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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, 8,753rd 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

Final 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
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 #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1955-04-19 BRO @ PHI Curt Simmons ahead 5-4 t 8 1 1-- 2 8 6 0.175 92% Home Run (Fly Ball); Furillo Scores
2 2 2 1 1955-04-21 BRO PHI Bob Greenwood ahead 10-2 b 5 0 --- 1 8 6 0.003 100% Home Run (Fly Ball)
3 3 3 1 1955-06-05 (2) BRO STL Bobby Tiefenauer ahead 8-4 b 5 1 1-- 2 8 5 0.045 97% Home Run (Fly Ball); Campanella Scores
4 4 4 1 1955-07-08 BRO @ NYG Sal Maglie behind 3-6 t 4 2 1-- 2 7 4 0.167 33% Home Run (Fly Ball); Gilliam Scores
5 5 5 1 1955-07-20 (1) BRO CHC Sam Jones ahead 2-1 b 2 1 1-- 2 8 4 0.150 81% Home Run (Fly Ball); Gilliam Scores
6 6 6 2 1955-07-20 (1) BRO CHC Dave Hillman ahead 9-1 b 7 1 --- 1 8 4 0.001 100% Home Run (Fly Ball)
7 7 7 1 1955-07-28 BRO @ CIN Gerry Staley ahead 6-0 t 3 1 --- 1 8 4 0.025 96% Home Run (Fly Ball)
8 8 8 1 1955-07-30 BRO @ STL Tom Poholsky tied 0-0 t 6 0 --- 1 8 4 0.162 66% Home Run (Fly Ball)
9 9 9 1 1955-08-03 BRO @ MLN Ray Crone ahead 4-0 t 4 2 --- 1 8 4 0.048 92% Home Run (Line Drive)
10 10 10 2 1955-08-03 BRO @ MLN Bob Buhl ahead 8-2 t 8 0 --- 1 8 4 0.004 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
11 11 11 1 1955-08-04 BRO @ MLN Phil Paine behind 4-5 t 7 0 1-- 2 8 4 0.327 70% Home Run (Fly Ball); Furillo Scores
12 12 12 1 1955-08-14 (1) BRO PHI Robin Roberts behind 0-2 b 2 2 1-- 2 8 4 0.196 51% Home Run (Fly Ball); Furillo Scores
13 13 13 1 1955-09-05 (1) BRO PHI Bob Kuzava ahead 5-1 b 8 0 1-3 3 8 4 0.004 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Robinson Scores; Hodges Scores
14 14 14 1 1955-09-09 (2) BRO @ CHC Bill Tremel behind 3-4 t 6 2 123 4 8 6 0.467 85% Home Run (Fly Ball); Moryn Scores; Snider Scores; Hoak Scores
15 15 15 2 1955-09-09 (2) BRO @ CHC Don Kaiser ahead 11-4 t 7 2 -2- 2 8 6 0.006 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Walker Scores
1957 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
16 16 1 1 1957-04-16 BRO @ PHI Robin Roberts behind 0-1 t 3 1 --- 1 8 6 0.120 48% Home Run (Line Drive to LF-CF)
17 17 2 1 1957-04-21 (2) BRO PIT Ron Kline ahead 1-0 b 2 1 -2- 2 8 6 0.135 81% Home Run; Walker Scores
18 18 3 1 1957-04-30 BRO CHC Dave Hillman tied 9-9 b 10 1 --- 1 8 6 0.417 100% Walk-Off Home Run (Fly Ball)
19 19 4 1 1957-05-15 BRO @ MLN Lew Burdette tied 2-2 t 10 0 --- 1 8 5 0.350 85% Home Run
20 20 5 1 1957-06-07 BRO CIN Johnny Klippstein ahead 3-2 b 4 1 --- 1 8 6 0.105 77% Home Run
21 21 6 1 1957-08-14 BRO @ NYG Ray Crone ahead 4-1 t 7 0 --- 1 8 5 0.045 95% Home Run
