Tag: 1908

The largest crowd in the history of the National League – 35,000 – cheer as the Giants shove the Pirates to five games off the pace by sweeping a doubleheader. Christy Mathewson shuts out the Bucs in the first game, 7 – 0, for his 11th shutout and his 33rd win. Then the Giants collect 18 hits to take the nitecap, 12 – 7, as Hooks Wiltse and Joe McGinnity combine for the win. The other hitting occurs in the first game when Mike Donlin tires of a heckler and punches him in the eye. Police quickly move in.

The largest crowd in the history of the National League – 35,000 – cheer as the Giants shove the Pirates to five games off the pace by sweeping a doubleheader. Christy Mathewson shuts out the Bucs in the first game, 7 – 0, for his 11th shutout and his 33rd win. Then the Giants collect 18 hits to take the nitecap, 12 – 7, as Hooks Wiltse and Joe McGinnity combine for the win. The other hitting occurs in the first game when Mike Donlin tires of a heckler and punches him in the eye. Police quickly move in.

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Bob Rhoads, outdueling Frank Arellanes, the only Mexican-American playing in the majors, tosses a no-hitter, beating the Red Sox at Cleveland’s League Park, 2-1. Four years ago, the Indians right-hander held Boston hitless until Chick Stahl singled with two outs in the ninth inning.

Bob Rhoads, outdueling Frank Arellanes, the only Mexican-American playing in the majors, tosses a no-hitter, beating the Red Sox at Cleveland’s League Park, 2-1. Four years ago, the Indians right-hander held Boston hitless until Chick Stahl singled with two outs in the ninth inning.

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The Cardinals rattle Red Ames for five hits in the 8th inning to tie the Giants at 4 – 4. Cardinal killer Christy Mathewson relieves and when Al Bridwell scores the go-ahead run, Matty stops the Birds for his major-league record 24th consecutive win over St. Louis.

The Cardinals rattle Red Ames for five hits in the 8th inning to tie the Giants at 4 – 4. Cardinal killer Christy Mathewson relieves and when Al Bridwell scores the go-ahead run, Matty stops the Birds for his major-league record 24th consecutive win over St. Louis.

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Browns pitcher Rube Waddell gives up a Detroit run in the first when Ty Cobb triples home Matty McIntyre, but ties the game when he singles a run home in the 2nd. Waddell allows nothing after that and the Browns win, 2 – 1, when Syd Smith singles in the winner in the bottom of the 11th.

Browns pitcher Rube Waddell gives up a Detroit run in the first when Ty Cobb triples home Matty McIntyre, but ties the game when he singles a run home in the 2nd. Waddell allows nothing after that and the Browns win, 2 – 1, when Syd Smith singles in the winner in the bottom of the 11th.

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Lancaster (Ohio State League) P Walt “Smoke” Justis hurls his 4th no-hitter of the season, defeating Marion, 3 – 0. His other gems came on July 19th, August 2nd and September 8th. Justis had no record in two major league appearances with Detroit in 1905.

Lancaster (Ohio State League) P Walt “Smoke” Justis hurls his 4th no-hitter of the season, defeating Marion, 3 – 0. His other gems came on July 19th, August 2nd and September 8th. Justis had no record in two major league appearances with Detroit in 1905.

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A day after beating the A’s Eddie Plank, 2 – 1, Washington’s Walter Johnson is forced to start again, this time replacing sore-armed Charlie Smith. Remarkably, Johnson records his 5th complete game victory in nine days.

A day after beating the A’s Eddie Plank, 2 – 1, Washington’s Walter Johnson is forced to start again, this time replacing sore-armed Charlie Smith. Remarkably, Johnson records his 5th complete game victory in nine days.

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In the dogfight for the American League pennant, the White Sox play their 4th straight extra-inning game at Detroit, a total of 43 innings. The White Sox win their second straight, while the Browns lose their second in a row to Cleveland.

In the dogfight for the American League pennant, the White Sox play their 4th straight extra-inning game at Detroit, a total of 43 innings. The White Sox win their second straight, while the Browns lose their second in a row to Cleveland.

