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Jimmy Dykes from the Chronology
Aug 3, 1960 - Frank Lane trades managers with Detroit's GM Bill DeWitt. The Indians Joe Gordon (49-46) is dealt to the Tigers for Jimmy Dykes (44-52). For one game until the pair can change places Jo-Jo White pilots the Indians and Billy Hitchcock guides the Tigers.
May 2, 1952 - The A's draw just 3679 who view a see saw battle with the White Sox with the A's winning 13-12. "We kicked the extra point" quips Jimmy Dykes afterwards. The A's score 5 in the 1st on one hit and 4 walks but the Sox rally and take a 12-7 lead in the 6th on Lollar's 3-run HR. A 5-run 7th knots it and Majeski single in the 9th scores Zernial.
Jul 26, 1936 - Umpire Bill Summers is forced out the game after he hit in the groin by a pop bottle thrown from an unruly crowd of 50000 at Comiskey Park. The crowd is upset with an out call at 1B on Ray Radcliff in the 8th of the nitecap. Judge Landis on hand to watch the game offers a $5000 reward over the PA system for the culprit but only draws more boos. The deluge of pop bottles finally abates when Jimmy Dykes pleads through the field amplifier. The Yanks sweep a pair from the Sox winning 12-3 and 11-8 in 11 innings. Gehrig hits his 29th with two aboard to start New York's scoring in the opener. DiMaggio and Lazzeri add round trippers to make it easy for Johnny Broaca. Sugar Cain is the losing pitcher. In the nitecap Gehrig adds another homer while Zeke Bonura homers and drives home 4 runs for the Sox. DiMaggio has one hit a triple. The sweep increases New York's lead to 9 1/2 games. Landis will state tomorrow that he is considering a ruling that all beverages be served in a paper cup.
Apr 15, 1932 - The A's edge the Yankees 9-8 on Jimmy Dykes' sac fly in the 9th inning. Foxx and Cochrane add homers for the A's.
Jul 21, 1928 - Jimmie Foxx hits the longest drive ever seen out of Shibe Park as the A's take two from St. Louis 8-2 and 7-3. The sweep increases their lead over the 3rd-place Browns to 10 games. Foxx's drive off Johnny Ogden clears the LF stands. Al Simmons adds a homer in the 9th to give Lefty Grove the win. In the nitecap 43-year-old Jack Quinn spits his way to his 13th win against just 4 losses. Joe Hauser and Jimmy Dykes hit roundtrippers off Lefty Stewart. In an unusual display of consistency every A's batter collects a hit in each game.
Oct 2, 1927 - Helped by 5 errors the Senators down the A's 9-5. A's 3B Jimmy Dykes pitches the 8th inning for Philley and gives up an unearned run on OF Rusty Saunders' second error of the game. Saunders also plays basketball for Washington's pro team. Rookie Babe Ganzel son of 19th century star Chick has 4 hits including a double and triple to pace the Nats. Babe who debuted on September 19 hits .438 this year in 13 games but will go .077 in 10 games and be dropped.
Jul 6, 1927 - The Red Sox (17-56) drop another two at home to the A's 5-1 and 7-5. In the opener Al Simmons and Jimmy Dykes pole homers while Ty Cobb adds a double and 2 singles. Cobb also steals home on the front end of a triple steal that wins a big round of applause from the stands. Jack Quinn is the winner. Dykes has 3 hits including 2 doubles in the nitecap to back Rube Walberg's pitching.
Oct 2, 1925 - The A's roll over the 7th-place Yankees 10-0 in Philadelphia behind Stan Baumgartner. Rookie Leo Durocher makes his debut as a pinch hitter in the 8th against Baumgartner. The Lip flies out. For the veteran Baumgartner it is his last ML appearance. Jimmy Dykes is 5-for-5 for the A's with a triple and homer hitting the first pitch each time. Four of his hits are off Garland Braxton.
Apr 18, 1923 - In Philadelphia the A's beat Senators 3-1. The big blow is Jimmy Dykes' 2-run HR off Walter Johnson in the 2nd inning to give Slim Harriss the win. Johnson allows six hits in 8 innings of work.
Aug 28, 1921 - Jimmy Dykes handles an AL record 17 chances at 2B for the A's as they beat St. Louis 12-4.
Jun 3, 1921 - The A's bang 7 homers en route to a 15-7 win over the Tigers. Jimmy Dykes and Frank Welch each belt 2 while Cy Perkins Tilly Walker and Joe Dugan have one apiece. For Detroit Lu Blue hits his first major league homer off Slim Harriss.