Inside the World's Finest Private Collections
by Stephen Wong
HarperCollins, 2005 | Buy the book at Amazon or Barnes and Noble
The 1934 Detroit Tigers, shown in a team photo, also boasted a formidable pitching staff led by Lynwood "Schoolboy" Rowe. In 1934, Rowe won 16 consecutive games, which tied the American League record set by Walter Johnson, Smokey Joe Wood, and Lefty Grove. Rowe won Game 2 of the 1934 Series in 12 innings, shutting out the Cardinals after the fourth inning and retiring 22 consecutive batters at one point.
From Smithsonian Baseball: Inside the World's Finest Private Collections by Stephen Wong.
Copyright © 2005 by Stephen Wong. Excerpted with permission.