» April 8, 1947: Giants OF Whitey Lockman, in his 2nd year, breaks his leg sliding into 2B on a DP in an exhibition game against the Indians in Sheffield, American League. Lockman will miss all of the season, except for two pinch hitting appearances.
» August 15, 1948:
In the first of two at Philadelphia, Ken Heintzelman tosses a one-hitter to beat the Giants 8–1. The only hit is Whitey Lockman's 7th inning triple. The Phils take the nitecap, 7–5, as Ed Heusser pitches five innings of relief to win. Larry Jansen and Clint Hartung take the losses.
» May 6, 1951:
The Reds a Giants split a pair at the Polo Grounds, with the Reds taking the opener, 4–3, 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, 8–5, behind Dave Koslo.
» June 26, 1951: Fresh from a doubleheader loss on the 24th at Forbes Field, the Dodgers get further bad news at the Polo Grounds. Sal Maglie shuts out Brooklyn on three hits, and Preacher Roe takes his first loss after ten wins. Eddie Stanky and Whitey Lockman hit homers.
» August 9, 1951: With possible baseball commissioner Douglas MacArthur looking on, the Dodgers top the Giants again, 6–5, for their 12th win in 15 games between the two rivals. The two teams combine for a National League record 24 walks. Campanella hits two homers, but sustains an injury the 9th inning when Whitey Lockman crashes into him: "The hardest I've ever been hit in a ball game." Campy will miss four days but the bone chips will hamper him the rest of the season. Clyde King wins his 2nd win in two days and shortstops Pee Wee Reese (19) and Alvin Dark (17) keep their hitting streaks alive. The Dodgers lead by 12 1/2 games.
» August 13, 1951:
The Giants keep pace with a 5–2 win over the Phils. Larry Jansen, pitching for the first time in eight days, wins his 15th. Whitey Lockman hits a 3-run homer.
» August 14, 1951: In a night game at the Polo Grounds—the last of 14 night games this year—the Giants righty George Spencer beats the Dodgers, 4–2. Erv Palica takes the loss, as the Giants jump on him early. Al Dark doubles and comes home on Don Mueller's homer. An out later, Whitey Lockman homers and Palica doesn't make the 2nd inning. The Dodgers score in the 8th on successive homers by Cox and Snider.
» August 22, 1951:
At the Polo Grounds, the Giants win their 11th straight, again coming from behind to top the Reds, 4–3. Irvin homers in the 2nd off Ewell Blackwell, but it is Whitey Lockman's double in the 8th that wins it for reliever Sheldon Jones.
» September 1, 1951: OF Don Mueller hits three home runs in an 8–1 Giants' win over the Dodgers. His first homer comes against Ralph Branca, coming off two consecutive shutouts, and Mueller hits his 3rd home run, a two-run shot off Phil Haugstad. Sal Maglie is the winner, giving up seven singles and hits Robinson on the wrist in the 3rd to force home the only Dodger run. Whitey Lockman gets plunked twice for New York. Al Dark and Eddie Stanky combine in the 5th on a triple play off a liner by Reese. The Dodgers' lead over the Giants is now down to six games.
» October 3, 1951: The Giants' Bobby Thomson hits the most famous home run in history, off Ralph Branca. His "shot heard round the world" with two runners on and trailing 4–2 in the bottom of the 9th defeats Brooklyn 5–4 and sends the jubilant Giants into the World Series. For Branca, it is his 6th loss of the season against the Giants, who have now hit 11 home runs off him this year. Whitey Lockman sets up Thomson's blast by hitting a double off Don Newcombe with Al Dark on 3B and Don Mueller on 1B. Mueller breaks his ankle sliding into 3B and is carried off the field.
» October 6, 1951: Back at the Polo Grounds, the Giants win 6–2, as Whitey Lockman homers with two on in the 5th. The Giants score five in the inning after Eddie Stanky kicks the ball out of Phil Rizzuto's glove on a tag play at 2B.
» July 18, 1953:
1B Whitey Lockman, 3B Hank Thompson, and CF
Bobby Thomson hit first inning HRs, as the Giants beat the Cubs 12-7 to move into fourth place.
» July 19, 1953:
The Giants Whitey Lockman leads off the game with a HR for the second day in a row, as the Giants whip the Braves 7-5.
» September 4, 1953:
Despite consecutive HRs by Wes Westrum, Al Corwin,
and Whitey Lockman in the 3rd, the Giants lose to
the Dodgers 8-6 in a game marred by beanballs
and disagreements on calls. Following a Clem Labine
brushback on Giants IF Bobby Hofman, Larry Jansen
throws at Duke Snider and Roy Campanella in the 8th.
» April 24, 1954:
Marv Grissom and the Giants shut out the Phils, 1-0, at the Polo Grounds. Whitey Lockman's 300-foot home run off Robin Roberts is the only score.
» May 2, 1954: Stan Musial hits five home runs in a doubleheader with the Giants in St. Louis. In attendance is 8-year-old Nate Colbert, who will be the only other player in history to accomplish this feat. The Cards win the first game 10–6 when Musial's three-run homer in the 8th off Jim Hearn. Stan's first two homers are served up by Johnny Antonelli. The Cards hit five homers in the opener, while the Giants hit three, including back-to-back blows by Wes Westrum and Whitey Lockman. In the nightcap of the doubleheader, Don Mueller goes 5-for-5, and the Giants win, 9–7, with eight runs in the 4th inning. Musial totals a since-topped record 21 bases in the two games, going 4-for-4 with a walk in game 1, and 2-for-4 with a walk in game 2. Don Mueller has six hits for New York.
