» June 23, 1950: Eleven home runs—a ML record—drive in all the runs scored in a 10–9 Tiger win over the Yankees before 51,000 Detroit fans. Detroit has four home runs in the 4th inning as Dizzy Trout, Gerry Priddy, Vic Wertz, and Hoot Evers connect. Pitcher Dizzy Trout's home run, off Tommy Byrne, is his 2nd lifetime grand slam. Hoot Evers hits another home run, an inside-the-park 2-run game winner in the 9th off Joe Page to win it. For New York, Hank Bauer connects for two homers, including one in the 4th inning. Joe DiMaggio, Jerry Coleman, Yogi Berra, and pinch hitter Tommy Henrich also belt round trippers. It is the first time that nine different players connect for homers in a game.
» July 1, 1950: At Boston, Tommy Byrne takes the loss for the Yankees, but reliever Whitey Ford does little to help. In his ML debut, Ford throws four 2/3 inning, allowing seven hits, six walks, and five earned runs. Boston rolls, 13–4. Rookie Walt Dropo hits a grand slam for the Bosox to dump the Yanks into 3rd place.
» July 5, 1950: In a sloppy game that features 18 walks, Cliff Mapes drives in five runs with a homer and single to pace the Yankees to a 12–8 win over the Athletics. Tommy Byrne (9-3) is the winner despite giving up six hits and six walks in five innings (he walks two in the 6th). He also hits four batters to tie the ML record. Alex Kellner pitches four innings, giving up six runs in the loss. The A's lose Eddie Joost who tears ligaments in his left knee in a collision with Mapes at 2B in the 7th.
» June 15, 1951: The Yanks swap pitchers, sending Tommy Byrne to the Browns for Stubby Overmire: New York adds $25,000 to the deal. The Yanks also deal three RH pitchers—Bob Porterfield, Tom Ferrick, and Fred Sanford—to the Senators for needed lefty Bob Kuzava. Porterfield will blossom into the Nats ace over the next five years, but Kuzava will save the final World Series game in 1951 and 1952.
» August 16, 1951:
The Browns end the Indians win streak at 13 when Tommy Byrne pitches and bats St. Louis to a 4–0 win. Byrne allows two hits in seven innings and drives in all the runs before retiring with back spasms. Mike Garcia loses to drop the Indians lead to one 1/2 games over the Yankees.
» August 22, 1951:
Tommy Byrne keeps walking them and the Red Sox keep stranding them as St. Louis and Boston battle for 13 innings before the Sox win, 3–1. Brownie Byrne walks 16 Sox batters, tying the American League walk record set by Bruno Haas in 1915 (Haas walked 16 in a loss to the Yanks, his only ML decision), and Boston strands 22 runners: the AL record for stranded runners is 24, set by the Indians in 18 innings on July 10, 1932. Byrne breaks his personal record of 13 walks in a game he set in 1949. The Brownies don't help him much, stranding 14.
» September 18, 1951:
In the first of two games today, Browns pitcher Tommy Byrne hits a grand slam off the Senators Sid Hudson in the 9th inning to ice the game, 8-0. It's the first grand slam for the Browns this year. In the nitecap, Byrne cracks a 10th-inning pinch single to give the Browns a 3–2 victory,
» May 16, 1953: At Yankee Stadium, White Sox lefty pitcher Tommy Byrne pinch-hits for slugger Vern Stephens and hits a grand slam off Yankees reliever Ewell Blackwell to climax a 5-run 9th inning and give Chicago the 5–3 win. Stephens has 10 career grand slams: Byrne now has two.
» September 29, 1955:
In Game 2, lefty Tommy Byrne defeats Dodger Billy
Loes 4-2 to go 2 games up. The pitcher's 2-run
single caps a 4-run 4th for the Yanks. Byrne becomes
the only lefty to hurl a complete game against Brooklyn
» October 6, 1957:
With the score tied at 5-5, Eddie Mathews of
the Braves evens the WS at 2 games with a 2-run HR
in the bottom of the 10th. In the WS first famous
"shoeblack incident," pinch hitter Nippy Jones convinces
umpire Augie Donatelli that Tommy Byrne's pitch-hit
him on the foot.