[As speculated by the press] [earlier this month], this franchise shift
ultimately paves the way for Bill Lane to move his Salt Lake team to the
Movie Capitol of the world.
Bill Lane reaction per press
JANUARY 14: As expected, Pacific Coast League [magnates / owners
and directors] [formally] approve the sale and transfer of the Vernon
club to San Francisco, and grant Bill Lane permission to relocate his
Salt Lake team to [the] Los Angeles [area].3
The Tigers played in Vernon, a small suburb just north of Los Angeles
JANUARY 3: Hollywood, here we come!? The Los Angeles Times
for fifteen years, from 1909 to 1912 and 1915 to 1925. (During the
reports that Salt Lake Bees’ owner Bill Lane will relocate his Pacific
1913 and 1914 seasons, the Tigers played in Venice, California, a
Coast League franchise to Los Angeles if the Vernon Tigers are sold
small beach community located west of downtown Los Angeles
and move to San Francisco [as rumored].1
between Santa Monica and Marina del Rey). Vernon won pennants in
three consecutive seasons, 1918-to-1920, but recently had fallen on
William Hardrock Lane was born in …
hard times. The Tigers finished in last place in 1923 and 1925.4
Dies 10/9/1938; LAT 4/28/1939, 10/10/1938, 10/18/1938 The Bees played in Salt Lake City for 11 seasons, from 1915 to 1925.
The Tigers are owned [and operated] by [43-year old] Edward Richard
Maier, [XXXXXX of the Maier Brewing Company (of XXXXXXX) / who
holds the title of club president]. [Over the years / In the past] Maier [JANUARY 15: Dedication of WF …
has [often] attempted to sell [his interest in] the [Tigers / the club] to the Among those in attendance for the dedication ceremony is Bill Lane
highest bidder, but [for a myriad of reasons] the deals have always whose club will play its home games at the …
fallen apart [for one reason or another].
XXXX of the Maier Brewing Company. 1/5/1882 to 12/12/1943, a … JANAURY 25: Bill Lane [tells the press that his PCL franchise will bear
Maier attempted to sell his club last [year / January] but … the name of / will reportedly rename his PCL franchise after] one of
three cities from Los Angeles County: Hollywood, Glendale or Long
JANUARY XX: Rumors, rumors, rumors. Vernon manager Walt Beach. Lane states that he will name his team after the city that
McCredie claims that reports of the [imminent] sale and transfer of the provides his club with a training facility and ballpark for use during the
Tigers to San Francisco are [unfounded and untrue / false]. McCredie spring.5
states … Glendale, Long Beach, and Hollywood …
Turns out that McCredie is not much of a prognosticator…
JANAURY 30: And the winner is…Hollywood! [As if there ever was much
of a choice]. “Everybody’s happy out in Hollywood now that it has at
last been definitely settled that Bill Lane’s Salt Lake team is to be
named the Hollywood Baseball Club,” states Harry Barratt, secretary of
the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The Hollywood club will play its
spring training games at Gilmore Park for at least the next two years.
JANUARY 12: After [bitter / acrimonious] discussions and protracted
During the regular season, however, [the club / Lane’s team /
negotiations, [Herbert Fleishhacker, a (San Francisco / millionaire)
Hollywood] will play its home games at Wrigley Field—the home of the
banker, acting on behalf of Stanley Dollar, vice president of the Dollar
Los Angeles Angels.6
steamship Company, / a San Francisco group / headed by Herbert
Fleishhacker and Stanley Dollar) purchases Ed Maier’s Vernon club at Gilmore Park is located at …
a price estimated between $200,000 and $250,000, and [declares /
Vernon Club,“ Oakland Tribune, January 12, 1926, 31; -----, “Vernon
confirms / announces] its [desire / intent] to move the franchise to the
Sale About Closed,” Nevada State Journal, January 12, 1926, 5; Eddie
Bay Area. Although the sale and transfer of the club is subject to
Murphy, “Oaks Strengthen to Meet S.F. Opposition,” Oakland Tribune,
league approval, no opposition is anticipated. 2
January 15, 1926, 34; Matt Gallagher, “San Francisco to Have
Continuous Baseball,” The Sporting News, January 14, 1926, 1; Matt
Robert Ray, “Pacific Coast League Magnates Gather at Biltmore for
Gallagher, “Boon to Coast League Seen in Club Transfer,” The
Annual Meeting This Week,” Los Angeles Times, January 3, 1926, A6.
