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Denny Galehouse from the Chronology
Oct 4, 1948 - In a one-game playoff for the AL pennant at Fenway Park the Cleveland Indians beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 behind rookie knuckleballer Gene Bearden who wins his 20th game. Red Sox manager Joe McCarthy ignores the well-rested rotation pitchers Ellis Kinder and Mel Parnell to go with journeyman Denny Galehouse (8-7). With the score 1-1 in the 4th Ken Keltner hits a 3-run HR over the LF fence. Player-manager Lou Boudreau gets 4 hits including a pair of homers and finishes the year with just 9 strikeouts the lowest number since 1922.
Jul 22, 1948 - Denny Galehouse returns to the Red Sox lineup and stops Chicago 3-0. Vern Stephens clouts a 2-run homer. In the 2nd game a 5-3 win Stephens adds a homer to take over the AL RBI lead with 83. The winner is Ellis Kinder the first of 18-straight wins over Chicago (through June 1 1952).
Jul 5, 1948 - Despite a hitless day by Ted Williams the Red Sox sweep the Yankees winning 6-5 and 8-7. Denny Galehouse wins the opener then saves the win in game 2. But his 9th inning sac bunt results in his tripping over 1B and he will be out of action for 3 weeks.
Oct 4, 1944 - The first all-St. Louis WS opens with the Browns as the visiting team beating the Cardinals 2-1 on George McQuinn's HR. Denny Galehouse is the winning P and Mort Cooper loses despite allowing just 2 hits. It is the first Series in which all the games are played west of the Mississippi River. The Series is dubbed the Streetcar Series and is played with no days off. Red Hayworth is behind the plate for the Browns with Frank Mancuso as his backup. In a family oddity brothers Ray Hayworth and Gus Mancuso also catch in the big leagues.
Aug 25, 1944 - In the 4th inning Tiger SS Joe Hoover singles off Browns pitcher Denny Galehouse then steals 2B. A grounder moves him to 3B and with Eddie Mayo on 1B with a walk the two engineer a double steal. Hoover's swipe of home holds up as the only run of the 1-0 game. Dizzy Trout allows just 4 hits in winning his 21st of the season.
Jun 2, 1943 - The Red Sox and the Browns play their 4th consecutive extra-inning game working 45 innings in 2 games May 31 and another pair today. Sixth-place Boston splits today losing 7-4 and winning 3-2 to take 3 out of 4 from last-place St. Louis. Both leagues will set records for extra-inning activity 91 in the AL 80 in the NL. Brownie P Denny Galehouse doesn't help in the game 2 loss getting nabbed by 2B Bobby Doerr in the 8th on a hidden ball trick.
Aug 2, 1941 - Marv Breuer shuts out the Browns on 3 hits to win 2-0. It is the Yankees 3rd shutout in a row. Denny Galehouse gives up 8 hits including a double to DiMaggio. This extends DiMag's new hit streak to 16 games.
Jul 4, 1939 - Red Sox 3B Jim Tabor hits 4 HRs as Boston sweeps Philadelphia 17-7 and 18-12 as the two teams combine for a ML record 54 runs in the twinbill. Jimmie Foxx and Tabor lead the plating with 7 runs apiece with Tabor scoring 5 runs in game 2. Three of Tabor's HRs including a record-tying two grand slams (matches Lazzeri in 1936) come in the nightcap the first Red Sox player to clout three in a game. He totals 19 bases and 11 RBIs in the two slugfests on an afternoon featuring 65 hits. Boston accounts for 35 of them. Joe Heving and Denny Galehouse are the Boston winners while A's hurlers Cotton Pippen and Chubby Dean are the losers. Making his debut in game 1 as a pinch hitter is Eddie Collins Jr. son of Sox GM Eddie Collins.
Dec 15, 1938 - The Red Sox send Pinky Higgins and P Archie McKain to the Tigers for pitchers Elden Auker and Jake Wade‚ and OF Ed Morgan. The Sox also ship OF Ben Chapman to the Indians in exchange for P Denny Galehouse and SS Tom Irwin.