The Pirates top Cleveland 2-0 to move into a
virtual tie with the Spiders, who lead the NL with
a percentage of .59770, compared to Pittsburgh's .59756.
Pittsburgh edges Cleveland 5-4 to claim first
place outright. Unfortunately, it is also Pittsburgh's
last day in first this season, as Cleveland retakes
the lead the next day.
The Capital Colored All-Americans set sail for
England with a team of players from Western League
Heavyweight boxing champion Jim Corbett, a good ballplayer
and a great gate attraction, plays 1B for the Scranton
team in an Eastern League victory over Buffalo. Corbett
collects 2 singles and knocks in 2 runs. His brother
Joe, who will become a ML pitcher, plays SS.
Baltimore moves past Pittsburgh into 2nd place as
the Orioles top Boston 9-3 and Pittsburgh falls
Hughie Jennings handles 20 chances flawlessly
at SS as Baltimore triumphs over Boston 11-10
in 15 innings.
New York star George Davis gets 6 hits, but
cannot generate enough offense to lead the Giants
to victory as Philadelphia mauls them 23-9.
Cleveland scores 4 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning
in near-total darkness to defeat Washington 8-7.
Three of those runs come on a HR the Washington CF
does not see.
Baltimore sweeps a doubleheader with the Senators
to claim first place from Cleveland. The Orioles
have now won 13 consecutive games, a streak which
will reach 14 before it is broken.
New York SS William "Shorty" Fuller sets a ML record
with 11 putouts in a 9-inning game.
Fred Clarke of Louisville has his 35-game hitting
streak broken in an 8-4 victory over Washington.