Random 1913 Phillies PhotoPosted: June 12, 2012 | Author: Johnny Goodtimes | Filed under: Baseball | Tags: 1910s, Erskine Mayer, Otto Knabe | Leave a comment »
Second baseman Otto Knabe (left) and Pitcher Erskine Mayer (right) warm up before a game in 1913. It was in that year that Mayer would set a record for most hits allowed in a row, as 9 straight Cubs got a hit against him. Incredibly, the record would be unmatched for a total of 24 hours, as the very next day his teammate Grover Cleveland Alexander would give up 9 hits in a row himself, to that very same Cubs team. Knabe played 7 years at second base for the Phillies.