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Robin Roberts from the Chronology
Sep 29, 1986 - Cleveland 2B Jay Bell becomes the 9th player in history to hit a home run on the first ML pitch he sees but the Indians fall to the Twins 6-5. Bell tolls his home run off Bert Blyleven for whom Bell along with 2 other players had been traded the previous year. Bell's dinger is the 47th of the season against Bert Blyleven breaking the ML record of 46 home runs allowed by Robin Roberts in 1956. Blyleven will end the year with 50 gophers.
Aug 29, 1966 - Chicago Cubs veteran Robin Roberts acquired recently from Houston wins the final victory of his career beating the Atlanta Braves 4-2. Roberts has now beaten the Braves in all three locations: 12-6 vs. Boston: 21-24 vs. Milwaukee: 1-0 vs. Atlanta (as noted by Joe Mackay). Roberts will retire having giving up 505 HRs the only one above 500.
Jul 17, 1964 - The first-place O's win again as Robin Roberts shuts out Detroit 5-0 despite giving up 11 hits.
May 28, 1963 - The first-place Orioles win their 9th straight game a Robin Roberts 4-2 victory over the A's.
Aug 31, 1962 - The Indians Dick Donovan (18-7) hits a pair of homers to pace the Tribe to a 9-6 win over the Orioles. Both homers come off losing pitcher Robin Roberts. Donovan had another two-homer game on May 18 to account for this year's total.
Aug 26, 1962 - Robin Roberts discarded earlier in the year by the Yankees beats Whitey Ford 2-1 on HRs by Brooks Robinson and Jim Gentile to complete a 5-game Oriole sweep of the sagging Yankees. The Twins and Angels are now 3 games behind New York.
Mar 21, 1962 - Philadelphia retires P Robin Roberts' number 36.
Jun 6, 1961 - At San Francisco Robin Roberts wins his 1st game of the year 3-2 after 7 straight defeats. Pancho Herrera's 3-run homer decides it. Roberts will finish the year 1-10 the worst record ever for a Hall of Fame pitcher.
Apr 11, 1961 - Robin Roberts ties Grover Cleveland Alexander's NL record with a 12th-straight Opening Day start but Philadelphia loses 6-2 to Don Drysdale and the Dodgers. Roberts is 5-6 on Opening Day.
Jul 21, 1960 - Robin Roberts pitches his 3rd career one-hitter and the 3rd one-hitter of the season in new Candlestick Park. Felipe Alou spoils Roberts' no-hit bid in the 5th inning of a 3-0 Philadelphia win when 3B Joe Morgan fields the hit but falls down and cannot make a throw.
May 15, 1960 - At Cincinnati the Reds are down 9-1 when P Raul Sanchez starts a brawl by plunking 3 of 4 Phils batters in the 8th inning the last batter being P Gene Conley. Phils manager Gene Mauch then charges the mound to tackle Sanchez. Both dugouts empty with fights all around. The most cinematic is 2B Billy Martin 5'11" taken on the 6'11" Conley though future Hall of Famers Frank Robinson and Robin Roberts is a close second. It takes 12 minutes to restore order. The Phils romp 14-3 then lose 5-1 in the doubleheader.
Sep 11, 1959 - The Phillies Robin Roberts beats the Giants 1-0 on a 3-hitter. Roberts also gains revenge on Willie McCovey by ending McCovey's consecutive-game hitting streak at 22 games. Phils CF Richie Ashburn holds the rookie record of 23 games.
Jul 30, 1959 - In his ML debut Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4 with 2 triples off Robin Roberts to lead the Giants to a 7-2 win over the Phils. McCovey was hitting .372 with 29 HRs at Phoenix when promoted.
May 31, 1959 - In the 2nd game of a doubleheader Gene Freese's HR accounts for the only Phillies run in a 2-1 loss to the Braves and Warren Spahn. For Freese it is his 5th pinch homer of the season one short of the NL record. Freese will hit 23 HRs this season but no more in the pinch. The Phils win the opener 6-0 behind Robin Roberts.
Aug 1, 1958 - At Wrigley Robin Roberts wins his 200th game with a flourish allowing just 3 hits as the Phillies win 3-1. Dale Long's HR is the only score for Chicago. Roberts wins his 11th this year one more than he did last year.
Jul 23, 1958 - The Sawyer-led Phils sweep a pair from the Giants winning 3-2 and 2-0. Harry Anderson clubs a three-run homer to help Robin Roberts win a suspended game and rookie Ray Semproch shuts out the Giants knocking them out of the NL lead.
