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1943 – Jack Billingham is born in Orlando, FL. While he compiles a respectable 29-32 record in three years as an Astro (1969-1971), Billingham is best remembered as the player involved in two of the most reviled trades the club ever made, coming and going. 

1943 – Jack Billingham is born in Orlando, FL. While he compiles a respectable 29-32 record in three years as an Astro (1969-1971), Billingham is best remembered as the player involved in two of the most reviled trades the club ever made, coming and going. 

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At Forbes Field‚ the Pirates hold an 8 – 7 lead when Vince DiMaggio singles off Giants P Bill Sayles in the bottom of the 8th. With Pete Coscarart at bat‚ the first pitch skips by C Ernie Lombardi‚ who lumbers after the ball as DiMaggio heads for second base. When Vince sees that Lombardi has yet to reach the ball he continues on to third base‚ while Sayles shakes his head at how slow his backstop is. With home plate unguarded‚ DiMaggio continues running and scores – from first – on a passed ball. The Bucs win, 9 – 8.

At Forbes Field‚ the Pirates hold an 8 – 7 lead when Vince DiMaggio singles off Giants P Bill Sayles in the bottom of the 8th. With Pete Coscarart at bat‚ the first pitch skips by C Ernie Lombardi‚ who lumbers after the ball as DiMaggio heads for second base. When Vince sees that Lombardi has yet to reach the ball he continues on to third base‚ while Sayles shakes his head at how slow his backstop is. With home plate unguarded‚ DiMaggio continues running and scores – from first – on a passed ball. The Bucs win, 9 – 8.

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1943 – Walter “No Neck” Williams is born in Brownwood, TX. He goes oh-for-nine in a brief call-up with the 1964 Colts but the diminutive outfielder reaches the majors again in 1967 and has a solid nine-year career with the White Sox, Indians and Yankees.

1943 – Walter “No Neck” Williams is born in Brownwood, TX. He goes oh-for-nine in a brief call-up with the 1964 Colts but the diminutive outfielder reaches the majors again in 1967 and has a solid nine-year career with the White Sox, Indians and Yankees.

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1943

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1943 World Series – New York Yankees AL over St. Louis Cardinals NL 4 games to 1 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award...

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Happy New Year to a couple of Babes that swap places

1943 – Happy New Year to a couple of Babes that swap places. The Philadelphia Blue Jays (Phillies) send much-traveled first baseman Babe Dahlgren to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for catcher Babe Phelps and cash considerations. A former Yankees first baseman, Dahlgren gained most of his notoriety after replacing Lou Gehrig when the “Iron Horse’s” playing streak ended in 1939.

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1943 – After one disappointing season in Washington, the Senators sell veteran slugger Indian Bob Johnson to the Red Sox. Clark Griffith will later call it the worst trade he ever made. Johnson will have two solid years in Fenway before retiring.

1943 – After one disappointing season in Washington, the Senators sell veteran slugger Indian Bob Johnson to the Red Sox. Clark Griffith will later call it the worst trade he ever made. Johnson will have two solid years in Fenway before retiring.

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1943 – With only nine leagues operating during the season, the minor league convention in New York has an incipient revolt to oust longtime head William G. Bramham in favor of Frank Shaughnessy, president of the International League, who has five pledges. But Bramham rules that 15 non-operating circuits which have paid dues are eligible to vote. Five of the leagues have given proxies. A later appeal to Commissioner Landis fails.

1943 – With only nine leagues operating during the season, the minor league convention in New York has an incipient revolt to oust longtime head William G. Bramham in favor of Frank Shaughnessy, president of the International League, who has five pledges. But Bramham rules that 15 non-operating circuits which have paid dues are eligible to vote. Five of the leagues have given proxies. A later appeal to Commissioner Landis fails.

