» April 20, 1901: The Reds open at home with a 4-2 loss to Pittsburgh. Sam Leever wins over Noodles Hahn.
» August 21, 1902:
Sam Leever hurls a two hitter to give the first place Pirates a 2-0 win over the Giants and Christy Mathewson.
» May 20, 1903: After beating the Pirates in a relief effort yesterday, Christy Mathewson allows six hits in shutting out the defending NL champs, 2-0. Sam Leever takes the loss. New York takes three games in the series and Mathewson wins them all.
» June 3, 1903: Pirate pitching shuts out the Giants for the 2nd day in a row with Sam Leever applying the whitewash, 5-0. Pittsburgh scores their first run on a double steal, with Claude Ritchey on the front end. Ritchey tallies four hits off Joe McGinnity to pace the offense. Ginger Beaumont adds a HR to deep CF in the 5th inning, the same inning in which 3B coach Christy Mathewson is tossed for kicking dirt on umpire James Johnstone.
» June 8, 1903:
Pittsburgh's Sam Leever shuts out the Phils, 2-0, beating Tully Sparks to keep the scoreless streak alive. It is Leever 2nd shut out during the Bucs' skein of 56 straight innings, and he will lead the NL with seven shutouts. Wagner is 2-for-3 and saves the shutout with a game-ending snag in left center of a line drive by pinch hitter Klondike Douglass.
» June 14, 1903: Following two rainouts, the Pirates notch another shut out when Sam Leever beats the Phils on his 3rd straight shutout, allowing just one hit.
» June 26, 1903: Before the start of the Giants-Pirates showdown Giants catcher Frank Bowerman starts a fight with Pirates player-manager Fred Clarke in the Giants office. While the cause of the brawl is unclear, Pirates owner Barney Dreyfuss reports it to the NL offices and Bowerman is fined $100. Clarke gets no fine, but does take home a black eye. Christy Mathewson then pitches his 5th victory over Pittsburgh, defeating them 8-2, and beating Sam Leever. Sam Mertes, who will lead the NL in doubles and RBIs, doubles home three runs in the 5th.
» August 21, 1903:
In their 2nd straight doubleheader, the Pirates and Giants again split, with the Bucs taking the opener, 5-0, behind Sam Leever. Christy Mathewson wins the nitecap for New York, 9-5, the 8th time he's whipped Pittsburgh this year. Matty scatters 10 singles and Ginger Beaumont's double.
» 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.
» June 9, 1905:
The Giants score five runs in the top of the first against Sam Leever, but the Pirates come back with six runs off Joe McGinnity in the bottom of the inning. Christy Mathewson relieves in the 2nd but six Giant errors help sink the visiting New Yorkers. Pitt wins, 12-6.
» May 17, 1906:
Pittsburgh's Sam Leever faces just 27 Giants batters, allowing three singles, to top New York, 3-0.
» June 21, 1906: At the Polo Grounds, umpire Bob Emslie tosses John McGraw in the 4th inning, but his fellow ump Hank O'Day goes one better, banishing Joe McGinnity and first sacker Dan McGann in the 5th. Down 4-2, Christy Mathewson relieves for the Giants and shuts out the Pirates over the last four innings. The Giants load the bases in the 9th and Chappie McFarland relieves a tired Sam Leever. A single scores one and with two outs, Doc Marshall singles to score the winning run. Mathewson wins, 5-4.
» April 16, 1908: Pittsburgh's Sam Leever tosses a 3-hit shutout over the Cardinals as Pittsburgh sweeps the 3-game series. But the big news for the Pirates is the signing of Honus Wagner for another year. The star SS ends his holdout and will play on the 19th in a 4-3 loss to the Reds.
» September 30, 1908: The Pirates top the Cards at home, 7-5 as Sam Leever wins in relief of Vic Willis. The win puts the Pirates all alone in 2nd place, .004 points behind the Giants.
» September 29, 2002:
The Cubs fire manager Bruce Kimm, who took over from Don Baylor on July 5. Kimm requested that the announcement be made prior to the game, a 7–3 Cubs win. Kerry Wood (12-12) strikes out nine in six innings, and the Cub relievers add six more. The Cubs end the season leading the majors in strikeouts by batters (1,269) and pitchers (1,333), the first team to accomplish the feat since Boston (UA) in 1884. Sammy Sosa hits his 49th to lead the NL; it is 499th career homer (45 have come in starts by Wood). Pluses for the Bucs include two homers, one by Tony Alvarez, his first in the majors. Josh Fogg (12-12) sets a modern club record for starts by a rookie (33); Sam Leever had 39 in 1899.