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    Aug 3, 1940 - With Ernie Lombardi hurt‚ Reds C Willard Hershberger is hitting .309 after taking over. However‚ depressed in recent weeks‚ Hershberger commits suicide by slashing his throat in Boston's Copley Plaza Hotel. Hershberger blamed himself for calling wrong pitches in the July 31st 5-4 10-inning loss to New York. Leading 4-1‚ Bucky Walters retired the first two batters in the 9th and had two strikes on each of the next four batters. But Harry Danning and Burgess Whitehead each homered with a man on. Hershberger's father also committed suicide‚ in 1928.

    Aug 16, 1939 - The Giants suspend 2B Burgess Whitehead‚ who bizarrely will show up the next day in full uniform at Yankee Stadium and ask to work out. Yankee manager Joe McCarthy refuses. Whitehead rejoins the Giants a few days later‚ but he will be suspended again in mid-September after leaving the team.

    May 2, 1938 - The Giants announce that 2B Burgess Whitehead is out for the season following a nervous breakdown.

    Jul 22, 1937 - Wally Berger's homer in the 9th gives the Giants a 6-5 win over the Reds. New York is now a game in back of Chicago‚ which comes into the Polo Grounds tomorrow. Goodman has three hits‚ including a homer for the Reds‚ while Burgess Whitehead collects 3 hits for New York.

    Dec 9, 1935 - The Giants get 2B Burgess Whitehead from the Cardinals for Roy ParmeleePhil Weintraub‚ and cash.

    Jun 6, 1933 - The Cards and Reds battle to a 6-2 St. Louis decision‚ with Dizzy Dean beating Paul Derringer. The pre-game fight between the two pitchers‚ who exchanged words then fists during batting practice‚ goes to the Reds pitcher‚ who landed the first blow. Reds manager Jewel Ens was tossed during the game‚ and several bottles were tossed as well. One bottle strikes Burgess Whitehead on the shoulder. Pepper Martin‚ the NL's top hitter at .386‚ has four hits‚ as does Ducky Medwick.

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