Friday, September 25, 2009

The 1909 Championship Race Winds Down

Friday, September 24, 1909

At Louisville's Eclipse Park
Louisville Colonels.....4
Kansas City Blues.....1
The Colonels gain a game over the Brewers in the pennant race by defeating Kansas City. The Blues jumped out to an early lead against Jack Halla in the second, but the Colonels come back in the third with a pair. Those runs proved all they'd need in wrapping up another win. Halla was relieved in the second by Gene Packard who sewed up the victory for the hosts. Colonels center-fielder Frank Delahanty hit a home run to thrill the home crowd and boost the club's chances against a tough left-hander, Billy Campbell. It was an important win for Louisville in combination with the Milwaukee loss in Columbus.

At Columbus' Neil Park
Columbus Senators.....4
Milwaukee Brewers.....2
The Senators dampen Milwaukee's chances in the pennant race by scoring three runs in the eighth frame off Brewer starter Charlie Wacker who absorbed the loss in this critical game. The Brewers fall to 88-75 and are now a game and a half behind the Colonels in the race for the flag. According to Sporting Life, "Al Nelson (RHP), who should have been scored upon, started a batting rally in the eighth that gave Columbus the first game of the series. He sent a two-bagger to left centre. Bill Ludwig erred when Josh Clarke bunted. Quinlan sacrificed. Art Krueger went out, but Bunk Congalton and Fred Odwell made singles, putting the game out of reach of the second place club." (first names added; note spelling of "center").

Minneapolis was off today.

And that's your scoreboard for Friday, Sept. 24, 1909 as this thrilling pennant race begins to wind down! Stay tuned.......

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