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Mike Tiernan from the Chronology
Aug 7, 1899 - The Giants release Mike Tiernan their fading star who has been with the team 13 years.
Apr 6, 1898 - Pitcher Amos Rusie and OF Mike Tiernan of the Giants are on the sick list. The cold and wet weather while the team has been playing at Lakewood NY instead of Hot Springs Ark is blamed.
Jul 4, 1894 - Two teams win 12-11 thrillers in the bottom of the 9th. New York outfielder Mike Tiernan's one out homer with the Giants batting last downs host Cleveland. The afternoon attendance is only 4000 as the parade in downtown Cleveland prevents many trolleys from running. New York also wins the morning contest in Cleveland 4-3 behind Jouett Meekin's six-hitter. Meekin clubs three triples a major league record for a pitcher that has not been equaled. Philadelphia edges Chicago this time with a 3-run rally in the nitecap to win 12-11. Chicago takes the morning game 16-10.
Jun 15, 1891 - Although they nearly blow a 13-2 lead the Giants hang on to beat the Colts 14-13 thanks to a great catch in the 9th by CF Mike Tiernan.
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.
May 12, 1890 - A scoreless pitching duel between future Hall of Famers Amos Rusie (New York NL) and Charles "Kid" Nichols is broken up by a tape measure solo HR by New York OF Mike Tiernan in the 13th inning. The ball clears the OF fence and high dirt embankment and lands in the middle of a Players League game going on at the adjacent Brotherhood Park. Fans from both parks cheer Tiernan's homer. Tiernan is in the middle of a 20-game hit streak that will end May 27th. Nichols gives up just 4 hits while Rusie allows only 3.
Apr 24, 1890 - With the score tied 2-2 in the 7th between Boston and New York pitcher Mickey Welch gets into such an argument with umpire McDermott that the ump forfeits the game to host Boston. 2300 cranks go home early. Mike Tiernan who will lead the league in homers with 13 hits one for New York.
Oct 5, 1889 - New York wins the pennant on the final day by beating Cleveland 5-3 while Boston loses in Pittsburgh 6-1. This makes doubleheaders unnecessary for either team. Mike Tiernan stars for the Giants with a two-run homer and a steal of home. For Boston John Clarkson is wild and ineffective in pitching his 5th game in 6 days. By beating the Beaneaters the Alleghenies move into 5th place ahead of the Spiders. Chicago beats the Phillies 3-2 to clinch 3rd place.
Aug 30, 1889 - A 2-run homer by Mike Tiernan and a steal of home by Jim O'Rourke are the highlites of a 5-run 7th inning by the Giants. New York beats the Beaneaters 7-2.
Aug 5, 1889 - New York's Mike Tiernan hits a pair of home runs including the tie breaker in the 8th to give the Giants an 8-7 win in Chicago.
Aug 25, 1888 - Tim Keefe wins his 30th game of the season beating the Phillies 7-0. This is the 5th year in succession that Keefe has reached the 30 mark. Mike Tiernan helps with the first of 2 cycles in his career.
Jun 17, 1887 - Boston scores 10 runs in the 10th inning to beat New York 19-9 with relief P Mike Tiernan taking the beating.
Jun 15, 1887 - The Giants annihilate the Phillies 29-1 setting records for runs scored and allowed that still stand for each club. New York OF Mike Tiernan scores 6 runs still untopped in the majors.
Jun 11, 1887 - At the Polo Grounds the Giants make it easy by scoring 11 runs in the opening inning enroute to a 26-2 pasting of Washington. New York collects 10 hits in the big inning including 2 hits apiece by Mike Tiernan Buck Ewing and Monte Ward. Danny Richardson is 6-for-7 for New York with 6 singles. This is the second time this season the Giants have scored 26 runs: in 4 days they'll score 29. The starter and loser for Washington is Dupee Shaw the inventor of the windup according to John L. Sullivan (TSN obit 6/23/38). Ugly rumors will erupt about today's big loss and Washington will release Shaw in August. The Boston Globe will report on his release that he "had shown lack of heart in his work and was sick of the club. it is said he never recovered emotionally from the effects of the accusation late last year that he was crooked in some of his work versus certain clubs."
May 17, 1887 - The Giants slaughter the visiting Indianapolis club 26-6 on 31 hits 5 by O'Rourke. Everyone in the lineup has at least 2 hits for New York as the two teams combine for 50 hits. A day after making 5 errors Mike Tiernan scores 5 runs while 4 others score 4 runs apiece.
May 16, 1887 - Giants rookie Mike Tiernan makes 5 errors tying the ML record for an OF. But he contributes a HR as New York beats Indianapolis 11-8.