This Day In Baseball May 16
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Events for May 16
Fans assemble for Cleveland’s first Sunday baseball game only to have the police arrest the players after the 1st inning. Players and umpire Tim Hurst are released on bail provided by Cleveland club owner Frank DeHaas Robison. A test case is made of rookie hurler John Powell. On June 10th, he will be found guilty of playing ball on Sunday and fined $5.
A record 31,500 at the Polo Grounds see the Giants beat Pittsburgh, 7 – 3, behind Christy Mathewson. Matty allows eight hits in beating Brickyard Kennedy, who is bricked for 13 safeties. The first-place New Yorkers will soon fade, and the Pirates, now in third place, will win their third straight pennant.
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