Neeman was a regular only as a rookie for the 1957 Cubs, when he led NL catchers
in putouts and double plays. He was then relegated to backup duty, and thrown in
with Tony Taylor on a 1960 trade to Philadelphia for Don Cardwell and Ed Bouchee.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»September 23, 1959:
The Cubs continue to dash the Giants' pennant hopes
as Cal Neeman's 10th-inning HR gives Chicago a 9-8
win. The Cubs won the day before 5-4, on George Altman's 9th-inning, 2-run HR.
»May 13, 1960:
Philadelphia suffers its 3rd straight 1–0 shutout, losing to the Reds in Cincinnati. The Phillies, losers of back-to-back 1–0 games in San Francisco, tie the major-league record for straight 1–0 losses. Jim O'Toole's win is Cincinnati's 9th straight. The Phils announce a trade of 1B Ed Bouchee and P Don Cardwell to the Cubs for 2B Tony Taylor and C Cal Neeman.