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Lon Warneke from the Chronology
Aug 16, 1956 - At Chicago Sam Jones strikes out 13 Reds to win 4-2 and ties the club 20th-century mark for strikeouts in a 9-inning game. Lon Warneke struck out 13 in 1934. The loss goes to Brooks Lawrence. Frank Robinson homers but also K's 4 times.
Jul 8, 1952 - The NL defeats the AL 3-2 behind the pitching of Phils Curt Simmons and Cubs Bob Rush in Philadelphia. The game is ended after 5 innings because of rain with Bob Lemon the losing pitcher. Hank Sauer's homer with Stan Musial aboard in the 4th proves to be the deciding run. Shantz strikes out the side in the 5th whiffing Whitey Lockman Jackie Robinson and Stan Musial. Lon Warneke umps his first All-Star game after pitching in three in the 1930s.
Aug 12, 1950 - The Giants Eddie Stanky is banished by umpire Lon Warneke for refusing to stop waving his arms in an attempt to distract Phillies batter Andy Seminick. This is a reprise of a shuffle Stanky initiated on August 9. In the 4th Stanky moves over behind 2B and goes into a windup the same time as the pitcher. Giants manager Leo Durocher had agreed to await a league ruling on the tactic but after Seminick knocks Hank Thompson unconscious in a collision at 3B Durocher turns Stanky loose. In the 4th Seminick reaches base on an error then on a force at 2B he puts a linebacker block on Bill Rigney Stanky's replacement and both dugouts empty for a brawl. The Phils go on to win 5-4 in 11 innings on Stan Lopata's triple and a sac fly by Waitkus. The Giants protest Stanky's ouster to no avail.
Sep 6, 1943 - Woody Williams of the Cincinnati Reds collects his 10th straight hit in 2 games as Cincy romps in the opener 10-1. He is finally stopped by the Cubs Eddie Hanyzewski in relief of loser Lon Warneke. Prior to the run Williams had only 39 ML hits. Williams is the 8th National Leaguer to accomplish this hit feat. The Reds also take the nitecap 3-1 in 10 innings as Johnny Vander Meer tops Claude Passeau.
May 2, 1943 - Behind the strong pitching of Wally Hebert and Bob Klinger‚ the Pirates twice shut out the Cubs‚ winning 3-0 and 1-0. Hi Bithorn loses game one. In the second game‚ Cubs hurlers Dick Barrett and Lon Warneke combine on a hardluck one-hit loss: Vince DiMaggio's hit in the 4th is the only safety. Barrett, 35 and making his NL debut, can’t blame his offense on the new cement ball; 1942 baseballs are used.
Sep 10, 1942 - Brooklyn with a slim 3-game lead in the NL loses to Chicago's Lon Warneke 10-2. Across the river at the Polo Grounds left Howie Pollet gives the Cards a 5-1 win over New York. Hubbell was the announced starter but in pre-game warm ups he was hit on the head by an errant throw from Musial. Hal Schumacher was inserted as the starter but gave up 3 first inning runs to earn an early shower.
Jul 8, 1942 - The Cards sell veteran P Lon Warneke (6-4) to the Cubs. The Arkansas Hummingbird was 17-9 last year but in answer to the fans protests Breadon says "We let Warneke go because it was apparent that he had lost some of his stuff." Maybe so. Lon will be 21-24 in Chicago.
Jun 28, 1942 - Ernie Koy's 15th inning single scores the winning run as the Phils beat the Cards 2-1. Tommy Hughes is the winner despite collapsing in the dugout in the 10th after running from 1B to 3B. He revives to complete the game. Johnny Beazley matches Hughes for 12 innings before Howie Krist relieves. Krist loses his 1st game in 2 years after 13 straight wins. The Cards take the nitecap 3-1 behind Lon Warneke's 5-hitter.
Sep 14, 1941 - The Cards move 1 1/2 games behind the Dodgers by sweeping the Giants in a Sunday twinbill. In the opener Lon Warneke outpitches Hubbell 1-0 and in the nightcap reliever Howard Krist (10-0) wins 6-5 in 10 innings. Krist's 10-0 year except for Tom Zachary in 1929 (12-0) is the best season without a loss.
Aug 30, 1941 - The Cardinals Lon Warneke no-hits the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 in the nitecap with only 3 balls hit to the outfield as the Cards sweep two. It is Warneke's 15th victory of the season and with the Dodgers' doubleheader loss to the Giants puts St. Louis in first place by 2 percentage points. The 5th place Giants beat Brooklyn 4-3 and 5-1 at the Polo Grounds.
Jun 10, 1941 - Cardinal starter Lon Warneke yields a single to Phils lead off hitter Emmett Mueller then gives up no more safeties as he wins 3-0. It's the 2nd one-hitter against the Phils in 4 days.
