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1901 April 25: Detroit scores the greatest Opening Day rally in its AL debut with 10 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning for a 14-13 victory over Milwaukee.
1901 July 15: Christy Mathewson of the Giants pitches a no hitter blanking St. Louis 5-0 at League Park.
1902 May 18: White Stockings first baseman Frank Isbell fields a record 26 chances on 24 putouts and 2 assists.
1902 June 2: Baltimore scores 9 runs in the 3rd inning of a 14-1 victory over Cleveland. Cleveland commits a record of 6 errors in the inning.
1903 August 1: Philadelphia A's pitcher Rube Waddell no hits the entire Highlanders team, with the exception of Kid Elberfelk who tags him for 4 singles. He also yields 6 walks as the A's lose 3-2.
1903 August 21: White Stockings outfielder Ducky Holmes has a record 4 assists in a game. His team still loses to Boston and Cy Young 11-3.
1904 May 5: Boston Pilgrim Cy Young tosses a 3-0 prefect game against Rube Waddell and the A's.
1904 May 14: Cubs outfielder Jack McCarthy sprains an ankle by stepping on the umpire's broom at home plate. NL President Pulliam orders the use of small pocket sized brooms for the housekeeping of home plate.
1904 May 30: The Cubs Frank Chance is clunked 5 times by Reds pitchers in a twin bill.
1904 September 30: White Sox southpaw Doc White shuts out the Highlanders. It is his 5th shutout in 18 days and his 6th in the month of September. On the year he had 7 shutouts.
1905 The Giants boast 4 twenty game losers. They do it again in 1906 and it's never done again.
1905 June 13: For 8 innings, the Giants Christy Mathewson and the Cubs Mordecai 'Three Fingers' Brown are both pitching no hitters. The Giants get 2 hits in the 9th to win 1-0 and preserve Mathewson's 2nd no hitter.
1905 September 8: Pittsburgh scores 2 runs on 15 hits against the Reds, leaving an NL record 18 men left on base.
1905 September 20: Cleveland makes 7 errors in one inning, giving the White Sox 8 runs and a 9-6 victory.
1906 April 30: Boston catcher Jack O'Neill has a long day at backstop as the Giants rack up 10 stolen bases and win the game 8-2.
1906 May 23: Jigs Donohue of the White Sox has no putouts at first base in a game against the Highlanders.
1906 June 14: Brooklyn records 27 putouts and 27 assists in beating the Pirates 6-1.
1906 August 3: Washington pitcher Tom Hughes and St. Louis pitcher Tom Glade each have shutouts going into the 10th inning. Hughes decides to win it by himself as he hits a homer for a 1-0 victory.
1906 August 9: The Giants have a major league low 2 assists, both by pitcher Joe McGinnity, in a 6-0 over Pittsburgh.
1906 September 1: With the regular umpires sick from food poisoning, Cubs pitcher Carl Lundgren and Cardinals catcher Pete Noonan umpire a game at the West Side Grounds. Cubs win 8-1.
1906 September 26: The A's scratch for a run against Cleveland on Harry Davis' 2-run double This ends a record drought of 48 consecutive scoreless innings, but does not end the A's losing streak as they lose the game 5-3.
1906 October 5: The Giants give Christy Mathewson's brother Henry a staring chance in a game against Boston. He allows 14 walks and hits a man in a 7-1 loss. This was the only decision in his short career.
1907 June 28: Washington steals a record 13 bases off catcher Branch Rickey in a 16-5 win over New York. Rickey plays the rest of the season in the outfield and at first base.
1907 August 28: Highlander pitcher John Neuer beats the Red Sox 1-0 in his first start but also provides baseball's best short career story. In the last month of the season, he pitches 6 complete games, 4 wins and has 3 shutouts. . He disappears from the scene with those being his career totals.
1907 September 14: Washington pitcher Lew Lanford suffers one of the worst debuts a pitcher ever had. In the 6-run New York first inning he yields 2 walks, hits 2 batters, including Frank LaPorte in the head, throws a wild pitch and has a balk for good measure. His defense lets him down too with two errors and a passed ball.
1908 June 7: The Tigers turn a triple play for the second day in a row against the Red Sox. They still lose the game 9-5.
1908 June 22: Pittsburgh's Honus Wagner collects career hit number 2,000 against the Reds Jake Weimer. Reds win the game 4-0.
1908 August 4: Brooklyn and St. Louis play an entire game with one ball. Brooklyn wins 3-0.
1909 April 27: The White Sox win their 3rd 1-0 game in 3 days against St. Louis. The teams combine for 18 hits in the three games.
1909 June 19: Walter Johnson has a strange day beating the New York Highlanders 7-4. He gives up only 3 hits and fans 10, but is unusually wild He issues 7 walks, uncorks 4 wild pitches and hits a batter.
1909 July 2: The White Sox run wild against the Browns in a 15-3 romp. They steal 12 bases. 3 of them are of home, including one by pitcher Ed Walsh in the 6th inning.
1909 August 11: John McGraw puts 50 year old coach Arlie Latham at second base in a 19-3 laugher over St. Louis. In his first game in 10 years, he goes hitless but has 2 assists.
1909 August 18: Coach/player Arlie Latham is at it again in a 14-1 rout of the Phillies, as he steals second base. At age 50 he is the oldest player to swipe a base.
1909 August 19: The Phillies are rained out for a record tenth consecutive day.
1909 August 23: With lefty Jim Pastorius pitching, Brooklyn catcher Billy Bergen throws out 7 base stealing Cardinals in a 9-1 victory.
1909 September 14: John Heydler announces that the National League will use 2 umpires per game starting next season.