On June 4 1920 — 1920 – In St. Louis‚ the Cardinals beat the Cubs‚ 5 – 1‚ as Grover Alexander loses after 11 wins. Bill Doak is the winner and Rogers Hornsby leads the Cards’ offense with 2 triples over the left fielder’s head. After the game Alexander calls Hornsby “the greatest hitter I’ve ever had to face. I have tried to fool him every way possible‚ but it just cannot be done.” Alex will be 27-14 for the 5th-place Cubs‚ and his 1.91 ERA will be the only one in the league under 2.00.

 


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Baseball Reference June 4

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