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Frank Shellenback Talks About the Spitter

Frank Shellenback talks about the spitter. He was a spitball pitcher on the Chicago White Sox in 1919, but they did not list him on the protected list, and thus was not included in the group of spitballers who could continue to use the pitch after it was banned in 1920. (He was in the minors at the time.) He won around 300 games in the minor leagues, mainly the Pacific Coast League. Between 1927 and 1933 alone, he won more than 160 games for the Hollywood Stars. He was later a pitching coach for a number of years, including the Red Sox in the 1940s and the Giants in the 1950s.

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