Sunday, September 27, 2009

Games of Sunday, Sept. 26, 1909

With the pennant sewn up by the Louisville Colonels, it's a moot point to include the scores but for the sake of completeness, here are today's games for the top three finishers:

At Louisville's Eclipse Park
Game 1
Louisville Colonels.....6
Kansas City Blues.....5
The Colonels surmounted a rally after being down 4-0 after one inning of play, scoring three in the second, one in the third and two in the fourth frames. Hippo Vaughn the winnder, Gus Dorner the loser.

Game 2
Kansas City Blues.....5
Louisville Colonels.....3 (seven innings)
Again the Blues scored four in the first inning as John Clayton, appearing in only his fourth game of the season (his first was August 23), lasted only two-thirds of an inning before Gene Packard came on in relief. The Blues' "Vinegar Bill" Essick was the winner in a complete game performance against the champion Colonels. This was the final game of the season for both teams.

At Swayne Field, Toledo
Game 1
Minneapolis Millers.....3
Toledo Mud Hens.....2
Nick Altrock contained the Hens on five hits as the Millers scored single runs in each of the first three innings in this inconsequential battle. Catcher Joe Rapp had three hits for the visitors.

Game 2
Toledo Mud Hens.....10
Minneapolis Millers.....3
The Hens had their whoopin' sticks out against Lou Fiene in this six inning game. Eight Minneapolis errors contributed to their loss, but Toledo won by "hard, consecutive hitting," according to Sporting Life.

At Neil Park in Columbus
Game 1
Milwaukee Brewers.....10
Columbus Senators.....9
Despite seven late-inning runs posted by the home team, the Brewers held on for the win in a game featuring offense, the Senators with 14, Milwaukee with 15. A home run by catcher Tony James was a highlight for Columbus. The Brews sent six runs across the plate in the sixth.

Game 2
Columbus Senators.....5
Milwaukee Brewers.....4 (five innings)
The Senators evened things up with a rally in their last inning, scoring three off Frank Schneiberg, despite 14 Milwaukee safeties. This game ended the season for both teams.

And that's your American Association scoreboard for the final Sunday games of the 1909 Championship campaign. Tomorrow a summary of the season presented in Sporting Life will be provided.

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