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Carl Hubbell from the Chronology
Jul 10, 1984 - On the 50th anniversary of Carl Hubbell's legendary 5 consecutive strikeouts in the 1934 All-Star Game NL pitchers Fernando Valenzuela and Dwight Gooden combine to fan 6 batters in a row for a new All-Star Game record in the NL's 3-1 triumph. After Valenzuela whiffs Dave Winfield Reggie Jackson and George Brett in the 4th inning Gooden the youngest All-Star ever at age 19 fans Lance Parrish Chet Lemon and Alvin Davis in the 5th.
Jun 4, 1968 - With his 6th consecutive shutout 5-0 over the Pirates at Los Angeles Don Drysdale establishes two new ML records. He tops Doc White's 64-year-old mark of 5 shutouts and with 54 scoreless innings he breaks Carl Hubbell's NL string by 41?3 set in 1933.
Jun 15, 1963 - Juan Marichal becomes the first Giants P to hurl a no-hitter since Carl Hubbell (5/8/29) and the first Latin American to toss one in the ML. Eighth-inning doubles by Jim Davenport and Chuck Hiller provide the only score in the Giants 1-0 win at Candlestick.
Aug 14, 1954 - After a two-inning Old-Timer's game the Yankees beat the Red Sox 3-1. The win goes to Ralph Branca his first and only decision in a Yankee uniform. The Old-Timers match features 18 Hall of Famers and is won by the AL on Joe DiMaggio's 3-run homer off Carl Hubbell. Mel Ott has a homer for the NL which is helped by Ted Williams who goes 1-for-1.
Nov 4, 1948 - Former OF Jake Powell 39 shoots and kills himself in a Washington D.C. police station. Powell was arrested for writing checks on a false account. Powell was the star of the 1936 WS going 4-for-4 in game one against Carl Hubbell and finishing the series with a .455 average and scoring 8 runs.
Jan 21, 1947 - A rule change that allows voting only for players after 1921 produces 4 new Hall of Famers: Carl Hubbell Frank Frisch Mickey Cochrane and Lefty Grove. Pie Traynor misses selection by 2 votes.
Nov 23, 1944 - Five groups totaling 23 players‚ managers‚ umpires‚ and writers visit war theaters as part of the USO program. Included are Mel Ott‚ Dutch Leonard‚ Frankie Frisch‚ Bucky Walters‚ Harry Heilmann‚ Carl Hubbell‚ Freddie Fitzsimmons‚ Bill Summers‚ Beans Reardon‚ Johnny Lindell‚ Tuck Stainback‚ Steve O'Neill‚ Leo Durocher‚ Joe Medwick‚ Nick Etten‚ Dixie Walker‚ Paul Waner‚ and Rip Sewell.
Aug 18, 1943 - Carl Hubbell wins his 253rd and final game all with the Giants as he beats the Pirates 3-2. He will retire at the end of the year and take over what's left of the Giants' farm system now down to 2 teams.
Jun 5, 1943 - Carl Hubbell snaps the Giants loss streak of 7 games by pitching a one-hitter against the Pirates to win 5-1. The only hit for Pittsburgh is a solo HR by 1B Elbie Fletcher. The win is King Carl's 250th. Giants C Ernie Lombardi who left yesterday's game after being cut on the forehead by the spikes of Pirate Jim Russell is married today to Berice Ayres.
Sep 26, 1942 - Youngsters admitted free for bringing scrap metal to aid the war effort get restless and invade the field at the Polo Grounds in the 8th inning of the 2nd game with the Giants leading 5-2. Umpire Ziggy Sears forfeits the game 9-0 to the Braves. Boston P Warren Spahn is not charged with a decision although he was losing at the time of the forfeit. But he is given credit for a complete game his only one in 4 appearances for the year. Carl Hubbell wins the opener 6-4.
Aug 18, 1942 - After going 1-6 before the All-star break Carl Hubbell posts his 8th straight win beating the Braves 10-2. The 39-year-old veteran is backed by Mel Ott's 3 hits including a HR into the LF stands at the Polo Grounds.
Aug 2, 1942 - Carl Hubbell wins his 5th straight topping the Cardinals 7-1. Mel Ott's 2 homers one a grand slam eases the way for the vet. In the nightcap Dick Bartell's 9th inning error paved the way for Billy Southworth's squeeze bunt and the Cards win 3-2. Mort Cooper allows 4 hits in winning his 13th.
