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Don Zimmer

Donald William Zimmer (Popeye, Zip or The Gerbil)

Positions: Third Baseman, Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: January 17, 1931 in Cincinnati, OH
High School: Western Hills HS (Cincinnati, OH)
Signed
by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1949. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 2, 1954 (Age 23.166, 8,754th in MLB history)   vs. PHI 2 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1955 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Senators/Cubs/Reds/Mets 1954-1965

Last Game: October 2, 1965 (Age 34.258)   vs. DET 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: June 4, 2014 in Dunedin, FL
Cremated
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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.

Don Zimmer: 91 Career Home Runs

1 leading off, 3 walk-off, 8 tying, 28 go ahead (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
4 Tms
LAD/BRO43
WSA27
CHC19
CIN2
 
vs RHP78
vs LHP13
 
Away54
Home37
 
Leverage
High Lev23
Medium Lev23
Low Lev45
18 Opps
PHI14
MLN11
CIN9
CHC8
KCA7
LAD6
MIN5
NYG/SFG5
STL5
PIT5
DET4
LAA3
BAL3
BOS2
NYY1
CLE1
HOU1
CHW1
72 Pitchers
Lew Burdette4
Robin Roberts4
Turk Farrell3
Dave Wickersham2
Curt Simmons2
Larry Jackson2
Dave Hillman2
Phil Ortega2
Dick Stigman2
Bob Purkey2
Art Mahaffey2
John Wyatt2
Johnny Podres2
Ray Crone2
Gene Fodge1
Bob Kuzava1
Juan Marichal1
Moe Drabowsky1
Barry Latman1
Jim Perry1
18 Parks
LA Coliseum17
RFK Stad10
Shibe Pk9
Ebbets Fld9
Wrigley Fld9
County Stad8
Munic. Stad6
Metrop. Stad4
Crosley Fld3
Tiger Stad3
Sprtsmn3/Busch3
Polo Grounds2
Forbes Fld2
Dodger Stad2
Seals Stad1
ClevelandStd1
Fenway Pk1
Candlestick1
Where Hit
770
7811
86
Unk2
92
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms77
2·HR gms7
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
8th28
7th18
2nd18
6th14
1st8
9th4
5th1
Outs
135
030
226
 
