» March 8, 1947: In Havana's new Stadium del Cerro, the Dodgers, behind three pitchers, beat the Yankees in 10 innings 1–0. Carl Furillo scores on Pete Reiser's double, and Snuffy Stirnweiss's 10th-inning single is the only Yankee hit. On hand to watch is Connie Zimmerman, an associate of mobster Lucky Luciano, and a racing handicapper, Memphis Engelberg. As Burt Solomon writes, Leo Durocher points out the men to sports writers Dick Young and Milt Gross, saying, "Look at that. If I had those guys in my box, I'd be kicked out of baseball. Are there two sets of rules? One applying to managers and one applying to club owners. When asked about if the me are his guests, Dodger GM Larry MacPhail snaps, "What are you. The goddam FBI?" MacPhail calls Durocher a liar, and in a bizarre turn, later files charges against the manager with the commissioner's office.
» April 27, 1947:
The Dodgers top the Giants, 9–8, for their 5th straight win. Trailing 8–4 in the 7th, the Brooks score two runs on Carl Furillo's homer, add two more in the 8th on Cookie Lavagetto's pinch homer and Reiser's double, and win it in the 9th on Eddie Stanky's squeeze bunt. Johnny Mize hits his 6th homer for the Giants.
» May 24, 1947:
At Brooklyn, Carl Furillo pinch-hits for LF Gene Hermanski—in the 1st inning—and clouts a 3-run homer to give the Brooks the lead over the Phillies. Skeeter Newsome's 3rd career homer in five years ties the game in the 8th and the Phils win it in 10 innings, 4–3. Freddy Schmidt wins over Hugh Casey. Furillo's pinch homer sets a ML record—it is the only pinch home run to come in the first inning. As noted by Lyle Spatz, Phils manager Ben Chapman starts righty Al Jurisch just to pitch to Brooklyn's first two hitters: Reese and Robinson. Lefty Oscar Judd, warming up from the start, then comes in to pitch to the next three lefty hitters: Reiser, Walker, and Hermanski. Reiser and Walker bat and then Furillo hits for Hermanski, though he is not listed in the box score as a PH.
» May 2, 1948:
The Phillies and Dodgers divide a doubleheader, Brooklyn outslugging the Blue Jays 9–6 in the opener, then losing, 2–0, to Ken Heintzelman. Furillo has a home run, triple and single in the opener, while Duke Snider hits his first two ML homers—the first, inside-the-park—a triple and a single, good for four RBIs. Ben Chapman starts Dutch Leonard but after one out brings in Curt Simmons against the lefty Dodger lineup. In the nitecap, Carl Furillo's 2-out single in the 7th is the first hit off Heintzelman, who pitches a 4-hitter.
» August 8, 1949:
Carl Furillo returns to the Dodgers' lineup after an injury and hits .431 in the final eight weeks of the season. He finishes at .322, fourth best in the league.
» May 13, 1951:
The Dodgers spot the Braves six runs, then roar back to win, 12–6 and take over the National League lead. Erv Palica gives up just two hits over the last seven innings for his first win. Brooklyn scores five runs off Max Surkont in the 3rd and 4th innings, and Carl Furillo adds a three-run homer in the 5th off Dave Cole.
» June 23, 1951: Don Newcombe gives up a first-inning single to Ralph Kiner in beating the Bucs on a one-hitter, 13–1. The Dodgers jump on Bill Werle (3–1) and successors for 16 hits, including homers by Carl Furillo and Rocky Bridges.
» July 18, 1951: The Pirates Ralph Kiner drives in seven runs hitting three HRs, including his 10th grand slam, in a 13–12 slugfest win over the Dodgers. His final homer, a solo shot of Erv Palica in the eighth, breaks a 12–12 tie. Manager Chuck Dressen berates Palica, publicly questioning the pitcher's courage by clutching his throat in a choke signal. In Kiner's final at bat, in the ninth, Carl Furillo pulls down the sluggers long drive near the CF gate. Garagiola and Bell also homer for the Bucs, while Campanella and Robinson homer for Brooklyn.
» August 7, 1951:
In a day-night doubleheader the Dodgers sweep a pair from the Giants, taking the first game 7–2 behind the solid relief of Carl Erskine. Gil Hodges, Duke Snider and Carl Furillo homer. Brooklyn takes the nitecap, 6–5, in 10 innings after jumping on Maglie for a 5–1 lead. Snider and Furillo homer again, while Bobby Thomson goes deep for the Giants. Cox's RBI single wins it, giving the Dodgers an 11 1/2 game margin, the greatest lead in Brooklyn history.
» August 15, 1951: Giants P Jim Hearn defeats the Dodgers 3–1 as Willie Mays makes a miraculous play in the 8th. With the score 1–1 and Billy Cox on 3rd, Mays makes a running catch of a Carl Furillo drive in deep right CF and whirls counterclockwise to throw out the astonished Cox at home. Wes Westrum's 2-run homer off Ralph Branca in the 8th provides the two-run margin. Hearn allows just six hits, all singles, as the Giants move to 10 1/2 behind Brooklyn.
