Brought up to the White Sox in 1940, the infielder from Chicago's South Side moved
into the second base spot in 1942. A line drive hitter with exceptional speed, Kolloway
led the league in doubles that year and is one of only a handful of AL players to
steal second, third, and home in one game (6/28/41 vs. Cleveland).
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»June 28, 1941:
White Sox rookie Don Kolloway does it all. He steals 4 bases, including 2nd, 3rd, and home in the 9th,
and hits two HRs and a single in a 6-4 win over the Indians.
»August 5, 1942: White Sox 1B Don Kolloway's 2-out steal of home in the 5th inning is the only run of the game against Tiger lefty Hal Newhouser. Sore-armed Thornton Lee is the winner. There are seven games played today, and five end in shutouts.
»September 22, 1950: In the top of the 9th in Cleveland, Detroit's Don Kolloway cracks a 2-run HR off Bob Feller to tie the game at 3–3. In the bottom of the inning, Joe Gordon takes Hal Newhouser downtown to hand the Tigers a heartbreaking 4–3 loss. The loss pushes the Bengals back into 2nd place. Feller now stands 8–2 against the Tiger ace stretching back to 1940. The two will face off once more in a no-decision contest in 1952. In the nitecap, Mike Garcia drops the Bengals another game back with an 10–2 victory, while New York is shutting out the Red Sox, 8–0. Cleveland is the only team that holds a winning edge over Detroit this year (13–9).
»September 24, 1950: Mental lapses crush Tiger hopes. Due to heavy smoke from a Canadian forest fire, Detroit puts on the lights in a Sunday afternoon contest with the Indians. Cleveland's only score in nine innings is pitcher Bob Lemon's HR in the fourth, as the match is tied 1–1 on Johnny Lipon's HR. Lemon opens the 10th with a triple, and two intentional walks follow. With the bases loaded and one out, C Aaron Robinson thinks he has a shot at a DP by just stepping on home. Because of the haze, he did not see 1B Don Kolloway remove the force after fielding the ball hit by slugger Luke Easter, and the Indians win 2–1.