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    Oct 1, 2006 - The Marlins down the Phillies, 3-2, in 11 innings but lose P Dontrelle Willis in the 2nd inning. Willis dives for an infield fly ball and injured his arm. Dan Uggla homers for the Fish, scoring his 105th run of the year. Along with Hanley Ramirez, they are the first pair of rookie teammates since Dale Alexander and Roy Johnson of the 1929 Tigers to each score 100 runs in the same season.

    Sep 29, 2002 - The Cardinals win their 97th‚ beating the Brewers‚ 4-0. Andy Benes pitches 5 innings before leaving with a back twinge. Wayne Franklin pitches 7 innings for the Brewers. Edgar Renteria knocks in the game's 1st run in the 8th with the 1st of 2 RBIs. He finishes with 82 RBIs‚ the highest for a Bird SS since Doc Lavan's 82 in 1921. Albert Pujols has no RBIs‚ but finishes with 127‚ one behind NL leader Lance Berkman. Pujols is the first batter since Ted Williams in 1939-40 to drive in more than 250 runs in his first two seasons in the majors. Pujols drove in 257 runs in his first two campaigns. Just 4 big-leaguers have posted 250 or more RBIs in their first two years in the majors. Joe DiMaggio holds the record with 292 ribbies in his first two; Dale Alexander with 272‚ is in 2nd place.

    Jul 4, 1940 - Ab Wright of Minneapolis (AA) follows one HR in the morning game of a holiday doubleheader with 4 HRs and a triple-19 total bases-against St. Paul at Nicollet Park. Wright's first homer in game two is a monster shot that clears the center-field wall. His 4 homers in a game ties the 1935 mark of Dale Alexander of KC off Steve Sundra of Minneapolis‚ and the 19 TB is a new AA record. The Millers win the 2nd game‚ 17-5‚ after losing the a.m. game‚ 3-2. Wright will win the AA Triple Crown‚ hitting .369‚ 39 HRs‚ and 159 RBIs.

    Jun 14, 1935 - Playing for Kansas City (AA)‚ 1932 AL batting champ Dale Alexander hits 4 successive HRs‚ mostly off future ML hurler Steve Sundra at Minneapolis' Nicollet Park. KC wins 15-2 on 22 hits. Also in the AA‚ Milwaukee leadoff hitter Eddie Marshall goes hitless‚ ending his 43-game batting streak. His mark is a new AA record. During the streak‚ Marshall hit .327 (66-for-202).

    May 30, 1933 - Boston's Dale Alexander suffers a career-ending injury when he twists his knee sliding into home in the 2nd game of a doubleheader loss to the A's. The first baseman will undergo a new therapy‚ diathermy‚ which will lead to 3rd degree burns‚ gangrene and the near loss of his leg. Last year's batting champ will hit just .281 this year and retire with a career mark of .331. The A's win 7-3 behind the relief win of Lefty Grove‚ then 11-8 in 12 innings‚ with Grove throwing scoreless 10th and 11th innings. Brown goes all the way for the Sox before tiring and walking three and giving up a pair of singles in the 12th.

    Aug 6, 1932 - Dale Alexander bounces a single up the middle in the 4th inning for Boston's only hit off Cleveland's Wes Ferrell. The ace wins 3-0 over Rhodes for his 18th win of the year.

    Jun 13, 1932 - Outfielders Dale Alexander and Roy Johnson are traded by Detroit to Boston for doubles champ Earl Webb. Alexander‚ batting only .250‚ will hit .372 with Boston and will edge out Jimmie Foxx for the batting title by 3 points. Roy Johnson‚ who set a ML record in 1929 by making 31 outfield errors‚ will hit over .300 and average in double figures for errors with the Bosox.

    Oct 6, 1929 - The Tigers score 4 in the top of the 9th to beat the White Sox‚ 7-6. Detroit's Bob Johnson has 2 doubles and triple to top 200 hits for the year. He joins Dale Alexander (215) as the only two rookie teammates to ever top 200 hits. Among the 800 fans is Donie Bush‚ 1930 manager of the Comiskeys.

    Apr 21, 1929 - Detroit P Earl Whitehill hits his first ML HR‚ off Browns reliever Herb Cobb‚ to help himself to a 16-9 win. Whitehill will hit 2 more homers this year‚ then just one more in his career. Rookie Dale Alexander‚ batting cleanup‚ hits his 1st ML homer‚ off reliever Chad Kimsey. Alexander will have a marvelous rookie year‚ hitting 25 homers‚ batting .343‚ and knocking in 137 runs. He will have 135 RBIs in his 2nd season: only Joe DiMaggio will bat in more runs in his first 2 years in the majors.

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