» February 16, 1900: Washington sells eight players, including home run king Buck Freeman and P Bill Dinneen going to Boston, then disbands. Baltimore players are to be transferred to Brooklyn and syndicate baseball will be ended.
» September 21, 1901: Tom Hughes of Chicago and Boston Beaneater Bill Dinneen pitch 16 scoreless innings before the Colts score in the 17th on an error, hit batter, force-out, and a single by Clarence Childs. Each pitcher gives up eight singles. This will stand as the longest shut out ever by a Cub pitcher. Hughes fans 13 in 17 frames. The 17 innings sets the major-league record for the longest game [at 60' 6"]. The record will be broken a number of times.
» January 4, 1902: Bill Dinneen, winner of 36 games for the Beaneaters (National League) in the past two years, signs with the rival Boston Somersets (American League), for whom he will win 20 or more for the next three years.
» July 9, 1902: The A's Rube Waddell and Boston's Bill Dinneen battle for 16 innings before the visiting Philadelphians push across two runs in the 17th to win, 4–2. Shortstop Monte Cross hits a 2-run home run in the 17th.
» April 22, 1903:
In the American League's formal Opening at Philadelphia, the Athletics top Boston, 6–1, before 13,578. Rube Waddell bests Bill Dinneen. AL President Ban Johnson presents the 1902 championship pennant to the A's.
» September 18, 1903:
Bill Dinneen wins his 20th as Boston defeats Cleveland, 7-6.
» October 2, 1903: The Boston Pilgrims Bill Dinneen blanks Pittsburgh 3–0 on three hits and 11 strikeouts to even the Series. His four starts will give him three victories, making this the only World Series to produce two 3-game winners. Boston LF Patsy Dougherty hits two home runs; in 14 World Series games they are the only home runs he will hit. With Boston electing to bat first, Patsy's first homer is a leadoff blast against Sam Leever.
» October 8, 1903: Bill Dinneen evens the Series with a 6–3 win over Pittsburgh's Sam Leever, who was 25–7 during the season. Ginger Beaumont leads the offense with four hits and two steals.
» October 13, 1903: An overworked Deacon Phillippe pitches his 5th complete game of the Series, losing to Bill Dinneen 3–0. Only 7,455, the smallest crowd of the Series, see Boston win the championship. Deacon's five decisions and 44 IP are still World Series records, as are his starting two straight World Series games, twice Hobe Ferriss' 4th inning single drives in the first of two runs in the inning.
» August 6, 1904:
Prompt action by Boston Pilgrims players Bill Dinneen, Norwood Gibson, Freddy Parent, and Hobe Ferris prevents a tragedy in a Cleveland hotel. Returning to their rooms following the game, the four are confronted by a fire sweeping through the 5th floor. They extinguish the blaze and are toasted as heroes.
» September 14, 1904: The Pilgrims with a half-game lead over New York send Bill Dineen 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 31. The nitecap is called after five innings and a 1-1 score.
» September 17, 1904: More than 23,000, reputedly the largest crowd in Boston history, show up for the showdown twinbill with the New York Highlanders. New York scores three runs in each of the first two innings against Bill Dineen. Jack Chesbro (35-8) holds on for a 6-4 win, his 7th win in a row. New York briefly takes over 1st place. But Cy Young tops New York, 4-2, in the nitecap, beating Ned Garvin, recently acquired from Brooklyn. The two teams complete their three doubleheaders at 2-2-2.
» October 10, 1904: On the final day of the season, a doubleheader split will give the leading Boston Pilgrims the AL pennant over the Highlanders. 30,000 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, as George Winter goes the route in a 1-0 loss to the Highlanders, but Boston triumphs by one 1/2 games. The Pilgrim pitchers achieve 148 complete games-an AL record-Both leagues set marks for total complete games: AL 1,098, NL 1,089.
» July 24, 1905: Cleveland and Boston play their 2nd straight game in Columbus, Ohio. Boston won yesterday, 6-1, behind Cy Young, and today the Pilgrims win again, 7-1. Bill Dinneen is victorious over Detroit workhorse George Mullin. Boston 2B Hobe Ferris was 3-for-4 yesterday, and today chips in with a homer.
» September 27, 1905: Pilgrim Bill Dinneen, who had not thrown this month because of a sore arm, pitches the 4th no-hitter of the season. The White Sox have 26 official at bats against him in the 2-0 Boston win, their first loss to Boston after 10 straight wins. Chicago gets revenge in the nitecap, whipping the Pilgrims, 15-1. With the A's losing yesterday to the Tigers, Chicago now heads for Philadelphia, trailing by three percentage points. The Pilgrims will play 11 twinbills this month, winning 2, losing 2, and splitting 7.
» July 27, 1906: At St. Louis, Boston Red Sox pitcher Bill Dinneen allows only an Pete O'Brien single in beating the Browns, 1-0.
» September 9, 1909:
Bill Dinneen, winner of three games in the first World Series, is released by the St. Louis Browns and becomes an AL umpire, a position he will hold through 1937.
» June 19, 1922: In the Yankees eighth straight loss, a 3–2 decision to the Indians, Babe Ruth explodes at umpire Bill Dinneen and gets tossed. He'll receive a two day suspension, his fourth suspension of the year, when he continues to complain tomorrow about the umpire. Again, it was a call at 2B that sets the Bambino off.