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Commissioner Landis suspends William Cox indefinitely after the Phillies owner acknowledges making some “sentimental” bets on his team

Commissioner Landis suspends William Cox indefinitely after the Phillies owner acknowledges making some “sentimental” bets on his team, not knowing it was against the rules. The gambling allegations first surfaced in July when the club’s recently fired manager, Bucky Harris, revealed he had evidence that his former boss was wagering on games played by Philadelphia.

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1943 – New York Yankees pitcher Spud Chandler shuts out the St. Louis Cardinals, 2 – 0, as the Yankees win the World Series in five games. Chandler gives up 10 hits and strands 11 runners. Bill Dickey’s two-run homer in the 6th inning is the difference.

1943 – New York Yankees pitcher Spud Chandler shuts out the St. Louis Cardinals, 2 – 0, as the Yankees win the World Series in five games. Chandler gives up 10 hits and strands 11 runners. Bill Dickey’s two-run homer in the 6th inning is the difference.

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Cardinal batterymates and brothers Mort and Walker Cooper decide to play Game 2 of the World Series on the day their dad, Robert, dies at his home in Independence. After limiting the Yankees to six hits and winning the game, 4-3, Mort heads to Missouri while his younger brother, Walker, who has a 1-for-3 day behind the plate with an eighth-inning single, will stay with the club until the Fall Classic is over.

Cardinal batterymates and brothers Mort and Walker Cooper decide to play Game 2 of the World Series on the day their dad, Robert, dies at his home in Independence. After limiting the Yankees to six hits and winning the game, 4-3, Mort heads to Missouri while his younger brother, Walker, who has a 1-for-3 day behind the plate with an eighth-inning single, will stay with the club until the Fall Classic is over.

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Luke Appling leading American League hitters with a .328 batting average, the lowest since Ty Cobb hit .324 to lead in 1908.

1943 – MLB statistics show the Chicago White Sox Luke Appling leading American League hitters with a .328 batting average, the lowest since Ty Cobb hit .324 to lead in 1908. Conversely, of course, the pitchers’ marks are topped by Spud Chandler’s 1.64 ERA, the best since 1919. Chandler also has the best winning percentage at .833, on a 20-4 won-lost mark. White Sox outfielder Wally Moses stole 56 bases after stealing only three two years before. The veteran Mel Ott hits only .234 for his New York Giants, but he still has 18 home runs, all at the Polo Grounds.

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Vern Stephens becomes the first player to hit two extra-inning home runs in the same game. The Browns shortstop puts St. Louis ahead with a solo shot in the 11th, and after the Red Sox tie the score in the bottom of the frame he goes deep again in the 13th with the eventual winning run in the team’s 4-3 victory at Fenway Park.

Vern Stephens becomes the first player to hit two extra-inning home runs in the same game. The Browns shortstop puts St. Louis ahead with a solo shot in the 11th, and after the Red Sox tie the score in the bottom of the frame he goes deep again in the 13th with the eventual winning run in the team’s 4-3 victory at Fenway Park.

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Vern Stephens becomes the first player to hit two extra-inning home runs in the same game. The Browns shortstop puts St. Louis ahead with a solo shot in the 11th, and after the Red Sox tie the score in the bottom of the frame he goes deep again in the 13th with the eventual winning run in the team’s 4-3 victory at Fenway Park.

Vern Stephens becomes the first player to hit two extra-inning home runs in the same game. The Browns shortstop puts St. Louis ahead with a solo shot in the 11th, and after the Red Sox tie the score in the bottom of the frame he goes deep again in the 13th with the eventual winning run in the team’s 4-3 victory at Fenway Park.

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1943 – A crowd of 314, the smallest in Wrigley Field history, see Andy Pafko make his Cubs debut. Pafko drives in 4 runs with a double and a single in 3 at bats, as the Cubs top the Phillies, 7 – 4, in a five-inning downpour.

