IN THE NEWS: Hugh Jennings resigns as Baltimore manager to take over at Detroit for 1907. Infusing the Tigers with aggressive Baltimore spirit, he will win pennants the next three years, and stay at the helm for 14.
The Series-bound Colts sweep two from the Phillies, winning the first game 4-0 behind Carl Lundgren's 2-hitter. They then take the nitecap, 4-3 in a six inning contest called because of darkness, as Ed Reulbach wins his 12th straight. This tops Mordecai Brown's 11-game winning streak snapped earlier this month. Reulbach will win 14 in a row in 1909, a 20th century Cubs record.
The Cardinals get whitewashed twice today, losing 3-0 and 2-0 to the Giants. Red Ames wins the opener and George Ferguson takes the nitecap victory.
IN THE NEWS: The smallest crowd in Polo Grounds history-300-watches the Phils beat the Giants 3-1. The Giants will attract about 400,000 over the season and be outdrawn by the Highlanders by about 20,000.
The White Sox clinch the AL pennant during a rainout at St. Louis, as the Athletics beat New York, 3-0. Chicago achieves the lowest team BA ever for a pennant winner with .228. Hence, the "Hitless Wonders."
A syndicate headed by Art Soden sells the last place Boston Beaneaters (NL) to George and John Dovey for $75,000. The Dovey brothers will change the name of the team to the Doves, but retain manager Fred Tenney, who helped with the sale.
IN THE NEWS: The Cubs score their record 116th win of the year, beating the Pirates 4-0 in Pittsburgh. The winner is Jack Pfiester, who notches his 20th victory. The win gives Chicago a 60-15 road record, an .800 percentage mark that has never been equaled.
Boston (NL) hurlers Vive Lindaman and Irv Young lose 3-2 and 2-1 to Brooklyn. The Beaneaters finish last with 102 losses. Four hardworking hurlers bear the brunt: Young and Gus Dorner each lose 25 games; Lindaman, 23; and Frank "Big Jeff" Pfeffer, 22.
At the Polo Grounds, the Giants light up Tully Sparks for six runs in the first inning, and Christy Mathewson coasts to a 7-6 win over the Phils. Matty ends the season at 22-12.
IN THE NEWS: The Giants give Christy Mathewson's brother Henry a starting chance against Boston and he promptly puts his name in the record books. Henry establishes a modern NL record by walking 14. He also hits one batter, allows just five hits, but completes the 7-1 loss. He'll pitch another inning next year, but this is his only ML decision.
IN THE NEWS: Chick Stahl, Boston outfielder, closes out the season and his career last at-bat with an 8th-inning two-run homer off New York's Tom Hughes. But Long Tom emerges with a 5-4 win.
Finishing with a 3-3 tie against the Cardinals, Chicago is the first team to finish with fewer than 200 errors; their pitching staff has a combined 1.76 ERA.
IN THE NEWS: Snow flies at the West Side Grounds as the first one-city World Series opens with the Cubs heavy favorites over the AL's "Hitless Wonders." Neither ballpark can accommodate the crowds, so the Chicago Tribune recreates the games on mechanical boards displayed at theaters. White Sox starter Nick Altrock and Cubs starter Three Finger Brown give up four hits each, but Cubs errors produce two unearned runs for a 2-1 White Sox victory.
IN THE NEWS: The Cubs jump on Doc White early, and run (5 SBs) to a 7-1 victory. The highlight of the game is Ed Reulbach's no-hit bid broken by Jiggs Donahue's single in the 7th. The next WS one-hitter will come in 1945, by another Cub-Claude Passeau.
IN THE NEWS: Pitching continues to dominate as Ed Walsh stops the Cubs on two hits. The Sox manage just four off Jack Pfiester, but one is a triple by George Rohe, with three on in the 6th, for a 3-0 win. Walsh fans 12, the record until 1929.
IN THE NEWS: It's Mordecai Brown's turn to throw a 2-hit shutout, besting Nick Altrock 1-0 and evening the Series.
IN THE NEWS: Mound magic disappears as both Ed Walsh and Ed Reulbach are knocked out. Paced by a WS record four doubles by Frank Isbell, the White Sox win the slugfest 8-6.
IN THE NEWS: The Sox jump on Three Finger Brown for seven runs in the first two innings, and coast behind Doc White to a 7-1 Series-ending victory. The Cubs' losers' share is $439.50, the lowest ever.