May 6, 1962, Rookie Jim Bouton makes his first career start, his second career apparence and fires a 7 hit shut out beating the Washington Senators 8-0 at Yankee Stadium.
All the offense he would need will be provided in the first inning as Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle hit back to back homers. Mantle will later add a second homrun a 2 run shot scoring Maris who walked in front of him. Bouton will finish 7-7 for New York and win 21 a career high in 1963.
Bouton, however will be famous or infamous for his book Ball Four exposing the life of a Major League Player.
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