» May 3, 1949: Taking advantage of the shortened fence installed by White Sox GM Frank Lane, the Senators belt seven homers—and need them all—in beating Chicago, 14–12 in 10 innings. This is only time a team has collected seven homers in an extra inning contest. Clyde Vollmer leads the hit parade with 2, followed by Mark Christman, Gil Coan, Al Evans, Eddie Robinson, and Bud Stewart. The Sox get homers from Joe Tipton and Gus Zernial.
» May 4, 1949: White Sox infielder Floyd Baker, who will play 874 games in his 13 year ML career, hits his only home run, off Sid Hudson, into "Home Run Lane," named for GM Frank Lane, in an 8–7 loss to Washington.
» May 30, 1952:
Over the protests of manager Paul Richards, White Sox GM Frank Lane swaps fleet CF Jim Busby, along with Mel Hoderlein, to Washington for Sam Mele. Busby's loss leaves a defensive hole in the outfield, which the Sox will fill when they acquire Jim Rivera in July.
» September 23, 1955:
After a running feud with owner Charlie Comiskey,
Jr., Frank Lane resigns as GM of the White Sox.
» May 17, 1956: Pittsburgh continues swapping by sending OF Bobby Del Greco and P Dick Littlefield to St. Louis for OF Bill Virdon. Virdon, the 1955 Rookie of the Year, was hitting just .211 for the Cards when GM Frank Lane unloads him. Virdon will hit .334 the rest of the year for Pittsburgh.
» November 12, 1957: Frank Lane resigns as GM of the Cardinals, who replace him with Bing Devine.
» December 4, 1957: The White Sox send fan-favorite Minnie Minoso and infielder Fred Hatfield to the Indians for P Early Wynn and OF Al Smith. Wynn coming off his 1st losing season, will rebound with the White Sox, topping the American League in wins and innings in 1959. The trade was the first for the new Indians' GM Frank Lane.
» April 12, 1960:
In a deal that will haunt the Indians, Frank Lane sends Norm Cash to Detroit for 3B Steve Demeter. Cash will be Detroit's regular 1B for the next 14 years and will hit 373 home runs for them. Demeter will play four games for Cleveland.
» April 17, 1960: On Easter Sunday, Frank Lane brings American League batting champ Harvey Kuenn to Cleveland and sends co-HR champ Rocky Colavito to Detroit. Colavito, an unparalleled fan favorite in Cleveland, had been a brief Spring hold out for more money. Colavito was on first base in an exhibition game in Memphis against the White Sox when manager Joe Gordon informed him of the trade. Rocky will hit 173 home runs before returning to the Tribe on January 20, 1965. Kuenn will report to Cleveland, pull a muscle, and never be the same hitter. He'll be traded after one season.
» August 3, 1960: Frank Lane trades managers with Detroit's GM Bill DeWitt. The Indians Joe Gordon (49-46) is dealt to the Tigers for Jimmy Dykes (44-52). For one game, until the pair can change places, Jo-Jo White pilots the Indians and Billy Hitchcock guides the Tigers.
» January 3, 1961: Frank Lane quits as GM of the Indians to take the same post with the Athletics.
» April 27, 1961:
Gabe Paul resigns as GM of the Houston Colt 45s for the same job at Cleveland. He replaces Frank Lane.
» August 22, 1961: Frank Lane's short tenure as GM of the A's ends when Charlie Finley replaces him with Pat Friday.
» May 7, 1962: Former baseball executive Frank Lane signs on as GM of the Chicago Packers of the National Basketball Association.
» October 8, 1963: Frank Lane sues Charlie Finley for $144,166 for breach of contract.