1943 – A crowd of 314, the smallest in Wrigley Field history, see Andy Pafko make his Cubs debut. Pafko drives in 4 runs with a double and a single in 3 at bats, as the Cubs top the Phillies, 7 – 4, in a five-inning downpour.

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1943 – The Cardinals clinch the National League pennant. Howie Pollet, Max Lanier, and Mort Cooper will rank 1-2-3 in NL ERA, and Al Brazle at 1.53 and Harry Brecheen at 2.27 are near the same level. For hitting, Redbirds prime with Whitey Kurowski, Walker Cooper, and Stan Musial, who in his second season hits .357 and has 220 hits, 347 total bases, 48 doubles and 20 triples.

1943 – The Cardinals clinch the National League pennant. Howie Pollet, Max Lanier, and Mort Cooper will rank 1-2-3 in NL ERA, and Al Brazle at 1.53 and Harry Brecheen at 2.27 are near the same level. For hitting, Redbirds prime with Whitey Kurowski, Walker Cooper, and Stan Musial, who in his second season hits .357 and has 220 hits, 347 total bases, 48 doubles and 20 triples.

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Carl Scheib became the youngest player to appear in an American League game when he tosses two-thirds of an inning in the A’s 11-4 loss to New York, giving up two hits and an earned run in the ninth inning of the Shibe Park contest. The 16 year-old good-hitting right-hander will post a 45-65 win-loss record, along with a .250 batting average during his 11 seasons in the major leagues.

Carl Scheib became the youngest player to appear in an American League game when he tosses two-thirds of an inning in the A’s 11-4 loss to New York, giving up two hits and an earned run in the ninth inning of the Shibe Park contest. The 16 year-old good-hitting right-hander will post a 45-65 win-loss record, along with a .250 batting average during his 11 seasons in the major leagues.

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Carl Scheib became the youngest player to appear in an American League game when he tosses two-thirds of an inning in the A’s 11-4 loss to New York, giving up two hits and an earned run in the ninth inning of the Shibe Park contest. The 16 year-old good-hitting right-hander will post a 45-65 win-loss record, along with a .250 batting average during his 11 seasons in the major leagues.

Carl Scheib became the youngest player to appear in an American League game when he tosses two-thirds of an inning in the A’s 11-4 loss to New York, giving up two hits and an earned run in the ninth inning of the Shibe Park contest. The 16 year-old good-hitting right-hander will post a 45-65 win-loss record, along with a .250 batting average during his 11 seasons in the major leagues.

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1943 – The Philadelphia Athletics drop their 20th game in a row, losing to Chicago, 6 – 5. This ties the American League record. They dodge the bullet in game two by scoring 8 runs in the 2nd inning to win, 8 – 1.

1943 – The Philadelphia Athletics drop their 20th game in a row, losing to Chicago, 6 – 5. This ties the American League record. They dodge the bullet in game two by scoring 8 runs in the 2nd inning to win, 8 – 1.

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1943 – In a trade that will benefit Washington, the Senators send Ellis Clary, Ox Miller and cash to the Browns for Johnny Niggeling and Harlond Clift. Niggeling will split 48 decisions as a Senator, while Miller will win just three in St. Louis.

1943 – In a trade that will benefit Washington, the Senators send Ellis Clary, Ox Miller and cash to the Browns for Johnny Niggeling and Harlond Clift. Niggeling will split 48 decisions as a Senator, while Miller will win just three in St. Louis.

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1943 – Nick Etten of the Yankees singles twice off White Sox hurler Bill Dietrich, breaking a 17-game stretch in which Etten didn’t single. Six of the games were hitless, but Etten either doubled or homered in the other games.

1943 – Nick Etten of the Yankees singles twice off White Sox hurler Bill Dietrich, breaking a 17-game stretch in which Etten didn’t single. Six of the games were hitless, but Etten either doubled or homered in the other games.

