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Eddie Miksis from the Chronology
Dec 10, 1956 - The Cubs buy perennial backup C Charlie Silvera from the Yankees. They also trade Ps Sad Sam Jones and Jim Davis‚ IF Eddie Miksis‚ and C Hobie Landrith to the Cardinals for Ps Tom Poholsky and Jackie Collum‚ C Ray Katt‚ and a minor league P.
Jun 11, 1954 - At Wrigley the Giants get a 9th inning homer by Ray Kaat his first in the majors to tie the Cubs at 4 apiece. But Eddie Miksis hits the first pitch in the 10th for a catwalk HR to left to give the Cubs and Jim Davis the 5-4 win. The loser is Davis's uncle Marv Grissom. The two teams combine for 9 errors.
Sep 2, 1951 - Ken Raffensberger fires a one-hitter at the Cubs to win 7-0 and gain a split for the Reds. The only hit is a 3rd-inning scratch single by Eddie Miksis that arguably would have rolled foul. Bob Rush shuts out the Reds in the nitecap to top Howie Fox 3-0.
Aug 1, 1951 - The Cubs' Eddie Miksis lines a ball to Willie Mays in CF which caroms off his head for a double as the Cubs nip the Giants 3-2. Cal McLish wins over Larry Jansen. The Giants come back in game 2 behind the shut out pitching of Al Corwin to top the Cubs 2-0. Bob Kelly is the losing pitcher while Al Corwin wins his first ML game.
Jun 15, 1951 - Just before game time at Wrigley Field the Cubs and the first-place Dodgers make another trade this one 4-for-4: OF Andy Pafko P Johnny Schmitz C Rube Walker and IF Wayne Terwilliger go to Brooklyn for C Bruce Edwards OF Gene Hermanski IF Eddie Miksis and P Joe Hatten. To the surprise of fans the 8 appear in their new uniforms. The Cubs get the best today as Bruce Edward knocks in 4 runs three on a homer off Carl Erskine and Miksis fields well. Pafko hits his 13th homer in a losing cause and will incur an injury in this series that will sideline for three weeks in July. But the New York Post expresses the sentiment of most calling it "the most barefaced swindle in years."