» August 9, 1959: The Pirates, down 3–1 to the Cubs in the 9th, tie the game, then win 5–3 in the 10th. Elroy Face wins in relief to go 15–0. The win is the 11th extra inning victory in a row for the Pirates; the only loss in their last 16 extra inning games was Haddix's 12-inning perfect game against the Braves in May.
» August 30, 1959:
In the 2nd of two games, the Pirates, down 5, tie the Phillies in the 9th inning, then win in the 10th, 7–6. The victory goes to Elroy Face, even though he gives up a home run to Ed Bouchee in the top of the 10th. Face is now 17–0 and the Pirates are just four games in back of the leading Giants.
» May 2, 1960: Ron Kline's 7-hitter gives the Cardinals a 4–3 win and ends Pittsburgh's streak at nine games, the club's longest since 1945. Roy Face issues a bases-loaded walk in the 9th for his 2nd straight loss.
» September 6, 1960: Pittsburgh's All-Star SS Dick Groat suffers a broken wrist when hit by a Lew Burdette pitch. The Pirates captain, 2nd in the batting race, will be sidelined until the final weekend of the season. Dick Schofield, his replacement, has three hits, as the Bucs rally for a 5–3 win. Roy Face finishes a Pittsburgh win for the 30th time in 1960.
» October 5, 1960: In a portent of things to come, Bill Mazeroski's 2-run 5th-inning home run off Jim Coates is the difference as Pittsburgh beats New York 6–4 in its first World Series win since 1925. Roy Face survives a 2-run 9th-inning Elston Howard home run to preserve Vern Law's victory.
» October 9, 1960: Vern Law wins again, thanks to his own RBI single and Bill Virdon's 2-run hit. Roy Face retires the final eight batters in order. Pittsburgh's 3–2 win evens the World Series.
» October 10, 1960: Bill Mazeroski stars again. His 2-run double stakes Harvey Haddix to a 3–0 lead. Roy Face is called on once more for another hitless effort to preserve a 5–2 win and 3-2 World Series lead for the surprising Pirates.
» September 23, 1961:
The Phils Wes Covington hits a solo homer in the 16th inning to top Pittsburgh's Elroy Face, 5–4. Face also gives up an extra inning homer to Felipe Alou on the 11th. Malkmus earlier homered for the Phils. Jack Baldschun pitches seven 1/3 innings of shutout relief for the win.
» May 15, 1962: Cubs P Barney Schultz ties Roy Face's major-league record by relieving in his 9th consecutive game for Chicago. Today's effort doesn't help as the Cubs lose, 6–5 in 13 innings against the Mets. Roger Craig, enroute to a 10–24 year, is the winner, while Tony Balsamo loses to notch his only career decision.
» May 11, 1965:
The Pirates put Elroy Face on the DL, and he'll remain there till August 24.
» October 3, 1965: The Cubs tie a major-league record with their 3rd triple play of the season -- 1B Ernie Banks to SS Don Kessinger -- but Pittsburgh wins 6–3 at Forbes Field. Bill Faul is on the mound during each triple play. Submariner Ted Abernathy suffers the loss to Roy Face, but concludes a record season for appearances (84) and consecutive errorless games (84) for a pitcher. He has 31 saves.
» July 31, 1967: Jack Hiatt belts a pinch hit grand slam off Pittsburgh's Elroy Face to give the Giants an 8–4 win. Hiatt's pinch slam is the 1200th slam in ML history.
» June 20, 1968: Dodger rookie Jim Fairey makes his first ML homer a good one, a blast off Pittsburgh's Elroy Face to give LA a 3–2 win. The loss snaps Pittsburgh's 9-game win streak.
» July 7, 1968:
Phil Regan picks up two wins in relief for the second time this season as the Cubs sweep the Pirates, 5–4 and 4–3, edging Bob Veale and Elroy Face. Regan won a pair on April 21st for the Dodgers, and no reliever has ever won a pair twice in a season. The Vulture will the top the National League with 12 relief wins and 25 saves.
» August 31, 1968: Steve Blass gets the first out against the Braves, and then moves to LF as Roy Face relieves. Face retires Felix Millan and ties Walter Johnson's major-league record of 802 pitching appearances with one club. Blass comes back to pitch and the Pirates go on to win 8–0. Blass will not get credit for the shutout but will still lead the National League in shutouts with 7. Late in the game, the Pirates announce the sale of Elroy Face to the Detroit Tigers.
» August 13, 1969:
Montreal reliever Elroy Face gives up the last of his record 21 extra-inning gopher balls, an 11th inning grand slam to the Reds Johnny Bench. Cincinnati wins, 8–3 in Montreal.
» August 15, 1969: Don Sutton (15-11) opens a 9-game eastern swing for Los Angeles with a 9–2 win at Montreal. The Dodgers remain two games behind the first-place Reds. Montreal reliever Roy Face makes his final ML appearance, a record 657th consecutive relief effort (excluding his two games with the Tigers).