» September 13, 1922:
The powerful Baltimore Orioles win their 4th straight International League pennant. The O's are paced by Lefty Grove (188), in his 3rd of five seasons (10836) in Baltimore.
» April 14, 1925:
Two future Hall of Famers make their ML debuts
for the A's in the same game. Lefty Grove starts against
Boston and leaves in the 4th after walking 4 and striking
out nobody. He gives up 5 runs on 6 hits. In the 8th,
Mickey Cochrane pinch-hits for C Cy Perkins, singles
and stays in behind the plate while the A's go on
to score 9 runs in the last 4 innings to win 9-8
in 10 innings. Grove, known as Groves in Baltimore,
is also listed that way in the New York Times
box score. Grove will become the first pitcher
to lead the AL in strikeouts and walks in the same
» May 20, 1925: George Sisler's 34-game hitting streak, stretching back to Opening Day, is stopped by the A's Lefty Grove and Slim Harriss. Browns teammate Ken Williams bangs a grand slam, but the A's win, 86.
» July 4, 1925:
The Athletics' Lefty Grove battles the Yankees'
Herb Pennock 15 innings before taking a 1-0 loss. Pennock is a model of control, issuing no walks and giving up four hits.
» September 7, 1925: In an A.M.-P.M. doubleheader, the Senators win the morning contest with the A's, as Johnson tops Lefty Grove 21, and goes 3-for-4, the 2nd consecutive game he's collected three hits. A record crowd of 36,000 watch the A's drop the afternoon game, 76, for their 12th straight defeat; they are now nine games in back of Washington.
» August 22, 1926:
After three games with the Tigers are rained out at home, Connie Mack and Tom Shibe decide that Sunday baseball is entitled to be played. Armed with a court injunction preventing police from interfering, they play the first Sunday game ever seen in Philadelphia. A light rain holds the crowd to 10,000, but Lefty Grove sets down the White Sox 3-2 without incident. A court later rules Sunday baseball still illegal;
it will be 1934 before that law changes in Philadelphia.
» September 22, 1926:
In Philadelphia, the A's play their first Sunday game ever, beating the White Sox, 32, behind Lefty Grove. A state supreme court decision will delay the next Sunday game for eight years.
» April 12, 1927:
Mark Koenig is 5-for-5 as the Yankees batter
Philadelphia's Lefty Grove 8-3 before 65,000,
the biggest Opening Day crowd ever. The Yankees will
share or hold first place from the first
day of the race to the last; a feat unmatched in the
AL until the 1984 Tigers.
» May 11, 1927:
In Detroit, it is Ty Cobb Day and more than 30,000 pay to see the former Tiger manager in his first appearance at Navin Field in an A's uniform. With Eddie Collins on base in the first inning, Cobb drives a double into the overflow crowd to start the A's to a 63 win. Lefty Grove is the victor.
» June 11, 1927: After five wins in a row, the A's lose to the Tigers, 54. Despite Lefty Grove being lifted for a pinch hitter in the 8th, for the 9th inning the Philadelphia Athletics field a team of seven Hall of Famers. The outfield consists of Ty Cobb in right, Al Simmons in center and Zack Wheat in left. At 1B Jimmie Foxx, while at 2B. Cy Perkins started as catcher batting seventh, but when Mickey Cochrane pinch-hit for him in the last inning, seven Cooperstown-bound players were in the lineup. On May 24th of next year, the A's will again field seven HOFers and combine with the Yanks to showcase 13 Hall of Famers.
» July 18, 1927:
The Philadelphia A's Ty Cobb makes his 4,000th hit, a double off Sam Gibson of Detroit. Detroit wins 5-3 over Lefty Grove.
» September 3, 1927:
Lefty Grove pitches his only shutout of the year, beating the Yankees 1-0.
» September 27, 1927:
Babe Ruth connects for a grand slam off Lefty Grove while Lou Gehrig hits No. 46 in a 7-4 win over the A's. Ruth has 57 with three games to play. One of the HRs is a grand slam, the Babe's second in three days.
