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May 17, 1991

(AP) _ Detroit players struck in protest over Ty Cobb’s suspension. To avoid a forfeit and fine, manager Hugh Jennings recruited college players and others who played and lost to the Philadelphia Athletics 24-2. Joe Travers gave up all 24 runs.

1929 - The Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 20-16 in the first game of a doubleheader. Babe Herman and Johnny Frederick each had five hits for Brooklyn. Frederick scored five times to give him a major league record of eight runs in two games.

1957 - Dick Williams of the Orioles hit a ninth-inning, game-tying solo home run against Chicago’s Paul LaPlume seconds before 10:20 p.m. - a time set as a curfew so that the White Sox could catch a train out of Baltimore. If Williams had done anything else, Chicago would have won. The game was replayed from the beginning and Baltimore won.

1962 - Bob Allison and Harmon Killebrew each hit a grand slam in the first inning to launch the Minnesota Twins to a 14-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians.

1968 - Frank Howard hit his 10th home run in a six-game span to power the Washington Senators to an 8-4 victory over Detroit at Tiger Stadium.

1990 - The Baltimore Orioles tied an American League record with eight consecutive singles - all hit softly - in a seven-run first inning against Bobby Witt and beat the California Angels 13-1.

Today’s Birthdays: Reggie Jackson 45, Jim Sundberg 40.

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