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Red Rolfe from the Chronology
Sep 3, 2000 - The Indians defeat the Orioles 12-11 in 13 innings. Cleveland OF Kenny Lofton scores a run in the 1st inning tying the major league record by scoring in his 18th consecutive game. Red Rolfe set the mark in 1939. Lofton's streak will be stopped tomorrow. The Cleveland OF also steals 5 bases in the contest tying a franchise single-game record and hits a walk-off HR in the 13th to win the game.
Aug 14, 1942 - The Yankees turn a ML-record 7 DPs in an 11-2 win over the Athletics. Bill Dickey guns down 2 runners following third strikes three are started by the DP combo of Rizzuto and Gordon reliever Johnny Murphy triggers another and 3B Red Rolfe initiates one. The 7 DPs give the Yankees 150 on the year; they'll finish with 190 just missing the (since surpassed) ML mark they set last season of 194.
Jun 26, 1941 - Yankee P Mario Russo loses a no hitter in the 7th inning when the Browns' George McQuillan-a future Yankee-homers. Henrich homers for New York to extend New York's consecutive homer streak to 21 games. Then in the 8th Henrich bunts Red Rolfe to 2B to give the hitless DiMaggio another at bat. Joe doubles on the first pitch off Eldon Auker to run his streak to 38 games. New York wins 4-1 and takes over first place.
Aug 25, 1939 - At St. Louis the Yankees sweep the Browns 11-0 and 8-2. Red Rolfe scores for the Yankees in both games giving him 18 straight in which he's tallied a run. In the 18 games he's scored a total of 30 runs. The Browns will end the season with a dismal home record of 18-59: the .234 winning percentage is the worst home record in the 10th century.
Jul 25, 1939 - Unbeaten rookie Atley Donald wins his 12th in a row for the Yankees beating the visiting Browns 5-1. DiMaggio's HR off Brownie southpaw Howard Mills is the big blow as the ball travels an estimated 450 feet into the LF Bleachers. Only Hank Greenberg last year has reached those distant seats in 16 years. Red Rolfe also homers to back Atlee's five-hit victory.
May 7, 1939 - Joe Gordon smacks two homers and Red Rolfe one to pace the Yankees to a 15-4 hosing of the White Sox. Red Ruffing is again the easy winner; in his last outing the Yanks scored 22 against Detroit.
Apr 20, 1939 - The Red Sox show off their prize rookie Ted Williams before 30278 in the opener in New York delayed two days because of rain. After striking out twice Williams collects a double off Red Ruffing who wins 2-0. Gehrig makes an error goes hitless and lines into two double plays in the only game featuring the two great sluggers. Other notables in what will become a historic box score include Joe DiMaggio Bill Dickey Jimmie Foxx Joe Cronin Bobby Doerr Red Rolfe and losing pitcher Lefty Grove. The Yanks score their first run on a homer by Dickey and their 2nd tally on an error by Jimmy Foxx. Boston has baserunners in each inning but Ruffing tosses just the 2nd opening day shut out in Yankee history. Four umpires work the game including 3B ump George Pipgras the starting pitcher for the Yankees in the 1929 Opener; his opponent for the Red Sox that day was Red Ruffing.
Aug 28, 1936 - In the 2nd game at the Stadium New York pitcher Johnny Murphy leads the offense by stroking five singles in five at bats collects 5 RBIs and scores three times. Two of his hits come in the 11-run second inning as DiMaggio adds a homer and Red Rolfe and Tony Lazzeri each triple. Selkirk walks twice in the inning. Detroit scores 3 in the frame to tie the AL mark of 14 for the 2nd inning. New York wins 19-4 in a game mercifully called in the latter half of the 7th. They also win the opener 14-5 behind Red Ruffing as Lou Gehrig hits his 41st and 42nd of the year. Rolfe adds 4 RBIs on three hits and the Yankees score 35 runs in 14 innings for the afternoon. No pitcher will match Murph's 5 hits until 1964 when Mel Stottlemyre cards five.
Jul 31, 1936 - Led by Lou Gehrig who clouts his 33rd homer the Yankees down the Indians 11-7 at League Park. The loss snaps the Tribe's five-game win streak and leaves the Yankees 8 1/2 games ahead of Cleveland. Gehrig and Red Rolfe clout homers in the 5th to chase Mel Harder but the Indians answer with three doubles by Earl Averill and a homer by Hal Trosky. Hadley with relief from Johnny Murphy hangs on for his 9th win.
Jul 17, 1936 - Yankees Red Rolfe Lou 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.
Aug 25, 1935 - In the first game of four straight doubleheaders with the White Sox Earle Combs of the Yankees collides with teammate Red Rolfe on a ?y ball and suffers a severe shoulder injury. It will contribute to his decision to retire at the end of the season. The Sox win 6-3 then lose the nitecap 5-1 as Gehrig hits his 24th.
Jun 15, 1935 - John Whitehead Chisox rookie ace bows to the Yankees 5-3. Texas Johnnie allows 13 hits including 4 by Gehrig. But it is Red Rolfe's double in the 9th that brings home the final two runs. Johnny Murphy wins in relief. New York now leads the surprising White Sox by 4 games.
Jun 1, 1935 - At Yankee Stadium the Bombers hit a record 6 solo HRs in beating Boston 7-2. Bill Dickey 2 Frank Crosetti Ben Chapman George Selkirk and Red Rolfe are the sluggers. All the Sox scoring comes on a two-run homer by pitcher Mel Almedo.
Jul 14, 1934 - In Detroit Gehrig's consecutive-game string is extended by having him lead off and listed in the lineup as shortstop. He singles and leaves the game and Red Rolfe pinch runs. But the Tigers win a swatfest 12-11 to regain the AL lead. The Tigers bang out an AL record 11 doubles (The 1905 A's had the record with 10) while the Yanks add 3 while Ruth and Crosetti chip in with homers. Marberry beats Grimes.