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    Sep 21, 2001 - The Cardinals defeat the Pirates‚ 9-5‚ as Albert Pujols hits his 1st career grand slam. The homer gives him a new ML rookie record for extra base hits in a season with 83. The old mark of 82 was set by Brooklyn's Johnny Frederick in 1929.

    Sep 12, 2000 - The Diamondbacks edge the Dodgers‚ 5-4‚ despite Dave Hansen's ML record-breaking 7th pinch-hit home run of the season. Hansen's blast‚ off Curt Schilling‚ breaks the mark set in 1932 by Brooklyn's Johnny Frederick.

    Sep 25, 1996 - In a 7-5 win over the Dodgers‚ Barry Bonds goes 1-1 and receives an intentional walk‚ giving him a new NL record of 149 walks in a season. He also swipes 2 bases giving him 39. The Dodgers get a homer from Eric Karros‚ his 34th‚ and a 2-run pinch homer from Billy Ashby. Of Ashby's 9 homers‚ 5 have been pinch hits‚ one short of Johnny Fredericks record. The Giants win clinches a tie for the NL West.

    Sep 10, 1932 - Dodger OF Johnny Frederick hits his record 6th pinch-hit HR of the season. It is a dramatic 9th-inning‚ 2-run shot that beats Burleigh Grimes and the Cubs‚ 4-3. Frederick's 6 pinch-hit HRs doubles the previous record of 3 held by Ham Hyatt in 1913‚ Cy Williams in 1928‚ and Pat Crawford in 1929. With just 9 pinch-hits altogether‚ his HR percentage is a ML record.

    Aug 14, 1932 - At the Polo Grounds‚ John Quinn‚ at 49‚ becomes the oldest P to win a ML game. He relieves Van Mungo in the 9th after Johnny Frederick hits a pinch-hit HR off Carl Hubbell in the 9th to tie at 1-1. The Dodgers win in the 10th when Tony Cuccinello drives home Hack Wilson for Brooklyn's 4th straight win over the Giants. The pinch homer is Frederick's 4th pinch-hit HR of the year‚ for a new ML record. He will have 6 by the season's end. The Giants win the nitecap‚ 8-4‚ as Bill Terry and Mel Ott belt homers.

    May 26, 1932 - The Robins and Giants go 12 innings before Johnny Fredericks's single drives in the winning run as Broooklyn wins‚ 3-2. Watty Clark is the winner over Carl Hubbell‚ who strikes out 15. With the Robins winning 2-1 in the 5th on homers by Lefty O'Doul and George Kelly‚ Brooklyn apparently plates another run on Al Lopez's single. But an alert Joe McCarthy‚ who stayed silent when Senor Lopez struck out twice previously‚ protests correctly that Lopez batted out of turn‚ and the run does not count.

    Jul 25, 1930 - At Cincinnati‚ the Robins down the Reds‚ 7-2‚ to maintain a half-game lead on the Cubs. Brooklyn pins the loss on Red Lucas‚ with the big blows being two run-triples by both Taffy Wright and Johnny Frederick.

    Jun 1, 1930 - For the 2nd time in a week and the second time this century‚ teammates hit back-to-back homers twice in a game. Johnny Frederick and Babe Herman do it in the Dodgers 10-2 win over the Phillies.

    Sep 24, 1929 - Brooklyn rookie Johnny Frederick connects for his 52nd double in the Dodgers' 8-6 loss to the Phils. This will be the NL record until Klein clouts 59 next year. But Frederick will add 2 homers in the coming games to end the season with 82 extra base hits‚ a ML record for rookies that will not be matched this century. Albert Pujols‚ in 2001‚ will break the mark.

    Sep 17, 1929 - In the first of two‚ the Cubs' Kiki Cuyler belts a grand slam‚ the 9th of the year for Chicago‚ but the Robins win‚ 8-7. This is a major league record that will be topped by the Tigers (10) in 1938. Brooklyn uses the slam in game when Babe Herman clouts one in the 8th in Brooklyn's 9-6 win. In game 1‚ Brooklyn rookie Johnny Frederick hits his 51st double‚ breaking the NL mark for doubles set by Paul Waner last year. He'll hit one more.

    Jul 12, 1929 - At Brooklyn‚ the Cards score 5 in the 9th but the Dodgers come back to plate 6 runs and win‚ 8-7. They are helped by Card starter Syl Johnson who walks 11 men before exiting in the 9th. The loss goes to Held‚ who walks two with the bases loaded as the Cards make three errors in the frame. Johnny Frederick‚ who made the only out in the 9th leading off‚ drives in the winning run with a single. The Dodgers leave 13 on base today and 14 in their last game. The Cards score the only runs of the first 7 innings with 2 in the 5th‚ and as reported in the New York Evening World‚ it appears that a dead batch of balls was used. "An examination of one of the new spheres revealed its cover was not at all glossy. The rough finish of the balls enabled pitchers Vance and Johnson to grip them more tightly and thus increase their effectiveness. The members of the two teams hit several pitched balls solidly‚ but the balls did not travel with their customary speed. The first safe hit of the game was not made until Frederick of the Dodgers singled to right in the third inning. Infielders had more chances than usual. The new balls were quickly recognized by the players when carried onto the playing field by Umpire McLaughlin. They were eagerly examined by members of the St. Louis and Brooklyn teams before being put into play." (as noted by Retrosheet)

    May 18, 1929 - Brooklyn and Philadelphia score a ML-record 50 runs in a doubleheader at Baker Bowl. The Robins (Dodgers) win the opener 20-16‚ as neither team makes an error‚ and the Phils take the 2nd game 8-6‚ despite a Dodgers triple play. Highlights include Brooklyn's Johnny Frederick scores 5 runs in the opener‚ which combined with his 3 yesterday‚ gives him a ML-record 8 in 2 games. Both Frederick and teammate Babe Herman collect 5 hits in the slugfest. Chuck Klein homers in each game‚ #'s 7 and 8.

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