August 8, 1903 – The New York Giants’ Joe “Ironman” McGinnity repeats his feat from August 1st, when he defeats the Brooklyn Superbas in both ends of a doubleheader, 6 – 1 and 4 – 3. A week earlier he beat the Boston Beaneaters, 4 – 1 and 5 – 2. McGinnity also is credited with a steal of home in the second game while Brooklyn is arguing a disputed call at third base. Brooklyn P Henry Schmidt is so upset about the steal that he throws the ball out of the park‚ a toss that gets him tossed from the game.
On August 31st‚ Iron Joe will beat the Phillies twice. He has now done double work five times‚ including two losses on each of the two occasions at Baltimore in 1901. The combination of his 434 innings pitched and 31 wins‚ with Christy Mathewson’s 366 innings pitched and 30 wins‚ will make them the century’s most productive one-season duo.