On August 17, 1904, Boston Americans pitcher Jesse Tannehill no-hit the White Sox at Chicago’s South Side Park to win, 6-0. The 30-year-old lefty issued only one walk, hit a batter, and struck out three as he tossed just the third no-hitter in American League history.
On May 15, 1901, Washington Senators pitcher Watty Lee threw the first shutout in American League history, blanking the Boston Americans, 4-0. Lee, a 21-year-old southpaw, would finish the season with a 16-16 record and would be responsible for two of the eight shutouts to occur in the AL’s opening season.
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Boston Americans pitcher Jesse Tannehill notched a 3-0 victory over the White Sox on May 25, 1906, thus ending a 20-game losing streak for the Americans. The streak began with a 0-8 loss to the New York Highlanders on May 1, 1906 and included 19 losses at home. The Americans would end the 1906 season with a 49-105 record.
In a game against the White Sox at Chicago’s South Side Park on July 1, 1902, Boston Americans pitcher Cy Young drove in the only run of the game. Young’s shutout performance from the mound is his fourth consecutive complete game without allowing a run and is also the right-hander’s third 1-0 victory in nine days.
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.
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).
The first World Series game ever was played on 1 October 1903 at Boston’s Huntington Avenue Grounds before a crowd of 16,242. In the game, Cy Young and the Americans (now the Red Sox) were defeated 7-3 by Deacon Phillippe and the Pirates. The first World Series home run was hit by Jimmy Sebring in the top of the seventh – a dinger that gave the Pirates a 7-0 lead at the time. Though the Americans attempted to make a comeback in the final innings, they were unable to catch up in time.