Sporting News, January 21, 1926, 1; -----, “Returns to Game as
Robert Ray, “ Coast Loop Confab Today,” Los Angeles Times,
Executive: William H. McCarthy,” The Sporting News, January 28,
January 9, 1926, 9; -----, “Vernon Tigers Move to S.F.,” Nevada State
Journal, January 9, 1926, 5; -----, “Sale of Vernon Tigers Delayed,” 3
Eddie Murphy, “Oaks Strengthen to Meet S.F. Opposition,” Oakland
Oakland Tribune, January 9, 1926, 1; Harry J. Borba, “Piedmont Man
Tribune, January 15, 1926, 34.
Buys Vernon Ball Club,” Oakland Tribune, January 9, 1926, 9; -----,
Bill O’Neal, The Pacific Coast League: 1903-1988, (Texas: Eakin
“McCarthy Goes South to Close Vernon Deal,” Oakland Tribune,
Press, 1990), 317; Carlos Bauer, “The Early Coast League Statstical
January 10, 1926, 1-D; -----, “P.C.L. Will Ratify Vernon Sale Monday,”
Record, 1903-1957,” (San Diego, CA: Baseball Press Books, 2003),
Oakland Tribune, January 10, 1926, 1-D; Eddie Murphy, “Maier to Sign
for Vernon Sale Today,” Oakland Tribune, January 11, 1926, 10;
-----, “Battle On to Get New Club,” Los Angeles Times, January 25,
Robert Ray, “Bengal Outfit to Move North,” Los Angeles Times,
January 12, 1926, B1; Eddie Murphy, “McCarthy and Dollar Control 1926, B1.
leagues [for (additional / more) seasoning]. In 1920, major league
Wrigley Field is located at __________ and ________, XX miles from
baseball passed Rule XXXX, outlawing the spitball; The spitter,
Hollywood. The [state-of-the-art] $1.3 million ballpark opened on
however, was Shellenback’s “bread and butter” pitch. [Since
September 29, 1925.7
Shellenback was not in the big leagues he was prohibited from
__________]. Without it, he … Shellenback would never return to the
FEBRUARY 12: Sacramento Senators right-hander Frank Shellenback
big leagues / Shellenback’s big league career was over, but he would
has reportedly refused to sign a contract for the upcoming season and
flourish in the minor leagues. The big right-hander pitched for TEAM
is holding out. The Southern California native wants to play close to
from XXXX to XXXX and … Last year, he … Earlier [in the / this] week,
home and is seeking a trade to either Los Angeles or Hollywood.8
Shellenback stated he was holding out unless he was traded to a
Southern California team. 11 CITE …
FEBRUARY 17: Frank Shellenback [gets his wish / wish comes true / …].
The 28-year old spit-baller is traded [today] by the Sacramento
FEBRUARY 21: The Bees, or not the Bees; that is the question. And Bill
Senators to his hometown Hollywood Stars for pitcher Rudy Kallio.9
Lane has an answer: “I don’t see any sense in changing the nickname
SLT, 2/18/1926, 10:
of Bees,” Lane [explains / tells the press]: [emphatically]. “When Salt
Lake first got its Coast League club the name of Utes was tacked on
the players. After that wore off the Salt Lake team became known as
the Saints and then as the Mormons. Finally the name Bees was
settled on and it has stuck for nine years or so. After all, though, it
doesn’t make any difference what you nickname a club, if it can’t win
ball games. Even if your nickname is Stars, Blues, Sheiks, or Giants, a
ball club by any other name would still smell as bad. There’s only one
name with which I am really concerned, that’s the corporation name,
which is the ‘Hollywood Baseball Club.’”12
MARCH 1: [Spring is finally in the air!] The Bees begin spring workouts
at Gilmore Park, located at _________ and ________, near Farmers
Market. A total of nineteen Bees, including player-manager Oscar Vitt
and coach Perle Casey are on hand for the club’s first spring training
session [in Movieland].13
A former big leaguer, Oscar Vitt managed the …
Pearle Casey …
MARCH 7: The Bees make their spring training debut against the
Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles’ Wrigley Field before some 6,000
[curious (and ultimately disappointed)] fans. The Windy City club
erupts for four runs in the first and six in the seventh to roll past the
FEBRUARY 19: Hollywood does not waste any time inks Shellenback
Movie City squad, 10-5. John Joseph Molloy is Hollywood’s lone bright
spot. The 17-year old right-hander hurls three innings of hitless relief
against Chicago. [Molloy was discovered by … CITE]. Charlie
Hollywood signs 28-year old spitballer Frank Shellenback—acquired
Root, a 20-game winner the past two seasons with the Angels, is the
earlier from Sacramento for 34-year old right-hander Rudy Kallio—to a
winning pitcher; Phil Mulcahy is [charged with the loss / the loser].14
contract for the upcoming season.10
Molloy was discovered by …
A native of / local product, [the big right-hander / Frank Shellenback
was a [prep star / high school pitching sensation] at Hollywood High.
