At chilly Hilltop Park, each spectator is given a small American flag as he enters the park for the Highlanders-Boston game. Ex-Judge Olcott tosses out the first ball and then Jack Chesbro pitches and bats New York to an 8-2 victory. He scatters six hits and scores two runs on two hits, including a homer. Both Boston runs come on inside the park homers, by Buck Freeman in the 7th, and in the 9th by Freddie Parent. New York scores five in the first inning off Cy Young to put the game away.
IN THE NEWS: The Brooklyn Superbas play their first Sunday game at home, beating the Boston Beaneaters, 9-0, behind Oscar Jones. To circumvent Sunday Blue Laws, no admission is charged, but fans must buy scorecards to enter the grandstand and box seats.
IN THE NEWS: At Baker Bowl, the Giants win their 4th in a row, with Joe McGinnity picking up the win in relief. Christy Mathewson is ineffective, but he escapes without a loss as the Giants rally to win, 7-6.
IN THE NEWS: In the Giants home opener, more than 32,000 fans crowd the Polo Grounds for the match against the Phillies. The visitors fail to cooperate, hammering Christy Mathewson for six hits and seven runs in the 5th inning. Rookie Hooks Wiltse relieves, but Philadelphia coasts to a 12-1 win.
IN THE NEWS: In Philadelphia, Boston's Cy Young pitches eight innings and allows six hits in losing to the A's Rube Waddell, 2-0. Young allows no-hits in the last six outs, the start of a record 25 1/3 hitless inning skein.
The Giants run their record to 7-1 with a 9-2 win against Brooklyn. New York makes 16 hits to back Christy Mathewson's 6-hitter through seven innings, when he is relieved by Billy Milligan.
IN THE NEWS: With the score 3-1 in favor of Boston over Washington, Cy Young relieves starter George Winter with no outs in the 3rd after Winters gives up three hits in the frame. Young then tosses seven full innings of hitless ball as Boston wins, 4-1. Young has now thrown nine straight innings without a hit.
Christy Mathewson wins his 3rd, as the Giants dump Boston, 10-1. Matty is again relieved after six innings, with the score 8-0, as McGraw saves his ace.