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Jim Curry from the Chronology
Sep 6, 1943 - Pitcher Carl Scheib of the Philadelphia Athletics becomes the youngest player to appear in an AL game at age 16 years 248 days (A's 2B Jim Curry in 1909 is listed in some encyclopedias as being younger). He gives up 2 hits in 1/3 of an inning and retires the side but takes the loss an 11-2 defeat in the 2nd game against the Yankees.
Oct 2, 1909 - In the first game of a season-ending doubleheader against Washington Jim Curry plays second base for the Athletics and goes 1-for-4 against Walter Johnson. At 16 years six months and 22 days Curry is the youngest player in American League history and the youngest major league position player in the 20th century (his birth year is reported as both 1889 and 1893): Carl Scheib will debut at 16 years of age in 1943. Walter Johnson's 6-5 loss in the opener seals the last-place finish for Washington with 110 losses-Johnson and Bob Groom suffering 51 of them. The A's take the nitecap as well 7-2. Three years later when Washington rises to 2nd place Johnson and Groom will combine for 56 wins. Today Groom and P Dolly Gray play the outfield for the Nationals. The last place finish costs Pongo Joe Cantillon his job. The new manager is Jimmy McAleer.