Baltimore 4 Providence 3 – Babe Ruth Starting Pitcher – Complete Game Victory – 1 for 4 at bat doubled scored
In the first game of a Fourth of July double header, Babe Ruth pitched a 4-3 complete game victory. He gave up 6 hits, struck out 7, walked 1, hit one batsman, and threw one wild pitch. After giving up two runs in the first inning, he settled down while the Orioles took a 4-2 lead scoring one run each in 4 separate innings. Babe gave up a run in the seventh, but retired the Grays in the last two innings to preserve the victory, giving him a 12-6 record and the Orioles a 47-22 record for the year. He also hit a double in the game. It was the Orioles fifth win in a row. After the game, Babe asked Dunn for the rest of the day off – but not to rest. Instead he went back to his alma mater, St. Mary’s Industrial School, to pitch in an afternoon game there. This would turn out to be Babe’s last pitching start as an Oriole.