This day in franchise history – May 15, 1918

Walter Johnson

Walter Johnson

On May 15, 1918 the Washington Senators’ pitcher Walter “Big Train” Johnson pitched a Major League Baseball record 18-inning complete game shutout, to defeat Claude “Lefty” T. Williams and the Chicago White Sox 1-0. The fans at Griffith Stadium were treated to one of the greatest pitching duels in baseball history. Check out the original posting at D.C. Baseball History and take note of the amazing time that it took to play this game.


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