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Vince DiMaggio from the Chronology
Dec 9, 2003 - The Phillies sign free agent P Tim Worrell to a 2-year contract‚ continuing a tradition of signing the lesser brother ball player: Tim joins Vince DiMaggio‚ Ken Brett‚ Mike Maddux‚ Rick Surhoff‚ Mark Leiter‚ Jeremy Giambi and Frank Torre.
May 22, 2002 - The Athletics send OF Jeremy Giambi to the Phillies in exchange for IF/OF John Mabry. The trade viewed as one-sided for the Phils will be a good one for Oakland. Giambi will homer in his first 2 Philley at bats on the 25th and be the first player in major-league history to hit eight homers in each league before the All-Star break. He'll finish the year with 20. That plus Jason's 41 will give the Giambi boys the record for homers by brothers in the same season topping the 59 hit in 1937 by Joe (46) and Vince DiMaggio (13).
Jun 12, 1947 - In an 8-2 win at Seattle Oakland OF Vince DiMaggio hits homers over the LF and RF barriers the first hitter to do that in one game at Sick Stadium.
May 2, 1946 - In St. Louis Giants manager Mel Ott informs C Clyde Kluttz at breakfast that he has been traded from New York to the Phillies. But Cards manager Eddie Dyer calls Kluttz at lunch to tell him not to pack; St. Louis has just made a trade for him. Kluttz is part of the trades that sends Vince DiMaggio from the Phils to the Giants and 2B Emil Verban from St. Louis to Philadelphia. The Giants then beat the Cards 5-1 scoring 4 in the 9th. Dave Koslo tosses a 4-hitter for New York beating Harry Brecheen. Brecheen fans three in the 3rd-Kerr Koslo and Rigney-all on called strikes.
Jul 13, 1943 - The AL edges the NL 5-3 at Shibe Park in the first All-Star Game played under the lights. Bobby Doerr of the Red Sox is the hitting hero with a 3-run HR off Mort Cooper in the 2nd inning. Cooper loses his 2nd straight All Star game the only pitcher to ever do so. Vince DiMaggio of the Pirates has a single triple and HR in 3 trips. Doerr also handled 6 fielding chances. At the All-Star break he had handled 307 errorless chances dating back to May 20th. His AL streak will end at 349 chances a record he will break in 1948.
Jun 4, 1943 - At Forbes Field the Pirates hold an 8-7 lead when Vince DiMaggio singles off Giants P Bill Sayles in the bottom of the 8th. With Pete Coscarart at bat the first pitch skips by C Ernie Lombardi who lumbers after the ball as DiMaggio heads for 2B. When Vince sees that Lombardi has yet to reach the ball he continues on to 3B while Sayles shakes his head at how slow his backstop is. With home plated unguarded DiMaggio continues running and scores-from first-on a passed ball. The Bucs win 9-8.
May 2, 1943 - Behind the strong pitching of Wally Hebert and Bob Klinger‚ the Pirates twice shut out the Cubs‚ winning 3-0 and 1-0. Hi Bithorn loses game one. In the second game‚ Cubs hurlers Dick Barrett and Lon Warneke combine on a hardluck one-hit loss: Vince DiMaggio's hit in the 4th is the only safety. Barrett, 35 and making his NL debut, can’t blame his offense on the new cement ball; 1942 baseballs are used.
Jun 15, 1940 - Harry Danning hits for the cycle as the Giants beat visiting Pittsburgh. Danning's HR is an inside-the-park hit that lands 460 feet on the ?y in front of the Giants' clubhouse. It lodges behind the Eddie Grant memorial and CF Vince DiMaggio cannot extricate the ball in time. Danning is the last player this century to include an IPHR in his cycle. The Giants win 12-1 their 8th straight win.
May 15, 1940 - In the Pirates 5-2 loss to the Giants only 3 Bucs bat in the 2nd but all reach base. Maurice Van Roblys singles and is picked off; Vince DiMaggio walks and is forced at 2B by Frankie Gustine who is caught stealing.
May 8, 1940 - The Waner brothers Lloyd and Paul lose their places in the Pittsburgh OF when new manager Frank Frisch acquires Vince DiMaggio for Johnny Rizzo who hit 23 HRs as a rookie in 1938 with Cincinnati. Vince takes over CF flanked by Maurice Van Robays and Bob Elliott each playing their first full season. Yesterday the Bucs sold OF Fern Bell to Toronto.
Aug 13, 1937 - Lou Fette (14-4) tops Waite Hoyt as the Bees sting the Dodgers 5-2. Cookie Lavagetto's two errors in the 8th plus Gene Moore's triple let in two runs. Vince DiMaggio's 10th homer is the final tally.