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Young, Stivetts tie 0-0 in series opener

CLEVELAND, Monday Oct. 17, 1892 -- For 11 innings they pitched -- Cy Young of the Cleveland Spiders and Happy Jack Stivetts of the Boston Beaneatersbut by dusk neither had allowed a run, so today's opener of the best-of-nine World Championship series ended in a sensational scoreless tie.

Stivetts allowed four hits and Young six in what may many spectators said was the best game they ever saw. All the hits were singles.

The Spiders came within a foot of scoring in the ninth inning. With one out and Jesse Burkett on second and George Davis on first, Stivetts went to three and two on Ed McKean. McKean then hit one of the hardest-hit balls of the game. Shortstop Herman Long fielded it and threw to second baseman Joe Quinn to force Davis.

While Quinn talked to the umpire about the play, Burkett kept on running. Quinn finally threw to Mike Kelly, who blocked the plate and tagged Burkett a foot short of scoring.

The Beaneater left runners on third base in the fourth and fifth innings.

The affair had begun at 3 p.m. on a fine day, although a north wind chilled the fans and players as the excitement mounted until it was too dark to continue.

The teams nearly brawled in the ninth inning after Kelly yelled from the bench for Spider first baseman Jake Virtue to catch a foul that catcher Cheif Zimmer should have caught. Virtue and Zimmer collided violently in the confusion. The Spiders swarmed the umpires, demanding unsuccessfully that Kelly be ejected.

NOTES: King Kelly was fined $10 for his 'dirty work'. The Beaneaters went on to sweep the series.