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    Jul 7, 1916 - In Chicago‚ the Cubs Gene Packard twirls a one-hitter to beat the Braves‚ 1-0. Fred Snodgrass has the lone hit.

    Oct 8, 1913 - Christy Mathewson ties the Series‚ shutting the Athletics out for 10 innings to beat Eddie Plank 3-0. Mathewson also brings in the winning run with a double in the 10th. In the 9th‚ Matty is saved twice by pitcher Hooks Wiltse‚ playing 1B. Wiltse entered the game in the 3rd as a pinch runner for Fred Snodgrass‚ pressed in to action at 1B. The A's put runners on 2B and 3B with no outs in the final inning‚ and the next two batters hit shots to 1B. Both times Wiltse guns out a runner at home and Matty gets the last out to send the game into extra innings. Before the game‚ Walter Johnson (36-7‚ 243 strikeouts‚ 11 shutouts) is presented the Chalmers Award‚ and an automobile‚ as the AL's MVP. Joe Jackson is 2nd in the voting.

    Sep 19, 1913 - The Giants continue to both lead the league and sport cold bats‚ barely holding on to split with the Cardinals. Mathewson drops the opener‚ 1-0‚ in 10 innings when Fred Snodgrass misplays a fly ball into a triple. New York takes the nitecap‚ 2-0.

    Oct 16, 1912 - In the Series finale‚ Mathewson squares off against Hugh Bedient in quest of his first win of the Series. He takes a 1-0 lead into the 7th‚ but with one out‚ Boston manager Jake Stahl hits a pop-up to short LF. The ball drops among Art FletcherJosh Devore‚ and Fred Snodgrass. Heinie Wagner walks‚ and with 2 outs‚ pinch hitter Olaf Henriksen doubles home the tying run. Smoky Joe Wood relieves Bedient‚ and the 2 aces match zeroes until "Red" Murray doubles and Merkle singles in the 10th to give New York a 2-1 lead. In the last of the 10th‚ pinch hitter Clyde Engle lifts a can of corn to CF Snodgrass‚ who drops the ball. Snodgrass then makes a great catch of a long drive by Harry Hooper. Steve Yerkes walks‚ bringing up Tris Speaker‚ who pops a high foul along the 1B line. C Chief Meyers chases it‚ but it drops a few feet from 1B Merkle‚ who could have taken it easily. Reprieved‚ Speaker then singles in the tying run and sends Yerkes to 3B. After Duffy Lewis is walked intentionally‚ 3B Larry Gardner hits a long sac ?y to a retreating Devore that scores Yerkes with the winning run. This World Series was the most butterfingered in history‚ with thirty-one errors recorded‚ seventeen for The Giants. As noted by Bob Timmermann‚ in the game writeup in the New York Times‚ the paper refers to the World Series as starting in 1884‚ not 1903. The Red Sox earn $4‚024.68 each; the Giants' share is $2‚566.47 each.

    Oct 9, 1912 - Three errors by Giants SS Art Fletcher help put Christy Mathewson behind 4-2 until the team rallies for 3 in the 8th when Duffy Lewis muffs a ?y ball by Fred Snodgrass. Boston ties it in the last of the 8th. The Giants push across a run in the 10th off reliever "Sea Lion" Hall‚ but Tris Speaker blasts a triple to deep center. Apparently out at home trying to stretch it into a HR‚ he is safe when C Art Wilson‚ who has just entered the game‚ drops the throw for New York's 5th error. Darkness ends the game at 6-6 after 11 innings.

    Sep 7, 1911 - The Giants lose a heartbreaker to Brooklyn in the 9th inning when‚ with Bert Tooley on 1B‚ Jake Daubert lofts a high fly for the apparent 3rd out. But Fred Snodgrass drops the ball and Tooley scores the final run in the Superbas‚ 4-3 win. The Giants are virtually tied with the Cubs‚ winners of two today.

    May 28, 1910 - Mathewson scatters 10 hits and edges the Phils‚ 3-2 at Baker Bowl. Fred Snodgrass doubles off Jim Moroney for 2 runs in the 5th inning to give the Giants the edge.

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