This day in baseball: Double the winning

On September 4, 1906, the New York Highlanders defeated the Boston Americans, 1-0, at Huntington Avenue Grounds in Boston.  This game ended a streak in which New York played five consecutive doubleheaders in six days.  Impressively, the Highlanders swept all of the twin bills, posting a record of 10-0 during the run.

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Huntington Avenue Grounds (Wikipedia)


This day in baseball: Chesbro’s 41 wins

Jack Chesbro of the Highlanders recorded his 41st win of the season on October 7, 1904 when he defeated Boston, 3-2.  Chesbro’s 41 wins are the most in a single season by a pitcher in “modern era” major league baseball (the modern era defined as having begun in 1901).

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Chesbro, 1909 (Tacoma Times)


This day in baseball: Opening Day double header

April 20, 1903 was Opening Day at Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds in Boston, Massachusetts.  8,376 fans watched on as the Americans defeated the Athletics 9-4 in the morning game of a doubleheader.  In the second game of the match-up, 27,658 fans witnessed an A’s victory, 10-7.  This second contest featured future Hall of Fame pitchers Cy Young (of the Americans) and Eddie Plank (for the Athletics).

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Eddie Plank (Wikimedia Commons)


This day in baseball: Cy Young wins 300

On July 12, 1901, Cy Young collected his 300th win as he leads the Boston Americans in a 5-3 victory over the A’s.  In the game at Huntington Grounds in Boston, Young gave up only seven hits.  He would ultimately collect 511 victories by the end of his career.

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