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1930 April 27: White Sox first baseman Bud Clancy had no chances at first base in a game against the Browns. He was the first player of the 20th century to accomplish this.
1930 May 9: The Yankees and Tigers outfield combine to make an AL record low of only 2 putouts in a game.
1930 May 26: Joe Sewell strikes out twice facing White Sox southpaw Pat Caraway. This is the last time this season he will whiff. For the year, Joe strikes out only 3 times in 353 at bats.
1930 June 4: Brooklyn makes 8 errors in a 12-6 loss to the Pirates at Ebbets Field.
1930 July 27: Reds hurler Ken Ash throws one pitch in relief against the Cubs and is then lifted for a pinch hitter. The one pitch he threw was to the Cubs Charlie Grimm who hit into a triple play. Ash receives the win in the 6-5 victory, his last in the majors.
1930 September 28: The Cubs finish the season at Wrigley with Hack Wilson getting RBI number 189 and 190 in a 12-11 victory over the Reds.
1931 June 24: Red Sox first baseman Bill Sweeney makes 21 putouts in a game against Cleveland. The Red Sox outfielders made no putouts in the 7-3 loss.
1931 July 7: The Browns and the White Sox play a 12 inning game in which not a single strikeout is recorded. The White Sox won the game 10-9.
1931 July 29: Cleveland's Wes Farrell shuts out Washington 6-0 on 10 hits, as the Senators leave 15 men on base.
1931 August 21: Babe Ruth smacks home run number 600 off Browns pitcher George Blaeholder in a Yankee 11-7 win.
1931 September 1: Lou Gehrig hits his 3rd grand slam in 4 days as the Yankees beat the Red Sox 5-1.
1931 September 19: Lefty Grove beats the White Sox 2-1 to become the first 20 game winner since 1920. He would be the last AL pitcher to accomplish this for 37 years.
1932 July 10: Johnny Burnett of the Indians sets a major league record of 9 hits in a game. He was 9 for 11 in an 18 inning game against Philadelphia. A's pitcher Eddie Rommell pitches 17 innings in relief and allows 33 hits. He is credited with the victory as the A's win 18-17 win in the 18th inning. To save train fare for a single date, Connie Mack only brings two pitchers.
1932 August 5: Tiger pitcher Tommy Bridges retires the first 26 Senators he faces. Pinch hitter Dave Harris pinch hits and singles to spoil the prefect game. Tigers won 13-.0.
1932 June 3: Lou Gehrig swats 4 homers and drives in 6 runs. Tony Lazzeri has 5 hits, hits for the cycle and steals a base. Yankees score 11 runs in the final 3 inning to defeat the A's 20-13.
1933 April 25: Yankees pitcher Russ Van Atta makes his big league debut and shuts out the Senators 16-0. In addition to the shutout, he also has 4 hits in a game marred by a fight that gets three players suspended 5 games each.
1933 June 29: Ethan Allen of the Cardinals races around the bases for an inside the park home run at the Polo Grounds, but is for batting out of turn.
1933 July 2: Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell pitches a complete game of 18 innings against the Cardinals and wins 1-0. Hubbell fans 12 and walks none and allows only 6 hits. Cardinals pitcher Tex Carleton pitched 16 innings for the Cardinals. This ties a record for the longest 1-0 game.
1933 July 19: For the first time in a big league game, brothers on opposing teams each have homers. Red Sox catcher Rick Ferrell whacks a home run off brother Wes of the Indians. Wes hits his homer of Red Sox hurler Hank Johnson.
1933 August 3: The Yankees are shutout by the A's and Lefty Grove, 7-0, for their first scoreless game since August 2, 1931. They had scored in 308 consecutive games prior to this.
1933 October 1: Babe Ruth, in a season ending stunt pitches the final game of his career, defeating the Red Sox 6-5 with a complete game. Ruth also smacks a home run to help his effort.
1934 April 28: Goose Goslin of Tigers grounds into four double plays in one game, but the Tigers still win 4-1 over Cleveland.
