John Watson pitches two complete-game victories in a doubleheader on This Day in Baseball

John Watson pitches two complete-game victories in a doubleheader on This Day in Baseball

John Watson pitches two complete-game victories in a doubleheader on This Day in Baseball

On August 13th 1921, Boston Braves Pitcher John "Mule" Watson tosses two complete-game victories over the Phillies, winning 4-3 and 8-0. It is the third time he has pitched both games of a doubleheader to completion, his first two being with the A's in 1918.

During the second game of a doubleheader in Boston on August 13th 1900, Pirate Honus Wagner steals second base, third base, and home in the 7th inning. Wagner also accomplished the feat in 1899.

August 13th, 1910, in the most evenly played game ever, the Pirates and Brooklyn Superbas each have eight runs, 13 hits, 38 at bats, five strikeouts, three walks, one hit batter, one passed ball, 13 assists, 27 putouts, two errors, and use two pitchers. The game would finally be called on account of darkness.

51,013 pack Comiskey Park to see Satchel Paige pitch his first Major League shutout as Cleveland wins 5-0 on August 13th 1951. Giving up only five hits, Paige would add one more win to his 4-1 record. In his 12 starts, 201,829 fans would come to the park to witness “Old Satch”.

August 13th, 1962 while playing for the minor league Daytona Beach Dodgers, Bert Campaneris pitches ambidextrously in a relief appearance. Facing the Ft. Lauderdale Yankees, Campy threw lefty to lefthanders and switched when right-handers come up to the plate.

August 13th, 1995 Flags at Yankee Stadium fly at half mast to honor the passing of Yankee legend Mickey Mantle. Mantle died of liver cancer at the age of 63 in Dallas, Texas.

Play Our Fantasy Game Today and Try Your Hand at Winning $250 for FREE


By This Day in Baseball
Monday, 13 Aug 2012


More From Around the Web

Sponsored Links

This day in baseball history

March 31

  • 1996

    On March 31, 1996, the Seattle Mariners and Chicago White So ...

  • 1982

    On March 31, 1982, the Montreal Expos acquire first baseman- ...

  • 1980

    On March 31, 1980, the Montreal Expos trade outfielder-first ...

More Baseball History

Player Profile

Joe Judge

1B, Washington Senators

Read Bio
Hall of Fame

Vic Willis

P, Boston Braves

Read Bio
Season Profile

2010 Boston Red Sox

It was the earliest

Read Bio
Historical Figure

Andrew Freedman


Read Bio
Manager Profile

Tony LaRussa

Oakland Athletics

Read Bio
Ballpark Profile

Yankee Stadium II

It took just one season for

Read Bio
No votes yet
Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Brooklyn Superbas, Cleveland Indians, Daytona Beach Dodgers, Ft. Lauderdale Yankees, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates


Login or register to post comments

Stay Connected

Share |

Today's Poll

Will Red Sox Repeat in 2014: