Tag: Brooklyn Robbins

At Ebbets Field, the Robins come from behind to edge the Giants, 3 – 2, behind Dazzy Vance. Harvey Hendrick dinks a 2-run homer in the 8th, off Larry Benton, to tie, and Jake Flowers singles with two out in the 9th to drive home the winner. The ecstatic fans respond by covering the field with straw hats.

At Ebbets Field, the Robins come from behind to edge the Giants, 3 – 2, behind Dazzy Vance. Harvey Hendrick dinks a 2-run homer in the 8th, off Larry Benton, to tie, and Jake Flowers singles with two out in the 9th to drive home the winner. The ecstatic fans respond by covering the field with straw hats.

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At spring training Babe Ruth collapses in the railroad station in Asheville, NC

1925 – At spring training, the New York Yankees whip the Brooklyn Robins, 16 – 9, but the headlines are about Babe Ruth. The Bambino collapses in the railroad station in Asheville, NC, and winds up in a New York City hospital. Ruth will undergo an operation for an ulcer on April 17th and will be in bed until May 26th.

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The Brooklyn Robins take a twinbill from the Braves, sweeping their fourth doubleheader in four consecutive days. Between September 1-3, the Brooks beat the Phillies six times. Dazzy Vance chalks up his 12th straight win, and 24th on the year. Dutch Ruether then wins the nitecap, 9 – 1.

1924 – The Brooklyn Robins take a twinbill from the Braves, sweeping their fourth doubleheader in four consecutive days. Between September 1-3, the Brooks beat the Phillies six times. Dazzy Vance chalks up his 12th straight win, and 24th on the year. Dutch Ruether then wins the nitecap, 9 – 1.

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At age 31, pitcher Dazzy Vance makes his Brooklyn Robins debut and loses to Phil Douglas and the New York Giants, 4 – 3.

At age 31, pitcher Dazzy Vance makes his Brooklyn Robins debut and loses to Phil Douglas and the New York Giants, 4 – 3. In 1915, when Vance made one start for the Pirates, it was Douglas who beat him. Since then Vance has been in the minor leagues. Despite his late start, Vance will win 197 games in a 16-season career and a place in the Hall of Fame in 1955.

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The Brooklyn Robins obtain shortstop Sam Crane from the Cincinnati Reds. Crane will play in three games and later be convicted of murder. He will be visited in prison by Connie Mack, who works for his parole and gives him a job.

1922 – The Brooklyn Robins obtain shortstop Sam Crane from the Cincinnati Reds. Crane will play in three games and later be convicted of murder. He will be visited in prison by Connie Mack, who works for his parole and gives him a job.

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Brooklyn trades Rube Marquard to the Reds for Dutch Ruether. The Robin’s southpaw fell in displeasure with the team after being arrested in a Cleveland hotel lobby before Game 4 for scalping World Series tickets worth $52.80 for $400 to a city police detective.

Brooklyn trades Rube Marquard to the Reds for Dutch Ruether. The Robin’s southpaw fell in displeasure with the team after being arrested in a Cleveland hotel lobby before Game 4 for scalping World Series tickets worth $52.80 for $400 to a city police detective.

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Rube Marquard pitches his final victory as a Robin, a 4 – 2 win over his former team, the Giants, and allows just five hits. The Giants will lose tomorrow to Boston and the Robins will clinch the pennant.

Rube Marquard pitches his final victory as a Robin, a 4 – 2 win over his former team, the Giants, and allows just five hits. The Giants will lose tomorrow to Boston and the Robins will clinch the pennant.

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At the Baker Bowl, Joe Oeschger of the Philadelphia Phillies and Burleigh Grimes of the Brooklyn Robins pitch complete games in a 9 – 9, 20-inning tie. Both teams score three runs in the 19th inning. Oeschger gives up 22 hits and walks five, while Grimes allows 15 hits and walks five.

1919 – At the Baker Bowl, Joe Oeschger of the Philadelphia Phillies and Burleigh Grimes of the Brooklyn Robins pitch complete games in a 9 – 9, 20-inning tie. Both teams score three runs in the 19th inning. Oeschger gives up 22 hits and walks five, while Grimes allows 15 hits and walks five.

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The Brooklyn Robins trade first baseman Jake Daubert to the Cincinnati Reds for outfielder Tommy Griffith

1919 – The Brooklyn Robins trade first baseman Jake Daubert to the Cincinnati Reds for outfielder Tommy Griffith. Daubert, a former National League MVP with Brooklyn, is shipped out shortly after receiving an out-of-court settlement from the Robins for the balance of his salary ($2,150) because the 1918 season ended a month early.

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Babe Ruth pitches four innings against the Brooklyn Robins, allowing just one hit, before giving way to a group of inept Boston Red Sox relievers. Brooklyn wins, 11 – 2, and reigns as “Hot Springs Champs.”

Babe Ruth pitches four innings against the Brooklyn Robins, allowing just one hit, before giving way to a group of inept Boston Red Sox relievers. Brooklyn wins, 11 – 2, and reigns as “Hot Springs Champs.”

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The Phils whitewash the Robins twice‚ winning 3 – 0 behind Grover Alexander and 6 – 0 to back Eppa Rixey

1916 – The Phils whitewash the Robins twice‚ winning 3 – 0 behind Grover Alexander and 6 – 0 to back Eppa Rixey. Alexander’s win in the opener is his 14th shutout‚ setting a major league record. The loser is Jack Coombs‚ who had set the record of 13 shutouts while pitching for the A’s in 1910.

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The Giants ask for waivers on Chief Meyers, but Brooklyn and Boston both refuse the team’s request.

The Giants ask for waivers on Chief Meyers, but Brooklyn and Boston both refuse the team’s request. When the Robins owner Charles Ebbets and Braves owners Percy D. Haughton disagree on the status of the veteran catcher, a coin toss determines the 35 year-old will play for Brooklyn, where he will hit .235 in limited action over the next two season.

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The National League turns down a request from Brooklyn Robins owner Charles Ebbets, who had wanted limit of 2,000 seats that clubs can sell for 25 cents.

1916 – The National League turns down a request from Brooklyn Robins owner Charles Ebbets, who had wanted to impose a limit of 2,000 seats that clubs can sell for 25 cents. The Boston Braves have 10,000 such seats, the St. Louis Cardinals 9,000, the Philadelphia Phillies 6,500, and the Cincinnati Reds 4,000.

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Cubs right-hander reliever Zip Zabel pitches 18 innings in relief

Cubs right-hander reliever George Washington Zabel, called into the game with two outs in the bottom of the first inning, throws 18 and 1/3 innings of the Cubs’ 4-3 victory over the Robins at Chicago’s West Side Park. ‘Zip,’ establishing the major league record for the longest relief stint in one game, beats Brooklyn starter Jeff Pfeffer, who tosses a 19-inning complete-game.

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Clarence Arthur “Dazzy” Vance is born in Orient, Iowa

1891 – Clarence Arthur “Dazzy” Vance is born in Orient, Iowa. At age 31, Vance will become the dominant National League pitcher of the 1920s. After a decade in the minors, Vance will join the Brooklyn Robins in 1922. Named National League MVP in 1924, he will pitch a no-hitter the next year, lead the NL in wins twice, in earned run average three times, and be the only pitcher to top the NL in strikeouts seven consecutive seasons. Vance will be elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America in 1955, with 205 votes out of 251 ballots.

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