On August 19, 1931 — At Chicago, Lefty Grove (25-2) wins his 16th consecutive game, 4 – 2, 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.


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Baseball Reference August 19
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