May 13, 1940 - In a replay of their washed-out game of April 23rd called on account of darkness the Reds and the Cards neglect to inform the league office and no umpires are assigned to Crosley Field. Coach Jimmy Wilson and P Lon Warneke are pressed into service as umpires before umpire Larry Goetz at home in Cincinnati on a day off arrives to officiate. Warneke will later become a full-time umpire while Wilson will return to active duty at the end of the year and star in the WS. Johnny Mize of the St. Louis Cardinals hits 3 HRs and the Reds Bill Werber has 5 hits and collects 4 consecutive doubles in a 14-inning 8-8 tie with the Reds. Werber is the only one to do it in bothe leagues. Mize's is his 3rd 3-homer game breaking the tie for the NL record he shared with George Kelly. After 1910 there will be only 5 games this century in which active players umpire: Besides today these are: 1912: Ham Hyatt (Pit-N) and Ed Phelps (Bro-N); 1935: Jocko Conlan (Chi-A); 1941: Johnny Cooney (Bos-N) and Freddie Fitzsimmons (Bro-N); and 1978: Don Leppert (coach Tor-A) and Jerry Zimmerman (coach Min-A). (as noted by historian Wayne McElreavy).
Aug 15, 1938 - A bad day for Chicago as the Cards Lon Warneke stops his old teammates 8-4. Clay Bryant is the loser. Worse than their 2nd loss in a row is losing player-manager Hartnett who fractures his thumb when struck by a Joe Medwick. foul tip. Gabby will be sidelined for three weeks.
Sep 27, 1936 - When Johnny Mize is thrown out in the 7th inning for arguing rookie 1B Walt Alston subs. In his only ML game the future Hall of Fame manager makes one error in two chances and is fanned by Lon Warneke in his only at bat. St. Louis loses to the Cubs 6-3 and the two teams end tied for 2nd place.
Aug 10, 1936 - The Cards are back in first place beating the Cubs in a game interrupted by a fight between former teammates Dizzy Dean and Tex Carleton. Dean loses the fight but wins the game 7-3 outpointing Lon Warneke for his 19th win.
Jul 26, 1936 - Bucky Walters allows just two hits in beating the Cubs 4-0 in the first of two games. The Cubs roll in game 2 winning 18-5 as Frank Demaree has 5 hits including two homers. Auglie Galan Stan Hack Ethan Allen and pitcher Lon Warneke also hit homers.
Jul 16, 1936 - Braves C Al Lopez reaches first 3 times on errors the 3rd player to do so each time hitting the ball to SS Billy Jurges. It is little help though as the Cubs edge the Braves 1-0 in 10 innings. Lon Warneke is the winner over hard luck Ben Cantwell.
Jul 7, 1936 - The NL having lost the first 3 All-Star Games wins 4-3 at Boston's National League Park with four different Cub players (Galan Herman Hartnett and Demaree) scoring runs. After Dizzy Dean and Carl Hubbell each pitch scoreless 3-inning stints Curt Davis is hammered by the AL including Lou Gehrig's HR but Lon Warneke shuts the door. Meanwhile the NL is helped by Joe DiMaggio's loose fielding and error and Augie Galan's HR. DiMag is the first rookie to play in an All-Star game. NL plays its starting lineup except for 2 late-inning pinch hitters. Local favorite and 3-time starter Wally Berger doesn't appear. Missing from the NL roster are Dolph Camilli and Buck Jordan co-leaders at .348 as well as the eventual batting champ Paul Waner.
May 28, 1936 - At Wrigley Reds pitcher Al Hollingsworth stakes himself to a 4-0 lead by belting a grand slam off Chicago's Lon Warneke in the top of the 2nd. He then surrenders 7 runs in the bottom of the frame and eventually loses 11-5. Johnson Stine and English get tossed after a bench-clearing brawl erupts in the 3rd. The Cubs won two days ago by scoring 7 runs in the 3rd.
Apr 14, 1936 - In a 12-7 loss to Cubs Cardinals rookie Eddie Morgan pinch-hits and drives the first pitch he sees from Lon Warneke for a HR the only one he'll hit in a 39-game career. He is the first to hit a pinch HR in his first at bat. Billy Herman leads the Cubs going 5-for-5 with 3 doubles and a homer. Frank Demaree has a pair of roundtrippers while Gabby Hartnett and Chuck Klein have one apiece. Augie Galan who hit into no double plays last year hits into one his first time up.
Oct 6, 1935 - Lon Warneke keeps the Cubs alive with 6 innings of shutout ball for his 2nd win. He leaves because of a sore shoulder and Bill Lee relieves in the 3-1 victory. Chuck Klein hits a 2-run homer.
