» July 17, 1900: At Brooklyn's Washington Park, the Superbas tie the score against the Giants in the 5th. With two men on base and the score tied, New York captain George Davis takes out pitcher Ed Doheny and brings in rookie Christy Mathewson, just brought up from Norfolk where he was 20–2. He hits three batters, walks 2, and gives up six runs in a 13–7 loss, charged to Doheny. The New York Times says, "Matty has lots of speed and gives promise of making his way." Doheny also plunked a batter, while Brooklyn's Joe McGinnity hit two for a combined six in the game, a record, since tied.
» September 12, 1900:
The Reds commit 17 errors in a doubleheader at Brooklyn, losing 7-2 and 13-9, the most errors in one day by any team in the 20th century. Iron Man McGinnity closes both games for Brooklyn; he has worked in every game for a week.
» October 15, 1900: The Pittsburgh Chronicle-Telegraph World Title series between first-place Brooklyn and 2nd- place Pittsburgh begins with a 5-2 win for Joe McGinnity over Rube Waddell. The Superbas win the series, the Cup given by the newspapers, and half the gate receipts three days later. For his efforts, which include a league-leading 29 wins and 347 innings pitched, McGinnity is given permanent possession of the trophy and a $100 bonus.
» April 26, 1901:
The visiting Boston Americans play their first game, losing to Baltimore, 10-6. Iron Joe McGinnity strikes out nine in the win, and Mike Donlin cracks two triples off losing pitcher Win Kellum.
» April 29, 1901: Admiral George Dewey, the Spanish American War hero, throws out the first ball. Then he and other prominent guests watch Washington defeat Baltimore 5-2 in the AL opener in the nation’s capital. Joe McGinnity is the loser to Bill Carrick.
» May 5, 1901: At Milwaukee, the White Sox jump to a 4-1 lead over the Brewers before the hosts roar back against Roy Patterson, scoring eight runs in the 4th on their way to a 21-7 win. The Sox make just three hits. Patterson, meanwhile faces 57 batters, 53 official at bats-both major league records-and is pasted for 25 hits. Patterson, the pitcher who won the first AL game to weeks ago, will give up 345 hits this season, a distant 2nd to Baltimore's Joe McGinnity.
» August 21, 1901:
In Baltimore, Orioles pitcher Joe McGinnity is tossed for spitting in the face of umpire Tom Connolly. When Detroit's Kid Elberfeld intervenes, he is decked by Baltimore's Mike Donlin. Bill Keister also gets involved, as do some fans, and the police, who arrest the players and a fan. Judge Harry Goldman, a part-owner of the O's, releases the players and fines the fan a $100.
» September 3, 1901: Baltimore P Joe McGinnity hurls two complete games against Milwaukee, winning 10-0 and losing 6-1. The Brewers manage 15 hits on the afternoon off McGinnity, who will set a 20th-century record for most hits allowed during a season (401).
» September 12, 1901: Baltimore's Joe McGinnity hurls two more complete games, winning over Philadelphia 4-3 and losing 5-4. The A's reach McGinnity for 10 hits in the nitecap.
» July 8, 1902: John McGraw, accused by Ban Johnson of trying to wreck the Baltimore and Washington clubs, negotiates his release from the Orioles and officially signs to manage the Giants at $11,000 a year, although he'd already secretly signed a contract several days earlier brought to Baltimore by Giants secretary Fred M. Knowles. McGraw says, "I wish to state that I shall not tamper with any of the Baltimore club's players." But conspiring with National League owners Brush and Andrew Freedman, McGraw swings the sale of the Orioles their way, enabling them to release Orioles Dan McGann, Roger Bresnahan, Joe McGinnity, and Jack Cronin for signing by the Giants. Joe Kelley and Cy Seymour go to Brush's Cincinnati Reds.
» July 16, 1902: Giants owner Andrew Freedman announces he has purchased controlling interest in the Baltimore club and releases Dan McGann, Roger Bresnahan, Joe McGinnity, and Jack Cronin to sign with New York. Mike Donlin, Joe Kelley and Cy Seymour go to the Reds, where Kelley will take over as manager.
