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    Jul 23, 1947 - Washington's Ray Scarborough celebrates his 30th birthday by shutting out the Tigers‚ 6-0. He also stops Bengal first baseman Roy Cullenbine's streak of 22 consecutive games in which he was walked‚ a ML record that started on July 2nd. The switch-hitting Cullenbine will walk 137 times this season‚ a Detroit team record. But he'll collect just 104 hits in compiling a .224 average‚ and Detroit will let him go‚ ending his career.

    Apr 23, 1947 - At Detroit‚ the Tigers use consecutive solo homers in the 8th from Roy CullenbineDick Wakefield‚ and Hoot Evers to beat the White Sox‚ 7-4. Cullenbine adds an earlier homer and Eddie Lake adds a 5th Bengal blast to back Fred Hutchinson's win over Eddie Lopat.

    Oct 6, 1945 - Tavern owner "Billy Goat" Sianis buys a box seat for his goat for the 4th game of the WS and is escorted out of Wrigley Field. In retaliation Sianis casts a "goat curse" over the Cubs. The Tigers tie the series on Dizzy Trout's five-hit 4-1 win. Detroit scores all its runs in the 4th‚ with Hank Greenberg‚ Roy CullenbinePaul Richards‚ and a force-out scoring the runners.

    Aug 20, 1945 - Detroit's Hal Newhouser shuts out the A's 4-0 for his 20th win of the year. Greenberg has his 15 game hitting streak stopped‚ but Roy Cullenbine and Doc Cramer add HRs.

    May 6, 1945 - Tiger pitchers Hal Newhouser and Al Benton shut out the Browns in a doubleheader. Prince Hal wins 3-0 and Benton follows with a 1-0 victory. Roy Cullenbine hits a 9th inning HR in game 2 off Tex Shirley for the win. He did it also last year while with the Indians.

    Apr 29, 1945 - Between games of a doubleheader‚ the Tigers swap outfielder-3B Don Ross and 2B Dutch Meyer‚ signed 9 days ago‚ to the Indians for Roy Cullenbine‚ one of the Detroit players freed by Judge Landis in 1940. Landis had specified that none of the new free agents could play for the Tigers for three years. Cleveland wins the opener‚ 4-0‚ while Detroit takes the nitecap by the same score.

    Aug 27, 1944 - The Indians sweep a pair from the White Sox‚ winning 4-3 and 1-0. Steve Gromek shuts out the Sox in game 2 and wins when Roy Cullenbine hits a HR in the bottom of the 9th off Johnny Humphries.

    Dec 17, 1942 - The Yankees trade OF Roy Cullenbine and C Buddy Rosar to the Indians for Roy Weatherly and IF Oscar Grimes. With the draft in mind‚ all four players are married with one child each. As noted by historian Lyle Spatz‚ Rosar had been in the doghouse with Joe McCarthy for leaving the team without permission the weekend of July 18-19 to take a police examination in Buffalo. The leave-taking prompted the Yankees to sign vet C Rollie Hemsley.

    Sep 14, 1941 - Boston increases its second place margin over the White Sox by sweeping a pair‚ 9-2 and 5-1‚ In game 1‚ Jimmie Foxx starts the Boston scoring with a grand slam in the 1st inning off Ted Lyons. Dom DiMaggio‚ Finney‚ and Williams continue to pummel the vet‚ as the Sox collect 14 hits. In game 2‚ the Fenwaymen thwart Thornton Lee's bid for a 20th win. In game 1‚ Ted Williams draws a walk for the 19th consecutive game stretching back to August 24. This is a new ML record that will be quietly broken by Roy Cullenbine in 1947. Williams total for the 19 games is 36 walks. He is walkless in game 2‚ but triples in 4 at bats.

    Aug 1, 1941 - Lefty Gomez of the New York Yankees pitches a 9-0 shutout over the visiting St. Louis Browns despite walking 11 batters‚ the most ever issued in a shutout. He allows 5 hits and walks Roy Cullenbine 4 times. A ML record-tying 15 Brownie base runners are left stranded‚ matching a mark done twice before in shut outs (May 22‚ 1913; July 29‚ 1931). Not until the Cardinals on May 24‚ 1994‚ will the mark be surpassed. The Browns will set a AL record this year‚ with 1334 left on base.Henrich leads the Yanks with 4 hits‚ including 2 homers. For Gomez‚ it is his 8th straight win.

    Jul 31, 1941 - In the first game of a twinbill‚ the Browns outlast the Red Sox 16-11‚ scoring 6 runs in the 9th. The game takes 3 hours and 11 minutes‚ the longest regulation AL game up to this time. Roy Cullenbine has 2 official at bats‚ but scores 5 runs and knocks in 5. He hits a grand slam as does Ted Williams for Boston. In game 2‚ the Sox win‚ 4-1 in a game called after 7 1/2 innings because of a thick mist covering the field.

    May 27, 1940 - Brooklyn trades OF Roy Cullenbine to the Browns for OF Joe Gallagher. In 2 days the Dodgers will sell OF Gene Moore back to the Boston Bees.

    Jan 14, 1940 - Commissioner Kenesaw Landis gives free agency to 91 Detroit players and farm hands. Citing cover-ups in its organization‚ Landis hands freedom to Roy CullenbineBenny McCoy‚ Lloyd Dietz‚ and Steve Rachunok from the parent roster and orders $47‚250 paid as compensation to 14 players. Johnny Sain is one of 23 players who will later make it to the ML. Landis's edict nullifies a deal that would have brought Wally Moses to the Tigers for Benny McCoy and George Coffman. McCoy is considered the plum of the emancipation‚ and several clubs bid for the 2B. Connie Mack keeps Moses and signs McCoy for a $45‚000 bonus and 2-season contract at $10‚000 a year.

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