» May 19, 1922:
The Giants sign 16-year-old Fred Lindstrom, a student at Loyola Academy in Chicago.
» October 4, 1924: For the 4th straight year, the Giants are in the Series. At 3B is Fred Lindstrom, at 18 years, 10 months, the youngest ever to play in a World Series. President Calvin Coolidge is among 35,760 who jam the DC stands in Game One as an Army band greets the two teams by playing Sidewalks of New York and Dixie. George Kelly drops a home run into the temporary bleachers in the 2nd, and Terry does the same in the 4th for a 2–0 New York lead. Art Nehf (14-4) gives up one in the 6th. In the last of the 9th, the Senators score to send the game into extra innings. The Giants net two runs in the 12th. In the last of the 12th, Washington scores one, but the rally falls a run short, and Walter Johnson (23-7) loses his World Series debut. Johnson strikes out 12 in the loss. Nehf becomes the 5th pitcher to get three hits in a World Series game, a feat that will not be repeated until Orel Hershiser does it in 1988.
» October 8, 1924: Walter Johnson tries for a World Series win again, but he's far from invincible. Fred Lindstrom is 4-for-5 with two RBI, and Johnson's pitching opponent Jack Bentley (16-5) clouts a 2-run homer for a 6–2 New York win.
» October 10, 1924: President and Mrs. Coolidge and 31,665 others thrill to the 2nd 3-hour battle of the Series. Bucky Harris starts 23-year-old righthander Curly Ogden (9-8) against Virgil Barnes (16-10), then pulls him after he fans Fred Lindstrom and walks Frisch. In comes lefty George Mogridge (16-11), a move intended to keep lefty Bill Terry on the Giants bench. Bucky Harris lifts one into the temporary seats in LF for a 1–0 lead. In the 6th a single ties it at 1–1, and Harris brings in Firpo Marberry for his 4th appearance. A base hit and two costly errors give the Giants a 3–1 lead. In the 8th, pinch-hitter Nemo Liebold doubles and C Muddy Ruel singles. A walk loads the bases and up comes Harris, who hits a hard bounder to 3B that strikes a pebble and skips over Lindstrom's head and down the LF line as the tying runs score. Walter Johnson, pitching on one days rest, then comes in to hold New York. With one out in the last of the 12th, Giants reliever Jack Bentley gets Muddy Ruel to pop up near home plate, but veteran C Hank Gowdy steps on his discarded mask, which he cannot shake from his shoe, and the ball falls to the ground. Ruel then gets his 2nd hit, a double. Walter Johnson reaches 1B on SS Travis Jackson's error. Earl McNeely hits a grounder at Lindstrom, and improbably, the ball again takes a bounce over his head. Ruel tears home with Washington's first World Series championship.
» October 23, 1926: In South Bend, Indiana, the Babe Ruth All Stars, including Johnny Mostil, Marty McManus and Urban Shocker, beat the local South Bend Indians 7-3 in a game called after six innings because of a late start. The all stars were delayed two hours when their vehicle broke down, as researched by historian Kevin Paczkowski. The Babe is 3-for-4 and hits a home run estimated at 600 feet. In preparation for the Babe's visit, the local team stocked up on baseballs at a cost of $1.23 each: in Montreal on October 17, the Babe hit 36 into a nearby river, according to the South Bend Tribune, and the ensuing game had to be stopped for lack of balls. Babe's squad will tie tomorrow when the Indians pitch the Giants Fred Fitzsimmons, who lives nearby. Joining Freddie is Fred Lindstrom.
» September 11, 1928:
At the Polo Grounds, the Giants take two games from the Braves, 11–6 and 7–6. Freddie Lindstrom goes 8-for-10 to pull New York into 2nd place, two 1/2 games behind St. Louis. The Giants will continue to feast on Braves pitching, winning doubleheaders from Boston on the 13th and the 14th to tie the National League record for twinbills won on consecutive days.
» December 2, 1928: Cardinals 1B Jim Bottomley is voted National League MVP with 76 points to 70 for Giants 3B Fred Lindstrom, whose .358 BA was 3rd behind Rogers Hornsby and Paul Waner.
