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Duke Sims

Duane B. Sims

Positions: Catcher, First Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 197 lb.

Born: June 5, 1941 in Salt Lake City, UT
High School: Pocatello HS (Pocatello, ID)
School: University of Idaho (Moscow, ID)
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1959. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 22, 1964 (Age 23)   vs. NYY 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Teams (by GP): Indians/Dodgers/Tigers/Rangers/Yankees 1964-1974

Final Game: September 26, 1974 (Age 33)   vs. CHW 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.

Duke Sims: 100 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 2 walk-off, 12 tying, 26 go ahead
5 Tms
CLE76
DET12
LAD8
TEX3
NYY1
 
vs RHP87
vs LHP13
 
Home55
Away45
 
Leverage
High Lev24
Medium Lev28
Low Lev48
18 Opps
DET13
TEX/WSA12
NYY10
BOS10
KCA/OAK9
BAL8
MIL/SEP8
MIN6
CAL6
KCR5
CHW4
ATL3
SFG1
CIN1
PIT1
CLE1
MON1
HOU1
76 Pitchers
Joe Coleman5
Jim Hannan4
Marty Pattin3
Chuck Dobson3
Denny McLain3
Tom Phoebus3
Bob Reed2
Camilo Pascual2
Lew Krausse2
Wes Stock2
Joe Sparma2
Al Worthington2
Dave Boswell2
Ron Reed2
Ray Culp2
Lee Stange1
Wally Bunker1
John Gelnar1
Bill Singer1
Rickey Clark1
20 Parks
ClevelandStd44
Tiger Stad14
RFK Stad6
Memor. Stad5
County Stad4
Fenway Pk4
Comiskey Pk3
Yankee Stad3
Dodger Stad3
Angel Stad3
Atl-Fulton2
NetworkAssoc1
Parc Jarry1
Metrop. Stad1
Arlington1
Sick's Stad1
Munic. Stad1
Candlestick1
3 Rivers Std1
Cinergy Fld1
Where Hit
955
Unk27
812
893
73
General field locations when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms86
2·HR gms7
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
5th32
6th20
4th14
7th13
8th12
3rd5
9th4
Outs
138
235
027
 
