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Adonis Terry from the Chronology
Jul 13, 1896 - Ed Delahanty of Philadelphia hits 4 HRs against Chicago 3 in consecutive at bats connecting in the 1st 5th 7th and 9th innings. His 5th inning HR is "over the scoreboard and out of the enclosure-the longest hit of the year on local grounds." Chicago Tribune. The last 2 homers are inside-the-park (this is noted by historian Al Kermisch in 1978; it had been erroneously recorded earlier by Ernie Lanigan that all 4 HRs were IPHR) and both times he beats Lange's throws from CF. He also has a single and drives in 7 runs. Despite the heroics the Phillies lose 9-8 to P Adonis Terry. Tomorrow Delahanty tallies 2 doubles and a triple giving him a record 7 extra base hits in 2 games a mark that won't be matched for 30 years (Earl Sheely 1926).
Sep 21, 1892 - Pitching for the Cleveland Spiders after Boston had traded him John Clarkson beats Pittsburgh 3-2 for his 300th win. The Spiders manage just 2 hits off Adonis Terry winning in the 9th on 2 walks a sac and a single good for 2 runs. Clarkson allows 4 hits. The win avenges a similar loss yesterday to Pittsburgh.
Oct 17, 1890 - The AA and NL refuse to permit the PL champion to take part in a World Series. Interest in the post-season meeting of league champions is lukewarm as Brooklyn wins a 9-0 opener over Louisville behind Adonis Terry (26-16). After breaking even in 7 games with one tie the teams abandon the series.
May 30, 1890 - In an A.M.-P.M. doubleheader Chicago pitcher Bill Hutchison pitches both games against Brooklyn winning 6-4 and 11-7. Only three of the runs allowed by the former Yale star are earned as he bests Adonis Terry and Bob Caruthers.
Oct 25, 1889 - New York evens the series when Hank O'Day beats Adonis Terry in a 2-1 extra-inning pitchers' duel. The Giants tie the game in the 9th on a single and 2 steals by Ward and a hit by Connor. In the 11th Ward singles Slattery home with the winning run.
Oct 13, 1889 - Although held to 3 hits by Hank Gastright Brooklyn edges Columbus 2-1 behind the 4-hit pitching of Adonis Terry.
Jul 14, 1888 - The AA's substitute umpire system proves a failure after Brooklyn sub Adonis Terry tells his teammates that he heard KC manager Sam Barkley order sub Jim Donahue to call a Bridegroom runner out in the 9th inning of a 5-4 game. The Grooms walk off the field in protest forfeiting the game 9-0.