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Lee Meadows from the Chronology
Sep 1, 1927 - The Pirates take over 1st place by beating the visiting Cubs 4-3. Joe Harris has a double and HR to back the Bucs Lee Meadows. Both Waners cut down runners with throws in the 2nd and 3rd innings.
Jul 8, 1927 - Cubs righthander Charlie Root's tosses the first one hitter of the year a 1-0 win over Bucs ace Lee Meadows. Pitt has the top three hitters in the league (Harris Waner Barnhart) but it is C Johnny Gooch's two-out single in the 8th that breaks the no-hitter. Chicago scores its only run on a throwing error by Buc's captain Pie Traynor. Root wins his 15th and will lead the NL with 26 wins and 309 IP.
Jul 4, 1927 - The Pirates draw 60000 in sweeping the World Champion Cardinals 7-2 and 6-4. Lee Meadows (11-2) scatters 8 hits-half by Lester Bell-in outpitching Pete Alexander in the morning contest. Alexander allows 11 hits in his 7 innings. Watty Holm's 8th-inning HR off Carmen Hill ties the afternoon game but Clyde Barnhart answers with a 2-run double to keep the Bucs a half-game ahead of Chicago.
Jun 30, 1927 - Pirates SS Glenn Wright heading home from St. Louis after a beaning in a game with the Cards is slightly injured when the train he is riding is wrecked near Dennison Ohio. Pitcher Lee Meadows accompanying Wright is also shook up.
Jun 16, 1927 - The Pirates' Lee Meadows wins his 9th of the season to beat Boston 6-0 as red-hot Paul Waner hits in his 19th straight game and the 12th straight game he's had 2 or more hits. Waner also has 3 RBI the 12th straight game he has knocked in a run and the 11th straight game he has tallied an extra base hit. His extra base streak will reach a NL record 14 games before it is stopped on the 20th.
Aug 26, 1926 - Pittsburgh RF Paul Waner goes 6-for-6 including 2 doubles and a triple in a 15-7 win against the Giants. Waner uses 6 different bats to accomplish his feat. Bucs P Lee Meadows is doubled up at 2B when he tries to advance on a ground out. He gives up 5 runs to New York in the next inning.
Oct 7, 1925 - Walter Johnson (20-7) opens the World Series in Pittsburgh. A 5th-inning HR by Pie Traynor is the only damaging blow, as Johnson fans 10 of the heavy-hitting Bucs for a 4-1 win over Lee Meadows (19-10). Sam Rice, Joe Harris, and Ossie Bluege‚ with 2 hits each, drive in the Washington Senators' runs. The Pirates' charity ball sign, which during the year totaled how many fans had returned foul balls for $1, remained at 829 as no fouls were turned in today.
Aug 8, 1924 - At Philadelphia Lee Meadows wins a pitching duel 1-0 over Jimmy Ring by hitting an 8th inning homer over the LF wall. At 1 hour: 12 minutes it is one of the fastest games of the year.
Apr 15, 1924 - The Reds beat the Pirates 6-5 before a crowd of 35747 a record for Redland Field. Tom Sheehan is the winner over Lee Meadows. Bubbles Hargrave is 4-for-4 with a pair of triples. This is the first Reds game broadcast on the radio on WLW and WSAI: KDKA also broadcasts the game back to Pittsburgh.
May 23, 1923 - Pittsburgh sends 2B Cotton Tierney and P Whitney Glazner to the Phils for 2B Johnny Rawlings and P Lee Meadows. Meadows will win 85 games over the next 5 years as Glazner's replacement in the Pittsburgh rotation.
May 7, 1922 - Giants righthander Jesse Barnes walks Cy Williams in the 5th to spoil a 6-0 perfect no-hitter over the Phils. Williams is erased on a DP and Barnes faces just 27 batters in the no-hitter. Lee Meadows takes the loss.
Apr 28, 1921 - It's a day of pitching slams. The Phils SS Ralph Miller hits a grand slam and then Phils pitcher Lee Meadows in the 8th inning to help beat the Braves 11-6.
Apr 24, 1921 - At the Polo Grounds Phil Douglas pitches a one-hitter to beat the Phils Lee Meadows 1-0. Kelly's triple scores Frisch with the lone run. The lone Quaker hit is a single by SS Ralph Miller.
Aug 31, 1920 - In Chicago the Phils beat the Cubs 3-0 as Lee Meadows tops Pete Alexander. This game later draws some suspicion because of heavy betting reportedly placed on the outcome which shifted the odds from the Cubs to the Phils. Bill Veeck pulls his scheduled pitcher Claude Hendrix for Alex who is above suspicion and offers the ace $500 if he wins. Hendrix who made 23 starts this year makes none the rest of the campaign and will be released after the season.
May 20, 1920 - The Phils hit the cellar having fallen from first in 17 days. They lose 6-4 to the Cards with the Bert Gallia in his first NL start after coming from the Browns taking the loss. Willie Sherdel the 3rd St. Louis pitcher allows no base runners. With the season all but over Phils manager Gavvy Cravath will start fast-working pitcher Lee Meadows every Saturday at home so Cravath can get an early start to his weekend cottage.
Sep 28, 1919 - In a doubleheader match that draws 20000 the Giants beat the Phils 6-1 and 7-1 in the first game one that takes just 51 minutes a ML record fastest game ever. Tossing just 64 pitches Jess Barnes allows 5 hits to win his 25th over Lee Meadows. The record for the shortest NL game was set last week by the Reds. In 1912 the Giants played a pre-World series exhibition with the Phils in just 39 minutes. Hal Chase bails out and skips the game; his old friend John McGraw covers up saying that the first sacker with the shady reputation has headed for California.
Aug 22, 1918 - Zack Wheat has three hits against Brooklyn but it is Hugh Bezdel's bases loaded walk in the 9th that brings home John Brock with the winning run. St. Louis wins 4-3. Brooklyn comes back to take the nitecap 5-2 using shoddy St. Louis fielding to beat Lee Meadows.
Aug 18, 1918 - The Cardinals sweep the visiting Phils winning 4-0 and 5-1 behind Bill Sherdel and Lee Meadows. In the opener as SS Rogers Hornsby scores 2 of the Birds runs then provides the big blow in the nitecap by following three walks with a grand slam in the 3rd inning off Milt Watson. This is one of six grand slams in the NL; the AL will have no slams for the only time in history.
Apr 19, 1915 - In a 4-1 loss to the Reds St. Louis Cardinals righthander Lee Meadows makes his NL debut and becomes the first player to wear glasses regularly on the field since P Will White in 1877. Later in the season Carmen Hill will become the 2nd pitcher to do so.
Jul 20, 1877 - First place Boston gets tripped up by cellar-dwelling Cincinnati 13-11 with the loss going to Will White making his ML debut. Cincy must like what they see because White will pitch for the Reds next year after his three-game rookie year in Boston. The bespeckled White is the only player in the 19th century to wear glasses on the playing field; Lee Meadows will be the next player in 1915 to wear glasses.