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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 23.109, 9,917th in MLB history)   vs. NYY 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1966 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Dodgers/Tigers/Rangers/Yankees 1964-1974

Last Game: September 26, 1974 (Age 33.113)   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
Parc Jarry1
Metrop. Stad1
Arlington1
O.co Coliseum1
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 #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1965-06-22 CLE MIN Al Worthington behind 3-4 b 8 2 --- 1 9 PH 0.346 52% Home Run
2 2 2 1 1965-06-27 (2) CLE KCA Wes Stock tied 0-0 b 2 0 1-- 2 7 2 0.175 76% Home Run; Hinton Scores
3 3 3 1 1965-07-21 (1) CLE @ DET Terry Fox behind 3-9 t 8 1 --- 1 9 2 0.005 1% Home Run
4 4 4 1 1965-07-23 CLE NYY Jim Bouton behind 0-1 b 2 2 1-- 2 7 2 0.231 63% Home Run; Whitfield Scores
5 5 5 1 1965-08-25 (1) CLE @ CAL Rudy May ahead 3-0 t 7 0 1-- 2 8 2 0.052 98% Home Run; Alvis Scores/unER
6 6 6 1 1965-09-02 CLE @ KCA Wes Stock ahead 9-6 t 8 0 --- 1 8 2 0.030 97% Home Run
1966 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
7 7 1 1 1966-04-17 CLE BOS Earl Wilson ahead 2-0 b 5 1 --- 1 8 2 0.075 89% Home Run
8 8 2 1 1966-04-26 CLE KCA Chuck Dobson ahead 1-0 b 5 0 1-- 2 8 2 0.148 90% Home Run; Brown Scores
9 9 3 1 1966-05-07 CLE @ BAL Moe Drabowsky tied 3-3 t 9 2 12- 3 8 2 0.485 97% Home Run; Whitfield Scores; Wagner Scores
10 10 4 1 1966-05-24 (1) CLE @ DET Joe Sparma ahead 3-0 t 1 2 --- 1 6 2 0.070 83% Home Run
11 11 5 1 1966-09-01 CLE BAL Jim Palmer ahead 2-1 b 6 1 1-- 2 6 2 0.162 92% Home Run; Whitfield Scores; Sims Scores
12 12 6 1 1966-09-02 (1) CLE DET Denny McLain behind 1-3 b 8 1 --- 1 6 2 0.115 22% Home Run
1967 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
13 13 1 1 1967-04-19 CLE KCA Jim Nash ahead 1-0 b 2 1 --- 1 6 2 0.105 75% Home Run
14 14 2 1 1967-05-09 CLE DET Denny McLain behind 0-1 b 2 1 --- 1 6 2 0.127 53% Home Run
15 15 3 1 1967-06-30 (1) CLE @ BAL Pete Richert behind 3-4 t 7 0 --- 1 8 2 0.221 50% Home Run
16 16 4 1 1967-07-09 (1) CLE WSA Phil Ortega behind 0-3 b 5 1 --- 1 7 2 0.089 22% Home Run
17 17 5 1 1967-07-23 (1) CLE BOS Jim Lonborg behind 0-6 b 2 1 1-- 2 6 2 0.068 13% Home Run; Whitfield Scores
18 18 6 1 1967-08-04 CLE DET Johnny Podres tied 1-1 b 1 2 -23 3 6 2 0.254 81% Home Run; Alvis Scores; Demeter Scores
19 19 7 1 1967-08-06 (2) CLE DET Pat Dobson ahead 1-0 b 1 2 12- 3 6 2 0.221 87% Home Run; Horton Scores; Alvis Scores
20 20 8 1 1967-08-13 CLE NYY Fred Talbot ahead 1-0 b 2 1 --- 1 6 2 0.105 75% Home Run
21 21 9 1 1967-08-19 CLE @ DET Joe Sparma ahead 2-0 t 3 2 1-3 3 6 2 0.180 92% Home Run; Wagner Scores; Alvis Scores
