This Week in the California League, August 6—August 12, 1900
Games this week were played in Stockton and the Bay Area on Saturday and Sunday, August 11 and 12.
This weekend, the pennant race tightened ever so slightly, with Sacramento winning two out of three from Oakland, while San Francisco picked up half a game on the leaders by sweeping the series against Stockton.
On Saturday, Sacramento and Oakland battled for ten innings, before Demon Doyle gave up the winning run with one out in the tenth. Chief Borchers went the distance for Oakland. Final Score 6-5. Buck Francks hit a home run for the winners.
At Stockton, Tom Fitzpatrick bested manager George Harper 9-4. The game was almost over in the first when the Wasp scored 4 runs.
Sunday had Jimmy Whalen and Ham Iburg hooking up in Stockton. It was a sloppily played game on both side with a dozen errors, 7 walks and 17 hits. The score stood tied at four at the end of seven, but San Francisco scored three in the eighth to put the game away. Final score: 7-4, San Francisco.
In the morning game at Oakland, Sacramento beat the Dudes 8-4. Buck Francks continued his heavy hitting for the losers, going 3 for 4 with a triple. Hen Stultz went 3-3 for the Sactos.
Jay Hughes brought his record up to 16-2 with a 3-1 six-hitter, and helped his cause with a triple and run scored. Brick Devereaux banged out 3 hits for the winners. Chief Borchers went the distance for Oakland, and went pitch-to-pitch with Jay Hughes until the eighth, when he gave up 2 runs to lose the contest.
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