» May 25, 1954:
At New York, the Giants explode for 11 runs in the 8th inning to overwhelm the Pirates, 21–4. The Buccos score three in the top of the 8th for a National League record for the frame. Led by Whitey Lockman's grand slam, the Giants score five in the 7th, then collect eight hits in the 8th, including two homers. Johnny Antonelli has his 6th win and hits his first ML home run. Davey Williams has a single and home run in the 8th.
» May 28, 1954: At the Polo Grounds, the Giants whip the Dodgers 17–6 with a 6-HR barrage. Four of the home runs come in the 8th as Davey Williams, Alvin Dark, Monte Irvin, and Billy Gardner connect off Ben Wade. Whitey Lockman, in the 1st, and Willie Mays, in the 2nd account for the other two. Brooklyn scores a run in the 6th when Giants P Marv Grissom balks home Rube Walker from 3B. Catcher Ray Katt is at fault, having called a time out when Grissom is in his windup.
» May 30, 1954:
Gil Hodges, given a 2nd chance when Whitey Lockman drops his foul pop, belts a 3-run inside-the-park homer in the 1st to lead the Dodgers to a 5–3 victory over the host Giants. Roy Campanella, out of action since May 4th with a wrist injury, is 0-for-4.
» July 11, 1954:
Giants OF Don Mueller hits for the cycle, getting his hits off four different pitchers in a 13-7 rout of the Pirates. Five other HRs are added, three in the 3rd as Monte Irvin, Whitey Lockman, and Alvin Dark
» May 1, 1955:
In the Giants 2–1 win over the Reds, the two teams toil 16 innings with combining for a record-tying 10 double plays. The only other time ten were turned was 30 years ago, when the Reds and Braves made 10 DPs in 12 innings. An alert Don Mueller start the rally in the 16th when the Reds are trying to intentionally walk him. He hits an outside 4th-ball pitch for a pop single, sending Whitey Lockman to 3B. Johnny Antonelli pitches all 16 innings for the win.
» May 2, 1956: Twenty-five Giants and 23 Cubs appear —a ML record—in a 17-inning marathon finally won by the visiting Giants 6–5. The two teams combined to intentionally walk 11 batters, a record, with the Cubs contributing seven of the free passes. Losing pitcher Jim Brosnan chipped in with four walks, all intentional. Cub 3B Don Hoak was not one of the strollers, whiffing a National League record six times—all against different pitches, while Ernie Banks, Willie Mays and Wes Westrum were twice walked intentionally. Whitey Lockman starts in LF, goes to 1B, returns to LF, and finishes at 1B. Ex-Giants Monte Irvin is 0-for-5 against five pitchers. The game is six minutes shy of the 5:19 record set by the Dodgers-Braves in 20 innings in 1940.
» June 14, 1956:
The Cards trade future Hall of Famer 2B Red Schoendienst, C Bill Sarni and P Dick Littlefield to the Giants for SS Alvin Dark, OF Whitey Lockman, C Ray Katt and P Don Liddle.
» February 26, 1957: The New York Giants ship knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm to the Cardinals and reacquire 1B Whitey Lockman, who went to St. Louis in June 1956.
» September 1, 1958:
In San Francisco, the Giants sweep a doubleheader from the Dodgers (and five of six in the Labor Day series) by taking the 1st in an A.M.-P.M. doubleheader, 3–2. Mays is 5-for-5 with two doubles and a home run. The nitecap is a memorable four hour: 35 minute marathon. The Giants tie it in the 9th on Schmidt's homer, and the Dodgers go ahead, 5–4, in the 16th on Carl Furillo's RBI. Whitey Lockman's home run in to bottom of the 16th ties it, then a bunt single by Ray Jablonski is followed by another bunt by P Ruben Gomez. Errors by John Roseboro and Furillo follow allowing Jabo to score the winning run. Mays is 11-for-20 for the series, with four homers.
» February 14, 1959: The Orioles purchase veteran 1B Whitey Lockman from the San Francisco Giants, then trade him to the Reds in June for 1B Walt Dropo.
» July 25, 1972:
Cubs GM John Holland announces that Leo Durocher has stepped down as manager in favor of Whitey Lockman. Leo contends he was not fired, but has "stepped aside." The Astro will hire Durocher in late August to replace Harry Walker.
» July 27, 1972: Marking the debut of manager Whitey Lockman, Fergie Jenkins allows one hit in the Cubs 4–0 win over the Phillies. Willie Montanez's 4th inning double is the only hit. Reliever Jack Aker falters in the nitecap, and the Phils win, 4–1.
» May 8, 1973: Cubs manager Whitey Lockman is ejected during a 12-inning 3–2 win over the Padres. Coach Ernie Banks fills in for the last few innings, technically becoming the ML's first black manager. Cubs Bob Locker pitches in his 500th game: all have been in relief, a ML record.
» July 24, 1974: Cubs manager Whitey Lockman steps aside to become director of player development and is replaced by 3B coach Jim Marshall. The Cubs will still finish last.