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Charles H. Weeghman buys the Cubs

1916 – The National League, happy to be rid of fractious Chicago Cubs owner Charles W. Murphy, allows Charles H. Weeghman, owner of a restaurant chain and president of the Federal League’s Chicago Whales, to buy the Cubs for $500,000. By putting up $50,000, William Wrigley, Jr. becomes a minority stock holder. Whales manager Joe Tinker succeeds Roger Bresnahan, and the Cubs will play in the Federal League’s newly built ballpark on the North Side, soon to become known as Wrigley Field.

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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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Bresnahan debuts leg guards

On April 11, 1907, Roger Bresnahan of the New York Giants plays the Opening Day game wearing leg guards usually used in cricket-the first shin guards in major league history. The leg guards come in handy, protecting Bresnahan from a fifth-inning foul tip. Other catchers will follow Bresnahan’s lead and wear similar shin guards.

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Christy Mathewson shuts out the Philadelphia Athletics, 2 – 0, to give the New York Giants the World Series in five games. All are shutouts, with Mathewson getting three, Joe McGinnity one, and Chief Bender of Philadelphia one.

1905 – Christy Mathewson shuts out the Philadelphia Athletics, 2 – 0, to give the New York Giants the World Series in five games. All are shutouts, with Mathewson getting three, Joe McGinnity one, and Chief Bender of Philadelphia one.

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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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Washington Senator (NL) right-hander Roger Bresnahan makes his major league debut, shutting out the St. Louis Browns, 3-0, en route to posting a perfect 4-0 record along with a 3.95 ERA this season. The 18 year-old’s pitching time on the mound will be short-lived when the ‘The Duke Of Tralee’ switches to behind the plate to start a Hall of Fame career as a catcher.

Washington Senator (NL) right-hander Roger Bresnahan makes his major league debut, shutting out the St. Louis Browns, 3-0, en route to posting a perfect 4-0 record along with a 3.95 ERA this season. The 18 year-old’s pitching time on the mound will be short-lived when the ‘The Duke Of Tralee’ switches to behind the plate to start a Hall of Fame career as a catcher.

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