Monday, September 05, 2005

This Week in the California League, May 7-May 13, 1900

As per schedule, games were played on Saturday and Sunday in Sacramento and the Bay Area.

On Saturday, May 12, at Rec Park, Stockton and Oakland battle for twelve innings, with Morrow (a player I have not be able to find a first name for), the Stockton Pirates’ center fielder, doubling and finally scoring on an error. Jimmy Whalen shut down Oakland in the bottom of the twelfth, extending his record to 6-1.

Over at Sacramento, San Francisco won the game in fourth inning by scoring five runs and running the score to 7-2. After that, Ham Iburg cruised to a 10-5 win. Of note, Sacramento first baseman, Big Bill Hanlon, swatted two 2-run home runs. For San Francisco, Heinie Krug also hit a homer. Hanlon would get one shot in the majors, 8 games with the Cubs in 1903. Because the only position he could really play was first base, moving his manager Frank Chance off the bag wasn't a real option, and he returned to California, where he would die prematurely in 1905.

On Sunday, the home club turned the tables of San Francisco, winning by an 11-5 score, knocking starter Tom Fitzpatrick in the fifth inning. Jay Hughes notched his fifth win, against one loss.

Meanwhile, Oakland swept a doubleheader from Stockton by scores of 12-5 and 6-3. In the first game, Claude Schmeer knocked out four singles.

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


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