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    Sep 18, 1963 - The last ML game at the Polo Grounds draws 1‚752 fans to see Philadelphia beat New York 5-1. Jim Hickman hits the final New York HR in the historic park‚ and Chris Short beats Craig Anderson.

    Aug 9, 1963 - Roger Craig's NL record-tying 18-game losing streak (broken by teammate Craig Anderson) ends thanks to Jim Hickman's 9th-inning grand slam off Lindy McDaniel. New York beats the Cubs 7-3. Craig will be on the wrong end of a shutout 9 times this year: only Bugs Raymond (11 in 1908) and Walter Johnson (10 in 1909) have had more shutouts thrown at them in a year.

    Jul 26, 1962 - Warren Spahn hits his 31st career homer‚ off Craig Anderson‚ setting an NL record for pitchers‚ in a 6-1 win over the Mets. The Mets suffer their 11th straight loss.

    May 12, 1962 - New York Mets relief P Craig Anderson wins both games of a doubleheader against the Braves to go 3-1. He will not win another game in the ML‚ losing his next 19 decisions‚ 16 of them this season. Ninth-inning game-ending HRs win the games as Hobie Landrith hits one in the opening 3-2 win and Gil Hodges closes a game-two 9-8 victory. It is the first time in history that a doubleheader has ended with two walkoff homers. The next will be July 25‚ 1967.

    May 11, 1962 - Minnie Minoso of the Cardinals suffers a fractured skull and broken wrist running into the outfield wall while chasing a Duke Snider triple. The Dodgers win 8-5. Minnie will be out of action until July 19th‚ then go back on the DL on August 18th when Craig Anderson hits him with a pitch breaking his left forearm.

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