This Week in the California League, June 11-June 17, 1900
Games scheduled on Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17.
On Saturday at
On Sunday, however, Iburg had three bad innings, all spread out: two in the second, three in the fourth, and finally, four in the seventh. He was in the game the whole way, but lost 9-8 to Demon Doyle, who went the distance for the Gilt Edge club. Of note, Big Bill Hanlon hit his third home run of the weekend while going 4 for 5, including a double to add to his homer.
In the afternoon game at
Note: Up until this week, I had one more game played in the league than did The Sporting News. Starting this week (June 11-17), The Sporting News’ standings become unbalanced; i.e., one more loss than the total wins for the four clubs. The following week it remains unbalanced in the same fashion, three weeks down the line, The Sporting News comes up with one more game played than I have, and remains that way, I believe, until the finish of the season. The Sporting News gives games scores for the week right under their standing, and I have matched that to my box scores, and have not found the extra game.
In compiling averages, I am not surprised when individual team records do not match, because it seems as if every source (newspaper) has different standings at one time or another, and more often than not, after a holiday. What I generally worry about is the total number of games played in the league. One can figure out who’s right and wrong pretty easily if you know how many games were played total. I went to the library yesterday, and didn’t find an extra game between June 2 and July 8, where The Sporting News’ standings once again come into balance. (I like to follow the Sporting News standings, and games scores, because they appear to be sent by the league to the paper.)
Just before the library closed, I checked the San Francisco Chronicle, and found that they published standings in the Saturday June 7 edition (prior to games being played that day), and gave both Sacramento and Stockton one more game played than I have. The next time I go to the library I will go over all the dates between April 1(the first day of the season) and June 2. Hopefully, I’ll be able to find the discrepancy— or at least find where the SF Chron’s standings begin to diverge.
To get a better view of the Standings & Leaders, click on image.