1903 Boston Americans season
The 1903 Boston Americans season was the third season for the professional baseball franchise that became known as the Boston Red Sox. The Americans finished first in the American League with a record of 91 wins and 47 losses, 14 1⁄2 games ahead of the Philadelphia Athletics. Boston went on to participate in the first World Series held between the AL and National League champions; the Americans won the 1903 World Series in eight games over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The team played their home games at Huntington Avenue Grounds. Prior to the regular season, the team held spring training in Georgia. Cy Young was a coach for the Mercer University baseball team based in Macon. April 20: The season opens with a home doubleheader against the Philadelphia Athletics, with Boston winning the first game, 9–4, Philadelphia the second, 10–7. May 12: After a slow start to the season, the team has a winning record for the first time, at 10–9, with a 10–5 win over the Cleveland Naps at League Park in Cleveland.
June 1: With a 20–15 record, Boston moves into first place in the AL, a half-game ahead of the St. Louis Browns. June 9: The team's longest winning streak of the season, 11 games between May 28 and June 8, comes to an end with a loss to the visiting Detroit Tigers. June 16: With a 28–18 record, Boston falls a game behind Philadelphia in the AL standings. June 21: Buck Freeman is the first player in franchise history to hit for the cycle, in a road win at Cleveland. June 23: With a 33–20 record, Boston regains the AL lead, which they will not relinquish through the end of the season. June 30: Nick Altrock starts and pitches eight innings in a 10–3 road loss to the Chicago White Sox. July 2: Altrock is sold to the White Sox. July 29: Patsy Dougherty hits for the cycle against the visiting New York Highlanders, it is Boston's highest scoring game of the year, a 15–14 loss. September 28: The season ends with a home doubleheader against the Browns, with Boston winning both games; the team's longest losing streak was three games.
The team's longest game was 12 innings. The offense was led by Buck Freeman, who hit 13 home runs and had 104 RBIs, Patsy Dougherty with a.331 batting average. It was Freeman's third consecutive season with at least 100 RBIs; the pitching staff was led by Cy Young, who made 40 appearances and pitched 34 complete games with a 28–9 record and 2.08 ERA, while striking out 176 in 341 2⁄3 innings. The team had two other 20-game winners; the team had three games end in a tie. Tie games are not counted in league standings. Source: Note: Pos = position. = Batting Average. While they fell into second place in mid-June, behind Philadelphia, Boston won 9-of-10 to recapture the lead, which they held through the end of the season; the Americans met the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first modern World Series, an agreement between the AL and the NL as a post-season tournament. The "Amerks" won the best-of-nine series series in eight games; the first championship of what is now 9 for the long-running club, the series would immortalized in the 2004 remake of the team's fight song Tessie by The Dropkick Murphys, honoring the victory over the Pirates in Game 5, helped in part by that song, adopted as an anthem by the a group of team supporters, the Royal Rooters, under saloon owner Michael T. McGreevy.
Boston won the series, 5–3. List of Boston Red Sox team records 1903 Boston Americans team page at Baseball Reference 1903 Boston Americans season at baseball-almanac.com
1903 in science
The year 1903 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below. June 27 – 19-year-old American socialite Aida de Acosta becomes the first woman to fly a powered aircraft solo when she pilots Santos-Dumont's motorized dirigible, "No. 9", from Paris to Château de Bagatelle in France. December 17 – First documented, controlled, powered flight of a heavier-than-air aircraft with a petrol engine by Orville Wright in the Wright Flyer at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Konstantin Tsiolkovsky begins a series of papers discussing the use of liquid fuel rockets to reach outer space, space suits, colonization of the solar system; the type specimen of the vampire squid is described by Carl Chun. Fauna and Flora International is founded as the Society for the Preservation of the Wild Fauna of the Empire by a group of British naturalists and American statesmen in Africa. Formal opening of the Johnston Laboratories at the University of Liverpool, England. Peter Cooper Hewitt demonstrates the mercury-vapour lamp.
