On September 1, 1886 — 1886 – Ed “Cannonball” Crane walks 14 and adds 5 wild pitches and an error in a 15 – 2 loss to Chicago. Formerly an OF‚ Crane has just been pressed into service as a pitcher for the last-place Nationals. He’ll emerge as a regular starter for the New York Giants next year.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference September 1
National Pastime
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
SABR Games Project
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