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1910 President William Taft starts custom of the president throwing out the first ball in the Washington Senators home opener.
1910 April 14: Although every opener is played, a record run of bad weather will force 85 postponements between April 15 and June 10, causing chaos with the late season schedule..
1910 May 10: Heinie Zimmerman makes 4 errors and 4 hits in a 9-5 Cubs win.
1910 June 21: In his big league debut, Brooklyn rookie Jack Dolton has 5 straight hits off Christy Mathewson. Dolton will finish 1910 hitting .227.
1910 July 19: Cy Young wins career game number 500 with a 5-4 win over Washington in 11 innings.
1910 August 13: In the most evenly matched game ever, Pittsburgh and Brooklyn each have 8 runs, 13 hits, 38 at bats, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 hit batter, 1 passed ball, 13 assists, 27 putouts, 2 errors and use 2 pitchers.
1910 September 30: Browns third baseman Ray Jansen gets 4 hits in his major league debut, the only game he will play in the major leagues.
1910 October 1: Rookie Lefty Russell blanks the Red Sox 3-0 in his first start, for Philadelphia's 100 win and his sole major league victory in his 3 year career.
1911 May 13: Fred Merkle has 6 RBI's as the Giants tee off on 3 St. Louis pitchers for 13 runs in the 1st inning, including a major league record 10 before an out is recorded.
1911 June 3: Cub Frank Schulte's grand slam beats the Giants. He has 4 for the season, they are his only grand slams in his 11 year career.
1911 June 18: Down 13-1 after 5 1/2 innings, the Tigers stage the biggest comeback in major league history to defeat Chicago 16-15.
1911 July 4: In the morning game between Chicago and Detroit, Ed Walsh stops Ty Cobb's 40 game hitting streak. The Sox win the game 7-3. During the streak, Cobb batted .491.
1911 July 12: Highlanders third baseman Roy Hartzell, hits a 3 run double, sacrifice fly, and grand slam to drive in 8 runs, an AL record until 1933.
1911 September 7: Cy Young pitches a masterpiece but loses his last game in a Braves uniform. The winning pitcher, ironically was the Phillies Grover Cleveland Alexander, who won 28 games in this his rookie season, but went on to win 373 games himself.
1912 April 15: After the Reds Hod Eller and Brooklyn's Al Mamaux match 12 scoreless innings, the Reds pour across 10 runs in the 13th, to win 10-0.
1912 June 13: Christy Mathewson wins his 300th game 3-2 over the Cubs in his 10th straight 20 win season.
1912 July 25: Outfielder Max Carey goes hitless, but steals 4 bases and scores 5 runs in the Pirates 12-3 win over the Phillies.
1912 August 27: In response to demands for an alternative way to rate pitchers besides wins and losses, the NL will officially keep Earned Run Averages (ERA) for the first time. AL makes it an official statistic in 1913.
1912 September 22: Eleven days after stealing 6 bases in a game, Eddie Collins does it again. Included in his 6 swipes are third base and home, as the A's beat the Browns 6-2.
1913 Honus Wagner and Nap Lajoie each have their final seasons of batting at least .300.
1913 Chrisy Mathewson pitches 68 consecutive innings without issuing a walk.
1913 Walter Johnson pitches 55.2 consecutive scoreless innings.
1913 April 29: After a game in St. Louis, the Reds trainer forgets to load the uniforms on the train. In Chicago they borrow White Sox road uniforms and lose to the Cubs 7-2.
1913 May 16: Pirates Ed Mensor will draw 8 walks all year, but one of the comes in the 3rd inning against New York, ending Christy Mathewson's string of 47 walk less innings.
1913 October 4: Washington manager Clark Griffith uses an unheard of 8 pitchers in an end of season game with Boston. At age 43, he pitches 1 inning himself and coach John Ryan, also 43, catches him.
1914 Honus Wagner and Nap Lajoie each collect their 3,000th hit.
1914 The American League New York team universally becomes known as the "Yankees" from the Highlanders.
1914 July 1: Babe Ruth makes his major league debut, pitches seven innings and beats Cleveland.
1914 August 3: Against Detroit, in the 2nd inning, Yankees catcher Les Nunamaker becomes the only man in the 20th century to throw out 3 would be base stealers in an inning.
1914 August 31: Walter Johnson relieves in the 8th inning with his Senators holding a 3-2 lead over the White Sox. On the first pitch, Jack Fournier hits a home run to tie the game. He tags Johnson for another home run in the 10th for a 4-3 win. This is the first time Johnson has been reached for two home runs by the same batter in a game. It happens again in 1926, this time by Lou Gehrig.
1914 September 27: Cleveland second baseman Nap Lajoie collects his 3,000 major league hit as the Indians defeat the Yankees 5-3.
1915 The Philadelhpia A's tumble from first place to last with a 43-109 record, a drop of 56 games from the previous year.
1915 George Sisler makes his major league debut for the St. Louis Browns - as a pitcher - and beats Walter Johnson 2-1.
1915 April 14: The A's Herb Pennock comes within 1 out of pitching the first Opening Day no hitter. A scratch single by Harry Hooper is the Red Sox only hit in a 5-0 loss.
