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    Sep 13, 1991 - Toronto OF Joe Carter drives in a run in the Blue Jays' 7-6 victory over the A's‚ becoming the 1st player in history to reach the 100 plateau in 3 consecutive seasons with 3 different teams. Nine players (Dick AllenOrlando CepedaRocky ColavitoGoose GoslinRogers HornsbyReggie JacksonLee MayAl Simmons‚ and Vic Wertz) have collected 100 RBI with three teams‚ but none consecutively.

    Jan 28, 1968 - Goose Goslin and Kiki Cuyler are admitted into the Hall of Fame by unanimous vote of the Special Veterans Committee.

    Apr 24, 1938 - Goose Goslin's pinch-hit HR is the 5th of his career‚ for a new AL record‚ but the Yankees beat the Senators 4-3.

    Apr 3, 1938 - Goose Goslin‚ released by Detroit‚ returns for his 3rd stint with the Senators.

    Jul 28, 1936 - In the 6th inning of a 16-6 Yankee win in Detroit‚ the Tiger's Goose Goslin drives a ball in the gap in right center. Right fielder DiMaggio and CF Myril Hoag‚ in for a slumping Powell‚ sprint for the ball and collide‚ the ball bounding by for an inside-the-park homer. Both players are knocked unconscious but appear unhurt: Dimag stays in though Hoag is replaced. He'll play tomorrow and collect a single‚ then collapse in his hotel room on the 30th with a brain clot. Hoag will be operated on successfully at Harper Hospital and will be out the rest of the season‚ but he'll return to play six more years. New York wins the game on 20 hits‚ scoring 4 runs in each of the first two innings‚ and three apiece in the 4th and 5th. Lou Gehrig scores 5 runs and has two doubles‚ single and number 31 with two aboard to pace the visitors. Tommy Bridges is the loser while Johnny Murphy‚ who relieves Monte Pearson in the 4th‚ is credited with the win. Selkirk adds a homer for the Yankees‚ who have now hit 122.

    Jul 26, 1936 - The Tigers strand 14 runners and lose to Boston and Wes Ferrell‚ 10-3. The Tigers have 13 hits including Goose Goslin with 3-for-3. Jimmy Foxx hits his 28th homer of the year in Boston's 5-run 8th‚ then hits another in the 9th‚ to pin the loss on Eldon Auker.

    Jul 17, 1936 - Yankees Red RolfeLou Gehrig‚ and Bill Dickey hit 3rd-inning HRs against Detroit to tie the AL record‚ since topped. New York rolls‚ 9-4‚ dropping the Bengals to 4th place. Goose Goslin has a pair of homers for Detroit.

    Oct 7, 1935 - The Tigers end the Series in 6 games behind Tommy Bridges' second complete game 4-3. Goose Goslin's single‚ with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th‚ wins the game.

    Jul 11, 1935 - At Washington‚ the Tigers take 10 innings to beat the Senators‚ 7-6. Detroit leadoff hitter Pete Fox has his hitting streak stopped after 29 games. Gehringer has a homer and triple and Goose Goslin has 3 hits including a homer for the winners.

    Oct 4, 1934 - Schoolboy Rowe evens the Series with a 12-inning‚ 3-2 win‚ shutting out the Cardinals over the final 9. Rowe retires 22 batters in a row equaling Pennock's effort in 1927. The Tigers tie the game in the 9th inning and win on Goose Goslin's single.

    Jun 6, 1934 - Cleveland's Bob Weiland‚ recently acquired‚ fires a one-hitter at the Tigers‚ but loses‚ 2-1. Charlie Gehringer's RBI single is the only hit. Weiland does stop Goose Goslin's hit streak at 30 games. The victory by Schoolboy Rowe puts the Tigers in 1st place.

    Apr 28, 1934 - Goose Goslin‚ Detroit OF‚ hits into 4 consecutive DPs‚ but the Tigers beat Cleveland 4-1. In the DP department‚ Tiger 3B Marv Owen makes an unassisted DP; he'll have another one tomorrow‚ just the 2nd time in history a third baseman has done that in consecutive games.

    Dec 14, 1933 - Washington's Goose Goslin is traded for John Stone of the Tigers.

