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Johnny Babich from the Chronology
Feb 8, 1942 - At California's Folsom prison the annual game between major leaguers and the prison team is stopped when it's discovered that two prisoners have escaped. With the pros leading 24-5 at the end of 7 innings the game ends and guards go after the two lifers who are found 3 hours later. The major leaguers include Ernie Lombardi Ernie Bonham Gus Suhr Joe Marty and Johnny Babich.
Jun 28, 1941 - DiMaggio has two hits and a walk off Johnny Babich of the A's to extend his streak to 40 games second longest in the AL. New York wins 7-4 as Keller homers the 23rd game in a row the Yanks have gone deep. The 2nd-place Yankees will win their next 13 games.
Sep 27, 1940 - In New York the Yankees winners of 8 straight games lose to the A's Johnny Babich 6-2. Babich is a former Yankee minor leaguer. New York is out of the World Series for the 1st time since 1935. Yankee C Arndt Jorgens on the club's active roster both last year and this end the season without an appearance certainly a ML record. Last season he scored a run as a pinch runner but had no at bats.
Aug 9, 1940 - Steve Sundra posts his first win of the year for the Yankees beating the A's and Johnny Babich 2-0. The Yankees at 51-51 seem to be out of the running for their 5th straight championship. However they will go 37-15 the rest of the way and actually make the top for a few hours on September 11th. The Yanks will ultimately finish 3rd losing three straight to the Browns on September 15-16.
Sep 14, 1935 - The Cubs outlast the Dodgers 18-14 for their 11th straight win and go into first place. In winning the Cubs use a relief pitcher for the 1st time in 11 games. Chicago scores 5 in the 2nd and 8 in the 6th in outhitting Brooklyn 18 hits to 15. Johnny Babich starts and goes a third of an inning to take the loss; Starter Charlie Root is the Chicago winner.
Apr 19, 1935 - On Patriot's Day Brooklyn beats the Braves by 4-2 scores. Watty Clark is the winning pitcher in game 1 and adds 2 RBI. Danny Taylor hits a grand slam in game 2 and Johnny Babich strikes out Babe Ruth 3 times.