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Hall's best season was as a rookie reliever with the 1949 Braves (6-4, 4.36). Born
in the Pittsburgh suburb of Swissvale, Hall finished his ML career with the Pirates,
his arm having been ruined in a 21-inning stint in a Pacific Coast League game.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»July 5, 1904: At Philadelphia's Huntington Park, the Giants 18-game winning streak ends when the Phillies prevail 6-5 in 10 innings. Rookie Bob Hall's bloop single off reliever Dummy Taylor scores Red Dooin. The Giants record is now 53-18, effectively ending the NL race. By September 1, they will lead the Cubs by 15 games.
»August 31, 1950: Gil Hodges of the Brooklyn Dodgers hits 4 HRs and a single, driving in 9 runs in the Dodgers 19–3 rout of the Boston Braves in Ebbets Field. Hodges’ 17 total bases is the most since 1894. Gil's first homer is a 2-run shot off loser Warren Spahn in the second inning, adds a 2-run homer in the third off Norman Roy, another 2-run homer off Bob Hall in the sixth, and a 3-run shot off Johnny Antonelli in the eighth. Erskine is the winner of the rout. Hodges had 4 long hits on June 25 last year, the first Dodger to twice have 4 extra base hits in a game.