He made his major league debut with the Chicago White Sox in 1918,
MARCH 8: Frank Zoeller, a fleet-footed XX-year old outfielder, acquired
posting a disappointing 9-12 record despite a superb 2.66 earned run
by the [the Bees / Hollywood Stars] as [part of the deal that sent single-
average. The following season—the year of the infamous Black Sox
season PCL home run king Tony Lazzeri to the New York Yankees
Scandal—Shelly got off to a slow start and was sent down to the minor
reports for spring training today.15 Zoeller batted .XXX with XX … for
Robert Ray, “Hollywood Assured of Getting Bees; Everybody is
-----, “Senators Sign 1926 Contract,” Nevada State Journal, February
Happy Now,” Los Angeles Times, January 30, 1926, 9.
12, 1926, 5.
Richard E. Beverage, “The Angels: Los Angeles in Pacific Coast
-----, “Bees They Are and Bees They Shall Be,” Los Angeles Times,
League, 1919-1957” (Placentia, CA: Deacon Pres, 1981), 32.
February 21, 1926, A6.
-----, “Senators Sign 1926 Contract,” Nevada State Journal, February
-----, “Bees Start Training,” Los Angeles Times, March 2, 1926, B2.
12, 1926, 5.
-----, “Kallio Goes to Sacramento Club for Shellenback,” Salt Lake Robert Ray, “Chicago Cubs Trim Hollywood Bees, 10 to 5,” Los
Tribune, February 17, 1926, 10. Angeles Times, March 8, 1926, B1.
Robert Ray, “Fifteen Exhibition Games for Angels and Hollywood in Robert Ray, “Arrival of Frank Zoellers Strengthens Bees,” Los
Revamped Schedule,” Los Angeles Times, February 20, 1926, 10. Angeles Times, March 9, 1926, B1.
home run champion, to the Bronx.20
the Atlanta XXXXX of the XXXXXXXX League in 1925. He is expected
to leadoff and play center field for Hollywood this season. Fullerton pitched in 46 games for the St. Paul Saints of the American
Zoeller … Association in 1925, [posting a 15-8 record / winning 15 games, while
losing eight]. The tall, lanky right-hander earned the moniker of
“Rubber Arm” while at St. Paul because of his ability to pitch without
much rest. 21 He made his professional debut with the Boston Red Sox
MARCH 10: Less than three weeks after telling reporters he would not
in 1921 and remained with the big league club until his demotion at the
change his team’s name, Bill Lane succumbs to pressure from the
start of the 1925 season. The Yankees acquired Fullerton last fall in
Hollywood Business Men’s Club. [From now on, the Hollywood club
the minor league draft. 22
will be [referred to / known] as the “Stars.”16
The press will also refer to the club as the Sheiks, Twinks, and during
MARCH 29: Hey, what about the guys? [It’s Ladies Day everyday at Los
Ossie Vitt’s XXXX-year reign as manager “the Vitt-men.”
