IN THE NEWS: In Chicago, Walter Johnson takes over for Paul Musser in the 6th inning with Washington ahead, 21, and holds Chicago scoreless the rest of the way. Washington tallies another seven runs for the 91 win, awarded to Johnson under the practices at the time.
IN THE NEWS: In St. Louis, Red Sox rookie Hugh Bedient coasts to a 92 win over the Browns. Tris Speaker, the AL's leading hitter, is 4-for-5 off Roy Mitchell hitting for the cycle to pace the Boston attack.
IN THE NEWS: The Red Sox take the AL lead and are never dethroned, finishing 14 games ahead of Washington.
In the opener with the Giants, the Cubs top the league leaders, 98, despite New York's Chief Meyers hitting for the cycle. The Chief is the first ML catcher to cycle. Heinie Zimmerman answers with two homers for Chicago.
IN THE NEWS: New York's Red Ames is the victory over the Cubs, 83. Christy Mathewson relieves Ames with a 43 lead, and K's three of the six batters he faces. Heinie Zimmerman argues a strike call and gets an ejection and 3-day suspension.
IN THE NEWS: In New York, with the Cubs ahead 21 Rube Marquard is lifted in the bottom of the 8th for a pinch hitter, and the Giants score twice to take the lead. Doc Crandall finishes up and the Giants win 32, with the win awarded to Marquard. For Rube, it is his 13th straight victory.
IN THE NEWS: New York's Christy Mathewson wins, 32 over the Cubs. The Cubs threaten in the 9th when Tommy Leach leads off with a fly ball that Beals Becker loses in the sun for a triple, but Matty retires the next three batters for the win.
IN THE NEWS: The Senators, in 2nd place two games behind the Red Sox, return home to face the A's, as President Taft throws out a belated Opening Day ball. Washington wins 54, for the Nationals' 17th straight win. Their 16 road wins is a league record until 1984. The A's will stop the win streak on the 19th and 20th by sweeping back-to-back doubleheaders. Frank Baker will go 9for15 and drive in the winning runs in three of the victories.
The Pirates use five Giants errors and seven hits off Christy Mathewson for a 72 win over New York.
IN THE NEWS: With no hint that a record is about to be set, the Giants coast to a 142 lead through eight innings at Boston, then score seven more in the 9th for a 212 lead. The Braves rally for 10 in the last of the 9th, but lose 2112. The 17 runs are the NL post-1900 record scored by two teams in the 9th. Another 20th century mark set is the 11 stolen bases by the Giantsfour by Josh Devore, including two in the 9thand 14 swipes by both clubs. Thirteen Giants score runs, tying the ML record. The Giants' Ernie Shore makes his ML debut in this game and surrenders eight hits, a walk, and 10 runs (3 earned) in one inning, the 9th, of relief work, but is credited with a save for Hooks Wiltse. It is his only appearance in the NL. Buster Brown takes the loss.
In a doubleheader at Cincinnati, Pittsburgh's Owen Wilson hits two triples in the opener, including one in the 10th with a man on, then hits another in the nitecap. It's his 5th straight game with a three-bagger. Wilson will hit an incredible 36 triples this season, a major league record.
IN THE NEWS: Ty Cobb gets pinch hit for. With two outs in the 9th, and the Tigers down 113, Cobb is nowhere to be found, and George Mullin substitutes and flies out to end the game. It turns out Cobb is in the clubhouse showering.
They might be the Braves this year, but they're still the doormats of the NL. The Giants fatten their averages today, beating Boston, 175 and 1412. New York puts the opener away for Christy Mathewson with 10 runs in the 7th inning, with Walt Dickson taking the loss.
The Red Sox beat the Yanks, 103, to complete a five-game sweep. Boston scores 55 runs in the sweep.
Chicago drubs the Cardinals, 102, behind Heinie Zimmerman's five RBIs. The Great Zim has a single, two doubles and a triple.
IN THE NEWS: Boston's Smoky Joe Wood outguns the Nationals ace Walter Johnson to win, 30. Wood allows three hits to Big Train's 4. Johnson fans 10 batters in the loss.
The Yankees send future star Hippo Vaughn (28), winner of last year's opener, to the Senators for the waiver price. In late August, Washington will compound the mistake by selling him to Kansas City (AA).
IN THE NEWS: The Giants sweep another two from the Braves, winning 103 and 123. Christy Mathewson wins the opener, adding a steal of home in the 4th inning. This is the 2nd time in a month that a Giants pitcher has stolen home: Red Ames did it May 22 against Brooklyn. The Giants will steal home 17 times this year to tie the NL mark set by Chicago last season.
IN THE NEWS: Rube Marquard's record goes to an amazing 180 as he tops Boston for New York's 12th straight win over the hapless Braves.
At Fenway, the Red Sox sweep two from the Yankees, winning 136 and 60. Smoky Joe Wood wins the nitecap, his 2nd shutout in a row, allowing just one hit, in winning 60 in seven innings. Dutch Sterrett's single is the lone hit. In the nitecap, Hick Cady makes two hits in one at bat. His single scores Jake Stahl from 3B, but umpire Silk O'Loughlin rules that Stahl was balked home. In Cady's 2nd chance, he doubles.