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John Paciorek
In the final game of the 1963 season, Houston's John Paciorek went 3-for-3 with two walks, three RBI, and four runs scored in his first ML game. But Paciorek never played inanother ML game.
BORN 2.11.45, Detroit, MI     1.000, 0, 3
Doc Parker
(1893, 1895-96, 1901)
Cincinnati pitcher Harley "Doc" Parker gave up 26 hits and 21 runs to Brooklyn on June 21, 1901. The 26 hits is a post-1900 record (tied by Al Travers in 1912 and Horace Lisenbee in 1936), while the 21 runs allowed is also a record. Parker faced 55 batters. It was his first career start -- and his last major league appearance.
BORN 6.14.1872, Theresa, NY     8-18, 5.90
Herman Pitz
Pitz only played one year in the majors, but nonetheless set a record -- the most career at bats (284) without an extra base hit. He recorded 47 singles while playing for the AA's Brooklyn Gladiators and Syracuse Stars.
BORN 7.18.1865, Brooklyn, NY     .165, 0, 16