How A North Dakota Spitball Pitcher Outdueled Babe Ruth

From Curtis Eriksmoen at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead on April 17:

North Dakota’s greatest spitball pitcher outdueled Babe Ruth in a historic 13-inning game in which Ruth hit his first major league home run.

Cy Pieh, from Enderlin, played three years for the New York Yankees, and he is the only former major league player to be buried in a rural North Dakota cemetery.

His major league debut on Sept. 6, 1913, was only nine days after Rube Schauer played his first game. Schauer, from Garrison, was the first person from North Dakota to play big league baseball.

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Originally published: April 18, 2011. Last Updated: April 18, 2011.