DefPos
3B31
SS29
2B26
PH5
Bases
---52
1--22
1234
-2-4
1-34
12-2
--32
-231
 
145 RBI
RISP17
0 on52
1 on28
2 on7
3 on4
Any on39
Inning
17
28
312
414
58
69
715
87
97
Extra4
 
1-327
4-631
7-end33
RelScore
+4..15
+34
+29
+112
Tied21
-113
-24
-34
-4..9
 
Ahead40
Tied21
Behind30
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

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1955 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111955-04-19BRO@PHICurt Simmonsahead 5-4t 811--2860.17592%Home Run (Fly Ball); Furillo Scores
22211955-04-21BROPHIBob Greenwoodahead 10-2b 50---1860.003100%Home Run (Fly Ball)
33311955-06-05 (2)BROSTLBobby Tiefenauerahead 8-4b 511--2850.04597%Home Run (Fly Ball); Campanella Scores
44411955-07-08BRO@NYGSal Magliebehind 3-6t 421--2740.16733%Home Run (Fly Ball); Gilliam Scores
55511955-07-20 (1)BROCHCSam Jonesahead 2-1b 211--2840.15081%Home Run (Fly Ball); Gilliam Scores
66621955-07-20 (1)BROCHCDave Hillmanahead 9-1b 71---1840.001100%Home Run (Fly Ball)
77711955-07-28BRO@CINGerry Staleyahead 6-0t 31---1840.02596%Home Run (Fly Ball)
88811955-07-30BRO@STLTom Poholskytied 0-0t 60---1840.16266%Home Run (Fly Ball)
99911955-08-03BRO@MLNRay Croneahead 4-0t 42---1840.04892%Home Run (Line Drive)
10101021955-08-03BRO@MLNBob Buhlahead 8-2t 80---1840.004100%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
11111111955-08-04BRO@MLNPhil Painebehind 4-5t 701--2840.32770%Home Run (Fly Ball); Furillo Scores
12121211955-08-14 (1)BROPHIRobin Robertsbehind 0-2b 221--2840.19651%Home Run (Fly Ball); Furillo Scores
13131311955-09-05 (1)BROPHIBob Kuzavaahead 5-1b 801-33840.004100%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Robinson Scores; Hodges Scores
14141411955-09-09 (2)BRO@CHCBill Tremelbehind 3-4t 621234860.46785%Home Run (Fly Ball); Moryn Scores; Snider Scores; Hoak Scores
15151521955-09-09 (2)BRO@CHCDon Kaiserahead 11-4t 72-2-2860.006100%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Walker Scores
1957 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1616111957-04-16BRO@PHIRobin Robertsbehind 0-1t 31---1860.12048%Home Run (Line Drive to LF-CF)
1717211957-04-21 (2)BROPITRon Klineahead 1-0b 21-2-2860.13581%Home Run; Walker Scores
1818311957-04-30BROCHCDave Hillmantied 9-9b 101---1860.417100%Walk-OffHome Run (Fly Ball)
1919411957-05-15BRO@MLNLew Burdettetied 2-2t 100---1850.35085%Home Run
2020511957-06-07BROCINJohnny Klippsteinahead 3-2b 41---1860.10577%Home Run
2121611957-08-14BRO@NYGRay Croneahead 4-1t 70---1850.04595%Home Run
1958 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2222111958-04-24LADCHCGene Fodgebehind 1-15b 81---1160.0000%Home Run (Fly Ball)
2323211958-05-04 (2)LADPHIAngelo LiPetriahead 12-1b 601--2760.000100%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Jackson Scores
2424311958-05-30 (2)LAD@CHCTaylor Phillipsahead 5-0t 31---1760.03494%Home Run (Fly Ball)
2525411958-05-31LAD@CHCGlen Hobbieahead 2-1t 4012-3860.16788%Home Run (Fly Ball); Furillo Scores; Neal Scores
2626511958-06-06LADMLNDon McMahontied 3-3b 90---1760.361100%Walk-OffHome Run (Fly Ball)
2727611958-06-14LADPITBob Friendahead 1-0b 4212-3860.22190%Home Run (Fly Ball); Furillo Scores; Hodges Scores
2828711958-07-14LADCINBob Purkeybehind 0-1b 221-33860.27872%Home Run (Fly Ball); Furillo Scores/unER; Neal Scores/unER; Zimmer Scores/unER
2929821958-07-14LADCINBob Purkeyahead 6-1b 41---1860.02397%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
3030911958-07-17LADPITRed Wittahead 2-0b 611--2760.10095%Home Run (Line Drive to LF-CF); Neal Scores
31311011958-07-18LADPHITurk Farrellahead 7-6b 70---1560.09889%Home Run (Fly Ball)
32321111958-07-27 (1)LAD@PHIRobin Robertsbehind 3-7t 91---1260.0081%Home Run (Fly Ball)
33331211958-07-27 (2)LAD@PHICurt Simmonstied 0-0t 11---1260.10258%Home Run (Fly Ball)
34341311958-08-15 (1)LADSTLLarry Jacksonahead 2-0b 40---1760.07486%Home Run (Fly Ball)
35351411958-08-24LADCINTom Ackertied 1-1b 121-33660.23779%Home Run (Fly Ball); Furillo Scores; Hodges Scores
36361511958-08-26LADCINDon Newcombebehind 1-6b 50---1760.04712%Home Run (Fly Ball)
37371611958-08-29LAD@SFGPaul Gielahead 2-0t 40---1760.08582%Home Run (LF-CF)
38381711958-09-07LAD@STLLarry Jacksontied 0-0t 211--2760.17868%Home Run (Fly Ball); Hodges Scores
1959 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3939111959-04-21LADSFGDom Zanniahead 2-1b 32-233760.20288%Home Run; Roseboro Scores; Larker Scores
4040211959-04-26LAD@STLHowie Nunnahead 4-2t 301-33760.09890%Home Run (Fly Ball); Repulski Scores/unER; Hodges Scores
4141311959-05-03 (1)LAD@CINBrooks Lawrencebehind 1-2t 701--2860.31769%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Larker Scores
4242411959-08-17 (2)LAD@MLNBob Rushtied 3-3t 70---1860.20971%Home Run (Fly Ball)
