1914 June

1st The Phillies pound out 16 hits, including 6 for extra bases, but still lose to the Giants, 11–7. Mathewson is slightly more effective than Erskine Mayer in winning.

2nd  In Cleveland, Wiley Taylor limits the Naps to one hit as the Browns win, 3-0. Terry Turner has the only hit.

In a FL doubleheader, Pittsburgh wins, 10-2 before losing to Buffalo, 7-3. Davy Jones connects for a grand slam off Buffalo Bob Smith in the opener.

4th At Comiskey Park, Jim Scott limits Cleveland to one his as the White Sox top the Naps, 2-0. Shoeless Joe Jackson has Cleveland’s safety. This is the second game in three days that Cleveland has been one hit.

5th  Opelika (Georgia-Alabama League) P John Cantley slugs 3 grand slams and a single for 15 RBI in a game against Talladega, winning the contest 19–1. There is some question about this record as the line score in the Talladega Daily Home credits the home team with 7 runs in the first, 7 in the second, one in the fourth, 2 in the 7th and 2 in the 8th.

6th Christy Mathewson allows 10 Cardinals hits, including 4thinning homers by Chief Wilson and Ivy Wingo, but hangs on to win, 6–4. Slim Sallee is the loser.

7th In the Federal League, the St. Louis Terriers beat up the last place KC Packers, 15-6, behind the pitching of Otis Crandall. Crandall adds a pair of triples, a ML-record third time he’s had 2 triples in game (as noted by Tom Zocco). No other pitcher has done it twice.

8th It is a good thing his bat is not needed as Boston Red Sox P Hugh Bedient strikes out 4 times against 4 different Cleveland pitchers in an 11–8 win.

At Philadelphia, the Pirates get RBI pinch-hits in the 8th inning to defeat the Phillies, 7-5. Honus Wagner has his first hit of the series, and it is #2999 of his career. In the home 4th, Fred Luderus has two homers for the hosts, the first a line drive to the deep centerfield in the 4th. The ball lodges in the wall where a brick is missing and Luderus circles the bases while CF Joe Kelly “danced frantically underneath but the ball would not fall”. In the 5th, Phils second baseman Byrne’s loses a finger nail attempting to catch a line drive and exits the game.

9th At Baker Bowl, Honus Wagner joins Cap Anson as the only members of the 3,000 hit club when collects a 9th-inning double off the Phillies Erskine Mayer, and scores the Bucs lone run in a 3–1 loss. It comes in Wagner’s 2,332nd game. Lajoie will join the club in September. (Later calculations put the date at June 30thor July 4th). Wagner shows skills by tricking Beals Becker to try and take 3B and then tagging him out; with the Phils up 3–0, in the 8th he nabs Becker at 2B with a hidden ball trick.

With Bob Shawkey on the mound the A’s top the Tigers, 7–1. Detroit’s only score comes in the 4th when Ty Cobb steals home.

The Terrapins stay in first-place in the FL with a 7-6 win over Indiana. Frank Laporte belts a 5th inning grand slam off George Suggs in a losing cause.

10th At Comiskey, Joe Benz allows one hit as the White Sox ace beats Washington, 2-0. The Sox reach Walter Johnson for 9 hits.

11th The Cubs score 5 runs in the 6th inning against the Giants to hand Mathewson a 7–4 loss.

13th Kansas City (FL) sweeps a pair from visiting Brooklyn, winning 10-7 and 2-1. Duke Kenworthy has a grand slam in the opener, connecting in the 8th off Tom Seaton.

14th At St. Louis, the Red Sox beat the Browns, 10-1, behind Dutch Leonard’s 3 hitter. Tris Speaker has 3 hits and 3 runs to pace the offense. The only run off Leonard is a homer run by Tilly Walker, which extends his consecutive-game hitting streak to 27 games (per Retrosheet). Tilly’s is the only 20+-game hit streak this season. Sisler and Ken Williams will top Tilly’s team record in 1922.

16th With the score knotted at 5–5, the Brooklyn Tiptops (FL) unload for 7 runs in the 12th off St. Louis Terrier player-manager Three Finger Brown. Art Griggs ends the scoring by purposely missing three pitches from the 37-year-old reliever. Little Johnny Tobin then leads off with a Terrier home run and St. Louis scores 8 times to win, 13–12. The 15 runs is an ML extra-inning record.

17th At Philadelphia, Phils OF Sherry Magee collects a ML-record tying 4 doubles against the Cardinals, including the game-winner. With a runner on 2B in the 10th, Magee’s blow lands in the bleachers but the rules give him only a double. The Phils win, 5–4. Beals Becker has a solo homer for the Phils, the 19th consecutive solo homer the Phils have hit. This is a ML record that will be broken by the Giants in 2011 (as noted by homerun guru David Vincent).

The Giants’ Christy Mathewson blanks the slumping Pirates, 5–0, allowing just 5 hits. George McQuillan is the losing pitcher.

At Chicago, Red Faber becomes the 4th White Sox pitcher this season to throw a one-hitter as he stops the Athletics, 5-0. Banjo hitter Jack Lapp has the lone safety for the Mackmen.

