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George Watkins from the Chronology
Nov 1, 1934 - The Giants obtain Dick Bartell from the Phillies for 3B Johnny Vergez P Pretzel Pezzulo OF George Watkins and cash. Bartell will help cement the infield for the Giants in the next two years.
Jun 25, 1931 - At Ebbets Field Dazzy Vance retires the first 18 Cardinal batsmen before George Watkins leads off the 6th with a bunt single. Jim Bottomley singles Watkins to 3rd and then when Vance tosses over to 1B Watkins swipes home. Vance allows just 3 hits but loses 1-0 to Cards rookie Paul Derringer.
Jun 24, 1931 - The Cards sweep a pair from the Phils winning both games by 4-2 scores. After allowing just 3 hits in 8 innings Ray Benge loses the opener in the 9th the 2nd straight game he's lost to Redbirds in the 9th. In the nitecap George Watkins strokes 3 consecutive homers in the 4th 6th and 9th innings for the Cards to make Flint Rhem a winner.
Jun 16, 1931 - At St. Louis the Phils Chuck Klein hits a solo HR in the 1st inning off Burleigh Grimes to account for the only scoring till the 9th. With one out in the bottom of the 9th George Watkins and Frankie Frisch hit back to back homers off Ray Benge to win 2-1.
Oct 2, 1930 - Flint Rhem is a surprise starter for the Cardinals but he fails to astonish the Athletics batters. He gives up 6 earned runs in less than 4 innings all the Athletics need to win 6-1 behind George Earnshaw's 6-hit pitching. Mickey Cochrane for the A's and George Watkins for St. Louis hit homers.
Sep 26, 1930 - St. Louis tops the Pittsburgh Pirates for the 2nd day in a row as 37-year-old Jesse Haines pitches the Cards to a 10-5 pennant-clinching win. Rookie George Watkins has 3 hits including a HR and will finish the year with a .373 average the highest ever for a rookie.
May 7, 1930 - George Watkins scores 5 runs and Chick Hafey has 5 RBI in the 5th inning as the Cards beat the Phils 16-11 to move out of the cellar and begin the climb to an eventual pennant. Pete Alexander makes his first appearance against his old mates and is hit hard. The loss drops the Phils to last place while the Cards head the other way.