June 2, 1899|
|Died: September 14, 1973
Los Angeles, California
|April 19, 1923, for the St. Louis Browns|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 1, 1933, for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Earned run average||4.24|
Hollis John Thurston (June 2, 1899 – September 14, 1973) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher with the St. Louis Browns, Chicago White Sox, Washington Senators, and Brooklyn Robins between 1923 and 1933. He batted and threw right-handed.
On August 22, 1923, Thurston struck out three batters on nine pitches in the 12th inning of a 3–2 loss to the Philadelphia Athletics. He became the second American League pitcher and the sixth pitcher in major league history to accomplish the "immaculate inning". He is also the first pitcher to achieve the feat in extra innings.
Thurston died on September 14, 1973, in Los Angeles. He is interred at Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum in Culver City, California.
- List of Major League Baseball pitchers who have struck out three batters on nine pitches
- History of the St. Louis Browns
- "Sloppy Thurston Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
- "Sloppy Thurston". Baseball-Reference.Com. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
- James, Bill; Neyer, Rob (2004-06-15). The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers: An Historical Compendium of Pitching, Pitchers, and Pitches. Simon and Schuster. p. 52. ISBN 9780743261586. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
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