» May 23, 1905: Paced by Bill Dahlen's two home runs, the Giants scrub Orval Overall for a 7-0 win over the Reds. Christy Mathewson strikes out eight and allows just three singles for the win.
» July 29, 1905: The Giants increase their lead to seven 1/2 games by shutting out the Reds, 3-0. Christy Mathewson scatters six hits in defeating Orval Overall.
» August 26, 1905: The Giants beat up on the Reds again, winning 2–0 and 6–5. McGinnity wins the opener, allowing five hits in the shut out. New York scores four runs in the nitecap on wild pitches by Orval Overall, but when the Reds load the bases with no outs in the 9th, Christy Mathewson relieves Dummy Taylor and gets three straight outs.
» May 14, 1906: Christy Mathewson wins his first game of the season, scattering nine hits and walking an uncharacteristic seven batters, but still beats the Reds, 6-3. The game is 1-1 after eight innings, but the Giants jump on Orval Overall for five runs on four hits and four walks in the 9th to put the game away.
» June 2, 1906: Only three games separate the Cubs from the 4th-place Phillies, and Cubs owner Charles Murphy again goes to Cincinnati for help. This time he comes back with Orval Overall, a six foot two inch, 225-pound righthander who is 4-5 for the Reds. The price: pitcher Bob Wicker, winner of 50 games the past three seasons, and $2,000. Orval will go 12-3 overall for the Cubs and will help pitch them into four World Series in five years, while Wicker will wind up his career this year.
» August 13, 1906: The Cubs' Jack "Brakeman" Taylor is knocked out by Brooklyn in the 3rd inning, breaking a string of 187 complete games and 15 relief appearances in which he finished each game. The record run began June 20, 1901. In 10 years he will fail to finish only eight of 286 starts. With relief help from Orval Overall, Chicago wins, 11-3.
» October 11, 1907: Orval Overall gives up a triple to Ty Cobb, but the Tigers are tamed again 6–1.
» May 12, 1908: Orval Overall of the Cubs absorbs his first loss since August 11, 1907, as the Phils end his 14-game winning streak, 6-2.
» July 18, 1908: The Cubs win by a run, beating the Giants, 5–4, behind Orval Overall. Hooks Wiltse takes the loss as Joe Tinker once again wins the game, this time with a two-run double in the 9th inning. Tinker also had a 6th inning triple off Hooks.
» August 10, 1908: Twenty thousand fans, the largest ever to watch a Monday game, crowd the Polo Grounds to see the matchup of Christy Mathewson and the Cubs Orval Overall. Matty doesn't disappoint, winning 3-2.
» October 11, 1908: In Chicago for game 2, Orval Overall doles out four hits, and the Cubs break a scoreless deadlock with six in the 8th off Bill Donovan for a 6–1 win.
» May 25, 1909:
Orval Overall (8-2) allows two hits and strikes out eight in beating Boston, 7-0. His batterymate Pat Moran has a triple and a homer off losing P Al Mattern.
» July 17, 1909:
Brooklyn and Chicago swap shutouts, with George Bell topping Chicago's Orval Overall, 1–0, in the opener. Ed Reulbach comes back in the 2nd game to beat Kaiser Wilhelm, 4–0. Bill Bergen's hitless streak ends. Bergen's hitless streak started after he singled in his first at bat against the Giants on June 29, 1909. It ends in the second game today when, after sitting out the first game, he had a fourth inning infield single against Ed Reulbach. The catcher will hit just .139 this season, not a yearly low.
» July 22, 1909:
Brooklyn ace Nap Rucker strikes out 16 Cardinals in a 1–0 win. Rucker will fan 201 batters this year, just four behind Orval Overall, the National League leader.
» August 2, 1910: At the Polo Grounds, the Giants score four runs in the 1st off Orval Overall, but Overall tightens his belt and allows no more scoring. The Cubs come back with five runs off Christy Mathewson to win, 5–4.
» October 17, 1910: With sore-armed Eddie Plank unavailable, Connie Mack will squeeze five complete games out of two pitchers in the World Series. Chief Bender's 4–1 three-hitter wins game one for the Athletics at Philadelphia. Frank Baker's three hits drive in all the runs needed to beat the Cubs' Orval Overall.