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Jack Stivetts from the Chronology
Mar 29, 1899 - The Robison brothers owners of the Cleveland franchise gain control of the St. Louis franchise as well and redistribute players. St. Louis which finished 12th in 1898 is enhanced with Cy Young Jesse Burkett Bobby Wallace and manager-1B Patsy Tebeau. Cleveland is greatly weakened by the transfers. The new St. Louis owners change the name of Sportsman's Park to League Park. They also change the color of the team socks from brown to red. The team nickname becomes the Perfectos. The players going to Cleveland are Kid Carsey Jack Clements Lave Cross Tommy Dowd Dick Harley Bill Hill Harry Lochhead Harry Maupin Joe Quinn Jack Stivetts Willie Sudhoff Joe Sugden Sleeper Sullivan and Tommy Tucker.
Jun 9, 1898 - P-OF Jack Stivetts breaks a 9th-inning 5-5 tie with Cincinnati as he delivers a game-winning pinch HR the 3rd such wallop of his career. His record will stand for 16 years.
Oct 9, 1897 - Twenty-five hundred fans at Baltimore watch the Orioles win their 3rd game 12-11. The Orioles score 11 times in the first 2 innings off Jack Stivetts.
Sep 2, 1896 - Boston sweeps a pair from St. Louis winning 18-3 and 12-8. Jack Stivetts plates 5 runs in the opener.
Jul 7, 1894 - Boston completes a 3-game sweep of Cleveland outscoring the Spiders by a 57-23 margin. Every Boston starter got a hit in each of the 3 games totaling 69 hits in all. Jack Stivetts pitching and playing RF homers in each of the games for Boston.
May 7, 1894 - Kid Nichols' three-hitter beats Amos Rusie 1-0 in New York as Triple Crown Rusie allows fellow Triple Crowner Hugh Duffy a 1-for-4 day. Pitcher Jack Stivetts plays CF and his double a pop up muff by 2B John Montgomery Ward and a double steal plates "Happy Jack" in the first inning. Duffy played SS for Herman Long who was injured by flicking cigar ashes in his own eyes. Long's error was flipping lighted cigars and catching them in his mouth. Long will start tomorrow's game wearing an eye patch but after booting his first play he leaves the game to much ribbing.
Apr 24, 1894 - Losing 3-1 to the visiting Boston Beaneaters in the 9th inning the Baltimore Orioles rally for 14 runs in the top of the 9th to top the defending NL champions 15-3. The 14 runs in the 9th is a ML record. The beating starts against Charley Nichols and continues against Jack Stivetts although just one run is earned. 8500 fans go home happy.
Oct 17, 1892 - To settle the championship of baseball's first split season Boston the first-half winner starts a 5-game series with Cleveland the 2nd-half champ. Jack Stivetts and Cy Young battle to an 11-inning scoreless tie.
Oct 15, 1892 - Boston's Jack Stivetts hurls a 5-inning no-hitter against Washington winning by a score of 6-0.
Sep 5, 1892 - Jack Stivetts having his best year with Boston tosses 2 complete game victories over Louisville 2-1 and 5-2. The first game a 3-hitter in the morning goes 11 innings. In the P.M. game Stivetts gives up 7 hits in nine innings.
Aug 6, 1892 - Pitching for Boston Jack Stivetts tosses an 11-0 no-hitter over Brooklyn. Stivett again stars at the plate connecting for a double and triple.
Aug 5, 1892 - Substituting in LF pitcher Jack Stivetts breaks up a scoreless tie with a 2-run HR for Boston in the 12th to beat Brooklyn.
Aug 6, 1891 - Jack Stivetts of the St. Louis Browns (AA) hits 2 HRs and strikes out 10 against the Athletics but loses the game 7-5. It is Stivetts' 2nd 2-homer game.
Jul 8, 1891 - Jack Stivetts yields 7 runs in 5 innings before being relieved. He stays in the game in the OF and drives home the winning run with a fly ball in the bottom of the 9th as the Browns edge the Reds 8-7.
May 30, 1891 - Jack Stivetts wins both the morning and afternoon games for the Browns although he leaves both games early when St. Louis gets out to big leads in both games. The Athletics lose 17-2 and 15-3.
Jun 10, 1890 - St. Louis AA P Jack Stivetts hits 2 HRs (and strikes out 10) the 2nd a grand slam in the top of the 9th off Fred Smith with his team down by 3 runs to win 9-8 over visiting Toledo. He later duplicates this batting feat on August 6 1891 and on June 12 1896 making him the first pitcher to achieve this. The only 2 pitchers to match this achievement are Wes Ferrell (who had 5 such games) and Don Newcombe.
Apr 27, 1890 - St. Louis (AA) P Jack Stivetts strikes out the first 7 Columbus batters he faces. He ?nishes the game with 12 K's.
Sep 28, 1889 - Jack Stivetts preserves a 2-2 tie for the Browns (AA) by striking out 3 Louisville batters in the 10th inning with a man on 3B.
Jun 30, 1889 - Jack Stivetts gets the first base hit and first pitching win of his ML career pitching St. Louis to a 12-7 victory over Louisville. Stivetts would finish his 11-year career with a .297 batting average and 207 pitching victories. The Browns are led by Tip O'Neill who drives in 5 runs with a single double and HR.