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Sam Chapman

Samuel Blake Chapman

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: April 11, 1916 in Tiburon, CA
High School: Tamalpais HS (Mill Valley, CA)
School: University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1938. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 16, 1938 (Age 22.035, 6,880th in MLB history)   vs. CLE 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1938 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Indians 1938-1951

Last Game: September 22, 1951 (Age 35.164)   vs. DET 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: December 22, 2006 in Kentfield, CA
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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.

Sam Chapman: 180 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 3 walk-off, 12 tying, 26 go ahead, 91 lacking some details
2 Tms
PHA174
CLE6
 
vs RHP139
vs LHP41
 
Home93
Away87
 
Leverage
High Lev22
Medium Lev32
Low Lev35
8 Opps
SLB32
BOS29
DET29
CLE26
NYY22
CHW21
WSH20
PHA1
114 Pitchers
Joe Dobson6
Bob Feller5
Fred Hutchinson5
Bobo Newsom5
Ken Chase4
Frank Papish4
Bob Muncrief4
Tommy Byrne3
Schoolboy Rowe3
Johnny Marcum3
Sid Hudson3
Steve Gromek3
Johnny Rigney3
Mel Harder3
Tommy Bridges2
Johnny Allen2
Eddie Lopat2
Tom Seats2
Al Benton2
Allie Reynolds2
9 Parks
Shibe Pk90
Sprtsmn3/Busch22
ClevelandStd14
Tiger Stad14
Comiskey Pk11
Fenway Pk11
Yankee Stad11
GriffithStad4
League Pk II3
Where Hit
Unk118
754
784
83
891
General field locations
when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms159
2·HR gms9
3·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
6th51
Unk45
4th44
3rd16
5th12
7th7
8th3
1st1
2nd1
Outs
Unk91
231
030
128
 
DefPos
CF144
LF34
1B1
RF1
Bases
---138
1--24
12-5
1235
-2-3
--32
-232
1-31
 
292 RBI
RISP18
0 on99
1 on59
2 on13
3 on9
Any on81
Inning
112
223
317
422
517
619
723
825
921
Extra1
 
1-352
4-658
7-end70
RelScore
+4..9
+36
+28
+17
Tied20
-115
-25
-35
-4..14
Unk91
 
Ahead30
Tied20
Behind39
Unk91
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

