last home run for each defunct team
The last NY Giant to hit a homer ... Gail Harris ... has died. there was surprisingly a lot of media about this, such as:
The last St. Louis Browns home run was hit by Billy Hunter, who is still alive.
Who hit the last home run for the other defunct teams? (checking sources allowed)
Steve Whitaker in the bottom of the 9th in the last Pilots game ever.
I wonder if any player has done this in a postseason game.
Washington Senators. Bob Allison. Sept 28 1960
Milwaukee Braves - Gene Oliver, off Sandy Koufax on October 2, 1965.
Boston Braves - Eddie Mathews, off Ben Wade on September 27, 1952.
Philadelphia Athletics: Lou Limmer (September 25, 1954)
Kansas City Athletics: Dave Duncan (October 1, 1967)
Washington Senators (2nd): Frank Howard (September 30, 1971)
Montreal Expos: Brad Wilkerson (October 2, 2004)
Los Angeles Angels: Buck Rodgers: 8th inning, 10-2-1964
California Angels: George Arias: 6th inning, 9-28-1996
Anaheim Angels: Vlad Guerrero: 6th inning, 10-2-2004
Wow. How about this....
The last 2 HRs by a Cincinnati Redleg were both by Buddy Gilbert (1st inning, 9-26-1959; 6th inning, 9-27-1959).
And they were the only 2 of his Major League career! Also, his only 2 Major League RBIs.
Brooklyn Dodgers. Randy Jackson. Sept 28th 1957.
Wilmington Quicksteps: Charlie Bastian
New York Mutuals: Jimmy Hallinan
St. Louis Brown Stockings: Joe Battin
New Haven Elm Citys: Henry Luff