Mikhail Semyonovich Tsvet invents an important analytic technique. The International Committee of Atomic Weights publishes the inaugural atomic weights report. October – Frank Nelson Cole demonstrates that the Mersenne number 267-1, or M67, is composite by factoring it as 193,707,721 * 761,838,257,287. Fast Fourier Transform algorithm presented by Carle David Tolmé Runge. Edmund Georg Hermann Landau gives simpler proof of the prime number theorem. March–April – David Bruce identifies the parasitic Trypanosoma protist as the source of African trypanosomiasis. May 10 – Antoni Leśniowski publishes the first article implicating what will be known as Crohn's disease, in the Polish weekly medical newspaper Medycyna. Ernest Fourneau synthesizes and patents Amylocaine, the first synthetic local anesthetic, under the name Stovaine at the Pasteur Institute. Willem Einthoven discovers electrocardiography Percy Furnivall carries out the first known case of cardiac surgery in Britain; the 12th and final edition of Dr Richard von Krafft-Ebing's Psychopathia Sexualis: eine Klinisch-Forensische Studie published during the author's lifetime introduces the term paedophilia erotica.
George Darwin and John Joly claim that radioactivity is responsible for the Earth's heat. Prosper-René Blondlot claims to have detected N rays. November – Windscreen wiper for automobiles is first patented by Mary Anderson in the United States; the first diesel-powered ships are launched, both for inland waters: Petite-Pierre in France, powered by Dyckhoff-built diesels, the tanker Vandal in Russia, powered by Swedish-built diesels with an electrical transmission. Norwegian engineer Ægidius Elling builds the first gas turbine to generate power, using a centrifugal compressor. Laminated glass is invented by Edouard Benedictus. Baker valve gear for steam locomotives is first patented in the United States; the Lune Valley boiler is patented by John G. A. Kitchen and Ludlow Perkins. Nobel Prizes Physics – Antoine Henri Becquerel, Pierre Curie, Marie Curie Chemistry – Svante August Arrhenius Medicine – Niels Ryberg Finsen January 22 – Fritz Houtermans, Danzig-born Dutch physicist. January 27 – John Eccles, Australian-born psychologist.
January 28 – Kathleen Lonsdale, née Yardley, Irish-born crystallographer. February 2 – Bartel Leendert van der Waerden, Dutch mathematician. February 22 – Frank P. Ramsey, English mathematician. April 6 – "Doc" Harold Eugene Edgerton, American electrical engineer. April 9 – Gregory Goodwin Pincus, American biologist, co-inventor of the combined oral contraceptive pill. April 25 – Andrey Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician. May 2 – Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician and writer. June 14 – Alonzo Church, American mathematician. July 16 – Irmgard Flügge-Lotz, German-American mathematician and aerospace engineer August 7 – Louis Leakey, British East African paleoanthropologist. October 4 – Cyril Stanley Smith, English-born metallurgist. October 5 – M. King Hubbert, American geophysicist. October 10 – Bei Shizhang, Chinese biologist and founder of the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. November 7 – Konrad Lorenz, Austrian zoologist. November 27 – Lars Onsager, Norwegian-born chemist. December 19 – George Davis Snell, American mouse geneticist and basic transplant immunologist.
December 28 – John von Neumann, Hungarian-born mathematician. February 1 – Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Anglo-Irish mathematician and physicist. February 7 – James Glaisher, English meteorologist and balloonist. March 28 – Émile Baudot, French telegraph engineer. April 28 – J. Willard Gibbs, American physical chemist. July 21 – Henri Alexis Brialmont, Belgian military engineer. August 2 – Edmond Nocard, French veterinarian and microbiologist. August 27 – Kusumoto Ine, pioneering Japanese woman physician. November 8 – Vasily Dokuchaev, Russian geologist
The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, contested since 1903 between the American League champion team and the National League champion team. The winner of the World Series championship is determined through a best-of-seven playoff, the winning team is awarded the Commissioner's Trophy; as the series is played during the fall season in North America, it is sometimes referred to as the Fall Classic. Prior to 1969, the team with the best regular season win-loss record in each league automatically advanced to the World Series; as of 2018, the World Series has been contested 114 times, with the AL winning 66 and the NL winning 48. The 2018 World Series took place between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox from October 23–28, with the Red Sox winning in five games to earn their ninth title; this was the first World Series meeting between these two teams since 1916. Having lost to the Houston Astros in the 2017 World Series, the Dodgers became the 11th team to lose the World Series in consecutive seasons.
