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- suffix Used to form cardinal numbers from thirteen to nineteen.
From Old English -tēne < Proto-Germanic -tehun ("ten"). (Wiktionary)
In the last game of 1938, when Feller got those eigh -teen strikeouts, Tebbetts went 2 for 2 and drove in two runs in Detroit’s improbable 4–2 victory.