I'll admit it. I panicked slightly when I remembered that I had the 10am slot and couldn't think of anything to write about. So I did what I usually do. I went to baseball-reference.com, I went to the box scores and looked at a year that ends in a 0 or 5 and hoped that the Yankees 1) played a game or 2) won a game.
But, this time was different. When I looked at 1915 - because I thought going back 100 years would be cool - I saw that the Yankees had lost and instead of closing out and trying another year, I looked at the box score.
This is what I found:
Here are some interesting nuggets of information from that game:
- The game was played at the Polo Grounds.
- Cobb was 3-5 with a home run, a stolen base, two runs scored and two RBI.
- He batted .369/.486/.487/.973 that season.
- The Yankees only had five hits.
- Detroit's starter, Hooks Dauss, pitched a complete game.
- The Yankees' starter, Ray Fisher, didn't end up having such a great game, but he did last eight innings. He just happened to fall apart in that inning.
- The man who came in for relief, Boardwalk Brown, also didn't have a great game.
- Fisher's final line: 8 innings pitched, 10 hits, 6 runs (4 earned), 1 walk, 4 strikeouts and he gave up a home run.
- Brown's final line: 1 inning pitched, 4 hits, 5 runs, all earned, 1 walk, 1 strikeout and he also gave up a home run.
- Going by the way the names are listed on page, Cobb hit his home run off of Fisher and first baseman Marty Kavanagh hit his off of Brown.
- There was only a home plate umpire and a first base ump.
- The loss was the Yankees' fourth in a row and evened their record at the time to 19-19.