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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)   vs. PHA 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Indians/RedSox/Senators/WhiteSox/... 1930-1946

Final Game: May 12, 1946 (Age 37)   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
Unk84
---5
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

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1930 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1930-05-07 NYY CLE Pete Appleton b 2 1 7 5 IPHR
2 2 2 1 1930-05-21 (1) NYY @ PHA George Earnshaw t 4 1 8 5 IPHR
3 3 3 1 1930-05-22 (1) NYY @ PHA Roy Mahaffey t 9 2 8 5
4 4 4 1 1930-06-03 NYY @ CHW Dutch Henry ahead 10-5 t 8 2 2 8 5 IPHR
5 5 5 1 1930-06-28 (2) NYY CLE Ken Holloway b 1 2 8 5
6 6 6 1 1930-07-08 (2) NYY PHA Bill Shores b 6 2 8 5
7 7 7 1 1930-07-14 (2) NYY @ CHW Garland Braxton ahead 3-0 t 4 1 1 7 5
8 8 8 1 1930-09-13 (2) NYY @ DET Tommy Bridges t 2 2 8 4
9 9 9 1 1930-09-19 NYY @ CHW Ted Lyons t 1 2 8 4
10 10 10 1 1930-09-28 NYY @ BOS Hod Lisenbee t 4 2 7 4
1931 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
11 11 1 1 1931-04-26 NYY @ WSH Firpo Marberry t 2 2 6 4
12 12 2 1 1931-05-09 NYY @ CHW Hal McKain t 6 1 5 9
13 13 3 1 1931-05-24 NYY PHA Rube Walberg b 8 1 5 7
14 14 4 1 1931-05-25 (1) NYY @ PHA Lefty Grove t 2 1 5 9
15 15 5 1 1931-06-12 NYY CHW Hal McKain b 5 3 5 7
16 16 6 1 1931-06-15 NYY DET Earl Whitehill b 2 1 5 7
17 17 7 1 1931-06-25 (1) NYY @ CHW Hal McKain t 9 3 5 9
18 18 8 1 1931-06-25 (2) NYY @ CHW Vic Frazier t 3 3 5 9
19 19 9 1 1931-07-02 NYY @ DET Waite Hoyt t 8 1 5 9
20 20 10 1 1931-07-04 (1) NYY WSH Lloyd Brown b 3 2 5 7
21 21 11 1 1931-07-05 NYY BOS Danny MacFayden b 7 1 5 7
22 22 12 1 1931-07-14 (1) NYY CLE Milt Shoffner b 5 1 5 7
23 23 13 1 1931-07-19 (1) NYY SLB Wally Hebert b 2 1 5 7
24 24 14 1 1931-07-19 (2) NYY SLB Garland Braxton b 8 1 5 7
25 25 15 1 1931-08-23 (2) NYY @ CHW Vic Frazier t 7 2 5 9
26 26 16 1 1931-08-30 NYY @ BOS Hod Lisenbee t 5 3 5 9
27 27 17 2 1931-08-30 NYY @ BOS Jud McLaughlin t 9 1 5 9
1932 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
28 28 1 1 1932-04-23 NYY PHA Rube Walberg b 1 2 5 7 IPHR
29 29 2 1 1932-05-17 NYY CLE Mel Harder b 4 2 5 7
30 30 3 1 1932-06-05 NYY BOS Bob Weiland b 5 2 5 7
31 31 4 1 1932-07-02 (2) NYY @ BOS John Michaels t 4 1 6 9
32 32 5 1 1932-07-09 (2) NYY DET Tommy Bridges b 2 1 6 7 IPHR
33 33 6 2 1932-07-09 (2) NYY DET Tommy Bridges b 6 3 6 7 IPHR
34 34 7 3 1932-07-09 (2) NYY DET Chief Hogsett b 7 2 6 7
35 35 8 1 1932-07-12 NYY SLB Lefty Stewart b 6 3 6 7
36 36 9 1 1932-08-06 (2) NYY @ CHW Vic Frazier t 9 3 7 9
37 37 10 1 1932-09-18 (1) NYY @ SLB Lefty Stewart t 5 3 5 9
1933 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
38 38 1 1 1933-05-19 NYY SLB Jack Knott b 8 2 5 7
39 39 2 1 1933-05-23 NYY CLE Willis Hudlin b 8 1 5 7 IPHR
40 40 3 1 1933-06-03 NYY PHA Jim Peterson b 5 3 5 7
41 41 4 1 1933-06-11 (1) NYY @ BOS Johnny Welch t 9 1 5 9
42 42 5 1 1933-06-15 NYY @ BOS Hank Johnson t 7 2 5 9
43 43 6 1 1933-06-27 NYY @ DET Firpo Marberry t 1 2 5 9
44 44 7 1 1933-07-14 NYY SLB George Blaeholder b 1 3 5 7
45 45 8 1 1933-08-26 NYY @ DET Vic Sorrell t 4 2 5 9
46 46 9 1 1933-09-05 (2) NYY @ PHA Sugar Cain t 4 1 5 9
