RHP 1915, 18-23, 25 A's, Braves , Phillies
Righthander Fillingim was one of eight NL spitballers permitted to continue throwing
the pitch after it was outlawed in 1920. He had two good years with the Braves of
1920-21, but thereafter was afflicted with a sore arm that led to rising ERAs.
|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» December 17, 1920: The American League votes to allow pitchers who used the spitball in 1920 to continue using it as long as they are in the league. The National League will do the same. There will be 17 designated spitters in all, eight in the NL and nine in the AL. For the NL: Bill Doak, Phil Douglas, Dana Fillingim, Ray Fisher, Marvin Goodwin, Burleigh Grimes, Clarence Mitchell, and Dick Rudolph. For the AL: A.W. Ayers, Slim Caldwell, Stan Coveleski, Red Faber, H.B. Leonard, Jack Quinn, Allan Russell, Urban Shocker, and Allen Sothoron.
» August 16, 1921: The Braves Walter Cruise connects off the Cubs Grover Alexander for the 2nd home run hit out of mammoth Braves Field. The first home run, also to RF, was hit by Cruise in 1917. There will be 38 home runs in Braves Field this year: 34 inside the park, three bounce homers, and Cruise's missile. Braves pitcher Dana Fillingim is the beneficiary of the offense as he beats Alexander, 8–6.
» September 27, 1921:
In the first of two at Boston, Braves C Ray Powell hits three triples, tying the ML mark, in an 8–5 win over Brooklyn. Dana Fillingim is the winner over Burleigh Grimes.