Carl Hubbell holds the #Braves scoreless through 5 innings to break the National League record for consecutive scoreless innings, set in 1908. But the #Braves score twice in the 6th and the #Giants lose, 3 – 1, as the streak stops at 45 innings.
1936 In his first start of the season, “King” Carl Hubbell of the New York Giants pitches a three-hit shutout against the Boston Bees. For Hubbell, it is his 17th straight win dating back to July 17, 1935.
Carl Hubbell wins his 253rd and final game, all with the New York Giants, as he beats the Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-2. He will retire at the end of the year and take over the farm system for the Giants, which is down to two teams due to WWII.
A rule change that allows voting only for players after 1921 produces four new Hall of Famers: Carl Hubbell, Frank Frisch, Mickey Cochrane, and Lefty Grove, all former M. V.P. s and World Series winners. Hubbell, was forbidden by Ty Cobb to throw his screwball in Detroit’s farm system, but he used it to win 253 games for the Giants. Frisch…