Athletics Also Lose to a Team of Minor Calibre.


Lindemann Allows Winners of World's Series Only Three Hits--
Paterson Surprises Quakers

New York Times, October 16, 1905

Yesterday was a disastrous day for baseball champions and a successful one for teams of a minor calibre. The spectacle was witnessed at the famous old park at Ridgewood, Long Island, of the New Yorks, the new world's champions and the champions of the National League, being outplayed and beaten by the semi-professional Ridgewood team by 5 to 2, while at Paterson, N.J., the Athletics of Philadelphia, runners-up for the world's championship and champions of the American League, were obliged to succumb to the Paterson team of the Hudson River League by 2 to 1.

Both of the big league teams were short handed, and coming a day after the world's championship was decided, when the players were petted and feted. It could hardly be expected that they would show their best form, but the fact remains that with at least two-thirds of the regulars in the field they were defeated by supposedly inferior teams. Both the Ridgewoods and Patersons, however, rank high in their class, and may be considered dangerous in any kind of company. Only a week ago the Ridgewoods gave the Greater New Yorks a beating, even after the latter had scored six runs in the first inning, through the excellent pitching of Lindemann.

Yesterday the same young man had the New York champions at his mercy and there were seven of them who participated in the five games for the world's championship. On the other hand the New Yorks presented Ames and Bowerman as a battery, and the semi-professionals had no difficulty in hitting the man who is generally considered to be one of the cleverest pitchers on the National League. With the score standing four to two in favor of the Ridgewoods at the end of the fifth inning, Ames was supplanted by Elliott, and Clarke took the place of Bowerman.

That the games between major league teams and semi-professionals are remunerative is shown by the fact that since the days of the memorable Sunday contests at Ridgewood between Brooklyn and St. Louis teams some fifteen years ago, what was known then as Wallace's Ridgewood Park never has contained such crowds as attended the games of the Greater New Yorks and the New York team of the National League. Next Sunday the Philadelphia Athletics are scheduled to play the Ridgewoods, and Hussey's team promises to give the Quakers a warm reception.


New World's Champions Whipped By Ridgewood Team by 5-2.

Seven players of the New York National League team who participated in the world's championship series, reinforced by Wiltse, Bowerman, Ames, and Clarke, were outplayed by the Ridgewoods at Ridgewood Park, Long Island, yesterday, and after the New Yorks had finished their part of the ninth inning, at least 10,000 enthusiastic "rooters" whooped and yelled in honor of the local players, who had won a cleverly played game by a score of 5 to 2.

The crowd was the largest that the old baseball park had held for many a long day, and while the members of the new world's championship team received a rousing reception when they appeared upon the field, the excellent playing of the Ridgewoods created the greatest amount of enthusiasm. Of course the New Yorks missed Donlin, Dahlen, and Bresnahan, for their batting especially, but it is very questionable, even with the presence of these three good batsmen, whether the team could have made a much better impression against pitcher Lindemann than it did. As a sample of the Ridgewood man's effectiveness he allowed only three hits, gave one base on balls, and struck out nine men- Strang, McGann, and Mertes twice. He was finely supported, particularly by Farmer behind the bat. Furthermore, Lindemann hit safely three out of four times at bat.

Ames held the Ridgewoods in check until the third inning, when he was hit for three singles and a triple, which netted three runs. A base on balls, an out, and Lindemann's double produced another run in the fourth, and after another inning Ames and Bowerman were succeeded by Elliott and Clarke.

Lindemann had only one bad inning, the third. He gave Ames a base on balls, and Browne's triple to the crowd at left field sent him across the plate. After Strang had struck out, McGann hit safely, scoring Browne. A double play prevented scoring in the fourth, and in every inning afterward the New Yorks were put out in one-two-three order.

The score:

          NEW YORK                       RIDGEWOOD
              R 1B PO  A  E                  R 1B PO  A  E
Browne, cf....1  1  0  0  0    Goldst'n, lf..0  0  0  0  0
Strang, rf....0  0  0  0  0    Rhein'r, ss...1  3  3  1  0
McGann, 1b....0  1 12  1  0    Keyes, 3b.....0  1  1  2  1
Mertes, ss....0  0  1  5  0    O'Brien, 1b...0  0  8  1  1
Devlin, 3b....0  0  0  1  0    Farmer, c.....0  0  8  1  1
Gilbert, 2b...0  0  0  4  0    Kurfess, rf...0  1  1  0  0
Wiltse, lf....0  1  3  0  0    Snow, 2b......1  0  2  1  0
Bow'n, c......0  0  6  1  0    Rogers, cf....1  2  3  0  0
Clarke, c.....0  0  1  0  0    Linde'n, p....2  3  0  3  0
Ames, p.......1  0  1  1  0                 -- -- -- -- --
Elliott, p....0  0  0  0  0       Total......5 10 27  9  3
             -- -- -- -- --
   Total......2  3 24 13  0

New York.....0    0    2    0    0    0    0    0    0-- 2
Ridgewood....0    0    3    1    0    0    1    0    .-- 5

First base on errors- New York, 2.
Bases on balls- Off Lindemann, 1; off Ames, 2; off Elliott, 1.
Struck out- By Lindemann, 9; by Ames, 6; by Elliott, 1.
Left on bases- New York, 3; Ridgewood, 6.
Three-base hits- Browne, Rheinacher.
Two-base hit- Lindemann.
Sacrifice hit- Keyes.
Stolen bases- Rheinacher and Snow.
Double plays- Mertes and McGann; Lindemann, Keyes, and O'Brien.
Umpire- Mr. Miller.
Time of game- One hour and 25 minutes.
Attendance- 10,000. is brought to you by
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