|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» August 8, 1945: The Tigers split a pair with the Red Sox, winning 5–2 before losing 7–4 in 12 innings. In the 10th frame of the 2nd game, a line drive off the bat of Detroit's Hank Greenberg fractures the head of Boston Red Sox rookie pitcher Jim Wilson, necessitating a 2-hour operation. Wilson will return to pitch 11 more years, but won't win another ML game till 1951.
» November 17, 1947: In a major deal that helps the Red Sox, Boston ships Roy Partee, Jim Wilson, Al Widmar, Eddie Pellagrini, Pete Layden and Joe Owstrowski and $310,000 to the Browns for Jack Kramer and Vern Stephens. Stephens will lead the AL in RBI in 2 of the next 3 seasons while averaging 33 HRs each year.
» September 25, 1951: The Dodgers continue to slide. After the Dodgers lose two out of three in Philadelphia, Boston sweeps two from Brooklyn. Warren Spahn wins the opener 6–3 over Branca, his 4th straight loss, and Jim Wilson coasts to a 14–2 three-hit win in the 2nd game. Earl Torgeson drives in six runs in the nitecap. Meanwhile, the Giants win 5–1 over Robin Roberts and the Phils to move a single game in back of the Dodgers.
» June 12, 1954: Jim Wilson, 32, no-hits the Phillies 2-0 before 28,218 in Milwaukee. Robin Roberts takes the loss, his first after nine straight wins over the Braves. It is Wilson's first start after pitching just 8 2/3 innings of relief, giving up 7 runs. Ironically, the Braves asked waivers on Wilson 2 weeks earlier, with no takers.
» April 14, 1955: The Orioles buy P Jim Wilson from the Braves.
» July 18, 1955: Newly acquired Jim Wilson of Baltimore 2-hits the White Sox 3-0.
» 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.
» July 14, 1957: Bill Skowron of the Yanks hits an ML-record second pinch-hit grand slam of the season, off Jim Wilson of the White Sox, in the second game of a doubleheader. Skowron's hit comes in the ninth as the Yanks score six runs to win 6-4. The White Sox take the first game 3-1.
» June 2, 1958: Yankee P Whitey Ford fans six in a row to tie an American League record as he shuts out the White Sox 3–0. Sox pitcher Jim Wilson allows just six hits but three -- 2 by Hank Bauer and one by Mickey Mantle -- are out of the Stadium. On a botched hit-and-run attempt, Luis Aparicio is thrown out at 2B ending his streak of 26 consecutive steals.