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George Caster from the Chronology
Aug 8, 2004 - The Red Sox defeat the Tigers 11-9 despite 7 Detroit home runs. Tim Wakefield records the win for Boston despite tying a ML record by allowing 6 of the homers. Wakefield is the 6th modern pitcher to yield 6 round-trippers but the first since Philadelphia's George Caster did so 64 years ago against the Red Sox. The last pitcher to give up 6 homers and still win the game was Brooklyn's Hollis Thurston in 1932.
Jun 19, 1945 - At St. Louis in what will be dubbed the "Battle of the Dugouts" the 8th inning produces fireworks as the White Sox score 4 runs to eventually win 4-1. After reliever George Caster is lifted he fires the ball into the White Sox dugout prompting manager Jimmie Dykes to come out and protest. Browns catcher Gus Mancuso tells Dykes to shut up Karl Scheel a Sox bench jockey who has been mercilessly "riding" the Browns. When Dykes says you can find him in the dugout a few Browns led by Sig Jakucki and Ellis Clary do just that giving a Scheel a "most brutal (Dykes)" pounding. The ex-Marine requires first aid but travels with the team to Cleveland. About 100 spectators mill on the field to try and see the action. In Cleveland Dykes sendds a telegram to Will Harridge accusing Browns manager Luke Sewell with instigating the riot.
Sep 24, 1940 - George Caster of the Philadelphia Athletics allows 6 HRs against the Boston Red Sox four of them coming in the 6th inning when the Sox total 25 bases and an AL record 17 extra bases on long hits. Ted Williams Jimmie Foxx and Joe Cronin connect successively with Foxx's HR his 500th career homer. Bobby Doerr hits a triple and Jim Tabor adds another HR in the 6th as Boston barely wins 10-9 in 10 innings clouting 5 doubles 3 triples and 6 homers. Boston then wins the 2nd game 3-2. It is the 3rd time that Foxx has been part of a three consecutive-homer barrage.
Aug 25, 1937 - Roxy Lawson allows 12 hits and 6 walks but wins his 16th when he drives in the winning run with a bunt single in the 9th of a 6-5 conquest of Boston. Rudy York belts another homer a three-run shot off George Caster. For the 2nd time this season Tiger outfielders have no assists. Tiger 3B Marv Owens ties a ML record with 9 assists.
May 20, 1935 - Hank Greenberg collects 2 of his 3 RBIs in the 11th inning as Detroit tops the A's 8-6. A's pitcher George Caster heeding the advice of Jimmie Foxx walks Gehringer in the last frame to pitch to Greenberg.