On this day 104 years ago, St. Louis pitcher U.S. Grant McGlynn accomplished a feat we're unlikely to ever see again.
"Stoney" as he was known to his teammates, pitched completed games in both contests of a doubleheader against Cincinnati, winning the first and taking the loss in the second.
McGlynn, 35, made his major league debut in 1906 with 48 innings pitched over six games. In 1907 he hurled 352 1/3 innings to put together a 14-25 record (to lead the National League in losses) with a 2.91 ERA for the eighth place Cardinals. By 1908 he was on the way out the door with a 1-6 record in 75 2/3 innings pitched.
While his major league career was brief, the Pennsylvania native played semi-pro and minor league baseball for many years. He started playing for pay in 1901 and twice led the Tri-State League in wins prior to making The Show.
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