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Jim Piersall

James Anthony Piersall

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: November 14, 1929 in Waterbury, CT
High School: Leavenworth HS (Waterbury, CT)
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1948. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 7, 1950 (Age 20.297, 8,316th in MLB history)   vs. NYY 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1952 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Indians/Angels/Senators/Mets 1950-1967

Last Game: May 1, 1967 (Age 37.168)   vs. BOS 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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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.

Jim Piersall: 104 Career Home Runs

6 leading off, 2 walk-off, 14 tying, 34 go ahead, 1 lacking some details (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
5 Tms
BOS66
CLE28
WSA5
CAL/LAA4
NYM1
 
vs RHP68
vs LHP36
 
Home56
Away48
 
Leverage
High Lev23
Medium Lev38
Low Lev42
10 Opps
MIN/WSH21
PHA/KCA17
DET15
CHW15
NYY11
CLE8
BAL8
BOS6
LAA2
PHI1
76 Pitchers
Billy Pierce5
Pedro Ramos4
Mike Garcia4
Ike Delock3
Camilo Pascual3
Tex Clevenger3
Don Larsen2
George Zuverink2
Johnny Sain2
Tommy Byrne2
Frank Lary2
Bunky Stewart2
Bud Daley2
Don Mossi2
Herb Score2
Art Houtteman2
Billy Hoeft2
Chuck Stobbs2
Gerry Staley1
Webbo Clarke1
14 Parks
Fenway Pk43
ClevelandStd17
Tiger Stad11
Munic. Stad6
Yankee Stad6
GriffithStad6
Comiskey Pk4
RFK Stad3
Dodger Stad2
Memor. Stad2
Shibe Pk1
Polo Grounds1
Metrop. Stad1
Wrigley (LA)1
Where Hit
766
817
Unk9
96
786
General field locations
when available.
 
2 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms100
2·HR gms2
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
1st38
6th22
8th18
2nd15
7th4
3rd3
5th2
Unk1
9th1
Outs
041
133
229
Unk1
 
