On September 16, 1916 — At the Baker Bowl, Grover Cleveland Alexander is coasting with a two-hit, 6 – 0 lead in the 8th over the Cubs, when weak-hitting Steve Yerkes lines a single followed by manager Joe Tinker’s only hit of the year. On a double play grounder, 1B Fred Luderus pulls his foot off the bag and Chicago goes on to score three runs. Second-place Philadelphia wins, 6 – 3, to pull with 1 1/2 games of Brooklyn.


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