    Apr 29, 1933 - Washington C Luke Sewell makes a rare double play with no outs in the 9th‚ tagging out first Lou Gehrig‚ who held up at 2B to see if a Tony Lazzeri's fly ball would be caught‚ and then Dixie Walker attempting to score from 1B. Lazzeri's hit is a double but Cronin's relay from Goose Goslin allows Sewell to tag the two in succession. The Senators beat the Yankees‚ 6-3.

    Dec 14, 1932 - The Senators swap Sammy West Carl Reynolds and Lloyd Brown along with $20000 to the Browns for former Senator Goose Goslin lefthander Walter "Lefty" Stewart and OF Fred Schulte. They also get Earl Whitehill from Detroit for Firpo Marberry and Carl Fischer.

    Jun 23, 1932 - In St. Louis‚ Lou Gehrig plays his 1‚103rd successive game in a New York uniform‚ equaling Joe Sewell's record with one team (Cleveland). The Yanks score two in the first when Bump Hadley walks Gehrig and Dickey with the bases loaded‚ and he walks three more in the 2nd but escapes unharmed. The Browns score three runs in each of the first two innings and top the Yanks George Pipgras‚ 11-10. Goose Goslin leads the way with three homers‚ the third time in his career he's done it in a game‚ while Gehrig (#18) and Ruth (#22) connect for New York.

    Apr 13, 1932 - At the opener in Chicago‚ the White Sox top the Browns‚ 9-2 behind Sad Sam Jones and 3 doubles by Casey Selph. In the 1st inning‚ the Browns Goose Goslin comes to bat with his war club having 12 white and black stripes painted horizontally on it. Umpire Harry Geisel finds the bat distracting-which was the point- and outlaws it. But Goose still collects 2 doubles and a single.

    Aug 31, 1930 - With a chance to pick up a game and a half on the leading Cubs‚ the Giants edge the Braves 4-3 in the opener a doubleheader before 40‚000 fans at the Polo Grounds. In the 2nd game‚ Mel Ott hits a double and 3 consecutive HRs to drive in 6 runs‚ but the Braves counter with a homer by George Sisler and two by slugging rookie Wally Berger among their 18 hits. Ott is the 4th major leaguer to hit 3 straight homers‚ joining Goose Goslin (August 19‚ 1930) Carl Reynolds (July 2‚ 1930)‚ George Kelly (September 17‚ 1923)‚ and Cap Anson (August 6‚ 1884). The final score is Boston 14‚ New York‚ 10.

    Aug 19, 1930 - Goose Goslin hits 3 consecutive HRs for St. Louis to back George Blaeholder's 7-0 shutout of the Philadelphia A's.

    Jul 28, 1930 - With the official temperature at 107 degrees in St. Louis‚ Ted Lyons and the White Sox beat the Browns‚ 6-5. A run behind going into the 9th‚ the Sox tie it on Bill Cissell's single and Bennie Tate's double‚ then score the winner on Lyon's double. Goose Goslin hits his 22nd homer for St. Louis‚ and his 4th in two days.

    Jul 18, 1930 - Despite homers by Gehrig (25th) and Ruth (33rd)‚ the Browns roll over the Yankees 14-6. Ruth adds a triple and double‚ but the Brownies counter with 18 hits off four New York hurlers. Goose Goslin and Oscar Melillo homer for St. Louis. Vic Sorrell gets credit for the win.

    Jun 13, 1930 - In probably its best trade ever‚ Washington swaps the slumping Goose Goslin to St. Louis for Heinie Manush and Al "General" Crowder. Crowder was the top pitcher in the AL in 1928‚ while Manush hit .355 in 1929; The Senators will regain the popular Goslin in 1932‚ and with Manush and Crowder‚ he will help them win a pennant the following year.

    May 26, 1930 - Washington wins a 10-7 slugfest with the Yankees as Goose Goslin and Joe Judge of the Senators hit back-to-back HRs twice in the game. It is the 1st time it has been done this century but it will be repeated in 5 days.

    Sep 30, 1928 - In Washington's 9-1 win over the Browns‚ Washington OF Goose Goslin‚ for the 3rd day in a row‚ gets 2 hits‚ one a 9th inning looping single‚ to edge the Browns OF Heinie Manush .379 to .378. It is Goose's only batting title in his 18-year career. Nats' ace Sam Jones volunteers to pitch to stop Manush‚ while Blaeholder tries the same for St. Louis. Blaeholder gets Goslin in his first 2 at bats‚ but Goose then hits a 5th inning HR.

