Friday, October 5, 2007

October 5th In 19th Century St. Louis Baseball History

In 1884, St. Louis (UA) pitchers Charlie Sweeney and Henry Boyle stop St. Paul without a hit or walk‚ striking out 9 men‚ before rain halts play after 5 innings. But the Maroons lose the game when 2 St. Louis errors allow the game's only run. The Sweeney-Boyle performance caps what is still the premier ML season for no-hitters: 12 in all‚ including one of 10 innings and 7 nine-inning games.

In 1888, Pud "Kid" Galvin becomes the first player in history to reach 300 wins as he beats the Washington Nationals‚ 5-1‚ for Pittsburgh. Galvin allows 4 hits. There are 14 errors in the game‚ 9 by Washington.

-from Baseball Library

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