14 May

the mudcat

Happened to see where, on this date in 1927, Aberdeen native Guy Bush pitched an 18-inning complete game for the Chicago Cubs. Eighteen innings. It takes some starters today four outings to get to 18 innings. Bush, a.k.a. the Mississippi Mudcat, who won 176 games over 17 years in the big leagues, was a true workhorse. In 11 of his seasons, he threw 180 innings or more and seven times topped 200 innings. In 1929, he made a National League-leading 50 appearances (30 as a starter), logged 270 2/3 innings, won 18 games, saved eight and posted a 3.66 ERA. P.S. On the subject of great pitching, Severino Signa of East Central Community College delivered a gem for the Warriors in Sunday’s MACJC Tournament clincher. The Stoneville product threw a one-hitter in a 4-0 victory over Northwest. The Warriors won their first state title since 2007, going 3-0 in the tournament as star shortstop Tim Anderson drove in nine runs. ECCC, Northwest and Pearl River advanced to the NJCAA Division II Region 23 Tournament along with No. 1-ranked LSU-Eunice. The event starts Thursday in Poplarville.

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