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Dummy Taylor from the Chronology
Feb 27, 1909 - Joe "Iron Man" McGinnity released by the Giants will pitch in the minor leagues for another 13 years winning 20 or more in 6 of them. He finished his ML career with 247 wins. The Giants also release another veteran pitcher Dummy Taylor whose ML career is finished as well.
Sep 1, 1908 - The month starts with the Giants in 1st in the NL 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 Mathewson coasts home in the 2nd game 8-0 allowing 3 hits. Dummy Taylor pitches the 9th against the Doves.
Jul 21, 1908 - In St. Louis the Cards split with the Giants with Harry Sallee losing the opener 4-2. Mathewson wins his 21st straight over St. Louis though he gives up 11 hits in the victory. The Cards beat Dummy Taylor in the nitecap 3-1 in 12 innings.
Jul 4, 1908 - Lefthander Hooks Wiltse pitches a 10-inning no-hitter for the Giants over the Phillies 1-0. He loses his bid for a perfect 9 innings when with 2 outs he hits Phils P George McQuillan with a pitch on a 1-and-2 count. Ump Charles Rigler calls the pitch earlier a ball to the dismay of Hooks and the fans who thought it a strike. Art Devlin scores the winner in the 10th after singling off George McQuillan and coming around on two errors. New York wins the nitecap more easily 9-3 behind Dummy Taylor.
Jun 23, 1908 - The Braves and Giants split a doubleheader at the Polo Grounds with the Giant taking the opener 6-3 and the Braves winning the nitecap 9-7. Mathewson preserves Joe McGinnity's win in game 1 pitching a perfect 9th inning; in the nitecap he relieves Dummy Taylor in the 9th with the score 7-7 but the Braves score twice for the win. Fred Merkle cracks his 1st ML homer against Patsy Flaherty in the nitecap.
Sep 3, 1907 - The Giants and Superbas spilt a doubleheader. New York takes the opener 2-0 behind Dummy Taylor then Brooklyn takes the nitecap 1-0 in 7 innings behind the 8-hit pitching of Jim Pastorius. The Superbas score on a single two walks and a wild pitch by Mathewson.
May 30, 1906 - At Washington Park the Superbas split with the Giants winning the first game 2-0 behind the 4 hit pitching of Harry McIntire. Dummy Taylor takes the loss. Mathewson gets a win for New York in the nitecap beating Bill Scanlan 5-2.
Aug 26, 1905 - The Giants beat up on the Reds again winning 2-0 and 6-5. McGinnity wins the opener allowing 5 hits in the shutout. New York scores 4 runs in the nitecap on wild pitches by Orval Overall but when the Reds load the bases with no outs in the 9th Mathewson relieves Dummy Taylor and gets 3 straight outs.
Aug 8, 1905 - In Chicago the Cubs notch 6 hits and 3 runs off Dummy Taylor but the Giants still lead 4-3 in the bottom of the 4th when McGraw lifts the pitcher for Christy Mathewson. Matty shuts out Chicago over the last 5+ innings but the win goes to Taylor. By today's standards the win would go to Mathewson since Taylor did not last through the first 5 innings.
May 19, 1905 - Banished yesterday for brawling with Pittsburgh manager Fred Clarke John McGraw roams the Polo Grounds before today's game with the Pirates shouting insults at Pirates owner Barney Dreyfuss. McGraw accuses him of controlling the NL umpires through league president Harry Pulliam and welching on gambling debts. McGraw is again ejected during the game. Dreyfuss will files a formal protest with the league about McGraw's behavior his swearing and his shouting "Hey Barney" at Dreyfuss from the field. He also contends that the Giants manager offered to wager $10000 that the Giants would win the game. McGraw responds to Dreyfuss' complaint by stating that NL President Pulliam could not "forget his former role as the secretary to Dreyfuss." A meeting of the Leagues directors results in a $150 fine and 15-day suspension for McGraw but John Brush immediately gets a Superior Court injunction blocking the suspension and further hearings exonerate McGraw. Today's match is won by New York 7-1 as Dummy Taylor bests Chick Robitaille.
Sep 10, 1904 - A crowd of 15250 cheer the first-place Giants to a pair of one-run wins over the Phillies. Bresnahan's 9th inning triple scores 2 in the opener as Hooks Wiltse earns his 11th straight win. Dummy Taylor wins the nitecap 6-5 as the Giants finish 4 straight doubleheaders with 5 victories a loss and a tie. New York leads the 2nd-place Colts by 17 games.
