This day in baseball

On August 10, 1901, Frank Isbell of the Chicago White Sox set what was then an American League record by stranding 11 base runners as a result of his at-bats.  The Indians beat Chicago, 11-7, at Cleveland’s League Park.

The current American League record for base runners stranded stands at 12, held in a tie by Trot Nixon (2003) and David Ortiz (2009).  The NL record is 14, held by Ryan Zimmerman (2016).

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Frank Isbell, 1909 (American Tobacco Company)



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