Mule Watson

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Mule Watson
Mule Watson (1923 Giants).jpg
Born: (1896-10-15)October 15, 1896
Arizona, Louisiana
Died: August 25, 1949(1949-08-25) (aged 52)
Shreveport, Louisiana
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 4, 1918, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
September 18, 1924, for the New York Giants
MLB statistics
Win–loss record50-53
Earned run average4.03

John Reaves "Mule" Watson (October 15, 1896 in Arizona, Louisiana – August 25, 1949 in Shreveport, Louisiana), was a professional baseball player who was a pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1918 to 1924. He played for the Boston Braves, Philadelphia Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates, and New York Giants. On the 12th and 13 August 1921, Watson became the last pitcher in Major League history to start both games of a doubleheader twice in the same season.[1]


  1. ^ Preston, JG. "A thorough account of pitchers who have started both games of a doubleheader in the major leagues". Retrieved 30 January 2017.

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