In the American League, the New York Yankees have played in 40 World Series and won 27, the Philadelphia/Kansas City/Oakland Athletics have played in 14 and won 9, the Boston Red Sox have played in 13 and won 9, including the first World Series. In the National League, the St. Louis Cardinals have appeared in 19 and won 11, the New York/San Francisco Giants have played in 19 and won 8, the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers have appeared in 20 and won 6, the Cincinnati Reds have appeared in 9 and won 5; as of 2018, no team has won consecutive World Series championships since the New York Yankees in 1998, 1999, 2000—the longest such drought in Major League Baseball history. Until the formation of the American Association in 1882 as a second major league, the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players and the National League represented the top level of organized baseball in the United States. All championships were awarded to the team with the best record at the end of the season, without a postseason series being played.
From 1884 to 1890, the National League and the American Association faced each other in a series of games at the end of the season to determine an overall champion. These series were disorganized in comparison to the modern World Series, with the terms arranged through negotiation of the owners of the championship teams beforehand; the number of games played ranged from as few as three in 1884, to a high of fifteen in 1887. Both the 1885 and 1890 Series ended in each team having won three games with one tie game; the series was promoted and referred to as "The Championship of the United States", "World's Championship Series", or "World's Series" for short. In his book Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883, Simon Winchester mentions in passing that the World Series was named for the New York World newspaper, but this view is disputed; the 19th-century competitions are, not recognized as part of World Series history by Major League Baseball, as it considers 19th-century baseball to be a prologue to the modern baseball era.
Until about 1960, some sources treated the 19th-century Series on an equal basis with the post-19th-century series. After about 1930, many authorities list the start of the World Series in 1903 and discuss the earlier contests separately. Following the collapse of the American Association after the 1891 season, the National League was again the only major league; the league championship was awarded in 1892 by a playoff between half-season champions. This scheme was abandoned after one season. Beginning in 1893—and continuing until divisional play was introduced in 1969—the pennant was awarded to the first-place club in the standings at the end of the season. For four seasons, 1894–1897, the league champions played the runners-up in the post season championship series called the Temple Cup. A second attempt at this format was the Chronicle-Telegraph Cup series, played only once, in 1900. In 1901, the American League was formed as a second major league. No championship series were played in 1901 or 1902 as the National and American Leagues fought each other for business supremacy.
After two years of bitter competition and player raiding, the National and American Leagues made peace and, as part of the accord, several pairs of teams squared off for interleague exhibition games after the 1903 season. These series were arranged by the participating clubs. One of them matched the two pennant winners, Pittsburgh Pirates of the NL and Boston Americans of the AL, it had been arranged well in advance by the two owners, as both teams were league leaders by large margins. Boston upset Pittsburgh by five games to three, winning with pitching depth behind Cy Young and Bill Dinneen and with the support of the band of Royal Rooters; the Series brought much civic pride to Boston and proved the new American League could beat the Nationals. The 1904 Series, if it had been held, would have been between the AL's Boston Americans and the NL's New York Giants. At that point there was no gover
St. Paul Saints (1901–60)
The St. Paul Saints were a baseball team who represented St. Paul, Minnesota in the Western League from 1894 to 1899 and the American Association from 1902 to 1960, they originated as the Sioux City franchise in the Western League which reorganized itself in November, 1893, with Ban Johnson as President. Johnson, a Cincinnati-based reporter, had been recommended by his friend Charles Comiskey, former major league star with the St. Louis Browns in the 1880s, managing the Cincinnati Reds. After the 1894 season, when Comiskey's contract with the Reds was up, he decided to take his chances at ownership, he bought the Sioux City team and transferred it to St. Paul, where it enjoyed some success over the next 5 seasons; the 1920, 1922, 1923 Saints were recognized as being among the 100 greatest minor league teams of all time. In 1900 the Western League changed its name to the American League, it was still a minor league, a part of the National Agreement and an underling of the National League. The NL gave permission to the AL to put a team in Chicago, on March 21, 1900, Comiskey moved his St. Paul club to the South Side, where they became the Chicago White Sox.