1958 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
22 22 1 1 1958-04-24 LAD CHC Gene Fodge behind 1-15 b 8 1 --- 1 1 6 0.000 0% Home Run (Fly Ball)
23 23 2 1 1958-05-04 (2) LAD PHI Angelo LiPetri ahead 12-1 b 6 0 1-- 2 7 6 0.000 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Jackson Scores
24 24 3 1 1958-05-30 (2) LAD @ CHC Taylor Phillips ahead 5-0 t 3 1 --- 1 7 6 0.034 94% Home Run (Fly Ball)
25 25 4 1 1958-05-31 LAD @ CHC Glen Hobbie ahead 2-1 t 4 0 12- 3 8 6 0.167 88% Home Run (Fly Ball); Furillo Scores; Neal Scores
26 26 5 1 1958-06-06 LAD MLN Don McMahon tied 3-3 b 9 0 --- 1 7 6 0.361 100% Walk-Off Home Run (Fly Ball)
27 27 6 1 1958-06-14 LAD PIT Bob Friend ahead 1-0 b 4 2 12- 3 8 6 0.221 90% Home Run (Fly Ball); Furillo Scores; Hodges Scores
28 28 7 1 1958-07-14 LAD CIN Bob Purkey behind 0-1 b 2 2 1-3 3 8 6 0.278 72% Home Run (Fly Ball); Furillo Scores/unER; Neal Scores/unER; Zimmer Scores/unER
29 29 8 2 1958-07-14 LAD CIN Bob Purkey ahead 6-1 b 4 1 --- 1 8 6 0.023 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
30 30 9 1 1958-07-17 LAD PIT Red Witt ahead 2-0 b 6 1 1-- 2 7 6 0.100 95% Home Run (Line Drive to LF-CF); Neal Scores
31 31 10 1 1958-07-18 LAD PHI Turk Farrell ahead 7-6 b 7 0 --- 1 5 6 0.098 89% Home Run (Fly Ball)
32 32 11 1 1958-07-27 (1) LAD @ PHI Robin Roberts behind 3-7 t 9 1 --- 1 2 6 0.008 1% Home Run (Fly Ball)
33 33 12 1 1958-07-27 (2) LAD @ PHI Curt Simmons tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 1 2 6 0.102 58% Home Run (Fly Ball)
34 34 13 1 1958-08-15 (1) LAD STL Larry Jackson ahead 2-0 b 4 0 --- 1 7 6 0.074 86% Home Run (Fly Ball)
35 35 14 1 1958-08-24 LAD CIN Tom Acker tied 1-1 b 1 2 1-3 3 6 6 0.237 79% Home Run (Fly Ball); Furillo Scores; Hodges Scores
36 36 15 1 1958-08-26 LAD CIN Don Newcombe behind 1-6 b 5 0 --- 1 7 6 0.047 12% Home Run (Fly Ball)
37 37 16 1 1958-08-29 LAD @ SFG Paul Giel ahead 2-0 t 4 0 --- 1 7 6 0.085 82% Home Run (LF-CF)
38 38 17 1 1958-09-07 LAD @ STL Larry Jackson tied 0-0 t 2 1 1-- 2 7 6 0.178 68% Home Run (Fly Ball); Hodges Scores
1959 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
39 39 1 1 1959-04-21 LAD SFG Dom Zanni ahead 2-1 b 3 2 -23 3 7 6 0.202 88% Home Run; Roseboro Scores; Larker Scores
40 40 2 1 1959-04-26 LAD @ STL Howie Nunn ahead 4-2 t 3 0 1-3 3 7 6 0.098 90% Home Run (Fly Ball); Repulski Scores/unER; Hodges Scores
41 41 3 1 1959-05-03 (1) LAD @ CIN Brooks Lawrence behind 1-2 t 7 0 1-- 2 8 6 0.317 69% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Larker Scores
42 42 4 1 1959-08-17 (2) LAD @ MLN Bob Rush tied 3-3 t 7 0 --- 1 8 6 0.209 71% Home Run (Fly Ball)
1960 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
