This Week in the California League, July 23-July 29, 1900
Games scheduled on Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29, in the Bay Area and Stockton.
This week appears to be one of those seminal weeks in a season— a possible turning point the pennant race. San Francisco, which had been getting better as a club for sometime, put it all together over the weekend, sweeping the series with league leading Sacramento, and pulling within 5 games of them.
On Saturday, the Wasps won a laugher, nine-zip. Ham Iburg pitched 7 innings, tired and Tom Fitzpatrick came in for the save. In all, Sacramento managed but two hits, both off Iburg. Five players collected 2 hits for San Francisco, which were bunched together in such a way as to mark up 4 runs in both second and seventh innings. A lone run was scored in the third. With Jay Hughes injured, the Sactos gave future umpire of note Bull Perrine a shot in the box, and he was shot right out of it.
Sunday was more of the same: Phil Knell gave up 2 runs on 4 hits in the morning titlt at Oakland. Outfielder Tim Shanahan was called on to be the third pitcher in the two-man rotation, and gave up seven of the nine runs scored. Perrine then came in and gave up a homer to George McLaughlin, and another run the following inning. For San Francisco, everybody got a hit except Heinie Krug.
In the afternoon contest, Demon Doyle got through the first inning, but in the second got hammered for 4 run on 5 hits, and the game was ostensibly over. Final score: 7-2, with Ham Iburg evening his record on the season with his fourteenth victory. Centerfield Bill Brockhoff got 3 hits, in cluding a double, to lead the Wasp to their 23rd victory of the season.
Over in Stockton, there was another sweep of a series. On Saturday George Harper out-dueled Chief Borchers at Goodwater Grove in a 3-1 game, all the scoring concluded by the fourth inning.
Sunday had Jimmy Whalen matched against Doc Moskiman of Oakland. In the first inning Oakland scored, then Stockton tied it up in the second. That’s how the score remained up until the top of eleventh inning. That’s when Moskiman finally weakened, giving up 5 runs. Oakland could not come back in the last stanza, and went down to defeat 6-1, wasting a beautiful effort by the dentist from Oakland.
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