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The Wikipedia article of the day for July 13, 2019 is Stan Coveleski.
Stan Coveleski (July 13, 1889 – March 20, 1984) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher. In 450 career games from 1912 to 1928, Coveleski posted a win–loss record of 215–142, with 224 complete games, 38 shutouts, and a 2.89 earned run average. He made his major league debut with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1912. He signed with the Cleveland Indians in 1916, playing nine seasons with them and winning three games during the 1920 World Series. He spent three seasons with the Washington Senators and one with the New York Yankees before retiring after the 1928 season. A starting pitcher, Coveleski specialized in throwing the spitball, a pitch where the ball is altered with a foreign substance such as chewing tobacco. It was legal when his career began and outlawed in 1920, but he was one of 17 pitchers permitted to continue throwing the pitch. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969.