On April 26, 1902 —  At Sportsman’s Park, Addie Joss of the Cleveland Bronchos pitches a one-hit shutout in his major league debut, beating the hometown St. Louis Browns, 3 – 0. The lone hit single by Jesse Burkett. The 22 year-old right-hander will post a 17-13 record along with a 2.77 ERA in his rookie season with Cleveland. Joss will eventually be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1978 by the Veteran Committee.

 

 

 

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