News 7

On July 10, 1932, the Philadelphia Athletics defeated the Cleveland Indians 18–17 in eighteen innings, in a Major League Baseball game played at League Park in Cleveland. Several records were set during the game; Johnny Burnett of the Indians became the only player to hit safely nine (or even eight) times in a major league game. Cleveland’s 33 hits and the combined number of hits by the two teams (58) are also major league records for a single game. Pitcher Eddie Rommel secured the win for the Athletics, pitching an American League record seventeen innings in relief after Philadelphia’s Lew Krausse gave up three runs in the first inning. The 29 hits Rommel allowed are a major league record; the fourteen runs against him are also a major league record for the most allowed by a winning pitcher.