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Pinky Higgins

Michael Franklin Higgins (Pinky)

Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: May 27, 1909 in Red Oak, TX
High School: Adamson HS (Dallas, TX)
School: University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1930. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 25, 1930 (Age 21.029)   vs. CHW 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1933 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Athletics/RedSox 1930-1946

Final Game: September 29, 1946 (Age 37.125)   vs. WSH 2 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: March 21, 1969 in Dallas, TX
Buried: Sparkman-Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, TX
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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.

Pinky Higgins: 140 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 3 walk-off, 3 tying, 7 go ahead, 125 lacking some details
3 Tms
PHA64
DET60
BOS16
 
vs RHP115
vs LHP25
 
Home87
Away53
 
Leverage
High Lev4
Medium Lev5
Low Lev1
8 Opps
BOS29
SLB22
CHW19
CLE18
WSH16
NYY13
DET13
PHA10
84 Pitchers
Jack Knott7
Vern Kennedy6
Elden Auker6
Ted Lyons5
Lefty Grove4
Oral Hildebrand4
Wes Ferrell3
Eddie Smith3
Johnny Welch3
Chief Hogsett3
Jim Bagby3
Schoolboy Rowe3
Willis Hudlin3
Bill Zuber2
Lloyd Brown2
Sid Hudson2
Whit Wyatt2
Russ Van Atta2
Monte Pearson2
Thornton Lee2
9 Parks
Tiger Stad44
Shibe Pk41
Fenway Pk21
Sprtsmn3/Busch12
Yankee Stad6
Comiskey Pk5
GriffithStad5
ClevelandStd3
League Pk II3
Where Hit
Unk131
77
81
91
General field locations
when available.
 
3 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms124
2·HR gms5
3·HR gms2
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
Unk119
5th12
4th5
7th2
3rd1
6th1
Outs
Unk130
24
13
03
 