1915 April 24: Babe Ruth is pinch hit for the last time of his career, as Hick Cady hits for him.
1915 June 13: A's southpaw Bruno Haas makes his debut against New York. He walks 16, and throws 3 wild pitches as he goes all the way in the 15-7 loss, his only major league decision.
1915 July 19: Washington comes out running, stealing a record 8 bases against Cleveland in the 1st inning. It works as they win the game 11-4.
1915 July 29: At age 41, Honus Wagner becomes the oldest player on the century to hit a grand slam. It is an inside the park homer off Brooklyn pitcher Jeff Pfeffer in an 8-2 win. The record stands until 1985
1915 August 22: In the 2nd inning of game 1 of a doubleheader versus Detroit, the crowd sees Washington score a run with no times at bat. Chick Gandil and Merito Acosta walk, Buff Williams sacrifices and George McBride hits a sacrifice fly scoring Gandil. Acosta is caught off second base. Walter Johnson gets the win 8-1.
1915 August 29: George Sisler pitches against Walter Johnson and wins 2-1. He will be 4-4 for the Browns and 1-2 in 1916, before moving permanently to first base.
1916 Cubs owner Charlie Weegham adopts the policy of allowing fans to keep balls hit into the stands.
1916 The New York Giants win 26 consecutive games but finish in 4th place.
1916 April 22: The A's Jack Nabors tops the Red Sox 6-2, his only victory of the season evens his record at 1-1. He will follow with 19 straight losses.
1916 May 9: Thirty walks are allowed at Philadelphia as Detroit pummels the A's 16-2.
1916 May 29: Christy Mathewson records the final shutout of his career with a 3-0 blanking of the Braves. The win is the 17th consecutive road win for the Giants, a modern major league record.
1916 July 4: Joe Jackson goes 3 for 5 against the A's. In the 30 games since May 31, he's hit 55-104, a .524 batting average.
1916 August 15: Babe Ruth outduels Walter Johnson 1-0 in 13 innings.
1916 September 4: Christy Mathewson and Three Finger Brown close out their careers in the same game. Mathewson wins 10-8 in his only game not pitched in a Giant uniform.
1916 September 29: Boston Babe Ruth closes the season with his 23rd win topping the Yankees 3-0. For the season, Ruth allows no home runs in 324 inning pitched.
1917 The Chicago White Sox were the only team victimized by two no-hitters in a season and still be World Champions.
1917 May 2: The Cubs Hippo Vaughn and the Reds Fred Toney each have no hitters through 9 innings. The Reds muster up 2 hits and one run in the 10th, while Toney stymies the Cubs and keeps his no hiitter.
1917 June 23: Babe Ruth walks Senators leadoff man Eddie Foster, argues the call, hits the umpire and is ejected. Ernie Shore relieves Ruth, and after a caught stealing of Foster, retires the next 26 batters. Shore is credited in the books with pitching a perfect game as the Red Sox win 4-0.
1917 July 30: The Tigers Ty Cobb, Bobby Veach and Ossie Vitt follow in the lineup, each going 5 for 5 in a 16-4 over Washington.
1918 Many players are drafted or enlist for service in World War I and the government ordered the season cut off on Labor Day, September 2. Each team plays only about 126 games.
1918 June 1: Losing 5-4 against the Yankees, the Tigers load the bases with no outs. Chick Gandil lines a shot to third baseman Frank Baker who turns it into a game ending triple play.
1918 June 30: In the 10th inning, Babe Ruth hits his 11th home run to beat Walter Johnson 3-1. Ruth is playing center field when not pitching
1918 July 6: The Reds Pete Schneider takes a 10-0 one hitter against the Phillies into the 9th. He walks the first 6 batters, 2 relievers later, the Phils have 9 runs but lose 10-9.
1918 July 27: Dodger manager Wilbert Robinson starts pitcher Harry Heitman, who is making his big league debut. The Cardinals gets 4 runs and 4 hits in the rookies 1/3 of an inning. He heads to the showers, then out of the stadium. He goes and enlists in the Navy and never plays another game in the big leagues.
1918 September 1: Ty Cobb pitches 2 innings against the Browns while the Browns George Sisler pitches one scoreless inning. The Browns win 6-2 as Sisler hits a double off of Cobb.
1919 May 4: The Giants play their first legal Sunday game at home before a crowd of 35,000 fans, losing to the Phillies 4-3.
1919 May 4: The A's collect 18 hits but lose to Washington 12-6, leaving an AL record tying 17 men left on base.
1919 May 11: Walter Johnson retires 28 consecutive batters, during a 12 inning scoreless tie against Jack Quinn and the Yankees. The game features future football immortal George Halas batting leadoff, he fans twice and goes 0 for 5.
1919 July 7: The Phillies steal 8 bases in the 9th inning in a game against New York. Phillies still lose 10-5.
1919 August 14: The Dodgers waste no time in splitting a pair with the Cubs. Losing 2-0 in 70 minutes, then winning 1-0 in 67 minutes.
1919 September 28: Giants beat the Phillies 6-1 in 51 minutes.