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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1929

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1929 World Series – Philadelphia A’s AL over Chicago Cubs NL 4 games to 1 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award Cy...

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1930

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1930 World Series – Philadelphia A’s AL over St. Louis Cardinals NL 4 games to 2       Sort bySearch Days, Events, Players Title (A - Z)Date (Newest) January 8, 1930...

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1931

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1931 World Series – St. Louis Cardinals NL over Philadelphia A’s AL 4 games to 3 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young...

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1905

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1905 World Series – New York Giants NL over Philadelphia A’s AL 4 games to 1 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award...

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1910

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1910 World Series – Philadelphia A’s AL over Chicago Cubs NL 4 games to 1 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award Cy...

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1911

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1911 World Series – Philadelphia A’s AL over New York Giants NL 4 games to 2   Awards – MVP  – NL Frank Schulte AL Ty Cobb   Sort bySearch Days, Events,...

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1913

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1913 World Series – Philadelphia A’s AL over New York Giants NL 4 games to 1 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award...

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Philadelphia A’s defeat the Bronx Bombers, 8-6, in the last game the franchise will play representing Philadelphia

At Yankee Stadium, the A’s defeat the Bronx Bombers, 8-6, in the last game the franchise will play representing Philadelphia. Connie Mack’s Athletics, after spending the first 54 years of existence in the City of Brotherly Love, will play in Kansas City next season, after much legal wrangling, under the new ownership of Arnold Johnson.

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In another of Bill Veeck’s legendary public relations stunts “Fans Managers’ Night,”

In another of Bill Veeck’s legendary public relations stunts, “Fans Managers’ Night,” the Browns defeat the Athletics, 5 – 3. The Browns’ coaches hold up placards for 1115 fans, who vote “yes” or “no” on the options given them. Manager Zack Taylor sits in a box behind the dugout with two fans who monitor the voting. Adding to the festivities is Max Patkin, the clown prince of baseball, who coaches at first base for several innings. Sherm Lollar voted in to start behind the plate instead of Matt Batts, has three hits including a homer, and Hank Arft, also voted in, knocks home two. Gus Zernial’s 28th home run accounts for all the A’s runs. When the stunt was announced on August 15, A’s GM Art Ehlers bitterly denounced it as “farcical.”

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Philadelphia Athletics win their first game at Fenway Park in 3 years

1951 – The Philadelphia Athletics win their first game at Fenway Park since September 12, 1948, beating Mel Parnell and the Boston Red Sox, 6 – 3. Making it sweeter is besting Parnell, winner of 10 straight over Philadelphia. The Athletics break a 3 – 3 tie in the 8th inning with three runs to make Alex Kellner the winner, just the third left-handed pitcher since 1948 to go the distance in Fenway.

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Dom Dimaggio steals his 15th base, that will lead the AL in steals and is lowest number in league history

The Red Sox advance to within a half-game of the second-place Yankees by walloping the A’s, 8 – 3 and 11 – 3. All the Boston runs in the opener are unearned. In game two, a 7-run second inning allows Walt Masterson to win. Dom DiMaggio steals his 15th: his 15 stolen bases will lead the American League, the lowest league-leading total in history.

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Ted Williams faces three pitchers in the 7th inning, a first in American League history, as Boston snaps a 5 – 5 tie by scoring 14 runs to beat the visiting Philadelphia Athletics, 20 – 8. A’s pitcher Charlie Harris retires one batter in 14 and coughs up 12 runs, before Bill McCahan takes over. Williams, who makes the final out in the inning, and Bobby Doerr, tie records by drawing two walks apiece. Pitcher Ellis Kinder has two hits, off Harris and McCahan. The 14 runs in one inning is a record, but five years later they will do even better with 17 in one inning.

Ted Williams faces three pitchers in the 7th inning, a first in American League history, as Boston snaps a 5 – 5 tie by scoring 14 runs to beat the visiting Philadelphia Athletics, 20 – 8. A’s pitcher Charlie Harris retires one batter in 14 and coughs up 12 runs, before Bill McCahan takes over. Williams, who makes the final out in the inning, and Bobby Doerr, tie records by drawing two walks apiece. Pitcher Ellis Kinder has two hits, off Harris and McCahan. The 14 runs in one inning is a record, but five years later they will do even better with 17 in one inning.

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Schoolboy Rowe, after sixteen straight victories, finally loses when the A’s chase him after seven innings in a 13-5 final at Philadelphia’s Shibe Park. In his last start, the Tiger right-hander tied the American League record for consecutive wins shared by Smoky Joe Wood, Walter Johnson, and Lefty Grove.

Schoolboy Rowe, after sixteen straight victories, finally loses when the A’s chase him after seven innings in a 13-5 final at Philadelphia’s Shibe Park. In his last start, the Tiger right-hander tied the American League record for consecutive wins shared by Smoky Joe Wood, Walter Johnson, and Lefty Grove.

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Lefty Grove and Mickey Cochrane head up 9 players swapping teams

Connie Mack is still selling. First he sells Lefty Grove, the A’s top winner in each of the past five seasons, along with Max Bishop and George Walberg, to the Boston Red Sox for $125,000 and two players, pitcher Bob Kline and infielder Rabbit Warstler. Next, catcher Mickey Cochrane goes to Detroit, then George Earnshaw and backstop Johnny Pasek, just acquired from the Tigers, go to the White Sox for $20,000 and catcher Charlie Berry. Berry once led the NFL in scoring and will become a major league umpire in the 1940s. The day will be known as “Black Tuesday” in Philadelphia.

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For the second time, Connie Mack begins to dismantle a dynasty he has built selling Mickey Cochrane to the Tigers

For the second time, Connie Mack begins to dismantle a dynasty he has built, deciding to sell Mickey Cochrane to the Tigers for $100,000. Although the A’s have won three American League pennants and two World Series titles, dating back to 1929, with the Great Depression looming, the Philadelphia owner needs cash in the face of a failing economy.

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In front of a major league record crowd of 80,184, the Indians play their first game at Lakefront Stadium, losing to Philadelphia and Lefty Grove, 1-0. Except for the 1933 season, the Tribe, who prefer League Park, will not play a full schedule at their new colossal horseshoe home until 1947, when the ballpark will become known as Cleveland Municipal Stadium.

In front of a major league record crowd of 80,184, the Indians play their first game at Lakefront Stadium, losing to Philadelphia and Lefty Grove, 1-0. Except for the 1933 season, the Tribe, who prefer League Park, will not play a full schedule at their new colossal horseshoe home until 1947, when the ballpark will become known as Cleveland Municipal Stadium.

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