» October 6, 1934:
It is the Cardinals turn to play poorly, and they
make 5 errors to lose 10-4. Dizzy Dean, used
as a pinch runner, is carried off the field after
being hit in the head by Billy Rogell's throw. Hank
Greenberg ties the WS record with 4 hits.
» August 18, 1938:
When Detroit's Billy Rogell walks his first time up, it is his seventh consecutive base on balls, a new AL record.
» December 6, 1939: In a trade of veteran shortstops–or "worn-out shortstops," as one newspaper described it–the Cubs acquire Billy Rogell from the Detroit Tigers for Dick Bartell. Rogell, who injured his arm playing handball the previous year, will hit just .136 before hanging up his spikes. The Tigers will release "Rowdy Richard" five games into the 1941 season, but he will stick with the Giants until 1946.
» February 15, 1940: The Tiger roster lists Hank Greenberg as an OF. The willingness of the team's leading power hitter to switch, at a contract boost, from 1B allows manager Del Baker to find a position for Rudy York. Also on the list are Dick Bartell, picked up from the Cubs for Billy Rogell, and Pinky Higgins, who had been shopped around. The four, along with Barney McCosky and Charlie Gehringer, produce the stuff that will move the Tigers from fifth to first, although its .588 mark will be as low as that of any pennant-winner yet.
» August 28, 1940:
The Cubs recall Dizzy Dean from Dallas and release Billy Rogell.
» August 30, 1950: Eddie Stanky of the Giants walks twice in the sixth inning against the Pirates for a total of seven straight times over two games, tying the major-league record set by Billy Rogell and Mel Ott. The Giants win 4–0 behind Sal Maglie.