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Today in Indians History
September 24th

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1903 Bill Bradley hits for the cycle, accumulating 12 total bases in the Naps' 12-2 rout of Washington at American League Park. Last month, the Cleveland third baseman collected three triples in a game to tie a still-standing AL record.
1916 At Cleveland's League Park, Marty Kavanaugh hits the first-ever pinch-hit grand slam in baseball history. The infielder's historic homer proves to be the difference as the Indians beat the Red Sox, 5-3.
1933 In his last big-league at-bat, Joe Sewell ends his 14-year career, singling in the decisive run as a pinch-hitter in the Yankees' 4-3 victory over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. The infielder ends his 14-year career, spent mainly with the Indians, striking out only 114 times of 8,332 total plate appearances (1.4%).

(Ed. Note: The 34-year-old would need an additional 7,967 plate appearances to equal Mark Reynolds' 2009 single-season record of 223 strikeouts. -LP)

1942 In the final game of his twentieth and last full season, Ted Lyons beats the Indians, going the distance in the White Sox' 3-1 victory at Cleveland's League Park. The 41 year-old 'Sunday Teddy,' although exempt from the draft due to his age, enlists in the U.S. Marine Corps after the season and fights in the Pacific during WW II, completes all of his twenty games, 13 of which he started on a Sunday, posting a 14-6 record along with an ERA of 2.10.
1948 The Red Sox loss to the Yankees, along with Detroit's defeat of the Indians, results in a three-way tie for first place with Boston, Cleveland, and New York finishing the day with identical records of 91-56 with only seven games to play. A one-game playoff between the Tribe and BoSox, will be needed to crown Cleveland as the American League champs.
1967 Gary Nolan becomes only the second pitcher in baseball history to strike out 200 batters in a season as a teenager when he fans Adolfo Phillips in the bottom of the fourth inning in the Reds' 3-2 victory over Chicago at Wrigley Field. The 19 year-old right-handed fireballer joins Hall of Famer Bob Feller, who accomplished the milestone before reaching the age of twenty in 1938, hurling for the Indians.
1988 Julio Franco's two-out, two-strike ninth-inning bad-hop single spoils Dave Stieb's bid for a no-hitter. The Blue Jays' starter settles for a 1-0 one-hit victory over the Indians.
1992 Kenny Lofton establishes an Indian record when he steals his 62nd base of the season, a swipe of second base in the first inning. The Tribe's rookie center fielder surpasses the previous franchise mark established by Miguel Dilone in 1980.

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