Jul 19, 1958 - At Los Angeles Sandy Koufax starts the 2nd successive game for the last place Dodgers. He does better than yesterday when he walked 4 in the 1st and was lifted but still loses to Robin Roberts and the Phils 6-2. Post's homer in the 8th with a man on breaks up a 2-2 tie. Gilliam makes 3 errors for LA.
May 9, 1958 - In the 12th inning Pittsburgh's Ted Kluszewski breaks up a scoreless tie between starters Robin Roberts and Ron Kline by belting a game-ending homer to give the Bucs a 1-0 win over the Phils.
Sep 22, 1957 - Duke Snider's 39th and 40th HRs are the last that will be hit at Ebbets Field. The Duke of Flatbush ties Ralph Kiner's NL mark of hitting at least 40 HRs in 5 consecutive seasons and is the first major leaguer to reach the 40-homer mark without driving in 100 runs: he'll finish with 94 Phillie Robin Roberts who has a penchant for throwing HR balls is the loser 7-3.
Sep 10, 1957 - Tied at the end of regulation the Cards strand 11 runs in extra innings before Boyer singles in a run in the 14th. St. Louis wins 4-3 tagging reliever Robin Roberts with his 20th loss.
Sep 30, 1956 - In the first of two games the Giants beat Robin Roberts and the Phils 8-3. Roberts serves up homers to pitcher Al Worthington who hits his only ML homer and a pair to Bill White and has now thrown 46 gophers a new ML record. He also fails in his bid to win 20 for the 6th straight year. White's pair gives him the Giants rookie record with 22. In the nitecap Giants 2B Red Schoendienst gets the 2000th hit of his ML career but the Giants lose 5-2. Schoendienst also finishes the season with a .9934 fielding average a mark that will last for 30 years until Ryne Sandberg breaks it.
Aug 8, 1956 - Robin Roberts wins his 8th straight and his 4th game in 10 days as the visiting Phils defeat the Giants 9-3. Ted Kazanski lines an inside-the-park grand slam off Jim Hearn just the 4th in club history to pace the attack.
Jun 13, 1956 - Milwaukee's Danny O'Connell ties a record when he hits 3 straight triples as the Braves trim the Phils 8-6. All are off Robin Roberts (5-8).
Apr 22, 1956 - In Philadelphia The Phils manage just 3 hits in the opener but one is a 3-run homer by Ted Kazanski as Robin Roberts wins 3-1 over Johnny Antonelli. New York takes the nitecap 9-7 when Willie Mays belts a 9th inning 3-run homer. When the Phillies bat in the bottom of the 9th fans start throwing bottles and cans on the field. RF Whitey Lockman calls time and returns with a helmet. ""I wouldn't mind getting hit by a regular bottle but when they break off the tops and throw them at you that's too much" he says later. Outside police are called in to stop to bottle tossers. Beer is not sold at Connie Mack Stadium but fans can bring bottles and cans into the park.
Sep 20, 1955 - Brooklyn sweeps a pair from the Phils winning 6-3 and 6-1 over Murry Dickson and Robin Roberts. In game 2 reserve 1B Frank Kellert's HR in the 4th is the Dodgers 200th of the season making them the first team to hit 200 or more in a season more than once. They did it with 208 in 1953. Robin Roberts surrenders a 2nd homer to George Shuba making it 40 for the season a ML record. The previous mark set in 1938 by game 1 loser Dickson.
Sep 2, 1955 - After sitting out since August 7th with a broken rib SS Alvin Dark of the Giants falls and breaks his shoulder in a game against the Phillies. The Phils win 5-3 as Robin Roberts wins his 22nd.
Aug 19, 1955 - Robin Roberts of the Phils defeats Don Newcombe of the Dodgers 3-2 to become the first 20-game winner in 1955. Roberts beat Newk by the same score 5 days ago and in both games Willie Jones drives in the winning run.
Jul 23, 1955 - LF Del Ennis of the Phillies hits 3 HRs and drives in all 7 runs-one short of Georgy Kelly's NL mark set in 1924-as the Phils beat the Cards 7-2. Robin Roberts wins his 16th and 6th in a row.
Jul 12, 1955 - In the All-Star Game in Milwaukee the AL takes a 5-run lead on a 3-run shot by Mickey Mantle off Robin Roberts only to see the NL tie it. Braves P Gene Conley strikes out the side in the 12th and Stan Musial of the Cards homers off Frank Sullivan of the Red Sox to win it.