» August 1, 1902: At the Polo Grounds, the Cards and Giants split a pair, St. Louis topping Joe McGinnity in the opener to win, 4-3, then losing 4-2. Christy Mathewson scatters 11 hits in beating Alex Pearson.
» October 4, 1902:
At Boston, the Nationals splits a doubleheader with New York, beating Christy Mathewson, 5-2. It is Matty's 17th loss of the year. Iron Joe McGinnity wins the nitecap for New York, 5-1.
» May 7, 1903: At the Polo Grounds, Giants 1B Dan McGann steals four bases to lead New York to an 8-4 win over the Phillies. Christy Mathewson beats the Phils for the 2nd time in a week, scattering nine hits. Teammate Iron Joe McGinnity, a bench spectator, is tossed in the 8th inning by umpire August Moran for mouthing off too much.
» May 17, 1903: Ed Doheny outpitches Joe McGinnity, allowing just six Giants hits to give the Pirates a 3-2 win. Doheny also earns a 3-day suspension when, after hitting a popup in front of the plate, tosses his bat at Frank Bowerman while the big catcher is attempting to catch the fly.
» 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 22, 1903: At the Polo Grounds, a crowd of 19,000 is on hand for the twinbill with Chicago; Iron Joe McGinnity wins the opener, 5-4, in 10 innings, over Jack Taylor. But Chicago takes the nitecap, scoring six runs against Christy Mathewson in the 9th inning to enable Jock Menefee to pick up a win, 10-6. Matty gives up 13 hits and 10 runs in losing his 4th game of the year.
» June 27, 1903: The Pirates crush 15 hits off Iron Joe McGinnity, including four hits by Honus Wagner, but it takes the Bucs 11 innings to cut down the Giants. In the Pirates' next game, on the 30th against Brooklyn, Wagner will collect another four hits.
» July 9, 1903: In St. Louis, the Giants score three in the 9th to beat the Cardinals, 4-2. Mathewson gets the win with relief help in the 9th from Joe McGinnity. Three Finger Brown is the loser.
» July 11, 1903: In Cincinnati, the 2nd place Giants edge the Reds, 8-6, although the Reds pile on Joe McGinnity for five runs in the 7th. Christy Mathewson then relieves and a pickoff by C Jack Warner of a napping Harry Steinfeldt at 3B prevents further scoring.
» August 1, 1903:
The Giants, losers of 11 of 13 games, get a big boost today as Iron Joe McGinnity asks to pitch both ends of a doubleheader. He lives up to his name, winning both from Boston, 4-1 and 5-2, giving up just six hits in each game. Five Giants (TSN says eight: SABR says 5) were nicked by pitches in the two games, while the two teams combined to plunk six (TSN lists 11).
» August 8, 1903:
Before a crowd of 31,647, "Iron Man" Joe McGinnity pitches the 2nd of three doubleheaders he will win this month, beating Brooklyn 6-1 and 4-3; he also is credited with a steal of home in the 2nd game while Brooklyn was arguing a disputed call of Iron Joe at 3B. Brooklyn P Henry Schmidt is so upset about the steal that he throws the ball out of the park, a toss that gets him tossed from the game. On August 31, Iron Joe will beat the Phillies twice. He has now done double work five times, including two losses on each of the two occasions at Baltimore in 1901. The combination of his 434 innings pitched and 31 wins, with Christy Mathewson's 366 IP and 30 wins, will make them the century's most productive one-season duo.
» August 24, 1903: The Cubs split with the Giants at the Polo Grounds, beating Joe McGinnity 7-3 in the opener. Iron Joe is not helped by eight Giant errors, including five by SS Charlie Babb. The nitecap is called after Chicago's at-bats in the 7th with the score 8-1. Christy Mathewson picks up the victory for New York over Jock Menefee.
» August 31, 1903: Joe McGinnity wins his 3rd doubleheader this month, stopping the Phils twice, 4-1 and 9-2 and handing losses to Chick Fraser and Bill Duggleby. Iron Joe strikes out nine batters in the opener to win. The two games total three hours: three minutes,
» September 20, 1903: In front of a packed house of 25,000+, the Cubs miss taking over second place from the Giants by losing to New York, 6-2. Jack Taylor loses to Joe McGinnity, with umpire Bob Emslie getting blamed for "frequent and inexcusable blunders" (The Chicago Inter Ocean). Pittsburgh leads by nine games.
