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    Sep 13, 1992 - Cleveland's Kenny Lofton steals his 53rd and 54th bases breaking the AL rookie record of 53 set by Donie Bush in 1909. Lofton will swipe a league-high 66 bases‚ 12 ahead of another rookie Pat Listach‚ and lead AL center fielders with 14 assists. He scores both runs today‚ including the winner in the 9th‚ to beat the White Sox‚ 2-1. Eric Plunk is the winner with Steve Olin picking up his 25th save.

    Feb 26, 1943 - The Phils sign Bucky Harris as manager. It is the 4th ML club Harris has led‚ not counting 2 stints-later 3-at Washington. Clark GriffithRogers HornsbyDonie Bush‚ and Bill McKechnie have also managed 4 clubs.

    Jul 27, 1939 - The Dodgers acquire Louisville shortstop Pee Wee Reese‚ sending the Red Sox a reported $75‚000 and 4 players to be named. Pitcher Red Evans (21-14 for New Orleans in 1938) and OF Art Parks + two minor leaguers eventually trade uniforms. Tom Yawkey‚ one of three partners who bought the Louisville team for $100‚000‚ voted against the sale: his partners‚ Donie Bush and Frank McKinney‚ voted for the sale.

    Oct 25, 1937 - Casey Stengel signs to manage the Boston Bees‚ replacing Bill McKechnie. Donie Bush‚ five-year manager of the Minneapolis Millers‚ turned down the job three days ago.

    Sep 3, 1933 - At Cincinnati‚ the Reds clip the Pirates‚ 9-3‚ the first loss for the Bucs in 9 games. The Pirates now trail the Giants by 8 games. Red Lucas goes all the way for the win‚ as the Reds shell rookie Ralph Birkofer. After the game‚ Edd Roush's old-timers defeat Buck Herzog's Nine‚ 8-5‚ called after 5 innings on account of "tiredness." Ninety three old timers turn out and about half take a turn at the plate. Roush's squad includes Pat DuncanLarry KopfBill Rariden‚ and Rube Bressler‚ all stars on the Reds 1919 team. Donie Bush and Honus Wagner are the shortstops.

    Nov 10, 1932 - Donie Bush‚ pennant-winning manager of Minneapolis (American Association)‚ is named manager of the Cincinnati Reds.

    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.

    Aug 28, 1929 - Donie Bush resigns as Pirates manager; coach Jewel Ens replaces him.

    Jul 8, 1929 - Donie Bush‚ manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates‚ thinks his fast traveling Buccaneers may win the NL pennant if the lively ball does not kill or maim some of his best players. (as noted in today's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). "The Pirate pilot was asked if the ball is as closely related to a rabbit as has been alleged by some indignant players. 'It's not a ball‚ it's a bullet‚' said Donie. 'Somebody's going to get killed if they don't watch out. A pitcher who has to put the ball over hasn't a chance. All he can do is to pitch and duck.' However‚ if the Pirates do not forget to duck‚ the manager thinks he has a great chance to win another pennant."

    Jun 15, 1929 - The Giants outlast Pittsburgh 20-15 in 14 innings as the 2 teams combine for 52 hits. New York scores 8 runs in the last inning‚ with the host Bucs plating three runs. The 8 runs in the 13th is a ML record for the inning. The game takes 4 hours and 17 minutes to complete. For New York‚ Edd Roush has 5 hits‚ while Fred Lindstrom‚ Travis‚ Jackson‚ and Fred Leach add 4 apiece. Jackson hits include 2 homers‚ double‚ and a triple‚ good for 7 ribbies. After Donie Bush is ejected in the 14th‚ fans behind 3B toss pop bottles‚ and a half inning later fans surge onto the field. Police hold the fans in check.

    Oct 5, 1927 - With 158 HRs‚ a .307 team BA‚ and 6 winning pitchers‚ the Yanks are the Series favorite. But the Pirates are no slouches with a team BA of .305. OF Kiki Cuyler‚ a .309 hitter‚ will see no action in the Series‚ being passed over for a lighter-hitting OF‚ as he and manager Donie Bush feud.

    Aug 6, 1927 - As the Cubs win their 7th straight‚ Pittsburgh loses 9-2 to the Giants‚ dropping them 3 games behind Chicago. Buc manager Donie Bush benches Kiki Cuyler for not using a take out slide at second base and Kiki will not play the rest of the season or the WS.

