» December 12, 1940: Washington sends Gee Walker to the Red Sox for Doc Cramer. Walker is then packed off to Cleveland with P Jim Bagby, OF and C Gene Desautels for C Frank Pytlak, Odell Hale and P Joe Dobson. At the end of the War, on December 12, 1945, Bagby will return to the Red Sox. Boston also buys Pete Fox from Detroit.
» August 23, 1942:
Cub pitchers Claude Passeau and Lon Warneke each toss 30 shutouts against the Reds while Red Sox hurlers Tex Hughson and Joe Dobson whitewash the A's, winning 20 and 70.
» May 6, 1946:
The Red Sox sweep two games from the Browns in a postponed twinbill, with Boo Ferriss winning the opener 75 behind Ted Williams three RBIs. In the 8th inning of the opener, with George Metkovich on first, Johnny Pesky grounds out on a hit-and-run. He had hit safely 11 times up, one shy of Pinky Higgins major-league record hitting streak. Manager Joe Cronin said Pesky had called the play on his own, and he would have had him hitting away. In the nitecap, Williams scores the winning run in the 9th on Dom DiMaggio's RBI single, and the Sox Joe Dobson comes away with a 54 win. Dom will drive in a record-tying 84 runs hitting in the leadoff spot (87 altogether). The Sox have now won 11 in a row and are three games in front of the Yankees.
» May 30, 1946:
The Red Sox sweep two from the Senators, winning 65 and 72. Joe Dobson and Mickey Harris are the winning pitchers.
» October 11, 1946: The Red Sox take the Series lead with a 63 win, as Joe Dobson fans eight in a complete game win. All three runs off of Dobson are unearned.
» July 25, 1948:
In Boston, the other DiMaggio makes two spectacular catches against the Indians as well as homering off Satchel Paige. The Red Sox beat Cleveland, 30 for their 15th win in 16 games. Joe Dobson tops Steve Gromek to leave the Sox percentage points ahead of the 2nd place A's. Cleveland and New York are each one 1/2 games back. With the Braves in 1st place, it is the first time since 1916 that both Boston teams are at the top spot.
» April 30, 1950: The A's are pummeled by the Red Sox in a doubleheader, 190 and 65. First-game highlights are an 11-run 4th inning and a 17-hit barrage, which includes home runs by Ted Williams (2), Vern Stephens, and Bobby Doerr. A's pitcher Bobby Shantz ends the slaughter with 4-plus innings of relief, as Joe Dobson is the winner for Boston.
» June 2, 1950:
In the first inning at Fenway, Cleveland's Bob Feller walks 5including three in a rowand yields two hits before exiting. The six runs allows the Red Sox to romp, 115, behind Joe Dobson.
» June 7, 1950: Junior Stephens and Clyde Vollmer each have two home runs and five RBI for the Red Sox, as they trounce the lowly Browns, 204, at Fenway. The Bosox tally five homers and 23 hits in their total. Joe Dobson is the winner.
» August 6, 1950: Boston P Ellis Kinder hits a grand slam off White Sox ace Billy Pierce, and totals six RBIs in the game. Kinder's HR comes after an intentional pass to Birdie Tebbetts. For "Old Folks," it is his first and only career homer. The Red Sox roll, 92. Kinder also stops rookie Chico Carrasquel's consecutive game batting steak of 24 games. Joe Dobson gives up seven hits in the nitecap and wins, 43, to give the Bosox a sweep.
» June 2, 1951: The seventh place A's hand the White Sox a 51 defeat, Chicago's first since May 13th. The first-place Sox had won 14 straight. Bob Hooper tops Joe Dobson, who made the mistake of serving up a grand slam to Gus Zernial.
» June 19, 1951: Before 61,596 at Yankee Stadium, Mantle has a homer and four RBIs, but misses two catchable balls. But the Yankees top the White Sox, 119 in the first of two games. In the nitecap, Mantle again homers, a three shot off Joe Dobson, but the first-place Sox take a 54 win.
» August 11, 1951:
Behind the four-hit pitching of Early Wynn, the Indians defeat the White Sox 21 in front of a Ladies Night crowd of 70,119. Wynn's homer in the 7th gives the Tribe (68-39) and negates 2nd-inning homers by Eddie Robinson and Al Rosen. It's the Tribes 9th straight win to stay deadlocked with the Yankees for first place. Loser Joe Dobson, who has beaten Wynn twice this year, gives up just six hits.
» May 1, 1952: With one out in the 8th inning, A's Skeeter Kell beats out an infield hit to break up Joe Dobson's no hitter. The A's Dave Philley adds a solid single in the 9th as Dobson and the White Sox win, 30.
» June 6, 1975:
Luis Tiant wins his 100th game as a Red Sox, defeating Kansas City, 10. Boston's other 100+ winners include Cy Young (193), Mel Parnell (123), Joe Wood (112), Joe Dobson (106), and Lefty Grove (105) (Roger Clemens will join the group with 192). Carl Yastrzemski walks in the game, his 1,452nd, tying him for 10th on the all time list with Jimmie Foxx.