IN THE NEWS: Seventeen Cardinals commit errors in a doubleheader loss to the Reds, 102 and 137, to tie a modern ML record.
At a packed Washington Park, the Giants beat up Brooklyn, winning 53 and 21 in a total of 23 innings. In the opener, Christy Mathewson relieves Bugs Raymond with the score knotted at 33 in the 9th. Matty shuts out the Superbas in the next six innings, and the Giants score two in the 14th off Harry McIntire for the win.
IN THE NEWS: The Giants sweep the Phillies, winning 30 and 32 in 15 innings. The nitecap is the longest game in the National League this year. Bugs Raymond wins the marathon, relieving Christy Mathewson with the score 22 in the 9th.
IN THE NEWS: In the Giants 31 win over the Phils, New York collects six straight walks in 6th. This is a a major-league record since tied in National League, but will be broken in the American League next month.
Inventor George Cahill brings his portable lights to Grand Rapids, Michigan for a night game with the Zanesville Infants (Central L). The host team wins 1110 in seven innings, with the only complaints coming from the outfielders, who had trouble seeing balls hit above the lights.
IN THE NEWS: At Nicollet Park in Minneapolis, Irv Young puts on "the greatest single-day mound performance in the history of the Millers" (according to historian Stew Thornley). In the first game of a doubleheader with the Milwaukee Brewers (AA), Young holds the Brewers to four hits to win, 1-0. Young homers in the fifth for the game's only run. So impressive is Young that he pitches the nightcap, holding the Brewers hitless until the 9th and finishing with a one-hit, 5-0 victory. The double shutout puts the Millers two games in front of Milwaukee. The two teams will fight for the AA lead for the next two months, before fading in the final week, allowing Louisville to sneak into first.
IN THE NEWS: At Bennett Field, Detroit and Washington play the longest scoreless game in American League history18 innings. Ed Summers pitches the complete game, holding the Nationals to seven hits, two walks (one intentional), while fanning 10. The Nationals' 30-year-old rookie, Bill "Dolly" Gray, allows only one hit before leaving with an injury after eight innings. He is replaced by Bob Groom. Gray will put another entry in the record books next month when he walks seven straight batters.
IN THE NEWS: Red Sox reliever Smoky Joe Wood fans 10 Cleveland batters in just four innings, as visiting Boston wins, 64.
Brooklyn and Chicago swap shutouts, with George Bell topping Chicago's Orval Overall, 10, in the opener. Ed Reulbach comes back in the 2nd game to beat Kaiser Wilhelm, 40. Bill Bergen's hitless streak ends. Bergen's hitless streak started after he singled in his first at bat against the Giants on June 29, 1909. It ends in the second game today when, after sitting out the first game, he had a fourth inning infield single against Ed Reulbach. The catcher will hit just .139 this season, not a yearly low.
IN THE NEWS: Cleveland SS Neal Ball executes the 20th century's first unassisted triple play in the top of the 2nd against the Red Sox. With Heinie Wagner on 2B and Jake Stahl on 1B, Amby McConnell hits a line drive to Ball, who steps on 2B and tags Stahl coming down from 1B. In the last of the 2nd, Ball hits his first American League homer, an inside-the-park shot, adds a double. Cleveland wins 61 behind Cy Young, but Boston wins the nitecap, 32.
IN THE NEWS: New York suffers two losses against the Cards. The first is a line drive in the 7th off the bat of Joe Delahanty that breaks a finger on the left hand of Christy Mathewson. Matty leaves the game and the Cards win, 43, in 11 innings. The Giants load the bases in the 11th with no outs but fail to score. Matty's broken finger turns out to be "mashed."
IN THE NEWS: For the first of four times in his career, Ty Cobb steals 2B, 3B, and home in an inning, doing it in the 7th inning against the Red Sox pitcher Harry Wolter. It is also Ty's first swipe of home in his career. The Tigers beat Boston 60.
Pitching for Portland (PCL), Alex Carson pitches a 10-inning no-hitter against LA, winning 10.
IN THE NEWS: Three days after pitching a 10 shutout, Grover Cleveland Alexander of the Galesburg (IL) Boosters, tosses a no-hitter against Pekin. He strikes out 10 and walks one. On the 26th he will beat Macon, 10, in 18 innings. In that game he doesn't allow a hit until the 10th inning.
IN THE NEWS: At Boston the 3rd place Giants split with the Doves, losing the opener, 74, then taking the nitecap, 62. In the 2nd contest, Christy Mathewson wins for the 13th straight time, beating Forrest More.
The Phillies sweep a pair from Brooklyn, winning 70 and 32. Light hitting Eddie Grant collects his 1st ML home run, off Deacon Phillippe.
Star minor league pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander is hit in the forehead with a ball while running the bases and is knocked unconscious. Alexander will recover but his vision will be affected for months and he will not pitch again for Galesburg. The Indianapolis Indians purchase his contract.
IN THE NEWS: National League president Harry Pulliam, despondent over his inability to handle the problems and controversies of the league, dies after shooting himself in his room at the New York Athletic Club yesterday. Pulliam had been suffering from a nervous breakdown.
IN THE NEWS: For the 2nd time in two years -- the first was on May 25, 1908 -- Bill Burns has a no-hitter broken up with two outs in the 9th, when Washington's Otis Clymer singles. But Burns and the White Sox win 10, besting Walter Johnson in the first of two games. Burns is the only pitcher to suffer this fate twice, until Dave Stieb of Toronto does on September 24 and 30, 1988.