Slim Emmerich from the Chronology
May 30, 1945 -
Before the biggest Wrigley crowd-42565 paid-in 7 years the Giants top the host Cubs 8-6 in the opener and Mel Ott passes Honus Wagner's career total of 4888 total bases to set an NL record. Wagner's has since been adjusted to 4868 and both players' totals have been passed. Slim Emmerich is the winner over Ray Prim. The Cubs take the nitecap 11-2 behind Bob Chipman's 3-hit win over Bill Voiselle. Andy Pafko clouts a 3-run homer in the 3rd. It's Voiselle's 2nd straight pounding after winning his first 8 games.