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Red Lucas from the Chronology
Jul 2, 1937 - At Wrigley Gabby Hartnett clouts the 200th homer of his career the 2-run four-bagger coming in the 8th inning off Pittsburgh's Red Lucas. Augie Galan follows suit with a 2-run shot in the 9th inning to give the Cubs an 8-7 win.
Sep 14, 1936 - Pittsburgh's Paul Waner ties Rogers Hornsby's modern NL record reaching 200 hits for the 7th time as the Bucs sweep the Phils 11-4 and 6-5 in 10 innings. Big Poison gets his 200th in the first game and has 5 hits for the afternoon. Dolph Camilli (26th) and Al Todd (3rd) homer in the opener while Chuck Klein hits his 24th in the nitecap. Bill Swift and Red Lucas pitch CG wins.
Aug 28, 1936 - The first-place Giants win their 15th in a row their longest win streak since 1916 beating Pittsburgh 7-2 with 6 runs in the 14th inning. First base coach Bill Terry inserted himself as a pinch hitter and delivers a bases-loaded single past Floyd Young to break the 1-1 tie in the 14th. Fred Fitzsimmons goes 13 innings for the Giants before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the 14th. Waite Hoyt the Brooklyn mortician is his equal scattering 12 hits in 13 innings before exiting for Birkover. The Giants streak will be stopped tomorrow by Red Lucas.
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.
May 25, 1935 - Babe Ruth has a last hurrah hitting 3 home runs at Pittsburgh. The first shot is hit off Red Lucas while the last two homers come off veteran Guy Bush. The final one the last of his 714 career HRs is the first to clear the RF grandstand at Forbes Field and is measured at 600 feet. With that Ruth sits down in the dugout-Pittsburgh's-next to rookie Mace Brown. Ruth who hit 3 homers in a game just once in the AL (May 21 1930) is the first player to turn this hat trick in both leagues. Ruth lifts himself in the 7th inning finishing the day at 4-for-4 and 6 RBIs. But Ruth's old teammate Waite Hoyt in relief of Bush is the winner as Pittsburgh defeats the hapless Braves 11-7.
Nov 17, 1933 - Pittsburgh sends Alan Comorosky and Tony Piet to Cincinnati in exchange for P Red Lucas and Wally Roettger. As a pitcher Lucas will feast on the Reds over the rest of his career going 14-0 against them. Piet hit .323 for the season but was in the doghouse over a contract dispute and never started a game after July.
Sep 3, 1933 - At Cincinnati the Reds clip the Pirates 9-3 the first loss for the Bucs in 9 games. The Pirates now trail the Giants by 8 games. Red Lucas goes all the way for the win as the Reds shell rookie Ralph Birkofer. After the game Edd Roush's old-timers defeat Buck Herzog's Nine 8-5 called after 5 innings on account of "tiredness." Ninety three old timers turn out and about half take a turn at the plate. Roush's squad includes Pat Duncan Larry Kopf Bill Rariden and Rube Bressler all stars on the Reds 1919 team. Donie Bush and Honus Wagner are the shortstops.
Aug 25, 1933 - In the first of 2 games at Ebbets Field Sam Leslie singles in the winning run in the bottom of the 9th to give the Dodgers a 4-3 win over the Reds. The hit comes off Red Lucas who bats 7th in the lineup collecting 2 hits. Suffering from a charley horse (as noted by David Vincent) Dodger 2B Tony Cuccinello sits out for the first time since July 1930 (when he was playing for the Reds) ending a consecutive playing streak of more than 500 games -the exact number isn't known. Tony's was the longest active streak in the NL. Hack Wilson replaces Cuccinello at 2B for the doubleheader and makes two errors in the game 2 also a 4-3 Brooklyn win. Boom Boom Beck and Ownie Carroll are the winning pitchers.
Jul 16, 1933 - Red Lucas of the Reds pitches a 15-inning 1-0 win over Roy Parmelee and the Giants in the opener of a doubleheader. The Giants do the honors in the nitecap winning 1-0 as Carl Hubbell beats Paul Derringer.