Angeles’ Wrigley Field! / Women’s rights]. The (Angels and) Stars
announce that women will be admitted free to all games played at
MARCH 13: [ … … ….]. The Cubs announce today that they will return
Wrigley Field this season.23
heavy-hitting Francis “Lefty” O’Doul to the Stars.17 Chicago skipper Joe
McCarthy believed … [CITE]. [The Cubs / Chicago] purchased O’Doul
APRIL 2: Stars’ right fielder Joe “Coaster” Connolly allows Joe Munson’s
from [Salt Lake / the Bees] last season for [an undisclosed amount
catchable fly ball to drop in for a hit and then watches Hack Wilson
of / ???] cash. [CITE]. Had O’Doul remained with [the Cubs / Chicago]
score all the way from first base as the Cubs defeat the Stars, 2-1, in
past May 16 [of this year], [the Cubs / Chicago] would have been
11 innings. Bob Osborn is credited with the win; “Sailor” Ralph Stroud
required to send Hollywood an additional two players.18 Last season,
is the hard-luck loser in relief. The Stars finish the pre-season winless
the sweet-swinging O’Doul batted .375, belted XX homers with XXX
in seven games against major league clubs.24
RBI in XXX games for [the Bees / Salt Lake].19 O’Doul, however,
originally broke in as a pitcher…
APRIL 9: After three consecutive rainouts, Hollywood finally plays its first
Hindsight, as they say, is 20-20, but ... myopic … [the average PCL regular season game in franchise history… CITE!!!
fan / you] [could have called this with … Cubs’ manager Joe McCarthy
… McCarthy told … of TSN … In the first regular season game in franchise history, the Hollywood
Stars face the defending PCL champion San Francisco Seals at
Recreation Park before a crowd of about 7,500. The Stars win, 4-3,
behind the strong pitching of right-hander Dick McCabe and four twin-
MARCH 15: OT, 3/16/1933, 34:
killings. Frank Zoeller [single to right field in the sixth scores Johnny
Kerr with the winning run / singles in Johnny Kerr with the winning run
in the sixth].25
The [visiting] Stars strike first. With one out in the opening frame, [third
baseman] Mack Hillis reaches first [base] on an error and player-
manager Oscar Vitt walks. The two then pull off a double steal, to put
runners in scoring position for Francis “Lefty” O’Doul, a native San
Franciscan. O’Doul promptly lifts a fly ball to Gene Valla in leftfield to
score Hillis. 26
APRIL 10: In San Francisco, [the Stars’ / spitballer] Frank Shellenback
pitches a complete game four-hitter, beating the Seals and Guy “Lefty”
Williams, 2-0.27 [In the third inning, San Francisco’s Norby Paynter
-----, “Ex-Yank to Join Hollywood Club,” Los Angeles Times, March
19, 1926, B2.
-----, “Stars Play Indians Today,” Los Angeles Times, March 20,
-----, “Ex-Yank to Join Hollywood Club,” Los Angeles Times, March
MARCH 18: The Stars acquire Curt Fullerton, a 27-year old right-handed 19, 1926, B2.
pitcher, from the New York Yankees as part of the compensation 23
-----, “Admit Women Free to All Wrigley Park Ball Games,” Los
package for sending Tony Lazzerri, the Coast League’s single-season
Angeles Times, March 30, 1926, B1.
Robert Ray, “Joe Connolly Donates Game,” Los Angeles Times,
April 3, 1926, 9.
-----, “Hollywood Gets Name,” Oakland Tribune, March 11, 1926, 23. 25
Ed R. Hughes, “Zoellers Singles to Annex,” Los Angeles Times, April
-----, “Frank O’Doul is Turned Back to Hollywood by Chicago Cubs; 10, 1926, 11-12; -----, “Pacific Coast League,” Nevada State Journal,
Joins Locals Today,” Los Angeles Times, March 14, 1926, A5. April 10, 1926, 5 [crowd estimated between 9,000 and 10,000].
Matt Gallagher, “Marty Krug Doesn’t Know How to Take It,” Sporting Ed R. Hughes, “Zoellers Singles to Annex,” Los Angeles Times, April
News, March 25, 1926, 1. 10, 1926, 11.
-----, “Frank O’Doul is Turned Back to Hollywood by Chicago Cubs; Ed R. Hughes, “Frank Shellenback Holds Seals to Four Hits and
Joins Locals Today,” Los Angeles Times, March 14, 1926, A5. Stars Capture 2-to-0 Victory,” Los Angeles Times, April 11, 1926, A4.
bobbles Oscar Vitt’s grounder, allowing Les Cook to score the winning Shelly: 9 Ks
APRIL 16: Arnold “Jigger” Statz [is recognized as one of the (Coast
APRIL 11: [Bring out the brooms!] The Stars complete a doubleheader League’s best players / greatest players in Coast League history.
