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Elston Howard

Elston Gene Howard

Positions: Catcher, Leftfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 196 lb.

Born: February 23, 1929 in St. Louis, MO
High School: Vashon HS (St. Louis, MO)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1955 (Age 26.050, 8,811th in MLB history)   vs. BOS 1 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1955 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/RedSox 1955-1968

Last Game: September 29, 1968 (Age 39.219)   vs. NYY 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: December 14, 1980 in New York, NY
Buried: George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ
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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.

Elston Howard: 167 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 2 walk-off, 13 tying, 53 go ahead (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
2 Tms
vs RHP94
vs LHP73
High Lev34
Medium Lev59
Low Lev74
9 Opps
120 Pitchers
Juan Pizarro5
Frank Lary4
Camilo Pascual4
Early Wynn4
Mudcat Grant4
Jim Kaat3
Billy Hoeft3
Gary Bell3
Billy Pierce3
Dick Stigman3
Don Mossi3
Gary Peters2
John O'Donoghue2
Bo Belinsky2
Mickey Lolich2
Jim Perry2
Pete Burnside2
Jack Kralick2
Bob Allen2
George Brunet2
12 Parks
Yankee Stad53
Munic. Stad18
Metrop. Stad14
Comiskey Pk13
Tiger Stad13
Fenway Pk12
RFK Stad9
Dodger Stad7
Memor. Stad7
Angel Stad2
Where Hit
General field locations
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms153
2·HR gms7
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
272 RBI
0 on85
1 on60
2 on21
3 on1
Any on82
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

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1955 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111955-05-07NYY@BOSTom Hurdbehind 3-5t 71---1570.11327%Home Run
22211955-05-26 (2)NYYWSHDean Stoneahead 5-2b 50---1670.04693%Home Run
33311955-06-02NYY@KCAArt Ceccarelliahead 2-1t 40---1670.10873%Home Run
44411955-06-19 (1)NYYCHWBilly Pierceahead 1-0b 20-2-2670.11483%Home Run; Skowron Scores
55511955-06-29 (2)NYYBALErv Palicaahead 1-0b 20---1690.09375%Home Run (CF-RF)
66611955-07-02NYYWSHBob Chakalesahead 9-0b 8112-3670.000100%Home Run; McDougald Scores; Mantle Scores
77711955-07-04 (2)NYYBOSMel Parnellbehind 3-5b 321--2670.22151%Home Run (Deep LF); Skowron Scores
88811955-07-19NYY@CHWHarry Byrdbehind 2-3t 821--2690.51571%Home Run; Berra Scores
99911955-07-23NYY@KCATom Gormanbehind 6-7t 90---11PH0.33850%Home Run
10101011955-09-10NYYCHWBilly Pierceahead 3-1b 211-33190.11992%Home Run; Rizzuto Scores; Cerv Scores
1956 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1111111956-04-19NYY@WSHChuck Stobbsbehind 2-7t 71---1770.0214%Home Run
1212211956-04-27NYY@BOSGeorge Susceahead 3-1t 811--2770.10595%Home Run; Bauer Scores
1313311956-05-08NYYCLEEarly Wynntied 2-2b 70---1770.20279%Home Run
1414411956-07-22 (1)NYYKCAArt Ditmarbehind 0-6b 611--2620.0458%Home Run; Skowron Scores
1515511956-08-08NYY@WSHBud Byerlyahead 7-2t 6212-31PH0.03899%Home Run; Coleman Scores; Turley Scores
1957 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1616111957-04-20NYY@BOSWillard Nixonahead 2-0t 21---1770.08577%Home Run
1717211957-06-01NYYBALConnie Johnsonbehind 0-1b 21---1670.11953%Home Run
1818311957-06-02 (2)NYYBALHal Brownahead 3-0b 12---1670.06386%Home Run
1919411957-06-08NYY@DETPaul Foytackbehind 3-7t 90---1620.0183%Home Run
