» June 20, 1894:
Cleveland's John Clarkson stops the visiting Colts, 7–3. Chicago's Bill Dahlen, hitting .257, goes 1-for-4 to start his hitting streak.
» June 22, 1894:
The Colts beat the Pirates, 10–7, with Bill Dahlen collecting two hits and an RBI.
» December 28, 1895: Star Chicago SS Bill Dahlen breaks his left arm in a fall.
» March 7, 1896: A Chicago writer quoted in the New York Clipper notes that "[Bill] Dahlen is one of the few now in the League who came blood new from a punky little league and became a good thing at first jump." Indeed, Dahlen eventually accumulates 2,460 hits and a .272 average over a 21-year career.
» May 3, 1896:
With an overflow crowd of 17,231 at Chicago's West Side Grounds, the umpire rules that any ball hit into the crowd is a ground-rule triple. The Colts take advantage and crack nine triples, including three by Bill Dahlen, to crush St. Louis, 16–7.
» January 25, 1899: Chicago veteran Bill Dahlen is traded to Baltimore (National League) for Gene DeMontreville. Like many Baltimore players, Dahlen will end up in Brooklyn when the season starts.
» August 30, 1900: Matching Buck Freeman's feat of five weeks ago, Brooklyn's Bill Dahlen laces two triples in the 8th inning as his team beats Philadelphia, 14–3.
» May 13, 1901: Trailing 7-6 to the Giants, Brooklyn loads the bases with two outs in the 9th. Bill Dahlen singles but the Giants throw out the runner going from 1B to 2B for the 3rd out. Assuming they are ahead by two runs, New York takes the field, but umpire Hank O'Day signals that just one run scored before the out. The Brooklyn players surround the ump, "gesticulating and throwing their gloves on the ground to add force to their arguments," writes the New York Times. O'Day finally has enough and calls a 9-0 forfeit in favor of the Giants.
» June 24, 1901:
The Chicago Nationals lose 2-1 to Brooklyn when Bill Dahlen hits a sac fly to bring home Brooklyn's Wee Willie Keeler. Brooklyn C Deacon McGuire throws out five Chicago runners.
» August 8, 1901: At the Polo Grounds, the Giants and Brooklyn split two, Brooklyn winning the opener, 3-0, before losing the nitecap to Christy Mathewson, 4-1. Brooklyn threatens in the 6th, putting two on with no outs, but Matty K's Cozy Dolan, allows a single, then strikes out Tom Daly and Bill Dahlen to end the threat.
» December 12, 1903:
Continuing efforts to build a winner in New York, John McGraw acquires 34-year-old SS Bill Dahlen from Brooklyn in exchange for pitcher Jack Cronin and iron-fingered SS Charlie Babb. McGraw says this is the trade that makes the Giants into winners. In 1904, Dahlen will top the National League with 80 RBI. When he retires in 1911, he will have fielded more chances than any other SS.
» May 23, 1905: Paced by Bill Dahlen's two home runs, the Giants scrub Orval Overall for a 7-0 win over the Reds. Christy Mathewson strikes out eight and allows just three singles for the win.
» September 12, 1905:
At the Polo Grounds, the Giants and Brooklyn split a twinbill. Christy Mathewson wins the opener, 3-2, when Bill Dahlen singles home the winner in the 9th. The 2nd game is called after seven innings with Brooklyn leading, 8-5.
» September 23, 1905:
In Chicago, Christy Mathewson and Carl Lundgren hook up in a tight pitchers' duel, decided in Chicago's favor on a mental error by Giants 2B Bill Dahlen. With two on and two out in the 5th inning, Dahlen bobbles a grounder and touches 2B as the runner arrives. Dahlen, thinking that he has the 3rd out, rolls the ball to the mound. But ump Bob Emslie calls the runner safe. Johnny Evers the runner on 3B, alertly scores on the play for the game's only run. The loss stops Matty's win streak at 11 games.
» May 18, 1906: Christy Mathewson, weakened from a bout of diphtheria, is pounded for 14 hits by the Pirates and loses, 7-6. Honus Wagner paces the attack with two singles and a triple and also picks off Bill Dahlen off 2B in the 9th inning with the hidden ball trick. Dahlen, intently watching Lefty Leifield on the mound, misses Wagner who gently touches him with the ball. John McGraw is so furious with Dahlen that he slaps him with a $100 fine, later rescinded. The Pirates have now won three in a row from New York.
» April 22, 1907: At Boston, New York's Christy Mathewson gives up eight hits, but no runs, in shutting down Boston, 1-0. Bill Dahlen singles home the winner off Patsy Flaherty in the 9th.
» October 7, 1907: Friction between his catchers and the need to strengthen the Giants infield prompt John McGraw to trade Frank Bowerman, along with Bill Dahlen, Dan McGann, George Browne, and Cecil Ferguson to Boston for young SS Al Bridwell, veteran 1B and recently fired manager Fred Tenney, and reserve C Tom Needham.
» October 12, 1913: John McGraw hosts a reunion for Hugh Jennings and the old Orioles. After a night of heavy drinking, he blames his longtime friend, business partner, and teammate Wilbert Robinson for too many coaching mistakes in the Series. Robby replies that McGraw made more mistakes than anybody and McGraw fires him. Eyewitnesses say Robby douses McGraw with a glass of beer and leaves. They won't speak to each other for 17 years. Six days later Robby will begin a legendary 18 years as manager, replacing Bill Dahlen. The team will carry the nickname Robins, as well as Dodgers, during his tenure.