Writing About the Chicago Cubs and Looking at the Team’s Past
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May 10, 1908 at West Side Park
Cubs 6, Pirates 2 (13-4)
The location was different but the result and opponent were the same as the Cubs dispatched the Pirates in the first game of their doubleheader. Three Finger Brown had another exception outing and he picked up a win his second straight start. He gave up just two runs on five hits and three walks.
Harry Steinfeldt had a big day at the plate. He went three for three with a walk and two doubles. Jimmy Sheckard singled and scored twice in the contest.
May 10, 1908 at West Side Park Pirates 1, Cubs 0 (13-5)
Pirates 1, Cubs 0 (13-5)
A fantastic start by Jack Pfiester went to waste as the Cubs were shut out in the second game of their doubleheader with the Pirates. Johnny Evers and Pfiester singled and that was all the Cubs offense could muster.
Pfiester one bad inning was the seventh. He gave up a leadoff triple and while that baserunner was eventually taken care of on a botched squeeze play, a two out RBI single by Abby gave the Pirates the only run for either side in the game.
April 30, 1908 at West Side Park
Cubs 3, Cardinals 1 (8-3)
The Cubs picked up just three runs in this one but it was good enough because Chick Fraser held the Cubs NL rival to a mere four hits. He gave up just the one run and he walked two and struck out two.
Johnny Evers was the hitting star in the win. He went two for three with a sac. bunt and a run.
April 29, 1908 at West Side Park
Pirates 2, Cubs 1 (7-3)
Jack Pfiester gave up a pair of runs in the top of the ninth inning as what could have been a spectacular start went to waste. He gave up the two runs on five hits and one walk with three strikeouts.
The Cubs managed just four hits in the contest. Johnny Evers had one of those with a double and he scored the lone Cubs run.
April 24, 1908 at West Side Park
Reds 4, Cubs 2 (7-2)
The Cubs four game losing streak came to an end as the Reds did a number on Carl Lundgren. The right hander gave up four runs on eight hits and two walks with a strikeout in six innings.
The Cubs were held to a mere four hits in the contest. Pat Moran had the only extra base hit with a double and he scored one of the two Cubs’ runs.
April 23, 1908 at West Side Park
Cubs 2, Cardinals 1 (7-1)
The Cubs have a new season long winning streak as the beat the Reds for their fourth straight win. Overal Overall won his third start of the season with a solid game. He gave up just one run on seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts in the complete game.
Harry Steinfeldt doubled and he scored one of the Cubs two runs. Joe Tinker was the only Cub with a pair of hits.
April 22, 1908 at West Side Park
Cubs 7, Reds 3 (6-1)
The Cubs won their third straight overall, their fourth straight against the Reds and more importantly, they won their first home game as they opened up West Side Park with a win. Catcher Johnny Kling was one of the hitting stars with a single, a double and a pair of runs. Harry Steinfeldt tripled and scored a run.
Chick Frasier picked up the win with a decent start. He gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts. It was his first start of the season.
April 20, 1908 at Robison Field
Cubs 2, Cardinals 0 (5-1)
Carl Lundgren improved to 2-0 on the season with a spectacular start for the Cubs in their rubber game with the Cardinals. He gave up just five hits and a walk with four strikeouts in the Cubs second shutout of the season.
The Cubs scored both of their runs in the sixth inning and they did it without picking up a hit in the inning. The Cubs picked up two walks, executed a double steal and then scored on an infield grounder and an error by the Cardinals.
April 19, 1908 at Robison Field
Cubs 3, Cardinals 2 (3-1)
Orval Overall got just enough from his hitters as he improved to 2-0 in the Cubs third win of the season. The big right hander gave up three runs on nine hits and one walks with six strikeouts.
Frank Chance was the hitting star. He went two for three with a double and a run.
April 18, 1908 at Robison Field
Cardinals 3, Cubs 2 (3-1)
The Cubs hadn’t lost and the Cardinals hadn’t won but both teams fortunes turned today as the Cardinals scored a run in the ninth to give the Cubs their first loss of the season. With runners at the corners and one out, Art Fromme hit a scorcher to Johnny Evers, who tagged the runner trying to make it to second base. Then Evers tried to make the play himself at first base but he lost the foot race and failed to complete the double play. In the meantime, the runner on third scampered home for the winning run.
Jack Pfeister took the loss after he came in to relief Ed Reulbach after a rough couple of innings. Pfeister gave up just four singles in the final seven frames but he took the loss when he gave up that game winner in the ninth.
The Cubs were held to just three hits in the contest. Joe Tinker doubled home both of the Cubs two runs while Jimmy Sheckard reached base three times with two walks and a single.
April 17, 1908 at The Palace of the Fans
Cubs 1, Reds 0 (3-0)
The Cubs finished a three game sweep in their season opening series over the Reds with a dramatic 1-0 win. Ed Reulbach got into trouble in the first inning and he pitched out of it and from then on, Chick Fraser proceeded to shut down the Reds over the final eight frames.
Frank Chance was the hitting star in the win. He was not only one of three Cubs to pick up three hits but he also scored the lone run of the game for either side.
April 16, 1908 at the Palace of the Fans
Cubs 7, Reds 4 (2-0)
The Reds scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to put a little bit of a scare into the Cubs but it wasn’t nearly as enough as Chicago started their season 2-0. Carl Lundgren picked up the win with a complete game. He gave up four runs on six hits and six walks with three strikeouts in the contest.
Jimmy Sheckard had a nice game at the plate. He went three for four with three runs. Frank Schulte singled, doubled and scored a pair of runs.
April 14, 1908 at the Palace of the Fans Cubs 6, Reds 5 (1-0)
Cubs 6, Reds 5 (1-0)
The Cubs kicked off their defense of the world championship with a tight win over the Reds. The Reds jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning but the Cubs slowly chipped away at the lead. Finally, in the top of the ninth inning, Heinie Zimmerman singled home Johnny Evers for the game winning run. Evers had an exceptional game with two singles, a double and three runs.
Orval Overall got off to the rough start when he gave up five runs in the first but he recovered to pick up the win. Three Finger Brown came in to get the Reds out in the ninth and he picked up what would now be a save in the game.
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