Tuesday, November 6, 2007

John Kull Distracted Me

I was trying to find instances of position players picking up the win while they were on the mound and wasn't having much luck (the only two I've found were Brent Mayne on 8/22/2000 and Rocky Colavito on 8/25/1968) when I came across the player page of John Kull.

Kull, born John A. Kolonauski on June 24, 1882 in Shenandoah, PA, had a major league career consisting of one game with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1909. Kull came on to finish his game in relief, throwing three innings while allowing 5 bases on balls, one hit batsman, three hits, and one run. He struck out four batters and picked up the win. Not only that, he came to bat one time and rapped out a two-run single. He also was credited with an assist in the field. He's no John Paciorek, but he had a pretty good career nevertheless.