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On Sunday 25th April 2015, David Robertson managed a rare feat: he earned a win and a save on the same (calendar) day. While the first win technically was on Friday, according to the box score, for practical purposes he earned a win and a save on the same calendar day.

Has this ever happened before, and if so, how many times and by whom (if it's a reasonable number)?

  • When you say "same calendar day" , it seems odd (atleast to me) because Friday and Sunday are Definitely not the same on the calendar , unless that is standard baseball nomenclature. If it is not a standard baseball phrase, then something like "same day as per records" might be a better way to state it. – Prem Apr 29 '15 at 7:19
  • I think he was confused, because both games were played on Sunday April 26th, it was a doubleheader due to one game being postponed on Saturday. – New-To-IT Apr 29 '15 at 13:54
  • Actually, the first game (the win) was the continuation of Friday's game which was suspended after eight in a tie. Robertson was announced for the ninth so he had to pitch to the first batter (and finished the inning). That occurred Sunday. It was 'officially' Friday as that's how they count resumed suspended games, but it occurred on Sunday. – Joe Apr 29 '15 at 13:57
  • Just to be clear - the meaning of 'calendar day' is meant to be that Robertson earned a win and a save on one day as measured from one sunrise to the next (or one midnight to the next). It wasn't considered one schedule day was the distinction I was trying to make. – Joe Apr 29 '15 at 14:34
  • It could happen in a "normal" double header, where the closer pitches the ninth, and gets a save in one game, then pitches 1 inning, and is the "pitcher of record" in the other game because his teammates "win" the game when they come bat after his inning. – Tom Au May 8 '15 at 15:47
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Sunday, May 6, 1917, Bob Groom got a save in the first game of a doubleheader for the St. Louis Browns over the Chicago White Sox. In the second game he got the win, pitching a no-hitter.

  • Well that certainly seems to qualify, though the save wasn't an official stat then, he definitely earned one by the modern definition. – Joe May 8 '17 at 14:15

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