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General Crowder from the Chronology
Aug 4, 1934 - Go figure. General Crowder the AL's top winner in 1932 and 1933 is waived to the Tigers by the Senators. Just 4-10 this year with the Nationals the General will go 5-1 in Detroit for the remainder of the season then win 16 next year.
Sep 24, 1933 - Lefty Grove wins his 24th game replacing starter Emmett McKeithan after 4 innings and the A's leading 8-3. The final score is 11-4 with General Crowder taking the loss. But Grove's win is tainted. The Athletics "contrived" to give Grove the sure win so that he could finish the season with more wins than NL star Carl Hubbell who will finish with 23. AL President Harridge will reverse the official scorer's decision next week and gives the win to McKeithan but the league eventually returns the win to Grove.
May 16, 1933 - Washington and Cleveland break a ML record by using 11 pitchers in a 12-inning game won by the Senators 11-10. General Crowder is the eventual winner over Mel Harder. Washington's Cecil Travis plays his first ML game and gets 5 hits.
Sep 12, 1932 - Washington's General Crowder whips Chicago 9-3 for his 8th win against the White Sox this year. This sets the ML record for wins against one team in a season. Tex Carleton will win 8 against Boston in 4 years in the NL but no one this century will win 9.
Jul 12, 1930 - At Navin Field the league-leading Senators split a pair with the Tigers losing the opener 3-2 and taking the nitecap 7-5. Joe Judge's homer and sacrifice fly led Detroit in the opener with Earl Whitehill picking up the complete game win. General Crowder takes the loss. The Nats win the nitecap overcoming a 4-1 Detroit lead after 5 innings. Joe Cronin and Dave Harris clout solo homers for Washington as Bobby Burke is the winner in relief.
May 5, 1930 - The Athletics say it with homers beating the Browns 4-3 in 12 innings and scoring all their runs on solo four baggers. Al Simmons' leadoff homer in the bottom of the 12th makes Lefty Grove a winner over General Crowder, as both starters go all the way. Boley with 2 and Haas with one provide the other A's scores, a record to date in the AL. The Giants will score 5 runs on solos 5 weeks from now.
Oct 3, 1929 - At St. Louis the Browns General Crowder tops the Indians 3-2 in 10 innings. Accounting for the Indians scoring is Earl Averill's 2-run HR his 18th of the year and his 5th off the general. Only George Kelly's 6 off Vic Aldridge in 1923 (and later on Williams in 1941 off Rigney and Kluszewski in 1954 off Surkont) will top Earl's 5 according to homer historian Dave Vincent.
May 16, 1929 - Cleveland pitcher Jake Miller allows his 1st run in 27 innings giving up a pair of singles for a run in the 9th against the Browns. And that is the game a 1-0 loss as General Crowder takes the shutout win allowing 2 hits.
May 7, 1929 - Yankee southpaw Tom Zachary wins a 6-5 game in relief at St. Louis the first of his 12 wins without a loss for the year a ML record. No pitcher will have a better season without losing a game. His batterymate rookie Bill Dickey helps out with his first major league homer off General Crowder.
Jul 7, 1927 - The Senators trade righthander General Crowder to the Browns to bring back southpaw Tom Zachary. In a disastrous trade Griffith had swapped Zachary to the Browns in February 1926 after the lefty was just 12-15 for the Senators in 1925. Washington got Joe Bush and Jack Tobin both of whom were gone by July while Zachary won 14 for Browns in 1926.