On September 7, 1908, Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators pitched the third of three consecutive shutouts against the New York Highlanders at Hilltop Park. Johnson threw a six-hit shutout on Friday, September 4th, followed by a four-hitter with no runs on Saturday, then concluded with a two-hitter in the first game of a doubleheader on Labor Day.
2 thoughts on “This day in baseball: Walter Johnson pitches three consecutive shutouts”
What an accomplishment. Won’t see anything like it anytime soon.
Agreed. The game has changed so much since then.