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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)?

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  • 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, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 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.

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    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, 2017 at 14:15
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May 28, 2019 Alex Colome, of the White Sox, got a win in the first game of a double header and the save in the second:

  • Game 1, suspended from May 27 and completed on May 28.
  • Game 2, the regularly scheduled game for May 28.
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