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Jim Hearn from the Chronology
Feb 14, 1960 - Jim Hearn wins the ML Baseball Players Golf Tournament.
May 10, 1959 - The Phils Jim Hearn comes on in relief to pitch 11?3 innings against the Pirates. He allows 2 earned runs before the game is suspended with the Pirates ahead 6-4. Hearn is released before the game is completed in July and will be charged with the loss 2 months after his retirement.
Aug 8, 1956 - Robin Roberts wins his 8th straight and his 4th game in 10 days as the visiting Phils defeat the Giants 9-3. Ted Kazanski lines an inside-the-park grand slam off Jim Hearn just the 4th in club history to pace the attack.
Jun 24, 1956 - The Braves get superb pitching from Lew Burdette and Gene Conley and take 2 from the Giants 6-2 and 7-1. The first-place Braves have now won 10 straight and are 2 games ahead of the Reds. Burdette allows just 4 hits in the opener while Conley allows 4 hits in 7 innings in the nitecap. Reliever Dave Jolly allows 3 more including a Dusty Rhodes homer. In the first game Danny O'Connell's 3-run homer off Jim Hearn is the big blow. It is Danny's 2nd homer of the year and his 2nd in two days.
Jul 31, 1955 - Happy Anniversary Joe. On the anniversary of his 4-HR game Braves 1B Joe Adcock has his arm broken by a pitch from Giant Jim Hearn. He will be out for the season. Adcock's replacement George Crowe homers in the 7-3 loss to the Giants. Mays starts the scoring with a HR off Spahn in the 1st.
Sep 21, 1954 - Before an Ebbets Field crowd of 4467 the New York Giants top the Dodgers 5-2 behind a combined five-hitter by Ruben Gomez and Jim Hearn. Bobby Hofman playing 3B for the injured Thomson hits a first-inning grand slam. In the batting race Mays and Mueller are both 2-for-3 while Snider is 1-for-4.
May 2, 1954 - Stan Musial hits 5 HRs in a doubleheader with the Giants in St. Louis. In attendance is 8-year-old Nate Colbert who will be the only other player in history to accomplish this feat. The Cards win the first game 10-6 when Musial's three-run homer in the 8th off Jim Hearn. Stan's first two homers are served up by Johnny Antonelli. The Cards hit 5 homers in the opener while the Giants hit three including back-to-back blows by Westrum and Lockman. In the nightcap of the doubleheader Don Mueller goes 5-for-5 and the Giants win 9-7 with 8 runs in the 4th inning. Musial totals a since-topped record 21 bases in the two games going 4-for-4 with a walk in game 1 and 2-for-4 with a walk in game 2. Don Mueller has 6 hits for New York.
Sep 7, 1953 - At New York the Pirates sweep a doubleheader for the first time this year beating the Giants 9-7 and 5-3. Eddie Pellagrini has 4 hits including a HR to back Bob Friend in the opener. Paul LaPalme is the winner in the nitecap as the Bucs beat Jim Hearn for the 1st time after 12 straight defeats to him. His last lost to Pittsburgh was exactly 6 years ago today.
Jul 8, 1953 - At Pittsburgh Monte Irvin hits a 3-run double in the 1st inning and finishes with a grand slam in the 11th to power the Giants to a 10-7 win over the Bucs. The win goes to Jansen after starter Jim Hearn fails in his bid to win his 13th straight over Pittsburgh.
Jun 15, 1953 - The Giants sell catcher Sal Yvars to the Cards for $30000 then beat the Redbirds 3-2. Some of the Giants don't know Yvars is gone till they see him in a Redbirds uniform. Jim Hearn is the winner for New York giving up 6 hits including a Solly Hemus homer.
May 10, 1953 - Pittsburgh IF Eddie and Johnny O'Brien become the first twins to play for the same team in the same game when Johnny enters the nitecap of a Giants game on defense and Eddie later pinch runs. But the Giants take the twinbill 4-0 behind Sal Maglie's 3-hitter and 3-2. In game 2 Jim Hearn comes within 2 outs of his 13th straight over the Pirates but falters and Hiller wins in relief. Bobby Hofman's pinch HR in the 9th wins it.
