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Trade, and the Mannerchor Society. In New York Mr. Brush took up
membership in the Lambs' Club and the Larchmont Club. For several years
he made his headquarters at the Lambs' Club.
Mr. Brush is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elsie Lombard Brush, and two
daughters, Miss Natalie Brush and Mrs. Harry N. Hempstead. His first
wife, Mrs. Agnes Ewart Brush, died in 1888.
Mr. Brush's career in Base Ball, a sport to which he was devotedly
attached, and for which he had the highest ideals and aims, began with
the Indianapolis club of the National League.
It has been somewhat inaccurately stated that he entered Base Ball by
chance. This was not, strictly speaking, the case. Prior to his first
immediate association with the national game he was an ardent admirer of
the sport, although not connected with it in any capacity as owner. He
was what might be called, with accurate description, a Base Ball "fan"
in the earlier stages of development.
An opportunity presented itself by which it was possible to procure for
the city of Indianapolis a franchise in the National League. Mr. Brush
was quick to perceive the advantages which this might have in an
advertising way for the city with which he had cast his lot and
subscribed to the stock.
Like many such adventures in the early history of the sport there came a
time when the cares and the duties of the club had to be assumed by a
single individual and it was then that he became actively identified as
a managing owner, as the duty of caring for the club fell upon his
From that date, until the date of his death, he was actively interested
in every detail relating to Base Ball which might pertain to the
advancement of the sport, and his principal effort in his future
participation in the game was to see that it advanced on the lines of
the strictest integrity and in such a manner that its foundation should
be laid in the rock of permanent success.
Naturally this was bound to bring him into conflict with some who looked
upon Base Ball as an idle pastime, in which only the present moment was
to be consulted.
The earliest environment of Base Ball was not wholly of a substantial
nature. It was a game, intrinsically good of itself, in which the
hazards had always been against the weak. There was not that
consideration of equity which would have been for its best interests,
but this was not entirely the fault of the separate members of the Base
Ball body, but the result of conditions, in which those whose thought
was only for the moment, overshadowed the best interests of the pastime.
There was an inequity in regulations governing the sport by which the
clubs in the smaller cities were forced, against the will of their
owners, to be the weaker organizations, and possibly this was less due
to a desire upon the more fortunate and larger clubs to maintain such a
state of affairs, than to the fact that the organization generally had
expanded upon lines with little regard to the future.
The first general complaint arose from the players who composed the
membership of the smaller clubs. They demurred at the fact that they
were asked to perform equally as well as the players of the clubs in the
larger cities at smaller salaries. Not that they did not try to do their
best, for this they stoutly attempted under all conditions. It was the
effect of a discrimination which was the result of the imperfect
regulations that existed relative to the management of the game.
This attitude of the players resulted at length in the formation of a
body known as the Brotherhood. To offset not the Brotherhood, but the
cause which led to its formation, Mr. Brush devised the famous
classification plan. Imperfectly understood in what it intended to do
for the players, it was seized upon as a reason for the revolt of the
players and the organization of the Brotherhood League.
At heart it was the idea of Mr. Brush so to equalize salaries that the
players of all clubs should be reimbursed in an equitable manner. As
always had been the case, and probably always is likely to be, the
players who received the larger salaries were in no mood to share with
their weaker brothers any excess margin of pay which they thought that
they had justly earned, and it was not a difficult matter for them to
obtain the consent of players who might really have benefited by the
plan to co-operate with them on the basis of comradeship.
The motives of Mr. Brush were thoroughly misconstrued by some, and, if
grasped by others, they were disregarded, because they conflicted with
their immediate temporary prosperity.
The dead Base Ball organizer had looked further ahead than his time. His
plan was born under the best of intentions, but it unfortunately
devolved upon the theory that players would be willing to share alike
for their common good. Later in life, through another and unquestionably
even better method, he succeeded in bringing forth a plan which attained
the very end for which he sought in the '80s, but in the second resort,
by a far more efficacious method.
The Brotherhood League came into existence and rivaled the National
League. The players of the National League and the American Association
deserted to join the Brotherhood League, upon a platform that promised
Utopia in Base Ball. Unquestionably it was the idea of the general
Brotherhood organization that the National League would abandon the
fight and succumb, but the National League owners were built of sterner
They fought back resolutely and hard and while for a time they were
combated by a fickle opinion, based upon sentiment, it developed within
two months that the public had learned thoroughly the reasons for the
organization of the new league and declined to lend it that support
which had been predicted and expected.
Meanwhile, Base Ball had received a setback greater than any which had
befallen the sport in an organized sense from a professional standpoint.
The Brotherhood League was a pronounced and emphatic failure. This is
not the verdict of personal opinion, but a record which is indelibly
impressed upon Base Ball history.
It was the theory of the Brotherhood League that it, in part, should be
governed by representative players, but the players would not be
governed by players. Discipline relaxed, teams did pretty much as they
pleased, and the public remained away from the games. It may be added
with truth that the National League games were not much better
patronized, but that was due to the prevalent apathy in Base Ball
affairs throughout the United States.
When the Brotherhood League was formed and withdrew so many players from
the National League the latter organization undertook to strengthen
itself where it could and when Brooklyn and Cincinnati applied for
membership in the circuit both were admitted.
The New York National League club had lost many of its players and, upon
the substitution of Cincinnati for Indianapolis in the National League
circuit, procured from Mr. Brush many players of note, among them Rusie,
Glasscock, Buckley, Bassett and Denny.
Relative to the withdrawal of Indianapolis from the circuit it may be
said that Mr. Brush flatly refused to give up his club, asserting
stoutly that he was perfectly able to continue the fight, but when he
felt that the exigencies of the occasion demanded that Cincinnati become
a member, he agreed to give up the franchise, providing that he be
permitted to retain his membership in the National League, and transfer
such of his players as New York desired to the latter city. It has been
alleged that he demanded an exorbitant price from New York for the
transfer of the players.
This is untrue. He asked the price of his franchise, the value of his
players, and the worth of giving up a Base Ball year in a city in which
there was to be no conflicting club and, as he had expressed full
confidence in his ability to make a winning fight for the National
League, it was agreed that his rights to be considered could not be
overlooked. To retain his National League membership he accepted stock
in the New York club.
Toward the close of the Base Ball season the Brotherhood League dealt
what it believed to be a death blow to the National League by the
purchase of the Cincinnati franchise. It proved to be a boomerang, for
before the first day of January, 1891, the Brotherhood League had passed
out of existence. The backers of the organization, tired of the general
conduct of the sport, were only too willing to come to an acceptable
agreement and retire.
A.G. Spalding, John T. Brush, Frank De Hass Robison, Charles H. Byrne
and A.H. Soden were prominent members of the National League to bringing
this result about. Of these, Mr. Spalding and Mr. Soden survive, but
have retired from active participation in Base Ball affairs.
It was through this settlement, resulting upon the Base Ball war, that
Mr. Brush's activities were turned toward Cincinnati. The National
League had a franchise in that city, but no one to operate it. Mr. Brush
agreed to take up the franchise and attempt to operate and rebuild that
club. That, however, is a detail which relates purely to the continuance
of a major league circuit.
The next most noticeable achievement in Mr. Brush's Base Ball career
and, to the mind of more than one, the greatest successful undertaking
in the history of the game, was a complete revolution in the
distribution of financial returns. By his success in effecting this Mr.
Brush brought about the very purpose which he had sought to attain by
his classification plan.
But the method was better, for the instruments of this readjustment of
conditions were the owners and not the players. Briefly, it was the
There was still war in Base Ball between the American Association and
the National League. Recognizing that the best method to bring about a
cessation of this war was to effect an amalgamation of the conflicting
forces Mr. Brush sought, with the assistance of others, to weld both
leagues into one. He was aided in this task, though indirectly, because
A.G. Spalding was actively out of Base Ball, by that gentleman, Frank De
Hass Robison, Christopher Von der Abe, and Francis C. Richter, editor of
"Sporting Life" of Philadelphia. The writer also essayed in the task in
an advisory capacity.
The amalgamation was brought about, though not without some opposition;
indeed, much opposition. It was conceded at that time that a twelve-club
league, which was the object sought, was cumbersome and unwieldy, but
there was no other plan of possible accomplishment which suggested
But the principal consideration and the result accomplished in this
consolidation of leagues was that all gate receipts should be divided,
share and share alike, so far as general admissions were concerned.
That was the greatest and most far-reaching achievement in the history
of Base Ball. Prior to that time the principle of a fixed guarantee for
each game played had given each home club a stupendous bulk of the sums
paid by the public toward the maintenance of the sport. The inevitable
outcome of such an arrangement was that the clubs in the larger cities
completely overshadowed the clubs in the smaller cities.
The teams in the cities of less population were expected to try to place
rival organizations on the field that would equal in playing strength
those of New York, Boston and Chicago, but they were unable to do so
unless their owners were willing to go on year after year with large
deficits staring them in the face.
When Mr. Brush and his associates succeeded in placing Base Ball upon a
plane of absolute fairness, so far as the proper distribution of the
returns of the sport could be made between clubs, Base Ball began to
prosper, and, for the first time in all its history, the owners of
so-called smaller clubs felt that they could go forward and try to rival
their bigger fellows with equally strong combinations.
More than that, and which to the ball player is most important of all,
it "jumped" the salaries of the players in the smaller clubs until they
were on equal terms with their fellow players in the larger clubs, so
that Mr. Brush helped to accomplish by this plan the very aim which he
had at heart when he proposed the classification plan--a just, impartial
and equal reimbursement to every player in the game, so far as the
finances of each club would permit--and without that bane to all
players, a salary limit.
Thus, while it is always probable that some players may receive more
than others, based upon their preponderance of skill, it is now a fact
that two-thirds of the major league ball players of the present day owe
their handsome salaries to the system which John T. Brush so earnestly
urged and for which he fought against odds which would have daunted a
man with less fixity of purpose.
Having brought forth this new condition in Base Ball, which was so just
that its results almost immediately began to make themselves manifest,
the owner of the Cincinnati club devoted his time and his energies to
the endeavor to place a championship club in Cincinnati. He never was
successful in that purpose, although his ill fortune was no greater than
that of his predecessors.
The time came that Mr. Brush learned that the New York Base Ball Club
could be purchased. He obtained the stock necessary to make him owner of
the New York organization from Mr. Andrew Freedman, but before he did so
another Base Ball war had begun between the National League and the
American League, a disagreement starting from the simplest of causes,
but which, like many another such disagreement, resulted in the most
damaging of conditions to the prosperity of the pastime.
As had been the case in the prior war brought about by the organization
of the Brotherhood League, Mr. Brush fought staunchly for his rights.
Prominent National League players were taken by the American League
clubs, and this brought retaliation.
At length the National League opened negotiations to obtain certain
American League players and succeeded in doing so. Among these were the
manager of the Baltimore club, John J. McGraw, who felt that he was
acting perfectly within his rights in joining the New York National
League club. Directly upon his acceptance of the management of the New
York club Mr. Brush became its owner and the era of prosperity was
inaugurated in New York, which was soon enjoyed by every club throughout
the United States.
In its first year under the new management the team was not in condition
to make a good fight, but the next year it was ready and since then has
won four National League championships and one World's Championship.
In the spring of 1911, at the very dawn of the National League season,
the grand stand of the New York National League club burned to the
ground. A man less determined would have been overcome by such a blow.
Nothing daunted and while the flames were not yet quenched, Mr. Brush
sent for engineers to devise plans for the magnificent stadium which
bears his name and which, on the Polo Grounds in New York, is one of the
greatest and the most massive monument to professional Base Ball in the
In connection with this wonderful new edifice of steel and stone, which
is one of the wonders of the new world, it is appropriate to add that
two world's series have been played on the field of the Polo Grounds
since it has been erected.
