|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» June 12, 1907: The Highlanders make it easy for the Tigers by committing 11 errors in the 14-6 win by Detroit. Shortstop Kid Elberfeld leads the bobble gang with four errors; 1B Hal Chase, 3B Frank LaPorte, 2B Jimmy Williams, LF Wid Conroy, and pitchers Al Orth and Bill Hogg each add a miscue. Following the game, New York manager Clark Griffith gets into a fracas with a fan and is charged with assault. Griffith later argues self defense and receives a fine. |
» September 14, 1907: Washington's Lew Lanford, 21, in one of the worst debuts any pitcher ever endures. Lanford walks two New York batters, hits 2, including Frank LaPorte in the head, throws a wild pitch, and balks-all in the first inning. Six runs score, but it is not all Lanford's fault. Two errors and a passed ball add to his woes.
» July 12, 1911: Yankee third baseman Roy Hartzell, acquired from the Browns in January for Jimmy Austin and Frank LaPorte, has a career day as the cleanup hitter. He hits a 3-run double and another double in one inning, then piles on a sacrifice fly and grand slam, to drive in eight runs. It is an AL record until Jimmie Foxx's nine RBI in a game in 1933. New York defeats the Browns, 12–2.