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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1903

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1903 World Series – Boston Red Sox AL over Pittsburgh Pirates NL 5 games to 3 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award Cy...

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In an unpopular trade in Boston, the Americans send Long Tom Hughes to the Highlanders for lefty Jesse Tannehill. Hughes, 20-7 for the champs, had jumped to the American League from the National League Chicago team in 1902. Hughes will come up short in New York and be shipped to Washington in July, while Tannehill will win 20 for the Hubmen.

In an unpopular trade in Boston, the Americans send Long Tom Hughes to the Highlanders for lefty Jesse Tannehill. Hughes, 20-7 for the champs, had jumped to the American League from the National League Chicago team in 1902. Hughes will come up short in New York and be shipped to Washington in July, while Tannehill will win 20 for the Hubmen.

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At the league meeting, Ban Johnson is reelected American League president and given a raise to $10,000. Also, the AL votes to allow coaches at third base and first base at all times: till now, only one coach was permitted except if there were two or more baserunners. The AL also institutes the “foul strike” rule, used by the National League since 1901: a foul will be counted as a strike unless there are already two strikes.

1903 – At the league meeting, Ban Johnson is reelected American League president and given a raise to $10,000. Also, the AL votes to allow coaches at third base and first base at all times: till now, only one coach was permitted except if there were two or more baserunners. The AL also institutes the “foul strike” rule, used by the National League since 1901: a foul will be counted as a strike unless there are already two strikes.

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Jack Taylor is traded with two others for Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown.

During the post-season City Series in Chicago, Cubs veteran Jack Taylor is chided for losing three games to the White Stockings and Cubs president Jim Hart is convinced that gambling was involved. Taylor is traded to the St. Louis Cardinals with rookie C Larry McLean for pitcher Mike O’Neill and a righthander who was 9-13 in his first season, Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown.

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John McGraw trades for Bill Dahen

Continuing efforts to build a winner in New York, John McGraw acquires 34-year-old SS Bill Dahlen from Brooklyn in exchange for pitcher Jack Cronin and iron-fingered SS Charlie Babb. McGraw says this is the trade that makes the Giants into winners. In 1904, Dahlen will top the National League with 80 RBI. When he retires in 1911, he will have fielded more chances than any other SS.

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1903 – The seasonal contracts for Boston players expire and owner Henry Killilea offers a two-week extension to cover the upcoming World Series. This offer is later increased to head off a players’ strike.

1903 – The seasonal contracts for Boston players expire and owner Henry Killilea offers a two-week extension to cover the upcoming World Series. This offer is later increased to head off a players’ strike.

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9/24/1903: The first game of the day lasted 11 innings and 2:25. In the top of the sixth of game two, the White Sox scored two runs on a Ducky Holmes homer to tie the game at 7 each. Four batters later, umpire Harry Adams called the game because of darkness with two out and two strikes on Lee Tannehill. The game reverted to the end of the fifth, giving the Athletics a win, 7-5.

9/24/1903: The first game of the day lasted 11 innings and 2:25. In the top of the sixth of game two, the White Sox scored two runs on a Ducky Holmes homer to tie the game at 7 each. Four batters later, umpire Harry Adams called the game because of darkness with two out and two strikes on Lee Tannehill. The game reverted to the end of the fifth, giving the Athletics a win, 7-5.

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1903 – Cleveland’s Ed Killian loses to the Americans when he gives up a home run to Fred Parent. Killian will pitch 1,001 innings before serving up another round-tripper, to Socks Seybold, on August 7, 1907.

1903 – Cleveland’s Ed Killian loses to the Americans when he gives up a home run to Fred Parent. Killian will pitch 1,001 innings before serving up another round-tripper, to Socks Seybold, on August 7, 1907.

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In the absence of official sanction, the presidents of the pennant-winning clubs in the National and American Leagues sign an agreement to meet in a best-of-nine series for the championship. The Pirates will clinch the pennant tomorrow.

In the absence of official sanction, the presidents of the pennant-winning clubs in the National and American Leagues sign an agreement to meet in a best-of-nine series for the championship. The Pirates will clinch the pennant tomorrow.

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The Cubs beat the Phils, 6 – 5, in the first game of a twinbill. In the second game, Chick Fraser no-hits Chicago, 10 – 0, for the Phils. Peaches Graham, normally a catcher, is the loser in his only major league decision, while Fraser K’s 5 and walks 4.

