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Old 05-09-2019, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by WhiteSox5187 View Post
How far back do records stretch on the immaculate inning though? I could see writers or other people noticing it as far back as the '60s but I can't imagine many people were paying attention to it in the '30s or back when Christy Mathewson was pitching.

The list in my old Sporting News baseball records book (Hoyt Wilhelm holding on hour glass on the eventually torn cover) went back to the nineteenth century, but that list was shorter than it would be for the last decade. Striking out the side on nine pitches was always considered a special feat. It was more impressive when hitters placed a higher priority on not striking out. Baseball Retrosheet might have a list, but I haven't visited that site in a couple of years.
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