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Hello sir,

Are you aware of who the first American League pitcher to hit three batters in a single game was?

Thanks!

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Hi, Alex,

Sorry for the delay. I'm also sorry that I don't have individual game data back any further than 1916. So I'm just about positive that there was someone before the losing pitcher

  Earl Hamilton, Detroit 1-Chicago 3, Game 1, May 30, 1916

I'm going to look into this further and if I can find some earlier info, I'll let you know.  

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