Sep 25, 1935 - In a showdown series with the 2nd place Cardinals in St. Louis the Cubs edge the Cardinals 1-0. Paul Dean strikes out the first 4 Cub batters before young Phil Cavarretta drives a home run on top the roof in RF for the only score of the game. Lon Warneke gives up just 2 hits and walks none in winning his 20th game. It is the Cubs' 19th straight win and they are now assured of at least a tie for the pennant.
Sep 6, 1935 - The Cubs again led by Galan take their 3rd straight from the Phils. Augie triples and scores the tying run in the 8th then hits a leadoff homer in the 10th to win it 3-2 for Lon Warneke.
Sep 2, 1935 - With the Cubs splitting two with the 7th-place Reds at Wrigley Chicago is just 2 1/2 in back of the Cards. Chicago wins 3-1 in the opener as Lon Warneke tops Tony Freitas then lose 4-2 to Gene Schott. Bill Lee takes the loss.
Aug 4, 1935 - In Cincinnati the Cubs take a 1-0 lead into the 8th inning behind Lon Warneke but a Bill Jurges error opens the way for five runs and a Reds win. In the nitecap catcher Wally Stephenson making his first start above D ball collects three hits and drives home the winner in a 4-3 Cubs victory.
Jun 29, 1935 - Gabby Hartnett goes 4-for-4 and drives home the game winner in the Cubs 2-1 victory over the Pirates. Chuck Klein's homer accounts for the other score to back Lon Warneke's win over Red Lucas. Chicago moves into 2nd place with the victory.
Sep 3, 1934 - The visiting Cubs split a pair with the Reds winning the opener 6-3 in the 10th behind Lon Warneke. Benny Frey takes the loss. Cincy takes the nightcap 6-4 as Fish Hook Stout bests Jim Weaver.
Jul 31, 1934 - When the Cards and the Cubs resume playing the protested game of July 2 at Wrigley Field Chicago still wins. The final score this time is 7-1 instead of 7-4 with Lon Warneke winning over Bill Walker. Warneke allows one hit in 2 innings then continues in the 2nd game winning that as well 7-2. Paul Dean takes the loss. The outcome of the replay does not change the standings since the Cubs win has already been entered into the official standings but the individual performances in the replay replace those in the original game.
Jul 17, 1934 - Lon Warneke Cubs mound ace intentionally walks Gus Mancuso in the 7th to load the bases and bring up the Giants P Roy Parmelee. After two wild swings Tarzan hatchets a high pitch for a grand slam and a 5-3 win.
Apr 22, 1934 - Lon Warneke pitches his 2nd straight one-hitter-the only pitcher ever to open the season with 2 one-hitters-beating Dizzy Dean as the Cubs roll over the Cards 15-2. The lone hit is Rip Collins' 5th inning double. The Cubs collect 22 hits against the Dean brothers including homers by Chuck Klein and Gabby Hartnett.
Apr 17, 1934 - Both leagues open with full schedules and draw 180000 in attendance. The Cubs Lon Warneke gives up just a one-out 9th-inning single to Adam Comorosky winning 6-0 over the Reds. He strikes out 13 in the one-hitter to set a 20th century club mark since topped for K's in an opener. Sam Jones will match Warneke in 1956. John Clarkson holds the club mark with 16 set on August 18 1886.
Sep 15, 1933 - The Giants sweep a pair from the Cubs at Wrigley Field winning 5-1 and 4-0. Reliever Hi Bell helps apply the whitewash in game 2 besting Lon Warneke. Starter Tarzan Parmalee is leading 3-0 when he hits Tuck Stainback on the arm breaking it. He walks the bases full and Bell comes in.
Jul 6, 1933 - The first ML All-Star Game is played at Comiskey Park and appropriately Babe Ruth is the star though he finished 6th in the voting. Al Simmons and Chuck Klein were the top two vote-getters. Ruth strikes out against Lon Warneke but his 2-run HR is the margin of victory in the AL's 4-2 win. Lefty Gomez the starter and winner also knocks in the game's first run. John McGraw comes out of retirement to manage the NL. The match draws 49200 fans who pay $52000.
Jul 6, 1932 - Following Lon Warneke's 6-1 win over the Phillies in Chicago Cubs SS Bill Jurges is shot twice in his room at the Carlos hotel 2 blocks north of Wrigley by a spurned girlfriend Violet Popovich Valli. In a scuffle for the gun Jurges is hit in the shoulder and hand. Jurges fails to prosecute and Valli will be signed to a 22-week contract to sing in local nightclubs and theaters. She is billed as "Violet (I Did it for Love) Valli-the Most Talked About Girl in Chicago."
Jul 1, 1932 - At Wrigley Lon Warneke beats the Reds 8-4 to become the NL's first 10-game winner. The Cubs edge back into first place. The Reds lose their 9th straight but they'll beat the Cubs tomorrow.