On August 19, 1945 — 1945 – In game two of a doubleheader against the Reds, 37-year-old slugger Jimmie Foxx makes his first major league start, pitching the first seven innings for the Philadelphia Phillies. He leaves with a 4 – 1 lead, and Andy Karl saves Foxx’s only decision, a 6 – 2 final. Double X’s ERA in 10 appearances is 1.52. The lidlifter goes to the Phils as well, 5 – 0, though they are mathematically eliminated from a 1st place finish.

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