some interesting Britt Burns trivia
by kdh325 (2022-01-21 06:14:44)

In reply to: A little more tortured than that, but yes ...  posted by CJC


he was out of MLB at the age of 26, due to hip issues. After the '85 season he was traded to the Yankees (for whom he never played) for Ron Hassey and Joe Cowley. Actually, the more interesting stuff pertains to Cowley. In his only season for the Sox he had two historical starts. In May, he set the then-MLB record by striking out the first seven batters he faced. In September he threw a no-hitter for his last MLB victory, becoming the first (and so far only) pitcher to throw a no-no for his last win.