May 15, 1955 - After the Braves win the lidlifter with the Phils 6-5 Philadelphia comes back in the nitecap to win 9-1 and break their 13-game losing streak. Robin Roberts is the victor. Bruton's leadoff HR is the only run off Roberts.
May 7, 1955 - Behind Carl Erskine the Dodgers beat Robin Roberts and the Phils 6-3 for their 9th straight win. All the Phils scoring is on solo homers-two by Jones and one by Ennis. For the Phils it is their 8th loss in a row while the Brooks have now won 20 out of 22 games. The game is almost forfeited in the 7th after plate ump Art Gore chases Roberts Earl Torgeson and Jack Meyer from the Phils bench. Fans rain dozens of beer cans down on Gore and fellow ump Jocko Conlin.
Apr 21, 1955 - Brooklyn wins its 10th in a row trouncing Robin Roberts of the Phils 14-2. This sets a new ML record for consecutive wins to start a season later topped by Atlanta and Oakland.
Apr 13, 1955 - At Philadelphia Robin Roberts holds the Giants hitless until with one out in the 9th Alvin Dark singles after Rhodes reaches 1B on an error. After Mays strikes out Irvin doubles in 2 runs. Ashburn and Ennis injured in an exhibition game collision sit out the opener. Ashburn's consecutive-games played streak is stopped at 731.
Mar 10, 1955 - In Clearwater Robin Roberts throws the ceremonial first pitch before the first game at Jack Russell Stadium and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Detroit Tigers 4-2 before a crowd of 4209 fans. The cozy park is named for a former major league pitcher and city commissioner.
Sep 26, 1954 - Going into the last day of the NL season Don Mueller leads in hitting with .3426; Duke Snider is 2nd at .3425 followed by Willie Mays at .3422. The Giants win 3-2 in 11 innings over the Phillies Robin Roberts as Mays garners a single double and triple in 4 ABs. He finishes at .345 while Mueller going 2-for-6 slips to .341 the same as the hitless Snider. Richie Ashburn plays in his 730rd straight game stretching back to June 7 1950.
Aug 24, 1954 - Robin Roberts is lifted in the 7th as the Braves finally knock out the Phillies ace winning 5-1. Roberts had pitched 13 straight complete games against the Braves over 3 years with a 12-1 record. His only loss came when Jim Wilson threw his June 12 1954 no-hitter.
Jul 11, 1954 - Despite Jim Command collecting his first ML hit-a grand slam off Carl Erskine-the Phils drop the opener to the Dodgers 8-7. It is Command's only ML HR. Brooklyn counters with 2 homers by Gil Hodges and one by Carl Furillo. Herm Wehmeier with help from Robin Roberts wins the nitecap 3-1.
Jul 2, 1954 - Robin Roberts makes his first relief appearance of the year to nail down a 7-6 Phils win over the Dodgers. Roberts gives up a triple to Snider but gets Gilliam to pop out and fans Hoak. Curt Simmons starts but is knocked out after giving up a homer to Cox and a triple to Don Zimmer in his first ML at bat. Del Ennis hits a 3-run HR off starter Clem Labine in the 8th for the win.
Jun 17, 1954 - Let's end this thing. Starting pitcher Robin Roberts scores the winning run in the 15th inning to give the Phils a 3-2 win over the Cards. The loss goes to Joe Presko who takes over after Gerry Staley goes 12 innings.
Jun 12, 1954 - Jim Wilson 32 no-hits the Phillies 2-0 before 28218 in Milwaukee. Robin Roberts takes the loss his first after 9 straight wins over the Braves. It is Wilson's first start after pitching just 82?3 innings of relief giving up 7 runs. Ironically the Braves asked waivers on Wilson 2 weeks earlier with no takers.
Apr 13, 1954 - Pittsburgh opens at home for the first time in 61 years and defeats the Phils 4-2 before 32294. Curt Roberts the Bucs' first black player hits a triple against Robin Roberts in the first inning.
Sep 2, 1953 - The Cardinals overcome a 3-run inside-the-park homer by SS Ted Kazanski to beat the Phillies 10-7. Rip Repulski hits his 20th HR breaking the team's rookie record set by John Mize in 1936. The Cards hammer 10 hits off Robin Roberts to hand him his 12th loss.