DefPos
3B140
Bases
Unk130
1--3
---3
1-33
--31
 
227 RBI
RISP4
0 on76
1 on45
2 on15
3 on4
Any on64
Inning
111
221
311
422
516
614
715
818
910
Extra2
 
1-343
4-652
7-end45
RelScore
+4..1
+11
Tied5
-14
-21
-32
-4..1
Unk125
 
Ahead2
Tied5
Behind8
Unk125
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1933 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1933-04-14 PHA @ WSH Lefty Stewart t 5 1 5
2 2 2 1 1933-05-06 PHA @ SLB Lloyd Brown t 3 2 5
3 3 3 1 1933-05-25 PHA DET Chief Hogsett tied 3-3 b 12 1 5 Walk-Off
4 4 4 1 1933-05-27 PHA DET Art Herring b 7 1 5
5 5 5 1 1933-06-10 (1) PHA NYY Russ Van Atta b 6 2 5
6 6 6 1 1933-06-19 PHA @ DET Vic Frazier t 5 1 5
7 7 7 1 1933-07-24 (2) PHA WSH Bill McAfee b 9 1 7 5
8 8 8 1 1933-07-30 PHA @ BOS Bob Kline t 6 2 5
9 9 9 1 1933-08-06 PHA @ WSH Jack Russell t 7 1 5 Cycle
10 10 10 1 1933-08-22 PHA @ SLB Jack Knott t 8 1 5
11 11 11 1 1933-09-16 (2) PHA SLB Bump Hadley b 4 1 5
12 12 12 1 1933-09-18 PHA DET Chief Hogsett b 7 1 5
13 13 13 1 1933-09-19 PHA DET Vic Sorrell b 4 1 5
1934 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
14 14 1 1 1934-04-30 PHA @ BOS Johnny Welch t 8 2 5 5
15 15 2 1 1934-05-05 PHA CHW Whit Wyatt b 8 3 5
16 16 3 1 1934-05-10 PHA DET Schoolboy Rowe b 6 1 5
17 17 4 1 1934-05-11 PHA DET Elden Auker b 5 1 5
18 18 5 1 1934-06-15 PHA CLE Oral Hildebrand b 2 2 5
19 19 6 1 1934-07-07 PHA @ BOS Gordon Rhodes t 2 1 5
20 20 7 1 1934-07-15 (1) PHA @ CHW Les Tietje t 3 4 5
21 21 8 1 1934-07-17 PHA @ SLB Jack Knott t 4 1 5 5
22 22 9 1 1934-07-23 PHA @ CLE Clint Brown t 9 1 5 5 IPHR
23 23 10 1 1934-08-01 PHA WSH Monte Weaver b 1 2 5 IPHR
24 24 11 1 1934-08-19 PHA CLE Bob Weiland b 3 1 5
25 25 12 1 1934-08-21 PHA CLE Oral Hildebrand b 3 2 5
26 26 13 1 1934-08-29 (2) PHA DET Schoolboy Rowe b 5 2 5
27 27 14 1 1934-09-19 (2) PHA @ CHW Ted Lyons t 4 1 5 5
28 28 15 1 1934-09-20 PHA @ CHW George Earnshaw t 4 1 5
29 29 16 1 1934-09-30 (2) PHA @ BOS Spike Merena t 7 3 5 5
1935 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
30 30 1 1 1935-05-18 PHA SLB Dick Coffman b 2 1 5
31 31 2 1 1935-05-28 PHA CHW Ted Lyons b 3 3 5
32 32 3 1 1935-06-13 PHA @ CLE Oral Hildebrand t 8 2 5
33 33 4 1 1935-06-27 PHA BOS Wes Ferrell b 4 1 5
34 34 5 2 1935-06-27 PHA BOS Wes Ferrell b 5 2 5
35 35 6 3 1935-06-27 PHA BOS Hank Johnson b 7 2 5
36 36 7 1 1935-06-29 (1) PHA BOS Lefty Grove b 7 1 5 5
37 37 8 1 1935-07-07 (2) PHA @ BOS Joe Cascarella t 4 1 5
38 38 9 1 1935-07-12 PHA SLB Fay Thomas b 4 2 5
39 39 10 1 1935-07-18 PHA CLE Willis Hudlin b 4 2 5
40 40 11 2 1935-07-18 PHA CLE Lloyd Brown b 8 2 5
41 41 12 1 1935-07-20 (1) PHA CLE Thornton Lee b 6 1 5
42 42 13 1 1935-07-22 PHA CHW John Whitehead b 2 2 5
43 43 14 1 1935-07-28 PHA BOS Johnny Welch b 2 1 5
44 44 15 1 1935-07-30 PHA NYY Red Ruffing b 2 1 5
45 45 16 1 1935-08-04 (1) PHA @ BOS Wes Ferrell t 9 1 5
46 46 17 1 1935-08-04 (2) PHA @ BOS Johnny Welch t 6 1 5
47 47 18 1 1935-08-11 (1) PHA @ NYY Lefty Gomez t 7 2 5
48 48 19 1 1935-08-25 PHA @ DET Elden Auker t 9 1 5
49 49 20 1 1935-08-31 (2) PHA NYY Jumbo Brown b 4 1 5