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Bull Durham of the Indianapolis Indians pitches and wins both ends of a doubleheader against the Toledo Mud Hens. This is the 5th doubleheader this season in which Durham has accomplished this feat. Previously he beat the Milwaukee Brewers (June 14), Columbus Senators (July 18), St. Paul Apostles (July 25), and the Louisville Colonels (August 8).

Bull Durham of the Indianapolis Indians pitches and wins both ends of a doubleheader against the Toledo Mud Hens. This is the 5th doubleheader this season in which Durham has accomplished this feat. Previously he beat the Milwaukee Brewers (June 14), Columbus Senators (July 18), St. Paul Apostles (July 25), and the Louisville Colonels (August 8).

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Detroit takes its 2nd straight extra-inning game from the White Sox, 6 – 5, in 11 innings, and the Naps beat the Browns, 5 – 2. The American League race leaves Detroit 75-52, Chicago 72-57, St. Louis 71-57.

Detroit takes its 2nd straight extra-inning game from the White Sox, 6 – 5, in 11 innings, and the Naps beat the Browns, 5 – 2. The American League race leaves Detroit 75-52, Chicago 72-57, St. Louis 71-57.

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1908 – In a 7 – 3 New York win, the Giants steal nine bases off Brooklyn’s Billy Maloney, an OF pressed into service as a catcher. That’s enough to make him quit the game. Following the game John McGraw makes his stage debut in a show at the Hippodrome. He has a small part in the show “Sporting Days”.

1908 – In a 7 – 3 New York win, the Giants steal nine bases off Brooklyn’s Billy Maloney, an OF pressed into service as a catcher. That’s enough to make him quit the game. Following the game John McGraw makes his stage debut in a show at the Hippodrome. He has a small part in the show “Sporting Days”.

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Christy Mathewson’s 30th win is a gem – an 11-inning 1 – 0 win over the Superbas’ Nap Rucker. A single by Al Bridwell drives home Cy Seymour with the winning tally. New Yorkstays a half-game ahead of Pittsburgh.

Christy Mathewson’s 30th win is a gem – an 11-inning 1 – 0 win over the Superbas’ Nap Rucker. A single by Al Bridwell drives home Cy Seymour with the winning tally. New Yorkstays a half-game ahead of Pittsburgh.

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Superbas southpaw Nap Rucker strikes out 14 Doves en route to tossing a no-hitter in the team’s 6-0 victory over Boston at Washington Park. The only runners to get on base off the talented left-handed redhead come as a result of three Brooklyn errors.

Superbas southpaw Nap Rucker strikes out 14 Doves en route to tossing a no-hitter in the team’s 6-0 victory over Boston at Washington Park. The only runners to get on base off the talented left-handed redhead come as a result of three Brooklyn errors.

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Superbas southpaw Nap Rucker strikes out 14 Doves en route to tossing a no-hitter in the team’s 6-0 victory over Boston at Washington Park. The only runners to get on base off the talented left-handed redhead come as a result of three Brooklyn errors.

Superbas southpaw Nap Rucker strikes out 14 Doves en route to tossing a no-hitter in the team’s 6-0 victory over Boston at Washington Park. The only runners to get on base off the talented left-handed redhead come as a result of three Brooklyn errors.

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Superbas southpaw Nap Rucker strikes out 14 Doves en route to tossing a no-hitter in the team’s 6-0 victory over Boston at Washington Park. The only runners to get on base off the talented left-handed redhead come as a result of three Brooklyn errors.

Superbas southpaw Nap Rucker strikes out 14 Doves en route to tossing a no-hitter in the team’s 6-0 victory over Boston at Washington Park. The only runners to get on base off the talented left-handed redhead come as a result of three Brooklyn errors.

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In a game, the significance of which will not be recognized for another three weeks, the Pirates and Cubs are tied 0 – 0 in the last of the 10th at Pittsburgh. With two outs and the bases loaded, Pittsburgh’s Owen Wilson singles to CF, scoring Fred Clarke with the winning run. Warren Gill, on first base, does not get to second but stops short, turns, and heads for the dugout, a common practice. The Cubs’ Johnny Evers calls for the ball from Jimmy Slagle, touches second, and claims the run does not count as Gill has been forced. The lone umpire, Hank O’Day, has left the field. When queried, he rules that Clarke had already scored, so the run counts. The Cubs protest to league president Harry Pulliam, but are denied. This is the first time the Cubs try this tactic, but not the last, as the Fred Merkle game will demonstrate.

