» May 7, 1955:
The White Sox nip the Tigers, 10, behind Dick Donovan's 2nd shutout.
» May 15, 1955:
Chicago's Dick Donovan tosses his 3rd shut out of the season, beating the Senators, 30.
» July 31, 1955:
The White Sox suffer a great blow as their leading pitcher, Dick Donovan 13-4, undergoes an emergency appendectomy.
» May 25, 1957: White Sox pitcher Dick Donovan stops Detroit, 40, on one hit.
» November 28, 1957: Warren Spahn of the Braves wins the Cy Young Award as ML Pitcher of the Year almost unanimously. His only competition for the title is the White Sox, Dick Donovan, who received one vote.
» June 3, 1958: Led by Mickey Mantle's 3-run homer in the first, the Yanks jump on Dick Donovan, who does not retire a batter. New York rolls to an easy 130 win over the White Sox.
» June 15, 1958:
Dick Donovan and Jim Wilson of the White Sox sweep the Orioles 40 and 30 in a double header. Wilson allows only two hits.
» August 29, 1959: With rookie Ken McBride out with tonsillitis, the White Sox turn to Dick Donovan, who is coming off the DL. Donovan tosses a 5-hit, 20, win for Chicago.
» October 6, 1959:
White Sox hurler Dick Donovan keeps the Series alive
with a splendid 1-0 win over the Dodgers. Sherm
Lollar's DP grounder scores the only run. The attendance
mark falls for the 2nd day in a row, as 92,706 fans
jam the Coliseum.
» April 10, 1961: After President John F. Kennedy throws out the first ball, the new Washington team loses its first regular-season game, 43, to the White Sox. Former Sox pitcher Dick Donovan, picked up in the expansion draft, is the loser, though he will end the season with a league-leading 2.40 ERA.
» July 19, 1961: The Yanks and Senators split, with Washington winning the nitecap 122. Dick Donovan is the winner. Mickey Mantle belts a 500 foot homer in the 4th over the RF wall.
» August 12, 1961: At Griffith Stadium, Roger Maris belts his 43rd homer, off Dick Donovan, but its New York's only score as they lose, 51, the Yanks first loss in 10 games. For Washington it is their first win in eight games. Gene Green's pinch grand slam off Luis Arroyo is the big blow for the Nats.
» September 24, 1961:
Minnesota's Joe Altobelli hits a one out 7th inning homer, the only hit off Washington's Dick Donovan, who wins, 41. Jim Kaat loses his 16th.
» October 5, 1961:
The Indians trade CF Jim Piersall to Washington for P Dick Donovan, OF Gene Green, and IF Jim Mahoney. Donovan will respond will 20 wins and lead the American League in shutouts with 5.
» August 26, 1962:
After the Indians beat the Red Sox, 105 in game 1, Cleveland's Dick Donovan holds the Red Sox homerless in the nitecap to win, 40. It is Donovan's 100th ML win. The Sox had hit homers in 13 straight games.
» September 19, 1962: Walter Bond and John Romano twice hit back-to-back home runs for the Indians to help beat the Athletics., 109. They both hit doubles as wella ML first when added to the back-to-backs as Bond collects six RBIs and Romano 4. Dick Donovan gains his 20th win, though he is chased in the 6th.