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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, 8,315th 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
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

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1952 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1952-06-09 BOS DET Art Houtteman behind 7-8 b 4 0 --- 1 2 9 0.136 56% Home Run (Deep RF)
1953 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
2 2 1 1 1953-05-25 BOS @ NYY Whitey Ford ahead 13-7 t 8 2 --- 1 1 9 0.005 100% IPHR Home Run
3 3 2 1 1953-07-10 BOS PHA Marion Fricano behind 1-2 b 9 0 --- 1 7 9 0.435 64% Home Run (Deep LF)
4 4 3 1 1953-07-16 BOS @ DET Steve Gromek tied 1-1 t 7 2 1-- 2 7 9 0.342 80% Home Run; Kell Scores
1954 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
5 5 1 1 1954-05-31 (2) BOS PHA Ozzie Van Brabant ahead 4-0 b 5 1 --- 1 2 9 0.032 96% Home Run
6 6 2 1 1954-07-11 (1) BOS @ PHA Dutch Romberger ahead 9-0 t 5 0 --- 1 2 9 0.002 100% Home Run
7 7 3 1 1954-07-18 (1) BOS BAL Bob Turley ahead 2-0 b 5 0 --- 1 2 9 0.072 88% Home Run
8 8 4 1 1954-07-19 (2) BOS BAL Don Larsen behind 3-5 b 4 0 12- 3 2 9 0.252 69% Home Run; Kiely Scores; Bolling Scores
9 9 5 1 1954-08-11 (1) BOS WSH Bunky Stewart ahead 4-1 b 5 0 --- 1 1 9 0.047 93% Home Run
10 10 6 1 1954-08-11 (2) BOS WSH Johnny Schmitz tied 2-2 b 8 0 --- 1 1 9 0.257 87% Home Run
11 11 7 1 1954-09-06 (2) BOS @ NYY Johnny Sain behind 6-7 t 8 2 1-- 2 9 9 0.545 73% Home Run; Consolo Scores
12 12 8 1 1954-09-09 BOS @ DET Al Aber ahead 5-0 t 5 1 --- 1 5 9 0.025 97% Home Run
1955 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
13 13 1 1 1955-04-14 BOS NYY Bob Grim ahead 2-0 b 4 2 --- 1 8 8 0.083 84% Home Run
14 14 2 1 1955-06-04 BOS @ KCA Johnny Sain ahead 3-1 t 9 1 1-- 2 8 8 0.057 98% Home Run; White Scores
15 15 3 1 1955-06-14 BOS KCA Lou Sleater ahead 8-0 b 4 0 1-- 2 8 8 0.006 100% Home Run; Hatton Scores
16 16 4 1 1955-06-19 BOS CLE Ted Gray tied 5-5 b 5 1 1-3 3 8 8 0.215 87% Home Run (Deep LF); Zauchin Scores; Lepcio Scores
17 17 5 1 1955-06-22 BOS DET George Zuverink ahead 8-6 b 6 2 --- 1 8 8 0.076 89% Home Run (LF-CF)
18 18 6 1 1955-07-17 (1) BOS @ CLE Herb Score ahead 4-0 t 4 0 1-- 2 8 8 0.060 95% Home Run; Hatton Scores
19 19 7 1 1955-07-27 BOS CLE Art Houtteman behind 0-2 b 4 1 12- 3 8 8 0.292 66% Home Run; White Scores; Hatton Scores
20 20 8 1 1955-07-31 (2) BOS DET Billy Hoeft tied 2-2 b 9 0 --- 1 8 8 0.354 100% Walk-Off Home Run
21 21 9 1 1955-08-04 BOS CHW Sandy Consuegra ahead 5-2 b 5 2 --- 1 8 8 0.054 92% Home Run
22 22 10 1 1955-08-15 BOS WSH Chuck Stobbs ahead 6-4 b 7 1 -2- 2 8 8 0.073 97% Home Run (LF-CF); White Scores
23 23 11 1 1955-08-26 BOS @ DET Billy Hoeft behind 3-5 t 8 2 --- 1 8 8 0.084 16% Home Run
24 24 12 1 1955-09-05 (1) BOS WSH Webbo Clarke ahead 8-2 b 6 0 1-- 2 8 8 0.009 100% Home Run (LF-CF); Hatton Scores
25 25 13 1 1955-09-13 (2) BOS KCA Gus Keriazakos behind 3-6 b 6 1 1-- 2 7 8 0.189 36% Home Run; Hatton Scores