In a game, the significance of which will not be recognized for another three weeks, the Pirates and Cubs are tied 0 – 0 in the last of the 10th at Pittsburgh. With two outs and the bases loaded, Pittsburgh’s Owen Wilson singles to CF, scoring Fred Clarke with the winning run. Warren Gill, on first base, does not get to second but stops short, turns, and heads for the dugout, a common practice. The Cubs’ Johnny Evers calls for the ball from Jimmy Slagle, touches second, and claims the run does not count as Gill has been forced. The lone umpire, Hank O’Day, has left the field. When queried, he rules that Clarke had already scored, so the run counts. The Cubs protest to league president Harry Pulliam, but are denied. This is the first time the Cubs try this tactic, but not the last, as the Fred Merkle game will demonstrate.

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In the nitecap of a twinbill in Boston, Frank Arellanes tosses a one-hitter and the Red Sox collect 13 hits to defeat the A’s, 10 – 1. Light-hitting Simon Nicholls clubs his 4th homer of the year for the only A’s hit.

In the nitecap of a twinbill in Boston, Frank Arellanes tosses a one-hitter and the Red Sox collect 13 hits to defeat the A’s, 10 – 1. Light-hitting Simon Nicholls clubs his 4th homer of the year for the only A’s hit.

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1908 – The month starts with the Giants in first place in the National League with a 69-45 record‚ followed by Chicago (70-47) and the Pirates (69-47). New York shakes off its 3 losses to Chicago by beating up on Boston‚ winning two at South End Grounds. Hooks Wiltse takes the opener‚ 4 – 1‚ and Christy Mathewson coasts home in the second game‚ 8 – 0‚ allowing 3 hits. Dummy Taylor pitches the 9th against the Doves.

1908 – The month starts with the Giants in first place in the National League with a 69-45 record‚ followed by Chicago (70-47) and the Pirates (69-47). New York shakes off its 3 losses to Chicago by beating up on Boston‚ winning two at South End Grounds. Hooks Wiltse takes the opener‚ 4 – 1‚ and Christy Mathewson coasts home in the second game‚ 8 – 0‚ allowing 3 hits. Dummy Taylor pitches the 9th against the Doves.

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In Chicago, the Cubs beat the Giants again, 3 – 2, to record their 8th straight win. It is Three Finger Brown besting Christy Mathewson again, allowing five Giants hits and giving up six walks.

1908 – In Chicago, the Cubs beat the Giants again, 3 – 2, to record their 8th straight win. It is Three Finger Brown besting Christy Mathewson again, allowing five Giants hits and giving up six walks.

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1908 – With electric bulletin boards also showing the action in Chicago, the Cubs arrive back home for a three-game sweep to move within one-half game of the lead. Chicago wins today, 5 – 1, then takes the day off tomorrow.

1908 – With electric bulletin boards also showing the action in Chicago, the Cubs arrive back home for a three-game sweep to move within one-half game of the lead. Chicago wins today, 5 – 1, then takes the day off tomorrow.

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1908 – The Giants sweep, scoring a run in the 8th and two in the 9th to trip Irv Young and the host Pirates, 4 – 3. Christy Mathewson, in relief, is given the win, though by today’s scoring he would receive a save. New York’s 8-game win streak puts them ahead of Pittsburgh and Chicago by 3 1/2 games.

1908 – The Giants sweep, scoring a run in the 8th and two in the 9th to trip Irv Young and the host Pirates, 4 – 3. Christy Mathewson, in relief, is given the win, though by today’s scoring he would receive a save. New York’s 8-game win streak puts them ahead of Pittsburgh and Chicago by 3 1/2 games.

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1908 – The Giants win their 3rd in a row from Pittsburgh, stopping Nick Maddox, 5 – 3. Maddox had won eight in a row. Doc Crandall is the winner. Larry Doyle triples in the 3rd inning, then steps off the bag while chatting with Buc third sacker Tommy Leach. George Gibson’s throw from home nails Doyle.

