» September 26, 1912: The Giants clinch the National League flag with a sweep of the Braves, winning 8–3 and 4–0. Christy Mathewson coasts to his 23rd win in the opener and Al Demaree, recently called up from Mobile where he was 25–10, shuts out the Braves on seven hits in the nitecap. Demaree strikes out nine in his first major-league start.
» July 22, 1913: New York sweeps two from Pittsburgh, winning 8–3 and 2–1 in 11 innings. Al Demaree wins the rout in the opener, and former Pirate Art Fromme, in relief of Christy Mathewson, picks up the victory in the 2nd game. Fred Merkle drives home George Burns to win for New York. The Giants now lead the NL by eight games.
» August 21, 1914: The Reds use a triple and double steal in the 1st inning to score three runs and beat New York ace Christy Mathewson, 3–2. Al Demaree relieves Matty in the 6th, but Big Six takes his 4th loss in a row. The New York lead drops to a game.
» January 4, 1915: Hans Lobert, "fastest man" in the National League, is traded by the Phils to the Giants for righthander Al Demaree, infielder Milt Stock, and C Bert Adams. The speedster will injure his knee in a preseason game at West Point.
» July 7, 1915: The Phillies split with the Giants, losing the opener to Christy Mathewson, 5–4, and winning the nitecap, 1–0, behind former Giant Al Demaree.
» May 30, 1916: The Phillies' Al Demaree, an ex-Giant, finally stops the Giants, 5–1, handing New York its first loss in 18 games. Giant 3B Bill McKecknie, obtained from Newark (Federal League) in April, is caught stealing three times.
» September 1, 1916: The Phils whitewash the Dodgers twice, winning 3–0 behind Grover Alexander and 6–0 to back Eppa Rixey. Alexander's win in the opener is his 14th shutout, setting a major league record. The loser is Jack Coombs, who had set the record of 13 shutouts while pitching for the A's in 1910. The Phils will win tomorrow behind Al Demaree's 9th straight win, and twice more to move into 1st place.
» January 16, 1917: The Cubs send Jimmy Lavender and $5,000 to the Phillies for Al Demaree. They'll keep Al until the end of July before passing him to the Giants.
» July 31, 1917: The Cubs swap pitcher Al Demaree to the Giants for infielder Pete Kilduff.
» October 4, 1917:
In the tune-up for their battle with the White Sox, the Giants lose a warm-up game to the Cubs in Chicago, 9–5. Vaughn gives up all five New York runs in his three innings, but Paul Carter and Claude Hendrix in their three inning stints are clean. Al Demaree goes eight innings against his old teammates, and will sit on the bench for the Series.