» June 21, 1901: Right-hander Harley 'Doc' Parker of the Reds gives up 21 runs and 26 hits to Brooklyn in his first start of the season-and ML farewell appearance. The 26 hits is a post-1900 record, tied by Al Travers in 1912, and by the A's Horace Lisenbee in 1936. The 21 runs allowed is an NL mark. Harley also faces a record 55 (TSN says 53) batters in the game. Led by Keeler's five hits, incluidng a HR and 2B, the Superbas win, 21-3
» May 1, 1927: One-year wonder Hod Lisenbee, 28, blanks the Red Sox 6–0 for the Senators in his first ML start. He will be 18-9 with four shutouts for the 3rd-place Senators and never have another winning season.
» May 5, 1927: The Senators even the series at two apiece with the Yankees as Hod Lisenbee wins, 6–1. The Yanks manage six hits -- 3 by Bob Meusel. The Nats are playing their 4th game without stars Sam Rice and Goose Goslin: Rice is out with sinus trouble and Goose has pleurisy.
» December 15, 1928: The Red Sox trade Buddy Myer back to Washington for P Hod Lisenbee, P Milt Gaston, IF Bobby Reeves, IF Grant Gillis, and OF Elliot Bigelow. Myer will become a top player in the 1930s.
» July 30, 1936: Vern Kennedy wins his 10th in a row, pitching the White Sox to a win over the A's, 7–4. Bob Kennedy connects off Kennedy for his 16th homer of the year, while Gordon "Dusty" Rhodes is handed one of his American League-high twenty losses. Hod Lisenbee, signed yesterday, is effective in relief of Rhodes.
» September 11, 1936:
Hod Lisenbee of the Philadelphia A's ties a ML record
for hits allowed, giving up 26 in a 17-2 rout
by the White Sox.
» April 17, 1945: Cincinnati opens the season with an 11-inning, 7–6 victory over the Pirates. The Reds offense was sparked by CF Dain Clay, who cracks a 5th inning grand slam: it will be his only home run this year in 645 at bats. Also in the 5th, with the Pirates leading 2–0 with two runners on, the Bucs runner at 2B, Frankie Zak, calls time to tie his shoe lace. The ump Ziggy Sears waves his arms, but Reds pitcher Bucky Walters doesn't see him and fires a pitch that Jim Russell hits for an apparent home run. The hit is disallowed, and the Bucs fail to score in the frame. Forty-six year old Hod Lisenbee, who had not appeared in the majors in nine years, works two innings of hitless relief to earn the win, the 37th and last of his career.
» July 8, 1945:
Filling wartime rosters requires going deeper into the bag. The Dodgers bring back Babe Herman from California. He pinch-hits twice against the Cardinals, tripping over 1B on a hit. Guy Bush, Clay Touchstone, and Hod Lisenbee, contemporaries of Babe Herman in the 1920s, will get their chances on the mound. The Babe will go 9-for-34, mostly as a pinch-hitter, sock one HR, and be a popular gate attraction in Brooklyn.