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Walt Dropo    \DRO-po\

Walter Dropo (Moose)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: January 30, 1923 in Moosup, CT
High School: Plainfield HS (Plainfield, CT)
School: University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1947. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1949 (Age 26.079)   vs. PHA 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1950 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Tigers/RedSox/Orioles/Redlegs 1949-1961

Final Game: May 17, 1961 (Age 38.107)   vs. DET 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: December 17, 2010 in Peabody, MA
Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Moosup, CT
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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.

Walt Dropo: 152 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 16 tying, 46 go ahead, 4 lacking some details
5 Tms
BOS51
CHW42
DET40
BAL11
CIN8
 
vs RHP89
vs LHP63
 
Home91
Away61
 
Leverage
High Lev30
Medium Lev52
Low Lev66
11 Opps
PHA/KCA24
NYY24
CLE21
DET18
BAL/SLB17
WSH15
BOS15
CHW10
PHI3
LAD3
SFG2
102 Pitchers
Whitey Ford5
Early Wynn4
Bud Daley4
Chuck Stobbs4
Alex Kellner4
Vic Raschi3
Herb Score3
Tommy Byrne3
Ned Garver3
Mike Garcia3
Joe Dobson3
Harry Schaeffer2
Sid Hudson2
John Anderson2
Ted Gray2
Billy Hoeft2
Al Benton2
Bill Henry2
Mel Parnell2
Fred Hutchinson2
12 Parks
Fenway Pk48
Comiskey Pk30
Tiger Stad26
Shibe Pk9
ClevelandStd8
Munic. Stad7
Memor. Stad6
Crosley Fld5
Yankee Stad5
GriffithStad4
Sprtsmn3/Busch3
LA Coliseum1
Where Hit
7112
Unk20
88
95
785
892
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms132
2·HR gms10
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
5th57
6th41
4th33
7th13
9th3
8th3
Unk1
3rd1
Outs
254
049
145
Unk4
 
DefPos
1B148
PH4
Bases
---72
1--37
12-12
-2-9
1237
-236
Unk4
--33
1-32
 
264 RBI
RISP39
0 on74
1 on51
2 on20
3 on7
Any on78
Inning
112
220
311
424
515
627
711
820
912
 
1-343
4-666
7-end43
RelScore
+4..20
+310
+211
+111
Tied38
-115
-213
-38
-4..22
Unk4
 
Ahead52
Tied38
Behind58
Unk4
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