2020511957-07-06NYY@WSHRuss Kemmererahead 1-0t 21---1770.10470%Home Run
2121611957-07-21 (1)NYY@CLEBob Lemonbehind 1-2t 21---1770.11148%Home Run
2222711957-08-15NYY@BOSWillard Nixontied 0-0t 51---1770.14862%Home Run
2323811957-09-17NYYDETBilly Hoefttied 0-0b 21---1520.11664%Home Run
1958 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2424111958-05-21NYY@CHWBilly Piercebehind 0-2t 501--2670.21750%Home Run; McDougald Scores
2525211958-05-23NYY@DETBilly Hoeftahead 3-0t 3212-3670.14093%Home Run; Bauer Scores; Mantle Scores
2626311958-05-25 (2)NYY@CLEDick Tomanektied 0-0t 6212-3720.36886%Home Run; McDougald Scores; Siebern Scores
2727411958-05-27NYY@KCAJack Urbanbehind 0-3t 30---1770.08428%Home Run
2828511958-06-18NYY@CLEMudcat Grantahead 1-0t 121--2520.17576%Home Run; Skowron Scores
2929611958-06-19NYY@CLEGary Bellahead 2-0t 21---1720.08678%Home Run
3030711958-06-22NYY@DETVito Valentinettiahead 10-0t 821--2670.000100%Home Run; Skowron Scores
3131811958-07-17NYYDETBilly Hoefttied 0-0b 20---1520.11566%Home Run
3232911958-07-25NYY@CLERay Narleskitied 0-0t 601--2620.24179%Home Run; Siebern Scores
33331011958-08-22NYYCHWEarly Wynnahead 1-0b 21-2-2720.14583%Home Run; Skowron Scores
34341111958-09-07 (2)NYYWSHJohn Romonoskyahead 4-0b 7112-3520.018100%Home Run; Mantle Scores; Siebern Scores
1959 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3535111959-04-16NYY@BALGeorge Bambergerbehind 2-3t 70---1620.20350%Home Run
3636211959-05-12NYYCLECal McLishbehind 2-6b 301--2530.13331%Home Run; Berra Scores
3737311959-05-24 (1)NYY@BALBilly O'Dellahead 4-0t 61---1690.03596%Home Run
3838411959-05-30 (1)NYY@WSHHal Griggsahead 4-0t 101--2620.07192%Home Run (LF-CF); Lopez Scores
3939521959-05-30 (1)NYY@WSHHal Woodeshickahead 6-0t 22--32620.03897%Home Run; Mantle Scores
4040611959-06-04NYY@DETPete Burnsideahead 10-2t 81-2-2270.001100%Home Run; Bauer Scores
4141711959-06-05NYY@CLEGary Bellahead 4-0t 61-2-2820.04398%Home Run (Deep CF); Lopez Scores
4242811959-06-24NYY@KCABud Daleybehind 0-3t 621--2520.16827%Home Run; Skowron Scores
4343911959-06-25NYY@KCATom Sturdivantahead 1-0t 20---1620.09670%Home Run
44441011959-07-23NYY@CLEBob Smithahead 1-0t 11--32430.11776%Home Run (LF-CF); Mantle Scores
45451111959-07-24NYY@DETDon Mossibehind 0-4t 911--2430.0214%Home Run; Mantle Scores
46461211959-07-31NYY@KCAHowie Reedahead 7-2t 71---1570.01698%Home Run
47471311959-08-04NYYDETFrank Larybehind 1-4b 81---1570.05811%Home Run
48481411959-08-09 (2)NYYKCAMurry Dicksontied 2-2b 110---1420.369100%Walk-OffHome Run
49491511959-08-16 (1)NYYBOSIke Delockbehind 4-6b 81---1570.11923%Home Run
50501611959-08-23 (1)NYY@CHWEarly Wynntied 0-0t 50---1530.14464%Home Run (Deep LF)
51511711959-08-26NYY@CLEGary Belltied 1-1t 20---1530.10961%Home Run
52521811959-09-20NYYBOSFrank Baumanntied 4-4b 71--322PH0.19589%Home Run; Richardson Scores
1960 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5353111960-04-24NYYBALGordon Jonesahead 4-1b 10-233720.05895%Home Run (Deep RF); Skowron Scores; McDougald Scores
5454211960-05-01NYY@BALChuck Estradaahead 3-2t 31---1720.10770%Home Run (Deep LF)
5555311960-05-04NYYDETFrank Laryahead 2-1b 61-2-2620.14591%Home Run (Deep RF); Maris Scores
5656411960-05-10NYYCLEJim Perrybehind 0-1b 80---1720.31360%Home Run (Deep LF)
5757511960-06-11NYYCLEJohnny Klippsteintied 4-4b 721--29PH0.34088%Home Run (Deep LF); Richardson Scores/unER; Howard Scores/unER
