Today in history


1918: Center fielder Tris Speaker executed the fourth unassisted double play of his career in the Indians' 8-4 loss to Chicago White Sox.

1931: Wes Ferrell of the Indians pitched a 7-0 no-hitter over the Browns, including his brother Rick. Wes also knocked in four runs with a homer and a double.

1933: In a strange play at home plate, catcher Luke Sewell of the Senators tagged out two Yankees runners on the same play. Lou Gehrig had held up, thinking a fly ball would be caught. Dixie Walker closed up on him, and both were tagged out trying to score.

1986: Roger Clemens set a major-league record by striking out 20 batters as the Red Sox defeated the Mariners, 3-1.

1988: The Orioles ended a 21-game losing streak by winning their first game, 9-0 over the White Sox on a combined four-hitter by Mark Williamson and Dave Schmidt.

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