1908 – The Giants win their 3rd in a row from Pittsburgh, stopping Nick Maddox, 5 – 3. Maddox had won eight in a row. Doc Crandall is the winner. Larry Doyle triples in the 3rd inning, then steps off the bag while chatting with Buc third sacker Tommy Leach. George Gibson’s throw from home nails Doyle.

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1908 – The Giants gain the National League lead by winning two at Pittsburgh, after first refusing to play a doubleheader. John McGraw protests that only one game was scheduled and he was not given 24 hours notice about the second match. But after polling the players, he relents. Hooks Wiltse then tops Vic Willis, 4 – 1 and Christy Mathewson beats Lefty Leifield, 5 – 1. Willis tires in the 8th, giving up a 2-run triple to Roger Bresnahan, followed by a Mike Donlin homer. In the nitecap, Donlin and Larry Doyle each drive home a pair. The doubleheader is watched in New York on electric diamonds known as “Compton’s Baseball Bulletin” at Madison Square Garden and the Gotham Theatre. Bulletins will display all remaining games.

1908 – The Giants gain the National League lead by winning two at Pittsburgh, after first refusing to play a doubleheader. John McGraw protests that only one game was scheduled and he was not given 24 hours notice about the second match. But after polling the players, he relents. Hooks Wiltse then tops Vic Willis, 4 – 1 and Christy Mathewson beats Lefty Leifield, 5 – 1. Willis tires in the 8th, giving up a 2-run triple to Roger Bresnahan, followed by a Mike Donlin homer. In the nitecap, Donlin and Larry Doyle each drive home a pair. The doubleheader is watched in New York on electric diamonds known as “Compton’s Baseball Bulletin” at Madison Square Garden and the Gotham Theatre. Bulletins will display all remaining games.

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1908 – At the Palace of the Fans, veteran Joe McGinnity, in relief of Red Ames who walks the first two batters, stops the Reds, 5 – 1, beating Bob Ewing. Earlier in the day, the Reds turned down John McGraw’s offer for McGinnity.

1908 – At the Palace of the Fans, veteran Joe McGinnity, in relief of Red Ames who walks the first two batters, stops the Reds, 5 – 1, beating Bob Ewing. Earlier in the day, the Reds turned down John McGraw’s offer for McGinnity.

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After more than a dozen attempts, Senator backstop Gabby Street catches a baseball dropped by journalist Preston Gibson from atop of the 555-foot Washington Monument. Scientists estimate the ball traveled with a force of between 200-to-300 pounds.

After more than a dozen attempts, Senator backstop Gabby Street catches a baseball dropped by journalist Preston Gibson from atop of the 555-foot Washington Monument. Scientists estimate the ball traveled with a force of between 200-to-300 pounds.

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Pittsburgh regains first place as Nick Maddox (15-5) beats Brooklyn, 2 – 1 for his 8th win in a row. Maddox drives in both runs as well. Maddox, who won his last five games of 1907, has now won 20 games in 30 appearances, the quickest twenty-game winner ever (This mark will be tied by Russ Ford, in 1910, Boo Ferriss in 1945, and Cal Eldred in 1993).

Pittsburgh regains first place as Nick Maddox (15-5) beats Brooklyn, 2 – 1 for his 8th win in a row. Maddox drives in both runs as well. Maddox, who won his last five games of 1907, has now won 20 games in 30 appearances, the quickest twenty-game winner ever (This mark will be tied by Russ Ford, in 1910, Boo Ferriss in 1945, and Cal Eldred in 1993).

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New York tops the Reds, 2 – 0, as Christy Mathewson hurls an eight-hit shutout. The Reds’ Andy Coakley allows just four Giant safeties in the loss. For Matty, it is his 25th win. The Giants will sweep three games from the Reds, with the only negative being Fred Snodgrass sustaining a broken thumb. The rookie catcher, who played just six games, will return next year to play mostly in the outfield.

New York tops the Reds, 2 – 0, as Christy Mathewson hurls an eight-hit shutout. The Reds’ Andy Coakley allows just four Giant safeties in the loss. For Matty, it is his 25th win. The Giants will sweep three games from the Reds, with the only negative being Fred Snodgrass sustaining a broken thumb. The rookie catcher, who played just six games, will return next year to play mostly in the outfield.

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