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George Hall from the Chronology
Oct 26, 1877 - Louisville club vice president Charles Chase confronts George Hall the HR leader in '76 with 5 and Jim Devlin with charges that they threw road games in August and September. Both admit to throwing non-league games (an exhibition game in Lowell MA August 30 and another in Pittsburgh September 3) and implicate teammates Al Nichols and Bill Craver. Hall implicates Devlin saying that the 2 helped in losses to the NL Cincinnati Reds on September 6 and to the minor league Indianapolis Blues on September 24 but he argues that since the Reds were about to be suspended and the games nullified it amounted to an exhibition game.
Apr 7, 1877 - George Hall who led the NL in home runs last year with 5 hits a homer in his first spring at-bat for Louisville as the Grays begin training with a practice game against local amateurs. Hall will not hit any homers during the regular season.
Jun 17, 1876 - George Hall and Ezra Sutton again gang up on the hapless Reds. Hall hits 2 HRs a triple and 2 singles and Sutton also collects 5 hits in a 23-15 slaughter. Only 39 HRs will be hit in the NL season; Hall will lead with 5 and next year have zero.
Jun 14, 1876 - George Hall of the Athletics hits 3 triples and a HR in a 20-5 shellacking of Cincinnati. Teammate Ezra Sutton also hits 3 triples the only time 2 players have done this in the same game.
Jun 26, 1875 - In torrid heat in Philadelphia the Athletics hand the Boston Reds a 10-1 defeat in front of a crowd of 5000. George Hall has a HR and a triple.
Jun 11, 1875 - George Hall of the Athletics hits 2 consecutive homers as Philadelphia trounces visiting Washington 21-4.
Oct 9, 1873 - Davy Force and George Hall each have 6 hits and score 5 runs as the Lord Baltimores humble the host Atlantics 29-4. The Lords have 32 hits.
Jul 7, 1871 - The Olympics of Washington at home score 18 runs in the 6th and defeat Ft. Wayne 32-12. Four players go to bat three times in the big inning-John Glenn Andy Leonard Asa Brainard and George Hall. Leonard scores 3 times.
Mar 26, 1870 - The first game of the season is played in Brooklyn at the old Star Grounds in Carroll Park. The amateur Star Club plays a practice game against a hand picked nine including such renowned stars as Lipman Pike Flanley and George Hall. Candy Cummings pitches the Stars to a 5-inning 19-7.