Sunday, May 6, 2012
On this day in 1903, the Chicago White Stockings committed twelve errors in a game against the Detroit Tigers and still won the game 10-9!
The White Stockings committed twelve errors‚ and the Tigers committed six‚ for a modern MLB record by two teams in one game. Thirteen of the eighteen errors were made by the infielders‚ another AL mark. Sox rookie shortstop Lee Tannehill led the way with four errors‚ while Frank Isbell (playing third base instead of his customary first base position) and spitball artist Patsy Flaherty contributed three each. Trailing 9-7 in the ninth inning‚ Chicago pulls out a 10-9 victory for Patsy Flaherty over former Chicago Orphan Mal Eason, in his only season in Detroit.
Nixey Callahan was in the unfortunate position of managing the White Stockings on this record setting day. Nixey was not far removed from his own record setting day, the year prior. Callahan pitched the American League's first no-hitter, taking the mound for the Chicago White Stockings on September 20, 1902.