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If you clicked on the info icon or the "Stats / Notes / Bio" link, you've reached this page which contains notes, memories, trivia and more about Hank  Borowy.  If you have anything to add to this player's information, an interesting bit of trivia or a personal memory or story about Hank, please feel free to share it with us by filling out the form at the bottom of the page. Be sure to include your name and town.

Facts, Trivia, Memories and More about Hank Borowy

Transactions

Traded: July 27, 1945: The Yankees sold Hank to the Cubs for a sum of $97,000. Hank had averaged 15 wins a season from 1942-1944 and was 10-5 with a 3.13 ERA before the trade. Not to mention he was an all-star in 1944 and 1945...the same season he was traded. The trade worked out for the Cubs as Hank went 11-2 with a 2.13 ERA down the stretch for the pennant winning Cubs. He also finished 6th in the NL MVP voting. Hank ended up going 2-2 in three starts for the Cubs in the World Series against the Tigers.He was knocked out in the first inning of Game 7 as the Tigers tagged him for three runs before he could record an out. The Tigers scored twice more in the frame, once more in the second and cruised to a 9-3 win and the 1945 World Championship.

Highlights

September 2, 1942: Hank tosses a one-hit shutout against the St. Louis Browns, capping a double-header sweep by the Yanks.  Hank struck out 10, walked one and improved his record to 13-3 in the 6-0 victory, the Yanks 88th win of the season.  St. Louis third baseman Harlond Clift was the only batter to touch Borowy for a base hit.  Offensively for the Yankees, first baseman Buddy Hassett went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and Joe DiMaggio went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Quotes

"Hank Borowy was the kind of pitcher who sent batters back to the bench muttering, 'He's got nothing. He won't be around the next time I hit.' He pitched a one-hitter against us and that's when I learned to be leery whenever I heard batters talk that way." - Rex Barney in 'Thank Youuuu for 50 Years in Baseball from Brooklyn to Baltimore' (Barney with Norman L. Macht, 1993)


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