Thursday, April 3, 2008

May 4th, 1908: Detroit at St. Louis (AL)

Hope you're ready for another 1908 game! I'll see about updating another team profile tonight, but I'm not making any promises. As you might have guessed, I've been pretty busy lately. I'll try my hardest, though, to keep the updates coming!

May 4th, 1908

ST LOUIS—As expected, the American League champion Tigers made short work of the Brownies today, winning 4-0 in quick fashion. St. Louis only managed three hits all game, falling prey to the elusive “Finger-Nail Ball” of Ed Summers.

Leading the way for the visiting Tigers was none other than the famous Ty Cobb. Cobb collected two hits in four trips to the plate and stole a base in the process. His batting average, at a cool .400, nearly doubles that of the best Brownie starter.

The only positive aspect for St. Louis was starter Rube Waddell. Veteran Waddell relied on a deep bending curve ball, as well as a zipping fastball, to strike out a total of nine Detroiters, while only issuing one free pass. However, the few who did catch up with that fastball made him pay.

The two teams meet again tomorrow afternoon at Sportsman’s Park.

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