» May 24, 1928: In the first game of a doubleheader in Philadelphia, a major-league record 13 future Hall of Famers take the field as the first-place Yankees take on the 2nd-place A's. This number does not include non-playing Hall of Famers Herb Pennock and Stan Coveleski, managers Miller Huggins and Connie Mack, nor umpires Tom Connally and Bill McGowan. [HOFs: Earle Combs, Leo Durocher, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, and Waite Hoyt for New York; Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, Mickey Cochrane, Al Simmons, Eddie Collins, Lefty Grove, and Jimmie Foxx for the A's.] Led by Lazzeri's three hits and six RBIs, the Yanks edge the A's, 97, handing the defeat to Lefty Grove. The A's win the nitecap, 52, behind rookie Ossie Orwell.
» June 22, 1928:
Journeyman hurler Hank Johnson of the Yankees blanks the star-studded Athletics 4-0. In the game for Connie Mack's team are Ty Cobb, Mickey Cochrane, Al Simmons, Jimmie Foxx, Eddie Collins, Tris Speaker, and Lefty Grove.
» September 7, 1928: The A's take two from Boston, winning 10 and 73, and move into a first-place tie with the Yankees. Lefty Grove is magnificent in the opener, allowing four hits and striking out 11 to win his 14th straight. Red Ruffing takes the tough loss, allowing an unearned run. Ed Rommel outguns Danny MacFayden in the nitecap.
» September 11, 1928: In the Yankees 53 win at the Stadium, Ty Cobb makes his last appearance as a batter, popping out against Yankee Hank Johnson to SS Mark Koenig as a pinch hitter in the 9th. Babe Ruth's two run clout, off Lefty Grove in the 8th, seals the win for New York. The Bronx Bombers seal the fate of the A's with their 4th straight win over the Quakers, leaving the Mackmen in 2nd place, two 1/2 games back.
» September 27, 1928:
For a remarkable 2nd time in five weeks, Lefty Grove strikes out three batters on nine pitches, this time victimizing the White Sox (Berg, Thomas and Mostil) in the 7th inning. Grove also starts the A's scoring with a solo home run and wins 63, his 6th straight win over Chicago and his 24th of the year. Not until Jim Bunning, in 1959, will another American League hurler K the side on nine pitches.
» May 1, 1929: The first-place Athletics score eight runs off Milt Gaston in the first two innings enroute to a 246 pasting of the Red Sox. Lefty Grove is the easy winner, exiting after five innings. Jimmie Foxx has a pair of homers and Al Simmons has five hits, including a double and homer. The 24 runs matches a franchise record set in the Ty Cobb protest game in 1912, and the 29 hits sets a franchise mark.
» October 9, 1929: In game two of the World Series, a 3-run home run by Foxx and a 2-run blast by Al Simmons are enough for a 93 A's win over Pat Malone (22-10). George Earnshaw (24-8) is kayoed in a 3-run Cubs 3rd; Lefty Grove comes in and shuts down the Cubs.
» April 15, 1930:
Weather curtails the AL Opening Day schedule. Al
Simmons ends his holdout, signs a contract, and homers
in his first at bat as the A's and Lefty Grove
defeat the Yankees 6-2. Ruth's clout in the 3rd
inning strikes a loudspeaker in deep right center
and bounds back onto the field for a double.
» May 5, 1930:
The Athletics say it with homers beating the Browns 43 in 12 innings and scoring all their runs on solo four baggers. Al Simmons' leadoff homer in the bottom of the 12th makes Lefty Grove a winner over General Crowder, as both starters go all the way. Joe Boley with two and Mule Haas with one provide the other A's scores, a record to date in the American League. The Giants will score five runs on solos five weeks from now.
» May 18, 1930:
At Washington, the A's nip the Senators, 10, behind Lefty Grove' five hitter. Philadelphia manages just three hits off Lloyd Brown.
» June 10, 1930:
Lefty Grove loses his first game of the season, 7-6, in 11 innings to the White Sox. His record
is now 7-1.
» August 4, 1930: At Philadelphia, Lefty Grove helps himself to his 17th win by belting a 3-run homer in the 2nd. Al Simmons adds two triples and a 2-run homer as the A's beat Boston, 134.
» August 16, 1930: Lefty Grove (20-4) wins his 20th game of the season, and 6th in a row, beating the Browns in Philadelphia, 42. Grove drives in the first two runs in the 2nd off Dick Coffman, who gives up nine hits in the loss. The Browns net 10 hits off Grove.
