Look for George McQuinn Memorabilia:Barnes & Noble | Amazon.com | eBay.com
George McQuinn from the Chronology
May 31, 1948 - The Senators fresh from four wins over the Red Sox drop a pair to the host Yankees before 62626. Spec Shea allows just two hits in coasting in the opener 10-0. The Yanks collect 16 hits including homers by Tommy Henrich and George McQuinn. The Yanks take the nitecap 5-4 as Red Embree makes a rare start. Bobby Brown makes 7 straight hits in the two games making out his first and last at-bats.
Nov 27, 1947 - Setting off a storm of controversy‚ Joe DiMaggio is named American League MVP by a single point over Ted Williams. Williams‚ the Triple Crown winner‚ receives 201 points‚ but is completely left off the ballot of one sportswriter. Williams‚ in his 1959 autobiography‚ accuses Mel Webb of being the villain: the Boston writer and Williams had feuded over the years. But another Boston writer‚ Harold Kaese‚ says that the 71-year-old Webb did not have a vote in 1947‚ and the culprit was a disgruntled midwest writer. A 10th-place vote would have given Williams the needed 2 points. DiMaggio receives 8 first place votes‚ Williams 3‚ Lou Boudreau‚ 1‚ Joe Page 7‚ George McQuinn 3 and Eddie Joost‚ who hit .206 with 110 strikeouts‚ receives 2. Williams is selected The Sporting News Player of the Year.
Sep 8, 1947 - Bob Feller in relief of Bob Lemon in the 9th keeps the Yankees scoreless to save a 4-3 Cleveland win. George McQuinn who earlier hit two homers bloops a single with a man on to chase Lemon. Bobo Newsom who wilts in the 8th is the loser but New York is still 12 games in front.
May 17, 1947 - The Yanks win a pair from the White Sox by 4-3 scores. Spec Shea wins the opener collecting three hits a two runs scored. Joe DiMaggio's homer in the bottom of the 9th off Maltzberger is the winner. Bill Dickey's brother George has a pair of hits and a stolen base for the White Sox. In the nitecap George McQuinn has three hits and scores the winning run in the 8th to break up the pitching duel between Spud Chandler and Chicago's Ed Lopat.
Oct 9, 1944 - Emil Verban drives in 3 runs as the Cardinals top the Browns 3-1 and win the Series in 6 games. Ted Wilks allows no one to reach base in 3 2?3 innings of relief fanning 4 pinch hitters. George McQuinn hits .438 for the Series. The winners get $4626 each; the Browns take $2743 the lowest player shares since 1933.
Oct 4, 1944 - The first all-St. Louis WS opens with the Browns as the visiting team beating the Cardinals 2-1 on George McQuinn's HR. Denny Galehouse is the winning P and Mort Cooper loses despite allowing just 2 hits. It is the first Series in which all the games are played west of the Mississippi River. The Series is dubbed the Streetcar Series and is played with no days off. Red Hayworth is behind the plate for the Browns with Frank Mancuso as his backup. In a family oddity brothers Ray Hayworth and Gus Mancuso also catch in the big leagues.
May 23, 1940 - In front of just 793 paid customers in St. Louis the Browns trip the Senators 8-7 in 12 innings. Jimmy Bloodworth's 2-run HR gives the Nats the lead in the top of the 12th but the George McQuinn's 2nd homer of the day a single and a triple by Rip Radcliff who scores on a sac fly gives St. Louis the win over Sid Hudson.
Aug 25, 1938 - St. Louis Browns' George McQuinn's 34-game hitting string is stopped 7 short of George Sisler's AL record. McQuinn has a single in the first game 8-5 win over the A's then is collared in the 4-1 nitecap loss. No one but Sisler and Cobb both twice have had longer hit streaks in 20th century so far.