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    Aug 10, 1936 - It must be the name. Buddy Myer‚ last year's AL batting champ‚ is sent home by Washington to recover from a season-long stomach ailment. Last week‚ Billy Myers‚ Reds SS and captain‚ was operated on for a "telescoped bowel‚" and is expected to be out for the season.

    Dec 10, 1935 - Ford Frick is reelected NL president for 2 years and given a raise. The AL votes down night ball and awards a $500 cash prize for batting leaders retroactive to include Buddy Myer in 1935.

    Sep 29, 1935 - Against Washington‚ Jimmie Foxx slams his 35th homer in the 4th inning to give the A's a 4-2 lead‚ When the Nats tie‚ Double X hits his 36th in the 7th to put the A's in the lead and tie Hank Greenberg for the AL HR title. Washington retakes it‚ but the A's score 4 to win 11-8. Washington's Buddy Myer goes 4-for-5 to edge out Cleveland's Joe Vosmik for the AL batting title‚ .349 to .348. In Cleveland's doubleheader‚ Vosmik pinch hits in game one making an out‚ and plans on taking the rest of the afternoon off. When he hears that Myer is hot‚ he plays‚ going 1-for-3 to "lose" the title. Foxx finishes at .346.

    Sep 28, 1935 - The Indians sweep the Browns‚ 3-0 and 7-3‚ with Joe Vosmik (.350) going 1-for-7 at the day's end. He still leads Buddy Myer by 2 points‚ but will lose the AL bat title by a point.

    Sep 21, 1935 - Hal Trosky powers his 24th homer to lead the Indians to a 7-3 win over the White Sox. Joe Vosmik is 1-for-2 and continues to hold a slight lead at .348 in the AL batting race. After the Washington-Philadelphia twinbill today‚ Buddy Myer (0-for-4 today) is 2nd at .342 and Jimmie Foxx (0-for-9 today) is at .340‚ ending his 18-game hitting streak.

    May 17, 1935 - Washington 2B Buddy Myer is 3-for-3 with 4 RBIs as the Nats top Detroit‚ 10-8.

    Oct 3, 1933 - In the battle of first-year managers‚ the Giants take the opener of the WS at the Polo Grounds‚ as Carl Hubbell holds the Senators to 5 hits and 3 unearned runs. Washington unravels when Buddy Myer makes a record-tying 3 errors. Mel Ott is the hitting star‚ tying a WS record with 4-for-4.

    May 6, 1933 - Senators 2B Buddy Myer is carried off the field unconscious after being hit by a Whit Wyatt pitch‚ as Washington tops Detroit 6-2. Earl Whitehill wins despite giving up Hank Greenberg's first ML homer.

    Apr 25, 1933 - Russ Van Atta makes a spectacular debut in the Yankees 16-0 pasting of the eventual AL-winning Senators‚ getting 4 hits and pitching a 5-hit shutout. Only Casey Stengel has debuted with 4 hits. Van Atta will post a 12-4 record for the season‚ bat .283‚ but will injure his left index finger in December while rescuing a cocker spaniel from a house fire. His only career shutout is today. The game is marred by a wild 20-minute free-for-all in the 4th inning started when Ben Chapman slides into second and spikes 2B Buddy Myer. Myer initiated the spiking by stepping on Gehrig's foot at 1B a few days earlier. Chapman‚ Myer‚ and Earl Whitehill are suspended 5 days and fined $100 each.

    Aug 6, 1929 - After the visiting Senators outslug the Yankees 13-11‚ New York earns a split‚ 8-0‚ on two homers by Babe Ruth. The first is a grand slam in the 5th‚ his 26th homer of the year. Heimach scatters 3 hits to earn the nitecap win. Buddy Myers 4 hits‚ including 3 doubles in the opener‚ paces a 14-hit Nat attack. Durst‚ Cronin‚ and West homer for Washington.

    Aug 5, 1929 - Despite 3 triples by Charlie Gehringer‚ the Senators overwhelm the Tigers‚ 21-5‚ collecting 21 hits. Sam Rice and Buddy Myers each have 4 hits and 4 runs as every hitter in the lineup hits a safety. Winning pitcher Lloyd Brown scores 3 runs.

    Dec 15, 1928 - The Red Sox trade Buddy Myer back to Washington for P Hod Lisenbee‚ P Milt Gaston‚ IF Bobby Reeves‚ IF Grant Gillis‚ and OF Elliot Bigelow. Myer will become a top player in the 1930s.

    Sep 5, 1927 - In the first of two at Fenway‚ the Red Sox and Yankees battle for 18 innings before the Red Sox emerge the winners‚ 12-11. Buddy Myers' double is followed by a single from Ira Flagstead. New York scores a pair in the top of the 9thg to tie‚ and then there is no scoring until the 17th when both teams plate 3. Boston starter Red Ruffing‚ a future Yankee‚ goes 15 innings but does not get a decision. Reliever Snake Wiltse is the winner over Waite Hoyt. New York wins the abbreviated nitecap‚ 5-0‚ with Wiltse taking the loss.

    Jun 26, 1927 - In Washington‚ the Senators make it 3 straight over Boston‚ winning 8-7‚ scoring all of their runs in the 4th inning. Former Senator Buddy Myer belts a homer off Walter Johnson‚ who lasts 5 innings and gets credit for the win. Johnson will serve up six gopher balls to the Red Sox in his career‚ all in Washington. Goose Goslin homers‚ off Tony Welzer.

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