DefPos
C79
LF8
1B6
RF4
PH3
Bases
---53
1--25
12-13
-2-6
1-32
-231
 
163 RBI
RISP22
0 on53
1 on31
2 on16
Any on47
Inning
112
212
38
412
59
612
714
89
99
Extra3
 
1-332
4-633
7-end35
RelScore
+4..8
+35
+210
+114
Tied18
-116
-210
-36
-4..13
 
Ahead37
Tied18
Behind45
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

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1965 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111965-06-22CLEMINAl Worthingtonbehind 3-4b 82---19PH0.34652%Home Run
22211965-06-27 (2)CLEKCAWes Stocktied 0-0b 201--2720.17576%Home Run; Hinton Scores
33311965-07-21 (1)CLE@DETTerry Foxbehind 3-9t 81---1920.0051%Home Run
44411965-07-23CLENYYJim Boutonbehind 0-1b 221--2720.23163%Home Run; Whitfield Scores
55511965-08-25 (1)CLE@CALRudy Mayahead 3-0t 701--2820.05298%Home Run; Alvis Scores/unER
66611965-09-02CLE@KCAWes Stockahead 9-6t 80---1820.03097%Home Run
1966 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
77111966-04-17CLEBOSEarl Wilsonahead 2-0b 51---1820.07589%Home Run
88211966-04-26CLEKCAChuck Dobsonahead 1-0b 501--2820.14890%Home Run; Brown Scores
99311966-05-07CLE@BALMoe Drabowskytied 3-3t 9212-3820.48597%Home Run; Whitfield Scores; Wagner Scores
1010411966-05-24 (1)CLE@DETJoe Sparmaahead 3-0t 12---1620.07083%Home Run
1111511966-09-01CLEBALJim Palmerahead 2-1b 611--2620.16292%Home Run; Whitfield Scores; Sims Scores
1212611966-09-02 (1)CLEDETDenny McLainbehind 1-3b 81---1620.11522%Home Run
1967 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1313111967-04-19CLEKCAJim Nashahead 1-0b 21---1620.10575%Home Run
1414211967-05-09CLEDETDenny McLainbehind 0-1b 21---1620.12753%Home Run
1515311967-06-30 (1)CLE@BALPete Richertbehind 3-4t 70---1820.22150%Home Run
1616411967-07-09 (1)CLEWSAPhil Ortegabehind 0-3b 51---1720.08922%Home Run
1717511967-07-23 (1)CLEBOSJim Lonborgbehind 0-6b 211--2620.06813%Home Run; Whitfield Scores
1818611967-08-04CLEDETJohnny Podrestied 1-1b 12-233620.25481%Home Run; Alvis Scores; Demeter Scores
1919711967-08-06 (2)CLEDETPat Dobsonahead 1-0b 1212-3620.22187%Home Run; Horton Scores; Alvis Scores
2020811967-08-13CLENYYFred Talbotahead 1-0b 21---1620.10575%Home Run
2121911967-08-19CLE@DETJoe Sparmaahead 2-0t 321-33620.18092%Home Run; Wagner Scores; Alvis Scores
22221011967-08-23CLECALJack Hamiltonbehind 1-13b 41---1620.0000%Home Run
23231111967-09-03CLE@CALRickey Clarkbehind 0-4t 711--2620.07712%Home Run; Alvis Scores
24241211967-09-10 (2)CLEKCAChuck Dobsonbehind 0-5b 921--2820.0020%Home Run; Fuller Scores
1968 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2525111968-04-10CLE@CHWDon McMahonahead 5-0t 711--2420.01599%Home Run; Cardenal Scores
2626221968-04-10CLE@CHWBob Priddyahead 7-0t 90---1420.000100%Home Run
2727311968-04-14CLEBOSJerry Stephensonbehind 2-3b 32---1420.15151%Home Run
2828411968-04-21CLE@BOSRay Culpahead 2-0t 30---1420.08683%Home Run
2929511968-04-27CLE@WSACamilo Pascualbehind 0-2t 72---1420.10220%Home Run
3030611968-05-19 (1)CLEBALDave Leonhardtied 0-0b 1112-3420.24783%Home Run; Salmon Scores/unER; Maye Scores
3131711968-06-09CLE@DETDenny McLainahead 1-0t 72---1570.13983%Home Run
3232811968-06-30CLE@BOSSparky Lyletied 3-3t 10112-3530.38997%Home Run; Johnson Scores; Azcue Scores
3333911968-07-07 (1)CLECALJim McGlothlintied 1-1b 1112-3530.24783%Home Run; Johnson Scores; Azcue Scores
34341011968-07-15CLE@MINJim Perryahead 2-0t 301--2430.12189%Home Run; Maye Scores
35351111968-07-28 (2)CLENYYStan Bahnsentied 0-0b 20---1420.12967%Home Run
1969 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3636111969-04-25CLEWSAJim Hannantied 2-2b 42---1620.14566%Home Run
3737211969-04-27CLEWSAFrank Bertainaahead 1-0b 21---1720.10074%Home Run
3838311969-05-01CLE@NYYSteve Hamiltonahead 3-2t 9212-3720.13799%Home Run; Harrelson Scores; Cardenal Scores
3939411969-05-03CLE@WSACamilo Pascualbehind 0-3t 42---1420.07720%Home Run
4040511969-05-04CLE@WSAJoe Colemanbehind 0-1t 41---1420.14247%Home Run
4141611969-05-28CLE@CALTom Murphyahead 1-0t 1112-3520.20285%Home Run; Maye Scores; Horton Scores
4242711969-06-03CLE@SEPMarty Pattinahead 1-0t 42---1420.12372%Home Run
4343811969-06-20 (1)CLEBALTom Phoebusahead 5-1b 51-2-2420.03698%Home Run; Brown Scores
4444911969-07-08CLE@WSAJim Hannanbehind 0-1t 321--2320.24859%Home Run; Brown Scores
45451011969-07-25CLEMINAl Worthingtonbehind 0-2b 911--2520.47658%Home Run; Harrelson Scores
46461111969-07-29 (1)CLECHWCisco Carlostied 3-3b 110---1820.369100%Walk-OffHome Run
47471211969-08-08CLEKCRWally Bunkerbehind 1-2b 1212-3620.28272%Home Run; Baker Scores/unER; Harrelson Scores/unER; Sims Scores/unER
48481311969-08-10CLEKCRChris Zacharyahead 1-0b 1212-3620.21486%Home Run; Horton Scores; Harrelson Scores