22 22 10 1 1967-08-23 CLE CAL Jack Hamilton behind 1-13 b 4 1 --- 1 6 2 0.000 0% Home Run
23 23 11 1 1967-09-03 CLE @ CAL Rickey Clark behind 0-4 t 7 1 1-- 2 6 2 0.077 12% Home Run; Alvis Scores
24 24 12 1 1967-09-10 (2) CLE KCA Chuck Dobson behind 0-5 b 9 2 1-- 2 8 2 0.002 0% Home Run; Fuller Scores
1968 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
25 25 1 1 1968-04-10 CLE @ CHW Don McMahon ahead 5-0 t 7 1 1-- 2 4 2 0.015 99% Home Run; Cardenal Scores
26 26 2 2 1968-04-10 CLE @ CHW Bob Priddy ahead 7-0 t 9 0 --- 1 4 2 0.000 100% Home Run
27 27 3 1 1968-04-14 CLE BOS Jerry Stephenson behind 2-3 b 3 2 --- 1 4 2 0.151 51% Home Run
28 28 4 1 1968-04-21 CLE @ BOS Ray Culp ahead 2-0 t 3 0 --- 1 4 2 0.086 83% Home Run
29 29 5 1 1968-04-27 CLE @ WSA Camilo Pascual behind 0-2 t 7 2 --- 1 4 2 0.102 20% Home Run
30 30 6 1 1968-05-19 (1) CLE BAL Dave Leonhard tied 0-0 b 1 1 12- 3 4 2 0.247 83% Home Run; Salmon Scores/unER; Maye Scores
31 31 7 1 1968-06-09 CLE @ DET Denny McLain ahead 1-0 t 7 2 --- 1 5 7 0.139 83% Home Run
32 32 8 1 1968-06-30 CLE @ BOS Sparky Lyle tied 3-3 t 10 1 12- 3 5 3 0.389 97% Home Run; Johnson Scores; Azcue Scores
33 33 9 1 1968-07-07 (1) CLE CAL Jim McGlothlin tied 1-1 b 1 1 12- 3 5 3 0.247 83% Home Run; Johnson Scores; Azcue Scores
34 34 10 1 1968-07-15 CLE @ MIN Jim Perry ahead 2-0 t 3 0 1-- 2 4 3 0.121 89% Home Run; Maye Scores
35 35 11 1 1968-07-28 (2) CLE NYY Stan Bahnsen tied 0-0 b 2 0 --- 1 4 2 0.129 67% Home Run
1969 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
36 36 1 1 1969-04-25 CLE WSA Jim Hannan tied 2-2 b 4 2 --- 1 6 2 0.145 66% Home Run
37 37 2 1 1969-04-27 CLE WSA Frank Bertaina ahead 1-0 b 2 1 --- 1 7 2 0.100 74% Home Run
38 38 3 1 1969-05-01 CLE @ NYY Steve Hamilton ahead 3-2 t 9 2 12- 3 7 2 0.137 99% Home Run; Harrelson Scores; Cardenal Scores
39 39 4 1 1969-05-03 CLE @ WSA Camilo Pascual behind 0-3 t 4 2 --- 1 4 2 0.077 20% Home Run
40 40 5 1 1969-05-04 CLE @ WSA Joe Coleman behind 0-1 t 4 1 --- 1 4 2 0.142 47% Home Run
41 41 6 1 1969-05-28 CLE @ CAL Tom Murphy ahead 1-0 t 1 1 12- 3 5 2 0.202 85% Home Run; Maye Scores; Horton Scores
42 42 7 1 1969-06-03 CLE @ SEP Marty Pattin ahead 1-0 t 4 2 --- 1 4 2 0.123 72% Home Run
43 43 8 1 1969-06-20 (1) CLE BAL Tom Phoebus ahead 5-1 b 5 1 -2- 2 4 2 0.036 98% Home Run; Brown Scores
44 44 9 1 1969-07-08 CLE @ WSA Jim Hannan behind 0-1 t 3 2 1-- 2 3 2 0.248 59% Home Run; Brown Scores
45 45 10 1 1969-07-25 CLE MIN Al Worthington behind 0-2 b 9 1 1-- 2 5 2 0.476 58% Home Run; Harrelson Scores
46 46 11 1 1969-07-29 (1) CLE CHW Cisco Carlos tied 3-3 b 11 0 --- 1 8 2 0.369 100% Walk-Off Home Run
47 47 12 1 1969-08-08 CLE KCR Wally Bunker behind 1-2 b 1 2 12- 3 6 2 0.282 72% Home Run; Baker Scores/unER; Harrelson Scores/unER; Sims Scores/unER
