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Sammy Hale from the Chronology
Oct 3, 1937 - Cleveland's Johnny Allen's effort on 2 days rest to tie the AL record of 16 straight wins is frustrated when Detroit's Jake Wade beats him with a one-hit shutout 1-0 on the final day of the season. A two-out single by Hal Trosky in the 7th is Detroit's only hit. Detroit scores the only run in the 1st inning when a hot grounder gets by 3B Sammy Hale to drive in Pete Fox with the only run; Greenberg's RBI single is his 183rd of the year. A miffed Allen almost comes to blows with Hale after the game. Allen finishes with 14 complete games a 15-1 mark for an AL record winning percentage of .938.
Jun 8, 1928 - At St. Louis the Macks get a grand slam homer in the 1st from Sammy Hale and homers in the 9th from Cochrane and Hauser. But the Browns answer with a record tying three homers in the bottom of the 9th as Bettencourt Brannon and Blue connect. The five homers is a ML record that will be tied in the 20th C but never topped. The A's win 10-8.
Sep 16, 1927 - Despite the A's 6th win in a row-a 6-3 decision over the Browns-A's owner Connie Mack has a loud-mouthed fan arrested for jeering. Mack contends that the vocal roarings of Harry Donnelly caused the thin-skinned Billy Lamar to be released and injured the nervous systems of Sammy Hale and OF Zack Wheat. Mack contends that the fans' yelling caused several fielding errors to be made. Donnelly is held for disturbing the peace. Ty Cobb has three singles and a steal in the game and now has 13 hits in his last 18 at bats.
Jun 15, 1925 - In Shibe Park with the Indians leading the first-place A's 15-3 after 7 innings many fans (and starting pitcher Stan Baumgartner) leave and miss the greatest rally of the century. The A's score a run in the 7th and then plate a club-record 13 in the 8th for a 17-15 win and making up a 12-run deficit tying a record set in 1911. Led by Al Simmons with a single and 3-run homer the A's collect 9 hits and 4 walks in the rampage. The outburst gives Tom Glass the 5th pitcher for the A's his lone ML victory (and the last game he ever pitches) as he allows a run and 7 hits in 3 innings. Glass makes the first out in the 8th and is lifted for Sammy Hale when his turn comes up again. Rube Walberg closes out the Indians in the 9th. George Uhle one of four Tribe pitchers in the 8th takes the loss. The Indians tally 24 hits 5 by Charley Jamieson and 4 each by R.H. Knode and Joe Sewell. Bill Lamar in the middle of a 16-game hit streak leads the A's with 4 hits and an intentional walk. The latter loads the bases in the 8th for Al Simmons who park one on the roof of the upper deck in left.
Jun 30, 1924 - 2B Max Bishop and 3B Sammy Hale the first 2 men in the A's batting order draw 8 of the 9 walks issued by New York pitchers in the A's 10-3 win. A .271 hitter for 12 years "Camera Eye" Bishop will draw 1153 bases on balls giving him a walk percentage of .204 which is higher than Ruth's and just behind Ted Williams' .207.