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1950 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111950-05-03BOSCLEBob Fellertied 1-1b 501--2730.17779%Home Run; Wright Scores
22211950-05-09BOSDETVirgil Trucksahead 2-0b 50---1730.07287%Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
33311950-05-11 (2)BOSDETArt Houttemanbehind 2-5b 91---1730.0356%Home Run
44411950-05-13BOSWSHSid Hudsonahead 3-0b 62---1630.05193%Home Run
55511950-05-14 (1)BOSWSHLloyd Hittleahead 2-1b 12-2-2630.13976%Home Run; Stephens Scores
66611950-05-14 (2)BOSWSHDick Weikbehind 0-3b 4012-3630.21157%Home Run; Stephens Scores; Doerr Scores
77711950-05-17BOS@DETTed Graybehind 0-2t 42---1630.09734%Home Run
88821950-05-17BOS@DETTed Graybehind 1-6t 911--2630.0102%Home Run; Stephens Scores
99911950-05-21 (1)BOS@CHWBill Wightahead 3-0t 321--2530.11788%Home Run; Stephens Scores
10101011950-05-25BOS@SLBStubby Overmirebehind 9-11t 821234530.61282%Home Run; Pesky Scores; Williams Scores; Stephens Scores
11111111950-06-02BOSCLEAl Bentonahead 7-1b 421--2530.02998%Home Run; Pesky Scores
12121211950-06-07BOSSLBLou Kretlowahead 12-3b 60---1530.001100%Home Run
13131311950-06-08BOSSLBCliff Fanninahead 5-0b 221--2530.05895%Home Run; Stephens Scores
14141421950-06-08BOSSLBSid Schachtahead 26-3b 801--2530.000100%Home Run; Stephens Scores
15151511950-06-20BOS@CHWBill Wightt 4253
16161611950-06-25 (1)BOS@SLBNed Garverahead 5-0t 521--2530.05297%Home Run; Williams Scores
17171711950-06-30 (2)BOSNYYJoe Ostrowskiahead 6-1b 621--2530.02799%Home Run; Stephens Scores
18181811950-07-01BOSNYYTommy Byrnebehind 0-1b 111234530.21577%Home Run; DiMaggio Scores; Goodman Scores; Stephens Scores
19191911950-07-05BOSWSHSandy Consuegratied 1-1b 1112-3530.18577%Home Run (LF-CF); Williams Scores; Stephens Scores
20202011950-07-16 (1)BOSCLEMike Garciabehind 3-5b 11---1530.08644%Home Run
21212121950-07-16 (1)BOSCLEGene Beardentied 6-6b 30---1530.10066%Home Run
22222211950-07-16 (2)BOSCLEBob Lemonbehind 1-8b 9012-3530.0163%Home Run; DiMaggio Scores; Stephens Scores
23232311950-07-17 (2)BOSCLEMarino Pierettitied 5-5b 72---1530.20873%Home Run
24242411950-07-20BOSDETArt Houttemanbehind 0-5b 42---1530.04714%Home Run
25252511950-07-30 (2)BOS@CLESam Zoldaktied 0-0t 601--2530.21977%Home Run; Stephens Scores
26262611950-08-10 (1)BOS@WSHBob Kuzavatied 0-0t 20---1530.10060%Home Run
27272711950-08-15 (1)BOSPHAHank Wyseb 423
28282811950-08-23BOSSLBJack Brunerahead 7-5b 821--2530.06498%Home Run (Deep LF); Stephens Scores
29292911950-08-27BOSCLEBob Fellerbehind 2-7b 3112-3530.16133%Home Run; Goodman Scores; Stephens Scores
30303011950-09-01BOS@PHABobby Shantztied 0-0t 50---1530.13163%Home Run
31313111950-09-07BOSNYYJoe Pagebehind 5-6b 50---1530.13257%Home Run (Deep LF)
32323221950-09-07BOSNYYTom Ferrickahead 7-6b 621--2530.18188%Home Run (Deep LF); Stephens Scores
33333311950-09-10BOSPHAHank Wysetied 0-0b 421--2530.20674%Home Run; Stephens Scores
34343411950-09-20 (2)BOS@CLEEarly Wynnbehind 0-4t 70---1530.04911%Home Run
1951 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3535111951-05-05BOS@DETFred Hutchinsonbehind 3-6t 821--2630.11516%Home Run; Stephens Scores
3636211951-05-16BOSCHWJoe Dobsonbehind 0-8b 21---1630.0206%Home Run (Deep LF)
3737321951-05-16BOSCHWJoe Dobsonbehind 2-8b 32-233630.12321%Home Run (Deep LF); Goodman Scores; Williams Scores
3838411951-05-30 (2)BOSNYYVic Raschibehind 2-4b 61---1630.13037%Home Run
3939511951-08-04BOSDETFred Hutchinsontied 0-0b 61---1530.16571%Home Run (Deep LF)
