IN THE NEWS: While riding on the steps of a crowded streetcar in Philadelphia, Phils 3B Harry Wolverton is struck in the head by a pole beside the tracks, suffering a possible skull fracture. He recovers and finishes his ML career as a player-manager for the Yankees in 1912.
IN THE NEWS: At the Polo Grounds, the Cardinals jump on Giants starter Ed Doheny, scoring eight runs in the first three innings. Christy Mathewson makes his first appearance in a month, giving up three runs on seven hits in five innings of relief. St. Louis wins, 11-4.
The Philadelphia Phillies gang up on Chicago Colts Nixey Callahan, scoring 20 runs on 25 hits, both a Chicago club record. Nixey will have another bad outing on the 11th.
IN THE NEWS: The Giants batter P Nixey Callahan for 23 hits in a 14-3 win over the Chicago Colts. In the 2nd game, a 3-3 tie called because of darkness after nine innings, Chicago rookie C Johnny Kling debuts with 3-for-4 at the plate.
IN THE NEWS: Sammy Strang, a rookie 3B, breaks in with seven hits for the Chicago Colts in a doubleheader against the Giants. Chicago catcher Johnny Kling and Giants pitcher Win Mercer collide at the plate in the 7th inning of the 2nd game, and Mercer is carried off the field unconscious. Chicago coasts, 9-1 in the opener, with Mercer the loser to Jock Menefee. New York takes the nitecap, 7-6, when Dummy Taylor fashions a 7-inning win over Jack Taylor.
The Chicago White Stockings roll by Cleveland, 12-4, to clinch the AL's first pennant.
In the AL, Milwaukee takes two from Detroit by 2-1 scores, each game taking one hour, 20 minutes, the fastest time of the year.
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.
IN THE NEWS: At the Polo Grounds, Christy Mathewson makes his first start, pitching a complete game loss to the Colts. Chicago wins, 6-5, scoring four runs in the first, thanks to an error by 1B Jack Doyle.
IN THE NEWS: At the Polo Grounds, the Giants pull off the first triple play of the 20th century. With Chicago's Johnny Kling behind the plate, Jack Doyle, George Davis and Kid Gleason do the deed. It'll be another 10 years before a trifecta is pulled off in the NL.
IN THE NEWS: Reds SS Tommy Corcoran, coaching at 3B in a game at Philadelphia, uncovers a wire in the coaching box that leads across the OF to the Phils’ locker room There reserve C Morgan Murphy reads the opposing catcher’s signs and relays them to the Phils’ 3B coach by a buzzer hidden in the dirt.
IN THE NEWS: The AL season ends with Chicago four games in front. Says the Reach Guide: "Effective pitching and sharp fielding were the rule as only 17 batters hit over .300. There was less disorder in the field than the other league, owing to the vigilance of Ban Johnson in protecting umpires."
IN THE NEWS: St. Louis C Wilbert Robinson objects to umpire Jim Gaffney calling a Brooklyn runner safe at home, and throws the ball at the ump. Gaffney swings his mask at Robby and tosses him out of the game. Cardinals captain John McGraw refuses to put in another catcher, claiming one is injured and the other suspended. The ump forfeits the game to the Superbas. The Brooklyn fans object to the suspension of play and President Ebbets refunds money to those who want it.
IN THE NEWS: At Boston's South End Grounds, Giants reliever Christy Mathewson fails to hold a 7-4 lead, and Boston wins, 8-7. It is Matty's 3rd loss. The Giants will return the rookie to Norfolk rather than pay $1500, and Mathewson will be picked up by Cincinnati for $100.