Author: This Day in Baseball

John McGraw, the team’s third skipper this season, begins his 30-year tenure as manager of the Giants, losing to Philadelphia at the Polo Grounds, 5-3. The fiery skipper left the fledgling American League Orioles midseason, bringing three key players from Baltimore, first baseman Dan McGann, catcher Roger Bresnahan, and right-hander Joe McGinnity, all who started in today’s game.

John McGraw, the team’s third skipper this season, begins his 30-year tenure as manager of the Giants, losing to Philadelphia at the Polo Grounds, 5-3. The fiery skipper left the fledgling American League Orioles midseason, bringing three key players from Baltimore, first baseman Dan McGann, catcher Roger Bresnahan, and right-hander Joe McGinnity, all who started in today’s game.

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En route to a 2-0 victory over Baltimore, left-handed hurler Rube Wadell, playing in his first game for Connie Mack’s A’s, faces the minimum 27 batters, striking out 13 in the Oriole Park contest. In the sixth frame, the 25 year-old Philadelphia southpaw becomes the first American League pitcher to toss an immaculate inning when he fans Billy Gilbert, Harry Howell, and Jack Cronin on nine consecutive pitches.

En route to a 2-0 victory over Baltimore, left-handed hurler Rube Wadell, playing in his first game for Connie Mack’s A’s, faces the minimum 27 batters, striking out 13 in the Oriole Park contest. In the sixth frame, the 25 year-old Philadelphia southpaw becomes the first American League pitcher to toss an immaculate inning when he fans Billy Gilbert, Harry Howell, and Jack Cronin on nine consecutive pitches.

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John McGraw starts his 30 year career with the Giants

Giants owner Andrew Freedman announces he has purchased controlling interest in the Baltimore club and releases Dan McGann, Roger Bresnahan, Joe McGinnity, and Jack Cronin to sign with New York. Mike Donlin, Joe Kelley and Cy Seymour go to the Reds, where Kelley will take over as manager. At Cincinnati’s Palace of the Fans, John McGraw begins his 30-year tenure as manager of the Giants in another fallout from the takeover of the Orioles. “Little Napoleon”, the team’s third skipper of the season, loses his debut to the Reds, 7 – 2.

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Playing his first game for Connie Mack’s A’s, Rube Waddell faces only 27 batters, blanking the Orioles, 2 – 0. The 25-year old southpaw strikes out the side three times by whiffing Billy Gilbert, Harry Howell and Jack Cronin in the 3rd (on just nine pitches) 6th, and 9th innings. C Ossee Schreckengost throws out the two baserunners.

Playing his first game for Connie Mack’s A’s, Rube Waddell faces only 27 batters, blanking the Orioles, 2 – 0. The 25-year old southpaw strikes out the side three times by whiffing Billy Gilbert, Harry Howell and Jack Cronin in the 3rd (on just nine pitches) 6th, and 9th innings. C Ossee Schreckengost throws out the two baserunners.

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The Detroit Tigers roll over Cleveland behind Ed Siever and Sport McAllister with what was the most lopsided score in American League history: 21 – 0

The Detroit Tigers roll over Cleveland behind Ed Siever with what was the most lopsided score in American League history: 21 – 0 (equaled on August 13, 1939) — until the Cleveland Indians beat the New York Yankees 22 – 0 on August 31, 2004 at Yankee Stadium. Detroit pounds out 24 hits off rookie Jack Bracken as Pop Dillon leads the way with four hits. The game is mercifully called after 7 1/2 innings to allow Cleveland to catch a train. Bracken’s ERA is not helped by this outing and he will end this season, his only one in the majors, with a 6.21 mark, the highest in the deadball era.

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Giants and Brooklyn split two Christy Mathewson wins night cap

1901 – At the Polo Grounds‚ the Giants and Brooklyn split two‚ Brooklyn winning the opener‚ 3 – 0‚ before losing the nitecap to Christy Mathewson‚ 4 – 1. Brooklyn threatens in the 6th‚ putting two on with no outs‚ but Matty K’s Cozy Dolan‚ allows a single‚ then strikes out Tom Daly and Bill Dahlen to end the threat.

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