» October 1, 1908: Ed Reulbach shuts out the Reds for a 6–0 Cubs win, and Reulbach's 4th straight shutout, tying a mark set by Three Finger Brown earlier in the year. Big Ed will complete 44 consecutive scoreless innings, an National League record until Carl Hubbell's 46 in 1933, and the four straight shutouts will not be tied until another Cub, Bill Lee, does it in 1938.
» May 14, 1927:
Cubs pitcher Guy Bush must feel his name as he and Braves starter Charlie Robertson battle for 18 innings before Robertson tires and the Cubs win 7–2. Jimmy Cooney drives in the winning run and Sparky Adams contributes four hits. Bush goes 18 innings and Robertson 17 1/3. Two National League pitchers -- Carl Hubbell in 1933 and Vern Law in 1955 -- will match Bush's marathon effort.
» August 11, 1928:
Carl Hubbell's first major-league victory is a 4-0 shutout of the Phils. He'll be 10-6 down the stretch and will pitch 16 years with the Giants.
» September 20, 1928:
A crowd of 50,000 at the Polo Grounds sees the Giants and Cardinals split a doubleheader. The Cards take the first game 8–5 behind pitcher Willie Sherdel plus three homers by former Giant George Harper. The Giants salvage the nightcap 7–4 when they score five runs in the 8th inning to give rookie Carl Hubbell the win over Grover Cleveland Alexander. Shanty Hogan's grand slam off Alexander is the big blow. New York remains two games behind the National League-leading Cardinals.
» May 8, 1929: At Pittsburgh's Schenley Park, the Giants Carl Hubbell pitches an 11–0 no-hitter against the Pirates, allowing just one walk. In the 9th, the 1st two batters reached on errors before Hubbell records a strikeout and starts the game-ending DP. It's the first no-hitter by a lefthander since Hub Leonard in 1918. Chick Fullis starts the scoring with a home run in the 2nd, his 3rd in three days, and Mel Ott adds two home runs to take the National League lead.
» May 26, 1929: Two pinch hitters supply the holiday fireworks: Les Bell for the Braves, off Carl Hubbell, and Pat Crawford for the Giants, off Socks Seibold, hit grand slams in New York's 15–8 victory. New York plates nine runs in the 6th inning to break a 2–2 tie.
» October 5, 1929: Mel Ott and Chuck Klein go into today's Giant-Phils doubleheader tied at 42 home runs apiece. In the opener, a 5–4 Phils victory, Ott manages a single, but Klein homers off Carl Hubbell in his first at bat to take the home run lead. In game 2, Ott singles in his first at bat. After that, manager Burt Shotton orders the Phillies pitchers, rather than give Ott a chance to tie Klein, to semi-intentionally walk him five times. The last (semi) intentional walk comes on a 3-2 count with the bases loaded as the Giants win, 12–3. Phillie Lefty O'Doul gets six hits in the two games for an National League record of 254 hits for the season. In the 5th inning of game 1, Lefty's 3rd hit of the game, a 5th inning home run, is his 251st of the year. He has a 4th hit in game one, then two more in the nitecap. Chuck Klein follows O'Doul's home run with one of his own, his 43rd. For Rogers Hornsby, it was a tough inning, as the two home runs eclipse two of his NL season records: most hits (250) and most home runs (42).
» May 23, 1930: Despite a homer by Bill Terry in the 8th and a 3-run shot by Ott in the 9th, Carl Hubbell loses to the Phillies 9–8. Philadelphia bangs out 17 hits, including a home run by Pinky Whitney.
» July 9, 1930:
The Phillies come from behind in the last of the ninth to defeat the Giants 5-4. Chuck Klein's double off Carl Hubbell drives in Lefty O'Doul from second.
» August 23, 1930:
The Giants' Fred Lindstrom singles to extend his hitting streak to 24 games, but Pat Malone tops Carl Hubbell for a 4–2 Cubs win.
» August 28, 1930:
Brooklyn beats up on Giants ace Carl Hubbell, scoring seven runs in the 6th inning, enroute to a win, 8–7. Dazzy Vance is the victor.
» August 30, 1930: New York's Carl Hubbell loses to Brooklyn 1–0 giving up a run in the 9th. With a runner on 3rd, King Carl walks two intentionally and then walks in the winning run. Giant coach Dave Bancroft argues the call with umpire Lou Jorda so loudly that he is suspended for three games.
» May 21, 1931:
Carl Hubbell stop the Braves, 3–0, in the opener and Giant pitcher Bill Walker matches the King with a 6–0 whitewash in the nitecap.
