On August 31, 1917, 22-year old Red Sox lefty Babe Ruth won his 20th game of the season, defeating the Athletics, 5-3. Ruth won 24 games that season, the second straight year he had reached the 20-win mark. Ruth posted a career 94-46 mark as a pitcher, but earned his fame as a slugger.
Cy Acosta of the Chicago White Sox becomes the first American League pitcher to bat in a game since the designated hitter
June 20, 1973
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