4040611951-08-09 (2)BOSPHAAlex Kellnerbehind 1-3b 6212-3630.42669%Home Run; Pesky Scores; Williams Scores
4141711951-09-03 (1)BOSWSHDick Starrahead 1-0b 12-2-2530.14577%Home Run; Doerr Scores
4242811951-09-13BOSSLBNed Garverbehind 0-1b 51---1630.14554%Home Run
4343911951-09-14BOSSLBFred Sanfordahead 2-0b 11-233630.10589%Home Run; Vollmer Scores; Goodman Scores
44441011951-09-18BOSCLEMike Garciabehind 1-5b 71---1630.05111%Home Run
45451111951-09-19BOSCLEEarly Wynnbehind 0-15b 711--263-0.0000%Home Run; Goodman Scores
1952 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4646111952-04-17BOS@WSHMickey Harrisahead 8-2t 91---1430.001100%Home Run (Deep LF)
4747211952-04-22BOSWSHHarley Grossmanahead 6-2b 621-33530.03999%Home Run (Deep LF); Lenhardt Scores; Stephens Scores
4848311952-05-02BOSSLBNed Garverbehind 2-3b 601234530.24591%Home Run (Deep LF); Piersall Scores; Lenhardt Scores/unER; Stephens Scores
4949411952-05-06BOSCHWLuis Alomaahead 9-1b 82---1430.000100%Home Run (Deep LF)
5050511952-05-24BOSNYYVic Raschibehind 0-1b 711--2730.40977%Home Run (Deep LF); Goodman Scores
5151611952-05-31BOSCHWMarv Grissombehind 2-6b 70---1630.05512%Home Run (Deep LF)
5252711952-06-05DET@PHAJohnny Kucabahead 9-0t 62-233530.002100%Home Run; Mullin Scores; Wertz Scores
5353811952-06-06DET@BOSBill Henrytied 0-0t 21---1530.10858%Home Run (Deep LF)
5454911952-06-07DET@BOSWillard Nixonahead 1-0t 12-2-2530.16175%Home Run (Deep LF); Lenhardt Scores/unER; Dropo Scores/unER
55551011952-06-09DET@BOSMel Parnellahead 2-0t 111--2530.13182%Home Run (Deep LF); Lenhardt Scores
56561111952-06-14DETWSHLou Sleaterbehind 0-1b 20---1530.11655%Home Run
57571211952-06-18DETNYYJohnny Sainbehind 0-2b 421--2530.25151%Home Run; Pesky Scores
58581311952-06-23DETBOSIke Delockbehind 1-12b 42---1530.0010%Home Run (Deep LF)
59591411952-07-18DET@PHAHarry Byrdt 4153
60601511952-07-20 (1)DET@PHAEd Wrightbehind 6-7t 90---1430.34050%Home Run
61611611952-07-24DETWSHRandy Gumperttied 2-2b 821--2430.38793%Home Run; Hatfield Scores
62621711952-07-28DETNYYHarry Schaefferahead 3-0b 31---1430.05790%Home Run
63631821952-07-28DETNYYHarry Schaefferahead 4-0b 501--2430.03598%Home Run; Hopp Scores
64641911952-07-31 (2)DETPHAAlex Kellnerahead 1-0b 71---1430.10689%Home Run
65652011952-08-20DET@PHACarl Scheibtied 1-1t 82-2-2430.37585%Home Run; Groth Scores
66662111952-08-26DET@BOSSid Hudsonbehind 1-6t 401--2430.08418%Home Run; Hatfield Scores
67672211952-08-31DET@SLBBob Caint 6143
68682311952-09-02 (2)DET@CHWMarv Grissombehind 2-5t 811--2430.12219%Home Run; Hatfield Scores
69692411952-09-03DET@CLEMickey Harrisahead 3-0t 52-233430.10497%Home Run; Groth Scores/unER; Hatfield Scores/unER
70702521952-09-03DET@CLEEarly Wynnahead 10-8t 91---1430.03997%Home Run
71712611952-09-11DETBOSMickey McDermottahead 2-1b 60---1430.10786%Home Run (Deep LF)
72722721952-09-11DETBOSAl Bentonbehind 3-4b 80---1430.31360%Home Run (Deep LF)
73732811952-09-17DETNYYRay Scarboroughbehind 0-3b 20---1430.09133%Home Run
74742911952-09-27DETCLEBill Abernathiebehind 3-10b 81---1430.0030%Home Run
1953 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7575111953-04-24DET@CLEMike Garciabehind 0-4t 70---1430.04510%Home Run
7676211953-05-08DET@CHWJoe Dobsonbehind 0-4t 42-2-2530.11723%Home Run; Nieman Scores
7777311953-05-15DET@PHAMorrie Martintied 0-0t 1212-3530.24774%Home Run; Lund Scores; Nieman Scores
7878411953-05-22DETCHWSaul Rogovintied 0-0b 20-233630.13283%Home Run; Nieman Scores; Delsing Scores
