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Dizzy Trout from the Chronology
Feb 28, 1972 - Former pitching star Dizzy Trout dies in Chicago at the age of 56. Among is survivors is a 14-year-old son Steve who will begin his major-league career in 1978.
May 30, 1952 - In a Memorial Day doubleheader in St. Louis 13000 fans at Sportsman's Park cheer as the Browns split a pair with Chicago. Satchel Paige (4-1) picks up a 3-2 win in the opener over Virgil Trucks (0-5) and Dizzy Trout (1-5) pitches 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief and Chicago wins in 12 innings 8-5.
Apr 30, 1952 - Before 24767 at Ted Williams Day at Fenway Park the Red Sox slugger plays in his final game before going to Korea as a Marine fighter pilot. It is also his first start since pulling a muscle on opening day. In his last at bat Williams hits a game-winning two-run HR in the 7th against Detroit's Dizzy Trout to give the Red Sox a 5-3 win.
Jun 23, 1950 - Eleven home runs-a then ML record-drive in all the runs scored in a 10-9 Tiger win over the Yankees before 51000 Detroit fans. Detroit has 4 HRs in the 4th inning as Dizzy Trout Gerry Priddy Vic Wertz and Hoot Evers connect. Pitcher Dizzy Trout's HR off Tommy Byrne is his 2nd lifetime grand slam. Hoot Evers hits another HR an inside-the-park 2-run game winner in the 9th off Joe Page to win it. For New York Hank Bauer connects for 2 homers including one in the 4th inning. DiMaggio Gerry Coleman Berra and pinch hitter Tommy Henrich also belt round trippers. It is the first time that 9 different players connect for homers in a game.
Apr 22, 1949 - Mickey Vernon the Indians new first baseman celebrates his 35th birthday with a 10th inning single to give the Tribe a 4-3 win over the Tigers. Gene Bearden goes all the way for the win over reliever Dizzy Trout.
May 31, 1948 - The last place White Sox and 4th-place Tigers split a pair in Detroit. The Bengals take the opener 5-4 with Dizzy Trout the winner over Orval Grove. The Sox take the nitecap 9-3 with veteran Ike Pearson picking up the win. Ike will finish the year at 2-3 to close out hs career at 13-50; his .206 winning percentage is the worst in ML history for a pitcher with 50 losses.
May 11, 1947 - The Tigers Dizzy Trout and Virgil Trucks each toss a three hit victory over the White Sox winning 10-0 and 6-1. The losses drop the Sox out if a virtual tie for first down to 5th. George Kell has 3 hits including a HR and 4 runs in the opener while Hoot Evers and Pat Mullin bang homers in game 2.
Aug 13, 1946 - In Cleveland more than 65000 are on hand at Municipal Stadium to see Bob Feller take on Detroit's Dizzy Trout. Feller pitches no hit ball for 6 innings but a walk and two singles in the 8th scores a run for Detroit and Cleveland loses 1-0. Feller strikes out 7 to run his total to 262.
Jul 24, 1946 - Washington's well-traveled Bobo Newsom stops Detroit's Dizzy Trout 1-0 handing Trout his 5th shutout loss of the year. Cecil Travis' single scores Stan Spence who has a 4-for-4 afternoon.
Oct 8, 1945 - Stan Hack's double takes a tricky bounce over LF Hank Greenberg's shoulder with 2 outs in the 12th inning to give the Chicago Cubs an 8-7 win in the 6th game of the WS. Hack has 4 hits 3 RBIs and reaches base 6 times. Borowy pitches 4 scoreless innings in relief while Dizzy Trout Detroit's 5th pitcher is the loser. The Series is now tied at 3 games apiece. Greenberg's homer in the 8th is one of 13 hits for Detroit; Chicago counters with 15.
Oct 6, 1945 - Tavern owner "Billy Goat" Sianis buys a box seat for his goat for the 4th game of the WS and is escorted out of Wrigley Field. In retaliation Sianis casts a "goat curse" over the Cubs. The Tigers tie the series on Dizzy Trout's five-hit 4-1 win. Detroit scores all its runs in the 4th with Hank Greenberg Roy Cullenbine Paul Richards and a force-out scoring the runners.
Sep 18, 1945 - The Senators score 4 in the 1st inning against Dizzy Trout pitching for the 6th time in 10 days and beat the Tigers 12-5 on a muddy field. The 2 teams tie a ML record by using 35 players. Detroit returns home 1 1/2 games ahead of the Senators.
Sep 4, 1945 - Long-time Yankee batting practice pitcher Paul Schreiber 43 who last pitched in the ML in 1923 and the minors in 1931 relieves for the Yankees against Detroit in a Tiger rout. Schreiber gives up no hits in 3 1?3 innings but the Tigers and Dizzy Trout win 10-0. The 22 years between ML appearances is a ML record. Schreiber will pitch again on the 8th when in an 11-4 loss to Detroit he gives up 4 hits and 2 earned runs in a one-inning appearance.