The Cubs beat the Phils, 6 – 5, in the first game of a twinbill. In the second game, Chick Fraser no-hits Chicago, 10 – 0, for the Phils. Peaches Graham, normally a catcher, is the loser in his only major league decision, while Fraser K’s 5 and walks 4.

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The Pirates, with their doubleheader sweep from the Beaneaters at Exposition Park, go nine games ahead of New York with eight games to play to clinch the National League pennant. In a decision made today, Pittsburgh will represent the National League in the first World Series against the upstart American League, playing Boston, who captured their circuit’s flag yesterday.

The Pirates, with their doubleheader sweep from the Beaneaters at Exposition Park, go nine games ahead of New York with eight games to play to clinch the National League pennant. In a decision made today, Pittsburgh will represent the National League in the first World Series against the upstart American League, playing Boston, who captured their circuit’s flag yesterday.

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The Pirates, with their doubleheader sweep from the Beaneaters at Exposition Park, go nine games ahead of New York with eight games to play to clinch the National League pennant. In a decision made today, Pittsburgh will represent the National League in the first World Series against the upstart American League, playing Boston, who captured their circuit’s flag yesterday.

The Pirates, with their doubleheader sweep from the Beaneaters at Exposition Park, go nine games ahead of New York with eight games to play to clinch the National League pennant. In a decision made today, Pittsburgh will represent the National League in the first World Series against the upstart American League, playing Boston, who captured their circuit’s flag yesterday.

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1903 – The Boston Americans clinch the AL pennant, beating Cleveland, 14 – 3, but their record of scoring in 17 consecutive innings is stopped in the 7th inning. George Winter coasts to a win, helped by homers from Hobe Ferris and Jimmy Collins.

1903 – The Boston Americans clinch the AL pennant, beating Cleveland, 14 – 3, but their record of scoring in 17 consecutive innings is stopped in the 7th inning. George Winter coasts to a win, helped by homers from Hobe Ferris and Jimmy Collins.

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In a game shortened due to darkness, the Americans clinch their first AL pennant when they beat the Cleveland Naps at the Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds, 4-3. Boston will go on to defeat the Pirates, 5 games to 3, in the first World Series the fledgling circuit plays against an established National League foe.

In a game shortened due to darkness, the Americans clinch their first AL pennant when they beat the Cleveland Naps at the Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds, 4-3. Boston will go on to defeat the Pirates, 5 games to 3, in the first World Series the fledgling circuit plays against an established National League foe.

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In their 14-7 victory over Cleveland at the Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds, the first-place Americans score in every inning, making it 11 consecutive frames that at least one player has crossed the plate. The fledgling American League team will also tally in the first six innings of its next game to extend the scoring streak to 17 straight frames.

In their 14-7 victory over Cleveland at the Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds, the first-place Americans score in every inning, making it 11 consecutive frames that at least one player has crossed the plate. The fledgling American League team will also tally in the first six innings of its next game to extend the scoring streak to 17 straight frames.

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In an afternoon game called because of unusual darkness, Giants’ pitcher Red Ames, making his major league debut, tosses a five-inning no-hitter against the Cardinals. The New York right-hander, who will also no-hit the Superbas on Opening Day in 1909 before yielding a single with one out in the tenth, will have both of his no-hit bids discounted after the 1991 change of rules no longer give credit for no-hit performances in games played for less than nine innings or for contests where the first hit is given up in extra innings.

In an afternoon game called because of unusual darkness, Giants’ pitcher Red Ames, making his major league debut, tosses a five-inning no-hitter against the Cardinals. The New York right-hander, who will also no-hit the Superbas on Opening Day in 1909 before yielding a single with one out in the tenth, will have both of his no-hit bids discounted after the 1991 change of rules no longer give credit for no-hit performances in games played for less than nine innings or for contests where the first hit is given up in extra innings.

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1903 – The Giants take the opener of a doubleheader in St. Louis, 8 – 2. In the nitecap, Giants rookie Red Ames begins his 17-year career with a 5-inning 5 – 0 no-hitter, striking out seven Cards. The game is called in mid-afternoon due to darkness caused by an impending storm.

1903 – The Giants take the opener of a doubleheader in St. Louis, 8 – 2. In the nitecap, Giants rookie Red Ames begins his 17-year career with a 5-inning 5 – 0 no-hitter, striking out seven Cards. The game is called in mid-afternoon due to darkness caused by an impending storm.

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In St. Louis, Roger Bresnahan’s 10th-inning sacrifice fly scores Jack Warner with the game winner, as New York wins, 4 – 3. Despite giving up 12 hits, Christy Mathewson is the winner over Jim Hackett.