» October 5, 1930:
Jesse Haines pitches a brilliant 4-hitter to beat
Lefty Grove and the A's 3-1, thereby evening
up the Series.
» October 8, 1930:
George Earnshaw finishes off the Cardinals
7-1, pitching shutout ball until the 9th inning.
He is clearly the pitching star of the WS with 2 wins
and 7 shutout innings of a game in which reliever
Lefty Grove got the decision. Despite the "lively"
1930 ball and the many outstanding hitters on both
sides, it is a pitching-dominated Series. The Cards
bat only .200 as a team and the A's .197. The A's
staff has a combined ERA of 1.73.
» February 5, 1931:
A court finds Lefty Grove not liable in a shooting accident that occurred in November 1928. Grove was hunting with a friend Roberdeau Annan in West Virginia and when Annan crested a hill, Grove shot him by mistake, partially blinding him in the left eye.
» April 14, 1931:
President Herbert Hoover throws out the first
ball at Washington. Lefty Grove, in relief, gets the
first win of what will be his greatest season.
» May 30, 1931:
At Boston, the A's score five runs in the top of the 12th to break a scoreless tie. Lefty Grove goes the distance in beating the Red Sox, 50.
» August 3, 1931:
The A's Lefty Grove beats the Senators, 32, giving up 11 hits. Grove has now won 13 straight games.
» August 11, 1931: Lefty Grove reaches 14 straight wins, beating the Browns, 81.
» August 15, 1931: Lefty Grove wins his 15th straight, beating the Indians, 43.
» August 19, 1931: At Chicago, Lefty Grove (252)wins his 16th consecutive game, 42, tying the American League record set by Walter Johnson and Joe Wood in 1912. Grove holds the Sox scoreless till the 9th, while the A's score in the 2nd, 3rd and 8th off Red Faber. Grove has completed all but one of the wins.
» August 23, 1931: Lefty Grove is frustrated in his effort to win a record-breaking 17th game in a row, as Jimmy Moore misjudges a routine fly ball by Ski Melillo, turning it into a 2-out double, to allow the game's lone run. The volatile Grove is outraged and unforgiving, not at Moore, but that Al Simmons, the regular OF, missed the game. Dick Coffman of the Browns allows just three hits to win, 10. The A's win the nightcap, 100, behind Waite Hoyt's 6-hitter.
» August 29, 1931: In his first start following his loss, Lefty Grove fans the side (Byrd, Sewell, Ruth) in the 1st inning, hands out a walk to Lou Gehrig to start the 2nd, and records three more K's (Chapman, Lary Dickey). Lefty has two K's in the 3rd but develops a blister from gripping the ball. Gehrig knocks Grove out of the box with a 6th-inning grand slam, but the A's lefty still wins 74. Lou now has 142 RBIs. Jimmie Foxx knocks in five runs for the A's.
» September 18, 1931:
Lefty Grove wins his 30th game, beating the White Sox, 31, on five hits. He is the first to win 30 since Jim Bagby of Cleveland in 1920 and will be the last AL hurler to do so until Denny McLain in 1968.
» September 24, 1931: Lefty Grove wins his 31st, beating the Red Sox, 94, his 11th straight win over the Red Sox stretching back to May 26, 1930. Since July 25, 1930, Grove's record is 464, the best 50 decision streak in the century, as noted by Jim Kaplan.
» September 27, 1931: Lou Gehrig hits a home run to tie Babe Ruth at 46 while the Yankees pound Lefty Grove, 131, and deny him his 32nd victory. Grove throws just three innings in the warmup for the Series.. Gehrig drives in two runs as he (184) and Ruth (163) combine to drive in 347 runs for the year, the most productive duo in history. Dickey has four hits and ends the year with no passed balls, the only AL catcherand the Yankees are the only AL teamto ever accomplish the feat.
» October 1, 1931:
Pepper Martin, an unheralded rookie, gets 3 hits,
but the A's Lefty Grove coasts to an easy 6-2
victory in the WS opener in St. Louis.
» October 5, 1931:
Because of a Pennsylvania law banning baseball on
Sunday, an extra day is added as the Series moves
to Philadelphia. Lefty Grove pitches the 3rd game
with 3 days rest. However, Burleigh Grimes, who had
lost twice to Grove in 1930, has a no-hitter until
the 8th inning, winning 5-2. Pepper Martin continues
to excite the crowds with 2 more hits, scoring twice.
