Ode to Overall

Wishing a happy 135th birthday today to Orval Overall, the Cubs hurler who tossed a brilliant complete game, 3-hit shutout in Game 5 of the 1908 World Series, delivering the last Cubs championship.


To add some sparkle to that Game 5 gem, Overall became the first and only pitcher in Major League history to strike out four batters in one inning in a postseason game. That feat was not again achieved until Anibel Sanchez of the Detroit Tigers did so in 2013.


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