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Ted Wilks from the Chronology
Sep 24, 1960 - Mickey Mantle's 11th-inning homer off Ted Wilks gives New York a 6-5 win over the Red Sox at Fenway. Mantle had driven in the game's second run with a drag bunt in the first to bring home Roger Maris who had tripled.
Aug 18, 1952 - The Indians get infielder George Strickland and pitcher Ted Wilks from Pittsburgh for Johnny Berardino minor leaguer Charlie Sipple and $50000. For Berardino it is his 2nd tour of duty with the Pirates but he should be used to it; he had two stints with the Indians and two with the Browns.
Aug 26, 1951 - The Pirates club the Dodgers 12-11 to win the opener of two with the league leaders. Brooklyn chases Howie Pollet and takes a 9-2 lead but the Bucs roar back with 8 runs in the 7th inning. Light-hitting Pete Castiglione does the early damage with a 2-run homer and solo shot before the 8-run 7th. Clyde King unscored on in his last 8 games is the loser. The Dodgers load the bases in the 9th and Murry Dickson walks PH Cal Abrams to force in a run and make the score 12-11. But Furillo and Reese fail to deliver. Brooklyn wins the second game 4-3 when Jackie Robinson homers in the 10th off Ted Wilks. Andy Pafko homers in the 8th off Bob Friend and Preacher Roe (17-2) goes all the way.
Jun 19, 1951 - Willie Jones cracks a pair of homers one with the bases loaded to drive in 6 runs as the Phils roll over the host Pirates 9-2. Jones' first homer comes in the first inning with Ashburn on base and his second is an inside-the-park grand slam in the 8th inning. Every Philley batter collects a hit including winning hurler Russ Meyer. Murry Dickson is chased early with Ted Wilks in his first appearance for the Pirates relieving.
Apr 30, 1949 - Rocky Nelson hits an "inside-the-glove" two-out two-run HR in short LF to turn a 9th inning 3-1 Cubs' lead into a 4-3 Cardinals' victory. Cubs CF Andy Pafko's tumbling catch is ruled a trap by umpire Al Barlick and as Pafko races in holding the ball high the runners circle the bases. Ted Wilks is the winner over Bob Rush. The loss leaves the Cubs in last place.
Apr 29, 1948 - Cards relief pitcher Ted Wilks bows 5-4 in 14 innings to the Cincinnati Reds on rookie Hank Sauer's single. Sauer's HR in the 8th had tied the game. It is Wilks' first loss after 77 mound appearances dating back to September 1945. He had won 12 in a row.
Sep 24, 1946 - Ted Wilks in relief of Munger notches a 2-1 win for the Cardinals. Johnny Vander Meer takes the loss for the Reds; he'll win his next start 1-0. For the Reds it is the ML record 41st one-run loss this season. Six years ago they set the mark for one-run wins with 41.
Sep 3, 1945 - In sweeping a pair from St. Louis Pittsburgh edges the Cardinals 6-5 beating starter Ted Wilks. Wilks will not lose another game until 1948-a total of 77 appearances all but four in relief. Bill Salkeld has 2 of the Bucs 4 homers and Frank Gustine steals home. In game 2 a 6-2 win Preacher Roe fans 11 while his batterymate Al Lopez catches his 1793rd game a ML record for catchers. He tops Hartnett.
Oct 9, 1944 - Emil Verban drives in 3 runs as the Cardinals top the Browns 3-1 and win the Series in 6 games. Ted Wilks allows no one to reach base in 3 2?3 innings of relief fanning 4 pinch hitters. George McQuinn hits .438 for the Series. The winners get $4626 each; the Browns take $2743 the lowest player shares since 1933.
Sep 2, 1944 - The Pirates nip the Cardinals' Ted Wilks 5-4 to give him his first loss after 11 straight victories. He is now 14-2.
Aug 6, 1944 - The Cardinals top the Reds 5-4 in the 13th inning on doubles by Max Lanier and Johnny Hopp. Earlier St. Louis rookie pitcher Ted Wilks was struck by a line drive off the bat of Steve Mesner and was knocked out. He left the field on a stretcher and was taken to Cincinnati's Christ Hospital.
Apr 30, 1944 - St. Louis pitcher Max Lanier shuts out the slumping Cubs 5-0 in the opener. Ed Hanycewski takes the loss. Then Rookie Ted Wilks on his way to a 17-4 season beats Hank Wyse 7-5 to give the Cards a sweep. With the Cubs losing 9 of their first 10 games Jimmie Wilson resigns as manager.
Mar 30, 1938 - The Cardinals beat Columbus (AA) 10-4 despite three errors by 3B Sammy Baugh. Slingin' Sammy has been fielding well up till today. Yesterday the Cards lost 1-0 in 13 innings to their Rochester farm club managing just 2 hits off 4 pitchers. Ted Wilks was the winner.