Saturday, September 19, 2009

Scores for Friday, Sept. 17, 1909

Today's games had a substantial effect on the American Association pennant race of 1909. A shift in the standings is the result of the day's actions, as the battle for the top spot continues to heat up. Venues hosting pennant contenders are highlighted in yellow.

At Eclipse Park, Louisville
Louisville Colonels.....3
Minneapolis Millers.....1
The Colonels score twice off "Long Tom" Hughes in the first inning. Hughes settles down and held them to only four hits on the day, but Louisville's Frank Decanniere is on his game as well, scattering six hits during the opening game of the series.

At Washington Park, Indianapolis
Indianapolis Indians.....5
Milwaukee Brewers.....2
The fifth-place Indians have their way with Charlie Wacker in securing the first game of their series. The Brewers were ahead 2-1 until Wacker unwound in the eighth as the hosts scored four runs, enabling Oscar Graham, in for starter Walt Slagle, to pick up the win. Milwaukee continues its late-season slide.

At Swayne Field, Toledo
St. Paul Saints.....3
Toledo Mud Hens.....2
The Hens score twice in the ninth but it isn't quite enough, as Orville Kilroy nails down the victory in a complete game four-hitter.

At Neil Park, Columbus
Kansas City Blues.....2
Columbus Senators.....0
Veteran Patsy Flaherty contains the Senators, scattering seven singles in a game which transpires in one hour, 19 minutes.

And that's your complete American Association scoreboard for Friday, Sept. 18, one hundred years ago today!

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