Mar 5, 1942 - Variety the week entertainment newspaper wades in against "droopy drawers" in baseball. "Joe DiMaggio and Carl Hubbell are the silliest looking pair we've seen. Way back in the days when the speed boys were stealing 40 to 90 bases a year you'll remember they used to roll their pants just below the knee. Now they've got 'em almost to their shoes. The theory here is that the constriction inherent in the new style can slow a player a full stride getting to first."
Sep 7, 1941 - With Durocher again at SS the Dodgers roll over the Giants 13-1 behind Higbe's 20th win of the year. Camilli hits 2 homers as the Brooks pound Carl Hubbell and 2 relievers. Brooklyn wins the nitecap 4-3 in 10 innings.
May 27, 1941 - At the Polo Grounds the score 1-1 between the Giants and Braves when umpire Jocko Conlan calls time in the 7th. The crowd and the two teams then listens for 45 minutes while President Roosevelt's radio message about the war in Europe is heard on the loudspeakers. When play resumes the Braves lift Jim Tobin for Manny Salvo while the Giants take out starter Hal Schumacher replacing him with Carl Hubbell. Hubbell's single wins it for New York 2-1.
Oct 3, 1940 - Bucky Walters gives the NL its first Series game victory since Carl Hubbell beat the Yankees in 1937. Jimmy Ripple's 2-run HR in the 3rd provides the margin. Walters gives up only 3 hits but is lucky to escape a jittery first inning.
May 30, 1940 - The Giants sweep the Dodgers 7-0 and 12-5 in 12 innings dropping Brooklyn out of 1st place. In the opener Carl Hubbell uses just 81 pitches and gives up only a 2nd inning single to Johnny Hudson who is erased on a DP. Only Lavagetto gets to a 3-2 count. Bill Lohrman wins the 2nd game in 12 innings.
May 14, 1939 - Making his first appearance since elbow surgery in August 1938 Carl Hubbell pitches New York to a 2-1 win over the Phillies. Catcher Ken O'Dea hits a 10th inning HR to win it for King Carl.
Aug 22, 1938 - Carl Hubbell has an arm operation for bone chips in his elbow and is finished for the season. He tells writers that for several years his elbow has hurt from throwing his screwball.
Jun 26, 1938 - Carl Hubbell wins his 200th game as the Giants beat the visiting Cubs 5-1 and stretch their lead over the 2nd-place Reds to 2 games. Larry French takes the loss. Newly acquired Bob Seeds up from Newark leads the way with a 470-foot inside the park homer to the Eddie Grant memorial in dead center.
Jun 8, 1938 - New York regains the lead with a double win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field winning 4-2 in 10 innings then taking the nightcap 4-1. Harry Gumbert beats Larry French in the first game while Carl Hubbell is the victor in game 2 beating Bryant. French will lose 19 games for the Cubs one shy of the league leader in the category.
Oct 9, 1937 - Carl Hubbell staves off a Yankee sweep with a 6-hit 7-3 victory. The Giants score 6 runs in the 2nd inning. Lou Gehrig hits a 9th inning HR to give him a record 34 RBIs breaking Ruth's record of 33. The Yankees make no errors in the series setting a record; the next team to match them will be Baltimore in a 4-game series in 1966.
Oct 6, 1937 - Carl Hubbell and Lefty Gomez duel in the opening game of the WS a rematch of last year's teams. The Yankees score 7 runs in the 6th inning on 5 singles 3 walks and 2 errors. Tony Lazzeri homers in the bottom of the 8th to make the final score 8-1.
Sep 30, 1937 - The New York Giants clinch the flag with a 2-1 victory by Carl Hubbell for his 22nd win. The loss goes to Phils starter Hugh Mulcahy his 18th defeat who will earn the sobriquet "Losing Pitcher." The Giants lose the nitecap 6-2. Blondy Ryan has a homer the 3000th in Giants history.
Sep 20, 1937 - Carl Hubbell in relief wins his 20th game beating the Cards 10-3. The Giants maintain a 2 1/2 game lead over Chicago. The first 6 batters for each team hit safely against the 2 starters Melton and Weiland.
Sep 4, 1937 - At the Polo Grounds Carl Hubbell stops the Dodgers 3-0. Dick Bartell's 14th homer of the year is all the scoring King Carl needs to chop up Max Butcher. With Chicago (73-49) idle the Giants (74-48) move in front by a game.