Apr 29, 1953 - Joe Adcock becomes the first ML player to homer into the CF bleacher seats in the Polo Grounds over 475 feet away. His homer in the 3rd with Pafko on comes off a Jim Hearn fast ball. Luke Easter in a 1948 Negro League game and Schoolboy Rowe in batting practice before a 1933 exhibition game also accomplished the feat. Lou Brock and Hank Aaron will match it is as well in 1962. The Braves win the game 3-2 on a 9th-inning knuckler by Hoyt Wilhelm that eludes Sal Yvars for a wild pitch. Billy Bruton's perfect throw cuts down Monte Irvin for the final out. After the game manager Charlie Grimm buys Adcock's homer for $25 from the fan who caught it.
Sep 6, 1952 - The Giants sweep a pair from Brooklyn winning 6-4 and 7-3 to cut the Brooks lead to 4 games. the first game goes 3 hours and 38 minutes as the Dodgers fumble the win away. Jim Hearn holds Da Bums to 4 hits in the nitecap.
Jul 3, 1952 - The Giants beat the Dodgers for the 6th time in a row tipping Brooklyn 4-3. Don Mueller drives in two runs off Billy Loes with a triple then scores and his throw in the 8th nips the tying run. The Dodgers outhit the Giants 8-4 but Jim Hearn with relief from Wilhelm gets the win.
Jun 18, 1952 - At the Polo Grounds the Giants Jim Hearn beats Pirates for the 10th straight time winning 5-2. His record against Pitt is 15-2. Hank Thompson hits an IPHR that hits the top of the RF bull pen wall 450 feet away and caroms towards CF. Bobby Thomson hits his 4th HR in 3 days.
Oct 1, 1951 - In the NL's first best-of-three play-off since 1946 Ralph Branca of the Dodgers loses to Jim Hearn and the Giants 3-1. Branca serves up HRs to Bobby Thomson and Monte Irvin. It is the first game ever to be broadcast live coast-to-coast. With both the Dodgers and Giants tied 96-58 at the end of regulation Brooklyn wins the coin toss and elects to play the first game of the playoffs at home. The next 2 games will be played at the Polo Grounds.
Sep 26, 1951 - The Giants stay one game behind the Dodgers as Jim Hearn tops the Phillies 10-1 and the Dodgers crush the Braves 15-5. Campanella drives home 3 runs in the first inning and Newcombe coasts to his 19th win. With a 13-3 lead in the 8th inning Robinson steals home against rookie P Lew Burdette infuriating the Braves.
Sep 20, 1951 - Following a day off in Cincinnati Ken Raffensberger beats the Giants 3-1 with reliever Blackwell striking out Westrum and Hank Thompson in the 9th with 2 runners on base. Jim Hearn is the loser.
Sep 14, 1951 - Aided by 5 Cubs errors Giant P Jim Hearn picks up his 15th win 7-2. Bob Rush is the loser. Al Barlick tosses Wes Westrum for arguing a safe call at the plate. He'll get a fine and 3-day suspension.
Sep 8, 1951 - The pennant race heats up as Dodger ace Don Newcombe 2-hits the Giants 9-0 beating Jim Hearn. Jackie Robinson has 3 hits and 3 runs scoring one run from 3B when he provokes Jim Hearn into wild pitching. Giants pitchers contribute 10 walks.
Sep 2, 1951 - Don Mueller hits 2 more HRs giving him 5 in 2 days to tie an ML mark. His 2nd homer again off Phil Haugstad comes a minute after he learns he is a new father. Bobby Thomson adds his 25th homer and Jim Hearn beats the Dodgers 11-2. After Mueller's 2nd homer Haugstad decks Thomson and hits Mays with a pitch evoking a warning from Al Barlick. Barlick had earlier thumbed Branca and Dick Williams in the 5th inning Newcombe in the 6th when he objected to a call and Jackie Robinson and rookie Clem Labine. Dressen then clears his bench to avoid any more thumbings. The Giants move to 5 games behind Brooklyn. The Dodgers are suspicious of the losses at the Polo Grounds and later there are revelations about signs being flashed to Giant batters from the CF scoreboard. Did it happen? Sal Yvars later said "yes" while Mueller remarked "as for my home runs and the sign stealing this has been much talked about and I would prefer not to comment." On the Dodgers side Buzzie Bavasi denied it occurred but Clyde Walker concluded "it did happen."
