On September 15, 1901 — The Detroit Tigers roll over Cleveland behind Ed Siever with what was the most lopsided score in American League history: 21 – 0 (equaled on August 13, 1939) — until the Cleveland Indians beat the New York Yankees 22 – 0 on August 31, 2004 at Yankee Stadium. Detroit pounds out 24 hits off rookie Jack Bracken as Pop Dillon leads the way with four hits. The game is mercifully called after 7 1/2 innings to allow Cleveland to catch a train. Bracken’s ERA is not helped by this outing and he will end this season, his only one in the majors, with a 6.21 mark, the highest in the deadball era.

 


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