Aug 20, 1953 - At Philadelphia the Pirates take advantage of 4 errors to beat Robin Roberts 5-2. Roberts had beaten the Bucs 15 straight times beginning on August 26 1950. The winner is 19-year-old Jim Waugh.
Aug 12, 1953 - In an 8-4 Phils win at Pittsburgh Robin Roberts wins his 20th of the year and his 15th straight over the Bucs stretching back to May 20 1951. It is Roberts 4th consecutive 20-game year. He scatters 12 hits walks none and strikes out 9. He also triples in a run.
Jul 21, 1953 - The 2nd-place Milwaukee Braves suffer their worst shutout loss in the short history of the franchise losing to the Phils 10-0. Robin Roberts wins his 16th. Milwaukee wins game 2 by a 7-3 score with Johnny Antonelli winning.
Jul 14, 1953 - The NL wins its 4th All-Star Game in a row 5-1 in Cincinnati's Crosley Field behind the stellar pitching of Robin Roberts and Warren Spahn. Cardinal OF Enos Slaughter gets 2 hits scores twice and robs Harvey Kuenn of an extra-base blow.
Jul 9, 1953 - Robin Roberts is lifted after giving up 2 runs in the 8th inning to Brooklyn the first time in 29 games he has failed to go the distance. Bob Miller relieves Roberts and picks up a win 6-5 for the Phils. Roberts completed his last 8 starts in 1952 and his first 20 in 1953. Reliever Jim Hughes is the loser.
Jul 5, 1953 - At Pittsburgh the Phils' Robin Roberts shuts out the Pirates 2-0 for his 28th consecutive complete game over 2 seasons. Roberts double in the 10th inning helps him post his 13th win. It's also his 13th straight win over Pittsburgh going back to August 26 1950. The Pirates lead in the nitecap 7-0 in a game halted by curfew in the 7th.
Jun 14, 1953 - The Phils and Reds split a pair at Philadelphia with the Reds managing just 4 hits off Robin Roberts in the opener but winning 2-1. Ken Raffensberger is the winner. Grady Hatton hits a leadoff homer off Roberts (10-4) and adds a HR in the nitecap a 4-1 win by Karl Drews. Phils 2B Connie Ryan plays the entire 18 innings without a putout tying a ML mark.
Apr 26, 1953 - Feasting again on Pirates pitching the Phillies Connie Ryan goes 5-for-5 in a 7-5 win in the first game of a doubleheader. Robin Roberts celebrates his "Day" with a win. The ace is given a Cadillac and other gifts by Delaware fans. The Phils take the nitecap 8-1 behind Karl Drews to stretch the league leaders win streak to 8 games.
Nov 20, 1952 - In a controversial vote‚ the writers name Cubs slugger Hank Sauer as the NL MVP. The Cubs finished in 5th place‚ despite Sauer's 37 HRs and 121 RBIs. "Yeah‚ I'm surprised‚ says Hank. But I can tell you this‚ I'm sure tickled pink. I thought maybe the other guy‚ Roberts‚ would win it." Sauer has 226 points in the voting‚ while Robin Roberts is 2nd with 211‚ and Joe Black is 3rd with 208.
Sep 28, 1952 - The Phils Robin Roberts wins his 28th game the most in the league since 1935 a 7-4 win before 5933 at the Polo Grounds. It is Roberts' 30th complete game. Roberts is backed by homers from Willie Jones and Swish Nicholson while the Giants Hank Thompson goes deep.
Sep 6, 1952 - Sid Gordon of the Braves goes 5-for-8 in the first game of a doubleheader that goes 17 innings as Boston loses 7-6 at Philadelphia. Phils' starter Robin Roberts trailed 6-2 after 8 innings but stays the distance pitching 17 innings for the win. Del Ennis ends the game with a leadoff homer in the 17th. This is the third 17-inning effort in 2 years.
Jul 11, 1952 - CF Richie Ashburn picks up 3 assists throwing out Cardinal runners at the plate as the Phils win 4-3. The loss stops the Cards win streak of ten games. Robin Roberts scatters 14 hits-4 by Hemus and 3 each by the 2 Rices-to win.
