On August 13, 1906 — At Washington Park in Brooklyn, Jack “Brakeman” Taylor is replaced by a reliever for the first time since June of 1901 when the Brooklyn Superbas knock him out of the game in the third inning. During the five-year span, the Orphans’ right-hander completed a remarkable 1,727 innings of work that included 187 consecutive complete games, as well as finishing up 15 games in relief, during this stretch of 202 appearances he was not relived once. In 10 years, he will fail to finish only eight of 286 starts.

The Orphans, who will become the Cub’s however dismantled the Superbas, later to be named the Dodgers 11-3 and Orval Overall will pick up the W.

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