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Hank Lieber from the Chronology
Sep 25, 1942 - With the Giants' 3rd-place finish secure OF Hank Lieber pitches a complete-game 9-1 loss against the Phillies at the Polo Grounds. He yields 9 hits and strikes out 5 in his only ML pitching appearance. He had been a pitcher at the U. of Arizona. The Phils score 5 of their runs without a hit. The Giants take the opener 6-3 behind Hal Schumacher.
Mar 30, 1941 - Giants manager Bill Terry says he turned down a 3-team deal which would have sent Dodgers 2B Pete Coscaret and Cubs holdout Hank Lieber to the Giants. Chicago would get Giant C-OF Harry Danning while Brooklyn would get 2B Billy Herman from the Cubs. Brooklyn will still get Herman but not till May 6.
Jul 19, 1940 - At Wrigley Hank Lieber hits a 1st inning grand slam as the Cubs blast the Dodgers 11-4. In the 8th inning Chicago's Swish Nicholson adds a 2-run HR but the real action comes after Brooklyn P Hugh Casey plunks Chicago pitcher Claude Passeau in the back with a pitch. When Passeau throws his bat at Casey both benches erupt. Dodger reserve Joe Gallagher and Passeau are tossed but the pitcher picks up his 11th win of the year. The bat-tossing will cost Passeau $75.
May 17, 1940 - Chicago's Stan Hack is struck by a foul line drive off the bat of teammate Hank Lieber and suffers a concussion. Hack was the runner at 3rd base and in foul territory when he was struck. The Cubs top the host Giants 4-0 with Claude Passeau outdueling Hal Schumacher. Passeau allows just 2 singles both by Joe Moore.
Oct 7, 1939 - In Chicago's City Series Hank Lieber belts a two on 2-out 9th inning homer to lead the Cubs to a 5-3 and give the Cubs a 3-1 series edge. The Sox win the next 3 to take the Windy City bragging rights.
Jul 4, 1939 - Cubs CF Hank Lieber clouts 3 homers but the Cardinals win 6-4 in the first of two games at Wrigley Field. The Cubs take the nitecap 3-2 when Gus Mancuso drives home the winning run in the 10th inning.
Dec 6, 1938 - In a trade of major names‚ the Giants send Dick Bartell‚ Hank Lieber‚ and Gus Mancuso to the Cubs for Billy Jurges‚ Frank Demaree‚ and Ken O'Dea. The trade works best for the Giants as the New York-born Jurges will anchor the infield for 7 years; Chicago-born Bartell lasts just a season at Wrigley.
Jun 30, 1938 - The Phillies play their final game in the Baker Bowl losing 14-1 to the Giants. They will play future games in A's-owned Shibe Park. Hank Lieber hits the last homer in the park while Slick Castleman is the last winning pitcher.
Jul 31, 1936 - At the Polo Grounds the Giants manage just 4 hits off Chicago's Larry French and lose 3-1. The Terrymen's only tally is a homer by Hank Lieber. The loss leaves the front-running Cubs a game ahead of the Cards.
Jul 26, 1936 - The Giants score 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th to beat the Reds 5-4. Helping the victory is a 4th inning triple play started when LF Hank Lieber makes a brilliant catch near the left CF wall.
Apr 16, 1936 - With 2 runners on and 2 outs in the 9th inning the Dodgers lead the Giants 6-5 when New York's Hank Lieber hits an easy fly to LF Freddie Lindstrom. But Dodger SS Jimmy Jordan crashes into Lindstrom and the ball bounces out of Jordan's glove. Both players lie dazed as two Giants' runners score to win 7-6.
Aug 18, 1935 - At the Polo Grounds the Giants increase their lead to two games over the Cardinals by beating the Reds 8-4. Carl Hubbell wins and helps the offense by hitting a HR. The big stick belongs to Giants CF Hank Lieber who slugs a HR triple and 2 doubles.