On May 5, 1922, Bob “Fats” Fothergill becomes the first – and only – man to pinch-hit for the legendary Ty Cobb.
Facing the Detroit Tigers, Bill Bayne of the St. Louis Browns pitches a no-hitter into the 9th inning. Detroit manager Ty Cobb then sends up five straight pinch hitters, the first of whom breaks up the no-hitter. One of the pinch hitters Cobb inserts is Bob Fothergill, who bats for him and strikes out, becoming the only man ever to pinch hit for Cobb. The Browns win, 6 – 1.