Sep 8, 1904 - The visiting Phillies stop the Giants win streak at 12 when they beat up Dummy Taylor to win 9-8. Bill Duggleby is the victor. New York then wins the nitecap 4-1 as Mathewson notches his 30th victory over Tom "Tully" Sparks. Darkness ends the game in the 7th inning.
Jul 5, 1904 - At Philadelphia's Huntington Park the Giants 18-game winning streak ends when the Phillies prevail 6-5 in 10 innings. Rookie Bob Hall's bloop single off reliever Dummy Taylor scores Red Dooin. The Giants record is now 53-18 effectively ending the NL race. By September 1 they will lead the Cubs by 15 games.
Jul 4, 1904 - At the Polo Grounds the Giants sweep a doubleheader from the Phils to run their win streak to 18 games. This ties the record of the 1894 Orioles. New York wins the opener 4-1 behind Dummy Taylor then take the nitecap 11-3 behind Christy Mathewson. Matty leaves after 7 innings leading 11-1. The streak of 18 games matches one rung up by the 1885 White Stockings and the 1894 Baltimore Orioles: the record is 20 games held by the 1884 Providence Grays.
Jun 10, 1904 - In the opener of the battle for first place at the Polo Grounds Christy Mathewson pitches a brilliant one-hitter to beat Chicago 5-0. The lone hit is Johnny Kling's 4th-inning single. The other action is provided by ump Charlie Zimmer who ejects Mertes on a strike call. He also thumbs John McGraw coaching at 3B to the bench and sends Dummy Taylor the 1B coach to the clubhouse. One wag said later that Taylor was making too much noise.
Apr 22, 1904 - At New York the Giants scoring in every inning but the 2nd and pummel the Phillies 18-3 behind Dummy Taylor and one reliever. Art Devlin has 4 hits including a grand slam in the 4th to pace New York. He also has 2 of New York's 8 stolen bases; Bill Dahlen has 3. John Lush 18 takes over in relief for Breckenridge but is no more effective. He'll go 0-6 this year but hit .276 while playing 1B.
Aug 7, 1903 - The Giants sweep the Phillies at the Polo Grounds taking the opener 7-5 behind Christy Mathewson. Matty surrenders 5 hits but fans 10. Dummy Taylor wins the nitecap 6-2 to put the Giants back into 2nd place.
May 19, 1903 - Mathewson in relief of Dummy Taylor in the 8th inning earns a 3-2 over Pittsburgh. New York comes back to score solo runs in the 7th and 8th for the victory.
Aug 6, 1902 - The Pirates shut out the Giants for the 2nd day in a row as Jack Chesbro beats Dummy Taylor 2-0. Jimmy Jones assaults umpire Bob Emslie over a call and will be suspended for the season and then released by the Giants.
May 21, 1902 - At Pittsburgh the Giants top the leading Pirates 5-2 with Christy Mathewson winning in relief. Matty takes over for Dummy Taylor in the 7th allows a tying run to score then scores the winning run himself in the 8th.
May 16, 1902 - Two deaf-mutes face each other for the first time and only time when Dummy Hoy leads off for the Reds against Dummy Taylor of the Giants. Leadoff batter Hoy greets Taylor with "I'm glad to see you" in sign language. The Giants win 5-3 with a 5-run rally in the 9th. Hoy goes 2-for-4 the only Reds batter to collect 2 hits.
May 8, 1902 - Bill Duggleby the first jumper to return to the Phillies loses 2-1 to St. Louis. Dugglesby who made $1200 last year and jumped to the A's for $2200 jumped back for $24000. Dummy Taylor rejoins the Giants after jumping to Cleveland (AL) and will go 1-3. Returnee Chick Fraser will win his first start on May 23rd 5-2 over Chicago. Harry Wolverton will return after 59 games with the Washington Nationals. All others will remain with their new teams. Of all those that the Athletics acquired only Monte Cross stays.
Apr 28, 1902 - In Chicago Cleveland's Dummy Taylor shuts out the White Stockings 2-0. Many of the Cubs players are on hand to watch the former Giant pitcher beat the locals.
Sep 12, 1900 - Sammy Strang a rookie 3B breaks in with 7 hits for the Chicago Colts in a doubleheader against the Giants. Chicago catcher Johnny Kling and Giants pitcher Win Mercer collide at the plate in the 7th inning of the 2nd game and Mercer is carried off the field unconscious. Chicago coasts 9-1 in the opener with Mercer the loser to Jock Menefee. New York takes the nitecap 7-6 when Dummy Taylor fashions a 7-inning win over Jack Taylor.