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Reulbach tosses two shutouts on same day

Updated: September 21, 2001, 12:29 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Sept. 26, 1908

Chicago Cubs right-hander Ed Reulbach has a day for the baseball ages.

In the opener of a doubleheader against Brooklyn, he pitches a 5-0 shutout in Washington Park. With his pitching staff tired, manager Frank Chance uses Reulbach in the nightcap as well, and the pitcher responds with another shutout, 3-0. Reulbach allows just eight hits and five walks, while striking out 10, in becoming the only pitcher to ever throw two shutouts in the same day. The ...

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