The rules for these world's series were formulated and adopted upon the
suggestion and by the advice of Mr. Brush and since a regular world's
series season has been a feature of Base Ball the national game has
progressed with even greater strides than was the case in the past.
At a meeting of the National League the following resolutions were
_Whereas_, The death of Mr. John T. Brush, president of the New York
National League Base Ball Club, comes as a sad blow to organized
professional Base Ball and particularly to us, his associates in the
As the dean of organized professional Base Ball, his wise counsel, his
unerring judgment, his fighting qualities and withal his eminent
fairness and integrity in all matters pertaining to the welfare of the
national game will be surely missed.
He was a citizen of sterling worth, of high moral standards and of
correct business principles, and his death is not only a grievous loss
to us, but to the community at large as well. Be it, therefore,
_Resolved_, That the members of the National League of Professional
Base Ball Clubs, in session to-day, express their profound grief at
the loss of their friend, associate and counsellor and extend to the
members of his bereaved family their sincere sympathy in the great
loss which they have sustained by his death. Be it further
_Resolved_, That a copy of these resolutions be spread on the records
of the league.
In connection with the death of Mr. Brush, Ben Johnson, president of the
American League, said: "Mr. Brush was a power in Base Ball. He will be
missed as much in the American League as in the National League."
More than three hundred friends, relatives, business acquaintances,
lodge brothers and Base Ball associates attended the funeral of Mr.
Brush, on Friday, November 29, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church,
Indianapolis. Fifty or more of Mr. Brush's Base Ball associates and
acquaintances, principally from the East, were present.
The service was conducted by the Rev. Lewis Brown, rector of St. Paul's,
and was followed by a Scottish Rite ceremony in charge of William Geake,
Sr., of Fort Wayne, acting thrice potent master, and official head of
the thirty-third degree in Indiana. The Scottish Rite delegation
numbered more than 150. There were also in attendance fifty Knights
Templars of Rapier Commandery, under the leadership of Eminent Commander
The Grand Army of the Republic, the Indianapolis Commercial Club and a
number of local and out-of-town clubs and social organizations of which
Mr. Brush was a member also were represented.
The Episcopal service was given impressively. The Rev. Dr. Brown, in
reviewing the life of Mr. Brush, spoke of him as one of the remarkable
men of America, who, in his youth, gave no promise of being in later
life a national figure. In the course of his remarks Dr. Brown said:
"The death of John Tomlinson Brush removes from our midst one of the
most remarkable men of our generation. His life was that of a typical
American. He began in the most unpretentious manner and died a figure of
"He went through the Civil War so quietly that the fact was unknown to
some of his most intimate friends. He was mustered out with honor and
entered the business world in Indianapolis. His labors here put him at
the forefront for sagacity, squareness, honorable treatment and
"His love of sport made him a patron of the national game. In a
perfectly natural way, he went from manager of the local team to
proprietor of the New York Giants. He was a Bismarck in plan and a
Napoleon in execution. His aim was pre-eminence and he won place by the
consent of all. The recent spectacular outpouring of people and colossal
financial exhibit in the struggle for the pennant between New York and
Boston were but the legitimate outcome of his marvelous skill.
"He was an early member of the Masonic fraternity. He took his Blue
Lodge degree in his native town and to demonstrate his attachment he
never removed his membership. Where he had been raised to the sublime
degree of a master there he wished to keep his affiliation always.
"He became a Knight Templar in Rapier Commandery and was one of its past
eminent commanders. He was a member of the Scottish Rite bodies in the
Valley of Indianapolis in the early days and performed his work with a
ritual perfection unsurpassed. He received the thirty-third and last
degree as a merited honor for proficiency and zeal.
"The conspicuous feature of his life was its indomitable purpose."
THE WORLD'S SERIES OF 1912
BY JOHN B. FOSTER.
No individual, whether player, manager, owner, critic or spectator, who
went through the world's series of 1912 ever will forget it. There never
was another like it. Years may elapse before there shall be a similar
series and it may be that the next to come will be equally sensational,
perhaps more so.
Viewed from the very strict standpoint that all Base Ball games should
be played without mistake or blunder this world's series may be said to
have been inartistic, but it is only the hypercritical theorist who
would take such a cold-blooded view of the series.
From the lofty perch of the "bleacherite" it was a series crammed with
thrills and gulps, cheers and gasps, pity and hysteria, dejection and
wild exultation, recrimination and adoration, excuse and condemnation,
and therefore it was what may cheerfully be called "ripping good" Base
There were plays on the field which simply lifted the spectators out of
their seats in frenzy. There were others which caused them to wish to
sink through the hard floor of the stand in humiliation. There were
stops in which fielders seemed to stretch like india rubber and others
in which they shriveled like parchment which has been dried. There were
catches of fly balls which were superhuman and muffs of fly balls which
There were beautiful long hits, which threatened to change the outcome
of games and some of them did. There were opportunities for other
beautiful long hits which were not made.
No ingenuity of stage preparation, no prearranged plot of man, no
cunningly devised theory of a world's series could have originated a
finale equal to that of the eighth and decisive contest. Apparently on
the verge of losing the series after the Saturday game in Boston the
Giants had gamely fought their way to a tie with Boston, and it was one
of the pluckiest and gamest fights ever seen in a similar series, and
just as the golden apple seemed about to drop into the hands of the New
York players they missed it because Dame Fortune rudely jostled them
As a matter of fact the New York players were champions of the world for
nine and one half innings, for they led Boston when the first half of
the extra inning of the final game was played. Within the next six
minutes they had lost all the advantage which they had gained.
It was a combination of bad fielding and lack of fielding which cost the
New York team its title. And if only Mathewson had not given Yerkes a
base on balls in the tenth inning the game might not have been won, even
with the fielding blunders, but Mathewson was pitching with all the
desperation and the cunning which he could muster to fool the batter and
failed to do so.
Such sudden and complete reversal on the part of the mental demeanor of
spectators was never before seen on a ball field in a world's series.
The Boston enthusiasts had given up and were willing to concede the
championship to New York. In the twinkling of an eye there was a muffed
fly, a wonderful catch by the same player who muffed the
ball--Snodgrass--a base on balls to Yerkes, a missed chance to retire
Speaker easily on a foul fly, then a base hit by Speaker to right field,
on which Engel scored, another base on balls to Lewis and then the long
sacrifice fly to right field by Gardner, which sent Yerkes over the
plate with the winning run.
Before entering upon a description of the games it is appropriate to say
that the umpiring in this series was as near perfection as it could be.
It was by far the best of any since the series had been inaugurated. The
umpires were William Klem and Charles Rigler of the National League and
Frank O'Loughlin and William Evans of the American League.
New York, Oct. 8, 1912.
Boston 4, New York 3.
Hits--Off Wood 8; off Tesreau 5; Crandall 1.
Struck out--Wood 11; Tesreau 4; Crandall 2.
Bases on balls--Wood 2; Tesreau 4.
In the description of the games of the world's series only those innings
will be touched upon in which there were men on bases. Tesreau pitched
the opening game for New York and the first man to bat for Boston was
Hooper. Tesreau gave him a base on balls. The next three batters were
retired in succession. Devore and Doyle, the first two batters for New
York, were retired and Snodgrass hit cleanly to center field, the first
base hit in the series. Murray was given a base on balls, but Merkle
flied to short. In the second inning the Bostons started as bravely as
they had in the first, as Gardner, the first batter, was safe on
Fletcher's fumble. Stahl batted to Tesreau and Gardner was forced out.
Wagner was given a base on balls, after Stahl had been thrown out trying
to steal second, and Cady flied to Murray.
The Bostons started with a man on base in the third. Wood was given a
base on balls by Tesreau and Hooper sacrificed. Doyle threw Yerkes out
and Speaker was given a base on balls, but Lewis died easily on a weak
fly to short.
In New York's half of this inning the Giants scored twice. Tesreau,
first at bat, struck out. Devore was given a base on balls and Doyle
batted wickedly to left field for two bases. Snodgrass was fooled into
striking out, but Murray smashed the ball to center field for a single,
and sent two men over the rubber, Murray was caught at second trying to
get around the bases while Doyle was going home.
With one out Herzog hit safely in the fourth inning, but did not score.
In the fifth, with two out, Doyle batted safely, but failed to score. In
the sixth the Bostons made their first runs on Speaker's triple to left
field and Lewis' out. If Snodgrass, in making a desperate effort to
catch the fly, had permitted the ball to go to Devore the chances are
that Speaker's hit would have resulted in an out, so that New York lost
on the play.
Snodgrass was safe in the sixth on Wagner's fumble, but was doubled off
first when Murray drove a line hit straight to Stahl. The seventh was
the undoing of the Giants. With one out Wagner batted safely to center
field. Cady followed with another hit to the same place. Wood batted to
Doyle, who made a beautiful stop, but with a double play in hand, was
overbalanced and unable to complete it. That cost New York three runs,
although it was unavoidable. Cady was forced out, but Hooper hit to
right field for two bases sending Wagner and Wood home. Yerkes followed
with a clean hit to left field for a base and won the first game for
Boston with that hit.
In New York's half of the inning, with one out, Meyers was hit by a
pitched ball, but no damage was done other than to Meyers' feelings. In
the ninth Wagner batted Crandall for a two-base hit, Crandall having
been substituted for Tesreau in the eighth inning, as McCormick had
batted for Tesreau in the seventh. Cady made a sacrifice, but the next
two batters were easily retired.
Then began the exciting finish, and if the Giants had made but a single
more they probably would have begun the series with a victory instead of
a defeat. With one out Merkle batted the ball over second base for a
single and the spectators, who had started toward the exits, halted.
Herzog followed with a slow low fly to right field, which fell safely.
Meyers crashed into the ball for a two-bagger that struck the wall in
right field and the crowd began to believe that Wood had gone up in
The Boston players encouraged him with all their best vocal efforts, and
when Fletcher came to the plate Wood was using all the speed with which
he was possessed. It was evident that Fletcher's sole desire was to bat
the ball safely to right field, for if he did so, both of the runners
could cross the plate and the Giants would win. Twice he met the ball,
and both times it sailed in the right direction, but with no result, as
it was foul. Then he struck out. Crandall, perhaps one of the best pinch
hitters in the major leagues, also struck out, and the Boston
enthusiasts who were present fell back in their chairs from sheer
exhaustion, but when they had recovered, with their band leading them,
marched across the field and cheered Mayor Fitzgerald of Boston, who was
present as a spectator of the contest in company with Mayor Gaynor of
New York. Governor Foss of Massachusetts was also present at the opening
of the game. Klem umpired behind the bat in this game.
Boston, Oct. 9, 1912.
New York 6. Boston 6 (eleven innings).
Hits--Off Collins 9, off Hall 2; Mathewson 10.
Struck out--Collins 5, Bedient 1; Mathewson 4
Bases on balls--Hall 4, Bedient 1.
In the second game of the series, which was played October 9 at Boston,
Mathewson pitched for the New York team and Collins, Hall and Bedient
for Boston. The game resulted in a tie, 6 to 6, at the end of the
eleventh inning, being called on account of darkness by Umpire
O'Loughlin, who was acting behind the plate. This contest was remarkable
more for the misplays of the New York players, which gave the Bostons a
chance to save themselves from defeat, than for any undue familiarity
with the pitching of Mathewson. It was the universal opinion of
partisans of both teams that Mathewson deserved to win because he
outpitched his opponents. The weather was fair and the ground in
excellent condition. In the first inning Snodgrass began with a clean
two-base hit into the left field seats but neither Doyle, Becker nor
Murray was able to help him across the plate. A run scored in that
inning, with such a fine start, would probably have won the game for the
In Boston's half Hooper hit safely to center field and stole second
base. Yerkes batted a line drive to Fletcher, and had the New York
shortstop held the ball, which was not difficult to catch, Hooper could
easily have been doubled at second, but Fletcher muffed it. Speaker hit
safely toward third base, filling the bases. Lewis batted to Herzog, who
made a fine play on the ball and caught Hooper at the plate. This should
have been the third out and would have retired Boston without a run.