1956 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
26 26 1 1 1956-04-21 BOS @ NYY Jim Konstanty behind 7-9 t 8 2 --- 1 6 8 0.085 16% Home Run
27 27 2 1 1956-05-13 BOS @ WSH Camilo Pascual tied 3-3 t 7 0 --- 1 6 8 0.195 70% Home Run
28 28 3 1 1956-05-25 BOS WSH Pedro Ramos behind 0-2 b 2 1 -2- 2 6 8 0.155 53% Home Run; Gernert Scores
29 29 4 2 1956-05-25 BOS WSH Pedro Ramos behind 3-5 b 4 0 --- 1 6 8 0.111 44% Home Run
30 30 5 1 1956-06-15 BOS @ DET Frank Lary tied 0-0 t 3 1 --- 1 1 8 0.113 59% Home Run
31 31 6 1 1956-07-12 BOS CHW Jack Harshman tied 1-1 b 9 1 1-- 2 6 8 0.353 100% Walk-Off Home Run; Gernert Scores
32 32 7 1 1956-07-19 BOS KCA Wally Burnette tied 2-2 b 6 2 --- 1 6 8 0.171 69% Home Run
33 33 8 1 1956-08-06 BOS NYY Ralph Terry behind 1-4 b 6 2 1-- 2 6 8 0.195 34% Home Run; Vernon Scores
34 34 9 1 1956-08-15 BOS @ NYY Tommy Byrne behind 0-1 t 6 1 --- 1 6 8 0.164 47% Home Run
35 35 10 1 1956-08-17 BOS WSH Pedro Ramos behind 3-6 b 6 1 --- 1 6 8 0.092 25% Home Run
36 36 11 1 1956-09-02 BOS BAL George Zuverink ahead 8-6 b 7 2 -2- 2 6 8 0.091 96% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to CF; Jensen Scores
37 37 12 1 1956-09-03 (1) BOS @ WSH Bunky Stewart tied 5-5 t 5 1 1-- 2 6 8 0.234 74% Home Run; Jensen Scores
38 38 13 1 1956-09-07 (1) BOS @ BAL Mike Fornieles behind 3-4 t 9 0 1-- 2 6 8 0.572 84% Home Run; Jensen Scores
39 39 14 1 1956-09-13 BOS @ CHW Billy Pierce behind 2-3 t 9 0 --- 1 6 8 0.332 50% Home Run
1957 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
40 40 1 1 1957-04-26 BOS @ NYY Tommy Byrne ahead 3-2 t 7 2 12- 3 6 8 0.243 94% Home Run; Klaus Scores; Williams Scores
41 41 2 1 1957-05-12 (1) BOS WSH Tex Clevenger ahead 5-0 b 4 0 --- 1 1 8 0.021 97% Home Run
42 42 3 1 1957-05-27 BOS NYY Johnny Kucks behind 1-2 b 3 1 1-- 2 1 8 0.215 65% Home Run; Brewer Scores
43 43 4 1 1957-05-30 (2) BOS BAL Bill Wight ahead 7-3 b 6 1 -2- 2 1 8 0.029 99% Home Run; White Scores
44 44 5 1 1957-06-09 (1) BOS @ KCA Gene Host ahead 5-4 t 9 0 --- 1 1 8 0.086 93% Home Run
45 45 6 1 1957-06-09 (2) BOS @ KCA Mickey McDermott behind 0-1 t 5 2 --- 1 1 8 0.150 45% Home Run
46 46 7 1 1957-06-19 BOS CLE Mike Garcia ahead 4-0 b 5 1 --- 1 1 8 0.031 96% Home Run
47 47 8 1 1957-06-27 (2) BOS CHW Dixie Howell ahead 7-2 b 8 0 1-- 2 1 8 0.003 100% Home Run; Fornieles Scores
48 48 9 1 1957-07-14 (2) BOS @ CLE Stan Pitula tied 1-1 t 3 0 --- 1 1 8 0.119 62% Home Run
49 49 10 1 1957-08-17 BOS @ WSH Russ Kemmerer behind 0-16 t 7 0 --- 1 1 8 0.000 0% Home Run
50 50 11 1 1957-08-20 BOS @ CLE Don Mossi behind 0-1 t 6 0 --- 1 1 8 0.170 50% Home Run
51 51 12 1 1957-08-21 BOS @ CLE Mike Garcia tied 0-0 t 3 0 1-- 2 1 8 0.183 72% Home Run; Nixon Scores
52 52 13 1 1957-08-26 BOS @ KCA Dave Hill t 7 --- 3 8
53 53 14 1 1957-08-27 BOS @ DET Harry Byrd behind 4-5 t 8 2 --- 1 1 8 0.265 42% Home Run
54 54 15 1 1957-09-02 (1) BOS WSH Pedro Ramos ahead 4-1 b 7 1 --- 1 1 8 0.031 97% Home Run
55 55 16 1 1957-09-02 (2) BOS WSH Bud Byerly tied 7-7 b 8 1 --- 1 1 8 0.296 86% Home Run
