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Jim Tobin from the Chronology
Sep 1, 1945 - Detroit's Hal Newhouser wrenches his back pitching against the Indian's Bob Feller. Newhouser leaves the game in the 7th and will stay behind when the team leaves for New York but will rejoin them on the 7th. The Tigers win 5-4 behind Jim Tobin and are just 1 1/2 games ahead of the 2nd place Senators.
Aug 12, 1945 - In the lid lifter at Briggs Stadium pitcher Jim Tobin acquired on waivers pitches 3 scoreless innings against New York and clubs a 3-run game-ending homer in the bottom of the 11th to win 9-6. Another former Brave Jim Turner serves up the homer. The Tigers win the nitecap 8-2 behind Hal Newhouser's 18th win.
Jun 19, 1945 - Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower just back from Europe is given a tremendous round of applause from fans at the Polo Grounds. The Braves then beat New York 9-2 behind Jim Tobin's pitching and 3 RBIs.
Jun 22, 1944 - In the doubleheader opener in Philadelphia Ron Northey homers in the bottom of the 15th off starter Al Javery for a 1-0 Phillies win over the Braves. It is a first for the Phils to end a game like that. The Braves answer quickly in the 2nd game as Tommy Holmes leads off with a HR and a batter later Butch Nieman bangs a 2-run homer. That's all the support Jim Tobin needs as he throws his 2nd no-hitter albeit shortened winning 7-0. The game is called in the 5th inning because of darkness.
May 15, 1944 - A day after the Reds pitch a one-hitter Reds reliever Clyde Shoun making his first start of the season throws a no-hitter to nip the Boston Braves 1-0. Only 1014 see the 32-year-old lefty top Jim Tobin who had thrown one in April. Reds reserve 3B Chuck Aleno accounts for the sole run with his only 1944 HR.
Apr 27, 1944 - Boston knuckleballer Jim Tobin hits a HR off Fritz Ostermueller and no-hits the Brooklyn Dodgers 2-0 before a mid-week crowd of just 1984 at Braves Field. Tobin walks Paul Waner to lead off the game then retires 26 consecutive batters before again walking Waner with 2 outs in the 9th inning. Tobin has now given up 4 hits in 27 innings.
Apr 23, 1944 - Jim Tobin tosses a one-hitter in the Braves' home opener as Philadelphia 2B Ford Mullen gets the only hit in the 6th inning. In his previous start Tobin lost a 3-hitter to the Giants.
Sep 11, 1943 - At the Polo Grounds Boston's Jim Tobin serves up a homer run to Mel Ott as the Giants win 10-2. It is Ott's 18th and last homer of the year. All 18 have come at the Polo Grounds second only to Gavvy Cravath's 1914 ML mark of hitting all 19 at home.
Aug 4, 1942 - Braves pitcher Jim Tobin clubs his 6th homer of the year tying the NL record for homers by a pitcher but he loses to the Phils 4-2.
May 13, 1942 - Pitcher Jim Tobin of the Boston Braves slams 3 successive HRs-two off Jake Mooty and one off Hi Bithorn- to beat the Chicago Cubs 6-5 at Braves Field the only ML pitcher ever to hit 3 straight in a game. Tobin is the only 20th century pitcher to hit 3 in a game. His last in the 8th breaks a 4-4 tie. Bithorn takes the loss. Bill Nicholson returns the compliment clouting a 2-run homer off Tobin in the 6th inning
May 12, 1942 - At Boston the Cubs outslug the Braves 9-8 as rookie Ed Hanyzewski wins his only game of the year. Bill Nicholson has a 2nd inning homer off loser Lou Tost while Braves pitcher Jim Tobin hits a pinch homer.
Apr 15, 1942 - Jim Tobin pitches and bats the Braves to a 6-2 victory over the Phils. Tobin scatters eight hits and clouts a fifth inning homer off Paul Masterson with one on but loses his shutout when Danny Litwhiler hits a 9th inning homer. Braves rookie Nanny Fernandez is 4-for-5 and has now collected 7 hits in his first two games.
Sep 17, 1941 - Before just 3585 fans in St. Louis for a double header with the Braves the Cards take the opener 6-1 behind Howie Pollet. In game 2 another rookie makes his debut as Stan Musial goes 2-for-4 hitting a 2-run double off knuckler Jim Tobin. St. Louis wins 3-2 on Estel Crabtree's homer. Musial who started the season in the Western Association (Class C) will hit .426 in 12 games.
Aug 17, 1941 - In the nitecap of 2 Brooklyn's Whit Wyatt loses a perfect game when the Braves C Phil Masi hits a one-out single in the 9th. Whit then retires 2 pinch hitters to win 3-0. The Dodgers win the opener 5-1 as Kirby Higbe wins his 17th. He also collects 4 hits off loser Jim Tobin the 2nd straight start he's had 4 hits though he'll hit but .188 for the year. The crowd of 35329 is the biggest for Boston this year.
May 27, 1941 - At the Polo Grounds the score 1-1 between the Giants and Braves when umpire Jocko Conlan calls time in the 7th. The crowd and the two teams then listens for 45 minutes while President Roosevelt's radio message about the war in Europe is heard on the loudspeakers. When play resumes the Braves lift Jim Tobin for Manny Salvo while the Giants take out starter Hal Schumacher replacing him with Carl Hubbell. Hubbell's single wins it for New York 2-1.
Dec 6, 1939 - The Bees are busy clearing their pitching staff. Jim Turner goes to the Reds for 1B Les Scarsella and cash‚ while Johnny Lanning is sent to Pittsburgh for P Jim Tobin and cash. On December 8th‚ P Danny MacFayden joins Tobin in a trade for P Bill Swift.
Jun 15, 1939 - Pittsburgh picks up Elbie Fletcher who will be their regular 1B for 5 seasons from the Boston Bees for infielder Bill Schuster and cash. Fletcher will also lead the NL in OBA for 3 straight years while Schuster will play just 2 games for Boston. The Pirates then send P Jim Tobin to the Bees for P John Lanning.
Sep 30, 1938 - In Cincinnati Paul Derringer pitches the Reds to a 4-1 win in the opener of a twinbill. Jim Tobin takes the loss. In the 2nd game Russ Bauers who did not get out of the 2nd inning yesterday wins 4-1.
Sep 15, 1938 - At the Polo Grounds Pirates P Jim Tobin puts Giants star Mel Ott in the record book hitting him three times with pitches. Tobin wins 7-2. Brothers Lloyd and Paul Waner of the Pirates hit consecutive HRs off Cliff Melton in the 5th inning. This is the 3rd time both will have HRs in the same game but the first time off the same pitcher. It is also the only time in history that brothers hit back-to-back homers. For Lloyd it is his last major-league homer.
Aug 30, 1938 - Pittsburgh's Jim Tobin tops the Giants 7-1 to pad the Bucs lead over New York to 6 1/2 games. For pennant insurance the Bucs purchase Heine Manush from Toronto (IL).