This Army Air Corps veteran almost saw his career come to an end when he hurt his
knee sliding while playing for Montreal in 1949. Atwell's 1952 rookie season was
his most productive offensively; he hit .290 for the Cubs.
»April 27, 1954: In a slugfest featuring back-to-back homers three times, the Reds edge the Pirates, 8–7. Ted Kluszewski bangs a pair of 2-run homers, both off cousin Max Surkont. Jim Greengrass follows Klu's first homer with one of his own. Toby Atwell and Jerry Lynch go back-to-back in both the 6th and 8th innings for the Buccos, the only Pirates to accomplish the feat in the 20th century. Corky Valentine, with relief help from Smith, gains his first ML victory.