48 48 13 1 1969-08-10 CLE KCR Chris Zachary ahead 1-0 b 1 2 12- 3 6 2 0.214 86% Home Run; Horton Scores; Harrelson Scores
49 49 14 1 1969-08-12 CLE SEP Marty Pattin ahead 5-1 b 5 2 --- 1 6 2 0.031 96% Home Run
50 50 15 1 1969-09-13 CLE @ BAL Tom Phoebus behind 2-8 t 5 1 12- 3 3 2 0.082 13% Home Run; Scheinblum Scores; Cardenal Scores
51 51 16 1 1969-09-15 CLE @ BOS Lee Stange tied 1-1 t 9 0 1-- 2 3 2 0.347 93% Home Run; Baker Scores
52 52 17 1 1969-09-28 CLE @ WSA Jim Hannan behind 3-6 t 5 2 -2- 2 3 2 0.168 29% Home Run; Scheinblum Scores
53 53 18 1 1969-10-01 CLE @ NYY Jack Aker behind 2-4 t 9 2 --- 1 8 PH 0.023 3% Home Run
1970 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
54 54 1 1 1970-05-10 CLE MIN Dave Boswell ahead 2-0 b 4 1 --- 1 5 2 0.079 86% Home Run
55 55 2 2 1970-05-10 CLE MIN Dave Boswell ahead 3-1 b 6 2 1-- 2 5 2 0.111 95% Home Run; Pinson Scores
56 56 3 1 1970-05-20 CLE BOS Sonny Siebert behind 0-1 b 4 2 -2- 2 5 7 0.255 65% Home Run; Pinson Scores
57 57 4 1 1970-05-23 CLE NYY Gary Waslewski behind 0-1 b 4 2 1-- 2 5 7 0.268 65% Home Run; Horton Scores
58 58 5 2 1970-05-23 CLE NYY Lindy McDaniel behind 2-3 b 8 1 --- 1 5 7 0.325 56% Home Run
59 59 6 1 1970-06-02 (2) CLE @ MIL Skip Lockwood ahead 2-0 t 1 1 1-- 2 5 7 0.133 83% Home Run; Horton Scores
60 60 7 2 1970-06-02 (2) CLE @ MIL John Gelnar ahead 7-5 t 8 1 --- 1 5 7 0.068 93% Home Run
61 61 8 1 1970-06-03 CLE @ MIL Lew Krausse tied 0-0 t 1 2 12- 3 5 7 0.261 76% Home Run; Nettles Scores; Horton Scores
62 62 9 2 1970-06-03 CLE @ MIL Marty Pattin tied 4-4 t 3 0 --- 1 5 7 0.120 62% Home Run
63 63 10 1 1970-06-10 CLE OAK Blue Moon Odom behind 0-4 b 2 0 --- 1 5 9 0.072 24% Home Run
64 64 11 1 1970-07-06 CLE WSA Joe Coleman behind 2-4 b 4 1 --- 1 5 9 0.119 39% Home Run (CF-RF)
65 65 12 2 1970-07-06 CLE WSA Joe Coleman tied 4-4 b 6 1 -2- 2 5 9 0.235 84% Home Run; Fosse Scores
66 66 13 1 1970-07-12 (1) CLE BOS Ray Culp behind 0-5 b 6 1 --- 1 5 9 0.032 7% Home Run
67 67 14 1 1970-08-02 (1) CLE @ CHW Jerry Crider tied 0-0 t 2 2 --- 1 7 2 0.115 58% Home Run
68 68 15 1 1970-08-21 CLE OAK Catfish Hunter tied 0-0 b 1 2 12- 3 5 3 0.251 79% Home Run; Uhlaender Scores; Fosse Scores
69 69 16 1 1970-08-22 CLE OAK Chuck Dobson behind 1-3 b 6 1 1-- 2 5 3 0.287 54% Home Run; Fosse Scores
70 70 17 1 1970-08-27 CLE MIL Lew Krausse behind 1-11 b 7 0 --- 1 5 2 0.001 0% Home Run
71 71 18 1 1970-09-03 CLE @ WSA Jim Hannan tied 0-0 t 2 1 --- 1 5 3 0.117 59% Home Run
72 72 19 1 1970-09-12 CLE NYY Mike Kekich tied 0-0 b 2 2 --- 1 7 2 0.115 63% Home Run
73 73 20 2 1970-09-12 CLE NYY Ron Klimkowski tied 3-3 b 11 2 --- 1 7 2 0.466 100% Walk-Off Home Run (CF-RF)
74 74 21 1 1970-09-15 CLE DET Bob Reed behind 2-3 b 7 0 1-- 2 7 2 0.363 79% Home Run; Bradford Scores
75 75 22 1 1970-09-18 CLE @ BAL Tom Phoebus behind 0-3 t 6 1 12- 3 5 2 0.296 47% Home Run; Pinson Scores; Foster Scores