In Indianapolis, the Hoosiers (FL) beat Buffalo, 11-8. Reliever Earl Moore takes the loss and puts his name in the record books by giving up 2 hits, a walk and hitting 3 batters without recording an out. It will be 100 years before another pitcher allows 3 runs, hits 3 batters and records no outs.

19th Steve Evans of the BrookFeds hits a grand slam off Three Fingered Brown as Brooklyn beats St. Louis, 8-6.

At Navin Feld, the Senators strategy fails and they lose, 3-2, in the 10th to Detroit. With a man on 3B and one out, Joe Boehling intentionally walks Crawford and Cobb to load the bases and get to Veach. Veach hits a sharp single to end the game. Cobb is 3-for-3 with 2 walks.

20th In a 7–1 loss to the visiting Yankees, Cleveland SS Ray Chapman fumbles his way into the record books with 4 errors in the 5th inning.

Following a 1-0 win over the visiting Nationals, the Tigers lose the services of Ty Cobb when he breaks his thumb in a fight with a butcher’s clerk. Cobb will be out until August 13th. Cobb’s young wife was insulted by a grocer and when Cobb went to the shop to demand an apology, he brandished a gun. When the grocer’s young butcher arrived he saw the gun and grabbed a meat cleaver and told Cobb to leave. The two moved to the street and a fight started. Cobb will end up with a $50 fine to go along with his recovery.

Shano Collins hits a 2-run homer in the 4th as the White Sox score 4 runs off Boston’s Smoky Joe Wood on their way to a 5-2 victory in Chicago. Hal Chase is 0-for-3 with a walk in his last appearance for Chicago: Chase is jumping to the Federal League and will play tomorrow for the BuffFeds against the host Chicago Whales. Jack Fournier will take over at first for Chase.

21st Hitting against Detroit pitcher George Boehler, Walter Johnson connects for a 5th inning grand slam and it is the difference as Washington wins, 7–3.

At Weeghman Park, Hal Chase is greeted with a standing ovation by the Chicago crowd as he makes his first appearance in a Buffalo uniform. Chase has an infield single and on his next at bat he falls away from an inside pitch and the ball hits his bat and drops into right field for a double, driving in the only run of the game. Earl Moore, former Cubs pitcher, allows 2 hits in the shutout. Both umpires appeared wearing their summer uniforms, “natty tan Norfolk suits” (Chicago Tribune). Following the game Chase will be hustled out of Chicago to avoid being served with court papers restricting his play, and Buffalo will split the next two games against the Whales without Chase. He will play a game in Buffalo on the 25th and then sit out for three weeks while the legal wrangling continues.

22nd The Giants shade the Reds, 3–2, scoring the winning run in the bottom of the 9th off Red Ames. Christy Mathewson gives up 7 hits and no walks as the Giants increase their lead over the NL to 4 games. For the second year in a row, Matty will end the season with fewer walks than victories, the only pitcher ever to accomplish that.

23rd Third baseman Ivy Olson helps preserve a 5–4 Cleveland victory over Detroit by nabbing Bobby Veach with a hidden ball trick in the 8th inning. The loss drops Detroit two games in back of the idle A’s.

24th  Washington’s Walter Johnson is en route to a 2–1 home win over the A’s when newsboys come through the stands hawking the latest edition of the papers headlining the wedding that evening of the ace to Hazel Roberts. The fiancée is supposedly spotted by the crowd, but the real Ms. Roberts slips by unnoticed.

26th In Boston, the Giants hammer the Braves for 27 hits, winning 8–4 and 10–4, and put Boston back in the cellar. Boston had moved into 7th with yesterday’s win over New York. Mathewson wins the opener over Lefty Tyler, and Art Fromme wraps up the nitecap.

27th The A’s top Walter Johnson and Washington, 4–2. Eddie Collins is 2-for-4 with a run and RBI for the A’s.

28th After a 7-6 game 1 win, the Reds 18-year-old Pete Schneider makes his debut with a nifty 1–0 shutout over the Pirates. He’ll finish the year with a 5–13 mark, losing his last 12 decisions.

29th At the Polo Grounds, the Giants and Dodgers battle to a split. Brooklyn lurches to an 8–7 win in the opener. In game 2, Giants starter Jeff Tesreau is tossed in the 3rd inning for disputing a call, and Mathewson rushes in to relieve with the score 1–1. New York scores 4 in the 3rd off Frank Allen and goes on to win, 8–6.

With attendance down in the Federal League, Robert Ward, president of the Brooklyn Tip Tops, announces that ticket prices at Washington Park will be reduced from 50 cents to 25 cents. The Pittsburgh Filipinos will soon follow suit.

In Chicago, the Cubs beat the visiting Reds, 10-7. Umpire Mal Eason, who tossed out Buck Herzog yesterday, ejects five Reds today for disputing his call on a foul ball.

The Cardinals trade OF Ted Cather and INF Possum Whited to the Braves for righty Hub Perdue.

30th In game 1, Cleveland’s Terry Turner ends a long dry spell by hitting a three-run homer off the Browns Earl Hamilton. Turner’s last HR was back in 1906: he had gone 3186 at bats without a round tripper. Cleveland wins, 8-3, then loses, 5-0, in the second game of the bargain bill.