The 1908 Philadelphia Giants were a Negro League team. They are credited with a 21-19 won-loss record.
The 1908 Philadelphia Phillies finished 83-71, 16 games behind pennant winner Chicago and 15 games behind second place teams Pittsburgh and New York in what is considered to be one of the greatest baseball seasons of in Major League Baseball history.
Giants: Jerry Fischer
Phillies: George McQuillan
The Giants took the lead in the top of the Second Inning when Brodie Francis clipped a two-out single then stole second base. Jerry Fischer followed with a bunt down the first base line that Phillies first baseman Sherry Magee struggled with long enough to allow Francis to score. Harvey Martin led off the Giants Third Inning with a double. Knucks James drew a walk and Pop Lloyd and William Weaver followed with back-to-back singles. Weaver hustled to second base on a Pete Duncan ground out and scored when Phillies rightfielder Kitty Bransfield misplayed a deep fly off the bat of Danny McClellan. At the end of three innings the Giants led 5-0.
The Phillies finally cracked Fischer’s dominance in the bottom of the Sixth Inning when Bransfield reached on a James error. John Titus moved Bransfield to third base with a single. Magee flied out and Bransfield tagged up and got the Phillies on the board. Fred Osborn coaxed a walk then scored the scored with Titus when Mickey Doolin doubled. At the end of six innings the Phillies had reduced the Giants lead to 5-3.
McQuillan had settled down and kept the Giants quiet for five straight innings. In the bottom of the Eighth Inning, Osborn knocked a two-out single off of Fischer. Osborn swiped second base then scored on a sharp single off the bat of Doolin. The end of eight innings found the Giants leading by one run, 5-4.
Lloyd greeted McQuillan with a lead-off single in the top of the Ninth Inning. Weaver cranked a deep drive into the alley that made reached the wall on a roll for a triple and scored Lloyd. McClellan drove in Weaver with a base knock of his own and the Giants had pushed their lead to 7-4 moving into the bottom of the Ninth Inning.
Fred Jacklitsch pinch-hit for McQuillan leading off the Phillies Ninth Inning and promptly laced a single. Eddie Grant then pushed one back up the middle that was scooped up by Lloyd who flipped it over to James who then rifled it to Weaver to complete the double play. Otto Knabe hung in long enough to draw a walk. Bransfield kept whacked a first-pitch single. Titus then grounded out to James to end the game.
Final Score: Giants 7 Phillies 4
Lloyd 3-5 2Runs RBI
Weaver 2-5 2Runs 3RBI
Doolin 3-4 2Doubles 3RBI
Osborn 1-3 2Runs Walk
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