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IN THE NEWS: In the first game of a twinbill, the Giants beat the Reds, 5-4, to clinch the NL pennant.
IN THE NEWS: The Washington outfield has no putouts or assists in a 3-2 win over Chicago.
IN THE NEWS: The National Commission establishes the rules for a World Series and names Hank O'Day and John Sheridan (both NL umps) to umpire it.
Brooklyn hurler Doc Scanlan hurls two complete-game victories over host St. Louis, winning by scores of 4-0 and 3-2. Doc gives up 12 hits in his 18 innings.
|SCOREBOARD: OCTOBER 3, 1905|
|Philadelphia Phillies 5, Chicago Cubs 5 at West Side Grounds |
|Cincinnati Reds 4, New York Giants 2 at Palace of the Fans |
|New York Giants 4, Cincinnati Reds 4 at Palace of the Fans |
|Pittsburgh Pirates 10, Boston Braves 2 at Exposition Park III |
|Pittsburgh Pirates 4, Boston Braves 3 at Exposition Park III |
|Brooklyn Dodgers 4, St. Louis Cardinals 0 at Robison Field |
|Brooklyn Dodgers 3, St. Louis Cardinals 2 at Robison Field |
|Boston Red Sox 7, Cleveland Indians 4 at Huntington Ave Baseball Grounds |
|New York Yankees 3, Detroit Tigers 0 at Hilltop Park |
|New York Yankees 10, Detroit Tigers 1 at Hilltop Park |
|Philadelphia Athletics 5, St. Louis Browns 2 at Columbia Park |
|Chicago White Sox 3, Washington Senators 1 at American League Park II |
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IN THE NEWS: Athletics P Chief Bender has three hits, including a triple with three on, in an 8-0 victory over Washington. He relieves Andy Coakley in the 2nd game and wins 9-7. Overall, he has two wins, six hits, and eight RBI for the day.
Trying for his 32nd win, Christy Mathewson is beaten 4-1 by the Phillies. New York takes the nitecap, 5-3.
IN THE NEWS: The Athletics clinch the pennant while losing to the Washington Nationals, as St. Louis defeats the White Sox. Elmer Flick of the Cleveland Naps leads the AL in batting with a .306 mark.
IN THE NEWS: Cincinnati's Fred Odwell lines an inside the park homer, off St. Louis rookie Buster Brown, to edge out teammate Cy Seymour for the NL home run title. Odwell leads the NL with nine round trippers, but will never hit another homer.
Beaneaters 1B Fred Tenney has one assist in the season's final game, giving him an NL record of 152. The mark will be topped by Sid Bream of Pittsburgh, with 166 in 1986.
IN THE NEWS: A Pacific Coast League game between the Oakland Oaks and Portland Beavers is attended by one fan. According to newspaper reports, the home-plate umpire, whose job it is to announce lineups, addresses the crowd, "Dear sir..." Portland wins, 3-2.
|SCOREBOARD: OCTOBER 7, 1905|
|Boston Braves 10, Brooklyn Dodgers 4 at Washington Park III |
|Brooklyn Dodgers 11, Boston Braves 7 at Washington Park III |
|St. Louis Cardinals 7, Cincinnati Reds 3 at Palace of the Fans |
|Cincinnati Reds 6, St. Louis Cardinals 3 at Palace of the Fans |
|New York Giants 4, Philadelphia Phillies 3 at Polo Grounds IV |
|Philadelphia Phillies 6, New York Giants 1 at Polo Grounds IV |
|Chicago Cubs 2, Pittsburgh Pirates 1 at Exposition Park III |
|Boston Red Sox 7, New York Yankees 6 at Huntington Ave Baseball Grounds |
|Boston Red Sox 12, New York Yankees 9 at Huntington Ave Baseball Grounds |
|Detroit Tigers 7, Cleveland Indians 1 at League Park I |
|Chicago White Sox 2, St. Louis Browns 1 at Sportsman's Park II |
|Chicago White Sox 7, St. Louis Browns 7 at Sportsman's Park II |
|Washington Senators 5, Philadelphia Athletics 4 at American League Park II |
|Philadelphia Athletics 3, Washington Senators 3 at American League Park II |
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IN THE NEWS: At Philadelphia, in the first game of a World Series under a 7-game format, two former college rivals square off: Bucknell's Christy Mathewson outpitches 26-game-winner Eddie Plank (Gettysburg College) to win 3-0 in the first game of the all-shutout World Series. Matty allows four hits and walks none.
IN THE NEWS: In Game two at New York, Philadelphia's Chief Bender gives up a mere four hits for a 3-0 win.
IN THE NEWS: Today's game in Philly will be canceled because of wet grounds, though the press speculates that the real reason is poor gate receipts. At game time, the crowd was just 4,000, as threatening weather keeps many away.
IN THE NEWS: With two days rest, Christy Mathewson allows his first and only walk in 27 innings, in a 4-hit 9-0 romp at Baker Bowl. The Giants cook Andy Coakley for nine runs on eight hits and five walks. The A's add four errors, three by 2B Danny Murphy. The Giants now lead 2-1.
IN THE NEWS: Joe McGinnity surrenders five hits, and Eddie Plank four hits, but two errors deal the A's a 1-0 loss.
IN THE NEWS: Christy Mathewson pitches his 3rd shutout in six days, giving up six hits to Chief Bender's 5. The Giants win 2-0. The A's .161 team BA is the lowest ever for a WS; the teams' combined .185 is also the lowest. Each winning share is worth $1,142. The A's receive $382 each, but the club owners donate their share of the gate, raising the players' checks to $832.22.
IN THE NEWS: Los Angeles (PCL) beats visiting Portland, 3-2 in 11 innings. Bill Tozer (22-15) of Los Angeles ends his PCL record 48 consecutive shutout inning streak when Portland scored two unearned runs in the third inning.