» July 16, 1948:
The Browns frustrate the third-place Yanks, whipping Allie Reynolds, 10–4. Bob Dillinger leads the way with a bases loaded triple, three singles, two stolen bases and five RBI. Cliff Fannin holds the Yanks scoreless until Phil Rizzuto's homer in the 8th.
» December 1, 1949: Attendance in the ML is 20.2 million, down from 20.9 in 1948. The Yankees and the Indians each finish with over 2.2 million, but the Browns fall to 270,000. The Browns will try to cover their light attendance with $200,000 obtained in cash in December sales of Bob Dillinger, Gerry Priddy, and Paul Lehner. The Browns get five players in the transactions.
» December 13, 1949: The Browns send star 3B Bob Dillinger (.324) and OF Paul Lehner to the A's for a reported $100,000 and infielders Frankie Gustine, Bill DeMars, and outfielders Ray Coleman, and Ray Ippolitto. Dillinger will play just a half-season in Philley before being swapped to Pittsburgh.
» July 19, 1950:
The Pirates purchase 3B Bob Dillinger from the Athletics for $35,000.
» August 5, 1950: Jim Hearn gives up a leadoff single to Bob Dillinger, then throttles the Pirates the rest of the way for a 5–0 win at the Polo Grounds. It is his second win since joining the Giants on July 10,