Saturday, March 22, 2008

April 16th, 1908: Boston (NL) at Brooklyn

It's been a nice, lazy Saturday thus far. I'm transferring my VHS copy of the '84 Cubs pennant-clinching game at Pittsburgh onto DVD, and I figured I'd play a quick 1908 Co-op game. Hopefully you can view the text file this time. I'm not sure what was wrong with the last one. I'm still searching for a good, reliable server to store these text files.

April 16th, 1908

BROOKLYN – John Hummel’s big blast in the 4th inning broke open a 1-1 tie and sent the Superbas on their way to their first 1908 win. Hummel’s long smash came off a high George Ferguson curveball and was just enough to bury the Doves.

Brooklyn pitcher McIntyre worked around four walks to hold the Bostonites to one mere run, despite giving up ten base hits. Bill Dahlen lead the way for Boston, hitting safely three times in four attempts.

The game only appeared in doubt in the top of the 6th inning. With one out and one on, Bowerman reached first on a fielder’s choice. The next two Boston batters then resisted swinging at McIntyre’s deceptive spitball, and before you knew it the bases were juiced. McIntyre then bore down, inducing Browne to hit a weak ground ball to third base to end the frame.

Both teams played a much better game in the field, as only one error was committed between the two.

Click here for the boxscore.

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