Chipman alternated between long relief and spot starts over his ML career. Never
a hard thrower, he failed to impress Dodger manager Leo Durocher although he did
not allow an earned run in four appearances spread over three years (1941-43). Traded
to the Cubs for Eddie Stanky in 1944, he went 12-10 that season, his career best.
»May 30, 1945: Before the biggest Wrigley crowd—42,565 paid—in seven years, the Giants top the host Cubs, 8–6 in the opener, and Mel Ott passes Honus Wagner's career total of 4,888 total bases to set an National League record. Wagner's has since been adjusted to 4868 and both players' totals have been passed. Slim Emmerich is the winner over Ray Prim. The Cubs take the nitecap, 11–2 behind Bob Chipman's 3-hit win over Bill Voiselle. Andy Pafko clouts a 3-run homer in the 3rd. It's Voiselle's 2nd straight pounding after winning his first eight games.