RHP 1943-50, 52 Dodgers, Pirates, Giants
Gregg led the NL in walks in 1944 and 1945, and walked 11 batters in one 15-inning
game (June 15, 1944). He went 18-13 (3.47) to lead Dodger pitchers in '45, but a sore arm
held him to just 13 more victories. (ME)
|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» April 30, 1944:
Before 58,000 at the Polo Grounds, the Giants pummel
the Dodgers 26-8. Player/manager Mel Ott reaches
base 7 times, scoring 6 runs for the 2nd time in his
career, and Phil Weintraub drives in 11 runs with
a homer, triple, and 2 doubles. Dodger pitchers gives
up 17 walks, including 6 in a row. But the Dodgers
earn a split as Hal Gregg wins the nitecap 5-4.
» April 22, 1947: At Ebbets Field, the Phils test Jackie Robinson by yelling racial slurs and invectives from the dugout. Jackie keeps his cool, singles, and scores in the 8th inning. Hal Gregg allows just one hit and the Dodgers win, 1–0.
» December 8, 1947: In a move that will anchor The Boys of Summer, Brooklyn acquires SS Billy Cox, P Preacher Roe, and infielder Gene Mauch from Pittsburgh for pitchers Vic Lombardi, Hal Gregg, and former batting champ, 37-year-old Dixie Walker. In the spring Walker had requested in writing to be traded, but then changed his mind.