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Les Mann from the Chronology
May 11, 1923 - The Phils and Cards bash a record 10 HRs out of cozy Baker Bowl as the Phils outkick the Cards 20-14; Cy Williams has 3 homers and 7 RBIs while teammate Johnny Mokan adds two homers a double and 7 RBIs. Les Mann belts two for St. Louis and losing pitcher Bill Sherdel connects. In all 23 batters hit safely with the two teams combining for 79 total bases. Williams now has 12 homers tops in the Majors.
Aug 8, 1922 - The Giants Shufflin' Phil Douglas is suspended and fined $100 by John McGraw. (Douglas an alcoholic and McGraw did not enjoy the best of relationships after McGraw forced Douglas to undergo a terrible treatment for alcoholism.) Douglas writes a letter to St. Louis Cardinals OF Les Mann his former roommate at Chicago offering to disappear if they make it worth his while lest he help McGraw win the pennant. Mann turns the letter over to Branch Rickey who relays it to Commissioner Landis. In Pittsburgh on the August 16 Douglas admits he wrote the letter and Landis bars him from baseball for life. Sadly when Douglas sobered up he asked Mann to destroy the letter but Mann had already passed it on. Douglas was 11-4 at the time with the lowest ERA on the club (2.63).
May 27, 1920 - At the Polo Grounds the Braves defeat the Giants twice 5-2 and 5-0. Rudolph and Scott are the winning pitchers while Winters with 3 2/3 innings in game 1 and Barnes are the losers. Winters hits Les Mann twice with pitches and when Barnes plunks him on the elbow in game 2 Mann is forced to leave. The two teams combine for 45 (Braves 26) runners left on base considered a record at the time.
Jul 19, 1916 - At Chicago the Giants edge the Cubs 8-6 as New York CF Benny Kauff tags out two runners at 2B for a double play. With one out the Cubs load the bases. Giant catcher Bill Rariden throws to 2B and catches the runner Les Mann off. In the rundown the runner on 3rd breaks for home and scores when the Giants fumble. But the ball is recovered and the throw to Kauff covering 2nd gets the runner sliding back. Kauff then looks up and tags the runner trying to advance from 1B to end the inning.
Feb 10, 1916 - In a sweet deal the Cubs send cash to the sinking Chicago Whales (Federal League) and bring back Three Finger Brown Clem Clemens Mickey Doolan Bill Fischer Max Flack Claude Hendrix Les Mann Dykes Potter Joe Tinker Rollie Zeider and George McConnell.
Oct 12, 1914 - Joe Bush 17-10 for the A's faces Lefty Tyler in game 3. Tied 2-2 in the 10th Home Run Baker drives in his only 2 runs of the Series but a HR by Gowdy starts a game-tying rally. After James comes on and sets the A's down for 2 innings Gowdy doubles. Bush gives up a walk then throws a sacrifice bunt past Baker at 3B allowing pinch runner Les Mann to score the winning run.
Aug 13, 1914 - In the start of a crucial series in New York The Braves pound Rube Marquard for 11 hits to win 5-3. Rabbit Maranville contributes a triple and Les Mann adds a homer and 2-run single. Lefty Tyler notches another victory.