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Bid McPhee from the Chronology
Jul 23, 2000 - Tony Perez Sparky Anderson Carlton Fisk Bid McPhee and Turkey Stearnes are inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Reds announcer Marty Brennaman is also enshrined in the broadcasters' wing.
Mar 9, 1900 - Bid McPhee 2B for the Reds for 18 years retires. ending a career equaled in the 19th century only by Buck Ewing and Cap Anson. His lifetime record of 6545 putouts is still untopped. McPhee is the last position player to go gloveless.
Oct 15, 1899 - Cincinnati closes out the season with 16-1 and 19-3 home victories over the hapless Cleveland Spiders. Sam Crawford has 5 hits for the day for the Reds. The Spider starter for game 2 Jack Harper is understandably ill and Cleveland starts 19-year-old Eddie Kolb in his place. He gives up all the runs. Kolb runs the cigar stand at the Gibson House and he became acquainted with manager Quinn during the team's visits to the hotel. When he heard last night of Harper's illness he volunteered. This will be his only appearance in the majors but he will play and manage in the minors after this. Bid McPhee considered the best 2B of the 19th century plays in both games which ends his long career. Cleveland ?nishes deep in the cellar with 20 wins and 134 losses 84 games out. They also conclude a 36 game road trip (1-35) after setting a mark earlier this year with a 50-game road trip.
Aug 14, 1897 - Today is Bid McPhee Day at Cincinnati. The Reds lose the game but the veteran 2B playing in his 16th season receives a check for $1800.
May 9, 1896 - Baltimore's Hughie Jennings knocks down Reds 3B Charlie Irwin before he can catch Bid McPhee's throw. Jennings scores afterward to give the Orioles a controversial 6-5 10-inning win over Cincinnati. Umpire Bob Emslie is escorted out of the ballpark by Cincinnati police.
Apr 16, 1896 - Veteran Cincinnati Reds 2B Bid McPhee opens the season wearing a glove for the first time and survives several weeks of good-natured ribbing by opponents. He is the last to convert.
Nov 30, 1895 - Sporting Life erroneously claims that "Bid McPhee will hardly discard the glove next season now that he is accustomed to wearing it."
Dec 15, 1894 - Veteran manager Jack Chapman expresses his support of a proposed rule change forbidding all but catchers and 1B from wearing gloves. Citing Cincinnati's Bid McPhee as an example of one of the few remaining outstanding gloveless fielders‚ Chapman remarks that "as it is now‚ inferior players with big gloves can get into the game and force good men out."
Nov 15, 1894 - Sporting Life erroneously claims that "Bid McPhee will hardly discard the glove next season now that he is accustomed to wearing it."
Sep 23, 1894 - Reds 2B Bid McPhee makes 3 errors in one inning as Cincinnati loses the opener of 2 to Brooklyn 10-9. Tom Parrott scheduled to start game 1 doesn't arrive until the 5th inning. He gets the start in game 2 (as noted by Rhodes and Snyder) but walks off the mound in the 2nd inning after Arlie Latham criticises him for a lack of effort.
Jun 18, 1893 - After a day off, Cincinnati starts matters off by scoring 14 runs in the first inning‚ then cruises to a 30-12 victory over Louisville. Farmer Vaughn and James "Bug" Holliday lead the attack with 9 hits‚ including 5 extra-base hits‚ between them. Piggy Ward‚ with 2 singles‚ 5 walks‚ and a hit by pitch goes into the record books as the only man in major league history to reach base 8 times in a 9-inning game. He has now reached base safely 12 straight times. Bid McPhee and Arlie Latham have a record 8 plate appearances. The Reds tally 19 singles‚ 4 doubles‚ 5 triples‚ and 3 homers off Bill "Dusty" Rhodes‚ pitching in his only ML season.
Apr 17, 1892 - The first Sunday game in NL history features the hometown Cincinnati Reds defeating the St. Louis Browns 5-1. Bid McPhee contributes a HR.
Jun 28, 1890 - Against first place (NL) Cincinnati New York's Mike Tiernan cycles for the 2nd time in his career. He did on August 25 1888. It's not enough as the Giants fall 12-3. Bid McPhee has 3 triples for the Reds.
Jun 22, 1889 - Bid McPhee hits a grand slam off Paul Swartzel and a 2-run homer to pace the Reds to an 11-3 win over visiting Kansas City. Bid will total 5 homers this year.
May 14, 1886 - Charles Comiskey of the Browns prevents a double play by running full tilt into Reds 2B Bid McPhee enabling the Browns to win 2-1. The Cincinnati fans are irate but the umpire allows the play. The Browns are gradually making "breaking up the double play" an accepted part of the game.
Jul 2, 1884 - Bid McPhee smacks 4 hits including a HR and a double to support Gus Shallix's one-hit pitching and give Cincinnati (AA) a 16-1 romp over Washington.