In 1901, the AL declared itself a major league. In 1902, cast-aside Minneapolis joined St. Paul and other Midwestern cities to form a new minor league, the American Association. Roy Campanella, Leo Durocher, Lefty Gomez and Duke Snider were among some future major leaguers who played for the Saints. Hall of Fame inductees who managed the St. Paul Saints were Walter Alston in 1948 and 1949, Charles Comiskey from 1895 to 1899. After decades of independence, the Saints became a farm club affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, the Brooklyn Dodgers, the Los Angeles Dodgers, their Minnesota rivals, the Minneapolis Millers, were during different periods the top minor league affiliate of the New York Giants and the Boston Red Sox. The Saints played the first two years at the Aurora Grounds in St. Paul; the Saints played from 1903 to 1909 at a downtown ballpark located on Robert Street between 12th and 13th Streets, at the original Lexington Park at Lexington and University Avenue until 1913 when a fire damaged the structure.
A new ballpark with a seating capacity of 10,000 was constructed in 1914 at University and Dunlap, which served as the home of the Saints through 1956. The Saints played their final four seasons at Midway Stadium, a modern ballpark located at 1000 North Snelling Avenue with a seating capacity of more than 13,000; the two rival Twin Cities ball clubs played heated "streetcar double-headers" on holidays, playing one game in each city. Over the years 1902-60, the Saints compiled a 4719-4435 record, second only in winning percentage to the Millers'.524. The Saints won nine league pennants, won the Little World Series championship in 1924, topping the Baltimore Orioles in ten games; when the Minnesota Twins came to the Twin Cities in 1961, the Saints became the Omaha Dodgers. A newer version of the team began play in 1993 and plays in the new American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. Numerous famous baseball players and coaches have appeared for the St. Paul Saints as players at some point in their careers.
These players include: Sandy Amoros Ginger Beaumont Joe Black Ralph Branca Ben Chapman Pat Collins Roy Campanella Chuck Dressen Leo Durocher Lefty Gomez Bubbles Hargrave Miller Huggins Mark Koenig Clem Labine Gene Mauch Chief Meyers Cy Morgan Johnny Murphy Duke Snider Dick Williams Don Zimmer Baseball Reference Johnson and Wolff, Miles, ed. The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 1997 edition. Durham, N. C.: Baseball America. "The St. Paul Saints: Baseball in the Capital City", Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2015, by Stew Thornley
1903 World Series
The 1903 World Series was the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball. It matched the American League champion Boston Americans against the National League champion Pittsburgh Pirates in a best-of-nine series, with Boston prevailing five games to three, winning the last four. Pittsburgh pitcher Sam Leever injured his shoulder while trap-shooting, so his teammate Deacon Phillippe pitched five complete games. Phillippe won three of his games, but it was not enough to overcome the club from the new American League. Boston pitchers Bill Dinneen and Cy Young led Boston to victory. In Game 1, Phillippe struck out ten Boston batters; the next day, Dinneen bettered that mark, striking out eleven Pittsburgh batters in Game 2. Honus Wagner, bothered by injuries, batted only 6 for 27 in committed six errors; the shortstop was distraught by his performance. The following spring, Wagner refused to send his portrait to a "Hall of Fame" for batting champions. "I was too bum last year", he wrote.
"I was a joke in that Boston-Pittsburgh Series. What does it profit a man to hammer along and make a few hits when they are not needed only to fall down when it comes to a pinch? I would be ashamed to have my picture up now."Due to overflow crowds at the Exposition Park games in Allegheny City, if a batted ball rolled under a rope in the outfield that held spectators back, a "ground-rule triple" would be scored. Seventeen ground-rule triples were hit in the four games played at the stadium. In the series, Boston came back from a three games to one deficit, winning the final four games to capture the title; such a large comeback would not happen again until the Pirates came back to defeat the Washington Senators in the 1925 World Series, has happened only eleven times in baseball history. Much was made of the influence of Boston's "Royal Rooters", who traveled to Exposition Park and sang their theme song "Tessie" to distract the opposing players. Boston wound up winning three out of four games in Allegheny City.
