When occured: 
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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  • Anonymous said: The Brooklyn team were the Superbas in 1905. They didn't become the Robins until 1914. 7:22AM 11/12/11
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