» October 9, 1931:
With the Series back in St. Louis, Lefty Grove evens
matters by containing Pepper Martin and winning easily
» October 15, 1931:
Sportswriter Fred Lieb leads an all-star squad on
a barnstorming trip to Hawaii and Japan. Among those
aboard ship are Lou Gehrig, Frank Frisch, Rabbit Maranville,
Willie Kamm, Al Simmons, Lefty O'Doul, Mickey Cochrane,
and Lefty Grove.
» October 29, 1931:
Lefty Grove, the A's P who won 31 games, is named
the AL's MVP. He led the league in strikeouts for
the 7th straight season and topped all pitchers in
winning percentage, ERA, and complete games.
» April 20, 1932:
The Yankees draw the largest paid attendance, 55,452,
for any home opener. Babe Ruth homers, as Lefty Gomez
beats Lefty Grove, and the Yankees defeat the Athletics
» July 31, 1932:
Cleveland plays its first game in new Municipal Stadium before a crowd in excess of 80,000 (paid attendance of 76,979), but Mel Harder loses to the A's Lefty Grove 1-0 on Cochrane's RBI single.
» September 25, 1932:
Jimmie Foxx hits his 58th home run in the last game of the season to finish two short of Ruth's 1927 record of 60. Foxx adds two singles but the A's lose, 21, to the Senators Alvin Crowder. Alvin Crowder wins his 26th and 15th straight game, one short of the AL record held by Walter Johnson, Smoky Joe Wood, and Lefty Grove. Foxx finishes with 169 RBIs while teammate Al Simmons ties for 2nd with 151.
» May 25, 1933: Lefty Grove of the A's tops the Tigers, 43, for his 13th straight win over Detroit stretching back to August 20, 1930 (as noted by Frank Williams).
» May 30, 1933: Boston's Dale Alexander suffers a career-ending injury when he twists his knee sliding into home in the 2nd game of a doubleheader loss to the A's. The first baseman will undergo a new therapy, diathermy, which will lead to 3rd degree burns, gangrene and the near loss of his leg. Last year's batting champ will hit just .281 this year and retire with a career mark of .331. The A's win 73 behind the relief win of Lefty Grove, then 118 in 12 innings, with Grove throwing scoreless 10th and 11th innings. Lloyd Brown goes all the way for the Sox before tiring and walking three and giving up a pair of singles in the 12th.
» June 10, 1933:
He's not there for his hitting. Lefty Grove strikes out five times, a ML first in the 20th century, but his Athletics beat the Yankees, 95. Lefty will hit .086 this year.
» August 3, 1933:
The Yankees are shut out by the A's and Lefty Grove,
7-0, for their first scoreless game since
August 2, 1931. They had tallied in 308 games in a row, during which they scored 1,986 runs (6.5 per game) to 1,434 for the opposition, which New York hurlers blanked 22 times.
» September 20, 1933: Lefty Grove scores his 23rd victory as the A's down Detroit, 21. The Mackmen garner just five hits off Carl Fischer.
» September 24, 1933:
Lefty Grove wins his 24th game, replacing starter Emmett McKeithan after four innings and the A's leading 83. The final score is 114, with General Crowder taking the loss. But Grove's win is tainted. The Athletics "contrived" to give Grove the sure win, so that he could finish the season with more wins than National League star Carl Hubbell, who will finish with 23. American League President Harridge will reverse the official scorer's decision next week and gives the win to McKeithan, but the league eventually returns the win to Grove.
» December 12, 1933:
Connie Mack is still selling. First he sells Lefty Grove, the A's top winner in each of the past five seasons, along with Max Bishop, and George Walberg to the Boston Red Sox for $125,000 and two players, pitcher Bob Kline and infielder Rabbit Wartsler. Then George Earnshaw and recently acquired backstop Johnny Pasek go to the White Sox for $20,000 and catcher Charlie Berry. Berry once led the NFL in scoring and will become a ML umpire in the 1940's.
» April 4, 1934:
The Red Sox discover that veteran Lefty Grove, bought
from the A's, has a sore arm. He will win only 8 games
in 1934 but will return to good form in 1935.
» May 5, 1934: With the Red Sox leading 93 against the Browns, Lefty Grove makes his first appearance in a Boston uniform, and bombs. He gives up three hits and two walks, five earned runs, without retiring a batter.
