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Pittsburg Takes Game 4 of the 1903 World Series


From the Louisville Courier-Journal, October 7, 1903


Pittsburg Wins Another Game


Philippe Pitches Third Successive Victory for the Pirates.


Against Boston Americans.


Dineen Is Hit Rather Hard At Times, But His Support is Good.


Beaumont and Wagner Hit.


Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 6 – Notwithstanding showers and threatening weather, the first game on the home grounds of the world’s championship series between Pittsburg and Boston was played to-day, resulting in a victory for the local team, 5 to 4. The weather conditions kept the attendance down, although a good-sized crowd witnessed the game.


Phillippe again pitched for Pittsburg, and again was his great work mainly responsible for the downfall of the American League champions. His control was perfect and his support superb, a dropped ball by Bransfield being the only misplay. Only four singles were made off his delivery up to the ninth inning. However, in this inning the visitors developed a batting streak, and for a moment seemed likely to tie the score, but he steadied down and retired the side after three runs had scored.


For Boston Dineen was hit rather hard at times. His support was also of the best.

The series now stands three to one in favor of Pittsburg. The score:


PITTSBURG. AB R BH PO A E

Beaumont, cf 4 2 3 3 0 0

Clarke, lf 4 1 1 1 0 0

Leach, 3b 4 1 2 2 5 0

Wagner, ss 4 0 3 1 1 0

Bransfield, 1b 4 0 1 0 1 1

Ritchey, 2b 3 0 0 5 5 0

Sebring, rf 4 0 0 1 0 0

Phelps, c 4 0 1 4 0 0

Phillippe, p 3 1 1 1 1 0

Totals 34 5 12 27 13 1

BOSTON AB R BH PO A E

Dougherty, lf 4 0 0 3 0 1

Collins, 3b 4 1 1 1 2 0

Stahl, cf 4 1 2 3 1 0

Freeman, rf 4 0 1 0 0 0

Parent, ss 4 1 1 1 3 0

Lachance, 1b 4 1 2 6 0 0

Ferris, 2b 4 0 1 2 0 0

Criger, c 3 0 1 8 1 0

Farrell, ph 1 0 0 0 0 0

Dineen, p 3 0 0 0 1 0

O’Brien, ph 1 0 0 0 0 0

Totals 36 4 9 24 8 1

Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 T

Pittsburg 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 5

Boston 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 4


Three-base Hits – Beaumont, Leach. Stolen Bases – Wagner. Double Plays – Ritchey and Bransfield; Criger and Parent. First Base on Balls – Off Dineen 1. Struck Out – by Phillippe 1; by Dineen 7. Time – One hour and thirty minutes. Umpires – O’Day and Connolly. Attendance – 7,600.


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