» April 18, 1904: At Baker Bowl, the Giants win their 4th in a row, with Joe McGinnity picking up the win in relief. Christy Mathewson is ineffective, but he escapes without a loss as the Giants rally to win, 7-6.
» May 9, 1904: New York's Joe McGinnity wins his 2nd game in three days against the Cardinals, beating St. Louis 5-1. Iron Joe is now 7-0 on the year.
» May 24, 1904:
At Brooklyn, the Superbas jump on Joe McGinnity for a 3-0 lead after two innings, but the Giants tie it in the 3rd and go on to a 5-3 win. Iron Joe is now 11-0.
» May 28, 1904: The Superbas score a run in the 10th against the Giants to take a 3-2 lead at the Polo Grounds, but the Giants answer with a pair for a 4-3 win. After a walk by Billy Gilbert, Jack Warner lines a pitch down the RF line into the stands, 258 feet away for the dramatic win, Joe McGinnity's 12th straight.
» June 4, 1904: At the Polo Grounds, the largest baseball crowd ever (37,223) cheers Iron Joe McGinnity, trying for his 14th straight win, against Cincinnati's Jack Harper. The game ends in a 2-2 deadlock after 11 innings.
» June 8, 1904: Iron Joe McGinnity nails his 14th straight win, beating the Pirates, 2-0. With the win, the Giants move into 1st place over Chicago.
» June 11, 1904: Before a record-breaking 38,805 at New York's Polo Grounds, Iron Joe McGinnity pitches nine innings of scoreless ball against Chicago. The Colts Bob Wicker goes one better, tossing nine innings without allowing a hit before former Cub Sam Mertes singles with one out in the 10th to break the no hitter. Chicago win it in the 12th, 1-0, when Johnny Evers 2-out single off McGinnity scores Frank Chance. It is Iron Joe's first loss after 14 straight wins. Wicker is flawless, allowing no other hits and striking out 10. Mertes also broke up another no-hitter on May 9th.
» June 16, 1904: The Giants score the winning run against the Cards in the bottom of the 9th when St. Louis 2B Dave Brain drops a toss for the inning-ending force. New York wins, 4-3. with the win, Christy Mathewson starts a 24-game winning streak against the Cardinals that will not end until 1908. His 33 victories and Joe McGinnity's 35 will be the most victories by two teammates since 1900. For the Giants, it is the start of an 18-game win streak.
» June 17, 1904: In a swap greatly criticized in Boston, the Pilgrims send OF Patsy Dougherty to the Highlanders for weak-hitting rookie Bob Unglaub, who played in just six games before being hospitalized with blood poisoning. Dougherty is not the only Patsy changing uniforms this month; For $750, the White Sox release Patsy Flaherty (1-2) to Pittsburgh where he will win 19 more games. This will be his only winning season, but his feat of winning 20 games while pitching for two teams in a season will be matched only by Joe McGinnity, Hank Borowy and Rick Sutcliffe.
» June 18, 1904: Joe McGinnity breaks his 2-game losing streak and beats Brooklyn, 5-1. The Giants are 11-1 against Brooklyn.
» July 9, 1904: The Giants Iron Joe McGinnity wins two today, both in relief. In the opener Joe takes over for Christy Mathewson in the 8th with the Giants ahead, 2–1. The Cards tie it in the 8th, but New York scores three in the 9th to win, 5–3. It's deja vu all over again in the nitecap, as McGinnity relieves Hooks Wiltse and the Giants score two in the 9th to win, 5–2. McGinnity's record is now 22–2.
» September 9, 1904: Cold weather keeps the crowd to 1,844 in New York as Joe McGinnity allows 12 Phillie hits but wins his 31st. The nitecap is called after five innings and no score.
» September 16, 1904: The Giants sweep two from Brooklyn as Christy Mathewson wins the opener, 2-1, allowing just four hits. Two of the hits, a triple and homer, are by rookie Emil Batch. Joe McGinnity wins the nitecap, 5-3.