» May 19, 1934: Lefty Grove makes his first start of the season going the distance to beat the Browns Dick Coffman, 41. Lefty allows six hits and belts a 3-run homer.
» May 23, 1934: Boston's Lefty Grove allows five early runs, then settles down to beat the Indians, 75. Down 54 in the 9th, Grove hits for himself and singles. Grove will lose his next 4.
» June 6, 1934: Myril Hoag, subbing for Babe Ruth, ties the AL record with six singles in six at bats in the first game of a doubleheader with the Red Sox. The Yanks rout Lefty Grove and roll to a 153 win. Boston wins the nitecap, 73, to drop the Yanks to 2nd place.
» June 9, 1934: A tired and sore-armed Lefty Grove gives up ML record-tying six doubles, including a major-league record five consecutive, in the 8th inning as the Senators beat the Red Sox, 81.
» August 25, 1934:
Schoolboy Rowe, Detroit's sensational rookie P, defeats the Senators 4-2 for his 16th win in a row, tying the AL record held by Walter Johnson,
Joe Wood, and Lefty Grove.
» September 1, 1935: In a rain-soaked game, the Senators take 14 innings to beat Lefty Grove and the Red Sox, 21. The Nats will win four of five decisions this year off Lefty. Grove will win his next four decisions to finish at 2012, a big comeback from his 88 record in 1934.
» September 5, 1935:
Trailing the St. Louis Browns, 51, Lefty Grove is lifted for pinch-hitter Wes Ferrell who hits an RBI single as Red Sox score six runs in the 6th inning enroute to 9-5 win. Grove is winning pitcher.
» April 17, 1936:
Lefty Grove and the Red Sox take the Yankees home opener, 80, before a shivering crowd of 22,256. Grove pitches a masterful 2-hitter, with Lou Gehrig collecting two singles.
» May 10, 1936:
In Washington, the Senators top the A's and Lefty Grove, 40. Grove had come into the game having allowed just one earned run in his previous 48 innings.
» July 25, 1936:
The Red Sox tally 20 hits to crush the Tigers, 183, scoring all their runs in two big innings. The Sox score six in the 2nd to drive Tommy Bridges from the mound, then tally 12 more in the 5th: it is the 2nd time this month that the Red Sox have score more than 10 runs in an inning. Doc Cramer has four Boston hits, while three others have three hits. Lefty Grove gives up nine hits in the easy win.
» July 31, 1936: Behind Lefty Grove and Jimmy Foxx, the visiting Red Sox top the White Sox, 73. Grove wins his 13th on seven hits, while Double X bangs his 30th homer, a triple and double. Boston sub Moe Berg adds a triple, double, and single off Ted Lyons.
» May 3, 1938: Lefty Grove defeats the Tigers 43 in 10 innings for the first of a record 20 consecutive victories at his home field, Fenway Park in Boston. He will not lose there until May 12, 1941.
» May 30, 1938: The largest crowd in Yankee Stadium history, 83,533, sees Red Ruffing end Lefty Grove's 8-game winning streak in a 100 victory over the Red Sox. Six thousand fans are turned away, and 511 are given refunds because there is no place to sit. The Yankees also took the 2nd game of the doubleheader, 54, in a game made famous for a fight between Yankee OF Jake Powell and Boston player-manager Joe Cronin. The brawl starts when Boston P Archie McKain hits Powell with a pitch in the stomach. Powell's charge to the mound is intercepted by Cronin and the two pummel each other for 2-3 minutes. Cronin and Powell are ejected but continue the fight in the area beneath the stands, until they are separated by Yankee players. Both players are fined and suspended for 10 days.
» April 20, 1939:
The Red Sox show off their prize rookie Ted Williams before 30,278 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 20. 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.
» May 20, 1940:
Pinky Higgins clouts three successive homers and drives in seven runs to lead Detroit to a 107 victory over the leading Red Sox. Pinky's first two clouts come off Lefty Grove, and the last off Jack Wilson, who is charged with the loss. Jimmie Foxx hits his 10th homer of the year, a 5th inning grand slam, and Lefty Grove homers in the 2nd.
