Rhyne broke in as the Pirates' second baseman, but illness limited his role in the
team's 1927 year. The Red Sox' shortstop in 1929-31, Rhyne hit only .203 in 1930,
the greatest hitter's year ever, but batted a surprising .273 the next year.
»August 30, 1931: At Boston, Ben Chapman and Lou Gehrig each have four hits and together total nine RBIs as the Yanks roll over the Red Sox, 14–4. One of Gehrig's hits is a homer, his 37th, and two of Chapman's leave the park. Hal Rhyne has four hits for Boston.
»December 15, 1932:
The Red Sox swap P Ed Durham and infielder Hal Rhyne to the White Sox for outfielders Fats Fothergill, Bob Seeds, and infielders Urban Hodapp and Greg Mulleavy.