» May 8, 1930: Fred Lindstrom has his 2nd 5-hit game of the season, hitting for the cycle, as the Giants defeat the Pirates 13–10.
» July 10, 1930:
Fred Lindstrom of the Giants has five hits in a game against the Phillies. This is the third time he has accomplished this feat.
» 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 24, 1930: New York's Fred Lindstrom has his 24-game hit streak stopped as the Giants lose to the Cubs 3–2. The game is tied 2-all in the bottom of the 9th, when the Cubs load the bases with two out. With the count 0-and-2, Danny Taylor the runner on 3rd, races safely home as surprised Giant reliever Joe Heving watches and then completes his deliberate windup with a wide pitch.
» July 9, 1931:
Fred Lindstrom breaks his ankle sliding into 3B. He will be out of the lineup until early August, leaving the Giants with only three outfielders.
» August 13, 1932:
Bill Terry, Mel Ott, and Fred Lindstrom hit HRs on consecutive pitches in the fourth inning, but the Giants lose 18-9 to Brooklyn. In game 2 the Dodgers'
Joe Stripp, Lefty O'Doul, and Tony Cuccinello hit first-inning HRs off Waite Hoyt. Brooklyn wins 5-4.
» December 12, 1932: In a 3-team deal, the Giants send Freddie Lindstrom to the Pirates and OF Chick Fullis to the Phils, getting P Glenn Spencer and OF George Davis in return. The Bucs ship OF Gus Dugas to Philley. Lindstrom's departure was expected after he made known his disappointment in not being named John McGraw's successor.
» November 22, 1934: The Pirates and Cubs make a trade which brings Chicago a needed lefty in Larry French, as well as Fred Lindstrom. They send Guy Bush, Jim Weaver, and Babe Herman to Pittsburgh.
» September 10, 1935:
Chicago beat the Braves, 4–0, behind Charlie Root for their 7th straight win. Freddie Lindstrom is the batting star with a double and single to drive home a pair as Chicago stays a game behind the Cardinals and one 1/2 ahead of the Giants. The Giants win a pair today, 4–3 and 4–2 over the Pirates, while the Cards score three in the 8th to edge the Phils, 4–2.
» September 27, 1935: The Cubs clinch the NL pennant in the first game of a doubleheader with the Cardinals, 6–2, besting Dizzy Dean, as Bill Lee wins his 20th. The Cubs tally 15 hits off Diz, led by Freddie Lindstrom's 4. With Roy Henshaw's victory, 5–3, in the nitecap, the Cubs extend their win streak to an incredible 21 games and reach the 100-win mark. Only once during the winning tsreak have the Cubs pitchers given up more than three runs. The streak ties the franchise mark set in 1880.
» April 16, 1936:
With two runners on and two outs in the 9th inning, the Dodgers lead the Giants 6–5 when New York's Hank Lieber hits an easy fly to LF Freddie Lindstrom. But Dodger SS Jimmy Jordan crashes into Lindstrom and the ball bounces out of Jordan's glove. Both players lie dazed as two Giants' runners score to win 7–6.
» May 16, 1947: New York's Johnny Mize scores a run in his 16th straight game, helping his team beat the Cubs 5–3. Mize, who will lead the National League in runs, eclipses the NL mark of Max Carey and Fred Lindstrom. Ted Kluszewski will better the league mark seven years later.
» September 28, 1958:
Two sons of former stars shine in the White Sox' 11–4 win over Kansas City. Chuck Lindstrom, son of Fred Lindstrom, walks his first time up, then triples in his only ML at bat after being tipped off to the pitch by catcher Frank House. Pitcher Hal Trosky Jr., making his 2nd ML appearance, relieves in the 6th for the win. It is the last appearance for both players.
» February 2, 1976: The Special Veterans Committee selects old-time players Roger Connor and Fred Lindstrom, and umpire Cal Hubbard, for Cooperstown. Hubbard becomes the first man elected to both the Football and Baseball Halls of Fame.