IN THE NEWS: Christy Mathewson takes 40 lead into the 9th against the Cubs, but after an out, he is rattled for four hits, and a error to make the margin, 43. Shad Berry, on 1B with two out, then tries to steal and is gunned down by Frank Bowerman to end the match. The Giants are now 63-24.
IN THE NEWS: Lefthander Nick Altrock of the White Sox (their new nickname), en route to the first of three 20-win seasons, handles 13 fielding chancesthe modern major-league record for pitchersin an 81 victory over the Athletics. He will finish the year with 49 putouts, an American League record for pitchers.
Prompt action by Boston Pilgrims players Bill Dinneen, Norwood Gibson, Freddy Parent, and Hobe Ferris prevents a tragedy in a Cleveland hotel. Returning to their rooms following the game, the four are confronted by a fire sweeping through the 5th floor. They extinguish the blaze and are toasted as heroes.
IN THE NEWS: The Giants swap outfielders sending rookie OF Moose McCormick (.266) west to the Reds who in turn send him to Pittsburgh for Harry Sebring (269). The Reds ship Mike Donlin (.356) to the Giants. Turkey Mike, sitting out a month's suspension for drunken behavior in Chicago, will enjoy the New York life style and being reunited with John McGraw, for whom he starred at Baltimore, in 1901. He'll help the Giants win two straight pennants.
IN THE NEWS: Christy Mathewson wins his 2nd in three days, beating St. Louis in relief, 43. Matty enters in the 9th, fans two of the three outs, and New York then tallies a run off Charles McFarland to win.
In Cleveland, with the Blues ahead of New York, 71 in the 4th, Dave Fultz and manager Griffith argue a strike call with umpire Silk O'Loughlin. When the refuse to go the bench, Silk orders a policeman to escort them off the field. Tomorrow, Silk will throw out pitcher Jack Powell and have the police escort Jimmy Williams off the field. Griffith and Williams will receive suspensions from the American League, and (according to The Year They Called Off the World Series) Highlander owner Frank Farrell vows O'Loughlin will not be allowed to enter Hilltop Park. He will, however.
IN THE NEWS: Jack Chesbro is knocked out by the White Sox after pitching 30 complete games in a row. For the year he will win 41 games, pitching 48 complete games out of 51 starts for the Highlanders. All are post-1900 records. His 455 innings pitched will be topped only by Ed Walsh's 464 in 1908.
IN THE NEWS: The Pirates disappoint 23,000 at the Polo Grounds by sweeping two from the Giants, 72 and 41. The Bucs jump on Christy Mathewson for five runs in two innings of the opener. It's the first doubleheader loss for New York this year.
IN THE NEWS: Jesse Tannehill, a lefthander who will win 20 games or more six times, pitches a no-hitter for Boston against the White Sox, 60, Jesse brother Lee, playing 3B for Chicago, swings no better than his teammates. Ed Walsh is the losing pitcher.
Christy Mathewson starts his 2nd in a row against the Pittsburgh and again the host Bucs rough him up, collecting 13 hits and six runs. But New York counters with 13 hits and nine runs against Charlie Case, to win, 96. Honus Wagner gets thrown out of the game after objecting to John McGraw's interference with a throw from the Bucs 3B Bobby Leach.
IN THE NEWS: The Highlanders Willie Keeler collects two home runs against the St. Louis Browns in a 91 win at New York. Both drives are inside the park.
In Chicago, Christy Mathewson blanks the Cubs on three hits and the Giants defeat Herb Briggs, 30. The 2nd game is called after 10 innings with the score 22. Chicago fans show their feelings towards McGraw's Giants by tossing bottles onto the field. RF George Browne is hit on the leg and is almost hit in the head while chasing a fly ball. McGraw tells ump Bob Emslie that he will not allow his team to continue play until all the broken glass is cleared, and by the time that occurs it is too dark to continue play.
IN THE NEWS: In a rowdy 32, 11-inning Giants win in Cincinnati, ump Charley Zimmer tosses McGann and Dahlen for arguing a safe call for the Reds. The high point comes in the 6th when New York catcher Frank Bowerman slugs a fan, a music teacher named Albert Hartzell, who has been heckling him. Police escort the catcher from the field. Bowerman will be released from custody tomorrow when the fan drops the charges. The Giants win the 2nd game as well, 41, in seven innings, with the game shortened to allow the Giants to catch a train for New York. The Giants leave Cincinnati with a 15-game lead over Chicago in the National League.