» June 17, 1904: In a swap greatly criticized in Boston, the Pilgrims send OF Patsy Dougherty to the Highlanders for weak-hitting rookie Bob Unglaub, who played in just six games before being hospitalized with blood poisoning. Dougherty is not the only Patsy changing uniforms this month; For $750, the White Sox release Patsy Flaherty (1-2) to Pittsburgh where he will win 19 more games. This will be his only winning season, but his feat of winning 20 games while pitching for two teams in a season will be matched only by Joe McGinnity, Hank Borowy and Rick Sutcliffe.
» April 18, 1944:
Hank Borowy of the Yankees shuts out the Red
Sox 3-0, as Johnny Lindell hits the first
HR of 1944.
» May 16, 1944: The White Sox beat the Yankees 10–4 to stop Hank Borowy's 2-year winning streak at 11.
» September 29, 1944:
The Browns are last in the AL in attendance,
and only 6,172 fans watch St. Louis sweep the doubleheader.
Jack Kramer wins the opener 4-1, and Nels Potter
wins a 1-0 shutout over the Yankees Hank Borowy,
even though St. Louis batters get but 2 hits. In Detroit,
the Tigers split with 2 of the Washington knuckleballers,
beating Johnny Niggeling 5-2 in the opener but
losing to Mickey Haefner 9-2 in the nightcap.
» July 27, 1945: The Chicago Cubs purchase P Hank Borowy from the New York Yankees in an unexpected waiver deal, confounding fans and the other AL teams. Borowy, 10-5 with the Yankees, was put on waivers, apparently to solve a roster problem, and was passed over by all 7 AL teams who assumed the Yanks would pull him back if claimed. The Cubs snatch him for $97,500, and he will help the Cubs win the pennant with an 11-2 record, including 3 wins over the Cardinals down the stretch.
» August 15, 1945: The Cubs rack up 19 hits, including two homers by Gillespie, one with the bases full, to swamp the Dodgers, 20–6. Chicago scores eight in the 4th inning with the first eight batters reaching base before an out is recorded. Hank Borowy coasts to the win.
» September 29, 1945:
The Cubs clinch the NL flag on Hank Borowy's
4-3 win over Pittsburgh in the first game
of a doubleheader. The final margin for Chicago
is 3 games over the Cardinals. During the season,
the Cubs win 20 doubleheaders.
» October 3, 1945:
The Tigers and Cubs meet in the WS for the 4th time.
Hank Borowy pitches a 6-hitter and Hal Newhouser is
roughed up for 8 runs in 3 innings, as the Cubs win
» October 7, 1945:
Hal Newhouser beats Hank Borowy 8-4. A 4-run
6th, including Hank Greenberg's double, provides the
» May 5, 1946: P Hank Borowy hits two doubles and drives in four runs during the Cubs 11-run 7th inning for a 13–1 victory over the Phillies in the opener. Chicago drops the nitecap, 7–1.
» April 15, 1947:
In his National League debut, Hank Greenberg doubles home the only run in the 6th as the Pirates Rip Sewell wins the opener in Chicago 1–0. Hank Borowy takes the loss.
» August 24, 1947: The Giants break the National League record for homers in a season, held by the Cubs, with their 172nd in a 4–0 shutout by Larry Jansen. Chicago's Hank Borowy takes the loss. The Cubs take the nitecap, 8–3, led by Eddie Waitkus' inside-the-park grand slam. This is the 3rd IPH slam this season and that won't be matched till 1990.
» August 31, 1948: Before 45,531 at Wrigley Field, the last place Cubs beat the first-place Dodgers, 3–0 and 7–2. Hank Borowy stops Brooklyn on one hit in the opener—a single by Gene Hermanski—and faces just 27 batters. He hurls 100 pitches, while Bob Scheffing drives in all three runs. Doyle Lade wins the nitecap. The loss slices Brooklyn's lead to two points over the Braves, 3–1 winners at Cincinnati, while the Cards and Pirates move just two games back.
» December 14, 1948:
The Cubs send Eddie Waitkus and Hank Borowy to the Phillies in exchange for pitcher Monk Dubiel and Dutch Leonard. Leonard, the veteran knuckleballer, led the National League in losses this past season with 18.
» June 21, 1950:
Phils rookie Bob Miller (6-0) continues his unbeaten streak, turning back the Pirates, 7–4. Jones, Ennis, Seminick, and Nicholson lead a home run attack, and Miller helps by starting a triple play in the 7th. Hank Borowy, obtained on waivers from the Phils, takes the loss.
» August 3, 1950: The Pirates sell Hank Borowy to the Tigers, and the Indians waive Gene Bearden to the Senators.
» September 19, 2002:
The Expos beat the Marlins behind Bartolo Colon. Colon becomes just the 2nd pitcher in ML history to win 10 games in both leagues in a single season, joining Hank Borowy who turned the feat for the Yankees and Cubs in 1945.