Often spectacular when he was healthy, Cheney had eight shutouts among his 19 career wins. On September 12, 1962, he set a ML record with Washington by striking out 21 Orioles in a 16-inning 2-1 victory. A severe elbow injury suffered in July 1963 cut short his ML career. (JCA)
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»September 12, 1962: Washington's Tom Cheney sets a ML mark with 21 strikeouts in a 16-inning game at Baltimore. Bud Zipfel's 16th-inning home run off Dick Hall gives the Senators a 2–1 win.
»September 18, 1962: At Washington new ball park D.C. Stadium, Mickey Mantle clouts the first home run there, and adds another, both off Washington starter Tom Cheney, to pace New York to a 7–1 win. Mick has five RBIs. Ralph Terry picks up his 22nd win, the most by a Yankee right hander since 1928. The Yankee win, combined with a Twins loss, leaves New York (90–63) in 1st place by four games.