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Irish Meusel from the Chronology
May 27, 1935 - The Red Sox get Oscar Melillo star 2B from the Browns for Moose Solters and $35000. Solters will make the trade look good hitting .330 on the year with 104 RBI and become the first American Leaguer to collect 200 hits while playing for 2 teams. Only Irish Meusel in the NL has done it.
Sep 2, 1925 - After losing game 1 by a 6-3 score to the Phils the Giants unload in a nitecap 24-9 shelling. The hits keep coming-30 to be exact in a record 58 at-bats-at Baker Bowl. Four New Yorkers-Southworth Frisch Irish Meusel and Lindstrom-each collect 4 hits apiece while a ML record-tying ten batters each collect 2 hits each. Doc Farrell (2-for-3) who takes over for Travis Jackson at short in the 6th is the 10th. Ex-Phil Meusel drives home 9 runs while Rookie Fred Fitzsimmons allows 14 hits including homers by Cy Williams Johnny Mokan and Hal Carlson in the 8th frame. Phils starter Art Decatur is the loser.
Jul 10, 1925 - Irish Meusel has three hits and drives in three runs to lead the Giants to 10-3 win over the Cubs. The Giants make 11 hits off John Blake while Virgil Barnes gives up 8 hits including Gabby Hartnett's home run.
May 30, 1923 - After playing before the NL's biggest crowd (41000) in the P.M. game of the holiday twin bill split against Brooklyn the Giants head west with a 4-game lead over the Pirates. Five regulars will bat over .300 and three will top 100 RBI led by NL leader Irish Meusel's 125. At 3B rookie Travis Jackson takes over for gimpy Heinie Groh. With 5 future Hall of Famers in the lineup and 8 on the roster during the season the Giants will be the first team to hold first place from opening to closing day and the only NL team to have done it. With average pitching they win just 95 games but it's enough for a 4 1?2 game margin over the Reds.
Oct 4, 1922 - For the first time since 1908 two repeaters meet in the WS. The Yankees get there with an all righthanded starting pitching staff; the Giants on a .305 BA. In a return to the 7-game format the Giants will win 4 games while scoring in only 5 innings. The Yankees' Joe Bush (26-7) leads Art Nehf (19-13) 2-0 when Irish Meusel's 2-run single and Pep Young's sacrifice ?y score 3 runs in the 8th for a 3-2 win in game 1. Rosy Ryan (17-12) gets the win in relief.
Aug 18, 1922 - Irish Meusel leads the offense for the first-place Giants as he drives in 5 runs on 5 hits, including a homer, in 17–11 victory over the Cubs. The Giants score 10 runs in the 5th inning. Burleigh Grimes has 4 hits and 6 RBIs for the Cubs.
Jul 10, 1922 - The Giants unleash a 28-hit attack in game 1, to squash the Pirates, 19-2. P Art Nehf has three hits as does his batterymate Frank Snyder, who has a pair of triples, and drives in 5 runs. Frankie Frisch has 4 hits, Irish Meusel is 4-for-4 with 6 RBIs, and Dave Bancroft has 5 hits. A footnote in the game is Bucs pinch hitter Art Merewether, who goes hitless in his one ML at bat. He will later graduate from MIT, the only big leaguer to do so. Pittsburgh wins game 2, 5-4.
Jun 12, 1922 - Irish Meusel's grand slam sparks the Giants to a 9-3 victory over the Reds. The Giants open a bit of room and now lead the NL by 3 games.
Jul 29, 1921 - John McGraw buys OF Irish Meusel who is hitting .353 but has been suspended by the Phillies for lackadaisical play. McGraw gives up 3 bench warmers and $30000. The Giants take 3 from the Reds and go into the NL lead for the first time. They will fall back by 7 games before coming on with a rush in September.
Jul 24, 1921 - The Phils lose to the Giants 4-3 in New York as George Kelly drives in all 4 Giant runs. Goldie Rapp is 2-for-4 his 17th straight game in which he's garnered a hit. Off the field the Phils do some housecleaning. They fire manager Wild Bill Donovan (25-62 this year) and replace him with Kaiser Wilhelm. Phils owner William Baker accuses Donovan of "knowing a little too much" about the Black Sox scandal after Donovan testified at the trial. Landis will order Baker to apologize and will send a letter to Donovan exonerating him of any responsibility in the scandal. Also moving is OF Irish Meusel who is traded to the Giants for C Butch Henline OF Curt Walker P Jesse Winters and cash. Batting cleanup Meusel will drive in more than 100 runs a year in 1922-25 while Walker will lead the Phils in 6 offensive categories in 1922. This year Irish will become the first player to collect 200 hits in a season in which he was traded: only 5 other players this century will accomplish this feat.
Apr 19, 1918 - The Phillies top the Braves in the 10th inning when rookie Irish Meusel hits a ball into the RF bleachers after Johnny Rawlings’ error puts Possum Whitted on 1B. The rules state that Meusel gets credit for just a triple, not a homer. The only homers in the game, the lone multi-homer game this April, are slugged by Phils 1B Fred Luderus, with two men on, and Braves P Tom Hughes.