Tag: Al Simmons

In his attempt to break Walter Johnson’s consecutive game winning streak of 17 games, Lefty Grove loses when Browns’ hurler Dick Coffman throws a three-hit shutout

In his attempt to break Walter Johnson’s consecutive game winning streak of 17 games, Lefty Grove loses when Browns’ hurler Dick Coffman throws a three-hit shutout, his only whitewash this season, against the A’s. Reserve outfielder Jimmy Moore, playing in place of the absent Al Simmons, misjudges a fly ball, which leads to the decisive run and subsequently to Lefty’s meltdown in the locker room.

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Al Szymanski, 21, who will later be known as Al Simmons is stolen by Connie Mack for 3 players

1923 – Al Szymanski, 21, who signed with his hometown Milwaukee club in the spring and was farmed out to Shreveport, is traded. Connie Mack secured the rights to his contract while he was at Shreveport; at the end of the season he reported to Milwaukee and hit .398 in 24 games. Scorekeepers change his name to Al Simmons. The A’s send IF Heinie Scheer and outfielders Wid Matthews and Frank “Beauty” McGowan to Milwaukee for the Simmons sleeper.

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