Friday, April 22, 2011

Game 3, Thursday, April 10, 1924

The Los Angeles Angels picked up their third straight win to start the 1924 season, beating the Seattle nine, well twelve including two pinch hitters and a reliever, 8-3. Wheezer Dell started for the Indians, opposed by Charley "Chinski" Root. Root would win 312 professional games, 201 for the Chicago Cubs to go with 40 career saves, in a playing career that lasted 27 years. Wheezer Dell had a lifetime major league ERA of 2.55, and was playing for Seattle in 1924 alongside George Cutshaw. Both were teammates on the 1916 Brooklyn Robins team that lost the World Series to the Boston Red Sox. The Robins couldn't compete with the brilliant pitching of Babe Ruth, Ernie Shore, Dutch Leonard and Carl Mays, even though they had a lineup of dead ball names like Casey Stengel, Hi Myers, Zack Wheat, Rube Marquard, Jeff Pfeffer, and Fred Merkle. Dell had also played with the 1913 and 1914 Seattle Giants of the Northwest League.

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