On August 21, 1971 — Pitching in relief, the Reds’ Jim Merritt (1-11) records his only win of the year. A 20-game winner last season, Merritt, started the year with 11 straight losses, one short of the National League record.


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Baseball Reference August 21
National Pastime August 20
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
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