TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY MAY 26

            1916      In Boston, Giants outfielder Benny Kauff is picked off first base three times by Lefty Tyler. The center fielder’s miscues don’t hurt the team as New York reels off its 14th consecutive road victory, beating the Braves, 12-1....

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS MAY 26

        American League East Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak Boston 35 16 .686 – 16 – 7 19 – 9 22 – 10 2 – 1 8 – 5 7 – 3 W 1 NY Yankees 32 15 .681 1 19 – 7 13 – 8 11 – 9 10 –...

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY MAY 25

            1901      During a fluke snowstorm in Cleveland, Ted Lewis becomes the first Boston American (Red Sox) hurler to throw a shutout when he blanks the Tribe at League Park, 5-0. The 28 year-old right-hander from Wales will become better known later in life as...

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY MAY 24

            1909      After beating the Cardinals a record 24 consecutive times, Giants’ legend Christy Mathewson finally loses to the Redbirds, 3-1. The winning streak spanned five years, starting in May of 1904. 1918      Indians right-hander Stan Coveleski...

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY MAY 23

              1890      A National League record is established when the Giants and the Pittsburgh Alleghenys combine to steal seventeen bases in a single game. New York will win the Polo Grounds contest, 17-10. 1901      Scoring nine runs in the bottom of the ninth...

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY MAY 22

              1914      Ben Tincup becomes first person from the Cherokee tribe to play in the major leagues. The 21 year-old Phillies right-hander makes his debut at Forbes Field in an 8-2 loss to the Pirates. 1922      The Yankees, who have been sharing the Polo...