On September 14, 1907 — Washington’s Sam Lanford, 21, has one of the worst debuts any pitcher ever endures. Lanford walks two New York batters, hits 2, including Frank LaPorte in the head, throws a wild pitch, and balks – all in the first inning. Six runs score, but it is not all Lanford’s fault. Two errors and a passed ball add to his woes.


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