This day in baseball: Walter Johnson pitches three consecutive shutouts

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.

Walter Johnson, 1910 (Charles Conlon/public domain)

Happy Labor Day

I hope everyone has a relaxing Labor Day! If you are traveling, please travel safe in the midst of the chaos.

American flag before the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (public domain/Wikimedia Commons)