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Duke Farrell from the Chronology
Apr 27, 1903 - Three days after Boston OF Chick Stahl injures his leg sliding teammate C Duke Farrell fractures his leg while stealing 2B in a 6-3 loss against Washington. This leaves Boston with Lou Criger as its only catcher.
Apr 20, 1903 - Since yesterday was Sunday today is both Opening Day and Patriot's Day in Boston resulting in an unusual Opening Day doubleheader. The Boston Americans play an a.m. game before 8376 fans beating the A's Rube Waddell 9-4. The Athletics take the afternoon contest 10-7 watched by 27658 behind Eddie Plank and rookie Chief Bender. Cy Young and Long Tom Hughes pitch for Boston. Duke Farrell 16-year veteran is given a diamond ring by his Boston teammates in the 2nd inning of the opener. He collects 3 hits for the afternoon.
Sep 5, 1901 - In Brooklyn, the Reds lose 3-2 in 10 innings when George Magoon and Bill Fox make errors in the fading light. A peculiar play occurs in the 8th when a wild pitch bounds in the stands and back out again enabling Dodger catcher Duke Farrell to nab Harry Steinfeldt at the plate.
Jul 4, 1898 - The Senators playing without the league's top hitter Duke Farrell (.390) manage a split with the Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers. Farrell crushed the 2nd finger on his right hand in the door of a smoker on the train and will be out for two weeks. His place in CF is taken by Al "Butts" Wagner Honus's brother who hits a 2-run HR his only four bagger in the ML a double and scores 3 runs in the 9-5 nightcap win. Bill Dinneen strikes out 8. The Dodgers take the a.m. game 4-3.
Jul 11, 1891 - Powered by Duke Farrell's 3-run home run Boston beats St. Louis 5-2 to regain the AA lead. The Reds will hold it for the rest of the season.