On August 6, 1952, the forty-something (46?) Satchel Paige becomes the oldest pitcher in major league history to pitch a complete game or shutout. The St. Louis Browns’ right-hander blanks Virgil ‘Fire’ Trucks and the Detroit Tigers, 1-0, in 12 innings when Bobby Young scores the game’s only run in the 12th inning. The Browns’ hurler will extend his own record at the age of 46 years and 75 days by throwing another scoreless complete game against the White Sox next month.
September 26, 1961