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September 27th

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1904 Cleveland Naps' (Indians) hurler Bob Rhoads holds Boston hitless until Chick Stahl singles with two outs in the ninth. In four years, the right-hander will become the first pitcher ever to no-hit the Red Sox.
1914 Nap Lajoie joins Cap Anson and Honus Wagner as the only major leaguers to record 3,000 career hits when he doubles off Marty McHale in the Indians' 5-3 victory over New York at League Park. The Cleveland infielder will end his 21-year Hall of Fame career in 1916 with 3,243 hits.

Amazon Napoleon Lajoie: King of Ballplayers

1940 On the last day of the season at Cleveland Stadium, some Indian fans shower the field with fruit and vegetables, delaying the game against the Tigers. The visitors' bullpen proves not to be a safe haven when an unruly fan drops a basket of green tomatoes on Birdie Tebbetts' head.
1940 The Tigers clinch the American League pennant, beating the Indians, 2-0. Rookie right-hander Floyd Gieball gets his second and final big league win to seal the deal.
1946 In Detroit's Briggs Stadium, Indian fireballer Bob Feller ties Rube Waddell's major league mark with his 343rd K of the season. Future research, however, will show the future Hall of Famer had struck out 349 in 1904.
1998 The 1998 Yankees win their seventh straight game to end the season with a .704 winning percentage. The Bronx Bombers (114-48) become the first team since the 1954 Indians (111-43) to play over .700 ball for the entire season.
2002 At Cleveland's Jacobs Field, first baseman Jim Thome establishes a new single-season Indian home run record by hitting his 51st homer. Albert Belle hit 50 for the Tribe in 1995.

7 Fact(s) Found