1902: Chicago Lays Down For Nats

June 2, 1902

From baseballlibrary.com:

In a 12-0 win‚ the Senators unload 3 homers in the 3rd inning against the White Sox P Clark Griffith as Ed Delahanty‚ Bill Coughlin George Carey belt the Old Fox‚ though not consecutively. After Wyatt Lee doubles‚ Griffith takes himself out. According to the Chicago Daily Tribune‚ a Washington fan had offered each member of the Nationals an expensive panama hat for their first shutout and a $50 bonus to whichever pitcher performed the feat. With little chance to win in the 9th‚ Chicago “allowed themselves to be put out without effort” so that the Washington players could win their prize (as noted by Greg Beston).

Clark Griffith might just make a name for himself in Washington for other reasons.


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