» August 17, 1943:
Nick Etten of the Yankees singles twice off White Sox hurler Bill Dietrich, breaking a 17-game stretch in which Etten didn't single. Six of the games were hitless, but Etten either doubled or homered in the other games. The Yankee lead is now 9 1/2 games with the Bombers winning their ninth straight series, most of which are now four games as a result of wartime travel. The streak of winning each series will stretch to 13 before being broken by the Senators.
» November 23, 1944: Five groups totaling 23 players, managers, umpires,
and writers visit war theaters as part of the USO
program. Included are Mel Ott, Dutch Leonard, Frankie Frisch, Bucky Walters, Harry Heilmann, Carl Hubbell,
Freddie Fitzsimmons, Bill Summers, Beans Reardon,
Johnny Lindell, Tuck Stainback, Steve O'Neill, Leo Durocher, Joe Medwick, Nick Etten, Dixie Walker, Paul
Waner, and Rip Sewell.
» May 2, 1946:
At Yankee Stadium, the Yanks do all their scoring in the 4th to beat Cleveland, 8–2. Nick Etten cracks a grand slam and then ends the inning by lining into a DP with the bases loaded. Spud Chandler wins his 4th straight.
» May 23, 1946:
The Yankees deflate Virgil Trucks with home runs in the 5th inning by DiMaggio and Nick Etten. Joe Gordon then greets reliever Hal White with the Yankees 3rd consecutive home run, and the Bombers drive over Detroit 12–6.
» April 14, 1947: The Yankees release two veterans, relief ace Johnny Murphy and first baseman Nick Etten. Murphy will be signed by the Red Sox while Etten, the American League home run leader in 1944 and RBI leader in 1945, will catch on briefly with the Phillies.
» April 15, 1947:
With yesterday's opener in Washington rained out, the A's open at Yankee Stadium before 39,344. Under new manager Bucky Harris, the Yanks manage just six hits off Phil Marchildon as the A's win, 6–1. Eddie Joost and Elmer Valo pull off a double steal in the 5th when the A's increase their lead to 3–0. Joost scores on the swipe of home. Former A's vet George McQuillan, playing 1B for Nick Etten, scores New York's only run. Spud Chandler takes the loss.