Apr 20, 1932 - The Cubs open at Wrigley Field and manage just 4 hits off Reds' ace Red Lucas. Cincy wins 7-2. Lucas is in the middle of a remarkable streak of innings pitched without being relieved a streak which began last August 13th and won't end until July 15th when Red completes 250 innings.
Sep 15, 1930 - The Dodgers win their 11th straight 13-5 to sweep the Reds and keep a one-game lead on the Cardinals. Brooklyn scores 6 in the first the 7th straight game they've scored in the opening frame to knock out Red Lucas. They would've score more in the frame; Glenn Wright's liner reaches the bleachers but the shortstop unsure if the hit is a HR runs hard and passes baserunner Babe Herman at 1B. it is the 2nd time this season that Herman has been passed on the basepaths on a HR.
Sep 1, 1930 - The Cardinals take a pair from the Pirates and go into first place. Brooklyn New York and Chicago are all bunched at the top of the standings with St. Louis. Cincy takes a pair from the Cubs winning 5-0 behind Red Lucas and 2-1 behind Benny Frey.
Jul 25, 1930 - At Cincinnati the Robins down the Reds 7-2 to maintain a half-game lead on the Cubs. Brooklyn pins the loss on Red Lucas with the big blows being two run-triples by both Taffy Wright and Johnny Frederick.
Oct 6, 1929 - At Boston the Giants close the season by beating the Braves 9-4. In the 9th the Braves put in 2 coaches Johnny Evers at 2B and Hank Gowdy at catcher Gowdy's 10th game of the year. Roy Parmelee is the winner with Red Lucas pitching the last 4 innings. Lucas leads the NL in complete games (28) and pinch hits: Lucas hits .293 in 140 at bats.
Sep 5, 1929 - Pittsburgh hammers Pirate-killer Red Lucas for 7 runs in the 3rd inning and win 10-5. Pitcher Erv Brame starts the scoring by bouncing a homer into the RF bleachers and the Bucs follow with a double three triples two singles and a wild throw. A Lloyd Waner triple his 2nd in the 4th with a man on sends Red to the showers.
Aug 25, 1929 - The second largest crowd ever to pack the Reds' ballpark-35432-watches their team split a pair with the pennant-bound Cubs. The Reds win the opener 6-3 behind Red Lucas' 17th victory while Guy Bush wins his 18th in the nitecap 10-1.
Jun 5, 1929 - The last-place Reds take advantage of the Phils' pitching and batter the visiting Quakers for a 21-4 win. The Reds score 9 in the 6th and fail to score only in the 7th. Red Lucas scores 4 runs and is the victor.
May 10, 1929 - The visiting Reds beat the Braves 5-2 behind Red Lucas. Joe Stripp homers for Cincy which scores another 3 unearned runs on Maranville's 1st error of the year. Boston's Lester Bell homers and teammate CF Earl Clark sets 2 NL records that will last the century: most putouts in a game (12) and most chances (13).
May 27, 1928 - In St. Louis Reds ace Red Lucas suffers a broken wrist when he is hit by a ball during pre-game batting practice. Lucas (8-2) beat the Cards 2 days ago 2-0 the same score that Mays will wiun by today. Lucas will return in a few weeks and go 5-7 the rest of the year.
Apr 18, 1928 - The Cubs set an NL Opening Day attendance record as a reported 46000 jam Wrigley Field to see Cincinnati rally and top the Cubs 9-6. The Cubs open the 8th inning with a homer by Kiki Cuyler and Earl Webb closes the inning with a 3-run homer as the two teams combine for 28 hits. Red Lucas tops Pat Malone for the win.
Jul 22, 1927 - Red Lucas of the Reds pitches a 3-0 one-hitter against Dazzy Vance and the Dodgers. The "hit" is a 6th-inning grounder by Hank DeBerry that goes between the legs of Cincinnati 2B Hughie Critz.
Apr 16, 1926 - In the home opener for Cincinnati Red Lucas beats Chicago's Grover Alexander 2-1 in a brisk one hour 15 minutes. The good-hitting Lucas also bangs a triple to help the Cincy offense.