43 43 1 1 1960-04-12 CHC @ LAD Don Drysdale tied 0-0 t 3 0 --- 1 7 5 0.114 61% Home Run (Fly Ball)
44 44 2 1 1960-06-16 CHC @ MLN Ron Piche behind 5-6 t 7 0 --- 1 7 4 0.213 50% Home Run (Deep LF)
45 45 3 1 1960-06-23 CHC @ PHI Dallas Green behind 0-2 t 4 2 1-- 2 6 5 0.225 45% Home Run (Deep LF); Altman Scores
46 46 4 1 1960-08-31 (1) CHC MLN Lew Burdette behind 3-4 b 9 2 --- 1 7 4 0.490 53% Home Run (Deep LF)
47 47 5 1 1960-09-18 CHC LAD Johnny Podres behind 0-1 b 6 0 1-- 2 2 4 0.304 75% Home Run (Fly Ball); Ashburn Scores
48 48 6 1 1960-10-01 CHC @ LAD Phil Ortega tied 0-0 t 3 1 1-- 2 2 4 0.195 70% Home Run (Fly Ball); Ashburn Scores
1961 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
49 49 1 1 1961-04-22 CHC @ PHI Turk Farrell tied 4-4 t 11 2 -2- 2 2 4 0.448 91% Home Run (Deep LF-CF); Ashburn Scores
50 50 2 1 1961-04-26 CHC CIN Jim Maloney tied 2-2 b 10 1 --- 1 2 4 0.419 100% Walk-Off Home Run (Deep LF)
51 51 3 1 1961-05-30 (2) CHC @ PIT Fred Green ahead 7-0 t 6 1 1-- 2 2 4 0.009 100% Home Run (Deep LF); Ashburn Scores
52 52 4 1 1961-06-01 CHC @ PHI Frank Sullivan ahead 2-1 t 5 0 --3 2 2 4 0.098 84% Home Run (Deep LF); Ashburn Scores
53 53 5 1 1961-06-10 CHC MLN Lew Burdette tied 0-0 b 1 1 --- 1 2 4 0.101 63% Home Run (Deep LF)
54 54 6 1 1961-06-27 CHC CIN Sherman Jones behind 6-9 b 8 1 --- 1 2 4 0.062 12% Home Run (Deep LF Line)
55 55 7 1 1961-07-23 CHC @ PHI Art Mahaffey ahead 2-0 t 3 1 --3 2 2 4 0.098 86% Home Run (Deep LF); Ashburn Scores
56 56 8 2 1961-07-23 CHC @ PHI Art Mahaffey ahead 4-1 t 5 1 1-- 2 2 4 0.092 94% Home Run (Deep LF); Ashburn Scores
57 57 9 1 1961-08-06 CHC @ LAD Johnny Podres behind 2-10 t 7 0 --- 1 9 PH 0.005 1% Home Run (Line Drive)
58 58 10 1 1961-08-13 CHC @ MLN Lew Burdette behind 0-7 t 6 0 1-- 2 2 5 0.022 4% Home Run (Deep LF); Heist Scores
59 59 11 1 1961-08-28 CHC @ PIT Earl Francis tied 0-0 t 1 0 1-- 2 2 4 0.153 69% Home Run (Deep LF); Ashburn Scores
60 60 12 1 1961-09-18 CHC @ LAD Phil Ortega tied 3-3 t 6 0 --- 1 2 4 0.154 65% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
61 61 13 1 1961-09-19 CHC @ LAD Stan Williams ahead 4-1 t 5 0 --- 1 2 4 0.061 89% Home Run (Fly Ball)
1962 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
62 62 1 1 1962-05-28 CIN HOU Turk Farrell ahead 2-0 b 2 1 --- 1 8 5 0.078 81% Home Run
63 63 2 1 1962-05-30 (2) CIN @ MLN Jack Curtis tied 0-0 t 4 2 --- 1 6 5 0.136 59% Home Run (Deep LF)
1963 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
64 64 1 1 1963-05-24 LAD @ SFG Juan Marichal behind 0-7 t 6 1 --- 1 9 PH 0.007 1% Home Run (Line Drive)
65 65 2 1 1963-06-27 WSA @ KCA Dave Wickersham ahead 1-0 t 4 2 --- 1 7 4 0.119 71% Home Run
66 66 3 1 1963-06-28 (2) WSA MIN Jim Kaat behind 0-6 b 7 0 1-- 2 9 PH 0.034 6% Home Run; Landrith Scores
