Sports History On This Day: May 14

May 14, 1913 – Washington Senator pitcher Walter Johnson, had his amazing MLB record of scoreless innings streak end at 56. Doc White who played for the Chicago Americans had set the previous record of 52-2/3 innings years earlier in 1904 and Coombs in 1910 with 53-1/3 innings while pitching for the Philadelphia Americans per the Clarion-Ledger Newspaper article published on May 15, 1913.

Johnson’s new record started early in the 1913 season on April 10 against New York and spanned 9 games until the St Louis Browns broke his run by scoring in the third inning. Washington held on and won 10-5.

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Walter Johnson
The photo is courtesy of Wikimedia Commons of a photograph of Hall of Famer Walter Johnson in pitching formation circa 1923. Special thanks to the resources of Newspapers.com and OnThisDay.com for the information obtained.

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