On September 15, 1931 — 1931 – The Philadelphia Athletics clinch the pennant, beating Cleveland at home, 14 – 3. Every starter for the A’s has a hit and RBI. Eddie Rommel, veteran knuckleball pitcher for the A’s, is the winning hurler, as Connie Mack wins his 3rd successive pennant. It is Mack’s 9th, and last, American League championship. The A’s went into first place for good on May 5, when they started a win streak of 17 straight games and 20 of their next 21. In mid-July they won 13 straight.
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