Dutch Levsen

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Dutch Levsen
Born: (1898-04-29)April 29, 1898
Wyoming, Iowa
Died: March 12, 1972(1972-03-12) (aged 73)
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 28, 1923, for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
July 31, 1928, for the New York Highlanders
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 21–26
Earned run average 4.17
Strikeouts 88

Emil Henry "Dutch" Levsen (April 29, 1898 – March 12, 1972) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played for six seasons. He spent his entire career with the Cleveland Indians, pitching for them from 1923 to 1928. He pitched in 80 career games, finishing with a 21–26 record.

On August 28, 1926 Levsen became the last pitcher to win both games of a doubleheader, hurling two 9 inning games back to back, winning 6-1 and 5-1.[1][2] Levsen is also the last pitcher to throw two nine-inning complete games on the same day.[2]


  1. ^ World's Strangest Baseball stories. Watermill Press. 1993. p. 72. ISBN 0-8167-2850X. 
  2. ^ a b Preston, JG. "A thorough account of pitchers who have started both games of a doubleheader in the major leagues". prestonjg.wordpress.com. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 

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