|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» July 9, 1959:
Two 20-year-old Baby Birds--Milt Pappas and Jerry Walker -- shut out the Senators 8-0 and 50. The Orioles recall young Brooks Robinson from the minors.|
» August 15, 1960: Behind Art Ditmar's 5-hitter and Mickey Mantle's two home runs, off Jerry Walker and Hoyt Wilhelm, New York cops a 4–3 win and first place in the American League. The 2nd home run comes after C Clint Courtney drops a Mantle foul pop-up. Baltimore's loss is only its 2nd in the last 15 games. Baltimore and Chicago now trail by a half-game.
» April 17, 1961: At Yankee Stadium, 1,947 fans braves the freezing rain to watch Whitey Ford shut out Kansas City, 3–0. Mickey Mantle drives in all three Yankee runs, connecting a solo shot off Jerry Walker in the first inning.
» July 13, 1963: At Kansas City in the 2nd game of a doubleheader, Cleveland's Early Wynn leaves with a lead after struggling through five innings. Four scoreless relief innings by Jerry Walker enables Wynn to score his 300th career victory 7–4. It has taken Wynn eight tries to cop his 300th (and last) career win.
» September 2, 1963: With the Senators ahead 5–3 on 4th-inning homers by Don Zimmer and Ed Brinkman, Nats starter Ed Hobaugh hits his only career home run in the same frame off Cleveland's Jerry Walker. The Tribe knocks out Hobaugh but the Senators hold on to win, 8–7. Hobaugh's homer comes on his last official at bat: in his one more plate appearance, he draws a walk. Hobaugh joins Buster Narum this year as the first pitchers to have more homers than wins in a year. It'll be matched this century by Dave Eiland in 1992.