sweep of the hometown Seals today [at Recreation Park]. In game Today, he [shows why.] [(A / The Angels)’ brilliant leadoff man], [Statz]
one, Hollywood wins, 5-2, behind the pitching of “Sheriff” John [sparks / paces / ignites] the [Seraphs / Angels] to an 8-3 win over the
Singleton. San Francisco’s Dick Moudy, who fails to get a single man [league-leading / hometown] Stars at Wrigley Field. [Statz / The
out in the first, is charged with the loss. In game two, Curt Fullerton (Seraphs’ / Angels’) brilliant leadoff man] strokes four hits, two of which
[blanks / whitewashes] the Seals, 2-0, on three hits in his first PCL are triples, and scores three runs. Art Weis and Roy Jacobs also [clout
start. Dicky Kerr is the hard-luck loser.29 / contribute with] round-trippers for [the Seraphs / Los Angeles]. Earl
“Oil” Hamilton gets the win; 40-year old “Sailor” Ralph Stroud takes the
APRIL 12: At Recreation Park, [the Seals / San Francisco and Dick loss.34
Moudy] beat(s) [the Stars / Hollywood], 2-1, on Earl Averill’s run-scoring
single off [northern California native] Phil Mulcahy in the bottom of the APRIL 17: Hollywood loses to Los Angeles, 7-3, and falls to second place
fourteenth. It is the Stars first loss [of the season / in franchise history]. behind [the surging Angels / its surging neighbors]. Jigger Statz
continues his hot hitting for the [Angels / Seraphs]. After [smashing /
Johnny Kerr, [Hollywood’s wide-ranging second sacker], handles 17
hitting] a double and [tallying / scoring] a run in the first (inning), Statz
chances [at second base] without [committing / making] an error, falling
hits a fly ball down the right field line in the second that bounces out of
one short of the league [mark / record].30 Ironically, …
Lefty O’Doul’s glove and into the stands for a two-run homer. Doc
Crandall gets credit for the victory; the losing pitcher is Harry O’Neill.35
APRIL 13: It’s a “picture perfect” day as Hollywood plays its first-ever APRIL 18: A record 18,000 fans or so are on hand as the Angels
regular season home game at Wrigley Field before an estimated crowd [pulverize / overwhelm] the hometown Stars, (scoring / with) 25 runs on
of 10,000. Silent film star Milton Blue throws out the first ball, while 32 hits in [today’s twinbill / a doubleheader] at Wrigley Field. [In (game
George L. Eastman, the founder of the Eastman Kodak Company and one / the opener), Los Angeles wins [the opener], 15-1, on a four-hitter
inventor of motion picture film, catches it. The Stars go on to beat the by Whitey Glazner. [Once again], The Seraphs’ Jigger Statz [puts on
visiting Angels, 6-2. Hollywood’s Lefty O’Doul belts the first home run (a / another) hitting clinic / is the hitting star / gives (a / another)
in club history, a three-run blast off loser Rube Yarrison in the first demonstration of his hitting prowess], going five-for five with a home
inning. Dick McCabe pitches a complete game five-hitter for the win.31 run, a double, and three singles. Wally Hood also [homers / goes
deep] for the winners. Dick McCabe, who yields five hits to the first five
APRIL 14: Frank Shellenback just misses hurling a no-hitter as the batters of the game, is the loser. In [game two / the nightcap /
hometown Stars defeat the Angels at Wrigley Field, 3-0. Art Weis afternoon tilt], Statz collects two more hits as the Angels beat the Stars,
collects Los Angeles’ only hit [off the veteran (spitballer / right-hander), 10-5. Truck Hannah clouts a round-tripper for Los Angeles; Lefty
a single [to right field] [with one out] in the second inning. “Shelly” fans O’Doul hits one for Hollywood. Harry Sanders gets the win; Frank
nine and does not walk a batter. Hollywood’s Johnny Frederick wallops Shellenback is charged with [his first / the] loss of the [campaign /
a two-run homer off loser Doc Wright.32 (young) season / year].36
APRIL 15: At Wrigley Field, Gus Redman [slugs / hammers] his first and APRIL 21: It’s “Hermosa Beach Day” at Wrigley Field in honor of Wade
only home run of [what turns out to be a / his] brief PCL career, [a solo- “Red” Killefer, the Seattle Indians skipper and his Coast League team.
