Tuesday, March 25, 2008

April 17th, 1908: Boston (NL) at Brooklyn

I'm back after a two day blogging hiatus. Hopefully I'll be able to post regularly this week, though I can't make any promises. We'll see how things work out.

As I write this, I'm watching the Red Sox - A's opening day game from Japan. There's nothing better during the early morning than a game on TV and a little bit of Diamond Mind! Anyway, that's my excuse for writing such a short entry.

April 17th, 1908

BROOKLYN – The Boston Doves came out on top at Washington Park in 12 innings this afternoon, defeating the hometown Superbas, 4-3. Claude Ritchey was the hero for Boston, driving in Beaumont with two out in the top of the twelfth inning.

A stellar pitching performance by Irvin “Kaiser” Wilhelm was spoiled by two ninth inning doubles, one by Sweeney and the other by pinch hitter Kelley. Up to that point, the Kaiser’s spitball had the Doves fooled, and Wilhelm’s fifth inning run scoring sacrifice fly had been the difference.

The batting stars for the hometown Superbas were Phil Lewis, with a second inning shot over the canvas fence in right, and Harry Pattee, with a three-for-four offensive performance.

Click here for the boxscore.

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