); Clemente Scores
107107711962-07-12PITHOUJim Goldenahead 2-1b 3212-3620.21988%Home Run; Stuart Scores; Clemente Scores
108108811962-07-25PIT@CINBob Purkeybehind 3-6t 60---1420.08422%Home Run (Deep RF)
109109921962-07-25PIT@CINBob Purkeybehind 4-8t 811--2420.06310%Home Run (Deep RF); Skinner Scores
1101101011962-08-02PIT@LADJohnny Podrestied 0-0t 21-2-2720.17169%Home Run (Fly Ball); Hoak Scores
1111111121962-08-02PIT@LADJohnny Podresahead 2-0t 42---1720.09381%Home Run (Fly Ball)
1121121211962-08-20 (1)PIT@NYMJay Hookahead 1-0t 71---1420.13380%Home Run
1131131311962-09-16PITSFGStu Millertied 4-4b 102--32920.372100%Walk-OffHome Run; Mazeroski Scores
1963 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
114114111963-04-09PITMLNLew Burdettebehind 0-1b 62---1420.21552%Home Run
115115211963-04-17PIT@STLRay Washburnbehind 2-7t 61---1420.0266%Home Run
116116311963-05-07PIT@CHCLarry Jacksonbehind 1-2t 711--2620.38969%Home Run (Line Drive); Clemente Scores
117117411963-06-06 (1)PITCINJim Maloneybehind 1-5b 42---1620.05815%Home Run (Deep RF)
118118511963-07-07PIT@NYMJay Hooktied 0-0t 20---1520.11762%Home Run
119119611963-09-11PITLADPete Richertbehind 2-9b 61-2-2620.0183%Home Run (Line Drive); Virdon Scores
1964 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
120120111964-06-13PIT@CHCWayne Schurrahead 4-2t 511-33520.12494%Home Run; Clemente Scores; Lynch Scores
121121211964-08-28PITPHIEd Roebuckbehind 1-2b 9112-3620.683100%Walk-OffHome Run; Mota Scores; Stargell Scores
122122311964-09-15CHW@DETDave Wickershambehind 1-2t 80---19PH0.25950%Home Run
1965 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
123123111965-05-19CHW@KCAJohn O'Donoghuebehind 2-7t 82---19PH0.0071%Home Run
124124211965-06-29CHW@MINDick Stigmanbehind 4-6t 911--29PH0.36444%Home Run; McCraw Scores
1967 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
125125111967-06-26CHW@BALPete Richertbehind 0-2t 72-2-29PH0.30544%Home Run; Ward Scores
126126211967-07-25 (2)CHWCLESonny Siebertbehind 2-4b 811--29PH0.41555%Home Run; Hansen Scores

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