IN THE NEWS: Christy Mathewson pitches his 2nd shutout of the year against Philadelphia, this time allowing just two Quaker hits while striking out 8. Matty also cracks his first ML homer, off Cy Vorhees.
IN THE NEWS: At Boston, the Orioles tag Cy Young for six runs in the first inning and the ace is lifted. Baltimore scores another eight runs off reliever George Prentiss (who pitched as George Wilson last year) to win 14-6. Baltimore likes Prentiss so much they will purchase him in June.
IN THE NEWS: A circuit court in St. Louis rules that the NL reserve clause is unfairly restrictive on three defectors who jumped to the Browns. Inability to retrieve jumpers gives the NL a strong push to reconcile differences with the AL.
IN THE NEWS: Elmer Flick signs with Cleveland. Sporting Life says that A's officials "presumably consented" to the move.
The Cubs' Jack Taylor beats Christy Mathewson 4-0 at Chicago's West Side Grounds. Taylor gives up just two hits, while Matty allows five. Following a Giants' protest tomorrow that Taylor was pitching from in front of the rubber, this game will later be ruled invalid and all the records will be thrown out, including Taylor's win and Matty's loss.
IN THE NEWS: Chicago again tops the Giants, winning 10-4. Cubs manager Frank Selee comments that the distance from the pitcher's mound to the plate looks short. Horace Fogel, the Giants manager, measures the distance and finds the lane is 15 inches short. New York protests and it is upheld on June 3rd. The two games are ordered replayed.
Bill Duggleby, the first jumper to return to the Phillies, loses, 2-1, to St. Louis. Returnee Chick Fraser will win his first start on May 23rd, 5-2 over Chicago. Harry Wolverton will return after 59 games with the Washington Nationals. All others will remain with their new teams. Of all those that the Athletics acquired, only Monte Cross stays.
IN THE NEWS: The Reds roll over the visiting Phillies, 24-2, with each of the nine players in the lineup collecting at least two hits. Cincinnati totals 28 hits.
IN THE NEWS: New York batters Cardinal pitcher Mike Joyce (aka Mike O'Neill) for 14 runs sending the Irish-born hurler to a 10-7 loss. St. Louis manages nine hits off Christy Mathewson, the winning pitcher. New York is a distant third to the leading Pirates (19-3).
IN THE NEWS: Two deaf-mutes face each other for the first time when Dummy Hoy leads off for the Reds against Dummy Taylor of the Giants. The Reds win 5-3 with a 5-run rally in the 9th. Hoy goes 2-for-4.
IN THE NEWS: The Reds take another from the Giants, defeating Christy Mathewson, 6-1. Bill Phillips scatters six hits to win.
IN THE NEWS: At Pittsburgh, the Giants top the leading Pirates, 5-2, with Christy Mathewson winning in relief. Matty takes over for Dummy Taylor in the 7th, allows a tying run to score, then scores the winning run himself in the 8th.
IN THE NEWS: Giants' star George Van Haltren, age 36, snaps a small bone near his right ankle while stealing second base. Van Haltren is done for the season, and will play only 80 more big league games (as noted by Bill Deane).
IN THE NEWS: Cleveland financier Charles Somers, who is also the president of the Boston club, meets with Nap Lajoie in Philadelphia and guarantees him a 4-year contract at $7,000 per year no matter what the legal outcome of his case. Lajoie had played one game, then sat in the stands. In 1903, Cleveland fans will vote to rename the club the Naps in honor of Lajoie.
IN THE NEWS: Bill Bradley, Cleveland 3B, is the AL's first to hit a HR in four consecutive games, a record not matched until Babe Ruth does it June 25, 1918.
IN THE NEWS: In front of a Polo Grounds crowd of 26,000, the Phillies sweep two from the Giants, winning 5-3 and 6-0.
Baltimore's Roger Bresnahan connects for two inside-the-park homers. He'll repeat the performance with the Giants in 1904.
|SCOREBOARD: MAY 30, 1902|
|Brooklyn Dodgers 7, Boston Braves 1 at Washington Park III |
|Brooklyn Dodgers 10, Boston Braves 3 at Washington Park III |
|Philadelphia Phillies 5, New York Giants 4 at Polo Grounds IV |
|Philadelphia Phillies 6, New York Giants 0 at Polo Grounds IV |
|Pittsburgh Pirates 8, Chicago Cubs 6 at Exposition Park III |
|Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh Pirates 0 at Exposition Park III |
|Cincinnati Reds 8, St. Louis Cardinals 2 at Robison Field |
|St. Louis Cardinals 3, Cincinnati Reds 1 at Robison Field |
|Baltimore Orioles 12, Cleveland Indians 4 at Oriole Park IV |
|Baltimore Orioles 10, Cleveland Indians 7 at Oriole Park IV |
|Detroit Tigers 10, Boston Red Sox 5 at Huntington Ave Baseball Grounds |
|Boston Red Sox 12, Detroit Tigers 0 at Huntington Ave Baseball Grounds |
|St. Louis Browns 11, Philadelphia Athletics 7 at Columbia Park |
|Philadelphia Athletics 11, St. Louis Browns 4 at Columbia Park |
|Washington Senators 9, Chicago White Sox 3 at American League Park I |
|Chicago White Sox 3, Washington Senators 2 at American League Park I |
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