» December 9, 1939: Wally Moses is traded by the Philadelphia A's to Detroit for Benny McCoy and George Coffman. The deal is later voided by Judge Landis, who declares McCoy a free agent because of a Tigers cover-up. He gets a $10,000 bonus to sign with the A's.
» January 14, 1940: Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis gives free agency to 91 Detroit players and farm hands. Citing cover-ups in its organization, Landis hands freedom to Roy Cullenbine, Benny McCoy, Lloyd Dietz, and Steve Rachunok from the parent roster and orders $47,250 paid as compensation to 14 players. Johnny Sain is one of 23 players who will later make it to the ML. Landis's edict nullifies a deal that would have brought Wally Moses to the Tigers for Benny McCoy and George Coffman. McCoy is considered the plum of the emancipation, and several clubs bid for the 2B. Connie Mack keeps Moses and signs McCoy for a $45,000 bonus and 2-season contract at $10,000 a year.
» May 21, 1940: Jimmie Foxx hits a grand-slam home run for the 2nd day in a row against Detroit in an 11–8 Red Sox win. Only Babe Ruth, twice, and Bill Dickey have slammed in consecutive days in the American League. Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, and Doc Cramer also homer for Boston. Hank Greenberg and Rudy York homer for the Bengals, while Wally Moses has a pair of triples and two singles.
» August 20, 1940: In the second of two games, Wally Moses steals home in the 10th inning to give the A's the victory over the White Sox.
» May 5, 1943: In the nitecap 5–2 win against the Indians, Chicago's Wally Moses steals home. It is Wally's second steal of home in extra innings, tying Tony Lazzeri's mark. Cleveland wins the opener, 2–1.
» November 1, 1943: League statistics show the White Sox Luke Appling
leading the AL hitters with .328, the lowest since
Cobb hit .324 to lead in 1908. Conversely, of course,
the pitchers' marks were topped by Spud Chandler's
1.64 ERA, the best since 1919. Spud also has the best
percentage at .833, on a 20-4 won-lost mark. The White
Sox aging OF Wally Moses stole 56 bases after stealing
only 3 two years before. The veteran Mel Ott hits
only .234 for his Giants, but he still has 18 homers -- all
in the Polo Grounds.
» June 18, 1944:
The White Sox take a pair from the Indians in Cleveland by the scores of 3-2 and 76. The White Sox win the first game on a 10th-inning HR by Wally Moses, who, in the twin bill, has two triples, a double, and a single.
» May 6, 1949: Bobby Shantz makes a sensational debut, tossing nine hitless innings in relief in a 13-inning, 5–4, Athletics' win over the Tigers. Shantz finally gives up two hits and a run in the 13th, but old-timer Wally Moses, now back with the A's, saves him with a 2-run home run in the bottom of the 13th.
» July 26, 1949:
Wally Moses gets his 2,000th hit, off Joe Ostrowski of the Browns.
» June 21, 1950: Joe DiMaggio gets his 2,000th hit, a 7th-inning single off the Indians Chick Pieretti, as the Yanks win 8–2. DiMaggio joins Luke Appling and Wally Moses as the only active players with 2,000 or more hits. Eddie Lopat is the winning pitcher, running his record against Cleveland to 25–6.