» August 4, 1940: Jimmie Foxx, who started as a catcher in 1925, is behind the plate for the Red Sox to catch a 73 win for long-time teammate Lefty Grove. Foxx cracks his 24th home run to start the Sox on an 8-game skein in which they will hit 20 homers.
» May 4, 1941:
In St. Louis, Lefty Grove wins his 294th victory, 114, over the Browns. The Red Sox back Lefty with 15 hits.
» May 25, 1941: Ted Williams raises his batting average over .400 for the first time during the season. His run to be the first since Bill Terry in 1930 to exceed the magic number will be marked in newspapers throughout the season, although it will often give way to the batting streak by Joe DiMaggio. DiMag singles today, off Boston's Lefty Grove. Grove thus joins two of baseball's most famous streaksJoe's current hitting streak and Ruth's 60 homers in 1927. Lefty served up a gopher on September 27, 1927.
» July 25, 1941:
Forty-one-year-old Lefty Grove wins his 300th game as the Boston Red Sox defeat the Cleveland Indians 10-6 before a Fenway Ladies Day crowd of 16,000.
Though he will make six more starts, this will be Grove's last career win.
» September 28, 1941:
Ted Williams collects 4 hits in 5 at bats in the
12-11 first-game victory in Philadelphia to bring
his average to .404. He goes 2-for-3 in game 2 against
rookie Fred Caligiuri, who beats Lefty Grove 7-1.
Williams will finish the season with a .406 batting
» August 19, 1945:
The Yankees win the first of two with the White Sox, 42, to break their 9-game losing streak, the longest under McCarthy. Chicago takes the nitecap, 20, as Lefty Grove gives up just five hits, three by Metheny.
» January 21, 1947:
A rule change that allows voting only for players after 1921 produces four new Hall of Famers: Carl Hubbell, Frank Frisch, Mickey Cochrane, and Lefty Grove. Pie Traynor misses selection by two votes.
» October 1, 1949:
Alex Kellner wins his 20th to finish the
season as the A's first 20-game winner since
Lefty Grove in 1933. A future pitching trend is foretold
by the record of Yankee ace Allie Reynolds (17-6),
who finishes only 4 of 31 starts. Dave Koslo
of the Giants is the surprise ERA leader in the NL,
but his 2.50 mark contains not a single shutout.
» September 13, 1958: The Braves Warren Spahn becomes the first lefty to win 20 or more games nine times, as he beats St. Louis 82. Eddie Plank and Lefty Grove each won 20 games eight times.
» August 2, 1959: Jim Bunning of the Tigers pitches the only "perfect" inning of the last four decades striking out three Red Sox on nine pitches. Bunning wins 30. The last American League hurler to K the side on nine pitches was Lefty Grove, in 1928.
» April 18, 1964: Jim Maloney tosses six innings of no-hit ball against the Dodgers, before leaving with a pulled muscle. John Tsitouris relieves and pitches hitless ball until two are out in the 9th inning when Frank Howard beats out an infield single. Sandy Koufax fans the side on nine pitches in the 3rd inning, becoming the first National League pitcher to do it twice (and matching Lefty Grove), but Cincinnati wins, 30, on Deron Johnson's 3-run homer.
» July 27, 1968: In Baltimore, Denny McLain (203) shuts out the Orioles 90 for his 20th win of the season for the first-place Tigers. McLain is only the 3rd pitcher in history to win his 20th this early: Rube Marquard on July 19, 1912 and Lefty Grove on July 25, 1931 were the others.
» June 6, 1975:
Luis Tiant wins his 100th game as a Red Sox, defeating Kansas City, 10. Boston's other 100+ winners include Cy Young (193), Mel Parnell (123), Joe Wood (112), Joe Dobson (106), and Lefty Grove (105) (Roger Clemens will join the group with 192). Carl Yastrzemski walks in the game, his 1,452nd, tying him for 10th on the all time list with Jimmie Foxx.
» April 2, 2000: Texas Ranger starter Kenny Rogers ties Frank Viola for third place in consecutive home wins when he defeats the Chicago White Sox in Arlington. Rogers has won 19 consecutive home games and hasn't lost on his own turf since June 28, 1997, a span of 1,012 days (through April 4). Ray Kremer of the Pittsburgh Pirates holds the record of 22 consecutive home wins set in 1926-27: Lefty Grove of Boston (1938-41) is 2nd with 20 straight home wins.