Tag: 1908

Cardinals trade for Roger Bresnahan will be the player-manager of the Cardinals for the next four years

1908 – The Cardinals are busy. First they get C Admiral Schlei from the Reds for pitchers Ed Karger and Art Fromme. Then they pack off Schlei, along with P Bugs Raymond and OF Red Murray, to the Giants for veteran catcher Roger Bresnahan. Bresnahan, a future Hall of Famer, will be the player-manager of the Cardinals for the next four years. Raymond lost 25 games in 1908, but a record 11 of them were by shutout.

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Cuban pitcher Jose Mendez throws a no-hitter for 8 2/3 innings in an exhibition game against the Cincinnati Reds

Cuban pitcher Jose Mendez one-hits the visiting Reds, 1-0. During the remainder of the 14-game barnstorming trip, the 21 year-old Almendares right-hander will throw another seven shutout innings in relief in two weeks, and then four days after that tosses a second complete-game shutout, recording an amazing 25 consecutive scoreless innings against the first major league club to ever play on the island.

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1908 – Baseball’s anthem, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, is introduced by singer Billy Murray. The songwriting team of Albert Von Tilzer (music) and Jack Norworth (words), who created the immortal tune, had never seen a game before composing the immortal number.

1908 – Baseball’s anthem, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, is introduced by singer Billy Murray. The songwriting team of Albert Von Tilzer (music) and Jack Norworth (words), who created the immortal tune, had never seen a game before composing the immortal number.

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Baseball’s anthem, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, is introduced by Bill Murray. The songwriting team of Albert Von Tilzer (music) and Jack Norworth (words), who created the immortal tune, has never seen a game.

Baseball’s anthem, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, is introduced by Bill Murray. The songwriting team of Albert Von Tilzer (music) and Jack Norworth (words), who created the immortal tune, has never seen a game.

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In front of the smallest crowd in World Series history, Chicago, behind the strong pitching of Orval Overall, beat the Tigers in just 85 minutes to capture the Fall Classic. The 6,210 fans, witnessing the fifth and final World Series game at Detroit’s Bennett Park, have no idea it will be the last time the Cubs will win a World Championship in the next 100+ years.

In front of the smallest crowd in World Series history, Chicago, behind the strong pitching of Orval Overall, beat the Tigers in just 85 minutes to capture the Fall Classic. The 6,210 fans, witnessing the fifth and final World Series game at Detroit’s Bennett Park, have no idea it will be the last time the Cubs will win a World Championship in the next 100+ years.

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Before the smallest crowd in World Series history (6,210), the host Detroit Tigers are tamed on three hits by Orval Overall, who strikes out 10 in a 2 – 0 triumph. The Chicago Cubs win the World Series in five games. Upset over seating arrangements at the World Series, sports reporters form a professional group that will become the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Before the smallest crowd in World Series history (6,210), the host Detroit Tigers are tamed on three hits by Orval Overall, who strikes out 10 in a 2 – 0 triumph. The Chicago Cubs win the World Series in five games. Upset over seating arrangements at the World Series, sports reporters form a professional group that will become the Baseball Writers Association of America.

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As the result of a formative gathering of sports scribes from New York, Brooklyn, Chicago, and Cincinnati that occurred at the National League offices in New York in August, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America holds its first meeting with forty-three founding members in attendance in Detroit. The mission of the BBWAA will be to improve working conditions for writers, promote uniformity of scoring methods, and to limit the press box to working reporters, telegraphers, and other professional personnel with a need to be there.

As the result of a formative gathering of sports scribes from New York, Brooklyn, Chicago, and Cincinnati that occurred at the National League offices in New York in August, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America holds its first meeting with forty-three founding members in attendance in Detroit. The mission of the BBWAA will be to improve working conditions for writers, promote uniformity of scoring methods, and to limit the press box to working reporters, telegraphers, and other professional personnel with a need to be there.

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In front of the smallest crowd in World Series history, Chicago, behind the strong pitching of Orval Overall, beat the Tigers in just 85 minutes to capture the Fall Classic. The 6,210 fans, witnessing the fifth and final World Series game at Detroit’s Bennett Park, have no idea it will be the last time the Cubs will win a World Championship in the next 100+ years.

In front of the smallest crowd in World Series history, Chicago, behind the strong pitching of Orval Overall, beat the Tigers in just 85 minutes to capture the Fall Classic. The 6,210 fans, witnessing the fifth and final World Series game at Detroit’s Bennett Park, have no idea it will be the last time the Cubs will win a World Championship in the next 100+ years.