DefPos
CF88
RF12
LF4
Bases
---58
1--25
-2-11
12-7
1-32
-231
 
162 RBI
RISP21
0 on57
1 on36
2 on11
Any on47
Inning
17
28
311
411
519
615
710
812
99
Extra2
 
1-326
4-645
7-end33
RelScore
+4..14
+35
+27
+111
Tied23
-118
-213
-37
-4..5
Unk1
 
Ahead37
Tied23
Behind43
Unk1
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1952 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111952-06-09BOSDETArt Houttemanbehind 7-8b 40---1290.13656%Home Run (Deep RF)
1953 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
22111953-05-25BOS@NYYWhitey Fordahead 13-7t 82---1190.005100%IPHRHome Run
33211953-07-10BOSPHAMarion Fricanobehind 1-2b 90---1790.43564%Home Run (Deep LF)
44311953-07-16BOS@DETSteve Gromektied 1-1t 721--2790.34280%Home Run; Kell Scores
1954 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
55111954-05-31 (2)BOSPHAOzzie Van Brabantahead 4-0b 51---1290.03296%Home Run
66211954-07-11 (1)BOS@PHADutch Rombergerahead 9-0t 50---1290.002100%Home Run
77311954-07-18 (1)BOSBALBob Turleyahead 2-0b 50---1290.07288%Home Run
88411954-07-19 (2)BOSBALDon Larsenbehind 3-5b 4012-3290.25269%Home Run; Kiely Scores; Bolling Scores
99511954-08-11 (1)BOSWSHBunky Stewartahead 4-1b 50---1190.04793%Home Run
1010611954-08-11 (2)BOSWSHJohnny Schmitztied 2-2b 80---1190.25787%Home Run
1111711954-09-06 (2)BOS@NYYJohnny Sainbehind 6-7t 821--2990.54573%Home Run; Consolo Scores
1212811954-09-09BOS@DETAl Aberahead 5-0t 51---1590.02597%Home Run
1955 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1313111955-04-14BOSNYYBob Grimahead 2-0b 42---1880.08384%Home Run
1414211955-06-04BOS@KCAJohnny Sainahead 3-1t 911--2880.05798%Home Run; White Scores
1515311955-06-14BOSKCALou Sleaterahead 8-0b 401--2880.006100%Home Run; Hatton Scores
1616411955-06-19BOSCLETed Graytied 5-5b 511-33880.21587%Home Run (Deep LF); Zauchin Scores; Lepcio Scores
1717511955-06-22BOSDETGeorge Zuverinkahead 8-6b 62---1880.07689%Home Run (LF-CF)
1818611955-07-17 (1)BOS@CLEHerb Scoreahead 4-0t 401--2880.06095%Home Run; Hatton Scores
1919711955-07-27BOSCLEArt Houttemanbehind 0-2b 4112-3880.29266%Home Run; White Scores; Hatton Scores
2020811955-07-31 (2)BOSDETBilly Hoefttied 2-2b 90---1880.354100%Walk-OffHome Run
2121911955-08-04BOSCHWSandy Consuegraahead 5-2b 52---1880.05492%Home Run
22221011955-08-15BOSWSHChuck Stobbsahead 6-4b 71-2-2880.07397%Home Run (LF-CF); White Scores
23231111955-08-26BOS@DETBilly Hoeftbehind 3-5t 82---1880.08416%Home Run
24241211955-09-05 (1)BOSWSHWebbo Clarkeahead 8-2b 601--2880.009100%Home Run (LF-CF); Hatton Scores
25251311955-09-13 (2)BOSKCAGus Keriazakosbehind 3-6b 611--2780.18936%Home Run; Hatton Scores
1956 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2626111956-04-21BOS@NYYJim Konstantybehind 7-9t 82---1680.08516%Home Run
2727211956-05-13BOS@WSHCamilo Pascualtied 3-3t 70---1680.19570%Home Run
2828311956-05-25BOSWSHPedro Ramosbehind 0-2b 21-2-2680.15553%Home Run; Gernert Scores
2929421956-05-25BOSWSHPedro Ramosbehind 3-5b 40---1680.11144%Home Run
3030511956-06-15BOS@DETFrank Larytied 0-0t 31---1180.11359%Home Run
3131611956-07-12BOSCHWJack Harshmantied 1-1b 911--2680.353100%Walk-OffHome Run; Gernert Scores
3232711956-07-19BOSKCAWally Burnettetied 2-2b 62---1680.17169%Home Run
3333811956-08-06BOSNYYRalph Terrybehind 1-4b 621--2680.19534%Home Run; Vernon Scores
3434911956-08-15BOS@NYYTommy Byrnebehind 0-1t 61---1680.16447%Home Run
