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Jimmy Williams from the Chronology
May 31, 2003 - The Pirates beat the Cardinals 4-3 as Kenny Lofton's 26-game hitting streak comes to an end. Lofton falls a game short of the Pirates franchise record of 27 games set by Jimmy Williams in 1899. Lofton homered yesterday to match Garciaparra's streak this year of 26 games.
Sep 26, 1987 - Benito Santiago extends his hitting streak to 28 games in a 3-1 loss to the Dodgers setting a new ML record for rookies. Pittsburgh's Jimmy Williams had held the record with a 27-game streak in 1899.
Jun 5, 1948 - Richie Ashburn of the Phillies hits safely in a 6-5 nitecap win at Chicago. It is his 23rd consecutive game starting May 9 a 20th-century NL record for a rookie (Jimmy Williams had streaks of 27 and 26 games in 1899). Alvin Dark will tie it this year and Mike Vail will match it in 1975. The Phils also take the opener 4-2.
Nov 5, 1907 - The Yankees trade 2B Jimmy Williams and OF Danny Hoffman to the Browns for P Fred Glade speedy 2B Harry Niles and OF Charlie Hemphill. Glade will pitch just 5 games in 1908 before retiring.
Apr 14, 1905 - At Washington's American League Park Jimmy Williams two-run homer an inside the park shot in the first inning helps New York to a 3-0 lead against lefty Case Patten. An unearned run in the 5th pins the 4-2 loss on Patten winner of 14 of Washington's 38 victories last season. Jack Chesbro wins his second straight opener.
Oct 7, 1904 - Pirates 3B Tommy Leach's 3 putouts and 2 assists help the Pirates beat the Cubs 6-1 in 8 innings. He will ?nish with 643 total chances the highest of any 3rd sacker in the 20th Century. Only Pirates third sacker Jimmy Williams whom Leach replaced had a higher total (671 in 1889).
Aug 8, 1904 - In Cleveland with the Blues ahead of New York 7-1 in the 4th Dave Fultz and manager Griffith argue a strike call with umpire Silk O'Loughlin. When the refuse to go the bench Silk orders a policeman to escort them off the field. Tomorrow Silk will throw out pitcher Jack Powell and have the police escort Jimmy Williams off the field. Griffith and Williams will receive suspensions from the AL and (according to The Year They Called Off the WS) Highlander owner Frank Farrell vows O'Loughlin will not be allowed to enter Hilltop Park. He will however.
Aug 25, 1902 - At Baltimore the Orioles pummel the Chicago White Sox 21-6. The O's are led by Jimmy Williams who collects 6 hits-4 singles a double and a triple-off Clark Griffith and Dummy Leitner. With 21 triples Williams will lead the AL for the 3rd time in 4 years. Herm McFarland scores 5 runs for the O's.
Sep 29, 1901 - The AL season ends with the White Stockings in first place by 4 games over Boston. Jimmy Williams of the Baltimore Orioles leads the AL in triples with 21 two years after leading the NL with 27. This feat will be topped by Sam Crawford in 1902-1903.
Sep 14, 1899 - The first-place Superbas take a pair from the Pirates, winning 7–5 and 7–1. Doc McJames hangs the golden sombrero on rookie Jimmy Williams in game 1, striking him four times. No other player strikes out four times this season.
Sep 8, 1899 - Pittsburgh's Jimmy Williams who earlier set a rookie record by hitting in 26 consecutive games runs his new string to 27 games. He is stopped by Deacon Phillippe of Louisville who also stopped his earlier streak. Louisville wins 5-3. The 27 straight game streak is a club record not topped by any 20th Pittsburgh batter.
Jul 25, 1899 - Rookie Jimmy Williams has a stellar day collecting a 2-run homer triple and 2 singles as the Pirates outslug the Philadelphians 15-12 for their 5th win in a row against their cross-state rivals.
Jul 24, 1899 - At Pittsburgh the Pirates sweep a pair from Philadelphia winning both games with homers in the 9th by rookies. After the Phils score 5 in the 9th in the opener Jimmy Williams hits a 3-run homer with no outs in the bottom of the frame to win 9-8. In the nitecap Ginger Beaumont hits a triple with 3 on and a run already in to win 5-4. Beaumont is credited with a triple since the winning run scores ahead of him but would've gotten a homer otherwise.
Jul 22, 1899 - Pittsburgh's rookie leadoff batter Ginger Beaumont makes 6 infield hits off Wiley Piatt and scores 6 runs in an 18-4 romp over Philadelphia. Jimmy Williams has 3 hits including a pair of triples.
Jun 10, 1899 - Pittsburgh Pirates rookie 3B Jimmy Williams's batting streak stops at 26 games as Louisville's Deacon Phillippe holds him in check. But the Pirates win 6-1 in the opener and then are victorious 5-4 in game 2.
May 30, 1899 - The Pirates sweep a Memorial Day doubleheader from Washington behind rookies Jimmy Williams and Sam Leever. Williams has 3 singles and a pair of doubles in the morning game as the Pirates win in 10 innings 4-3. In the afternoon contest the Pirates win in the 9th on pitcher Sam Leever's triple and player-manager Patsy Donovan's single.
Apr 17, 1899 - In Cincinnati the Reds edge the Pirates 8-7. In 2000 historian Dixie Tourangeau with help from several SABR members discovers an unrecorded triple for Pirate rookie Jimmy Williams in this game upping his ML rookie record for triples from 27 to 28. The ball goes over Smith's head but no error is charged.
Sep 5, 1884 - With his St. Louis Browns (AA) in 5th place manager Jimmy Williams resigns to become clerk of the Ohio Republican State Committee. 1B-captain Charlie Comiskey will pilot the Browns to a 16-7 record the rest of the way.