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    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 LombardiErnie BonhamGus SuhrJoe 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 25, 1935 - Brooklyn pitcher Johnny Babich pitches a one hitter‚ beating the Phillies‚ 6-0. Mickey Haslin has the lone hit.

    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.

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