Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  > Career Home Runs

Photo of Bill Virdon


Bill Virdon

William Charles Virdon

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

Born: June 9, 1931 in Hazel Park, MI
High School: West Plains HS (West Plains, MO)
School: Drury University (Springfield, MO)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1950. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 12, 1955 (Age 23.307)   vs. CHC 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1955 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Cardinals 1955-1968

Final Game: July 31, 1968 (Age 37.052)   vs. CIN 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
    About biographical information

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.

Bill Virdon: 91 Career Home Runs

6 leading off, 4 walk-off, 14 tying, 28 go ahead, 4 lacking some details
2 Tms
PIT72
STL19
 
vs RHP74
vs LHP17
 
Away50
Home41
 
Leverage
High Lev20
Medium Lev42
Low Lev25
10 Opps
CIN18
STL16
LAD/BRO13
NYG/SFG10
PHI10
CHC8
MLN6
NYM5
PIT3
HOU2
67 Pitchers
Larry Jackson6
Don Drysdale4
Bob Purkey3
Windy McCall3
Roger Craig3
Robin Roberts2
Hersh Freeman2
Carl Willey2
Murry Dickson2
Al Jackson2
Dick Littlefield2
Bob Buhl2
Juan Marichal2
Jay Hook2
Larry Sherry2
Stu Miller1
Ray Washburn1
Art Fowler1
Ron Taylor1
Ken Johnson1
11 Parks
Forbes Fld28
Sprtsmn3/Busch27
Crosley Fld9
Wrigley Fld6
LA Coliseum5
Ebbets Fld4
Shibe Pk3
Polo Grounds3
Candlestick3
County Stad2
Shea Stad1
Where Hit
961
Unk16
86
76
892
General field locations
when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms85
2·HR gms3
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
1st41
2nd23
5th7
4th6
8th6
7th3
3rd2
6th2
9th1
Outs
041
125
221
Unk4
 
