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Thursday, July 02, 2020

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-2-2020

Washington Times, July 2, 1920:

On July 1, 1920, Walter Johnson pitched his first no-hit, no-run game, defeating the Red Sox, at Boston, 1 to 0. Hooper reached first on Harris’ error in the seventh. Only five balls were hit beyong [sic] the infield.

Elsewhere on the page, a quote from Clark Griffith:

His fast ball was just like the old times and so good that the Red Sox knew it was coming, laid for it, yet could not touch it…There was too much talk about Johnson being all through. I imagine this got under Walter’s skin, even if he is the last man in the game to bother about what it said about his work in the papers or by fans speaking from the stands.

For the most part, after 1919 Walter Johnson was no longer Walter Johnson, but he was still one of the better pitchers in the league. The final out of the Big Train’s lone career no-hitter came on a ground ball ripped over first base; Joe Judge made a great play and flipped to Johnson covering the initial sack.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: July 02, 2020 at 10:27 AM | 16 comment(s)
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