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Dolf Camilli from the Chronology
May 30, 1947 - In the first of two Earl Torgeson of the Braves does not record a single putout at 1B a record of idleness shared in the NL by Rip Collins (twice) and Dolf Camilli of the Phillies in 1937. Later Gary Thomasson and Len Matuszek will have zero putouts in a full game at 1B. Torgy does have one chance but muffs a popup. Torgeson scores a pair as Warren Spahn wins his 8th in a row 6-3. Red Barrett then shuts out the Dodgers in game 2 3-0 dropping Brooklyn to 4th place. The Braves pull off a double steal in each game and each time it is Stanky's high throw to the plate that allows it. Boston is now in 3rd place a game behind the Giants.
Jul 31, 1943 - Dodger Dolf Camilli the league's MVP in 1941 is traded with Johnny Allen to the Giants for Bill Sayles Bill Lohrman and Joe Orengo. Camilli declines to report his new team and retires to a California ranch for the season: next year he will manage in the PCL and in 1945 will return briefly to the Red Sox. Allen goes to the Giants for the $7500 waiver price.
Sep 26, 1942 - The Dodgers win their 7th straight 8-3 over the Phils and gain a half-game on the idle Cards. Dolf Camilli drives in 4 runs and is the front man on a triple steal. Larry French (15-4) wins in relief.
Aug 23, 1942 - At Ebbets Field the Dodgers sweep 2 from their cross-town rivals. In the first game the Giants took a 4-2 lead in the 10th on Johnny Mize's 2-run HR only to see Dolf Camilli hit reliever Harry Feldman's 1st pitch for a grand slam and give Dem Bums a 6-4 win. The 2nd game the Dodgers score 2 in the 5th to take a 7-5 lead in a game halted by darkness. The Dodgers now lead St. Louis by 7 1/2 games.
Aug 15, 1942 - With 2 outs and 2 strikes in the last of the 9th Dolf Camilli hits a 2-run homer to give the Dodgers a 5-4 win over the Braves. With the homer his 20th Camilli takes over the NL lead.
Nov 27, 1941 - Joe DiMaggio is named AL MVP. His 56-game hitting streak edges out Ted Williams and his .406 batting average for the award (291 votes for DiMaggio and 254 for Williams). The NL winner is Dolf Camilli with Dodgers teammates Pete Reiser and Whit Wyatt finishing 2nd and 3rd.
Jul 5, 1940 - The Brooklyn Dodgers outlast Boston 6-2 in 20 innings in a contest lasting 5 hours and 19 minutes. The 2 teams' epic marathon ties record-setters of 1920 and 1939. Bees manager Casey Stengel is tossed in the 10th after complaining too hard to Bick Campbell. Campbell ordered Dolf Camilli to bat again after flying out because the ump had not seen the pitch.
Jul 30, 1937 - At Cincinnati Phillies' 1B Dolf Camilli could've stayed home as he gets no putouts in Philadelphia's 1-0 win over the Reds.
May 19, 1937 - The leading Pirates drop a 5-4 decision to the Phils as Dolf Camilli steals home in the 9th inning when relieve Mace Brown goes into a full windup. Morrie Arnovich collects a single double and homer for the Quakers.
Apr 23, 1935 - The Phils fall to the Dodgers 12-5 as Benny Frey and Tony Cuccinello hits 4th inning homers for Brooklyn. Frey's comes with the sacks full. Dolf Camilli and Johnny Moore homer for the Phils.
Apr 19, 1935 - The Phils bombard the Giants with 23 hits including Dolf Camilli's 3rd and 4th homeruns in two days. Lou Chiozzo has 5 runs scored.
Aug 26, 1930 - In San Francisco Dolf Camilli's brother Frankie dies after a boxing match yesterday with heavyweight Max Baer. Fighting under the name Frankie Campbell he has his neck broken in the 5th round by a Baer punch and never recovers. Camilli a star for Sacramento (PCL) will win the NL MVP in 1941.