Aug 13, 1937 - The Giants make nine hits-seven for extra bases-to down the last-place Phillies 5-0. Carl Hubbell has two hits in winning his 16th tops in the majors. Sam Leslie has a triple and homer while Harry Danning has a homer and three RBIs.
Jun 27, 1937 - Backed by two Mel Ott HRs Carl Hubbell outpitches Dizzy Dean to give the Giants an 8-1 win over the Cards. This is the last time the two Hall of Famers will face each other; Hubbell is 6-4 in games in which they've both had decisions: Dean is 4-6 (Reliever Schindler beat Dean 8/25/34; Reliever Paul Dean beat Hubbell 7/26/34; Hubbell beat reliever Walker 9/14/36).
May 31, 1937 - A Memorial Day crowd of 61756 the 2nd-largest crowd in Polo Grounds history sees the Dodgers end Carl Hubbell's consecutive-game winning streak at 24 over 2 seasons. Babe Phelps leads the way going 5-for-6 as Brooklyn routs King Carl in the 4th inning and wins 10-3. Although Hubbell loses the first game of the doubleheader he is honored in between games when Babe Ruth makes the presentation of the NL's 1936 MVP Award. The Giants take the nitecap 5-4.
May 19, 1937 - Dizzy Dean instigates another donnybrook following a number of knockdown pitches in a game with the Giants. The Giants score three runs in the 6th inning after Dean is called for a balk by ump George Barr. Losing 4-1 to Carl Hubbell in the 9th Dean knocks down Jimmy Ripple with a pitch. Ripple follows with a bunt on the first base side in a effort to make Dean field the ball. The bunt however bounces to 2B Jimmy Brown who prepares to throw to Johnny Mize at 1B. Dean who had started toward the ball keeps running and barrels into Ripple. The two benches empty and when the field is cleared by the umpires and policemen the batter Ripple who was never put out at first base is credited with a single. Catchers Gus Mancuso and Mickey Owens are ejected after staging their own private boxing match.. The only player who doesn't leave the bench is Hubbell who wins his 6th straight game of the year and 22nd regular-season decision in a row. The Cards scoreboard attendant counts pitches in the game: 172 by Dean and 93 by Hubbard (70 strikes 23 balls). King Carl uses 5 pitches in both the 1st and 8th.
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.
May 9, 1937 - Before a crowd of 36520 at the Polo Grounds Carl Hubbell wins his 4th straight and his 20th in a row subduing the Cubs and Bill Lee 4-1. The game is scoreless for 6 innings. Dick Bartell hits a 2-run HR in the 8th and Fank Demaree homers in the 9th for the only score of King Carl. Hubbell matches the mark of Rube Marquard who won one game in 1911 and 19 straight more in 1912.
Apr 30, 1937 - Carl Hubbell limits the Dodgers to 7 hits in winning 7-2. It is the Giants ace's 18th straight win over 2 seasons.
Apr 23, 1937 - Carl Hubbell's first start of the season is a 3-hit 3-0 shutout against the Boston Bees. For the Giants ace it is his 17th straight win dating back to July 17 of last year.
Sep 23, 1936 - Pitching in the 10th straight Giants' game Carl Hubbell notches his 16th consecutive victory his 26th of the year. King Carl beats the Phils 5-4. He resumes the streak next year to reach a record 24 wins in a row.
Sep 14, 1936 - King Carl Hubbell pitches five innings of relief to stop the Cards 7-5 for his 24th victory. In winning his 14th straight Hubbell puts the Giants 4 1/2 games ahead of St. Louis with 13 to play. The Giants score 6 runs in the 3rd off Walker then add a 7th off Ed Heusser in the 6th before Dizzy Dean making his 4th appearance in five games comes on. Heusser has the only homer in the game hitting his first in the majors off Hubbell in the 6th. It's not his only hit as he and Joe Medwick swing at each other after Heusser accuses Ducky of not hustling on a single by Bartell. One account has Medwick knocking down Heusser but by all accounts Heusser hits Medwick on the chin.
Sep 3, 1936 - Carl Hubbell out duels Dizzy Dean to post his 21st win 2-1 the same score as when the last two matched up on July 21st. It's King Carl's 11th straight win as the Giants pull even in the series.
Aug 30, 1936 - The Giants sweep the Cubs in Chicago winning the opener 6-1 behind Carl Hubbell's 20th win of the season and his 10th in a row. Dick Coffman wins the nightcap 8-6 in relief. Mel Ott has 7 hits in the 2 games. New York now leads by 4 games. The Cards move ahead of the Cubs into 2nd place by splitting with the Dodgers Diz Dean wins his 22nd.