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1908 – The Chicago Cubs win the National League pennant when Mordecai Brown beats Christy Mathewson 4 – 2, in the replay of the disputed game of September 23rd when Fred Merkle failed to touch second base.

1908 – The Chicago Cubs win the National League pennant when Mordecai Brown beats Christy Mathewson 4 – 2, in the replay of the disputed game of September 23rd when Fred Merkle failed to touch second base.

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In a make-up contest necessitated by Fred Merkle’s baserunning blunder on September 23, Three Finger Brown outduels Christy Mathewson, 4-2, as the Cubs win the National League pennant by one game over the Giants in one of the most dramatic pennant races of all time.

In a make-up contest necessitated by Fred Merkle’s baserunning blunder on September 23, Three Finger Brown outduels Christy Mathewson, 4-2, as the Cubs win the National League pennant by one game over the Giants in one of the most dramatic pennant races of all time.

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In a make-up contest necessitated by Fred Merkle’s baserunning blunder on September 23, Three Finger Brown outduels Christy Mathewson, 4-2, as the Cubs win the National League pennant by one game over the Giants in one of the most dramatic pennant races of all time.

In a make-up contest necessitated by Fred Merkle’s baserunning blunder on September 23, Three Finger Brown outduels Christy Mathewson, 4-2, as the Cubs win the National League pennant by one game over the Giants in one of the most dramatic pennant races of all time.

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In front nearly 30,000 very enthusiastic fans at South Side Park in the season finale, the White Sox start Doc White, coming off a complete game, on only two days rest in an attempt to thwart the Tigers’ from clinching the pennant. Chicago’s efforts will fail with a 7-0 defeat to Detroit, who capture the AL flag by a half of a game ahead of the Cleveland Naps thanks to a rule that doesn’t require a team to make up a rainout game from earlier in the season.

In front nearly 30,000 very enthusiastic fans at South Side Park in the season finale, the White Sox start Doc White, coming off a complete game, on only two days rest in an attempt to thwart the Tigers’ from clinching the pennant. Chicago’s efforts will fail with a 7-0 defeat to Detroit, who capture the AL flag by a half of a game ahead of the Cleveland Naps thanks to a rule that doesn’t require a team to make up a rainout game from earlier in the season.

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In front nearly 30,000 very enthusiastic fans at South Side Park in the season finale, the White Sox start Doc White, coming off a complete game, on only two days rest in an attempt to thwart the Tigers’ from clinching the pennant. Chicago’s efforts will fail with a 7-0 defeat to Detroit, who capture the AL flag by a half of a game ahead of the Cleveland Naps thanks to a rule that doesn’t require a team to make up a rainout game from earlier in the season.

In front nearly 30,000 very enthusiastic fans at South Side Park in the season finale, the White Sox start Doc White, coming off a complete game, on only two days rest in an attempt to thwart the Tigers’ from clinching the pennant. Chicago’s efforts will fail with a 7-0 defeat to Detroit, who capture the AL flag by a half of a game ahead of the Cleveland Naps thanks to a rule that doesn’t require a team to make up a rainout game from earlier in the season.

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Defeating Detroit, 6-1, Ed Walsh wins his 40th game of the season, establishing a White Sox single-season record. ‘Big Ed,’ a right-hander from Meriden, Connecticut, finishes his 14-year Hall of Fame tenure with a 195-126 record and sets the all-time career ERA mark with an earned run average of 1.82.

Defeating Detroit, 6-1, Ed Walsh wins his 40th game of the season, establishing a White Sox single-season record. ‘Big Ed,’ a right-hander from Meriden, Connecticut, finishes his 14-year Hall of Fame tenure with a 195-126 record and sets the all-time career ERA mark with an earned run average of 1.82.

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Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh tops the Detroit Tigers, 6 – 1, for his 40th victory and forces the American League pennant race to the final day. Detroit’s 24-game winner Ed Summers takes the loss. Walsh leads the league in games pitched (66), innings (464), strikeouts (269), complete games (42), saves (six), shutouts (11) and winning percentage (.727). His ERA is 1.42.

Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh tops the Detroit Tigers, 6 – 1, for his 40th victory and forces the American League pennant race to the final day. Detroit’s 24-game winner Ed Summers takes the loss. Walsh leads the league in games pitched (66), innings (464), strikeouts (269), complete games (42), saves (six), shutouts (11) and winning percentage (.727). His ERA is 1.42.

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The St. Louis Browns end the pennant hopes of the Cleveland Naps with a 3 – 1 win in the opener of two. Cleveland takes the second game, 5 – 3, to end the season with a 90 – 64 record. If the Tigers win tomorrow, their 90 – 63 will top Cleveland, whereas if the Chicago White Sox win, their 89-63 record will be four points ahead of the Naps.