» September 22, 1904: In the opener of a twinbill with the Reds, the Giants win, 7-5, behind Joe McGinnity. Their 100th win, it clinches the NL pennant for New York. In the final game of his 19-year career as an OF/C, future Hall of Famer Jim O'Rourke, 52, catches for Joe McGinnity. It is O'Rourke's first ML game since 1893 (Benton Stark writes that O'Rourke hit .358 in 1900, but it was not in OB) and is 1-for-4 and scores a run. He'll be elected to Cooperstown in 1945. The Reds come back in the nitecap to win, 7-3, in seven innings beating Hooks Wiltse.
» April 14, 1905: Wait Till Next Year: Boston's Kaiser Wilhelm loses to the Giants' Joe McGinnity 10-1 in the opener at the Polo Grounds before an enthusiastic estimate of 40,000. He will finish the year 4-22, one of four Beaneaters who will lose 20 or more this year. The other three are Irv Young, Vic Willis, and Chick Fraser. The only other team ever to have a quartet of 20-game losers will be the Beaneaters again in 1906.
» May 15, 1905: Dummy Taylor and the Giants edge the Chicago Zephyrs (Cubs), 1-0, the first of three straight collars by Giants pitchers. Joe McGinnity will win tomorrow, 4-0.
» May 28, 1905: New York City's police commissioner instructs his policeman to stop any Sunday baseball until the issue is resolved in the courts. The edict stops the Giants-Brooklyn game scheduled today at Washington Park, and almost gets Giants' ace Iron Joe McGinnity arrested. McGinnity is asked to pitch in a semi-pro game at a field at 46th and 2nd Avenue, but upon arriving gets into an argument about money and refuses to put on a uniform. The police moved and arrest all the players except Joe, who is in street clothes.
» 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.
» July 4, 1905:
At Baker Bowl, the Phillies split with the Giants, winning the first game 2-0 as Jack Sutthoff outpitches Christy Mathewson. Sutthoff allows just three hits. Joe McGinnity earns the split in the nitecap with a 6-3 victory. The Giants are now seven games ahead of the Pirates.
» July 15, 1905: In New York, the Giants open a four-game series the 2nd place Pirates by staking Joe McGinnity to a 6-0 lead. But the Bucs score two in the 6th and five runs in the 7th inning before Iron Joe is lifted. Christy Mathewson shuts out Pittsburgh over the last two 2/3 inning and New York scores a deuce in the 9th on a 2-run homer by George Browne. Browne is carried off the field by the ecstatic fans after the 8-7 win. Pittsburgh takes the nitecap, 3-0, behind Deacon Phillippe's four-hitter. Honus Wagner secures the victory with a 2-run homer onto the elevated tracks in the 8th inning.
» September 4, 1905: In a rain-delayed doubleheader, the Giants trip the Phillies twice, 7-1 and 11-6. The opener doesn't start till 3:00 p.m. but Joe McGinnity wins easily. Christy Mathewson wins his 25th in the nitecap, despite spotting the Phils five runs in the 2nd inning. The Phillies match the gift in the 5th and 7th innings.
» September 7, 1905: The Beaneaters and Giants trade shut outs, with Boston beating Joe McGinnity in the opener, 1-0, and Christy Mathewson returning the favor, 3-0 in the nitecap. The game is scoreless until New York scores a run in the 7th off Vic Willis,
» October 13, 1905: Joe McGinnity surrenders five hits, and Eddie Plank four hits, but two errors deal the A's a 1-0 loss.
» May 5, 1906: Christy Mathewson makes his first mound appearance of the year for the Giants. The New York ace is still weak from a case of diphtheria contracted before the season. Matty pitches seven innings against Boston and allows seven hits before being relieved by Joe McGinnity, who allows three runs in the 9th to turn a 4-3 margin into a 6-4 defeat. The Giants (15-5) stay in first place in the NL.
» May 26, 1906: At St. Louis, George Browne drives in two runs in the top of the 9th to give the Giants a 5-4 lead over the Cards. Joe McGinnity pitches a scoreless 9th to preserve the win for Christy Mathewson.
» June 7, 1906: The Cubs, now in first place again, score 11 runs in the first inning off Christy Mathewson and Joe McGinnity en route to a 19-0 cakewalk in New York. Matty gives up six walks and Iron Joe leaves after the 2nd inning. Jack Pfiester allows just three hits as he coasts to the win, the worst beating in Giants history.