49491411969-08-12CLESEPMarty Pattinahead 5-1b 52---1620.03196%Home Run
50501511969-09-13CLE@BALTom Phoebusbehind 2-8t 5112-3320.08213%Home Run; Scheinblum Scores; Cardenal Scores
51511611969-09-15CLE@BOSLee Stangetied 1-1t 901--2320.34793%Home Run; Baker Scores
52521711969-09-28CLE@WSAJim Hannanbehind 3-6t 52-2-2320.16829%Home Run; Scheinblum Scores
53531811969-10-01CLE@NYYJack Akerbehind 2-4t 92---18PH0.0233%Home Run
1970 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5454111970-05-10CLEMINDave Boswellahead 2-0b 41---1520.07986%Home Run
5555221970-05-10CLEMINDave Boswellahead 3-1b 621--2520.11195%Home Run; Pinson Scores
5656311970-05-20CLEBOSSonny Siebertbehind 0-1b 42-2-2570.25565%Home Run; Pinson Scores
5757411970-05-23CLENYYGary Waslewskibehind 0-1b 421--2570.26865%Home Run; Horton Scores
5858521970-05-23CLENYYLindy McDanielbehind 2-3b 81---1570.32556%Home Run
5959611970-06-02 (2)CLE@MILSkip Lockwoodahead 2-0t 111--2570.13383%Home Run; Horton Scores
6060721970-06-02 (2)CLE@MILJohn Gelnarahead 7-5t 81---1570.06893%Home Run
6161811970-06-03CLE@MILLew Kraussetied 0-0t 1212-3570.26176%Home Run; Nettles Scores; Horton Scores
6262921970-06-03CLE@MILMarty Pattintied 4-4t 30---1570.12062%Home Run
63631011970-06-10CLEOAKBlue Moon Odombehind 0-4b 20---1590.07224%Home Run
64641111970-07-06CLEWSAJoe Colemanbehind 2-4b 41---1590.11939%Home Run (CF-RF)
65651221970-07-06CLEWSAJoe Colemantied 4-4b 61-2-2590.23584%Home Run; Fosse Scores
66661311970-07-12 (1)CLEBOSRay Culpbehind 0-5b 61---1590.0327%Home Run
67671411970-08-02 (1)CLE@CHWJerry Cridertied 0-0t 22---1720.11558%Home Run
68681511970-08-21CLEOAKCatfish Huntertied 0-0b 1212-3530.25179%Home Run; Uhlaender Scores; Fosse Scores
69691611970-08-22CLEOAKChuck Dobsonbehind 1-3b 611--2530.28754%Home Run; Fosse Scores
70701711970-08-27CLEMILLew Kraussebehind 1-11b 70---1520.0010%Home Run
71711811970-09-03CLE@WSAJim Hannantied 0-0t 21---1530.11759%Home Run
72721911970-09-12CLENYYMike Kekichtied 0-0b 22---1720.11563%Home Run
73732021970-09-12CLENYYRon Klimkowskitied 3-3b 112---1720.466100%Walk-OffHome Run (CF-RF)
74742111970-09-15CLEDETBob Reedbehind 2-3b 701--2720.36379%Home Run; Bradford Scores
75752211970-09-18CLE@BALTom Phoebusbehind 0-3t 6112-3520.29647%Home Run; Pinson Scores; Foster Scores
76762311970-09-30CLE@DETBob Reedbehind 1-4t 91---1420.0203%Home Run
1971 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7777111971-04-28LAD@PITSteve Blassbehind 1-5t 621--2520.10015%Home Run; Parker Scores
7878211971-05-14LAD@SFGSteve Stonebehind 2-3t 401--2620.22964%Home Run; Parker Scores
7979311971-09-19 (2)LADATLRon Reedahead 2-0b 50---1720.07091%Home Run
8080411971-09-25LAD@ATLRon Reedbehind 2-3t 611-33720.33878%Home Run; Crawford Scores; Mota Scores
8181511971-09-26LAD@ATLGeorge Stoneahead 1-0t 30---1820.10573%Home Run
8282611971-09-28LADHOUDon Wilsonbehind 0-1b 60---1720.20957%Home Run
1972 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8383111972-04-15LAD@CINTom Hallahead 2-1t 70---1720.12485%Home Run
8484211972-07-04LAD@MONCarl Mortonbehind 2-6t 72---19PH0.0296%Home Run
8585311972-08-05DET@CLEGaylord Perrybehind 0-2t 72---1620.10421%Home Run
8686411972-08-17 (1)DETMINBob Gebhardahead 10-2b 801--2520.000100%Home Run; Brown Scores
8787511972-09-22DET@BOSLynn McGlothenbehind 0-3t 611--2520.16528%Home Run (Deep CF-RF); Cash Scores
8888611972-09-30DETMILFrank Linzyahead 10-4b 82---1320.001100%Home Run
1973 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8989111973-04-29DETKCRTom Burgmeierahead 4-1b 801--2520.018100%Home Run; Stanley Scores
9090211973-05-16DETBOSLuis Tiantahead 2-0b 12---1520.07979%Home Run
9191311973-05-23DETNYYFritz Petersonbehind 1-3b 321--2520.21751%Home Run; Howard Scores
9292411973-06-06DET@CALBill Singerbehind 0-5t 711--2520.0437%Home Run; Brown Scores
9393511973-07-11DETTEXMike Paulahead 7-2b 60-2-2620.01299%Home Run; Brown Scores
9494611973-07-17DETKCRAl Fitzmorrisbehind 2-4b 61---1520.13235%Home Run
9595711973-07-18DETKCRGene Garberahead 12-4b 71---1420.001100%Home Run
9696811973-07-30DET@BALJesse Jeffersonahead 2-1t 40---1520.11074%Home Run
9797911973-09-30NYYDETFred Holdsworthbehind 1-2b 70---1620.24058%Home Run
1974 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
9898111974-06-10TEX@DETJoe Colemanahead 3-0t 40-2-2820.06993%Home Run; Harrah Scores
9999211974-06-19TEXDETJoe Colemanbehind 0-2b 51---1820.13036%Home Run
100100311974-07-30TEX@OAKDarold Knowlesbehind 2-11t 90---1920.0000%Home Run

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.

For years from 1914 to 2014, 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.

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