Gardner was put out by a combination play on the part of Mathewson,
Doyle and Merkle, scoring Yerkes, and Stahl came through with a hard
line hit for a base, which scored Speaker and Lewis. The inning netted
Boston three runs, which were not earned.
With one out in the second inning Herzog batted for three bases to
center field and scored on Meyers' single. Fletcher flied out and
Mathewson forced Meyers out. Hooper got a two-base hit in the same
inning, but two were out at the time and Fletcher easily threw out
Yerkes, who was the next batter.
In the fourth inning Murray began with a clean three-base hit to center
field. Merkle fouled out to the third baseman, but Herzog's long fly to
Speaker was an excellent sacrifice and Murray scored. Meyers again hit
for a single, but was left on the bases. The Bostons got this run back
in the last half of the fifth. With one out Hooper hit to center field
for a base, his third hit in succession against Mathewson. Yerkes batted
a three-bagger out of the reach of Snodgrass and Hooper scored. Murray
batted safely in the sixth, with one out, but died trying to steal
second, Carrigan catching for Boston. In the Boston's half of the sixth
Lewis began with a single and got as far as third base, but could not
The Giants started bravely in the seventh when Herzog hit the ball for a
base and stole second. There were three chances to get him home, but
Meyers, who had been hitting Collins hard, failed to make a single and
Fletcher and Mathewson were both retired.
In the eighth the New York players made one of the game rallies for
which they became famed all through the series and went ahead of their
rivals. Snodgrass was the first batter and lifted an easy fly to Lewis.
The Boston player got directly under the ball and made a square muff of
it. Doyle followed along with a sharp hit to center field for a base and
although he was forced out by Becker, the latter drove the ball hard.
Murray came through with a long two-bagger to left center and Snodgrass
and Becker scored. That tied the score and also put an end to Collins'
work in the box; Stahl took him out and substituted Hall. Merkle fouled
weakly to the catcher, but Herzog caught the ball on the nose and hit
sharp and clean to center field for two bases, sending Murray home with
the run which put the Giants in the lead. Another base hit would have
won for New York, but Meyers perished on a hard hit to Wagner, which was
fielded to first ahead of the batter.
Unfortunately for New York, with two out in the last half of the inning
Lewis batted the ball to left field for two bases. Murray made a
desperate effort to get it. He tumbled backward over the fence into the
bleachers and for a few moments there were some who thought that he had
been seriously injured. Gardner followed with a single to center and
Stahl hit to right for a base, but Wagner struck out and the Bostons
were down with only a run.
In the ninth Hall gave a remarkable exhibition. Fletcher and Mathewson
were retired in succession. Then Snodgrass, Doyle and Becker were given
bases on balls, filling the bags. It seemed certain that a run might
score, and perhaps one would have scored had it not been for an
excellent stop by Wagner. Murray hit the ball at him like a shot, but he
got it and retired Becker at second.
The Giants took the lead in the tenth and once more it appeared as if
the game would be theirs. Merkle began with a long three-base hit to
center field. Herzog batted to Wagner and Merkle played safe, refusing
to try to score while the batter was being put out at first. Meyers was
given a base on balls and Shafer ran for him. Fletcher lifted a long fly
to left field and Merkle scored from third. Mathewson could not advance
the runners and died on an infield fly. Yerkes was the first batter for
the Bostons and was retired at first base. Speaker hit to deep center
field. There were some scorers who gave the batter but three bases on
the hit, insisting that Wilson, who was then catching for New York,
should have got the throw to the plate and retired the batter. In any
event Wilson missed the ball and Speaker scored. Lewis followed with a
two-bagger, which would have scored Speaker if the latter had not tried
to run home, so Wilson's failure to retrieve the throw became more
conspicuous. Other scorers gave Speaker a clean home run and it is not
far out of the way to say that he deserved the benefit of the doubt.
Neither team scored in the eleventh inning, although Snodgrass was hit
by a pitched ball. He was the first batter. He tried to steal second,
but failed to make it.
This contest was conspicuous because of the wonderfully good fielding of
Doyle and Wagner. The former made two stops along the right field line
which seemed to be not far from superhuman. Wagner killed at least two
safe hits over second base for New York and both of the plays were of
the greatest benefit to the Boston team.
Boston, Oct. 10, 1912.
New York 2; Boston 1.
Hits--Off Marquard 7; O'Brien 6, Bedient 1.
Struck out--Marquard 6, O'Brien 3.
Bases on balls--Marquard 1; O'Brien 3.
Because of the tie game the teams remained over in Boston and played on
the following day, October 10. The pitchers were Marquard for New York
and O'Brien and Bedient for Boston. Marquard pitched one of the best
games of his career and not a run was made against him until the ninth
inning. By far the most notable play of the game on the field was made
by Devore in the ninth inning, when he ran for more than thirty feet and
caught an almost impossible fly ball which had been batted by Cady. Had
he missed it the Bostons might have scored two runs and won. Devore
began the first inning with a base hit, but was out trying to steal
second. The next two batters were retired. In the second inning Murray
batted the ball to center field for two bases. Merkle's clever sacrifice
put him on third and Herzog's sacrifice fly sent him over the rubber.
Lewis began the inning for Boston with a safe hit, but could not advance
further than second.
In the third Fletcher started with a base on balls and was sacrificed to
second, but was unable to score. In the fourth, with one out, Speaker
batted safely, but was forced out at second. Gardner flied to Murray.
In the fifth Herzog began with a two-base hit to left field. Meyers died
at first, but Fletcher hit safely to right field and Herzog scored.
Fletcher stole second and Marquard was given a base on balls. Devore
forced him out and stole second and Doyle followed with another base on
balls. A long hit would have made the game easy for New York and
Snodgrass tried to get the ball into the bleachers, but Lewis caught it.
Stahl began the Bostons' half of the fifth with a hit, but was out by
ten feet trying to steal second.
In the sixth, with two out, Yerkes hit safely, but Speaker fouled out.
In the seventh, with two out, Stahl batted the ball to left field for
two bases, but Wagner flied to Devore.
In the eighth the Giants looked dangerous again. Devore began with a
base-hit to left field. Doyle flied to Lewis. Snodgrass hit safely to
left field and Murray flied to Lewis. Merkle batted the ball very hard,
but Wagner made a good stop and caught Snodgrass at second. With two out
Hooper got a base on balls for Boston, but it did Boston no good.
In the ninth Herzog was hit by a pitched ball and Meyers swung solidly
to center for a single, after Herzog had died trying to steal. Fletcher
lined to Speaker and Meyers was doubled. In Boston's half, with one out,
Lewis batted to right field for a base. Gardner hit to the same place
for two bases and Lewis scored Boston's only run. Stahl rapped a
grounder to Marquard, who threw Gardner out at third. Wagner should have
been an easy out, and the game would have been over if Merkle had not
dropped a throw to first base. Wagner stole second, no attention being
paid to him, and then Devore made his wonderfully good catch of Cady's
hard drive and the Giants had won their first game in the series.
Marquard outpitched both of his Boston rivals and in only two innings
were the Bostons able to get the first man on the bases.
New York, Oct. 11, 1912.
Boston 3, New York 1.
Hits--Off Wood 9; off Tesreau 5, Ames 3.
Struck out--Wood 8; Tesreau 5.
Bases on balls--Ames 1, Tesreau 2.
The fourth game of the series was played in New York on the following
day. For most of the forenoon it looked as if there would be no game
because of rain. Toward noon it cleared up slightly and although the
ground was a little soft it was decided to play, in view of the fact
that so many spectators had come a long distance to witness the contest.
The soft ground was in favor of the Boston players, for the ball was
batted very hard by New York most of the afternoon, but the diamond held
and the infielders were able to get a good grasp on grounders which
would ordinarily have been very difficult to handle. Tesreau pitched for
New York and Wood for Boston, as was the case in the opening game of the
series. Hooper, who batted with much success on the Polo Grounds, began
with a single to center and although Yerkes was safe on Meyers' wild
throw the Giants got out of a bad predicament handily because of the
excellent stops which were made by Fletcher of hits by Speaker and
Lewis. With one out in New York's half of the inning Doyle batted
safely, but Snodgrass forced him out.
Gardner began the second inning with a three-base hit to right field and
scored on a wild pitch. The next three batters were retired in order.
With one out for New York, Merkle singled and stole second, but was not
helped to get home.
The third was started by a single by Wood and Hooper was given a base on
balls. Yerkes bunted and Tesreau whipped the ball to third base ahead of
Wood. Doyle and Fletcher made two fine stops and Speaker and Lewis were
Boston added another run in the fourth inning, being assisted by
Tesreau's wildness. Gardner, who batted first, was given a base on
balls. Stahl forced him out at second. Then Stahl stole second, to the
immediate surprise of the Boston players and the chagrin of the New York
catcher. Wagner's out at first helped him along and when Cady pushed a
weak single to center field, just out of the reach of the players, Stahl
scored. Wood was retired by Murray.
With one out in the fifth Yerkes batted for a base, but was thrown out
at second on Speaker's grounder and Speaker died trying to steal. New
York had one out in the same inning, when Herzog hit safely, but neither
Meyers nor Fletcher could help him.
In the sixth the New York players began with a rush. Tesreau, the first
batter, hit for a base. Devore followed with another single. Doyle with
a "clean up" could have won for the Giants, but he lifted a high fly to
Yerkes. Snodgrass batted to Yerkes, who made an extraordinarily good
stop and threw Devore out at second. Murray forced Snodgrass at second
and all. New York's early advantage went for naught.
In the seventh the Giants scored their only run. After Merkle had struck
out, Herzog batted for a base. Meyers lifted a terrific line drive to
center field, but Speaker got under the ball. Fletcher hit hard and safe
to right field for two bases and Herzog scored. McCormick batted for a
base, but Fletcher, trying to score on the ball, was thrown out at the
plate by Yerkes.
In the eighth, with two out, Snodgrass was safe on Wagner's fumble.
Murray rapped a single to left field but Merkle struck out. With two out
for Boston Speaker batted a double to left field and was left. Ames
pitched in the eighth for New York. In the ninth the Giants were scored
upon again when Gardner hit for a single to center field. Stahl
sacrificed, Wagner was given a base on balls and Cady forced Wagner,
while Gardner was scoring.
Boston, Oct. 12. 1912.
Boston 2; New York 1.
Hits--Off Mathewson 5; Bedient 3.
Struck out--Mathewson 2; Bedient 4.
Bases on balls--Bedient 3.
The game was played on Saturday with Mathewson in the box for New York
and Bedient for Boston. As was the case in the former game pitched by
Mathewson in Boston, the verdict was general that perfect support would
have won the contest for him, even though the score was but 2 to 1 in
favor of Boston. Devore received a base on balls in the first inning and
after Doyle was out on a long fly to right was forced out by Snodgrass
in a double play. By the way this game was played under very adverse
conditions so far as the weather was concerned. It was cold and gloomy.
Hooper, the first Boston batter, as usual, began with his single to
center field. Yerkes flied out to shortstop. Speaker hit safely and
Lewis batted to Herzog, who made a beautiful stop on third, and touched
the base ahead of Hooper. Gardner struck out.
In the second inning Murray started off with a base on balls and the
next three batters were retired in succession. With one out for Boston,
Wagner batted safely to right field. The next two men were retired
without reaching first.
With one out in the third, Mathewson batted a single to center field and
Devore followed with a base on balls, but Bedient got the next two
The third was the inning which broke the backs of the Giants. Hooper
batted the ball to left center for three bases. Yerkes followed with a
triple to center and Hooper scored. Speaker contributed with a ground
hit, which Doyle should have got, but fumbled. Had he recovered the ball
Boston would have made but one run in the inning. As it was, Yerkes
scored on the misplay and that run lost the game for the Giants. The
next two batters were retired and for the remainder of the contest
Boston never had a man on first base, Mathewson pitching marvelous ball,
by far the best game of the series, as it should easily have been a one
run contest with not a base on balls nor a wild pitch.
