On September 2, 1963 — With the Senators ahead 5 – 3 on 4th-inning homers by Don Zimmer and Ed Brinkman, Nats starter Ed Hobaugh hits his only career home run in the same frame off Cleveland’s Jerry Walker. The Tribe knocks out Hobaugh but the Senators hold on to win, 8 – 7. Hobaugh’s homer comes on his last official at bat; in his one further plate appearance, he draws a walk. Hobaugh joins Buster Narum this year as the first pitchers to have more homers than wins in a year. It will be matched this century by Dave Eiland in 1992.

 


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