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1938 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111938-05-30 (1)PHAWSHMonte Weaverb 1---367
22211938-06-01PHACLEMel Harderb 3---267
33311938-06-03PHACLEJohnny Allenb 4---167
44411938-06-05 (2)PHACHWJohnny Rigneyb 8---167
55511938-06-10PHASLBBobo Newsomb 2---267
66611938-06-14PHA@DETVern Kennedyt 8---267
77711938-06-15PHA@DETGeorge Gillt 2---167
88811938-06-21PHA@SLBOral Hildebrandt 7---167
99911938-06-23PHA@SLBJim Walkupt 7---167
10101011938-07-24 (1)PHADETElden Aukerb 5---267
11111111938-07-27PHA@CLEAl Milnart 8---267
12121211938-08-10PHABOSJim Bagbyb 6---267
13131311938-08-21 (1)PHANYYLefty Gomezb 8---167
14141411938-08-30PHACLEJohnny Allenb 7---147
15151511938-09-04 (1)PHABOSJack Wilsonb 8---437
16161611938-09-10PHA@BOSFritz Ostermuellert 2---147
17171711938-09-18 (1)PHA@CLEWillis Hudlint 1---137
1939 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1818111939-05-05PHA@SLBHarry Kimberlint 5---168Cycle
1919211939-05-06PHA@SLBJohnny Marcumt 2---168
2020321939-05-06PHA@SLBJohnny Marcumt 4---168
2121411939-05-19PHADETJim Walkupb 5---138
2222511939-05-20PHADETSchoolboy Roweb 5---238
2323611939-06-03 (2)PHA@SLBBill Trottert 9---378
2424711939-06-09PHA@DETAl Bentont 4---268
2525811939-06-18 (2)PHACHWJohnny Rigneyb 7---263
2626911939-07-04 (1)PHABOSEmerson Dickmanb 4---168
27271011939-07-09 (2)PHAWSHKen Chaseb 7---268
28281111939-07-14PHA@CHWJohnny Marcumt 9---268
29291211939-08-30 (1)PHA@SLBLefty Millst 7---278
30301311939-09-19PHADETBobo Newsomb 7---268
31311411939-09-28 (2)PHA@NYYBump Hadleyt 9---168
32321511939-09-30PHAWSHJoe Haynesb 8---168
1940 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3333111940-04-27PHABOSJoe Hevingbehind 2-3b 711234180.36493%Home Run; Hayes Scores; Miles Scores; Brancato Scores
3434211940-05-06PHACHWJohnny Rigneyb 3---18
3535311940-06-01PHACLEJoe Dobsonahead 5-1b 72---1680.01998%Home Run
3636411940-06-12PHACHWThornton Leeb 5---18
3737511940-06-19 (1)PHA@DETBobo Newsomtied 2-2t 80---1780.22172%Home Run
3838611940-06-21PHA@CHWEd Weilandt 7---38
3939711940-06-26PHA@SLBJohnny Niggelingt 2---48
4040811940-07-03PHA@BOSCharlie Wagnerahead 2-0t 21---1780.08175%Home Run
4141921940-07-03PHA@BOSJoe Hevingahead 10-6t 91---1780.01299%Home Run
42421011940-07-14 (1)PHADETTom Seatsahead 3-0b 5112-3380.07997%Home Run; Gantenbein Scores/unER; Miles Scores
43431121940-07-14 (1)PHADETTom Seatsahead 6-2b 72---1380.01998%Home Run
44441211940-07-14 (2)PHADETJohnny Gorsicatied 0-0b 32---1380.11763%Home Run
45451311940-07-16PHADETFred Hutchinsonb 8---18
46461411940-07-25PHA@CLEMel Hardertied 0-0t 111--2380.15966%Home Run; Rubeling Scores
47471511940-07-27 (1)PHA@DETSchoolboy Rowet 1---28
48481611940-08-01PHA@CHWPete Appletont 5---28
49491711940-08-08PHA@WSHWalt Mastersont 3---18
50501811940-08-11PHA@NYYMarv Breuert 9---18
51511911940-08-14PHAWSHKen Chaseb 5---18
52522011940-09-04 (1)PHA@BOSJack Wilsont 4---18
53532111940-09-16 (2)PHA@CLEHarry Eisenstattied 0-0t 11---1280.09457%Home Run
54542211940-09-19 (1)PHA@DETFloyd Giebellt 1---18
55552311940-09-27PHANYYMarius Russob 6---18
