Monday, September 21, 2009

The 1909 Pennant Race Update for Sept. 19

From now until the end of the American Association season, only scores involving the pennant contenders will be listed here.

Here is the scoreboard for Sunday, Sept. 19, 1909

The Louisville Colonels hosted the Minneapolis Millers in a doubleheader at Eclipse Park:

Game 1
The Colonels had their way with Lou Fiene, smacking 14 hits on their way to a win. Orville Selby was relieved by Gene Packard for Louisville in the sixth; Selby was the winner. Louisville posted two runs in both the third and fourth frames, and the Millers were unable to mount a sufficient comeback, scoring two in the sixth, and one in the seventh. Louisville third-baseman Orville Woodruff went 3-for-5, all singles, while the lower five in the lineup all had two hits each. The Millers left 11 on base and made five errors.

Game 2
Again the defensive work of the Millers was lacking, three errors enabling the Colonels to take Game 2 for a sweep at Eclipse Park. The Colonels jumped out to an early lead in the first inning with a run, but Minneapolis tallied twice in the second for a short-lived lead as the hosts posted three runs in the third. At that rate the scoring could have mounted considerably! But there were no more runs scored, and the game was called on account of darkness after the Miller seventh. Hippo Vaughn was the winner, with Tom Hughes taking the loss as the Colonels came to within a game of first place.

At Washington Park, Indianapolis
The Brewers saw their fortunes dip as they were victimized by Larry Cheney who held them to two hits while walking two and striking out three. The fourth-place Tribe had eight safeties off Brewer starting pitcher Tom "Sugar Boy" Dougherty, who also had one of the Brewers two hits, who suffered the loss. Four Brewer errors but they did not directly impact the scoring.

Louisville gains momentum in the pennant race!

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