On September 30, 1956 — At the age of 16 years and 10 months, Jim Derrington of the White Sox becomes the youngest pitcher to start a major league game this century. The teenager loses to the A’s 7 – 6, but singles, becoming the youngest player to get a hit in the American League.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference September 30
National Pastime September 29
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