The stock righthander had an auspicious debut with two three-hit victories in his first three starts for the 1963 Tigers. Among his six triumphs for the 1965 Cubs, Faul tossed three shutouts. (CC)
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FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 19, 1963: Billy Bruton ties a major-league record for doubles in one game with four straight, and Bill Faul pitches a 3-hitter at Washington in his first ML start for Detroit, a 5–1 winner.
»October 3, 1965: The Cubs tie a major-league record with their 3rd triple play of the season -- 1B Ernie Banks to SS Don Kessinger -- but Pittsburgh wins 6–3 at Forbes Field. Bill Faul is on the mound during each triple play. Submariner Ted Abernathy suffers the loss to Roy Face, but concludes a record season for appearances (84) and consecutive errorless games (84) for a pitcher. He has 31 saves.