A Maddux before there was a Maddux, cash me umpside, Dex’s big day, and other stories
Today in baseball history:
- 1912 – In a game at Boston, Chicago star Johnny Evers pushes umpire Bill Finneran after the latter challenges Evers, Heinie Zimmerman, and Frank Chance to fight him under the stands after the game. Evers will be suspended for five days. Red Downs will fill in at 2B for Chicago. (3)
Box score. Jimmy Lavender won in relief over Hub Perdue. BBref’s biography page for Umpire Bill Finneran confirms this story. The next year, July 11, Sherry Magee knocked him out with one punch. This page has that story.
- 1919 – More than 28,000 crowd Wrigley Field to watch Grover Cleveland Alexander shut the Giants out, 2-0. (3)