Pittsburgh Gazette Times, September 1, 1915:
GIANTS FAIL TO GET HIT OFF LAVENDER
James Lavender pitched a no-hit game for the [Cubs] in the first contest [of a doubleheader], only two men reaching base. Merkle was safe on Fisher’s fumble in the second inning, and the same player received a base on balls in the eighth. Williams saved Lavender’s perfect game in the seventh inning when he made a sensational running catch on Doyle.
It’s interesting that “perfect game” meant something different in ...Read More...
Toledo News-Bee, April 20, 1915:
Groping around in the dark at his home in Chicago, Jimmy Lavender, Cub pitcher, stumbled and fell against a bathtub on Sunday night. Two ribs were broken. He may be out of the game for a month. Lavender says he was ill.
Mmm-hmm. “Ill”. A likely story.
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