One of the first Jewish players in the American League, the Yiddish Curver was a
workhorse for the Browns, a member of their starting rotation from 1904 through 1911.
His peak year was 1906, when he went 16-11 with a 1.59 ERA (second in the AL). The
following season he lost a league-high 21 games.
»September 3, 1906:
Ty Cobb is back in the Detroit lineup for the first time in six weeks. He has a single and steal, but he misplays a Charley Hemphill flyball into a home run, and the Tigers lose 1-0 to the Browns Barney Pelty. Rain stops the game after seven innings.
»May 27, 1909: In a game featuring a record-setting 44 assists by both teams (as noted by historian Joe Dittmar), the Naps nip the Browns, 5-2. The NL high assist marks of April 23, 1903 and May 15, 1909 (NY vs. Cin) fall short of today's record. Addie Joss for Cleveland and Barney Pelty for St. Louis are the pitchers as each team records 22 assists.