Aug 19, 1936 - For the third time in two weeks Mel Ott and rookie Jimmy Ripple hit back-to-back homers as the Giants edge the Dodgers 3-2. Ott's 27th in the 8th is deep but when Ripple ball is touched by a fan it touches off a Casey Stengel tirade that gets the perfessor tossed. The homers break up a pitching duel between Carl Hubbell and Max Butcher and leaves the Giants just a game behind the leading Cardinals.
Jul 21, 1936 - Cardinals slugger Joe Medwick has 10 hits in succession to equal the NL record. He had 7 hits in his last 7 times at bat in a doubleheader on the 19th and he hits safely in his first three today. He is finally stopped by the Giants Carl Hubbell. The Giants break a 1-1 tie on Dick Bartell's homer in the 10th off Dizzy Dean to win 2-1.
Jul 17, 1936 - Carl Hubbell starts his winning streak beating Pittsburgh 6-0. The Giants hit a NL record tying 4 triples in the first inning: Joe Moore Mel Ott and Hank Leiber hit them in succession and Eddie Mayo adds one later in the inning to equal the ML record.
Jul 15, 1936 - At Pittsburgh the Giants lose the opener 5-4 when reliever Carl Hubbell walks in the winning run. With the loss the Giants are 11 games in back of the leading Cubs. New York rebounds in game 2 winning 14-4 behind Bill Terry. Terry playing on an injured knee collects a single double and triple. The Giants will win 39 of their next 47 games.
Jul 13, 1936 - Bill Lee wins a 1-0 duel from Carl Hubbell who allows just two hits as the Cubs move into first place. It is the last game the Giants ace will lose in 1936; he will win his next 16 decisions this year and his first 8 next year.
Jul 11, 1936 - The Giants lose 5-4 in Pittsburgh as Carl Hubbell in relief walks in the winning run. The loss leaves New York eleven games behind the front-running Cubs. New York wins the 2nd game 14-4 as Bill Terry hobbled with a knee injury bangs out a single double and triple. The win sparks a Giants' surge that will see them win 39 of their next 47 games.
Jul 7, 1936 - The NL having lost the first 3 All-Star Games wins 4-3 at Boston's National League Park with four different Cub players (Galan Herman Hartnett and Demaree) scoring runs. After Dizzy Dean and Carl Hubbell each pitch scoreless 3-inning stints Curt Davis is hammered by the AL including Lou Gehrig's HR but Lon Warneke shuts the door. Meanwhile the NL is helped by Joe DiMaggio's loose fielding and error and Augie Galan's HR. DiMag is the first rookie to play in an All-Star game. NL plays its starting lineup except for 2 late-inning pinch hitters. Local favorite and 3-time starter Wally Berger doesn't appear. Missing from the NL roster are Dolph Camilli and Buck Jordan co-leaders at .348 as well as the eventual batting champ Paul Waner.
Apr 29, 1936 - In St. Louis Roy Parmelee former Giants pitcher beats Carl Hubbell 2-1 in a 17-inning duel. The game is scoreless until the 12th when the Giants score a run but the Cards match it in the bottom of the 12th. Parmelee allows just 6 hits in 17 innings while King Carl gives up 11.
Sep 19, 1935 - The Cubs complete a 4-game sweep of the Giants beating Carl Hubbell for their 16th straight win 6-1. Billy Herman has 3 hits and is 11-for-18 in the series with the Giants. The 16 wins in a row is the most in the NL since the 1924 Dodgers won 15. Giants manager Bill Terry tells reporters that "the Cubs will win . . . they are playing way over their heads."
Sep 15, 1935 - Before an overflow Sunday crowd of 41284 in St. Louis the Giants Carl Hubbell outpitches Dizzy Dean to give New York a 7-3 win. It is the 2nd time in 4 days the two aces have matched up. The Giants winners of 14 out of their last 22 games are now just 1 1/2 games behind the Cardinals.
Sep 12, 1935 - Dizzy Dean wins his 26th a 5-2 CG victory over New York's Carl Hubbell to keep the Cardinals in 1st place by a game. But the Cards Ducky Medwick has his hitting streak stopped at 28 straight games
Sep 4, 1935 - Carl Hubbell subdues the Reds 6-4 for his 20th win of the season. King Carl scatters 12 hits including three apiece by Cuyler and Riggs. Dick Bartell gets three hits for the Terrymen who remain two in back of the Cards.