    Jun 26, 1927 - In Washington‚ the Senators make it 3 straight over Boston‚ winning 8-7‚ scoring all of their runs in the 4th inning. Former Senator Buddy Myer belts a homer off Walter Johnson‚ who lasts 5 innings and gets credit for the win. Johnson will serve up six gopher balls to the Red Sox in his career‚ all in Washington. Goose Goslin homers‚ off Tony Welzer.

    Sep 21, 1926 - In St. Louis‚ the Senators collect 17 hits in beating the Browns for the 3rd straight time‚ 11-6. Crowder‚ the winning pitcher‚ has 2 hits‚ while Goose Goslin has 4 hits‚ including his 17th homer. All 17 of his homers have come on the road‚ the highest home run total for a player who has hit none at home. Only Babe Ruth will end up with more homers (24) on the road this year. Goose is tied for 4th in the AL.

    Jul 31, 1926 - At St. Louis‚ the Senators win‚ 9-0‚ behind Walter Johnson's 112th career shutout. Goose Goslin has a homer in the 5th.

    Oct 13, 1925 - Back home for game 6 before 43‚810‚ the largest crowd of the Series‚ Pittsburgh's Ray Kremer (17-8) gives up a first-inning HR to Goose Goslin and a run in the 2nd on Roger Peckinpaugh's RBI double. Joe Ferguson is touched for 2 in 3rd. The tie is broken by 2B Eddie Moore's HR‚ the 11th in the Series‚ and Pittsburgh wins 3-2.

    Oct 11, 1925 - Before a home crowd of 36‚000‚ Walter Johnson wins his 3rd straight WS contest over 2 years. He blanks the Bucs on 6 hits‚ only 2 out of the infield‚ and fans just 2. A 3-run HR by Goose Goslin in the 4th followed by Joe Harris's round-tripper-the first back-to-back HRs in WS history-give the Senators a 4-0 win and 3-1 Series advantage. Veteran Babe Adams gives up 2 hits but pitches a scoreless 9th for the Bucs: Babe's last WS appearance was winning game 7 in the 1909 World Series.

    Jul 23, 1925 - The Yankees and Lou Gehrig‚ who hits the first of his ML-record 23 grand slams‚ beat Firpo Marberry and the Senators‚ 11-7. Gehrig's slam is a fly ball in the 7th that LF Goose Goslin thinks will drift foul‚ but it drops fair and bounds into the seats scoring Ward‚ Meusel‚ and Ruth. The bounce homer is good for 4 runs‚ and Gehrig also hits a 2-run homer in the 5th.

    Jun 26, 1925 - Before 30‚000 fans in Philadelphia‚ Walter Johnson and rookie Lefty Grove square off in a battle of the AL leaders. Grove‚ a winner of 108 games in 5 years at Baltimore‚ was Mack's high-priced purchase last October. Al Simmons slams a 2-run HR in the 3rd for the A's‚ but Goose Goslin rips a 3-run HR off Grove in the 7th to give Washington a 5-3 win.

    Jun 18, 1925 - At Cleveland‚ the Washington Nationals roll to a 19-6 win amassing 25 hits. Goose Goslin‚ who has a double and a HR‚ takes exception to a close pitch by King Cole in the 6th and heads towards the mound with a bat. Umpire Connolly tackles him. Goose then grounds out 3-1 and barrels into Cole covering 1B. Ump Evans steps between the two. The crowd showers Goose with pop bottles as he heads towards the dugout and Connolly mercifully banishes Goslin from the game. The Nats lead 11-4 at the time.

    Oct 7, 1924 - The preceding day's record attendance is topped when 49‚243 show up in New York to see what turns into Goose Goslin day. The Senators' top batter has 3 singles and a HR for 4 RBI in a 7-4 victory.

    Oct 5, 1924 - A 2-run HR in the first by Goose Goslin and a solo blast by manager Bucky Harris in the 5th give Tom Zachary (15-9) a 3-0 lead. The Giants tie it in the 9th‚ but a double by Roger Peckinpaugh scores Joe Judge with the winning run in the bottom of the 9th.

    Aug 28, 1924 - Babe Ruth belts two HRs‚ but the Senators beat the Yankees 11-6 by scoring 8 runs in the 8th inning‚ and move into sole possession of first place. Goose Goslin hits for the cycle for Washington. The Yankees will tie the Nationals for 2 days in September‚ but otherwise the Senators stay on top till the end.

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