5858611960-08-26 (1)NYYCLEJim Perrytied 0-0b 20---1720.11266%Home Run (Deep RF)
1961 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5959111961-06-17NYY@DETBill Fischerbehind 9-12t 92---1520.0081%Home Run (Deep LF)
6060211961-06-24NYY@MINChuck Stobbsahead 9-7t 91---17PH0.04796%Home Run (Deep RF)
6161311961-06-25NYY@MINJack Kralickbehind 2-3t 6112-3520.35076%Home Run (Deep LF); Maris Scores; Mantle Scores
6262411961-07-02NYYWSAPete Burnsidebehind 0-1b 201--2520.18166%Home Run (Deep LF); Mantle Scores
6363511961-07-06NYYCLEDick Stigmantied 0-0b 50---1520.14871%Home Run (Deep LF)
6464621961-07-06NYYCLEBob Allenahead 3-0b 61---1520.04195%Home Run (Deep RF)
6565711961-07-07NYYBOSBilly Muffettahead 11-3b 8212-3720.000100%Home Run (Deep RF); Lopez Scores; Torgeson Scores
6666811961-07-15NYY@CHWRay Herberttied 0-0t 22---1630.11057%Home Run (Deep LF)
6767911961-07-23NYY@BOSDon Schwallbehind 2-3t 901--2720.55483%Home Run (Deep CF); Skowron Scores
68681011961-07-25 (2)NYYCHWWarren Hackerahead 10-0b 611--2520.000100%Home Run (Deep CF-RF); Mantle Scores
69691111961-08-04NYYMINCamilo Pascualahead 4-2b 62---1730.07490%Home Run (Deep LF)
70701211961-08-18NYY@CLEMudcat Grantbehind 0-5t 52---1630.0307%Home Run (Deep CF)
71711311961-08-27NYY@KCABob Shawtied 0-0t 22---1620.10857%Home Run (Deep LF)
72721411961-08-30NYY@MINRay Mooreahead 3-0t 91---1520.02298%Home Run (Deep RF)
73731511961-09-03NYYDETRon Klinetied 5-5b 9212-3920.390100%Walk-OffHome Run (Deep LF); Berra Scores; Skowron Scores
74741611961-09-05NYYWSAJoe McClaintied 1-1b 51---1620.15669%Home Run (Deep LF)
75751711961-09-09NYYCLEMudcat Granttied 2-2b 60---1620.17275%Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
76761811961-09-10 (2)NYYCLEBob Allenahead 7-2b 72-2-2620.010100%Home Run (Deep CF-RF); Blanchard Scores
77771911961-09-14 (2)NYY@CHWJuan Pizarrotied 0-0t 70-2-2520.21182%Home Run (Deep RF); Mantle Scores
78782011961-09-16NYY@DETFrank Larybehind 3-10t 90---1620.0020%Home Run (Deep LF)
79792111961-09-23NYY@BOSArnold Earleyahead 6-3t 90---1620.01998%Home Run (Deep LF)
1962 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8080111962-04-13NYY@DETFrank Laryahead 2-0t 41---1620.08980%Home Run (LF Line)
8181211962-04-27NYY@WSATom Cheneyahead 7-0t 421--2520.02099%Home Run; Mantle Scores
8282311962-05-01NYY@CHWHerb Scoreahead 4-0t 911--2520.012100%Home Run; Mantle Scores
8383411962-05-02NYY@CHWJoe Horlenbehind 2-3t 90-2-2620.48084%Home Run; Berra Scores
8484511962-05-30 (2)NYY@MINCamilo Pascualbehind 2-3t 41---1520.12547%Home Run
8585611962-06-03NYY@LAAEli Grbatied 0-0t 201--2520.16871%Home Run (CF-RF); Blanchard Scores
8686721962-06-03NYY@LAAArt Fowlerahead 4-0t 801--2520.02199%Home Run (Deep LF); Reed Scores
8787811962-07-14NYY@LAADon Leeahead 2-0t 321-33720.18290%Home Run; Mantle Scores; Long Scores
8888911962-07-15 (2)NYY@KCADanny McDevittahead 4-3t 511--2520.18482%Home Run (LF-CF); Mantle Scores
89891021962-07-15 (2)NYY@KCAJim Archerahead 7-3t 92---1520.01099%Home Run
90901111962-07-31NYY@WSAClaude Osteenahead 4-0t 311--2520.07394%Home Run; Maris Scores
91911211962-08-03NYY@CHWMike Joyceahead 5-0t 521--2620.04298%Home Run; Lopez Scores
92921311962-08-19NYY@KCADan Pfisterahead 1-0t 1112-3520.18782%Home Run; Maris Scores; Mantle Scores
93931421962-08-19NYY@KCAJerry Walkerahead 11-1t 62-233520.001100%Home Run; Maris Scores; Mantle Scores
94941511962-08-21NYY@LAABo Belinskybehind 1-3t 611--2520.25047%Home Run (Deep CF); Mantle Scores