Pirates owner Barney Dreyfuss added his share of the gate receipts to the players' share, so the losing team's players finished with a larger individual share than the winning team's. The Series brought the new American League prestige and proved its best could beat the best of the National League, thus strengthening the demand for future World Series competitions. In 1901, Ban Johnson, president of the Western League, a minor league organization, formed the American League to take advantage of the National League's 1900 contraction from twelve teams to eight. Johnson and fellow owners raided the National League and signed away many star players, including Cy Young and Jimmy Collins. Johnson had a list of 46 National Leaguers; the constant raiding, nixed the idea of a championship between the two leagues. Pirates owner Barney Dreyfuss, whose team ran away with the 1902 National League pennant, was open to a post-season contest and said he would allow the American League champion to stock its roster with all-stars.
However, Johnson had spoken of putting a team in Pittsburgh and attempted to raid the Pirates' roster in August 1902, which soured Dreyfuss. At the end of the season, the Pirates played a group of American League All-Stars in a four-game exhibition series, winning two games to one, with one tie; the leagues called a truce in the winter of 1902–03 and formed the National Commission to preside over organized baseball. The following season, the Boston Americans and Pittsburgh Pirates had secured their respective championship pennants by September; that August, Dreyfuss challenged the American League to an eleven-game championship series. Encouraged by Johnson and National League President Harry Pulliam, Americans owner Henry J. Killilea met with Dreyfuss in Pittsburgh in September and instead agreed to a best-of-nine championship, with the first three games played in Boston, the next four in Allegheny City, the remaining two in Boston. One significant point about this agreement was that it was an arrangement between the two clubs rather than a formal arrangement between the leagues.
In short, it was a voluntary event, a fact which would result in no Series at all for 1904. The formal establishment of the Series as a compulsory event started in 1905; the Pirates won their third straight pennant in 1903 thanks to a powerful line-up that included legendary shortstop Honus Wagner, who hit.355 and drove in 101 runs, player-manager Fred Clarke, who hit.351, Ginger Beaumont, who hit.341 and led the league in hits and runs. The Pirates' pitching was weaker than it had been in previous years but boasted 24-game winner Deacon Phillippe and 25-game winner Sam Leever; the Americans had a strong pitching staff, led by Cy Young, who went 28–9 in 1903 and became the all-time wins leader that year. Bill Dinneen and Long Tom Hughes, right-handers like Young, had won 20 games each; the Boston outfield, featuring Chick Stahl, Buck Freeman and Patsy Dougherty was considered excellent. Although the Pirates had dominated their league for the previous three years, they went into the series riddled with injuries and plagued by bizarre misfortunes.
Otto Krueger, the team's only utility player, was beaned on September 19 and never played in the series. 16-game winner Ed Doheny left the team three days exhibiting signs of paranoia. Leever had been battling an injury to his pitching arm (which he made worse by entering a tr
1903 in music
This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1903. 1903 in Norwegian music February 11 – Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony is premiered in Vienna February 23 – March 8 – George Enescu conducts the world premieres of three of his works, the Suite No. 1 for orchestra, op. 9, in C major, the two Romanian Rhapsodies, op. 11, in A major and D major, as part of a concert at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest. September – Frederick Delius marries Jelka Rosen. Enrico Caruso joins cast of New York's Metropolitan Opera Company and makes first records for the Victor Talking Machine Company. Mississippi John Hurt begins performing. Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland premieres. Charles W. Clark is the first American to give a concert at the Paris National Conservatoire of Music, an honor that had not been given to an American in seventy years of those concerts. "Always In The Way" w.m. Charles K. Harris "Always Leave Them Laughing When You Say Goodbye" w.m. George M. Cohan "Are We To Part Like This?" w.m.
