On August 22, 1917, Carson Bigbee of the Pittsburgh Pirates sets a major league record by coming to bat 11 times in a 22-inning game against the Brooklyn Dodgers. Pirate reliever Elmer Jacobs also sets a record by pitching 16 2/3 innings of relief. (Courtesy of the Baseball Hall of Fame.)
Admittedly a skeptic of the league when he arrived, later became the games biggest booster as he managed the Springfield Sallies. He had a fine competitive spirit and a pleasing personality made him popular with both players and managers throughout the League.