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    Aug 14, 1935 - The largest midweek crowd in NL history‚ 50‚868‚ sees the Giants and Cards split at the Polo Grounds‚ the Giants winning 6-4‚ then losing 3-0. Carl Hubbell takes the opener‚ spoiling Paul Dean's 22nd birthday‚ as Jack RothrockJoe MooreTerry MoorePepper Martin‚ and Gus Mancuso homer. The Giants outhit the Cards‚ ten to five‚ in the nitecap‚ but lose to Bill Hallahan. Castleman loses his first decision after six straight wins.

    May 15, 1934 - In St. Louis‚ the Stengel-led Dodgers steal a win in the 8th to top the Cardinals‚ 6-5. Lonnie Frey‚ on the front end of a successful double steal‚ scores the tie-breaking run. Jack Rothrock is 5-for-5 with a HR for the Birds; he's only made one out in the last 2 games.

    Sep 24, 1928 - The Tigers draw 404 fans for their last meeting with the last place Red Sox‚ winning 8-0 behind Sam Gibson's 5-hitter. Pat Simmons is knocked out in the 7th when he gives up consecutive triples to Al Wingo‚ batting 9th‚ John Stone‚ and Charlie Gehringer. Harry Heilmann has a HR and double for Detroit. Jack Rothrock is busy for Boston playing LF‚ SS‚ and pitching a shutout last inning. On September 29‚ Rothrock will catch an inning against the Indians before moving to left field to replace pitcher Danny MacFayden. With that move‚ Rothrock plays all 9 positions this year‚ plus pinch hitting and pinch running.

    Aug 25, 1925 - The Tigers top the Red Sox 14-4 and would have scored more except for an unusual unassisted DP pulled off by Sox catcher Al Stokes in the 7th in which he tags out two Detroit runners. With Johnny Bassler on second and Fred Haney on first‚ Topper Rigney hits a long fly to center. Ira Flagstead runs it down but drops it. Bassler holds up until the ball hits the ground‚ but Haney‚ running hard all the way‚ is nearly to second when Bassler starts running. Haney slows down rounds 3B just behind Bassler. Meanwhile‚ Flagstead throws the ball to SS Jack Rothrock who relayes the ball to Stokes. As the Washington Post (1/19/1926) states‚ "The two Tygers‚ looking over their shoulders‚ saw the ball coming and hit the dust simultaneously. Stokes stood his ground‚ and with one sweep of his arm‚ tagged them both before their spikes hit the rubber. Not to be outdone‚ the umpire shot both arms upward‚ indicating the double play."

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