Genewich was a $5-a-game sandlot pitcher with no college or minor league experience
when the Braves signed him. As a rookie in early 1923, he outpitched the Giants'
Jack Bentley, for whom John McGraw had just paid $65,000. Genewich had had limited
success in five-plus Boston seasons (57-76) when McGraw traded four players for him
in mid-1928. He went 11-4 the rest of the season,
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»September 13, 1922:
Pittsburgh sweeps a pair from the visiting Braves, winning 8–1 and 6–1. Wilbur Cooper and Johnny Morrison are the winners. Joe Genewich makes his ML debut in relief for the Braves. Genewich jumped from the sandlots, where he was making $5 a game pitching, directly to the Braves, bypassing the minors.
»May 2, 1925: Boston and the Phillies split a pair, with Joe Genewich winning the opener, 4–1 for the Braves. Hal Carlson is the Phillies winner, 12–6, in the nitecap. Boston's Dick Burrus, back in the majors after a five year hiatus, hits his 1st ML homer, off Carlson. Burrus will collect 200 hits and post a .340 average.
»September 10, 1928: The Giants gain one 1/2 games on the Cards and Cubs by winning two from Boston while the leaders lose. New York moves into 2nd tomorrow with another sweep of the Braves. Fred Fitzsimmons wins the opener for the Giants, 4–1, and Joe Genewich wins the nitecap, 11–0.