Baseball game summaries from the New York Times


Orth's Fine Pitching and Able Support Shut Out the Quakers.

While the Philadelphia Athletics left
town last night with three victories to
their credit out of five games played with
the Greater New Yorks the game yesterday
was of the same high order of excellence
as the double-header on Saturday,
only in this instance the local men out-played
their formidable rivals at every
stage, and won by a score of 3 to 0.
Errors, for there was only one on each
side, cut no figure in the result. Griffith's
players earned their victory by the
best kind of baseball, including timely
batting. The conspicuous figure, however,
in the successful issue was Albert Orth,
familiarly known as "Smiling Al." He
pitched in both of the winning games
against the Quakers, but yesterday he
achieved his greatest distinction. Only
three hits were recorded against him, and
only two men got as far as second base.
He gave no bases on bad balls, had no
error of any kind, and as a wind-up to
his splendid performance he struck out
Hoffman with three balls, the last strike
being called.

It was one of the largest and most appreciative
Monday crowds of the season
that witnessed the contest. While the batting
was not strong, the fielding of both
teams and the hard work of the local men
in scoring their runs were thoroughly enjoyed
by the spectators.

Dougherty and Keeler both led off with
safe hits in the first inning, and, although
they were advanced by a nice
sacrifice of Elberfeld, they could get no
further. Williams was sent to first on
called balls, but Chase struck out, and
Yeager, who took the place of Conroy at
third, was retired on a fly to right field.
Keeler reached first on a skilful bunt in
the third inning, and by excellent running
landed at third on Elberfeld's short high
fly to centre. The latter stole second, and
Keeler scored on Williams's fly to centre
field. Chase hit safely, and on his effort
to steal second, Elberfeld attempted to
score, but was easily put out. Orth began
the fifth inning by hitting a long fly to
centre field. "Pat" Dougherty brought
the spectators to their feet by a hard
smash to right field for three bases, and
on Keeler's bounder over Knight, the
elongated left fielder, tallied [?]. The local
men scored again in the sixth on Yeager's
low drive to Knight, who could not possibly
have prevented the runner from
making the base, but his throw into the
stand enabled Yeager to make the circuit
of the bases.

The only Philadelphians to reach a base
were Hoffman, in the first, on a fumble
by Elberfeld, but a double play put an
end to the inning. Knight, in the third,
who, after being sacrificed to second, was
caught "napping"; Barton, in the sixth,
on a safe hit, was advanced to second on
Henley's out, and Murphy, in the eighth
, who was left at first.

In the second inning, Schreck was substituted
for Barton. The score:



Champions Easily Defeated Their Nearest Rivals by 9 to 1.

PHILADELPHIA, Penn., July 3.-One
of the largest Monday crowds in the history
of baseball in this city saw the
New York National League champions
overpower the Philadelphias to-day by a
score of 9 to 1. The fielding of both teams
was excellent, and both pitchers were hit
freely, but Taylor kept the hits scattered,
with the exception of the fourth
inning, when four successive hits gave the
local men their only run of the game.
Notwithstanding the wide margin of runs
that separated the teams in the ninth
inning, Dahlen made such a vigorous protest
against a decision of Umpire Emslie
that he was ordered off the grounds, and
Catcher Bresnahan, too, was put off the
field for loud shouting from the bench.

A fumble by Doolin at short, two bases
on balls, and Devlin's sharp hit to Bransfield
enabled the champions to score two
runs in the first inning. In the fourth
Strang tallied on a base on balls, Bowerman's
sharp hit to centre field, and Taylor's
slow bounder to Gleason. Donlin's
base hit in the fifth, Mertes's double to
centre field, a steal by "Sandow," and
Dahlen's short, high hit to left field gave
the champions two more runs.

