I stumbled across this gem of a box score and had to share:
This is one where I’d really love to have the play-by-play. The thing that makes it odd is this: in the ten-run fourth inning for the Senators, Bennie Tate, pinch-hitting for Firpo Marberry, walked and was replaced at first by Lefty Atkinson, making his first and last major league appearance. Not only did Atkinson score, he eventually batted in the same inning. The replaced Marberry got the win, while Garland Braxton replaced Atkinson in the lineup and pitched five innings for a long save.
How many players never were listed as a fielder or pinch-hitter on a scorecard in their careers and yet got a plate appearance? It would have to be a pretty short list; I suspect it’s not unique to Atkinson, but it can’t be too many other players.