This Week in the California League, November 5-November 11, 1900
Games scheduled on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11, a Saturday game at San Francisco, and doubleheaders at Stockton and in the Bay Area.
Just when the pennant race looked over, the race tightened up, with the San Francisco Wasps closing with in two games of the league leading Sacramento club.
On Saturday, Sacramento played at Rec Park in San Francisco, with Ham Iburg facing off against Demon Doyle. Iburg’s slow ball was working to perfection as he pitched a 2-hit shutout. Final score 4-0.
Sunday morning at Oakland found Tom Fitzpatrick facing Brick Devereaux of Gilt Edge. The game was lost in the first inning, as San Francisco scored 3 runs, and cruised to an 8-0 outcome. Old Rube Levy hit a home run in the contest.
In the afternoon contest at Rec Park, former Pittsburgh Pirate Phil Knell battled Jay Hughes, with Knell coming out on top, 5-3, and capping the Wasps three-game sweep of Sacramento. Hughes was in trouble almost in every inning, and was lucky to have only give up 5 runs.
In the interior, Oakland swept the doubleheader over Stockton, and bringing them within a game of the third place Pirates. Veteran Red Held hit a homer to lead the Dudes to 6-5 victory. Chief Borchers prevailed over Youngy Johnson, who gave up 10 hits and 5 walks.
The nightcap was called after five innings because of darkness. Oakland led 6-2 at the time. The game was over in the first as George Harper gave up all 6 runs in that inning. Doc Moskiman coasted to the five-inning victory.
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