Jul 21, 1945 - The Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Athletics battle to a 1-1 tie in 24 innings. with the A's pulling off a DP with the sacks full to finish the contest. Les Mueller hurls the first 19 2?3 innings scattering 13 hits and walking 5 for the Tigers. Dizzy Trout pitches the rest. Mueller's outing is the longest since George Uhle and Ted Lyons went head-to-head in 1929 and no hurler has matched Mueller's endurance feat since. He was helped by Jimmy Outlaw who throws a runner out at home in the 10th after the A's make 3 singles. The A's use just two hurlers: Russ Christopher (13) and Joe Berry the final 11. The top hitter is Bobby Estalella who goes 5-for-10. The match last an AL-record 4 hours and 48 minutes before umpire Bill Summers calls it at 7:48 p.m. because "he couldn't see the ball." (an AL rule prevents the lights being turned on during a scheduled day game). The AL's longest previous match was 4 hours: 47 minutes on Sept. 1 1906.
Nov 28, 1944 - Hal Newhouser is named MVP in the AL gathering 4 more votes than teammate Dizzy Trout (232). Newhouser's 29 wins contrasts with 9-9-8-8 win-totals in previous years. His 2.22 ERA is bettered by Trout (2.12)‚ who also has 27 wins.
Oct 1, 1944 - In Detroit 45565 watch 27-game winner Dizzy Trout pitching on one day's rest lose to Washington knuckleballer Dutch Leonard 4-1. Prior to that Leonard had lost 7 straight to Detroit in 1943-44. Years later Leonard reports he had received a phone call offering him $20000 to throw the game. Despite the victory the Senators will finish in 8th place 25 games behind the first place Browns. Except for the shortened season of 1918 this is the closest an 8th place AL team will finish to the leader.
Sep 29, 1944 - In Detroit the Tigers split with 2 of the Washington knuckleballers beating Johnny Niggeling in the opener 5-2 behind Rufe Gentry but losing to Mickey Haefner 9-2 in the nightcap. Stan Spence's three-run homer in the 3rd off Dizzy Trout is the Nats big blow.
Sep 3, 1944 - After losing 13 of 17 games and dropping from first place the Browns turn back their principal rival the Tigers 4-1 behind Jack Kramer. The Browns thwart Dizzy Trout try for his 24th win and now lead the rampaging Yankees-winners of a pair from Washington-by just a half game.
Aug 29, 1944 - Dizzy Trout drives in 5 runs-on a homer double and single-and pitches a 9-hit shutout over the White Sox 7-0. It is his 22nd victory and moves the Tigers to 4 games in back of the leading Browns.
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.
Jul 21, 1944 - The Senators score 4 in the 8th and one in the 9th but Detroit comes back with 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th to win 6-5. Dizzy Trout picks up his 13th win and homers in the process. Chuck Hostetler has 3 hits and drives in the winning run in the 9th. The 40-year-old rookie is now 3rd in the league in batting.
May 30, 1944 - Dizzy Trout leads off the bottom of the 9th with a game ending HR to win his own game as the Tigers beat the Yankees 2-1. Hal Newhouser finishes off the nightcap with a complete-game 4-1 win.
Aug 2, 1942 - At Detroit The Tigers sweep a pair from the Red Sox 8-4 and 6-2 to knock Boston out of 2nd place. Dizzy Trout wins the opener helping himself with a 3-run HR. Virgil Trucks wins the nitecap giving up a 9th inning HR to Ted Williams. Along with Jim Tabor CF Dom DiMaggio has a homer in the opener then adds an unassisted DP in the nitecap.
Jun 17, 1942 - The Tigers Dizzy Trout stops the Yankees 1-0. It is New York's first shutout since last year.
Apr 15, 1942 - Behind the 7-hit pitching of Dizzy Trout the Tigers topple the Indians 6-2. Rudy York has a round tripper to help blast rookie Ray Poat from the mound in the 4th. Poat a college chum of Lou Boudreau's at Illinois is making his first start for the Tribe.
Oct 5, 1940 - Paul Derringer who had lost 4 WS starts going back to 1931 finally breaks his jinx. His 5-hitter and Jim Ripple's 3rd-inning double which knocks Dizzy Trout from the mound provide a 5-2 win.
Sep 19, 1940 - The AL race is a tie when the Tigers sweep the A's 13-2 and 10-1. Floyd Giebell 30 just up from Buffalo where he went 15-16 wins the opener and Dizzy Trout takes the nitecap. The Indians win and with 8 games left the Tigers and Indians are knotted at 85-61.