shot off the Angels’ Elmer Jacobs / but his teammates can only muster Killefer is a resident and member of the chamber of commerce of
an additional three hits as the Stars fall to Elmer Jacobs and the Hermosa Beach, a tiny, but beautiful coastal town located in the South
Angels, 5-1. [The losing pitcher is Curt Fullerton / Rookie Curt Fullerton Bay region of Los Angeles. [His PCL club made Hermosa Beach their
[pitches a complete game / goes the distance] for the second [straight spring training home this year / Hermosa Beach is also the Indians
time / time in a row] this season, but is charged with the loss].33 spring training home]. [Some 300 or so beach residents make the trek
to the ballpark for today’s game]. During pre-game ceremonies, an 18-
piece band plays “Hail! Hail! The Gang’s All Here!” and Ira Hagenbuch,
the [(Hermosa Beach / the (surf / beach) city’s) mayor / mayor of the
Ed R. Hughes, “Frank Shellenback Holds Seals to Four Hits and small coastal town located in the South Bay region of Los Angeles],
presents Killefer with a large floral horseshoe with the word “success”
Stars Capture 2-to-0 Victory,” Los Angeles Times, April 11, 1926, A4.
emblazoned on it. And sure enough, Killefer’s [Indians succeed in
Ed R. Hughes, “Stars Make it Four in a Row,” Los Angeles Times,
beating / go on to beat / edge / nip / eke out a victory over] Oscar Vitt’s
April 12, 1926, B1; -----, “Pacific Coast League,” Nevada State Journal,
Stars in the series opener by a score of 5-4, behind the seven-hit
April 12, 1926, 2.
pitching of Johnny “the Big Surb” Miljus. Irwin “Fuzzy” Hufft, Seattle’s
Ed R. Hughes, “Hollywood Loses 14-Inning Tilt to Seals, 2-1,” Los
Angeles Times, April 13, 1926, B1.
Ed R. Hughes, “Stars Defeat Angels,” Los Angeles Times, April 14,
Robert Ray, “Seraphs Swat Stars,” Los Angeles Times, April 17,
1926, B1, B4; -----, “George Eastman House,”
http://www.eastmanhouse.org. 1926, 9 and 11.
Ed R. Hughes, “Shellenback Blanks Seraphs with One Hit,” Los Robert Ray, “Angels Take Coast League Lead Away From
Angeles Times, April 15, 1926, B1, B2; -----, “Coast League,” Nevada Hollywood By Defeating Stars, 7-3,” Los Angeles Times, April 18, 1926,
State Journal, April 15, 1926, 5. A1 and A4.
Robert Ray, “Angels Turn on Hollywooders and Win 5 to 1,” Los Robert Ray, “Angels Wallop Hollywood Twice, 15-1, 10-5,” Los
Angeles Times, April 16, 1926, B1, B3. Angeles Times, April 19, 1926, B1-B2.
rookie slugger, hits the game-winning homer in the fifth. Dick McCabe Sheehan, batting cleanup in place of O’Doul, hits solo home run for
suffers the defeat.37 HS.43
Sheehan … 3 years with SLC (1923-25) …
APRIL 24: “Sheriff” John Singleton pitches a complete game five-hitter
and Lefty O’Doul strokes a double and two singles in three at bats, MAY 6:
drives in three runs and scores twice as the Stars pummel the Indians,
11-0, at Wrigley Field. In the fifth inning, [fleet-footed / …] Johnny Kerr
[thrills the hometown crowd by / shows off his blazing speed], [scoring
from / coming around to score from] second (base) on [O’Doul’s
sacrifice bunt down the third base line / a sacrifice bunt by O’Doul].
Herb Brett suffers the defeat for Seattle.38
See TSN; obit. …
APRIL 30: Playing in his old ballpark but wearing a new uniform, the
Stars’ Frank Shellenback tosses a five-hit complete game shutout
against the Senators, 2-0, at [Sacramento’s] Moreing Field [in
Sacramento]. It is Shellenback’s third shutout of the [young] season.
