The Union Baseball Grounds at Marcy Avenue and Rutledge
Street in Brooklyn is opened, the first enclosed
ball field to charge an admission fee.
The Excelsiors defeat the Unions of Morrisania 13-9.
Jim Creighton hits 4 doubles and scores 4 runs, but
suffers "an internal injury occasioned by strain"
hitting a HR. Considered the premier baseball player
of the day, he dies of a ruptured bladder four days
later at the age of 21.