April 17, 1902

National League

Philadelphia @ New York

Opening Day and the clubs shake hands then go to combat. Philadelphia takes all the shots as Mathewson, although wild at times, gives the boisterous crowd plenty to cheer about.  

Linescore 

Philadelphia

New York

PHL

000 000 000 - 0   4 2

Barry 2H,2b Jones 2H,2b,3SB, 0R
NYG

000 502 00x - 7 13 2

Jacklitsch 1H Yeager 4H, 2R, 2b

@ Polo Grounds

Pitching

Attendance: 24,000  

Felix 2BB, 1SO Mathewson 4BB, 6SO
Boston @ Brooklyn

"Wild" Bill Donovan lives up to his name but escapes bad situations at nearly every corner. 9,000 fans see Flood drive in the go ahead run in the 6th. Willis deserved more than a loss.   

Linescore 

Boston

Brooklyn

BOS

001 000 000 - 1 4 0 

Tenney 2H Dahlen 2H,2R,2b,SB
BRK

000 101 00x - 2 7 2 

9 Left on Base Hildebrand 1H,1RBI,Debut

@ Washington Park

Pitching

Length of Game 1:35 

Willis 1BB, 8SO Donovan 4BB,3SO,HBP
Pittsburgh @ St. Louis

Phillippe was the hero on the slab and in the box as his ground out knocks in the only run of the game. Pittsburgh strands 13 runners. 10,000 are on hand to see the opener.  

Linescore 

Pittsburgh

St. Louis

PGH

000 001 000 - 1 8 0 

Leach 3H,1R,2b,3b Farrell 2H
STL

000 000 000 - 0 7 4 

Wagner 2H Kruger 0H, 4E

@ Robison Field

Pitching

Umpire: Cantillon 

Phillippe 0BB,4SO Yerkes 4BB,6SO
Chicago @ Cincinnati 

The new grounds open on an auspicious note as visiting Chicago spoils the party. Taylor was sharp on the hill and at the dish, needing only a homer for the cycle. Hoy scores the locales only run. 

Linescore 

Chicago

Cincinnati

CUB

010 200 201 - 6 11 2

Tinker 1H,1R,2b,1Debut Beckley 2H,2b,8PO
CIN

100 000 000 - 1   7 3 

Lowe 3H,0R Beck 2H,2b

@ Palace of the Fans

Pitching

Length of Game - 1:50

Taylor 2BB,2SO Swormstedt 4BB,2SO

American League

No Games Played