76 76 23 1 1970-09-30 CLE @ DET Bob Reed behind 1-4 t 9 1 --- 1 4 2 0.020 3% Home Run
1971 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
77 77 1 1 1971-04-28 LAD @ PIT Steve Blass behind 1-5 t 6 2 1-- 2 5 2 0.100 15% Home Run; Parker Scores
78 78 2 1 1971-05-14 LAD @ SFG Steve Stone behind 2-3 t 4 0 1-- 2 6 2 0.229 64% Home Run; Parker Scores
79 79 3 1 1971-09-19 (2) LAD ATL Ron Reed ahead 2-0 b 5 0 --- 1 7 2 0.070 91% Home Run
80 80 4 1 1971-09-25 LAD @ ATL Ron Reed behind 2-3 t 6 1 1-3 3 7 2 0.338 78% Home Run; Crawford Scores; Mota Scores
81 81 5 1 1971-09-26 LAD @ ATL George Stone ahead 1-0 t 3 0 --- 1 8 2 0.105 73% Home Run
82 82 6 1 1971-09-28 LAD HOU Don Wilson behind 0-1 b 6 0 --- 1 7 2 0.209 57% Home Run
1972 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
83 83 1 1 1972-04-15 LAD @ CIN Tom Hall ahead 2-1 t 7 0 --- 1 7 2 0.124 85% Home Run
84 84 2 1 1972-07-04 LAD @ MON Carl Morton behind 2-6 t 7 2 --- 1 9 PH 0.029 6% Home Run
85 85 3 1 1972-08-05 DET @ CLE Gaylord Perry behind 0-2 t 7 2 --- 1 6 2 0.104 21% Home Run
86 86 4 1 1972-08-17 (1) DET MIN Bob Gebhard ahead 10-2 b 8 0 1-- 2 5 2 0.000 100% Home Run; Brown Scores
87 87 5 1 1972-09-22 DET @ BOS Lynn McGlothen behind 0-3 t 6 1 1-- 2 5 2 0.165 28% Home Run (Deep CF-RF); Cash Scores
88 88 6 1 1972-09-30 DET MIL Frank Linzy ahead 10-4 b 8 2 --- 1 3 2 0.001 100% Home Run
1973 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
89 89 1 1 1973-04-29 DET KCR Tom Burgmeier ahead 4-1 b 8 0 1-- 2 5 2 0.018 100% Home Run; Stanley Scores
90 90 2 1 1973-05-16 DET BOS Luis Tiant ahead 2-0 b 1 2 --- 1 5 2 0.079 79% Home Run
91 91 3 1 1973-05-23 DET NYY Fritz Peterson behind 1-3 b 3 2 1-- 2 5 2 0.217 51% Home Run; Howard Scores
92 92 4 1 1973-06-06 DET @ CAL Bill Singer behind 0-5 t 7 1 1-- 2 5 2 0.043 7% Home Run; Brown Scores
93 93 5 1 1973-07-11 DET TEX Mike Paul ahead 7-2 b 6 0 -2- 2 6 2 0.012 99% Home Run; Brown Scores
94 94 6 1 1973-07-17 DET KCR Al Fitzmorris behind 2-4 b 6 1 --- 1 5 2 0.132 35% Home Run
95 95 7 1 1973-07-18 DET KCR Gene Garber ahead 12-4 b 7 1 --- 1 4 2 0.001 100% Home Run
96 96 8 1 1973-07-30 DET @ BAL Jesse Jefferson ahead 2-1 t 4 0 --- 1 5 2 0.110 74% Home Run
97 97 9 1 1973-09-30 NYY DET Fred Holdsworth behind 1-2 b 7 0 --- 1 6 2 0.240 58% Home Run
1974 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
98 98 1 1 1974-06-10 TEX @ DET Joe Coleman ahead 3-0 t 4 0 -2- 2 8 2 0.069 93% Home Run; Harrah Scores
99 99 2 1 1974-06-19 TEX DET Joe Coleman behind 0-2 b 5 1 --- 1 8 2 0.130 36% Home Run
100 100 3 1 1974-07-30 TEX @ OAK Darold Knowles behind 2-11 t 9 0 --- 1 9 2 0.000 0% Home Run

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

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