On September 7, 2007, Curtis Granderson of the Detroit Tigers became just the sixth player in baseball history to hit at least 20 doubles, triples, and home runs in the same season. Granderson slugged his 20th homer in the seventh inning against the Mariners at Comerica Park. The Tiger leadoff man joined Frank Schulte, Jim Bottomley, Jeff Heath, Willie Mays, and George Brett in the exclusive club.
Diamondback righty Curt Schilling K’s his 300th victim to join southpaw Randy Johnson in becoming the first teammates to each strike out at least 300 batters in the same season. ‘Schill’ has now done it three times in his career with the ‘Big Unit’ reaching the milestone six times, but neither hurler will accomplish the feat again.
September 16, 2002
1921 – The Browns open their home stand with a 7 – 5 win over Detroit. George Sisler continues his hot hitting, going 4 for 4.
August 14, 1921
Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson are among 18 black players who jump to the Dominican Republic league. Negro League owners regard this as desertion and plan to ban the players from the league. In May, Paige will be banned for life.
April 22, 1937
In Cleveland, 56,659 watch the Indians split with Boston. Cleveland wins the opener, 4 – 1, for their 8th win in a row, then Boston wins the nitecap, 2 – 0, on two Jim Tabor home runs. In the first game, Ted Williams and Doc Cramer collide chasing a fly ball. Williams is knocked unconscious and the ball goes for an inside-the-park home run.
June 23, 1940