Aug 24, 1935 - Giants OF Hank Leiber ties the ML record with two HRs during an 8-run 2nd-inning assault on the Cubs at the Polo Grounds. The Giants prevail 9-4 as Carl Hubbell wins his 19th in relief. The Giants have not been out of first place since the start of the season but will give up the top spot tomorrow when the Cubs beat them. Before the game umpire Dolly Stark is honored and given a new automobile by Ford Frick as a present from fans and players. Stark the varsity basketball coach at Dartmouth was voted the most popular umpire in the NL last year.
Aug 18, 1935 - At the Polo Grounds the Giants increase their lead to two games over the Cardinals by beating the Reds 8-4. Carl Hubbell wins and helps the offense by hitting a HR. The big stick belongs to Giants CF Hank Lieber who slugs a HR triple and 2 doubles.
Aug 14, 1935 - The largest midweek crowd in NL history 50868 sees the Giants and Cards split at the Polo Grounds the Giants winning 6-4 then losing 3-0. Carl Hubbell takes the opener spoiling Paul Dean's 22nd birthday as Jack Rothrock Joe Moore Terry Moore Pepper Martin and Gus Mancuso homer. The Giants outhit the Cards ten to five in the nitecap but lose to Bill Hallahan. Castleman loses his first decision after six straight wins.
Jul 28, 1935 - The Giants shut out the Dodgers twice today winning 6-0 and 1-0. Carl Hubbell defeats Dutch Leonard in game 1 and Clyde Castleman tops George Earnshaw in the nitecap. Mel Ott's homer is the only score.
Jul 7, 1935 - After four attempts Carl Hubbell wins his 10th defeating the Dodgers 9-2. The Dodgers take a 2-1 lead but Mel Ott's grand slam in the 3rd sends the first-place Giants to a 6 1/2 game lead at the All-Star break. Ott has 18 homers tops in the NL: Greenberg is leading the AL with 23.
Jun 25, 1935 - Billy Herman cracks a first inning HR off Carl Hubbell and the Cubs score 7 runs in the past 3 innings to beat the 1st-place Giants 10-5. Herman adds another three hits and Augie Galan has three hits including 2 triples. Dick Bartell has 4 hits for the Giants. Al Smith takes the loss for New York while Fabian Kowalik pitches the last inning for the win.
Apr 16, 1935 - Babe Ruth's NL debut draws the largest Opening Day crowd 25000 in Braves' history. The Babe's 2-hit debut includes a 430-foot HR and 3 RBIs off Carl Hubbell as Boston beats New York 4-2. Ruth adds the game's fielding play with a shoestring catch. Boston will win just 37 more games this year.
Sep 23, 1934 - The Giants split a pair with the Braves to remain even with the Cards. New York takes the opener 8-0 behind Roy Parmelee. In game 2 Carl Hubbell gives up no hits through 5 innings but he wilts in the 8th and the Braves score 3. Boston wins it in the 11th 4-3 scoring a run off Joe Bowman on a 2-out single steal wild pitch and single.
Sep 16, 1934 - The largest turnout in Polo Grounds history 62573 suffers as the Deans take two from the Giants. Diz needs relief from Tex Carleton for a 5-3 opener but Paul goes 11 innings for a 3-1 win over Carl Hubbell his 6th victory over the Giants this year. Pepper Martin homers off King Carl. The Cardinals leave New York 3 1/2 games behind the league-leading Giants.
Sep 12, 1934 - Carl Hubbell wins his 20th a 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh. With the Cards now 5 1/2 games behind the New York Times reports the Giants' win "put the finishing touches to reinforcing their position until it was generally accepted as practically impregnable."
Aug 25, 1934 - At St. Louis the Cards build a 5-0 lead over New York and Carl Hubbell only to see the Giants score 3. Dizzy Dean who pitched a shut out yesterday throws 3 innings of relief gives up 5 hits and a walk and is charged with the 7-6 loss. Schumacher gets the victory.
Jul 10, 1934 - The 2nd annual All-Star Game produces Carl Hubbell's amazing feat of striking out 5 future Hall of Famers in a row. Off to a shaky start with 2 on base in the first inning Hubbell uses his screwball to fan Ruth Gehrig and Foxx. He adds Al Simmons and Joe Cronin to start the 2nd. After 3 scoreless innings he leaves with the NL ahead 4-0. The AL rallies scoring 9 runs off Warneke Van Lingle Mungo the eventual loser and Dean. Meanwhile Mel Harder pitches 5 shutout innings in relief of Red Ruffing to hold the lead. Frisch and Medwick hit HRs. Earl Averill's 3 RBI are decisive for the AL 9-7 victory.
