Monday, April 20, 2015

April 20, 1910: Bases Loaded; All Aboard!!!

     On April 20, 1910, due to both teams having to catch a train, the Cardinals lost 5-4 to the Chicago Cubs in front of a home crowd in St. Louis. Both teams had agreed to end the game at 5 o'clock before the game began knowing that the trains had to maintain a tight schedule. This actually happened quite often in the age before air travel, but this game was quite different because it was called in the bottom of the eighth, with one out, and the bases full of Cardinals. The umpire, Hank O'Day, made the call to end it at the time which had been agreed on, which essentially saved the day for the Cubs. It was time to hit the rails.


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