The Chicago Hellenic Society, hungering for a countryman to honor in 1937, assembled
at Wrigley Field one day to salute the Reds' second baseman. Kampouris was given
a car and extolled before the game, then proceeded to commit three errors in one
inning. Kampouris hit .316 in 16 games for the Dodgers in 1941, but never hit better
than .249 in any other season.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 9, 1937: Reds C Ernie Lombardi ties the modern major-league record with six hits (5 singles and a double) in six consecutive times at bat, as Cincinnati routs Philadelphia 21–10 on 24 hits. Alex Kampouris tallies eight RBIs for the Reds on three homers, one a grand slam.
»August 13, 1937:
The Hellenic Societies of Chicago hold a day for Alex Kampouris of the visiting Reds. He gets a car, and the Cubs get a 22-6 win, as Kampouris makes 3 errors and fans twice.
»August 13, 1939:
The Giants hit three successive HRs in the fourth inning, with Joe Moore, Alex Kampouris, and P Bill Lohrman connecting. The Giants add four more HRs in the game to beat the Phils 11-2.