In the seventh inning Merkle began with a two-base hit to left field
Herzog flied out to Wagner. Meyers flied out, but McCormick who batted
for Fletcher, made a hit and Merkle scored. That spurt gave the Giants
their sole run and they returned to New York that night with the series
three to one against them.
New York, Oct. 14, 1912
New York 5; Boston 2.
Hits--Off Marquard 7; O'Brien 6, Collins 5.
Struck out--Marquard 3; O'Brien 1, Collins 1.
Bases on balls--Marquard 1.
With a Sunday in which to rest the series was resumed in New York on
Monday, October 14. Marquard pitched for the Giants and O'Brien for the
Bostons. Rest seemed to have recuperated the New York players more than
their opponents. In the first inning of the game the Giants scored five
runs and the contest was never in doubt after that. O'Brien made a
costly balk in the first inning and the Boston players generally seemed
to be less energetic and less confident than would have been expected
from a team which had but one game to win to make the championship
The first inning really settled the outcome of the contest. After the
Giants had made five runs Boston played through the other eight innings
perfunctorily. The crowd of Boston enthusiasts, which had come to New
York to see the finishing touches put on the Giants, was bitterly
disappointed, while the New York enthusiasts, not over hopeful on
account of the disposition of the Giants to blunder badly at vital
moments, were at least in a much better frame of mind because of the
rally by their team.
Hooper was first at bat and as usual hit for a base. He was caught
napping off first. Yerkes was easily retired. Speaker was given a base
on balls and Lewis flied out.
In New York's half Devore was retired at first. Doyle hit safely to
center field. He stole second after Snodgrass struck out. Murray batted
a single to left field and Doyle went to third. O'Brien made a palpable
balk and Doyle scored from third, Murray going to second. Merkle banged
a hard double to right field, Herzog followed with a double to left
field, Meyers singled to left field, and actually stole second under the
noses of the Boston players. Fletcher singled to right field and Meyers
scored the fifth run of the inning; the other men who had crossed the
plate being Doyle, Murray, Merkle and Herzog.
In Boston's half of the second inning the Boston players scored twice
and that was all they made in the game. Gardner was safe at first on
Marquard's wild throw; Stahl singled to center. The next two batters
were easily retired, but Engle, who batted for O'Brien, hit to left
field for two bases, Devore missing the ball by pushing it away from him
as he was running into it, and Gardner and Stahl scored.
Boston began the third inning and the fourth inning with singles, but
the runners failed to get around. In the eighth, with one out, Yerkes
made a single, but was unable to score.
With one out in the third for New York, Murray singled to right field,
but was out trying to stretch the hit. Merkle hit for a base to left
field and was out trying to steal.
In the fourth, with one out, Meyers batted to left field for three
bases, but was unable to score. These latter hits were made against
Collins, who had taken O'Brien's place in the box.
Devore began the fifth with a hit, but Doyle flied to short, and Devore
was doubled off first in a play from right field. Collins continued to
be effective in the next three innings, but the mischief had been done,
so far as Boston was concerned, and the Red Sox simply did not have a
rally in them.
The teams again took a special train for Boston after the game and the
remainder of the cavalcade followed over at midnight.
Boston, Oct. 15, 1912.
New York 11; Boston 4.
Hits--Off Tesreau 9; Wood 7, Hall 9.
Struck-out--Tesreau 6; Hall 1.
Bases on balls--Hall 5; Tesreau 5.
The seventh game was played on Fenway Park, with Wood pitching for
Boston and Tesreau for the Giants. Wood pitched for one inning and was
hammered in every direction by the New York players, who ran riot on the
field. They simply overwhelmed Boston and this contest, more than any
other in the series, was so "one sided" as to be devoid of interest,
except to the New York fans, who were eager to see the Giants win the
championship. Devore, the first batter, hit safely to left field. Doyle
rapped a single to center. Devore and Doyle made a double steal and that
began the fireworks. Snodgrass pushed a double to right field. Murray's
hit was a sacrifice. Merkle singled to center field. Herzog batted to
Wood and Merkle was run down between second and third. Meyers singled to
left field, Fletcher doubled to right field, and Tesreau made his first
hit of the series, a single to left field. That counted all told six
runs for the Giants and Tesreau added cruelty to the sufferings of the
Red Sox by trying to steal second base and almost making it.
In the second inning Gardner made a home run. Hall took the place of
Wood in the box for Boston and Devore was given a base on balls. He
stole second and Doyle got a base on balls. Devore was caught napping,
but Snodgrass singled to right, scoring Doyle. The two next batters were
In the third Hall was safe on Fletcher's wild throw and Hooper singled
but neither scored. Herzog and Meyers began with singles for New York,
but neither of them got home. With one out in the fourth, Gardner was
hit by a pitched ball and Stahl singled to left field. Neither of these
In the fifth Hall began with a two-bagger to left. Hooper was given a
base on balls and was forced out by Yerkes. Speaker was given a base on
balls. The next two batters were retired, leaving Hall on third. There
were two out for New York when Meyers made his third single, but he
failed to get home.
With one out in the sixth for Boston Wagner hit safely, but Cady was
easily retired. Hall was given a base on balls, but Hooper struck out,
ending the inning. In New York's half, with one out, Devore was given a
base on balls. Doyle batted the ball over the fence in right field for a
home run and Devore scored ahead of him.
In Boston's half of the seventh, with one out, Speaker singled to
center. Lewis batted to left field for two bases. That put Speaker on
third. While Fletcher was getting Gardner out of the way, Speaker scored
and Lewis reached home on Doyle's fumble of Stahl's grounder. In New
York's half of this inning Merkle began with a single to center. Herzog
flied to left field. Meyers made his fourth single of the afternoon, but
Fletcher flied to right field. Tesreau hit to right for a base and
In the eighth Doyle muffed Cady's fly. Hall singled to right. Hooper's
sacrifice fly gave Cady a run, Doyle began for New York with a single,
but the next three batters were retired in order.
In the ninth Herzog began with a base on balls. Wilson, who was
catching, singled to center. He was doubled up with Fletcher on a long
fly hit. Herzog, however, eventually scored his run, which was the
seventh of the game for New York.
In this contest the Giants ran bases with such daring that they had the
Boston players confused and uncertain. Cady did not know whether to
throw the ball or hold it, and the general exhibition of speed on the
bases which was made by New York was characteristic of the team's dash
in the race for the championship of the National League, and a system
which the Boston players could not fathom.
Boston, Oct. 16, 1912.
Boston 3; New York 2 (ten innings.)
Hits--Off Bedient 6, Wood 3; Mathewson 8.
Struck out--Bedient 2, Wood 2; Mathewson 4.
Bases on balls--Bedient 3, Wood 1; Mathewson 5.
On the following day, before the smallest crowd of the series, the final
game was played in Boston. Many Boston fans, disgruntled at the manner
in which some of them had been seated, deliberately remained away. The
air was cold and bleak and in addition to all the rest the enthusiasts
of Boston had given up the fight. Which merely goes to show the
uncertainty of Base Ball. The New York players unquestionably had the
championship won for nine and one half innings of the final game and
then, by the simplest of errors, overturned all of the good which they
had accomplished in their wonderful rally of the two days preceding.
After outplaying the Bostons in a manner which showed some thing of the
caliber of the teams when both were going at top speed, the New York
team stopped short. As one wit dryly put it: "Boston did not win the
championship, but New York lost it."
Mathewson pitched for New York and Bedient for Boston until the end of
the seventh inning.
With two out for the Giants in the first Snodgrass was given a base on
balls, but Murray was retired. Two were out for Boston when Speaker hit
for a single to right field, but Lewis struck out. Again in the second
two were out for New York when Meyers was safe on Speaker's muff.
Fletcher singled over second, but Mathewson flied out.
Hooper began the third with a base hit, but was left. Devore started for
New York with a base on balls. Doyle and Snodgrass were out in
succession, Devore advancing, and then Murray doubled to center field
and Devore scored. In the fourth Herzog started with a two-bagger and if
the ground rule had not been changed he would have had an easy triple,
and ultimately a run, which would have changed all the outcome of the
game. As it was, he did not score. In the fifth Devore began with a
single and was out stealing second after Doyle had flied out and Hooper
had made the most wonderful catch of the series, reaching over the right
field fence to get the ball with his bare band. Snodgrass singled and
Murray fouled out.
In the sixth Meyers received a base on balls with two out but did not
score. With one out Yerkes singled to right field and Speaker got a base
on balls but no run followed.
In the seventh Mathewson began with a single and was forced out by
Devore, who was left on bases while two batters were retired. For
Boston, with one out, Stahl hit safely to center field. It was a pop
fly, which fell between three men, Fletcher, Murray and Snodgrass.
Wagner was given a base on balls and Cady was an easy out. Henriksen,
batting for Bedient, with two strikes against him, drove the ball on a
line toward third base. In fact, it hit third base. It bounded so far
back that Stahl scored the tieing run of the game.
No runs were scored by either team in the eighth or the ninth innings.
In the tenth, with one out, Murray lined a double to left field and
scored on Merkle's hard single over second. That put the Giants in the
lead, with Merkle on second. Herzog struck out and Wood threw out
Meyers. The ball had been batted so hard by Meyers to Wood that it
crippled the pitcher's hand and compelled him to cease playing. It was
fortunate for Boston that the hit kept low. So much speed had been put
into it by the stalwart Indian catcher that had the ball got into the
outfield it would have gone to the fence. It was the undoing of Wood,
but it really led to the victory of Boston.
Engle batted for Wood in the tenth. He rapped a long fly to center field
which was perfectly played by Snodgrass, but the center fielder dropped
the ball. Engle went to second base.
On top of his simple muff Snodgrass made a magnificent catch of Hooper's
fly, which seemed to be good for three bases. Mathewson bent every
energy to strike out Yerkes, but the batter would not go after the wide
curves which were being served to him by the New York pitcher and
finally was given a base on balls.
Speaker hit the first ball pitched for an easy foul which should have
been caught by Merkle. The ball dropped between Merkle, Meyers and
Mathewson. As was afterward proved the capture of this foul would have
saved the championship for the Giants.
Speaker, with another life, singled to right and Engle scored the tieing
run. The Giants still had a chance, but a feeble one, for Yerkes was on
third, with but one out. Gardner flied to Devore. The New York
outfielder caught the ball and made a game effort to stop the flying
Yerkes at the plate, but failed to do so, and the game was over and the
series belonged to Boston.
Yet so keen had been the struggle, so great the excitement, so wonderful
the rally of the New York club after having once given the series away,
that it was the opinion generally that the defeated were as great in
defeat as the victors were great in victory.
The scores of the games are as follows:
BOSTON. AB. R. H. P. A. E. NEW YORK. AB. R. H. P. A. E.
Hooper, r.f. 3 1 1 1 0 0 Devore, l.f. 3 1 0 0 0 0
Yerkes, 2b 4 0 1 0 1 0 Doyle, 2b 4 1 2 2 7 0
Speaker, c.f 3 1 1 0 1 0 Snodgrass, c.f. 4 0 1 2 0 0
Lewis, l.f. 4 0 0 2 0 0 Murray, r.f. 3 0 1 1 0 0
Gardner, 3b 4 0 0 1 1 0 Merkle, 1b 3 1 1 12 0 0
Stahl, 1b 4 0 0 6 1 0 Herzog, 3b 4 0 2 1 1 0
Wagner, ss 3 1 2 5 3 1 Meyers, c 3 0 1 6 1 0
Cady, c 3 0 1 11 1 0 Fletcher, ss 4 0 0 3 1 1
Wood, p 3 1 0 1 1 0 Tesreau, p 2 0 0 0 2 0
McCormick 1 0 0 0 0 0
Crandall, p 1 0 0 0 1 0
Becker 0 0 0 0 0 0
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Totals 31 4 6 27 9 1 Totals 33 3 8 27 13 1
1: McCormick batted for Tesreau in the seventh inning.
