» May 2, 1946: In St. Louis, Giants manager Mel Ott informs C Clyde Kluttz at breakfast that he has been traded from New York to the Phillies. But Cards manager Eddie Dyer calls Kluttz at lunch to tell him not to pack; St. Louis has just made a trade for him. Kluttz is part of the trades that sends Vince DiMaggio from the Phils to the Giants and 2B Emil Verban from St. Louis to Philadelphia. The Giants then beat the Cards, 51, scoring four in the 9th. Dave Koslo tosses a 4-hitter for New York, beating Harry Brecheen. Brecheen fans three in the 3rd -- Buddy Kerr, Koslo, and Bill Rigney -- all on called strikes.
» April 18, 1947: The Giants shell the Dodgers, 104, with Jackie Robinson hitting his first home run, off Dave Koslo, in the loss. The Giants counter with six homers2 apiece by Bobby Thomson and Bill Rigney, and one apiece by Johnny Mize and Willard Marshall. Scout Burt Shotton is the surprise choice to replace Leo Durocher: he watches but does not manage the game.
» May 30, 1947:
The Giants cop a pair from the Phils, 71 and 53. Monty Kennedy allows just four hits in the first game, while Dave Koslo is the winner in game 2. Koslo, backed by two-run homers from Bobby Thomson and Joe Lafata, hands Schoolboy Rowe his first loss after six wins.
» August 19, 1947: Led by Eddie Miller's grand slam and six RBIs, the Reds trounce the Giants 61. Johnny Vander Meer is the winner over Dave Koslo.
» July 29, 1948:
The Giants win their 3rd straight shutout, stopping the Reds, 50, behind Dave Koslo. Jansen and Hartung threw the other two shutouts. Walker Cooper's grand slam, off Ken Raffensberger, is the big blow.
» July 7, 1949:
Dave Koslo hits the first two HRs of his career while beating the Phils 11-3 at the Polo Grounds.
» September 9, 1949:
Despite terrorizing the NL with bat and baserunning
during the season, Jackie Robinson is picked off base
by Dave Koslo, the 4th time this year Giants pitchers
have nabbed him.
» October 1, 1949:
Alex Kellner wins his 20th to finish the
season as the A's first 20-game winner since
Lefty Grove in 1933. A future pitching trend is foretold
by the record of Yankee ace Allie Reynolds (17-6),
who finishes only 4 of 31 starts. Dave Koslo
of the Giants is the surprise ERA leader in the NL,
but his 2.50 mark contains not a single shutout.
» June 22, 1950: Larry Jansen of the Giants wins the first game of a doubleheader with a 30 shutout of the Cards, and Dave Koslo follows suit with a 50 two-hitter in the 2nd game, giving NY a sweep of the twin bill. Jansen has not allowed a run in 29 innings, while for Koslo it is the start of a 13-game win streak over the Cards. The Cards were last shutout in a twinbill on July 2, 1933, by the Giants.
» May 6, 1951:
The Reds a Giants split a pair at the Polo Grounds, with the Reds taking the opener, 43, in 10 innings. Reds 2B Connie Ryan nabs Whitey Lockman in the 10th with the hidden ball trick, the 2nd time in two years that he's pulled it off against New York. The Giants take the nitecap, 85, behind Dave Koslo.
» September 3, 1951: In a Labor Day doubleheader at the Polo Grounds, the Phils Robin Roberts stops New York, 63, in the opener. The Giants blow a 30 1st inning lead when homers by Ashburn and Swish Nicholson bring the Phils back. Dave Koslo salvages a 2nd game, winning 31 over Niles Jordan. Willie Mays makes another rookie error in the 2nd. After an apparent inside-the-park home run, Phils 3B Tommy Brown appeals, and Mays is called out for failing to touch 3B. He is credited with a double.
» September 11, 1951:
In St. Louis, New York's Dave Koslo wins the opener of a twinbill, 105, ending the Cards' 7-game win streak. Bobby Thomson has three hits and Monte Irvin has a double and his 5th steal of home this year. He has 13 steals overall. Leading 64 in the 9th, Wes Westrum breaks an 0-for-20 skein and delivers a grand slam. The Cards win the nitecap, 43, behind Cliff Chambers to leave the Giants six games in back of the Dodgers.
» September 18, 1951:
After a day off, the Giants edge the Reds, 65, in Cincy, though Dave Koslo is touched for 13 hits. Mays has two of the three Giants errors, but George Spencer saves the game in his 55th appearance.
» September 24, 1951: The Giants score with two outs in the 9th inning to edge the Braves Chet Nichols, 43. Eddy Stanky drives home the winner with a single off 3B Sibby Sisti's glove Dave Koslo wins in relief.
» October 4, 1951: In the opening game of the World Series, Monte Irvin steals home in the first inning and collects four hits. The Giants defeat Allie Reynolds and the Yankees 51 with Dave Koslo going all the way at Yankee Stadium. With the injured Mueller missing the World Series, Bobby Thomson switches to 1B and the Giants field the first black outfield of Hank Thompson, Monte Irvin and Willie Mays.
» September 14, 1952:
Enos Slaughter of the Cardinals walks twice in the
5th inning. Teammate Stan Musial chips in with a HR
and a double in the inning, as St. Louis scores 11
runs against Dave Koslo. The Giants pitcher loses
the game 14-4, his first loss to St. Louis
after 13 straight victories since June 11, 1950.
» April 8, 1954: The Orioles pick up veteran Dave Koslo from the Giants.