In St. Louis, Roger Bresnahan’s 10th-inning sacrifice fly scores Jack Warner with the game winner, as New York wins, 4 – 3. Despite giving up 12 hits, Christy Mathewson is the winner over Jim Hackett.

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The Cardinals’ Kid Nichols beats the Reds 4 – 2 in the first of two games. Encouraged, Nichols pitches the nitecap as well, but the Reds reach him for 14 hits to win, 8 – 5. As manager, Nichols keeps himself in the game rather than waste another pitcher.

The Cardinals’ Kid Nichols beats the Reds 4 – 2 in the first of two games. Encouraged, Nichols pitches the nitecap as well, but the Reds reach him for 14 hits to win, 8 – 5. As manager, Nichols keeps himself in the game rather than waste another pitcher.

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1903 – New York’s Christy Mathewson and Brooklyn’s Bill Reidy hook up for the third time in a week, and the rubber game ends in a tie, 4 – 4. The match is called by ump Tim Hurstafter eight innings because of darkness.

1903 – New York’s Christy Mathewson and Brooklyn’s Bill Reidy hook up for the third time in a week, and the rubber game ends in a tie, 4 – 4. The match is called by ump Tim Hurstafter eight innings because of darkness.

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1903 – A year before the first subway is completed, the Brooklyn Superbas, later to be known as the Dodgers, play their cross-town rivals in a two-stadium, same day doubleheader. The first game played in Washington Park begins at 10:30 am with 9,300 fans watching the visiting Giants win the opener, 6 – 4 and later that afternoon in front of 23,623 fans at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan, Brooklyn wins the second game, 3 – 0.

1903 – A year before the first subway is completed, the Brooklyn Superbas, later to be known as the Dodgers, play their cross-town rivals in a two-stadium, same day doubleheader. The first game played in Washington Park begins at 10:30 am with 9,300 fans watching the visiting Giants win the opener, 6 – 4 and later that afternoon in front of 23,623 fans at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan, Brooklyn wins the second game, 3 – 0.

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In a game stopped by rain after five innings, Christy Mathewson beats Brooklyn’s Bill Reidy, 3 – 1, allowing just one hit and striking out 5. The only Superbas score comes in the 4th when RF George Browne makes two errors.

In a game stopped by rain after five innings, Christy Mathewson beats Brooklyn’s Bill Reidy, 3 – 1, allowing just one hit and striking out 5. The only Superbas score comes in the 4th when RF George Browne makes two errors.

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On the heels of a string of rainouts, Hudson sweeps Poughkeepsie (Hudson River League) in the 20th century’s only quadruple-header, winning by scores of 2 – 1, 6 – 4, 3 – 1 and 4 – 2. Future Hall of Fame member Dan Brouthers is a member of the Poughkeepsie team.

On the heels of a string of rainouts, Hudson sweeps Poughkeepsie (Hudson River League) in the 20th century’s only quadruple-header, winning by scores of 2 – 1, 6 – 4, 3 – 1 and 4 – 2. Future Hall of Fame member Dan Brouthers is a member of the Poughkeepsie team.

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1903 – Joe McGinnity wins his 3rd doubleheader this month, stopping the Phils twice, 4 – 1 and 9 – 2 and handing losses to Chick Fraser and Bill Duggleby. Iron Joe strikes out nine batters in the opener to win. The two games total three hours and three minutes,

1903 – Joe McGinnity wins his 3rd doubleheader this month, stopping the Phils twice, 4 – 1 and 9 – 2 and handing losses to Chick Fraser and Bill Duggleby. Iron Joe strikes out nine batters in the opener to win. The two games total three hours and three minutes,

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The Boston Beaneaters drive Christy Mathewson from the mound with five runs in the 6th to take a 6 – 5 lead over the Giants and hold on to win by that score. When Roger Bresnahan is called out at home in the 9th, New York and John McGraw and Billy Gilbert lead the argument against August Moran. Moran tosses them for their troubles. New York wins the nitecap, 3 – 2, in 10 innings.

1903 – The Boston Beaneaters drive Christy Mathewson from the mound with five runs in the 6th to take a 6 – 5 lead over the Giants and hold on to win by that score. When Roger Bresnahan is called out at home in the 9th, New York and John McGraw and Billy Gilbert lead the argument against August Moran. Moran tosses them for their troubles. New York wins the nitecap, 3 – 2, in 10 innings.

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