1941 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5656111941-04-15PHA@NYYRed Ruffingtied 0-0t 721--2680.33178%Home Run; Siebert Scores
5757211941-04-18PHABOSLefty Groveb 4---28
5858311941-04-23PHAWSHKen Chaseb 6---18
5959411941-05-11PHA@WSHKen Chaset 4---28
6060511941-05-17PHADETTommy Bridgesbehind 4-8b 82---1680.0244%Home Run
6161611941-05-21PHACHWJack Hallettb 2---18
6262711941-05-27 (2)PHA@BOSEmerson Dickmant 7---18
6363811941-07-01PHAWSHSteve Sundraahead 2-0b 30-233680.07593%Home Run; Johnson Scores; Siebert Scores
6464911941-07-06 (1)PHA@NYYAtley Donaldbehind 0-4t 20---1680.06422%Home Run
65651011941-07-20 (1)PHA@CHWTed Lyonst 7---18
66661111941-07-24PHASLBMaury Newlinb 3---28
67671211941-07-27 (2)PHADETFloyd Giebellb 8---18
68681311941-07-30PHACHWBuck Rosstied 0-0b 6212-3680.33390%Home Run; Johnson Scores; Siebert Scores
69691421941-07-30PHACHWJack Halletttied 3-3b 1111--2680.363100%Walk-OffHome Run; Siebert Scores
70701511941-08-07PHA@WSHSid Hudsont 1---28
71711611941-08-12PHAWSHDutch Leonardb 6---18
72721711941-08-14 (1)PHABOSMike Rybaahead 5-4b 61--32680.11290%Home Run; Siebert Scores
73731811941-08-21 (1)PHA@SLBBob Harrist 5---18
74741921941-08-21 (1)PHA@SLBBob Harrist 9---18
75752011941-08-21 (2)PHA@SLBMaury Newlint 7---28
76762111941-08-23PHA@SLBBob Muncrieft 2---18
77772211941-08-26 (1)PHA@DETSchoolboy Rowet 9---48
78782311941-08-31 (1)PHA@BOSDick Newsomet 4---38
79792411941-09-17PHADETAl Bentonb 3---18
80802511941-09-27PHABOSMickey Harrisbehind 0-4b 61---1580.05714%Home Run
1946 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8181111946-04-21 (1)PHA@BOSMel Deutscht 7---248
8282211946-04-28 (1)PHABOSTex Hughsonbehind 0-2b 82---1480.10018%Home Run
8383311946-04-30PHASLBAl LaMacchiab 3---148
8484411946-05-01PHASLBNels Pottertied 2-2b 90---1480.373100%Walk-OffHome Run
8585511946-05-05 (2)PHADETTommy Bridgesahead 2-0b 32---1480.08484%Home Run
8686611946-06-08PHASLBAl LaMacchiaahead 4-3b 52---1470.12081%Home Run
8787711946-06-14PHA@CLEAllie Reynoldst 6---247
8888811946-06-30PHA@NYYTiny Bonhamt 4---248
8989911946-07-30PHA@CHWFrank Papisht 7---37
90901011946-08-03PHA@SLBBob Muncrieft 4---177
91911121946-08-03PHA@SLBBob Muncrieft 9---277
92921211946-08-04 (1)PHA@SLBCliff Fannint 3---167
93931311946-08-15PHABOSJoe Dobsonb 2---167
94941421946-08-15PHABOSJoe Dobsonb 4---267
95951531946-08-15PHABOSJoe Dobsonb 8---167
96961611946-08-17 (2)PHAWSHRay Scarboroughbehind 0-3b 81---1670.05610%Home Run
97971711946-08-18 (1)PHAWSHBill Kennedyahead 8-0b 81-233570.000100%Home Run; Grimes Scores; Suder Scores
98981811946-08-25 (2)PHACHWJoe Haynesb 6---157
99991911946-09-06PHANYYCuddles Marshallb 8---167
1001002011946-09-13 (2)PHA@CHWFrank Papisht 9---168
1947 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
101101111947-04-20 (1)PHANYYSpud Chandlerbehind 1-6b 81---1470.0132%Home Run (LF-CF)
102102211947-05-13PHACLEBob Fellerbehind 5-6b 711--2480.42478%Home Run; Knickerbocker Scores
103103311947-05-18 (1)PHASLBNels Potterbehind 2-3b 90---1480.44263%Home Run
104104411947-06-06PHA@CLEMel Harderbehind 2-7t 801--2580.0366%Home Run; McCosky Scores
