On August 30, 1906 — Righthander Slow Joe Doyle of the Highlanders becomes the first 20th century player to start out with two shutouts when he beats the Washington Nationals, 5 – 0. Of his 23 lifetime victories, seven will be shutouts. He is nicknamed “Slow” because of his time-consuming pace on the mound. The Yanks take the nitecap as well, 9 – 8, to begin a sweep of five doubleheaders in six days. They’ll outscore their opponents 76 – 31.
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