Author: This Day in Baseball

Furious when an old black ball is put into play when Cleveland is at bat in the last of the 11th and his objections are ignored by umpire Tom Connolly‚ Naps manager Nap Lajoiehurls the ball over the grandstand‚ suffering the loss of the game to Detroit by forfeit. Detroit was leading 6 – 5.

Furious when an old black ball is put into play when Cleveland is at bat in the last of the 11th and his objections are ignored by umpire Tom Connolly‚ Naps manager Nap Lajoiehurls the ball over the grandstand‚ suffering the loss of the game to Detroit by forfeit. Detroit was leading 6 – 5.

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On Opening Day, before 8,376 fans at Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds, the Boston Americans defeat the Philadelphia Athletics in the morning game of a Patriots’ Day twin bill

1903 – On Opening Day, before 8,376 fans at Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds, the Boston Americans defeat the Philadelphia Athletics in the morning game of a Patriots’ Day twin bill, 9 – 4. Connie Mack’s Athletics win the matinee match-up featuring two future Hall of Fame pitchers, 10 – 7, as 27,658 spectators enjoy watching starters Eddie Plank and Cy Young oppose one another.

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“Baseball’s Sad Lexicon,” better known as “Tinker to Evers to Chance” plays their first game

Johnny Evers, acquired to replace second baseman Bobby Lowe, who broke his ankle, joins shortstop Joe Tinker and first baseman Frank Chance on the Chicago infield, marking the first time the three Cubs’ infielders have played together. The legendary double play trio will be immortalized in Franklin Pierce Adams’ baseball poem, “Baseball’s Sad Lexicon,” better known as “Tinker to Evers to Chance”.

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In a doubleheader with the Orioles, the A’s bring Rube Waddell in for eight innings of relief in the opening win. Rube comes back to pitch another two innings of relief in the nitecap to pick up his second win for the day. It won’t happen again until 1915.

1902 – In a doubleheader with the Orioles, the A’s bring Rube Waddell in for eight innings of relief in the opening win. Rube comes back to pitch another two innings of relief in the nitecap to pick up his second win for the day. It won’t happen again until 1915.

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In an attempted double steal by the A’s, the Tigers concede second base to Harry Davis, freezing Dave Fultz, the runner on third, which prompts Davis to return to first base on the pitcher’s next delivery. When Davis takes off for second for the second time, he draws a throw and, in the resulting run-down Dave Fultz scores from third, and he is called safe at second again, but will be credited with only one stolen base for all of his efforts during the sixth frame of Philadelphia’s 9-0 victory over Detroit at Columbia Park.

In an attempted double steal by the A’s, the Tigers concede second base to Harry Davis, freezing Dave Fultz, the runner on third, which prompts Davis to return to first base on the pitcher’s next delivery. When Davis takes off for second for the second time, he draws a throw and, in the resulting run-down Dave Fultz scores from third, and he is called safe at second again, but will be credited with only one stolen base for all of his efforts during the sixth frame of Philadelphia’s 9-0 victory over Detroit at Columbia Park.

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