» July 22, 1912:
Walter Johnson beats Detroit and strikes out the first five batters (Davy Jones, Donie Bush, Ty Cobb, Sam Crawford, Charlie Deal) in the game. He then gives up a double to George Moriarty before striking out Baldy Louden.
» August 3, 1914: Against Detroit in the 2nd inning, Les Nunamaker, Yankees catcher, becomes the only man in the 20th century to throw out three would-be base stealers in an inning, nipping Donie Bush, George Moriarty and Hugh High. New York still loses to Detroit, 4–1.
» July 11, 1917: In Detroit, Boston's Babe Ruth tops the Tigers 1–0, allowing just Donie Bush's scratch single in the 8th. Ruth deflects the ball but the throw by the shortstop is too late. Ruth has a single and triple, but a pinch triple by Chick Shorten in the 9th drives home the only run. Ruth strikes out Bobby Veach, Sam Crawford and Ty Cobb in the 9th; for the last he shakes off catcher and player/manager Carrigan. In early 1942, in a speech in Los Angeles, Ruth will call this game his greatest thrill. [The Babe also relates to writer John Carmichael that his greatest game was the called shot in the World Series of 1932.]
» October 5, 1927:
With 158 HRs, a .307 team BA, and 6 winning pitchers,
the Yanks are the Series favorite. But the Pirates
are no slouches with a team BA of .305. OF Kiki Cuyler,
a .309 hitter, will see no action in the Series, being
passed over for a lighter-hitting OF, as he and manager
Donie Bush feud.
» August 28, 1929: Donie Bush resigns as Pirates manager; coach Jewel Ens replaces him.
» October 6, 1929:
The Tigers score four in the top of the 9th to beat the White Sox, 7–6. Detroit's Bob Johnson has two doubles and triple to top 200 hits for the year. He joins Dale Alexander (215) as the only two rookie teammates to ever top 200 hits. Among the 800 fans is Donie Bush, 1930 manager of the Comiskeys.
» November 10, 1932: Donie Bush, pennant-winning manager of Minneapolis (American Association), is named manager of the Cincinnati Reds.
» September 3, 1933:
At Cincinnati, the Reds clip the Pirates, 9–3, the first loss for the Bucs in nine games. The Pirates now trail the Giants by eight games. Red Lucas goes all the way for the win, as the Reds shell rookie Ralph Birkofer. After the game, Edd Roush's old-timers defeat Buck Herzog's Nine, 8–5, called after five innings on account of "tiredness." Ninety three old timers turn out and about half take a turn at the plate. Roush's squad includes Pat Duncan, Larry Kopf, Bill Rariden, and Rube Bressler, all stars on the Reds 1919 team. Donie Bush and Honus Wagner are the shortstops.
» February 26, 1943: The Phils sign Bucky Harris as manager. It is the 4th ML club Harris has led, not counting two stints—later 3—at Washington. Clark Griffith, Rogers Hornsby, Donie Bush, and Bill McKechnie have also managed four clubs.
» September 13, 1992: Cleveland's Kenny Lofton steals his 53rd and 54th bases breaking the American League rookie record of 53 set by Donie Bush in 1909. Lofton will swipe a league-high 66 bases, 12 ahead of another rookie Pat Listach, and lead AL center fielders with 14 assists. He scores both runs today, including the winner in the 9th, to beat the White Sox, 2–1. Eric Plunk is the winner with Steve Olin picking up his 25th save.