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August 23rd

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1936 The Indians' seventeen year-old rookie pitcher, Bob Feller, makes his first major league start, striking out the first eight batters he faces. 'Rapid Robert' will finish the game with 15 strikeouts, one shy of the AL record, as Cleveland beats the Browns, 4-1.
1975 Making his first major league start, Indian rookie Rick Waits tosses a complete game, beating Kansas City, 7-1. The 23 year-old southpaw from Atlanta allows only five hits in the Royals Stadium contest.
1999 Joining Babe Ruth and Mark McGwire, Mariner outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. becomes the third player in major league history to hit 200 homers in a four-season span. Junior's 39th helps Seattle beat the Indians, 4-1.
2006 Joining the 1989 Pirates, the Royals became the second team in big league history to have a 10-run first inning and not win the game. At Kauffman Stadium, the home team takes an early 10-1 lead, but is defeated by the Indians in ten innings, 15-13.

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