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Lou Criger from the Chronology
Oct 10, 1904 - On the final day of the season a doubleheader split will give the leading Boston Americans the AL pennant over the Highlanders. 30000 are on hand in New York for the contests. With the score 2-2 in the top of the 9th and a man on 3B Jack Chesbro has a spitball get away from him for a wild pitch and Lou Criger scores Boston's winning run. Bill Dinneen then stops New York in the 9th hurling his 37th consecutive complete game of the season for an AL mark. New York wins the 2nd game chilling George Winter who goes the route in a 1-0 loss to the Highlanders but Boston triumphs by 1 1?2 games. The Boston pitchers achieve 148 complete games-an AL record-Both leagues set marks for total complete games: AL 1098 NL 1089.
Sep 14, 1904 - The Boston Americans with a half-game lead over New York send Bill Dinneen to the mound. Patsy Dougherty leads off with a single off Jack Chesbro and Willie Keeler follows with a bunt that C Lou Criger fires into the crowd to allow Patsy to score. Keeler scores a play later. Boston's only tally comes in the 9th on a 2-base error and a wild pitch. New York wins 3-1. The nitecap is called after 5 innings and a 1-1 score.
Apr 27, 1903 - Three days after Boston OF Chick Stahl injures his leg sliding teammate C Duke Farrell fractures his leg while stealing 2B in a 6-3 loss against Washington. This leaves Boston with Lou Criger as its only catcher.
Jul 24, 1901 - Milwaukee's Pink Hawley beats Boston 4-3 and beans C Lou Criger with a pitch. Criger is unconscious for 5 minutes before being taken away. Ossee Schreckengost moves from 1B to C and Dowd moves to 1B.
Jul 18, 1901 - In Boston's 6-5 loss at Cleveland 1B Buck Freeman injures his foot chasing a foul ball. Lou Criger replaces Freeman leading the AL with 7 HRs. Buck will be back in the lineup July 27.