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Mon, 1905-05-29

On May 29, 1905, Brooklyn right-hander Elmer Stricklett throws a “mystery pitch” - believed to be a spitball - in a game against the New York Giants. Some historians regard the five-foot, six-inch Stricklett as the first pitcher to throw a spitball in a major league game.

 

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