105105511947-06-26PHANYYAllie Reynoldsb 4---158
106106611947-06-29 (1)PHABOSDave Ferrissbehind 0-1b 20---1580.11655%Home Run
107107711947-07-22PHACLEAl Gettelbehind 0-3b 201--2580.16043%Home Run; Fain Scores
108108811947-08-06PHANYYRandy Gumpertahead 4-1b 81---1580.01599%Home Run
109109911947-08-11PHA@NYYBobo Newsomtied 0-0t 20---1580.11161%Home Run
1101101011947-09-05PHABOSFritz Dorishahead 4-3b 60---1880.10685%Home Run (LF-CF)
1111111111947-09-06PHABOSEarl Johnsontied 2-2b 50---1880.15172%Home Run
1121121211947-09-10PHASLBFred Sanfordbehind 1-2b 50---1880.16156%Home Run
1131131311947-09-14 (1)PHACLECal Dorsettahead 7-6b 821234380.11299%Home Run; Guerra Scores; McCosky Scores; Valo Scores
1141141411947-09-20PHANYYBobo Newsombehind 1-2b 62---1380.20152%Home Run
1948 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
115115111948-05-04PHACLEBob Muncriefbehind 1-3b 321-33680.29763%Home Run; Valo Scores; Majeski Scores
116116211948-05-11PHASLBFred Sanfordbehind 1-2b 92---1680.48854%Home Run
117117311948-05-20PHA@DETFred Hutchinsont 2---28
118118411948-05-23 (1)PHA@SLBAl Widmart 8---18
119119511948-06-18PHA@CLEGene Beardentied 0-0t 111--2380.16667%Home Run; Joost Scores
120120611948-06-20 (1)PHA@CLEBob Fellerahead 2-0t 52---1380.09481%Home Run
121121711948-07-27PHA@CLEBob Fellerbehind 1-5t 521234680.31945%Home Run; McCosky Scores; York Scores; White Scores
122122811948-08-05 (2)PHA@CHWFrank Papisht 9---28
123123911948-08-11PHAWSHTom Ferrickahead 4-3b 711234380.12398%Home Run; Scheib Scores; Valo Scores; McCosky Scores
1241241011948-08-25PHADETFred Hutchinsonbehind 0-4b 6112-3380.22136%Home Run; Coleman Scores; McCosky Scores/unER
1251251111948-08-27 (1)PHASLBBryan Stephensahead 4-0b 801--2380.009100%Home Run; McCosky Scores
1261261211948-09-10 (1)PHA@WSHSid Hudsonbehind 0-2t 201--2580.15950%Home Run; Majeski Scores
1271271311948-09-17PHA@CHWRandy Gumpertt 7---28
1949 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
128128111949-05-11PHA@SLBKarl Drewst 2---18
129129211949-05-12PHA@SLBCliff Fannint 6---18
130130311949-05-15 (1)PHANYYTommy Byrnebehind 0-3b 121--2480.16541%Home Run; Joost Scores
131131421949-05-15 (1)PHANYYJoe Pagebehind 6-7b 92---1480.48854%Home Run
132132511949-06-03PHA@DETHal Newhouserbehind 0-1t 40---1480.12150%Home Run
133133611949-06-04PHA@CLEFrank Papishahead 8-2t 70---1480.00899%Home Run
134134711949-06-17PHASLBRay Shoreahead 4-2b 221--2480.13486%Home Run; Joost Scores
135135811949-06-23PHACHWClyde Shounahead 10-3b 81---1480.001100%Home Run (LF-CF)
136136911949-07-04 (2)PHAWSHDick Weiktied 0-0b 101234480.15886%Home Run; Joost Scores; White Scores; Fain Scores/unER; Chapman Scores/unER
1371371021949-07-04 (2)PHAWSHDick Weikahead 4-0b 30---1480.03893%Home Run
1381381111949-07-09PHA@BOSMel Parnellbehind 3-7t 921--2480.0091%Home Run; Fain Scores
1391391211949-07-10 (1)PHA@BOSEllis Kinderbehind 2-6t 62-2-2480.10318%Home Run; Valo Scores
1401401321949-07-10 (1)PHA@BOSEllis Kinderbehind 4-8t 90---1480.0214%Home Run
1411411411949-07-17 (2)PHA@DETLou Kretlowtied 0-0t 321--2480.20868%Home Run; Joost Scores
1421421511949-07-18PHA@DETArt Houttemant 5---28
