August 8, 1906|
|Died: January 6, 2001
|April 21, 1938, for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 30, 1942, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Earned run average||3.80|
Forest Charles Pressnell (August 8, 1906 in Findlay, Ohio – January 6, 2001), was a professional baseball player in the Major Leagues from 1938 to 1942. He pitched for the Brooklyn Dodgers and Chicago Cubs.
Pressnell had to wait until age 31 to make his Major League debut, but it was an impressive one. In the third game of the 1938 season for Brooklyn, he pitched a complete-game shutout against the Philadelphia Phillies, scattering nine hits as the Dodgers won 9-0 in a snappy 1 hour, 53 minutes.
On June 15 of that year, Pressnell participated in a history-making game. He pitched in relief on that date for Brooklyn in the first night game of Ebbets Field's history, while Johnny Vander Meer of the visiting Cincinnati Reds that night pitched his second consecutive no-hitter, a feat that has not been duplicated in Major League Baseball.
Pressnell went on to a record of 11-14, the most victories he would have in a single season.
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