This Week in the California League, October 29-November 4, 1900
Games scheduled on Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4.
With the season quickly coming to an end, Sacramento extended its lead in the pennant race to five games by sweeping the series from the second place San Francisco Wasps. It looked to many as if the Sacramento club was about to wrap it all up.
On Saturday, at Oak Park in Sacramento, Jay Hughes added another win to his record, making him 21-9 on the season. Hughes also helped his cause with a 4th inning homer. Ham Iburg lost the 5-4 decision in the 7th inning, when he gave a pair of runs. That brought his record to 21-21.
At Rec Park in San Francisco, Youngy Johnson and Doc Moskiman faced off, with Moskiman outlasting Johnson 7-5. Second baseman Ernie Courtney hit his second home run of the season for the losers.
On Sunday, Demon Doyle and Phil Knell faced off in the state capital. Doyle showed that old spark of years past, as he shut out the Wasps on 4 hits, 3-0. Old Pittsburgher Phil Knell only gave up 5 hits, but three of them came in the last frame to turn a 1-0 game into a 3-0 loss.
At Golden Gate Park (Freeman’s) in Oakland on Sunday morning, the home club absolutely crushed the invaders from Stockton by a 14-5 score. George Babbitt gave up 14 hits, with Pete Lohman and Jack Drennan both hammering out three apiece. Lohman also socked one over the leftfield fence. Chief Borchers picked up his 13th win as he yielded 5 runs on 12 hits.
After the two clubs took the ferry back across San Francisco Bay, the two clubs put on a low scoring contest at Rec Park. The Stockton Pirates turned the tables on the last place Dudes with a 4-2 victory. Doc Moskiman lost to George Harper. Stockton scored once in the third, then scored twice in the sixth, and added a final tally in the ninth. Oakland score runs in the sixth and seventh innings.
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