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Max Lanier from the Chronology
Aug 15, 1952 - After losing 12 straight starts to Larry Jansen dating back to July 7 1950 the Braves finally defeat the Giant hurler 4-3 with 3 runs in the 9th. Jansen does not allow a hit till the 8th. New York takes the nitecap 3-1 behind Max Lanier. Johnny Logan's 1st ML HR is the only tally for the Hubmen.
Aug 23, 1951 - At Ebbets Field the Cards finally beat the Dodgers 4-2. Max Lanier allows 7 hits including Campanella's 27th homer in beating Don Newcombe. Newk won't lose again to the Birds till 1957 winning 12 straight.
May 17, 1950 - After 11 straight losses to Max Lanier the Dodgers finally top the Cardinal lefty 6-2 for the first time since 1943. Don Newcombe is the winning pitcher. Lanier helps his downfall with 3 balks to tie the NL-record.
Aug 27, 1949 - Former Mexican Leaguers Max Lanier and Fred Martin drop their $2.5 million suit against baseball.
Mar 8, 1949 - Max Lanier and Fred Martin late of the Mexican League file a $2.5 million suit against baseball. A federal judge on April 1 will deny their right to be reinstated.
Jun 15, 1946 - Commissioner Happy Chandler bans Mexican jumpers Max Lanier Fred Martin and Lou Klein. Chandler mentions a lifetime suspension for the players but his penalty is later reduced to 5 years.
May 23, 1946 - The Cardinals the pre-season favorites to win the NL pennant suffer a blow when pitchers Max Lanier and Fred Martin and infielder Lou Klein jump to the Mexican League. Lanier was 6-0 in 6 starts this season. The 2nd-place Cards win today at the Polo Grounds behind Johnny Beazley's 4-hitter but will lose 3 of their next 4 starts and drop into 2nd place.
May 20, 1946 - A state Supreme Court justice has armed the Yankees with an injunction against the raiding Mexican Leaguers and the Dodgers and the Cardinals have also turned to the courts for protection and damages. Before any of the relief becomes permanent however Max Lanier Fred Martin and Lou Klein jump back to the Redbirds.
May 14, 1946 - The Dodgers give away free nylons as a promotion and 31000 show up for the match against the Cardinals. Marty Marion breaks a 5-5 tie by driving in 2 runs in the 11th and Max Lanier goes all the way to beat the Dodgers. The win leaves St. Louis a game back of Brooklyn.
Aug 6, 1944 - The Cardinals top the Reds 5-4 in the 13th inning on doubles by Max Lanier and Johnny Hopp. Earlier St. Louis rookie pitcher Ted Wilks was struck by a line drive off the bat of Steve Mesner and was knocked out. He left the field on a stretcher and was taken to Cincinnati's Christ Hospital.
Apr 30, 1944 - St. Louis pitcher Max Lanier shuts out the slumping Cubs 5-0 in the opener. Ed Hanycewski takes the loss. Then Rookie Ted Wilks on his way to a 17-4 season beats Hank Wyse 7-5 to give the Cards a sweep. With the Cubs losing 9 of their first 10 games Jimmie Wilson resigns as manager.
Oct 5, 1943 - Many ML players have gone into the war including several key Yankees and Cardinals players. Nevertheless both these clubs are back in the Series. New York wins the opener at Yankee Stadium 4-2 behind Spud Chandler who will later be named 1943 AL MVP. Joe Gordon homers off Max Lanier.
Sep 18, 1943 - The Cardinals clinch the NL pennant with a double win over the Cubs 2-1 and 5-0. Max Lanier wins the opener scattering 7 hits as Lou Klein drives home both runs. Klein will player every inning of every game this year. Howie Pollet Max Lanier and Mort Cooper will rank 1-2-3 in NL ERA and Al Brazle at 1.53 and Harry Brecheen at 2.27 are near the same level. For hitting Redbirds prime with George Kurowski Walker Cooper and Stan Musial who in his 2nd season hits .357 and has 220 hits 347 total bases 48 doubles 20 triples.
Aug 6, 1943 - Pittsburgh's Rip Sewell now throwing his blooper pitch some 25 feet high loses to the Cardinals 8-3 after 11 straight wins. He has won 18 already but will get only 3 more victories the rest of the season. Max Lanier is the winning pitcher.
Jun 20, 1943 - In St. Louis the Cubs and Cards split a pair. Max Lanier is the victor in the 10-9 opener with a little help from Cubs 2B Eddie Stanky who makes 3 errors in the 8th inning. The 3 Es ties the NL mark. Hi Bithorn gives the Cubs a 2-1 win in game 2.
Sep 12, 1942 - Brooklyn fandom's worst fears are realized as the Cardinals again beat the Dodgers 2-1. The win by Max Lanier leaves both teams tied for 1st at 94-46.
Aug 26, 1942 - Johnny Beazley wins his 16th game of the year 2-1 over the Dodgers in 10 innings. The win caps a sweep of Brooklyn with Max Lanier having edged Larry French in the opener 2 days before.
Aug 24, 1942 - The Dodgers open a 4-game series in St. Louis with Larry French (13-1) on the mound for the front-runners. Terry Moore scores 4 runs for the Birds as they coast to a 7-1 victory behind Max Lanier's 14th victory.
Sep 12, 1941 - The Cards take a 2-0 lead over Brooklyn and hold on to win 4-3. Estel Crabtree filling in for the injured Slaughter triples and scores the winning run and also makes a perfect throw to cut down a run at the plate. Rookie Howie Pollet and lefty Max Lanier combine to beat Curt Davis.
Apr 26, 1941 - The Chicago Cubs are the first team to install an organ within a ballpark. With Roy Nelson at the keyboard the Cubs hit sour notes losing 6-2 to the St. Louis Cardinals' Max Lanier. Nelson has to stop playing at 2:30 when the radio pregame shows began. Rules at the time forbade songs from the ASCAP song publishing service from being played over the radio--even in the background--without compensation.