Harry Castling & Charles Collins "Anona" w.m. Vivian Grey "Bedelia" w. William Jerome m. Jean Schwartz "The Beer That Made Milwaukee Famous" w.m. Dan McAvoy "The Burning of Rome" by E. T. Paull "By The Sycamore Tree" w. George V. Hobart m. Max Hoffmann "Congo Love Song" w.m. Bob Cole & J. Rosamond Johnson "Daisy Donahue" w. James O'Dea m. Robert J. Adams "Dear Old Girl" w. Richard Henry Buck m. Theodore F. Morse "Dear Sing Sing" Schwartz "Down At The Old Bull And Bush" w.m. Florrie Forde "Flowers Of Dixieland" w. Edgar Smith m. J. Rosamond Johnson "General Hardtack On Guard" w.m. Dave Reed Jr "Good-bye, Eliza Jane" w. Andrew B. Sterling m. Harry Von Tilzer "Hamlet Was A Melancholy Dane" w. William Jerome m. Jean Schwartz "Hannah!" by Joseph Farrell "He Was A Sailor" w. William Jerome m. Jean Schwartz "Hurrah For Baffin's Bay" w. Vincent Bryan m. Theodore F. Morse "I Can't Do The Sum" w. Glen MacDonough m. Victor Herbert "I Could Love You In A Steam Heat Flat" w. Vincent Bryan m. J. B. Mullen "I Never Could Love Like That" Bowman, Johns "Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider" w. Eddie Leonard m.
Eddie Munson "I'm A Jonah Man" w.m. Alex Rogers "I'm On The Water Wagon Now" w. Paul West m. John Walter Bratton "I'm Thinking Of You All The While" Reed Jnr "I'm Wearing My Heart Away For You" w.m. Charles K. Harris "In The Village By The Sea" w. Andrew B. Sterling m. Stanley Crawford "Indolence" Jason Mathews "Is Your Mother In, Molly Malone?" w.m. Mills & Everard "It Takes the Irish to Beat the Dutch" w. Edward Madden m. Theodore F. Morse "It Was The Dutch" w. Vincent Bryan m. J. B. Mullen "It's The Man In The Sailor Suit" w. Fred C. Farrell m. Theodore F. Morse "Jack Tar March" by John Philip Sousa "Julie" w. William Jerome m. Jean Schwartz "Lazy Moon" w. Bob Cole m. J. Rosamond Johnson "Like A Star That Falls From Heaven" w. Arthur Lamb m. Kerry Mills "Little Yellow Bird" w.m. C. W. Murphy & William Hargreaves "The Maid Of Timbucktoo" w. James Weldon Johnson m. Bob Cole "The March Of The Toys" m. Victor Herbert "Main Gazebo" Chris Praetorius "Mary Ellen" Bryan, Lemonier "Melody Of Love" w. Tom Glazer m. H. Engelmann "The Military Band" m.
Victor Herbert "Moriaty" w. Charles Horwitz m. Fred V. Bowers "Mother O' Mine" w. Rudyard Kipling m. Frank E. Tours "My Cosy Corner Girl" w. Charles Noel Douglas m. John Walter Bratton "My Hula Lula Girl" by Jean Schwartz & William Jerome "My Little Coney Isle" w. Andrew B. Sterling m. Harry Von Tilzer "My Little Creole Babe" w.m. Maude Nugent "My Little'Rang Outang" w. Edward Madden m. Theodore F. Morse "Navajo" w. Harry H. Williams m. Egbert Van Alstyne "An Old Man's Darling" w.m. Fred Murray & George Everard "Only a Dream of the Golden Past" w. Alfred Bryan m. Stanley Crawford "Out Where the Breakers Roar" w. Harlow Hyde m. H. W. Petrie "Over the Pilsner Foam" w. Vincent Bryan m. J. B. Mullen "Palm Leaf Rag" by Scott Joplin "Please Mother, Buy Me a Baby" w.m. Will D. Cobb & Gus Edwards "The Saftest of the Family" w. Harry Lauder & Bobry Beaton m. Harry Lauder "Save It for Me" w. James Weldon Johnson m. Bob Cole "Spring Beautiful Spring" m. Paul Lincke "Summer Breeze March & Two-Step" by James Scott "There's a Little Street in Heaven That They Call Broadway" w. Jack T. Waldron & A. Baldwin Sloane m. A. Baldwin Sloane "Toyland" w. Glen MacDonough m.
