IN THE NEWS: At Pittsburgh, Christy Mathewson wins his 10th of the season, and his 4th over Pittsburgh, as the Giants prevail, 10-2. Ed Doheny is the loser.
IN THE NEWS: With Honus Wagner filling in for ailing manager Fred Clarke, reportedly recuperating from a nervous breakdown, the Pirates beat the Giants, 7-0. Deacon Phillippe goes all the way, striking out eight batters, including the side in the 5th. Wagner is 3-for-5 for the Buccaneers. Frank Bowerman is tossed out for protesting calls.
IN THE NEWS: Pirate pitching shuts out the Giants for the 2nd day in a row with Sam Leever applying the whitewash, 5-0. Pittsburgh scores their first run on a double steal, with Claude Ritchey on the front end. Ritchey tallies four hits off Joe McGinnity to pace the offense. Ginger Beaumont adds a HR to deep CF in the 5th inning, the same inning in which 3B coach Christy Mathewson is tossed for kicking dirt on umpire James Johnstone.
IN THE NEWS: Against Boston, Pittsburgh's Kaiser Wilhelm throws a 5-0 shut out, allowing five hits and walking none. Manager Fred Clarke goes 2-for-4 in his return to the lineup and Wagner scores a run after going from 1B to 3B on a sacrifice bunt.
At West Side Grounds, the Giants shell Carl Lundgren for 11 hits in beating Chicago, 9-1. Mathewson allows four hits in winning easily. The Giants will win the next three with Chicago to move into first place.
IN THE NEWS: The Pirates rack up 17 hits against Boston's Togie Pittinger and pitcher Ed Doheny coasts to a 9-0 victory, Pittsburgh's 4th shutout in a row, setting a new major-league record. Clarke is 5-for-5 and Ginger Beaumont goes 4-for-5, connecting for his 2nd homer in a week. It is an off day for Claude Ritchey, who strikes out three times, makes two errors, and is picked off base. For Pittinger, the 17 hits will help him set a NL record for hits allowed in a season (396). Togie will also lead in losses (22), runs allowed (196), earned runs allowed (136), home runs allowed (12) and walks (143). No pitcher this century will lead in as many negative categories.
The Pilgrims, led by Hobe Ferris' grand slam, defeat Chicago, 10-8, at the Huntington Avenue Grounds.
IN THE NEWS: In a rain-shortened 6-inning game, the Pirates keep their whitewash streak alive at five games as Deacon Phillippe shuts out the 6th-place Beaneaters, 4-0. The game ends after Honus Wagner leads off with a triple in the 7th inning, a hit that stays in the record books according to the rules.
IN THE NEWS: Boston beats visiting Detroit, 6-1, in a game called after five 1/2 innings. Detroit scores its only run when Long Tom Hughes issues four straight walks. The win is Boston's 11th in a row.
Pittsburgh's Sam Leever shuts out the Phils, 2-0, beating Tully Sparks to keep the scoreless streak alive. It is Leever 2nd shut out during the Bucs' skein of 56 straight innings, and he will lead the NL with seven shutouts. Wagner is 2-for-3 and saves the shutout with a game-ending snag in left center of a line drive by pinch hitter Klondike Douglass.
IN THE NEWS: At St. Louis, the Giants win easily, 11-2, over the Cards. With the game in hand, Mathewson (12-2) is lifted in the 7th for Roscoe Miller.
Kaiser Wilhelm, the 29-year-old rookie for Pittsburgh, holds the Phils scoreless for three innings before they score a run in the 4th breaking the Pirates' record run of six straight shutouts and 56 scoreless innings. The Pirates score six runs in the 1st three innings off Bill Duggleby and win, 7-3.
IN THE NEWS: Detroit SS Kid Elberfeld, suspended for abusing an umpire, is traded to the New York Highlanders for veteran infielders Herman Long, 37, and Ernie Courtney. The Highlanders' first trade is a good one as"The Tabasco Kid", currently hitting .341, will be a key ingredient in New York's rise as contenders in 1904.
IN THE NEWS: Following a win by Ed Doheny, Pittsburgh gets back on the shut out track when Deacon Phillippe throws his 3rd straight whitewash, defeating Brooklyn, 9-0. His batterymate Ed Phelps is 3-for-3 with a stolen base: as noted by Joe Elinich, Phils' manager Chief Zimmer calls Phelps, "the best catcher in the game" and "a coming star."
IN THE NEWS: At League Park, Joe Kelley's first-inning triple is the lone hit off Christy Mathewson, who whitewashes the Reds, 4-0. Noodles Hahn takes the loss.
IN THE NEWS: Following two rainouts, the Pirates notch another shut out when Sam Leever beats the Phils on his 3rd straight shutout, allowing just one hit.
IN THE NEWS: Against the White Sox, Clark Griffith tosses a 1-0 shutout to give the New York Highlanders their first shutout ever.
IN THE NEWS: Opening a home stand at the Polo Grounds, Christy Mathewson and Chicago's Jake Weimer battle with Matty taking the loss, 1-0. A walk to Jimmy Slagle with the bases loaded in the 6th provides Chicago with the needed margin. It is Matty's first loss in his last 10 decisions.
IN THE NEWS: In a Sunday match in Canton, Ohio, Boston outslugs Cleveland to win 12-7. Buck Freeman is 5-for-6, including the cycle, with six RBIs, while Nap Lajoie is 3-for-5 for Cleveland.