56 56 17 1 1957-09-10 BOS CHW Gerry Staley ahead 4-1 b 3 2 12- 3 1 8 0.115 96% Home Run; Daley Scores; Brewer Scores
57 57 18 1 1957-09-18 BOS KCA Tom Gorman tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 1 1 8 0.100 65% Lead-Off Home Run
58 58 19 1 1957-09-25 BOS @ WSH Chuck Stobbs ahead 1-0 t 3 0 --- 1 1 8 0.105 73% Home Run
1958 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
59 59 1 1 1958-04-24 BOS BAL Milt Pappas tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 1 1 8 0.100 65% Lead-Off Home Run (Deep LF)
60 60 2 1 1958-05-17 (2) BOS BAL Arnie Portocarrero behind 0-4 b 8 0 1-- 2 8 8 0.091 16% Home Run (Deep LF); Berberet Scores
61 61 3 1 1958-05-20 BOS @ CLE Mike Garcia ahead 5-1 t 6 0 --- 1 8 8 0.032 96% Home Run
62 62 4 1 1958-06-08 (2) BOS CHW Dick Donovan behind 0-1 b 5 1 -2- 2 8 8 0.250 69% Home Run; Berberet Scores
63 63 5 1 1958-06-14 BOS KCA Jack Urban ahead 2-1 b 2 1 --- 1 8 8 0.097 74% Home Run
64 64 6 1 1958-07-12 (2) BOS CHW Bob Shaw behind 2-5 b 2 1 --- 1 8 8 0.087 31% Home Run
65 65 7 1 1958-07-27 BOS @ CHW Billy Pierce tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 8 0.103 60% Lead-Off Home Run
66 66 8 1 1958-08-05 BOS WSH Camilo Pascual ahead 1-0 b 3 2 12- 3 6 8 0.220 89% Home Run; Malzone Scores; Jensen Scores
1959 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
67 67 1 1 1959-04-22 CLE @ DET Frank Lary ahead 2-1 t 5 1 1-- 2 1 8 0.184 82% Home Run (Deep RF); Bell Scores
68 68 2 1 1959-05-19 CLE @ WSH Tex Clevenger ahead 3-1 t 5 0 --- 1 1 8 0.085 84% Home Run (Deep CF)
69 69 3 1 1959-07-25 CLE WSH Hal Woodeshick ahead 5-0 b 5 2 12- 3 8 8 0.030 99% Home Run (Deep LF-CF); Strickland Scores; Baxes Scores
70 70 4 1 1959-09-18 CLE @ KCA Bud Daley behind 0-1 t 6 2 --- 1 1 8 0.168 44% Home Run (Deep CF)
1960 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
71 71 1 1 1960-05-10 CLE @ NYY Ryne Duren ahead 2-1 t 10 2 1-3 3 3 7 0.138 98% Home Run (Deep RF); Temple Scores; Kuenn Scores
72 72 2 1 1960-05-13 CLE CHW Billy Pierce behind 0-3 b 5 2 --- 1 2 8 0.086 22% Home Run (Deep LF)
73 73 3 1 1960-05-14 CLE CHW Herb Score tied 3-3 b 2 2 -2- 2 2 8 0.195 73% Home Run (Deep CF); Temple Scores
74 74 4 1 1960-05-29 (1) CLE @ DET Don Mossi behind 0-1 t 3 1 -2- 2 1 8 0.183 59% Home Run (Deep LF); Hawkins Scores
75 75 5 1 1960-05-29 (2) CLE @ DET Tom Morgan behind 3-4 t 9 1 -23 3 1 8 0.469 92% Home Run (Deep LF); Hardy Scores; Phillips Scores
76 76 6 1 1960-05-31 CLE @ CHW Billy Pierce tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 8 0.100 60% Lead-Off Home Run (Deep LF)
77 77 7 1 1960-06-05 (2) CLE DET Pete Burnside tied 0-0 b 3 1 1-- 2 1 8 0.202 76% Home Run (Deep LF); Locke Scores
78 78 8 1 1960-06-08 (2) CLE @ BOS Dave Hillman tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 8 0.098 60% Lead-Off Home Run (Deep LF)
79 79 9 1 1960-07-07 CLE CHW Billy Pierce behind 2-8 b 8 1 --- 1 3 8 0.006 1% Home Run (Deep LF)
80 80 10 1 1960-07-19 CLE NYY Jim Coates behind 2-4 b 4 0 --- 1 6 8 0.122 42% Home Run