1934 Sunday April 29, the Pirates host the Reds at Forbes Field and beat them 9-5 as Pittsburgh becomes the last major league city to lift its blue laws and host a Sunday game.
1934 May 1: Burleigh Grimes wins his 270th and final victory in relief for the Cardinals, beating the Reds 3-2 in 11 innings. Grimes's win is the last in major league history by a pitcher legally permitted to throw a spitball.
1934 May 6: The Red Sox score 12 runs in the 4th inning, helped along by a record 4 consecutive triples in a 14-4 drubbing of the Tigers.
1934 June 9: Red Sox pitcher Lefty Grove allows 6 doubles, 5 of them in a row, in the 8th inning of an 8-1 loss to the Senators.
1934 June 24: Babe Ruth in an 0-21 slump, connects for a grand slam in a 5-0 win over the White Sox.
1934 July 13: Babe Ruth hits career home run number 700 off of Tigers pitcher Tommy Bridges. In the same game Lou Gehrig suffers a lumbago seizure and is carried off the field in the 2nd inning. Yankees win 4-2.
1934 July 14: Approaching 1,500 consecutive games played, Gehrig's streak is in jeopardy from the day before. The string gets extended by having him lead off and is listed as the shortstop. In the first inning, he singles and leaves the game.
1934 July 22: Forty three year old Cardinals hurler Dazzy Vance beats the Braves 4-2. In the process he racks up career strikeout number 2,000.
1934 September 21: Dizzy Dean and brother Paul each shut out Dodgers in twin bill. Diz throws three-hitter in opener, then Paul outdoes him by hurling a no-hitter in the nightcap.
1935 Augie Galan of the Cubs sets a major league record when he becomes the first player to play an entire 154-game season without grounding into a double play.
1935 Freddie Fitzsimmons goes an uninspiring 4-8 for the New York Giants, however he tied for the league lead in shutouts with 4, as all 4 of his wins were shutouts.
1935 The last 25 game loser in a season was Ben Cantwell of the 1935 Braves. His 4-25 record was the worst since 1901. Ironically Ben was 20-10 and led the National League in winning percentage in 1933.
1935 April 16: Babe Ruth makes his National League debut playing for the Braves. The Babe gets 2 hits including a home run off of Carl Hubbell as the Braves beat the Giants 4-2.
1935 May 8: Reds catcher Ernie Lombardi hits 4 doubles in consecutive innings off 4 different pitchers. The slow-a-foot catcher has a single as well in a 23 hit Reds attack. Final score reads: Reds 15 Phillies 4.
1935 June 18: All 7 scheduled major league games are rained out.
1935 July 1: Yankees outfielder George Selkirk suggests a 6 foot wide 'cinder' path be installed in the outfield so a player would know when he is approaching the wall.
1936 May 24: Tony Lazzeri, batting eighth for the Yanks, drives in 11 runs with one triple and three home runs--two of them grand slams--in a 25-2 rout of the A's.
1936 June 7: George Selkirk's homer in the 16th inning gives Red Ruffing a 5-4 win over Oral Hildebrand of the Indians. Ruffing has 3 hits, including a homer. Stranger yet, not one strikeout is recorded in the entire game.
1936 June 24: The Yankees explode for 10 runs in the 5th inning and cruise 18-12 over the White Sox at Comisky Park. The wild inning sees Joe DiMaggio hit two home runs and drive in 5 RBI's.
1936 July 10: Chuck Klein hits 4 homers in 5 at bats, his last one comes in the 10th inning off Prates pitcher Bill Swift to give the Phillies the win over the Pirates at Forbes Field.
1936 September 11: Losing pitcher Hal Lisenbee of the A's goes the distance but gives up 26 hits and 17 runs to the White Sox.
1937 April 20: Gee Walker of the Tigers becomes the only player to hit for the cycle on Opening Day when he does it against the Indians in a 4-3.win.