DefPos
CF84
RF5
PH2
Bases
---53
1--14
-2-8
12-7
Unk4
-233
1231
--31
 
138 RBI
RISP20
0 on56
1 on24
2 on10
3 on1
Any on35
Inning
19
24
319
45
56
617
711
88
99
Extra3
 
1-332
4-628
7-end31
RelScore
+4..7
+36
+26
+19
Tied23
-113
-28
-39
-4..6
Unk4
 
Ahead28
Tied23
Behind36
Unk4
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1955 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111955-04-14STLMLNDave Koslotied 7-7b 110---1280.362100%Walk-OffHome Run
22211955-05-05STL@BROClem Labinebehind 2-3t 51---1280.13847%Home Run (Fly Ball)
33311955-05-06STLMLNChet Nicholsbehind 2-3b 60---1380.18258%Home Run
44411955-05-10STLPHIJack Meyertied 3-3b 1011--2280.365100%Walk-OffHome Run (Deep RF); Stephenson Scores
55511955-05-16STLPITRon Klineahead 1-0b 30---1180.09777%Home Run
66611955-06-15STLPITNellie Kingb 8249
77711955-06-23STLPHIHerm Wehmeierahead 1-0b 401--2490.14386%Home Run; Musial Scores
88811955-06-26 (2)STLNYGWindy McCallahead 5-0b 501--2490.02299%Home Run; Musial Scores
99911955-07-05STL@CINGerry Staleybehind 2-3t 90---1480.33050%Home Run
10101011955-07-07STL@CINHersh Freemanahead 8-5t 72---1690.05693%Home Run
11111111955-07-19 (1)STL@NYGJim Hearnt 3149
12121211955-07-29STLBROKarl Spoonerahead 2-0b 61---1580.07191%Home Run (Fly Ball)
13131311955-08-03STLNYGWindy McCallbehind 0-1b 421--2580.26065%Home Run; Repulski Scores
14141421955-08-03STLNYGWindy McCallbehind 2-5b 70---1580.09222%Home Run
15151511955-08-06STLPHIMurry Dicksonbehind 0-1b 411--2480.23767%Home Run; Musial Scores
16161611955-08-12STLCINRudy Minarcinbehind 3-5b 41---1680.11740%Home Run
17171711955-09-11STLPITDick Littlefieldb 2158
1956 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1818111956-05-12STL@CHCBob Rushbehind 5-9t 61---1780.04610%Home Run
1919211956-05-15STL@BROEd Roebuckbehind 2-7t 6212-3880.12417%Home Run; Boyer Scores; Repulski Scores
2020311956-06-10 (1)PIT@STLWillard Schmidttied 3-3t 70---1180.20370%Home Run
2121411956-07-03PITPHICurt Simmonsbehind 3-5b 71---1180.13430%Home Run
2222511956-07-12 (1)PIT@CHCDon Kaisertied 0-0t 30---1180.11962%Home Run
2323611956-07-22 (1)PIT@CINArt Fowlertied 0-0t 10---1180.09860%Lead-OffHome Run
2424711956-08-10PITNYGDick Littlefieldtied 2-2b 80---1180.27287%Home Run
2525811956-08-16PIT@PHIRobin Robertsahead 2-0t 72-2-2180.12194%Home Run; Mazeroski Scores
2626911956-08-30PIT@MLNBob Buhltied 0-0t 11---1280.10859%Home Run
27271011956-09-03 (1)PIT@BRORoger Craigtied 0-0t 60---1180.15966%Home Run (Line Drive)
1957 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2828111957-05-19 (1)PIT@CINBrooks Lawrencebehind 4-7t 9212-3580.36139%Home Run (Deep RF); Clemente Scores; Thomas Scores
2929211957-06-18PIT@STLLarry Jacksontied 0-0t 201--2580.16570%Home Run; Thomas Scores
3030321957-06-18PIT@STLLarry Jacksonahead 2-0t 70---1580.07790%Home Run
3131411957-06-20PIT@STLMurry Dicksonbehind 1-7t 81---1380.0051%Home Run
3232511957-06-23 (1)PIT@CINHal Jeffcoatbehind 1-4t 32-2-2280.15534%Home Run (Deep RF); Clemente Scores
3333611957-06-26 (2)PIT@CHCMoe Drabowskyt 1128
3434711957-07-28 (2)PIT@STLLarry Jacksonbehind 0-3t 31-233280.19247%Home Run; Peterson Scores; Fondy Scores
3535811957-08-17PIT@BRODon Drysdaleahead 6-3t 80---1780.03696%Home Run (Fly Ball)
1958 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3636111958-05-20PITCHCHersh Freemanahead 6-0b 32---1180.01797%Home Run (Deep RF)
3737211958-06-07PIT@CHCTaylor Phillipstied 2-2t 82---1180.29471%Home Run
3838311958-07-04 (1)PIT@CINDon Newcombeahead 2-0t 30---1180.08279%Home Run (Deep RF)
3939411958-07-04 (2)PIT@CINBob Purkeybehind 1-3t 30---1180.10039%Home Run (Deep CF)
4040511958-08-03 (1)PITSTLSal Maglieahead 1-0b 61---1180.11484%Home Run (CF-RF)
4141611958-08-06PIT@MLNCarl Willeytied 0-0t 10---1180.10560%Lead-OffHome Run
4242711958-08-24 (2)PIT@STLBob Mabetied 0-0t 10---1180.09660%Lead-OffHome Run (Deep RF)
4343811958-09-02PITPHIDon Cardwelltied 0-0b 61---1180.18573%Home Run
4444911958-09-05PITMLNCarl Willeytied 0-0b 100---1180.366100%Walk-OffHome Run (Deep RF)
1959 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4545111959-04-22PITCINOrlando Penabehind 4-7b 7212-3180.40552%Home Run; Burgess Scores; Law Scores
4646211959-05-23PITCINDon Rudolphahead 3-0b 2212-3280.12195%Home Run; Hoak Scores; Mejias Scores
4747311959-06-04PITSTLTom Cheneyahead 7-3b 611--2180.03299%Home Run (Deep RF); Kline Scores
4848411959-07-19PITSFGStu Millertied 2-2b 80---1880.26687%Home Run
