» November 6, 1930: The Pirates trade SS Dick Bartell, a .320 hitter, to the Phillies for defensive star SS Tommy Thevenow, and P Claude Willoughby. The Phils get the better of the shortstop swap, while Willoughby lives up to his nickname "Flunky."
» April 25, 1933:
Phillies SS Dick Bartell equals the ML record
with 4 doubles in 4 at bats in a game with Boston.
» November 1, 1934: The Giants obtain Dick Bartell from the Phillies for 3B Johnny Vergez, P Pretzels Pezzulo, OF George Watkins, and cash. Bartell will help cement the infield for the Giants in the next two years.
» June 25, 1935: Billy Herman cracks a first inning home run off Carl Hubbell and the Cubs score seven runs in the past three innings to beat the 1st-place Giants, 10–5. Herman adds another three hits and Augie Galan has three hits, including two triples. Dick Bartell has four hits for the Giants. Al Smith takes the loss for New York, while Fabian Kowalik pitches the last inning for the win.
» July 3, 1935:
Giants SS Dick Bartell plays a 10-inning game with no fielding chances.
» September 4, 1935:
Carl Hubbell subdues the Reds, 6–4, for his 20th win of the season. King Carl scatters 12 hits including three apiece by Cuyler and Riggs. Dick Bartell gets three hits for the Terrymen, who remain two in back of the Cards.
» April 15, 1936: The Giants Harry Gumbert defeats the Dodgers Van Lingle Mungo, 5–3, in a game the features a fine brawl between Mungo and Dick Bartell. On an unassisted ground out to 1B Buddy Hassett, Mungo comes over to cover the bag and gives a hard block to the batter Bartell, Rowdy Richard goes flying and comes up swinging. Umpire Beans Reardon races over and pries the two combatants apart, then tosses them. Tomorrow they get a fine from Frick.
» July 21, 1936: Cardinals slugger Joe Medwick has 10 hits in succession to equal the National League record. He had seven hits in his last seven times at bat in a doubleheader on the 19th, and he hits safely in his first three today. He is finally stopped by the Giants Carl Hubbell. The Giants break a 1–1 tie on Dick Bartell's homer in the 10th off Dizzy Dean to win, 2–1.
» May 4, 1937:
Carl Hubbell wins his 3rd straight the year, 19th overall, but did not finish the game as the Giants nip the Reds, 7–6. Dick Bartell hits two homers to back King Carl.
» May 13, 1937:
Carl Hubbell wins his 5th straight, and 21st over two seasons, stopping the National League-leading Pirates, 5–2. Arky Vaughan's two homers account for all the Pittsburgh scoring. Leading off, Dick Bartell hits his 4th homer in five days to continue his 12-game hitting streak, as the Giants hand reliever Waite Hoyt the loss.
» December 6, 1938: In a trade of major names, the Giants send Dick Bartell, Hank Leiber, and Gus Mancuso to the Cubs for Billy Jurges, Frank Demaree, and Ken O'Dea. The trade works best for the Giants as the New York-born Jurges will anchor the infield for seven years; Chicago-born Bartell lasts just a season at Wrigley.
» December 6, 1939: In a trade of veteran shortstops–or "worn-out shortstops," as one newspaper described it–the Cubs acquire Billy Rogell from the Detroit Tigers for Dick Bartell. Rogell, who injured his arm playing handball the previous year, will hit just .136 before hanging up his spikes. The Tigers will release "Rowdy Richard" five games into the 1941 season, but he will stick with the Giants until 1946.
» February 15, 1940: The Tiger roster lists Hank Greenberg as an OF. The willingness of the team's leading power hitter to switch, at a contract boost, from 1B allows manager Del Baker to find a position for Rudy York. Also on the list are Dick Bartell, picked up from the Cubs for Billy Rogell, and Pinky Higgins, who had been shopped around. The four, along with Barney McCosky and Charlie Gehringer, produce the stuff that will move the Tigers from fifth to first, although its .588 mark will be as low as that of any pennant-winner yet.
» August 2, 1942: Carl Hubbell wins his 5th straight, topping the Cardinals 7–1. Mel Ott's two homers, one a grand slam eases the way for the vet. In the nightcap, Dick Bartell's 9th inning error paved the way for Billy Southworth's squeeze bunt, and the Cards win, 3–2. Mort Cooper allows four hits in winning his 13th.
» April 20, 1949:
Phils 3B Willie Jones hits 4 consecutive doubles,
tying a NL mark with Dick Bartell (1933) and Ernie