May 18, 1906
The Memphis Chicks pound out 11 hits and 12 runs in the 7th inning of a game against the Birmingham Barons. Barons pitcher Harry “Slim” Sallee, would face 16 batters in the inning and take the loss in the 18-3 pasting. Sallee would have a 14 year career in the Major Leagues, primarily the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Giants, posting a 173-143 record. Birmingham would win the Southern League title in 1906, with Memphis in 2nd place, 8 games behind.
May 19, 1905
Charleston (SC) Sea Gulls owner and manager Ed Ashenback sells the South Atlantic (Sally) League franchise to a group headed by Frank Petit and Charles Mathews. The purchase price is reported as $3,500. The Sea Gulls would finish the season in 5th place, 23 Â½ games behind first place Macon.