King Kelly shows up drunk and is taken by the police
when he threatens umpire McQuade. Boston loses 7-1
and falls behind New York, which wins 6-3. Sam
Thompson of the Phillies hits his 20th HR of the season.
The AA HR leader, Harry Stovey, hits 19 this season,
considered a greater achievement because of the bigger
parks in the AA.
Both contenders win again, setting up the final
day with New York in front of Boston by percentage
points .656 to .654. Each team has the option of playing
one or two games tomorrow, so NY manager Jim Mutrie
is in Pittsburgh to watch the Boston game. He is ready
to wire to Cleveland if the Beaneaters are going to
play an extra game, so that the Giants can also play
New York wins the pennant on the final day by
beating Cleveland 5-3 while Boston loses in Pittsburgh
6-1. This makes doubleheaders unnecessary.
Brooklyn wins its last home game 9-0 over the
Athletics in 6 innings before a crowd of 2,488, bringing
the Bridegrooms' home attendance for the season to
353,690, a ML record.
Charlie Reilly hits a record 2 HRs in his ML debut
with Columbus to lead the Babies to a 10-6 victory
over the Athletics. Only Bob Nieman (9/14/51) and
Bert Campaneris (7/23/64) will match this.
Charlie Reilly hits another HR, giving 3 in his first
2 games, as Columbus beats the Athletics 5-0.
The best-of-11 World Series between Brooklyn and New
York opens at the Polo Grounds with the Bridegrooms
winning 12-10 in 8 innings.
The Giants bounce back at Washington Park with a 6-2
victory behind the 4-hit pitching of Ed "Cannonball"
After an off day and a rainout, the WS resumes in
New York. The Bridegrooms build up a 6-2 lead
and then barely hold on to win 8-7. Umpire John
Gaffney calls the game because of darkness in the
top of 9th inning with the Giants having the bases
loaded and one out.
In a 6-inning game delayed by arguments, the Giants
tie the score with a 5-run top of the 6th only to
see the Grooms win it in the bottom 10-7 on a
3-run HR by Oyster Burns. Brooklyn leads the series
3 games to one.
The Giants pound the Bridegrooms' 40-game winner Bob
Caruthers for 11 hits and 24 total bases and win easily
11-3. Battery mates Cannonball Crane and Willard
Brown and 2B Danny Richardson all homer for the victors.
New York evens the series when Hank O'Day beats Adonis
Terry in a 2-1 extra-inning pitchers' duel.
The Giants pile up 12 runs in the first 4 innings
against Terry and trounce the Grooms 16-7. New
York P Crane posts his 4th win of the series.
The Giants win their 2nd consecutive WS by taking
this year's best-of-11 matchup in 9 games. After spotting
the Bridegrooms 2 runs in the first, the Giants
rally to win 3-2 behind O'Day's pitching.