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    Jul 19, 1963 - With one out and a man on in the 9th‚ Roy Sievers hits his 300th career HR to give the Phils a 2-1 win over the Mets. Roger Craig is the victim‚ his 13th straight loss.

    Nov 28, 1961 - Philadelphia sends P John Buzhardt and INF Charlie Smith to the White Sox for 1B Roy Sievers. The Sievers trade is announced after the Joe Cunningham trade‚ by the Sox‚ who don't want to appear to need a first baseman.

    Jun 21, 1961 - The White Sox go on the offense to sweep a pair from the Indians‚ 15-3 and 11-1. Roy Sievers comes off the bench in game 1 to collect 7 RBI with a grand slam and 3-run homer. Minoso also homers. Sievers has another homer in game 2 as he scores 4 times. Al Smith has 4 RBI on 2 homers.

    May 18, 1961 - Ryne Duren comes in for the Angels and notches 4 strikeouts in the 7th inning against the White Sox. He fans Minnie MinosoRoy Sievers‚ J. C. Martin‚ and Sammy Esposito to tie the ML record. One pitch eludes C Del Rice and results in the winning run. Chicago takes it 6-4.

    Aug 24, 1960 - Despite Roy Sievers 2 homers and a double‚ the Yankees beat the White Sox‚ 3-2‚ dropping Chicago 1 1/2 games off the pace and into a 2nd place tie with the Orioles. Art Ditmar is the winner over Herb Score.

    Jul 19, 1960 - Roy Sievers' 21-game hit streak‚ the longest for any player in 1960‚ ends‚ but White Sox teammate Luis Aparicio's inside-the-park HR and Billy Pierce's shutout beat Boston‚ 6-0.

    Apr 4, 1960 - The White Sox send C Earl Battey and 1B Don Mincher plus cash to the Senators for 1B Roy Sievers.

    Jun 26, 1958 - Hector Lopez of the Kansas City Athletics hits 3 HRs in a 8-6‚ 12-inning home win against Washington. His 3rd homer is a 2-run shot to win the game. Roy Sievers almost matches Lopez with 2 homers.

    Apr 20, 1958 - With a double and triple in regulation‚ Roy Sievers belts a HR in the 10th to give the Senators a 6-5 win over the visiting Red Sox. Sievers homered yesterday after going homerless during spring training and the first 3 regular games.

    Sep 23, 1957 - At Washington‚ with VP Nixon in attendance‚ Ted Williams reaches base 5 times to run his consecutive on base streak to record 16 in the Red Sox 9-4 win. He has two singles‚ 4 consecutive (at bat) homers‚ 9 walks‚ and a hit by pitch in the skein. Williams is near the end of a second-half batting spree where he will hit .453. The Splinter engages in a pre-game hitting contest with AL homer leader Roy Sievers.

    Aug 30, 1957 - At Yankee Stadium‚ Chuck Stobbs stops the Yanks to give Washington a 4-2 victory. Mantle hits his 34th homer and scores both New York runs. Mick is a half point behind Williams‚ 39 today‚ in hitting at .3764‚ and tied with Washington's Roy Sievers at 90 RBIs. Sievers has an RBI today.

    Aug 3, 1957 - Washington defeats Detroit 4-3 when the Senators Roy Sievers hits his 30th HR in the 17th inning‚ It is his 6th HR in 6 games‚ to tie an AL record held by Ken Williams and Lou Gehrig.

    Jun 23, 1957 - Prime Minister Kishi of Japan‚ wearing a Yankees cap‚ is one of 63‚787 fans at Yankee Stadium to see New York split with Chicago‚ winning the first 9-2 behind bobby Shantz (9-1)and dropping the 2nd game 4-3. Mickey Mantle goes 6-for-9 as the Yankees maintain their 1?2 game lead over Chicago. Mantle is leading the AL in hitting‚ HRs and is one behind the Senators' Roy Sievers in RBIs.

    Nov 14, 1956 - Mickey Mantle is named the AL's MVP. Mantle gets 203 points in the votng‚ while Ted Williams is 2nd with 209‚ and Roy Sievers 3rd with 205.

    Sep 2, 1954 - Mickey Vernon of the Senators gets his 2‚000th hit. He also hits his 19th HR (he will add one more before the end of the season) for a team record for left-handers. Teammate Roy Sievers also sets a team record by hitting his 23rd HR. He will hit one more before the end of the season.

    May 5, 1954 - The Senators Roy Sievers draws a bases-loaded walk to beat the White Sox 1-0. Bob Porterfield‚ who tossed 9 shutouts last year‚ beats Bob Keegan.

    Feb 18, 1954 - The Washington Senators get Roy Sievers from the Orioles for Gil Coan.

    Oct 2, 1949 - In a promotional stunt‚ the Browns use a different pitcher in each of 9 innings against the Chicago and almost pull it off. But the White Sox win‚ 4-3. Roy Sievers‚ soon to be named Rookie of the Year‚ is 5-for-5‚ including his 16th HR. The 9 pitchers used is‚ incidentally‚ a ML record. All the Brownie pitchers‚ except for Al Papai‚ allow at least a hit. In game 2‚ Ed Albrecht‚ a 29-game winner for Pine Bluff (Class C Cotton States League)‚ makes his winning debut and gives up 1 hit in a 5-3 win‚ called after 5 innings because of darkness. It's his only ML win. The lone Sox hit off Albrecht is a 2-run triple by SS Jim Baumer‚ who will make his next ML appearance with the 1961 Reds. He is the only player to play in the 40s and 60s‚ and not the 50s.

    May 14, 1949 - Roy Sievers has a double and HR to drive in 4 runs in the Browns 8-3 win over the Tigers. Slick-fielding Tiger first baseman Paul Campbell ties the ML record by making 2 unassisted DPs; while with Montreal (IL) in 1941‚ Campbell started 26 DPs at 1B.

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