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1943 – In Cleveland‚ the Browns lose, 5 – 2. St. Louis takes the field 8 times without recording an assist in the game‚ a major league first. The Reds had no assists in a 7-inning contest on July 22‚ 1907. The Yanks will have no assists in a 9-inning game on July 4‚ 1945.

1943 – In Cleveland‚ the Browns lose, 5 – 2. St. Louis takes the field 8 times without recording an assist in the game‚ a major league first. The Reds had no assists in a 7-inning contest on July 22‚ 1907. The Yanks will have no assists in a 9-inning game on July 4‚ 1945.

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Player losses to the military have taken some of the competition out of Cards-Brooklyn confrontations, but the brawling doesn’t stop. A duster aimed at Stan Musial by Dodger P Les Webber clears both benches.

Player losses to the military have taken some of the competition out of Cards-Brooklyn confrontations, but the brawling doesn’t stop. A duster aimed at Stan Musial by Dodger P Les Webber clears both benches.

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The West finally stops the East, 2 – 1, in the 1943 East-West Game after five straight East-West Game losses. A record 51,723 fans turn out at Comiskey Park. Satchel Paige, Gread McKinnis and Theolic Smith toss 8 2/3 shutout innings for the West before a Buck Leonard homer. Two more East batters reach before Porter Moss relieves and gets Vic Harris to end it.

The West finally stops the East, 2 – 1, in the 1943 East-West Game after five straight East-West Game losses. A record 51,723 fans turn out at Comiskey Park. Satchel Paige, Gread McKinnis and Theolic Smith toss 8 2/3 shutout innings for the West before a Buck Leonard homer. Two more East batters reach before Porter Moss relieves and gets Vic Harris to end it.

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Dodger Dolph Camilli, the league’s MVP in 1941, is traded with Johnny Allen to the Giants for Bill Sayles, Bill Lohrman and Joe Orengo. Camilli declines to report to his new team and retires to a California ranch for the season. Next year, he will manage in the Pacific Coast League and in 1945 will return briefly to the Red Sox.

Dodger Dolph Camilli, the league’s MVP in 1941, is traded with Johnny Allen to the Giants for Bill Sayles, Bill Lohrman and Joe Orengo. Camilli declines to report to his new team and retires to a California ranch for the season. Next year, he will manage in the Pacific Coast League and in 1945 will return briefly to the Red Sox.

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1943 – Phil Cavarretta of the Chicago Cubs homers off the RF foul pole against Johnny Allen of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The ball is retrieved and Bill Nicholson hits the next pitch out of Wrigley Field. The result: one ball, one pitcher, two pitches, two home runs. The Cubs go on to beat the Dodgers, 13 – 2.

1943 – Phil Cavarretta of the Chicago Cubs homers off the RF foul pole against Johnny Allen of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The ball is retrieved and Bill Nicholson hits the next pitch out of Wrigley Field. The result: one ball, one pitcher, two pitches, two home runs. The Cubs go on to beat the Dodgers, 13 – 2.

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In a Red Cross charity game played at Yankee Stadium, retired outfielder Babe Ruth leads a Yank-Lands club, a combination of former Yankee and Indian ballplayers, against the Cloudbusters, a U.S. Navy team from the Chapel Hill Naval Pre-Flight School based at the University of North Carolina. ‘The Bambino’, appearing as a pinch-hitter in his only plate appearance in the 8-5 loss to the servicemen, is walked by 25 year-old Navy pilot trainee and Boston Braves right-hander Johnny Sain.

In a Red Cross charity game played at Yankee Stadium, retired outfielder Babe Ruth leads a Yank-Lands club, a combination of former Yankee and Indian ballplayers, against the Cloudbusters, a U.S. Navy team from the Chapel Hill Naval Pre-Flight School based at the University of North Carolina. ‘The Bambino’, appearing as a pinch-hitter in his only plate appearance in the 8-5 loss to the servicemen, is walked by 25 year-old Navy pilot trainee and Boston Braves right-hander Johnny Sain.