50 50 21 1 1935-09-12 (1) PHA CHW Vern Kennedy b 4 2 5
51 51 22 1 1935-09-15 (2) PHA CHW Whit Wyatt tied 5-5 b 10 2 5 Walk-Off
52 52 23 1 1935-09-21 (1) PHA @ WSH Dick Lanahan t 9 2 5
1936 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
53 53 1 1 1936-04-17 PHA WSH Jimmie DeShong b 6 1 5
54 54 2 1 1936-06-16 PHA @ SLB Jack Knott t 4 3 5 5
55 55 3 1 1936-06-17 PHA @ SLB Russ Van Atta t 5 2 5
56 56 4 1 1936-07-09 PHA SLB Chief Hogsett b 2 1 5 IPHR
57 57 5 1 1936-08-02 (2) PHA @ SLB Earl Caldwell t 4 1 5
58 58 6 1 1936-08-15 PHA NYY Monte Pearson b 4 1 5
59 59 7 1 1936-08-22 (1) PHA WSH Joe Cascarella b 2 2 5
60 60 8 1 1936-08-29 (2) PHA CLE Denny Galehouse b 2 1 5
61 61 9 1 1936-09-07 (1) PHA @ NYY Lefty Gomez t 9 2 5
62 62 10 1 1936-09-10 (1) PHA @ SLB Sig Jakucki t 1 3 5
63 63 11 1 1936-09-15 PHA @ DET Schoolboy Rowe t 4 1 5
64 64 12 1 1936-09-20 (2) PHA BOS Ted Olson b 6 2 5
1937 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
65 65 1 1 1937-05-15 BOS @ WSH Bobo Newsom t 3 1 5 5
66 66 2 1 1937-05-20 BOS CLE Willis Hudlin b 8 1 5
67 67 3 1 1937-06-03 BOS @ CHW Vern Kennedy t 4 2 5
68 68 4 1 1937-07-14 BOS @ SLB Jim Walkup t 5 1 5
69 69 5 1 1937-07-16 BOS @ SLB Jack Knott t 7 2 5
70 70 6 1 1937-08-01 (2) BOS DET Elden Auker b 5 1 5
71 71 7 1 1937-08-06 BOS CHW Bill Dietrich b 1 3 5
72 72 8 2 1937-08-06 BOS CHW Bill Dietrich b 6 1 5
73 73 9 1 1937-08-08 (1) BOS CHW Vern Kennedy b 5 1 5
1938 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
74 74 1 1 1938-07-14 BOS DET Roxie Lawson b 7 1 5
75 75 2 1 1938-07-17 (2) BOS SLB Ed Linke b 6 1 5 5
76 76 3 1 1938-09-04 (2) BOS @ PHA Bud Thomas t 1 4 5 5
77 77 4 1 1938-09-11 BOS PHA George Caster b 1 3 5
78 78 5 1 1938-09-13 BOS @ DET Vern Kennedy t 6 2 5
1939 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
79 79 1 1 1939-06-02 DET BOS Jack Wilson b 7 2 5
80 80 2 1 1939-06-05 DET NYY Monte Pearson b 4 1 5
81 81 3 1 1939-06-10 (2) DET WSH Jimmie DeShong b 5 2 5
82 82 4 1 1939-06-19 DET @ NYY Oral Hildebrand t 7 1 5
83 83 5 1 1939-07-30 (1) DET @ PHA Bill Beckmann t 3 3 5
84 84 6 1 1939-08-12 DET SLB Vern Kennedy b 8 1 5
85 85 7 1 1939-09-01 DET BOS Elden Auker b 1 2 5
86 86 8 2 1939-09-01 DET BOS Elden Auker b 5 2 5
1940 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
87 87 1 1 1940-04-25 DET @ SLB Elden Auker t 8 2 5
88 88 2 1 1940-05-12 DET CHW Ted Lyons b 4 2 5
89 89 3 1 1940-05-18 DET PHA Johnny Babich b 4 2 5
90 90 4 1 1940-05-20 DET BOS Lefty Grove b 4 2 5
91 91 5 2 1940-05-20 DET BOS Lefty Grove b 5 2 5
92 92 6 3 1940-05-20 DET BOS Jack Wilson b 7 3 5
93 93 7 1 1940-06-15 (1) DET WSH Sid Hudson b 2 1 5
94 94 8 1 1940-06-15 (2) DET WSH Charlie Gelbert b 8 1 5
95 95 9 1 1940-06-16 DET WSH Willis Hudlin b 2 1 5
96 96 10 1 1940-06-19 (1) DET PHA Nels Potter behind 3-4 b 9 0 --- 1 7 5 0.422 66% Home Run
97 97 11 1 1940-07-24 DET WSH Sid Hudson b 3 3 5
98 98 12 1 1940-08-18 DET CHW Ted Lyons b 2 1 5
99 99 13 1 1940-08-24 (2) DET @ BOS Bill Fleming t 8 4 5
1941 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
100 100 1 1 1941-06-19 DET @ BOS Dick Newsome t 2 1 5
