1909 November

1st The Red Sox hire former Washington skipper Patsy Donovan as manager, replacing Fred Lake. Lake will move across town to manage the Braves next season.

18th In Cuba, righty Bombin Pedroso no hits the AL champion Detroit Tigers for 11 innings, finally winning, 2–1. The only run for Detroit comes on an error in the 7th. A squeeze bunt against Bill Lelivelt in the 11th scores the winner. A collection is taken up for Pedroso and fans, including several Tigers, contribute $300. The Tigers, playing without Cobb and Crawford, win 4 of 12 games against Havana and Almendares.

26th  The Phils are sold for $350,000 to a group headed by sportswriter Horace Fogel. Because of his dual roles, Fogel will become the only executive barred from a league meeting.