Victor Herbert "The Toymaker's Shop" m. Victor Herbert "Two Eyes Of Blue" w. George H. Taylor m. Leslie Stuart "Two Eyes Of Brown" w. Edward Madden m. Stephen Howard "Under A Panama" w. Vincent Bryan m. J. B. Mullen "Under the Anheuser Bush" w.m. Andrew B. Sterling & Harry Von Tilzer "Up In A Coconut Tree" w. Edward Madden m. Theodore F. Morse "Upper Broadway After Dark" w. Edward Gardinier m. Maurice Levi "When I'm Away From You Dear" w.m. Paul Dresser "The Woodchuck Song" w. Robert Hobart Davis m. Theodore F. Morse "The Wreck Of The Old'97" w.m. Henry C. Work "Your Dad Gave His Life For His Country" w. Harry J. Breen m. T. Mayo Geary "You're The Flower Of My Heart, Sweet Adeline" w. Richard H. Gerard m. Henry W. Armstrong "Always In The Way" – Byron G. Harlan on Edison Records "Any Rags?" – Arthur Collins on Edison "The Arrow And The Song" – Herbert Goddard on Victor Records "Badinage" – Edison Grand Concert Band on Edison "Bedelia" – George J. Gaskin on Columbia Records – Edward M. Favor on Columbia – Billy Murray on Edison "The Beer That Made Milwaukee Famous" – Edward M. Favor on Edison – Dan W. Quinn on Victor "Blaze Away" – banjos Vess L. Ossman & Bill Farmer on Victor "Blaze Away" – Kendle's Band on Victor "By The Sycamore Tree" – Harry Macdonough on Edison – Bob Roberts on Columbia – Billy Murray on Victor "Come Down Ma' Evenin
1905 in baseball
The following are the baseball events of the year 1905 throughout the world. World Series: New York Giants over Philadelphia Athletics April 26 – Chicago Cubs outfielder Jack McCarthy ties a major league record by starting three double plays in one game from the outfield. June 13 – Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants tosses his second career no-hitter in a 1–0 victory against the Chicago Cubs. June 29 – Archibald ″Moonlight″ Graham made his major league debut with the New York Giants during a game against the host Brooklyn Superbas at Washington Park. For the bottom of the eighth inning, Graham was sent in to play right field, replacing George Browne. In the top of the ninth, Graham was on deck when Claude Elliott flied out for the third and final out. Graham played the bottom of the ninth at right field but never came to bat, as the Giants won 11–1; that game turned out to be his only appearance in the major leagues. His story was popularized in Shoeless Joe, a novel by W. P. Kinsella, the subsequent 1989 film Field of Dreams.
July 4th - In one of the greatest duals in baseball history, Cy Young and Rube Waddell go toe to toe in Boston. The A's and Waddell win 4-2 in 20 innings. July 22 – Weldon Henley of the Philadelphia Athletics pitches a no-hitter in the first game of a doubleheader against the St. Louis Browns. Philadelphia wins, 6–0. August 9 – Mistaking her husband for a burglar, the mother of minor league outfielder Ty Cobb shoots and kills him, an incident that will be cited as the reason for Cobb's intense desire to succeed, he will make his major league debut with the Tigers this month. September 6 – Frank Smith of the Chicago White Sox pitches a no-hitter in the second game of a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers, as the Sox win 15–0. September 27 – Boston American pitcher Bill Dinneen tosses a no-hitter in a 2–0 victory against the Chicago White Sox. October 9 – Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants outpitches 26-game-winner Eddie Plank and the Philadelphia Athletics, 3–0, in the first game of an all-shutout World Series.