After two were out in the eighth, Devlin's
force hit, singles by Bowerman and
Taylor, and a dropped fly by Titus were
responsible for three runs. In the last
inning a double by Mertes and Bransfield's
bad throw to Courtney to catch
Mertes on Dahlen's grounder allowed
that runner to cross the plate. The score:



With the score a tie when the Brooklyns
took their last turn at the bat against the Bostons
yesterday at Washington Park, Dobbs
started off with a pretty hit to centre field for
two bases, and Hall followed with a bunt,
which he beat out to first base. Lumley hit out
a fly to Delehanty, but Batch made his first
hit, scoring Dobbs and winning the game with
only one man out.

Boston made the first run of the game in the
sixth inning on Tenney's single Dolan's sacrifice,
and on Batch's fumble of Lewis's throw
to stop Tenney from stealing third the runner
scored. Brooklyn evened matters in the next
inning on Dobbs's single, Hall's sacrifice, and
Lumley's single.

The return of Lewis, who took "French
leave" about two weeks ago, seemed to put
new life into the Brooklyn players, for their
work in the field could hardly have been improved
upon. The score:



Greater New Yorks Lose Twice to Athletics in Exciting Games.

In both games of the "double-header"
played at American League Park yesterday
the Philadelphians defeated the
Greater New Yorks by a narrow margin
in both instances, the first game by one
to nothing and the second by three to
two in eleven innings. There were nearly
four hours of skillful pitching and vigorous
fielding, but free and hard hitting
was lacking. Better pitching than that
of Coakley's in the first game has not
been seen on the Americans' grounds this
year. He allowed but four hits, only two
of the locals got so far as third base, and
he struck out six men, Chesbro every
time he went to the bat. He was splendidly
supported, Knight's wild throw to
first base in the seventh inning being the first
and only error of the game. Chesbro
was opposed to the Quakers, and,
while he was batted a little oftener than
the Athletics' boxman, the hits were valueless
with the exception of those in the
third inning, and they were responsible
for the run that won the game.

Schreck started off with a high hit to
left field, which Dougherty could probably
have caught had Elberfeld not made
a dashing effort to get the ball. It was
an ill-advised attempt upon the part of
the clever short stop, for after Coakley
had struck out Hartsel hit to left, and
Schreck scored on Hoffman's safety.
On the throw in to catch Schreck at the
plate Hoffman ran to second, and Hartsel
tried to score, but was easily put out on
Elberfeld's fast return of the ball, which
had been thrown to second by Kleinow.
With the exception of the one case of
misjudgment upon the part of the short
stop, the fielding of the New Yorks was
of the brilliant order, Chase making a
number of really remarkable pick-ups,
while his all-around work at first base
has not been surpassed this season.

With Rube Waddell and the Californian
Chase as the opposing pitchers in the second
game the feeling among the "rooters"
seemed to be general that the Philadelphian,
who has made such a great
record this season, would outpitch his
younger rival. The local lad's efforts,
however, compared favorably with those
of the visitor, and, while not officiating
in a winning game, he confined the hits
against him to five in eleven innings, and
but for a wild throw of Conroy's to the
plate in the last inning, which gave the
Athletics the victory, Hogg's form indicated
that he could remain in the box for
an indefinite time. While the loss of
the game was chargeable to the third
baseman, a hit in one or two instances
would have changed the result.

The scores:



New Yorks Win Lively Batting Game from Brooklyn by 7 to 5.

The champions of the National League
played the fourteenth game of the series
of twenty-two with the Brooklyns at
Washington Park yesterday, and by winning
by a score of 7 to 5 made the series
stand ten victories for New York and
four for Brooklyn. McGraw's men started
off at a rapid pace, batting Jones hard
and scoring seven runs in the first four
innings. The hitting, however, almost
ceased when Scanlon went into the box
during the fourth inning, and the best the
champions could do with the newcomer
was to make one hit and to be content
with the runs they had already made. In
the meantime Wiltse was touched up
rather freely by the Brooklyns, four runs
being tallied in the fifth and sixth innings.
The fielding of the New Yorks was not of
a championship kind, Browne, Donlin,
Devlin, and Bowerman each being credited
with an error. The score:

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