Tag Archive: Tom Cheney

Sep 12

Tom Cheney – 21 Strikeouts in 16 Innings

                        September 12, 1962 – Baltimore, MD With little fanfare pitcher Tom Cheney of the Washington Senators  strikeouts a major league record twenty-one Baltimore Orioles on route to his 2-1 victory in the 16-inning contest. In front of only 4,098 fans at Memorial stadium …

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May 16

Remembering Tom Cheney, who deserved better

Max Scherzer’s 20-strikeout performance against the Detroit Tigers was certainly one for the ages, the highlight of one of the most remarkable weeks in the history of the Washington Nationals. But Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg, whose contract extension was a key part of that week, owe a debt of gratitude to a man who might …

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Sep 12

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – Cheney’s strikeout record

September 12, 1962 With little fanfare pitcher Tom Cheney of the Washington Senators strikeouts a major league record 21 Baltimore Orioles on route to his 2-1 victory in the 16-inning contest. In front of only 4,098 fans at Memorial stadium in Baltimore the Senators and the Orioles were tied 1-1 until Bud Zipfiel hit a …

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