81 81 11 1 1960-07-20 CLE NYY Art Ditmar tied 0-0 b 2 0 1-- 2 6 8 0.168 76% Home Run; Power Scores
82 82 12 1 1960-07-22 CLE @ BOS Ike Delock behind 0-1 t 2 0 1-- 2 6 8 0.170 60% Home Run (Deep LF); Power Scores
83 83 13 2 1960-07-22 CLE @ BOS Ike Delock behind 3-5 t 6 0 --- 1 6 8 0.120 34% Home Run (Deep LF)
84 84 14 1 1960-08-11 CLE BOS Ike Delock behind 1-5 b 7 0 --- 1 5 8 0.053 12% Home Run (Deep LF)
85 85 15 1 1960-08-21 (1) CLE @ DET Jim Bunning ahead 3-2 t 4 1 --- 1 6 8 0.112 71% Home Run (Deep LF)
86 86 16 1 1960-08-28 CLE @ WSH Tex Clevenger ahead 1-0 t 3 2 1-- 2 6 8 0.187 78% Home Run (Deep LF); Power Scores/unER; Piersall Scores/unER
87 87 17 1 1960-09-04 CLE @ KCA Bud Daley ahead 1-0 t 2 0 -2- 2 6 8 0.121 78% Home Run (Deep LF); Held Scores
88 88 18 1 1960-10-01 CLE @ CHW Mike Garcia behind 6-8 t 8 2 1-- 2 3 8 0.327 42% Home Run (Deep LF); Francona Scores
1961 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
89 89 1 1 1961-05-21 (1) CLE @ MIN Ted Sadowski ahead 6-0 t 3 1 1-- 2 2 8 0.036 97% Home Run (Deep RF); Temple Scores
90 90 2 1 1961-05-28 (2) CLE KCA Norm Bass behind 2-8 b 6 1 1-- 2 2 8 0.044 7% Home Run (Deep RF); de la Hoz Scores
91 91 3 1 1961-07-20 CLE BOS Billy Muffett behind 8-10 b 7 2 12- 3 2 8 0.554 76% Home Run (Deep LF); Held Scores; Temple Scores
92 92 4 1 1961-07-29 CLE @ LAA Ken McBride tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 1 2 8 0.093 57% Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
93 93 5 1 1961-08-02 (2) CLE CHW Cal McLish behind 1-4 b 5 1 -2- 2 2 8 0.174 38% Home Run (Deep LF); Temple Scores
94 94 6 1 1961-08-03 CLE CHW Don Larsen behind 5-8 b 9 2 --- 1 2 8 0.010 1% Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
1962 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
95 95 1 1 1962-05-13 WSA @ BAL Jack Fisher behind 0-2 t 8 2 1-- 2 1 8 0.333 42% Home Run; Retzer Scores
96 96 2 1 1962-05-20 (2) WSA KCA Jim Archer ahead 3-0 b 2 2 -2- 2 1 8 0.095 91% Home Run; Schmidt Scores
97 97 3 1 1962-05-21 WSA MIN Camilo Pascual behind 1-3 b 6 0 --- 1 1 8 0.138 39% Home Run
98 98 4 1 1962-05-29 WSA @ LAA Jack Spring tied 6-6 t 10 0 --- 1 7 8 0.343 84% Home Run (Deep LF)
1963 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
99 99 1 1 1963-04-27 WSA KCA Dan Pfister behind 0-1 b 5 2 --- 1 1 8 0.172 51% Home Run
100 100 2 1 1963-06-23 (1) NYM PHI Dallas Green ahead 1-0 b 5 0 --- 1 1 8 0.109 83% Home Run
1964 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
101 101 1 1 1964-06-14 (1) LAA @ DET Mickey Lolich tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 7 0.104 60% Lead-Off Home Run
102 102 2 1 1964-09-13 LAA @ BOS Earl Wilson behind 0-2 t 6 1 -2- 2 2 8 0.234 47% Home Run; Pearson Scores
1965 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
103 103 1 1 1965-08-15 (2) CAL @ DET Orlando Pena behind 3-4 t 4 2 --- 1 2 7 0.139 46% Home Run
104 104 2 1 1965-08-22 CAL MIN Jim Kaat behind 0-1 b 5 1 1-- 2 1 7 0.309 70% Home Run; Chance Scores

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

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