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In a Red Cross charity game played at Yankee Stadium, retired outfielder Babe Ruth leads a Yank-Lands club, a combination of former Yankee and Indian ballplayers, against the Cloudbusters, a U.S. Navy team from the Chapel Hill Naval Pre-Flight School based at the University of North Carolina. ‘The Bambino,’ appearing as a pinch-hitter in his only plate appearance in the 8-5 loss to the servicemen, is walked by 25 year-old Navy pilot trainee and Boston Braves right-hander Johnny Sain.

In a Red Cross charity game played at Yankee Stadium, retired outfielder Babe Ruth leads a Yank-Lands club, a combination of former Yankee and Indian ballplayers, against the Cloudbusters, a U.S. Navy team from the Chapel Hill Naval Pre-Flight School based at the University of North Carolina. ‘The Bambino,’ appearing as a pinch-hitter in his only plate appearance in the 8-5 loss to the servicemen, is walked by 25 year-old Navy pilot trainee and Boston Braves right-hander Johnny Sain.

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Without informing Bucky Harris, his current skipper, Philadelphia owner William D. Cox announces at a New York press conference that Freddie Fitzsimmons will be taking over the managerial reins of the team, never mentioning the man he is replacing. The Phillies players threatened to go on strike in protest, but, at the urging of their former field boss, decide to drop the plan after the owner threatens legal action.

Without informing Bucky Harris, his current skipper, Philadelphia owner William D. Cox announces at a New York press conference that Freddie Fitzsimmons will be taking over the managerial reins of the team, never mentioning the man he is replacing. The Phillies players threatened to go on strike in protest, but, at the urging of their former field boss, decide to drop the plan after the owner threatens legal action.

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After singling and scoring the tying run in the 9th, ex-Pirate Arky Vaughan launches a 10th-inning, game-winning grand slam inside-the-park home run off the base of Forbes Field’s left-center light tower more than 440 feet from home plate, thus preventing the Pirates from wresting second place from his current team, the Brooklyn Dodgers. The other Dodger home run in the game is not only hit inside-the-park, courtesy of Luis Olmo, but hits the same light tower.

After singling and scoring the tying run in the 9th, ex-Pirate Arky Vaughan launches a 10th-inning, game-winning grand slam inside-the-park home run off the base of Forbes Field’s left-center light tower more than 440 feet from home plate, thus preventing the Pirates from wresting second place from his current team, the Brooklyn Dodgers. The other Dodger home run in the game is not only hit inside-the-park, courtesy of Luis Olmo, but hits the same light tower.

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An Armed Forces All-Star team managed by Babe Ruth and featuring Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams play a fund-raising game against the Braves in Boston. Ruth pinch-hits in the 8th and flies out to right. The All-Stars win on a Splendid Splinter home run, 9 – 8.

An Armed Forces All-Star team managed by Babe Ruth and featuring Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams play a fund-raising game against the Braves in Boston. Ruth pinch-hits in the 8th and flies out to right. The All-Stars win on a Splendid Splinter home run, 9 – 8.

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Some of the Dodgers, led by infielder Arky Vaughan, threaten not to play in today’s game to protest the suspension of their teammate Bobo Newsome by manager Leo Durocher. The Ebbets Field contest begins ten-minutes late with Brooklyn plummeting the Pirates, 23-6, and in a few days, Newsome, who had argued with his skipper over a pitch selection in a previous game, is traded to the Browns for Archie McKain and Fritz Ostermueller.

Some of the Dodgers, led by infielder Arky Vaughan, threaten not to play in today’s game to protest the suspension of their teammate Bobo Newsome by manager Leo Durocher. The Ebbets Field contest begins ten-minutes late with Brooklyn plummeting the Pirates, 23-6, and in a few days, Newsome, who had argued with his skipper over a pitch selection in a previous game, is traded to the Browns for Archie McKain and Fritz Ostermueller.

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