Monday, August 20, 2007

August 20, 1913, This Date In Baseball History

August 20, 1913, This Date In Baseball History
From BaseballLibrary.com
1913 - White Sox ace Jim Scott‚ on his way to a 20-20 record‚ shuts out Boston to win‚ 1-0. The loser is rookie Fred Anderson‚ who will go 0-6‚ before going to the FL next season.

Patrolling CF is Edd Roush‚ in his major league debut‚ the start of an unsuccessful 9-game trial with Chicago. Roush will play CF tomorrow‚ his only 2 games in the Sox outfield. But the September 6‚ 1913 edition of The Sporting Life notes that Roush "is the only ball player who carries two gloves with him.

When he plays left field he throws right-handed and wears his left-hand glove. When they shift him over to right field he throws left-handed‚ and sports the right-handed glove." As asked by Bill Deane‚ which glove does he wear when he plays CF?

From BaseballLibrary.com

1 comment:

philbechtel said...

For a long time I was curios about ambidextrous ballplayers, especially pitchers. I've never heard of Roush but all my friends soon will.