» December 11, 1935: The Yankees trade the hot-tempered Johnny Allen to Cleveland for pitchers Monte Pearson and Steve Sundra, a minor leaguer.
» May 24, 1936: Yankees 2B Tony Lazzeri sets several slugging marks with two grand slams, a 3rd home run, and a triple for 15 total bases in a 25–2 slaughter of the Athletics at Shibe Park. Tony has now hit seven home runs in four games and six in three games. He also sets a new AL mark of 11 RBIs in one game. DiMaggio has three hits, including a homer, and Frank Crosetti also goes deep as a league mark is tied when nine Yanks score two or more runs. Another major-league record is tied when Ben Chapman draws five walks as the Yanks are handed 16 bases on balls. Gehrig exits early and is replaced by his favorite sub, Jack Saltzgaver. Monte Pearson is the winner over George Turbeville in the laugher.
» July 28, 1936: In the 6th inning of a 16–6 Yankee win in Detroit, the Tiger's Goose Goslin drives a ball in the gap in right center. Right fielder DiMaggio and CF Myril Hoag, in for a slumping Powell, sprint for the ball and collide, the ball bounding by for an inside-the -park homer. Both players are knocked unconscious but appear unhurt: Dimag stays in though Hoag is replaced. He'll play tomorrow and collect a single, then collapse in his hotel room on the 30th with a brain clot. Hoag will be operated on successfully at Harper Hospital and will be out the rest of the season, but he'll return to play six more years. New York wins the game on 20 hits, scoring four runs in each of the first two innings, and three apiece in the 4th and 5th. Lou Gehrig's two doubles, single and number 31 with two aboard pace the visitors. Tommy Bridges is the loser while Johnny Murphy, who relieves Monte Pearson in the 4th, is credited with the win. Selkirk adds a homer for the Yankees, who have now hit 122.
» October 4, 1936:
Another attendance record is set at Yankee Stadium,
with 66,669 people watching Lou Gehrig lead the way
to a 5-2 win behind Monte Pearson's pitching.
» May 10, 1937: Monte Pearson pitches a one hitter in stopping the White Sox, 6–0. Joe DiMaggio hits his 1st two homers of the year and George Selkirk his 5th for NY. Chicago's only hit is a one-out first inning single by Larry Rosenthal, who was erased on a DP.
» October 8, 1937:
The Yankees continue their mastery over the Giants,
who unravel with 4 errors. Monte Pearson and Johnny
Murphy combine to pitch a 5-hitter, winning 5-1.
» August 27, 1938:
Joe DiMaggio has three triples in the first game of a doubleheader with Cleveland, an 8-7 win in New York. Monte Pearson has a no-hitter in the 2nd game, winning his 10th straight game, 13-0.
The Yankees, playing their sixth successive doubleheader, increase their AL lead to 12 games.
» October 8, 1938:
The Series moves to Yankee Stadium, and New York
rolls to its 3rd straight win, with Monte Pearson
beating Clay Bryant 5-2. Bill Dickey and Joe
» May 11, 1939: The Yankees set down the Browns, 10–8, jumping on rookie Ewald Pyle for three hits before he exits. Pyle is subbing for Bobo Newsom, out with a skinned finger. Russ Van Atta, the Fresno Flinger follows, and the Yanks score nine runs in four innings to put the game out of reach. Bill Dickey has three hits to extend his hitting streak to 13 games. Lou Gehrig does not play, but takes infield practice and warms up Monte Pearson using a righty glove. New York now leads by one 1/2 games.
» October 5, 1939:
The Yankees P Monte Pearson does not allow a base
hit until one out in the 8th. The Reds are shut out
4-0. Babe Dahlgren hits a HR and double.
» May 18, 1940:
The Yanks vacate last place by beating the White Sox, 3–0, behind Monte Pearson's 2-hitter.
» June 20, 1940: The Yankees lose to the White Sox 1–0 in 11 innings, their 6th straight loss, then protest a "catch" by Sox LF Moose Solters, contending he dropped the ball in the 2nd inning when he was reaching for his cap. Umpire George Quinn apparently missed the error and the protest is upheld. The game will be replayed September 18, but, for several years, all of today's records count including Monte Pearson's loss and Johnny Rigney's win, will count. It is the first time since 1919 that the Yankees have been shut out in extra innings by one pitcher: they lost on May 19, 1935 in extra innings to two pitchers, Stewart and Brown.
» December 30, 1940: The Yankees swap sore-armed Monte Pearson to the Reds for OF Don Lang and cash. Tomorrow, they'll Bump Hadley to the Giants for the waiver price and trade INF Bill Knickerbocker to the White Sox for C Ken Silvestri. The military will claim Silvestri for the next four years.
» July 12, 1951: At Cleveland, Allie Reynolds of the NY Yankees no-hits Cleveland 1–0 for the first of his two no-hitters this season. Gene Woodling’s seventh inning HR off loser Bob Feller is the difference in the 1–0 game. The Chief's no-hitter is the first by a Yankee since Monte Pearson in 1928. New York takes the nitecap behind Vic Raschi as Joe DiMaggio cinches it with a three-run homer off Chuck Stobbs.