This Week in the California League, September 3—September 9, 1900
Games this week were played on Monday, September 3, Labor Day, and on Saturday and Sunday, September 8 and 9.
The week ended with San Francisco pulling another half-game closer to the Sacramentos, while Ed Hutchinson dropped back behind recently departed Russ Pace in the batting race.
A single game was played at Rec Park on Monday, September 3. Sacramento bested Oakland 6-2, as Demon Doyle pitched a 4-hitter over former San Diego pitcher, W. E. Farrow (who was listed in the San Diego City Directory as “Pitcher”). The score was 6-2, as Truck Eagan and George McLaughlin both went 3 for 5 to lead the Brewers.
Saturday, September 8, saw another single game played at Rec Park, this time with Stockton coming in for the game against Oakland. George Harper and Doc Moskiman faced off in a 4-3 contest. Harper gave up zero runs on three hits in 8 of the nine inning he pitched. Had in not been for the fourth inning, where he gave up 4 runs on 4 hits, the win would have been his. Moskiman only gave up 3 hits himself in taking his sixth win of the season.
Baseball returned to Snowflake Park in Sacramento with a contest between the two clubs battling for the pennant. The clubs pitted their two best pitchers against one another: Jay Hughes and Ham Iburg. Sacramento batted first, as was the custom in Sacramento, and after McLaughlin got a hit, Iburg’s slow ball shut the home club down. The Wasp scored in their half of the first, and the score remained that way until the fourth, when Sacramento tied the game. In the bottom half of the fourth, the Wasps took the lead by scoring again. San Francisco scored one run apiece in the next two inning to bring the score to 4-1, where it remained for the rest of the game. Jay Hughes, in eight innings, gave up on 5 hits, but combining that with 4 walks and the 5 errors behind him made for the 4-1 finish.
The two also-rans played a doubleheader in the Bay Area on Sunday. At Oakland, in the morning game, W. E. Farrow got his second start of the weekend, and his second loss by a 5-1 margin to Stockton change pitcher George Babbitt.
In the second tilt at Rec Park, Jimmy Whalen got a 10-2 shellacking, as the Dudes returned the favor. Chief Borchers pitched a masterful game, giving up but 6 hits, and striking out 7 men in a season where there weren’t that many strikeouts.
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