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.
2 thoughts on “This day in baseball: Waddell pulls double duty”
Do you suppose he had a pitch count?
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!