Today in Tribe History: September 26, 1907
Bob Toth | On 26, Sep 2015
1907 – Heinie Berger allows just one hit to New York as the Naps defeat the Highlanders, 6-0, giving Cleveland back-to-back one-hitters.
Addie Joss threw his one-hitter the day before in a 3-1 victory. Berger was even better, taking a no-hitter into the ninth inning.
The leadoff man for the Highlanders in the final frame, Jack Chesbro, was lifted for pinch-hitter Kid Elberfeld. It was manager Clark Griffith‘s move that paid off, as Elberfeld lined a single over second base. The New Yorkers, trailing six, would get Willie Keeler on via throwing error, but Berger took care of the next three batters with ease to end it.
Had Berger been able to complete the no-hitter, it would have been the first in the American League that season. He would finish the year 3-3 with a 2.99 ERA in 14 games, including seven starts. He threw five complete games and one shutout, the one-hitter.