» May 26, 1931: The Giants whitewash the Braves twice, beating Boston 6–0 and 3–0. Carl Hubbell pitches the nitecap following lefty Bill Walker's win in the opener.
» May 7, 1932: Giant stars Carl Hubbell and Hal Schumacher toss back-to-back shutouts over the Reds. King Carl wins a 1-0 squeaker and Prince Hal follows with a 3–0 win.
» August 14, 1932:
John Quinn, at 49, becomes the oldest P to win a ML game. He relieves Van Mungo in the ninth with the game between Brooklyn and New York tied at 1-1. The Dodgers win in the 10th after Johnny Frederick hits a pinch-hit HR off Carl Hubbell in the ninth to tie. It is Frederick's fourth pinch-hit HR of the year, for a new major-league record. He will have six by the season's end.
» April 20, 1933:
Umpire Charlie Pfirman officiates
in his 1,700th consecutive NL game, as Carl Hubbell
pitches the Giants to a 1-0 victory over the
» July 2, 1933:
Carl Hubbell pitches an entire 18-inning shutout for the Giants over the Cardinals to tie a record for the longest 1-0 game. He strikes out 12 and walks none, allowing only six hits in a duel with Tex Carleton, who goes the first 16 innings. In game 2, played in semidarkness, Roy Parmelee wins 1-0
on a Johnny Vergez HR. The notoriously wild Giants'
pitcher does not issue a walk and strikes out 13.
» August 1, 1933:
Carl Hubbell breaks Ed Reulbach's 1908 NL record for consecutive scoreless innings, with four 1/3, although the Giants lose to Boston 3-1.
» September 1, 1933: In the first of two games with the Braves, Carl Hubbell pitches 10 innings and drives in the winning run for a 2–0 win. He doesn't walk a batter and never goes as deep as a 3-2 count on any hitter, holding the Braves to four hits. It is his 20th win and his 10th shutout of the year. Five of the shutouts are 1–0, a National League record. Frankhouse is the hard-luck loser, when his mates make two errors in the 10th.
» September 16, 1933: The Giants win two over the 2nd place Cubs, winning the first one 2–1 behind Carl Hubbell's 22nd win. New York takes the nitecap, 6–3.
» September 18, 1933: The Cards put off the Giants flag conquest, by attacking Carl Hubbell in the 8th to win, 4–3. Tex Carleton is the winner when Leo Durocher drives home the last run with a triple.
» September 24, 1933:
Lefty Grove wins his 24th game, replacing starter Emmett McKeithan after four innings and the A's leading 8–3. The final score is 11–4, with General Crowder taking the loss. But Grove's win is tainted. The Athletics "contrived" to give Grove the sure win, so that he could finish the season with more wins than National League star Carl Hubbell, who will finish with 23. American League President Harridge will reverse the official scorer's decision next week and gives the win to McKeithan, but the league eventually returns the win to Grove.
» September 28, 1933: The AP announces its All-Star team, voted on by sports editors and writers, and the top vote getters are Jimmie Foxx, Joe Cronin and Carl Hubbell. Lou Gehrig is on the second team behind Foxx, but Ruth did not make the squad.
» October 3, 1933:
The Giants take the opener of the WS at the Polo
Grounds, as Carl Hubbell holds the Senators to 5 hits
and 3 unearned runs. Washington unravels when Buddy
Myer makes a record-tying 3 errors. Mel Ott is the
hitting star, tying a WS record with 4-for-4.
» October 6, 1933:
Carl Hubbell wins for the 2nd time, going 11 innings
for the 2-1 victory in a pitching duel with Monte
Weaver. Heinie Manush is thrown out of the game for
brushing umpire Charlie Moran in the 6th inning. Travis
Jackson beats out a surprise bunt to open the 11th
inning, is sacrificed to 2B on a close play,
and scores on a single by Blondy Ryan.
» October 12, 1933:
Jimmie Foxx (AL) and Carl Hubbell (NL) are named
MVPs by the baseball writers.
» January 17, 1934: Carl Hubbell, the National League MVP winner, is rewarded with a $18,000 contract by the New York Giants.
» May 20, 1934: In the second matchup of Dizzy Dean and Carl Hubbell, Diz comes out ahead again, 9–5.
» July 10, 1934:
The second annual All-Star Game produces Carl Hubbell's amazing feat of striking out five future Hall of Famers in a row. Off to a shaky start with two on base in the first inning, Hubbell uses his screwball to fan Ruth, Gehrig, and Foxx. He adds Al Simmons and Joe Cronin to start the second. After three scoreless innings he leaves with the NL ahead 4-0. The AL rallies, scoring nine runs off Warneke, Mungo, and Dean, while Mel Harder pitches five shutout innings in relief of Red Ruffing to hold the lead. Frisch and Medwick hit HRs. Earl Averill's three RBI are decisive for the AL 9-7 victory.
