Tuesday, August 30, 2005

This Week in the California League, April 16-22, 1900

This Week in the California League, April 16-22, 1900

The league schedule calls for games on Saturdays & Sundays, with a doubleheader played in the Bay Area, the Sunday morning game played at Golden Gate (Freeman’s) Park in Oakland, followed by an afternoon tilt at Rec Park in San Francisco.

That week saw the Oakland Dudes travel to the state capital, where they split the two game set with the Gilt Edges (the team sponsored by the beer company), winning 5-1 on Saturday, and losing to Jay Hughes on a three-hitter on Sunday. The 26-year-old Hughes refused to report to the Dodgers that season after having been a 20-game winner his first two seasons in the big leagues.

After losing a 9-8 heart-breaker to Stockton on Saturday, the Wasps split a doubleheader on Sunday. The morning game across the Bay featured two early California pitching stars, Ham Iburg— adored by the Jewish community of San Francisco— and Jimmy Whalen, who would put together more than 200 win in his minor league career. Iburg gave up a game-winning single with one out in the ninth off of his famous slow ball. The score was 3-2.

After taking the ferry back across the Bay, manager-pitcher George Harper of Stockton lost to Tom Fitzpatrick of the Wasps, 4-2 at Rec Park.

To get a better view of the Standings & Leaders, click on image.


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