The St. Louis Browns end the pennant hopes of the Cleveland Naps with a 3 – 1 win in the opener of two. Cleveland takes the second game, 5 – 3, to end the season with a 90 – 64 record. If the Tigers win tomorrow, their 90 – 63 will top Cleveland, whereas if the Chicago White Sox win, their 89-63 record will be four points ahead of the Naps.

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Boston Red Sox pitcher King Brady makes his only American League appearance a good one, shutting out the New York Highlanders, 4 – 0. King had fashioned 1-1 records for both the Phillies and Pirates in the National League, and will go back to the NL with the Boston Doves over the winter.

Boston Red Sox pitcher King Brady makes his only American League appearance a good one, shutting out the New York Highlanders, 4 – 0. King had fashioned 1-1 records for both the Phillies and Pirates in the National League, and will go back to the NL with the Boston Doves over the winter.

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On the last day of the season, future Hall of Famer Addie Joss hurls a perfect game, beating Ed Walsh and the White Sox, 1-0. The Wisconsin right-hander’s performance kept the Naps’ hopes alive, but the Tigers edge Cleveland by a 1/2 game for the American League pennant.

On the last day of the season, future Hall of Famer Addie Joss hurls a perfect game, beating Ed Walsh and the White Sox, 1-0. The Wisconsin right-hander’s performance kept the Naps’ hopes alive, but the Tigers edge Cleveland by a 1/2 game for the American League pennant.

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Addie Joss of the Cleveland Naps tosses a perfect game against the Chicago White Sox. The future Hall of Famer wins a 1 – 0 decision over Ed Walsh in one of the greatest pitching duels in major league history. Joss strikes out only three batters, while Walsh fans 15.

1908 – Addie Joss of the Cleveland Naps tosses a perfect game against the Chicago White Sox. The future Hall of Famer wins a 1 – 0 decision over Ed Walsh in one of the greatest pitching duels in major league history. Joss strikes out only three batters, while Walsh fans 15.

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On the last day of the season, future Hall of Famer Addie Joss hurls a perfect game, beating Ed Walsh and the White Sox, 1-0. The Wisconsin right-hander’s performance kept the Naps’ hopes alive, but the Tigers edge Cleveland by a 1/2 game for the American League pennant.

On the last day of the season, future Hall of Famer Addie Joss hurls a perfect game, beating Ed Walsh and the White Sox, 1-0. The Wisconsin right-hander’s performance kept the Naps’ hopes alive, but the Tigers edge Cleveland by a 1/2 game for the American League pennant.

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1908 – Ed Walsh of the Chicago White Sox beats the Boston Red Sox twice in Boston by scores of 5 – 1 and 2 – 0. Walsh allows only seven hits and one walk against fifteen strikeouts in the two games.

1908 – Ed Walsh of the Chicago White Sox beats the Boston Red Sox twice in Boston by scores of 5 – 1 and 2 – 0. Walsh allows only seven hits and one walk against fifteen strikeouts in the two games.

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Cubs right-hander Ed Reulbach pitches two shutouts in the same day, whitewashing the Brooklyn Superbas in the opener 5-0 on a five-hitter and 3-0 on three hits in the nightcap. The entire Washington Park doubleheader takes less than three hours to complete.

Cubs right-hander Ed Reulbach pitches two shutouts in the same day, whitewashing the Brooklyn Superbas in the opener 5-0 on a five-hitter and 3-0 on three hits in the nightcap. The entire Washington Park doubleheader takes less than three hours to complete.

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Ed Reulbach pitches two shutouts on the same day, whitewashing Brooklyn, 5 – 0, on a five-hitter and 3 – 0 on a three-hitter. The entire doubleheader is played in less than three hours. Big Ed allows five hits in the a.m. game, and is even stingier in the afternoon, yielding three hits and a walk. Kaiser Wilhelm and Jim Pastorius are the losing pitchers. Reulbach is the only pitcher in major league history to have performed this particular feat.

Ed Reulbach pitches two shutouts on the same day, whitewashing Brooklyn, 5 – 0, on a five-hitter and 3 – 0 on a three-hitter. The entire doubleheader is played in less than three hours. Big Ed allows five hits in the a.m. game, and is even stingier in the afternoon, yielding three hits and a walk. Kaiser Wilhelm and Jim Pastorius are the losing pitchers. Reulbach is the only pitcher in major league history to have performed this particular feat.

