On April 12, 1916 — The Giants start the season on the road with a 5-4 loss to Philadelphia at the Baker Bowl. The game marks the debut of New York’s new purple plaid uniforms, fortunately, a trend that will last only a year.

Pete Alexander starts for the Phillies and goes the distance. He will go on to win 33 games for the Phillies, and win the triple crown with a 1.55 ERA and167 KO, 

 

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Philadelphia Phillies 5, New York Giants 4

 

Game Played on Wednesday, April 12, 1916 (D) at Baker Bowl

NY  N    2  0  1    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   4  8  3
PHI N    1  2  0    0  0  1    0  0  1  -   5  7  3

BOX
WP: Alexander (1-0)
LP: Stroud (0-1)
HR: Merkle (1)