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Bob Fothergill from the Chronology
May 21, 1999 - At Coors Field, Larry Walker’s third hit of the game is an 11th inning walkoff homer off of John Frascatore to give the Rockies an 8-7 win over the Diamondbacks. Todd Helton has 4 hits for the Rocks. Walker’s 21-game hit streak will end tomorrow but he bats .506 (41-for-81) during the streak, the first .500 average during a 20-game hit streak since Bob "Fats" Fothergill, in 1927 (as noted by Trent McCotter).
Jul 28, 1931 - The White Sox record an AL-record 12 hits in the 8th inning against the Yankees. They score 11 runs in the frame led by Bob Fothergill who homers and triples to win 14-12. Fats adds a pair of doubles for 4 long hits in the game.
Sep 21, 1927 - The first-place Yankees drop a 6-1 decision to the Detroit Tigers as Bob "Fats" Fothergill extends his hitting streak to 20 games. Fothergill’s streak will end tomorrow but he will go 36-for-72 in the 20 games, a .500 average, the same average he had during a 20-game hitting streak over 1926-27. The next batter to hit .500 during a 20-game hitting streak will be Larry Walker (as noted by Trent McCotter).
May 8, 1927 - At Detroit, Marty McManus singles in 2 runs in the 9th to lead the Tigers to a 3–2 win over the Red Sox. Bob "Fats" Fothergill goes hitless for the 1st time this season to end his 21-game hitting streak. Fothergill hit .500 (42-for-84) during the streak, which began last year. Fats will hit .500 during another 20-game streak this year from August 31 (G 1) through September 21. Fothergill is the only player to hit .500 or better in two 20-game hit streaks.
May 5, 1922 - Pitching against the Tigers Browns Bill Bayne takes a no-hitter into the 8th inning. Detroit manager Ty Cobb then sends up 5 straight pinch hitters the first of whom in the 9th breaks up the no-hitter. One of the pinch hitters Cobb inserts is Bob Fothergill who bats for Cobb and strikes out but becomes the only man ever to pinch hit for the Georgia Peach. The Browns win 6-1.
Jun 14, 1893 - George Davis becomes the first player in ML history to hit a HR and a triple in the same inning as his Giants overcome the Chicago Colts 15-11. Davis's feat will not be matched until 1931 when the Detroit Tigers' Bob Fothergill turns the trick.