Ray Keating is tagged with the loss.39
MAY 1: Dick McCabe, CG 11-inning, 4-hitter, wins 3-1, beating Rudy
Kallio @ SAC …in 11th inning, Kerr singles, Vitt triples and O’Doul
single; Hollywood’s 4th straight victory …40
MAY 2: @ Stockton … 1st game of DH ends 2-2 tie (Mulcahy and Martin);
2nd game in SAC, Stars lose 2-1…In 9th, Vitt sends Hulvey to hit for
Gooch. Hulvey singles; sends Singleton to run for Hulvey without
announcing / alerting the umpires. Singleton is tagged at first. Umpire
Goes calls out Singleton; Vitt protests. 41
MAY 3: no game …
MAY 4: @ WF, trailing 4-3 through 7, Stars score 2 in 8th to beat Oaks,
5-4; Hulvey gets the win in relief of Singleton. In 8th, Johnny Frederick
hit GW 2B, scoring Leslie from third42
MAY 5: @ WF, Oaks beat Stars, 3-2. With score tied 2-2 in the top of the
8th, Oakland’s Louie Guisto belts a Shellenback offering …”AN
UNDECIDED HOME RUN, THE BALL HITTING ON TOP OF THE
LEFT_FIELD WALL AND, AFTER HESITATING A MOMENT
BOUNCING OUT OINTO THIRTY-NINTH STREET. Pruett the winner.
Robert Ray, “Suds, Stars Open Today,” Los Angeles Times, April 21,
1926, B1-B2; Robert Ray, “Seattle Tribe Scalps Stars,” Los Angeles
Times, April 22, 1926, B1 and B3.
Robert Ray, “Stars Shutout Seattle,” Los Angeles Times, April 25,
1926, A1 and A7.
-----, “Senators Shut Out by Stars,” Los Angeles Times, May 1, 1926,
-----, “M’Cabe Hurls Hollywood to 3-to-1 Victory Over Sacs,” Los
Angeles Times, May 2, 1926, A4; -----, “McCabe Bests Kallio,” Modesto
News Herald, May 2, 1926, 16.
-----, “Senators Win One Game,” Fresno Bee, May 3, 1926, 7.
-----, “Hollywood Rally in Eighth Beats Oaks, 5 to 4,” Los Angeles Robert Ray, “Oaks Nose Out Hollywood Stars in 3-2 Duel,” Los
Times, May 5, 1926, B1. Angeles Times, May 6, 1926, B1.
MAY 8: [The Stars / Hollywood] purchase(s) 26-year old Dud Lee from
the Boston Red Sox.
Lee was the Stars’ starting shortstop [for seven seasons] from 1926
to1932, batting a collective .XXX.
Stars lose 4th straight; purchase shortstop Dudley Lee from the Boston
JUNE 19: @SF, trailing 3-0, Stars score 2 in 8 th and 1 in 9th; lose game in
10th when (with one out) Shinners 3Ps off O’NEILL and scores on SS
Lee’s overthrow to third. Stars lose, 4-3. Freeman in relief of Delaney
gets the win.47
Lee’s fielding woes …
JUNE 20: @ SF, Stars lose DH to Oaks, 4-3 in 10 innings (Gould, WP;
Singleton, LP) and 7-3 (Pruett, WP; Fullerton, LP). Opener: 3-3 tie; in
bottom of 10th Arlett lead off double off the left field fence; Boot SACs
Buzz to third; Caveney and Fenton walked intentionally to load the
bases and to set up for DP; Makin PHs for Lary and hits a deep fly ball
to CF Zoleller; Arlett trots home easily to score on flyball. 48
Stars are in seventh place with 35-41 record, 12.5 games behind the
[first place / …] LAA. 49
JUNE 22: @ SEA!!; Stars win, 9-7 in 17 innings; O’Neill in relief of
Shellenback and Mulcahy hurls SHO ball for final 8 frames for the win;
time: 3:30; LP is Best (LHP). 50
JUNE 16: @ SF, Stars lose to OAK, 1-0. Hub Preutt, WP; Fullerton, LP.
Buzz Arlett singles in Shinners from third in the third inning. 44
JUNE 17: @ SF, Stars beat OAK, 1-0; Shellenback, WP; Kunz, LP.
Johnny Kerr doubles in Cook in 8th inning for lone score of game…45
JUNE 18: @ SF, Stars beat OAK, 3-1; McCabe WP, Krause, LP. 46
-----, “Shinners Beats Stars,” Los Angeles Times, June 20, 1926, A1
-----, “Stars Lose to Oakland Club,” Los Angeles Times, June 17, -----, “Hollywood Drops Pair to Oakland,” Los Angeles Times, June
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