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Ben Chapman

William Benjamin Chapman

Positions: Outfielder and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: December 25, 1908 in Nashville, TN
High School: Phillips HS (Birmingham, AL)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1930 (Age 21.111, 6,033rd in MLB history)   vs. PHA 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1930 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Indians/RedSox/Senators/WhiteSox/... 1930-1946

Last Game: May 12, 1946 (Age 37.138)   vs. BRO 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: July 7, 1993 in Hoover, AL
Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, AL
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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.

Ben Chapman: 90 Career Home Runs

2 leading off, 2 walk-off, 0 tying, 4 go ahead, 80 lacking some details
5 Tms
NYY60
BOS13
CLE10
WSH5
CHW2
 
vs RHP64
vs LHP26
 
Away49
Home41
 
Leverage
Medium Lev3
Low Lev3
8 Opps
CHW18
PHA18
DET17
BOS14
CLE10
SLB6
WSH4
NYY3
61 Pitchers
Tommy Bridges6
Mel Harder3
Vic Frazier3
Hal McKain3
Ted Lyons3
Earl Whitehill2
Bill Dietrich2
Willis Hudlin2
Lefty Grove2
Thornton Lee2
Rube Walberg2
Hank Johnson2
Firpo Marberry2
Garland Braxton2
Lefty Stewart2
Bud Thomas2
Johnny Gorsica2
Sugar Cain2
Jack Knott2
Red Ruffing2
9 Parks
Yankee Stad30
Fenway Pk15
Comiskey Pk14
Shibe Pk13
Tiger Stad9
GriffithStad3
Braves Fld3
ClevelandStd2
Sprtsmn3/Busch1
Where Hit
Unk84
75
781
General field locations
when available.
 
15 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms83
2·HR gms2
3·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
5th35
6th16
Unk11
3rd11
8th7
7th6
1st3
2nd1
Outs
Unk81
04
13
22
 