October 14 – In Game 5 of The World Series, the New York Giants defeat the Philadelphia Athletics, 2–0, to claim their first World Championship, four games to one. October 22 – The Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League beats the visiting Portland Beavers, 3–2, in 11 innings. Los Angeles pitcher Bill Tozer ends his PCL record of 48 consecutive shutout inning-streak when Portland scored two unearned runs in the third inning. January 2 – Red Kress January 2 – Pinky Whitney January 7 – Frank Grube January 13 – Charlie Wilson January 17 – Ray Cunningham January 20 – Ike Danning January 21 – Larry Boerner January 24 – Rufus Smith February 5 – Joe Hutcheson February 6 – Eddie Hunter February 7 – Cy Moore February 11 – Ed Walsh February 15 – Hal Lee February 17 – Ed Brandt February 23 – Les Barnhart February 24 – Lynn Nelson February 26 – Emmett Nelson March 1 – Jim Beckman March 11 – Joe Mellana March 14 – Jack Rothrock March 21 – Joe Samuels March 27 – Johnny Gill March 28 – Allen Benson April 3 – Gordie Hinkle April 7 – Joe Hassler April 9 – Earl Caldwell April 10 – Ed Strelecki April 13 – Biff Wysong April 18 – Mal Moss April 25 – Belve Bean May 3 – Red Ruffing May 5 – Jack Ryan May 7 – Dave Barbee May 15 – Chet Falk May 18 – Arndt Jorgens May 23 – Harry Child May 31 – Peaches Davis June 5 – Yoyo Díaz June 5 – Owen Kahn June 10 – Vic Harris June 10 – Danny MacFayden June 17 – Chink Outen June 25 – Johnny Pasek June 30 – Art Scharein July 6 – Ned Porter July 13 – Tiny Chaplin July 16 – Lou Garland July 22 – Doc Cramer July 24 – Ed Montague July 26 – Sam Leslie July 27 – Leo Durocher July 27 – Rudy Leopold July 30 – Hal Finney August 5 – Ray Pepper August 6 – Ed Roetz August 7 – Jim Cronin August 10 – Jim Oglesby August 10 – Willie Wells August 10 – Ed Wineapple August 12 – Don Hurst August 17 – Johnny Watwood August 21 – Jim Mosolf August 21 – Frank Waddey August 23 – Phil Page August 31 – Frank Pearce August 31 – Jack White September 2 – Bernie James September 5 – Bill McGhee September 5 – Danny Musser September 8 – Ed Grimes September 9 – Charlie Perkins September 10 – Irv Jeffries September 11 – Glenn Spencer September 15 – Vance Page September 15 – Henry Peploski September 16 – Dinny McNamara September 16 – Joe Vance September 17 – Red Parnell September 22 – Larry Bettencourt September 25 – Greg Mulleavy September 26 – Pat Caraway September 26 – Johnny Hodapp September 27 – Marty Lang September 28 – Paul Easterling September 29 – Bruce Cunningham September 30 – Luther Harvel October 3 – Johnny Riddle October 10 – Wally Berger October 10 – John Stone October 11 – Joel Hunt October 12 – Rick Ferrell October 19 – Mike Meola October 24 – Jack Russell October 24 – Charlie Small October 25 – Joe Malay November 4 – Lefty Willis November 5 – Carl Fischer November 13 – Milt Shoffner November 21 – Freddie Lindstrom November 21 – Les Mallon November 26 – Bob Johnson November 28 – Ed Chapman November 29 – Harlan Pyle December 1 – Buddy Dear December 2 – Leon Williams December 5 – Gus Mancuso December 9 – Adam Comorosky December 11 – Al Weston December 14 – Bob Weiland December 21 – Fred Koster December 30 – John Pomorski January 18 – Fergy Malone, 63, Irish catcher and manager in a career that spanned fourteen years from 1871 to 1884.
January 28 – Len Stockwell, 45, outfielder for the Cleveland Blues and Spiders teams. February 6 – Ned Cuthbert, 59, outfielder who hit.254 with five teams between 1871 and 1884. February 13 – Bill Eagan, 35, second baseman for three teams from 1891 to 1898. February 13 – Ralph Ham, 55, outfielder for the 1871 Rockford Forest Citys. February 18 – Tom Poorman, 47, outfielder for five teams from 1880 to 1888, who led American Association in triples and stolen bases in its 1887 season. March 3 – Stump Wiedman, 44, pitcher for nine seasons from 1880 to 1888, most notably for the Detroit Wolverines. Ma