101 101 2 1 1941-06-22 DET @ NYY Red Ruffing behind 2-3 t 8 2 1-- 2 6 5 0.505 70% Home Run; Mullin Scores
102 102 3 1 1941-07-13 DET PHA Jack Knott b 2 1 5
103 103 4 2 1941-07-13 DET PHA Jack Knott b 4 1 5
104 104 5 1 1941-07-20 DET NYY Marv Breuer behind 1-4 b 5 2 1-3 3 3 5 0.305 52% Home Run; Radcliff Scores; McCosky Scores
105 105 6 1 1941-08-02 DET @ BOS Lefty Grove ahead 1-0 t 1 0 1-3 3 4 5 0.120 82% Home Run; McCosky Scores; Campbell Scores
106 106 7 1 1941-08-06 DET @ CLE Jim Bagby ahead 4-0 t 3 1 --3 2 4 5 0.053 94% Home Run; McCosky Scores
107 107 8 1 1941-08-31 (2) DET @ CLE Chubby Dean behind 1-5 t 7 1 1-- 2 5 5 0.089 15% Home Run (Deep CF); York Scores
108 108 9 1 1941-09-01 (1) DET SLB Archie McKain b 8 1 5
109 109 10 1 1941-09-04 DET CLE Bob Feller b 6 1 5
110 110 11 1 1941-09-21 (1) DET @ CHW Ted Lyons t 8 2 5
1942 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
111 111 1 1 1942-05-25 DET @ SLB Bob Muncrief t 2 1 5
112 112 2 1 1942-05-30 (1) DET CHW Eddie Smith b 2 1 5
113 113 3 2 1942-05-30 (1) DET CHW Eddie Smith b 6 1 5
114 114 4 1 1942-06-03 DET @ PHA Jack Knott t 2 1 5
115 115 5 1 1942-06-07 (1) DET @ WSH Alex Carrasquel t 3 3 5
116 116 6 1 1942-07-02 DET SLB Johnny Niggeling b 6 1 5
117 117 7 1 1942-07-04 (2) DET @ CLE Jim Bagby tied 0-0 t 1 2 1-- 2 4 5 0.199 68% Home Run; McCosky Scores
118 118 8 1 1942-07-05 (2) DET CLE Mel Harder behind 0-3 b 4 0 --- 1 4 5 0.095 31% Home Run
119 119 9 1 1942-07-30 (1) DET PHA Lum Harris b 8 4 5
120 120 10 1 1942-08-02 (1) DET BOS Dick Newsome b 2 1 5
121 121 11 1 1942-09-14 DET WSH Bill Zuber b 2 1 5
1943 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
122 122 1 1 1943-05-23 (1) DET BOS Joe Dobson b 8 2 5
123 123 2 1 1943-06-01 DET @ PHA Jesse Flores tied 3-3 t 8 1 --- 1 4 5 0.296 75% Home Run
124 124 3 1 1943-06-12 DET CHW Thornton Lee b 8 1 5
125 125 4 1 1943-06-17 (2) DET @ CLE Jim Bagby t 7 2 5
126 126 5 1 1943-06-23 (2) DET CLE Vern Kennedy b 1 2 5
127 127 6 1 1943-06-30 DET BOS Mace Brown behind 2-3 b 9 1 5
128 128 7 1 1943-08-22 (1) DET NYY Butch Wensloff b 2 1 5
129 129 8 1 1943-08-29 (1) DET @ SLB Charlie Fuchs t 3 1 5
130 130 9 1 1943-09-03 DET SLB Al Hollingsworth tied 5-5 b 9 3 5 Walk-Off
131 131 10 1 1943-09-07 (1) DET CHW Eddie Smith b 6 1 5
1944 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
132 132 1 1 1944-04-18 DET SLB Jack Kramer behind 0-2 b 9 1 5
133 133 2 1 1944-05-12 DET @ NYY Bill Zuber behind 1-2 t 5 2 1-3 3 5 5 0.382 74% Home Run; Hoover Scores; Mayo Scores
134 134 3 1 1944-06-02 DET BOS Joe Bowman b 1 1 5
135 135 4 1 1944-06-04 (2) DET BOS Clem Hausmann b 5 1 5
136 136 5 1 1944-07-04 (1) DET @ BOS Clem Hausmann t 8 1 5
137 137 6 1 1944-07-09 (1) DET @ NYY Monk Dubiel t 1 2 5
138 138 7 1 1944-09-24 DET BOS Emmett O'Neill b 7 2 5
1946 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
139 139 1 1 1946-06-11 BOS CLE Red Embree b 5 1 5
140 140 2 1 1946-09-27 BOS WSH Bobo Newsom b 2 1 5

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

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