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Marv Goodwin from the Chronology
Oct 22, 1925 - Marv Goodwin 34 former righthander for the Cards who joined the Reds at the end of the season is killed in a plane he was piloting. He is the first active player to die from injuries sustained in an airplane crash. Goodwin was one of the original spitballer who was "grandfathered." The tragedy becomes a controversy when the Cards' Branch Rickey asks for the full payment from the Reds for Goodwin; Cincinnati answers that the agreement was that Goodwin had to stick with the club for 30 days into the new season. Landis steps in and rules in favor of the Reds.
Dec 17, 1920 - The AL votes to allow pitchers who used the spitball in 1920 to continue using it as long as they are in the league. The NL will do the same. There will be 17 designated spitters in all 8 in the NL and 9 in the AL. For the NL the spitball pitchers are: Bill Doak Phil Douglas Dana Fillingim Ray Fisher Marv Goodwin Burleigh Grimes Clarence Mitchell and Dick Rudolph. For the AL: Doc Ayers Ray "Slim" Caldwell Stan Coveleskie Red Faber H.B. "Dutch" Leonard Jack Quinn Allan Russell Urban Shocker and Allen Sothoron. One story has the White Sox forgetting to name Frank Shellenback as a spitball pitcher forcing him to go the PCL to throw a wet one and where he wins 296 games.
Feb 9, 1920 - The Joint Rules Committee bans all foreign substances or other alterations to the ball by pitchers including saliva resin talcum powder paraffin and the shine and emery ball. A pitcher caught cheating will be suspended for 10 days. The AL allows each club to name just 2 pitchers who will be allowed to use the pitch for one more season. The NL allows each club to name all its spitball pitchers. No pitchers other than those designated will be permitted to use it and none at all after 1920 (though this will be changed in December). The list of grandfathered spitballers will include Red Faber (White Sox) (Doc Ayers and Dutch Leonard (Tigers) Ray Caldwell and Stan Coveleski (Indians) Bill Doak (Cardinals) Phil Douglas (Giants) Dana Fillingim (Braves) Ray Fisher (Reds) Marv Goodwin (Cardinals) Burleigh Grimes and Clarence Mitchell (Dodgers) Jack Quinn (Yankees) Dick Rudolph (Braves) Allan Russell (Red Sox) Urban Shocker and Allen Sothoron (Browns).
May 21, 1919 - The Phils push over 6 runs in the `9th to beat the visiting Cardinals 8-7. Birds starter Marv Goodwin is lifted in the 9th with one out a 2 on and Willie Sherdel is banged for the loss.