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Clint Hartung from the Chronology
Sep 5, 1952 - Clint Hartung's 2-run pinch blast in the 8th lifts the Giants to a 5-4 win over the Phils. Bobby Thomson also connects to back Al Corwin's win. The Giants are 6 games in back of the Dodgers as the two teams start their series.
May 18, 1950 - At the Polo Grounds Al Walker poles a grand slam in the 6th inning for the Cubs. In the bottom of the inning Monte Irvin hits a grand slam for the Giants the first time in history that each team has slammed in the same inning. The game is called on account of rain after 6 innings and the Giants win 10-4 behind Clint Hartung. Johnny Schmitz the first of four pitchers is the loser.
Sep 6, 1948 - At Philadelphia the Giants sweep a pair from the Phils winning 4-3 in 13 innings and 3-0 in 7 innings. In the nitecap the Phils manage just one hit in the first 6 innings but garner 10 walks off Curt Simmons walks 2 more batters in the 7th and gives up 3 hits before exiting. No one in the NL has ever walked that many in that few innings. Clint Hartung is the winner.
Aug 15, 1948 - In the first of two at Philadelphia Ken Heintzelman tosses a one-hitter to beat the Giants 8-1. The only hit is Whitey Lockman's 7th inning triple. The Phils take the nitecap 7-5 as Ed Heusser pitches 5 innings of relief to win. Larry Jansen and Clint Hartung take the losses.
Jul 5, 1947 - Johnny Mize hits 2 homers his 23rd and 24th and Clint Hartung shuts out the Phils 4-0. The New York Giants have now hit 37 home runs in 16 straight games an NL record. The Giants will homer in 18 straight games to set a NL record since broken.
May 9, 1947 - Heralded Giant rookie Clint Hartung makes his first pitching appearance and throws 6 shutout innings of relief against the Braves. He will start 20 games and compile his best season at 9-7. He will also play 7 games in the OF and bat .309 for the year. But the Braves win today 6-2 behind Warren Spahn.
Dec 11, 1945 - The Giants obtain a genuine "phenom‚" pitcher/outfielder Clint Hartung‚ from Minneapolis for $20‚000 and 3 players. Much ballyhooed‚ Hartung hit .358 in 66 games in 1942 for Eau Claire (Northern) while winning 3 games. He was in the military for the next 3 years‚ and will be for the 1946 season. The New York World Telegram's Tom Meany writes‚ "Hartung's a sucker if he reports to the Giants. All he has to do is sit at home‚ wait till he's eligible‚ and he's a cinch to make the Hall of Fame."