» April 16, 1935:
Babe Ruth's NL debut draws the largest Opening Day
crowd, 25,000, in Braves' history. The Babe's 2-hit
debut includes a 430-foot HR off Carl Hubbell, as
Boston beats New York 4-2.
» June 25, 1935: Billy Herman cracks a first inning home run off Carl Hubbell and the Cubs score seven runs in the past three innings to beat the 1st-place Giants, 10–5. Herman adds another three hits and Augie Galan has three hits, including two triples. Dick Bartell has four hits for the Giants. Al Smith takes the loss for New York, while Fabian Kowalik pitches the last inning for the win.
» September 4, 1935:
Carl Hubbell subdues the Reds, 6–4, for his 20th win of the season. King Carl scatters 12 hits including three apiece by Cuyler and Riggs. Dick Bartell gets three hits for the Terrymen, who remain two in back of the Cards.
» September 12, 1935:
Dizzy Dean wins his 26th, a 5–2 victory over New York's Carl Hubbell, to keep the Cardinals in 1st place by a game. But the Cards Ducky Medwick has his hitting streak stopped at 28 straight games
» September 15, 1935: Before an overflow crowd of 41,284 in St. Louis, the Giants Carl Hubbell outpitches Dizzy Dean to give New York a 7–3 win. It is the 2nd time in four days the two aces have matched up. The Giants, winners of 14 out of their last 22 games, are now just one 1/2 games behind the Cardinals.
» September 19, 1935: The Cubs complete a 4-game sweep of the Giants, beating Carl Hubbell for their 16th straight win, 6–1. Billy Herman has three hits and is 11-for-18 in the series with the Giants. The 16 wins in a row is most in the NL since the 1924 Dodgers won 15. Giants manager Bill Terry tells reporters that, "the Cubs will win . . . they are playing way over their heads."
» April 29, 1936: In St. Louis, Roy Parmelee, former Giants pitcher, beats Carl Hubbell 2–1 in a 17-inning duel. The game is scoreless until the 12th when the Giants score a run, but the Cards match it in the bottom of the 12th. Parmelee allows just six hits in 17 innings, while King Carl gives up 11.
» May 27, 1936: Carl Hubbell beats the Dodgers 5–4 in 12 innings for his 6th win, as the Giants tie the Cardinals for first place.
» July 7, 1936: The National League, having lost the first three All-Star Games, wins 4–3 at Boston's National League Park with four different Cub players (Galan, Herman, Hartnett, and Demaree) scoring runs. After Dizzy Dean and Carl Hubbell each pitch scoreless 3-inning stints, Curt Davis is hammered by the American League, including Lou Gehrig's home run, but Lon Warneke shuts the door. Meanwhile, the NL is helped by Joe DiMaggio's loose fielding and error and Augie Galan's home run. DiMag is the first rookie to play in an All-Star game. NL plays its starting lineup except for two late-inning pinch hitters. Local favorite and 3-time starter Wally Berger doesn't appear. Missing from the NL roster are Dolph Camilli and Buck Jordan, co-leaders at .348, as well as the eventual batting champ Paul Waner.
» July 11, 1936: The Giants lose 5–4 in Pittsburgh as Carl Hubbell, in relief, walks in the winning run. The loss leaves New York eleven games behind the front-running Cubs. New York wins the 2nd game, 14–4 as Bill Terry, hobbled with a knee injury, bangs out a single, double and triple. The win sparks a Giants' surge that will see them win 39 of their next 47 games.
» July 13, 1936: Bill Lee wins a 1–0 duel from Carl Hubbell, as the Cubs move into first place. It is the last game the Giant ace will lose in 1936; he will win his next 16 decisions.
» July 15, 1936: At Pittsburgh, the Giants lose the opener, 5–4, when reliever Carl Hubbell walks in the winning run. With the loss the Giants are 11 games in back of the leading Cubs. New York rebounds in game 2, winning 14–4 behind Bill Terry. Terry, playing on an injured knee, collects a single, double and triple. The Giants will win 39 of their next 47 games.
» July 17, 1936: Carl Hubbell starts his winning streak, beating Pittsburgh 6–0. The Giants hit a National League record tying four triples in the first inning: Joe Moore, Mel Ott, and Hank Leiber hit them in succession, and Eddie Mayo adds one later in the inning to equal the ML record.
