1908 December

3rd Cuba’s 21-year-old Jose Mendez of Almendares shuts out Cincinnati, 3–0, to complete 25 straight shutout innings against the Americans.

12th  The Cardinals are busy. First they get C Admiral Schlei from the Reds for pitchers Ed Karger and Art Fromme. Then they pack off Schlei, along with P Bugs Raymond and OF Red Murray, to the Giants for veteran catcher Roger Bresnahan. Bresnahan, a future Hall of Famer, will be the player/manager of the Cardinals for the next 4 years. Raymond lost 25 games in 1908, but a ML-record 11 of them were by shutouts (he won 5): Bugs was blanked by Chicago (3); Brooklyn (2); Philadelphia (2); and one each by the Reds, Braves, Giants, and Bucs.