2: Becker ran for Meyers in ninth inning.
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0-4
New York 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-3
Sacrifice hits--Hooper, Cady. Two-base hits--Hooper, Wagner, Doyle.
Three-base hit--Speaker. Double play--Stahl and Wood. Pitching
record--Off Tesreau, 5 hits and 4 runs in 25 times at bat in 7 innings;
off Crandall, 1 hit, 0 runs in 6 times at bat in 2 innings. Struck
out--By Wood 11, Devore, Snodgrass, Merkle, Herzog, Meyers, Fletcher 3,
Tesreau 2, Crandall; by Tesreau 4, Hooper, Speaker, Stahl, Gardner; by
Crandall 2, Stahl, Gardner. Bases on balls--By Wood 2, Devore, Murray;
by Tesreau 4, Hooper, Speaker, Wagner, Wood. First base on
errors--Boston 1, New York 1. Fumbles--Wagner, Fletcher. Hit by pitched
ball--By Wood, Meyers. Left on bases--Boston 6, New York 6.
Umpires--Klem and Evans; field umpires--Rigler and O'Loughlin.
Scorers--Richter and Spink. Time of game--2.10. Weather--Clear and warm.
NEW YORK. AB. R. H. P. A. E. BOSTON. AB. R. H. P. A. E.
Snodgrass, l.f-r.f 4 1 1 0 0 0 Hooper, r.f. 5 1 3 3 0 0
Doyle, 2b 5 0 1 2 5 0 Yerkes, 2b 5 1 1 3 4 0
Becker, c.f. 4 1 0 0 1 0 Speaker, c.f. 5 2 2 2 0 0
Murray, r.f-l.f 5 2 3 3 0 0 Lewis, l.f. 5 2 2 2 0 1
Merkle, 1b 5 1 1 19 0 1 Gardner, 3b 4 0 0 2 0 0
Herzog, 3b 4 1 3 2 4 0 Stahl, 1b 5 2 2 10 0 0
Meyers, c 4 0 2 5 0 0 Wagner, ss 5 0 0 5 5 5
Fletcher, ss 4 0 0 1 3 3 Carrigan, c 5 0 0 6 4 0
McCormick 0 0 0 0 0 0 Collins, p 3 0 0 0 1 0
Mathewson, p 5 0 0 1 6 0 Hall, p 1 0 0 0 0 0
Shafer, ss 0 0 0 0 3 0 Bedient, p 1 0 0 0 0 0
Wilson, c 0 0 0 0 1 1
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Totals 40 6 11 33 23 5 Totals 44 6 10 33 14 1
1: McCormick batted for Fletcher in tenth inning. 2: Shafer ran for
Meyers in tenth inning and succeeded Fletcher as shortstop in same
inning. 3: Wilson succeeded Meyers as catcher in tenth inning.
New York 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0-6
Boston 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0-8
Left on bases--New York 9, Boston 6. First base on errors--New York 1,
Boston 3. Two-base hits--Snodgrass, Murray, Herzog, Lewis 2, Hooper.
Three-base hits--Murray, Merkle. Herzog, Yerkes, Speaker. Stolen
bases--Snodgrass, Herzog, Hooper 2, Stahl. Sacrifice hit--Gardner.
Sacrifice flies--Herzog, McCormick. Double play--Fletcher and Herzog.
Pitching record--Off Collins, 9 hits and 3 runs in 30 times at bat in
7-1/3 innings; off Hall, 2 hits and 3 runs in 9 times at bat in 2-2/3
innings; off Bedient, no hits or runs in 1 time at bat in 1 inning.
Struck out--By Mathewson 4, Stahl, Collins 2, Wagner; by Collins 6,
Doyle, Merkle, Mathewson 2, Snodgrass; by Bedient 1, Doyle. Bases on
balls--By Hall 4, Snodgrass, Doyle, Becker, Meyers; by Bedient 1,
Becker. Fumbles--Fletcher 2. Muffed flies--Fletcher, Lewis. Muffed foul
fly--Merkle. Muffed thrown ball--Wilson. Hit by pitcher--By Bedient,
Snodgrass. Umpires--O'Loughlin and Rigler; field umpires--Klem and
Evans. Scorers--Richter and Spink. Time of game--2.38. Weather--Cool and
NEW YORK. AB. R. H. P. A. E. BOSTON. AB. R. H. P. A. E.
Devore, 1.f. 4 0 2 2 0 0 Hooper, r.f. 3 0 0 1 0 0
Doyle, 2b 3 0 0 3 1 0 Yerkes, 2b 4 0 1 3 1 0
Snodgrass, c.f. 4 0 1 0 0 0 Speaker, c.f. 4 0 1 3 1 0
Murray, l.f. 4 1 1 5 0 0 Lewis, l.f. 4 1 2 4 0 0
Merkle, 1b 3 0 0 5 0 1 Gardner, 3b 3 0 1 0 2 0
Herzog, 3b 2 1 1 1 3 0 Stahl, 1b 4 0 2 11 1 0
Meyers, c 4 0 1 8 1 0 Wagner, ss 4 0 0 1 3 0
Fletcher, ss 3 0 1 3 2 0 Carrigan, c 2 0 0 3 1 0
Marquard, p 1 0 0 0 2 0 Engle 1 0 0 0 0 0
O'Brien, p 2 0 0 1 5 0
Ball 1 0 0 0 0 0
Cady, c 1 0 0 0 1 0
Bedient, p 0 0 0 0 0 0
Henriksen 0 0 0 0 0 0
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Totals 28 2 7 27 9 1 Totals 31 1 7 27 15 0
1: Engle batted for Carrigan in eighth inning. 2: Ball batted for
O'Brien in eighth inning. 3: Henriksen ran for Stahl in ninth inning.
New York 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0-2
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-1
Left on bases--New York 6, Boston 7. First base on errors--Boston 1.
Two-base hits--Murray, Herzog, Stahl, Gardner. Stolen bases--Devore,
Fletcher, Wagner. Sacrifice hits--Merkle, Marquard, Gardner. Sacrifice
fly--Herzog. Double play--Speaker and Stahl. Pitching record--Off
O'Brien, 6 hints and 2 runs in 26 times at bat in 8 innings; off
Bedient, 1 hit and 0 runs in 2 times at bat in 1 inning. Struck out--By
Marquard 6, Hooper, Yerkes, Wagner, O'Brien 2, Ball; by O'Brien 3,
Devore, Merkle, Meyers. Bases on balls--O'Brien 3, Fletcher, Doyle,
Marquard; by Marquard 1, Hooper. Muffed thrown ball--Merkle. Hit by
pitcher--By Bedient, Herzog. Umpires--Evans and Klem; field umpires--
O'Loughlin and Rigler. Scorers--Richter and Spink. Time of game--2.16.
Weather--Clear and cool.
BOSTON. AB. R. H. P. A. E. NEW YORK. AB. R. H. P. A. E.
Hooper, r.f. 4 0 1 1 0 0 Devore, l.f. 4 0 1 0 0 0
Yerkes, 2b 3 0 1 2 5 0 Doyle, 2b 4 0 1 4 1 0
Speaker, c.f. 4 0 1 2 0 0 Snodgrass, c.f. 4 0 0 2 0 0
Lewis, l.f. 4 0 0 1 0 0 Murray, r.f. 4 0 1 3 0 0
Gardner, 3b 3 2 2 0 2 0 Merkle, 1b 4 0 1 8 0 0
Stahl, 1b 3 1 0 9 0 0 Herzog, 3b 4 1 2 2 1 0
Wagner, ss 3 0 0 2 3 1 Meyers, c 4 0 0 5 1 1
Cady, c 4 0 1 10 0 0 Fletcher, ss 4 0 1 3 6 0
Wood, p 4 0 2 0 2 0 Tesreau, p 2 0 1 0 2 0
McCormick 1 0 1 0 0 0
Ames, p 0 0 0 0 1 0
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Totals 32 3 8 27 12 1 Totals 35 1 9 27 12 1
1: McCormick batted for Tesreau in seventh inning.
Boston 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1-3
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-1
Left on bases--Boston 7, New York 7. First base on errors--Boston 1, New
York 1. Two-base hits--Speaker, Fletcher. Three-base hit--Gardner.
Stolen bases--Stahl, Merkle. Sacrifice hits--Yerkes, Stahl. Double
play--Fletcher and Merkle. Pitching record--Off Tesreau, 5 hits and 2
runs in 24 times at bat in 7 innings; off Ames, 3 hits and 1 run in 8
times at bat in 2 innings. Struck out--By Wood 8, Devore, Snodgrass.
Murray 2, Merkle 2, Meyers, Tesreau; by Tesreau 5, Lewis, Stahl, Wagner,
Cady 2. Bases on balls--By Tesreau 2, Hooper, Gardner; by Ames 1,
Wagner. Fumble--Wagner. Wild throw--Meyers. Wild pitch--Tesreau.
Umpires--Rigler and O'Loughlin; field umpires--Evans and Klem. Scorers--
Richter and Spink. Time of game--2.06. Weather--Cool and cloudy, and
BOSTON. AB. R. H. P. A. E. NEW YORK. AB. R. H. P. A. E.
Hooper, r.f. 4 l 2 4 0 0 Devore, l.f. 2 0 0 0 0 0
Yerkes, 2b 4 1 1 3 3 0 Doyle, 2b 4 0 0 0 3 1
Speaker, c.f. 3 0 1 3 0 0 Snodgrass, c.f. 4 0 0 2 0 0
Lewis, l.f. 3 0 0 1 0 0 Murray, r.f. 3 0 0 0 1 0
Gardner, 3b 3 0 0 3 2 1 Merkle, 1b 4 1 1 15 0 0
Stahl, 1b 3 0 0 7 0 0 Herzog, 3b 4 0 0 2 3 0
Wagner, ss 3 0 1 1 1 0 Meyers, c 3 0 1 2 0 0
Cady, c 3 0 0 5 0 0 Fletcher, ss 2 0 0 2 2 0
Bedient, p 3 0 0 0 0 0 McCormick 1 0 0 0 0 0
Shafer, ss 0 0 0 1 1 0
Mathewson, p 3 0 1 0 3 0
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Totals 29 2 5 27 6 1 Totals 30 1 3 24 13 1
1: McCormick batted for Fletcher in seventh inning. 2: Shafer ran for
McCormick in seventh inning and then played shortstop.
Boston 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 X--2
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0--1
Left on bases--New York 5, Boston 3. First base on errors--New York 1,
Boston 1. Two-base hit--Merkle. Three-base hits--Hooper, Yerkes. Double
play--Wagner, Yerkes and Stahl. Struck out--By Mathewson 2, Gardner,
Wagner; by Bedient 4, Devore, Snodgrass, Merkle, Mathewson. Bases on
balls--By Bedient 3, Devore 2, Murray. Fumbles--Doyle, Gardner.
Umpires--O'Loughlin and Rigler; field umpires--Klem and Evans.
Scorers--Richter and Spink. Time of game--1.43. Weather--Warm and
NEW YORK. AB. R. H. P. A. E. BOSTON. AB. R. H. P. A. E.
