This Week in the California League, September 10—September 16, 1900
Games this week were played on Monday, September 10, Tuesday, September 11, and on Saturday and Sunday, September 15 and 16.
Because Admission Day fell on a Sunday, games were played on Monday in San Francisco and Stockton. Games were also played on Tuesday, making it the busiest week of the season, and served to mark the end of the summer.
In Stockton, Phil Knell show what an old National Leaguer could do by pitching a 5-hit shutout against George Harper, who only gave up 4 hits. The problem was that they led to 4 runs.
At Rec Park, Oakland won a pitchers’ battle 2-1 over the league leaders. The winning run scored on double by Frank Bowman, who was sacrificed to third by Red Held, and then score on a suicide squeeze by catcher Tony Mangerina. Doc Moskiman notched his 7th win, while Brick Devereaux took the loss.
On Tuesday, Oakland played San Francisco at Rec Park, the Wasps winning a laugher 9-zip behind the flawless pitching of Tom Fitzpatrick. Chief Borchers took the loss, bring his record down to 6-12.
Over at Stockton, the rains came in the sixth inning with the score tied at 2, Jimmy Whalen and Demon Doyle going the distance.
There was only one game on Saturday, at Rec Park, because Sacramento chose to try a doubleheader on Sunday. Tom Fitzpatrick came up with his second win of the week by pitching almost as well as he had earlier, winning 5-1 on a 5 hitter. Doc Moskiman took the loss for Oakland. Heinie Krug got a couple of hits, including a double, for the winners.
On Sunday at Oakland, Ham Iburg had his worst outing of the season, yielding 12 runs on 11 hits. Chief Borchers came back from his setback earlier in the week by giving up only 3 hits and 2 run while striking out 5 Wasps.
In the afternoon contest, the Dudes pitched Borchers again, but he gave up 5 runs in the first, and the game was ostensibly over right then. Tom Fitzpatrick also pitched for the third time that week, and managed to hang onto the 9-6 win. Both Rube Levy and Heinie Krug led the Wasp attack with 3 hits apiece. And while Borchers didn’t do much on the mound, he did get 3 hits for the losers.
At Sacramento on Sunday, both games represented extremes. The first a pitchers’ battle. Jimmy Whalen pitched a shutout, and Jay Hughes took another heartbreaking loss 2-0. The only runs were scored in the ninth inning.
In the afternoon tilt, Sacramento turned the tables in an 11-8 slugfest. Charley Doyle and George Harper began on the mound, but both gave way to Hughes and Whalen. In a season with not many home runs, this game had three: by Matt Stanley, Ernie Courtney, and Big Bill Hanlon, who extended his league-leading number to 9.
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