Jul 4, 1934 - At the Polo Grounds the Giants tomahawk the Braves scoring 29 runs in two games today. New York wins the opener 14-5 then Carl Hubbell coasts to a 15-0 win in the nitecap. After the finish of all the holiday doubleheaders the Giants have a clear lead of 3 1?2 games ahead of the Cubs and 4 1?2 in front of the Cardinals.
Apr 17, 1934 - In a pre-game ceremony at the Polo Grounds a bugler sounded taps for John McGraw who died in February. The Giants behind Carl Hubbell then defeat the Phillies 6-1 to start a five-game win streak.
Oct 6, 1933 - Carl Hubbell wins for the 2nd time going 11 innings for the 2-1 victory in a pitching duel with Monte Weaver. Heinie Manush is thrown out of the game for brushing umpire Charlie Moran in the 6th inning. Travis Jackson beats out a surprise bunt to open the 11th inning is sacrificed to 2B on a close play and scores on a single by Blondy Ryan.
Oct 3, 1933 - In the battle of first-year managers the Giants take the opener of the WS at the Polo Grounds as Carl Hubbell holds the Senators to 5 hits and 3 unearned runs. Washington unravels when Buddy Myer makes a record-tying 3 errors. Mel Ott is the hitting star tying a WS record with 4-for-4.
Sep 28, 1933 - The AP announces its All-Star team voted on by sports editors and writers and the top vote getters are Jimmie Foxx Joe Cronin and Carl Hubbell. Gehrig is on the second team behind Foxx but Ruth did not make the squad.
Sep 24, 1933 - Lefty Grove wins his 24th game replacing starter Emmett McKeithan after 4 innings and the A's leading 8-3. The final score is 11-4 with General Crowder taking the loss. But Grove's win is tainted. The Athletics "contrived" to give Grove the sure win so that he could finish the season with more wins than NL star Carl Hubbell who will finish with 23. AL President Harridge will reverse the official scorer's decision next week and gives the win to McKeithan but the league eventually returns the win to Grove.
Sep 1, 1933 - In the first of two games with the Braves Carl Hubbell pitches 10 innings and drives in the winning run for a 2-0 win. He doesn't walk a batter and never goes as deep as a 3-2 count on any hitter holding the Braves to 4 hits. It is his 20th win and his 10th shutout of the year. Five of the shutouts are 1-0 a NL record. Frankhouse is the hard-luck loser when his mates make 2 errors in the 10th. New York then takes the nitecap 5-3.
Jul 16, 1933 - Red Lucas of the Reds pitches a 15-inning 1-0 win over Roy Parmelee and the Giants in the opener of a doubleheader. The Giants do the honors in the nitecap winning 1-0 as Carl Hubbell beats Paul Derringer.
Jul 2, 1933 - Carl Hubbell pitches an entire 18-inning shutout for the Giants over the Cardinals to tie Walter Johnson's ML record for the longest 1-0 victory. He strikes out 12 and walks none allowing only 6 hits in a duel with Tex Carleton who goes the first 16 innings. Jess Haines relieves in the 17th and in the 18th gives up a single to Joe Moore a sacrifice bunt to Gus Mancuso and an intentional pass to Travis Jackson. Hubbell then forces at 2nd and a single by Hughey Critz ends it. In game 2 played in semidarkness Roy Parmelee matches Hubbell and wins 1-0 on a Johnny Vergez HR. The notoriously wild Giants' pitcher does not issue a walk and strikes out 13 to beat Dizzy Dean who is pitching on a day's rest. The Cards go a record 27 innings in the two games with no walks. Not until 1950 will the Cards be shut out again in a twin bill and again it'll be NY.
Apr 24, 1933 - Giants player/manager Bill Terry is hit by a pitch in a game with the Dodgers breaking his wrist. He will be out 3 weeks ending his consecutive-game streak at 468. The Giants win 4-0 behind Carl Hubbell.
Aug 14, 1932 - At the Polo Grounds John Quinn at 49 becomes the oldest P to win a ML game. He relieves Van Mungo in the 9th after Johnny Frederick hits a pinch-hit HR off Carl Hubbell in the 9th to tie at 1-1. The Dodgers win in the 10th when Tony Cuccinello drives home Hack Wilson for Brooklyn's 4th straight win over the Giants. The pinch homer is Frederick's 4th pinch-hit HR of the year for a new ML record. He will have 6 by the season's end. The Giants win the nitecap 8-4 as Bill Terry and Mel Ott belt homers.
