On July 17, 1909 Brooklyn and Chicago swap shutouts, with George Bell topping Chicago’s Orval Overall, 1 – 0, in the opener. Ed Reulbach comes back in the second game to beat Kaiser Wilhelm, 4 – 0. Bill Bergen’s hitless streak ends. It started after he singled in his first at bat against the Giants on June 29th. It ends in the second game today when, after sitting out the first game, he has a 4th-inning infield single against Ed Reulbach. The catcher will hit just .139 this season, not a yearly low for the punchless catcher.

Baseball Reference July 17