Devore, l.f. 4 0 1 2 0 1 Hooper, r.f. 4 0 1 2 2 0
Doyle, 2b 4 1 1 1 1 0 Yerkes, 2b 4 0 2 3 1 1
Snodgrass, c.f. 4 0 1 6 0 0 Speaker, c.f. 3 0 0 5 0 0
Murray, r.f. 3 1 2 7 0 0 Lewis, l.f. 4 0 0 0 0 0
Merkle, 1b 3 1 2 4 1 0 Gardner, 3b 4 1 0 0 1 0
Herzog, 3b 3 1 1 1 1 0 Stahl, 1b 4 1 2 8 0 0
Meyers, c 3 1 2 6 0 0 Wagner, 3b 4 0 0 3 0 0
Fletcher, ss 3 0 1 0 2 0 Cady, c 3 0 1 3 2 1
Marquard, p 3 0 0 0 2 1 O'Brien, p 0 0 0 0 1 0
Engle 1 0 1 0 0 0
Collins, p 2 0 0 0 2 0
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Totals 30 5 11 27 7 2 Totals 33 2 7 24 9 2
1: Engle batted for O'Brien in second inning.
New York 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X--5
Boston 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0--2
Left on bases--Boston 5, New York 1. First base on errors--Boston 1.
Two-base hits--Engle, Merkle, Herzog. Three-base hit--Meyers. Stolen
bases--Speaker, Doyle, Herzog, Meyers. Double plays--Fletcher, Doyle and
Merkle; Hooper and Stahl. Pitching record--Off O'Brien, 6 hits and 5
runs in 8 times at bat in 1 inning; off Collins, 5 hits and 0 runs in 22
times at bat in 7 innings. Struck out--By Marquard 3, Wagner, Gardner,
Stahl; by O'Brien 1, Snodgrass; by Collins 1, Devore. Base on balls--By
Marquard, Speaker. Fumble--Devore. Wild throw--Marquard. Muffed foul
fly--Cady. Balk--O'Brien. Wild throw--Yerkes. Time of game--1.58.
Umpires--Klem and Evans; field umpires--O'Loughlin and Rigler.
Scorers--Richter and Spink. Weather--Warm and cloudy.
NEW YORK. AB. R. H. P. A. E. BOSTON. AB. R. H. P. A. E.
Devore, r.f. 4 2 1 3 1 1 Hooper, r.h. 3 0 1 1 1 0
Doyle, 2b 4 3 3 2 3 2 Yerkes, 2b 4 0 0 1 4 0
Snodgrass, c.f. 5 1 2 1 0 0 Speaker, c.f. 4 1 1 4 0 1
Murray, l.f. 4 0 0 1 0 0 Lewis, l.f. 4 1 1 3 0 0
Merkle, 1b 5 1 2 10 0 1 Gardner, 3b 4 1 1 2 0 1
Herzog, 3b 4 2 1 0 2 0 Stahl, 1b 5 0 1 11 1 0
Meyers, c 4 1 3 6 0 0 Wagner, ss 5 0 1 4 4 0
Wilson, c 1 0 1 2 0 0 Cady, c 4 1 0 1 2 0
Fletcher, ss 5 1 1 2 4 0 Wood, p 0 0 0 0 1 0
Tesreau, p 4 0 2 0 6 0 Happ, p 3 0 3 0 5 1
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Totals 40 11 16 27 16 4 Totals 36 4 9 27 18 3
1: Wilson relieved Meyers in eighth inning.
New York 6 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 1--11
Boston 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0-- 4
Left on bases--New York 8, Boston 12. First base on errors--Boston 1.
Stolen bases--Devore 2, Doyle. Sacrifice hit--Murray. Sacrifice
fly--Hooper. Two-base hits--Snodgrass, Hall, Lewis. Home runs--Doyle,
Gardner. Double plays--Devore and Meyers; Speaker, unassisted. Pitching
record--Off Wood, 7 hits and 6 runs in 8 times at bat in 1 inning; off
Hall, 9 hits and 5 runs in 32 times at bat in 8 innings. Struck out--By
Tesreau 6, Hooper 2, Yerkes, Gardner, Wagner, Cady; by Hall 1, Herzog.
Bases on balls--By Tesreau 5, Hooper, Yerkes, Speaker, Lewis, Hall; by
Hall 5, Devore 2, Doyle, Herzog, Tesreau. Fumbles--Doyle, Devore. Muffed
thrown ball--Gardner. Wild throws--Merkle, Hall, Speaker. Muffed
fly--Doyle. Wild pitches--Tesreau 2. Hit by pitched ball--By Tesreau,
Gardner. Time of game--2.21. Umpires--Evans and Klem; field
umpires--O'Loughlin and Rigler. Scorers--Richter and Spink.
Weather--Cold and windy.
BOSTON. AB. R. H. P. A. E. NEW YORK. AB. R. H. P. A. E.
Hooper, r.f. 5 0 0 3 0 0 Devore, r.f. 3 1 1 3 1 0
Yerkes, 2b 4 1 1 0 3 0 Doyle, 2b 5 0 0 1 5 1
Speaker, c.f. 4 0 2 2 0 1 Snodgrass, c.f. 4 0 1 4 1 1
Lewis, l.f. 4 0 0 1 0 0 Murray, l.f. 5 1 2 3 0 0
Gardner, 3b 3 0 1 1 4 2 Merkle, 1b 5 0 1 10 0 0
Stahl, 1b 4 1 2 15 0 1 Herzog, 3b 5 0 2 2 1 0
Wagner, ss 3 0 1 3 5 1 Meyers, c 3 0 0 4 1 0
Cady, c 4 0 0 5 3 0 Fletcher, ss 3 0 1 2 3 0
Bedient, p 2 0 0 0 1 0 McCormick 1 0 0 0 0 0
Henriksen 1 0 1 0 0 0 Mathewson, p 4 0 1 0 3 0
Wood, p 0 0 0 0 2 0 Shafer, ss 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engle 1 1 0 0 0 0
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Totals 35 3 8 30 18 5 Totals 38 2 9*29 15 2
*: Two out in tenth inning when winning run was scored.
1: McCormick batted for Fletcher in ninth inning. 2: Henriksen batted
for Bedient in seventh inning. 3: Shafer player shortstop in tenth
inning. 4: Engle batted for Wood in tenth inning.
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2--3
New York 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1--2
Left on bases--New York 11, Boston 9. First base on errors--New York 1,
Boston 1. Two-base hits--Murray 2, Herzog, Gardner, Stahl, Henriksen.
Sacrifice hit--Meyers. Sacrifice fly--Gardner. Stolen base--Devore.
Pitching record--Off Bedient, 6 hits and 1 run in 26 times at bat in 7
innings; off Wood, 3 hits and 1 run in 12 times at bat in 3 innings.
Struck out--By Mathewson 4, Yerkes, Speaker, Lewis, Stahl; by Bedient 2,
Merkle, Fletcher; by Wood 2, Mathewson, Herzog. Bases on balls--By
Mathewson 5, Yerkes, Speaker, Lewis, Gardner, Wagner; by Bedient 3,
Devore, Snodgrass, Meyers; by Wood 1, Devore. Muffed fly--Snodgrass.
Muffed foul fly--Stahl. Muffed thrown balls--Doyle, Wagner, Gardner.
Fumbles--Speaker, Gardner. Time of game--2.39. Umpires--O'Loughlin and
Rigler; field umpires--Klem and Evans. Scorers--Richter and Spink.
Weather--Clear and cold.
THE COMPOSITE SCORE.
Following is a composite score of the eight games played, thus
arranged to show at a glance the total work in every department:
G. AB. R. H. SB. SH. PO. A. E.
Hooper........................ 8 31 3 9 2 2 16 3 ..
Yerkes........................ 8 32 3 8 .. 1 15 22 1
Speaker....................... 8 30 4 9 1 .. 21 2 2
Lewis......................... 8 32 4 5 .. .. 14 .. 1
Gardner....................... 8 28 4 5 .. 3 9 12 4
Stahl......................... 8 32 3 9 2 1 77 3 1
Wagner........................ 8 30 1 5 1 .. 24 24 3
Cady.......................... 7 22 1 3 .. 1 35 9 1
Wood.......................... 4 7 1 2 .. .. 1 6 ..
Carrigan...................... 2 7 .. .. .. .. 9 5 ..
Collins....................... 2 5 .. .. .. .. .. 3 ..
Hall.......................... 2 4 .. 3 .. .. .. 5 1
Bedient....................... 4 6 .. .. .. .. .. 1 ..
Engle...................... 3 3 1 1 .. .. .. .. ..
O'Brien....................... 2 2 .. .. .. .. 1 6 ..
Ball....................... 1 1 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Henriksen.................. 2 1 .. 1 .. .. .. .. ..
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
273 25 60 6 8 222 101 14
G. AB. R. H. SB. SH. PO. A. E.
Devore........................ 7 24 4 6 4 .. 10 2 2
Doyle......................... 8 33 5 8 2 .. 15 26 4
Snodgrass..................... 8 33 2 7 1 .. 17 1 1
Murray........................ 8 31 5 10 .. 1 23 1 ..
Merkle........................ 8 33 5 9 1 1 83 1 3
Herzog........................ 8 30 6 12 2 2 11 16 ..
Becker..................... 2 4 1 .. .. .. .. 1 ..
Meyers........................ 8 28 2 10 1 1 42 4 1
Fletcher...................... 8 28 1 5 1 .. 16 23 4
Wilson........................ 3 1 .. 1 .. .. 2 1 1
Shafer........................ 3 .. .. .. .. .. 1 4 ..
Tesreau....................... 3 8 .. 3 .. .. .. 10 ..
McCormick.................. 5 4 .. 1 .. 1 .. .. ..
Crandall...................... 1 1 .. .. .. .. .. 1 ..
Mathewson..................... 3 12 .. 2 .. .. 2 12 ..
Marquard...................... 2 4 .. .. .. 1 .. 4 1
Ames.......................... 1 .. .. .. .. .. .. 1 ..
--- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
274 31 74 12 722l 108 17
1: Engle batted for Carrigan in eighth inning of third game; for O'Brien
in second inning of sixth game, and for Wood in tenth inning of eighth
2: Ball batted for O'Brien in eighth inning of third game.
3: Henriksen ran for Stahl in ninth inning of third game; and batted for
Bedient in seventh inning of eighth game.
4: McCormick batted for Tesreau in seventh inning of first game; for
Fletcher in tenth inning of second game; for Tesreau in seventh inning
of fourth game; for Fletcher in seventh inning of fifth game; and for
Fletcher in ninth inning of eighth game.
5: Becker ran for Meyers in ninth inning of first game.
6: Two out in tenth inning of eighth game when winning run scored.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Tl.
Boston 3 4 2 1 1 1 6 2 2 3 0--25
New York 11 3 3 1 1 2 3 3 2 2 0--31
Left on bases--Boston 55, New York 53.
Two-base hits--Boston: Lewis 3, Gardner 2, Stahl 2, Hooper 2, Henriksen
1, Hall 1, Engle 1, Speaker 1, Wagner 1; total 14. New York: Murray 4,
Herzog 4, Snodgrass 2, Merkle 2, Fletcher 1, Doyle 1; total 14.
Three-base hits--Boston: Speaker 2, Yerkes 2, Gardner 1, Hooper 1; total
6. New York: Murray 1, Merkle 1, Herzog 1, Meyers 1; total 4.
Home runs--Boston: Gardner 1. New York: Doyle 1.
Double plays--For Boston: Stahl and Wood 1; Speaker and Stahl 1; Wagner,
Yerkes and Stahl 1; Hooper and Stahl 1; Speaker 1 (unassisted). For New
York: Fletcher and Herzog 1; Fletcher and Merkle 1; Fletcher, Doyle and
Merkle 1; Devore and Meyers 1.
Struck out by Boston pitchers--By Wood: Merkle 3, Tesreau 3, Fletcher 3,
Devore 2, Snodgrass 2, Herzog 2, Meyers 2, Murray 2, Crandall 1,
Mathewson 1, total 21. By Collins: Doyle 1, Merkle 1, Snodgrass 1,
Devore 1, Mathewson 2; total 6. By Bedient: Doyle 1, Devore 1, Snodgrass
1, Mathewson 1, Fletcher 1, Merkle 2; total 7. By O'Brien: Devore 1,
Merkle 1, Meyers 1, Snodgrass 1; total 4. By Hall: Herzog 1; total 1.
