IN THE NEWS: In the Giants game at Boston, there is one stolen base but eight runners are caught trying to steal (as noted by Cliff Blau). In addition, three runners are picked off base (although one manages to advance thanks to an error) and two more are thrown out at the plate. Ed Gremminger scores the winning run in the 14th inning, beating the throw from the Giants' third baseman, Billy Lauder, who had fielded Pat Moran's grounder. Roger Bresnahan is ejected from the game for arguing after he was caught trying to steal third with two outs. With all these lost runners, and with the help of three double plays, Luther Taylor nearly gets away with yielding nine walks.
IN THE NEWS: When Pirates owner Barney Dreyfuss demands a game be played despite a rain-soaked Exposition Park field, Cincinnati plays most of its team out of their normal positions. First sacker Jake Beckley starts on the mound for the only time in his career, pitching four innings and giving up eight runs, four earned. Cy Seymour followed, and Turkey Mike Donlin finished up. Reds rookie pitcher Rube Vickers tries his hand at catching, and sets a modern major-league record with six passed balls to help Pittsburgh win 11-2 [It is also a record for both teams in a game. Vickers makes no effort to retrieve wide pitches, and it's a surprise he only had six passed balls.] But Dreyfuss refunds the fans' money and the Reds return their share of the gate to keep the irate fans (not for nothing were they called 'cranks') from wrecking the stadium.
At Boston, the Nationals splits a doubleheader with New York, beating Christy Mathewson, 5-2. It is Matty's 17th loss of the year. Iron Joe McGinnity wins the nitecap for New York, 5-1.