» July 19, 1915: The Nationals come out running, stealing a major-league record eight bases (tied in the National League in 1919) against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning. Sore-armed catcher Steve O'Neill is the victim of three SBs by Danny Moeller including 2B, 3B and home, two each by Clyde Milan and Ed Ainsmith, and one by George McBride in the 11–4 Washington win. Walter Johnson (15-8) allows just two hits in six innings before taking the afternoon off. Reliever Nick Altrock gives up the Cleveland scores.
» April 13, 1916:
In a 4–2 loss to the Browns, Cleveland catcher Steve O'Neill completes a double play (with SS Ray Chapman), the first of 36, a ML season record for catchers that still stands.
» September 9, 1917:
In Chicago, with the score tied 3–3 in the 10th inning between the Sox and the Indians, umpire Brick Owens forfeits the game to Chicago, 9–0, because of the 'dilatory tactics' of the Tribe. Chicago now leads the AL by seven games. The Cleveland players protest Owens ruling in the 10th when, with two on a no outs, he calls Jack Graney out on a close play. The ensuing argument delays the game ten minutes with several Indians rolling on the ground and tossing their mitts. When Chicago's first hitter, pitcher Dave Danforth, strikes out to open the bottom of the inning, Indian catcher Steve O'Neill fires the ball into CF, whereupon Owens calls the forfeit.
» September 26, 1920:
In St. Louis, an overflow Sunday crowd of 30,000 watch the Indians top the Browns 7–5 behind seven innings of strong relief by George Uhle. Joe Sewell knocks home four runs and Steve O'Neill contributes a drive that hits a mounted policeman's horse for a ground rule double.
» August 25, 1921: With Cleveland waltzing to a 15–1 win over the Yankees, NY hurler Harry Harper, pitching in the 8th, plunks OF Charles Jamieson in the ribs, Larry Gardner in the arm, and Steve O'Neill in the back. O'Neill throws the ball back at Harper precipitates a bench clearing brawl. New York OF Bob Meusel contributes four errors in the game. The Tribe takes over 1st place from the Yankees.
» September 29, 1921:
With New York in 1st place by one 1/2 games over Cleveland, and facing the Indians in the 4th game of the series, Miller Huggins polls his players to find out who they'd like to see start. The team elects to go with veteran Jack Quinn, but the spitballer comes up dry giving up three runs in the 1st inning before Waite Hoyt relieves. Ruth hits a 1st inning home run, adds an RBI double in the 3rd and a 2-run home run in the 5th to give the Yankees the lead. Carl Mays, who took over in the 5th, strikes out Steve O'Neill with two on in the 9th to end it 5–4. The win increases New York's lead to two 1/2 games. The four-game series at the Polo Grounds draws a record 147,000 people.
» January 7, 1924: The Indians trade veteran C Steve O'Neill, 2B Bill Wambsganss, OF Joe Connolly, and P Danny Boone to Boston for 1B George Burns, 2B Chick Fewster and C Al Walters. Burns gives the Indians a 6th .300 hitter in the lineup.
» August 4, 1935:
Walter Johnson resigns as Cleveland manager and is replaced by Steve O'Neill.
» November 23, 1944: Five groups totaling 23 players, managers, umpires,
and writers visit war theaters as part of the USO
program. Included are Mel Ott, Dutch Leonard, Frankie Frisch, Bucky Walters, Harry Heilmann, Carl Hubbell,
Freddie Fitzsimmons, Bill Summers, Beans Reardon,
Johnny Lindell, Tuck Stainback, Steve O'Neill, Leo Durocher, Joe Medwick, Nick Etten, Dixie Walker, Paul
Waner, and Rip Sewell.
» December 12, 1944: The Tigers swap infielder Joe Orengo to the Red Sox for Skeeter Webb, son-in-law of Detroit manager Steve O'Neill. O'Neill denies any knowledge of trade talks, saying "I read about it in the morning paper."
» July 16, 1948: There are three managerial changes today. Ben Chapman is fired by the Phillies (though owner Carpenter insists he was "not fired" saying "I'd like to make it clear that there is a difference between not firing a man and concluding business with him.") and Dusty Cooke takes over on an interim basis. Eddie Sawyer, with no ML experience as player or manager, will get the job after Cooke goes 8–6. But the big news is from New York. The Giants remove Mel Ott and replace him with Leo Durocher, who obtains his release from Brooklyn. The Dodgers bring back mild-mannered Burt Shotton who replaced Durocher once before. In a newspaper poll over the winter, an overwhelming majority voted for the gentlemanly Shotton to replace The Lip. The changes today portend those at the end of the season: Bucky Harris of the Yankees, Ted Lyons of the White Sox, and Steve O'Neill of the Tigers will be released.
» June 23, 1950:
Red Sox manager Joe McCarthy resigns and Steve O'Neill takes over.
» July 22, 1950: Red Sox manager "Old Marse" Joe McCarthy leaves the team, citing ill health as the reason. Steve O'Neill replaces him. The Red Sox whip the Browns, 11–2, for their 12th win in 13th meetings with St. Louis. Mickey McDermott pitches the complete game win, pulling the Bosox to within six 1/2 of first-place Detroit.
» June 27, 1952:
Phils manager Eddie Sawyer is fired. Steve O'Neill will replace him the next day.
» June 15, 1954:
With exactly half the season remaining, former Cardinals CF Terry Moore replaces Phillies manager Steve O'Neill.