Sep 30, 1951 - Jackie Robinson hits an upper deck HR in the 14th inning off Robin Roberts who came on in the 8th to give the Dodgers a critical 9-8 win over the Phils. Robbie saves the game in the 13th by making a great catch of an Eddie Waitkus line drive and throwing to 2B for a DP. In the process he injures his elbow. Reliever Bud Podbielan is the winner the victory keeping Brooklyn in a first place tie with the Giants. Catcher Andy Seminick of the Phils walks 5 times the first Phillie to do so in a game. The Dodgers overcome a 6-1 deficit to win and set the stage for a playoff with the Giants.
Sep 29, 1951 - The Giants and Dodgers both win on shutouts to stay tied. New York tops the Warren Spahn and the Braves 3-0 on Maglie's 23rd win and Don Newcombe shuts out the Phillies 5-0 for his 20th victory. Campy and Pafko homer as Robin Roberts takes the Phils loss.
Sep 25, 1951 - The Dodgers continue to slide. After the Dodgers lose 2 out of 3 in Philadelphia Boston sweeps 2 from Brooklyn. Warren Spahn wins the opener 6-3 over Branca his 4th straight loss and Jim Wilson coasts to a 14-2 three-hit win in the 2nd game. Earl Torgeson drives in 6 runs in the nitecap. Meanwhile the Giants win 5-1 over Robin Roberts and the Phils to move a single game in back of the Dodgers.
Sep 21, 1951 - In Brooklyn the Dodgers keep a woozy Campanella on the bench preferring to rest him for the WS. Rookie Clem Labine ignores Dressen's orders to take a full windup preferring to pitch out of the stretch with the bases jammed in the 1st. Phils 3B Willie Jones then hits a grand slam and Labine ends up in Dressen's doghouse. The Phils win 9-6 behind Robin Roberts.
Sep 7, 1951 - Preacher Roe walks six Phils but pushes his record to 19-2 as the Dodgers win 11-6 over Robin Roberts. Carl Furillo hits two homers Andy Pafko adds #22 and Billy Cox drives in 4 runs with a bases loaded triple and two doubles.
Sep 3, 1951 - In a Labor Day doubleheader at the Polo Grounds the Phils Robin Roberts stops New York 6-3 in the opener. The Giants blow a 3-0 1st inning lead when homers by Ashburn and Swish Nicholson bring the Phils back. Dave Koslo salvages a 2nd game winning 3-1 over Niles Jordan. Willie Mays makes another rookie error in the 2nd. After an apparent inside-the-park HR Phils 3B Tommy Brown appeals and Mays is called out for failing to touch 3B. He is credited with a double.
Aug 26, 1951 - Rookie hurler Niles Jordan of the Phillies blanks the Reds 2-0 in his first ML start. Jordan gives up three hits the same number allowed by loser Willard Ramsdell. The Reds win the opener 4-2 as Ewell Blackwell bests Robin Roberts.
Aug 11, 1951 - In Philadelphia the Giants lose to the Phils as Robin Roberts shuts them out 4-0 for his 16th win. Putsy Cabellero hits his 1st major league homer off George Spencer for the 3rd place Phils (57-52) now just 1 1/2 games behind New York.
Aug 7, 1951 - The Phils shut out the Braves 1-0 in 15 innings in the 2nd game of a doubleheader as reliever Ken Heintzelman bests Warren Spahn also in relief. The Phils capture the opener 3-1 on Robin Roberts' 15th win.
Jul 29, 1951 - Against the visiting Phillies Cubs player-manager Phil Cavarretta earns his money by driving home 3 runs in a first game win 5-4 snapping the Cubs 10-game home losing streak. His triple in the 6th off Robin Roberts ends the Cubs' scoreless inning skein of 31 innings and the consecutive scoreless innings by Phils pitchers at 41. Cavarretta takes the bench in game 2 but inserts himself as a pinch hitter in the 7th when Roberts relieves and hits a pinch grand slam home run as the Cubs sweep winning the nitecap 8-6. The nitecap loss goes to Bubba Church who put 2 runners on before giving way to Roberts. It is Church's 1st and only career loss to Chicago after 8 straight wins.
Jul 21, 1951 - The Cubs fall to the host Phillies and Robin Roberts 5-0. With the Cubs 10 games under .500 at 35-45 Phil Cavarretta replaces Frankie Frisch (141-196) as manager. They will go 27-47 the rest of the way to finish in last place.
