On This Day

Events in Sport in August 1918

  • Aug 1 Pittsburgh and Boston Braves play a MLB record 20 scoreless innings before Pirates win, 2-0 in 21
  • Aug 9 Reds manager Christy Mathewson suspects Hal Chase of taking bribes to fix games, and suspends him "for indifferent play"
  • Aug 24 Chicago Cubs, win earliest pennent ever (season ended Sept 2)
  • Aug 24 Sect Baker grants extended exemption to World Series players
  • Aug 27 Christy Mathewson resigns as Reds manager to accept a commission as a captain in chemical warfare branch of Army

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Aug 28 Tris Speaker suspended for season due to assault on umpire Tom Connolly

Baseball Player Tris Speaker
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Tris Speaker
  • Aug 31 Boston Red Sox, win earliest AL pennent ever (season ended Sept 2)