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1946 Traveling at dusk in a light rain on Washington's Highway 10 en route to Bremerton, eight Spokane Indians players and their manager, Mel Cole, are killed when their team bus veers off a Cascade Mountain pass road to avoid an oncoming car approximately sixty miles east of Seattle. Jack Lohrke, a future infielder with the Giants and Phillies, will become known as 'Lucky', having left the bus at its last stop 15 minutes before the accident at Snoqualmie Pass because he had received orders to report to San Diego.
1950 Giants' catcher Wes Westrum hits three home runs and a triple. The 27 year-old backstop's fifteen total bases help New York defeat Cincinnati at the Polo Grounds, 12-2.
1950 Willie Mays makes his professional baseball debut, playing centerfield for Trenton, the Giants' farm team in the Class B Inter State League. The 20 year-old outfielder from Alabama goes hitless in the game against Hagerstown in Maryland, but will hit .353 in 81 games, before being promoted to the Minneapolis Millers, the Triple A affiliate of the parent club.

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