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Joe Lis from the Chronology
Aug 27, 1974 - Hal McRae ties the ML record with 6 extra-base hits-5 doubles and a HR-as the Royals split a doubleheader with the Indians. Kansas City loses the opener, 12-8 and wins the second game, 13-3. McRae has a HR and 3 doubles in game one to drive in 6 runs. He adds 2 doubles in the nitecap. Rico Carty has 4 hits for Cleveland in the first game while teammate Joe Lis homers in each game. George Brett records an unusual strikeout in the 3rd inning of game one when he fouls a ball off his foot and Catcher Dave Duncan throws to 1B. Umpire Odom calls Brett out and when Brett argues too vehemently, he is ejected. The umps confer and then decide to reverse the call at first base, ruling it a foul ball. But the ejection stands. It is Odomís second ejection of the game: he had earlier tossed Kansas City coach Bob Aspromonte for protesting that McRae interfered with Duncan on a throw home. Umpire Phillips had ejected Cleveland coach Larry Doby from the dugout on the same play. John Mayberry pinch hits for Brett and strikes out.
Jun 27, 1973 - David Clyde 18 and fresh out of Houston's Westchester High School makes his eagerly awaited debut with the Rangers before 35698 the largest Rangers' crowd of the year. Clyde the number one pick in the draft walks the first 2 Twins he faces then gets Bob Darwin George Mitterwald and Joe Lis on swinging 3rd strikes. Clyde goes 5 innings and gives up only one hit-a 2-run HR-walks 7 and strikes out 8. He is the winner 4-3.