    Aug 13, 1926 - In a dispute stretching back to last season‚ Pittsburgh players ask that Fred Clarke‚ now assistant to owner Barney Dreyfuss‚ not be permitted to sit on the bench. Sam Dreyfuss‚ filling in for his father who is Europe‚ squelches the revolt by releasing Carson Bigbee and Babe Adams‚ and suspending Max Carey‚ who has slumped to .222. Carey is waived to the Dodgers. Manager Bill McKechnie will fill in till the end of the year‚ to be replaced by Donie Bush‚ Indianapolis manager. The three players protest to NL president Heydler‚ who absolves them of insubordination‚ but also confirms the owner's right to get rid of them.

    Sep 14, 1921 - Washington's Walter Johnson gives up 4 hits but still faces just 27 batters in edging the Browns 1-0. Following 2 singles in the 4th‚ George Sisler's line drive to Donie Bush is turned into a triple play. For Bush‚ it is the 9th time he has taking part in a TP as a fielder‚ a ML record. He hit into one once‚ tying him with Sisler for the all-time mark of 10 triple plays (Sisler: fielded 7‚ hit 3). Jack Tobin singles in the 7th‚ but Johnson picks him off. Tobin will set the AL record this year with 179 singles‚ a mark that Sam Rice will top in 1925. The Senators only run today comes when Dixie Davis hits Picinich with a bases-loaded pitch‚ forcing in a run.

    Aug 20, 1921 - The Tigers waive veteran Donie Bush to the Senators.

    May 18, 1921 - The Boston Red Sox‚ behind Sam Jones' shutout‚ beat the Tigers‚ 2-0. Jones will finish the year 16-5‚ with the best winning percentage in the AL. The Tigers prevent further scoring with a triple play on Ev Scott's liner to 2B Ralph Young who flips to Donie Bush.

    Aug 17, 1920 - At a meeting between the Red Sox and Tigers in Boston‚ the players threaten to boycott playing against Carl Mays. Tiger SS Donie Bush announces to the press that he is willing to leave the Tigers and play SS for Cleveland in Chapman's place. In Washington‚ the Browns unanimously agree that Mays "must be removed from baseball‚" though they don't accuse Mays of deliberately throwing at Chapman. The Senators are less strident. Ban Johnson receives a telegram informing him of the threatened boycotts around the AL.

    Aug 14, 1919 - With the score tied 3-3 in the top of the 10th‚ starting Yankee hurler Carl Mays is called out on strikes by Brick Owens. In disgust‚ Mays flings his bat towards the stands and is thumbed out of the game before the bat lands. The Yankees overcome Muddy Ruel's hitting into a triple play-2B Ralph Young to SS Donie Bush-and beat the Tigers in 15 innings‚ 5-4.

    Aug 4, 1918 - In the nitecap at Detroit‚ Walter Johnson goes 17 1/3 innings‚ his 2nd longest outing ever‚ and faces 64 batters in losing to the Tigers‚ 7-6. Detroit collects 16 hits and 8 walks against the Nats' ace. Detroit ties the score 6-6 in the 7th inning when Ty Cobb drives in a run‚ and wins it in the 18th on a Cobb double. Cobb‚ in CF‚ also throws out a Milan at home in the 13th‚ while SS Donie Bush nails two Nats at home in the 14th. Hooks Dauss is the winner with 10 innings of relief. In the first game‚ the Nats score 6 runs in the 1st three innings off rookie Rudy Kallio and coast 7-0 behind Doc Ayers. Ayers scatters 7 hits and shuts out Cobb. Johnson is now 1-1 in 18-inning games this year!

    Aug 23, 1917 - The Tigers use a triple play to help them beat the A's, 7-3. Stuffy McInnis hits a liner to Donie Bush to start it. In the 8th, Ty Cobb steals home against the battery of Tom Sheehan and Val Picinich.

    Jul 11, 1917 - In Detroit‚ Boston's Babe Ruth tops the Tigers 1-0‚ allowing just Donie Bush's scratch single in the 8th. Ruth deflects the ball but the throw by the shortstop is too late. Ruth has a single and triple‚ but a pinch triple by Chick Shorten in the 9th drives home the only run. Ruth strikes out Veach Crawford and Cobb in the 9th; For the last he shakes off catcher and player/manager Carrigan. In early 1942‚ in a speech in Los Angeles‚ Ruth will call this game his greatest thrill. [the Babe also relates to writer John Carmichael that his greatest game was the called shot in the WS of 1932.]

    Sep 9, 1911 - Detroit's Pat Mullin pitches a 1-0 shutout over the White Sox‚ and gets some help when Lee Tannehill's liner is caught by LF Delos Drake who turns it into a triple play‚ throwing to Donie Bush who relays to 1B Del Ganier.

    May 4, 1910 - The first-place Tigers defeat the White Sox‚ 4-0‚ behind Pat Mullin. Mullin gets help in the form a triple play on Bill Purtell's line drive to 1B Hack Simmons who throws to SS Donie Bush.

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