Jul 3, 1932 - At the Polo Grounds the Giants top the Braves 5-2 as Carl Hubbell goes all the way for the win. Frank Hogan crashes his 3rd homer off Bob Brown in three days to start the scoring in the 2nd. The Braves get 4 hits in the 6th inning including a leadoff homer by Wally Berger.
May 26, 1932 - The Robins and Giants go 12 innings before Johnny Fredericks's single drives in the winning run as Broooklyn wins 3-2. Watty Clark is the winner over Carl Hubbell who strikes out 15. With the Robins winning 2-1 in the 5th on homers by Lefty O'Doul and George Kelly Brooklyn apparently plates another run on Al Lopez's single. But an alert Joe McCarthy who stayed silent when Senor Lopez struck out twice previously protests correctly that Lopez batted out of turn and the run does not count.
Jul 9, 1931 - The Giants beat the Phils 9-3 behind Carl Hubbell but lose Fred Lindstrom. After hitting a homer and a single the right fielder breaks his left ankle sliding into 3B in the 5th. He will be out of the lineup until early August. He'll return but next year will be his first under .300 in 7 seasons. The injury leaves the Giants with only 3 outfielders. Reserve Ethan Allen is hit on the elbow by a bat and will be out for at least a week.
Oct 19, 1930 - At Havana's Stadium Cerveza Tropical a group of major league all stars completes a 7-game series with a squad led by Jewel Ens winning 6-2 over Dave Bancroft's team. The Ens team takes the series 5 to 2 with most of the games close (as researched by Bill Nowlin) and very well attended. Participating are future Hall of Famers Bancroft Heinie Manush Rabbit Maranville Paul Waner Al Lopez Pie Traynor Chuck Klein Carl Hubbell and Bill Terry. But the star of the series is Larry French who wins 3 games. In between games 5 and 6 the Bancrofts beat a Havana all-star team 2-1 scoring the winning run in the 9th. A plaque at the stadium commemorates the series.
Aug 30, 1930 - New York's Carl Hubbell loses to Brooklyn 1-0 giving up a run in the 9th. With a runner on 3rd King Carl walks 2 intentionally and then walks in the winning run. Giant coach Dave Bancroft argues the call with umpire Lou Jorda so loudly that he is suspended for 3 games.
Jul 15, 1930 - At the Polo Grounds Tony Cuccinello knocks in 6 runs and Curt Walker scores 5 runs as Cincinnati trounces Carl Hubbell and the Giants 14-8. Cooch has a homer double and single while Walker collects a homer and 2 doubles.
Jul 7, 1930 - The host Phillies pound out 22 hits and still lose to the Giants 13-12. New York totals 16 hits off three pitchers. Lefty O'Doul and Chuck Klein hit homers for the Quakers but in the 9th inning with two on and two out Carl Hubbell comes in to strike out Klein.
Jun 16, 1930 - At the Polo Grounds the Cubs down 4-3 in the top of the 9th load the bases with 2 outs against Carl Hubbell. He retires Cuyler and Wilson on pop flies but Riggs Stephenson squibs a infield single to tie the game. Charlie Grimm then hits a grand slam. Shanty Hogan answers with a pinch homer in the bottom of the 9th for the Giants 5th solo homer of the day-a NL record for runs on solo homers-but the Cubs hold on for a 8-5 victory. Terry Jackson Allen and Leach also reach the bleachers.
May 23, 1930 - Despite a homer by Bill Terry in the 8th and a 3-run shot by Ott in the 9th Carl Hubbell loses to the Phillies 9-8. Philadelphia bangs out 17 hits including a HR by Pinky Whitney against King Carl.
Apr 26, 1930 - The undefeated Giants take a pair from the Phillies winning 13-2 and 7-5. Hub Pruett and Carl Hubbell are the victors. Fred Lindstrom is 5-for-5 in the lid lifter and 2-for-4 in the nitecap while Bill Terry and Travis Jackson each pound out a pair of homers.
Apr 20, 1930 - Grover Alexander makes his debut for the Phillies against the Giants lefty Carl Hubbell. King Carl outpitches the old master 2-1 who gives up 4 walks and a homer to Mel Ott in 6 innings of work.
