» May 16, 1932: The Yankees record their 4th straight shutout to equal the record set by Cleveland and Boston in 1903 and 1906. Johnny Allen, George Pipgras, Red Ruffing, and Lefty Gomez are the hurlers. Lefty stops Cleveland on five hits to win, 8–0, New York's 5th shutout in seven games.
» May 21, 1932: Before 60,000 at Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Bombers roll over Washington, 14–2 and 8–0. Washington collects just 11 hits off Herb Pennock and Johnny Allen. In the opener, Ruth homers in the 5th off Lloyd Brown and he and Lou Gehrig connect in the 6th off Frank Ragland. Tony Lazzeri is 6-for-7 on the afternoon, including a HR, two doubles and a triple.
» September 18, 1933:
The 2nd-place Yankees split with the White Sox, winning, 6–1, on Johnny Allen's 2-hitter, before falling 4–3. Les Tietje, in his ML debut, stops the Bombers in the nitecap. Lou Gehrig clubs home runs #28 and #29: Jimmie Foxx leads the American League with 45.
» December 11, 1935: The Yankees trade the hot-tempered Johnny Allen to Cleveland for pitchers Monte Pearson and Steve Sundra, a minor leaguer.
» September 15, 1936:
Johnny Allen wins his 20th for Cleveland, though
he is forced to leave the game with a back injury,
after hurling 5 innings of no-hit ball.
» June 21, 1937:
Johnny Allen, off to a 4-0 start for Cleveland, has an appendectomy in Boston and will miss eight weeks of the season.
» September 17, 1937:
Cleveland's Johnny Allen wins his 12th straight
without a loss, equaling Tom Zachary's 1929 record
» October 3, 1937:
Johnny Allen's effort to tie the AL record of 16
straight wins is frustrated when Detroit's Jake Wade
beats him with a one-hit shutout 1-0 on the final
day of the season.
» June 7, 1938: At Fenway, umpire Bill McGowan -- who had tossed Johnny Allen on Opening Day -- orders the Cleveland pitcher to cut off part of a shirt sleeve which is dangling as he pitches, distracting the batter. Allen refuses and walks off the mound. He is fined $250 by Cleveland manager Oscar Vitt, who makes a pitching change to avoid a forfeit. The Indians win the game, 7–5. Tribe owner Alva Bradley hurries to Boston and buys the shirt for $250; the shirt is then displayed at Higbee's Department Store, owned by Bradley's brother. The shirt later makes its way to the Hall of Fame museum in Cooperstown, NY.
» July 25, 1938:
Cleveland's Johnny Allen has his 12-game win streak snapped by the Red Sox.
» June 14, 1940:
Gordon Cobbledick breaks the story in the Cleveland Plain Dealer about the players' mutiny against Oscar Vitt. Vitt meets with owner Bradley but declines to comment on the mutiny. He will stay on and today the players hand him a 8–0 win over Detroit. Johnny Allen tosses a two-hitter.
» December 24, 1940: Merry Christmas to Ben Chapman from the Senators who ship him to Cleveland for P Joe Krakauskas. The Tribe sells Johnny Allen to the Browns.
» September 15, 1941:
After 16 scoreless innings, the Dodgers score 5
in the top of the 17th and beat the Reds 5-1.
Johnny Allen pitches 15 innings for Brooklyn, and
Hugh Casey wins in relief.
» May 27, 1943: In a 3–2 loss to the Tigers, the Yankees Johnny Allen, incensed over a balk call, attacks umpire George Barr and is suspended for 30 days and fined $200. On May 21st, Frank Crosetti made his first start after serving a 30-day suspension for umpire pushing. This occurred in the 3rd game of the World Series when Crosetti pushed Bill Summers.
» July 30, 1943:
Phil Cavarretta of the Chicago Cubs HRs off the RF foul pole against Johnny Allen of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The ball is retrieved, and Bill Nicholson hits the next pitch out of Wrigley Field. The result:
one ball, one pitcher, two pitches, two HRs. The Cubs go on to beat the Dodgers 13-2.
» July 31, 1943:
Dodger Dolf Camilli, the league's MVP in 1941, is traded with Johnny Allen to the Giants for Bill Sayles, Bill Lohrman, and Joe Orengo. Camilli declines to report his new team and retires to a California ranch for the season. The next year he will manage in the PCL and in 1945 will return briefly to the Red Sox.
» June 7, 1994: Toronto defeats Chicago, 9-5, stopping Wilson Alvarez's winning streak at 15 games. Bo Jackson drives home all five of the White Sox runs. Alvarez falls two short of the American League record held jointly by Johnny Allen and Dave McNally.
» April 21, 1999:
The Yankees defeat the Rangers, 4–2, as Roger Clemens ties an American League record with his 17th consecutive win over two seasons. Johnny Allen (1936–37) and Dave McNally (1968–69) previously accomplished the feat for the Indians and Orioles, respectively.