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Arky Vaughan from the Chronology
Aug 31, 1952 - Former player Arky Vaughan 40 and a friend drown when their boat overturns in a "bottomless" lake in California.
Jul 10, 1943 - Today's Dodger game is almost anticlimactic to a pregame attempted strike by the players following Leo Durocher's 3-game suspension of P Bobo Newsom the team's leading pitcher with 9 wins for insubordination. Minutes before the game SS Arky Vaughan handed his uniform to Durocher and refused to play. Durocher called for volunteers to play but by game time he had just a battery of Curt Davis and Bobby Bragan. Branch Rickey intervened and Vaughan and the others agreed to play. Vaughan and Durocher will never make up and Vaughan will sit out the next 3 seasons ostensibly to help the war effort by farming rather than play for The Lip. Only with Durocher's suspension in 1947 will the future Hall of Famer return to the Dodgers. Newsom 9-4 will be traded to the Browns on July 15th. When the game designated "Kitchen Fat Day" to allow women a free ticket if they bring one pound of fat to the game (5002 pounds of fat are collected for the war effort) finally starts the Dodgers wallop the Pirates 23-6 scoring the most runs they will in a game the rest of this century. Only twice in team history have they scored more: 25 on May 20 1896 and September 23 1901.
May 31, 1942 - In game 1 of a twinbill sweep at Brooklyn Dixie Walker of the Dodgers is credited with an inside-the-park grand slam as the Braves aging Paul Waner searches for the ball under the bullpen bench. Walker follows Pee Wee Reese Pete Reiser and Arky Vaughan over the plate. The Dodgers win 10-2. Brooklyn wins the nitecap 3-1 behind Whit Wyatt's 10th straight win over Boston.
Jul 8, 1941 - At the All-Star Game at Briggs Stadium Ted Williams hitting .405 at the break homers off Chicago Cubs P Claude Passeau with two out and 2 on in the 9th inning to give the AL a dramatic 7-5 victory. Williams' 4 RBIs are matched by NL SS Arky Vaughan who hits HRs in the 7th and 8th. Vaughan is the first player to homer twice in the classic.
Sep 8, 1937 - The Pirates score a run in the 9th to beat the Reds 1-0. Bucs pitcher Ed Brandt wins handing the Reds their 30th one-run loss of the year. Arky Vaughan's triple and a single shoot down Gene Schott.
May 13, 1937 - Carl Hubbell wins his 5th straight and 21st over 2 seasons stopping the NL-leading Pirates 5-2. Arky Vaughan's two homers account for all the Pittsburgh scoring. Leading off Dick Bartell hits his 4th homer in five days to continue his 12-game hitting streak as the Giants hand reliever Waite Hoyt the loss.
Jun 10, 1935 - Paul Waner Arky Vaughan and Pep Young hit successive HRs in the 8th inning off Benny Frey in the Pirates 14-1 win against the Reds. Vaughan's homer is his 2nd of the day as he continues to lead the N.L. in hitting with a .400+ average.
Aug 11, 1932 - Following a rainout of yesterday's Cubs-Giants game rookie SS Arky Vaughan makes a crucial error in the 10th inning and the Cubs top the Pirates 3-2 to retake first place.