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1946 Despite a home run and four doubles by Lou Boudreau, the Indians still lose to the Red Sox 11-10 thanks to Ted Williams' three homers and eight RBIs. During the second game of the twin bill, player-manager Boudreau will become the first skipper to employ the 'Williams' Shift', which puts four infielders and two outfielders on the right side of the field. Laughing at the unusual alignment, the 'Splendid Splinter' doubles in his first at-bat against the new defense.
1968 In the nightcap of a twin bill, Don Wilson strikes out eighteen batters in a nine-inning game to tie a major league record, shared by Bob Feller (Indians, 1938) and Sandy Koufax (Dodgers, 1959 and 1962). The Astros right-hander fans future Hall of Famer Johnny Bench for the last out of his 6-1 victory over the Reds on a wind-swept night at Crosley Field.

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1970 In the twelfth inning of the All-Star Game, Pete Rose bowls over Ray Fosse at the plate to score the deciding run in an exciting 5-4 National League victory at Riverfront Stadium. The Indian catcher, whose career will be shortened because of the collision, entertained 'Charlie Hustle' as a dinner guest the previous night.


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