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Ernie Nevers from the Chronology
Jul 6, 1927 - The Tigers beat Ernie Nevers 9-8 when the Brownie starter forces home the winning run in the 8th inning. In the same frame St. Louis loses its $100000 CF Fred Schulte when he bangs into the concrete wall fracturing his left wrist and left rib.
Jul 1, 1927 - The Browns outslug the White Sox 18 hits to 16 and win 14-12. St. Louis is led by George Sisler and Ken Williams each with 4 hits while Chicago gets 2 doubles and a homer from Bibb Falk. Bert Cole battered for 6 hits in the Browns' 6-run 6th takes the loss. Brownie starter Ernie Nevers last just 3 innings but is awarded the win.
May 11, 1927 - In St. Louis Ruth belts his 2nd homer in 2 days and his 8th of the year off Ernie Nevers as the Yanks win 4-2. The ball is to the left of the CF flagpole in Sportsman's Park the longest ball to date ever hit there. Martin Haley in the St. Louis Post Dispatch writes: "Homeric Herman careened the animated leather for a sky-scraping bulls eye into the distant center-field bleachers the ball clattering up the icy seats at the point where the left-center and dead-center field sections conjoin."
Aug 4, 1926 - Stanford star fullback Ernie Nevers pitches his first complete game for the St. Louis Browns beating the A's 3-1. Nevers will be 6-12 in his brief baseball life but he will win a place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame playing with the Duluth Eskimos and Chicago Cardinals (1926-31).