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Charlie Robertson

RHP 1919, 22-28 White Sox , Browns, Braves

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1927: Robertson vs. Bush: 17 Innings Each

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In his third ML start for the White Sox, Robertson was perfect. On April 30, 1922, at Detroit, he beat the Tigers 2-0 with the sixth perfect game in ML history. A diving foul-line catch by left fielder Johnny Mostil preserved the win. His subsequent career was a disappointment: he nursed a sore arm through six more seasons, never winning more than he lost. (JK)
April 30, 1922: Johnny Mostil, fleet-footed White Sox CF, moves over to LF for the only time in his career, and makes two outstanding catches to save Charlie Robertson's 20 perfect game over Detroit. Robertson is the 3rd pitcher in the 20th century to pitch a perfect game. Play is stopped twice after Ty Cobb and Harry Heilmann complain that Robertson is doctoring the ball. The losing pitcher is Herman Pillette, whose son Duane will pitch in the American League.

May 14, 1927: Cubs pitcher Guy Bush must feel his name as he and Braves starter Charlie Robertson battle for 18 innings before Robertson tires and the Cubs win 72. Jimmy Cooney drives in the winning run and Sparky Adams contributes four hits. Bush goes 18 innings and Robertson 17 1/3. Two National League pitchers -- Carl Hubbell in 1933 and Vern Law in 1955 -- will match Bush's marathon effort.

April 16, 1928: For the first time, a pitcher is deprived of his glove when the Brooklyn captain complains and the ump removes Boston's Charlie Robertson's glove. The New York Times reports, "The Robins detected Robertson doing odd stunts with the ball with the aid of his glove. They reported it to umpire Moran who made Robertson change his glove." Robertson still wins 3-2.

June 21, 1964: On Father's Day at Shea Stadium, Jim Bunning fans 10, drives in two runs, and pitches the first perfect game (excluding Don Larsen's 1956 World Series effort and Harvey Haddix's 1959 overtime loss) since Charlie Robertson's on April 30, 1922. Philadelphia beats the Mets 60. He also becomes the first pitcher to win no-hitters in both leagues, and Gus Triandos becomes the first C to catch a no-hitter in each league. Bunning throws just 90 pitches in winning his 2nd no-hitter. The next time Bunning faces the Mets he will shut them out, the first no-hit pitcher this century to do that. The Mets don't fare much better in the nitecap as 18-year-old rookie Rick Wise wins his 1st game and gives up just three hits for an 82 win. Johnny Klippstein comes on in the 9th. The Phils increase their National League lead to two games over the Giants.