» October 6, 1909: Chicago Nationals King Cole makes his major league debut a kingly one by stopping the Cardinals, 8-0.
» July 31, 1910:
Cubs rookie King Cole pitches a seven-inning no-hitter for a 4-0 win over St. Louis. Cole will top the NL with a 20-4 record, but will have only one more winning season.
» October 9, 1910:
Despite 10 walks by King Cole, the Cubs down the Cardinals, 4–3, scoring the winning run with two outs in the 9th. Cole finishes the year at 20-4, with the ML's best winning percentage and the best by a Cub in the 20th century (Sutcliffe will be 16–1 for Chicago in 1984, but 20–6 overall).
» May 22, 1912:
In an attempt to shake up the team, the Pirates send veteran Tommy Leach and pitcher Lefty Leifield to Chicago for 29-year-old Solly Hofman and pitcher King Cole. Cole, 40–13 in 2+ years of pitching, will be a no show, eventually pitching in just 17 games for Pittsburgh before ending his career with the Highlanders.
» October 2, 1914: In Boston, the Yankees make five errors to help Red Sox rookie Babe Ruth win, 11–5. Ruth, just recalled from Providence, makes his first ML hit, a double, off King Cole.
» January 6, 1916: Leonard "King" Cole, who gave up Babe Ruth's first hit in 1914, dies in Bay City, Michigan at age 29. Cole pitched in 10 games with the Yankees last season.