09 April 2014. The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. "Larry Doby (American Baseball Player)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d.
Cicotte received 10,000 dollars for fixing game one. They kept the game close until Cincinnati broke the game open with a five run fourth inning. Walter “Dutch” Ruether was the winning pitcher for the Reds as they took a one game advantage over the Sox in the series. Game two was also in Redland Park in front of 29,698 fans. “Lefty” Williams was the starting pitcher, but he didn’t want to be as palpable at Cicotte in game one.
DiMaggio’s streak went on for a while but it was stopped by two great fielding plays. Then DiMaggio began hitting safely the very next game which lasted for sixteen games. Du... ... middle of paper ... ...o broke many records while playing for the Yankees. He shares a major league record for having he most home runs, which was two, in a single inning of a game on June, 24, 1936, in the fifth inning. DiMaggio also shares a modern major league record for having the most triples, which was three in a single game on August, 27, 1938, during the first game of the Yankees’ season (Kindred 25).
The Cy Young award is given annually to the League’s best pitcher. In 2003 he won the 300th game of his career. He is only one of four MLB pitchers in all time to pass the 4,000 strikeout mark. Roger Clemens started his dominance of baseball in 1981 at San Jacinto junior college. That year he compiled a 9-2 record and was drafted by the New York Mets.
After his season with the Monarchs, Branch Rickey approached him about coming up and playing with the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Major League had not had an African American since 1889, when baseball became segregated. Jackie accepted this offer. Jackie was the first to break the color barrier in the Major League. Jackie started his first game on April 15th, and that was only the start of Jackie’s legend of a career (Jackie Robinson , 2011).
His 25th home run that year shattered the modern major league record held by the now forgotten Gabby Kraveth. By the end of the year, Ruth’s record was an unprecedented 29 home runs, and he was credited with reviving faith in the game. In December of 1919, the Boston Red Sox sold the invaluable player to New York Yankee owner Colonel Jacob Ruppert. Ruppert bought Ruth’s contract for over $100,000, which was a staggering price at the time. In 1920, Ruth joined the Yankees, who as yet had never won a pennant.
Managed by Jack Chapman, the team went 15-45 to finish 26 games back of the NL Champ Boston Red Caps. One of the only bright spots was the play of Abner Dalrymple who finished with a .354 average. The team went bankrupt and would not play another season. Today’s Baltimore Orioles were yesterday’s Milwaukee Brewers, with yesterday meaning 1894-1901. For the first six years the Brewers were a part of the Western League, which was a minor league.