August 10, 2012
In this 1962 file photo, Former Washington Senators pitcher and Southwest Georgia native Tom Cheney celebrates after setting a major league record by striking out 21 batters against the Baltimore Orioles. Cheney, who set the major league record with 21 strikeouts in a 16-inning game that still stands today, was recognized by the Baseball Hall of Fame on Friday in Cooperstown, N.Y.
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Tom Cheney, who spent most of his adult life in Albany and Leesburg, holds the MLB record for strikeouts in a game and was posthumously recognized Friday in Cooperstown, N.Y.