» August 21, 1948: After shutting out the White Sox for eight innings, Bob Lemon weakens and Chicago scores three runs to beat the Indians 3–2. Pat Seerey walks and Aaron Robinson and Dave Philley hit homers for Chicago. The runs break the 47-inning scoreless streak by Indians pitchers that started with the last three innings of the first game on August 15. The 1903 Cleveland team had had a run of 41 scoreless innings and Baltimore will extend the record in 1974 to 54 innings.
» July 22, 1950:
In a battle of diminutive southpaws, Chicago's Billy Pierce outduels the A's Bobby Shantz to win, 6–1. Consecutive homers by Dave Philley and Phil Masi in the 6th do in Shantz, pitching on three days rest.
» April 30, 1951: In a complex 3-way deal, the White Sox get OF/3B Minnie Minoso from the Indians and OF Paul Lehner from the Athletics. Philadelphia sends P Lou Brissie to Cleveland and gets OF Gus Zernial and Dave Philley from Chicago and P Sam Zoldak and C Ray Murray from Cleveland. Hard-luck lefty Lou Brissie is considered the plum in the proceedings. Rookie Minoso, who hit .339 at San Diego (PCL) last year is leading all Indian hitters with a .461 mark.
» May 1, 1951:
The A's (2-12) score a record eight runs in the 11th inning to beat Detroit, 9–1, and end their 10-game losing streak. Dave Philley, in his 1st day as an Athletic, hits a bunts single and triple in the big frame.
» May 1, 1952: With one out in the 8th inning, A's Skeeter Kell beats out an infield hit to break up Joe Dobson's no hitter. The A's Dave Philley adds a solid single in the 9th as Dobson and the White Sox win, 3–0.
» May 30, 1952: At New York, Mickey Mantle's homer in the 3rd is all the scoring the Yanks can muster against Bobby Shantz, as the "Mighty Molecule" strikes out 11. Mantle doubles off Shantz in the 14th, but the A's hold on for a 2–1 victory. Dave Philley knocks home the winner. In game 2, Bob Hooper loses a shutout with two out in the 9th, but wins, 4–2.
» May 21, 1956: The White Sox send 3B George Kell, OF Bob Nieman, and pitchers Mike Fornieles and Connie Johnson to the Orioles for P Jim Wilson and OF Dave Philley. Kell will play solid 3B until Brooks Robinson is ready, while Johnson will lead the Birds' starters in wins in 1957.
» December 11, 1957:
The Phillies purchase veteran OF Dave Philley from Detroit.
» September 29, 1958: In a race that goes down to the last game, Richie Ashburn wins the National League batting title with a 3-for-4 day that raises him to .350, three percentage points ahead of Willie Mays, despite Willie's three hits in the Giant's 7–2 win over St. Louis yesterday. In a 10-inning 6–4 Phillies win in Pittsburgh, the Phils Dave Philley sets a major-league record by getting his 8th consecutive pinch hit.
» September 30, 1958: In the Phillies 6–4, 10-inning win at Pittsburgh, Richie Ashburn clinches the batting title going 3-for-4 to finish at .3495. Willie Mays, leading off in SF's win over St. Louis, is 3-for-5 to finish at .3466. Dave Philley sets a major-league record for consecutive pinch hits when he doubles in the 7th for his 8th straight pinch hit. Peanuts Lowrey had seven straight pinch hits in 1952.
» April 16, 1959: Phillie Dave Philley, who ended 1958 with eight consecutive pinch hits, starts 1959 with a pinch-hit double in his first pinch at bat to extend his ML record. Despite Philley's new mark, Lew Burdette and the Braves win 7–3. Burdette allows just six hits in beating Russ Meyer.
» March 24, 1962:
The Red Sox swap P Tom Borland for 18-year veteran Dave Philley, who was picked by the Houston Colt 45's in the expansion draft.
» June 7, 1970: Pinch hitter Vic Davalillo of the Cardinals, in for Bob Gibson, gets a record-tying two hits in the 7th inning of a 10–7 win over the Padres. The Birds score seven in the frame after the Padres had built a 7–1 lead against Gibson. Ron Herbel, the 2nd of four pitchers in the 7th, is the loser. Davilillo assumes he receives credit for two pinch hits, and that his 23rd pinch hit on August 31st ties the record of Dave Philley. He will finish the year with 24 pinch safeties but a rule difference between the American League and National League will cost him a pinch hit today.
» June 26, 1983: Mets Rusty Staub delivers his 8th consecutive pinch hit in the 9th inning of an 8–4 loss to the Phillies, tying Dave Philley for the all-time ML record. Staub's streak will be snapped by Cards Bruce Sutter three days from now.