35351011956-08-17BOSWSHPedro Ramosbehind 3-6b 61---1680.09225%Home Run
36361111956-09-02BOSBALGeorge Zuverinkahead 8-6b 72-2-2680.09196%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to CF; Jensen Scores
37371211956-09-03 (1)BOS@WSHBunky Stewarttied 5-5t 511--2680.23474%Home Run; Jensen Scores
38381311956-09-07 (1)BOS@BALMike Fornielesbehind 3-4t 901--2680.57284%Home Run; Jensen Scores
39391411956-09-13BOS@CHWBilly Piercebehind 2-3t 90---1680.33250%Home Run
1957 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4040111957-04-26BOS@NYYTommy Byrneahead 3-2t 7212-3680.24394%Home Run; Klaus Scores; Williams Scores
4141211957-05-12 (1)BOSWSHTex Clevengerahead 5-0b 40---1180.02197%Home Run
4242311957-05-27BOSNYYJohnny Kucksbehind 1-2b 311--2180.21565%Home Run; Brewer Scores
4343411957-05-30 (2)BOSBALBill Wightahead 7-3b 61-2-2180.02999%Home Run; White Scores
4444511957-06-09 (1)BOS@KCAGene Hostahead 5-4t 90---1180.08693%Home Run
4545611957-06-09 (2)BOS@KCAMickey McDermottbehind 0-1t 52---1180.15045%Home Run
4646711957-06-19BOSCLEMike Garciaahead 4-0b 51---1180.03196%Home Run
4747811957-06-27 (2)BOSCHWDixie Howellahead 7-2b 801--2180.003100%Home Run; Fornieles Scores
4848911957-07-14 (2)BOS@CLEStan Pitulatied 1-1t 30---1180.11962%Home Run
49491011957-08-17BOS@WSHRuss Kemmererbehind 0-16t 70---1180.0000%Home Run
50501111957-08-20BOS@CLEDon Mossibehind 0-1t 60---1180.17050%Home Run
51511211957-08-21BOS@CLEMike Garciatied 0-0t 301--2180.18372%Home Run; Nixon Scores
52521311957-08-26BOS@KCADave Hillt 7---38
53531411957-08-27BOS@DETHarry Byrdbehind 4-5t 82---1180.26542%Home Run
54541511957-09-02 (1)BOSWSHPedro Ramosahead 4-1b 71---1180.03197%Home Run
55551611957-09-02 (2)BOSWSHBud Byerlytied 7-7b 81---1180.29686%Home Run
56561711957-09-10BOSCHWGerry Staleyahead 4-1b 3212-3180.11596%Home Run; Daley Scores; Brewer Scores
57571811957-09-18BOSKCATom Gormantied 0-0b 10---1180.10065%Lead-OffHome Run
58581911957-09-25BOS@WSHChuck Stobbsahead 1-0t 30---1180.10573%Home Run
1958 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5959111958-04-24BOSBALMilt Pappastied 0-0b 10---1180.10065%Lead-OffHome Run (Deep LF)
6060211958-05-17 (2)BOSBALArnie Portocarrerobehind 0-4b 801--2880.09116%Home Run (Deep LF); Berberet Scores
6161311958-05-20BOS@CLEMike Garciaahead 5-1t 60---1880.03296%Home Run
6262411958-06-08 (2)BOSCHWDick Donovanbehind 0-1b 51-2-2880.25069%Home Run; Berberet Scores
6363511958-06-14BOSKCAJack Urbanahead 2-1b 21---1880.09774%Home Run
6464611958-07-12 (2)BOSCHWBob Shawbehind 2-5b 21---1880.08731%Home Run
6565711958-07-27BOS@CHWBilly Piercetied 0-0t 10---1180.10360%Lead-OffHome Run
6666811958-08-05BOSWSHCamilo Pascualahead 1-0b 3212-3680.22089%Home Run; Malzone Scores; Jensen Scores
1959 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
6767111959-04-22CLE@DETFrank Laryahead 2-1t 511--2180.18482%Home Run (Deep RF); Bell Scores
6868211959-05-19CLE@WSHTex Clevengerahead 3-1t 50---1180.08584%Home Run (Deep CF)
6969311959-07-25CLEWSHHal Woodeshickahead 5-0b 5212-3880.03099%Home Run (Deep LF-CF); Strickland Scores; Baxes Scores
7070411959-09-18CLE@KCABud Daleybehind 0-1t 62---1180.16844%Home Run (Deep CF)
1960 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7171111960-05-10CLE@NYYRyne Durenahead 2-1t 1021-33370.13898%Home Run (Deep RF); Temple Scores; Kuenn Scores