IN THE NEWS: At the Polo Grounds, a crowd of 19,000 is on hand for the twinbill with Chicago; Iron Joe McGinnity wins the opener, 5-4, in 10 innings, over Jack Taylor. But Chicago takes the nitecap, scoring six runs against Christy Mathewson in the 9th inning to enable Jock Menefee to pick up a win, 10-6. Matty gives up 13 hits and 10 runs in losing his 4th game of the year.
IN THE NEWS: The Boston Pilgrims take-and hold-the AL lead. They will finish 14 1/2 games ahead of the Philadelphia Athletics.
IN THE NEWS: Boston Beaneater Wiley Piatt becomes the only 20th-century pitcher to lose two complete games in one day, falling to Pittsburgh 1-0 and 5-3. Piatt allows 14 hits in the two games while striking out 12. Pirate player-manager Fred Clarke takes a pitch in the stomach, and will take a couple more hits tomorrow. Pittsburgh now leads the NL by two 1/2 games.
At Chicago, the White Sox bat first against the Highlanders and the two teams battle to an 18-inning tie at six apiece. The two teams total 30 hits, but neither score in the overtime.
IN THE NEWS: Before the start of the Giants-Pirates showdown Giants catcher Frank Bowerman starts a fight with Pirates player-manager Fred Clarke in the Giants office. While the cause of the brawl is unclear, Pirates owner Barney Dreyfuss reports it to the NL offices and Bowerman is fined $100. Clarke gets no fine, but does take home a black eye. Christy Mathewson then pitches his 5th victory over Pittsburgh, defeating them 8-2, and beating Sam Leever. Sam Mertes, who will lead the NL in doubles and RBIs, doubles home three runs in the 5th.
|SCOREBOARD: JUNE 25, 1903|
|St. Louis Cardinals 1, Boston Braves 0 at South End Grounds III |
|St. Louis Cardinals 5, Boston Braves 3 at South End Grounds III |
|Brooklyn Dodgers 10, Chicago Cubs 7 at Washington Park III |
|Chicago Cubs 3, Brooklyn Dodgers 1 at Washington Park III |
|Cincinnati Reds 5, New York Giants 0 at Polo Grounds IV |
|Cincinnati Reds 11, New York Giants 2 at Polo Grounds IV |
|Pittsburgh Pirates 4, Philadelphia Phillies 3 at Baker Bowl |
|Philadelphia Phillies 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 1 at Baker Bowl |
|New York Yankees 6, Chicago White Sox 6 at South Side Park III |
|Cleveland Indians 4, Washington Senators 0 at League Park I |
|Philadelphia Athletics 3, Detroit Tigers 2 at Bennett Park |
|Boston Red Sox 7, St. Louis Browns 1 at Sportsman's Park II |
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Veteran SS George Davis, 1900-1901 Giants manager who played for the White Stockings in 1902 and was awarded to them as part of the peace treaty, gets the approval of NL president Harry Pulliam to play for the Giants. After Davis plays in four games, including today, for the Giants, Chicago's owner Charles Comiskey gets an injunction preventing Davis from playing. On July 20th the NL directors vote that Davis cannot play for any team except the White Stockings. Davis sits out the rest of the season but rejoins Chicago in 1904 and finishes a 20-year career with them in 1909.
IN THE NEWS: The Pirates crush 15 hits off Iron Joe McGinnity, including four hits by Honus Wagner, but it takes the Bucs 11 innings to cut down the Giants. In the Pirates' next game, on the 30th against Brooklyn, Wagner will collect another four hits.
IN THE NEWS: Detroit travels out of state for a home game-a Sunday match in Toledo, Ohio against the A's. Chief Bender tops the Tigers Joe Yeager, 7-3, before a crowd of 4,500.
|SCOREBOARD: JUNE 27, 1903|
|Boston Braves 8, Chicago Cubs 7 at South End Grounds III |
|Boston Braves 7, Chicago Cubs 1 at South End Grounds III |
|Cincinnati Reds 5, Brooklyn Dodgers 2 at Washington Park III |
|Pittsburgh Pirates 4, New York Giants 2 at Polo Grounds IV |
|St. Louis Cardinals 7, Philadelphia Phillies 4 at Baker Bowl |
|Chicago White Sox 7, New York Yankees 4 at South Side Park III |
|Cleveland Indians 8, Washington Senators 0 at League Park I |
|Washington Senators 5, Cleveland Indians 2 at League Park I |
|Detroit Tigers 2, Philadelphia Athletics 1 at Bennett Park |
|Boston Red Sox 6, St. Louis Browns 0 at Sportsman's Park II |
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At St. Louis, Cy Young shuts out the Browns in the opener, 1-0, pinning a tough loss on Red Donahue. Pilgrim righty Long Tom Hughes follows with a 3-0 win over in the nitecap. Jack Powell takes the loss.
IN THE NEWS: The Cards bunch three hits and a George Davis error in the 6th for three runs and beat Christy Mathewson, 4-2. Davis will appear in just four games in 1903, all for the Giants, before White Sox owner Charles Comiskey secures an injunction to keep him off the field. He'll be back with the Sox next season.
At Chicago, the White Sox jump on Boston starter Nick Altrock for eight runs in the 1st inning. Chicago has seven hits and three walks. Altrock finishes the game, a 10-3 Chicago win, for his only complete game in a Boston uniform. Chicago must like what they see: they purchase Altrock on July 2nd.