4949511959-08-06PIT@STLJack Urbanahead 10-2t 9112-3880.000100%Home Run (Deep RF); Burgess Scores; Hoak Scores
5050611959-08-23 (2)PITLADLarry Sherrybehind 0-1b 50---1880.15857%Home Run (Fly Ball)
5151711959-09-17PIT@STLLarry Jacksonahead 4-0t 61-2-2880.04897%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to LF (Deep LF); Mazeroski Scores/unER
5252811959-09-27PIT@CINJay Hookbehind 0-3t 30---1880.08329%Home Run (Deep CF)
1960 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5353111960-06-17PIT@LADStan Williamsahead 1-0t 60---1180.12078%Home Run (Fly Ball)
5454211960-07-08 (1)PIT@PHIJohn Buzhardtahead 1-0t 30---1180.10572%Home Run (Deep RF)
5555311960-07-17 (2)PITCINCal McLishtied 0-0b 10---1180.10365%Lead-OffHome Run (Deep RF)
5656411960-07-19PIT@LADDon Drysdaleahead 1-0t 22--32180.16476%Home Run (Fly Ball); Mazeroski Scores
5757511960-07-25PIT@STLLarry Jacksonbehind 0-1t 61---1180.16447%Home Run (Deep RF)
5858611960-07-26PIT@STLBob Gibsonahead 3-0t 71-2-21PH0.06397%Home Run (Deep RF); Mazeroski Scores
5959711960-08-15PITPHIArt Mahaffeybehind 2-3b 71---1180.24555%Home Run (Deep RF)
6060811960-09-20 (1)PIT@PHIRobin Robertsahead 2-0t 60---1180.08388%Home Run (Deep RF)
1961 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
6161111961-04-11PIT@SFGMike McCormickbehind 5-7t 9212-3180.74181%Home Run (Deep RF); Schofield Scores; Mejias Scores
6262211961-04-15PIT@LADDon Drysdaletied 0-0t 10---1180.09359%Lead-OffHome Run (Fly Ball)
6363321961-04-15PIT@LADLarry Sherryahead 3-0t 72---1180.05693%Home Run (Fly Ball)
6464411961-05-13PITCINJay Hookahead 7-5b 60---1180.06691%Home Run (Deep CF-RF)
6565511961-06-06PIT@LADRoger Craigtied 1-1t 4212-3180.29178%Home Run (Fly Ball); Hoak Scores; Gibbon Scores
6666611961-06-27PITLADJohnny Podresbehind 0-2b 10---1180.09745%Lead-OffHome Run (Line Drive)
6767711961-07-01PITSFGJack Sanfordbehind 0-1b 32-2-2180.22164%Home Run (Deep RF); Mazeroski Scores
6868811961-07-03PIT@CINJim Maloneybehind 0-3t 611--2180.16330%Home Run (Deep RF); Shantz Scores
6969911961-09-03PIT@STLAl Cicotteahead 7-1t 52---1780.02097%Home Run (Deep RF)
1962 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7070111962-05-17PITMLNBob Shawbehind 0-7b 70---1180.0102%Home Run
7171211962-05-18PITCINBob Purkeybehind 0-1b 32---1180.12451%Home Run (Deep RF)
7272311962-06-13PIT@CHCCal Kooncetied 2-2t 61-233180.22285%Home Run (Deep RF); Hoak Scores; Mazeroski Scores
7373411962-08-23PITHOUKen Johnsontied 0-0b 321--2180.21374%Home Run; Law Scores
7474511962-08-26 (1)PIT@STLRay Washburnahead 1-0t 301--2180.14378%Home Run (Deep RF); Haddix Scores
7575611962-08-28PITCHCBob Buhlbehind 3-6b 50---1180.09729%Home Run (Deep RF)
1963 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7676111963-06-01PIT@NYMDon Roweahead 8-1t 92-2-2280.001100%Home Run; Schofield Scores
7777211963-06-05 (2)PITCINBob Purkeytied 0-0b 101--2280.17075%Home Run (Deep RF); Schofield Scores
7878311963-06-28PITNYMRoger Craigtied 0-0b 321--2280.23776%Home Run; Schofield Scores
7979411963-07-06PIT@NYMAl Jacksontied 2-2t 80-233280.16694%Home Run; Stargell Scores; Schofield Scores
8080511963-08-09 (2)PITHOUBob Brucebehind 2-3b 30---1280.13655%Home Run
8181611963-08-17PITPHIDallas Greenahead 1-0b 31---1280.10977%Home Run
8282711963-09-01PITCINAl Worthingtonbehind 2-4b 921234280.839100%Walk-OffHome Run (Deep RF); Bailey Scores; Mota Scores; Schofield Scores
8383811963-09-02 (2)PIT@STLRon Taylorbehind 0-4t 31---1280.05917%Home Run
1964 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8484111964-04-24PITNYMAl Jacksonahead 6-3b 60-2-2280.03798%Home Run; Schofield Scores/unER
8585211964-07-23PIT@STLMike Cuellarahead 4-3t 50---1280.11576%Home Run
8686311964-08-19PIT@NYMTracy Stallardbehind 0-4t 901--2280.0366%Home Run; Bailey Scores
1965 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8787111965-04-21PIT@SFGJuan Marichalbehind 1-3t 81---1280.09819%Home Run
8888211965-07-24PIT@CHCLarry Jacksonbehind 1-2t 31---1280.12348%Home Run
8989311965-08-10PIT@SFGJuan Marichalbehind 1-4t 90-2-2280.08215%Home Run; Bailey Scores
9090411965-09-01 (2)PITLADDon Drysdalebehind 0-1b 60---1280.19757%Home Run
1968 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
9191111968-07-23PITCINTed Abernathybehind 3-5b 911--29PH0.48256%Home Run; Pagan 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.

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.

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.