» June 30, 1924:
2B Max Bishop and 3B Sammy Hale, the first
2 men in the A's batting order, draw 8 of the 9 walks
issued by New York pitchers in the A's 10-3 win. A .271 hitter for 12 years, "Camera Eye" Bishop will draw 1,153 bases on balls, giving him a walk percentage of .204, which is higher than Ruth's and just behind Ted Williams's .207.
» May 21, 1930: Babe Ruth hits three consecutive home runs in the first game of a doubleheader against the A's, then batting against Jack Quinn in the 9th, Ruth decides to hit right handed. After two strikes, he switches to lefty but strikes out. This is the first of two career 3-homer games for the Babe. Max Bishop draws five walks for the 2nd time in his career (he is the only player to do this twice), and Jimmie Foxx homers to help the A's to a 15–7 victory. Ruth is homerless in the 2nd game, a 4–1 Yankee loss, but Bishop has three more walks. Bishop will walk eight times in a doubleheader in 1934, the only player to collect more than six walks in an afternoon.
» October 2, 1931:
The Cards even the WS as Wild Bill Hallahan shuts
out the A's 2-0 despite 7 walks and a wild pitch.
Pepper Martin continues to steal the Series, scoring
from 2B on a base hit in the 2nd inning and sliding
in a cloud of dust on a squeeze play in the 8th. He
has 2 stolen bases, but the game almost gets away
on a bonehead play by the usually savvy Cardinal C
Jimmy Wilson. With 2 on base in the 9th, and 2 outs,
PH Johnny Moore swings at a ball in the dirt and misses.
Wilson needs only to throw the ball to 1B. Instead,
he throws it to 3B, and everyone is safe. Fortunately
for Wilson's reputation, Jim Bottomley makes a sensational
catch, leaning into the box seats to get the final
out on a pop foul by Max Bishop.
» October 10, 1931:
Connie Mack sends George Earnshaw out to win the
final game as he had in 1930. However, Burleigh
Grimes carries a 4-0 lead into the 9th before
he weakens. The A's score twice and have 2 runners
on base with 2 outs when Bill Hallahan rescues Grimes.
Max Bishop flies to Pepper Martin for the final
out as the Cardinals take the Series 4 games to 3.
As in the 1929 and 1930 WS, the A's finish the
1931 WS with no stolen bases.
» December 12, 1933:
Connie Mack is still selling. First he sells Lefty Grove, the A's top winner in each of the past five seasons, along with Max Bishop, and George Walberg to the Boston Red Sox for $125,000 and two players, pitcher Bob Kline and infielder Rabbit Wartsler. Then George Earnshaw and recently acquired backstop Johnny Pasek go to the White Sox for $20,000 and catcher Charlie Berry. Berry once led the NFL in scoring and will become a ML umpire in the 1940's.
» July 8, 1934:
Max Bishop has eight walks in a doubleheader, tying his own major-league record.