Aug 29, 1951 - Pitching on 2-days rest the Giants Jim Hearn tops 17-game winner Murry Dickson 3-1. It is Hearn's 8th straight over Pittsburgh stretching back to 1949. The Giants gear up by recalling Hank Thompson from Minneapolis.
Aug 26, 1951 - At the Polo Grounds Chuck "The Rifleman" Connors clubs his 2nd and last ML homer a three-run shot off Sal Maglie in the 9th to give the visiting Cubs a temporary 4-4 tie. Wes Westrum then answers with his 2nd homer of the game off reliever Walt Dubiel and New York wins 5-4. New York takes the nitecap 5-1 to run their victory streak to 14 games. Jim Hearn tops Cal McLish. Mays electrifies the crowd in the 6th by singling advancing on a balk and a short fly and stealing home. The Giants trail by six games.
Aug 15, 1951 - Giants P Jim Hearn defeats the Dodgers 3-1 as Willie Mays makes a miraculous play in the 8th. With the score 1-1 and Billy Cox on 3rd Mays makes a running catch of a Carl Furillo drive in deep right CF and whirls counterclockwise to throw out the astonished Cox at home. Wes Westrum's 2-run homer off Ralph Branca in the 8th provides the two-run margin. Hearn allows just six hits all singles as the Giants move to 10 1/2 behind Brooklyn.
May 1, 1951 - At the Polo Grounds the Giants collect 5 hits-3 by Alvin Dark-to beat the Cubs 5-3. Dark's big hit is a grand slam in the 6th. He also starts a nifty DP in the 7th when with 2 on and no out Terwilliger lines of Jim Hearn's ankle and the carom is fielded by Dark. With Chicago in the field in the 4th Umpire Frank Dascoli banished the entire bench of Cubs players (11 of them) to the clubhouse apparently for calling him "Rabbit Ears." Later two of the players Bill Serena and Smoky Burgess were recalled for pinch hitting duties.
Sep 27, 1950 - The Phils rally for 5 runs in the 8th to tie but the Giants win in 10 innings 8-7. Monte Irvin sliding across the plate with the winning run injures catcher Andy Seminick limiting his effectiveness. He will play the next day and all through the WS later to find out that he has a bone separation. In the nitecap Bobby Thomson 1st inning inside-the-park grand slam is all the Giants need as Jim Hearn wins 5-0. The Dodgers split with the Braves cutting the Phillies lead to 2 games.
Sep 4, 1950 - Giant hurlers Jim Hearn and Sal Maglie hurl twin shutouts over the Phils winning 2-0 and 9-0. Coupled with a shut out loss to the Giants yesterday the Phils have not scored in 3 games at home.
Aug 9, 1950 - At Boston Bob Chipman tosses a 4-hitter to beat the Giants 3-2 ending their 8-game win streak and handing them their 2nd loss in 19 games. After 3 wins Jim Hearn loses his first game as a Giant after being acquired from St. Louis. Bob Elliot has a pair of doubles for Boston driving in the tying run and scoring the winning run. Elliot shrugs of the distracting techniques of Eddie Stanky who stands near 2B and waves his arms as Dave Koslo delivers.
Aug 5, 1950 - Jim Hearn gives up a leadoff single to Bob Dillinger then throttles the Pirates the rest of the way for a 5-0 win at the Polo Grounds. It is his 2nd win since joining the Giants on July 10.
Sep 12, 1947 - Ralph Kiner hits his record 8th HR in 4 games to pass Johnny Mize in the HR race as Pittsburgh tops the Boston Braves 4-3. The rain of HRs exceeds the 7 in 4 games hit by Tony Lazzeri in 1936. Kiner has now hit 20 home runs in the past 30 days-from August 14 through today-to set a record: Maris will tie the mark in 1961 and Sosa will top it in 1998. On the 18th Kiner will again pass Mize in the homer derby by belting his 50th of the season. Mize will get his 50th two days later. Kiner will get number 51 on September 23 against Jim Hearn of the Cards and Mize will tie it up 2 days later off Johnny Sain of Boston. Both players have until the season finales on September 28 to break the tie but neither will succeed.