This Day In Baseball May 28
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Events for May 28
In his first starting assignment for the Yankees, Wilcy Moore loses a heartbreaker to the Senators, 3 – 2, in the nitecap of a doubleheader. Lou Gehrig is spiked at first base by Bucky Harris as Firpo Marberry scores the winning run. The Yankees win the opener, 8 – 2, as Babe Ruth hits his 12th home run of the year, a three-run shot. Tris Speaker plays most of Game One for the Senators despite fracturing his left thumb in batting practice.
Phillies right-hander Grover Cleveland Alexander ends his 20-year career with a relief appearance in the team’s 5-1 loss in Boston. ‘Old Pete’ finishes his two decades in the major leagues with a 373-208 (.642) record, which includes winning 30 or more games in three consecutive seasons beginning in 1915, along with a 2.56 lifetime ERA.
Grover Cleveland Alexander of the Philadelphia Phillies makes his last major league appearance, giving up two hits and two runs in relief in the Boston Braves’ 5 – 1 victory. The Phillies release the 43-year-old veteran a few hours after the game. In a 20-season career, Alexander posted a 373-208 record with 2,198 strikeouts and a 2.56 ERA. He will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1938.
Over two successive games, George Selkirk hits four homers in four at-bats against the same pitcher. The Yankee outfielder victimized A’s starter Robert Joyce with two homers yesterday and continued the assault against him today with two more round-trippers when the right-hander comes into the game in relief.
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