» 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.
» August 30, 1906:
At Baker Bowl, the Phils and Giants swap shutouts. The Quakers win the opener, 2-0, when Tom Sparks allows just three hits to outpitch Christy Mathewson. Iron Joe McGinnity then blanks the hosts, 1-0, to hand Bill Duggleby the loss.
» September 20, 1906: The 2nd-place Giants split two in Pittsburgh, winning the opener 10-4 behind Joe McGinnity. In the 5-inning nitecap, called on account of darkness, the Pirates reach Christy Mathewson for seven hits to win, 3-2.
» May 11, 1907: John McGraw deals three aces today against the Pirates, and emerges with a 9-6 win. Starter Joe McGinnity lasts one inning, Hooks Wiltse pitches until the 7th when he is given the hook in favor of Christy Mathewson. The Giants score four runs in the bottom of the 7th off Mike Lynch with the victory going to Matty.
» May 17, 1907:
At the Polo Grounds, the Giants sweep two from the Cards by the scores of 2-1 and 4-0. Christy Mathewson wins the opener, allowing just three hits in 12 innings, while striking out 11. Matty's single in the bottom of the 12th off Fred Beebe provides the winning score. Joe McGinnity's shutout in the nitecap is New York's 16th victory in a row.
» May 25, 1907: The Giants bust Irv Young for six runs in the 8th inning to beat Boston, 9-1. Joe McGinnity, in relief of Christy Mathewson (now 7-1), gets a save.
» July 9, 1907: In New York, the Giants pluck two from the Cardinals, winning 5-3 and 6-5. Christy Mathewson takes the opener and Joe McGinnity the nitecap.
» August 8, 1907: At Pittsburgh, the Giants sweep two from the Pirates, 4-3 and 7-0. Christy Mathewson wins the opener, with relief help from Joe McGinnity, and Hooks Wiltse slams the door in the nitecap. The Giants move ahead of Pittsburgh into 2nd place.
» September 6, 1907: At Baker Bowl, the Giants sweep the Phillies, winning 6-5 and 2-0. Joe McGinnity relieves in the opener with runners on 2nd and 3rd with no outs in the 9th and retires the side to preserve Dummy Taylor's win. Christy Mathewson then beats Lew Moren in a 7-inning nitecap for his 20th win. Moren's wild throw in the 3rd accounts for the scores.
» September 22, 1907:
The Reds' Bob Spade makes his pitching debut in a 1-0 shutout over the Giants. He outduels Joe McGinnity, allowing just four hits. New York's Roger Bresnahan is tossed by Bill Klem and will need the consent of the league president to next play.
» June 8, 1908: Iron Joe McGinnity rights himself and tosses a 4-0 six hitter against the Cards. Joe's name had been in the trading mills.
» June 23, 1908: The Braves and Giants split a doubleheader a the Polo Grounds, with the Giant taking the opener 6-3 and the Braves winning the nitecap, 9-7. Christy Mathewson preserves Joe McGinnity's win in game 1, pitching a perfect 9th inning; in the nitecap, he relieves Dummy Taylor in the 9th with the score 7-7, but the Braves score twice for the win. Fred Merkle cracks his 1st ML homer, against Patsy Flaherty, in the nitecap.
» July 16, 1908: At Chicago, manager Frank Chance figures to rattle Giants rookie Otis "Doc" Crandall and elects to bat the Cubs first (this option rule for the home team was changed in 1951). But Crandall is a rock and nurses a 4-1 lead into the last of the 9th. After one out, Christy Mathewson, warming in the bullpen, decides the game is well in hand and goes into the clubhouse to shower. Crandall promptly walks three straight, wherein John McGraw looks in vain for Matty. The Giants ace quickly dries off, throws on a uniform, and puts his street shoes on. By the time he arrives on the mound, reliever Joe McGinnity has walked in a run. Matty gets a ground out, then a strikeout, and the Giants win, 4-3. Ed Reulbach takes the loss for Chicago.
