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Tommy Bond from the Chronology
Jun 1, 1881 - Having lost all three games he pitched this year Tommy Bond is released by Boston. He had won 149 games for the Reds in 4 seasons.
Aug 27, 1880 - When catcher Sam Trott injures his knee in the 1st inning Boston changes both pitcher and catcher with Tommy Bond and Phil Powers coming in. The new battery limits Buffalo to one run and the Reds win 4-3.
Aug 19, 1880 - Pitching his 3rd game in 3 days Larry Corcoran hurls a no-hitter versus Boston winning 6-0 over Tommy Bond. He walks none but 4 men reach on errors. Although the ball is described as "mushy and shapeless" that doesn't stop the White Stockings from making 11 hits including 4 by George Gore.
Sep 9, 1879 - Tommy Bond of Boston shuts out Chicago again 10-0 this time for his 11th and final complete-game shutout of the season. Bond shut out Chicago yesterday 4-0. This is the 3rd year in a row that he has led the NL in whitewashes.
Sep 8, 1879 - Boston shuts out Chicago 4-0 as Tommy Bond strikes out 9.
Jul 26, 1879 - Syracuse's Harry McCormick hits a HR in the first and then makes it stand up by beating Boston's Tommy Bond 1-0. This will be the only time in ML history that a pitcher wins his own 1-0 game with first-inning HR a ML record likely to stand.
May 20, 1879 - Boston catcher Charley Snyder suffers a cut hand in the 8th inning forcing relief pitcher Tommy Bond to ease up on his delivery and allowing Chicago to score 4 runs in the 9th to win 9-5.
Sep 26, 1878 - In the first league game in 12 days Boston's Tommy Bond beats Providence 4-1 for his 40th win of the year. Bond won 40 last year and will win 43 next season pitching more than 500 innings in each of the 3 years. At 40-16 Bond has all but one of Boston's decisions. He'll lose his next 3 all by one run over the next 3 days to Providence as the two teams are the only ones playing.
Sep 13, 1878 - Boston's Tommy Bond pitches his 9th shutout of the year beating Indianapolis 3-0.
Oct 20, 1877 - At an exhibition LH Bobby Mitchell of Cincinnati and RH Tommy Bond of Boston offer conclusive proof that a ball can curve. Three stakes are set up in a straight line; Bond curves the ball around the center stake on one side while Mitchell curves it around on the other side. After the exhibition the two pitchers oppose each other with Boston winning 8-3.
Aug 27, 1877 - Boston takes the 2nd game of the series beating Louisville 6-0. Tommy Bond is the winner on a 3-hitter while Latham Snyder and Craver make critical errors for the losers.
Apr 30, 1877 - The Boston Red Stockings and the Hartford Dark Blues open the NL season with a tie game in Brooklyn 1-1 in 11 innings. Tommy Bond makes his debut with Boston against his old team. Hartford manager Bob Ferguson who suspended Bond last year after the pitcher accused him of throwing games drives in the only run for the Dark Blues.
Aug 21, 1876 - The strain of pitching almost every game is taking its toll on Tommy Bond the 20-year-old sore-armed hurler of Hartford. Candy Cummings takes his place and beats Boston 10-4. SS George Wright pitches a scoreless 9th for the Red Caps. Dick Higham of Hartford starts a 24-game hit streak that will end on the last day of the season.
Jul 15, 1876 - George Bradley of St. Louis pitches the league's first no-hitter defeating Hartford and Tommy Bond 2-0. It is his 3rd shutout over Hartford in the 3-game series.
Aug 20, 1875 - Tommy Bond pitches his 2nd one-hit game in 10 days. Bill Boyd of the Atlantics gets the only hit in the 2-0 victory by Hartford.
Aug 10, 1875 - Hartford's Tommy Bonds one-hits the Mutuals to win 7-0. Jim Holdsworth's leadoff single is the only hit.
Oct 20, 1874 - Tommy Bond whom Henry Chadwick says "bids fair to be a second Creighton" shuts out the Mutual club on 2 hits as the Atlantics win 5-0.
May 5, 1874 - Tommy Bond pitches for the Atlantics in their 1874 opener. It is his first appearance in the National Association. Bond would later win 40 or more games in 3 consecutive seasons in the NL. Today he limits Baltimore to 4 hits as the Atlantics win the game played at the Union Grounds 24-3.