1910 June

1st Christy Mathewson runs his record to 8–1 with a 5–2 victory over the host Reds to move the Giants closer to the 1st-place Cubs. Matty has now beaten Cincy 14 straight times.

At Philadelphia, the Cardinals double the Phillies, winning 10–5 before a chilly crowd of 800 fans. The Phils have now dropped 14 of their last 15 games. The Cards are paced by leadoff hitter Miller Huggins, who has no official at bats in six appearances, the first time this has ever happened. Huggins walks his first three times up, hits a sac fly and a sacrifice in his next two, and walks with the sacks full in the 8th to push across the lead run. Huggins will lead the NL in passes with 116.

3rd Jack Warhop allows one hit for the Yankees, but loses to the White Sox, 3–1. Ed Walsh allows 4 singles, drives in 2 runs with a double, and scores the last run.

4th The Cubs Three Finger Brown loses to Boston, 1-0, when Bill Sweeney hits a homerun in the 12th inning.

6th Boston OF Duffy Lewis has the only hit—a single—against White Sox ace big Ed Walsh as Chicago wins, 1-0.

At the Polo Grounds, the Giants cut the Cards, 6–1, as Mathewson is victorious over Harry Sallee.

7th In his major league debut, the Phillies Eddie Stack stops Chicago, 1–0, on 3 hits. The Cubs sold Stack to the Phils on May 26. Smoke will pitch three complete-game victories between the 14thand 22nd, but will end the year at 6–7.

10th Behind Dixie Walker’s one hitter, the Washington Nationals edge the White Sox, 1–0. Unglaub’s 9th inning single and steal of 2B is key as Blackburne’s errant throw allows him to score the winner. Doc White’s single is the lone Sox safety.

12th Following Doc Reisling’s premier cru 2-0 win yesterday, Bob Groom and the Nationals shut out the White Sox for the third game in a row, winning today, 2-0.

13th The White Sox finally score against the Nationals and beat them, 2-1, in 13 innings. Chick Gandhil’s RBI double drives home the winner.

15th Christy Mathewson outpitches Lefty Leifield to easily turn back the Pirates, 5–1. The only Pirate score comes on a homer by Ham Hyatt, his first in the majors.

Trying to dig themselves out of last place, the Browns pick up Bob Spade on waivers from the Reds. They win today, beating Washington, 5-4, to up their record to 10-35, 20 games behind New York and Philadelphia.

It is a day of lengthy games as the Reds and Phils play to a 16-inning 3-3 tie.

Brooklyn beats Chicago, 3-2 in 14 innings, handing rookie King Cole his first loss after 8 straight wins (he was also 1-0 in 1909). Cole will finish the season at 20-4. Winning pitcher Cy Barger has 4 hits including an RBI double in the 14th.

The White Sox down the first place A’s, 4-3, in 14 innings when winning pitcher Ed Walsh drives in a run with a single.

17th When Louis Drucke falters against the Pirates in the top of the 9th, Giants manager John McGraw calls for Bugs Raymond to protect the 3–2 lead. Raymond has supposedly been warming up behind the stands, but apparently had visited a saloon across the way, and swapped a ball for two shots of whiskey. Raymond hits two batters, allows two hits and tosses one wild, and the Pirates win, 6–3. A furious McGraw suspends the pitcher indefinitely. Bugs will be back on July 5th.

The Chicago Cubs edge Brooklyn, 1–0, behind the pitching of Mordecai Brown,. For Brown, it is his 12th straight win over Brooklyn stretching back to August 8, 1906.

21st  The Giants stake Mathewson to an early 6–0 lead, and Matty coasts to a 12–1 win over Brooklyn. Matty scatters 7 hits in his 8 innings, and Brooklyn rookie Jack Dalton, playing in his 2ndgame, has 4 of them. Dalton will finish the year hitting .227.

22nd  Congressman John K. Tener, former Chicago White Stockings and Pittsburgh Burghers (PL) pitcher, wins the Republican nomination for governor of Pennsylvania. The Irish-born Tener will be elected and will serve as president of the NL while governor.

23rd  Giants 3B Art Devlin and 2 teammates are jailed for attacking a Washington Park fan who had been verbally abusing them during an 8–2 triumph over the Superbas.

24th  In 8 innings in the field at Pittsburgh, Cubs 1B Artie Hofman sets an NL record with no putouts. His only assist opportunity is fumbled for an error as Chicago loses, 6–5.

25th Larry Doyle cracks a 3-run homer off Bill Foxen and the Giants defeat the Phillies, 4–1. Mathewson earns the victory and is now 12–2.

27th The White Sox play their last game at the 39th Street Grounds, losing to Cleveland, 7–2.

28th  In the Cubs’ 11–1 win over the Reds, Joe Tinker steals home twice. Mordecai Brown is the winner. Chicago will swipe home plate 17 times this year to establish the ML mark, which will be tied next year by the Giants in the NL. The Yankees will steal home 18 times in 1912 to set the ML mark. The 2 steals of home in one game will be repeated next by Larry Doyle. Fred Walker, who has not yet acquired the nickname Mysterious, finishes the game for Cincy, allowing 2 runs (one earned) in 3 innings in his ML debut. It is also his only appearance this year in the majors. He will sign with the Giants but before he can make an appearance will allegedly assault a hotel chambermaid and then disappear, only to resurface with the PCL San Francisco Seals. He will go 6-4 pitching under his middle name Mitchell.

The Giants stay close to Chicago with a 9-1 drubbing of the Phillies. 1B Joe Ward of the Phillies pulls the hidden ball trick in the 4th, nabbing Josh Devore.

29th At the Polo Grounds, Mathewson relieves in the 9th with the Giants ahead of the Phils, 2–0. The Quakers rattle Matty for 4 hits and 2 runs to tie, but in the bottom of the 10th, Mathewson lines a single to score Merkle with the game winner.

At Washington, the Yankees edge the Nationals, 2-1. New York keeps it close by having three men get picked off, an AL record.