Oct 5, 1929 - Mel Ott and Chuck Klein go into today's Giant-Phils doubleheader tied at 42 home runs apiece. In the opener a 5-4 Phils victory Ott manages a single but Klein homers off Carl Hubbell in his first at bat to take the HR lead. In game 2 Ott singles in his first at bat. After that manager Burt Shotton orders the Phillies pitchers rather than give Ott a chance to tie Klein to semi-intentionally walk him 5 times. The last (semi) intentional walk comes on a 3-2 count with the bases loaded as the Giants win 12-3. Phillie Lefty O'Doul gets 6 hits in the 2 games for an NL record of 254 hits for the season. In the 5th inning of game 1 Lefty's 3rd hit of the game a 5th inning HR is his 251st of the year. He has a 4th hit in game one then two more in the nitecap. Chuck Klein follows O'Doul's HR with one of his own his 43rd. For Rogers Hornsby it was a tough inning as the two HRs eclipse two of his NL season records: most hits (250) and most HRs (42). Each player connects in all National League parks the first players not named Ruth to accomplish the feat.
Sep 9, 1929 - At Cincinnati the Giants Fred Fitzsimmons beats the Reds 10-4 in game 2 for his 6th win over Cincinnati this season. Four of the wins are shutouts. In game 1 Carl Hubbell is the winner 6-3.
Sep 2, 1929 - Thanks to "the greediness of a careless fan (NY World)" the Giants lose a home run when a fan interferes with a fly ball headed for the RF bleachers at the Polo Grounds. Instead of a two-run homer by Edd Roush the Giants come up empty. Carl Hubbell goes all the way only to lose to the Phils 4-3 in 12 innings.
May 26, 1929 - Two pinch hitters supply the holiday fireworks: Les Bell for the Braves off Carl Hubbell and Pat Crawford for the Giants off Socks Seibold hit grand slams in New York's 15-8 victory. New York plates 9 runs in the 6th inning to break a 2-2 tie.
May 8, 1929 - At Pittsburgh's Schenley Park the Giants Carl Hubbell pitches an 11-0 no-hitter against the Pirates allowing just one walk. In the 9th the 1st two batters reached on errors before Hubbell records a strikeout and starts the game-ending DP. It's the first no-hitter by a lefthander since Hub Leonard in 1918. Chick Fullis starts the scoring with a HR in the 2nd his 3rd in three days and Mel Ott adds 2 HRs to take the NL lead.
Sep 20, 1928 - A crowd of 50000 at the Polo Grounds sees the Giants and Cardinals split a doubleheader. The Cards take the first game 8-5 behind pitcher Willie Sherdel plus three homers by former Giant George Harper. The Giants salvage the nightcap 7-4 when they score 5 runs in the 8th inning to give rookie Carl Hubbell the win over Grover Cleveland Alexander. Shanty Hogan's grand slam off Alexander is the big blow. New York remains 2 games behind the NL-leading Cardinals.
Aug 11, 1928 - Carl Hubbell's first ML victory is a 4-0 shutout of the Phils. He'll be 10-6 down the stretch and will pitch 16 years with the Giants.
Aug 5, 1928 - In a battle of the front runners the Cardinals top the Giants 6-4 in 15 innings. Young Carl Hubbell relieves Lefty Faulkner in the 4th inning with 2 on and gets a double play. He throws another 11 innings allowing just 3 hits before losing to Clarence Mitchell in the 15th.
Jul 26, 1928 - Carl Hubbell makes his ML debut against the Pirates. He pitches a scoreless 1st inning but the Pirates score 5 in the 2nd to knock him out. Pittsburgh wins 7-5 behind Burleigh Grimes.
Jul 12, 1928 - Baseball's biggest battery is recorded appropriately with the New York Giants as Garland "Gob" Buckeye a 260 pound pro football lineman in the off-season makes his NL pitching debut with 250 pound Shanty Hogan behind the plate. The Giants lose to the Cardinals. In a significant move the Giants purchase 25-year-old lefty Carl Hubbell from Beaumont for an amount rumored to be the most ever paid for a Texas League player.
Oct 1, 1908 - Ed Reulbach shuts out the Reds for a 6-0 Cubs win and Reulbach's 4th straight shutout tying a mark set by Three Fingered Brown earlier in the year. Big Ed will complete 44 consecutive scoreless innings an NL record until Carl Hubbell's 46 in 1933 and the 4 straight shutouts will not be tied until another Cub Bill Lee does it in 1938.