This day in baseball: Waddell pulls double duty

On August 19, 1900, Milwaukee pitcher Rube Waddell pitched two complete games in both contests of a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox.  He threw 17 innings in the first game, then was coaxed (with a promise of a few days off to go fishing) by manager Connie Mack to pitch the nightcap, in which Waddell threw a five-inning one-hitter.  Milwaukee won both games, 2-1 and 1-0.

WaddellRubePlaque182_NB

National Baseball Hall of Fame


2 Comments on “This day in baseball: Waddell pulls double duty”

  1. verdun2 says:

    Do you suppose he had a pitch count?
    v

    • mrbill7474 says:

      Uh…..no. Precious knows today’s pampered pitchers are one of my pet peeves. Waddell threw at least 22 innings in one evening, and nowadays we can’t get that kind of production out of our starters in an entire month!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s