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Bill Knickerbocker from the Chronology
Dec 30, 1940 - The Yankees swap sore-armed Monte Pearson to the Reds for OF Don Lang and cash. Tomorrow‚ they'll send Bump Hadley to the Giants for the waiver price and trade INF Bill Knickerbocker to the White Sox for C Ken Silvestri. The military will claim Silvestri for the next 4 years.
Jan 17, 1937 - Cleveland gets Moose Solters Ivy Andrews and Lyn Lary from the St. Louis Browns for Joe Vosmik Bill Knickerbocker and Oral Hildebrand. The 3 departing Brownies are termed "real playboys" by manager Rogers Hornsby. Solters and Andrews were also the RBI and ERA leaders for the Brownies.
Sep 9, 1936 - The Yankees sweep the Indians 11-3 and 12-9 to clinch the pennant on the earliest date ever. Gehrig smashes a grand slam as does Cleveland's Bill Knickerbocker. Gehrig will hit a career high 49 homers this year 14 against Cleveland including six in 11 games at home. The Yanks will finish in front by 19 1/2 games over the Tigers the biggest margin in the team's history.
Sep 7, 1935 - Cleveland beats Boston thanks to an unusual triple play. With no outs and the bases loaded in game 1 and the Indians leading 5-3 in the 9th the Indians bring in Oral Hildebrand to pitch to Joe Cronin. Cronin lines his first pitch off the side of the head of Cleveland 3B Odell Hale. The ball caroms to SS Bill Knickerbocker who throws to 2B Roy Hughes who throws to 1B Hal Trosky to finish the triple play ending the game.
Aug 19, 1935 - The Indians score 6 in the 8th led by Hal Trosky's grand slam to beat the visiting Senators 11-5. Earl Averill adds a homer and SS Bill Knickerbocker seemingly adds another when his 1st inning drive sticks in the lattice work of RF as he circles the bases. When umpire Dinneed orders him back to 2B manager Steve O'Neill lodges a protest.