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Lloyd Waner from the Chronology
May 7, 1941 - The Pirates send veteran Lloyd Waner to the Braves where he will be reunited with his brother in exchange for P Nick Strincevich. Waner will play just a month in Boston before being swapped to the Reds for John Hutchings. Waner will play 77 games for 3 teams this year and not strike out.
Jun 26, 1935 - Lloyd Waner has a still-standing ML record 18 putouts in CF in a doubleheader as the Pirates take a pair from the Braves at Boston. The Buccaneers win 2-1 and 5-1 behind Bush and Swift.
Aug 16, 1932 - The Pirates top the Dodgers 4-0 as Larry French scatters 7 singles. The 2nd-place Bucs (61-52) lead the Dodgers (62-56) by a two and a half games. French breaks a scoreless tie with an 8th inning double and then scores on Lloyd Waner's single. A sacrifice and walk to brother Paul follows. A passed ball and throw to second by Al Lopez ends with the catcher throwing his mask down and being tossed. A triple by Barbee and a single by Pie Traynor completes the scoring off Bill Clark.
Aug 26, 1930 - Hack Wilson has 4 RBIs to lead the Cubs over the Pirates 7-5. Wilson cracks a 2-run single in the 5th but then allows a Lloyd Waner liner to skip by him for an inside-the-park-HR and vows to atone. He hits his 44th HR off young Larry French breaking Chuck Klein's one-year-old NL record.
Sep 5, 1929 - Pittsburgh hammers Pirate-killer Red Lucas for 7 runs in the 3rd inning and win 10-5. Pitcher Erv Brame starts the scoring by bouncing a homer into the RF bleachers and the Bucs follow with a double three triples two singles and a wild throw. A Lloyd Waner triple his 2nd in the 4th with a man on sends Red to the showers.
Jun 16, 1929 - The Reds beat Burleigh Grimes 8-1 ending the Pirate spitballer's 10-game win streak. He'll finish 17-7 the top Pittsburgh hurler. The Bucs win the opener 8-3 behind Heine Meine's pitching and 4 hits by Lloyd Waner.
Aug 22, 1928 - The Pirates top the Braves 10-3 as Waner and Traynor each drive in 3 runs. Paul tallies a single double and triple while Pie slices two singles and a triple. Lloyd Waner scores 3 runs to help rookie Erv Brame pick up the win.
Nov 28, 1927 - The Pirates trade OF Kiki Cuyler to the Cubs for 2B Sparky Adams and OF Pete Scott. Cuyler had become expendable after rookie Lloyd Waner became a starter‚ but will be a great addition to the Cubs. Adams will have two seasons in Pittsburgh before going to the Cards.
Oct 8, 1927 - Down 3-0 the Pirates give the ball to their biggest winner Carmen Hill (22-11). In the 5th Ruth's 2nd HR of the Series scores Earle Combs ahead of him for a 3-1 lead. The Pirates tie it in the 7th. In the last of the 9th Combs walks Mark Koenig beats out a bunt and Ruth walks to fill the bases. Reliever Johnny Miljus strikes out Lou Gehrig and Bob Meusel. With 2 strikes on Tony Lazzeri a wild pitch rolls far enough away for Combs to score the winning run. The Bronx Bombers are World Champions in 4 straight. Ruth's .400 is good for 7 RBI; Lloyd Waner's .400 tops the Bucs.
Sep 22, 1927 - Before a capacity crowd of 37000 at Forbes Field the first place Pirates hold off the 2nd place Giants by splitting a doubleheader. The Pirates win the first game 5-2 behind Ray Kremer and the Giants take the nitecap 2-0 behind Fred Fitzsimmons. Rogers Hornsby managing the team in the absence of McGraw hits a 2-run homer his 26th to account for the scoring in the second game. He also homers in the opener. Hornsby (.361) is 2nd to Paul Waner (.384) in hitting in the NL. Lloyd Waner (.352) is 3rd.
Sep 17, 1927 - At Pittsburgh the relentless Pirates sweep a pair from Brooklyn winning 2-1 and 6-0 to run their win streak to 11 games. Ray Kremer wins the nitecap his 3rd shutout in 4 starts allowing just 3 hits. Lloyd Waner collects his 200th hit in the nitecap the first ML rookie to reach that mark this century.
Sep 4, 1927 - In a ML first Paul and Lloyd Waner hit homers for first place Pittsburgh in the 5th inning at Cincinnati's Redland Field and both are "bounce home runs"-fair balls that bounce into the stands are HRs in the NL until 1930. Paul leads off with a slice down the short LF line for a bounce homer and then Clyde Barnhart makes an out. Brother Lloyd then slices one almost exactly in the same spot as his brother's drive the first time in history that two brothers have homered in the same inning or game. The Pirates beat the Reds' Dolf Luque 8-4 opening a 2-game lead in the NL.
Aug 11, 1927 - At St. Louis Pete Alexander allows just 4 hits including Lloyd Waner's first ML homer to beat the Pirates 2-1. Jim Bottomley's 2-run homer in the 7th wins it. Bottomley will repeat tomorrow in the 11th as St. Louis cards another 2-1 win over Pittsburgh to tie for 2nd in the NL.
May 30, 1927 - Unassisted triple plays are a rarity but SS Jimmy Cooney makes one for the Cubs against Pittsburgh in the opener of the Memorial Day doubleheader. He catches Paul Waner's line drive steps on 2B to retire Lloyd Waner and tags Clyde Barnhart going back to 1B. Paul Waner still collects 3 hits and 2 RBI but the Cubs win 7-6 in 10 innings to snap the Pirates 11-game win streak. The Bucs win the nitecap 6-5 in 10 innings as Lloyd Waner has 7 hits for the day.