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    Bobby Veach from the Chronology

    Sep 19, 1925 - In the 2nd game of a twinbill‚ the White Sox take a 15-0 lead against Washington after 5 innings‚ but Chicago P Ted Lyons will have to pitch to 18 different batters as Senators manager Bucky Harris juggles his lineup and sends in pinch hitters. With a no-hitter going‚ Lyons continues to bear down. Finally‚ with 2 out in the 9th‚ Washington's Bobby Veach gets a base hit to break the no-hitter. The final is 17-0 for Lyons with Tom Zachary taking the loss. Washington outfielder Sam Rice's streak of 9 hits in a row is stopped‚ but he will end the season with 182 singles‚ an AL record until 1980. Washington takes the opener‚ 3-2‚ behind Dutch Ruether.

    Aug 9, 1925 - For the only time in his career‚ Babe Ruth is lifted for a pinch hitter. Bobby Veach hits for the Babe‚ suffering from a sore back‚ and flies out‚ and New York loses 4-3 in 12 innings. The Yanks will waive Veach (.353)‚ along with P Alex Ferguson‚ on August 17th‚ and the Senators will pick him up for pennant insurance..

    May 5, 1925 - Everett Scott is benched by New York manager Miller Huggins‚ ending his record 1‚307-game playing streak. Pee Wee Wanninger replaces him at SS in the 6-2 loss to the A's. Scott will soon go to Washington on waivers. The Yanks send lefty P Ray Francis to the Red Sox for OF Bobby Veach and P Alex Ferguson. The 2 will be waived together in August.

    Jan 12, 1924 - OF Bobby Veach is sold by the Tigers to Boston.

    Sep 8, 1922 - Detroit beats the Browns‚ 8-3‚ on Bobby Veach's 2 homers off Urban Shocker. First baseman Lu Blue pulls off two unassisted DPs‚ tying the AL record‚ and both are off line drives by Johnny Tobin.

    Sep 17, 1920 - The Tigers Bobby Veach and the Giants George Burns hit for the cycle‚ the only time it has ever happened twice in the same day. The Giants beat Pittsburgh in 10 innings‚ 4-3‚ as Burns adds a 2nd double to his cycle. Detroit‚ behind Veach's 6-for-6‚ outlasts Boston‚ 14-13‚ in 12 innings‚ despite a major-league record 20 Bosox batters receiving walks. Eight Tigers walk off to set another ML record of 28 walks in an extra-inning game. Veach's hits come off Bosox hurlers Sam JonesHarry Harper‚ and Ben Karr.

    Jul 16, 1920 - Waite Hoyt returns to the mound after eleven weeks and pitches well against the Tigers for 9 innings before being lifted. But Bobby Veach's double in the 10th scores Cobb and the Red Sox lose‚ 6-5.

    Jul 30, 1917 - The Tigers Ty CobbBobby Veach‚ and Ossie Vitt follow each other in the lineup‚ each going 5-for-5 in a 16-4 win over Washington. Having three players collect five hits ties the ML record for the century. Cobb also scores 5 runs for the first time Detroit's outfield has 12 hits to tie the AL record.

    Jun 9, 1916 - In Detroit‚ consecutive doubles by Bobby Veach and George Burns stop Ruth's scoreless innings at 25. Ruth evens the score with a longest drive ever seen at Navin Field‚ into the RF bleachers. When Ruth tires in the 9th‚ Carl Mays relieves and loses‚ 6-5. Ruth is 3-for-3 at bat.

    Aug 22, 1915 - In the 2nd inning of game one of a doubleheader versus Detroit‚ the crowd sees the Senators score a run with no times at bat‚ the only time its ever happened. Chick Gandil and Merito Acosta walk; Buff Williams sacrifices‚ and George McBride hits a sacrifice fly‚ scoring Gandil‚ and the Tigers catch Acosta off 2B when OF Bobby Veach throws to Ossie Vitt. Washington's Walter Johnson goes on to win‚ 8-1‚ and snap the Tigers' 9-game win streak.

    Jun 23, 1914 - Third baseman Ivy Olson helps preserve a 5-4 Cleveland victory over Detroit by nabbing Bobby Veach with a hidden ball trick in the 8th inning.

    Jul 18, 1913 - In Detroit‚ Boston pitcher Smoky Joe Wood slips and breaks his thumb while fielding a grounder off the bat of Bobby Veach. Except for one inning of relief in September‚ Wood's season is over. Detroit wins‚ 5-1 with 3 runs in the 6th and 2 in the 7th.

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