A veteran of four big league seasons, Samford broke into the majors in 1954 when he played 12 games for the Giants. After a two-year stay in Detroit, he had his busiest MLB season in 1959 when he played in 91 games for the Senators. Samford hit .224 that year with all five of his career home runs coming in that campaign. In a moment reminiscent of Ted Williams, Samford hit one of those five home runs in his final MLB at bat. He returned to the minors the following season and stayed there until calling it quits in 1963.
Ron Samford – career stats