» December 12, 1928: The Pirates buy lefthander Larry French from Portland (PCL).
» August 2, 1929: In the 9th inning at Philadelphia, 1B Don Hurst cracks his 6th home run in as many games, a major-league record up to this time. In the six games, Hurst had no other hits. The Phils win 20 over Pittsburgh, with Les Sweetland allowing 11 hits in the shutout to beat Larry French.
» October 6, 1929:
At Wrigley Field, Larry French of the Pirates beats the Series-bound Cubs, 83. Batting practice pitcher Hank Grampp lasts just an inning in losing. The Cubs end the season with an attendance of 1.6 million, a figure they will not top until 1969.
» May 1, 1930:
At Pittsburgh, rookie Wally Berger blasts homers in the 7th and 8th innings to lead the Braves to a 43 win over Larry French. After Berger's 1st homer, Johnny Neun, in his 5th season, adds his first ML homer.
» August 26, 1930: Hack Wilson has four RBIs to lead the Cubs over the Pirates 75. Wilson cracks a 2-run single in the 5th, but then allows a Lloyd Waner liner to skip by him for an inside-the-park-HR, and vows to atone. He hits his 44th home run, off young Larry French, breaking Chuck Klein's one-year-old National League record.
» July 25, 1931:
Pittsburgh's Larry French pitches a 14-inning game, the longest NL contest of the season, to beat Brooklyn 3-2.
» May 20, 1932: Paul Waner ties the major-league record with four doubles in five at bats in the Pirates 50 win over the Cards. He will break Chuck Klein's National League season doubles record with 62. Rip Collins' double in the 7th is the first of only two hits off Larry French.
» November 22, 1934: The Pirates and Cubs make a trade which brings Chicago a needed lefty in Larry French, as well as Fred Lindstrom. They send Guy Bush, Jim Weaver, and Babe Herman to Pittsburgh.
» June 12, 1935: After manager Grimm blasts the team in a pre-game clubhouse meetingand bans poker games, the Cubs go out and throw a full house at the Phillies, winning 150. Larry French is the winner as Cavarretta has three hits, including a home run, and four RBIs, and Chuck Klein adds a 3-run homer. The Cubs lose the nitecap, 11-8.
» September 4, 1935: The 3rd place Cubs get two home runs, including a grand slam, from Augie Galan to beat the Phillies at Wrigley Field. Larry French is the winner, 82, for his 13th victory.
» September 9, 1935: With the Cardinals' Phil Collins losing to Curt Davis and the Phils, 43, the Cubs win their 5th and 6th straight games. Chicago tops the Braves, 51 and 21, behind the pitching of Larry French and Tex Carleton, cutting the Cardinal lead to a single game.
» September 13, 1935: Friday the 13th brings bad luck to the Cards. Trailing the Giants 106 in the last of the 9th, the Cards tie it up and then give the ball to Dizzy Dean. But the Giants score three in the 10th against the tired star, to win 1310. With Larry French and the Cubs beating the Dodgers 41, St. Louis now leads the NL by four percentage points.
» September 17, 1935:
The Giants take a 21 lead against the Cubs, but when Hal Schumacher injures his arm in the 5th inning, the Cubs jump on reliever Allyn Stout to win 53. Larry French is the victor.
» September 22, 1935: In the final game at Chicago, the Cubs whip the Pirates 20 as Larry French outpitches Cy Blanton to win his 5th of the month. The Cubs, in winning their 18th straight, maintain their hold on 1st place by three games over the Cardinals. With 40,558 today, Chicago has 202,283 fans who have watched the final six games. Blanton finishes his year with a 2.58 ERA, tops in the NL, and his 142 strikeouts sets a Pirates rookie record that will not be broken this century.
» June 28, 1936:
Larry French and Bill Lee pitch the Cubs to twin shutouts 3-0 and 6-0 over the Giants and replace the Cardinals in the league lead.
» July 28, 1936:
Dolph Camilli's 9th inning homer, his second of the game, caps a 4-run rally as the Phillies top the visiting Cubs, 53. Reliever Larry French, who replaces Roy Henshaw in the 9th, loses after he gives up a single to Johnny Moore off the RF wall to tie, K's Chuck Klein and serves up the dinger to Dolph.
» July 31, 1936:
At the Polo Grounds, the Giants manage just four hits off Chicago's Larry French and lose, 31. The Terrymen's only tally is a homer by Hank Lieber. The loss leaves the front-running Cubs a game ahead of the Cards.
» April 28, 1937:
In a game against the Reds, Cubs P Larry French
gets a bone broken in his right hand when he is hit
by Ernie Lombardi's line drive.
» June 8, 1938: New York regains the lead with a double win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field, winning 42 in 10 innings, then taking the nightcap, 41. Harry Gumbert beats Larry French in the first game while Carl Hubbell is the victor in game 2, beating Bryant. French will lose 19 games for the Cubs, one shy of the league leader in the category.
» June 26, 1938: Carl Hubbell wins his 200th game, as the Giants beat the visiting Cubs 51 and stretch their lead over the 2nd-place Reds to two games. Larry French takes the loss. Newly acquired Bob Seeds, up from Newark, leads the way with a 470-foot inside the park homer to the Eddie Grant memorial in dead center.
» May 30, 1939:
At Cincinnati, the Cubs Larry French and Vance Page fire shutouts as the Cubs win, 60 and 20. Whitey Moore loses the opener, while Bucky Walters drops the nitecap.
» May 9, 1940:
After yesterday's rainout at Wrigley, the Dodgers score three in the 10th to beat Larry French, 41. Newt Kimball is the winner.
» August 24, 1942: The Dodgers open a 4-game series in St. Louis with Larry French (131) on the mound for the front-runners. Terry Moore scores four runs for the Birds as they coast to a 71 victory behind Max Lanier's 14th victory.
» August 26, 1942: Johnny Beazley wins his 16th game of the year, 21 over the Dodgers in 10 innings. The win caps a sweep of Brooklyn, with Max Lanier having edged Larry French in the opener two days before.
» September 23, 1942:
Larry French of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitches a brilliant
one-hitter, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0
for his 197th career win. After a brief relief stint
on the 26th, he will join the U.S. Navy, rise through
the ranks and retire in 1969 with the rank of captain.
Larry MacPhail, the 52-year-old Dodger president,
also announces today that he is quitting at the end
of the season to reenter the army.