Grand total 39.
Struck out by New York pitchers--By Tesreau: Hooper 3, Cady 3, Stahl 2,
Gardner 2, Wagner 2. Speaker 1, Yerkes 1, Lewis 1; total 15. By
Mathewson: Stahl 2, Collins 2, Wagner 2, Gardner 1, Yerkes 1, Speaker 1,
Lewis 1; total 10. By Marquard: Wagner 2, O'Brien 2, Hooper 1, Yerkes 1,
Ball 1, Gardner 1, Stahl 1; total 9. By Crandall: Stahl 1, Gardner 1;
total 2. Grand total 36.
Bases on balls off Boston pitchers--Off Wood: Devore 2, Murray 1; total
3. Off Hall: Doyle 2, Devore 2, Snodgrass 1, Becker 1. Meyers 1, Tesreau
1, Herzog 1; total 9. Off Bedient: Devore 3, Becker 1, Murray 1,
Snodgrass 1, Meyers 1; total 7. Off O'Brien: Fletcher 1, Doyle 1.
Marquard 1; total 3. Grand total 22.
Bases on balls off New York pitchers--Off Tesreau: Hooper 3, Speaker 2,
Wagner 1, Wood 1, Gardner 1, Yerkes 1, Lewis 1, Hall 1: total 11. Off
Marquard: Hooper 1, Speaker 1; total 2. Off Ames: Wagner 1; total 1. Off
Mathewson: Yerkes 1, Speaker 1, Lewis 1, Gardner 1, Wagner 1; total 6.
Grand total 19.
Relief pitchers' records--Off Tesreau, 5 hits, 4 runs, in 25 times at
bat in 7 innings; off Crandall, 1 hit, 0 runs, in 6 times at bat in 2
innings in game of October 8. Off Collins, 9 hits. 3 runs, in 30 times
at bat in 7-1/3 innings: off Hall, 2 hits, 3 runs, in 9 times at bat in
2-2/3 innings; off Bedient, 0 hits, 0 runs, in 1 time at bat in 1
inning, in game of October 9; off O'Brien, 6 hits, 2 runs, in 26 times
at bat in 8 innings; off Bedient, 1 hit, 0 runs, in 2 times at bat in 1
inning, in game of October 10. Off Tesreau, 5 hits, 2 runs, in 24 times
at bat in 7 innings; off Ames, 3 hits, 1 run, in 8 times at bat in 2
innings, in game of October 11. Off O'Brien, 8 hits, 5 runs, in 8 times
at bat in 1 inning; off Collins, 5 hits, 0 runs, in 22 times at bat in 7
innings, in game of October 14. Off Wood, 7 hits, 6 runs, in 8 times at
bat in 1 inning; off Hall, 9 hits. 5 rung, in 32 times at bat in 8
innings, in game of October 15. Off Bedient, 6 hits, 1 run, in 26 times
at bat in 7 innings; off Wood, 3 hits, 1 runs, in 12 times at bat in 3
innings, in game of October 16.
Wild pitches--Tesreau 3.
Muffed fly Balls--Fletcher 1, Lewis 1. Doyle 1, Snodgrass 1; total 4.
Muffed foul fly--Merkle 1, Cady 1, Stahl 1; total 3.
Muffed thrown balls--Wilson 1, Merkle 1, Gardner 2, Doyle 1, Wagner 1;
Wild throws--Meyers 1, Marquard 1, Yerkes 1, Merkle 1, Hall 1, Speaker
1; total 6.
Fumbles--Wagner 2, Fletcher 3, Doyle 2, Gardner 2, Devore 2, Speaker 1;
First base on errors--Boston 11, New York 5.
Sacrifice flies--Herzog 2, McCormick 1, Hooper 1, Gardner 1; total 5.
Hit by pitcher--By Bedient: Snodgrass 1, Herzog 1. By Wood: Meyers. By
Umpires--Evans and O'Loughlin, of the American League; Klem and Rigler,
of the National League.
Official scorers--Francis C. Richter of Philadelphia, and J. Taylor
Spink of St. Louis, all games.
Average time--2.13 7-8.
Weather--Clear and cool.
INDIVIDUAL BATTING AVERAGES.
Following are the official batting averages of all players participating
in the World's Championship Series of 1912. They show that New York
clearly outhit Boston. The team average of the Giants was 50 points
higher than that of Boston. The Boston team had only four batters in the
.300 class, while New York had five. Of the men who played all through
the series, Herzog was high with .400. The figures are:
INDIVIDUAL BOSTON BATTING.
G. AB. R. H. SB. SH. PC.
Henriksen 2 1 -- 1 -- -- 1000
Hall 2 4 -- 3 -- -- .750
Engle 3 3 1 1 -- -- .333
Speaker 8 30 4 9 1 -- .300
Hooper 8 31 3 9 2 2 .290
Wood 4 7 1 2 -- -- .286
Stahl 8 32 3 9 2 1 .281
Yerkes 8 32 3 8 -- 1 .250
Gardner 8 28 4 5 -- 3 .179
Wagner 8 30 1 5 1 -- .167
Lewis 8 32 4 5 -- -- .156
Cady 7 22 1 3 -- 1 .136
Carrigan 2 7 -- -- -- -- .000
Collins 2 5 -- -- -- -- .000
Bedient 4 6 -- -- -- -- .000
O'Brien 2 2 -- -- -- -- .000
Ball 1 1 -- -- -- -- .000
INDIVIDUAL NEW YORK BATTING.
G. AB. R. H. SB. SH. PC.
Wilson 2 1 -- 1 -- -- 1000
Herzog 8 30 6 12 2 2 .400
Tesreau 3 8 -- 3 -- -- .375
Meyers 8 28 2 10 1 1 .357
Murray 8 31 5 10 -- 1 .323
Merkle 8 33 5 9 1 1 .273
Devore 7 24 4 6 4 -- .250
McCormick 5 4 -- 1 -- 1 .250
Doyle 8 33 5 8 2 -- .242
Snodgrass 8 33 2 7 1 -- .212
Fletcher 8 28 1 5 1 -- .179
Mathewson 3 12 -- 2 -- -- .167
Becker 2 4 1 -- -- -- .000
Shafer 3 -- -- -- -- -- .000
Crandall 1 1 -- -- -- -- .000
Marquard 2 4 -- -- -- -- .000
Ames 1 -- -- -- -- -- .000
Team batting average: New York, .270; Boston, .220.
INDIVIDUAL FIELDING AVERAGES.
The individual and team fielding averages show Boston leading by a
slight margin of .958 to .951. The figures follow:
G. PO. A. PB. E. PC. | G. PO. A. PB. E. PC.
Carrigan 2 9 5 1000|Cady 7 35 9 1 .978
Meyers 8 42 4 1 .979|Wilson 2 2 1 1 .750
G. PO. A. E. PC. | G. PO. A. E. PC.
Tesreau 3 10 1000|Collins 2 3 1000
Crandall 1 1 1000|Bedient 4 1 1000
Mathewson 4 1 12 1000|O'Brien 2 1 6 1000
Wood 4 1 6 1000|Hall 2 5 1 .833
Ames 1 1 1000|Marquard 2 4 1 .800
Stahl 8 77 3 1 .988|Merkle 8 83 1 3 .966
Yerkes 8 15 22 1 .974|Doyle 8 15 26 4 .911
Shafer 3 1 4 1000|Fletcher 8 16 23 4 .907
Wagner 8 24 24 3 .941
Herzog 8 11 16 1000|Gardner 8 9 12 4 .840
Murray 8 23 1 1000|Lewis 8 14 1 .933
Becker 1 1 1000|Speaker 8 21 2 2 .920
Hooper 8 16 3 1000|Devore 7 10 2 2 .857
Snodgrass 8 17 1 1 .947|
Team fielding average: Boston, .958; New York, .951.
THE PITCHERS' RECORDS.
The pitching averages show Marquad and Bedient the only pitchers with
clean records. Marquad won two games and did not meet defeat, and
Bedient won one without a defeat. Wood won three and lost one. Following
are the figures:
G. W. L. T. TO. PC. H. BB. HB. SO. IP. AB.
Bedient 4 1 1 1 1000 10 7 2 7 17 59
Marquard 2 2 1000 14 2 9 18 66
Wood 4 3 1 1 .750 27 3 1 21 22 88
Tesreau 3 1 2 2 .333 19 11 1 15 23 85
Collins 2 1 1 .000 14 6 14-1/3 52
Hall 2 1 1 .000 11 9 1 10-2/3 41
Mathewson 3 2 1 .000 23 5 10 29-2/3 108
Ames 1 .000 3 1 2 8
Crandall 1 .000 1 2 2 6
O'Brien 2 2 2 .000 12 3 4 9 34
Wild pitches--Tesreau 3.
Wiltse, Ames, Hall and Crandall did not pitch a full game and are
charged with neither defeat nor victory. Tesreau pitched first 7 innings
of first game and is charged with defeat. Crandall finished game.
Collins pitched first 7-1/3 innings of second game, Hall followed for
2-2/3 innings and Bedient for 1 inning, but as game was tie no one has
defeat or victory charged against him. O'Brien pitched 8 innings of
third game and is charged with defeat. Bedient pitched in the last
inning. In fourth game Tesreau pitched first 7 innings and is marked
with defeat. Ames finished the game. In sixth game O'Brien pitched only
1 inning, but lost the game. Collins completed the game. Wood pitched
only one inning of seventh game and is charged with a defeat. Hall
pitched the last 8 innings. Bedient pitched first 7 innings of eighth
game and retired to permit Henriksen to bat for him with New York
leading. Boston then tied score and Wood, who succeeded Bedient, finally
won out in the tenth inning, Wood getting credit for game.
The attendance and receipts of the 1912 World's Championship Series were
the highest of any series ever played, excelling even the receipts of
the 1911 Athletic-Giant series, which reached proportions of such
magnitude that it was thought they would not soon be exceeded, or even
equaled. In the 1911 Athletic-Giant series the total attendance was
179,851 paid; the receipts, $342,364; each club's share, $90,108.72;
National Commission's share, $34,236.25; the players' share for four
days, $127,910.61; each player's share on the Athletic team, $3,654.58;
and each player's share on the New York team, $2,436.30. For purposes of
comparison we give the official statement of the 1911 World's Series:
First game, New York................ 38,281 $77,359.00
Second game, Philadelphia........... 26,286 42,962.50
Third game, New York................ 37,216 75,593.00
Fourth game, Philadelphia........... 24,355 40,957.00
Fifth game, New York................ 33,228 69.384.00
Sixth game, Philadelphia............ 20,485 36,109.00
Totals ............................ 179,851 $342,364.50
Each club's share................................ $90,108.72
National Commission's share....................... 34,236.25
Players' share for four games................ 127,910.61
Herewith is given the official attendance and receipts of the Giant-Red
Sox world's Series of 1912, together with the division of the receipts,
as announced by the National Commission. The players shared only in the
first four games, divided 60 percent, to the winning team and 40 per
cent, to the losing team.
First game, New York................ 35,722 $75,127.00
Second game, Boston................. 30,148 58,369.00
Third game, Boston.................. 34,624 63,142.00
Fourth game, New York............... 36,502 76,644.00
Fifth game, Boston.................. 34,683 63,201.00
Sixth game, New York................ 30,622 66,654.00
Seventh game, Boston................ 32,630 57,004.00
Eighth game, Boston ................ 16,970 30,308.00
Totals............................. 251,901 $490,449.00
Each club's share............................... $146,915.91
National Commission's share....................... 49,044.90
Players' share for four games.................... 147,572.28
NATIONAL LEAGUE SEASON OF 1912
BY JOHN B. FOSTER.
