Monday, September 26, 2005

Chicago Cubs Pitcher Throws Two Shutouts in One Day

97 YEARS AGO TODAY (September 26, 1908):
With the Cubs just a half game in back of New York, Chicago's Ed Reulbach becomes the only pitcher to throw two shutouts in one day, blanking host Brooklyn 5-0 and 3-0. Big Ed allows five hits in the a.m. game, and is even stingier in the afternoon, yielding three hits and a walk. He finishes the afternoon contest in one hour: 12 minutes. Kaiser Wilhelm and Jim Pastorius are the losing pitchers.