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Fred Sanford from the Chronology
Jun 15, 1951 - The Yanks swap pitchers sending Tommy Byrne to the Browns for Stubby Overmire: New York adds $25000 to the deal. The Yanks also deal three RH pitchers-Bob Porterfield Tom Ferrick and Fred Sanford-to the Senators for needed lefty Bob Kuzava. Porterfield will blossom into the Nats ace over the next five years but Kuzava will save the final World Series game in 1951 and 1952.
Sep 23, 1949 - With yesterday's rainout New York plays a doubleheader with the Senators. Washington takes the opener 9-8 in 10 innings when Sid Hudson's pop fly off Joe Page falls between Tommie Henrich and 2B George Stirnweiss. Fred Sanford salvages the 2nd game for New York winning 7-1.
Dec 13, 1948 - After a year in New York Red Embree is traded along with young C Sherm Lollar Dick Starr and $100000 to the Browns. Embree will slump to 3-13 in St. Louis after having his only winning ML season in NY. Lollar is the prize and will catch in the majors through 1963. The Yankees receive Fred Sanford and Roy Partee. Partee is ticketed for the minors but Sanford will help the Yanks as a starter/reliever in 1949.
Sep 28, 1948 - Hank Arft's 8th inning homer-the 32nd given up by Detroit's Fred Hutchinson this year enables the Browns to win 5-3. Fred Sanford (12-20) wins despite giving up homers to rookie Johnny Groth and Hutchinson.
Jun 20, 1948 - Joe DiMaggio smashes three homers to lead the Yanks to a 4-2 and 6-2 sweep of the Browns. Vic Raschi wins his 8th in a row in the opener besting Fred Sanford. DiMag's two homers in the nitecap a solo shot in the 8th and a 3-run homer in the 9th give Red Embree the win. The double victory puts the Yanks in 2nd place 3 1/2 games behind Cleveland.
Jul 27, 1947 - When Jake Jones of the Red Sox hits a foul ball along the 3B line in the 6th Browns P Fred Sanford throws his glove at the ball to prevent it from rolling into fair territory. Umpire Cal Hubbard awards Jones a triple on the basis of the rule about intentionally thrown gloves. In 1954 the rule is changed so that it only applies to fair balls. But it's too late for the Browns as Jones scores after his triple and the Red Sox win 4-3. Boston takes the nitecap 11-2 to move 2 games ahead of 3rd place Detroit. Winning hurler Boo Ferriss has 3 hits and score twice.
Sep 15, 1946 - The A's Bill McCahan makes his first ML starts and blanks the Indians 2-0 in a game called after 7 innings. The Browns Fred Sanford also makes his first start a shutout stopping the Yankees 1-0.
Sep 22, 1943 - In his second ML start, St. Louis rookie Fred Sanford records his second shutout, stopping the White Sox, 2-0, in the first half of a doubleheader. Sanford allowed two runs in 3 relief appearances during1943. Chicago rebounds for an 8-5 win in the second game.