The American League 'Plays Ball' for the first time

Date: April 24, 1901
Site: Chicago
Summary: The first game in American League history is played this day.  Chicago and Cleveland had the honors as three other contests scheduled were rained out. 

 

Cleveland

AB R H PO A
Pickering, rf 4 0 1 0 0
McCarthy, lf 4 0 2 4 0
Genins, cf 4 0 0 1 0
LaChance, 1b 4 1 1 13 0
Bradley, 3b 4 0 0 2 5
Beck, 2b 3 0 2 0 4
Hallman, ss 3 1 0 1 3
Wood, c 4 0 1 2 2
Hoffer, p 4 0 0 1 1
TOTALS

34

2 7 24 15

Chicago

AB R H PO A
Hoy, cf 5 0 1 3 0
FJones, rf 2 2 1 4 0
Mertes, lf 3 2 1 4 0
Shugart, ss 3 2 0 4 4
Isbell, 1b 2 1 1 8 0
Hartman, 3b 4 0 1 0 5
Brain, 2b 4 0 0 1 3
Sullivan, c 4 1 2 2 0
Patterson, p 4 0 0 1 1
TOTALS

31

8 7 27 13
 
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 - 2 7 2
Chicago 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 x - 8 7 1


Cleveland

IP H BB SO
Hoffer (L) 8 7 6 1

Chicago

Patterson  (W) 9 7 2 0

E: Hartman, LaChance, Hallman
2b: Beck
LOB: CLE 3, CHI 5
DP: CLE 1, CHI 1
Umpire: Connolly
Time of game: 1:30

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