95951611962-09-03 (1)NYYLAABo Belinskybehind 0-2b 411--2620.22853%Home Run; Mantle Scores
96961711962-09-03 (2)NYYLAATed Bowsfieldtied 0-0b 20---1620.10966%Home Run
97971811962-09-07NYYBOSGene Conleytied 1-1b 20---1620.10966%Home Run
98981911962-09-15NYY@BOSIke Delockahead 7-6t 91--32620.08396%Home Run; Mantle Scores
99992011962-09-22NYY@CHWRay Herberttied 0-0t 211--2620.18369%Home Run; Mantle Scores
1001002111962-09-23NYY@CHWEarly Wynnahead 3-1t 102--32620.05998%Home Run; Lopez Scores
1963 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
101101111963-04-09NYY@KCADiego Seguiahead 1-0t 42-2-2620.18980%Home Run; Mantle Scores
102102211963-04-10NYY@KCANorm Bassahead 3-0t 811--2520.04898%Home Run (LF-CF); Lopez Scores
103103311963-04-17NYYDETDon Mossibehind 1-4b 90---1520.0458%Home Run
104104411963-04-19NYY@WSAJim Duckworthtied 3-3t 90---1520.34985%Home Run
105105511963-05-04NYY@MINJim Kaattied 0-0t 22---1720.11658%Home Run (CF-RF)
106106621963-05-04NYY@MINJim Kaatahead 2-0t 42---1720.09481%Home Run
107107711963-05-26 (1)NYYWSADon Rudolphtied 0-0b 20---1520.11566%Home Run
108108811963-05-31NYY@CLEMudcat Grantahead 2-0t 801--2720.07597%Home Run (Line Drive); Pepitone Scores
109109911963-06-08NYY@DETDon Mossibehind 2-6t 601--2420.10721%Home Run; Tresh Scores
1101101011963-06-10 (1)NYY@WSADon Rudolphahead 4-0t 821--2720.02599%Home Run; Lopez Scores
1111111111963-06-13NYYBALSteve Barbertied 2-2b 511--2420.24781%Home Run; Tresh Scores
1121121211963-06-16 (2)NYYDETHank Aguirreahead 2-1b 40---1620.10580%Home Run
1131131311963-06-22 (2)NYY@BOSWilbur Woodahead 2-0t 61---1620.08887%Home Run (LF-CF)
1141141411963-06-28NYYBOSDick Radatzbehind 2-3b 70---1720.24358%Home Run (CF-RF)
1151151511963-06-29NYYBOSChet Nicholstied 0-0b 22---1620.12163%Home Run
1161161611963-07-04 (1)NYYCHWGary Petersahead 2-0b 60---1620.06492%Home Run
1171171711963-07-14 (2)NYY@KCAOrlando Penaahead 1-0t 401--2520.15982%Home Run; Pepitone Scores
1181181811963-07-17NYY@MINLee Stangeahead 1-0t 421--2520.20281%Home Run; Pepitone Scores
1191191911963-07-18NYY@MINCamilo Pascualbehind 0-3t 40---1520.08626%Home Run
1201202011963-08-04 (2)NYYBALHerm Starrettebehind 7-10b 601--2420.19038%Home Run; Tresh Scores
1211212111963-08-06 (1)NYY@WSAClaude Osteenbehind 4-5t 60---1520.17450%Home Run
1221222211963-08-07NYY@WSASteve Ridzikahead 3-0t 40---1620.06189%Home Run (LF-CF)
1231232311963-08-11NYY@LAAArt Fowlerbehind 1-4t 9212-3520.37841%Home Run; Tresh Scores; Maris Scores
1241242411963-08-18 (2)NYY@CHWDave DeBusschereahead 3-1t 60---1520.08288%Home Run
1251252511963-08-25 (1)NYYCHWJuan Pizarroahead 1-0b 61---1420.11585%Home Run
1261262621963-08-25 (1)NYYCHWJim Brosnanahead 3-0b 81---1420.01599%Home Run (Line Drive)
1271272711963-09-09NYY@KCAFred Normanahead 2-0t 3212-3620.18790%Home Run; Lopez Scores; Mantle Scores
1281282811963-09-14 (1)NYY@MINDick Stigmanbehind 1-6t 90---1520.0071%Home Run
1964 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
129129111964-05-10 (2)NYY@CLEJack Kralicktied 0-0t 21---1520.11559%Home Run
130130211964-06-01NYY@MINDick Stigmanbehind 0-2t 82---1420.08315%Home Run
131131311964-06-03NYY@MINJim Rolandtied 0-0t 40---1420.13363%Home Run (Deep CF)
132132411964-06-07NYY@LAAKen McBrideahead 3-1t 611--2720.12194%Home Run; Pepitone Scores
133133511964-06-14 (1)NYYCHWJuan Pizarrobehind 0-1b 21-2-2620.18964%Home Run; Mantle Scores
134134611964-06-21 (1)NYY@CHWJuan Pizarrotied 0-0t 22---1620.12058%Home Run
