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    Jul 13, 1921 - Jim Thorpe hits 3 home runs for Toledo (AA) as the Mud Hens defeat Milwaukee‚ 17-4.

    May 21, 1919 - The Giants send Jim Thorpe to the Boston Braves for the $1‚500 waiver price.

    Jul 9, 1918 - In Chicago‚ the Giants stop the Cubs‚ 7-6‚ on a solo homer by Jim Thorpe in the 10th inning‚ off Phil Douglas. Thorpe is subbing for the injured Ross Young‚ who is out with a twisted ankle. The Giants‚ down 6-0‚ jump on Hippo Vaughn in the 7th to tie. Cecil Causey pitches the last two innings in relief of Fred Anderson to win. The Cubs lead is down to 5 games.

    May 11, 1917 - In a 9-2 loss to the Giants‚ the Reds Jim Thorpe hits an inside-the-park homer against his old teammates.

    May 2, 1917 - The Cubs lefthander Hippo Vaughn and righthander Fred Toney of the Reds toe the mound in Chicago for a one-of-a-kind game. The Reds put up an all righthanded batting order‚ benching Ed Roush‚ who will lead the NL with a .341 BA. At the end of 9‚ both pitchers have no-hitters. With one out in the top of the 10th‚ Larry Kopf lines the first hit of the game. One out later‚ Hal Chase lines to Cy Williams‚ who drops the ball for an error. Chase then steals 2B‚ and with runners on 2B and 3B‚ Jim Thorpe hits a swinging bunt near the mound. Vaughn picks it up and‚ with no play at 1B‚ fires home‚ but C Art Wilson‚ not expecting the throw‚ freezes and the ball hits his chest protector. Kopf slides in for the only run. Each pitcher walks 2 and the Zeider's error allows one other base runner. Fred Toney sets the Cubs down in order and has the 4th 10-inning no-hitter to date. The run scored by the Reds is their first in 35 innings.

    Apr 24, 1917 - The Reds purchase Jim Thorpe from the Giants‚ but return the Olympic star to New York in August.

    May 26, 1914 - At Chicago‚ the Giants come from behind to defeat the Cubs‚ 10-7. New York is lead by a crew of pinchhitters: Jim Thorpe with a 2-run double‚ Red Murray with a sac fly‚ and in the 8th inning‚ Mike Donlin belts a 3-run homer.

    Oct 28, 1913 - In the only time the two future immortals face each other‚ Walter Johnson and Christy Mathewson square off at South Main Park in Tulsa‚ Oklahoma. Johnson‚ backed by the White Sox‚ wins the battle‚ 6-0‚ pitching the distance‚ while Matty exits after 4 innings. Johnson strikes out 8. Tris Speaker and Buck Weaver do the hitting for the Sox‚ while fan favorite Jim Thorpe has 2 hits off Johnson. The game is delayed for nearly 2 hours when the stands collapse‚ injuring 52 people and killing a soldier. The governor of Oklahoma narrowly escapes injury in the tragedy.

    Jun 9, 1913 - In Chicago‚ The Giants score 6 runs in the 3rd inning‚ against Lou Richie and Lefty Leifield‚ and roll to an 11-3 win. Mathewson goes 8 innings before Jim Thorpe pinch hits for him.

    Feb 1, 1913 - Jim Thorpe signs with the New York Giants‚ but the Indian Olympic-medal winner will be more of a gate attraction than a threat at the plate.

    Jun 16, 1909 - Jim Thorpe makes his baseball pitching debut for Rocky Mount (Eastern Carolina League) with a 4-2 win over Raleigh. It is the professional play in this year that will cause him to lose the medals he'll win in the 1912 Olympics.

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