1934 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
47 47 1 1 1934-04-22 NYY @ BOS Gordon Rhodes t 5 2 5 9
48 48 2 1 1934-05-11 NYY CHW Sad Sam Jones b 1 3 5 7
49 49 3 1 1934-05-13 NYY CLE Thornton Lee b 7 1 5 7 IPHR
50 50 4 1 1934-06-06 (1) NYY @ BOS Hank Johnson t 8 1 3 9
51 51 5 1 1934-06-27 NYY CHW Joe Heving tied 7-7 b 11 1 5 8 Walk-Off
1935 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
52 52 1 1 1935-04-27 NYY @ PHA Bill Dietrich t 6 1 8
53 53 2 1 1935-05-16 NYY CLE Willis Hudlin b 5 2 8
54 54 3 1 1935-06-02 NYY BOS George Pipgras b 3 1 8 IPHR
55 55 4 1 1935-06-19 (2) NYY @ DET Tommy Bridges t 10 1 3 8
56 56 5 1 1935-06-27 NYY WSH Bobby Burke b 3 3 8 IPHR
57 57 6 1 1935-06-29 NYY WSH Bump Hadley b 3 2 3 8 IPHR
58 58 7 1 1935-07-04 (1) NYY BOS Lefty Grove b 1 2 8
59 59 8 1 1935-08-20 NYY @ DET Schoolboy Rowe t 1 2 8 IPHR
1936 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
60 60 1 1 1936-05-23 (1) NYY @ PHA Bill Dietrich t 8 3 8
61 61 2 1 1936-06-28 (2) WSH @ CHW Sugar Cain t 1 0 1 1 8 Lead-Off
62 62 3 1 1936-07-01 (2) WSH @ PHA Herman Fink t 4 2 8
63 63 4 1 1936-08-27 WSH CLE Mel Harder b 3 2 8 IPHR
64 64 5 1 1936-09-09 WSH @ DET Jake Wade t 8 2 8
1937 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
65 65 1 1 1937-07-02 BOS PHA Lynn Nelson b 8 3 3 9
66 66 2 1 1937-07-18 (1) BOS @ CHW Ted Lyons t 4 3 3 9
67 67 3 1 1937-07-25 BOS @ CLE Earl Whitehill t 1 1 2 9 IPHR
68 68 4 1 1937-08-07 BOS CHW Ted Lyons b 8 2 7 9
69 69 5 1 1937-08-11 (1) BOS NYY Red Ruffing b 7 1 7 9
70 70 6 1 1937-09-21 (1) BOS DET Slick Coffman b 5 4 6 9
71 71 7 1 1937-09-23 BOS DET Elden Auker behind 1-3 b 9 3 6 9 Walk-Off
1938 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
72 72 1 1 1938-04-18 BOS NYY Red Ruffing b 2 1 6 9
73 73 2 1 1938-04-23 BOS @ PHA Bud Thomas t 6 2 6 9
74 74 3 1 1938-06-09 BOS CLE Mel Harder b 6 1 3 9
75 75 4 1 1938-07-28 (1) BOS @ CHW Johnny Rigney t 8 3 6 9
76 76 5 1 1938-08-28 BOS DET Tommy Bridges b 4 1 6 9
77 77 6 1 1938-09-04 (2) BOS @ PHA Bud Thomas t 1 1 6 9
1939 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
78 78 1 1 1939-05-14 CLE @ CHW Thornton Lee t 3 3 5 9
79 79 2 2 1939-05-14 CLE @ CHW John Whitehead t 5 2 5 9
80 80 3 1 1939-06-25 (1) CLE @ PHA Buck Ross t 7 1 3 8
81 81 4 1 1939-07-16 (2) CLE NYY Marius Russo b 5 1 3 8 IPHR
82 82 5 1 1939-09-15 CLE @ BOS Bill LeFebvre t 9 1 3 8
83 83 6 1 1939-09-27 (2) CLE @ CHW Eddie Smith t 1 1 3 8
1940 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
84 84 1 1 1940-05-06 CLE @ BOS Emerson Dickman tied 1-1 t 4 0 --- 1 3 9 0.113 61% Home Run (LF-CF)
85 85 2 1 1940-07-04 (1) CLE @ DET Tommy Bridges behind 2-5 t 9 2 --- 1 6 7 0.010 1% Home Run
86 86 3 1 1940-07-11 CLE @ PHA Chubby Dean tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 7 0.093 59% Lead-Off Home Run
87 87 4 1 1940-09-22 CLE @ DET Johnny Gorsica ahead 7-1 t 4 0 --- 1 1 7 0.023 96% Home Run
1941 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
88 88 1 1 1941-05-14 WSH DET Johnny Gorsica b 5 2 7
89 89 2 1 1941-06-21 CHW @ PHA Jack Knott behind 1-4 t 2 1 --- 1 6 7 0.078 28% Home Run
90 90 3 1 1941-06-22 (1) CHW @ PHA Johnny Babich ahead 3-0 t 3 1 123 4 6 7 0.108 96% 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.