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Detroit’s Ed Summers pitches two complete-game wins over the A’s, winning the opener, 7 – 2. The second game is a 10-inning battle with another rookie, Biff Schlitzer, that ends 1 – 0 on a Claude Rossman drive for an inside-the-park home run. Summers allows just two hits. With the White Sox idle, the Tigers move to a half-game out of first.

Detroit’s Ed Summers pitches two complete-game wins over the A’s, winning the opener, 7 – 2. The second game is a 10-inning battle with another rookie, Biff Schlitzer, that ends 1 – 0 on a Claude Rossman drive for an inside-the-park home run. Summers allows just two hits. With the White Sox idle, the Tigers move to a half-game out of first.

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The Senators score five runs in the 9th inning off Cleveland righthander Charlie Chech and beat the Naps, 6 – 1. Former Cleveland owner Frank DeHaas Robison, listening on the telephone to a friend’s play-by-play account of the Washington rally, collapses with a heart attack. He dies several hours later.

The Senators score five runs in the 9th inning off Cleveland righthander Charlie Chech and beat the Naps, 6 – 1. Former Cleveland owner Frank DeHaas Robison, listening on the telephone to a friend’s play-by-play account of the Washington rally, collapses with a heart attack. He dies several hours later.

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Harry Pulliam upholds Hank O’Day’s delayed decision and declares the previous day’s controversial game between the Giants and Cubs a tie, a decision nobody likes. The Cubs demand the game be forfeited to them as the crowd prevented play from continuing, although darkness would have soon ended it. Both teams appeal. Pulliam sees no inconsistency with the September 4th incident that was similar to Merkle’s Boner and claims he has merely upheld his umpire on a question of fact in each case. Meanwhile, the Giants beat the Cubs, 5 – 4, after almost blowing a 5 – 0 lead. Hooks Wiltse is relieved by Christy Mathewson, and the official scorer awards the win to Matty. The loss goes to Three Finger Brown, his first loss to Mathewson since June 13, 1905.

Harry Pulliam upholds Hank O’Day’s delayed decision and declares the previous day’s controversial game between the Giants and Cubs a tie, a decision nobody likes. The Cubs demand the game be forfeited to them as the crowd prevented play from continuing, although darkness would have soon ended it. Both teams appeal. Pulliam sees no inconsistency with the September 4th incident that was similar to Merkle’s Boner and claims he has merely upheld his umpire on a question of fact in each case. Meanwhile, the Giants beat the Cubs, 5 – 4, after almost blowing a 5 – 0 lead. Hooks Wiltse is relieved by Christy Mathewson, and the official scorer awards the win to Matty. The loss goes to Three Finger Brown, his first loss to Mathewson since June 13, 1905.

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Fred Merkle’s failure to touch second after an apparent game-winning hit by Bridwell scoring McCormick from third costs the Giants a 2-1 win over the Cubs when the ump calls him out and rules the game a tie. Merkle’s ‘boner’ will eventually cost the Giants the flag.

Fred Merkle’s failure to touch second after an apparent game-winning hit by Bridwell scoring McCormick from third costs the Giants a 2-1 win over the Cubs when the ump calls him out and rules the game a tie. Merkle’s ‘boner’ will eventually cost the Giants the flag.

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Cleveland wins its 10th straight game, defeating the Highlanders and Jack Chesbro, 9 – 3. The Naps score five runs in the 7th, while Bob Rhoads pitches strong ball until the 9th, when he allows two runs. Nap Lajoie has no official at bats, getting hit by pitched balls three times, tying an American League record, and walking his other time up.

Cleveland wins its 10th straight game, defeating the Highlanders and Jack Chesbro, 9 – 3. The Naps score five runs in the 7th, while Bob Rhoads pitches strong ball until the 9th, when he allows two runs. Nap Lajoie has no official at bats, getting hit by pitched balls three times, tying an American League record, and walking his other time up.

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Giants P Christy Mathewson and Cubs P Three Finger Brown battle in the most controversial game ever played. The score is 1 – 1, with two outs in the last of the 9th when Fred Merkle’s failure to touch second after an apparent game-winning hit by Al Bridwell scoring Moose McCormick from third costs the Giants a 2 – 1 win; the ump calls Merkle out and rules the game a tie. Merkle’s ‘boner’ will eventually cost the Giants the flag.

Giants P Christy Mathewson and Cubs P Three Finger Brown battle in the most controversial game ever played. The score is 1 – 1, with two outs in the last of the 9th when Fred Merkle’s failure to touch second after an apparent game-winning hit by Al Bridwell scoring Moose McCormick from third costs the Giants a 2 – 1 win; the ump calls Merkle out and rules the game a tie. Merkle’s ‘boner’ will eventually cost the Giants the flag.

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