67 67 4 1 1963-07-07 (2) WSA LAA Paul Foytack ahead 1-0 b 1 2 123 4 7 5 0.237 91% Home Run; Hinton Scores/unER; Leppert Scores/unER; Lock Scores/unER; Zimmer Scores/unER
68 68 5 1 1963-07-20 WSA @ MIN Dick Stigman behind 2-11 t 9 1 --- 1 6 5 0.000 0% Home Run
69 69 6 1 1963-07-27 WSA @ DET Bill Faul ahead 6-1 t 7 1 --- 1 6 5 0.014 99% Home Run
70 70 7 1 1963-07-31 WSA CHW Ray Herbert behind 0-5 b 7 1 1-- 2 6 5 0.053 8% Home Run; Lock Scores
71 71 8 1 1963-08-13 WSA @ LAA Don Lee tied 0-0 t 2 1 --- 1 6 5 0.120 60% Home Run
72 72 9 1 1963-08-17 WSA @ MIN Dick Stigman ahead 2-0 t 1 2 1-- 2 6 5 0.147 83% Home Run; Lock Scores
73 73 10 1 1963-08-18 WSA @ MIN Jim Perry behind 0-1 t 4 1 --- 1 6 5 0.134 47% Home Run
74 74 11 2 1963-08-18 WSA @ MIN Bill Dailey ahead 6-2 t 9 2 --- 1 6 5 0.009 99% Home Run
75 75 12 1 1963-08-21 WSA @ KCA John Wyatt ahead 3-1 t 8 2 -2- 2 6 5 0.098 96% Home Run; Lock Scores
76 76 13 1 1963-08-30 WSA @ BOS Bob Heffner ahead 2-0 t 5 2 123 4 6 5 0.183 96% Home Run; Blasingame Scores; Phillips Scores; Lock Scores
77 77 14 1 1963-09-02 (2) WSA @ CLE Barry Latman behind 2-3 t 4 1 1-- 2 6 5 0.244 61% Home Run; King Scores
1964 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
78 78 1 1 1964-04-24 WSA @ KCA Orlando Pena tied 0-0 t 3 2 --- 1 1 5 0.125 58% Home Run
79 79 2 1 1964-04-26 WSA @ KCA Lew Krausse tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 5 0.102 60% Lead-Off Home Run
80 80 3 2 1964-04-26 WSA @ KCA Aurelio Monteagudo ahead 3-0 t 5 1 --- 1 1 5 0.062 90% Home Run
81 81 4 1 1964-05-10 (1) WSA BOS Bill Monbouquette tied 1-1 b 3 1 --- 1 1 5 0.129 66% Home Run
82 82 5 1 1964-05-14 WSA BAL Robin Roberts behind 0-1 b 2 2 123 4 1 5 0.357 82% Home Run; Skowron Scores; Lock Scores; Kennedy Scores
83 83 6 1 1964-05-19 WSA DET Dave Wickersham behind 0-3 b 3 2 --- 1 1 5 0.088 26% Home Run
84 84 7 1 1964-06-08 WSA KCA John Wyatt behind 3-5 b 9 0 --- 1 8 PH 0.103 18% Home Run
85 85 8 1 1964-06-21 (1) WSA @ KCA Moe Drabowsky ahead 7-2 t 7 2 --- 1 7 5 0.015 98% Home Run
86 86 9 1 1964-07-05 (1) WSA @ DET Fred Gladding behind 4-7 t 9 1 1-- 2 1 5 0.051 8% Home Run; Valentine Scores
87 87 10 1 1964-08-07 WSA @ LAA Fred Newman ahead 1-0 t 4 2 --- 1 7 5 0.126 74% Home Run
88 88 11 1 1964-09-10 WSA BAL Milt Pappas behind 1-2 b 3 2 --- 1 2 5 0.134 51% Home Run
89 89 12 1 1964-09-27 WSA NYY Pedro Ramos tied 1-1 b 8 2 --- 1 2 5 0.331 86% Home Run (Deep CF)
1965 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
90 90 1 1 1965-04-21 WSA BAL Dave McNally behind 1-2 b 7 0 --- 1 9 PH 0.249 58% Home Run
91 91 2 1 1965-05-20 WSA @ DET Mickey Lolich behind 4-6 t 7 1 --- 1 6 5 0.114 25% Home Run

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

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