On September 7, 1908 — On Labor Day, Manager Joe Cantillon starts Walter Johnson in place of one pitcher who is sick, and another who returned to Washington to be with his sick wife. Only three Senators pitchers made the trip to New York. Walter Johnson shuts out the New York Highlanders for the third time in four days, 4 – 0, topping future hall of famer, Jack Chesbro and allowing just two hits and no walks. In the three games, Walter allows 12 hits, walks one, and strikes out 12. Johnson will pitch 130 shutouts during his career, 23 more than runner-up Grover Alexander. This is one of a record (topped in 1972) seven shutouts tossed today, out of 16 games.

 

 

 

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