» August 4, 1908: The Giants take two from Cincinnati, winning 4-3 in 12 innings, and 4-1. Christy Mathewson wins both, relieving Joe McGinnity in the 9th inning of the opener and tossing nine innings in the nitecap; Andy Coakley loses both. New York moves into 2nd place, five percentage points behind the Pirates. Despite the two losses, it is a relief for the Reds to score runs. Cincy had endured four straight shutout losses: 5-0 on July 30; 3-0 on the 31st; 6-0 on the 1st and 3rd.
» August 16, 1908: The Cardinals deal a blow to the Giants' pennant hopes by defeating them twice in St. Louis. With Christy Mathewson refusing to pitch on Sundays, Red Ames and Joe McGinnity take the losses. Matty will toss a shutout tomorrow for New York.
» August 22, 1908: At League Park, veteran Joe McGinnity, in relief of Red Ames who walks the first two batters, stops the Reds, 5-1, beating Buck Ewing. Earlier in the day, the Reds turned down John McGraw's offer for McGinnity.
» September 4, 1908:
The Giants sweep two more from the Doves, beating Boston 3-0 and 8-5. Joe McGinnity wins the first game, while three pitchers combine for the 2nd win. Red Ames is the victor.
» September 18, 1908:
The largest crowd in the history of the NL-35,000-cheer as the Giants shove the Pirates to five games off the pace by sweeping a doubleheader. Christy Mathewson shuts out the Bucs in the first game, 7-0, for his 11th shutout and his 33rd win. Then the Giants collect 18 hits to take the nitecap, 12-7, as Hooks Wiltse and Joe McGinnity combine for the win. The other hitting occurred in the first game when Mike Donlin tired of a heckler and punched him in the eye. Police quickly moved in.
» September 23, 1908: Giants P Christy Mathewson and Cubs P Three Finger Brown battle in the most controversial game ever played. The score is 1-1, with two outs in the last of the 9th. The Giants' Harry McCormick is on 3B, and Fred Merkle (19, and making his first start of the year, is subbing for the sore-legged veteran Fred Tenney), on 1B. Al Bridwell singles, scoring McCormick. Halfway to 2B, Merkle turns and heads for the clubhouse in CF. Johnny Evers secures a ball (Joe McGinnity swears he picked up the ball that was in play and threw it into the stands) and touches 2B as the crowd overruns the field. Umpire Hank O'Day at 1B claims he didn't see the play, but that evening he rules the run does not count, and the game ended with a tie score. (Years later, in an interview, Merkle will describe it this way: "When Bridwell shot that long single, I started across the grass for the clubhouse. Matty was near me. When Evers began shouting for the ball, he noticed something was wrong. Matty caught me by the arm and told me to wait a minute. We walked over toward 2B, and Matty spoke to [Bob] Emslie. ‘How about this, Bob, is there any trouble with the score of the play?' ‘It's all right,' said Emslie. ‘You've got the game. I don't see anything wrong with the play.' Matty then took me by the arm and we walked to the clubhouse confident that we had won the game.")
» October 7, 1908: The Giants complete a 3-game sweep in Boston, winning the final, 7–2, with two wins going to Red Ames and a victory to Joe McGinnity. The season ends with New York and the Cubs each 98–55, and Pittsburgh 98–56. The Giants sweep Boston in all three games, New York ends tied with Chicago: a playoff game will be held tomorrow.
» February 27, 1909: Joe "Iron Man" McGinnity, released by the Giants, will pitch in the minor leagues for another 13 years, winning 20 or more in six of them. He finished his ML career with 247 wins. The Giants also release another veteran pitcher, Dummy Taylor, whose ML career is finished as well.
» August 27, 1909: Still pitching doubleheaders, Joe "Iron Man" McGinnity wins a pair for Newark over Buffalo in the Eastern League.
» July 23, 1912:
Iron Man McGinnity is still pitching doubleheaders, winning a pair of games for Newark against Rochester (International League) at age 41.
» May 11, 1925:
In a Mississippi Valley League game, 55-year-old former Giants star Joe McGinnity hurls Dubuque to a 7–3 victory over 18-year-old John Welch of Ottumwa.
» April 24, 1946:
Eleven former players--Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers,
Frank Chance, Jess Burkett, Tom McCarthy, Rube Waddell,
Eddie Plank, Ed Walsh, Jack Chesbro, Clark Griffith,
and Joe McGinnity--are named to the Hall of Fame.