Piatt, an Ohio State graduate, earned his Iron Man title in 1903, his final ML year,
by pitching two complete games on June 25 for the Braves. He broke in with two impressive
seasons with the Phillies, winning 24 games in 1898 and 23 in 1899.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»June 25, 1903: Boston Beaneater Wiley Piatt becomes the only 20th-century pitcher to lose two complete games in one day, falling to Pittsburgh 1-0 and 5-3. Piatt allows 14 hits in the two games while striking out 12. Pirate player-manager Fred Clarke takes a pitch in the stomach, and will take a couple more hits tomorrow. Pittsburgh now leads the NL by two 1/2 games.