135135711964-06-23NYY@BALWally Bunkerahead 2-0t 411--2720.13789%Home Run (Deep LF); Pepitone Scores
136136811964-07-24 (2)NYY@DETMickey Lolichtied 3-3t 6112-3520.31187%Home Run (Deep LF); Richardson Scores; Mantle Scores
137137911964-08-06NYY@KCAJohn Wyattahead 3-1t 80---1720.06394%Home Run (CF-RF)
1381381011964-08-13NYYCHWGary Peterstied 2-2b 8212-3620.38597%Home Run (Short LF); Tresh Scores; Maris Scores
1391391111964-08-22 (1)NYY@BOSBill Monbouquettebehind 1-2t 601--2620.27767%Home Run (Deep LF); Maris Scores
1401401211964-09-04NYY@KCAJohn O'Donoghuetied 2-2t 41---1520.13661%Home Run (Deep CF)
1411411311964-09-10NYY@DETHank Aguirretied 0-0t 1212-3520.26276%Home Run; Mantle Scores; Maris Scores
1421421411964-09-12NYYMINCamilo Pascualtied 2-2b 61---1520.19073%Home Run (Deep LF)
1431431511964-09-23 (1)NYY@CLELuis Tianttied 3-3t 110---1520.34985%Home Run (Deep CF-RF)
1965 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
144144111965-04-12NYY@MINJim Kaatbehind 0-4t 50---1520.05815%Home Run (LF-CF)
145145211965-07-02NYY@BOSDennis Bennettahead 13-0t 72-2-2420.000100%Home Run (LF-CF); Tresh Scores
146146311965-07-03NYY@BOSJim Lonborgahead 3-0t 52--32420.09294%Home Run (LF-CF); Kubek Scores
147147411965-07-09NYY@MINDave Boswellbehind 0-4t 42---1420.05214%Home Run (LF-CF)
148148511965-08-05NYY@CHWTommy Johntied 0-0t 321--2520.24372%Home Run; Kubek Scores
149149611965-08-25NYY@MINJim Merrittbehind 2-5t 911--2520.0518%Home Run; Tresh Scores
150150711965-08-29NYY@KCAWes Stockahead 2-1t 60---1470.12480%Home Run
151151811965-08-30NYY@CALGeorge Brunetahead 2-1t 32---1420.11771%Home Run
152152911965-09-29NYY@CLESam McDowellbehind 1-4t 62-2-2420.16226%Home Run; Tresh Scores
1966 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
153153111966-04-16NYY@BALDave McNallytied 0-0t 30---1720.12763%Home Run
154154211966-06-11NYY@DETJoe Sparmatied 2-2t 62-2-2620.29377%Home Run; Pepitone Scores
155155311966-06-12 (2)NYY@DETMickey Lolichtied 0-0t 1212-3520.26776%Home Run (CF-RF); Mantle Scores; Pepitone Scores
156156411966-06-24NYYCHWJuan Pizarrobehind 1-2b 821234420.64198%Home Run; Clinton Scores; Richardson Scores; Barker Scores
157157511966-07-03NYY@WSAPete Richertahead 2-0t 70---1420.07391%Home Run
158158611966-08-04NYY@CALMinnie Rojasbehind 5-6t 811--2520.51575%Home Run (LF-CF); White Scores
1967 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
159159111967-04-10NYY@WSAJim Hannanahead 7-0t 70---1520.002100%Home Run
160160211967-06-09NYYCHWTommy Johntied 0-0b 70---1520.23681%Home Run
161161311967-07-14 (1)NYYCLEJohn O'Donoghuetied 1-1b 42---1520.16367%Home Run
162162411967-08-24BOSWSADarold Knowlesahead 3-2b 721-33620.17097%Home Run; Yastrzemski Scores; Smith Scores
1968 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
163163111968-04-14BOS@CLESonny Sieberttied 0-0t 2112-3820.26681%Home Run; Scott Scores; Petrocelli Scores
164164211968-05-20BOS@CALGeorge Brunetbehind 0-3t 52---1820.07116%Home Run
165165311968-06-26BOS@BALDave McNallybehind 0-4t 72-2-2820.06810%Home Run; Scott Scores
166166411968-07-26BOS@WSAFrank Bertainaahead 1-0t 41---1820.12676%Home Run
167167511968-08-24BOS@BALJim Hardinbehind 0-5t 71---1820.0153%Home Run

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on'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. 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 2015, 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.