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Joe Birmingham from the Chronology
Sep 11, 1913 - The contending Cleveland Naps lose their 4th in a row to the Senators 7-3. Washington will win tomorrow 6-1 behind Walter Johnson leaving the Nats just a game behind the 2nd place Clevelanders. Today ump Jack Egan tosses C Steve O'Neill and manager Joe Birmingham. Tomorrow Birmy will be slapped with a suspension by AL head Ban Johnson who will lift the 10-day suspension of Washington manager Clark Griffith. Besides the fight with the ump the Naps' slumping Joe Jackson also loses a fight with a sign trying for Milan's line drive. Jackson leaves the game after being knocked unconscious. He'll miss a day..
May 27, 1911 - At Chicago Cleveland and Chicago battle to a 5-5 tie after 9 innings before Ed Walsh takes over in the 10th. The Naps rattle him for two doubles and a run and ace rookie Vean Gregg who takes over in the 8th holds on for a 6-5 win. Frank Lange strikes out 10 Naps in 9 innings but gives up 9 hits and five walks. Joe Birmingham has three hits to pace Cleveland.