Oct 1, 1950 - In Robin Roberts' 3rd start in 5 days Dick Sisler's dramatic HR off Don Newcombe in the 10th clinches the pennant 4-1 for the Whiz Kids. It is the Phillies' first pennant in 35 years. In the play that sets the stage for Sisler's heroics CF Richie Ashburn playing shallow throws out Dodger runner Cal Abrams at the plate in the bottom of the 9th. Abrams will later say "I think they should have held me at 3rd" while Dodgers' skipper Burt Shotton commenting on having Duke Snider hitting away "I should have bunted. If you don't believe me look in the newspapers." Brooklyn's only score comes when Pee Wee Reese hits a drive into the screen over the wall in right field. The ball falls on top of the wall and bounces up and down long enough for Reese to leg out an inside-the-park HR. Roberts wins his 20th the first 20-game winner for the Phils since Grover Cleveland Alexander in 1917.
Jul 22, 1950 - The Phils split a pair with the Reds to retain a tie for the NL lead with the Cardinals. Robin Roberts wins his 11th in the opener stopping the Reds 2-0 on 4 hits. Willard Ramsdell takes the loss. In game 2 Howie Fox shuts out the Phils till the 9th to win 6-1.
Jul 18, 1950 - At Chicago the Phils split with the Cubs winning the nitecap 8-3 as Bubba Church beats big Bob Rush. Chicago wins the opener 5-2 with Paul Minner besting Robin Roberts. The Phils now share the top spot in the NL with Boston and the Cards.
Jul 4, 1950 - Braves slugger Sid Gordon ties the ML record (held by 6) for season grand slams with 4 when he hits one against the Phillies ace Jim Konstanty in the 9th. Boston's 12-9 win in game 2 gives the two teams a total of 40 runs 55 hits and 90 total bases for the day. The Phils win the opener 14-8 helped by Andy Seminick's grand slam in the first inning. Robin Roberts is handed a 9-0 lead after 4 innings and coasts home.
May 30, 1950 - The Dodgers Duke Snider hits 3 consecutive HRs in the 2nd-game 6-4 win of a doubleheader sweep of the Phils at Ebbets Field. His 4th drive hits the top of the RF screen and he is held to a single. Brooklyn wins the a.m. game 7-6 in 10 innings. Konstanty takes the loss in relief of Robin Roberts.
Jun 25, 1949 - The 3rd-place Phils win their 9th in 12 games beating the Reds 6-5. The Jays as the are stilled called in the papers get successive homers from Del Ennis and Stan Lopata to back Ken Heintzelman's win over Ewell Blackwell. Robin Roberts relieves for the Phillies. Granny Hamner scores from 2B in the 6th on a Stan Lopata fly ball to RF Harry Walker.
Sep 11, 1948 - The Braves sweep a pair from the Phils winning 3-1 and 13-2. Johnny Sain wins the opener over Schoolboy Rowe with Bob Elliott providing the offense with a 3-run homer. Spahn wins the nitecap hitting his first ML homer off Charles Bicknell. Robin Roberts is the losing pitcher. Both Boston teams now lead their leagues by three games.
Aug 18, 1948 - At Philadelphia Rex Barney fires a one-hitter beating the Phils 1-0. The lone hit is a looping single by Ralph Caballero that just eludes a diving Duke Snider. Barney completes his victory by striking out the side in the 9th. The 2nd-place Bums score their lone run in the first when Robin Roberts wild pitches home Brooks from 3B.
Jul 18, 1948 - In the first of two before 39623 the Chicago Cubs beat the visiting Philadelphia Phillies 3-2. With 2 outs and the bases loaded in the 9th inning rookie Robin Roberts hits Phil Cavarretta and Andy Pafko on the back with successive pitches to force home the winner. Chicago's Johnny Schmitz allows just 4 hits three by Johnny Blatnik. The Jays (as they are still occasionally referred to in print) win the nitecap 6-4 collecting 17 hits including a homer by Del Ennis. Schoolboy Rowe evens his record at 5-5 beating Russ Meyer.
Jul 9, 1948 - At Boston Johnny Sain becomes the NL's 1st 11-game winner beating Robin Roberts and the Phils 13-2. Alvin Dark has 3 hits running his hit streak to 21 games. In the 4th inning Dark triples off the reliever Ken Heintzelman then steals home.
Jun 18, 1948 - The Pirates spoil Robin Roberts debut beating the Phils' rookie 2-0. Roberts was called up after a 9-1 start at Wilmington (Interstate League).
Jun 5, 1948 - In an Interstate League game at Wilmington pitcher Robin Roberts strikes out 18 in a 4-1 win over visiting Trenton. The effort earns him a call-up to the Phils.