|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» October 5, 1940: Paul Derringer, who had lost four World Series starts going back to 1931, finally breaks his jinx. His 5-hitter and Jim Ripple's 3rd-inning double, which knocks Dizzy Trout from the mound, provide a 5–2 win.
» August 2, 1942: At Detroit, the Tigers sweep a pair from the Red Sox, 8–4 and 6–2, to knock Boston out of 2nd place. Dizzy Trout wins the opener, helping himself with a 3-run home run. Virgil Trucks wins the nitecap, giving up a 9th inning home run to Ted Williams. Along with Jim Tabor, CF Dom DiMaggio has a homer in the opener, then adds an unassisted DP in the nitecap.
» May 30, 1944: Dizzy Trout leads off the bottom of the 9th with a home run to win his own game as the Tigers beat the Yankees 2–1. Hal Newhouser finishes off the nightcap with a complete-game, 4–1 win.
» October 1, 1944: In Detroit 45,565 watch 27-game winner Dizzy Trout, pitching on one day's rest, lose to Washington knuckleballer Dutch Leonard 4-1. Prior to that, Leonard had lost 7 straight to Detroit in 1943-44. Years later, Leonard reports he had received a phone call offering him $20,000 to throw the game.
» November 28, 1944: Hal Newhouser is named MVP in the AL gathering 4 more votes than teammate Dizzy Trout. Newhouser's 29 wins contrasts with 9-9-8-8 win totals in previous years. His 2.22 ERA is bettered by Trout (2.12), who also has 27 wins.
» September 4, 1945: Long-time Yankee batting practice pitcher Paul Schreiber, who last pitched in the ML in 1923 and the minors in 1931, relieves for the Yankees against Detroit in a Tiger rout. Schreiber gives up no hits in 313 innings, but the Tigers Dizzy Trout wins 10-0.
» October 6, 1945: Tavern owner "Billy Goat" Sianis buys a box seat for his goat for the 4th game of the WS and is escorted out of Wrigley Field. In retaliation Sianis casts a "goat curse" over the Cubs. The Tigers tie the series on Dizzy Trout's 5-hit 4-1 win. Detroit scores all its runs in the 4th, with Hank Greenberg, Roy Cullenbine, Paul Richards, and a force-out scoring the runners.
» May 11, 1947: The Tigers Dizzy Trout and Virgil Trucks each toss a three hit victory over the White Sox, winning 10–0 and 6–1. The losses drop the Sox out if a virtual tie for first down to 5th. George Kell has three hits, including a home run, and four runs in the opener, while Hoot Evers and Pat Mullin bang homers in game 2.
» May 31, 1948: The last place White Sox and 4th-place Tigers split a pair in Detroit. The Bengals take the opener, 5–4, with Dizzy Trout the winner over Orval Grove. The Sox take the nitecap, 9–3, with veteran Ike Pearson picking up the win. Ike will finish the year at 2–3 to close out hs career at 13–50; his .206 winning percentage is the worst in ML history for a pitcher with 50 losses.
» July 28, 1949: Detroit pitcher Dizzy Trout hits a ninth inning grand slam against the Senators to help the Tigers to a victory.
» June 23, 1950: Eleven home runs—a ML record—drive in all the runs scored in a 10–9 Tiger win over the Yankees before 51,000 Detroit fans. Detroit has four home runs in the 4th inning as Dizzy Trout, Gerry Priddy, Vic Wertz, and Hoot Evers connect. Pitcher Dizzy Trout's home run, off Tommy Byrne, is his 2nd lifetime grand slam. Hoot Evers hits another home run, an inside-the-park 2-run game winner in the 9th off Joe Page to win it. For New York, Hank Bauer connects for two homers, including one in the 4th inning. Joe DiMaggio, Jerry Coleman, Yogi Berra, and pinch hitter Tommy Henrich also belt round trippers. It is the first time that nine different players connect for homers in a game.
» April 30, 1952: Before 24,767 at Ted Williams Day at Fenway Park, the Red Sox slugger plays in his final game before going to Korea as a marine fighter pilot. In his last at bat, Williams hits a game-winning 2-run HR against Detroit's Dizzy Trout to give the Red Sox a 5-3 win.
» June 3, 1952: In a blockbuster trade between Detroit and Boston, the Red Sox send Walt Dropo, Don Lenhardt, Johnny Pesky, Fred Hatfield, and Bill Wight to the Tigers for 3B George Kell, Hoot Evers, Dizzy Trout, and Johnny Lipon.