1960 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4343111960-04-12CHC@LADDon Drysdaletied 0-0t 30---1750.11461%Home Run (Fly Ball)
4444211960-06-16CHC@MLNRon Pichebehind 5-6t 70---1740.21350%Home Run (Deep LF)
4545311960-06-23CHC@PHIDallas Greenbehind 0-2t 421--2650.22545%Home Run (Deep LF); Altman Scores
4646411960-08-31 (1)CHCMLNLew Burdettebehind 3-4b 92---1740.49053%Home Run (Deep LF)
4747511960-09-18CHCLADJohnny Podresbehind 0-1b 601--2240.30475%Home Run (Fly Ball); Ashburn Scores
4848611960-10-01CHC@LADPhil Ortegatied 0-0t 311--2240.19570%Home Run (Fly Ball); Ashburn Scores
1961 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4949111961-04-22CHC@PHITurk Farrelltied 4-4t 112-2-2240.44891%Home Run (Deep LF-CF); Ashburn Scores
5050211961-04-26CHCCINJim Maloneytied 2-2b 101---1240.419100%Walk-OffHome Run (Deep LF)
5151311961-05-30 (2)CHC@PITFred Greenahead 7-0t 611--2240.009100%Home Run (Deep LF); Ashburn Scores
5252411961-06-01CHC@PHIFrank Sullivanahead 2-1t 50--32240.09884%Home Run (Deep LF); Ashburn Scores
5353511961-06-10CHCMLNLew Burdettetied 0-0b 11---1240.10163%Home Run (Deep LF)
5454611961-06-27CHCCINSherman Jonesbehind 6-9b 81---1240.06212%Home Run (Deep LF Line)
5555711961-07-23CHC@PHIArt Mahaffeyahead 2-0t 31--32240.09886%Home Run (Deep LF); Ashburn Scores
5656821961-07-23CHC@PHIArt Mahaffeyahead 4-1t 511--2240.09294%Home Run (Deep LF); Ashburn Scores
5757911961-08-06CHC@LADJohnny Podresbehind 2-10t 70---19PH0.0051%Home Run (Line Drive)
58581011961-08-13CHC@MLNLew Burdettebehind 0-7t 601--2250.0224%Home Run (Deep LF); Heist Scores
59591111961-08-28CHC@PITEarl Francistied 0-0t 101--2240.15369%Home Run (Deep LF); Ashburn Scores
60601211961-09-18CHC@LADPhil Ortegatied 3-3t 60---1240.15465%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
61611311961-09-19CHC@LADStan Williamsahead 4-1t 50---1240.06189%Home Run (Fly Ball)
1962 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
6262111962-05-28CINHOUTurk Farrellahead 2-0b 21---1850.07881%Home Run
6363211962-05-30 (2)CIN@MLNJack Curtistied 0-0t 42---1650.13659%Home Run (Deep LF)
1963 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
6464111963-05-24LAD@SFGJuan Marichalbehind 0-7t 61---19PH0.0071%Home Run (Line Drive)
6565211963-06-27WSA@KCADave Wickershamahead 1-0t 42---1740.11971%Home Run
6666311963-06-28 (2)WSAMINJim Kaatbehind 0-6b 701--29PH0.0346%Home Run; Landrith Scores
6767411963-07-07 (2)WSALAAPaul Foytackahead 1-0b 121234750.23791%Home Run; Hinton Scores/unER; Leppert Scores/unER; Lock Scores/unER; Zimmer Scores/unER
6868511963-07-20WSA@MINDick Stigmanbehind 2-11t 91---1650.0000%Home Run
6969611963-07-27WSA@DETBill Faulahead 6-1t 71---1650.01499%Home Run
7070711963-07-31WSACHWRay Herbertbehind 0-5b 711--2650.0538%Home Run; Lock Scores
7171811963-08-13WSA@LAADon Leetied 0-0t 21---1650.12060%Home Run
7272911963-08-17WSA@MINDick Stigmanahead 2-0t 121--2650.14783%Home Run; Lock Scores
73731011963-08-18WSA@MINJim Perrybehind 0-1t 41---1650.13447%Home Run
74741121963-08-18WSA@MINBill Daileyahead 6-2t 92---1650.00999%Home Run
75751211963-08-21WSA@KCAJohn Wyattahead 3-1t 82-2-2650.09896%Home Run; Lock Scores
76761311963-08-30WSA@BOSBob Heffnerahead 2-0t 521234650.18396%Home Run; Blasingame Scores; Phillips Scores; Lock Scores
77771411963-09-02 (2)WSA@CLEBarry Latmanbehind 2-3t 411--2650.24461%Home Run; King Scores
1964 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7878111964-04-24WSA@KCAOrlando Penatied 0-0t 32---1150.12558%Home Run
7979211964-04-26WSA@KCALew Kraussetied 0-0t 10---1150.10260%Lead-OffHome Run
8080321964-04-26WSA@KCAAurelio Monteagudoahead 3-0t 51---1150.06290%Home Run
8181411964-05-10 (1)WSABOSBill Monbouquettetied 1-1b 31---1150.12966%Home Run
8282511964-05-14WSABALRobin Robertsbehind 0-1b 221234150.35782%Home Run; Skowron Scores; Lock Scores; Kennedy Scores
8383611964-05-19WSADETDave Wickershambehind 0-3b 32---1150.08826%Home Run
8484711964-06-08WSAKCAJohn Wyattbehind 3-5b 90---18PH0.10318%Home Run
8585811964-06-21 (1)WSA@KCAMoe Drabowskyahead 7-2t 72---1750.01598%Home Run
8686911964-07-05 (1)WSA@DETFred Gladdingbehind 4-7t 911--2150.0518%Home Run; Valentine Scores
87871011964-08-07WSA@LAAFred Newmanahead 1-0t 42---1750.12674%Home Run
88881111964-09-10WSABALMilt Pappasbehind 1-2b 32---1250.13451%Home Run
89891211964-09-27WSANYYPedro Ramostied 1-1b 82---1250.33186%Home Run (Deep CF)
1965 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
9090111965-04-21WSABALDave McNallybehind 1-2b 70---19PH0.24958%Home Run
9191211965-05-20WSA@DETMickey Lolichbehind 4-6t 71---1650.11425%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 2015, 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.