On August 27, 1941 — Charlie Root uses his arm and then his bat with a clutch single in the ninth inning to win his 200th game. Trailing the , 4 – 3, the Cubs win, 6 – 4, with the 42-year-old Root going the route.
Charlie Root, best known for giving up Babe Ruth’s ‘called’ home run, becomes the first pitcher to win 200 games in a Cubs uniform. After being summoned in relief from the bullpen in the first inning, the 42 year-old right-hander, completes the game, getting the victory when the team comes from behind to beat Boston at Braves Field, 6-4. Root delivered a bases loaded clutch single in the ninth inning to give the Cubs a 5-3 lead, scoring both Greek George and Lee Stringer. Root would get in trouble in the bottom of 9th surrendiing a run and the last out of the game with two on and two out is “Unknown”