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Nels Potter from the Chronology
Sep 12, 1948 - The Phils almost derail the Braves express stopping the league leaders 6-4 in the first of two then succumbing 2-1 in 13 innings in the nitecap. The Braves make 14 hits in the opener off Dutch Leonard but the Phils total 13 hits including Del Ennis' 26th homer. Both teams score a run in the 3rd of the nitecap but the Braves tally one in the 13th to win. Al Dark opens with a single and races to 3B on Earl Torgeson's sac bunt. Two intentional walks loads the bases and Bill Salkeld's sac fly brings Dark home. Del Ennis opens the Phils 10th with a triple but Nels Potter relieves Bickford and intentionally passes two before striking out Miller and Seminick. Don Padgett then grounds out.
May 8, 1948 - The A's purchase 37-year-old P Nels Potter from the Browns for $20000.
May 25, 1945 - Red Sox CF Leon Culberson makes an unassisted DP when he catches a short looper and continues on to 2B to nab Vern Stephens before he can return. Despite the play the Red Sox lose to the Browns 5-0. Nels Potter records the shutout.
Sep 29, 1944 - The Browns are last in the AL in attendance and only 6172 fans watch St. Louis sweep the critical Friday night doubleheader. With the help of Jack McQuillan's two run homer Jack Kramer takes the opener 4-1. In the nitecap Nels Potter wins a 1-0 shutout over the Yankees Hank Borowy even though St. Louis batters get but 2 hits.
Sep 17, 1944 - After homers by Vern Stephens and Don Gutteridge back Nels Potter in St. Louis' 5-1 win in the curtain raiser the Browns drop the nightcap 8-2 to Chicago. Chicago works successive double steals in the 7th and 8th inning with winner Joe Haynes swiping home in the 8th. Haynes is the first AL pitcher in 21 years to steal home. Taking advantage of the split the Tigers move into 1st place.
Aug 13, 1944 - The Red Sox fly in pitcher Rex Cecil from San Diego who arrives minutes before the start of a twinbill with the Browns. Cecil relieves in the first game a 7-6 Sox win in 13 innings pitching the last 4 innings allowing no runs. Vern Stephens has a pair of homers while Culbertson's homer ties the game in the 9th. Bobby Doerr homers in the 13th to end it. Nels Potter wins the nitecap 6-1 in 5 innings.
Jul 22, 1939 - Detroit pitcher Schoolboy Rowe helps his own cause by bashing a 2nd inning grand slam off A's pitcher Nels Potter. Rowe drives in five runs before being chased in the 6th inning but his Tigers hang on for an 11-10 win.