On August 25, 1922 — After a building, a 25-6 early lead, thanks to scoring ten runs in the second inning and another 14 in the fourth, the Cubs need to hold on to defeat Philadelphia 26-23. The slugfest, which sets the major league mark for most tallies scored in one game and the most hits with a combined total of 51, 23 Walks, and 10 errors, the game ends with the Phillies leaving the bases loaded in the ninth.

Both Hack Miller and Charlie Hollocher drive in 6 Runs for the Cub’s

The Tribune recap by Frank Schreiber drew these conclusions:

Nobody will ever know without many hours and a record book just how many records of ancient and modern baseball were smashed at the north side park yesterday. Cubs and Phillies hooked up in what was advertised as a baseball game, but early proved to be a comic opera set to the tune of base hits.

More than 7,000 fans sat through the nightmare wracking their brains as to who was winning, and it was only after moments of figuring at the end of nine innings that the game was adjudged to be property of the Cubs by a 26 to 23 score. In fact, many of the fans who saw the finish of the battle had visions of the opening of the football or basketball seasons, for cries from various parts of the park were imploring for a “touchdown,” while others besought the players to “shoot another basket.”


 

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Chicago Cubs 26, Philadelphia Phillies 23

SABR Article

Game Played on Friday, August 25, 1922 (D) at Cubs Park

PHI N    0  3  2    1  3  0    0  8  6  -  23 26  4
CHI N    1 10  0   14  0  1    0  0  x  -  26 25  5

WP: Kaufmann (7-8)
LP: Ring (11-12)
SV: Osborne (3)
HR: Miller 2 (11), O'Farrell (3)

Play by Play

PHILLIES 1ST: Wrightstone grounded out (pitcher to first);
Parkinson singled to left; Williams forced Parkinson (first to
shortstop); Williams was caught stealing second (catcher to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Heathcote singled to center; Hollocher grounded out
(second to first) [Heathcote to second]; Terry grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Heathcote to third]; Grimes singled to
center [Heathcote scored]; Callaghan forced Grimes (shortstop to
second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Phillies 0, Cubs 1.

PHILLIES 2ND: Walker flied out to right; Mokan singled to left;
Fletcher forced Mokan (shortstop unassisted) [Fletcher to second
(error by Hollocher)]; Leslie reached on an error by Krug
[Fletcher scored (unearned) (no RBI)]; Henline singled to left
[Leslie to second]; Ring singled to right [Leslie scored
(unearned), Henline to third]; Wrightstone singled to right
[Henline scored (unearned), Ring to third (on throw),
Wrightstone to second]; Parkinson walked; Williams popped to
first; 3 R (0 ER), 4 H, 2 E, 3 LOB.  Phillies 3, Cubs 1.

CUBS 2ND: Miller grounded out (pitcher to first); Krug walked;
O'Farrell singled to left [Krug to second]; Kaufmann struck out;
Wrightstone dropped a foul fly hit by Heathcote for an error;
Heathcote walked [Krug to third, O'Farrell to second]; Hollocher
singled to right [Krug scored (unearned), O'Farrell scored
(unearned), Heathcote to third]; Hollocher stole second; Terry
doubled [Heathcote scored (unearned), Hollocher scored
(unearned)]; Grimes walked; Callaghan reached on an error by
Walker [Terry scored (unearned) (no RBI), Grimes to third,
Callaghan to first]; Miller homered (unearned) [Grimes scored
(unearned), Callaghan scored (unearned)]; Krug doubled to
center; O'Farrell homered (unearned) [Krug scored (unearned)];
Kaufmann struck out; 10 R (0 ER), 6 H, 2 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies 3,
Cubs 11.

PHILLIES 3RD: Walker tripled to center; Mokan doubled to right
[Walker scored]; Fletcher grounded out (second to first) [Mokan
to third]; Leslie hit a sacrifice fly to center [Mokan scored];
Henline walked; Ring forced Henline (shortstop to second); 2 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Phillies 5, Cubs 11.

CUBS 3RD: Heathcote walked; Hollocher flied out to center; Terry
grounded out (first unassisted) [Heathcote to second]; Grimes
lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Phillies 5, Cubs 11.

PHILLIES 4TH: Wrightstone popped to third; Parkinson grounded
out (shortstop to first); Williams walked; Walker singled to
center [Williams to third]; Mokan singled to center [Williams
scored, Walker to second]; Fletcher lined to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Phillies 6, Cubs 11.