» August 26, 1951:
The Pirates club the Dodgers, 12–11 to win the opener of two with the league leaders. Brooklyn chases Howie Pollet and takes a 9–2 lead but the Bucs roar back with eight runs in the 7th inning. Clyde King, unscored on in his last eight games, is the loser. The Dodgers load the bases in the 9th, and Murry Dickson walks pinch-hitter Cal Abrams to force in a run and make the score 12–11. But Carl Furillo and Pee Wee Reese fail to deliver. Pete Castiglione has two homers for the Pirates. Brooklyn wins the second game, 4–3, when Jackie Robinson homers in the 10th, off Ted Wilks. Andy Pafko homers in the 8th, off Bob Friend, and Preacher Roe (17-2) goes all the way.
» August 27, 1951:
"The two fine Italian arms of Branca and Furillo had a no-hitter running for eight innings" writes columnist Dick Young; in the 3rd inning Ralph Branca's no-hitter seems broken by a one-hop shot to RF by pitcher Mel Queen, but Carl Furillo guns him out at first. Branca, pitching on two days rest, finally gives up two Pirate hits in the 9th before winning, 5–0. In the nitecap the Pirates jump on Erv Palica for three runs in the first inning and hold on for a 5–3 win behind Bill Werle and Vern Law. Clyde McCullough is the "Big Un" with a two-run double and a two-run homer. The Pirates continue to be the only team with a season edge on the Dodgers.
» September 7, 1951:
Preacher Roe walks six Phils, but pushes his record to 19–2, as the Dodgers win 11–6 over Robin Roberts. Carl Furillo hits two homers, Andy Pafko adds #22, and Billy Cox drives in four runs with a bases loaded triple and two doubles.
» October 6, 1952:
At Ebbets Field, the Yankees even it up for the 3rd
time, as Raschi and Reynolds combine for a 3-2
win in Brooklyn. RF Carl Furillo robs Johnny Mize
of a HR in the 9th.
» September 6, 1953:
The feuding continues, as the Dodgers beat the Giants
6-3 but lose Carl Furillo, the NL's leading hitter
at .344, for the rest of the regular season. Furillo
is hit on the wrist by a Ruben Gomez pitch in the
2nd. With a 3-2 count on the next batter, Furillo
races from 1B into the dugout to swing at Leo Durocher.
In the melee, a Giants player steps on Furillo's left
hand, breaking a finger.
» October 5, 1953:
The Yanks end the WS in 6 as Billy Martin's 12th WS
hit, a record-breaking single to CF in the bottom
of the 9th, gives the Yankees their 5th championship
in a row. Carl Furillo had tied it up in the 9th with
a 2-run HR.
» May 2, 1955: At Ebbets, Carl Furillo raps his 8th home run with Jackie Robinson on base in the 12th inning to give the Dodgers a 2–0 win over the Braves. Carl Erskine wins his 4th straight, beating Gene Conley, as both pitchers go the distance.
» May 13, 1956:
At Brooklyn, Duke Snider hits two homers, one a grand slam, as the Dodgers beat the Giants, 6–4. Carl Furillo's homer provides the other score. It is the Duke's first slam at Ebbets.
» July 25, 1956:
Brooklyn's RF Carl Furillo is the first Dodger player to homer in Jersey City, as the Dodgers lose to the Reds 2-1.
» September 1, 1958:
In San Francisco, the Giants sweep a doubleheader from the Dodgers (and five of six in the Labor Day series) by taking the 1st in an A.M.-P.M. doubleheader, 3–2. Mays is 5-for-5 with two doubles and a home run. The nitecap is a memorable four hour: 35 minute marathon. The Giants tie it in the 9th on Schmidt's homer, and the Dodgers go ahead, 5–4, in the 16th on Carl Furillo's RBI. Whitey Lockman's home run in to bottom of the 16th ties it, then a bunt single by Ray Jablonski is followed by another bunt by P Ruben Gomez. Errors by John Roseboro and Furillo follow allowing Jabo to score the winning run. Mays is 11-for-20 for the series, with four homers.
» September 29, 1959:
The Dodgers win Game 2 of the playoff 6-5,
and take the NL pennant. Los Angeles overcomes a 5-2,
9th-inning deficit to tie the game; they win
it in the 12th when Gil Hodges scores from 2nd on
Felix Mantilla's off-balance heave past 1B after a
difficult chance on Carl Furillo's grounder.
» October 4, 1959:
In Los Angeles The Dodgers win 3-1 behind the
pitching of Don Drysdale and Larry Sherry. Carl Furillo's
pinch 2-run single in the 7th is the difference. The
92,394 in attendance sets a new WS mark.
» January 8, 1962: Commissioner Ford Frick denies charges that Carl Furillo has been blacklisted by the ML because of a 1959 salary dispute with the Dodgers.