DefPos
RF34
LF27
CF18
3B7
2B4
Bases
---89
1231
 
162 RBI
RISP1
0 on40
1 on30
2 on18
3 on2
Any on50
Inning
113
29
38
412
512
67
77
812
98
Extra2
 
1-330
4-631
7-end29
RelScore
+4..2
+32
Tied3
-21
-32
Unk80
 
Ahead4
Tied3
Behind3
Unk80
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

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1930 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111930-05-07NYYCLEPete Appletonb 2---175IPHR
22211930-05-21 (1)NYY@PHAGeorge Earnshawt 4---185IPHR
33311930-05-22 (1)NYY@PHARoy Mahaffeyt 9---285
44411930-06-03NYY@CHWDutch Henryahead 10-5t 82---285IPHR
55511930-06-28 (2)NYYCLEKen Hollowayb 1---285
66611930-07-08 (2)NYYPHABill Shoresb 6---285
77711930-07-14 (2)NYY@CHWGarland Braxtonahead 3-0t 41---175
88811930-09-13 (2)NYY@DETTommy Bridgest 2---284
99911930-09-19NYY@CHWTed Lyonst 1---284
10101011930-09-28NYY@BOSHod Lisenbeet 4---274
1931 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1111111931-04-26NYY@WSHFirpo Marberryt 2---264
1212211931-05-09NYY@CHWHal McKaint 6---159
1313311931-05-24NYYPHARube Walbergb 8---157
1414411931-05-25 (1)NYY@PHALefty Grovet 2---159
1515511931-06-12NYYCHWHal McKainb 5---357
1616611931-06-15NYYDETEarl Whitehillb 2---157
1717711931-06-25 (1)NYY@CHWHal McKaint 9---359
1818811931-06-25 (2)NYY@CHWVic Fraziert 3---359
1919911931-07-02NYY@DETWaite Hoytt 8---159
20201011931-07-04 (1)NYYWSHLloyd Brownb 3---257
21211111931-07-05NYYBOSDanny MacFaydenb 7---157
22221211931-07-14 (1)NYYCLEMilt Shoffnerb 5---157
23231311931-07-19 (1)NYYSLBWally Hebertb 2---157
24241411931-07-19 (2)NYYSLBGarland Braxtonb 8---157
25251511931-08-23 (2)NYY@CHWVic Fraziert 7---259
26261611931-08-30NYY@BOSHod Lisenbeet 5---359
27271721931-08-30NYY@BOSJud McLaughlint 9---159
1932 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2828111932-04-23NYYPHARube Walbergb 1---257IPHR
2929211932-05-17NYYCLEMel Harderb 4---257
3030311932-06-05NYYBOSBob Weilandb 5---257
3131411932-07-02 (2)NYY@BOSJohn Michaelst 4---169
3232511932-07-09 (2)NYYDETTommy Bridgesb 2---167IPHR
3333621932-07-09 (2)NYYDETTommy Bridgesb 6---367IPHR
3434731932-07-09 (2)NYYDETChief Hogsettb 7---267
3535811932-07-12NYYSLBLefty Stewartb 6---367
3636911932-08-06 (2)NYY@CHWVic Fraziert 9---379
37371011932-09-18 (1)NYY@SLBLefty Stewartt 5---359
1933 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3838111933-05-19NYYSLBJack Knottb 8---257
3939211933-05-23NYYCLEWillis Hudlinb 8---157IPHR
4040311933-06-03NYYPHAJim Petersonb 5---357
4141411933-06-11 (1)NYY@BOSJohnny Welcht 9---159
4242511933-06-15NYY@BOSHank Johnsont 7---259
4343611933-06-27NYY@DETFirpo Marberryt 1---259
4444711933-07-14NYYSLBGeorge Blaeholderb 1---357
4545811933-08-26NYY@DETVic Sorrellt 4---259
4646911933-09-05 (2)NYY@PHASugar Caint 4---159
1934 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4747111934-04-22NYY@BOSGordon Rhodest 5---259
4848211934-05-11NYYCHWSad Sam Jonesb 1---357
4949311934-05-13NYYCLEThornton Leeb 7---157IPHR
5050411934-06-06 (1)NYY@BOSHank Johnsont 8---139
5151511934-06-27NYYCHWJoe Hevingtied 7-7b 11---158Walk-Off
1935 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5252111935-04-27NYY@PHABill Dietricht 6---18
5353211935-05-16NYYCLEWillis Hudlinb 5---28
5454311935-06-02NYYBOSGeorge Pipgrasb 3---18IPHR
5555411935-06-19 (2)NYY@DETTommy Bridgest 10---138
5656511935-06-27NYYWSHBobby Burkeb 3---38IPHR
5757611935-06-29NYYWSHBump Hadleyb 3---238IPHR
5858711935-07-04 (1)NYYBOSLefty Groveb 1---28
5959811935-08-20NYY@DETSchoolboy Rowet 1---28IPHR
1936 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
6060111936-05-23 (1)NYY@PHABill Dietricht 8---38
6161211936-06-28 (2)WSH@CHWSugar Caint 10---118Lead-Off
6262311936-07-01 (2)WSH@PHAHerman Finkt 4---28
6363411936-08-27WSHCLEMel Harderb 3---28IPHR
6464511936-09-09WSH@DETJake Wadet 8---28
1937 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
6565111937-07-02BOSPHALynn Nelsonb 8---339
6666211937-07-18 (1)BOS@CHWTed Lyonst 4---339
6767311937-07-25BOS@CLEEarl Whitehillt 1---129IPHR
6868411937-08-07BOSCHWTed Lyonsb 8---279
6969511937-08-11 (1)BOSNYYRed Ruffingb 7---179
7070611937-09-21 (1)BOSDETSlick Coffmanb 5---469
7171711937-09-23BOSDETElden Aukerbehind 1-3b 9---369Walk-Off
1938 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7272111938-04-18BOSNYYRed Ruffingb 2---169
7373211938-04-23BOS@PHABud Thomast 6---269
7474311938-06-09BOSCLEMel Harderb 6---139
7575411938-07-28 (1)BOS@CHWJohnny Rigneyt 8---369
7676511938-08-28BOSDETTommy Bridgesb 4---169
7777611938-09-04 (2)BOS@PHABud Thomast 1---169
1939 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7878111939-05-14CLE@CHWThornton Leet 3---359
7979221939-05-14CLE@CHWJohn Whiteheadt 5---259
8080311939-06-25 (1)CLE@PHABuck Rosst 7---138
8181411939-07-16 (2)CLENYYMarius Russob 5---138IPHR
8282511939-09-15CLE@BOSBill LeFebvret 9---138
8383611939-09-27 (2)CLE@CHWEddie Smitht 1---138
1940 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8484111940-05-06CLE@BOSEmerson Dickmantied 1-1t 40---1390.11361%Home Run (LF-CF)
8585211940-07-04 (1)CLE@DETTommy Bridgesbehind 2-5t 92---1670.0101%Home Run
8686311940-07-11CLE@PHAChubby Deantied 0-0t 10---1170.09359%Lead-OffHome Run
8787411940-09-22CLE@DETJohnny Gorsicaahead 7-1t 40---1170.02396%Home Run
1941 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8888111941-05-14WSHDETJohnny Gorsicab 5---27
8989211941-06-21CHW@PHAJack Knottbehind 1-4t 21---1670.07828%Home Run
9090311941-06-22 (1)CHW@PHAJohnny Babichahead 3-0t 311234670.10896%Home Run; Lodigiani Scores; Kuhel Scores; Appling Scores/unER

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.