This Day In Baseball May 22
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Events for May 22
The Giants complete a western trip in first place, beating the Reds today, 6 – 1. Christy Mathewson is in total control, giving up three hits in the first three innings, and then retiring the next 18 batters. The Giants will win nine straight, before losing to St. Louis, 5 – 1, on May 31st, and will open a 14-game lead.
In an attempt to shake up the team, the Pirates send veteran Tommy Leach and pitcher Lefty Leifield to Chicago for 29-year-old Solly Hofman and pitcher King Cole. Cole, 40-13 in 2+ years of pitching, will be a poor contributor, eventually pitching in just 17 games for Pittsburgh before ending his career with the Highlanders.
The Giants send Red Ames, Heinie Groh and outfielder Josh Devore to Cincinnati for P Art Fromme and infielder Eddie Grant. The little-used Groh will star in Cincinnati, and eventually manage the team. Devore will be sold to the Phillies in August. Grant, a starter until today, will not play until June 4th, so there is some confusion about whether he was sold on that date or part of today’s trade.
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