1937 May 3: The Giants play an entire 9 inning game against the Braves with no chances for their outfielders.
1937 May 25: After a home run in his prior at bat, player/manager of the Tigers, Mickey Cochrane is beaned in the head by Yankee pitcher Bump Hadley at Yankee Stadium. In and out of consciousness for 10 days, Cochrance never plays again.
1937 May 31: Carl Hubbell's consecutive game win streak comes to an end at the Polo Grounds. Brooklyn routes Hubbell and the Giants 10-5 in front of 61,756 Memorial Day fans.
1937 June 6: Woody English of the Dodgers wins a suit by hitting the sign of clothier Abe Stark at the base of the Ebbets Field scoreboard.
1937 June 15: Red Sox outfielder makes 7 putouts on 7 consecutive fly balls.
1938 April 19: In the top of the 1st inning at Philadelphia, Dodger Ernie Koy homers in his first major league at bat. In the bottom of the inning, Phillies leadoff man Emmett Mueller also hits a homer in his first major league at bat.
1938 May 30: Rudy York hits his 3rd grand slam of the month, as the Tigers beat St. Louis 10-9 in the first game of a doubleheader.
1938 May 31: Lou Gehrig plays in his 2,000th consecutive game.
1938 June 10: Red Sox pitcher Bill Lefebvre homers in his first major league at bat and only plate appearance for the season off White Sox pitcher Monty Stratton. Lefebvre is hammered in a 15-2 loss, but is the first AL player to homer in his only at bat in a season.
1938 June 16: Jimmie Foxx sets the current major league mark of walking 6 times in a game. (later to be tied by Andre Thornton) by Browns pitchers in a 12-8 Red Sox win.
1938 June 21: Red Sox third baseman Pinky Higgins extends his consecutive hit string to 12, with 8 hits in a doubleheader with Detroit. The next day the string ends as Vern Kennedy fans him.
1938 June 26: Carl Hubbell wins career game number 200 as the Giants beat the Cubs.
1938 August 5: Forty year old Browns pitcher Fred Johnson wins his first major league game in 15 years. He won 252 games in the minors.
1938 October 2: Bob Feller sets a major league strikeout record by fanning 18 Tigers, included in there was 6 in a row. The Tigers still win the game though 4-1 behind pitcher Harry Eisenstat.
1939 April 20: The only game featuring Lou Gehrig and Ted Williams takes place on Opening Day at Yankee Stadium. The rookie Williams collects a double off Red Ruffing. Gehrig goes hitless but the Yankees win 2-0.
1939 May 2: Lou Gehrig's consecutive game streak ends at 2,130 as he benches himself before the Yankees - Tigers game in Detroit. His replacement, Babe Dahlgren, has a homer and a double as the Yanks rout the Tigers 22-2.
1939 May 28: Pitcher Robert Joyce, who gave up 2 homers to Yankee outfielder George Selkirk in yesterdays game, relieves for the A's. Selkirk hits 2 more homers off Joyce to make it 4 homer in 4 at bats over 2 games.
1939 June 28: The Yankees hit 8 homers in the first game of a doubleheader with the A's. They smash 5 more in the nightcap for a record 13 homers in the twin bill. They also rack up a record 53 total bases for the doubleheader and win both games, 23-2 and 10-0.
1939 July 4: The Red Sox's Jim Tabor connects for 3 home runs in game 2 of a doubleheader sweep over the A's. Two of the blasts are grand slams as the Red Sox win 18-12. For the record, Tabor had a home run in Boston's 17-7 game 1 win.
1939 July 25: With the score tied at 3 entering the 9th inning, the Indians score 9 runs and the A's score 5 for a record setting 9th inning.
1939 August 13: The Yankees bombard the A's 21-0. The massacre sees Joe DiMaggio and Babe Dahlgren each have 2 home runs (one each inside the park). Red Ruffing is the winning pitcher to compliment his 4 hits.
1939 September 19: Rookie Ted Williams hits a round tripper off Thornton Lee. He will homer off Thornton's son, Don, 21 years later.