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.

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By This Day in Baseball
Monday, 13 Aug 2012


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  • Blissette said: The doubleheader was certainly exciting. The teams really put out their best foot forward and entertained the crowd. - Steve Wyer 7:15PM 05/24/14
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