The Sports Archives Greatest Moments – when an outfielder pitches!

One of the worst pitching outings in Baseball history happened in 1882, when Dave Rowe, an outfielder for the Cleveland Blues, was called on for a pitching start.

Apparently, Cleveland did not believe in relief pitching at the time and allowed Rowe to go the full 9 innings in which he gave up 35 runs on 29 hits, walked 7, allowed 3 home runs, no strikeouts and threw 3 wild pitches!

The team must have thrown in the towel early on in the game because only 12 of those 35 runs were earned!

Dave Rowe

Dave Rowe

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