September 22, 1897: The Reds win, 13-2, over the Pirates in the first game of a double header in Pittsburgh. The Reds lost the second gme, called by darkness after 7 innings, 8-4.
Billy Rhines was scheduled to pitch the second game, but went to his home in Ridgway, Pennsylvania to take care of person business, and failed to reutrn. As a result, catcher Heinie Peitz as pressed into service as a pitcher, and hurled the complete game loss.
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