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South End Grounds

South End Grounds

On April 5, 1902, in a game at the South End Grounds in Boston, the Boston Beaneaters are trailing the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 in the top of the 5th when it begins to rain.

The Beaneaters complain to umpire Joe Cantillon that the game should be stopped, but the ump refuses. The Braves then began delaying the game, making unnecessary throws and drops, to try to get the game called; since it has not gone five innings, a possible Pirates victory will be wiped off the books if the game is called.

However, because of the delaying tactics, Cantillon orders the game forfeited to Pittsburgh.