» July 21, 1936: Cardinals slugger Joe Medwick has 10 hits in succession to equal the National League record. He had seven hits in his last seven times at bat in a doubleheader on the 19th, and he hits safely in his first three today. He is finally stopped by the Giants Carl Hubbell. The Giants break a 1–1 tie on Dick Bartell's homer in the 10th off Dizzy Dean to win, 2–1.
» September 30, 1936:
In the WS opener, Carl Hubbell scatters 7 hits and
limits the Yankees to a solo HR by George Selkirk.
The Giants take a decisive 6-1 win.
» October 20, 1936:
Carl Hubbell, 26-6, edges out Dizzy Dean, 24-13,
for MVP honors in the NL.
» April 23, 1937:
Carl Hubbell's first start of the season is
a 3-hitter against the Boston Bees. For the Giants
ace, it is his 17th straight win, dating back to July
17 of last year.
» May 4, 1937:
Carl Hubbell wins his 3rd straight the year, 19th overall, but did not finish the game as the Giants nip the Reds, 7–6. Dick Bartell hits two homers to back King Carl.
» May 9, 1937:
At the Polo Grounds, Carl Hubbell wins his 4th straight and his 20th in a row, subduing the Cubs, 4–1. The game is scoreless for six innings. Hubbell matches the mark of Rube Marquard, who won one game in 1911 and 19 straight more in 1912.
» May 13, 1937:
Carl Hubbell wins his 5th straight, and 21st over two seasons, stopping the National League-leading Pirates, 5–2. Arky Vaughan's two homers account for all the Pittsburgh scoring. Leading off, Dick Bartell hits his 4th homer in five days to continue his 12-game hitting streak, as the Giants hand reliever Waite Hoyt the loss.
» May 19, 1937: Dizzy Dean instigates another donnybrook following a number of knockdown pitches in a game with the Giants. The Giants score three runs in the 6th inning after Dean is called for a balk by ump George Barr. Losing 4–1 to Carl Hubbell in the 9th, Dean knocks down Jimmy Ripple with a pitch. Ripple follows with a bunt on the first base side in a effort to make Dean field the ball. The bunt, however, bounces to 2B Jimmy Brown, who prepares to throw to Johnny Mize at 1B. Dean, who had started toward the ball, keeps running and barrels into Ripple. The two benches empty, and when the field is cleared by the umpires and policemen, the batter Ripple, who was never put out at first base, is credited with a single. Catchers Gus Mancuso and Mickey Owen are ejected after staging their own private boxing match. The only player who doesn't leave the bench is Hubbell, who wins his 6th straight game of the year and 22nd regular-season decision in a row. The Cards scoreboard attendant counts pitches in the game: 172 by Dean and 93 by Hubbell (70 strikes, 23 balls). King Carl uses five pitches in both the 1st and 8th.
» May 27, 1937: Carl Hubbell (8-0) pitches two innings in relief and wins his 24th straight game when Mel Ott hits a 9th-inning home run for a 3–2 victory over the Reds.
» May 31, 1937: A Memorial Day crowd of 61,756, the 2nd-largest crowd in Polo Grounds history, sees the Dodgers end Carl Hubbell's consecutive-game winning streak at 24 over two seasons. Babe Phelps leads the way, going 5-for-6, as Brooklyn routs King Carl in the 4th inning and wins 10–3. Although Hubbell loses the first game of the doubleheader, he is honored in between games when Babe Ruth makes the presentation of the National League's 1936 MVP Award. The Giants take the nitecap, 5–4.
» September 29, 1937:
New York rookie Cliff Melton wins his 20th game
in the opening game of a doubleheader, but the Phillies
beat the Giants in the 2nd game, preventing New York
from clinching the flag. They will do this the
following day when Carl Hubbell wins his 22nd game.
» October 6, 1937:
Carl Hubbell and Lefty Gomez duel in the opening
game of the WS, a rematch of last year's teams. The
Yankees score 7 runs in the 6th inning on 5 singles,
3 walks, and 2 errors. Tony Lazzeri homers in the
bottom of the 8th to make the final score 8-1.
» October 9, 1937:
Carl Hubbell staves off a Yankee sweep with a 6-hit,
7-3 victory. The Giants score 6 runs in the 2nd
» May 28, 1938: Carl Hubbell allows just a walk and a single to Tuck Stainback and the Giants pile on the Phillies, 11–0.
» June 8, 1938: New York regains the lead with a double win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field, winning 4–2 in 10 innings, then taking the nightcap, 4–1. 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 5–1 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.
» July 9, 1938:
Carl Hubbell is routed when Boston's Tony Cuccinello,
Max West, and Elbie Fletcher hit successive fourth-inning HRs.
» August 18, 1938:
Carl Hubbell is forced to leave the mound in a 5-3 loss to the Dodgers when he experiences sharp elbow pains in his pitching arm.