7979511953-06-18DET@BOSHersh Freemanbehind 0-3t 421--2630.16733%Home Run; Delsing Scores
8080611953-06-20DET@NYYVic Raschibehind 0-2t 611--2430.25147%Home Run (CF-RF); Priddy Scores
8181711953-06-21 (1)DET@NYYWhitey Fordbehind 1-6t 901--2530.0193%Home Run; Nieman Scores
8282811953-06-21 (2)DET@NYYRay Scarboroughahead 4-2t 7212-3530.14797%Home Run; Boone Scores; Delsing Scores
8383911953-07-19 (1)DETPHAMarion Fricanoahead 5-2b 811--2530.02199%Home Run; Boone Scores
84841011953-07-24DETNYYJim McDonaldtied 0-0b 4212-3630.29785%Home Run; Pesky Scores; Delsing Scores
85851111953-07-26 (1)DETNYYEddie Lopattied 0-0b 20---1530.10866%Home Run (LF-CF)
86861211953-07-30DET@WSHChuck Stobbsbehind 1-7t 9012-3430.0193%Home Run; Priddy Scores; Boone Scores
87871311953-08-31 (1)DETPHACharlie Bishopbehind 3-6b 521-33630.33151%Home Run; Boone Scores; Delsing Scores
1954 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8888111954-04-13DETBALDon Larsenahead 1-0b 60---1530.10786%Home Run
8989211954-06-05 (1)DET@BOSBill Henrytied 0-0t 20---1530.10360%Home Run
9090311954-06-13 (1)DET@PHAAlex Kellnerbehind 0-2t 62-2-2530.25744%Home Run; Tuttle Scores
9191411954-07-04DET@BALLou Kretlowbehind 0-2t 80---19PH0.11523%Home Run
1955 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
9292111955-04-16CHWCLERay Narleskitied 4-4b 511234630.23893%Home Run; Fox Scores; Minoso Scores; Kell Scores
9393211955-04-23CHW@KCABob Triceahead 13-3t 32---1630.00399%Home Run
9494311955-04-27CHWNYYJohnny Sainahead 5-3b 40---1630.07586%Home Run
9595421955-04-27CHWNYYTommy Byrneahead 7-3b 52--32630.04598%Home Run; Minoso Scores
9696511955-05-01 (1)CHWBALJoe Colemanbehind 1-2b 401--2630.21169%Home Run; Rivera Scores
9797611955-06-17CHW@NYYWhitey Fordtied 0-0t 30---1830.11562%Home Run
9898711955-06-24CHW@BOSMel Parnelltied 1-1t 50---1830.13363%Home Run (Deep LF)
9999811955-06-25CHW@BOSDick Brodowskiahead 6-2t 91---1830.01099%Home Run (Deep RF)
100100911955-07-04 (1)CHW@KCAAlex Kellnertied 0-0t 21---1730.10858%Home Run
1011011011955-07-07CHW@DETBabe Birrerahead 2-0t 611234730.12097%Home Run; Kennedy Scores; Rivera Scores; Lollar Scores
1021021111955-07-09CHWCLEEarly Wynntied 0-0b 2112-3730.22181%Home Run; Nieman Scores; Lollar Scores
1031031211955-07-17 (2)CHWBALRay Mooretied 4-4b 80---1730.26087%Home Run
1041041311955-07-19CHWNYYTommy Byrnebehind 0-2b 621--2730.30052%Home Run; Lollar Scores
1051051411955-07-28CHW@NYYBob Turleyahead 1-0t 32-2-2430.17878%Home Run; Minoso Scores
1061061511955-08-11CHW@KCACloyd Boyerahead 10-1t 80--32430.000100%Home Run; Rivera Scores
1071071611955-08-19CHWDETSteve Gromektied 0-0b 401--2530.18579%Home Run; Rivera Scores
1081081711955-08-21 (2)CHWDETJim Bunningtied 0-0b 20---1630.10566%Home Run
1091091811955-08-28 (1)CHWNYYWhitey Fordbehind 0-4b 41---1530.06619%Home Run (LF-CF)
1101101911955-09-17CHW@KCATom Gormantied 7-7t 81---1430.27373%Home Run
1956 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
111111111956-04-27CHWKCAArt Ditmarbehind 2-3b 40---1730.13056%Home Run
112112211956-07-03CHW@DETBilly Hoeftahead 3-0t 62---1630.06390%Home Run
113113311956-08-04CHWBALHal Brownahead 12-4b 60--32530.001100%Home Run; Minoso Scores
114114411956-08-31 (1)CHWCLEHerb Scorebehind 0-2b 22---1630.10040%Home Run
115115511956-09-09 (1)CHW@CLEHerb Scorebehind 0-1t 41---1630.12247%Home Run
116116611956-09-13CHWBOSTom Brewerbehind 0-1b 22---1630.11051%Home Run
117117711956-09-18CHWNYYWhitey Fordtied 1-1b 82---1530.31284%Home Run
