Caldwell shut out the Braves in his major league debut with the 1928 Phillies but
did not win another ML game until called up by the Browns seven years later. His
7-16 (6.00) mark in 1936 resulted in banishment to the minors in 1937, where he pitched
until his contract was purchased by the wartime 1945 White Sox. He threw fairly well
as a 40-year-old that season, but, assigned to the bullpen in 1946, he became a sensation,
winning an AL-high 13 in relief with eight saves.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»September 8, 1928: The Phils take two from the Braves, winning 10–6 and 4–0. Earl Caldwell, who reported to the Phils yesterday, tosses the shutout in his first major league start.
»September 22, 1935:
The Browns Earl Caldwell, up from San Antonio (Texas) defeats the leading Tigers, 1–0 on three hits. Schoolboy Rowe is the loser and his error in the 6th allows the only run. Caldwell pitched briefly in the NL seven years ago.