» August 22, 1938:
Carl Hubbell has an arm operation for bone chips in his elbow and is finished for the season.
» May 14, 1939: Making his first appearance since elbow surgery in August 1938, Carl Hubbell pitches New York to a 2–1 win over the Phillies. Catcher Ken O'Dea hits a 10th inning home run to win it for King Carl.
» May 30, 1940: The Giants sweep the Dodgers 7–0 and 12–5 in 12 innings dropping Brooklyn out of 1st place. In the opener, Carl Hubbell uses just 81 pitches and gives up only a 2nd inning single to Johnny Hudson, who is erased on a DP. Only Cookie Lavagetto gets to a 3–2 count. Bill Lohrman wins the 2nd game in 12 innings.
» October 3, 1940: Bucky Walters gives the National League its first Series game victory since Carl Hubbell beat the Yankees in 1937. Jimmy Ripple's 2-run home run in the 3rd provides the margin. Walters gives up only three hits, but is lucky to escape a jittery first inning.
» May 27, 1941: At the Polo Grounds the score 1–1 between the Giants and Braves when umpire Jocko Conlan calls time in the 7th. The crowd and the two teams then listens for 45 minutes while President Roosevelt's radio message about the war in Europe is heard on the loudspeakers. When play resumes, the Braves lift Jim Tobin for Manny Salvo, while the Giants take out starter Hal Schumacher, replacing him with Carl Hubbell. Hubbell's single wins it for New York, 2–1.
» March 5, 1942: Variety, the week entertainment newspaper, wades in against "droopy drawers" in baseball. "Joe DiMaggio and Carl Hubbell are the silliest looking pair we've seen. Way back in the days when the speed boys were stealing 40 to 90 bases a year, you'll remember they used to roll their pants just below the knee. Now they've got 'em almost to their shoes. The theory here is that the constriction inherent in the new style can slow a player a full stride getting to first."
» August 2, 1942: Carl Hubbell wins his 5th straight, topping the Cardinals 7–1. Mel Ott's two homers, one a grand slam eases the way for the vet. In the nightcap, Dick Bartell's 9th inning error paved the way for Billy Southworth's squeeze bunt, and the Cards win, 3–2. Mort Cooper allows four hits in winning his 13th.
» August 18, 1942: After going 1–6 before the All-star break, Carl Hubbell posts his 8th straight win, beating the Braves 10–2. The 39-year-old veteran is backed by Mel Ott's three hits, including a home run into the LF stands at the Polo Grounds.
» November 23, 1944: Five groups totaling 23 players, managers, umpires,
and writers visit war theaters as part of the USO
program. Included are Mel Ott, Dutch Leonard, Frankie Frisch, Bucky Walters, Harry Heilmann, Carl Hubbell,
Freddie Fitzsimmons, Bill Summers, Beans Reardon,
Johnny Lindell, Tuck Stainback, Steve O'Neill, Leo Durocher, Joe Medwick, Nick Etten, Dixie Walker, Paul
Waner, and Rip Sewell.
» January 21, 1947:
A rule change that allows voting only for players after 1921 produces four new Hall of Famers: Carl Hubbell, Frank Frisch, Mickey Cochrane, and Lefty Grove. Pie Traynor misses selection by two votes.
» August 30, 1954:
In beating St. Louis 4-1 on four hits, Johnny Antonelli becomes the first lefty to win 20 games for the Giants since Carl Hubbell and Cliff Melton in 1937.
» June 15, 1963:
Juan Marichal becomes the first Giants P to hurl a no-hitter since Carl Hubbell (on May 8, 1929), and the first Latin American to toss one in the ML. Eighth-inning doubles by Jim Davenport and Chuck Hiller provide the only score in the Giants 1–0 win at Candlestick.
» June 4, 1968: With his 6th consecutive shutout, 5–0 over the Pirates at Los Angeles, Don Drysdale establishes two new ML records. He tops Doc White's 64-year-old mark of five shutouts, and with 54 scoreless innings he breaks Carl Hubbell's National League string by 4 1/3, set in 1933.
» July 10, 1984: On the 50th anniversary of Carl Hubbell's legendary five consecutive strikeouts in the 1934 All-Star Game, National League pitchers Fernando Valenzuela and Dwight Gooden combine to fan six batters in a row for a new All-Star Game record in the NL's 3–1 triumph. After Valenzuela whiffs Dave Winfield, Reggie Jackson, and George Brett in the 4th inning, Gooden, the youngest All-Star ever at age 19, fans Lance Parrish, Chet Lemon, and Alvin Davis in the 5th.