Sept. 3, 1907 (Tuesday)
NIL-NIL GAME CATCHES THE ATTENTION OF THE MEDIA: The New York Times calls yesterday's game between the New York Giants and Brooklyn Superbas (i.e., Dodgers) the "most notable game of the season." What made it special? The teams played a SCORELESS TIE in a 13 INNING game. Incredibly, the game lasted only 2 hours, 25 minutes. Brooklyn's George Bell (shown in the baseball card at right)and New York's Red Ames (shown in the photograph) each pitched the entire game. Rain had prevented the teams from playing a scheduled double header. They decided to try and play at least one "to satisfy the cravings of the big crowd that braved the uninviting weather conditions."
HUNDREDS WATCH TEEN-AGER HORSEWHIP A RUDE BAKER: Ferdinand Stabb, a 26-year-old baker, got a big surprise yesterday when he was leaning against his bicycle and watching a baseball game between the Pocahontas Athletic Club and the Mineola Athletic Club at the Mineola (N.Y.) ball grounds near the Long Island Railroad Station. As he was standing there, Frieda Horther, 19, walked up to him, pulled a horsewhip from under her long coat and gave him about 15 "stinging lashes" as about 1,000 people watched. Evidently, Stabb had made some "insulting remarks" about Frieda at a bakery that her father used to own. When her father heard about it, she persuaded him to "leave the matter to her," according to today's New York Times. She hunted for Stabb all day long before coming across him at the baseball game. The Times says, "Miss Horther continued to lash the unresisting baker until she was dragged away by several of her friends."