Comments on: Homering in the only post-season plate appearance This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: BunnyWrangler Wed, 31 Oct 2007 02:12:45 +0000 From the list of the guys whose homer came in their only series at-bat, I noticed that two of them - Mason and Wilson - never had another postseason plate appearance, making them the only two guys to have a home run in their only postseason play appearance.

By: kingturtle Tue, 30 Oct 2007 18:32:28 +0000 Ah, Jim Mason. When I was little, and all the data I had came from the backs of my 1970s Topps baseball cards, I was fascinated with Jim Mason. How could a guy keep playing if he batted in the low .200s and high .100s? He was the guy I loved to hate. Nothing personal. It's just the way a nine-year old's mind works.

I was pretty upset when he hit a dinger against my beloved Reds.

By: OscarAzocar Tue, 30 Oct 2007 17:53:42 +0000 Here's the list who have homered in their only plate appearance of an individual postseason series through 2006. From The Lahman Baseball Database (

yearID round playerID teamID lgID
1953 WS shubage01 BRO NL
1976 WS masonji01 NYA AL
1988 WS gibsoki01 LAN NL
2004 NLDS1 wilsoto02 LAN NL
2005 WS blumge01 CHA AL
2006 NLDS2 tagucso01 SLN NL

By: kingturtle Tue, 30 Oct 2007 17:41:28 +0000 Interestingly, the first time such an event ever happened was in 1928! Then it didn't happen again until 1952! There's another big gap between 1961 and 1975

Which of those homers do I remember most?

Kirk Gibson. no doubt.
JT Snow's 3-run game-tying shot! (2000-10-05) What a heartbreaker.
Aaron Boone's game seven winner (2003-10-16)
Ed Sprague's game winner in game 2 of the WS (1992-10-18)
Ledee's grand salami vs. Boston (1999-10-17)
Leyritz's game-tier (1998-10-01)
Pag's game winner in the ALCS (1991-10-11)
Mike Lowell's game one winner (2003-10-07)
Trot Nixon's game three winner (2003-10-04)
Chili Davis' game tier in the WS (1991-10-22)

And the one I wasn't around for, but I've read about:
Dusty Rhodes (1954-09-29)