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Elam Vangilder from the Chronology
Jul 26, 1928 - Detroit rookie righthander Vic Sorrell and the Yankees' Waite Hoyt are 1-1 after 11. Twelve hits and 2 walks in the 12th all off Sorrell score eleven New York runs to set a ML record for the biggest extra-inning storm ever for the inning (the same two combined for 11 runs in the 12th inning on May 14 1923: NY-8 Det-3 which is a record for 2 teams). For the 3rd time Yankee Bob Meusel hits for the cycle a major league record that only Babe Herman in the NL will tie. Detroit takes the nitecap outslugging New York 13-10. Harry Heilmann hits a grand slam in the 2nd and adds a triple and single to drive in 8 runs. Earl Whitehill is the winner though reliever Elam Vangilder belts a homer.
Jul 25, 1928 - Last-place Detroit sweeps a pair from the Yankees winning 3-2 and 10-7. George Pipgras blows the lead in the opener to lose to Elam Vangilder. The Tigers then run wild in the nitecap win by starter George Smith who picks up his only victory of the year. For the 2nd time in his career Detroit's Jackie Tavener steals 2B 3B and home in the same game swiping the 3 in the 4th inning. His steal of home is on the front end of a successful double steal with Larry Woodall taking 2B. Tavener and Cobb are the only AL players to accomplish this feat more than once. Hank Johnson takes the loss for New York.
Dec 2, 1927 - Heinie Manush's disagreements with Detroit manager George Moriarty land him on the trading block. Manush‚ along with 1B Lu Blue‚ are traded to the St. Louis Browns for Chick Galloway‚ Elam Vangilder‚ and Harry Rice.
Jun 4, 1927 - Pitching his 2nd game of the year Walter Johnson is pounded by the Browns who win 5-3. Johnson finishes the game striking out 6 and allowing 9 hits including a homer by Schulte. Elam Vangilder is the winner.
Aug 5, 1923 - Against the Browns Ruth again bats righthanded. After the Babe hits his 26th and 27th HRs off of Ray Kolp relief P Elam Vangilder takes no chances with Ruth and walks him intentionally in the 11th and again in the 13th inning. Ruth bats righty against Vangilder. Bob Meusel's single wins the game 9-8.
Sep 19, 1922 - Against the Senators Walter Johnson Ken Williams hit his 39th HR of the year in the 4th and Pat Collins subbing for Sisler at 1B adds another solo HR in the 7th to give the Browns a 2-1 lead. But the Senators rally to win 4-3 with Walter Johnson earning the win over Elam Vangilder. Sisler pinch hits and strikes out. Washington will win again tomorrow 5-0.
Sep 9, 1922 - Baby Doll Jacobson collects 3 triples to lead the Browns to a 16-0 whitewash of the Tigers. The victory the most lopsided in Browns' history goes to pitcher Elam Vangilder. St. Louis totals 20 hits with Ken Williams hitting a homer in his 5th straight game his 37th of the year. Sisler has 3 hits to keep his hit streak alive as the Browns keep pace with New York winners in 10 innings against Washington.
Apr 19, 1922 - At Cleveland the Browns Elam Vangilder fires his 2nd straight three-hitter and homers to lead St. Louis to a 15-1 win. George Sisler and Ken Williams each steal three bases and Sisler scores 5 runs.
Apr 15, 1922 - The Browns pound five White Sox pitchers for 21 hits to win 14-0 behind Elam Vangilder. Vangilder allows just three hits. Frank Ellerbe homers for St. Louis his only roundtripper of the year.
Aug 20, 1919 - Wichita OF Joe Wilhoit (Western League) fails to get a hit against Elam Vangilder in a 5-2 win over Tulsa ending a 69-game streak. During the streak he collected 155 hits in 299 at bats for a .505 batting average. The previous record was 49 by Oakland's Jack Ness (Pacific Coast League) in 1915. Wilhoit draws a walk in his last at bat. Coincidentally the Red Sox purchased Wilhoit's contract yesterday and he will report September 15 Wilhoit's streak almost ended in games 62 and 63 a doubleheader in Omaha: in the first game his only hit was an 11th inning HR; in game 2 after making out 3 times he bunted to 3B. The Omaha third sacker with his team leading by a big margin held the ball rather than throwing Wilhoiy out. "Graham's sportsmanship drew forth the admiration of the crowd." (Wichita Eagle)