On March 16, 1895 — John T. Brush, owner of the Cincinnati Reds and the Indianapolis Hoosiers, transfers six Reds players to his other team. This sort of exchange becomes increasingly common in the 1890s as owners of more than one team shuttle their players between their teams throughout each season in an attempt to stock their most profitable team of the moment. This strategy causes much distrust among fans, who feel that their loyalties are being trampled.
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In a 10-2 rout of the Mariners at the Stadium, Alex Rodriguez becomes the fourth player in Yankees history to homer twice in one inning. Prior to the game, the limping third baseman had gone to a hospital to have his sore right ankle examined and needed to talk his way into the lineup upon his return to ballpark.
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In the Tigers’ 5-4 victory over Kansas City at Comerica Park, Doug Fister establishes a new American League record when he strikes out nine consecutive batters, one shy of Tom Seaver’s major league mark. The Detroit right-hander whiffs the last batter in the fourth frame, strikes out the side in the next two innings, and continues the streak until Salvador Perez, his first victim, grounds out to the shortstop on a 1-2 pitch to end the seventh inning.
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1920 – On their way to Cleveland, the Yanks play an exhibition game against the Pirates and suffer injuries to starters, Muddy Ruel (split finger) and Ping Bodie (sprained ankle). With Carl Mays skipping the Indians series to avoid any scenes, New York is short-handed.
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