This Date in Baseball History – June 13

Christy Matthewson

On June 13, 1912, Christy Mathewson became the eighth pitcher in Major League history to win 300 games, and the first to win all 300 games in the twentieth century. The two-time Triple Crown winning right-hander was one of the game’s first true superstars, dominating the National League, leading the Senior Circuit in strikeouts and ERA five times each and winning the World Series in 1905. Before he ever became that superstar, though, Mathewson had to make a dramatic alteration to his game – adding what’s now known as a screwball to his arsenal – reinventing baseball’s image along the way.

Mick Gillispie told the story during the sixth inning of Tennessee’s game with the Mississippi Braves Friday night.

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The Smokies Radio Network is the official radio network for the Chicago Cubs AA affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies. Daily broadcasts begin with the Pilot-Oscar Mayer pre-game show airing 15 minutes before every game. Following the game the broadcast concludes with the Edward Jones Investments post-game show. The Smokies Radio Network staff includes the Director of Broadcasting Mick Gillispie, Sr. Broadcast Assistant Greg Young, Broadcast Assistant Keith Brake and Broadcast Intern James Rowe.


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