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From BR Bullpen
Charles Joseph Sweeney
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Weight 181 lb.
- Debut May 11, 1882
- Final Game July 9, 1887
- Born April 13, 1863 in San Francisco, CA USA
- Died April 4, 1902 in San Francisco, CA USA
 Biographical Information
Charlie Sweeney held the record for most strikeouts in a game. He struck out 19 Boston batters to set a major league record that would be tied a few times but not broken for 102 years, until Roger Clemens struck out 20 in a game in 1986. He is the only pitcher ever to give up 7 home runs in a game; it happened on June 12, 1886, while pitching for the St. Louis Maroons. A few others have given up 6 homers, including R.A. Dickey of the Texas Rangers in April 2006.
Charlie had a pretty terrific year in 1884, going 17-8 for the pennant-winning Providence Grays, and in a different league, going 24-7 for the pennant-winning St. Louis Maroons. As if that wasn't enough, he also hit .307 that year. His 41 wins that year represented almost 2/3 of of his career total.
 Notable Achievements
- 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1884)
- 30 Wins Seasons: 1 (1884)
- 40 Wins Seasons: 1 (1884)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 2 (1884 & 1885)
- 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1884)
- 400 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1884)
- 200 Strikeouts Seasons: 1 (1884)
- 300 Strikeouts Seasons: 1 (1884)