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    May 30, 1922 - Between games of the Memorial Day A.M.-P.M. doubleheader‚ the Cubs swap OF Max Flack to the Cards for OF Cliff Heathcote. Flack‚ who lives just 3 blocks from Cubs Park‚ went home for lunch between games‚ and arrived back in the Cubs clubhouse to find that he'd been traded. The players‚ who both played in the morning game‚ trade uniforms and play for their new teams in the afternoon. Heathcote is 0-for-3 as a Card‚ 2-for-4 as a Cub. Flack is hitless in the first game‚ 1-for-4 in the 2nd‚ as the Cubs win both‚ 4-1 and 3-1. George Stueland wins the opener and Vic Aldridge is the winner in the afternoon. In the nitecap‚ Cubs SS Charlie Hollocher strikes out for the first time this year‚ on a Bill Doak spitter. A .304 career hitter‚ he will whiff 5 times in 1922. In 3 years he will fan 33 times in 372 games.

    May 9, 1920 - The Cubs edge the Pirates‚ 8-7‚ behind the offense of Max Flack. Flack has 4 hits‚ including two doubles‚ and steals home in the 8th for the winning run. George Cutshaw has 4 hits for the Pirates.

    Sep 11, 1918 - The Red Sox win the WS in game 6 on Carl Mays's 2nd victory‚ a 2-1 three-hitter. With 2 on and 2 out in the 3rd‚ utility OF George Whiteman lines a hard drive to RF. Max Flack drops it‚ allowing the only runs off Lefty Tyler. Righty Claude Hendrix‚ 20-7 during the year‚ finally makes an appearance‚ tossing a final inning for the Cubs. Cubs pitchers compile a 1.04 ERA‚ while Boston's .186 BA is the lowest ever for a WS winner‚ but they compensate by making just one error‚ a record not beaten this century in a 6-game WS. The Red Sox will realize $1‚102 each‚ the Cubs $671‚ the smallest winner's share since 1906. The inning-by-inning results of the game were relayed to Fort Devans‚ 58 miles away‚ via homing nine pigeons.

    Jul 17, 1918 - Chicago's Lefty Tyler goes 21 innings‚ the longest complete game in Cubs history‚ against Milt Watson‚ to beat the Phils‚ 2-1. Lefty scatters 13 hits and strikes out 8 in the marathon effort. Three Chicago pinch hitters reach base in the 21st‚ and Max Flack drives home the winner with his 5th hit of the game. Flack scored the game's first run in the first inning. Watson takes the complete game loss‚ allowing 19 hits.

    Jun 26, 1918 - No mercy rule as the Cubs roll over the Cardinals‚ 14-0. The Cubs pile on in the 4th inning when they pull off a triple steal against the battery of Sherdel and Gonzales. Three ex-American Leaguers‚ Charley Deal‚ Zeider and Killifer‚ do the wholesale thievery. After Lefty Tyler walks to reload the bases‚ Max Flack clears them with a grand slam.

    Jun 11, 1918 - Lefty Tyler allows 2 hits but the Giants win‚ 1-0‚ on a fluke homer in the 1st inning by George Burns. He hits a line single to Max Flack who falls down and the ball skips by for an inside-the-park homer. The Cubs 9-game win streak ends.

    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 ClemensMickey Doolan‚ Bill Fischer‚ Max FlackClaude HendrixLes MannDykes PotterJoe TinkerRollie Zeider‚ and George McConnell.

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