1905 - Vaughan and Ingleton hit their way to unbeaten season

The MCC had a virtual mortgage on the pennant by mid-season and finished unbeaten on 13 wins with their nearest rival South Melbourne finishing 3 games behind. In a show of dominance, the MCC played South in the last pennant game of the year and won 28-6.

 

From the Argus 1905 August 28th:

The final games of the baseball competition were played on Saturday, and MCC maintained their unbeaten record.  Next Saturday an exhibition game will be played on the MCC ground between a Victorian team and the nine which is to represent Victoria in New South Wales. There is considerable discussion on the work of the selection committee, and the game next Saturday is causing some interest.

MCC finished up well by beating South Melbourne by 28 to 6. Their record is 13 games, 13 wins. It was a bright, attractive game, and the base-running of the winners was loudly applauded. Twiss pitched in his usual deadly style, and with Wiseman as catcher and Ingleton on second base batsmen had a hard time. Man after man was cut off by the lightning throwing of Wiseman to second base. Allan at first base was good, but made a couple of errors. Vaughan (short-stop) and Ballantyne (centre) did well. All the batsmen hit hard, Ingleton, Henty, and Allan doing best. Vaughan and Ingleton hit home runs.

South Melbourne were below their usual form, and made a number of errors. Kemp and Jones pitched, and Liebert caught, but the batting was too strong for them. Jones made a brilliant catch. Sykes and Paulin did good outfield work. Mr, Steel umpired.

Scores:--

     MCC ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  5, 1, 1, 11, 3, 5, 2 = 28

     South Melbourne ..  0, 4, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0 =   6