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Hans Lobert from the Chronology
Sep 15, 1942 - The visiting Cards trips the cellar Phils 3-2 in 14 innings when reliever Murry Dickson doubles and scores on Jimmy Brown's single off Si Johnson. Johnson goes the distance for the Phils in losing his 7th of the year to the Cards. St. Louis starter Mort Cooper gives up a tying homer to Nick Etten in the 8th. After coach Chuck Klein pinch hits and bounces out to end the game manager Hans Lobert races to the second deck to confront a fan who had been heckling him throughout the game especially after his decision to insert the little-used Klein. Lobert is restrained from punching the fan by Klein.
Mar 5, 1942 - Phil's manager Hans Lobert wants the "lies" dropped from the team's nickname. "We've been a the bottom of the standing so long the syllable seems to imply we're lying dormant. Besides it confuses us with a cheroot. "I don't like it" he explains in the TSN. "It may sound a bit far fetched but it's going to be the Phils from now on."
Nov 26, 1941 - The Phillies name Hans Lobert as their new manager replacing Doc Prothro. At age 60 years and a month Lobert is the oldest rookie manager ever. The Phils finished last under Doc and will finish last under Hans.
Aug 14, 1936 - At the Polo Grounds the NL's 60th anniversary is celebrated with the appearance of stars of the 1870s and a 3-inning recreated game between the 'Knockerbockers and the Atlantics'under the old rules. Thousands watch as a parade starts on 110th and Lenox featuring horse-drawn carriages buses and shays. The parade continues to and inside the Polo Grounds. Oldtimers on hand include Arlie Latham Jim Mutrie Mickey Welch Jocko Fields Dick Rudolph Otto Knabe Hans Lobert Charley Bassett Jimmy Ring Bill Coughlin Danny Murphy and Doc Kennedy. Mutrie and Bill Terry meet at home plate and discussed the differences in the game with Mutrie saying there was little fundamental change. Mayor LaGuardia looked on from a box decked out in bunting. Today's game under regular rules is won by the Giants 3-0 over the Phillies. Slick Castleman pitches his lone shutout of the year.
Apr 11, 1916 - In a 7-0 exhibition game win against the Yale team in New Haven Giants third sacker Hans Lobert snaps a cartilage in his left knee while sliding. The speedster will miss most of the 1916 season and will never be the same when he returns. He'll retire after the 1917 year.
Jan 4, 1915 - Hans Lobert "fastest man" in the NL is traded by the Phils to the Giants for righthander Al Demaree infielder Milt Stock and C Bert Adams. The speedster will injure his knee in a preseason game at West Point.
May 4, 1912 - In New York the Giants rack up 9 stolen bases on catcher George Graham in a 4-3 win over the Phils. Mathewson is the winner over Cliff Curtis. Matty allows 5 hits but his two base on balls score in the 8th when he serves up a homer to Tom Downey. Phils 3B Hans Lobert one of the fastest men in the game chases a foul ball into the stands and breaks his kneecap.
Oct 9, 1910 - At a field day at Cincinnati's Palace of the Fans Evansville's (Central League) Sheldon LeJeune throws a baseball 426 feet 6 1/4" on the fly breaking the record set by Brooklyn's Jack Hatfield in 1872 (400 feet 7 1/2"). LeJeune who will make it to the majors for 24 games has 4 trials and reaches his mark with his 4th try. He reached 401 feet 4 1/2 inches on an earlier heave longer than his 399 foot throw on September 10 1907. Speedy Hans Lobert is the fastest this day circling the bases in 14 seconds and ties teammate Ward Miller by beating out a bunt to 1B in 3.2 seconds. He also wins the 100-yeard dash in 10 seconds flat. The Reds beat the Pirates in the last game 7-1.
Sep 27, 1908 - In the 3rd inning of game 1 the Reds' Hans Lobert steals 2B 3B and home against St. Louis. But the Cardinals win 7-4 before losing game 2 6-1. Lobert will steal 47 bases this year.
Apr 17, 1908 - At Cincinnati Chicago beats the Reds 1-0. After the game the police escort Reds LF Hans Lobert off the field after a fan charges him with spitting on him and hitting him twice. Lobert was criticized for missing one ball and misjudging another.
Mar 6, 1906 - Rookie owner Charles W. Murphy puts the last pieces of a Cubs dynasty in place trading rookie infielder Hans Lobert and lefthander Jake Weimer to the Cincinnati Reds for 3B Harry Steinfeldt. Not a heavy hitter Steinfeldt completes the Tinker-Evers-Chance infield.