» August 8, 1940: At Fenway, 27-year-old Tiny Bonham makes his ML debut for the Yankees and loses, 4–1, to Fritz Ostermueller. Tiny, brought up to replace the sore-armed Lefty Gomez, will still end the season at 9–3, complete 10 games, and toss three shut outs. His ERA will be 1.90.
» October 6, 1941:
The New York Yankees top the Brooklyn Dodgers 3-1
to take the WS in 5 games. P Ernie Bonham of the Yankees
retires the side on 3 pitches in the 7th inning.
» February 8, 1942: At California's Folsom prison, the annual game between major leaguers and the prison team is stopped when it's discovered that two prisoners have escaped. With the pros leading 24-5 at the end of seven innings, the game ends and guards go after the two lifers, who are found three hours later. The major leaguers include Ernie Lombardi, Ernie Bonham, Gus Suhr, Joe Marty, and Johnny Babich.
» September 14, 1942:
With all the NL hubbub, the Yankees go about their
lofty business, clinching the flag against Cleveland
8-3. Ernie Bonham wins his 20th game, and DiMaggio
strokes 4 hits.
» May 11, 1946:
The Red Sox lose their first game after 15 straight wins, as Tiny Bonham beats Tex Hughson and Boo Ferriss 2–0 before 52,011 at Yankee Stadium. Tommy Henrich hits a homer and accounts for both runs. The Red Sox are 21-4, four 1/2 games ahead of the Yanks. The 15-game streak is still a Red Sox record.
» September 15, 1949:
Pirates P Ernie Bonham dies following an appendectomy
and stomach surgery, just 18 days after his last pitching
performance, an 8-2 win over the Phillies. Mrs.
Bonham will receive the first benefits under
the players pension plan, $90 a month for 10 years.