September 24 This Day in Baseball Video

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September 24 This Day in Baseball Video

Tom Gordon gets his 42th consecutive save, Lefty Grove best 50 decision streak of the century, Jimmie Foxx hits his 500th, Rose gets 200 hits for the 10th time, and Giambi brothers set the record for the highest single-season total for homers by two brothers on September 24th


September 24, 1998 - Tom Gordon, of Stephen King fame, records his 42nd save

Red Sox reliever Tom Gordon records his 42nd consecutive save establishing a major league record. Boston clinches the AL wild card spot behind a pair of homers and four runs scored by Nomar Garciaparra. Author Stephen King would later write a novel titled The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, referring to his outstanding 1998 season with Boston and solidifying Gordon’s place as a New England folk hero.

September 24, 1931 - Lefty Grove's best 50 decision streak in the century

Lefty Grove wins his 31st, beating the Red Sox 9 - 4, his 11th straight win over the Red Sox stretching back to May 26, 1930. Since July 25, 1930, Grove's record is 46 - 4, the best 50 decision streak in the century.

September 24, 1940 -Jimmie Foxx hits 500

George Caster of the Philadelphia Athletics allows six home runs in one game against the Boston Red Sox. One of these bombs came courtesy of Jimmy Foxx and it would be the 500th of his career.

September 24, 1979- Pete Rose hits 200 for the 10th time

Pete Rose singles in the Phillies' 7 - 2 loss to the Cardinals giving him 200 hits in a season for the 10th time. He breaks the major league record of nine formerly held by Ty Cobb.

September 24, 2002- The Giambi brothers set the record for most homers by brothers

Thanks to Jason's two home runs in the Yankees 6-0 whitewash of the Devil Rays, the Giambi brothers pass the DiMaggio boys for the highest single-season total for homers by two brothers with 60, 40 of which came off Jason’s bat. The DiMaggio’s went yard 59 times in 1937, 46 of them belonging to Joe.

By The Baseball Page
Saturday, 24 Sep 2011


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