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Johnny Allen from the Chronology
Apr 21, 1999 - The Yankees defeat the Rangers 4-2 as Roger Clemens ties an AL record with his 17th consecutive win over 2 seasons. Johnny Allen (1936-37) and Dave McNally (1968-69) previously accomplished the feat for the Indians and Orioles respectively.
Jun 7, 1994 - Toronto defeats Chicago 9-5 stopping Wilson Alvarez's winning streak at 15 games. Bo Jackson drives home all 5 of the White Sox runs. Alvarez falls 2 short of the AL record held jointly by Johnny Allen and Dave McNally.
Aug 21, 1944 - Ernie Lombardi drives in all 4 runs in a Giants 4-3 victory over the host Cubs connecting for 2 line drive HRs and a game winning single. Vet Johnny Allen earns the win over Bill Fleming.
Jul 31, 1943 - Dodger Dolf Camilli the league's MVP in 1941 is traded with Johnny Allen to the Giants for Bill Sayles Bill Lohrman and Joe Orengo. Camilli declines to report his new team and retires to a California ranch for the season: next year he will manage in the PCL and in 1945 will return briefly to the Red Sox. Allen goes to the Giants for the $7500 waiver price.
Jul 30, 1943 - Phil Cavarretta of the Chicago Cubs homers off the RF foul pole against Johnny Allen of the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 3rd inning. Because of wartime conservation the ball is retrieved and Bill Nicholson then hits next pitch out of Wrigley Field. The result: one ball one pitcher 2 pitches 2 homers. The Cubs go on to beat the Dodgers 12-3.
May 27, 1943 - In a 3-2 loss to the Tigers the Yankees Johnny Allen incensed over a balk call attacks umpire George Barr and is suspended for 30 days and fined $200. On May 21st Frank Crosetti made his first start after serving a 30-day suspension for umpire pushing. This occurred in the 3rd game of the World Series when Crosetti pushed Bill Summers.
Sep 21, 1941 - 35909 fans are on hand at Shibe Park many traveling from Brooklyn to cheer for the Dodgers. Brooklyn wins the opener 8-3 behind Johnny Allen and the Phils win the nitecap 6-3. Phils outfielder Danny Litwhiler hits a 1st inning grand slam off Luke Hamlin to start the scoring. The Dodgers now lead by a game.
Sep 15, 1941 - After 16 scoreless innings the Dodgers score 5 in the top of the 17th and beat the Reds 5-1. Johnny Allen acquired on waivers from the Browns pitches 15 innings for Brooklyn allowing just one hit in the first 9 innings before he's lifted for a pinch runner with the score 0-0. A tired Reds starter Paul Derringer finally gives up a 17th-inning homer to Pete Reiser and is lifted after two more hits. Hugh Casey wins in relief as the umps order the Reds to forget about stalling to get the game called on account of darkness. The Dodgers now lead by 2.
Sep 18, 1940 - Cleveland tops the Senators 3-1 in game 1 as Johnny Allen picks up the victory Pitching on two days rest Bob Feller wins his 26th in game 2 beating the Senators 2-1. Sid Hudson takes the loss. The sweep moves Cleveland to a half-game ahead of Detroit.
Jun 14, 1940 - Gordon Cobbledick breaks the story in the Cleveland Plain Dealer about the players' mutiny against Oscar Vitt. Vitt meets with owner Bradley but declines to comment on the mutiny. He will stay on and today the players hand him a 8-0 win over Detroit. Johnny Allen tosses a two-hitter.
Jul 25, 1938 - Cleveland's Johnny Allen has his 12-game win streak snapped by the Red Sox as Boston wins 1-0 behind Dickman. Jimmie Foxx's homer is the only score. Cleveland takes the nitecap 3-0 behind Mel Harder.
Jun 7, 1938 - At Fenway umpire Bill McGowan-who had tossed Johnny Allen on Opening Day-orders the Cleveland pitcher to cut off part of a shirt sleeve which is dangling as he pitches distracting the batter. Allen refuses and walks off the mound. He is fined $250 by Cleveland manager Oscar Vitt who makes a pitching change to avoid a forfeit. The Indians win the game 7-5. Tribe owner Alva Bradley hurries to Boston and buys the shirt for $250; the shirt is then displayed at Higbee's Department Store owned by Bradley's brother. The shirt later makes its way to the Hall of Fame museum in Cooperstown NY.
Oct 3, 1937 - Cleveland's Johnny Allen's effort on 2 days rest to tie the AL record of 16 straight wins is frustrated when Detroit's Jake Wade beats him with a one-hit shutout 1-0 on the final day of the season. A two-out single by Hal Trosky in the 7th is Detroit's only hit. Detroit scores the only run in the 1st inning when a hot grounder gets by 3B Sammy Hale to drive in Pete Fox with the only run; Greenberg's RBI single is his 183rd of the year. A miffed Allen almost comes to blows with Hale after the game. Allen finishes with 14 complete games a 15-1 mark for an AL record winning percentage of .938.
Sep 30, 1937 - The Indians sweep a pair from the White Sox behind the pitching of Johnny Allen and Bob Feller. Allen's 6-4 birthday win in the opener is his 15th straight of the year and 17th in a row going back to July 10 1936. Feller wins his 9th 4-1 and strikes out 11. Moose Solters has 3 RBIs in each game while Hal Trosky has 4 RBIs for the day to reach 100.
Sep 17, 1937 - Beating the Red Sox 4-1 Cleveland's Johnny Allen wins his 12th straight without a loss equaling Tom Zachary's 1929 record of 12-0. Odell Hale's 3-run HR in the 7th off Bobo Newsom is the margin.
Aug 24, 1937 - Johnny Allen and Lefty Grove duel for 13 innings before the Indians win 4-3 on Roy Hughes pinch single with the sacks full. Grove walks 9 but allows just one hit after the 4th inning until the 13th.
Jun 21, 1937 - Johnny Allen off to a 4-0 start for Cleveland has an appendectomy in Boston and will miss 8 weeks of the season.
Sep 15, 1936 - Johnny Allen wins his 20th for Cleveland though he is forced to leave the game with a back injury after hurling 5 innings of no-hit ball. Oral Hildebrand finishes for him as Cleveland rolls over Boston 13-2. Hal Trosky has his 39th and 40th homers plus a single and double to pace the Tribe.
Sep 18, 1933 - The 2nd-place Yankees split with the White Sox winning 6-1 on Johnny Allen's 2-hitter before falling 4-3. Les Tietje in his ML debut stops the Bombers in the nitecap. Lou Gehrig clubs HRs #28 and #29: Foxx leads the AL with 45 and has connected in every AL ball park the 1st American Leaguer besides Ruth to do it. The Babe did it 11 seasons.
May 21, 1932 - Before 60000 at Yankee Stadium the Bronx Bombers roll over Washington 14-2 and 8-0. Washington collects just 11 hits off Herb Pennock and Johnny Allen. In the opener Ruth hits a grand slam in the 5th off Lloyd Brown and he and Gehrig connect in the 6th off Frank Ragland. Tony Lazzeri is 6-for-7 on the afternoon including a homer 2 doubles and a triple.
May 16, 1932 - The Yankees record their 4th straight shutout to equal the record set by Cleveland and Boston in 1903 and 1906. Johnny Allen George Pipgras Red Ruffing and Lefty Gomez are the hurlers. Lefty stops Cleveland on 5 hits to win 8-0 New York's 5th shutout in 7 games.