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1920 Dodgers Week 10: More rain, more extra innings

And a Zack Wheat home run!

Zach Wheat Swinging Bat
Zack Wheat hit the Brooklyn Dodgers’ only home run last week in 1920.

You’re not going to believe this, but the 1920 Dodgers saw even more rain this past week. A nearly three-week homestand at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn was interrupted last week by postponements Thursday and Friday against the Cubs.

Brooklyn has 16 rainouts in 67 days this season, roughly one postponement every four days.

As if the week wasn’t gloomy enough, the Dodgers dropped three of the four games they did play, against the Reds and Cubs.

First baseman Ed Konetchy had exactly two hits in all four games last week, hitting .444 (8-for-18) with two triples.

Brooklyn had a tough-luck loss on Sunday, with two singles and a wild pitch all the Reds needed for the game’s lone run against Rube Marquard.

Saturday’s loss to Chicago — Al Mamaux pitched all 12 innings, allowing five runs — was the Dodgers’ 10th extra-inning game of the year, just shy of 20 percent of their games. But it was also their first extra-inning contest in three weeks.

As a team the Dodgers hit .231/.299/.329 for the week. Zack Wheat homered against Reds right-hander Ray Fisher on Monday for his second home run of the season, and the Dodgers’ only home run of the week.

The 32-year-old Wheat is the Dodgers’ all-time home run leader with 53 career home runs, a perch atop the franchise leaderboard he’s held since 1916. Wheat would end his career in 1926, with 133 homers. That was the top Dodgers mark until Dolph Camilli passed him late in 1942.

Week 10 summary

1-3 record
17 runs scored (4.25 per game)
23 runs allowed (5.75 per game)
.365 pythagorean record

Year to date

28-22 record
194 runs scored (3.80 per game)
165 runs allowed (3.24 per game)
.574 pythagorean record (29-21)

NL standing: 2nd place, 1½ games behind the Reds

Game results

Up next

The Dodgers run the Del Howard gauntlet, continuing their homestand against the Cubs and Pirates, followed by a busy two days in Boston. Friday’s doubleheader against the Braves includes a makeup of a May 4 rainout, followed by a doubleheader Saturday that was already on the schedule.