» September 1, 1917: The Cardinals, behind the pitching of Oscar Horstmann and Milt Watson, win both ends of a doubleheader with Pittsburgh by 1–0 scores. Wilbur Cooper takes the loss in Game One on an unearned run in the 9th. Hal Carlson loses the 2nd game. The Cards have now won three straight 1–0 games from the Pirates, tying the ML mark and setting the NL mark.
» August 10, 1922: The Pirates continue their hot hitting, crushing the Phils 12–4 on 16 hits. Today's hitting stars is LF Carson Bigbee with five hits, and starter Hal Carlson, who lofts his first major-league homer. The remarkable team effort results in the fifth game in a row in which every Pirate in the lineup collects a hit. The Bucs have now won 11 straight and their team average is .309. The Bucs will win two more to run their streaks to 13 games—good enough for third place behind the Giants.
» May 2, 1925: Boston and the Phillies split a pair, with Joe Genewich winning the opener, 4–1 for the Braves. Hal Carlson is the Phillies winner, 12–6, in the nitecap. Boston's Dick Burrus, back in the majors after a five year hiatus, hits his 1st ML homer, off Carlson. Burrus will collect 200 hits and post a .340 average.
» May 30, 1925:
For the first time in ML history, two pinch hitters hit homers as Phillie subs Jimmie Wilson and Hal Carlson connect off the Giants Jack Bentley in game 2. The Phils win the opener, 7–4 before losing 14–5.
» September 2, 1925: After losing Game One by a 6–3 score to the Phils, the Giants unload in a nitecap, 24–9 shelling. The hits keep coming—30 to be exact in a record 58 at-bats—at Baker Bowl. Four New Yorkers—Southworth, Frisch, Irish Meusel, and Lindstrom—each collect four hits apiece, while a ML record-tying ten batters each collect two hits each. Doc Farrell (2-for-3) who takes over for Travis Jackson at short in the 6th is the 10th. Ex-Phil Meusel drives home nine runs, while Rookie Fred Fitzsimmons allows 14 hits, including homers by Cy Williams, Johnny Mokan and Hal Carlson in the 8th frame. Phils starter Art Decatur is the loser.
» June 7, 1927: The Cubs send Jimmy Cooney and Tony Kaufmann to Philadelphia for pitcher Hal Carlson. Carlson will go 12–8 for the Cubs the rest of the way.
» June 16, 1927:
The Cubs win their 12th straight game, whipping the Phils 7–2. Hal Carlson, acquired from the Phils nine days earlier, picks up the win.
» August 3, 1929: The Cubs complain about the ragged shirt sleeve on Dodger Dazzy Vance's pitching arm, an age-old trick to distract a batter. A rule will be passed enforcing neater dressing habits by pitchers. For the second day in a row, Vance has not much more than a sleeve as the Cubs pound Brooklyn, 12–2, behind Hal Carlson.
» May 28, 1930: Cubs reliever Hal Carlson, 38, dies suddenly of a stomach ulcer hemorrhage. The previous evening he had complained about stomach cramps while sitting with teammates in the lobby of Chicago's Carlos Hotel, Hours later, he called the Cubs trainer saying he was in great pain and an ambulance was called. But Carlson died before the ambulance arrived. He was 4-2 for the year, and had won 114 games over a 14-year career.