Spurts of energy on the part of different clubs, unexpected ill fortune
on the part of others, and marked variations of form, which ranged from
the leaders almost to the lowliest teams of the second division,
injected spasmodic moments of excited interest into the National League
race for 1912 and marked it by more vicissitudes than any of its
By careful analysis it is not a difficult matter to ascertain why the
New Yorks won. Their speed as a run-getting machine was much superior to
that of any of their opponents. Every factor of Base Ball which can be
studied demonstrates that fact. They led the National League in batting
and they led it in base running. They were keenly alive to the
opportunities which were offered to them to win games. Indeed, their
fall from the high standard which they had set prior to the Fourth of
July was quite wholly due to the fact that they failed to take advantage
of the situations daily, as they had earlier in the season, and their
return to that winning form later in the season, which assured them of
the championship, was equally due to the fact that they had regained
their ability to make the one run which was necessary to win. That,
after all, is the vital essential of Base Ball. To earn the winning run,
not by hook or crook, but to earn it by excelling opponents through
superior play in a department where the opponents are weak, is the story
of capturing a pennant.
They were dangerous men to be permitted to get on bases, and their
dearest and most bitter enemies on the ball field, with marked candor,
confessed that such was the case. Opposing leaders admitted that when
two or three of the New York players were started toward home plate one
or two of them were likely to cross the plate and that, too, when one
run might tie the score and two runs might win the game.
While there were some who were quite sanguine before the beginning of
the season that the Giants would win the championship, there were others
who were convinced that they would have a hard time to hold their title,
and after the season was over both factions were fairly well satisfied
with their preliminary forecast.
The runaway race which New York made up to the Fourth of July gave
abundant satisfaction to those who said they would win, and the setback
which the team received after the Fourth of July until the latter part
of August afforded solace to those who were certain in their own minds
that the New Yorks would have much trouble to repeat their victory of
It must not be forgotten, too, that the New York team had the benefit of
excellent pitching throughout the year. In the new record for pitchers,
which has been established this season by Secretary Heydler of the
National League, and which in part was the outcome of the agitation in
the GUIDE for a new method of records, in which the various Base Ball
critics of the major league cities so ably contributed their opinions,
Tesreau leads all the pitchers in the matter of runs which were earned
from his delivery. Mathewson is second, Ames is fifth, Marquard seventh
and Wiltse and Crandall lower, and while both the latter were hit freely
in games in which they were occasionally substituted for others, they
pitched admirably in games which they won on their own account.
In the opinion of the writer this new method, which has been put into
usage by Secretary Heydler, is far superior to anything which has been
offered in years as a valuable record of the actual work of pitchers. It
holds the pitcher responsible for every run which is made from his
delivery. It does not hold him responsible for any runs which may have
been made after the opportunity has been offered to retire the side, nor
does it hold him responsible for runs which are the result of the
fielding errors of his fellow players. On the other hand, if he gives
bases on balls, if he is batted for base hits, if he makes balks, and if
he makes wild pitches, he must stand for his blunders and have all such
runs charged against him as earned runs.
Nothing proves more conclusively the strength of this manner of
compiling pitchers' records than that Rucker, by the old system, dropped
to twenty-eighth place in the list of National League pitchers, finished
third in the earned run computation, showing that if he had been given
proper support he probably would have been one of the topmost pitchers
of the league, even on the basis of percentage of games won, which is
more vainglorious than absolutely truthful.
The Giants are to be commended for playing clean, sportsmanlike Base
Ball. There were less than a half dozen instances in which they came
into conflict with the umpires. The president of the National League
complimented Manager McGraw in public upon the excellent conduct of his
team upon the field and the players deserved the approbation of the
league's chief executive.
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The general work of the Pittsburgh team throughout the year was good. It
must have been good to have enabled the players to finish second in the
championship contest, but the team, speaking in the broadest sense,
seemed to be just good enough not to win the championship. As one man
dryly but graphically put it: "Pittsburgh makes me think of a wedding
cake without the frosting."
Fred. Clarke, manager of the team, adhered resolutely to his
determination not to play. It was not for the reason that the impulse to
play did not seize upon him more than once, but he had formed a
conviction, or, at least, he seemed to have formed one, that it would be
better for the organization if the younger blood were permitted to make
the fight. It was the opinion of more than one that Clarke incorrectly
estimated his own ball playing ability, in other words, that he was a
better ball player than he credited himself with being.
As batters the Pittsburghs were successful. As fielders they were
superior to the team that won the championship. As run-getters they were
not the equal of the Giants. In brief, fewer opportunities were accepted
to make runs by a much larger percentage than was the case with the New
York club, which can easily be verified by a careful study of the scores
of the two teams as they opposed one another, and as they played against
the other clubs of the league.
It took more driving power to get the Pittsburgh players around the
bases than it did those of New York. In tight games, where the advantage
of a single run meant victory, the greater speed of the New York players
could actually be measured by yards in the difference of results.
Naturally it was not always easy for the Pittsburgh enthusiasts to see
why a team, which assuredly fielded better than the champions and batted
almost equally as well, could not gain an advantage over its rivals, but
the inability of Pittsburgh Base Ball patrons to comprehend the lack of
success on the part of their team existed in the fact that they had but
few opportunities, comparatively speaking, to watch the New York players
and found it difficult to grasp the true import of that one great factor
of speed, which had been so insistently demanded by the New York manager
of the men who were under his guidance.
Pittsburgh had an excellent pitching staff. Even better results would
have been obtained from it if Adams had been in better physical
condition. An ailing arm bothered him. While he fell below the standard
of other years, one splendid young pitcher rapidly developed in Hendrix,
and Robinson, a left-hander, with practically no major league
experience, pushed his way to a commanding position in the work which he
Until the Giants made their last visit to Pittsburgh in the month of
August the western team threatened to come through with a finish, which
would give them a chance to swing into first place during the month of
September, but the series between New York and Pittsburgh turned the
scale against the latter.
Fired with the knowledge that they were at the turning point in the race
the New York players battled desperately with their rivals on
Pittsburgh's home field and won. Even the Pittsburgh players were filled
with admiration for the foe whom they had met, and while they were not
in the mood to accept defeat with equanimity, they did accept it
graciously and congratulated the victors as they left Pittsburgh after
playing the last game of the season which had been scheduled between
them on Forbes Field.
First base had long bothered Clarke. Frequent experiments had been made
to obtain a first baseman, who could play with accuracy on the field and
bat to the standard of the team generally. Clarke transferred Miller
from second base to first and the change worked well. More graceful and
more accurate first basemen have been developed than Miller, but in his
first year of play at the bag he steadied the team perceptibly and
unquestionably gave confidence to the other men.
But making a first baseman out of Miller took away a second baseman and
second base gave Clarke more or less concern all of the season. At that,
Pittsburgh was not so poorly off in second base play as some other of
the teams of the senior circuit.
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Two important factors contributed to the success of the Chicagos in
1912. For a few days they threatened to assume the leadership of the
National League. With the opportunity almost within their grasp the
machine, which had been patched for the moment, fell to pieces, and the
Cubs, brought to a climax in their work by all the personal magnetism
and the driving power of which Chance was capable, were exhausted by
their strongest effort. The courage and the wish were there, but the
team lacked the playing strength.
To return to the factors which contributed to the club's success. They
were the restoration to health of Evers, and a complete change in the
manner of playing second base, added to the consistent and powerful
batting of Zimmerman. The latter led the league in batting and
repeatedly pulled his club through close contests by the forceful manner
in which he met the ball with men on bases.
A third contributing force, though less continuous, was the brief spurt
which was made by the Chicago pitchers in the middle of the season. They
were strongest at the moment that the New York team was playing its
poorest game, and their temporary success assisted in pushing the
Chicagos somewhat rapidly toward the top of the league. They were not
resourceful enough nor strong enough to maintain their average of
victories and finished the season somewhat as they had begun.
The most of Chicago's success began to date from the early part of July,
when Lavender, pitching for the Cubs, won from Marquard of the Giants,
who, to that time, had nineteen successive victories to his credit.
Chicago continued to win, and the New York team made a very poor trip
through the west.
Lavender's physical strength held up well for a month and then it became
quite evident that he had pitched himself out. Then was the time that
the Chicagos could have used to good advantage two and certainly one
steady and reliable pitcher, who had been through the fire of winning
pennants and would not be disturbed by the importance which attached to
games in which his club was for the moment the runner-up in the
Chicago managed to hold its own fairly well against the New York team.
Indeed, the Cubs beat the New Yorks on the series for the season, but
there were other clubs, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Cincinnati, which won
from Chicago when victories were most needed by the Cubs, and their hope
to capture the pennant deserted them as they were making their last trip
through the east.
The race was not without its bright side for Chicago. Even if the Cubs
did finish third for the first time since Chance had been manager of the
organization, it was a welcome sight to see Evers apparently in as good
form as ever and Zimmerman so strong with the bat that the leadership of
the batters finally returned to Chicago after it had been absent for
* * * * *
Cincinnati, under the management of Henry O'Day, finished fourth in the
race. It was by no means a weak showing for the new manager, in view of
the team which he was compelled to handle. Until the New York club
played its first series in Cincinnati, which began May 18, the Reds were
booming along at the top of the league, apparently with no intention
that they might ever drop back. It was New York that won three out of
the five games played and took the lead in the race, and when that
happened Cincinnati never was in front again.
To the other managers, who had been watching the work of the Cincinnatis
it was apparent that sooner or later the break would have to come for
the reason that, as the season progressed, better pitching would have to
be faced by the Cincinnati club, while it was doubtful whether the
Cincinnati pitchers could do any better than they were doing. The
manager seemed to have known this, for when the break did come and the
Reds began to totter, he said in reference to their downfall that no
team could be expected to win with only ordinary pitching to assist it.
In this manner Cincinnati played through the middle of the season always
just a little behind most of its opponents. As the latter days of the
year began to dawn the Reds began to improve and not the least of which
was in the better work of the pitchers.
They did well enough to beat Philadelphia for fourth place, and while
O'Day did not have the satisfaction of finding his first year as a
manager generous enough to him to make him the runner-up for the
championship team, he actually put his club in the first division, which
is something in which many managers have failed and some of them
managers of long experience.
* * * * *
Misfortune and ill luck always attaches itself in a minor degree to
every team which engages in a championship contest, but most assuredly
Philadelphia had more of its share of reverses through accidents to
players and illness than any team of the National League. Yet the
Philadelphias were courageous players from whom little complaint was
heard. They took their misfortunes with what grace they could and played
ball with what success they could achieve, whether they had their best
team in the field or their poorest.
Strangely enough they played an important part in the results of the
race. Frequently they defeated the Chicagos, all too frequently for the
comfort of the Chicago Base Ball enthusiasts, and when the loss of a
game or two by the Philadelphias to the Chicagos might have turned the
race temporarily one way or the other, the Philadelphias, with decided
conviction, refused to lose.
It may not be necessary to call attention to the fact of absolute
fairness in the contests for championships in the various leagues which
comprise Base Ball in its organized form. The day has passed when the
Base Ball enthusiast permits his mind to dwell much upon that sort of
thing, if ever he did. But if it were necessary to advance an argument
as to the integrity of the sport and the high class of the men who are
engaged in the summer season in playing professional Base Ball, there
could be nothing better to prove that the price of victory is the one
great consideration, greater than the fact of Philadelphia's success
against a team which was a strong contender against that which finally
won the championship.
As much as Philadelphia desired that New York should be beaten, for
there was no love lost between the teams in a ball playing way, the
fighting spirit and the predominant desire to add to the column of
victories as many games as possible brought forth the best efforts of
the team of ill fortune against Chicago and struck telling blows against
Chicago's success at the most timely moments.