Wednesday, October 05, 2005

This Week in the California League, June 25-July 1, 1900

Games scheduled on Saturday and Sunday, June 30 and July 1.

On Saturday in Stockton, San Francisco played the home club, and Ham Ibrug pitched a masterful 7-1win, striking out 8 Pirates. George Harper only gave up 7 hits, but walked 5, and the club chalked up five errors, all of which led to the 7 tallies. The hitting star of the day was center fielder Ernie Courtney, who went 4 for 4, all singles. Courtney would make it to the majors two years later, and stick around for six seasons, the last four of which were with the Phillies.

On Sunday, Stockton returned the favor by an almost identical 7-2 score. Ernie Courtney went 3 for 3 on the day. Sunday, however, he had the help of George Babbitt (3-4), Harry Lochhead (2-4) and Joe McCarthy (2-4). Jimmy Whalen won his 12th game of the season, and Fireman Tom Fitzpatrick lost his ninth.

At Rec Park on Saturday, Chief Borchers and Jay Hughes locked up in a pitchers duel for eleven innings. At that time, the score stood tied at two. Sacramento, in the top-half of the 12th, scored 4 runs on 3 hits and a couple of errors, and put the game away.

Sunday morning at Oakland saw another fine-pitched game on both sides (only 9 hits yielded), but Sacramento managed to put two of them out of the park. Truck Eagan hit a two-run homer in sixth, and McLaughlin hit one later in the game. In all, Candy Beville only gave up 4 hits, but he also yielded 4 runs. Manager Brick Devereaux put himself in as the spot starter, and gave up only 1 run on 5 hits to notch the win.

The afternoon contest had Demon Doyle facing Chief Borchers, and both pitched way above form. Through six innings, the game was deadlocked at zero. In the bottom of the seventh, Doc Moskiman got an infield single off of Doyle. Then Abe Arellanes moved him along to second, and just when it looked like Doyle would get out of the inning unscathed, Midget Mangerina dropped on in down the left field line for a double that scored Moskiman. And that was that. The only score of the game. Brochers pitched a 2-hit shutout, and Doyle lost even though he was only touched for 3 hits.

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