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Odell Hale from the Chronology
Dec 12, 1940 - Washington sends Gee Walker to the Red Sox for Doc Cramer. Walker is then packed off to Cleveland with P Jim Bagby Jr. OF and C Gene Desautels for C Frankie Pytlak IF Odell Hale and P Joe Dobson. At the end of the War on December 12 1945 Bagby will return to the Red Sox. Boston also buys Pete Fox from Detroit.
Jul 12, 1938 - Cleveland's Odell Hale hits for the cycle against Washington but the Senators win 9-8.
Sep 17, 1937 - Beating the Red Sox 4-1 Cleveland's Johnny Allen wins his 12th straight without a loss equaling Tom Zachary's 1929 record of 12-0. Odell Hale's 3-run HR in the 7th off Bobo Newsom is the margin.
Aug 6, 1937 - In a 10-inning oddity Cleveland outfielders have no chances against the Yankees. Feller takes a 5-2 lead into the 9th but the Yankees knot the score. In the 10th Hal Trosky hits his 2nd homer off reliever Johnny Murphy for a 6-5 Indian lead and Joe Heving replaces Feller. The Yanks put runners on 2nd and 3rd and Joe DiMaggio hits a drive which 3B Odell Hale deflects into foul territory for an apparent double. But the plate umpire calls it foul and with both runners scoring the Indians LF fails to chase after the ball. The Yanks argue vehemently and finally the plate ump Charlie Johnson consults with the umpire at 3b George Moriarty who overrules Johnson allowing the winning run to score because of the outfield's idleness. The Indians storm Moriarty (a former Yank) yelling that since the ball had not reached the base the call was the home plate ump's to make and should not be overruled. The protest will be upheld and the game will be replayed on September 15. In his 9 innings pitched Feller racks up an unusual double-double walking 10 and striking out 12.
Sep 7, 1935 - Cleveland beats Boston thanks to an unusual triple play. With no outs and the bases loaded in game 1 and the Indians leading 5-3 in the 9th the Indians bring in Oral Hildebrand to pitch to Joe Cronin. Cronin lines his first pitch off the side of the head of Cleveland 3B Odell Hale. The ball caroms to SS Bill Knickerbocker who throws to 2B Roy Hughes who throws to 1B Hal Trosky to finish the triple play ending the game.
Jul 15, 1934 - Cleveland defeats Washington twice by identical 10-8 scores. Willis Hudlin and Belve Bean are the winners and Odell Hale has a grand slam for the Tribe. Pinky Higgisn has a grand slam as the A's sweep a pair from the White Sox 11-7 and 10-5.