118118811956-09-21 (1)CHWKCAGlenn Coxbehind 0-1b 41-233630.22377%Home Run; Doby Scores; Minoso Scores
1957 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
119119111957-04-28CHW@KCARip Colemanbehind 1-2t 601--2430.27867%Home Run; Minoso Scores
120120211957-05-02CHWWSHChuck Stobbstied 1-1b 6112347PH0.24295%Home Run; Minoso Scores; Lollar Scores/unER; Landis Scores
121121311957-05-12CHW@DETPaul Foytacktied 0-0t 21---1730.11159%Home Run
122122411957-05-15CHW@WSHChuck Stobbsahead 2-0t 61---1730.08887%Home Run
123123511957-05-31CHWDETFrank Laryahead 2-0b 821234630.050100%Home Run; Fox Scores; Lollar Scores; Philley Scores
124124611957-06-02 (2)CHWDETPaul Foytackahead 3-1b 61---1630.07091%Home Run
125125711957-06-12CHWNYYJohnny Kucksbehind 0-2b 211--2630.19553%Home Run; Doby Scores
126126811957-06-14CHWWSHChuck Stobbsahead 3-0b 12---1630.06386%Home Run
127127911957-06-25CHW@BOSDave Sislertied 0-0t 701--2530.26182%Home Run; Doby Scores
1281281011957-07-18CHWBALBilly O'Delltied 0-0b 321--2430.22375%Home Run; Fox Scores
1291291111957-08-11 (2)CHWDETBob Shawahead 2-1b 3012-3430.14990%Home Run (LF Line); Fox Scores; Minoso Scores
1301301211957-08-13CHW@CLEDick Tomanekahead 8-5t 811--29PH0.04798%Home Run; Lollar Scores
1311311311957-09-03CHW@DETBilly Hoefttied 1-1t 91---1630.38483%Home Run
1958 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
132132111958-05-24CHWBALBilly O'Delltied 3-3b 80---1530.27287%Home Run (Deep LF)
133133211958-05-28CHWWSHHal Griggsahead 7-0b 2012-3530.01499%Home Run; Smith Scores; Lollar Scores
134134311958-06-24 (2)CINLADBob Giallombardobehind 0-2b 61---1430.13236%Home Run (Line Drive)
135135411958-07-12CIN@LADFred Kipptied 0-0t 121--2430.18366%Home Run (Line Drive); Morejon Scores
136136511958-07-30CINSFGJohnny Antonellitied 0-0b 21---1530.10764%Home Run (CF-RF)
137137611958-07-31CINSFGDon Johnsonbehind 4-9b 801--29PH0.0519%Home Run; McMillan Scores
138138711958-08-30CINPHIJohn Andersonahead 6-3b 70---1630.02997%Home Run
139139811958-09-06CIN@PHIJohn Andersonahead 6-2t 51---1630.04194%Home Run
140140911958-09-07 (2)CIN@PHIDon Ericksonahead 6-1t 52---1630.02796%Home Run
1959 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
141141111959-05-02CINLADJohnny Klippsteinahead 8-3b 42---1530.02496%Home Run (Fly Ball)
142142211959-06-24BAL@CLEHerb Scorebehind 1-2t 42---1630.13345%Home Run (Deep CF)
143143311959-07-04BALBOSTed Willstied 0-0b 211--2630.18874%Home Run (Deep LF); Triandos Scores/unER
144144421959-07-04BALBOSTed Willsahead 3-2b 40---1630.10480%Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
145145511959-07-16BALKCABud Daleybehind 0-4b 60-2-2330.11224%Home Run (Deep LF); Woodling Scores
146146611959-07-21BAL@KCABud Daleybehind 0-8t 92---1530.0000%Home Run (Deep LF)
147147711959-09-13 (2)BALKCABud Daleybehind 0-4b 91---1530.0102%Home Run (Deep LF)
1960 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
148148111960-05-19BAL@KCABud Daleytied 0-0t 121--2430.18766%Home Run; Breeding Scores
149149211960-06-21BAL@CHWBilly Piercebehind 0-3t 62-2-2430.16127%Home Run (Deep LF); Breeding Scores
150150311960-08-11BAL@DETDon Mossiahead 1-0t 32---1430.10868%Home Run
151151411960-09-02BALNYYWhitey Fordahead 3-0b 52---1430.05293%Home Run (Deep LF)
1961 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
152152111961-04-30 (1)BAL@DETDon Mossitied 0-0t 20---1430.10260%Home Run (Deep CF)

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