» September 12, 1905: Cards pitcher Jack Taylor allows just three Pirate hits-all by Honus Wagner-and teammate Harry Arndt swipes home in the bottom of the 9th to give St. Louis a 2-1 victory. Wagner will spoil two more no hitters by collecting the only hits: against Art Fromme on May 27, 1911 and facing Phil Douglas on October 2, 1914.
» September 17, 1914: Cincinnati's Phil Douglas walks eight and allows 10 runs in seven innings. New York wins, 101 behind Christy Mathewson.
» July 7, 1915:
After Brooklyn wins the opener, 43, over Boston, the two teams battle to a scoreless 16-inning tie. Phil Douglas shuffles all the way for the Robins.
» September 15, 1915: The Cubs edge the Braves, 10, behind Phil Douglas, with Lefty Tyler taking the tough loss. Tomorrow, the Cubs will win another 10 battle, but it will take them 12 innings to do it.
» July 23, 1917: The Cubs sweep a doubleheader with Brooklyn on two shutouts. Grover Alexander wins the opener 30 and Phil Douglas shuffles in to take the nitecap, 60.
» September 9, 1917:
The Cubs Phil Douglas stops the Pirates on three hits to beat Wilbur Cooper, 10.
» September 23, 1917: Deja Vu all over again: Grover Alexander beats Chicago's Shufflin Phil Douglas, this time 41, their 2nd matchup in three days.
» September 9, 1918: In game 4, Ruth bats in two runs on a triple in the 4th and pitches seven scoreless innings before the Cubs tie it in the 8th, ending Ruth's World Series record of 29 2/3 scoreless innings. Shufflin' Phil Douglas relieves Lefty Tyler for Chicago in the last of the 8th and throws away the game, first by a wild pitch, then with an error. Ruth is the winning pitcher, but Mays relieves with two on and no out in the 9th.
» December 17, 1920: The American League votes to allow pitchers who used the spitball in 1920 to continue using it as long as they are in the league. The National League will do the same. There will be 17 designated spitters in all, eight in the NL and nine in the AL. For the NL: Bill Doak, Phil Douglas, Dana Fillingim, Ray Fisher, Marvin Goodwin, Burleigh Grimes, Clarence Mitchell, and Dick Rudolph. For the AL: A.W. Ayers, Slim Caldwell, Stan Coveleski, Red Faber, H.B. Leonard, Jack Quinn, Allan Russell, Urban Shocker, and Allen Sothoron.
» August 24, 1921: The Pirates, in front by seven 1/2 games, drop a doubleheader to the Giants in New York before 35,000. Art Nehf wins the opener 102 handing Babe Adams his first loss in 10 games. Phil Douglas takes the nightcap, 70.
» September 11, 1921: The Giants whip Brooklyn 113 behind Fred Toney in relief of Phil Douglas. The win moves the Giants into 1st place ahead of Pittsburgh.
» October 5, 1921: In the first one-city World Series since 1906, the Polo Grounds will be the site for all nine games. Carl Mays (27-9) is at his best, needing 86 pitches to set the Giants down with five hits4 of them by Frank Frisch. Ruth drives in the first run of the Series in the opening inning of this 30 Yankee win. Mike McNally, subbing for Frank Baker at 3B, steals home in the 5th while Phil Douglas (15-10) is winding up. The game is broadcast on KDKA radio, with Grantland Rice announcing. It is the only game of the season's World Series to be aired.
» October 9, 1921: After a rainout, a Sunday crowd of 36,371 watches Carl Mays and Phil Douglas square off for game 4. Mays works five hitless innings, while a run-scoring triple by Wally Schang gives the Yanks a 10 lead. Mays then apparently tires and the Giants club seven hits in the last two innings for four runs. abe Ruth's first World Series homer comes in the 9th, but the Giants win 42.
» October 12, 1921: Carl Mays and Phil Douglas meet again, and again Mays has perfect control (he gives up no walks in 26 innings). He yields six hits, but a 7th-inning error by Aaron Ward at 2B, followed by Snyder's double, break a 11 tie and give Douglas his 2nd win.
» April 13, 1922: Dazzy Vance, 31, makes his Brooklyn debut and loses to the Giants' Phil Douglas 43. In 1915 when Vance made one start for the Pirates, it was Douglas who beat him. Since then Vance has been in the minors. Despite his late start, the six foot two inch righthander will win 197 in 14 years and a place in the Hall of Fame in 1955.
» April 29, 1922: The NY Giants collect 20 hits, including four inside-the-park home runs, in windswept Braves Field in Boston. George Kelly hits 2, one in the 4th and another in the 9th, and Ross Youngs and Dave Bancroft hit the others. Youngs includes the cycle in his five hits. Phil Douglas coasts to a 154 win.
» August 8, 1922: The Giants Shufflin Phil Douglas is suspended and fined $100 by John McGraw. (Douglas, an alcoholic, and McGraw did not enjoy the best of relationships after McGraw forced Douglas to undergo a terrible treatment for alcoholism.) Douglas writes a letter to St. Louis Cardinals OF Les Mann, his former roommate at Chicago, offering to disappear if they make it worth his while, lest he help McGraw win the pennant. Mann turns the letter over to Branch Rickey, who relays it to Commissioner Landis. In Pittsburgh on the 16th, Douglas admits he wrote the letter, and Landis bars him from baseball for life. Sadly, when Douglas sobered up he asked Mann to destroy the letter, but Mann had already passed it on. Douglas was 11-4 at the time, with the lowest ERA on the club (2.63).