7272211960-05-13CLECHWBilly Piercebehind 0-3b 52---1280.08622%Home Run (Deep LF)
7373311960-05-14CLECHWHerb Scoretied 3-3b 22-2-2280.19573%Home Run (Deep CF); Temple Scores
7474411960-05-29 (1)CLE@DETDon Mossibehind 0-1t 31-2-2180.18359%Home Run (Deep LF); Hawkins Scores
7575511960-05-29 (2)CLE@DETTom Morganbehind 3-4t 91-233180.46992%Home Run (Deep LF); Hardy Scores; Phillips Scores
7676611960-05-31CLE@CHWBilly Piercetied 0-0t 10---1180.10060%Lead-OffHome Run (Deep LF)
7777711960-06-05 (2)CLEDETPete Burnsidetied 0-0b 311--2180.20276%Home Run (Deep LF); Locke Scores
7878811960-06-08 (2)CLE@BOSDave Hillmantied 0-0t 10---1180.09860%Lead-OffHome Run (Deep LF)
7979911960-07-07CLECHWBilly Piercebehind 2-8b 81---1380.0061%Home Run (Deep LF)
80801011960-07-19CLENYYJim Coatesbehind 2-4b 40---1680.12242%Home Run
81811111960-07-20CLENYYArt Ditmartied 0-0b 201--2680.16876%Home Run; Power Scores
82821211960-07-22CLE@BOSIke Delockbehind 0-1t 201--2680.17060%Home Run (Deep LF); Power Scores
83831321960-07-22CLE@BOSIke Delockbehind 3-5t 60---1680.12034%Home Run (Deep LF)
84841411960-08-11CLEBOSIke Delockbehind 1-5b 70---1580.05312%Home Run (Deep LF)
85851511960-08-21 (1)CLE@DETJim Bunningahead 3-2t 41---1680.11271%Home Run (Deep LF)
86861611960-08-28CLE@WSHTex Clevengerahead 1-0t 321--2680.18778%Home Run (Deep LF); Power Scores/unER; Piersall Scores/unER
87871711960-09-04CLE@KCABud Daleyahead 1-0t 20-2-2680.12178%Home Run (Deep LF); Held Scores
88881811960-10-01CLE@CHWMike Garciabehind 6-8t 821--2380.32742%Home Run (Deep LF); Francona Scores
1961 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8989111961-05-21 (1)CLE@MINTed Sadowskiahead 6-0t 311--2280.03697%Home Run (Deep RF); Temple Scores
9090211961-05-28 (2)CLEKCANorm Bassbehind 2-8b 611--2280.0447%Home Run (Deep RF); de la Hoz Scores
9191311961-07-20CLEBOSBilly Muffettbehind 8-10b 7212-3280.55476%Home Run (Deep LF); Held Scores; Temple Scores
9292411961-07-29CLE@LAAKen McBridetied 0-0t 11---1280.09357%Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
9393511961-08-02 (2)CLECHWCal McLishbehind 1-4b 51-2-2280.17438%Home Run (Deep LF); Temple Scores
9494611961-08-03CLECHWDon Larsenbehind 5-8b 92---1280.0101%Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
1962 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
9595111962-05-13WSA@BALJack Fisherbehind 0-2t 821--2180.33342%Home Run; Retzer Scores
9696211962-05-20 (2)WSAKCAJim Archerahead 3-0b 22-2-2180.09591%Home Run; Schmidt Scores
9797311962-05-21WSAMINCamilo Pascualbehind 1-3b 60---1180.13839%Home Run
9898411962-05-29WSA@LAAJack Springtied 6-6t 100---1780.34384%Home Run (Deep LF)
1963 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
9999111963-04-27WSAKCADan Pfisterbehind 0-1b 52---1180.17251%Home Run
100100211963-06-23 (1)NYMPHIDallas Greenahead 1-0b 50---1180.10983%Home Run
1964 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
101101111964-06-14 (1)LAA@DETMickey Lolichtied 0-0t 10---1170.10460%Lead-OffHome Run
102102211964-09-13LAA@BOSEarl Wilsonbehind 0-2t 61-2-2280.23447%Home Run; Pearson Scores
1965 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
103103111965-08-15 (2)CAL@DETOrlando Penabehind 3-4t 42---1270.13946%Home Run
104104211965-08-22CALMINJim Kaatbehind 0-1b 511--2170.30970%Home Run; Chance Scores

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.

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