Thursday, September 17, 2009

Scores for Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1909: The Pennant Race

Venues hosting American Association pennant contenders are highlighted in yellow.

The premier event takes place at Louisville:

At Louisville's Eclipse Park
Game 1
Milwaukee Brewers.....5
Louisville Colonels.....2
Stoney McGlynn comes away with the win, allowing only four hits.

Game 2
Louisville Colonels.....1
Milwaukee Brewers.....0
McGlynn is the pick for the second game and permits only four hits, as the contest is called after seven frames. The Colonels lose no ground to the front-running Brewers.

At Washington Park, Indianapolis
Minneapolis Millers.....9
Indianapolis Indians.....2
Minneapolis scores three in the second inning and coasts to a win, picking up a half-game on Milwaukee. Starting pitcher Lou Fiene gets two hits and holds the Tribe to five hits, as the Millers win their third straight behind solid hitting. Center-fielder Bill "Tip" O'Neill, hitting out of the lead-off spot, goes three-for four with three triples, becoming the first American Association batter to accomplish this feat (which does not happen to appear in the American Association record books). O'Neill shares this distinction with nine other players. American Association history uncovered after 100 years!

At Neil Park, Columbus
Game 1
St. Paul Saints.....5
Columbus Senators.....3
The visiting Saints pull out a win with a two-run rally in the ninth frame.

Game 2
St. Paul Saints.....6
Columbus Senators.....1
With four runs in the first inning, the Saints sat in the catbird seat for this seven-inning event which was called because of darkness.

At Swayne Field, Toledo
Toledo Mud Hens.....2
Kansas City Blues.....1
Ohio native Earl "Chink" Yingling pockets a "W" as the Hens stay out of the cellar.

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