1431431611949-08-16PHABOSMickey McDermottb 8---18
1441441711949-08-19PHA@NYYDuane Pillettebehind 3-4t 60---1580.15750%Home Run
1451451811949-08-26PHA@SLBJoe Ostrowskit 6---18
1461461911949-08-27PHA@SLBNed Garvert 4---18
1471472011949-09-01PHA@CLEBob Lemonbehind 0-1t 90---1580.33450%Home Run
1481482111949-09-11 (1)PHABOSJoe Dobsonahead 2-0b 20---1680.07482%Home Run
1491492211949-09-11 (2)PHABOSChuck Stobbsahead 1-0b 421--2680.18284%Home Run; Majeski Scores
1501502311949-09-16 (2)PHACHWBill Wightbehind 0-6b 4212-3680.11817%Home Run (LF-CF); Fain Scores; Fox Scores
1511512411949-09-30PHA@NYYEddie Lopatbehind 0-1t 20---1480.10250%Home Run (Deep LF)
1950 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
152152111950-05-11PHACLEMike Garciatied 2-2b 61---1680.16771%Home Run
153153211950-05-12PHA@NYYTommy Byrnebehind 0-3t 601--2480.16035%Home Run; Fain Scores
154154311950-05-17PHA@CLEBob Fellertied 0-0t 20---1480.09960%Home Run
155155411950-05-25PHA@CHWLuis Alomaahead 3-0t 321--2480.11788%Home Run; Lehner Scores
156156511950-05-30 (2)PHAWSHSteve Nagyahead 4-1b 52---1480.05591%Home Run
157157611950-06-03PHADETHal Newhouserb 9---18
158158711950-06-11 (1)PHACLEBob Lemonbehind 0-3b 321--2480.17640%Home Run; Moses Scores
159159811950-06-11 (2)PHACLESteve Gromekbehind 1-3b 41---1480.11241%Home Run
160160911950-06-13PHA@DETArt Houttemant 6---18
1611611011950-06-15PHA@DETFred Hutchinsontied 0-0t 121--2480.16864%Home Run; Moses Scores
1621621111950-06-22PHA@SLBDick Starrahead 4-2t 711--2480.12692%Home Run (CF-RF); Valo Scores
1631631211950-06-25 (2)PHA@CHWHowie Judsonahead 6-0t 221--2480.04796%Home Run; Lehner Scores
1641641311950-07-07PHAWSHConnie Marrerobehind 1-5b 311--2480.13431%Home Run; Valo Scores
1651651411950-07-09 (1)PHAWSHSid Hudsonbehind 3-4b 511--2480.25168%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to CF; Valo Scores
1661661511950-07-20PHACLESteve Gromektied 0-0b 42---1480.12864%Home Run
1671671611950-07-25PHA@CLEBob Fellertied 0-0t 20---1480.09960%Home Run
1681681711950-07-27PHA@CLESteve Gromektied 0-0t 12--32480.16265%Home Run; Valo Scores
1691691811950-07-30PHA@DETFred Hutchinsont 9---28
1701701911950-08-04PHA@SLBFritz Dorisht 3---48
1711712011950-08-10PHA@NYYEddie Lopattied 0-0t 20---1480.09860%Home Run
1721722111950-08-19PHANYYTommy Byrnebehind 0-4b 41-2-2480.12529%Home Run; Lehner Scores
1731732211950-08-27 (1)PHADETRay Herbertbehind 2-3b 811--2480.51585%Home Run; Fain Scores
1741742311950-09-27PHANYYWhitey Fordbehind 6-7b 911--2480.774100%Walk-OffHome Run; Fain Scores
1951 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
175175111951-05-16CLE@NYYTom Morganbehind 2-11t 90---1690.0000%Home Run
176176211951-06-02CLEWSHBob Rossahead 7-4b 4212-3670.10497%Home Run; Easter Scores; Rosen Scores
177177311951-06-06CLEPHAAlex Kellnerbehind 1-3b 41---1670.11939%Home Run
178178411951-06-18CLE@BOSHarry Taylorahead 2-0t 40-2-2670.09886%Home Run; Rosen Scores
179179511951-08-19 (1)CLE@CHWJoe Dobsonahead 3-0t 80---1380.03596%Home Run
180180611951-08-26 (2)CLEBOSLeo Kielyahead 1-0b 71---1680.10788%Home Run

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