Saturday, October 15, 2005

This Week in the California League, July 9-July 15, 1900

This Week in the California League, July 9-July 15, 1900

Games scheduled on Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15.

This weekend, the Bay Area teams faced off, and the two interior clubs played each other in Sacramento.

At Snowflake Park, Manager George Harper pitched a 6-hitter on route to a 4-1 victory over Demon Doyle of the Sacramento club. Ham Iburg won 4-2 over Chief Borchers at Rec Park in San Francisco. San Francisco scored 2 runs in the fourth and fifth innings, and Oakland did not score until the ninth, when they staged a comeback with 2 runs.

On Sunday, Jay Hughes won another, his 13th of the season. Jimmy Whalen lost his 9th. The score was 6-2, but could have been much worse had it not been for the fine fielding of Ernie Courtney of Stockton.

San Francisco swept the Sunday doubleheader, and swept the series from Oakland, which dropped to 9 games back. San Francisco, with the two wins, pulled into second place in the league standings.

In the morning game, Oakland gave Oscar Jones a tryout, but he was a bust, yielding 9 runs on 14 hits, though he did strike out five while walking only one man. (I’ll write more about Oscar Jones tomorrow.) Fireman Tom Fitzpatrick gave up 6 runs on 10 hits, and that was good enough for the win.

In the afternoon contest, Ham Iburg won his second game of the weekend, besting Doc Moskiman 5-4. Both clubs scored one in the third, and remained that way until the fifth, when Oakland score another run in the top half of the inning. But San Francisco came back with 3 runs in the bottom half to take the lead. Then Oakland came right back to tie it up in the top half of the sixth. The score remained tied until the seventh, when Josh Reilly got to first on an error, moved around to third, and scored on George Hildebrand’s sac fly.

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


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