Comments on: Readers’ Research – Walking Off Then Leading Off This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: DJC Tue, 11 May 2010 20:25:20 +0000 There's a walk-off/lead-off pair by Joe Gordon on August 11 and 13, 1940.

By: SJBlonger Tue, 11 May 2010 12:56:28 +0000 I used the Retrosheet data, 1952-2009, and I believe they are complete for that time frame, but always leave open the possibility that I messed something up...

By: Raphy Tue, 11 May 2010 03:40:24 +0000 Wow. Thanks SJBlonger. Are these complete lists?

By: Spartan Bill Tue, 11 May 2010 03:22:47 +0000 Gerry is obviously correct, I meant the Bonds with normal sized head.

thanks for backing me up Gerry.

By: SJBlonger Tue, 11 May 2010 02:23:14 +0000 Walkoff homer followed by leadoff homer in next game. In all cases, both games were at home. The link refers to the second game of the pair.

Dick McAuliffe,
Lou Whitaker,
Mariano Duncan,
Roberto Kelly,
Jerome Walton,
Scott Hairston,

By: SJBlonger Tue, 11 May 2010 01:44:54 +0000 Leadoff and walkoff in same game:
Vic Power,
Darrin Erstad,
Reed Johnson,
Ian Kinsler,

Answering the original question will take some more finagling.

By: Gerry Tue, 11 May 2010 00:03:47 +0000 Barry Bonds was about 8 years old in 1973. I think you mean Bobby Bonds.

By: Spartan Bill Mon, 10 May 2010 22:34:52 +0000 Barry Bonds almost did it.

On May 6, 1973 he hit a 12th inning walk-off. May 7 was an off day and on May 8th bonds led off the bottom of the 1st with a HR against Bob Gibson.

However the giants had a doubleheader on the 6th and the walk-off was in Game 1 so there were not consecutive games.

By: Raphy Mon, 10 May 2010 21:03:03 +0000 book-end home runs. Cool indeed

By: Douglas Mon, 10 May 2010 20:53:00 +0000

Walk-off and Lead-off in same game. i know it's not what you're looking for, but cool anyways.