OF 1907-14 Reds , Cubs, Pirates, Senators
A steady fielder and solid hitter for the Reds from 1907 to 1912, Mitchell twice
led the NL in triples and hit for the cycle August 11, 1911. He was part of the trade
that pried Joe Tinker from the Cubs in December 1912.
|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» August 19, 1911: Thirty-five thousand gather at the not-yet-completed Polo Grounds to watch the Reds finally get to Christy Mathewson after 22 straight losses, beating him for the first time since May 1908. Matty, after saving the 5–4 opener for Hooks Wiltse with two scoreless frames, starts the nightcap, goes five innings, and loses 7–4. Mike Mitchell leads the Reds in the nitecap by hitting for the cycle off Matty, and adding a double. A crowd of 35,000 view the loss. |
» September 30, 1911: In a field day at Chicago, Ed Walsh hits a fungo 419 feet and one-half inch, beating a 413 foot eight and one-half inch drive by Cincinnati's Mike Mitchell on September 11, 1907.
» December 11, 1912: The Reds trade outfielders Mike Mitchell and Pete Knisely, infielders Red Corriden and Art Phelan, and P Bert Humphries to the Cubs for C Harry Chapman, P Grover Lowdermilk, and SS Joe Tinker, who will manage the Reds for one year.
» September 23, 1930:
There are 42 hits in the Phillies, 19-16 loss to the pennant-bound Cardinals. RF Chuck Klein makes his 44th assist, well above the record of 39 set by Mike Mitchell with the Reds in 1907.