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    Mar 9, 1964 - The ACLU charges the White Sox with violating the rights of P-writer Jim Brosnan.

    Jan 29, 1964 - Pitcher-writer Jim Brosnan is given permission by the White Sox to make his own deal with another team. His in-season writing has been censured by owner Ed Short.

    May 5, 1963 - The White Sox trade P Dom Zanni to the Reds for P Jim Brosnan.

    Jul 2, 1959 - Gene Freese hits his 2nd grand slam of the season‚ off the Reds Jim Brosnan‚ as the Phils win 7-6. Don Newcombe wins the nitecap for the Reds 8-4.

    Sep 9, 1958 - The Cardinals beat the Cubs‚ 8-7‚ with Jim Brosnan earning the win over his old team. Don Elston takes the loss. Ernie Banks hits his 1st HR in St. Louis in 2 years while Eddie Kasko cracks a grand slam.

    Jul 6, 1958 - Against Cards starter Jim BrosnanWhitey Lockman and Willie Kirkland hit homers to start the game. St. Louis comes back to tie but with the bases loaded and 2 out in the 9th inning‚ Cards reliever Larry Jackson hits Jim Davenport with a pitch to hand the Giants a 5-4 win. With the sacks full in the 9th yesterday‚ Jackson walked Willie Kirkland to lose 5-4.

    May 20, 1958 - The Cards trade SS Alvin Dark to the Cubs for relief P Jim Brosnan.

    Sep 27, 1957 - Ernie Banks goes 5-for-5 against the Cardinals in a 3-2 Cub victory. Jim Brosnan is the winner for Chicago‚ while loser Lynn Lovenguth records his only decision of the year.

    Jul 21, 1957 - In the nitecap of two‚ Cubs relief P Jim Brosnan falls on the mound while warming up‚ injuring his Achilles tendon. He leaves the game without throwing a single pitch to a batter. The Cubs lose‚ 7-2‚ to the Dodgers with Bob Rush taking the loss.

    Apr 24, 1957 - Chicago Cub pitchers walk 9 Reds in the 5th inning‚ an NL record‚ as Cincinnati wins 9-5. Moe Drabowsky starts with 4 walks‚ Jackie Collum adds 3 and Jim Brosnan has 2 passes. The Reds plate 7 runs with just one hit‚ a two-run single by George Crowe.

    Sep 27, 1956 - The Cards Murry Dickson collects 3 hits and yields just 5‚ but loses in 13 innings to the Cubs‚ 3-2. Solly Drake's RBI-single in the 13th off the 40-year-old makes a winner of reliever Jim Brosnan.

    Jul 25, 1956 - At Pittsburgh‚ the Cubs score 7 runs off Bob Friend and Roy Face in the 8th inning to take a 7-4 lead. But after Turk Lown loads the bases‚ Roberto Clemente belts Jim Brosnan's first pitch off the LF light tower and‚ with the ball still in play‚ circles the bases for an inside-the-park game-ending homer to win‚ 8-7. It is the 2nd ultimate grand slam for Pittsburgh this year. Dale Long also homers‚ his 20th‚ the most ever by a Buc left hander.

    May 2, 1956 - Twenty-five Giants and 23 Cubs appear-a ML record-in a 17-inning marathon finally won by the visiting Giants 6-5. The two teams combined to intentionally walk 11 batters‚ a ML record‚ with the Cubs contributing 7 of the free passes. Losing pitcher Jim Brosnan chipped in with 4 walks‚ all intentional. Cub 3B Don Hoak was not one of the strollers‚ whiffing a NL record 6 times-all against different pitchers‚ (Carl Weilman in 1913 set the ML record with 6 strikeouts in a 15-inning AL game) while Ernie BanksWillie Mays and Wes Westrum are twice walked intentionally. There are 8 unintentional walks for a total of 19. Whitey Lockman starts in LF‚ goes to 1B‚ returns to LF‚ and finishes at 1B. Ex-Giant Monte Irvin is 0-for-5 against 5 pitchers. The game is 6 minutes shy of the 5:19 record set by the Dodgers-Braves in 20 innings in 1940.

    Apr 17, 1954 - The wind is blowing out at Wrigley‚ as the Cards lose 23-13 to the Cubs in a NL record 3 hour and 43 minute game. The two teams combine for 35 hits‚ including five homers. Bruce Edwards walks twice in the 5th‚ when the Cubs score 10 runs. Cubs 3B Randy Jackson has 4 hits‚ including a HR that hits an apartment building on Waveland Avenue. Jim Brosnan is the winner over Gerry Staley in the highest scoring game ever between these two rivals.

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