CUBS 4TH: LEE REPLACED LESLIE (PLAYING 1B); Callaghan singled to
right; Miller singled to center [Callaghan to third]; Krug
singled to center [Callaghan scored, Miller to second];
O'Farrell out on a sacrifice bunt (third to first) [Miller to
third, Krug to second]; BARBER BATTED FOR KAUFMANN; Barber
walked; Heathcote singled to center [Miller scored, Krug scored,
Barber to third (on throw), Heathcote to second]; WEINERT
REPLACED RING (PITCHING); Hollocher doubled to right [Barber
scored, Heathcote scored]; Terry walked; Grimes was hit by a
pitch [Hollocher to third, Terry to second]; Callaghan singled
to center [Hollocher scored, Terry scored (error by Williams),
Grimes to third, Callaghan to second]; Miller homered [Grimes
scored, Callaghan scored]; Krug doubled to right; O'Farrell
walked; Barber reached on an error by Lee (assist by Parkinson)
[Krug to third, O'Farrell to second]; Heathcote doubled to right
[Krug scored, O'Farrell scored, Barber to third]; Hollocher hit
a sacrifice fly to right [Barber scored (unearned)]; Terry
singled to third [Heathcote to third]; Grimes doubled to right
[Heathcote scored (unearned), Terry to third]; Callaghan struck
out; 14 R (12 ER), 11 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Phillies 6, Cubs 25.

PHILLIES 5TH: STUELAND REPLACED BARBER (PITCHING); Lee singled
to left; Henline singled to left [Lee to second]; Weinert forced
Henline (second to shortstop) [Lee to third]; Wrightstone
tripled to center [Lee scored, Weinert scored]; Parkinson
doubled to right [Wrightstone scored]; Williams struck out;
Walker out on an unknown play; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Phillies
9, Cubs 25.

CUBS 5TH: LEBOURVEAU REPLACED WILLIAMS (PLAYING CF); J. SMITH
REPLACED FLETCHER (PLAYING SS); WITHROW REPLACED HENLINE
(PLAYING C ); Miller walked; Krug singled to left [Miller to
second]; O'Farrell grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Miller to third, Krug out at second]; Stueland
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Phillies 9, Cubs 25.

PHILLIES 6TH: HARTNETT REPLACED O'FARRELL (PLAYING C ); Mokan
walked; Stueland threw a wild pitch [Mokan to second]; J. Smith
lined to right; Lee lined to center; Withrow singled [Mokan to
third]; Weinert grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Phillies 9, Cubs 25.

CUBS 6TH: Heathcote doubled to center; Hollocher singled to
first [Heathcote scored (RBI)]; Terry flied out to left; Grimes
grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Hollocher out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies 9,
Cubs 26.

PHILLIES 7TH: FRIBERG REPLACED TERRY (PLAYING 2B); Wrightstone
popped to shortstop; Parkinson grounded out (third to first);
LeBourveau singled to center; Walker singled to left [LeBourveau
to second]; Mokan walked [LeBourveau to third, Walker to
second]; J. Smith lined to shortstop; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Phillies 9, Cubs 26.

CUBS 7TH: Callaghan grounded out (shortstop to first); Miller
singled to center; Krug grounded out (second to first) [Miller
to second]; Hartnett walked; MAISEL BATTED FOR STUELAND; Maisel
forced Hartnett (pitcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Phillies 9, Cubs 26.

PHILLIES 8TH: KELLEHER REPLACED HOLLOCHER (PLAYING SS); EUBANKS
REPLACED MAISEL (PITCHING); Lee walked; Withrow reached on an
error by Callaghan [Lee to second]; Weinert singled [Lee scored,
Withrow to second]; Wrightstone walked [Withrow to third,
Weinert to second]; Parkinson hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Withrow scored (unearned)]; LeBourveau singled [Weinert scored,
Wrightstone to second]; Walker out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher
to first) [Wrightstone to third, LeBourveau to second]; Mokan
walked; J. Smith reached on an error by Heathcote [Wrightstone
scored (unearned), LeBourveau scored (unearned), Mokan to
second]; Lee singled [Mokan to third, J. Smith to second];
MORRIS REPLACED EUBANKS (PITCHING); Withrow doubled [Mokan
scored (unearned), J. Smith scored (unearned), Lee scored
(unearned)]; Weinert struck out; 8 R (2 ER), 4 H, 2 E, 1 LOB. 
Phillies 17, Cubs 26.

CUBS 8TH: Heathcote singled; Kelleher out on an unknown play;
Friberg doubled [Heathcote to third]; Grimes walked; Callaghan
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Grimes out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Phillies 17, Cubs
26.

PHILLIES 9TH: Wrightstone singled; Parkinson walked [Wrightstone
to second]; LeBourveau singled [Wrightstone scored, Parkinson to
second]; Walker doubled [Parkinson scored, LeBourveau to third];
OSBORNE REPLACED MORRIS (PITCHING); Mokan struck out; J. Smith
singled [LeBourveau scored, Walker scored]; Lee singled [J.
Smith to second]; Withrow struck out; RAPP BATTED FOR WEINERT;
Rapp walked [J. Smith to third, Lee to second]; Wrightstone
singled [J. Smith scored, Lee to third, Rapp to second]; Lee was
picked off third but was safe on an error by Hartnett [Lee
scored, Rapp to third, Wrightstone to second]; Parkinson walked;
LeBourveau struck out; 6 R, 6 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Phillies 23, Cubs
26.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Phillies        23  26   4   16
 Cubs            26  25   5    9